Fayette County

PTC making progress on Hwy. 74S warning light at Baseball-Soccer Complex

Peachtree City officials are continuing to work on plans to install a flashing yellow light to caution motorists approaching the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south.

The Georgia Department of Transportation, at the behest of City Council and a number of letters from residents, recently relented and said it would approve the light. Read More»

Cleveland Elementary class competes in Disney Environmental Challenge project

From left, Brinley Mercer, Brittany White, and Belle Arnold-Hoffman classify leaves in order to make leaf rubbings for a book of facts about the native plants found by our creek and how they affect the creek. Photo/Special.

Laura Brown’s class at Cleveland Elementary School is participating in a Disney Environmental Challenge project. The class is creating a native plant walking trail that informs the public of the role native plants play in keeping small, local creeks clean and how important this is for the Chattahoochee/Flint River Basins. Read More»

Johnson earns his Eagle rank

Johnson earns his Eagle rank

Seth Johnson, 17, of Peachtree City, advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout in a court of honor ceremony Jan. 18 at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran. The award was presented by Phil Carson, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 181, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.

Seth began his Scouting adventures as a Bear Scout with Pack 409 at Braelinn Elementary. He moved through the ranks of Webelos I and II, where he earned the God and Family Award and the Arrow of Light. Read More»

Fayette American Legion officers meet with national commander

Fayette American Legion officers meet with national commander

Jimmie Foster (L), the National Commander of The American Legion just completed a visit to Georgia. During his visit, Commander Foster met with government officials, toured VA facilities and briefed his fellow Legionnaires on the many issues affecting veterans. The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.5 million members, all former veterans or currently serving in the military. Commander Foster, who served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, is shown with Denny Leander, Fayette County Post 105 Commander. Read More»

PTC's Southside Church asks to build in tree save area

A review of expansion plans for a Peachtree City church got bogged down at the city’s planning commission meeting Tuesday night because part of the expansion would encroach into an area listed on the initial final site plan as a “tree save” area along Robinson Road. Read More»

Demolition is near for PTC's Ruby Tuesday to make way for Walgreens

The final site plan for Peachtree City’s new Walgreens pharmacy was approved following Tuesday night’s planning commission meeting. The drugstore will take the place of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant, which was vacated late last month. Read More»

Mystery smoke fills some PTC neighborhoods Sunday night

Residents in Peachtree City neighborhoods north of Ga. Highway 54 and on the east and west sides of Flat Creek Road and around Northlake Drive got a smoky surprise Sunday night. But units from the Peachtree City Fire Dept. and police officers cruising the streets could not find the source of the smoke.

The haze and smoke began well before 8 p.m. and by that time fire units were driving area neighborhoods trying to locate the source. That search as of 9 p.m. came up empty. Read More»

Frady, Brown clash over bypass, agenda

Brown claims censorship; Frady says Brown’s ‘rebuttal’ on project is not county business

Things took a turn for the worse early on at Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Mr. Henry Allen Smith, 58, of Brooks

Mr. Henry Allen Smith, 58, of Brooks, passed away on January 25, 2011.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents William Smith and Katheryne Stephenson Smith.

He is survived by his son Eric Smith of Brooks; two daughters, Amy Story of Loganville, and Christie Nelson of Brooks; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Tom Smith of Brooks, US Ambassador Jim Smith of Saudi Arabia, John Smith of Oxford, England, and Marion Smith of Brooks; sister Dr. Harriet Smith of Pelham, NY; Aunt and Uncle Caroline and Jimmy Barcheldor of Phoenix City, AL; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville, went to be with Jesus on January 24, 2011.

Mrs. Tanner was born in Lakeland, FL to the Late Mr. Jefferson Robert Marshall and Mrs. Beulah Mae Rush Marshall. She resided in central Florida until moving to Georgia in 1982.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Lester Tanner.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Branton of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Bea) Martin of Ormond Beach, FL; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

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