Fayette County

Wreck at Flat Creek and Golfview in PTC closes road

The Peachtree City Police department is currently working a two vehicle wreck at the intersection of Flat Creek Road and Golfview Drive.  The east entrance to Golfview from Flat Creek is completely closed.  Motorists can access Golfview from the west side. 

Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove at approximately 4:15 p.m. Thursday said motorists should expect to be stopped and be required to turn around if on Flat Creek Road from Peachtree Pkwy. 

At this point there has been one injury reported though it is not thought to be life-threatening, said Dove. Read More»

Greyhounds run for the rescue in Chatt Hills

Ordinarily the four-legged athletes competing on the fields of the Bouckaert Farm are sport horses, but two weekends a year those athletes are of the canine variety – swift sighthounds like Greyhounds, Whippets and Scottish Deerhounds chasing a fast moving lure that simulates the action of a hare on the run. The sport is called “lure coursing” and is an adaptation of the ancient sport of coursing, in which two Greyhounds chase a hare in a contest between the dogs themselves and the hare. Read More»

New Chatt Hills Charter School hires principal

The board of directors of the new Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (CHCS) announced this week that New Orleans educator Duke J. Bradley, III has been hired as the school’s principal. The regional charter school will open its doors for the first time in August and will serve three cities in south Fulton County Fulton and the unincorporatd areas of Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Douglas and Carroll counties. Read More»

Infant murder suspect denied bond

A Franklin man charged with killing a 5-month-old baby in a northwest Fayette home will remain in jail for now.

A bond request from Steven Anthony Haire, 22, was denied this afternoon by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson. Haire is accused of shaking infant Zachery Freeman until the baby couldn’t breathe.

Haire’s attorney had asked for a $50,000 bond, claiming that Haire is not a flight risk and poses no threat to witnesses in the case. Read More»

Lily Lebby Marvin Smith, Peachtree City

Mrs. Lily Lebby Marvin Smith died at her residence on March 7, 2011. She was born in Charleston, SC on September 3, 1925, but had lived in Peachtree City for the last 22 years. Her parents and her two brothers predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Herbert P. Smith. She also leaves her three daughters, Sarah Smith of Peachtree City, Karen (John) Harmon of Peachtree City, and Ginny (Peter) Pellegrinelli of Jacksonville, FL. She also leaves two devoted grandsons, Billy and Mike of Peachtree City.  Read More»

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville, GA passed away March 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home. Merline was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Maurice McLain, M.D., a brother, L.J. Plunkett, Jr., M.D, and a sister, Mary Lou Myers. Read More»

Teresa Margaret Sheehan Eiswerth, 80, of Peachtree City

Teresa Margaret Sheehan Eiswerth, 80, of Peachtree City, GA died March 12, 2011. Born in Chicopee, MA and raised in Sunbury, PA, Terry was the oldest of four children of Thomas and Fanny Sheehan. Teresa graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a degree in Education- Math and History. She settled in Bradfordwoods, PA with her husband, Edwin Eiswerth, and family. Read More»

One injury in F'ville accident

The early afternoon two-vehicle accident on Thursday at North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue in Fayetteville left one woman injured after her vehicle flipped over on impact. Photo/Special

Details are sketchy at this point but Fayetteville Police report that a two-vehicle collision on North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue early Thursday afternoon resulted in one driver being transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital after her SUV flipped over on impact.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the accident appeared to have resulted when a SUV traveling northbound on Jeff Davis and intending to turn left onto Georgia Avenue was struck by another SUV traveling southbound on Jeff Davis. The resulting collision flipped the northbound vehicle over, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Sandy Creek presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

DeAnna McDuffie and Adam Van Dyke as Audrey and Seymour. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s chorus and drama departments will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at Sandy Creek’s Patriot Hall Auditorium Thursday – Sunday, Mar. 24-27. The show is directed by the SCHS drama teacher, Kathy Andersen, and the musical director is Millie Lanier Turek, SCHS’s chorus teacher. Choreographer for the show is Jonsie Pollock. Read More»

Census estimate: Fayette’s population grew 18% since 2000

The 2010 Census county by county population tally for Georgia is scheduled to be released this week. Though they might differ from the actual numbers, the July 2010 estimated population figures showed that Fayette County’s population grew 18.8 percent over 2000, while Coweta County showed a 31 percent increase and Clayton County grew by 17 percent.

The figures generated by the U.S. Census Bureau are stated as estimates. Those figures showed that the Fayette population increased from 91,263 in 2000 to an estimated 108,431 in 2010, a difference of 17,168, or 18.8 percent. Read More»

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