Fayette County

Tyler Harris, 24, of Peachtree City

Tyler Harris, 24, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Monday Sept. 5, 2011 as a result of a tragic drowning at Lake Sinclair.

He was born March 21, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga. the son of Kelly and Sandy Harris, the brother of Bradley Harris all of Peachtree City, Ga. and the grandson of Joan Harris of Albany, Ga. He is survived by a large, loving extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Georgia Young of Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Young of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away Sept. 3, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Eugene Young and is survived by her daughter, Luellyn Young of Flowery Branch, Ga.; son, Eddy Young and his wife, Judy of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeff Wall of Washington D.C.; Katie Hilburn and her husband Patrick of Chicago, Ill. Read More»

William Nathan Kay of Fayetteville

William Nathan Kay

Mr. William Nathan Kay of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mabel Godfrey Kay and is survived by his wife Joyce Harris Kay; sister Betty Pierce and husband Harold; brother, Harlan Kay; nephew Ricky Pierce and wife Carolyn; aunts, Floyce and Robert Mitchell; Iver and Carl Smith; sister in-law Doris Harris; Mildred Langford and H; brother in-law, Vernon Harris and wife Ruby; nieces and nephews, Carley, Edward, Ann, Lynn, Skip, Libby, Ben, Mike, Jerome, Joyce Elaine, Hope, Denise, Debbie and Michele. Read More»

Alvin Mayfield, 98, of Tyrone

Mr. Alvin Mayfield, 98, of Tyrone, Ga. passed away Sept. 5, 2011. He was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, a retired civil servant at Fort Gillem and was a faithful and long time employee of Parrott Funeral Home and Herschel McDaniel Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Johnnie Mae Mayfield, daughter Alvene Mayfield Grantham, and son Larry Mayfield. Read More»

Local man charged with bilking universities

A Fayetteville man has been charged with bilking about $400,000 from various colleges and universities who were counting on his company for overseas travel arrangements for their sports teams, U.S. prosecutors said.

Dale Brannan, 65, is charged with bank fraud, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud and one count of making a false declaration in a bankruptcy filing, officials said. He was indicted by a federal grand jury Sept. 13, and faces up to 50 years in prison and fines up to $500,000. Read More»

Gunman fires at Tyrone Sonic, gets away on foot

Employees fled to safety, locking themselves in cooler

Several employees of the Tyrone Sonic Drive-In restaurant thwarted a gunman who tried to rob the store Monday night close to 10 p.m., police said.

The gunman fired one round into a doorway Read More»

PTC police: stay cool to avoid road rage

Report: Incidents with angry motorists are on the rise

“Road rage” incidents are on the rise in Peachtree City, and police are urging motorists to let cooler heads prevail to avoid potentially dangerous altercations.

While it can be easy to get upset at other motorists who tailgate or cut you off, police say the best course of action is to let the offender move on, instead of taking matters into your own hands, yelling, or making gestures that might escalate the situation. Read More»

F'ville eyes speed limit changes

The Fayetteville City Council on Sept. 15 will hear a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Avenue and South Jeff Davis Drive. The council will also hear proposals on extending the moratorium on sweepstakes Internet cafes and on minor changes to the precious metals sales ordinance. Read More»

Fayette home prices in deep slump

Sales prices down 27% since 2007; average home price now $230K; 1 in 4 homes sold this year for under $100K

The average sales price of a home sold this year in Fayette County is slightly less than $230,000. If that’s a surprise, read on. Read More»

Atlanta woman gets 35 years in home invasion case

An Atlanta woman was convicted today on 10 felony counts for participating in a violent home invasion in south Fayette County Dec. 3. Michelle Perez of Chattahoochee Summit Road was sentenced to life in prison Read More»