Fayette County

Byrd-Topper engagement

Joanna Megan Byrd engaged to Eric Louis Topper

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Byrd of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna Megan Byrd, to Eric Louis Topper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Topper of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. She currently resides in Marietta and works in the Turner Network Sales division of Time Warner in Atlanta. Read More»

Anna C. Millhorn, age 77, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anna C. Millhorn, age 77, of Fayetteville, passed away Aug. 16, 2011. She was born on April 24, 1934, to the late Worley and Lillian Millard of Mendota, Va.   Read More»

Earthquake aftershock reaches Fayette County

You just might have missed it, but Fayette County experienced an aftershock wave stemming from Tuesday afternoon’s earthquake in Virginia.

The county administrative building shook and “kind of rocked” said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The aftershock came from the 5.9 magnitude quake Read More»

PTC thieves target unlocked vehicles

Police also eye rash of golf cart thefts near McIntosh

Auto burglars got away with GPS units, loose change and other small electronics from parked vehicles in the Glenloch Village and eastern Lake Peachtree neighborhoods late last week, police said.

The incidents, reported on Thursday, Aug. 18 and Friday, Aug. 19, involved vehicles that had been left unlocked, a violation of one of the cardinal rules of crime prevention: don’t make oneself an easy target. Read More»

Ruth Strozier Malone, 87, of Fayetteville

Ruth Strozier Malone, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away August 21, 2011.

Mrs. Malone was employed by the Fayette County Board of Education as a bus driver and retired after 10 years.

Mrs. Malone was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin “Ben” F. Malone, Jr., her son,
Eli Floyd Malone and her parents Lucius W. Strozier and Mae Belle Langley Strozier.

She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Porter and her husband Everett of Woodstock; brother-in-law
Thomas Malone and his wife Sylvia of Jacksonville, AL; sister-in-law Eugenia Zallen and her Read More»

Mr. Otto Steinbrenner, 88, of Peachtree City

Mr. Otto Steinbrenner of Peachtree City, GA, formerly of Ridgewood, NY, passed away on August 21, 2011 at the age of 88.

Mr. Steinbrenner was a proud veteran who served in the United States Army in WWII, serving in France, Belgium and Germany.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Begg Steinbrenner, and second wife, Elizabeth Garbarino Steinbrenner; and brothers Walter Steinbrenner and Red Steinbrenner. Read More»

Harold Ottis Kelley, Jr., 75, of Fayetteville

Harold Ottis Kelley, Jr., of Fayetteville, GA, age 75, passed away on July 29, 2011, after an extended battle with cancer.

He grew up in Hapeville, GA, and graduated from Hapeville High School in 1954 and Young Harris College in 1956. Harold was a Mason and was employed with Southern Bell for 22 years. He was also a professional square dance caller for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Frances “Tink” Kelley of Fayetteville; son, Bryant Kelley, Plano, TX; daughter, Bernice Crowe, Fayetteville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Read More»

2 arrested in F’ville for air conditioning thefts

Fayetteville Police put a dent in the theft of air conditioners Aug. 19 with the arrest of two men involved in the theft of numerous stolen units.

Vernon Nelson, 48, of Atlanta and Ronald Hood, 30, of East Point, were each charged with four counts of theft by taking, according to department spokesman Steve Crawshaw.

Crawshaw said officers on Aug. 19 were conducting surveillance throughout the city when they observed a car drop someone off in the area of Braxton Court and the Magnolia Business Center. Read More»

No tax hike for PTC’s $27M budget

Peachtree City residents won’t see their city taxes increase this year.

The city council adopted a $27.4 million budget Thursday along with a millage rate the same as last year: 6.384. That means that a handful of residents who have seen their fair market value decline will actually notice a tax decrease on their property tax bill this year.

The budget is some $238,304 higher than last year, and due to declining property values the city will get by with about $200,000 less in property tax revenue compared to the current year, city officials said. Read More»

PTC artist has piece picked for national show

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin with oil painting “Cattle Guard” selected for national show in Colorado. Photo/Special.

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin, fine artist of Peachtree City, recently received word that her oil painting “Cattle Guard” has been selected for a national juried show in Louisville, Colo. The 26th Annual National Fine Art Show opens Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 11, 2011.

The oil painting based on a photograph taken on a fall trip to Wyoming depicts a black bull standing by a cattle guard sternly eying the photographer while ostensibly guarding his harem on the open range. Read More»

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