Fayette County

PTC to Fayette: 'Give us $1.8 million for Crosstown turn lanes, gateway bridge on 54W'

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to petiton the Fayette County Board of Commissioners for funding help for two big-budget transportation projects. The city wants help making improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and with building a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the far western city limits. Read More»

Gloria Dean Lynn, 70, of Fayetteville

Gloria Dean Lynn, 70, of Fayetteville passed away November 6, 2010.

Mrs. Lynn worked for 23 years at Christian City.

Survivors include daughters Teresa & Glenn Lebby of Palm Coast FL and Laurie Lynn of Fayetteville; grandchildren Stephanie & Mark Williams of Ormond Beach, FL, Michael Lebby, Matthew Lebby, Jennifer Lebby all of Palm Coast FL., and Megan Browder of Fayetteville; great grandson Ashton Williams of Ormond Beach, FL. Read More»

Mrs. Irene Mary Collier, 74, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Irene Mary Collier, a resident of Dogwood Forrest Assisted Living in Fayetteville, GA , passed away on November 4, 2010 at the age of 74.

Mrs. Collier was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a long time Special Needs educator in both Clayton and Fayette counties.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Collier and a daughter Mary Bucco. Read More»

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School wins Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Marketing Vice President, Mary Ann Bell, presents the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Sandy Creek High School Principal Roy Rabold. Back (L-R) Coach Chip Walker; Jamal Ware, Alex Chisum and Gavin Rocker; Jake Hancock and Ben Williams; Cheerleading Coach Ashley Watkins; Athletic Director Ken Wood; and Cross-Country Coach Col. Doug Pearson. Front (L-R) Maegan Kennedy; Brittany Hobbs; Bell; Rabold; Myisha Anderson; and Bria Carmichael. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Good sportsmanship stands as one of the most important principles a person can exhibit, according to the directors and employees at Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), which recently honored Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone with the 2010 Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.

Mary Ann Bell, the electric co-op’s Vice President of Marketing, presented the sportsmanship trophy to coaches and athletes at the high school on Nov. 4. The award represents good conduct exhibited during the 2009-10 school year. Read More»

PTC Veterans Day event Nov. 13: 'Forgotten War'

Steve Quesinberry (center), guest speaker at Peachtree City’s Veterans Day event Nov. 13, is flanked by retired Marine Colonel Wesley Fox (right) and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Bruce “Snake” Crandall, both Medal of Honor recipients. Photo/Special.

Guest speaker will provide historical sketch of Korean War

The featured speaker at Peachtree City’s 2010 Veterans Day commemoration no doubt subscribes to the adage that a nation which does not know its history is doomed to repeat it.

The event, to be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m., in the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field, will focus on a part of American history about which many people have little knowledge. Read More»

Panthers, Patriots and Wildcats are playoff bound

Panthers, Patriots and Wildcats are playoff bound

Starr's Mill topped Griffin on the road to capture the region 3-AAAA title, while Sandy Creek survived a close game with Stockbridge on the road to stay a perfect 10-0. Whitewater blasted Union Grove to capture the fourth seed from region 3-AAAA and make the Class AAAA state playoffs.

For more see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1114

Bernice Delores McCormick, 86 of Fayetteville

Mrs. Bernice Delores McCormick

Mrs. Bernice Delores McCormick died October 21, 2010 in Fayetteville , GA.  She was born on August 7, 1924 in Kansas .  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald L. Dameron of Kansas, Robert J. Reams of Kansas, C. Garold McCormick of Kansas; parents Clarence E. and Ella May Morris of Kansas; brothers Elmer Morris of Oklahoma, and Verle Morris of Kansas; sisters Juanita D. Bowman of Kansas, Thelma M. Kieferele of Kansas; grandsons Roger L. Dameron of Kansas, Troy Lee Dameron of Kansas.  Read More»

McIntosh play wins region, going to state

McIntosh play wins region, going to state

The McIntosh drama department has staged their production of “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead,” a few times now, (there is a free performance, donations accepted, tonight at the school at 7 p.m.), and the show always gets an emotional reaction.

“We haven’t had a show where people didn’t cry,” said McIntosh drama teacher, Tanya Gruber. “It reaches people of all ages in very different ways. Kids can empathize with characters who feel that no one is listening and parents can see elements of their relationships in the ones presented in the show.” Read More»

PTC police hosting Facebook, online safety seminar

The Peachtree City Police Department is offering a class on online safety, particularly as it relates to the uber-popular social networking site Facebook.

The class will focus on features on Facebook and elsewhere online that can enhance safety and security, officials said. The class will be held Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the police department.

In addition to an overview of safety and security features, there will also be a question and answer session to discuss all online and Internet-related topics, officials said. Read More»

PTC to seek 54W landscaping grant

To fund landscaping along Ga. Highway 54 West, Peachtree City is going for the green. Dollars, that is.

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council approved submission of a grant application to fund a significant part of the cost for the landscaping. The project would start at the intersection with Ga. Highway 74 and go westward to the city limits. Read More»