Woman, child escape fire

A woman and child safely escaped their home in the Four Seasons mobile home community after it caught fire around 2 p.m. today, officials said.

Finances front and center at School Board meeting Tuesday night

The meeting of the Fayette County School Board Tuesday night will be one that includes a significant amount of discussion on finances.

Cap & Trade public meeting Tuesday in PTC

A meeting on upcoming Congressional legislation that some say will have a greater impact on Americans than healthcare reform will be held Jan. 26 at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City.

10 homes evacuated at Tinsley Mill in PTC

The Tinsley Mill subdivision off Flat Creek Road near Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City is no stranger to flooding from heavy rains. That familiarity returned Sunday night when 10 homes were evacuated as flood waters once again swept through the area.

Fayette gets blustery, rainy weather; area under tornado watch

With temperatures in the 60s Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City is predicting winds gusting to 30 mph out of the south and up to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall with a possibility of some severe weather.

Man arrested for stolen credit card spree

A Lithia Springs man was arrested Thursday by Peachtree City police for using a local resident’s stolen credit card 32 times.

Lee Earnest Brown, 57, would use the card for everyday purchases like a meal at McDonald’s and a haircut, said police Lt. Mike Claman. Brown even used one charge to pay off a ticket for an item he had pawned, police said.

PTC to study hotel-motel tax increase

Peachtree City staff has been authorized to study a possible increase in the hotel-motel tax rate from 6 to 8 percent.
Along with the increase, the city might be able to spend additional tourism funds on general fund items such as parks and the path system, along with funding the city’s tourism efforts, City Manager Bernie McMullen told council Thursday night.

Tyrone OK's storage shed for soccer program

The agenda was brief Thursday night at the Tyrone Town Council, but council members at the meeting approved a new shed for the soccer field at Handley Park, awarded a contract to repair a drainage pipe on Laurel Circle and approved several changes to the ordinance pertaining to the rental of town parks and recreational facilities.

PTC postpones raises for council, city staff

With little discussion, the Peachtree City Council Thursday night “indefinitely” postponed agenda items that could have led to council members and city staff getting an across the board raise.

Coweta turns down adjustment to Fischer Crossings

A proposal by Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour to make what was called a minor change to a portion of the commercial center was denied Jan. 19 by Coweta County commissioners on a 2-3 vote. Commissioners at a subsequent meeting will review this and two previous proposals for the development.

Arson confirmed in two-home Palmetto fire

A Jan. 18 fire involving two homes on Carlton Pointe Drive in Palmetto is under investigation after it was determined that the blaze was intentionally set. Both homes were unoccupied at the time.

Coweta commissioners look at transportation projects

An overview of upcoming transportation projects presented to Coweta County commissioners last week showed what should be a host of activity spanning the next three years. Some of the projects will be funded by 1-cent Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars, with others funded by the county’s general fund budget and still others by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT).

Commission delays decision on homeless facility

A lengthy discussion before Coweta County commissioners Jan. 19 led to a postponement of the decision on the fate of the Belair Estates transitional home in north Coweta. Commissioners will take up the issue next month.

Senoia DDA outlines projects

A short presentation by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting revealed a wealth of information of DDA’s current activities and future plans. Among those were plans for a monthly farmer’s market, the new DDA website and a cultural arts reception tonight at the Stone Lodge.

Tyrone's OM helping Haitian orphanages, search and rescue

Hyperlink below to donate directly to Operation Mobilization; New Hope Baptist Church has partnered with initiative; search and rescue underway at collapsed school for 2,000

A mission agency headquartered in Tyrone is partnering with New Hope Baptist Church to help three orphanages in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince Haiti which averted significant damage in last week's earthquake but need food and water.

Fire damages trailer in downtown Tyrone

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A fire caused heavy damage to a trailer adjacent to Tyrone Tire Thursday afternoon.

Robber threatened to shoot Fvl store clerk

Assailant didn't show gun; wore lime green Converse sneakers

Fayetteville police are trying to identify a man who robbed the Office Depot across from Fayette Pavilion last night after 7:30 p.m.

PTC on lookout for pickpocket duo


Peachtree City police are working a pickpocketing case from Dec. 26 in which two black men targeted an elderly woman shopping at the city’s Walmart superstore.

Ground broken for Lake Mac reservoir

Lake Mac groundbreaking

It was a moment 30-plus years in the making.

Local officials today celebrated the official groundbreaking for construction on Fayette County’s new Lake McIntosh reservoir.

New PTC Council eyes raises

Proposal would double pay of council, mayor; across the board increases for city workers up for vote

PTC girls raise $1,700 for Haiti relief

PTC girls raise $1,700 for Haiti relief

More than a dozen Peachtree City girls hosted a movie night fund-raiser this past weekend to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief.

F’ville’s Hollingsworth House faces foreclosure

Craig and Belinda Fitch have come to the end of being able to operate their special events business out of the Hollingsworth House in Fayetteville. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) said it is likely not in the position to purchase the property due to earlier commitments to have the old Travis Hardware building renovated for a potential restaurant.

‘Making the Dream Count’ theme of 10th F’ville MLK fest

The annual event celebrating the birth and life of Martin Luther King, Jr., began with a parade under cool, clear skies in Fayetteville Monday morning. The celebration sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP continued at noon at Sams Auditorium and featured Morehouse College junior Justin L. Bryant.

PTC to consider hike in hotel-motel tax from 6% to 8%

Peachtree City’s hotel-motel tax may be on the verge of an increase.

The City Council will consider Thursday night whether the city should hike the rate from the current 6 percent to 8 percent.

Clock is running on ‘return of value’ deadline for property tax

Filing dates for a “return of value” on residential and commercial property began Jan. 1 and will continue through April 1. And as in previous years, tax assessment notices coming in May will only be sent if the fair market value property has changed since last year.

F’ville proposes 3 new sidewalk projects on Hwy. 314, Hwy. 92 and Hood Avenue

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will consider authorizing a resolution that would lead to 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.

Whitewater teachers plead guilty in sex-for-hire sting

The former chorus director and the band director at Whitewater High School pled guilty last week in DeKalb County to pandering after they arranged a meeting at a hotel there with two prostitutes who were actually undercover police officers.

PTC dog park ‘pay to play’

Change would create public access hours, free programs

Barking and frolicking are not free, at least at Peachtree City’s Dog Park.

PTC cocaine airlift nets 2 pleas

An extensive undercover operation that discovered more than 380 pounds of cocaine being smuggled into Peachtree City’s Falcon Field Airport Aug. 29 has ended with two men pleading guilty in federal court.

Cap & Trade public meeting coming Jan. 26

A meeting to discuss the American Clean Energy and Security Act (House Resolution 2454), commonly referred to as the “Cap & Trade Bill,” will be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City located at 203 McIntosh Trail.  

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