Fayette County

Traffic-slowing medians get brushoff in PTC

Matter to be revisited when section of north Parkway is repaved

Peachtree City staff has recommended a first for Peachtree Parkway: three “traffic calming” medians near Loring Lane and Tinsley Mill to slow cars down.

But the city council put the brakes on the concept, at least for now, during a workshop meeting Aug. 2. Council asked for more data on how they will effect vehicle speeds, and whether the medians would indeed reduce crashes. Read More»

PTC Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Members of the Peachtree City Girl Scout Troop 436 with the donations collected for the Fayette County Animal Shelter as part of their Bronze Award Service Project. Standing are Mary Katherine Adcox and Rachel Fox. Sitting (front row, L-R) are Madison Martin, Erin Macke and Morgan Beck. Back row, Hannah Price, Ainslie Schmidt, Carolyn Sanders, Sarah O’Toole and Katherine Farrell. Not pictured: Lilly Carter and Troop Leaders Sandy Macke and Karen Sanders. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Girl Scout Troop 436 was recognized in a formal ceremony in May for earning the highest award in Junior Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Each of these girls has achieved the high ideals and goals expressed by Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scout movement in 1912. These 11 girls have served their country, community, and God with their hard work and skills. Read More»

PTC CAP squadron welcomes new commander

Major Randall S. “Randy” Stastny of Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Major Randall S. “Randy” Stastny of Fayetteville assumed command of Civil Air Patrol’s Peachtree City — Falcon Field Composite Squadron, GA116, from Lt. Col. David “Dave” Mitchell on June 16. Maj. Stastny has been a member of Civil Air Patrol and the local squadron since 2008. Read More»

PTC eyes paving industrial park’s Dividend Drive

Peachtree City officials are looking at spending $977,000 to repave a long stretch of Dividend Drive, which is the main road through the industrial park. The project would stretch from TDK Boulevard to Paschall Road, and it would be paid for Read More»

Fayetteville philanthropist attends the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Dr. MacDonald and her daughter in front of Buckingham Palace. Photo/Special.

Dr. Mona MacDonald, a resident of Fayetteville, recently attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, England, by invitation of Her Majesty, tThe Queen.

Dr. MacDonald was invited, along with her daughter, Zena Martin, who is a dual American-British citizen, living in London, for their philanthropic work in both the United States and United Kingdom.

Dr. MacDonald is the founder and President Emerita of the Greater Atlanta Colorful Arts Society, Inc. (http://colorfularts.org/) and founder of The Mona MacDonald Foundation for the Arts. Read More»

Smaller stores planned for PTC’s Line Creek proposal

It appears that a plan to build several large retail stores off Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way in Peachtree City has fallen by the wayside.

A much smaller site plan has been submitted for consideration at this Monday night’s (Aug. 8) meeting of the city Planning Commission. The plan includes some 69,000 square feet of retail space, including a gas station right off the highway. Read More»

A local ‘Night Out’ for Fayette law enforcement agencies

A local ‘Night Out’ for Fayette law enforcement agencies

Police cars helped light up the dusk hours at Drake Field near City Hall in Peachtree City for the annual “National Night Out” anti-crime event Tuesday night. Plenty of children turned out and learned more about public safety agencies in the city and the county. Photo/John Munford.

Burglars hit F'ville Toys R Us

Fayetteville Police are searching for at least two suspects responsible for the Aug. 4 burglary of the Toys R US store at the Fayette Pavilion in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Mike Whitlow said officers received an alarm call from the business Thursday at 11:40 p.m. Officers arrived to find that access to the store had been made through an emergency access door on the side of the building, Whitlow said. Read More»

Business goes proactive after copper theft

Copper thefts are not uncommon anywhere these days. But the weekend theft of copper-laden cooling components at Score Indoor Sports off Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn came with a word of advice from the company that might help prevent similar thefts at other businesses.

The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. on July 31 and 8 a.m. the following day, said Score Indoor General Manager Ian Vanderkley. Landscapers arriving at the site on Oakley Industrial Boulevard Monday morning found that some of the piping and cooling coils from the large cooling units had been removed. Read More»

‘The Wall That Heals’ preview meeting Aug. 9

The Coweta TEA Party Patriots at the organization’s Aug. 9 meeting at the Carnegie in downtown Newnan will preview the October arrival of a replica of “The Wall That Heals” that will be on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds in October. Coweta TEA Party spokesman Lee Norman said the meeting will be for all interested citizens and all veterans, with special emphasis towards Vietnam veterans. Read More»

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