Fayette County

Tyrone eyes upcoming budget shortfall

Tyrone Councilman Eric Dial.

The Tyrone Town Council met Feb. 26 for its annual retreat, and while there were a number of items on the agenda, few held such far-reaching significance as the discussion on next year’s budget that takes effect July 1.

Town Manager Richard Newbern provided the council with an overview of the various concerns associated with the upcoming budget. Inside that conversation were a number of financial realities. Read More»

Fireball Run coming to Peachtree City this fall; film crews to record competition for movie

In late September, Peachtree City will host a competition among auto enthusiasts called the Fireball Run Adventurally.

This year’s Fireball Run will take nearly 50 teams over 2,500 miles in eight days. Along the way, teams will solve clues and compete in challenges in an attempt to earn points.

Film crews will capture the fun, which will become part of a movie that will be screened initially in Orlando, Fla. later in the year. Read More»

PCFD's Miller recognized for 25 years of service

PCFD's Miller recognized for 25 years of service

Sgt. Royce Miller of the Peachtree City Fire Department is recognized last week by the City Council for 25 years of service to the city. Miller, being congratulated here by Mayor Don Haddix, said he appreciates citizens' support over the years. Photo/John Munford.

PTC puts 6-month ban on ‘sweepstakes Internet cafes’

To avert a new type of business that uses electronic gaming to provide cash payouts for what is essentially gambling, the Peachtree City Council enacted a moratorium Thursday night. Read More»

Hair-raising theatre in Fayetteville this week

Jacqueline Berthold as Rapunzel in Twilight Theatre’s production of ‘Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel.’ Photo/Special.

Twilight Theatre presents children’s musical comedy, ‘Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel’

The Twilight Theatre invites young and old to let your hair down and have a little fun as they bring a rollicking version of the age old fairytale “Rapunzel” to the stage.

Full of crazy adventure, upbeat songs and zany characters, this 70-minute show will enchant family audiences of all ages. A cast of 25 talented youths sing, dance and act their way through this show that is full of laughs. Read More»

Two PTC teens arrested in Feb. 26 golf cart thefts

Two Peachtree City juveniles are looking at felony charges in connection with two Feb. 26 golf cart thefts in the Kedron area. The juveniles, both age 16, were charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

Dog attack on PTC cart path sparks concern

Joshua Ellis, 2, pictured with family pet Patches, who was viciously attacked last week by another dog while Joshua was nearby on a golf cart. Photo/Special.

A Peachtree City family is warning path users about a “large black lab-like dog” that attacked their family dog, Patches, on the cart path near the Waterford Green subdivision last week. Read More»

Barbara Miles Karr, age 84 of Peachtree City

Barbara Miles Karr

Barbara Miles Karr of Peachtree City died after a short illness on March 2, 2011, a month before her 85th birthday. She died peacefully in her home. Read More»

Sr. apartments OK'd as PTC caves to lawsuits

Facing not one but two lawsuits, the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously Thursday to rezone a 5.6 acre site for an age-restricted senior apartment complex off Newgate Road next to the Kedron Village shopping center. The rezoning approves 96 units, Read More»

Immigration bill passes Ga. House

Officer alleges it will endanger police by encouraging 'fight or flight' response

A bill aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants from coming to Georgia passed the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday.

Bill sponsor Matt Ramsey, a Republican from Peachtree City, argued to his colleagues that the legislation “removes every single incentive that we possibly can that lures illegal aliens to come to Georgia ... the incentives that our taxpayers are footing the bill for, we can remove those as state policy makers and that’s exactly what House BIll 87 proposes to do.” Read More»

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