Fayette County

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»

Doloris Mae Weingartner, 84, of Fayetteville

Doloris Mae Weingartner, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon Weingartner.

She is survived by her sons, John and Nora Weingartner of San Diego, CA, and Steve Weingartner of Smyrna, GA; daughters, Gail and Robert Wright of Chantilly, VA, Karen and Kevin O’Brien of Reston, VA, and Lynne and Dean Runyan of Fayetteville; one sister Doris Kirk of Altamont, NY; one brother Jack Lansing of Renssalaer, NY; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Read More»

Edwin Wilburn Pankey, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville

Edwin Wilburn Pankey, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville passed away October 18, 2010.

Mr. Pankey served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army where he fought at Normandy and in the German campaigns where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of VFW Post 9949.

Mr. Pankey was survived by many who loved him including Carolyn Solly & family of Fayetteville; Diane McCausland of Jenkinsburg, GA; Porter Horgan, III of Hammond, LA.; Jon Reed of New Orleans, LA ; Kay Hardee of Houston, TX; Elizabeth & Larry Davies of Trussville, AL. Read More»

Cyber-bullying surfaces at Booth Middle

Cyber-bullying is a trend nationwide and Fayette County is no exception. A short-lived website called “Booth Middle School Lists” surfaced last week and was shut down a few days later. Aside from other information on the site, its originators also included a list entitled “I’m a fag” along with doctored photos of some students. Read More»

Another judge steps aside in controversial Fayette divorce case

Yet another judge has recused himself from a long-running Fayette County divorce case. Senior Superior Court Judge Grant Brantley filed a voluntary recusal order in the case Oct. 14. Read More»

Tolbert pledges to focus on BoE budget

The November election is almost here. And for those interested in local education there is one more vote that will matter. Voters Nov. 2 will decide if the Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 seat being vacated by Lee Wright will go to Democrat Laura Burgess or Republican Sam Tolbert. Read More»

PTC takes another crack at final celltower rules

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

At the request of 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 before they are approved. A prior version of the ordinance allowed antennas on buildings without towers to be approved by city staff alone. Read More»

Fayette spends $109K to study stormwater fees

Fayette County is taking another step toward establishing a stormwater utility, which will mean yet another bill for property owners in unincorporated Fayette County and the towns of Tyrone, Brooks and Woolsey.

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to spend $109,000 for a more detailed analysis of the county’s stormwater system that includes drainpipes, culverts and the like. In a presentation, consultant Dan Davis of Integrated Science and Engineering showed that some of the county’s stormwater system is deteriorating and will need to be repaired or replaced in the future. Read More»

Smiles at Chuck E. Cheese: F’ville expected to OK coin games expansion

One of the few items of business before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday will be the second reading and potential approval of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin-operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1.

“Apparently, this legislative decision had unintended consequences on several of our businesses,” said city clerk Anne Barnard in a Sept. 20 memo. Read More»

5,000 sq. ft. expansion eyed for Fayette County Library

Officials are planning for a 5,000-square-foot expansion to the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville.

The renovations will be split up, with about 1,000 square feet added to the large meeting room that hosts a number of functions. The other 4,000 square feet will be added to create a new reading room on the opposite side of the library that will also create more room for bookshelves. Read More»

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