Fayette County

Serious crimes on rise in PTC

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark

In 2009, Part 1 crimes up 58 percent over 2007

A spike in serious crimes first seen in 2008 hasn’t gone away in Peachtree City, but the rate of increase is much lower in 2009, according to figures from the Peachtree City Police Department. Read More»

Partners in Education program updating their records

The Partners in Education Program is a joint effort of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Board of Education. They are currently trying to update their records and would like current Partners in Education to fill out a brief form at this website - https://jointheclub.wufoo.com/forms/partners-in-education-registration/
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Guide aimed at recruiting more math mentors

Math is a subject many people shy away from and students dread learning. The Fayette County Public Schools Friends Mentoring Program is hoping to change math’s stigma for both adults and students.

A taskforce, made up of current and former math teachers and retired business people, has just started working on a math guidebook that will be used by volunteer mentors to help students at all grade levels. The book will outline sound teaching practices that go along with the Georgia Mathematics Performance Standards. Read More»

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

Suspect denied having sex with victim; turned himself in March 18

An Atlanta man has been arrested in connection with the May 23, 2009 rape of a woman in Peachtree City.

Eddie Junior Smith, 28, was arrested yesterday when he turned himself in Read More»

Record breaking wing eaters

A toast to wing eating.

On Mar. 4, five local boys toasted their 33rd hot wing, breaking the previous wing eating record at Mike & C's in the Wilshire Pavilion. From bottom left are Patrick, Nick, Josh, Phillip and Travis. Photo/Special.

Tyrone resident among Gov. Perdue's recent executive appointments

Governor Sonny Perdue announced several executive appointments on Thursday and Rev. William C. Bacon, DMIN of Tyrone was one of them. Bacon was named to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Read More»

PTC to eliminate building department

Private company to assume building inspections, plans examination

Peachtree City will be eliminating its building department as of May 1.

Instead the city will contract with SAFEbuilt Georgia, Inc. to handle building department functions such as inspections and the like.

It’s no secret that the economy has drastically slowed all building construction, and this move is a nod toward that trend, as there’s no telling when the building industry will pick back up again. Read More»

Airman Ernest Clayton completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Ernest Clayton

Air Force Reserve Airman Ernest Clayton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Ernest and Flora Clayton of Milam Road, Fayetteville, Ga. Read More»

Fayette's got talent – See for yourself Monday

2009 Finalists in Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City Art and Music Showcase

America's got talent....and so does our Fayette County youth! Come see for yourself. On Monday, March 22 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents the final competition for its 25th Annual Art and Music Showcase.

The competition is open to all Fayette County students from the 1st through 12th grades. The music auditions are complete and the finalists selected. Read More»

8% income plunge looms for Fayette schools in '11

The Fayette County Board of Education meets March 16. Members are (seated, L-R) Janet Smola, Lee Wright, Chairman Terri Smith, Marion Key and Bob Todd. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Yearly system budget may be sliced another $15.2 million

There was a glimmer of a silver lining in the financial report given by Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock at the March 15 school board meeting. But the storm clouds of falling state and local revenues have a good chance of neutralizing a $3 million silver lining coming from unexpected local revenues and more cost savings measures. Read More»