Fayette County

PTC Council to examine private street takeover

The Peachtree City Council will hold a workshop meeting Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of the city assuming control of privately-owned streets in several subdivisions.

The meeting will be at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. The discussion will include the current specifications of existing private streets, the city’s street specifications and the potential ramification of the city assuming their control, particularly as it would affect residents through homeowners associations. Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn joins with Master Gardeners this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to welcome in the cooler, fall weather with another wonderful opportunity for everyone to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy some music and socializing on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse square.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. Chick-fil-A will be selling hot lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Cub Scouts clean up in Tyrone

Cub Scouts clean up in Tyrone

Cub Scout Pack 373 Wolf Den #1 recently completed a community service clean up project on Trammell Road in Tyrone. Many bags of garbage and debris were collected, and after their worthwhile efforts, the Scouts posed with their “bounty”: (L-R) Adam Soper, Tristan Hellenbrand, Mark Soper, Jared Donahoo, Robby Klitten, Den Leader Brandon Hellenbrand, Bricen Thomas, Liam Prouty, Michael Prouty and Blake Hellenbrand. Photo/Laura Soper.

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Sept. 20 – Sept. 26

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, Sept. 20 - Monday, Sept. 26

Patrick D. Fancher, 22, of Skinner Mill Road, Augusta, for probation/parole violation.

Gary R. Langston, 17, of Cobblestone Boulevard, Fayetteville, for affray.

Leonardo Quiroz-Luna, 39, of Baker STreet, Riverdale, for improper u-turn, following tooo close, no driver’s license and failure to stop at accident with damages. Read More»

Westmoreland hosts job fair in Fayetteville

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (right, foreground) talks with a participant at the Thursday job fair. Photo/Special.

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland hosted a job fair Sept. 29 at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The event was very well attended, with 31 employers and more than 600 job seekers present, according to Westmoreland spokesman Leslie Shedd. Three people at the job fair were hired on the spot. Read More»

Hampton man charged with 8 counts of identity theft

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on Sept. 27 in connection with a identity theft case which occurred between December 2009 and March 2011, charging a Hampton man with eight counts.

Investigators have arrested Marcus Brown, 28, of Hampton and charged him with eight counts of identity theft, according to Fayette Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Brown fraudulently using a family member’s social security number to purchase a new vehicle, obtain an apartment home and open several Wells Fargo bank accounts over a several year time period.

Safety a key component of Great Ga. Airshow

Spectators keep their eyes on the sky at a previous airshow at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The crowd is kept safe by a number of safety procedures and regulations. Photo/File.

A number of safety initiatives in place each year for the Great Georgia Airshow are designed to protect the crowd, including individual pre-flight mechanical inspections of each aircraft and the presence of a safety monitor from the Federal Aviation Administration, air show organizers said this week.

On top of that, all of the aerobatics undertaken by aircraft are designed to move away from the crowd, according to Angie Faulise, the director of this year’s airshow, slated for Oct. 8-9 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Read More»

Police: no burglary ‘crime ring’ in PTC

Residents’ email chalked up to miscommunication with officer

A Sept. 22 email based on an incident at the home of a Cardiff Park subdivision couple in Peachtree City has generated a flurry of other email activity around the city.

The incident pertaining to a woman entering the house supposedly to clean the residence and then leaving after speaking with the husband was reported to Peachtree City Police later that day. Officers subsequently received a copy of the email apparently sent by the residents and reviewed the statements from the portion of the email relating to whether current crime issues in the city were accurate. Read More»

MacDuff extension close to making list

Road would be added to regional sales tax projects

The extension of MacDuff Parkway in northwestern Peachtree City is one step closer to making the final cut for funding through a potential regional sales tax. Read More»

Tyrone officials push, shove at Founders Day fracas

It is almost never a newsworthy item when an minor physical altercation occurs with little or no injury and no charges are filed.

But that is not the case when the two people happen to be elected and appointed officials of a municipality, and one is accused — but not charged — with striking the other during a heated exchange fueled by both parties. Read More»

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