PTC police still looking for Chevron robber

Peachtree City police are searching for a man who held up the Line Creek Chevron at gunpoint Saturday morning. There were no injuries in the armed robbery.

Smash-and-grab burglar hits Sears for TV, saw

The Sears store at 539 North Glynn Street in Fayetteville was the target of burglars Monday morning who made away with a wall-mounted television and a chain saw.

Group shoplifting thwarted at F’ville Target

Incidents of shoplifting are common around Christmas. A lot less common, though, is a group effort like the one at the Fayetteville Target last week in which a store employee and three women were all arrested for stealing.

Leadfeet, beware: SuperSpeeder law begins Jan. 1

Cases of lead-foot on Georgia highways will come with additional costs beginning Jan. 1. The state’s “SuperSpeeder” law will bring additional fines for high-speed travel on two-lane and multiple-lane roads.

F’ville soccer field lighting OK’d

The Fayetteville City Council gave approval last week to a long-evolving plan that will install permanent lighting to the property owned by Thomas Stephens on Tiger Trail. The site currently is used for league soccer play. Sixty-foot lighting poles were approved for the site.

F’ville Pavilion to get more signs

Merchants at the Fayetteville Pavilion got some help from the Fayetteville City Council Dec. 17 when the board agreed to the installation of 11 additional monument signs along Pavilion Parkway.

F’ville council okays more business signs at Pavilion

Merchants at the Fayetteville Pavilion got some help from the Fayetteville City Council last week when the board agreed to the installation of 11 additional monument signs along Pavilion Parkway.

Armed robbery at Line Creek Chevron in PTC

Armed robbery_Line Creek Chevron

Peachtree City Police are searching for an armed man that held up the Line Creek Chevron station Saturday.

Police said a black male entered the Line Creek Chevron, brandished what appeared to be a sawed off shotgun, and robbed the clerk.

New PTC mayor votes against Hall Co. annexation

Haddix served on five-member arbitration panel

He hasn’t even been sworn in as Peachtree City’s mayor yet, and already Don Haddix has recorded a vote against an annexation.

Imker challenges street sweeping contract

$66K in stormwater funds approved on 4-1 vote

Peachtree City’s approval of a $62,782 contract for street sweeping services normally would not be such a noteworthy event.

Shopping with a Tyrone cop

Shopping with a Tyrone cop

Tyrone Police this year continued their tradition of making a difference at Christmas for youngsters and their families. Officers like Maj. Van Brock helped more than a dozen youngsters with Christmas shopping. The kids were treated to pizza at the Tyrone Depot after the shopping trip.

3rd annual awards dinner

A total of 37 awards were presented Wednesday night by Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins at the 3rd Annual Awards Dinner held at the Tyrone Depot. Officer Andrea Johnson was named Officer of the Year and court clerk Kathy Bright was named Employee of the Year. Other awards were presented for meritorious service, community service, chief’s commendations, civic achievement, instructor certification, service recognition, good conduct and marksmanship.

real life center golf tournament and toys

Some of the toys gathered from the Childrens Memorial Charity Golf Tournament held on December 4 at Flat Creek Golf Cour

Rotary's "2009 Police Officer of the Year" Honored

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City named Corporal Brian Boynton as the 2009 Police Officer of the Year Saturday evening at the PTC Police Department's Christmas banquet held at Flat Creek Country Club.  The selection process for officer of the year is done by peer officers. Corporal Boynton has an excellent work ethic and is known throughout the department as the “Go to Guy” when an officer is needed for special detail.  Boynton was born in East Point, Georgia.  After spending some time in Texas, where he graduated from Kingwood High School, he returned to Georgia to live with his mother and sister. 

City wants to help keep properties trouble-free

Peachtree City’s Community Development Division is hosting a special seminar for owners of rental property to help them keep their sites “safe and free of illegal activity.”

PTC council punts big box decision

The new members of the Peachtree City Council will have a hot potato in their laps from Jan. 1.

That's because the current council, which has three outgoing members, voted 4-1 to postpone a decision on a big box special use permit amendment until the first meeting in January.

Christmas on Parade

Christmas on Parade

Not even the frigid temperatures sweeping through downtown Senoia Dec. 5 could dissuade the large crowds from arriving for the annual Light up Senoia Christmas parade with its 54 entries. Onlookers before the parade helped themselves to snacks and warm drinks just north on Main Street, just a few steps away from the live Nativity performed by members of Senoia Fist Baptist Church.

Senoia to gets its charter school

The process that began in early 2009 came to fruition this week when the Georgia Charter Schools Commission gave its approval for Florida-based Charter Schools USA to open a K-8 charter school in Senoia. Those affiliated with the proposal cited significant community support as the reason for the commission’s decision. The school is expected to open next August.

Revised Fischer Crossing plan approved

A request to change the site plan on a portion of the Fischer Crossings retail development was approved Dec. 15 by the Coweta County Commission. The request decreased the number of outparcels along Ga. Highway 54 from four to two and reconfigured the placement of the proposed theater site.

Magnolias at old courthouse to be removed

Coweta County commissioners at the Dec. 15 meeting approved two change orders relating to the ongoing rehabilitation of the old courthouse, including one that would remove the remaining magnolia trees on the property.

Commission approves shooting range amendment

The Coweta County Commission voted unanimously Dec. 15 to approved an ordinance amendment that would allow indoor and outdoor shooting ranges as a conditional use in industrial-zoned districts. The measure stemmed from a request earlier this year.

American Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at AMS on Dec. 21

The American Red Cross will play host to a blood drive in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Tara Ballroom on Monday, Dec. 21.

Couple accused of burning woman to death granted bond

Husband, wife accused of burning his mother; Judge orders $500,000 bond on each defendant

Scott and Valerie Dahlman, both accused of killing his mother by setting her on fire in their north Peachtree City home, will be allowed to remain free on bond pending their criminal trial.

Son charged with murdering mother in arson case

Peachtree City police have made a second arrest in the arson/murder of an elderly woman more than 15 months ago.

This time, though, the suspect is the victim’s own son. Scott David Dahlman, 41, of 402 Abrell Woods Court, Peachtree City was arrested today and charged with malice murder, felony murder, arson in the first degree and aggravated assault, police said.

A big ‘if’ looming for local schools

As it stands now, and if nothing changes between now and then, the Fayette County School System will end the fiscal year June 30 with a fund balance of approximately $6.87 million. But that’s a big “if,” considering the state of the Georgia economy.

Crews start moving dirt for Sam’s Club a mile from PTC

Recession or not, it took a while, but grading work for the 136,000-square-foot Sam’s Club at the Fisher Crossing retail development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta has begun. The retailer is expected to open in late 2010.

F’ville Police join merchants in helping needy families

It was five years ago that Fayetteville Police began what has become a holiday tradition for less fortunate kids. This year’s “Christmas with the Police” assisted five families and 13 children in having a Christmas to remember.

PTC Planning Commission says no to 48-acre annexation

A proposed 48-acre residential annexation on Peachtree City’s eastern border received a unanimous “no” vote from the planning commission Monday night.

County Commission votes no on office rezoning on Hwy. 54

A proposal to rezone a 1-acre lot along Ga. Highway 54 East in unincorporated Fayette County was denied by the county commission Thursday night.

$10 million E-SPLOST income exceeds BoE expectations

Fayette schools 1-cent sales tax revenues are approaching $10 million since collections began coming in during May. Thus far approximately $1 million has been spent on technology, textbook purchases and computers.

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