Fayette County

New technology to ID ‘criminal aliens’ at Fayette jail

Starting Tuesday, illegal and legal aliens convicted of a previous crime face deportation

Starting tomorrow, people booked into the Fayette County Jail will be subject to “biometric” fingerprint scans to identify aliens “both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States.” Read More»

Two PTC Troop 75 alumni win prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver award

Carl Lowry (L) and Ute Whatley display the prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award. Photo/Scott Ash.

Two weeks ago, at the annual Flint River Council Eagle Scout banquet, five Silver Beaver Award winners were announced and two of the recipients — Carl Lowry and Ute Whatley — were from Peachtree City’s Troop 75.

The Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service is the highest and most esteemed award that a Boy Scout council can give out each year. Read More»

Tyrone is holding ‘Century of Treasures’ Yard Sale this Saturday

Members of the Tyrone Centennial Committee stand in front of the mural in Tyrone Town Hall. Photo/Special.

The Tyrone Centennial Committee is having a kick-off for The 100-Year Celebration for 2011.

The Town of Tyrone Centennial Committee is holding the largest yard sale in Tyrone on Saturday, Mar. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The yard sale is being held at Shamrock Park, 941 Senoia Rd. Tyrone, Ga. 30290. The committee is still taking applications for participants to sell their items. The booth space is $25 for a 12 x 12 spot. You must provide your own table and tent. It is open to the community to sell items and shop for treasures. Read More»

PTC economic development budget OK’d

Peachtree City’s new economic development coordinator will start with a modest $75,000 budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The budget was approved last week by the city council. Read More»

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

The Fresh Market opened Wednesday at its new location in Peachtree City (100 N. Peachtree Parkway) and thousands of area residents flocked to check out the new store. Parking became a problem most days as area residents checked out the specialty wares of the supermarket. For more, see the story, blogs and photo gallery at www.thecitizen.com. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Movie (traffic) madness expected in PTC Monday near The Fred

Update: Filming for "Joyful Noise" is back on for Monday so traffic near Huddleston Elementary School and “The Fred” amphitheater in Peachtree City will be a little dicey Monday morning, and perhaps on Tuesday, starting in the early morning and lasting through the early evening, according to Peachtree City police. Read More»

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gunny, 69, formerly of Fayetteville

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gunny, 69, of Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away March 11, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Gunny retired from JC Penny after 35 years. She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds. She also enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Gunny loved her grandchildren, dogs, and grand-dogs, and she especially loved her great-grandson Bentley. Read More»

Fayette County girls are state champs

Fayette County girls are state champs

The Fayette County Lady Tigers built a 19 point lead in the Class AAAA championship game, saw it cut to four points and hung on to win 55-45.

See the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1351

PTC sacks dive team

Due to a lack of funding, the Peachtree City Fire Department will be disbanding its dive team.

The department will still have the capability to provide safety for events such as the Peachtree City Triathlon and the annual dragon boat races, but they will not be able to recover anyone who goes below the surface of the water, officials said.

The city also will lose the capability of searching underwater for evidence and other items. So in such situations the city will have to summon a dive team from a neighboring jurisdiction, which will cost time but most likely not money. Read More»

PTC says no to retail size caps

A suggestion to put variable maximum sizes on new retail development based on the type of business failed on a 4-1 vote of the Peachtree City Council last week.

The “size caps” would have eliminated the existing special use permit process, which requires a special permission from council for any company wishing to build a new retail store over 32,000 square feet or any retail center with stores totaling a combined 150,000 square feet or more. Read More»