Fayette County

Mr. David Lee Crabtree, 56, of Brooks

Mr. David Lee Crabtree, 56, of Brooks, passed away on June 24, 2011 following a short illness.

He was a carpenter and was self-employed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Lester Crabtree and Amy Vera Galloway Crabtree, and brothers Roy Crabtree and Lester Crabtree.

He is survived by one son, Trace Donaldson; his sister Sherry Osburn and her husband James of Brooks; sister-in-law Margaret Crabtree of Senoia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Crabtree was cremated and a memorial service will be planned at a later date. Read More»

Peggy Lunell Miller, 86, of Fayetteville

Peggy Lunell Miller, age 86, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on June 19, 2011.

She was a housewife who was devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Miller; daughter, Virginia Miller; grandchild, Robby Miller; great-granchildren, Nick and Jordan Miller.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, Peachtree City, GA

June 27 gas leak on Hwy. 74 S being plugged

A gas leak that occurred in the late morning hours June 27 after construction crews on Ga. Highway 74 South hit a gas line is expected to be repaired around noon. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the repair is made.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis at 11 a.m. said the gas line was hit in the area of Hwy. 74 South between Redwine Road and Manor Drive.

Davis said gas company crews are on the way and are expected to have the line repaired near noon. Davis asked motorists to avoid the area until that time.

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75, with 44 scouts and 12 adult leaders, recently returned from summer camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation in north Georgia. The troop attained the Scouting Traditions Award as well as the distinction of Honor Troop and were the best Dining Hall Cleaning Crew while at camp. As well as working on 148 merit badges, they had a scout to complete the mile swim, three scouts to become members of the “Dime Club” on the rifle range and had a Cracker Barrel with Troop 279 of Peachtree City. Troop 75 is sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Photo/Deanna Pollard.

Most Improved Fifth Graders

Most Improved Fifth Graders

Each May the Metro Fayette Kiwanis recognizes the most improved 5th grade student in Fayette County, and a reception is given for those 16 students and their families. Chief Judge Chris Edwards spoke to the students and posed for a picture. From left are Sam Boers, Chase Slaton, Javier Gamez, Davis Mokry, Judge Edwards, Chase Sullivan, Carson Lewis, and Jacob Hawkins. Standing from left are Mark Valeich, Sara Paden, Callie Peavy, Devon Dixon, Sarah Minor, Samantha Stevenson, Taylor Sullivan, and Veronica Hornsby. The club meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary 

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

These youths were honored by the Peachtree City Council last week for taking part in the Junior Police Academy class offered by Peachtree City Police this summer. Participants got to ride along with an officer and learn about a variety of police work from criminal investigations to use of force and much more. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette veterans prepare to hand out Old Glory

Fayette veterans prepare to hand out Old Glory

Who better than a veteran to hand out American flags on the 4th of July? As is their tradition, the four veterans groups of Fayette County will be at the front of the PTC 4th of July Parade and have joined together to hand out thousands of flags along the parade route. From left are Guy Mitchell, Marine Corps League Detachment 1325, Arnie Geiger, American Legion Post 50, Liz Geiger, Legion Auxiliary Unit 50, Robert Ladd, American Legion Post 105, Bill Camper, VFW Post 9949, and Denny Leander, American Legion Post 105. Photo/Special.

Swingin’ Medallions concert Saturday night at The Fred kicks off PTC Independence Day celebrations

The Swingin’ Medallions. Photo/Special.

Open Mic Winner Final Answer Band to open for the classic party band

One of the best-known party bands from the 1960s, the latest version of The Swingin’ Medallions will be in concert Saturday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater to kick off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City.

The evening also features a performance from the 2011 Fred Open Mic Winner, Final Answer Band. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and online with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

Atlanta man charged in Fayette car theft

An Atlanta man was charged by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators on June 22 with the theft of a vehicle from a north Fayette auto broker.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said investigators arrested 34 year-old Atlanta resident Marcus Ferguson on charges of theft by taking in connection with the theft of a 2002 Monte Carlo stolen on Feb. 8 from CJW Auto Brokers on New Hope Road.

Letter critical of PTC Council's recreation firing ‘surprise’

The Peachtree City Council hashes out their decision at last week’s council meeting. From left are council members Vanessa Fleisch, Doug Sturbaum, Don Haddix and Kim Learnard. Not pictured is councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

City Manager: goal to improve recreation services

The reorganization of Peachtree City’s recreation employees, including the elimination of two positions, has led one resident to author a critical letter to the City Council.
George Martin, a former recreation commissioner for the city, noted that the reorganization and the elimination of positions held by Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher was a “virtual secret” kept from citizens until the vote. Read More»

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