Fayette County

Fayette Commission candidates at Christ Church Monday night

The July 20 primary is closing in. Those interested in hearing from the four candidates for two Fayette County Commission seats can get a closer look Monday night in an event hosted by the Fayette County Tea Party.

The candidates scheduled for the event are Post 5 County Commissioner Eric Maxwell and challenger Allen McCarty of Fayetteville along with Post 4 Commissioner Jack Smith and his challenger, former Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown.

An informal 30-minute meet and greet period will run from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Sany ready to begin construction

150 jobs by end of 2011; 300 by end of 2014

Sany Corporation, the China-headquartered heavy equipment manufacturer, is anxious to get moving Read More»

Officer’s keen eye saves Tyrone home

It’s easy to tell that Tyrone homeowner Sandra Mallory is just a bit overjoyed. That is because her new hero, Sgt. Eric DeLoose, and his keen eye saved her home Wednesday when he quickly responded after noticing the beginnings of a fire that had started in several trash cans adjacent to the house. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was nothing but hugs of appreciation for Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose by homeowner Sandra Mallory Thursday afternoon. The alert DeLoose while on patrol on Pendleton Trail Wednesday noticed the beginnings of a house fire that firefighters minutes later extinguished, saving what would have been a major structure fire and potentially the loss of Mallory’s home. Read More»

PTC getting hookah bar

Will offer group smoking of tobacco from water pipes

Peachtree City is about to get a rather unique establishment offering Middle Eastern culture in the form of a “hookah bar” and Mediterranean restaurant.

The establishment will sell tobacco that will be smoked in special devices called hookahs in which the tobacco is heated in a device that mixes the tobacco into the steam released by the device. They are designed to be used by several people at the same time. Read More»

Senior apartment plan up for vote Monday

A pitch to build 110 age-restricted senior apartments next to the Kedron Village shopping center will be voted on Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Read More»

Recession or not, Tyrone to hold steady at 2.89 mills

The Tyrone Town Council is on its way to adopting the $3.085 million FY 2010-2011 budget by the end of June. Expected decreased property tax revenues are being offset by 3 percent departmental reductions and the transfer of $136,000 from the reserve account. The 2.89 millage rate is expected to remain unchanged.

The council Thursday continued the discussion of the proposed General Fund budget that totals $3,085,674. That amounts to a $45,005 increase, or 1.5 percent, over the current year. Read More»

PTC Council sacks walking sign, vacant home talks

Regulations may be brought up again; or they may not

Without explanation, the Peachtree City Council set aside talks on two proposed ordinances “indefinitely” Thursday night.

Council was poised to consider a proposal to ban walking advertisements in city rights of way and in any area visible from a public street. Read More»

PTC's Hampton Inn headed for foreclosure

The ownership group of Peachtree City’s Hampton Inn is being foreclosed on, according to published foreclosure notices.

Sapna Hotel Group Peachtree City LLC is in default on a Sept. 2008 loan of $4.115 million on the property located at 300 Westpark Walk, just off Ga. Highway 74 north, according to the foreclosure notice.

The property is scheduled to be sold the first Tuesday in June to the highest bidder. That could change, however, as banks sometimes postpone or cancel foreclosure auctions depending on a variety of factors involved. Read More»

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010.

Mrs. Hicks was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton D. Hicks.

She is survived by her children, Susan Lowe and her husband Mitch of Peachtree City; Tim Hicks and his wife Leigh of Quechee, VT; Cara Ressler and her husband Rand of Lafayette, La.; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister, Carolyn Benson of Huntsville, AL.; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Steven Calvin Knowles, 55, formerly of Fayetteville

Steven Calvin Knowles, 55, of Griffin, formerly of Fayetteville, died May 16, 2010. Read More»

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