Fayette County

PTC makes MONEY top 100 list

Yet another accolade has poured in for Peachtree City.

This time, MONEY magazine has placed the city in the top 100 “Best places to live” in its annual rankings. Specificially, the city ranked 91st of all communities considered for the contest.

The magazine cited the benefits of the city’s 90-plus miles of golf cart pahts, particularly as an alternative to what it called “pollution-spewing, street-clogging cars.” Read More»

NAACP’s district voting lawsuit may affect PTC, Tyrone

A federal lawsuit challenging the way elections are conducted for Fayette County’s board of commissioners and board of education could have a significant impact on next year’s election, and on voters in Peachtree City and Tyrone in particular. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Conyers, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother; who had an eye for decorating and loved gardening. Her professional career included working at General Motors and Rich’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Beck” Bergquist; and her parents, Seaborn Guyton Jones and Ruth Hulsey Jones. Read More»

Local American legion post wins 'Newsletter of the Year' award

Local American legion post wins 'Newsletter of the Year' award

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion was selected to receive the 2011 Georgia American Legion Press Association "Newsletter of the Year" Award in Division 3 (medium sized posts). John Pierson, Dept of Georgia Junior Vice Commander is shown presenting the award to Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander. Roger Bober, Fayetteville was the Post 105 Newsletter Editor but was unable to attend the presentation. Fayette County Post 105 meets the second Monday of each month at the Log Cabin, Fayetteville.  Eligible veterans are encouraged to consider membership. Photo/Dave Niebes.

Market Day in Fayetteville this Saturday

This Saturday is the third Downtown Fayetteville Market Day event for 2011 and offers a variety of handmade and homegrown items.  Along with 59 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to encourage everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a wide selection of local vendors showcasing their unique products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to fresh vegetables and breads are available for sale to the public. Half Shell restaurant will also be there serving “tasty” chili dogs and other items from their menu.  Read More»

Summer concert series ends with double bill

The Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater will close out its 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 20 with a double bill featuring 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain. Enjoy a fun-filled evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m., with Edwin McCain performing at 8 p.m., and 10,000 Maniacs taking the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

Sany adjusting to U.S. business practices

A recent article in the China Daily newspaper is shedding further light on how Sany America came to be in Peachtree City’s industrial park.

The company is an extension of Sany Heavy Equipment, headquartered in China. Sany America is its first foray into the U.S. market, with a large assembly building on its campus and future plans for a research and development office as well. Read More»

Tyrone to mark centennial next Saturday

Tyrone to mark centennial next Saturday

It’s just one more week before the town of Tyrone celebrates its centennial. Be at Shamrock Park, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also be sure to bring along a lawn chair and a hearty appetite. There will be free food, games and entertainment just like at a family reunion. Shown in the old photo from left to right, Bernie Eugene McElwaney, a member of the first City Council after its incorporation in 1911. He had begun business in this location in 1909. Read More»

Deadline nears for would-be PTC Council candidates

Crunch time is around the corner for those pondering a run for either of the two Peachtree City council posts that are up for election in November.

The qualifying period starting at 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 at City Hall, running during regular business hours through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Up for election this year are the Post 1 seat currently held by Eric Imker and the Post 2 seat currently held by Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

PTC’s Development Authority meets Mon. night to ponder future projects, going out of business

The Development Authority of Peachtree City will hold a special called meeting this Monday (Aug. 15) at 5 p.m., and it just might turn out to be its last. Read More»