Fayette County

A job well done

A job well done

The Peachtree City Council honored the city’s newest Sergeant Jamie McDowell at its Aug 7. City Council meeting. McDowell was given his new rank before family and friends at the meeting. Photo/John Thompson.

Albert Edward Ensell IV, age 57

Albert Edward Ensell IV

Albert "Tippy, Eddie Munster, Babu, Squirrel Boy, Dingus" Edward Ensell IV, who was born August 25, 1956 in Wildwood, N.J., died Saturday, August 9 2014, in a plane crash near Senoia, Ga.

He was committed to the lord, a devoted husband, committed father and incomparable friend. After serving in the Navy, Ensell spent 32 years as an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and was to retire in September of this year. He was an adventurer, hiker, sailor, pilot and extreme lover of life. Read More»

West side developments move forward

Peachtree City is following noted author Horace Greeley’s mantra of “Go West, young man" Read More»

Art contest winners announced at PTC Library

Some of the winners from the contest. Photo/Submitted.

Winners of the Peachtree City Library’s “Ride the Wind” Art Competition were announced Aug. 9, during local author Larissa Reinhart’s signing of her latest Cherry Tucker mystery novel, “Death in Perspective.”

In the Elementary Category:

1st Place - Priyam Kadakia (Grade 6) for “Life Under the Sea”

2nd Place - Dominique Hairston (Grade 3) for “ Reading in the Wind”

3rd Place - Amanda Agnos (Grade 1) for “Sailboats in the Wind”

In the Youth Category:

1st Place - Jessica Shenning (Grade 8) for “Soaring Words” Read More»

Starr’s Mill student to be crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen on Sunday

Abigail Feltner, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County, will be crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen 2015 in a special ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 17. Photo/Special

Abigail Feltner, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School, will be crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen at a special crowning ceremony on Sunday, at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Feltner, who was named Miss Starr’s Mill in January 2014, earned the opportunity to compete in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pageant in Columbus in June.

At the statewide pageant, Feltner was named 1st Runner Up, and Olivia McMillan (Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen) was crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen. Read More»

Fayette tax digest up 1 percent

The value of all property in Fayette County saw a small but significant increase in 2014.

Information supplied by Fayette County Tax Commissioner George Wingo showed an increase of approximately 1 percent in the 2014 tax digest.

Though small, an increase of 1.022 percent over the value of all real and personal property in the county in 2014 is a marked improvement over 2013 when the tax digest finally climbed into positive territory but was essentially flat. Read More»

Casting company urges pre-registration


A large crowd is expected Saturday for the open casting call for “Ant-Man” and the casting company is urging potential extras to pre-register to cut down on the wait times. In order to make the process more efficient, New Life Casting said people should pre-register by going to http://goo.gl/ETsds7 and complete the information form. Read More»

Partying for a good cause

Partying for a good cause

Fayette County resident Mike Flynn wouldn't have it any other way. As he did five years ago, Flynn for his 75th birthday threw a party Aug. 10 where guests brought gifts for the Fayette County Humane Society. Taking a minute out from the festivities were, from left, Mike Flynn, Fayette County Humane Society representative Leah Thomson and Debbie Flynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Arrest report: Aug. 5-11

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Monday, Aug. 11

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tristen G. Allen, born in 1990, of Ashley Trail, Griffin, for revoked or suspended license.

Charles H. Arnold, III, born in 1966, of Veranda Way, Mount Dora, Fl., for probation/parole violation. Read More»

GriefShare starts tonight at Tyrone’s Dogwood Church

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group Wednesday evenings beginning tonight, Aug. 13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Atrium area of the church office.

“GriefShare is a Bible-based support group with friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” Read More»

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