Cell tower workshop preview

The future of cellphone towers in Peachtree City will be discussed at a workshop meeting of the City Council Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Cart bridge widen over lake Ptree

The Peachtree City Council has selected a design option for widening the existing cart path bridge that spans Lake Peachtree along Ga. Highway 54.

Cap and trade bill derided as tax increase

Cutting carbon dioxide would add costs to electric bill, other products

A bill in Congress touted as a way to improve the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions will hit Georgia folks in their wallets, according to Michael Whiteside, the former CEO of Fayette-Coweta Electric Membership Corporation.

PTC wants survey results

Residents and business owners are being encouraged to respond to a survey initiated by Peachtree City staff.

Among the questions on the residential survey, the most telling answers might be found on the section about the 2010-2011 budget, which is facing a potential $3 million shortfall.

Space heater led to trailer fire

A space heater is being blamed for causing a fire that destroyed a trailer in downtown Tyrone last week.

The trailer, located adjacent to Tyrone Tire, caught fire Jan. 21 but no one was hurt, fire officials said. The resident had left the space heater on for several dogs while the resident was away, officials said.

Falcon Field targeting business clients

Contingent attending trade show to increase corporate traffic

Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City will be participating in National Business Aircraft Association’s (NBAA) 21st Annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference that will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center January 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas.

Barnes & Noble in F’ville closing in May

It has been nearly a decade since Barnes & Noble opened its doors across from the Fayette Pavilion on Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville. Those doors will close at the end of May.

Sharpsburg church approved for recreation complex

There was no discussion needed last week at the meeting of the Coweta County Commission as board members unanimously approved a conditional use permit and buffer variance for Crossroads Baptist Church to construct a 14-acre recreation complex off Marion Beavers Road.

Dec. unemployment in Coweta at 10.8 percent

New figures released Thursday by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) show Coweta County’s unemployment rate up more than a percentage point in the past month. November’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate rose significantly to a rate of 10.8 percent in December.

ACC cuts ribbon in Peachtree City

ACC cuts ribbon in Peachtree City

Classes are underway and approximately 100 people attended the ribbon cutting Tuesday for Fayette County’s newest college. The first satellite campus of Atlanta Christian College (ACC) is located at 800 Commerce Drive in Peachtree City.

Sound equipment approved for historic courthouse

Coweta County commissioners last week approved $5,355 for the purchase of sound equipment for the courtroom and second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan.

All Souls Church request denied by 3-2 vote

A request by All Souls Church to construct an 8,400 square-foot building on Buddy West Road was denied by Coweta County commissioners last week on a 3-2 vote.

Coweta Chamber recognizes economic achievers

The Coweta County Chamber of Commerce at its 62nd Anniversary event Tuesday recognized four companies and governmental entities for their significant economic contributions to the community. Those receiving an Economic Prosperity Award included the Coweta County School System, the City of Senoia, D & H Distributing and the USDA National Detector Dog Training Center.

Fayette Solicitor’s employee charged with felony theft

Fayette County Solicitor employee Sabrina Ann Miller has been charged with felony theft by taking of more than $3,800 in funds from her office at the Fayette County Justice Center.

Crash involving sheriff's wife will be reviewed

Use of lights, sirens for burglar alarm calls not typical

Sheriff's Capt. Deborah Hannah was responding to a burglar alarm at her own home Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle collided with another car, officials confirmed today.

3 injured in crash with sheriff's vehicle, including sheriff's wife

Three people were injured early this afternoon when a sheriff's patrol vehicle collided with another car just south of Fayetteville as it was responding to a burglar alarm call, according to officials with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

School board looks at further use for East Fayette

Fayette County School Board members from their comments Tuesday night seemed to be amenable to the idea of having the school system’s Facilities Services department relocated to the former East Fayette Elementary School. The board is expected to make a decision on the move at the Feb. 9 meeting.

Cop quits after sex inquiry in F’ville

Long-time Fayetteville Police Lt. David Webb has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing that stemmed from a September allegation of the sexual assault of a woman alleged to have occurred a year earlier at her place of employment in Fayetteville.

Victim: ‘Afraid for my life’

Armed robbery trial continues in F’ville

A Fayette man who was robbed at gunpoint off Layden Avenue and Kenwood Road Jan. 24, 2009 testified in court Monday that when the gunman pointed a pistol at his head, “I was afraid for my life.”

Hwy. 74S rezoning eyed

The Fayette County Commission Thursday night will consider a commercial developer’s rezoning request for an already-approved shopping center just south of Peachtree City on Ga. Highway 74 at Redwine Road.

Thousands lose power during Tinsley Mill flooding rescue

It was another episode of homes being evacuated due to flooding for some Tinsley Mill residents Sunday night. Some residents of the 10 Peachtree City homes returned to their residences Sunday night.

Fireplace ashes blamed for mobile home fire

Fireplace ashes blamed for mobile home fire

Ashes from a fireplace ignited a fire that destroyed a home in the Four Seasons mobile home community Monday afternoon, officials said.

Local politicians forecast stormy budget days ahead

The Great Recession is the biggest worry for Rep. Matt Ramsey (R- Peachtree City), Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) and Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg), all of whom weighed in on the ongoing efforts by the General Assembly to offset current revenue shortfalls and balance the budget ending June 30 as required by state law.

F’ville authorizes sidewalk project

The Fayetteville City Council last week voted to authorize a resolution for a sidewalk installation project through Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and U.S. Dept. of Transportation. The $630,000 project includes a 20 percent match by the city.

Imker invites citizens to budget ‘summit’

PTC Councilman wants ideas to reduce costs, increase efficiency

Peachtree City residents with an eye on trimming the city’s budget are invited to attend a meeting Saturday with new city Councilman Eric Imker.

Sheriffs charge 3 for phony checks

Fayette County Sheriff’s detectives have obtained arrest warrants for three people this month for passing phony checks at local businesses on three separate occasions.

Residents urged to prepare for severe weather

Weather sirens to be tested Wednesday for statewide drill

As Severe Weather Awareness Week convenes next week, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is reminding local residents how they can be prepared for weather-related emergencies.

Cop Report 012710

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

Delta Community Credit Union announces DCC ’U’ scholarship program

Delta Community Credit Union, one of the largest financial institutions in Georgia, announces a call for entries for its annual DCC“U” scholarship. Delta Community Credit Union’s DCC“U” Scholarship is about awarding scholarships to assist students in their quest for higher education, whether it be at a “U”niversity, College or Technical Institute.

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