Fayette County

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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Burch students go to Capitol art exhibit

Burch students go to Capitol art exhibit

Robert J. Burch Elementary art students Jared Davis and Analucia Yanar recently represented their school at the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta Georgia.  Students received certificates for their accomplishments, met with area representatives Virgil Fludd and Matt Ramsey, and were treated to a reception in their honor.  Students in schools from all over the state also participated.

Carole Edith Lyman King, 67, of Peachtree City

Carole Edith Lyman King, age 67, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on February 5, 2011.

She was born in Lake Charles, LA on March 13, 1943 to Arthur Richard Lyman, Jr. and Virginia Pierce Brown Lyman. Carole was a graduate of Florida State University, a teacher with the Department of Defense and a long-time substitute for Fayette County and Blockbuster. She was an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Alumnae in Peachtree City, Pan-Hellenic Association Atlanta Southern Crescent. Read More»

American legion's local oratorical contest winners

American legion's local oratorical contest winners

Local American Legion Posts 50 of Peachtree City & Post 105 of Fayetteville are extremely proud of the quality of high school students they have here in Fayette County. The American Legion, nationwide, is presently holding their annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Contests and two from Fayette County continued, beyond the Post level, to the higher levels of competition here in Georgia. Read More»

Chiefettes dance their way to another title

The McIntosh Chiefettes, front row (L-R) Katie Houston, Meredith Newton, Halle Harrison, Daniela Romero, Caitlin Burk, Adrienne Scasny and Emily Houston. 2nd row, Cheyney Smith, Maggie Plunkett, Cortland Anderson, Vanessa Verheuval, Larissa Romanow, Monica Schwingshakl, August Anderson and Nikki Vallor. 3rd row, Coach Carmen Yarbrough, Rachel Stewart, Kristin Plunkett, Madeline Davis and Natalia Arenas. Photo/Special.

Saturday marked the end of a record-breaking season for the McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team as they captured their second consecutive state championship in both their Kick and Pom categories at the UDA Georgia Dance Championship held at McIntosh High School.

The competition posted a record turnout of 37 dance teams from across the state and nearly 500 athletes. The weather was picture-perfect and total attendance was over 1,200. Read More»

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