Fayette County

Three Fayette students earn college honor

Students make honor roll at Furman, Wheaton

Two more colleges have named Fayette County students to their Deans’ Lists for outstanding academic performance during the fall session.

Wheaten College in Illinois named the following two students to its list.

Anastasia Burnett of Peachtree City, who is majoring in Biblical & Theological Studies.

Daniel MacLachlan of Fayetteville, who is majoring in Biology.

Wheaton College is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college.

Furman University in South Carolina named Fayetteville’s Ashley Young to its fall list. Read More»

Sandy Creek Chamber Choir to perform at Spivey Hall

A free High School Choral Festival that includes students from Fayette County is being presented by the Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music at the renowned Spivey Hall.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The festival will combine four area high school ensembles -- Fayette County's Sandy Creek High School Chamber Choir, Tri Cities High School Concert Chorale, Osbourne High Chamber Singers and the Spalding High School Chorus -- along with the Clayton State University Chorale. Read More»

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

Jan Vanloo, age 87, of Tyrone

Mr. Jan Vanloo, age 87, of Tyrone passed away peacefully surrounded by family, January 21, 2014.

Mr. Vanloo was born in Ermelo Holland, November 10, 1927 to Willem and Wijmpje Vanloo. In 1954 he moved to Canada where he was a mechanical welder. He moved to the United States in 1964 and was employed for 24 years as a mechanic with Eastern Airlines in Miami and Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. Vanloo loved to travel throughout their marriage all over the world. He was a lover of history. Read More»

Lorraine Eileen Ziegler, 86, of Peachtree City

Lorraine Eileen Ziegler, 86, of Peachtree City, passed away January 18, 2015.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ziegler, Sr., and her son Arthur Ziegler, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Bateman of Peachtree City; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Marsha Ziegler of Indian Trail, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

John William Evans, formerly of Peachtree City

John William Evans, formerly of Peachtree City, Ga., died January 22, 2015 at The Cascades in Greenville, S.C.

John was born October 28, 1926 in Kingstree, S.C. to the late Robert William Evans and Gladys Weeks Evans. Read More»

PTC OKs more than $1M in new purchases

The Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15 approved a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement Read More»

National ambassadors set for MultiSport Weekend

Three national ambassadors have been confirmed to support the FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend, the first nationally-branded triathlon and multi-discipline sports event to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

National ambassadors for FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend include Chris Lieto, three-time Ironman champion; Ryan Hall, two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner; and David Pollack, three-time All-American in football at the University of Georgia. Read More»

Burch students get a visit

Burch students get a visit

Ambassadors from Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia visited with Ambassadors at Robert J. Burch Elementary School. UGA Ambassadors (Caroline and Alex) with their adviser, Christy Dasher, spoke with Burch Ambassadors about being an ambassador at the college level. The UGA students shared with the Burch Bears the requirements and selection process for this prestigious opportunity at the University of Georgia. A Question & Answer time allowed Burch Ambassadors to get further information about experiences, skills, and training for college level ambassadors . Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 6–12

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, Jan. 6 - Monday, Jan. 12

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Isaiah S. Dawson, born in 1993, of Sagamore Court, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of pot, drug-related objects, suspended registration and brake light/turn signal violation.
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