Fayette County

Georgia’s Inspector General addresses PTC Rotary Club

Deron R. Hicks, Esq. Inspector General of Georgia Speaks to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Governor Perdue, by executive order in 2003, set up the first office of Inspector General. Deron Hicks is the third Inspector General to hold that office. Read More»

DA: murder charges expected for infant death

A 5-month-old infant who died Friday had suffered injuries from having been shaken, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard has confirmed.

Law enforcement is expected to seek murder warrants in connection with the case, Ballard said, though he declined to say whom might face those charges. Read More»

Is the future of eyeglasses electric

By Dr. John Henahan
Special to The Citizen

A recent article in the New York Times is the latest to highlight a potentially revolutionary development in eyeglasses for bifocal wearers. Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City says that almost everyone over the age of 45 needs extra help to read.

“Traditional bifocals or progressive lenses (no-line bifocals) have the near portion permanently embedded in the lower portion of the lens,” reports Dr. Henahan. “That can be problematic when you want to look down at a further distance, such as going up and down stairs.” Read More»

County honored for counseling center project

Project used county land to create custom facility, partnering county with organizations, individuals

The Atlanta Regional Commission is recognizing Fayette County government Read More»

Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday for much of north and central Georgia, including Fayette and Coweta counties.

The tornado watch, issued at 1:30 p.m., also includes a wind advisory. Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon and begin decreasing after sunset. Sustained winds could reach 20-25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

For more information visit www.weather.gov.

2 governors welcome SANY’s new plant, 200 new jobs in PTC

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (second from right) greets Yanping Gao of the China consulate office in Houston following a ceremony Monday to mark the completion of Sany America's assembly building in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday joined with Gov. Qiang Zhou of China’s Hunan Province, SANY Group chairman Wengen Liang and other dignitaries to celebrate the first phase completion of SANY America’s North American assembly plant in Peachtree City. Read More»

Helen Leona Steele, 90, of Peachtree City

Helen Leona Steele, age 90, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by two daughters Shirley and Howard Allgood of Peachtree City, Barbara and G.L. Roberts of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Tonya Brown of Newnan, Paige Burnett of Peachtree City and Lee Ann Roberts of Jonesboro; four great-grandchildren, Whitney Brown, Price, Cole and Brooke Burnette; two sisters, Letha McGraw of East Point, and Ruth Gilmer of McDonough. Read More»

Safety flare causes minor injury to man at Braelinn Village

A man was treated and released at Braelinn Village Shopping Center Feb. 26 after a safety flare accidentally ignited.

Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said officers responded Saturday to the parking lot at Braelinn Village Shopping Center at 11:47 a.m. in reference to a person receiving a chemical burn.

Police officers and firefighters arriving at the scene discovered an unknown device that had exploded in the hand of the victim, Dove said. Read More»

Babysitter arrested in death of N. Fayette 5-month-old

Stephen Anthony Haire, 22, of Franklin is accused of mistreating a five-month-old Fayette child who died Feb. 25 when he was taken off life support.

A Franklin man has been charged in connection with the death a 5-month-old north Fayette child after statements he made to investigators were inconsistent with the child’s injuries. Read More»

Hasluem is New Neighbor of the Year for NNLC of Peachtree City

Hasluem is New Neighbor of the Year for NNLC of Peachtree City

New Neighbors League Club of Peachtree City (NNLC) is proud to announce that Linda Hasluem has been named as their New Neighbor of the Year. She was awarded this honor for her dedication to the club, her volunteer work within it, and her service to the community.
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