Fayette County

Report shows crime decrease in Tyrone

The 2010 Annual Report released Jan. 31 by the Tyrone Police Dept. shows an decrease in various types of crimes for year. The numbers showed violent crimes down by 50 percent and property crimes down by 12 percent. The report also showed a 14 percent reduction in traffic accidents and a 29 percent decrease in accidents with injuries.

“Overall, 2010 was a great year for the Police Department as we accomplished a lot, not the least of which was maintaining a low crime rate and high quality of life for our citizens,” said Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

PTC says 'no thanks' to paving proposal

The benefit of a school bus route shortcut was not enough to convince the Peachtree City Council last week to support paving Sims Road, a gravel road that would connect to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills neighborhood.

Sims Road is outside of the city’s jurisdiction in the unincorporated county, and since only a handful of people live on the road the Fayette County Commission last year asked the city if it wanted the road paved or not, as the commission is looking to prioritize its road paving projects. Read More»

Bigger Gathering Place would cost more

A proposal to expand the Gathering Place recreation center in Peachtree City would increase its operating costs but also increase revenue, according to projects city staff shared with the city council last week.

The operating expenses would increase from $148,000 a year to $246,000, assuming there are four part-time and evening staffers to help with customer service and maintenance for the additional classes and facility rentals. Read More»

Kedron ASP celebrates Mozart's birthday

Amelia Fox, second grade; Kalil Fox, second grade; Thomas Keohane (Mozart), second grade; and Brianna Doty, third grade, paint to Mozart’s music.

At a mere 255 years of age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart celebrated his birthday last month with after school program (ASP) students at Kedron Elementary.

The students have celebrated Mozart’s birthday on January 27 for the last nine years. Since Mozart could not be there in person, a student dressed up like the composer and walked around the school answering questions about him and directing everyone to the birthday party.

As part of the celebration, students created paintings while listening to Mozart’s masterpieces, letting their brushes glide against the paper to the music. Read More»

Plenty of options for dates this Valentine’s Day weekend

Monday is Valentine’s Day, but many couples will celebrate this weekend. If you are looking for some things to do with your sweetheart, here are some ideas.

The Legacy Theatre will end their run of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” this weekend. The show follows four young women in a musical group. The first act takes place at their high school reunion in 1958 and the second act takes place at their 10-year reunion. Audiences have loved the show’s wonderful sense of humor, heart and toe-tapping soundtrack. Phone 404-895-1473 or visit www.thelegacytheatre.org. Read More»

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis and is survived by her daughter and son in-law, Martha and Dennis M. “Mike” Yearty, Sr. of Peachtree City; son and daughter in-law, Harold L. “Sonny” and Judy Davis of Brookhaven; Read More»

Hwy. 74S lane closing planned Monday, Tuesday

Motorists urged to avoid area if possible

One lane on Ga. Highway 74 south near the Flat Creek bridge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, for construction purposes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

Meeting needs for kids in need

Meeting needs for kids in need

Members of the Vineyard Community Church from Coweta, Fayette and Henry counties have an initiative underway designed to provide weekend meals for income eligible children from two Coweta County elementary schools. Packing meals in the sanctuary on Feb. 2, church members expect “Backpack Buddies” to expand across Coweta and Fayette counties and beyond. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 8, 2011.

He is survived by his parents, Brandon and Marianne Neerman; brothers, Evan and Grant; grandparents, George and Sue Cleek, and Marc Neermann; great-grandmother Carol Neermann; aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Cops already check IDs, would extend to suspected illegals

State Representative Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City says law enforcement officers already have the power to check the immigration status of any person booked into jail on a felony charge.

Under his proposed immigration bill, that power would extend to persons booked on misdemeanors and other criminal suspects including those investigated on a traffic stop, Ramsey said this week. Read More»

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