PTC soldier supports troop surge plan

Lt. Dan Berschinski recovering from severe injuries in IED explosion

1st Lt. Dan Berschinski, who lost both his legs several months ago in an explosion while his Army unit patrolled in Afghanistan, is supporting a plan to add 30,000 troops to the country to battle Taliban forces.

Tyrone adopts library policy

After a brief discussion Thursday night the Tyrone Town Council adopted a library use policy that put conditions on the use of the StoryTime room and requires that children under age 12 have adult supervision.

Tyrone to review grant application for Castle Lake

Increasing sedimentation in Castle Lake due to stormwater runoff along with concerns from the Castle Lake Homeowners Association relating to the health of the lake led to Dec. 3 decision by the Tyrone Town council to review a federal grant application the HOA group is seeking and to potentially partner with the association to apply for the grant.

Cop Report 120509

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police from Nov. 4 through Dec. 3. Those arrested are presumed innocen until proven guilty.

74S annexation denied by PTC council

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 library closed today due to power issue

The Peachtree City Library will be closed today as crews work on a permanent repair to damage caused in a power pole mishap earlier this week.

Unemployment tops 10% in Coweta in Oct.

Unemployment numbers for Coweta County made a significant jump in October, increasing to 10.5 percent. Unemployment rates were also up in Newnan and in the Three Rivers counties, according to the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL).

Coweta to consider shooting range ordinance

Responding to requests made to Coweta County commissioners earlier this year and based on subsequent research provided by the Coweta County Planning Department, the board in mid-December will consider an ordinance amendment that would provide for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges as conditional uses in some industrial areas.

Kennedy receives leadership award

Wayne Kennedy gets award

Coweta County Director of Development and Engineering Wayne Kennedy received a different kind of recognition at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Coweta County Commission. He was honored by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) with a Sustainable Leadership award based on cost-savings and environmental sustainability through the use of recycled roadway materials.

Commission approves some courthouse changes, rejects others

Coweta County commissioners Dec. 1 approved three changes orders and rejected six others relating to the ongoing rehabilitation work at the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan.

“Citizen of the Year” nominations requested

On January 28, 2010, Coweta County will honor its next Citizen of the Year, and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce wants your nominations by Friday, December 18. Nomination forms are available through the Chamber.

Service of Remembrance

The annual Service of Remembrance sponsored by Healthfield Hospice will be held Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in St. Paul Episcopal Church, 576 Roscoe Road (Highway 70) in Newnan.  The church is located less than one mile from the Bypass West intersection with Highway 70.

McBerry campaign chief: 'We need an armed populace'

A medical emergency Nov. 24 kept Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry from attending a Fayette-Coweta 912 Project event in Peachtree City. But it was his campaign director and stay-at-home mom, Cobb County resident Jenny Hodges, who lit a fuse with the 125 attending and culminated in a spontaneous standing ovation.

PTC Council eyes south annexation; planners, staff say no

A proposal to annex 18 acres into Peachtree City’s southern limits to enable a sewer connection for a shopping center will be considered by the City Council Thursday night.

PTC's Lt. Berschinski supports troop surge

1st Lt. Dan Berschinski, who lost both his legs several months ago in an explosion while his unit patrolled in Afghanistan, is supporting a plan to add 30,000 troops to the country to battle Taliban forces.

Final results: Haddix, Learnard, Imker win

All precincts in with early, absentee votes

Don Haddix is Peachtree City's next mayor.

Voters in today's runoff election also picked Kim Learnard for the Post 3 seat and Eric Imker for the Post 1 seat.

Murder by burning

Murder by burning

PTC woman charged with murder, arson in death of mother-in-law

A Peachtree City woman was arrested Monday and charged with murdering her elderly mother-in-law in a north Peachtree City home 15 months ago, police said.

Valerie Lynn Dahlman, 41, of 402 Abrell Woods Court, is also charged with first degree arson relating to the death of Francis Dahlman, police said.

3 robberies in 3 days

Fayetteville cops hunting bank robber

F’ville’s Bank of America, Tyrone’s Rite-Aid and Coleman’s Store in north Fayette hit Sunday night and Tuesday in unrelated incidents

by John Munford and Ben Nelms

Fayetteville police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Bank of America at gunpoint at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Sandy Creek will play at Griffin in 4A semifinal

The Sandy Creek High School Patriots traveled to Thomasville last Friday for a state quarterfinal football game with the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets and brought a large and vocal crowd with them.

Good economic news for Peachtree City: 900 jobs

NCR hosted the grand opening of its Services Center of Excellence in Peachtree City Monday. The expansion is adding 900 jobs to the local economy.

Homeless used in check fraud scheme

Criminals never seem to tire of finding new ways to rip people off. An approach being reported by Fayetteville Police is one where homeless people in business attire are being used here and across metro Atlanta to cash fraudulent company checks at local banks.

Signs of the times: Pavilion stores seek more signs

A variance request by Developers Diversified Realty Corp. for additional signage along Pavilion Parkway to help draw needed customers will be considered by the Fayetteville City Council at its Dec. 3 meeting.

Jack Smith on Water Contingency Task Force

Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith is a member of the state Water Contingency Planning Task Force charged with finding solutions to Georgia’s mandate by federal Judge Paul Manguson in July to reduce water levels in Lake Lanier by sending an additional 250 million gallons per day of Chattahoochee River water downstream to Alabama and Florida by 2012. Smith said any decision, at least for the short-term, is not expected to effect Fayette County’s water supply.

Unemployment climbs slightly in October

October unemployment numbers for Fayette County continued their incremental but steady climb that began last year. Data released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) show a rate of 8.5 percent, up two-tenths of 1 percent from September.

PTC to get $2.55M for capital projects

15 year loan allows improvements to police, fire stations and City Hall

The Peachtree City Council is expected Thursday night to approve a $2.55 million loan for various capital improvements.

Tea Party Patriots to meet Dec. 3

The Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting Thursday December 3 at 7 p.m. at J. Christopher’s Restaurant in the West Park Shopping Center in Peachtree City.

Fayette-Coweta 912 Project meets Dec. 8

“Health Care Reform – What’s Next?” The Fayette-Coweta chapter of the Glenn Beck 9-12 Project is hosting a free admission meeting Dec. 8 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. in the lower-level meeting room of the Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend (s.e. corner of Hwy. 54 and Willowbend).

2 rob Coleman's store at gunpoint

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two men who robbed a convenience store on Ga. Highway 92 north at gunpoint late Sunday night.

PTC campaign reports updated

On election eve, only one candidate in tomorrow’s runoff election in Peachtree City failed to timely file their most recent campaign contribution disclosure reports.

Three armed robbers hit Tyrone Rite-Aid Sunday night

Three masked men held up the Rite-Aid store on Ga. Highway 74 and Palmetto Road Sunday night just before closing. No one was injured in the robbery.