Fayette County

Planning commissioner resigns after email tiff with mayor

One of Peachtree City’s most outspoken planning commissioners resigned last week after an email exchange that began when Mayor Don Haddix questioned a comment the commissioner made at a recent meeting.

Larry Sussberg, who has served since October 2008, resigned Aug. 19 after he strongly criticized Haddix, who had asked about comments Sussberg made reference potential legal harm over the city’s proposed celltower ordinance. Read More»

Former visitors center to be used for tennis events

Peachtree City’s former visitors center, located at the city’s tennis center, is now a part of the tennis center operations again.

The city council last week officially signed over control of the building to Canongate, the private company that is managing the tennis center on behalf of the city.

The old visitor’s center was vacated several months ago as it was relocated to the city’s amphitheater box office building so employees could share duties between the visitors center and the amphitheater. Read More»

Spelling Bee in PTC next Tuesday

The 4th annual Peachtree City Spelling Bee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Peachtree City City Hall, $15 for county residents, $22.50 for out of county, open to students enrolled in grades 3-8, including homeschooled students. This is a fun and local competition so children do not advance on to district or state, it is just a fun competition for bragging rights and a nice sized trophy, and prizes. If you would like to register please call 770 631-2542 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Advance registration is required and the deadline to enroll is Monday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.

PTC offering emergency response course

Applications are due Tuesday for a free emergency preparedness course offered by the Peachtree City Police Department.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training has been very popular among participants, who learn basic disaster response skills during the 10-week course.

Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and team operations.

The training culminates with a disaster simulation in which participants practice skills that they learned throughout the course. Read More»

Tyrone police reports - August

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during August. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Francisca Ascecio Mazas, 31, of Ga. Highway 54, Fayetteville, for seatbelt violation and no license.
Leslie A. Banks, 50, of Rockhurst Chase, Tyrone, for simple battery.
Megan Nicole Berry, 22, of Cedar Drive, Lawrenceville, for DUI and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Chanvy Chanthraboutda, 39, of Lacosta Drive, Hampton, for DUI and failure to maintain lane.
Timothy Lance Hamilton, 47, of Hampton Drive, Atlanta, for no license and failure to maintain lane. Read More»

Calling all score reporters

I'll be at Whitewater vs. Sandy Creek tonight with updates starting at www.thecitizensports.com and www.twitter.com/citizensport at 7:30 p.m. If you are going to be at another game featuring a local school (Starr's Mill, McIntosh, Fayette, Landmark or Mercy) updates would be greatly appreciated. Send me an e-mail at sports@thecitizen.com if you want to text updates, or post them directly in reply to my updates on Twitter.

I had some great people helping out last year and the sports web site was the place to go for the local football scores.

Help me help you.

Patriot Day/Freedom Walk to be held at Falcon Field on 9/11

It is still a time to remember. The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on September 11 at Falcon Field.

Peachtree City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said the community will again remember the lives of nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, a day that is emblazoned in the minds of Americans and peace loving people around the world. Read More»

Sheriff's investigators arrest 4

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested several people in recent days in four different cases.

Jasmyne Jordan, 21, of Decatur was arrested Aug. 24 on identity fraud. Detectives said Jordan on Aug. 3 cashed a stolen check at a Delta Community Credit Union branch which belonged to a Fayette County resident. Read More»

Sue Gilbert Quay, 81, of Peachtree City

Sue Gilbert Quay, age 81, of Peachtree City, GA, died at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Home in Newnan, GA on August 24, 2010 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Mae Gilbert, her father, Peter Reid Gilbert & her brother Arthur Gilbert. Read More»

Hwy. 74 south closing postponed

Road will remain open this weekend

State officials have postponed a plan to close part of Ga. Highway 74 south Aug. 27-30.

The closing will be rescheduled for another weekend at a future date, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

When the closing occurs, motorists will be able to circumvent the closing by using Holly Grove, Robinson and Redwine roads.

The road closing will take place on a Friday evening and the road will be reopened the following early Monday morning. The section of the highway to be closed will be from Rockaway Road to Redwine Road, officials have said.