Fayette County

Serious injury reported in PTC vehicle collision

Peachtree City Police reported Wednesday that on June 1 at 3:20 p.m. a collision occurred at the intersection of Crosstown Drive at the entrance to Braelinn Village Shopping Center. Officers responded to a reported two vehicle collision at this intersection.

Mr. Clinton Melton, 81 years of age, Peachtree City, was air lifted to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries, according to department spokesperson Michelle Ward.

Ms. Jessica Rexrode, 18 years of age, Peachtree City, did not report any injuries at the scene, Ward said. Read More»

Local Ga. Tech student hurt in explosion

A Georgia Tech student from Peachtree City was one of two men severely burned in an explosion outside a fraternity house on campus early this morning, officials said.

Tommy Keen, an aerospace engineering sophomore from Peachtree City and Paul Grzybowski, a junior materials science and engineering student from Appling were injured in the explosion, according to a statement released by the school. Read More»

PTC gets to work on trimming budget

Imker only councilman advocating service cuts

Wednesday night, most of the Peachtree City Council admitted to having little stomach for making any further cuts that would affect city services. Read More»

CPR class Saturday at Booth Middle

Class urged at start of swimming season

In an effort to train parents and children for CPR at the start of the swimming pool season, a CPR class is being offered Saturday at Booth Middle School from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The class was arranged by the Best family, whose two girls were saved by adults who used CPR and rescue breathing after they were found unconscious at the bottom of a Peachtree City family's pool several weeks ago during a birthday pool party.

Kinsley, 3, and Reagan Best, 5, were saved thanks to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation adminstered by adults Kathleen Mason and Will Bernardi. Read More»

Eleanor Sleesman, 90, Peachtree City

Eleanor Sleesman

Eleanor Sleesman, a kind and gentle soul, passed peacefully on to join her beloved husband, Tom, early Friday morning, May 28, 2010. Eleanor had just celebrated her 90th birthday and had been treated to a week full of grand celebrations starting with a surprise party hosted by her dear friends, Alec and Debbie Willeson, and attended by her family and many friends in Peachtree City . Read More»

Richard Lee (Dick) Matthews, 86, of Morrow & Peachtree City

Richard Lee (Dick) Matthews, age 86, of Morrow and Peachtree City Georgia died Saturday, May 29, 2010. Son of James E. Matthews, Sr. and Caroline Elizabeth Jones Matthews, Dick was born January 10, 1924 in Lee County, GA, and grew up in Leesburg and Jonesboro, GA. He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn L. Matthews, and brothers, William M. and James E. Matthews, Jr. Read More»

John Edward Hallwood, 64, Peachtree City

John Edward Hallwood

John Edward Hallwood, 64, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010. He was a devoted husband and caring father, a man of character, and great faith. His sense of humor will be missed by his friends and family. Mr. Hallwood grew up in Miami, FL, attended Miami High School and University of Florida. After service in the Air Force, he was a pilot for Eastern Airlines for 25 years, owner of Prime Time Paintball in Senoia and more recently a trader on the foreign currency exchange. As an active member of the Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, he taught Sunday School and Bible Studies. Read More»

Fayette school system debt service millage due to decrease

A little tax relief should be coming for Fayette County property owners later this year. The Fayette County School System is currently projecting a decrease in the debt service millage by 1.7 mills for FY 2011, essentially halving the current 3.42 mills.

The main reason for the decrease comes by way of a transfer from the school system’s 1-cent sales tax (SPLOST) and a refinance on the 2001 School Bond along with a reduction in the accompanying interest payments. Read More»

Police reports May 24-31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies during the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, May 25 - Monday, May 31

Latanya Tiheshia Bell, 36, of Wilburn Street, Jonesboro, for probation violation.
Corey James Bryant, 27, of Graden Lake Drive, Riverdale, for tail light violation and less than an ounce of marijuana.
Maurice DeMarco Cook, 21, of Foxhunt Lane, East Point, for probation violation.
Jovaughn Dominique Cutno, 25, of Thompson Road, Fairburn, for probation violation. Read More»

Col. Malcolm, Rep. Yates, others pay tribute to war dead

Reenactors fire a volley across South Glynn Street during 2010 Memorial Day observances in Fayetteville. Photo/John Munford.

A packed house crowded inside the American Legion Log Cabin in downtown Fayetteville to pay honor and respect to America’s heroes who have served our country and given the ultimate sacrifice: their lives.

The event, normally given gravitas by virtue of its location in Fayetteville’s historic cemetery, was moved indoors due to the threat of rain. But it did not damper the spirits of the audience nor the speakers. Read More»

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