Fayette County

Dog attack on PTC cart path sparks concern

Joshua Ellis, 2, pictured with family pet Patches, who was viciously attacked last week by another dog while Joshua was nearby on a golf cart. Photo/Special.

A Peachtree City family is warning path users about a “large black lab-like dog” that attacked their family dog, Patches, on the cart path near the Waterford Green subdivision last week. Read More»

Barbara Miles Karr, age 84 of Peachtree City

Barbara Miles Karr

Barbara Miles Karr of Peachtree City died after a short illness on March 2, 2011, a month before her 85th birthday. She died peacefully in her home. Read More»

Sr. apartments OK'd as PTC caves to lawsuits

Facing not one but two lawsuits, the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously Thursday to rezone a 5.6 acre site for an age-restricted senior apartment complex off Newgate Road next to the Kedron Village shopping center. The rezoning approves 96 units, Read More»

Immigration bill passes Ga. House

Officer alleges it will endanger police by encouraging 'fight or flight' response

A bill aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants from coming to Georgia passed the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday.

Bill sponsor Matt Ramsey, a Republican from Peachtree City, argued to his colleagues that the legislation “removes every single incentive that we possibly can that lures illegal aliens to come to Georgia ... the incentives that our taxpayers are footing the bill for, we can remove those as state policy makers and that’s exactly what House BIll 87 proposes to do.” Read More»

Stacey Lynn Fox, 29, of Fayetteville

Stacey Lynn Fox, 29, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 2, 2011.

Stacey will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. She graduated from Fayette County High School with the class of 2000 and had been working at the OK Café. Read More»

Mrs. Ruby Pauline Helmly Putnam, 85, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ruby Pauline Helmly Putnam, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 1, 2011.

Mrs. Putnam was an employee of General Motors and retired with over 24 years of dedicated service. She was a faithful member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and loved to travel with the Senior Group as well as sing in the choir at church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister

Mrs. Putnam is preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles Harold Putnam. Read More»

In 3-2 commission split, Fayette to stay in regional transit plan for now

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown.

An effort by newly elected Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown to remove Fayette County from conceptual plans for regional bus and commuter rail service was rebuffed by a majority of the Fayette County Commission Wednesday afternoon.

Although all five commissioners said they opposed mass transit coming to Fayette County, there was some sentiment that the matter needed to be studied further based on the potential growth projected for the county and the metro Atlanta area in future years. Read More»

Mr. Jerry C. Walton, 74, of Fayetteville

Mr. Jerry C. Walton, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 1, 2011.

Mr. Walton spent 50 years in the insurance business and was the owner of Walton Insurance Services in West Palm Beach. He graduated from Russell High and attended Emory University at Oxford as well as Georgia Tech.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart whom he was married to for 56 years, Ann Strickland Walton; children, Connie Cates (John), and Scott Walton (Barbara); grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Jerry, Cameron, Scotty (Amy), and Josh; one great-grandchild Aiden; one sister; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Carol C. Abadie of Peachtree City

Carol C. Abadie passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Peachtree City, GA.

She is survived by her husband Ronald and her daughters Shannon Schiltz, Marietta, GA and Melissa DeLoach, Pensacola, FL, as well as her grandchildren Lanie, Katie and Maya Schiltz and Jacob Pettijohn, her parents Joseph and Stella Caracci of Baton Rouge, LA, her brother Ken Caracci of New Waverly TX, her mother-in-law Thelma Abadie and her sister and brother-in-law Rezzie and J.T. Meyer all of Baton Rouge, LA. Read More»

County gives green light to East Fayetteville Bypass

The East Fayetteville Bypass was officially resurrected as a viable project by unanimous vote of the Fayette County Commission last week.

The $39.4 million project would construct a road that would begin north of Fayetteville at Hwy. 85, but end well short of either Ga. Highway 92 or Ga. Highway 85 south of Fayetteville. Read More»

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