Fayette County

Fayette elementary schools are powered up for 20th Power Parade

Fayette County elementary students are getting powered up for the Fayette Youth Protection Home’s 20th annual Power Parade. Since 1991, Fayette County school children have raised thousands of dollars to support children their own age who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances. Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. (FYPH) provides services for children who have been displaced from their homes. Children are provided housing in a home owned by FYPH in Brooks, Ga. Read More»

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Eight members of the Whitewater High School Band program were named to the 2011 Georgia Music Educator’s Association All-State Band/Orchestra. Laura Dudley (French Horn), Carly Grayson (Flute), Lauren Milner (French Horn), Amy Melton (French Horn), Jay Newsome (Saxophone), Anna Rainwater (French Horn) and Kyle Vice (Trumpet) traveled to Savannah to rehearse and perform with these groups in early March.

More than 3,000 students from across Georgia audition for these All-State Ensembles and must pass through two rigorous and competitive auditions before being selected.

Bryan Adams to play 'The Fred' in August

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphotheater will play host to one of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians on Friday, Aug. 5. Bryan Adams The Bare Bones Tour is the sixth concert in the BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series, with the other five announced in early February. The previous five concerts include Kenny G Heart and Soul Tour, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jo Dee Messina with special guest Jimmy Wayne, Kool and the Gang and 10,000 Maniacs with Edwin McCain. Series tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Fred Box Office. Read More»

PTC OK’s $29K fix for ice-storm-damaged tennis courts

If not repaired, city stood to lose national tourney in May

January’s ice storms have done a real number on six outdoor courts at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.

Thursday night the City Council authorized spending just under $30,000 to repair, resurface and restripe the courts.

City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said ice from the storm caused hairline cracks on the courts to expand to one inch wide and up.

The city had not anticipated a need to do the work on the remaining six damaged courts, Gaddo said. Read More»

PTC extends Saturday drinking hours

To serve til 2 a.m. Sunday, businesses must add video surveillance

Peachtree City has adopted extended alcohol sales hours for bars and restaurants, which will allow them to serve until 2 a.m. on early Sunday mornings instead of the current midnight cutoff.

The move, which takes effect April 1, was made largely for financial reasons.

Establishments in Coweta County are allowed to serve until 2 a.m., causing Peachtree City businesses to lose customers, City Administrative Services Director Betsy Tyler told the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council in Monday workshop to be asked to sell road to developer

Would allow 4 ‘junior box’ stores on Hwy. 54 West

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way will be discussed in a joint meeting of the Peachtree City Council and the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Retail size caps for LUC voted down

A proposal to establish various maximum size limits for new development zoned limited use commercial was voted down by the Peachtree City Council.

Mayor Don Haddix advocated for similar restrictions for all new development on land zoned general commercial, but that measure failed March 3.

Because of that, Haddix argued that it did no good to adopt the size caps for limited use commercial zoning districts. Read More»

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night unanimously approved a proclamation supporting the Fayette County Relay for Life and “Paint the Town Purple” month. Jane Carnes accepted the resolution from Mayor Don Rehwaldt. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Bedecked in a resplendent purple evening gown, Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum gets the once-over from Kim Westwood of the American Cancer Society at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Sturbaum wore the dress to help promote this year’s Relay For Life ACS fundraiser that will be held April 29 at the city’s Falcon Field Airport. The event is dubbed the “Runway Relay.” Photo/John Munford.

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