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Council poised to limit use of all ‘walking’ signs in PTC

‘Will work . . . if PTC Council lets me’

For the past year or so, some businesses in Peachtree City have used employees or contractors to hold promotional signs along the road in an effort to drum up more business.

That practice may become significantly curtailed — perhaps even banned — after Thursday night’s City Council meeting. City staff is recommending that such walking signs, sometimes held by costumed mascots, be limited to four times a year and for no more than five consecutive days at a time, among other regulations. Read More»

Fayette law enforcement arrest reports March 22 – April 4

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

March 22-28

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Robert Christopher Burtchael, 28, of Ga. Highway 138, Riverdale, for harassing phone calls.

Alicia Lynn Corvette, 36, of Old Covington Highway, Conyers, for probation violation.

Rusty James Cox, 24, of Northwood Road, Tyrone, for state drug law violation.

Vickie Darlene Cox, 49, Northwood Road, Tyrone, for state drug law violation. Read More»

Tyrone motorist trapped by fallen tree, but unhurt

The wind speed of the storm that blew through Fayette County during the late night hours April 4 is not known. But what is known is that the winds were strong enough to blow trees onto two homes and one vehicle in north Fayette and to cause temporary power outages in the Tyrone area. Read More»

Kurpiel is All American 5K's Hometown Hero

Ashley Kurpiel

Last year, the Peachtree City Running Club launched the All American 5K, a race on the Saturday before Memorial Day that raised money for the Dan Berschinski Fund. Lt. Dan Berschinski is a local man who was injured in Afghanistan. The race this year, set for Saturday, May 28, will be run in honor of

Ashley Kurpiel, a Peachtree City resident with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Money raised from the $25 entry fee for runners, walkers and phantom runners will support the International FOP Association (IFOPA). Read More»

Fayette to welcome home fallen Griffin soldier

A procession to bring home a Griffin soldier who died in Afghanistan March 29 will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 6) starting at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was killed after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in the Konar province of Afghanistan. Faulkner was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, Read More»

Traffic alert: lane shift at Hwy. 74S widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 74 south, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. Traffic on SR 74 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes, from Padgett Road to just south of the Flat Creek Bridge. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change. Read More»

Sports groups pitch in

With rec budget cuts, youth associations spend $122K on PTC fields

As Peachtree City budget cuts have hit the recreation department in recent years, various youth sports associations are picking up some of the slack financially.

Last year, those sports associations kicked in an extra $122,000, compared to the city’s overall recreation budget for the sports fields: $617,000.

The soccer association, for example, spent $40,000 for the aeration and top dressing of its fields, which previously had been funded by the city, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo. Read More»

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Ryan Housely, founder of Herobox, was presented with a check for $3,200 at halftime of the boys game at Battle for the Troops II Thursday night. The money was raised through t-shirt sales, donations and a fundraiser at TCBY in Peachtree City the previous Thursday. Housely, a McIntosh graduate, expressed his thanks and told the crowd the donation would make a direct and immediate impact. Pictured, from left, are Mike and Sue Murtaugh of TCBY, Housely, McIntosh athletic director Steve Cole and Herobox’s Chairman of the Board William Thielemann, Brigadier General USAR (Ret). Photo/Michael Boylan

Fayette County again tops in Ga. health

Fayette County continues to have the healthiest residents in Georgia and Calhoun County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More»

Census shows Coweta, Newnan, Senoia with major growth

It took a while but the final local breakdown is in from the U.S. Census Bureau. Those numbers show a 42.71 percent increase in Coweta County’s 2010 population. The census findings also show all the county’s municipalities with greater numbers, such as Newnan with a 103 percent increase and Senoia with a 90 percent increase.

Coweta County’s population was listed at 127,317. That number represents an increase of 42.71 percent over the 89,215 residents counted in 2000. Read More»

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