Fayette County

Mrs. Joy Linda Eidson, 64, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Joy Linda Eidson, 64, of Fayetteville, died January 1, 2011.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth W. Eidson of Fayetteville, GA; two sons Jeffrey Eidson and his wife Cindy of Concord, GA and Jody Eidson and his wife Christy of Dallas, GA; daughter Jennifer Davis and her husband Mark of Los Gatos, CA; six grandchildren; her brother Jack Kinman and his wife Betty of Conyers, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Search still on for missing 12-year-old girl

Search still on for missing 12-year-old girl

Girl, 12, could now be in Mexico with 21-year-old man

Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are still searching for 12-year-old Isabeth Yanez who was last seen on Dec. 27. Investigators said the Fayette County girl may be with 20-year-old Simon Quintana Guiterrez near Acapulco, Mexico. Read More»

Mrs. Aline P. Verlander of Peachtree City

Mrs. Aline P. Verlander of Peachtree City died December 30, 2010.

Mrs. Verlander was a long-time member of Beecher Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta and is currently a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church. She retired from the Atlanta Public School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Carl Verlander.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Verlander and his wife Ann of Johannesburg; Gene Verlander of Thomaston; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Clint Russell Smith, 17, of Peachtree City

Clint Russell Smith, 17, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on December 29, 2010.

Clint was preceded in death by his brother Carson Smith.

He is survived by his mother Stacy Smith and Bobby Royal of Peachtree City; father Bryan Smith & wife Barbara of Senoia; sister Chloe Smith of Peachtree City; grandparents Berry & Elaine Smith of Sparta, GA; Walter Jernigan of Sharpsburg and Dianne Jernigan of Maryville, TN. Read More»

Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Small, 31, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Small, 31, of Winston Salem, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on December 29, 2010.

Jeff is preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Marie Small.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Marie Small; his mother and father, Nelson and Joyce Small; maternal grandmother Lillian Whitlock; aunt Lynn Whitlock Gilland; uncles Michael Whitlock, Randall Small and Herbert Small; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Ten arrested at F’ville party for underage drinking

Partying doesn’t always pay, at least when the festivities are loud enough to draw complaints. That was the case at Swan Brook Apartments in Fayetteville Dec. 30 when a visit by police resulted in the arrest of 10 underage drinkers.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Mike Whitlow said officers responded to a loud party complaint in the early morning hours of Dec. 30 and subsequently arrested 10 people for underage possession of alcohol. Fayetteville Police received the call at approximately 2 a.m. at the Swan Brook Apartments off Ga. Highway 54 East, Whitlow said. Read More»

Third man arrested in PTC burglaries

Peachtree City Police early Wednesday arrested two Atlanta men in connection with three Christmas week residential burglaries. A third Atlanta man was arrested Wednesday afternoon. All three are charged in the three residential burglaries in the Smokerise and Kedron Hills subdivisions. Read More»

Coat drive a success for local scout

Starr's Mill High School's Ray Loya as part of an Eagle Scout project spearheaded an effort collected 415 coats and blankets for homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ray Loya decided to warm the hearts of people down on their luck, people who had no place to go.

And by all measures he succeeded and then some, providing 415 blankets and jackets to homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta. His initial goal was 300.

Loya came up with the idea because his church does outreach programs in Atlanta, serving food to the homeless, and he knew there weren’t many jackets to hand out. Read More»

PTC has 71 apply for city manager job

Peachtree City has received 71 applications from across the country for its vacant city manager position, according to interim City Manager Nikki Vrana.

Those applications are being narrowed down by a committee that includes Vrana, the city attorney, the city’s human resources administrator and also Tom Hall, the city manager from LaGrange.

The committee plans to do interviews the week of Jan. 10 with the “short list” of candidates, Vrana said. Then the committee will narrow the field to about four candidates, she added. Read More»

Roundabout to be considered for Crosstown-Parkway intersection?

Engineering firm will also draw up simple right-turn lane additions; council against traffic light

An engineering company that will prepare conceptual designs for scaled-back improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Drive will also look at the possibility of making the intersection into a two-lane roundabout. Read More»

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