Fayette County

Charles L. Payne, 68, of Peachtree City

Charles L. Payne, 68, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on December 16, 2014.  

He was born on August 9, 1946 in Turtlepoint, Pa. to Cecile and Wayne Payne. He graduated from Port Allegany High School in Allegany, Pa. and then from Williamsport Community College in Williamsport, Pa.

He married his wife, Jan Y. Healy Payne on December 5, 1970. He retired from the US Air Force in 1989 and the FAA in 2013. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Payne and John Payne; and one sister, Connie McAfee. Read More»

Patriots on the mat

Several Sandy Creek wrestlers picked up wins in recent tournaments during December. Jake Lee (106) won his division at the South Metro tournament at Luella as well as the Wildcat Brawl at Whitewater, improving his season record to 28-0. Nick Martin placed fifth (132) at Luella and third (126) at Whitewater. Other Patriots placing at Whitewater were Antonio Trapp (sixth), Lawson Dial (seventh) and Dominic Minyon (eighth).

Several Sandy Creek wrestlers picked up wins in recent tournaments during December. Jake Lee (106) won his division at the South Metro tournament at Luella as well as the Wildcat Brawl at Whitewater, improving his season record to 28-0. Nick Martin placed fifth (132) at Luella and third (126) at Whitewater. Other Patriots placing at Whitewater were Antonio Trapp (sixth), Lawson Dial (seventh) and Dominic Minyon (eighth) Read More»

New officers for New Neighbors club

The Peachtree City chapter of the New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) recently announced their winter/spring officers. From left, President Kathy Tasonis, First Vice President Tanya O'Rourke, Secretary Barbara Till and Treasurer Lynn Lafleur. Not pictured is Second Vice President Mechelle Walsh. Photo/Submitted.

The Peachtree City chapter of the New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) recently announced their winter/spring officers. From left, President Kathy Tasonis, First Vice President Tanya O'Rourke, Secretary Barbara Till and Treasurer Lynn Lafleur. Not pictured is Second Vice President Mechelle Walsh. NNLC's purpose is to bring newcomers in the area together so that they can meet and become friends while adjusting to new surroundings. It is a not-for-profit social organization that has a wide variety of special interest groups. Read More»

PTC liberalizes annexation process

An amendment to Peachtree City’s annexation process that allows elected and appointed officials and the city’s planning department staff to submit annexation proposals at the request of the property owner was approved Dec. 18.

The discussion that led to the Dec. 18 vote began during an Oct. 6 discussion on potential annexations over the next 20 years. Council agreed that city staff should adjust the longstanding two-step process and return with a proposal that would give planning staff additional early input and allow the city to market itself to potential annexation candidates. Read More»

PTC sells 2 roads to developer

The Overlook retail area, the RaceTrac gas station and the Chick-fil-A restaurant may not be quite ready to break ground on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City, but the Peachtree City Council on Dec. 18 took the development a step closer by legally abandoning two public streets: Line Creek Court and the majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the development.

Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

Fayette picks top county decorators

Public Works’ winning entry. Photo/Submitted.

One of the lighter moments of the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meetings saw some county employees recognized for their efforts to display the Christmas spirit in the workplace.

County Administrator Steve Rapson awarded the tax commissioner’s office and the public works department with the winning trophies in the county employees’ annual door decorating contest.

“We had a tie this year, and with ties there is always controversy,” Rapson said as he began explaining each entry’s highlights. Read More»

Helping a kid have a happy Christmas

Helping a kid have a happy Christmas

The annual “Shop with the Sheriff” event to help to supply needy Fayette County kids with Christmas presents was held Dec. 20 at Walmart in Fayetteville. This year local businesses donated the funds to help 30 children. Fayette Sheriff’s Office staff are (L) Renee McCollum and (R) Dep. Shaina Castellaw. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

It is easy to tell it’s Christmas in Fayetteville. A portion of the city’s staff and elected officials took time out recently to send a Merry Christmas message to Fayetteville residents. Photo/Submitted.

Home design committee appointed by F’ville Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton appointed two city councilmen Dec. 18 to serve on a committee that will review changes to architectural guidelines on future Fayetteville homes.

The proposed guidelines would require builders to echo the home’s front details along the sides of the house.

The guidelines caused some disagreement from local builders and residents, leading the council to create a committee to review the changes. Read More»

Fayette kids’ test scores among top 12 in state, metro

The 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores are in, and Fayette County schools are among the highest in metro Atlanta and the state. Read More»

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