Fayette County

Final Toys for Tots collection at PTC Walmart Dec. 11-12

Hank Berkowitz, local coordinator for Toys For Tots, helps Narty Waters load her contributions into the Toys For Tots collection box during a toy collection drive outside the Walmart in Peachtree City December 4 and 5. Photo/Special.

Drive aimed at helping local children in Fayette

To make it easier to help local children through the well-known Toys for Tots campaign, a local group of active and retired Marines has undertaken efforts here to make sure toys collected in Fayette County

A toy drop will be set up at the Walmart store in Peachtree City Saturday and Sunday, and there is a specific need for toys for boys or girls between 9 and 14 years old, organizers said.

The drive is being led by the Clyde Thomason Detachment of the Marine Corps League, which is working in conjunction with the Atlanta area Toys for Tots drive. Read More»

PTC OKs part of county transportation plan, opposes F'ville bypasses

Instead of endorsing the full Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council instead chose Thursday night to approve solely of the myriad of city projects contained in the plan.

And while the county transportation plan specifically says no transit projects are recommended for Fayette County, council’s resolution of approval also rebukes a 2007 unfunded plan for metro Atlanta that could bring bus and rail transit service to the city. Read More»

Plunkett thanks outgoing PTC manager for straight talk

Peachtree City Manager Bernard McMullen.

It’s not very often that a former Peachtree City council member returns to address the council during a meeting.

Cyndi Plunkett took advantage of her citizen’s allowance of two minutes during the public comment portion of Thursday’s meeting.

“I did not come here to complain,” Plunkett said with a smile on her face. “I’m here to recognize the end of an era.”

Specifically Plunkett came to praise retiring City Manager Bernie McMullen, noting this was most likely his last full meeting before his final day the end of the year. Read More»

Preparing a happy Thanksgiving

Preparing a happy Thanksgiving

Coordinator Helen Ragsdale (blue sweater) and Elizabeth Roy ready a portion of the more than 100 Thanksgiving meals delivered to shut-ins across Fayette County by a mass of volunteers from Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Those receiving meals on Thanksgiving morning were also treated to gift bags provided by the church, plates decorated by Boy Scouts and special Thanksgiving cards from the Peachtree City UMC kids. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette Superior Court Clerk Sheila Studdard honors prior superior court clerks

Sharing information on his uncle, N. W. Kelley, is Lamar McEachern. Superior Court Clerk Sheila Studdard told him his uncle, located in the middle of the photo, was the longest serving clerk. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Current Fayette County Superior Court Clerk Sheila Studdard has honored those clerks of court who came before her, dating back to 1830.

Fayette County is fortunate to have all its original records and she went back to the first clerk of record, John D. Stell. Several of his descendants still reside in the county.

She photocopied the signature of each one from a record they would have signed, learned as much about each one as could be found in the Fayette County Historical Society, and obtained photos of as many as could be located. Read More»

Mayor Ken Steele explains proposed new F'ville roundabout

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele shows the plans for the roundabout to be installed at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The project will be completely finished by the end of summer 2011. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele hosts an informational meeting every other month at Fayette Senior Services. The meeting is open to everyone, member or not.

One of the items of interest he spoke about at the last meeting was the roundabout planned for the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The property owners at the four corners involved are all in agreement and the first of the work will begin sometime in January. Read More»

Teen struck crossing road in critical condition

A 17 year-old Tyrone male is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle late Friday evening while crossing Senoia Road in Tyrone.

The 17 year-old was struck by a vehicle at approximately 5:30 p.m. near the Crumpton’s Furniture store on Senoia Road on Tyrone’s south side, according to Tyrone Police Det. Steve Lafferty.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, was apparently in route to his residence across the street, Lafferty said.

The teenager was flown to Atlanta Medical Center where is he in critical condition, said Lafferty. Read More»

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