Fayette County

'Walking sign' rules on hold pending poll of local businesses

What about charity carwash signs, other nonprofit events?

New restrictions on the use of “walking signs” in Peachtree City were put on hold by the city council at its meeting Thursday.

City staff was asked to look at creating an exception for non-profits and also to poll businesses on their current and potential future use of handheld “walking” signs.

But a majority of council appears set on instituting the new rules, with some significant concern about the potential for the hand-held signs to proliferate. Read More»

For rent: PTC Recreation Department office space

Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo heads the table in a meeting room being offered for rent to the public. Photo/Special.

Fayette County small businesses, home-based entrepreneurs or anyone else who needs an affordable place to meet clients or staff can now rent office space at the Recreation Administration building in Peachtree City.

Two rooms are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for a rental fee of $35 per hour. Read More»

Bowling alley coming to PTC's 74 South?

Planners to discuss proposal Monday; would require change in zoning restrictions

Is it possible that a bowling alley might become a neighbor to the Autozone on Peachtree City’s southside?

The answer is yes ... and no. Technically, the zoning conditions for the Wilshire Village retail area prohibit a bowling alley as a use.

However, the city is exploring the possibility of lifting that restriction for a proposed “Oasis Bowling Center” to come to Wilshire Village, which is located off Ga. Highway 74 south at Rockaway Road. Read More»

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

Local residents Wednesday welcomed home a Griffin soldier who died March 29 from wounds sustained in an enemy attack in Konar province, Afghanistan. Infantryman Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was escorted home by a cavalcade of law enforcement vehicles from metro Atlanta along with the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Faulkner was serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was undertaken to combat terrorists in Afghanistan. Photo/John Munford.

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville, died April 8, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William Donahue Emerson.

Survivors include daughters Karen (Kenneth) Lanierof Byron; Sherry (John) Davis, of Milner; Mikie Emerson and Terry Crosby of Guayaquil, Ecuador; sons Dr. Jay (Donna) Emerson of Kalamazoo, MI; David (Tina) Emerson of Fayetteville, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Lareen Peeples, 56, of Fayetteville

Lareen Peeples, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, and friend, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2011.

Mrs. Peeples was retired from the U.S. government at FORSCOM Headquarters G-3/5/7 Chief Force Management. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years Neal Peeples; daughter and son in law Erin & Chad Davis of Social Circle; son Eric Peeples of Atlanta ; granddaughter Eva Lareen Davis; brother David Evans of Griffin . Read More»

Fayette BoE to discuss salary restoration April 11

The Fayette County Board of Education will meet in a work session April 11 to discuss the possible restoration of the remainder of school system employees’ salaries that were reduced two years ago. The board will also discuss upcoming Pre-K staffing and the use of the company that assists the school system in filling hard-to-find teaching positions. Read More»

Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89 was Friday, April 8 at 12:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home with Brother Dallas Culver officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, College Park, GA. 

She passed away April 5, 2011 at St. Vincent's East Hospital.  Read More»

PTC planners to discuss junior box plans

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site. Read More»

Tyrone Army Lt. left his mark, and then some

Lt. Col. (ret.) Sharon Collins, taking a humorous note from her son, kindly asked the crowd to “support the U.S. Postal Service by using ‘snail mail.’” Photo/John Munford.

Fellow soldiers recall 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins’ leadership; post office will bear his name

No one can argue that Army 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins of Tyrone was taken too early in the explosion that killed him and one of his men in Mosul, Iraq one year ago.

He may have been just 24 years old, but he made a significant impact as a platoon leader in the Army. So much so that a dozen of his former troops came to Tyrone Monday to witness the ceremony officially renaming the town’s Post Office after their lieutenant.

Afterwards, several of those men spoke fondly of Collins and the leadership he displayed in the field under quite harsh conditions. Read More»