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Lots of events scheduled for Saturday in PTC

‘The Fred’ is once again planning a spooktacular Halloween party and everyone is invited. Read More»

Lady Chiefs JV Volleyball dominate this season with 24-1 record

Lady Chiefs JV Volleyball dominate this season with 24-1 record

The McIntosh Lady Chiefs Junior Varsity Volleyball team ended their season in style by going undefeated at the Columbus Playdate. They continued their strong play by defeating Shaw High School, Columbus High School, OLA, and Harris County twice on their way to a 5-0 record. In addition to winning the Columbus Playdate, they also won the Fayette County Sweet 16 Tournament earlier this season with a similar undefeated record of 6-0. Their balanced attack, with dominant offensive and defensive play this season, assisted them in beating their regional opponents. Read More»

Mr. Royce Richardson, 95, of Fayetteville

Mr. Royce Richardson, 95, of Fayetteville, died October 16, 2010.

He retired after 22 years with Eastern Airlines, and he always loved to farm.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years Martha Mask Richardson of Fayetteville; four sons Eugene & Kim Richardson of Fayetteville, Jerry Glenn Richardson of Gay, GA, David & Ann Richardson of Fayetteville, and Ronnie & Jenny Richardson of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters. Read More»

Mary Agnes Holt, 80, of Peachtree City

Mary Agnes Holt of Peachtree City, GA, died peacefully Thursday, October 14, 2010, surrounded by her family.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Saint Gabriel Church in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

She was born June 27, 1930 in Dubuque , Iowa , daughter of D.J. and Mary (McGrath) Kenneally.

She married Raymond Holt on July 4, 1964; he preceded her in death.

She graduated from St. Columbkille's and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital school of Nursing. She was an Air Force nurse for five years stationed in California . Read More»

More wins for Creek, Mercy and Whitewater

Sandy Creek quarterback Ronnie Bell. Photo/Michael Boylan.

The temperature got colder as the night wore on, but several local teams stayed hot, picking up important region wins. Sandy Creek and East Coweta both remained undefeated, while Whitewater and Our Lady of Mercy Read More»

Commissioners blast bypass critics

After enduring another round of criticism for proceeding with the West Fayetteville Bypass project, several members of the Fayette County Commission could hold their tongues no longer at the end of their meeting Thursday night. Read More»

PTC looks at new cart path needs

When it comes to Peachtree City’s cart path system, 93 miles isn’t enough.

Also in the “not enough” category is funding for new cart paths. Nonetheless, at the request of City Councilman Eric Imker, city staff recently conducted an intensive review of potential new cart paths that could be built in the city.

The paths were ranked in several categories including connectivity and safety improvements, ease of construction, whether additional work such as right of way acquisition and utility relocation would be necessary and the like, city officials said. Read More»

County looks at road link with Kedron neighborhood

Fayette County officials will explore the possibility of paving a dirt road that could link up with Astoria Lane in north Peachtree City, if city officials signed off on the project.

The Fayette County Commission last week discussed a petition from residents on Sims Road, located in the unincorporated county, to have the road paved. It was noted that the road could be extended a very short distance so it would link up with Astoria Lane in the Kedron Village area, where a road stub already exists between two homes. Read More»

PTC parcels out open space zonings

City also adopts corrected future land use map

Last week, the Peachtree City Council adopted a new zoning map that rezoned more than 600 individual tracts of land from a “plain vanilla” open space category to one of two more specific new open space categories.

Each tract was rezoned to either open space-public or open space-conservation. The OS-C zoning is reserved for land that is projected to remain in its natural state such as the city-owned greenbelts and buffers, officials said.

OS-P is designed for facilities that have a public use such as recreation facilities, public buildings and churches. Read More»

Peachtree City advises caution when charging golf carts

To prevent potential explosions, Peachtree City residents are being advised to charge their golf carts either outdoors or with the garage door open, city fire officials said this week.
The carts when charging emit hydrogen gas, which can cause an explosion or flash fire, officials cautioned. It is also recommended that carts be charged away from any open flame including those for gas water heaters, officials said. Read More»

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