Fayette County

Recycling doubles in PTC

Recycling volume triples after companies required to offer it to all residents

The recently-adopted requirement for all waste haulers in Peachtree City to offer recycling has paid big dividends, according to city statistics.

The city’s recycling rate has doubled from 23 percent to 46 percent. Moreover, the recycling increase has led to an increase in the amount of material diverted from the landfill, with the number jumping from 4 percent before the recycling options were required to 12 percent after.

The city does not mandate that residents recycle, but each waste hauling company operating in the city is required to offer curbside recycling pickup. Read More»

Man arrested for identity theft, another for statutory rape

Fayette County Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said Thursday that sheriff’s investigators earlier this week arrest an Atlanta man for identity theft and a Fayetteville man on charges of statutory rape.

On Sept. 22 in connection with an identity theft case that occurred on April 3 investigator’s obtained an arrest warrant for Timothy Smith, 38, of Atlanta and charged him with one count of identity fraud, said Rowan. Read More»

PTC man arrested in rape of 15 year-old

Twenty year-old Peachtree City resident Michael Long has been charged with the Sept. 19 rape of a 15 year-old Peachtree City girl. The incident occurred as the girl was sleeping in a tent in the backyard of a residence where she had attended a party.

On September 20 at approximately 4 p.m. the Peachtree City Police Department was notified by Piedmont Fayette Hospital that a 15 year-old juvenile victim was at their facility, and was alleging that she had been raped during the early morning hours at a home in Peachtree City, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

Hospital gets OK for expanded neonatal services

State officials have approved the enhancement of neonatal services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, the hospital announced today.

The hospital will be allowed to expand its level 2 neonatal intermediate care unit and also Read More»

PTC has lowest violent crime rate in metro area

Peachtree City has the lowest rate of violent crime in metro Atlanta for the 2009 calendar year, according to statistics released recently by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The city recorded just 18 such crimes in 2009, which averages out to .51 per 1,000 residents. Read More»

Federal grand jury indicts PTC man for bilking 90 investors out of $15.8 million

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced a federal grand jury indictment was returned charging Eldon A. Gresham, Jr., of Peachtree City, Ga., with 10 counts of mail fraud concerning a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) scam. Read More»

Homecoming parades Friday for McIntosh, Fayette County

McIntosh High School's Homecoming Parade will take place Friday at 4 p.m. The public is invited to watch the parade which begins at McIntosh High School, goes down Walt Banks Rd, turns left on Peachtree Pkwy and ends at the parking lot beside Chick Fil A on Highway 54. Candy and beads will be thrown from the floats.

Fayette resident named head of Georgia Chamber

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has announced today that Fayette County resident Chris Clark has been selected as the organization’s new President & CEO effective November 1, 2010.

Clark, who is currently the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, succeeds George Israel who announced his retirement earlier this year after eight years of service to the Chamber. Read More»

Fayette schools get $4.25M for personnel

Board likely to hang onto “freed up” money to cover pending state cuts, shortfalls

Although Fayette County Schools are expecting more cuts in state funding later this year, they will get a big shot in the arm this month and next Read More»

FCHS to get Army JROTC in 2011-2012

Board skittish to add estimated $125K cost, but vote was unanimous

Fayette County High School is on its way to getting an Army JROTC unit for the 2011-2012 school year.

The projected cost, based on what has been spent on the Air Force JROTC program at Sandy Creek High School, is about $121,000 for salary contributions and an unknown amount for renovations at the school if they are deemed necessary.

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously last night for the system to start the paperwork process, knowing that the funds would be programmed into the budget for next school year. Read More»

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