Fayette County

Lots of theater available this weekend for local audiences

Tonight, the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone will welcome to its stage six young people competing for the same dream:  the dream to become a spelling bee champion. An instant hit when it landed on Broadway in 2005 and an eventual Tony Award winner, ”The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before on the Legacy stage.  The show boats a witty and hilarious score by veteran composer and lyricist William Finn as well as a unique and inventive script by Rachel Sheinkin that uses audience participation and improvisation. Read More»

Ga. Supreme Court to rule on PTC annexation

The legitimacy of a 2007 annexation in northwest Peachtree City will be decided by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Attorneys for each party participated in oral arguments last week, advancing their position on the matter. City resident David Worley, himself an attorney, is hoping to overturn the annexation, which would add 1,125 homes on 779 acres west of Ga. Highway 74 and north of the current terminus of MacDuff Parkway. Read More»

Recoat project OK’d for Peachtree City City Hall

A project to recoat the exterior of Peachtree City’s City Hall building was approved by the City Council at its April 7 meeting.

The exterior needs to be re-sealed every so often to prevent drainage problems like the one experienced several years back that required a significant modification to the interior of council chambers, officials said.

The lowest qualified bidder was Engineered Restoration, Inc. Read More»

Event on April 30 seeks old prescriptions for disposal

Check your cabinets for those out-of-date and no-longer-used prescription bottles.

And instead of flushing those drugs down the drain, put them aside for the Prescription Drug Take Back event April 30 at Shakerag Knoll next to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At last year’s “pill drop” event, Peachtree City residents disposed of an astonishing 193 pounds of medication. The drugs were disposed of via incineration. Read More»

PTCPD hosting junior police academy in June

This June the Peachtree City Police Department will again host a Junior Police Academy, a week-long and hands-on peek into police work for local students between 12 and 17 years old.

The academy will provide basic information about the police profession and the daily operations of the Peachtree City Police Department. Participants will have the chance to take part in hands-on training in many aspects of law enforcement, including a ride-along with an officer. Read More»

Fayette resident heads Fairburn city government

Tom Barber, the City Administrator in Fairburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tom Barber has spent a career managing people and money. Today the Certified Public Accountant and long-time north Fayette County resident is continuing that career as the City Administrator in Fairburn.

A younger Tom Barber and his family moved to Fayette County in 1968, where he attended Fayette County High School and was selected “Mr. Senior” in 1973. Barber left Fayette in 1978 but returned with his family in 2000. Read More»

Garden art show features work of young artists

Tyrone Elementary art teacher Johnna Davis at last year’s art show. Photo/Special.

Enjoy art, music and nature at the second annual Houston Garden Art Show taking place April 21 at Tyrone Elementary from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Patrons will enjoy strolling through the school’s garden to the cool sounds of the Sandy Creek High School Jazz Band while browsing the framed drawings/paintings and ceramic pieces on display. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs, relax and listen to the live concert that begins at 5 p.m. Read More»

Omega Books selling tickets to Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House and Gardens

Rene Mittenzwei, Store Manager Omega Books is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens again this year. Photo/ Special.

Omega Books, Peachtree City is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens.
Beginning Saturday, April 16 tickets are $25.    

 The 2011 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens opens Saturday, April 16 continuing through May 8. 

Presented by the Atlanta Symphony Associates, this magnificent showcase of designer talent comprises 29 elegant rooms and outdoor spaces in a breathtaking new home on West Wesley Road. Read More»

Immigration revamp passes House, Senate

Ramsey happy with results; next trick is getting Governor's signature

Georgia is now one step away from having a very aggressive immigration law.

In the last day of the legislative session Thursday, the Georgia House and Senate agreed to the legislation pushed by Peachtree City Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey. Read More»

Team places second in Publix Brand Challenge

They were already winners having been selected as one of the top three teams in the nation to pitch their employment marketing ideas to Publix Supermarket corporate executives.

Whitewater High’s Yanna Banks and Lia Poulson took second place in the DECA/Publix Brand Champion Challenge following their presentation on March 29 at the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. They were the only team from Georgia in the competition. Read More»

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