Fayette County

Blood drive at Holy Trinity, May 2

A blood drive is being conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Peachtree City. Donors will be received in Loreto Hall on Monday, May 2 from 12-6 p.m. For convenience, appointment times may be scheduled by calling Dan Law at 770-631-6779 but walk-ins are also welcome. Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 101 Walt Banks Road which is the intersection of Walt Banks Road and GA Highway 54. The American Red Cross has issued an urgent nationwide call for blood due to shortages caused by the recent weather and Easter holiday. Read More»

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville, died April 28, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Cheely, founder and owner of Cheely Motor Company, East Point, parents John and Willie Hight and brother Carl Hight. Read More»

PTC urges veto for tree cutting bill

Bill gives billboard companies authority to remove, trim trees on state rights of way

At its April 21 meeting, the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to ask Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that would give billboard owners free rein to cut down and trim trees on state-owned right of way.

House Bill 179 was passed by both sides of the legislature this year. Peachtree City Rep. Matt Ramsey voted against it, while Tyrone Sen. Ronnie Chance voted in favor.

The bill allows for an area as long as 350 feet from the edge of pavement to be cleared of trees on state-owned right of way, and 250 feet along the right of way fence or boundary. Read More»

Local business leaders to hear voices of change at May 6 Leadercast

What makes a good leader?

Each is unique. Some offer direction, others inspire, still others impact lives without saying a word.

Chick-Fil-A’s Leadercast, hosted locally May 6 by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, defines leaders as “Voices of Change” operating as purveyors of either influence, hope, service, purpose or innovation.

So while there is no “one” answer to “what makes a good leader,” nearly 150 local business leaders have shown their interest in the question by making reservations to attend the event at Harps Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

PTC to vote Thursday for blinking yellow lights at Baseball-Soccer Complex

In a bid to prevent a tragic auto crash, the Peachtree City Council is expected to vote Thursday night to spend $8,298 to install yellow flashing beacons on Ga. Highway 74 for the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

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»