Fayette County

Trading Post marks new era with tent sale

Donald Pope, nephew of Bill Davis, has worked at The Trading Post for 30 years. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

The Trading Post, known as the oldest continuously operating business in Fayette County, is emerging into a new era. Bill Davis began his business venture 64 years ago, in 1947, on Highway 54 west of Fayetteville in a location known for selling general merchandise – gas, clothing, groceries. Aided by location, a friendly environment and a growing population, The Trading Post quickly became known as a gathering place for the locals.  Read More»

Thousands walk and run the runway to support Fayette’s Relay for Life

Thousands walk and run the runway to support Fayette’s Relay for Life

The signature event at annual Fayette County Relay for Life is always the survivor’s lap. The fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, held for the first time at Falcon Field in Peachtree City April 29, drew thousands showing support for loved ones touched by the disease and calling for a cure for cancer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

McCarty wants county to pay more for bypass-condemned land

Fayette County Commissioner Allen McCarty wants the county to take an additional step toward compensating property owners along the route of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The concept is that in addition to paying for the property acquisition, the county also should take the percentage of the lot’s size to calculate the amount needed to “pay off” that portion of the homeowner’s mortgage.

The matter will be discussed Wednesday at the commission’s 3:30 p.m. workshop meeting at the county’s Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Hams network wirelessly to spot storms for PTC’s National Weather Service office

A network of amateur radio operators trained as severe weather spotters served as crucial “eyes and ears” in advance of last week’s devastating tornado-producing storms, according to local weather officials.

The SKYWARN network provided crucial information that in some cases confirmed the violent nature of storms that were appearing on the radar screens of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, said Meteorologist in Charge Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

Who is mystery girl who showed up after storms blew through Fayette?

Jim Harris of Brooks holds photo of mystery girl. Photo/John Munford.

It is indeed possible, if not likely, that a photo discovered in the backyard of a south Fayette County home was carried hundreds of miles by the violent storms came here the evening of April 27.

Storms such as these have been documented to lift debris miles into the air and carry it for long distances, said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. Read More»

Close encounters at PTC’s World War II Heritage Days

Close encounters at PTC’s World War II Heritage Days

It was as close as most people get to the real fighting. Pictured are several of the re-enactors from Georgia-based Kelly’s Heroes who battled members of the Southeastern U.S.-based Shidan Imperial Japanese Army in a mid-afternoon skirmish at World War II Heritage Days held April 30 and May 1 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The skirmish was just one of many activities held at the heavily attended event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

163-apartment seniors complex proposed for F’ville’s Lafayette Village

An initial proposal to establish a residential area for seniors is expected to be presented at the May 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The preliminary site plan for the Lafayette Village Senior Community shows a proposal to construct a total of 163 senior apartments and 28 cottage-style homes Read More»

Sen. Chance unsure on rolling back gas tax hike

Starting Sunday, May 1, Georgians began paying an extra 2.8 cents a gallon in gas tax. For a tank averaging 12 gallons, that’s an extra 33 cents, adding what some consider “insult to injury,” thanks to the rise in gas prices. Read More»

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps is front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A chief reason to help this charity

A chief reason to help this charity

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins was one a nearly three dozen community leaders and officials to try their hand at taking orders and delivering meals April 26 at the annual Prevent Child Abuse Fayette Benefit Dinner held this year at the Outback Steakhouse in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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