Fayette County

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 17, 2011.

Mr. Hestley proudly served in the U.S. Army as an artillery mechanic and was a veteran of WWII. He loved to read, fish and had many other interests and was a friend to many. He was a long-time active member of the Masonic Lodge 82 and served as Past District Master of his lodge.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bina Loyless Hestley. Read More»

Williams F. Smith, 78, Fayetteville

Williams F. Smith, 78, died May 17, 2011 after a tiresome battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Bill had a colorful 35 year career with Delta Air Lines working in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Frankfurt Stuttgart Amsterdam and Denmark.

Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association Georgia Chapter at www.ALSAGA.org.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away May 17, 2011.

She was a member of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City.

Mrs. Ellinas is survived by her daughter Eva Sarantis of Fayetteville; son John Ellinas & wife Jeanie of Peachtree City; grandchildren Stephen & Jackie Sarantis, Angeline & Kristopher Meadows, Emanual & Valerie Ellinas, Mike & Lora Ellinas, Andy Ellinas; great granddaughter Isabella Ellinas along with nieces & nephews and extended family. Read More»

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 15, 2011.

Ms. Grodeck is preceded in death by her parents August L. Steinke and Effie M. Hettrick Steinke; daughter Linda Lambert; grandchild Amanda Lee; three sisters; two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters Joanne (John) Romph of Fayetteville and Sandra A. Derth of Parma, OH; son Edgar A. Pape of Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Lawrence Steinke of Cisne, IL and Maynard Steinke Rockford, IL.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Read More»

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville died May 16, 2011.

Mr. Powell was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Delta Air Lines.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Doris Powell of Fayetteville; daughters Linda Kay Faia and her husband Robert of Isle of Palms, SC; stepchildren James Bobbitt and his wife Cathy of Peachtree City; Brenda Dover and her husband Ted of Charlotte, NC; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Marie McEwen of Fitzgerald; nieces and nephews. Read More»

PTC cuts walking signs to 6 days a year

Joan Houghton (standing) speaks to the City Council May 19. Photo/John Munford.

A handful of Peachtree City businesses that have been using mascots and other “sign holders” along the road are going to have to find a different marketing ploy.

Such efforts will now be limited to no more than six days a year under an ordinance approved by the City Council Thursday night.

The rules will also apply to non-profit agencies such as youth athletic teams doing car washes, which often deploy roadside signs to drum up business. Read More»

Fire station cost up another $50K

The expansion and renovation of the Satterthwaite Fire Station in Peachtree City is getting more expensive.

Another $50,000 was approved for the project to cover the cost of blasting through rock and the need to replace “unsuitable soil” discovered during construction.

The project includes the addition of a separate crew quarters (whereas currently male and female firefighters bunk in the same area). Also, the project involves connecting to the city’s sewer system near Crabapple Lane Elementary.

The initial bid for the project was $707,000. Read More»

Road abandonment sought for senior apartments

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider abandoning a cul-de-sac that would be completely surrounded by a new senior apartment development in the Kedron Village area.

Developer NorSouth Properties said it is willing to exchange either a strip of land along Ga. Highway 74 or to compensate the city monetarily for the road. Read More»

PTC green-lights temporary signs for movie, film productions

Movie and television productions in Peachtree City are getting a rare OK from the city: permission to place temporary signs in city right of way. Read More»

Lawn equipment stolen in storage burglary

Peachtree City Police are investigating the theft of more than $5,000 in lawn equipment stolen in the early morning hours May 11 from Citadel Storage on Dividend Drive. A video surveillance camera at the location showed a male wearing tan pants and a hoodie remove the equipment from two of the four entered trailers after the locks had been cut. Read More»

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