Fayette County

Blue DVD kiosks part of NCR venture

Forget Redbox, the Blue Box is in town. And while those blue DVD kiosks say “Blockbuster Express” on the outside, the company behind the venture is Peachtree City’s NCR Corporation, which actually owns and operates the kiosks. The Blockbuster name and trademark are used through a licensing agreement. Read More»

Virginia “Gennie” Buckholts, 51, of Peachtree City

Virginia “Gennie” Buckholts, 51, of Peachtree City passed away February 26, 2011.

Survivors include her daughter Valerie Buckholts Long; son and daughter-in-law Justin Paul & Jessica Buckholts; daughter and son-in-law Heidi & Elijah Buckholts Coker; grandchildren Gabrielle Ann Long, Shawn Auguste Long, Courtney Ann Coker, Jacob Paul Buckholts, and Wyatt Thomas Coker; sisters Sandra Elizabeth Cold Biles and Susan Renee Cold Nash; mother & father Rachael Jane & Paul Cold; also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Lane Greene, 86, of Fayetteville

Lane Greene, 86, of Fayetteville, GA passed away February 25, 2011.

Mr. Greene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Betty Greene; son and daughter-in-law Tim & Tricia Greene of Safety Harbor , FL ; daughter and son-in-law Cathy & John Kegley of Fayetteville , GA.; grandchildren Allie, Molly, Claire, and John. Read More»

Jan Mann, 72, of Fayetteville

Jan Mann, 72, of Fayetteville passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 after a hard-fought battle with illness.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bob D. Mann, Sr.; sons, Dino Mann and his wife Robyn, and Dennis Mann; daughters, Dana Odell and her husband Rusty, Darlene Smith and her husband Johnny, and Debbie Gullivan and her husband Chuck; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Read More»

Sany to mark completion of first phase

This photo was taken last summer during the groundbreaking for the new facility.

Ceremony slated for Monday to recognize company efforts, $60M investment

Peachtree City will be hosting some very important guests from China in coming days as Sany America plans to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its assembly plant and office complex in a ceremony Monday. Read More»

County paying for Tyrone-Palmetto Road study

Project to look at widening, safety improvements for road that reaches I-85

The potential widening and reconstruction of Tyrone-Palmetto Road will be vetted through a scoping study.

The Fayette County Commission approved spending $30,000 for the study at its meeting Thursday night. Moreover, the county will approach Coweta County representatives to explore the chance of expanding the study’s scope to extend along the road’s path in Coweta County. Read More»

Time running out to respond to PTC survey

The deadline for responses to Peachtree City’s annual citizen survey is Monday, Feb. 28.

The survey seeks citizen input on a variety of issues, with one of the most significant being the citizen’s stance on property tax rates. Read More»

E. Fayette bypass gets go-ahead

Project criticized for not reaching highways south of Fayetteville

Despite criticism that the planned East Fayetteville Bypass is not a bypass at all, the Fayette County Commission tonight approved a conceptual alignment for the road, along with pursuit of state and federal funding for the $39.4 million project.

The bypass would begin north of Fayetteville at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Corinth Road, but the southern end of the bypass won’t reach either of the two highways south of Fayetteville. Instead the road ends at the intersection of County Line Road, south Jeff Davis Road and Inman Road. Read More»

Mr. James “Bonnie” Richardson, 93, of Fayetteville

Mr. James “Bonnie” Richardson, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 24, 2011.

Mr. Richardson is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Richardson and his daughters, Kathy Chapman and Carolyn Richardson.

He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Woods and her husband Gene; grandchildren, Melissa King Read More»

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