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Twice is nice

Both teams shot a combined group photo following the 8-1 boys soccer win at Kennesaw State Friday night. The Lady Chiefs preceded the match with their own 4-1 win over crosstown rival Starr's Mill in the all-Fayette final. Photo/John Munford.

McIntosh girls, boys sweep state soccer finals

McIntosh's soccer teams made it a double-good night, winning both the AAAAA championship finals and ending the boys' second-straight undefeated season with their 44th win in a row Friday night at the Kennesaw State University football stadium.

The Lady Chiefs got the evening started with a tight tilt with Starr's Mill. Jackie Gray struck first for McIntosh more than halfway through the first half, but six minutes later a goal from Sara Yoss knotted the score at 1-1. Read More»

Expect traffic delays in Peachtree City this weekend near triathlon

Residents are being warned that significant traffic delays could occur Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. near Lake McIntosh. The annual adult triathlon has moved locations from Lake Peachtree to Lake McIntosh. The route travels from Lake McIntosh up and down Dividend Drive onto McIntosh Trail, Robinson Road, Spear Road, Paschal Road and back onto Dividend Drive.

Twenty-five Peachtree City police officers, sheriff's deputies, and Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force officers have been hired to control traffic for this event.

Early voting ends Friday, primary election is next Tuesday

Early voting in Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone ends Friday at 5 p.m., and if you miss the boat you’ll have to wait until election day Tuesday to cast your ballot at your usual polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

With no Democrats contested by fellow party members in local races, the action is really on the Republican ticket with three contenders vying for the District 3 nomination for county commission currently held by Steve Brown and four would-be school board members seeking the District 4 seat being vacated by retiring BoE member Bob Todd. Read More»

3 child molestation, 2 assault charges lodged against F’ville man, 22

A Fayetteville man was arrested May 8 on charges of child molestation and aggravated assault in connection to three incidents involving two girls between 2007 and 2011. Fayetteville Police were made aware of the assaults after one of the girls recently contacted a school resource officer.

Shawn Boykin, 22, of Jasmine Court, was charged with three counts of child molestation and two counts of aggravated assault, according to Det. Scott Israel. Read More»

Fayette may back off fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire truck parked in Fayetteville recently. Photo/Ben Nelems.

Will county fire trucks roll or ‘wait’ on F’ville fires? Rapson: ‘We can’t be augmenting Fayetteville fire services’ Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — April 29–May 5

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, April 29 - Monday, May 5

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Eric C. Goodman, born in 1985, of North Church Street, Dublin, for probation/parole violation.

Darnisha S. Milton, born in 1990, of Grande River Road, Atlanta, for public drunkeness. Read More»

Borchert earns Wright Brothers’ ‘Master Pilot Award’

Federal Aviation Administration representative Mike Mullaney (left) congratulates Bill Borchert.

Falcon Aviation Academy recently honored Bill Borchert for receiving The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot Award” presented by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Borchert was an instructor in the Air Force from 1965-1970, then he flew with Delta from 1970-2002 flying almost every airplane in Deltas fleet. In 2009 he became involved with Falcon Aviation Academy as an investor and then began to take on larger roles as instructor and eventually a chief pilot of the company’s high performance program. Read More»

Records fall at state track meet

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats broke three records on their way to a second-place finish in the A-Private classification of the state boys track meet in Jefferson last weekend.

Christian Coleman won individual state titles in the 100-meter dash (10.38) and 200-meter dash (21.10), with both of those times setting new A state meet records.

Another meet record was broken by the Bobcats’ 4x100-meter relay team of Coleman, Lawrence Bryant-Tillman, Delfayeo Matthews and Jordan Thomas (41.88). Read More»

Lady Panthers win state tennis title

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers singles players (from left, Erin Egoroff, Rachael Williams and Caroline Kelly) kiss the trophy after the team won the AAAAA state tennis championship. Photo/Special.

After coming up one match short a year ago, the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers took home the AAAAA state tennis championship Saturday by defeating Cambridge 3-1 in the finals at the Clayton County Tennis Center in Jonesboro.

The Lady Panthers defeated Cambridge in last year’s state semifinals before losing 3-2 to Lakeside-Evans in the championship. They avenged that loss by beating Lakeside-Evans in the quarterfinals a week ago. Read More»

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Students at Peachtree City Elementary got an up-close look at where milk comes from recently, thanks to a mobile classroom operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. The students were shown the modern-day equivalent of how dairy cows are milked. Instructor Nicole Karstedt, joining Molly the cow and Principal Kristen Berryman, also demonstrated how cows used to be milked by hand. Photo/Special.