Fayette County

Youth group from Florida helps Square Foot Ministries with Pregnancy Resource Center

A youth group from Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando, FL arrives in Fayetteville with a mission to build. This hard working and dedicated group of volunteers donated their time to assist Square foot Ministries (www.squarefootministry.com) a Christian-based home repair and construction ministry located in Fayette County, Georgia in their efforts to construct the new site for the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center (www.fayetteprc.com), which offers pregnancy tests, peer counseling, maternity and baby supplies, and parenting classes. Read More»

If you just gotta shoot off some fireworks, then follow these expert safety precautions

July 4 is just around the corner and the organized fireworks displays such as the one over Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City are a part of the annual observance. And legal or not, the national holiday always includes many other fireworks displays in neighborhoods across the area before the night is over. And July 4 is also a time to exercise caution and awareness when dealing with fireworks and the potential for injuries and fires that can quickly get out of hand. Read More»

Tyrone gearing up to celebrate its centennial Aug. 20

The town of Tyrone has announced the celebration of its centennial on Aug. 20 at Shamrock Park. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join them for free hot dogs, drinks, and of course, cake.

There will be memory booths showing articles, pictures and items from the past. The Fayette County Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be giving tours of the three public cemeteries and two family cemeteries in Tyrone.

There will be a fishing contest for ages 16 and under that will be held at the lake in the park. Read More»

UPDATED: PTC plant evacuated after sulfur odor is reported

UPDATED for June 29 print edition — Reports of a sulfur smell in the Avery Dennison Corp. plant on Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City June 27 led to the temporary evacuation of up to 90 employees and a portion of the facility but no definitive answer as to the cause of the smell. Read More»

UPDATED: Budget ‘deficit’ for Fayette County?

Fayette by 3-to-2 OKs $88 million budget; Brown says it spends down reserves

UPDATED for June 29 print edition — On a 3-2 vote June 24, the Fayette County Commission adopted a total $88.6 million budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

The budget includes a new 911 tax district for all homes in Fayette County, with a 0.2 millage rate that would cost $19 a year on a home valued at $250,000. It would be assessed on all homes in the county because all are served by the county’s 911 system. Read More»

UPDATED: NO to ‘biggest tax break in Fayette history’

In a composite shot from file photos are (L) Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown and County Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

Brown’s sales tax shift killed 3-to-2; crowd criticizes West F’ville Bypass

UPDATED for June 29 print edition — The seats were packed for the June 23 Fayette County Commission meeting, but most left the meeting with their hopes unfulfilled.

The lion’s share of the crowd appeared to support an effort by Commissioner Steve Brown to use a new Georgia law to divert transportation sales tax money away towards a host of overdue county purchases and projects and/or a property tax break for citizens. Read More»

Looking for USA’s Most Patriotic Town: Is it Peachtree City?

Looking for USA’s Most Patriotic Town: Is it Peachtree City?

Rand McNally representatives Chris Staudinger (driving and saluting) and Tawny Clark (holding the video camera) lead an impromptu decorated golf cart parade around the parking lot at Drake Field in Peachtree City June 28. The pair were in town to assess the city’s patriotic flavor for Rand McNally’s upcoming “Best of the Road” series determined to find the best small towns in America. Peachtree City is one of six cities in the running for Most Patriotic Town. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC man arrested for child molestation

Peachtree City resident David Johnson was arrested June 23 on charges of molestation and sexual battery involving a young boy, police said.

Johnson, 33, was arrested June 23 on charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery, according to Fairburn Detective Tiffany Hudson. Johnson was arrested by officers from Peachtree City based on warrants and turned over to Fairburn. Read More»

Man uninjured in attack at Tinseltown

A June 25 incident at the Tinseltown Theater at the Fayette Pavilion left a man essentially uninjured after an attack that occurred after he left the theater.

The victim told officers he left the theater at approximately 10 p.m. and was texting on his cell phone while walking to his vehicle, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Debbie Chambers. Read More»

Lightning fire destroys south Fayette home

A family in south Fayette County suffered a near total loss of their home June 24 after lightning that accompanied severe storms struck the Whitewater Creek subdivision house.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis said the homeowner at 145 Islesworth Way was at the residence when lightning struck the house.

The homeowner heard a loud lightning strike but did not know it was his own home until minutes later when he was investigating the sound of hail striking his home which turned out to be the fire in his attic space, Davis said. Read More»

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