Fayette County

Mrs. Phyllis Richardson, 64, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Richardson, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away February 12, 2011.

Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her father Grady Parker Myers.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years Jim Richardson; son Jamie Richardson of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Aubrey & Mollie Richardson of Fayetteville, and their mother Tammie Richardson; sister Donna Coralles of Atlanta ; mother Sarah Fordham of Rex; and also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Mr. Willis Walker, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville

Mr. Willis Walker, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2011.

Mr. Walker was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater and also the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Walker also served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Margaret Walker; son and daughter in law Lewis & Marie Walker, Jr. of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Lewis W. Walker, III and wife Jennifer of Charleston , SC., Elizabeth Gray and husband Billy of Newnan, and Lauren Travis and husband Kevin of Atlanta; 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Teresa Lynn Wade, 49, of Fayetteville

Teresa Lynn Wade, 49, of Fayetteville, GA died February, 8, 2011.

Teresa was born in East Point, GA and was a Georgia Tech graduate. Read More»

New PTC light may get 'free' solar panel

When it comes to Peachtree City projects, the word “free” isn’t often bandied about.

In this case, however, Peachtree City could be saving $16,000 if the Georgia Department of Transportation is able to pitch in with some help.

The $16,000 represents the cost it would take for utility companies to route a power line to the location of a brand-new flashing yellow caution light that will be built at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south. Read More»

PTC loses $518K grant for gateway bridge

Brown favors $1.5M project to enhance shopping in the area

The price tag for Peachtree City’s proposed “gateway” cart path bridge over Ga. Highway 54 West has become even more expensive. The city has lost a $518,000 grant for the project, so an estimated $1.5 million is needed for the project to become a reality. Read More»

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

It wasn’t enough to close schools for the day, but Thursday morning’s snow added some ambiance to go with the cool temperatures in Peachtree City. Path users either bundled up for their walk/jog/run like this duo, or they put the flaps down on their carts to stay warm. Photo/John Munford.

What a site

What a site

Construction continues on the assembly building/office complex for Sany America, the U.S. arm of the Chinese Sany heavy equipment company. Even though the facility will not yet be complete, a ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Feb. 28 in which local, regional and state officials will welcome Sany corporate officials and others from the Hunan Province in China. The campus is located off Ga. Highway 74 south of Cooper Lighting. Photo/John Munford.

Report shows crime decrease in Tyrone

The 2010 Annual Report released Jan. 31 by the Tyrone Police Dept. shows an decrease in various types of crimes for year. The numbers showed violent crimes down by 50 percent and property crimes down by 12 percent. The report also showed a 14 percent reduction in traffic accidents and a 29 percent decrease in accidents with injuries.

“Overall, 2010 was a great year for the Police Department as we accomplished a lot, not the least of which was maintaining a low crime rate and high quality of life for our citizens,” said Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

PTC says 'no thanks' to paving proposal

The benefit of a school bus route shortcut was not enough to convince the Peachtree City Council last week to support paving Sims Road, a gravel road that would connect to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills neighborhood.

Sims Road is outside of the city’s jurisdiction in the unincorporated county, and since only a handful of people live on the road the Fayette County Commission last year asked the city if it wanted the road paved or not, as the commission is looking to prioritize its road paving projects. Read More»

Bigger Gathering Place would cost more

A proposal to expand the Gathering Place recreation center in Peachtree City would increase its operating costs but also increase revenue, according to projects city staff shared with the city council last week.

The operating expenses would increase from $148,000 a year to $246,000, assuming there are four part-time and evening staffers to help with customer service and maintenance for the additional classes and facility rentals. Read More»

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