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»

Fire drives 3 wedding parties out of PTC’s Wyndham hotel

While three weddings were being celebrated at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Saturday night, a fire broke out in the sauna area near the rear of the facility, forcing a temporary evacuation while firefighters spent several hours making sure the fire was completely extinguished. Read More»

Judge Caldwell’s indiscretions recounted in court; subpoenaed ex-Judge English a no-show

A Peachtree City divorce attorney reluctantly testified under oath Friday how former Superior Court Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. sexually harassed her on a number of occasions and, once, made an inappropriate physical contact with her. Read More»

New company making bid for PTC

Unnamed venture is relocation of 63-year-old production business

A new manufacturing facility that would relocate to south Peachtree City and bring 165 jobs is asking to be annexed into Peachtree City’s southern border. Read More»

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»

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