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.

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:

Annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City pancake breakfast set for Saturday

Peachtree City’s premier mid-winter social event is here. Kids love it and so do their parents.
On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents their 18th Annual Pancake Saturday in the cafeteria of McIntosh High School on Walt Banks Road. 

The Villages announces their Summer Concert Series lineup

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater this year?” The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is excited to welcome back its presenting sponsor, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, to bring you the 2010 Summer Concert Series. This year’s lineup offers a wide variety of groups that should have something for just about every musical taste.

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.