Fayette County

Sparse traffic on usually busy Hwy. 74N in PTC

Sparse traffic on usually busy Hwy. 74N in PTC

Hardy motorists brave roads as ice blanketed snowfall of about 2 inches across Peachtree City. This photo looks north in Kedron on Ga. Highway 74. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Icy driving Monday morning at PTC’s big intersection

Icy driving Monday morning at PTC’s big intersection

Although Peachtree City’s government offices are officially closed today, city Information Officer Betsy Tyler and IT Administrator Matthew Robinson surveyed the city’s busiest intersection and found traffic moving slowly but cautiously. “These were about 8:45 a.m. today (Matt & I walked) — SR 74 looking north across SR 54, and SR 54 looking west across SR 74. Some cars are out, moving slowly and some sliding when turning. You can’t see asphalt — covered by a sand & snow mix. It’s better to just stay in today! Brrr. — Betsy Tyler (reporting from home). Photo/Betsy Tyler.

Cars slip-sliding in PTC

Ice is making roads tough to navigate. This photo was provided by Peachtree City Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler.

This view of the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 shows the ice on the road and a few motorists braving the elements. According to Peachtree City spokesperson Betsy Tyler, some of the cars slid while turning, underscoring the need for caution for those who absolutely must hit the road.

Officials are recommending all residents stay at home even though roads are passable. All local governments are closed in Fayette County.

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PTC rec dept. declines gun show at Kedron

Neighbors expressed concern, but show may move to private facility

The Peachtree City Recreation Department, after getting public input for and against, has decided not to host a gun show at the Kedron Fieldhouse.

In a news release issued Friday, Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said his agency would work with local officials to try and identify a suitable location to host the show in the city.

Following is the news release from the city: Read More»

PTC looks at 1-way road solution

County wants to pave road that would link to Kedron Hills subdivision

The Peachtree City Council has once again postponed a decision on whether or not it agrees with Fayette County paving Sims Road, which links directly to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills subdivision.

The road is in the unincorporated county, and some city residents are concerned that the road might create a shortcut sending vehicles through the neighborhood.

Other positives, however, are a more reliable shortcut to Piedmont Fayette Hospital for ambulances, and also a paved road for a school bus route going to Bennett’s Mill Middle School. Read More»

Mayor's annual 'State of the Town' report shows Tyrone holding its own

Tyrone mayor Don Rehwaldt discusses the status of the town at the first town council meeting of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt during the annual State of Tyrone address Thursday night was up front with the effects of the recession on the local economy. Rehwaldt said the town is in satisfactory condition but must remain fiscally vigilant throughout the long-running recession.

Rehwaldt said he expected 2011 to be more financially challenging than last year, both for Tyrone and Georgia. And though the state will be faced with a deficit of more than $820 million due to the phasing out of federal stimulus funds, Tyrone is expected to be in a satisfactory financial position, Rehwaldt said. Read More»

Ga. DOT chief speaks at PTC Rotary

Ga. DOT chief speaks at PTC Rotary

Vance C. Smith Jr., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday about the future of transportation in Georgia. Citing an unclear future for funding, Smith also spoke of the need to improve access to job centers, more transit, and improvements for port connectivity and commuter trip reliability. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

Winter weather in outlook for Sunday, Monday

Area residents might want to keep an eye out on the weather later this weekend and into early next week. The National Weather Service Friday afternoon called for the potential for wintry conditions that include rain, sleet and snow beginning Sunday afternoon then changing to sleet and snow for much of Monday. Accumulations of up to two inches are expected. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill Pageant postponed

Update - Thursday, Jan. 13 - Due to the closing of Fayette County Schools on Thursday, Jan. 13, the Miss Starr's Mill Scholarship Pageant has now been canceled altogether for this coming weekend. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill Scholarship Pageant, the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind, will be held Jan. 14 and 15 in Starr’s Mill High School’s Duke Auditorium. Read More»