Fayette County

Lisa Mullin Lenhardt, 48, of Peachtree City

Lisa Mullin Lenhardt, 48, of Peachtree City, GA died November 3, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.

Lisa was born in Alexandria, VA. She attended Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA; Averett College in Danville, VA and Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She was very active in the Starr's Mill High School Booster Club. Lisa was a very loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents M. Q. “Pete” Mullin & Marion Hicks Mullin. Read More»

Coweta man arrested for incest, rape of relative visiting F’ville

Twenty-five year-old David Travis Dennis is escorted into Fayetteville Police headquarters late Thursday by Det. Mike Whitlow and Det. Scott Israel (rear) on charges of incest and rape of a 17 year-old relative visiting Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police arrested 25 year-old Coweta County resident David Travis Dennis late Thursday afternoon on charges of rape and incest pertaining to a 17 year-old relative who was visiting Fayetteville to attend a party to celebrate Dennis’ release from prison just one day prior to the crime.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the incident was initially reported on July 1 when a female relative of Dennis went to Piedmont-Fayette Hospital to report she had been raped. Read More»

Outgoing PTC city manager to ask council to appoint interim manager

With current City Manager Bernie McMullen retiring at the end of the year, the Peachtree City Council may be selecting an interim city manager at its regular meeting Thursday night.

McMullen’s last day is scheduled to be Dec. 31 after council accepted his resignation via a separation agreement at its Oct. 21 meeting.

McMullen is recommending the appointment of an interim city manager whom he can brief on “current issues,” which will ostensibly create a smoother transition. Read More»

McIntosh, Whitewater top Fayette graduation rates

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) announced last week that statewide high school graduation rates have risen to an all-time high of nearly 81 percent. While great for Georgia, the Fayette County School System for the same period showed a metro Atlanta-topping graduation rate of 94 percent.

The county’s individual high schools saw graduation rates ranging from 91-97 percent, according to figures released by the Fayette County School System. Read More»

PTC to seek $1.8 million SPLOST money for gateway cart bridge, Crosstown/Parkway junction fix?

Two big-budget transportation projects for Peachtree City will need money from the Fayette County Commission to proceed, as the city has no other method of funding them.

The Peachtree City Council is expected Thursday night to formally vote to petition the county for funding of both projects: improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the western city limits. Read More»

Fayette Commission's unannounced non-agenda item: Raises for county workers

There was no way for the public to know what was coming Thursday night — since the item never appeared on a public agenda — but the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved Read More»

WASA defends sewer rate hikes in PTC

After dramatically raising its sewer rates last month, the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority had just four residents attend its meeting Monday evening.

Resident Doreen Helmen asked why the city’s sewer bills would be 63 percent higher than those for residents in the city of Fayetteville. Read More»

Jobless rate dips in PTC to 7.4%; Fayette at 8% as hiring increases

Recession or not, unemployment rates released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor show jobless figures falling to 8 percent in Fayette County and to 7.4 percent in Peachtree City.

The September jobless rate in Fayette dipped to 8 percent, half a percentage point better than the 8.5 percent rate in August. The rate in September 2009 was also 8.5 percent.

Fayette’s unemployment figures for September reflect 4,036 people out of work in a workforce of 50,319. Read More»

Horgan tagged $200, censured by commission for pot arrest

Ending what has been a bizarre chapter in Fayette County political history, Robert Horgan’s fellow county commissioners fined him $200 and officially rebuked him in a resolution Thursday night for being arrested May 2009 with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana while driving with an expired tag on his personal truck.

Most likely this is the last we’ll hear of the matter until the 2012 election cycle in which Horgan will be up for re-election. Read More»

Thieves make off with business AC units

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several large air conditioning units stolen in the past few weeks from businesses along Ga. Highway 85 North.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said several air conditioning units were stolen on Sept. 30, Oct. 13 and Oct. 26 from businesses on Carnegie Place and on Ellis Road. The Ellis Road thefts occurred at the same business.

Rowan said the thefts are currently under investigation. Read More»

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