Fayette County

Local residents enrolled at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Four Peachtree City residents are enrolled at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. They are Brandon Collins, Nathan Shepherd, Daniel Lee and Ryan Krisher. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City is well represented at one of the five Federal Academies, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located on Long Island in Kings Point, New York. Read More»

Garlock signing books at PTC library Sunday

Terry Garlock was a Cobra helicopter gunship pilot in the Vietnam War. In December, 1969 he was shot down in a firefight. Garlock was disabled: trapped in the wreckage with a broken back and paralyzed legs. The enemy was nearby. Two fellow pilots, John Synowsky and Graham Stevens, risked their lives by landing to help Terry and his fellow crewmember, Ron Hefner.

Among his awards are the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross. Read More»

3 injured in collision involving deputy

3 injured in collision involving deputy

None of the injuries believed to be life-threatening

Three people were injured late this morning in a collision between a sheriff's deputy and a minivan on Ga. Highway 314 at White Oak Way, just north of the Fayette Pavilion shopping center.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, but the deputy and two victims in minivan were taken to Atlanta Medical Center and Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta, emergency medical officials said.

The deputy was responding to a reported shooting when the crash occurred, officials said. Read More»

Gordon Lewis Haygood, age 70 of Fayetteville

Mr. Haygood was born in Acworth, GA on January 24th 1941 to the late Mr. James Thomas Haygood and Ms. Lorene Martin. He was preceded in death by his sister Ms. Imogene Wilkey.

Mr. Haygood is survived by his wife of 51 years Mrs. Julia E. Haygood and daughter Summer Haygood , both of Fayetteville. He is also survived by his brother Grady T. Haygood of McDonough, sister-in-law Nancy Smith of Mentone, Ala., God daughter Christine Cole of Fayetteville, special “granddaughter” Kera Parr of McDonough and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Help PTC win in USA Today contest for U.S.’s ‘Most Patriotic Small Town’

City Hall is calling on Peachtree City businesses to show their patriotic colors in the next several days.

The June 20 Update says, “Peachtree City Businesses – We need your help! Between June 25 and July 10, representatives from Randy McNally and USA Today will visit Peachtree City on the ‘Best of the Road’ Rally, judging our community against five others in the country for ‘Most Patriotic Town.’ Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 7 – June 13

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, June 7 — Monday, June 13

Joseph W. Bolden, 20, of Creekwood Trail, Fayetteville, for bench warrant and tail light violation.

Dorian A. Gorroden, 21, of Bordeaux Drive, Fayetteville, for probation/parole violation.

William J. Joyner, 23, of Wellborn Road, Warner Robbins, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

Augusta man charged in credit card theft

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on June 17 announced the arrest of an Augusta man on charges related to the theft of credit cards stolen at a Fayetteville restaurant then fraudulently used in Fayette County and in Atlanta.

Thirty-one year-old Antonio Larry, of Augusta, was charged on June 1 with with entering auto, financial transaction card fraud, and 12 counts of financial transaction card theft, according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

1 killed in Brooks truck crash

A young Senoia man died this morning after his truck skidded off the road in a one-vehicle crash around 9:20 a.m., sheriff’s officials said.

Elijah Kent Bishop, 19, was traveling east on Morgan Mill Road near Bankstown Road when Read More»

Leona Rose Shedeak, 88, of Peachtree City

Leona Rose Shedeak, 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on June 15, 2011 surrounded by her three daughters and caregiver, Elba Espinosa. Read More»

Donna Ruth Yoder, 73, of Fayetteville

Donna Ruth Yoder, 73, of Fayetteville passed away June 18, 2011. She was a member of Harps Crossing Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters Robin Veld and her husband Daryl, of Mingo, IA, Lori Loewer and her husband Dennis of Fayetteville, and Gayle Yoder of Woodland, CA; grandchildren Seth, Sean, Nathan, Natlie, Shelby, Shane, Kimberly, and Kevin.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel with Pastor Ken Helms officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

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