Fayette County

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville, died May 28, 2011.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. He was an active member of the UAW, holding several positions, including chairman for 8 years. After retirement he opened his own locksmith business. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and Riverdale Masonic Lodge #709.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Shelba Russell Parham, his parents J.C. & Nora Parham of Elbert County, and his sister Betsy Burden. Read More»

Bricks in place for PTC Memorial Day observances

Bricks in place for PTC Memorial Day observances

Arnie Geiger (right) sets a memorial brick in place as Jim Ryan prepares to tap it in place. Both men were part of a work crew from VFW Post 9949 in Peachtree City adding new and replacement bricks to the Veterans Memorial in Peachtree City’s Library and City Hall Plaza. This will be the site of the 13th annual Memorial Day commemoration on May 30, starting at 9 a.m. A golf cart procession open to the public will begin at the Gathering Place at 8:30 a.m. and wind around Lake Peachtree to the Veterans Memorial for the start of the event. Read More»

PTC wants funding for gateway bridge, new paths and road improvements

The final results won’t be out for at least another week or two, but there is eager anticipation to see if key Peachtree City projects will be up for consideration for funding by the proposed regional transportation sales tax.

City Manager Jim Pennington, at last week’s City Council meeting, said from what he has seen, the results will be “very positive for Peachtree City.”

“It is not out, and it has not been published, but I think it’s just wise to advise you to be prepared because some things may look pretty good,” Pennington said. Read More»

I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange tops regional road wish list

One of Fayette County’s notoriously slow commuting arteries has gained regional notoriety.

In fact, on a recent online survey, it came in as having the highest percentage of local support for an interchange improvement in the entire 10-county metro Atlanta region.

If you commute to the airport, downtown or parts beyond, it’s no secret to you that traffic backups are a regularity where Ga. Highway 74 meets Interstate 85.

And that’s both in the morning (outbound) and evening (inbound) commuting hours. Read More»

Deputies catch barn burglar, find meth, ecstasy, guns

Church parking lot thief’s accomplice arrested

Bart Michael Benedetti, 42, of Fayetteville, has been charged with multiple felonies after being caught May 24 while trying to burglarize a barn on Kirkley Road just north of Tyrone, according to Investigator Brent Rowan, public information officer for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

3 Fayette BoE members tell staff: Cut this budget some more

Superintendent’s proposal would have drained $18M reserve

Three of the five members of the Fayette County Board of Education instructed system staff to take the proposed budget back to the cutting board. The proposed budget exceeded expected income by nearly $19 million. Read More»

New PTC July 4 T-shirts available

The Peachtree City CVB Staff showcases the NEW 2011 Fourth of July T-Shirt. From left are Sarah Davenport, Nancy Price, Kim Trawick, and Mary Camburn. Photo/Special.

The Fourth of July in Peachtree City is an unforgettable experience for all, as thousands of red, white, and blue golf carts parade their way through the City showing their patriotism. During the festivities this year, the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to participate in the City’s newest tradition by wearing the NEW Fourth of July T-Shirt which can be purchased at the Visitors Center or City Hall for only ten dollars. For more information please call the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau at 678-216-0282. Read More»

Tyrone allocates remaining sewer capacity

The Tyrone Town Council at its May 19 meeting voted to provide sewer service to three areas of potential development near Ga. Highway 74. That move, along with the few areas currently receiving the town’s limited sewer service, will bring the 250,000 gallon per day capacity to its maximum. Read More»

Booth secures third win at National Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team at J.C. Booth beat their fourth place finish from last year, making them one of the top three ranked teams in the nation.

Booth came in third out of 60 teams competing at the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament held May 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology, and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Huddleston Elementary home to published poets

Huddleston Elementary home to published poets

For the fifth year in a row, Huddleston second grade enrichment students have been selected to have their original poems published in Creative Communication’s annual poetry contest. The contest accepts thousands of entries each year. The company’s mission is to publish high merit poems to create a record of what is important to today’s students and to reflect the perspective of these students. Read More»

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