Fayette County

PTC cops ID man taking photos of kids, seek warrant

UPDATED Monday, 7:15 p.m. — Peachtree City Police have identified the probable would-be photographer whose approach to some children playing near the Braelinn ballfields Saturday afternoon upset some parents.

A magistrate judge is reviewing the matter to determine if probable cause exists to issue a warrant, said Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove Monday afternoon. Read More»

Governor: cut Pre-K days, not hours

Will trim school year, teacher salaries

Instead of drastically cutting the length of day for Pre-K classes, Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to shorten the Pre-K school year instead.

The school year will be shortened from 180 to 160 days, and class sizes will be increased from 20 to 22 students, which each classroom served by a teacher and a paraprofessional, under the governor’s new proposal. Read More»

Mr. David Lorne Wilson, 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. David Lorne Wilson, 55, of Fayetteville, GA, died March 4, 2011.

He loved NASCAR, cooking and golf as well as fishing with his family. He was a member of Hampton Untied Methodist Church .

He is survived by his daughters Lisa Counasse of Erie, PA and Kayla Morris of Senoia; two grandchildren; father James E. Wilson, of Daytona, FL; brother Darrell & Jean Wilson, sisters Denise Johnson and Bonnie & Kevin Kanofsky, all of Fayetteville, as well as several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Louise Keye Brackin, 84, of Peachtree City

Louise Keye Brackin, 84, of Peachtree City died Thursday, March 3, 2011.

Mrs. Brackin was preceded in death by her husband William Yancy Brackin, Sr., grandchildren Eric Davis and Becky Brackin; sisters Lois Hutchins, Grace McKeen and brother Albert Keye. Read More»

William (Bill) Richard Pieschke, 85, of Peachtree City

William (Bill) Richard Pieschke, 85, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mathilda Pieschke and sister, Marion Larson. Read More»

Mr. David Morris Hill, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. David Morris Hill, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 3, 2011.

Mr. Hill proudly served in the U.S. Marines and then retired as master sergeant in the U.S. Army. He later retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years dedicated service. He was an active member of McDonough Road Baptist Church . Read More»

John Ellis Pendergrass, Jr., 52, of Tyrone

John Ellis Pendergrass, Jr., 52, of Tyrone, died February 7, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father John Pendergrass, Sr.

He is survived by his mother Marlene Pendergrass of Tyrone; daughters Rebecca and Grace Pendergrass, both of Tyrone; grandchild McKayla Cawthon of Tyrone; sister Patricia and Knox Brand of Tyrone; niece Patricia and James Ryan of West Hartford, CT; nephew Knox Brand III of Athens; cousin Carroll and Beverly Byrom of Tyrone. Read More»

'Joyful Noise' filming at 'The Fred,' seeking extras

“Joyful Noise,” the latest film from the producers of “The Blind Side,” is offering free tickets to a gospel choir concert scene starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, featuring a performance by superstar Kirk Franklin and appearances other film, television and Broadway stars.

The event will take place Monday, Mar. 14 at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Extras are asked to arrive at 7 a.m. and be available for six to eight hours. Read More»

Sock Hop at St. Paul Lutheran Church this Friday

Sock Hop at St. Paul Lutheran Church this Friday

There will be a Sock Hop, featuring the 50's band "The Boomerangs" on Friday, Mar. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the upper level cafeteria at St. Paul Lutheran Church. There will be food, games, a costume contest and good family fun. Tickets are $10 each or 5 for $35, ages under 4 are free.  Please contact St. Paul at 770-487-0339 for ticket purchase or more information. St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 700 Ardenlee Parkway, Peachtree City. From left are The Boomerangs, Michael McCrory, Mark Abresch,  Mitch Bjugson, Randy Gaddo, and Chuck Micallef.

Tyrone eyes upcoming budget shortfall

Tyrone Councilman Eric Dial.

The Tyrone Town Council met Feb. 26 for its annual retreat, and while there were a number of items on the agenda, few held such far-reaching significance as the discussion on next year’s budget that takes effect July 1.

Town Manager Richard Newbern provided the council with an overview of the various concerns associated with the upcoming budget. Inside that conversation were a number of financial realities. Read More»

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