Fayette County

Red Hell: A Christmas story about life’s intricate connections

As an 8-year-old, I never really gave much thought to those two words, coined years earlier, I suppose, as the unofficial name for a community of hard-working people. No grass grew there; when it rained, it was muddy, when the weather was dry, it was dusty.

Christmas morning, 1942: Early risers were we three boys, ages 10, 8, and 4. World War Two was on everyone’s minds, and we knew not to expect a lot from Santa. But, we never had much before the war, either. Read More»

PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran will offer new support group in January

Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues.

Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Following the introduction, groups will meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information and details, call 770-486-3545.

New Fayette County commissioners sworn in

New Fayette County commissioners sworn in

Fayette County Probate Judge Ann Jackson is flanked by the county’s newly sworn commissioners, (L) Allen McCarty and Steve Brown. The ceremony in the packed county commission chambers took place Dec. 27. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Police reports Dec. 21-27

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Dec. 21 - Monday, Dec. 27
Brian David Caul, 34, Queens Court, Riverdale, for possession of marijuana and no tag.
Jonise Latawon Douglas, 22, of Heather Circle, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Micarta Jermaine Eason, 36, of Ruffin Road, Dunn, N.C., for battery-family violence.
Melvon Texidor Rivera, 43, of Pirkle Road, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and lane violation. Read More»

Twilight holding auditions in January

The Twilight Theatre in Peachtree City will be holding auditions for its upcoming productions of “Broadway by Candlelight” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” over the next couple of weeks.  Read More»

PTC boy seriously injured after fall through gym roof

A 14-year-old Peachtree City boy is in serious but stable condition after falling through the Plexiglas skylight of the gym at Braelinn Elementary School on Dec. 23. The boy was one of four Peachtree City males ages 14-17 on the roof when the incident occurred, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on December 24, 2010 following a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Margo attended Chicago, IL public schools and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting at Florida A & M University. She had a successful career as a certified public accountant including six years with Delta Air Lines. Her last position was as the Chief Financial Officer for the Jacksonville, FL Transportation Authority. Read More»

DOT to install flashing light at Baseball-Soccer Complex, Hwy. 74

The Georgia Department of Transportation has agreed to install a yellow flashing caution light at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 south and the northern entrance to the Peachtree City Baseball and Soccer Complex.

Tuesday morning a contingent of city officials including Mayor Don Haddix and Councilmembers Vanessa Fleisch and Doug Sturbaum visited with the state’s DOT commissioner to urge a full traffic light be installed at the intersection. Read More»

PTC OK’s $707K bid for fire station renovation

Peachtree City will be moving ahead with plans to renovate its northernmost fire station.

A $707,000 bid from Triad Construction to upgrade the Satterthwaite fire station was approved unanimously by the city council at a special meeting Monday morning.

The expansion will add more space for the additional personnel that have been located at the firestation. It also will correct an issue with the driveway and connect the station to the city’s sewer system, along with the Crabapple Lane Elementary School directly across the road. Read More»

PTCPD plays Santa to Southland

PTCPD plays Santa to Southland

Southland Health and Rehabilitation in Peachtree City welcomes the Peachtree City Police Department to provide a Merry Christmas for their residents this year. The department’s response to the request for Christmas gifts for the residents overwhelmed the staff of Southland. Major Mike Dupree said that the response from the Peachtree City community and businesses was tremendous. Several of the officers helped Santa pass out gifts to the residents. From left are Major Mike Dupree, Captain Terry Ernst, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (Mr. and Mrs. Read More»

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