Fayette County

PTC wonders: get a new bubble for Kedron fieldhouse or wait?

It’s almost time for Peachtree City to replace the plastic “bubble” that’s erected over the Kedron pools to keep them open year-round.

The flexible plastic device, kept afloat by a pressurized air system, is near the end of its usable life, Read More»

Emily Bradberry named Miss Whitewater 2011

 From left are Taylor Martinez, Emily Bradberry, and Ginny Nicholson. Photo/Turner PhotoDesign.

Emily Bradberry was crowned Miss Whitewater 2011 on Jan. 29, 2011. She earned the title and a $1,000 scholarship from the Whitewater High School Choral Department.

Taylor Martinez was selected as the first runner-up and received a $500 scholarship. Ginny Nicholson was chosen as second runner-up and given a $250 scholarship.

Thirty-six young women competed for the crown. The competition was held over a three-day period cumulating in the announcement of the winners on Saturday evening. Read More»

F’ville cops nab 2, seek 3rd in Walmart parking lot robbery

Armed robbery suspect Brandon Mann is considered armed and dangerous.

The Fayetteville Police Department arrested two suspects connected to a Sept. 17, 2010 armed robbery of a man and his wife in the parking lot of the Fayetteville Walmart in the Pavilion shopping center, according to Detective Mike Whitlow Friday afternoon. Read More»

Gang member 'Big Boy' Lynch gets 17 years in F’ville gun store heist

Kissan Lynch, 25, of Jonesboro, Ga., was sentenced Friday by United States District Judge J. Owen Forrester on charges related to the theft of over 80 firearms stolen Dec. 5, 2007 from Autrey’s Armory, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Fayetteville. Lynch is the 12th of 13 defendants to be sentenced in the case. Read More»

Pounds of pancakes for a good cause

Pounds of pancakes for a good cause

Thousands of area residents flocked to the McIntosh High School cafeteria last week for the annual Kiwanis Pancake breakfast. The griddles were going all morning as pancakes were being flipped dozens at a time. In addition to the all-you-can-eat breakfast, younger visitors enjoyed face painting, clowns making balloon animals, tours of fire trucks and more. The event is an annual fund-raiser for the Peachtree City club. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Minute fix gets testy in PTC

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix (L) and Councilman Eric Imker.

Councilman Imker chides mayor for distorting facts on tax increase

The correction of minutes from a previous City Council meeting is without fail a mundane task that garners a quick motion, second and unanimous approval. Until Thursday night that is. Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker dragged out the video and audio of the meeting to prove an error, and lobbed criticism at Mayor Don Haddix for using the incorrect information in a recent newspaper column in an effort to discredit him. Read More»

PTC says 'no' to tree removal ban

Favoring private property rights over government intervention, the Peachtree City Council unanimously sacked a proposed six-month ban on the removal of trees. Read More»

Mrs. Ann Josephine Summers Lee, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ann Josephine Summers Lee of Senoia, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, died February 1, 2011.

Mrs. Lee was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Phillips Lee.

She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Hall and her husband Jimmy of Sharpsburg; Marian Joy Lee of Senoia; grandson, Charley Hall of Sharpsburg; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Virginia Letteer Rollick, 96, of Fayetteville

Virginia Letteer Rollick, 96, of Fayetteville, GA died January 31, 2011.

Mrs. Rollick was married to the late Walter Rollick, Sr. for 60 years. She attended Young Harris College, was an outstanding pianist & piano teacher. Mrs. Rollick was preceded in death by parents Lyle LeRoy and Ella Beusse Letteer, husband Walter Rollick, Sr. and sons Carlton Rollick & Walter Rollick, Jr.

Mrs. Rollick is survived by daughters Melissa Lawrimore and husband Garry of Fayetteville, GA, Dianne Collier of Atlanta, GA ; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren & sister Mrs. Carolyn Drees of Utah . Read More»

Seabaugh to state: don’t tamper with private accounts

Recent reports from around Georgia have noted that state tax refund checks were deposited into taxpayer’s bank accounts by the Ga. Dept. of Revenue then withdrawn with no notice or explanation, leaving account holders to ante up costs for late charges and bounced checks. But Sen. Mitch Seabaugh hopes to end that practice.

Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) on Monday introduced legislation that would prohibit any state agency from withdrawing money from a citizen’s account without express written consent from the account holder. Read More»

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