Fayette County

Chiefs, Panthers and Patriots all get wins

Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek kept their records perfect tonight with two very different types of games. You can throw the records out the window when Fayette County and McIntosh meet though. It wouldn't matter if the two rivals were 0-7 or 7-0 and they were playing on the moon, fans would get a great game. Read More»

Creek retires Calvin Johnson's jersey

Head Coach Chip Walker applauds as Calvin Johnson beams a shy smile during his pregame jersey retirement ceremony Friday night.

Detroit Lion receiver Calvin Johnson got a hero's welcome from the crowd at Sandy Creek tonight as his old jersey number was retired.

With a smile, the bashful-looking Johnson waved to the crowd as it gave him a standing ovation upon his entrance at the pre-game ceremony. Johnson, whose Lions have a bye this weekend, said after the ceremony that he was pleased to return to his alma mater and he was very appreciative of the Sandy Creek staff and fans. Read More»

Imker wants redo on sewer rate hike

Some residents want to dissolve WASA over doubling of sewer bills

Several citizens Thursday night asked the Peachtree City Council to dissolve its Water and Sewer Authority in light of sewer fee hikes approved last week that will in many cases double the bills Read More»

PTC approves new celltower ordinance

Handful of residents upset at ban on public comments

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance were approved Thursday night by the City Council.

The ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council for final approval.

Several residents expressed disappointment after Mayor Don Haddix announced he was not taking public comment on the ordinance, which has been the subject of a number of meetings this year between the City Council and the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Read More»

PTC sacks commission change

A plan hatched by Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix to perhaps avoid a 1 percent sales tax for regional transportation initiatives is likely dead in the water after his own city council voted a measure down 3-2.

Haddix proposed petitioning the Fayette County Commission to initiate a process that would result in Fayette County leaving the Atlanta Regional Commission planning agency and joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

That would have lumped Fayette County with Coweta and a host of other rural counties south of Atlanta including Spalding, Upson and Heard counties. Read More»

Deputies and Bloodhound locate missing Alzheimer's patient

It was the case of a man with Alzheimer's disease missing from his north Fayette County home early Friday morning. The man was located within minutes of the arrival of the sheriff’s K-9 unit and Bloodhound Sue. Read More»

Injured Starr's Mill player makes full recovery

Grant Aasen home 1 week following brain surgery after whiplash injury at Northgate game

Starr’s Mill JV running back Grant Aasen has made a miraculous recovery Read More»

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Suspect set ex-girlfriend's cart on fire; 2 victims escaped with no major injuries

A jilted boyfriend has admitted to brazenly assaulting his former girlfriend Read More»

Technical Sergeant Donald L. Mims, U.S. Air Force retired, of Peachtree City

Technical Sergeant Donald L. Mims, U.S. Air Force retired, of Peachtree City, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

Don was preceded in death by siblings Mary Rossi; Bill Mims and Larry Mims. Read More»