Fayette County

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»

Bunny slippers return

This story was going to be entitled “True Confessions of a Retired Firefighter,” but that title was too long for the paper. Unbelievable as it may be, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that everything you’re about to read is indeed true. Happened just as written.

So sit back in your favorite easy chair, prop up your feet and get ready to smile. You’re really not gonna believe this one. Read More»

Survey says Tyrone is happiest city in Ga.

Tyrone is the happiest city in Georgia, according to a report by journalist Rebecca Lake with CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education website. Read More»

Police warn about pine straw scam

A homeowner in Peachtree City was presented a bill for $8,400 for materials and labor for two days of work installing pine straw at the residence. Photo/Peachtree City Police Dept.

Need pine straw in your yard? Be careful who you hire to provide it. The Peachtree City Police Department is advising that residents be aware of scams Read More»

Police gearing up for holiday toy drive

The Peachtree City Police Department is about to kickoff the 2014 “Light up the Night” toy drive with a drop-of location at the Walmart on Ga. Highway 54 West.

To ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday, the department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys. The age range should be from 2 years to 17 years of age. In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at Walmart or at the police department at 350 Ga. Highway 74 South. Businesses and civic organizations can make a contribution by contacting Capt. Stan Pye at 770-487-8866. Read More»

City's holiday celebration is set for Dec. 6

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6, for an evening of winter holiday fun. Peachtree City’s annual Hometown Holiday will kick off at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall Plaza.

Activities include children’s holiday crafts, making s’mores, and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy, and Legacy Dance. Santa will arrive on the plaza at 5:30 p.m. to hear children’s wish lists, and the evening will conclude with the official lighting of the tree.

Tech college to BoE: Let’s improve our relationship

Fayette County Board of Education member Barry Marchman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The technical college headquartered in nearby Griffin wants a closer working relationship with the Fayette County School System, but local school board members want more information. Read More»

‘Growth’ measure: Fayette grades 6-12 in the middle

‘Growth’ measure: Fayette grades 6-12 in the middle

While Fayette County middle and high school students nearly always score high on achievement (in the high 80s to high 90s) in test scores, the recent statewide growth scoring methodology that measures academic growth over a three-year period reflects a different story.

Results for Fayette’s middle and high schools in 2013, the most recent year available, published by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) shows largely mid-range growth compared to schools statewide, as opposed to the customary high-level achievement Fayette students exhibit. Read More»

Fayette man faces murder charges in the death of his 10-week-old son

Justin Carl Marshall is charged with the felony murder of his 10-week-old son.Photo/Submitted.

A Fayette County man was arrested Nov. 13 on charges of felony murder in the Nov. 5 death of his 10-week-old son. Read More»

Golf carts to Starr’s Mill by February?

Peachtree City teenagers drive a golf cart in a file photo from June 2014.

The end of January 2015 — that’s when students may be driving their golf carts to and parking them at the Starr’s Mill school complex south of Peachtree City. Read More»

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