Newsmakers

DOT: No problems with ramp meters at Hwy. 74/I-85

Red-light ramp meters at the on-ramp for Interstate 85 northbound at Ga. Highway 74 became operational July 1.

The meters are programmed to kick in only when interstate traffic is heavy, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The agency is touting the meters as a tool to improve travel times and reduce congestion. Read More»

Oakley Blvd. in Fairburn to be widened

The traffic snarls for Fayette residents making their way to I-85 via Ga. Highway 92 will see some improvement in traffic congestion on Oakley Industrial Boulevard with the award of $1.5 million to add a third lane and turn lanes between Fayetteville Road and Ga. Highway 138.

The $1.5 million grant award to the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) by way of the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank was announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

Watermelons and Independence Day festivities in PTC

Kids of all ages enjoy watermelon eating at Peachtree City's Drake Field July 3rd. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Kids of all ages enjoyed watermelon eating contests and other Independence Day festivities at Drake Field in Peachtree City Saturday following the annual parade. The city celebrated the Fourth a day early this year, culminating in a spectacular 18-minute fireworks display over Lake Peachtree that was enjoyed by many thousands. See other holiday photos here.

Meeting on illegal immigration law July 8

On July 8 at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City, the South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) will be welcoming the public to a special educational experience.

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah and Inger Eberhart of the Dustin Inman Society will discuss the impact of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as it relates to Fayette County citizens. Read More»

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

It was a find that turned into something much bigger and much more significant than it first appeared. Seven year-old Sharpsburg resident Kylie Ferguson on a recent trip to Badlands National Park Read More»

Ex-judge English gets a pass on subpoena

Former Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English was allowed Friday to postpone his testimony in a Peachtree City divorce case in which attorneys were probing alleged judicial improprieties in an effort to have several orders in the case overturned. Read More»

Parting thoughts as Supt. John DeCotis says goodbye

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis in his office last week as he prepares to retire June 30. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a time when Fayette County had only one traffic light, located in downtown Fayetteville. It was a time when the county had only one high school, also in Fayetteville.

And it was the time when now-retiring Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis arrived to teach at J.C. Booth Junior High School in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC woman selected as National Guard Fire Marshall

Capt. Karen Corsetti.

The Georgia Army National Guard announced that the Army Guard’s environmental officer, Capt. Karen Corsetti, has been selected for the newly instituted position of National Guard Fire Marshall for the 14,000-member Georgia National Guard.

Capt. Karen Corsetti of Peachtree City, who currently oversees the Georgia National Guard’s Invasive Species Management program was selected for the position which will involve continuous inspection, prevention and education measures for the more than 73 National Guard armories and installations located across Georgia. Read More»

‘This system needs to start fresh’

Judge Edwards pushed ‘to clear the air’ of ‘lingering cloud’; DA Ballard urged ‘not making things worse and not overreacting’

Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards felt strongly that an alleged affair between fellow jurist Paschal A. English Jr. and defense attorney Kim Cornwell had caused the public’s faith of the judicial system to waver. Read More»

Going for Gold

Sally Maple running towards the endzone for the Palm Beach Punishers.

McIntosh grad Maple playing football for Team USA

The sport that citizens of the United States refer to as “soccer” is called football practically everywhere else. Right now, the largest soccer tournament in the world, the World Cup, is being played in South Africa. This Sunday, the 2010 IFAF Women’s World Championship, the first and arguably the biggest football tournament in the world, begins in Sweden and Sally Maple, a former Peachtree City resident and graduate of McIntosh High School is on the roster. Read More»

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