Fayette County

Dr. Ronald G. Hanie, Sr., 75, of Fayetteville

Dr. Ronald G. Hanie, Sr., 75, of Fayetteville, GA passed away September 12, 2010.

Ron served as a Baptist pastor in Georgia for 50 years at Ways Baptist Church in Wrens, GA., Cedar Hill Baptist in Owenton, KY., Pine lake Baptist in Pine Lake, GA., Park Avenue Baptist in Atlanta, GA., First Baptist of Chatsworth, GA., White Oak Hills Baptist in Stone Mountain, GA., Sonoraville Baptist in Calhoun, GA., and also a Chaplin at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. Dr. Hanie also served as a foreign missionary to Paris, France . Read More»

Former coach tops Chiefs

Patriots, Panthers, Wildcats and War Eagles all win

McIntosh struggled in their home opener against Jones County, while Sandy and Creek and Starr's Mill won in convincing shutouts and Whitewater and Landmark won by comfortable margins.

For more, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1046

PTC likely to eliminate voice control for pets

Peachtree City pet owners may soon lose the ability to keep their pets under voice control.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, officials will consider adopting a requirement that all pets be leashed when off their owner’s property. Read More»

Sheriff's investigators arrest 3

Locals victimized in separate forgery, theft, burglary cases

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have made three arrests this week in connection with three unrelated crimes.

Jacob Christopher Cotten, 19, of Longview, Tex. was arrested Sept. 7 in connection with a July 29 burglary of a locked storage building on Harp Road in south Fayette County. Cotten is accused of stealing two four-wheel ATVs, both of which were recovered and returned to the victim.

Cotten is charged with one count of burglary and two counts of theft by taking. Read More»

Vote postponed on study to widen Crosstown Road

Funds to study a potential widening of Crosstown Road in Peachtree City are temporarily on hold.

The Fayette County Commission was ready Thursday night to vote on funding for that study, but the matter was postponed after the formal request and documentation from the city were not received in time for the meeting.

Peachtree City officials think the study will cost about $20,000. The city wants the county to pay for the study with funds remaining from the 2004 countywide transportation special local option sales tax. Read More»

Latest PTC celltower rules up for study Monday

The latest revision of Peachtree City’s new celltower ordinance will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the planning commission.

One of the newest tweaks will allow cellphone towers to be built on land zoned general commercial or office industrial as long as the lot is at least five acres and the fire marshal must review and approve the location of the support structure and access path to the structure to make sure emergency access is adequate. Read More»

Hwy. 74-Paschall cart path tunnel now open

Hwy. 74-Paschall cart path tunnel now open

The cart path tunnel underneath Ga. Highway 74 at Paschall Road is now officially open.

The tunnel structure itself has been finished since the widening of Hwy. 74 from two to six lanes was completed last year. But the city had to go in behind the project to attach the cart path approaches on both sides of the tunnel.

This turned out to be a more lengthy effort than originally anticipated because of right of way issues involving not just the tunnel but the stretch of path that goes northward from the tunnel toward The Avenue shopping center. Read More»

PTC planners to discuss open space rezonings

An update of Peachtree City’s land use and zoning maps will include changes to a host of city-owned parcels of land that are currently zoned for open space.

The rezonings will only affect city-owned parcels; no private property will be rezoned as a part of the new land use and zoning maps that will be considered this month by the city planning commission and city council.

The new maps and new parcel zonings will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the city planning commission.

The commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m. and the meeting is open to the public. Read More»

Resident wants rebuke, fine for commissioner’s marijuana case

A Fayette resident who has been critical of County Commissioner Robert Horgan for his May 2009 arrest — for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with an expired tag — Thursday asked the commission to act swiftly in rebuking him. Read More»

Mr. Michael Robert Sage of Peachtree City

Mr. Michael Robert Sage of Peachtree City died September 7, 2010.

Mr. Sage was an executive recruiter for the Robert Sage & Associates Company.

He is survived by his brothers, Randy Sage and his wife Nancy of Peachtree City; Mark Sage and his wife Cathy of Tarpon Springs, FL; nieces and nephews, Craig Sage; Katy Sage; Chris Sage and Brandon Sage.

Mr. Sage was cremated and there were no local services.

Carl J Mowell & Son Peachtree City (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)