Fayette County

PTC cops to get eight new rides

Peachtree City police will get eight new patrol vehicles, but a request to use leftover savings to buy a previously-delayed motorcycle was denied unanimously by the City Council last week.

The city will spend $148,546 for seven Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars, another $25,366 for a Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle and another $97,329 to add the needed aftermarket equipment to each, including cameras and radios. Read More»

Thieves rob multiple storage units in Tyrone

A pre-Christmas theft at the Shamrock Storage facility on Senoia Road in Tyrone left the locks cut on 64 storage units and the owners of many of those units robbed of some of their belongings.

Tyrone Police Det. Dean Johnson said the thefts occurred sometime between the night of Dec. 22 and the morning of Dec. 23. He said the thieves gained access to the property by cutting the fence on the side of the property adjacent to Crumpton’s Furniture. Read More»

Tyrone Post Office to be named for Robert Collins

It was an honor that not many receive. Congress last week in one of its final acts of 2010 approved the naming of the Tyrone Post Office in honor of 1st Lt. Robert Wilson Collins of Tyrone, who died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Read More»

PTC trims cost of new fire truck after bids come in high

When bids for a new fire engine came in at $20,000 over Peachtree City’s budgeted amount, there was a decision to be made.

Instead of asking the City Council for more money, the committee of personnel who developed the specifications went back to the drawing board with a scalpel. They cut or scaled back items from the vehicle to get several thousand dollars below the budgeted amount.

The city will pay $506,232 for the new pumper-rescue truck, with the remaining $7,000 in savings needed to add tools, equipment and the radio system for the truck. Read More»

VFW Post 9949 to meet Jan. 13

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at The Gathering Place(Senior Citizens Center) in Peachtree City, located at 203 McIntosh Trail. Qualified veterans contact Jim Ryan 770-631-3417 for further information. Our next meeting is January 13.  

Mrs. Judith Gerike, 74, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Judith Gerike, 74, of Peachtree City, passed away on December 27, 2010.

Mrs. Gerike is preceded in death by her parents, Michael Kouris and Edith Lee Kouris.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years Harold W. Gerike; sons Michael (Joann) Gerike of Crown Point, IN, John Gerike of Seattle, WA and Thomas (Angie) Gerike of Normal, IL; grandchildren, Michael Gerike and Amy Gerike of Crown Point, IN and Amanda Gerike and Brian Gerike of Normal, IL; sisters, Athene (Frank) Knapik of Munster, IN and Marilyn (Bill) Darmody of Peachtree City; five nieces and nephews. Read More»

Investigators searching for missing 12 year-old Fayette County girl

Investigators searching for missing 12 year-old Fayette County girl

Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for 12 year-old Isabeth Yanez who was last seen on Dec. 27. Investigators said the Fayette County girl may be with Simon Quintana Guiterrez and the two might be in route to either North Carolina or Mexico. Read More»

Two arrested in PTC burglaries

Peachtree City Police early Wednesday morning arrested two Atlanta men in connection with two Christmas week residential burglaries in the Smokerise subdivision. The burglary of a home in the Kedron Hills subdivision during the same period of time is still under investigation. Read More»

Ms. Ba Dat (Xuan/Sue Ann) Caldwell of Peachtree City

Ms. Ba Dat (Xuan/Sue Ann) Caldwell of Peachtree City died December 23, 2010.

Ba Dat was the owner of Sue Ann Alterations in Peachtree City.

She is survived by her sons, Andy Caldwell and his wife Teresa of Charlotte; Jason Caldwell of Newnan; grandchildren, Tyler Caldwell, Shea Caldwell and Raina Caldwell, all of Charlotte; sister, Hong Nguyen of Peachtree City; brother, Dung Nguyen of Vietnam; step mother, Ban Nguyen of Vietnam; niece Yen Do and nephew Khang Ha , both of Peachtree City. Read More»

Mrs. Lovie Walters Jenkins of Peachtree City

Mrs. Lovie Walters Jenkins of Peachtree City, GA died Friday, December 24, 2010.

Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church in LaGrange , N.C. She was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Jenkins.

She is survived by her daughter Judy Dietz and her husband Jim of Peachtree City; grandsons Jay Dietz; Jason Dietz and his wife Kim; great-grandchildren Lindsey, Emma and Grant, all of Newnan; sister Mrs. Eula M Walters of San Francisco. Read More»