Fayette County

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Howard Claxton Shepard.

She is survived by her sons, Howard N. Shepard of Fayetteville, GA and Robert W. Shepard of Gainesville, GA; also a granddaughter, Jacey Shepard of Cumming, GA. Read More»

More than a drill for these PTC students

More than a drill for these PTC students

Some 12 students were put through the paces recently in a mock disaster drill, the cap of their training under the Community Emergency Response Team program offered by the Peachtree City Police Department. These trainees carry out a “victim” from the disaster scene as they worked to triage the remaining victims. The CERT program prepares individuals to help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. Topics include lifesaving skills, how to help victims, managing utilities and small fires and also organizing spontaneous volunteers. Photo/Special.

PTC makes impression, but not named ‘Most Patriotic’

Although it is one of the most patriotic small towns in America, Peachtree City did not win the title of “The Most Patriotic Small Town” in the country.

Instead, the title went to Rapid City, South Dakota as part of the Rand McNally Best Small Towns in America competition.

Peachtree City was one of six finalists in the “Most Patriotic” category, which resulted in a couple traveling through to review the city, along with five others as part of a cross-country tour. Read More»

PTC to donate dive team equipment

Last week the Peachtree City Council voted to dispose of the fire department’s dive team equipment by donating it to the Henry County Fire Department.
It was the final act in a process beginning in March during which council decided not to fund the dive team operations any longer.

A major factor in the decision was the budget, as the dive team needed a projected $59,000 in funding over the next two years. Among those costs was an estimated $41,000 for communications equipment used for underwater and land-based personnel. Read More»

Friends of PTC Library donate books to Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center

Friends of PTC Library donate books to Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center

Paul Lentz (center), representing the Friends of the Peachtree City Library, donates books to the Rene Christensen Library at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The library is part of the Cancer Wellness Center at the hospital. The donated books are adult books; young adult and children books will also be donated in the future. Piedmont Fayette Hospital Volunteer Nancy Jurchenko (R), formerly employed at the Peachtree City Library, organized and maintains the hospital library. The library will be expanded to include the Infusion Center. Read More»

PTC to regulate donation boxes

You’ve seen them all over town. Big metal “donation boxes” designed to accumulate goods such as books, clothes and other items that can be re-used or recycled.

Their proliferation got to the point where last week the Peachtree City Council adopted a set of rules to govern their location and exterior in an effort to make them less obtrusive. Read More»

Tyrone Centennial committee needs more family information

Linda Howard, Tyrone Centennial Committee Chair, has sent word that they are still trying to get out information on the need for family information.

You don’t have to have family going back to the 1800’s, even if you just moved here in 2011, the committee wants to include your family in the Tyrone Centennial Book. Please get your family information in by Aug. 20 in time for the book to be out in time for Christmas giving.

The book is expected to be $25. Read More»

8 arrested in PTC alcohol sting

Eight people were issued citations in an undercover investigation Thursday after selling alcohol to an underage person, police said.

The incidents happened at seven of 26 establishments that were surveyed in a joint operation between Peachtree City Police and the Georgia Department of Revenue.

The establishments where citations were issued were Katie’s Liquor Store, Line Creek Liquor, the Wisdom Road Shell gas station, the Pit Stop gas station on Petrol Point, City Tap, El Ranchero at Braelinn Village and Chili’s Bar and Grill. Read More»

Edgefield pastor Eddie Thomas dies

Edgefield Baptist Church is mourning the loss of Pastor Eddie Thomas, who died Monday, July 25.

Thomas, 48, had celebrated his 14th anniversary with the church several weeks ago.

The funeral will be tomorrow, Saturday July 30 at noon at his home church, located at 140 Church Street in downtown Fayetteville. Pastor Wendy Smith will officiate.

Thomas had been ill for nearly a year, but managed to preach every Sunday until four weeks ago. Read More»

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2011.

He was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Fayetteville, GA. He attended elementary, middle and high school there. He liked music at an early age and played saxophone during middle school. He also developed a great singing voice but preferred to rap and became a rapper; calling himself ACAL, representing his California and Atlanta roots. He always enjoyed our holiday drives or flights to Arkansas or California to visit relatives. Read More»

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