Fayette County

PTC man arrested for aggravated child molestation

Thomas Edward Zerbarini

A Peachtree City man has been arrested on charges of child molestation in connection to incidents involving a 4-year-old girl during early 2013 to mid-2014.

Thomas Edward Zerbarini, 45, of Peachtree City, was arrested on Oct. 6 on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from offenses against a 4-year-old Fayette County girl that took place during early 2013 to mid-2014, said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. Read More»

FCHS band hosted competition Oct. 18

The Fayette County High School Band hosted its own competition, the 33nd Annual Lafayette Marching Classic Oct. 18 at Tiger Stadium. Bands from all over Georgia came to Fayetteville to compete in this prelims/finals competition. The Marching Tigers performed in exhibition at the end of the day’s competition.

The Marching Tigers are under the direction of Band Director, Dr. Myra Rhoden, and Assistant Director, Mr. R. Kevin Brown. Read More»

Jingle Bell Trail Race set

It’s that time again for an annual holiday tradition. Yes, it’s time to lace on those jingle bells and get ready for the 18th annual Jingle Bell Trail Race Dec. w6.

Race organizers are expecting many kids and adults to come to school and participate in the 5K run, which is part of the Grand Prix Rotary Series, or the more leisurely 1-mile run/walk. A festive atmosphere is promised for all participants! Read More»

Things to do-Oct.22-Dec.13

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October 22

Award-winning local author and customer favorite, Debby Giusti, will sign copies of “Holiday Defenders,” which includes her novella”Mission: Christmas Rescue,” today from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Omega Books in Peachtree City. Refreshments will be provided.

October 23
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PTC man honored at ISB gala as Influential Georgia Muslim

Zaheer Faruqi, a resident of Peachtree City, was one of 50 honorees recognized as an “Influential Georgia Muslims” at the first gala sponsored by the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta.

The awards were presented in eight categories and were introduced by key Georgia leaders.

The honorees represented fields as varied as education, arts, medicine, sports, community activism and philanthropy, and were selected by an independent panel of judges. Read More»

Williams speaks to Rotarians

From left, Ed Outlaw, (PTC Rotary President), Mark Williams, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Joel Cowan. Photo/Submitted.

Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the State of Georgia, Mark Williams, spoke at a recent Peachtree City Rotary Club luncheon.
Commissioner Williams explained to the Rotarians in attendance exactly what role the DNR plays. 

With 2,300 employees, the DNR has statewide responsibilities for the management and conservation of Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources.  Read More»

Gold award for pet cemetery

Julie is pictured with Sadie beside the statue of St. Francis during the dedication of the Pet Remembrance Garden, Oct. 4. Photo/Submitted.

Julie Bedson, a senior at McIntosh High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for identifying, planning and completing the building of a pet cemetery in Peachtree City.
Bedson identified a need for the cemetery and proceeded to gain the necessary support, permits and donations to build the Saint Andrew’s-in-the Pines Pet Remembrance Garden. Read More»

EMC gives money to CERT

EMC gives money to CERT

The EMC community outreach program, Operation Round Up, recently funded a grant donation of $1,079.85 to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for three chain saws. (Left to right) Corporal Brian Jantosciak, Glenn Valencia, Captain Stanley Pye and Marsha McDaniel. Valencia and McDaniel work with the EMC office. Photo/Submitted.

Helping support a good cause

Helping support a good cause

Instead of the typical neon yellow or white, Coweta-Fayette EMC linemen and outside employees are wearing bright pink hard hats in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourage early detection. “Our linemen were happy to help raise awareness,” EMC CEO Anthony “Tony” Sinclair said. “Fighting breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and a portion of the funds used to purchase the hats directly support the American Cancer Society. We think they look great, and we hope to make it a yearly tradition.” Photo/Submitted.

Learning about nature

Learning about nature

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR daughters were entertained and educated with a program at the October meeting about “Forest Diversity at the Ridge Nature Area”. Dennis Chase is developing the park in conjunction with the Southern Conservation Trust. The nature area is a habitat for box turtles, deer and many other species of wildlife. It is located between Whitewater Creek and Starr’s Mill Pond and contains the first public multi-purpose trails in the county. Pictured are: first vice-president and program chairman Lynda Fields, Dennis Chase, and conservation chairman Lynne Bride. Read More»