Fayette County

William Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, GA, Retired City of Atlanta Fireman died March 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by wife, JoAnne Russell Smith and son, Michael David Smith. He is survived by son, Billy Smith, daughters, Linda Hodgins, Nancy Kintzle, Stacy Wheeler, Kelly Yarbrough and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A family service will be held Sunday, April 3. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Stockbridge. 770-692-1181

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

Ancient Jerusalem came to life last weekend at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. The mass of visitors watched pottery-making, tried their hand at writing Hebrew and participated in the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms

7th Annual Race for Riley coming April 30

It’s almost time for what has become a local health and family-oriented fundraising tradition. The 7th Annual Race for Riley fundraiser to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville will be held on April 30 at its new location in the Serenbe community in City of Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

Fayetteville Police warn of new scam

The Fayetteville Police Department is warning residents to be aware of a scam that sounds legitimate but, in the end, cost a local man $17,000.

Det. Mike Whitlow in describing what happened said a Fayetteville man is out over $17,000 after responding to an online ad for employment. The ad promised $1,000 for two weeks worth of research for an online concierge service. Read More»

American Legion post receives flag certificate from SAR

American Legion post receives flag certificate from SAR

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette Chapter, recently presented their flag certificate to Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion. The SAR Flag Certificate recognizes the year-round, proper display of the American Flag by individuals and organizations throughout the community. Post 105 flies the flag in front of the Log Cabin, 180 South Glynn St, Fayetteville. From left are Paul Grimes, SAR Sgt at Arms, Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander, and Bo Hill, SAR Flag Committee Chairman and member of Post 105. Photo/Special.

Golf cart bill won't affect Peachtree City

New legislation addressing golf cart operation and safety equipment steers completely clear of affecting Peachtree City in any way.

The latest version of Senate Bill 240 would not apply to communities like Peachtree City that already have ordinances authorizing the operation of golf carts, which the legislation refers to as “motorized carts.”

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, said that the legislature has benefitted from the advice of Peachtree City’s city attorney, Ted Meeker, in crafting the legislation. Read More»

Traffic delay on Hwy. 74 S in PTC

Peachtree City officials just before noon said an oil leak from a tanker truck is causing traffic delays in the southbound Lane of Highway 74 in Peachtree City from the northern city limits (Tyrone) to Kelly Drive (south of Highway 54). Read More»

Fayetteville unveils plans for Stonewall-Lanier gateway wall

Fayetteville will soon be outfitted with a new look designed to reflect the city’s history. By the end of summer motorists traveling east on Ga. Highway 54 just inside the historic district where the roadway splits into Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue will see an 80-foot brick gateway wall topped with a new “Fayetteville” sign. Read More»

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Peachtree City’s Cooper Lighting on March 25 in recognition of being awarded its company’s Environmental Excellence Award presented a $7,500 award grant to the Southern Conservation Trust for improvements to the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.

Among those at the presentation were Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs, Cooper Lighting representatives Mark Eubanks, Bob Richard, Terence Clarke and Russell Green, Southern Conservation Trust Executive Director Pam Young and board members Kevin Thames, Amy Egoroff, David Blalock and Jerry Peterson. Read More»

PTC to implement new building fees

Starting April 4, a new — and sometimes more expensive — structure for building fees will take effect in Peachtree City.

Gone will be a rate that calculates new building construction fees based on their square footage. Instead, the new fees take into account the total valuation of the project, based on either the contract for the work or a valuation table adopted twice a year by the International Code Council.

This will eliminate the difference between how a commercial project is valued and how residential construction is valued, city officials said. Read More»