Fayette County

School orientations scheduled

As students get ready to head back to school on Aug. 9, many will be entering the school system for the first time or graduating to middle or high school.

In order to help students and parents become familiar with their new schools, orientations will be held prior to the beginning of the academic year. During orientation, parents and students will receive information that will help make their first year at their new school an enriching and successful one. Read More»

Mailbox vandals strike in PTC

With reports of damaged, destroyed and stolen mailboxes accruing in Peachtree City, police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 in hopes of cracking the case.

At least one witness has told police the offenders appeared to be teenagers and were traveling on a golf cart, perhaps using either a bat or a broom handle.

Most of the incidents have happened in the evening and early morning hours, police said. Read More»

Deane Barrett Ellington, age 84

Deane Barrett Ellington

Deane Barrett Ellington, age 84 of Fayetteville and life long resident of Atlanta, born April 20, 1926, passed away July 15, 2010 after a brief illness. Her parents were Bess Sheats and David Frank Barrett. Deane was preceded in death by husbands, Robert S Ellington, Pierce Morris and Marshall Phillips.  She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Gilmore of Vero Beach, FL, Kay Rast of Charlotte, NC, Beth and Frank Hagan of Colts Neck, NJ, stepson, Terry and Cindy Ellington of Dallas, GA, nephew David and Valerie Mayo of Douglasville. Read More»

All Fayette schools meet AYP

Fayette is among 27 systems in Georgia with 100 percent of its schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements in 2010. Of these systems, most have less than 10 schools compared to Fayette’s 28, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

All of Fayette’s schools have made AYP each of the seven years since the assessment was implemented, Berry-Dreisbach said, adding that AYP is one of the cornerstones of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It is a measure of year-to-year student achievement on statewide assessments. Read More»

Early voting nets 3,800 ballots in Fayette

Some voters can use license for quick ‘scan’ check-in at polls tomorrow

Some 3,801 ballots for tomorrow’s primary election have already been cast, Read More»

Man arrested in PTC for Gwinnett kidnapping

Man arrested in PTC for Gwinnett kidnapping

A routine golf cart traffic stop in Peachtree City Saturday netted a man wanted in Gwinnett County for armed robbery and kidnapping, police said.

Garrett Michael Mourterot, 22, of Allen Drive, Doraville Read More»

The B-52s drop in to PTC this Saturday

The B-52s drop in to PTC this Saturday

The B-52s bring their party-music revolution to Peachtree City on Saturday, July 24 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater as part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. It has been said that the B-52s are as American as the Beach Boys, and with their thirty plus years of experience and over twenty million albums into their career, the B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Read More»

Detectives make ID fraud, burglary arrests

Teens also charged with graffiti on subdivision picnic tables

A Fayetteville man was arrested July 14 for burglarizing three homes in south Fayette County, according to detectives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaron Micah Goodline, 23, is accused of stealing property that belonged to the victims. Goodline cooperated with investigators to return the stolen property, detectives said.
Goodline is charged with three counts of burglary. The burglaries occurred between June 10 and July 14, officials said. Read More»

PTC officer gets boating DUI, resigns

A Peachtree City police officer was arrested July 4 for boating under the influence at West Point Lake in LaGrange, The Citizen has confirmed.

Kenneth Dale Foster also was charged with child endangerment by boating while intoxicated and allowing a child under 10 to travel on a boat without a life jacket, Read More»

PTC annex bid OK'd for new company

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night agreed to explore a potential 77-acre annexation of property on Ga. Highway 74 South to house a new manufacturing facility.

The company, Low Temp, is currently in Jonesboro and manufactures kitchen equipment for use in hospitals, restaurants and schools across the nation, according to Ben Casey, the third generation in his family to work with the company.

Council’s approval allows Low Temp to begin working directly with city staff, which will analyze the proposal and provide a recommendation to City Council. Read More»