Fayette County

Latest Lego robotics team

The Roboeagles First Lego League robotics team. Top row, from left, N’Kai Hodge, Annie Morris, Dennis McCuller and Alex Kobie. Bottom row, from left, Danny D’Amato, Sam Vice, Emily Wagner and Andrew Starkey. Photo/Submitted.

 The Roboeagles are the latest First Lego League (FLL) robotics team to join a growing number of teams established by schools throughout the county.

Inman Elementary started the Roboeagles this year with the help of many community volunteers who donated both expertise and financial support to get the team up and running.

Developing and maintaining a Lego robotics team takes a tremendous amount of resources, among them being time outside of school to coach and instruct students, as well as plenty of money to purchase robotics kits and cover competition fees. Read More»

Shopper avoids potential carjacking at Pavilion

A female shopper at the Fayette Pavilion on Dec. 13 refused to give up her vehicle when confronted by a man threatening her with a handgun. She drove away, avoiding the carjacking and leaving the man with no choice but to flee the scene.

Det. Mike Whitlow said a shopper at the Marshalls department store had entered her Hummer at 11 p.m. when she was approached by a male carrying a handgun. The man pointed the gun at the woman and told her to give him the vehicle, said Whitlow.

“The woman refused and sped off,” Whitlow said. Read More»

PTC approves sewer hook-up for personal care apartments

The Peachtree City Council on Dec. 1 approved a sewer hook-up for the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on the city’s east side due to its failing septic system. The facility has also requested annexation into the city.

This story is a correction of a story that ran last week that incorrectly stated that Heritage of Peachtree City had been annexed. The facility has requested an annexation into the city and the annexation process is currently underway. Read More»

Dale Roger Wees, 94, of Peachtree City

Lt. Col. (ret) Dale Roger Wees, 94, of Peachtree City, passed away December 11, 2014.

He was born June 30, 1920 in Elkins, W.V.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Anna Lee Moore Wees and his son, Dale Roger Wees, II.

He is survived by his daughters Sue Ellen (Rick) LeBrun, Beverly Jo (Allen) Davis, Trudy Anne (Ken) Baker, and Debra Kaye (Jimmy) Brogdon; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Read More»

Honoring our veterans

Honoring our veterans

Maj. Art Capehart (U.S. Army-Ret.) of Fayetteville was one of many to take part in the Wreaths Across America observance honoring deceased veterans held Dec. 13 at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. The local event was sponsored by American Legion Post 105 and the Civil Air Patrol. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC house fire causes significant damage but no injuries

A mid-morning house fire on Dec. 13 in Peachtree City resulted in no injures but left the home significantly damaged. Peachtree City Fire Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire at 129 Burnham Rise Read More»

Wreath ceremony in PTC on Dec. 13

American Legion Post 105 is again supporting the local Civil Air Patrol squadron as part of the Wreaths Across America program to lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of our military veterans in cemeteries all across the nation, including right here in Fayette County. Read More»

PTC cops nab homeless man after schools were locked down

A homeless man who fled from police while being questioned in Peachtree City on Dec. 11 was located and arrested near St. Paul Lutheran School.

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You better not pout

You better not pout

The jolly elf
Santa Claus drew quite a crowd of kids at Peachtree City’s Hometown Holiday festivities held Dec. 6 at City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and a number of live performances Photo/Terri Ricker.

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

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