Fayette County

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»

PTC to beef up tree removal rules

Would give city ability to deny tree removal permits

At the request of the city council, Peachtree City is preparing a stronger tree removal ordinance that will provide the ability for the city to deny tree removal on personal property in some circumstances. Read More»

PTC opens new biosolids facility

Cutting the ribbon Aug. 12 at the unveiling of Peachtree City’s new biosolids treatment facility was (from left) PCWASA General Manager Stephen Hogan and AGL Energy Services representatives Mike Ellis and Bryan Batson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was not the glamorous event that often accompanies a ribbon-cutting. But the snip of the scissors Aug. 12 at the new Peachtree City Biosolids Treatment Facility operated by the city’s Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is expected to bring a more cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to deal with the city’s sewage sludge. The facility and its high-temperature drying unit from AGL Energy Services is fueled by natural gas. Read More»

Committee discussing creation of Founders Park in PTC

Local historical memories abound with this trio: (L-R) Jerry Peterson, the man who planned the majority of Peachtree City’s neighborhoods and named most of their streets; Jim Strickland, architect and local builder, who served in the early days of the city’s Planning Commission; and Jim Williams, former longtime city planner. The three chat after Tuesday’s meeting about the History Timeline project. Photo/John Munford.

A “time-line” committee has been hard at work for a number of months to create a Founders Park in Peachtree City.

The commemoration is conceived for the arc around the front of City Hall and the city library. The design was created by Jerry Peterson, one-time vice president of planning for Peachtree City Development Corp. (later Pathway Communities) for 25 years and now owner of Peterson Planning.

It is to be established near the fountain outside City Hall and across from the library. Read More»

Fayette may swap Democrats

Fayette may swap Democrats

First draft of redistricting maps released

New district for Fayetteville, NE Fayette Co. will have open seat up for grabs

Fayette County would still be split up into five different state house districts if a new map released Friday is adopted by the full legislature. Read More»

Mr. John Keith Howell, 54, of Tyrone

Mr. John Keith Howell, age 54, of Tyrone, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Howell was a Sunday school teacher at Crossroads Church of Newnan, GA, and was employed by Delta Airlines for 32-years as a Lead Aircraft Mechanic.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Crawford Howell and father-in-law Jasper Clayton Hart. Read More»

Joey Corvino, 24, of Peachtree City

Joey Corvino passed away on August 9, 2011 at the age of 24.

Joey was a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He had a carefree spirit and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling and especially his time spent at the beach. Joey loved music, but most of all, loved the time that he spent with his sister, Michelle. Read More»

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