Fayette County

U.S. has forgotten how to fight a war

Writer Cal Thomas said in his opinion of June 18, “While it’s true we can’t be the policemen of the world, we can be its prisoners in a world ruled by Islamic fundamentalists.”

Iraq? It’s deja vu all over again. America has lost its ability to fight an opponent.

In Korea in the early fifties, America fought not only the North Koreans but also fought the communist Chinese and Russians, and since American forces where below the 38th parallel in Korea only at the request of the Korean people, America fought to “defend” that nation and fought on the defensive. Read More»

A mini-nation

A mini-nation

Third grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School celebrated the culmination of their Mini Society unit with a Market Day. Classrooms worked together to build their own mini-nations, complete with individual currencies, economies, and job positions. Students then worked with partners to design a product, produce it, and market it to their peers. All activities were tied back to their studies of economics, wants and needs, and laws of supply and demand. The budding entrepreneurs pictured are Justin Humes and Jonathan Paparo. Photo/Special.

Local author staging publishing session

Milton Davis.

Local author and publishing entrepreneur Milton Davis returns to the Fayette County Public Library June 28 at 1 p.m. to speak on the topic, “Publishing Your Book.”

The program is open to the public and offered free of charge, with no registration needed.

Davis, a Fayetteville resident who describes himself as a full-time chemist and a part-time writer, has been writing fiction in his spare time for most of his life. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — June 10–16

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, June 10 - Monday, June 16

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Heather L. Briggs, born in 1974, of Sandy Lane, Brooks, for probation/parole violation.
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Tyrone OKs $3.1 million budget for 2014/2015

Town Manager Kyle Hood in a file photo.

Tyrone’s $3.1 million general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning in July was adopted June 19 by unanimous vote.

The 2014-2015 budget includes approximately $3.5 million in revenues and $3.1 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at approximately $3.5 million while expenses are projected at $3,106,223, a difference of approximately $390,000 to the good. Read More»

PTC budget talks: Likely 1 mill tax hike

PTC budget talks: Likely 1 mill tax hike

Council concerned about path upkeep

Look for property taxes to increase this year in Peachtree City.

After two earlier meetings, city staff came back to the Peachtree City Council June 19 with a modified proposal for a 1 mill tax hike to pay for a 3 percent pay raise for city workers and a reduced list of cart path and street repavings. An earlier proposal recommended a nearly 2 mill increase. Read More»

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1936 to Hazel Cordrey Bohan and Walter T. Bohan in Houlton, Maine.

He retired from Delta Airlines after 28 years of service. After retirement, he became a Peachtree City Crossing Guard for 5 years. John was a member to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, the VFW, and the American Legion of Peachtree City.

He married his wife of 44 years, Joyce Kizzire Bohan on May 30, 1970 in Riverdale, Ga. Read More»

Senoia fugitive nabbed in multi-county effort

Shutterstock photo of police emergency lights at dusk.

It required the efforts of law enforcement agencies in counties around metro Atlanta, but in the end Senoia resident Bill Owens, Jr. ended up in custody on June 18.

Currently housed in the Fayette County Jail, the highly mobile Owens, 36, faces a litany of charges from Fayette and numerous surrounding counties. Read More»

After nearly a month closed, bridge is open

Residents enjoy the re-opened bridge over Lake Peachtree. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The path bridge over Lake Peachtree on Ga. Highway 54 is open and back in use after being closed for repairs for nearly four weeks.

The bridge was closed for repairs on May 19 and re-opened on June 17, City Clerk Betsy Tyler sid Thursday.

City staff previously said the repair was needed because the handrails on the bridge had fallen into disrepair.

While the closure prevented golf carts from using the path, it did not deter many walkers and runners who simply stepped over the guardrail and continued on their way. Read More»

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