Fayette County

Book signing is set for July 20

Book signing is set for July 20

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are pleased to announce that local author A. Bryant Betsill will sign copies of several of his books at the Peachtree City Library July 20, at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Bryant Betsill grew up in College Park, and graduated from North Clayton Senior High School in 1971. He attended Mercer University, where he studied theology, music and English while working in a maintenance office. Betsill later withdrew from Mercer just shy of graduating to return to his natural skill and craft of woodworking. Read More»

Troop 175 treks through New Mexico

 From left, Chris Boehm, Larry Dahl, Josh Bowers, Alan Bowers, Sean Boehm, Nathan Larson, David Bowers, Samuel Ellis, Phillip Stephens, and Ralph Ellis. Photo/Special.

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The group of Scouts and their advisors carried everything they needed to survive during the trek on their backs while hiking from camp to camp. They participated in backcountry programs along the way including rock climbing, black powder rifle shooting, fly-fishing and archery. The trek included a conservation project where the Scouts learned and participated in the upkeep of Philmont’s ecosystem. Read More»

Motown legends appearing in Fayetteville

Motown's sweet sounds will resonate through Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

On July 12, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts an evening of R&B classics with The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Opening for the Temps is Atlanta-based group, Soulhound. Read More»

'Music Man' opens in Tyrone Friday

Tickets are going fast for Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, the classic musical theatre hit perfect for the whole family. Full of show stopping numbers including “Trouble,” “My White Knight,”and “76 Trombones,” audiences are sure to delight in this large, feel-good favorite. Read More»

Beach Boys bring summer sounds to The Fred

The Beach Boys bring their summer sounds to Peachtree City Saturday night. Photo/Special.

It’s a great weekend of rock and roll hits at The Fred! From the Eagles “Hotel California” to the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA,” The Fred will be cranking out the hits from two mega groups from the past July 11 with Hotel California and Saturday, July 12 with the Beach Boys. And to add even more excitement to the night, actor and ex-teen idol John Stamos will be joining the Beach Boys on stage on July 12. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — June 24–30

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 24 - Monday, June 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Shawntell S. Glass, born in 1985, of Wynfield Drive, Jonesboro, for probation/parole violation.

Shameka L. Jones, born in 1974, of Dorsey Road, Riverdale, for DUI alcohol and defective or no headlight. Read More»

McCollom takes over as PTC’s top cop

Acting Chief Will McCollom rides in the July 4th parade last week. Photo/ John Munford.

With 2 councilmen taking aim at police budget, Chief Clark decides it's time to leave Read More»

Busy PTC intersection beset with traffic light malfunction

Traffic sign in Fayette. File photo.

Prepare for traffic delays at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 West and Huddleston Drive, the Peachtree City Police Department is warning. Read More»

Fayette, PTC agree on appealing dam decision

Screen grab of email news release.

Pre-holiday, after-hours release sets Lake Peachtree dredging completion in January 2015; no plans for ‘alternative uses’ of lake site Read More»

PTC manager: tax hike ‘important for future’

City Manager Jim Pennington makes a point in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is at right in background.

City manager says if quality declines, residents will leave

While the average Peachtree City homeowner may soon face a $100 increase in city property taxes, the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance, according to City Manager Jim Pennington.

Pennington was referring to the city exhausting its funds from the 2004 countywide transportation sales tax, which paid for road and cart path resurfacing. With those funds gone, the city plans to increase the amount of spending on street resurfacing to $1.48 million and slightly increase cart path resurfacing to $440,000. Read More»

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