Fayette County

UGA standout to tackle July 4 parade grand marshal duty

Peachtree City resident Matt Stinchcomb, former UGA Bulldog and NFL player, will be the grand marshal of the 4th of July Parade in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

The grand marshal for Peachtree City’s Fourth of July parade this year will be a familiar face to many UGA football fans.

Matt Stinchcomb, who went on to a successful NFL career as an offensive lineman, is now involved in the business world, enjoying three children and so much of what Peachtree City has to offer. Read More»

Landscaping approved for PTC Walgreens

Established trees will continue to surround the Walgreen’s property in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

A landscaping plan for Peachtree City’s new Walgreens pharmacy was approved by the planning commission June 13.

Almost as important as the new landscaping is what existing vegetation will remain on the site of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. All the trees along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will stay, except for perhaps one that may be hollow. Read More»

PTC to talk budget this Monday,Tuesday

Given the continuing economic doldrums, Peachtree City’s budget is likely to take another hit this year with dwindling property values resulting in less property tax revenue. Read More»

PTC to ax 2 employees; enact major reorganization?

City Manager proposal added to tonight's City Council agenda

Tonight (June 16) the Peachtree City Council will consider eliminating two high-ranking positions in the leisure services division as part of a sweeping reorganization of city staff proposed by City Manager Jim Pennington.

The proposal is to eliminate the positions held by Director of Leisure Services, Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher.

The items were added to the city council agenda Wednesday afternoon as news began leaking out of the proposal.

Also among the recommended changes: Read More»

Genevieve Oddo, 94, of Fayetteville

Genevieve Oddo, 94, long-time resident of Fayette County, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, June 12, 2011. Read More»

Flora Mae Perkins, 99, of Fayetteville

Flora Mae Perkins, age 99, of Fayetteville. Read More»

ATF thanks sheriff's investigators for gun case

ATF thanks sheriff's investigators for gun case

Hard work led to federal time for 12 defendants in Autrey's Armory burglary

A number of Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have been lauded for their work in the prosecution of 12 people related to the 2007 smash-and-grab burglary of 85 guns from Autrey’s Armory off Ga. Highway 314.

The federal prosecution of those defendants netted a combined sentence of 67 years in federal prison, along with the conviction of a juvenile suspect in Fayette County Juvenile Court, according to Gregory K. Gant, the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Atlanta Field Division.

All suspects were also ordered to pay more than $50,000 in restitution, Gant said. Read More»

First Market Day of 2011 in Fayetteville Saturday

This Saturday, June 18 is the first Market Day event for 2011 and the marks the 4th year since its inception. Along with over 50 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to welcome everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to organic vegetables are available for sale to the public.  The Market opens at 10 a.m. and will close at 2 p.m.  Read More»

Haddix libel defense: Logsdon remains ‘public figure’

There’s a new twist in the libel lawsuit filed by former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon against current Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Haddix has already admitted that he said that Logsdon “came to meetings part drunk” in an email to a city staffer Feb. 22. Haddix also has said he “regrets” making the statement.

In addition to using the public apology as a defense, Haddix is also planning to contend that Logsdon “continues to qualify as a public figure,” according to Haddix attorney John Mrosek of Fayetteville. Read More»

F’ville eyes budget cut again, but rate may rise

The numbers have been crunched and the Fayetteville City Council on June 16 will hear the first reading of the FY 2012 General Fund budget proposal totaling $9.41 million. A decrease of $169,000 over last year, the FY 2012 budget continues the long-time hiring freeze, anticipates Read More»

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