Ballard will have to wait until next year for better insurance plan

District Attorney Scott Ballad headed to the Fayette County Commission last Wednesday hoping to get better benefits for some of his employees.

New PTC law would target sex offenders

Ordinance could be ready next month; would forbid loitering near schools, playgrounds

Peachtree City officials are crafting a law aimed at further protecting children from sexual predators.

New stamp unveiled Nov. 10

The Postal Service in Fayetteville will be hosting a “Distinguished Marines” stamp unveiling Nov. 10. All marines, a

Holiday music, tree lighting planned Dec. 3

You’ll want your golf cart handy to fully experience this year’s Christmas celebration planned for Peachtree City residents Saturday, Dec. 3.

BOE revamps Web site

Users of the Fayette County Board of Education Web site will soon see changes that will make finding information easier. The site is being redesigned to make it simpler to navigate with an improved look and feel aimed at making the visitor’s overall experience more enjoyable.

FMS students see stars

It was 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, on the football field at Fayette Middle School and no one — not students, parents, teachers or astronomers — wanted to go home.

Price named Teacher of Promise

The Georgia Mathematics Council has awarded the Georgia Teacher of Promise Award in Mathematics to Heather Price, a third-grade teacher at Oak Grove Elementary.

PSC lists Nov. natural gas prices

The Georgia Public Service Commission today published the November natural gas marketer prices on the November 2005 pricing page on the Commission Web site,, along with an “apples to apples” comparison of rates and a total bill comparison showing the differences among marketer rate plans.

Oak Grove Elem. named most fit

Oak Grove is the “Most Fit” elementary school in Fayette, according to the Peachtree City Rotary Club.

The club gave its “Most Fit” award to the school for having the highest percentage of staff members participate in the October 15 Fun Run. This is the second consecutive year the school has received the award.

Kedron Elem. pleased with festival

Kedron Elementary School's Annual Fall Festival Oct. 14 was a delight for all ages. With awesome fall weather, families were able to enjoy typical festival treats like cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, drinks and pizza either inside the cafeteria or outside on hay bales. Along with hay bales, there were pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and smiling faces to welcome in the fall season. Kedron's Fall Festival continues to grow each year with more than an estimated 250 families attending.

Golden Memories earns golden awards

Fayette County High’s Golden Memories Yearbook has been inducted into the National Scholastic Press Association’s Hall of Fame.

Fayette Education Foundation kicks off fundraiser

Fayette residents can enjoy savings at their favorite local restaurants and businesses while directly benefiting the county’s students, teachers and schools.


The following arrests were reported for the past week by local police agencies:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department

HIV-infected man gets jail for reckless conduct

A Fayetteville man has pled guilty to one felony count of reckless conduct for having sex with another man without disclosing his HIV positive status.

Crash kills local teen

A Fayetteville teen was killed Thursday night when the car he was riding in ran off the road and struck a utility pole, catching fire, police said.

Tyrone forum set for Sunday

The citizens of Tyrone will have an opportunity to ask questions and get to know the seven candidates vying for the two open Tyrone Town Council positions. The Tyrone Neighborhood Alliance is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidate” forum tomorrow.

Free computer disposal this weekend

A one-day computer recycling service will be provided – free – at the parking lot of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to Bill Grabill, chairman of the congregation’s environmental stewardship committee.

Fairburn wants Fulton County to remain as is

A move is underway to split Fulton County into two new counties. Taking up the issue Oct. 24, a resolution adopted by the Fairburn City Council said the answer was simple. They said no.

Appraisals needed for TDK extension

The Peachtree City Airport Authority is waiting for written appraisals on two pieces of property it needs to acquire so the path for the TDK Boulevard extension can be routed around the runway safety area for Falcon Field.

One million square feet

Proposed Fairburn center would reshape Hwy. 74 corridor

One million square feet
It’s going to be big. Really big.

Hwy. 74 Alliance moving forward

Members of the Hwy. 74 Alliance continued their beginning efforts to meet the impending challenges of the growth explosion along Ga. Highway 74 and other traffic corridors in the area at the group’s Wednesday meeting.

Part of Ga. 54 to have four lanes by Thanksgiving

Four lanes before Thanksgiving on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City?

It’s not a joke. A small part of the project will have two lanes in both directions completed before Thanksgiving, as long as its not thrown off schedule by weather or other problems, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

McIntosh helps Miss. school recover from hurricane

Money for shirts, used band instruments sought

McIntosh High School has “adopted” Pascagoula High School in Mississippi to help students there, many of whom lost their homes and all their belongings when Hurricane Katrina struck.

First stormwater bills could come in Feb.

Peachtree City is estimating its new stormwater program will cost more than $550,000 for the coming year.

To pay for that cost, the city is planning to implement a stormwater utility that will result in residents of single family detached homes paying a monthly fee of either $2.69, $3.95 or $6 depending on the amount of impervious surface on the site. The total impervious surface on a site includes any buildings, any paved parking lot or driveway, and other improvements on the site that don’t allow water to seep into the ground.

Abandoned PTC home closer to wrecking ball

Peachtree City officials are getting closer to demolishing a home at 611 Golf View Drive that was damaged by fire and has been abandoned by the property owner.

McIntosh band to perform in NYC

Getting warmed up
The McIntosh High School marching band will perform an “old sweet song” in New York City next Friday as part of the National Veterans Day Parade.

Chamber luncheon set for Wednesday

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce will hold the Annual Small Business of the Year Luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11:45 a.m. at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Benefit honors Sams land gift

Southern Conservation Trust honored the Sams family of Fayetteville at the nonprofit’s Fall Benefit “Growing Greenspace” Oct. 1 near Sharpsburg.

Few sparks at Senoia forum

Few sparks at Senoia forum
More than 70 curious residents turned out Oct. 27 at the Freedom Sasser Building in Senoia City Park to watch candidates for mayor and city council square off for an informational forum.

Liquor vote set for Tuesday

A Sunday champagne brunch could be just around the corner for Senoia residents.

Residents head to the polls Tuesday to pick a new mayor, along with three city councilmen. Also on the ballot is a proposal that would allow Sunday liquor sales by the drink.