Fayette County

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

The grand opening last week of the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County came an added benefit for a number of area’s non-profits and agencies. Store manager Darrell Arnold (bottom left) presented checks for $2,500 to the Coweta County 4-H, Coweta Boys & Girls Club, Peachtree City Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Community Welcome House, Corral, Coweta Community Food Pantry, Coweta County Fire Department and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

PTC gourmet grocer Fresh Market to open March 9

The Fresh Market specialty grocery store will open its Peachtree City location Wednesday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center, company officials have announced. The first 1,000 customers on opening day will get a reusable shopping bag and a sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee. Read More»

ACC chooses West Point over PTC, Newnan

School to keep PTC presence for adult, high school 'joint enrollment' classes

Atlanta Christian College, which flirted with moving its campus to Peachtree City or Newnan, has instead decided to move even further from metro Atlanta. Read More»

Fayette jobless rate rises to 8.8, remains steady at 7.2% in PTC

Unemployment in Fayette County rose two-tenths of a percent in December to 8.8 percent, while the jobless rate in Peachtree City held steady at 7.2 percent. Read More»

F’ville eyes changes to zoning for downtown, mixed uses

The Fayetteville City Council at its Thursday meeting will hear the first reading of proposed amendments to portions of the Planned Community Development (PCD) and Downtown Commercial District (C-1) zoning codes. The change in language follows recommendations from a 2009 audit of the city’s planning and development goals. Read More»

Fayette School Board goes to school for boards

Board members get schooled in board responsibilities by Zenda Bowie (top right, standing). Clockwise from top are Superintendent Jeff Bearden and board members Marion Key, Terri Smith, Janet Smola, Bob Todd and Sam Tolbert. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education got a little education of its own Jan. 29 at a retreat sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association. Organization Director of Field Services and former Fulton County Board of Education member Zenda Bowie essentially provided a primer on the roles and responsibilities of both school board members and the superintendent.

Bowie used the planning session occasion to discuss various aspects of “general boardsmanship” that highlighted the roles and responsibilities of school board members and superintendents across the state. Read More»

Police blotter for Jan. 18 through Jan. 31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past two weeks. The first section covers the most recent arrests, Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. The second section covers arrests in the prior week, as noted. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

For the period Jan. 25-26

Darrell Cornelius Gilbert, 39, of Largo Lane, Atlanta for violation of probation.

Brendalee Antoinette Gray, 20, of Paines Avenue, Atlanta for failure to appear in court. Read More»

Catherine Ida Rudy, 94, of Peachtree City

Catherine Ida Rudy, 94, of Peachtree City, passed away January 31, 2011.

Mrs. Rudy was a graduate of M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in Elyria, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Rudy. Read More»

Defendant gets 35 years in prison for armed robbery charges

Jury convicted Fairburn man of 2 holdups: 1 at convenience store and the other at a Fayette home

A Fairburn man convicted of charges stemming from two armed robberies in Fayette County last November was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams.

Sedrick Whatley, 20, was convicted of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, one count each of kidnapping and burglary, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one count of financial transaction card theft. Read More»

PTC closing in on finalists for vacant city manager slot

The Peachtree City Council will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. to rank their top three finalists wishing to become the next city manager.

The next step on the process will be for council to vote on its final selection at a public meeting in the near future.

On Saturday, council will be reviewing the applicants who have been recommended by a panel that has been sorting through the applications. That panel has included interim City Manager Nikki Vrana, City Attorney Ted Meeker, the city’s Human Resources administrator and LaGrange City Manager Tom Hall. Read More»

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