Fayette County

More interest for PTC?

Councilman Imker urges 2-year CDs for higher returns

Peachtree City might start putting some of its cash savings in two-year certificates of deposit in the hopes of getting more in return for interest earnings.

City Councilman Eric Imker has urged such a policy change, suggesting it could provide the city with an additional $150,000 a year.

However, it’s not as simple as using two-year CDs. A state law restricts governing bodies such as city councils from “binding” future councils, so any such policy has to abide by that principle, according to City Attorney Ted Meeker. Read More»

Big storm yields little damage

Wednesday night’s blustery thunderstorm yielded no major damage in Peachtree City.

It did, however, leave a bit of a mess.

Public Works crews were out very early Thursday morning after mud began to wash over Rockaway Road, said Public Works Director Mark Caspar. A backhoe was used to clear the mud, he said.

Also, crews were out all day Thursday removing fallen trees, some of which had fallen on roads. Still others had fallen on the cart paths, he said.

“We didn’t really have any damage other than debris and tree cleanup,” Caspar said. Read More»

Money management skills earn national ranking for SCHS students

Anyone needing advice on how to save and spend money wisely in today’s tough economic times may consider asking some local high school students. Read More»

McIntosh grad is USC Salutatorian

McIntosh grad named USC Salutatorian

Craig Western, a Peachtree City resident and graduate of McIntosh High, has been named Salutatorian of the University of Southern California Class of 2011. Craig will graduate summa cum laude on May 13 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, having maintained a 3.99 grade point average. Read More»

PTC Police seminar to focus on Internet safety, gang issues

Parents of middle schoolers urged to attend, but open to all

Parents wanting to be up to speed on Internet safety and gang issues should put Tuesday, May 17 on their calendars.

That’s when the Peachtree City Police Department is offering such information in a community forum at J.C. Booth Middle School from 7-8:30 p.m.

The program is free and there is no limit to the number of people who can attend, police said. The event will take place in the school’s cafeteria. Read More»

5th annual Law Enforcement essay winner at Kedron

5th annual Law Enforcement essay winner at Kedron

Fifth grade student, Eric Flandermeyer, won the District Attorney's 5th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Essay/Art Contest at Kedron Elementary School. Flandermeyer, a student in Mrs. Lynne Tait's class, wrote about the dangerous and selfless job that our police officers have. "We should honor the police" is the main thought of Flandermeyer's essay. Flandermeyer will attend the Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet on May 5, where his essay will compete with others from students in Fayette County. Read More»

Police reports for Tyrone in April

The following arrested were made by Tyrone Police during the month of April. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jefferson Britton Allen, 32, of Anthony Drive, Tyrone, for possession of marijuana and DUI alcohol.

Rodriguez Baltimore, 29, of Stillwater, Riverdale, for fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving while unlicensed and failure to yield right-of-way to school bus.

Lauren Brittany Douglass, 23, of Bradford Drive, Fayetteville, for suspended or revoked license (felony) and headlight requirements. Read More»

March jobless numbers fall in Fayette to lowest rate in Atlanta metro

March unemployment figures released by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) show the jobless rate in Fayette County and Peachtree City on the decline. Fayette’s jobless rate dropped one-third of a percent over the past month while the rate in Peachtree City fell nearly half a point. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — April 19–25

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, April 19 - Monday, April 25

Willie Denson, 56, of Registry Place, Hampton, for harassing phone calls.

Felisa Marcel Harris, 44, of Wind Trail, Fayetteville, for probation violation.

Shankyera Lakeeta James, 20, of Talley Street, Hampton, forfirst degree forgery, financial identity fraud (2 counts). Read More»

Lucille George Bailey, age 83, of Peachtree City

Lucille George Bailey, age 83, of Peachtree City went to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 28, 2011.

Lucille was born November 3, 1927 in Enoree, SC, the daughter of Franklin Augustus George and Annie Mae Jones, deceased, and sister of Charles George, deceased. Read More»

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