Fayette County

Fayette's STARS are announced

The Fayette County Public School System congratulates the following high school seniors and their selected teachers for being named to the 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program. Read More»

Recycle electronics at Booth

Ms. Henkel’s 8th Grade Science Class at JC Booth Middle School with their collection of electronics recyclables, including cellphones, digital cameras, DVDs video games. A portion of the funds raised through this Earth Day campaign will directly support the school’s science department. The PTO collects items year round to support all classroom programs. Photo/Noelle Henkel

If you’re like most Americans, you have a couple old, unused cellphones stashed in your home. You may even have a handful of used ink cartridges.
Did you know it takes about a gallon of oil to make an ink cartridge? Or, that 12 are thrown away every second, along with four cellphones. That’s cash—and resources—just going in the trash.

That’s a shame, because some of these items can be reused, most contain parts that can be recycled, and many are made of metals that can be harmful to the environment. Read More»

Twilight presents 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Twilight presents 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Twilight Theatre is in full swing of the 2011 season with the production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The show is directed by University of West Georgia graduate, Amanda Lindsey. “I am so blessed to work with this cast. They truly are amazing,” said Lindsey. The cast consists of people of all ages from the Fayette County community. The play follows four young lovers and their journey to finding true love. Read More»

New Commander for Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol

Lt. Col. David Mitchell

David Mitchell of Peachtree City has assumed command of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Lt. Col. Mitchell was raised in Columbus, Ohio and it was there he fell in love with flying. Entering CAP as a cadet in 1968, he soloed at age 16.  A member of the Peachtree City unit since 2007, Mitchell is a check pilot/instructor pilot in several CAP aircraft including the new Cessna 182 NAV III G1000 “glass cockpit” (no dials, just screens). Mitchell served as Deputy Commander prior to assuming Command.     Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Mar. 11-23

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 11-23. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kirk Rodney Brown, 42, of Wynfield Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery-family violence.

Aminata Cisse, 40, of Village Green Circle, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor).

Shawn Eric Cranford, 25, of Highland Park Drive, Sharpsburg, for speeding and DUI alcohol.

Allen Guyton Forte, 41, of Calypso Court, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor). Read More»

Fayette one of 73 Georgia counties named Camera Ready Communities

Gov. Nathan Deal stands in the Capitol with representatives of 73 counties designated “Camera Ready Communities.” Photo/Alana Joyner.

Economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $1.4 billion in 2010

Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol March 21. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was launched as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to bolster Georgia’s growing film and television industry. Read More»

Rising Starr Girl Scouts set sights on NASA

Rising Starr Girl Scouts set sights on NASA

Girl Scout Troop 548 from Rising Starr Middle School attended an overnight adventure at the Kennedy Space Center March 19. The scouts toured the Space Center, met Astronaut John Blaha, and slept under the Saturn V rocket. In the photo: (L-R) Kristen Stogner, Lindsey Jackson, Adele Allen, Jennifer Linville and Avery Grillo. Photo/Special.

Imker: data says police, IT doing great job

Data from city reports and the citizen survey shows that two Peachtree City departments in particular are doing an outstanding job, according to city Councilman Eric Imker.

At last week’s council meeting, Imker praised the city’s Information Technology department for achieving a rare status based on results from the city’s survey. Citizens ranked themselves as being “extremely satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the IT department, with no lower-ranked responses. Read More»

Northern PTC-Coweta link discussed; new bridge over Line Creek eyed

Council declines to seek regional funding, wants more data from Coweta officials

An under-the-radar project that would link Fayette and Coweta counties with a new bridge across Line Creek was met with some skepticism by the Peachtree City Council last week. Read More»

PTC looks to plug hole in employee drug screenings

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark.

Peachtree City does not have a city-wide program for pre-employment and random drug testing, but that may change soon. Read More»

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