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Mayor Haddix delivers 'State of the City' report to PTC Rotary Club

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix addressed the Peachtree City Roatary Club on Thursday. Photo/John Munford.

In the mayor’s annual “State of the City” address to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday afternoon, Don Haddix gave a capable recap of the highlights and a few lowlights from city operations in 2009.

But in his brief look at the future near the end, Haddix warned of the possibility that the city could come to look like the rest of metro Atlanta if bus and rail transit projects and a proposed “outer loop” around Atlanta come to fruition via a one-percent regional transportation sales tax.

“Many of us moved here to escape Atlanta-style living,” Haddix noted. Read More»

Tyrone town entrances, Shamrock Park to get new look

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night voted unanimously to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) that will lead to the replacement of the pedestrian bridge at Shamrock Park and to improve signage and landscaping at the entrances to the town along Ga. Highway 74, Tyrone Road, Palmetto Road and Castlewood Road. Read More»

Golden Dragon Acrobats give stunning performance

The audience Sunday afternoon in a two-hour performance at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County was treated to a nearly unbelievable display of skill, coordination and strength by members of the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Photo/Special.

From China to New York and on to Newnan. Again. For the third time, the Golden Dragon Acrobats performed last weekend at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County. The two-hour exhibition of coordination and strength was nothing short of stunning.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats team performing Sunday came with 23 team members. The ages of the male and female performers ranged from 17-22, though one team member is 31 years old. Read More»

Senoia DDA ready to renovate old police buildings

Senoia DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman announces Tuesday that the organization is ready to begin renovating the old police department buildings on Main Street.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chairman Suzanne Helfman told the City Council Monday night that the organization has closed on the old police department buildings on Main Street and is quickly proceeding with plans to renovate them. One of the buildings will house the city’s Welcome Center while the other will be leased.

DDA agreed in September to purchase the circa 1912 buildings for $27,000 and the City Council accepted the offer on a 4-1 vote. Per the agreement, DDA said it would be responsible for the rehab work that would be needed. Read More»

Five Coweta schools receive state honors

Five of Coweta County’s elementary, middle and high schools were recognized earlier this month for achievements during the 2009-2010 school year. The honors came by way of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said Evans Middle School, Western Elementary School, Northgate High School, Brooks Elementary School and Arbor Springs Elementary School were all recognized by the Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Dept. of Education for improvement and achievement during the 2009-2010 school year. Read More»

Metta Quintet coming to The Centre Feb. 8

Metta Quintet, the resident ensemble of New York City-based non-profit JazzReach will perform at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

Two PTC men arrested for forging concert tickets

Peachtree City Police in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrested two Peachtree City men in connection with selling forged concert tickets to victims across the Southeast.

Russell Davis, 22, and Jason Kimpel, 22, both of Peachtree City, were arrested Jan. 19, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Davis was charged with theft by deception and forgery involving multiple victims while Kimpel was charged with theft by deception and being a party to a crime (forgery), also involving the same multiple victims, Dove said. Read More»

PTC firefighter charged with DUI

Peachtree City firefighter/EMT Kevin Bernard McMullen was charged with DUI alcohol on the morning of Jan. 11. Fire department supervisors at McMullen’s place of work at Fire Station #81 at Paschall Road and Ga. Highway 74 initiated the process that led to the administration of sobriety tests by Peachtree City Police officers after performing a “mouth swab” at the fire station where McMullen had reported for duty. Subsequent testing showed the 32 year-old Fayetteville resident with a blood alcohol level of .135. Read More»

Mayor for Kedron gun show, staff nixed it without council input

\With several citizens’ concerns leading to the cancellation of a revenue-producing gun show renting out the Kedron Fieldhouse, Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix says the City Council may once again look at setting a policy on what constitutes acceptable use of the facility.

When gun show representatives approached the recreation department about the possibility, city officials sought the public’s input on the matter. While most of the feedback was positive, a few residents were opposed to the event, and Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo ultimately cancelled it.
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Fayette arrests log Jan. 11-17

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Jan. 11 - Monday, Jan. 17

Orlando Allen, 45, of Wimbly Point, Fayetteville, for simple battery.

Nathaniel Broughton, 34, of Smith Street, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Behre Annette Casey, 61, of Brogdon Road, Fayetteville, for battery-family violence.

James Andrew Deck, 52, of Sheldon Way, Fayetteville, for battery-family violence. Read More»

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