Fayette County

PTC Kiwanis Club installs new officers

New officers of the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club.

The new officers for the 90-member Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City were recently installed at a banquet at the Flat Creek Golf Club. The officers assume their duties on Oct. 1. Installation ceremonies were conducted by Dr. Lucy Hayden, Lt. Governor of Georgia Division 23. Also in attendance was Nancy Walden, Georgia District Governor. The guest speaker was Rob Parker, past CEO of Kiwanis International. Pictured from the left are T.J. Read More»

Fielding McGhee Flemister, Jr., 80, of Fayetteville

Fielding McGhee Flemister, Jr., 80, of Fayetteville, died September 27, 2010.

He retired from Delta Airlines with 29 years of service as Lead Mechanic in the landing gear department. He also was past President of South Fulton Shrine Club and a member of Yaarab Temple. Mr. Flemister was a member of Forest Park Masonic Lodge #399. Read More»

Bryce Judson Dunaway, 71, of Fayetteville

Bryce Judson Dunaway of Fayetteville, GA , died September 27, 2010 at his home after a long battle with cancer. Read More»

3 burglars crash after chase in F'ville, arrested after brief manhunt

3 burglars crash after chase in F'ville, arrested after brief manhunt

It was quite a lunchtime spectacle in Fayetteville Wednesday after three Clayton County burglary suspects wrecked their car at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Banks Road when they were being pursued by Clayton County police, according to Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

Fayette’s new defined benefit pension plan over-funded for now

Just 15 months into its new hybrid pension plan, the anticipated costs for Fayette County is roughly half of the initial projections.

The combination defined benefit/defined contribution plan requires employees to pay 2.5 percent of their salary into the plan, and the county pays approximately 3.8 percent of each employee’s salary. Read More»

Sandy Creek Road to be closed for a week starting Oct. 4

Drivers who normally use Sandy Creek Road will have to make other plans next week.

The Fayette County Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that beginning Oct. 4 Sandy Creek Road from Hood Avenue to Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be closed to through traffic for five days.

The closure will occur so that work crews can complete the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Pregnancy Resource Center has groundbreaking Oct. 2

Present at the groundbreaking of the Pregnancy Resource Center are from left: Doug Higgins, Dave Conley, Billy Padgett, Kevin McCormick, and Carl Avett. These gentlemen will be hard at work for a number of weeks in constructing the Center’s permanent home. It is hoped it can officially open in January. Photo/Special.

The Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County will be building a new home, with the Frame Up to be on Saturday, Oct. 2.

It will be located on Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville across from Pies on Pizza and beside Right On Thyme Catering.

The construction is in conjunction with Square Foot Ministry, and the 6,000-square-foot building will be available to offer free ultrasounds and exams to new moms who are considering abortions, and will house all training, classes and clothing storage on site. Read More»

Tax bills lower this year, even with PTC’s 1.25 mill hike

It’s the time of the year for Fayette County property owners to find their annual tax bill in the mailbox. And for those who have yet to open the envelope there is likely a surprise waiting inside. Read More»