Firm chosen to build Lake McIntosh

Yes Virginia, there will be a Lake McIntosh after all.

A $8.23 million bid to construct the lake’s dam and reservoir was awarded Thursday night to Brad Cole Construction. The county had initially budgeted $10 million for construction, so officials were pleased to have the bids come in well under budget.

Planners to vote on annex proposal

A proposal to annex 48 acres for a 21-home subdivision on the east side of Peachtree City will be considered Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

Bond hearing set for PTC murder suspect

A Peachtree City woman accused of killing her mother in law by setting her on fire more than a year ago will appear in court Dec. 17.

Newbern hired as new town manager of Tyrone

Tyrone will have a new town manager beginning in early January. The Town Council Dec. 8 approved the hire of Glynn County Community Development Department grant coordinator Richard Newbern for the position.

Palmetto Health Council to receive $6.3 million award

The Palmetto Health Council, Inc. (PHC) has been named to receive a $6.3 million stimulus award to expand its healthcare services in the six counties it serves and create additional employment opportunities. PHC is one of only two Georgia organizations to receive the funding.

Committee set to form on Idea House

A called work session of the Senoia City Council and Downtown Development Authority Dec. 7 led to the agreement to form a committee that will develop a host of plans relating to influx of visitors expected from June through December next year with the selection of one of the Gin Property brownstones as Southern Living Magazine’s 2010 Idea House. Committee members are expected to be announced Dec. 21.

Fire bond funds to purchase new equipment

Coweta County commissioners at the Dec. 1 meeting approved the purchase of nearly $350,000 in various types of equipment needed to outfit the seven new fire trucks expected for delivery in mid-January. Both the trucks and the equipment are being paid for with voter-approved bond funds.

Coweta scouts and Storycorps

On Monday, November 23, five troops from Brownie Troop 565 from Newnan, GA, visited StoryCorps Atlanta to prepare for the National Day of Listening. Angelina Capponi, Annalie Harris, Ava Lewis, Annalie Harris, Carly Krauth, and Chloe Tomlinson, ages seven and eight, started their visit with a tour of the WABE and PBA studios where they met a number of Atlanta celebrities:

Senoia city portrait to be taken Jan. 1

It was almost 10 years ago that crowds gathered in downtown Senoia to be a part of the Millennium picture taken on Main Street. The many changes this decade resulted in a request by the Senoia Historical Society and the approval by the City Council to have a new Portrait of Senoia taken on Jan. 1.

Land use proposals to be heard by commission Dec. 15

Coweta County commissioners at the Dec. 15 meeting will conduct two public hearings on proposed amendments to current land uses. One of those would establish a Neighborhood Agribusiness provision to the county zoning ordinance.

CEC awarded $150,000 grant

The Central Educational Center has been awarded a $150,000 Georgia Career Academy Project grant to help expand the charter school’s music and video production programs.

Coweta County schools raise 266,850 items for Can-A-Thon

Coweta County Schools responded to shortages at the Coweta Food Pantry by raising more than ever before for the annual Coweta County Can-A-Thon.

Fayette grads hold their own at Ga. colleges

It appears the graduates from Fayette County schools in 2007 fared pretty well at Georgia colleges and universities.

That was the result of a feedback report from the University System of Georgia heard by school board members Monday night. The report pertained only to USG-affiliated schools.

Ex-Tyrone man, 45, charged with molesting young relative

A former Tyrone resident was arrested last week for molesting a female relative under the age of 10, according to officials with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

PTC SPLOST leftovers: $3.6M

Council told banked but unspent road taxes can be switched to other SPLOST projects; another $900K coming

Schools catching more out-of-county students

Fayette County is still having issues with out-of-county students attending school here. A report heard by school board members Monday night showed that 51 students so far this school year have withdrawn after being found not to have legal residency.

Uh oh, Bigfoot roaming in north Fayette?

Reports of the sightings of large primates, usually referred to as “Bigfoot,” are not uncommon across the United States. But they are uncommon in Fayette County. At least until this past summer.

Patriots’ defense may rule the Dome

Patriots’ defense may rule the Dome

If you’re late jumping on the Sandy Creek bandwagon but want to show your support for the Patriots, here’s what you need to know.

The Patriots won their Class AAAA state semi-final game at Griffin last Friday and are now the first football team in Fayette County history to make the state finals.

Deputies arrest 3 for 2 armed robberies

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has made arrests in connection with two armed robberies that were reported on Nov. 29 and again on Nov. 30.

F’ville delays Pavilion request for more parkway ‘monument’ signs

A variance request by Fayette Pavilion owner/manager Developers Diversified Realty Corp. for additional monument signs along Pavilion Parkway to help draw needed customers was tabled prior to the Dec. 3 Fayetteville City Council meeting for further review. The issue could be taken up at the Dec. 17 meeting.

Man arrested at Walmart for punching pit bull

A Jonesboro man was arrested Dec. 1 in the Walmart parking lot at the Fayette Pavilion for striking his pit bull with his fist and displaying belligerent and drunken behavior.

New company opens in PTC

Sinclair Systems comes to PTC_smaller

Another new company has chosen Peachtree City as a solid place to do business.
Sinclair Systems, located in the city’s industrial park, prints produce labels for packing houses from northeast Canada, down to Florida and as far west as Texas.

The company is occupying 10,000 square feet of space in Dividend Center 2 on TDK Boulevard. Sinclair chose Peachtree City due to its strategic location among east coast customers and key vendors in the local area.

Pearl Harbor survivor recalls surprise attack

Pearl Harbor day 2009

Robert Pittman of Newnan shared his remembrances of the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor before a rapt crowd today in Peachtree City.

Pittman, 91, was stationed at nearby Schofield Barracks as part of an anti-aircraft unit that aimed “flak” at enemy aircraft. Much of the unit was away on a training mission, leaving Pittman and his Schofield infantry pals to fend off Japanese fighters with the only artillery they had: guns leftover from World War I.

Residency issues expected at school board meeting Monday

Though no details are available, a called meeting of the Fayette County School Board Monday night will include an agenda item relating to the residency of some students.

Sandy Creek is Dome Bound after win over Griffin

Victory hug-v2

Click HERE to view more photos of the game at (scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Griffin gambled on the opening kick and lost. The Bears attempted an on-side kick but didn’t recover it, Sandy Creek's Sean Rowe did and he returned it for a touchdown. Seven seconds in to the Class AAAA state semifinal and Sandy Creek had a 7-0 lead. Griffin never truly recovered.

The Patriots added a 32 yard field goal and a safety to take a 12-0 lead. A punting miscue gave Griffin terrific field position though and they capitalized several plays later with a one yard touchdown run. Zach Lopez added another field goal and Isaiah Johnson returned an interception (his second of the night) from deep in Sandy Creek territory for a touchdown.

Council OK’s higher cap for stipend program

A program to help pay Peachtree City volunteer firefighters expenses will have its maximum cap raised from $3,000 to $4,500 for this budget year.

PTC seeks grant for Flat Creek path

PTC seeks grant for Flat Creek path

Peachtree City is applying for a grant to build a golf cart path that would connect the nearly complete Flat Creek path bridge all the way up to Crosstown Drive.

The path would also connect to the city’s baseball and soccer complex along with businesses in the industrial park including Panasonic, the FAA Tracon building and the future SANY headquarters campus, officials said.

GDOT seeks cost flexibility on Tyrone crossing project

The Tyrone Town Council heard from representatives of the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) Thursday night, asking them to consider reviewing a Project Framework Agreement (PFA) and signing it in early 2010 so the new railroad crossing project along Senoia Road and Valleywood/East Crestwood can proceed. An agreement by the town could mean taxpayers would be responsible for more than the $225,000 previously cited as the maximum the town would commit to the project.

PTC denies 74S annexation

Developer wanted access to city sewer system for shopping center

The Peachtree City Council Thursday denied an 18-acre annexation that would have allowed a shopping center outside the city limits to access the sewer system.

PTC approves $3.62M in loans

City to improve fire, police stations, City Hall; also buying patrol cars

The Peachtree City Council approved securing a $2.55 million loan for various capital improvements Thursday night.