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Man uninjured in attack at Tinseltown

A June 25 incident at the Tinseltown Theater at the Fayette Pavilion left a man essentially uninjured after an attack that occurred after he left the theater.

The victim told officers he left the theater at approximately 10 p.m. and was texting on his cell phone while walking to his vehicle, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Debbie Chambers. Read More»

Lightning fire destroys south Fayette home

A family in south Fayette County suffered a near total loss of their home June 24 after lightning that accompanied severe storms struck the Whitewater Creek subdivision house.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis said the homeowner at 145 Islesworth Way was at the residence when lightning struck the house.

The homeowner heard a loud lightning strike but did not know it was his own home until minutes later when he was investigating the sound of hail striking his home which turned out to be the fire in his attic space, Davis said. Read More»

June 27 gas leak on Hwy. 74 S being plugged

A gas leak that occurred in the late morning hours June 27 after construction crews on Ga. Highway 74 South hit a gas line is expected to be repaired around noon. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the repair is made.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis at 11 a.m. said the gas line was hit in the area of Hwy. 74 South between Redwine Road and Manor Drive.

Davis said gas company crews are on the way and are expected to have the line repaired near noon. Davis asked motorists to avoid the area until that time.

Charity clay shoot participants raise money to ‘Light the World’

Coweta-Fayette EMC takes top honors at the ninth annual Take Aim at Progress event, a charity clay shoot held in Griffin. Winning team members shown (L-R) are Anthony Walker, Andrew Betts, Robert McDonald, Brett Bone, Wayne Flournoy and Rusty Rainey. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) took top honors this year at the ninth annual Take Aim at Progress (TAAP) event, a charity clay shoot held recently at Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin and organized by Georgia EMCs and vendors to benefit the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA’s) International Foundation.

Through the TAAP program and resulting fund-raising efforts, volunteers travel to impoverished countries in Central America to help build power lines. Read More»

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

These youths were honored by the Peachtree City Council last week for taking part in the Junior Police Academy class offered by Peachtree City Police this summer. Participants got to ride along with an officer and learn about a variety of police work from criminal investigations to use of force and much more. Photo/John Munford.

New chairman for Leadership Coweta

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Andy Dunn of Canongate Golf Clubs will serve as Chair of the Board of Leadership Coweta for a two-year term beginning with the Class of 2011-2012.  Dunn assumed his new role in May.
 
“Andy brings a high level of energy to the job, being a founding member and current chairman of the Young Professionals of Newnan-Coweta (YPNC), a Leadership Coweta graduate and recent board member, and being named as the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Month for February of this year,” explained 2011 Chamber Board Chair Vicki Kaiser. 
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Atlanta man charged in Fayette car theft

An Atlanta man was charged by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators on June 22 with the theft of a vehicle from a north Fayette auto broker.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said investigators arrested 34 year-old Atlanta resident Marcus Ferguson on charges of theft by taking in connection with the theft of a 2002 Monte Carlo stolen on Feb. 8 from CJW Auto Brokers on New Hope Road.

Letter critical of PTC Council's recreation firing ‘surprise’

The Peachtree City Council hashes out their decision at last week’s council meeting. From left are council members Vanessa Fleisch, Doug Sturbaum, Don Haddix and Kim Learnard. Not pictured is councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

City Manager: goal to improve recreation services

The reorganization of Peachtree City’s recreation employees, including the elimination of two positions, has led one resident to author a critical letter to the City Council.
George Martin, a former recreation commissioner for the city, noted that the reorganization and the elimination of positions held by Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher was a “virtual secret” kept from citizens until the vote. Read More»

Councilman Imker: Sam’s Club not hurting PTC

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker in file photo.

Contrary to popular belief, Peachtree City isn’t losing that much in sales tax money when residents go shopping at the nearby Sam’s Club, according to Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker.

At Monday’s city budget meeting, Imker explained that he calculated that the city might be losing about $100,000 a year in sales tax revenue.

“It’s not the end of the world folks,” Imker said. Read More»

PTC to close Battery Way boat docks area during 4th

Move needed to alleviate ‘significant overcrowding’

As July 4th nears, so does Peachtree City’s annual parade and the nighttime fireworks celebration over picturesque Lake Peachtree.

Some may find it a little bit more challenging to get to their preferred lakeside viewing spot this year as the area around the Battery Way boat docks will be closed to all vehicles, including golf carts, autos, boats and trailers.

The move is necessary to avoid “significant crowding” that has occurred in previous years, city officials said. Read More»