Fayette County

Woods-Snyder wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Snyder

Kaye Michelle Woods and Jonathan Philipp Snyder were married in the Campbell Courtyard at the Wyndham Peachtree, Peachtree City, April 2, 2011. Michael Zajas, of Mesa, Ariz., conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods of Peachtree City and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Woods, of Hapeville, and Margaret Rafferty and the late Armp Rafferty, of Owensboro, Ky. Read More»

Fayette schools announce changes for new school year

Middle school students in Fayette County will start and end their school day earlier to accommodate an additional 20 minutes of extra instructional time added to the high school day. Adjustments were made to the middle school schedule to help reduce traffic congestion due to the later release of high school students, especially at the South Complex (Rising Starr Middle and Starr’s Mill High) and the North Complex (Flat Rock Middle and Sandy Creek High). Read More»

Peachtree City mom and son Pedal for Pets

Wendy Maguire is passionate about animals. Her own dogs and cats are well loved. But animals that are chained up, neglected, abused and homeless break her heart. “I wish I could adopt them all,” said Wendy.

Instead, she’s making a difference by raising funds in a ride for The Georgia Heartland Humane Society Free Spay/Neuter Clinic.   She refers to the two women, Jane Reed and Jill Whiskers who started this crusade three months ago as “bonafide heroes.” Read More»

Students place at national competitions

Some students spent part of their summer break preparing for and competing at national organizational conferences, bringing home trophies and medals as rewards for their hard work. Read More»

CARE offers free workshops for parents this school year

After students settle into their routines following the start of school on August 8, parents and the community will have their opportunity to get schooled beginning in September.

The CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program of the Fayette County Public School System is offering free workshops to all parents, educators and community members. Read More»

Sheriff, cops to hold National Night Out tonight

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah is inviting the public to participate in National Night Out 2011 Aug. 2.

This is the 28th Annual National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

This year’s event has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Fayette Pavilion. Peachtree City Police and the sheriff’s office will also hold a NNO event at Drake Field adjacent to the Peachtree City Library. Read More»

Brown: Budget may be issue for Hwy. 74/I-85 fix

One of the projects that stands to benefit the most from a potential regional sales tax is improvements to the interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85, just outside the Fayette-Fulton County line. Read More»

Big F’ville roundabout project moves ahead despite regional sales tax uncertainty

The Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue/Jeff Davis Connector project in Fayetteville has been approved for local funding but its status on the list of possible regional transportation sales tax projects to be decided by voters in July 2012 is not looking good at this point.

Meantime, the project is proceeding, with 30 percent of the design work complete and negotiations underway for property needed to link the three roadways. Read More»

Help sought in 3 PTC apartment burglaries

The Peachtree City Police Department is investigating three daytime burglaries that happened between July 25-29 at the Camden Apartments.

In each case, the burglars gained access by kicking in the front door, police said. Items taken from the units included electronics and other miscellaneous property, police said.

Camden Apartments is located just off MacDuff Parkway and Ga. Highway 54. Read More»

PTC Council to hear about intersection issues, Dividend Drive pavement

The Peachtree City Council will conduct a workshop meeting Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss traffic issues at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Loring Lane, along with the pavement evaluation of Dividend Drive, the main thoroughfare through the city's industrial park.

The workshop will be held at City Hall. No formal vote is expected from council on either matter, as workshops are traditionally held for information sharing purposes.

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