28% turnout in Fayette — before Election Day

28% turnout in Fayette — before Election Day

Early voters line up to cast their ballots on Thursday outside the Fayette County Elections Headquarters in Fayetteville. According to Elections Director Tom Sawyer, 19,528 Fayette voters cast early or absentee ballots, out of 69,096 active voters. That’s a 28 percent turnout before Election Day even arrived. To compare, more than 35,000 voted early in the 2012 election. Photo/Bethan Adams.



The Starr’s Mill Varsity Competition Cheerleading team won first place and Grand Champions in the 5-A Division at the Northgate Cheer Classic October 25. Pictured above are  first row (from L to R) Abby Oat, Paige Berkey, Ashley Evert, Tracey Riley, Hannah Willis, Taylor Haney, Christina Deraney.  Second Row (from L to R) Alexandria Thomas, Emily Herrmann, Sydney Mayson, Olivia Phillips, Brenna Elliott, Claire Nicola, Chloe Griffith, Maudianna Cicalese.  Back Row (from L to R) Coach Emily Woodward, Kensley Hanie, Baylee Smith, Mary Lou Masters, Coach Mandy Ratliff and Coach Todd Saye. Read More»

Arrest made in PTC kidnapping

A Talmo man was arrested Nov. 4 in Peachtree City on charges of kidnapping and sodomy.

Verlon Tuck, 34, of Talmo, was charged with theft, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment and kidnapping, said Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Mark Brown.

Brown said officers at approximately 5:25 a.m. responded to a business located at 995 North Peachtree Parkway in reference to a reported sexual assault.

Brown said the victim and the offender travelled together to the incident location.

“The suspect had access to the business as a part of a cleaning contract,” Brown said.

PTC Veterans Day observance set for Sat.

PTC Veterans Day observance set for Sat.

On Saturday, Nov. 8, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at Peachtree City’s 2014 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing. The program will be held during the flying museum’s fourth annual Veterans Day Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The open house and program is free to the public. Read More»

Students use science fair winnings, award students and support new teachers

(L-R) Keaton Wimbish, John Childers and Matt Johnson.  The FIRST Foundation held a yard sale that netted over $200 and will be used to recognize outstanding Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair students, and to support teachers new to the school system.  Photo/Submitted.

The Fayette Innovations in Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Foundation is gearing up to offer an additional award this year to recognize outstanding student achievements in science.

FIRST presented its inaugural middle school award last year at the Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair to a Whitewater Middle School student whose project took first place honors.

FIRST will continue to recognize outstanding science fair students with the addition of a new high school award that will be given at the 2015 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair in January. Read More»

Fayette deputies pursue, arrest three in separate violations

Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office corralled two vehicles on Nov. 1 and 2 whose drivers were trying to get away from officers in pursuit.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the first incident occurred on Nov. 1 at 9:23 p.m. when a deputy turned on the blue lights to stop a 2011 silver Chevrolet Aveo occupied by three individuals on Ga. Highway 138 near the Fayette/Clayton County line. Read More»

Police department gets safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Dept. has received a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for its efforts in reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.

“There were 24 small agency incentive grants given across the state and Peachtree City was one of the recipients,” said Lt. Matt Myers. “These grants are awarded based upon the partnership with The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in helping to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia’s roadways.” Read More»

McIntosh falls 49-13 at Drew

The McIntosh Chiefs’ place in the subregion standings was decided before the kickoff of Friday night’s game against the Drew Titans, but the outcome was important in determining the order of the top four teams going into next Friday’s Region 4-AAAAA play-in games.

Already assured of fifth place in Subregion A, the Chiefs tried to play spoiler and put a wrench in Drew’s quest for one of the top two spots but after an early 7-0 lead they saw the home team take control the rest of the way for a 49-13 Titans’ win at Southern Crescent Stadium in Riverdale. Read More»

A moving ceremony

A moving ceremony

On Oct. 20, Boy Scout Troop 175 held its 13th annual flag retirement ceremony at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church Scout Lodge. Col. Brian Cavanaugh, Commender of the U.S.Army Accessions Support Brigade located at Fort Know, Ky., was the guest speaker. Attendees included veterans, local law enforcement and fire department personnel, community leaders and pastors, boy scouts and their families. Over 100 flags, which had served our nation, were retired with the participation of attendees. Pictured is Colin Comiskey giving a final salute. Photo/Submitted.

PTC man arrested for kidnapping, assault

Datavius Q. Holland

A Peachtree City man was arrested Oct. 27 on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection to a domestic disturbance where he kidnapped his girlfriend’s sister at gunpoint and transported her to Atlanta.

Datavius Q. Holland, 25, of 100 North Meade Drive, was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, theft, simple battery and cruelty to children, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Odilia Bergh.

Bergh said officers on Oct. 21 at approximately 8 a.m. responded to the North Meade Drive residence after a call pertaining to a domestic disturbance. Read More»

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