Safety zone set for PTC fireworks

The Peachtree City Fire Department has released a map showing the 700-800 feet safety zone established for the annual fireworks show over Lake Peachtree. This year all PTC festivities will be held on Saturday, July 3.

In order to ensure a safe environment for residents and visitors viewing the fireworks presentation, a buffer of 700-800 feet in all directions from the area of discharge must be maintained. All safe areas will be marked by red or yellow security tape, placed in the area by July 2. Read More»

Near drowning incident June 20 claims life of Gwinnett 9 year-old

A nine year-old Gwinnett County boy admitted to Scottish Rite Hospital June 20 after a near drowning incident while visiting the Southampton subdivision in Tyrone died Monday. The boy had been listed in critical condition since his admission to the hospital.

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins confirmed that the unnamed child passed away Monday morning. The boy had been visiting at his father's home at Southampton. Read More»

Police reports June 22-28, 2010

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, June 22 - Monday, June 28
Matthew Roy Belvin, 18, of Old Ivy Road, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of marijuana.
Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, of 19th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for aggravated child molestation, prowling and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
Moiya Tejan Harper, 26, of Lovell Drive, Atlanta, for headlight violation and no license. Read More»

Ex-judge English gets a pass on subpoena

Former Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English was allowed Friday to postpone his testimony in a Peachtree City divorce case in which attorneys were probing alleged judicial improprieties in an effort to have several orders in the case overturned. Read More»

Parting thoughts as Supt. John DeCotis says goodbye

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis in his office last week as he prepares to retire June 30. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a time when Fayette County had only one traffic light, located in downtown Fayetteville. It was a time when the county had only one high school, also in Fayetteville.

And it was the time when now-retiring Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis arrived to teach at J.C. Booth Junior High School in Peachtree City. Read More»

Fla. man arrested for molesting boy; 5 indicted in sex crimes

A Ft. Lauderdale man who claimed to be in the community for the purpose of looking for a house was arrested June 26 on charges of aggravated child molestation in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, was charged with aggravated child molestation, felony enticing a child for indecent purposes and prowling, according to warrants filed by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators. Read More»

Tavern on the Square: F'ville to get long-awaited eatery

The Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission last week agreed to recommend that revised elevation plans for the Olde Courthouse Tavern at 105 South Glynn Street be approved. The new business on the courthouse square could open in October.

Property owner Larry Graves said Tuesday the 2,000-square-foot Olde Courthouse Tavern will be outfitted like an old English tavern, complete with exposed beams and exposed brick. The business will feature a diverse menu that caters to an atmosphere of upscale, casual dining and will come with a full bar. Read More»

PTC woman selected as National Guard Fire Marshall

Capt. Karen Corsetti.

The Georgia Army National Guard announced that the Army Guard’s environmental officer, Capt. Karen Corsetti, has been selected for the newly instituted position of National Guard Fire Marshall for the 14,000-member Georgia National Guard.

Capt. Karen Corsetti of Peachtree City, who currently oversees the Georgia National Guard’s Invasive Species Management program was selected for the position which will involve continuous inspection, prevention and education measures for the more than 73 National Guard armories and installations located across Georgia. Read More»

Fayette County residents on Dean's list at Clayton State

The following 108 Fayette County Residents were named to the spring 2010 dean’s list at Clayton State University. Students must enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.
Regina Lee Cassel-Coody
Amanda Leigh Cheatwood
Caroline Shelby Hall
 Mary Katherine Krakeel

Dawn Renee Alley
Tammy Louise Amercani
Megan Brittany Anderson
Denaya Michelle Andrews
Danielle Elizabeth Arganetto
Rachel Elizabeth Barnes
Lucio Jesus Benzor Read More»

The Campus expands by offering elementary education

The Campus expands by offering elementary education

On the heels of receiving the highest accreditation level from GAC (Georgia Accrediting Commission), The Campus, a non-traditional learning environment in Peachtree City, is expanding its impact by offering elementary education. Read More»

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