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Tyrone police work with public on speeding concerns

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday approved the purchase of a multi-use SMART trailer that can assist police and the public on a variety of issues such as reminding motorists to comply with speed limits. The trailer will be purchased with existing federal drug funds.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins in making the purchase request noted that reports by citizens of motorists speeding in neighborhoods and other locations in the town contributed to the department’s interest in obtaining the SMART (Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer) unit. Read More»

Local man killed in S. Fayette collision

Deputies: other driver ran stop sign prior to crash

A Fayetteville man was killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of McBride and Antioch roads in south Fayette County, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

James Buck, 55, was driving a 2004 Toyota Sequoia Read More»

PTC cops take on game warden duties; will write fishing license citations

The long arm of city law is moving beyond city streets and cart paths to the shores of lakes Kedron and Peachtree. Peachtree City police are now empowered to enforce a state law requiring all fisherman to have a state fishing license. Read More»

Several teams get key sub-region football wins

Thanks to their offensive line, the Whitewater Wildcats have piled up lots of rushing yards in recent weeks. Photo/Michael Boylan.

The season has already passed the half way point and sub-region wins are very important as teams want to find themselves in the best possible positio when region playoffs come around. Sandy Creek and Starr's Mill both stayed undefeated with blowout wins, while Whitewater came back from an early deficit to top Fayette County and Our Lady of Mercy got back to its winning ways with a victory over Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.

For more, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1089

37-office Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corners opens in PTC

Members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce officially cut the ribbon opening Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corners. Photo/Special.

A new, deluxe executive suites facility has opened in Peachtree City.

Located at the corner of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway, in the space temporarily occupied by the Peachtree City Police Department, the Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corners are advertised as being reasonably priced for this down-sizing economy.

Executive suites are offices that share amenities and administrative services that deliver turn-key solutions with maximum efficiency, said Sharron Singletary, general manager of the facility. Read More»

Sara Harp Minter raises money for Relay for Life

In the front row, from left, are Clayton Nelson, Joshua Oubre, Kazley Gilreath, Ella Hall, Addyson Corley and Olivia Owen. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Paulk, School Social Worker, Mrs. Harris, Kindergarten Teacher and Mrs. White, 3rd Grade Teacher.

Students and Faculty at Sara Harp Minter Elementary joined together in participating in the school's first Relay for Life Ice Cream Social which raised $500 for SHME's Relay for Life Team. The Relay for Life Team will continue to raise money during the school year and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in May when the Relay for Life takes place. Read More»

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

All the people watching the McIntosh homecoming parade this year got an extra special treat.   The parade was led by the award-winning band, the good looking homecoming court, and the spirited cheerleaders and Chiefettes.  In addition, nearly 25 other clubs and businesses joined in the fun of decorating a float, truck or golf cart. They all threw candy and beads to the onlookers.  It was a true community event.  Pictured is the freshman football team at McIntosh.  

Seymour sues Coweta commissioners over Fischer Crossings issue

Perhaps it was only a matter of time. The denial late last month by the Coweta County Commission of a rezoning and road abandonment request by the Fischer Crossings Development Group turned into a lawsuit filed against the county on Oct. 1 in Coweta County Superior Court.

The suit by developer Scott Seymour followed the commission’s 3-2 vote to deny a rezoning proposal that would have placed a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the northeast corner of the large Fischer Crossing development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Read More»