Fayette County

Fayetteville man, 18, charged in Oct. 11 traffic death

Eighteen-year-old Fayetteville resident Joshua Marcus Williams has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide in the Oct. 11 death of another Fayetteville man, James Buck, after Williams ran a stop sign at McBride and Antioch roads and crashed into Buck’s vehicle.

Williams was arrested over the weekend on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and failure to stop at a stop sign, according to officials with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The charge of second-degree vehicular homicide was imposed because the death occurred without intent, officials said. Read More»

Police reports Nov. 9-15

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Monday, Nov. 15

Darrol Deon Aaron, 31, of Moury Avenue, Atlanta, for no license,drug law violation and approaching emergency vehicles.
Jose Manuel Armas, 18, of Sprin Drive, Riverdale, for tail light violation and no license.
Conroy George Campbell, 50, of Woodland Circle, Roswell, for simple battery.
Rickey Damon Cantrell, 40, of Cedar Trail, Jonesboro, for deposit accounty fraud. Read More»

Cell antennas pitched for PTC streetlights

Seen as alternative to towers in residential areas; proposal targets Kedron Village neighborhoods

A cutting-edge initiative to improve cellular signals in Peachtree City will involve the use of streetlights instead of celltowers. NextG Networks wants to add antennas and small control boxes to existing city streetlights as a low-profile way to cover cellphone deadspots in certain areas for certain carriers. Read More»

Mrs. Vera F. Houston, 84, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Vera F. Houston, of Jonesboro, and a long-time Fayette County resident, passed away on November 13, 2010 at the age of 84.

Mrs. Houston was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed all types of sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mr. James Houston of Jonesboro; sons, Raymond Fuqua and his wife Shirley of Marietta, Lamar Fuqua and his wife Diane of Fayetteville; daughter Judy Policka of Jonesboro ; seven grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Read More»

Flat Rock Middle hosts Veteran's Day event Wednesday

Flat Rock Middle School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m., in the school’s gymnasium, with grades 6-8 in attendance. The school has invited its own valued science teacher, and retired Army veteran, Major Gregory Henry to perform the duties of Master of Ceremony. The Voices of Veterans are the honored and invited guests requested to speak again this year. Mr. Ed Reynolds and Mr. Read More»

PTC seeks payment options for big-ticket city repair items

No one ever said running a city was cheap. But the Peachtree City Council is facing some future decisions on some big-ticket items for funding.

At Thursday’s council workshop, Finance Director Paul Salvatore presented funding options for the various projects, which range from $82,000 for resurfacing the small and large pools at the Kedron Aquatic Center to $800,000 for the dredging of the northern portion of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

$850K price tag put on expanding Gathering Place for bridge games

Adding another large room and a similarly sized unfinished basement to the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center would cost an estimated $850,000, the Peachtree City Council was told Tuesday night at a workshop meeting. Read More»

PTC may sack tree ordinance as waste of time

Peachtree City’s tree removal permit may become a relic of the past.

It has been ineffective at stunting the numbers of trees removed from the city since it was implemented in 2004, city staff said. Beyond that, administering the program has become especially tedious, requiring two staff visits per site, documentation and other procedures that have taxed the city’s code enforcement department. Read More»

Fayette road paving linking Kedron on hold

With a small amount of input, the Peachtree City Council decided to hold off for now on deciding whether it is a good idea for Fayette County to pave Sims Road, which would provide a link between Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills subdivision and Dogwood Trail in the unincorporated county. Read More»

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