Fayette County

William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville

Mr. William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Larry graduated from Headland High School in 1961. He retired from SunTrust Bank in 2007. He is a member of First Christian Church, Tyrone. Read More»

That time of year

Tyrone public works employee David Moretz untangles lights next to the Tyrone Town Hall. Moretz, coworker Matt Underwood and Public Works Director Billy Campbell have been decorating the town for the holiday season.  Photo/Bethan Adams.

Tyrone public works employee David Moretz untangles lights next to the Tyrone Town Hall. Moretz, coworker Matt Underwood and Public Works Director Billy Campbell have been decorating the town for the holiday season. Photo/Bethan Adams.

PTC named as bike friendly community

Last week, Peachtree City joined more than 325 visionary communities from across the country by being named a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award. The League of American Bicyclists gave the master-planned city a bronze level BFC designation on Nov. 18. Read More»

Make sure you ‘Click It or Ticket’

Those traveling though Peachtree City over the Thanksgiving holiday should make sure their seatbelts are buckled. Officers will be participating again this year in the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

Peachtree City Police will be cracking down on motorists who are not buckled up during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The two-week mobilization will target drivers and passengers who are not restrained in motor vehicles as well as adults who do not properly restrain children. The enforcement effort will continue through Nov. 30. Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad is new Miss Ga. USA

Brooke Fletcher is crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015 by the Miss Georgia USA 2014, pictured left.Tiana Griggs, and the newly crowned Miss Teen Georgia USA 2015, Mary Calkins. Photo/Submitted.

Brooke Fletcher, a 2010 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, was crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center after three days of competition. Fletcher, 22, is the daughter of Scott and Angie Fletcher of Fayetteville.

She graduated from Auburn University in May with a major in business marketing and a minor in Spanish. She currently works at ESPNU and the SEC Network as an associate director.

Fifty-nine young women competed for the honor of representing Georgia at the Miss USA Pageant, which will be nationally televised in June.

Word remains mum on new shopping center

The year is coming to an end and there is still no word on The Overlook shopping center, RaceTrac and Chick-fil-A to be built along Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City.

The timelines involved could depend on the state’s decision on a “continuous green T” traffic signal at the site.

City Senior Planner David Rast said there has been no further progress on the Chick-fil-A, RaceTrac or Overlook developments situated west of Planterra Way. Read More»

11-year-old becomes professional beekeeper

Allison Spinney (above, right) is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.  Photo/Submitted.

Eleven-year-old Allison Spinney passed the Georgia Master Beekeeping Program, Certified Beekeeper test in September.

Allison is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.

She attended the Coweta 4H beekeeping program for a year, learning and preparing for the test. Spinney and her mother, Denise, are members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Allison is a sixth-grader at the Georgia Cyber Academy and lives in Peachtree City with her parents.

She has been beekeeping for two years and enjoys nurturing her colony of honey bees and the sweet honey they produce. Read More»

Cops ‘Light Up the Night’

PTC police launch toy drive to benefit kids

The Peachtree City Police Department is starting the 2014 Light Up the Night toy drive, which began on Nov. 20, at the Wal-Mart Shopping Center and continues this weekend.

The event helps to ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday.

The department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys.

The age range should be from 2 to 17 years of age.

In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at one of the donation drop off points or at the Police Department. Read More»

Local author writes murder mystery

Sharon Marchisello and the cover of her new book, "Going Home." Photos/Submitted.

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to a book presentation and signing by Sharon Marchisello on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Marchisello will talk about “Going Home,” her new suspense novel from Sunbury Press. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting both the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library and the Fayette Humane Society. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Road rage involving motorcycle and SUV puts man in hospital

A Morrow man was arrested on multiple charges Nov. 22 after causing a motorcycle to crash on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville and leaving the scene of the accident, police said.

Ira J. Lawrence, 31, was charged with aggravated assault, aggressive driving, hit and run/failure to render, reckless driving, improper use of turn signal/light and revoked or suspended license, according to arrest records.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. after Lawrence had entered the city traveling east on Hwy. 54. Read More»

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