Fayette County

Man arrested in PTC Walmart with portable meth lab in backpack

A Newnan man was arrested at the Peachtree City Walmart Aug. 2 on charges of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine after his suspicious behavior resulted in a call to officers and the discovery of items used to manufacture the drug. Read More»

Awards presented to Fayetteville Police

Awards presented to Fayetteville Police

The Fayetteville Police Department was presented with its latest international and state accreditation certifications at Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The awards were presented by Lagrange Police Chief Louis M. Dekmar, chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The award was received by Mayor Ken Steele and members of the department. Read More»

Input sought for PTC history project

Meetings to be held Sunday at 4 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Peachtree City residents are being invited to share ideas about an effort to preserve city history with a special display at city hall plaza.

The Peachtree City History Time Line committee is hosting two public meetings that will feature a brief presentation about the current vision for the project. The committee also wants to hear thoughts and ideas from other citizens as the project continues to move forward.

The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. at City Hall. The second meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read More»

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band comes to Fayetteville

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

On Saturday night, August 13, The Villages Amphitheater welcomes veteran country folk-rock group, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to the Fayetteville stage. Local artist, Corbette Jackson, opens the show. Read More»

Council reprimands PTC mayor for negative comments

Councilman Eric Imker (far right) speaks to the Peachtree City Council about the censure of Mayor Don Haddix (2nd from left). Listening are Councilman Doug Sturbaum (L) and Councilwoman Kim Learnard (2nd from right). Photo/John Munford.

Allegation: criticism hurting business recruitment, city's reputation

On a 3-2 split, the Peachtree City Council Thursday night voted to formally reprimand Mayor Don Haddix in essence for embarrassing the city through a number of negative comments directed at city, county and state officials and employees. Read More»

1 arrested, 1 sought in armed robbery at N. Fayette home Wednesday

Officers have arrested one of two robbery suspects who held two north Fayette youngsters at gunpoint Wednesday and got away with $4,000 worth of items. Police are hunting for the second robber. Read More»

Benjamin Harrison Reynolds, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City

Benjamin Harrison Reynolds, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away August 3, 2011.

He was born March 13, 1923 in Atlanta, GA He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and employed as a plant contract supervisor for Southern Bell. Read More»

William K. Cress, 75, of Fayetteville

William K. (Bill) Cress, 75, of Fayetteville, entered into eternal rest to be with the Lord on August 2, 2011. He died of complications from acute leukemia. He was born May 3, 1936 in Butler, Tennessee. Bill graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1958 and entered the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. After serving his country, Bill started his career with Delta Air Lines in 1961. He spent most of his 33 years as an Internal Auditor for the airline. After retirement in 1994, he continued working for Delta as a contract employee for another 10 years. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — July 26 – Aug. 1

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, July 26 - Monday, Aug. 1

Larry C. Bartlett, 44, of Chestnut Log Loop, Lithia Springs, for open container and no drivers license.

Donald D. MacDonald, 62, of West Chester Drive, Griffin, for failure to maintain lane, duty upone striking fixed object and DUI alcohol. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey, Sen. Chance to play lead roles in redistricting

In less than two weeks, the Georgia Legislature will convene in a special session called by Gov. Nathan Deal to begin the once-every-decade process of redistricting.

Fayette County is in a unique position to come out ahead in terms of the way maps are redrawn for the various districts in the state House of Representatives and Senate. That’s because Read More»

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