Fayette County

Mr. James “Bonnie” Richardson, 93, of Fayetteville

Mr. James “Bonnie” Richardson, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 24, 2011.

Mr. Richardson is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Richardson and his daughters, Kathy Chapman and Carolyn Richardson.

He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Woods and her husband Gene; grandchildren, Melissa King Read More»

Carol Caracci Abadie, 64, of Peachtree City

Carol Caracci Abadie, 64, of Peachtree City, GA died February 21, 2011.

Mrs. Abadie was born in Baton Rouge, LA to Joseph & Stella Caracci.

She was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Ron Abadie; daughters Shannon Schiltz & husband Kevin of Marietta, GA and Melissa Abadie DeLoach of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren Madeleine, Mary-Katherine & Mya Schiltz and Jacob Pettijohn; her parents Joseph & Stella Caracci of Baton Rouge , LA and brother Ken Caracci of New Waverley, TX. Read More»

Mr. C. Harold Joiner, 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. C. Harold Joiner, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 21, 2011.

He was born in Laurens County, GA, to the late Cordie and Vera Gilder Joiner. He is preceded in death by his brother Charles Joiner. Read More»

Daniel “Scott” Morton, 52, of Peachtree City

Daniel “Scott” Morton, 52, of Peachtree City, GA died February 20, 2011.

Scott was born in Englewood, NJ to David D. Morton & Janet T. Morton. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and was transportation manager of a logistics distribution service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Joy A. Morton of Peachtree City; sons Andrew Morton and Ryan Morton & his fiancé Kristin Edwards, all of Peachtree City; parents David & Joy Morton, Peachtree City; sisters Deidre Manole & husband Mike of Montvale, NJ and Diana Brady & husband Phil of Monassas, VA. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette Tea Party groups help stage anti-protest

Members of the Coweta and Fayette Tea Party groups Wednesday in Atlanta acted as an anti-protest to the group of union supporters protesting the legislatures of Wisconsin and other states and their attempts to address, and potentially end, collective bargaining by state employees. “If (a state) doesn’t have the money and is going broke they have to cut spending,” said Senoia Tea party Coordinator Joe Canin.

Members of the Coweta County and Fayette County Tea Party movement joined others Wednesday in Atlanta in a protest to show support for Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature in its move to potentially end many collective bargaining rights for state workers. The anti-protest-protest was also in response to a protest rally in the city held by supporters of the Wisconsin state workers. Read More»

PTC family safe after late night home invasion

Marlon D. Jones, 22, of College Park was arrested for participating in a home invasion burglary in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2011.

UPDATED Thursday 5:46 p.m. — A home invasion in Peachtree City early Thursday morning resulted in no harm to a family living in the center of the Golfview subdivision off Flat Creek Road. Peachtree City Police have arrested a College Park man in connection to the crime.

Twenty-two-year-old Marlon D. Jones, College Park, has been charged with burglary and loitering and prowling in connection to the crime, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove, whose statement follows below. Read More»

PTC nabs gas-siphoning thief

Harrie Rodriquez Mapp, 30, of Carlo Woods Drive, Atlanta, is charged with stealing gas from a local gas station.

Cops: Suspect paid for a little, but got a lot of gas

An Atlanta man has been collared by Peachtree City police for stealing large quantities of gas from a local gas station.

Harrie Rodriguez Mapp, 30, used a white van that had a large gasoline holding container inside, police said. The local investigation began when a local gas station complained of the gas theft in which a subject in a van purchased a relatively small amount of gas but pumped a much larger quantity without paying for it, police said.

It was later determined that several other jurisdictions had similar reports, and Mapp was arrested Tuesday, police said. Read More»

Group asks BoE to loosen school day, ditch 6-period standard

One of life’s little certainties for students and teachers is the six-period school day. That may change.

Several staff and students from Fayette County high schools presented to the Fayette County Board of Education last week a proposal they hope could lead to altering the county’s 26-year history of having six class periods each day. Read More»

'Angles Among Us' dinner dance a great success

The Fayette Youth Protection Home Board of Directors at the recent Angels Among Us dinner dance. Photo/Special.

There were plenty of angels in attendance at the Fayette Youth Protection Homes “Angels Among Us” Dinner-Dance which was held at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree on Saturday, Feb. 12. The angel theme fit right in with the Valentine’s Day weekend event.  Local artist, and art teacher at Starr’s Mill High School, Todd Little, created a beautiful angel painting during the dinner hour, and the patrons who bid and purchased over a hundred live, and silent auction items, were angelic in doing so.  Read More»

Blended Heritage Celebration at county library Friday

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 13th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. As always, a very special evening of music, poetry, dance, and food is planned. The Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge. Read More»

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