Fayette County

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City, GA died November 15, 2010.

She was born in Atlanta, GA and was an early member of Park Street United Methodist Church in West End but most recently attended Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She retired as a comptroller at Bellsouth. Read More»

Local chapter of UDC once again has Christmas tree saluting America’s veterans

This Christmas season marks the third year that a tree honoring veterans of All Wars will be placed by the Frankie Lyle Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in downtown Fayetteville.

Honoring veterans is an ongoing project of the general organization and that of the chapter.  The proceeds from this project will enable the chapter to continue supporting veteran causes at home and abroad as well as other patriotic activities.

Personalized ornaments honoring a veteran may be purchased for $10 each.  Every veteran will be prayed for as his/her name is handwritten on the ornament. Read More»

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville was the site of patriotic pride on Veterans Day as 15 veterans were honored for their service to America.  The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented certificates of appreciation and goody bags to the veterans while the American Legion Post 105 honored the veterans with certificates, flags and pins. From left are Randy Martinez,  Glenda Martinez,  J. J. Klauss,  Dale Klauss, Linda Robinson,  Phyllis King, Susan Sloan, Betty Harrah, Natalie Davis, Denny Leander, Patsy Leander and Bill Cain.

Scout wins iPod Touch

Scout wins iPod Touch

Sam Bohdan of Fayetteville was a winner of an Ipod Touch from the Flint River Council district of the Boy Scouts of America. He sold over $600 for Pack 212 to be eligible for the drawing. Many of his sales were for military donations to be sent overseas or used at the Atlanta USO.

Norman named Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Students love her history classes, so much so that she has earned a reputation as being one of the best teachers in her school and in the Fayette County Public School System. Now that reputation has extended statewide.

The Georgia Council for the Social Studies has named Janet Norman of Fayette County High Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Local businesses help our troops with Operation Sandbox Georgia

Tim Humble from Miles Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 54 near Peachtree City at the Operation Sandbox Georgia dropoff in his store. Photo/Special.

Boxes are filling and funds are rolling in as “Operation Sandbox,” in Georgia, for the sixth consecutive year, collects donations and goods and assembles care packages that will be shipped to deployed troops.

Monetary contributions (checks or cash) or donated items will be accepted at local businesses in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan and Fairburn through Nov. 30.

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PTC eyes hiring celltower consultant on contract

To better evaluate proposals for new celltowers, Peachtree City plans to enter a contract with an engineer specializing in the analysis of such projects.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, approval is expected for an agreement with consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

Snavely’s fees will be covered by revenue from the new application fee that will be assessed on telecommunications companies seeking to erect new celltowers, according to a memo from City Attorney Ted Meeker.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

F’ville Council to consider OK’ing Fayette transportation plan

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will consider a resolution to support the 2010 Fayette County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The resolution includes a wish list of proposed projects that will be forwarded to the county for consideration.

Serving as a guide for the prioritization and planning for future transportation projects, the city listed its priorities in three tiers. Read More»

Maxwell to McCarty: ‘Show me the receipt and I’ll drop election lawsuit’

Fayette County Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty (L) and current Commissioner Eric Maxwell (R).

Defeated commissioner challenges winner McCarty to prove past due 2003 state tax bill has been paid

If commissioner-elect Allen McCarty will come forward with paperwork proving he has paid off a past due state sales tax bill dating back to 2003, current Commissioner Eric Maxwell said he would dismiss his lawsuit seeking to disqualify McCarty from taking office. Read More»

So, after political fight, what IS on Fayette's transportation list?

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

Now that we know who is representing Fayette County’s interests on a regional transportation roundtable, what road projects will be on the local list?

Turns out that despite the recent political upheavals over who will represent Fayette County, nobody really knows — or at least nobody’s saying. Read More»