Fayette County

Carole Edith Lyman King, 67, of Peachtree City

Carole Edith Lyman King, age 67, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on February 5, 2011.

She was born in Lake Charles, LA on March 13, 1943 to Arthur Richard Lyman, Jr. and Virginia Pierce Brown Lyman. Carole was a graduate of Florida State University, a teacher with the Department of Defense and a long-time substitute for Fayette County and Blockbuster. She was an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Alumnae in Peachtree City, Pan-Hellenic Association Atlanta Southern Crescent. Read More»

American legion's local oratorical contest winners

American legion's local oratorical contest winners

Local American Legion Posts 50 of Peachtree City & Post 105 of Fayetteville are extremely proud of the quality of high school students they have here in Fayette County. The American Legion, nationwide, is presently holding their annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Contests and two from Fayette County continued, beyond the Post level, to the higher levels of competition here in Georgia. Read More»

Chiefettes dance their way to another title

The McIntosh Chiefettes, front row (L-R) Katie Houston, Meredith Newton, Halle Harrison, Daniela Romero, Caitlin Burk, Adrienne Scasny and Emily Houston. 2nd row, Cheyney Smith, Maggie Plunkett, Cortland Anderson, Vanessa Verheuval, Larissa Romanow, Monica Schwingshakl, August Anderson and Nikki Vallor. 3rd row, Coach Carmen Yarbrough, Rachel Stewart, Kristin Plunkett, Madeline Davis and Natalia Arenas. Photo/Special.

Saturday marked the end of a record-breaking season for the McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team as they captured their second consecutive state championship in both their Kick and Pom categories at the UDA Georgia Dance Championship held at McIntosh High School.

The competition posted a record turnout of 37 dance teams from across the state and nearly 500 athletes. The weather was picture-perfect and total attendance was over 1,200. Read More»

Tyrone business helps launch new tool for cops

Tyrone detectives have a new tool for use in tracking and locating stolen property courtesy of a $2,002 donation from a local business, J.P. Baker Construction.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins said the new online database, Leads Online, connects police to pawnshops, scraps yards, and second hand stores across the country and allows detectives to search for stolen items even in cases where they do not have a serial number. And it helps police track eBay transactions. Read More»

Blue DVD kiosks part of NCR venture

Forget Redbox, the Blue Box is in town. And while those blue DVD kiosks say “Blockbuster Express” on the outside, the company behind the venture is Peachtree City’s NCR Corporation, which actually owns and operates the kiosks. The Blockbuster name and trademark are used through a licensing agreement. Read More»

Virginia “Gennie” Buckholts, 51, of Peachtree City

Virginia “Gennie” Buckholts, 51, of Peachtree City passed away February 26, 2011.

Survivors include her daughter Valerie Buckholts Long; son and daughter-in-law Justin Paul & Jessica Buckholts; daughter and son-in-law Heidi & Elijah Buckholts Coker; grandchildren Gabrielle Ann Long, Shawn Auguste Long, Courtney Ann Coker, Jacob Paul Buckholts, and Wyatt Thomas Coker; sisters Sandra Elizabeth Cold Biles and Susan Renee Cold Nash; mother & father Rachael Jane & Paul Cold; also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Lane Greene, 86, of Fayetteville

Lane Greene, 86, of Fayetteville, GA passed away February 25, 2011.

Mr. Greene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Betty Greene; son and daughter-in-law Tim & Tricia Greene of Safety Harbor , FL ; daughter and son-in-law Cathy & John Kegley of Fayetteville , GA.; grandchildren Allie, Molly, Claire, and John. Read More»

Jan Mann, 72, of Fayetteville

Jan Mann, 72, of Fayetteville passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 after a hard-fought battle with illness.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bob D. Mann, Sr.; sons, Dino Mann and his wife Robyn, and Dennis Mann; daughters, Dana Odell and her husband Rusty, Darlene Smith and her husband Johnny, and Debbie Gullivan and her husband Chuck; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Read More»

Sany to mark completion of first phase

This photo was taken last summer during the groundbreaking for the new facility.

Ceremony slated for Monday to recognize company efforts, $60M investment

Peachtree City will be hosting some very important guests from China in coming days as Sany America plans to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its assembly plant and office complex in a ceremony Monday. Read More»

County paying for Tyrone-Palmetto Road study

Project to look at widening, safety improvements for road that reaches I-85

The potential widening and reconstruction of Tyrone-Palmetto Road will be vetted through a scoping study.

The Fayette County Commission approved spending $30,000 for the study at its meeting Thursday night. Moreover, the county will approach Coweta County representatives to explore the chance of expanding the study’s scope to extend along the road’s path in Coweta County. Read More»