Fayette County

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Ms. Howell was born on June 7, 1924 in Sycamore, GA, to the late Giles and Bessie Webb. During WWII, she served with the American Red Cross at Cochran Field in Macon, GA. She then married Buddy Howell of Fayetteville, GA. She was associated with the Cary Chapman Company and Dixie Bearings of Atlanta. She was a 60-year resident of Fayette County. Read More»

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Mrs. Rawlings is preceded in death by her husband Robert Bailey Rawlings, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” Rawlings, III and his wife Jo Ann of Fayetteville; granddaughter Jennifer Ann Rawlings of Birmingham, AL; grandson Robert Rawlings, IV and his wife Emily of Nashville, TN; great-grandson Brayden Marcel Rawlings; sister Marcelle Brown of Topsham, ME; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Tyrone talks FY 2011 budget; millage rate to remain steady

The adoption of Tyrone’s FY 2011-2012 budget is just around the corner. A proposed increase of approximately a quarter million dollars from the current $3.145 million general fund budget Read More»

Confusion over failed PTC hotel-motel tax hike

Bill stalled in committee; senators point fingers at others

Two stories have emerged as to why a bill to increase Peachtree City’s hotel-motel tax rate failed to pass the Georgia Senate this year.

City Councilman Eric Imker contends the inaction cost the city approximately $130,000 this budget year. That’s the amount that the increase would have added to the city’s general fund.

Imker at the May 5 council meeting reported that Republican Sen. Ronnie Chance told him that Chance signed the bill, but fellow Sen. Valencia Seay, who represents a portion of north Fayette County, failed to do so. Read More»

Author pitches in for Bridget

Author pitches in for Bridget

Local Christian suspense author Debby Giusti will sign her latest book, “The Officer’s Secret,” May 19 to help raise funds for a kidney transplant for 9-year-old Bridget O’Connell (L). The signing will take place at Omega Book Center Thursday May 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and proceeds will assist O’Connell as she battles kidney disease and prepares for a coming transplant operation. Refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted. Photo/Special.

Volunteers claim victory in PTC path cleanup event

The Great Path Cleanup held on May 7 was Peachtree City’s first organized venture into helping keep the city’s path system free of litter. Doing their part at Luther Glass Park off South Peachtree Parkway were Ingrid Zambrauna, her son Ethien and Melvin Castrillo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Peachtree City Path Cleanup on May 7 has been deemed a big success.

With the help of about 100 volunteers, numerous bags of rubbish were removed from the path system as part of the annual Keep Peachtree City Beautiful trash cleanup event.

The city was mapped into 14 zones with a trash collection point for each. As bags were filled, they were returned to the collection zones, unless the volunteers decided it was easier to dispose of in their home trash.

Volunteers for the event ran the gamut from individuals, entire families, church groups and civic clubs. Read More»

Fire closes Fayette Co. transfer station

Fayette County's solid waste transfer station will remain closed temporarily in the wake of a recent fire. Read More»

Chiefs fall 3-0 in game for state AAAA soccer title

Unable to overcome a tenacious Chattahoochee defense, the McIntosh men’s soccer team managed to keep Saturday night’s AAAA championship game close right up until the end.

The Chiefs rallied from a lackluster attack in the first half with more offensive pressure on in the second frame. Even as Chattahoochee went up 1-0, the Chiefs remained in striking distance until the waning minutes when the Cougars added two more goals to cinch the win on their home turf. Read More»

McIntosh girls take 7th title

McIntosh girls take 7th title

After a 1-1 tie lasted through two overtimes, it was a penalty kick save by Kaitlin Deitrick that sealed a 7-6 championship win Friday night over local rival Whitewater. Read More»

B’day candle sets off blaze in house fire

B’day candle sets off blaze in house fire

A house fire at 130 Nix Court near Fayetteville during the early afternoon hours May 13 resulted in heavy damage but no injuries to the two residents in the house at the time of the blaze. Firefighters at the scene learned that the cause of the fire was apparently related to a young child playing with a birthday candle.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Lt. Donnie Davis said two residents were at home at the time of the blaze and called 911 to report the fire. Davis said firefighters and emergency crews from Fayette FES and the Fayetteville Fire Department responded. Read More»