Fayette County

Love will be in the air at 'Angels Among Us' dinner dance

Fayette Youth Protection Board Members recently enjoyed a meal tasting prepared by Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Executive Chef Len Elias. From left are Board Member, Jamie George, Sonia Smith – a Dolce Server, Board Members Lauren Davis and Leslie Wade. Photo/Special.

According to the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is an annual commemoration celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.  It is traditionally a day when lovers express their love for each other.  The organizers of Fayette Youth Protection Homes’ annual fundraiser, the “Angels Among Us” dinner, dance and auction, are hoping that their benefactors will choose Valentine’s Day weekend to show their love and affection for local area foster children. Read More»

Sting nets two arrests for prostitution, one for pimping

Two women were arrested on charges of prostitution and one man was arrested for pimping in a Jan. 20 sting conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT).

Tavish Sunshine Hunter, 40, of East Point and Megan Paige Johnson, 21, of Hixson, Tenn. were both charged with prostitution, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Also arrested on charges of pimping and violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for being in possession of prescription medication without a legal prescription was Corey Montez Hollie, 31, of Atlanta, said Rowan. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jane Raines of Peachtree City

Mrs. Betty Jane Raines of Peachtree City died January 21, 2011.

Mrs. Raines was a member of the Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church and the Red Hat Society. She was born In Middletown, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband Noble Raines of Peachtree City; children, Toni Hinkle of Villa Rica; Noble James Raines and his wife Ann of Guyton; Jeff Raines of Stone Mountain; grandchildren; Emily Hinkle, Christine Bartlam of Pooler; Terri Jo Raines of Guyton; great-grandchildren; Collin; Cheyenne and Chloe; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Hunt Landgrebe, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Hunt Landgrebe, 93, of Fayetteville/East Point, went home to be with her Lord and Savior January 19, 2011, after spending many months at Southwest Christian Care Hospice.

Mrs. Landgrebe is preceded in death by her husband Hilbert Henry Landgrebe.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Ernest Landgrebe and his wife Leila, and James Hilbert Landgrebe and his wife Marilyn; daughter Deborrah Landgrebe Jensen and her husband Richard; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Calvin L. Fralish, 82, of Peachtree City

Mr. Calvin L. Fralish, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 21, 2011 at the age of 82.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather best remembered by his grandchildren for their special times on golf cart rides and the way he loved to spoil them. He was an avid golfer who belonged to the Canongate Country Club where he was a part of the “Fryer Group.” Mr. Fralish attended the Christ’s Church at Whitewater where he was a member of the Challenger Sunday School class. He was a longtime employee of MARTA and retired as the Overhaul Shop Foreman after 38 years of service. Read More»

Mrs. Bertha Moon, 84, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Bertha Moon, 84, of Fayetteville, died January 22, 2011.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James Moon and her daughter Wanda Moon.

She is survived by her son David & Brenda Moon, Sr. of Athens, GA and daughter Janet Behrens of Fayetteville; grandsons David & Amy Moon, Jr. and Joe & Julie Moon, as well as five great-grandchildren, all of Athens; sister Helen Abbott of Fayetteville and brother Bobby & Barbara Rogers of Acworth. Read More»

Kenneth Errol Milligan, 73, of Peachtree City

Kenneth Errol Milligan, 73, of Peachtree City, GA passed away from heart failure January 16, 2011.

Mr. Milligan was born December 23, 1937, in Washington, IN , and was the youngest child of the late John and Charlotte Milligan of Bicknell, IN. He was predeceased in death by his brother, John Milligan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL , and his sister and brother-in-law Margaret & Bud Shackelford of O’Fallon, IL. Read More»

Council OK’s rec fee increases for non-PTC residents

For some participants, it will cost a little more when they “pay to play” in Peachtree City.

A recreation fee increase enacted Thursday by the City Council affects a one-time fee applied to participants in all sports which is then steered into a special account to fund maintenance of that venue.

City residents’ fee will remain $5 per person, per season. But residents who live elsewhere in Fayette County will increase from $5 per person per season to $10. And those living outside Fayette County face a fee jump from $10 to $25. Read More»

West Village annexation challenge headed to Ga. Supreme Court

A legal battle over a large May 2007 annexation that added more than 1,075 potential homes to Peachtree City’s west side is headed to the Georgia Supreme Court. The Georgia Court of Appeals in July had ruled that the annexation is null and void because it violated state law, but the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Read More»

Imker raps PTC mayor over tax comments, says projected annual hike is .213 mills, not .5

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker blasted Mayor Don Haddix for getting his facts wrong on the level of a projected tax increase for each of the next several years. Read More»