Lost dog needs help getting home

Alex, the whippet. Photo/Special.

For Peachtree City resident Lauren Boal, it is not so much a question of finding her lost 10 year-old whippet, it is a matter of corralling “Alex” and getting him home.

Boal, who works at Braelinn Animal Hospital, said on Thursday Alex was adopted in January and had lived with the Boal family and their greyhounds until June 13 when he (literally) jumped the fence while visiting at a friend’s house in the McIntosh Trail/Robinson Road area. Read More»

Code enforcement to be handled by police dept.

Peachtree City’s code enforcement department has a new location, inside the city’s police headquarters off Ga. Highway 74 south.

The move coincides with an organizational change that puts code enforcement under the umbrella of the police department.

Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark said police officers will not be writing citations for code violations, but he anticipates advantages of the two departments working together. Read More»

Tyrone police reports, June 10-21

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between June 10-21. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jakeel Lemon Allen, 18, of Bradford Way, Fairburn, for no license.
Jeffrey Albert Duke, 31, of Seavy Street, Senoia, for warrant served.
Mark Anthony Foster, Jr., 26, of Dowdy Drive, Summerville, for obtaining a controlled substance by theft, forgery or fraud.
Thomas C. Jackson, 26, of Milam Loop, Fairburn, for wanted person (Fulton County). Read More»

Jobless rates for May down in Fayette, up in PTC

Unemployment inched down slightly in Fayette County during May, but the same could not be said for Peachtree City. Fayette rates dipped to 8.2 percent while Peachtree City’s jobless rate rose a bit to 7.4 percent.

The jobless situation in Fayette improved somewhat in May, with 8.2 percent of the labor force out of work compared to 8.3 percent in April and 7.7 percent a year ago, according to the Georgia Dept. of Labor. Fayette’s total labor force is estimated at 50,786, with 4,189 of those unemployed. Read More»

Sam’s Club underway at Fischer Crossing, opens early 2011

The northwest corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road near the Fayette County line is the new home of a 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club that is expected to open in early 2011. A part of the nearly 800,000 square-foot Fischer Crossing retail development, the Sam’s Club will be joined later this year by NCG Theaters on the northeast corner of the development. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone driving through the intersection of Ga. highways 34 and 54 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County can’t help but notice the change. Well out of the ground on the northwest corner and expected to open in early 2011 is the 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club. Read More»

New Senoia PD/Court building opens early July

It was in April 2009 that the Senoia City Council approved construction plans for the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Howard Road. Despite past weather-related delays, the new 8,310 square-foot facility is expected to open in early July.

Completion of the $1 million project was expected to be wrapped up in the spring, but delays due to a wet winter and high moisture levels in the concrete floor pushed that date back. But all that is about to be a thing of the past. Read More»

Prepping for World Cup 2022

Prepping for World Cup 2022

You just can’t keep Bernard Knox and the Palmetto Youth League (PYL) from expanding their reach into the community. The new organization’s most recent endeavor is the summer soccer program held Saturdays at Palmetto Elementary School. Up next will be flag football coming later this summer. Along with soccer and flag football, the center thus far provides a fitness center, library, book club, arts and crafts, dance, cheerleading and karate. “This is really a partnership on many fronts,” Palmetto Mayor John Miller said. Read More»

Senoia amends parking ordinance for large vehicles

The Senoia City Council at the June 21 meeting heard the second reading and voted to amend the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance. The amendment relates to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed.

One of the changes to the ordinance states that no vehicles or trailers which are eight feet or higher in height and have more than two axles will be permitted to be parked in front of the main building or dwelling or in the side or rear yards of residential dwellings. Read More»

Successful Senoia Farmers Market adds second Saturday

The Senoia Farmers Market was such a hit on its opening day two weeks ago that the City Council gave approval Monday night for the market to add a second Saturday and begin operating twice each month. Located in the parking lot at City Hall, the farmers market will be open June 26 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman told council members that the request was being made due to the number of people attending and the enthusiasm of the vendors.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October. Read More»

May unemployment in Three Rivers still above 11%

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Three Rivers area was unchanged at 11.1 percent from April to May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 24,607, up 144 from 24,463 in April. Read More»