PTC concludes, ‘No safety hazard in spraying sports fields’

Herbicide and pesticide spraying of Peachtree City’s grassy sports fields will resume, the City Council decided 4-to-0 last Thursday night.

Forged deed, 1 arrest in New Hope rezoning

All Judy Chastain wanted to do is protect her neighborhood.

But as the homeowner quickly learned, when you’re dealing with rezonings, there are all sorts of variables, including a forged deed and the arrest of a real estate agent, that come into play before the issue is voted on by the Fayette County Commission.

BoE looks south for new school location

The Fayette County Board of Education is looking south for a site for the county’s newest elementary school.

Superintendent of Education John DeCotis said the system is in negotiations to purchase a 112-acre tract near the intersection of Ga. Highway 92 and Inman Road. The site would be used for an elementary school that would open in 2009.

So what if police HQ built on a sewage dump?

Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown finds it “unbelievable” that a previous City Council purchased a five-plus-acre site in 1999 — and built a police station on it — even though a study revealed that the site was previously a trash dump.

Trash talk: Ex-mayor, mayor go at it

Miss Manners would be aghast.

An ex-mayor shouting from the City Council audience to the current mayor, “And you are calling me a moron!”

Sidewalks projects OK’d in Fayetteville

Fayetteville council members Oct. 20 gave unanimous approval for a Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) sidewalks project and heard the first reading of a proposed amendment addressing city garbage customers failing to remove containers in a timely manner after pick-up.

Fayette GOP to host Reagan tribute dinner

The Fayette County Republican Party will host the first annual Ronald Reagan Tribute Dinner Friday, Nov. 4, at the Palmer Course at Starr’s Mill.

PTC Kids Halloween Party set for Sat.

The Peachtree City Youth Council and The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department is announcing their 2nd Annual Kids Halloween Party for children ages 10 and under. Some of the activities include fun games, costume contests, and plenty of candy for all.

Raymond publishes collection of fables

Sally Raymond, a preschool diagnostician and teacher with the Exceptional Children’s Services Department, has co-authored “An Aesop Adventure,” a collection of fables, songs and activities for the elementary classroom.

MHS yearbook wins award

The 2004-2005 McIntosh High School Legend has won a first place with special merit award in the American Scholastic Press Association's annual yearbook competition.

Breaking the cycle

Community taking steps to fight meth

In the war to defeat the devastating effects of methamphetamine and other drugs, a growing group of Fayette County residents are taking position on the front lines. They are determined to make a difference.

Watson family seeks support for jailed son, father

They are a family that refuses to give up.

Believing convicted killer Jim Watson to be innocent of murdering his 33-year-old wife Beverley in 1997, his parents and children continue to speak up and speak out. Evidence of their tenacity was visible at a rally Oct. 15 at McCurry Park near Fayetteville, as nearly three dozen people poured through the large volume of documentation on hand and heard comments from family and friends who contend that Watson was placed behind bars based on circumstantial evidence and altered testimony by witnesses.

Yawn named PCTA chief

Lauren Yawn has been named executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association, officials announced Wednesday.

Logsdon, Thompson top fund-raisers in mayoral race

Peachtree City mayoral candidates Harold Logsdon and Dar Thompson are getting a tremendous amount of financial support, according to campaign financial disclosure statements filed by both candidates recently.

Candidates speak out at two local forums

The Senior Adult Council held its first-ever candidate forum, and over 140 people were in attendance. It was held at The Gathering Place senior center last Sunday.

PTC fire dept. hosting haunted house

Looking for a scary good time, or maybe some thrills and chills to get in the Halloween spirit?

Then the place to go is the Leach Fire Station in Peachtree City, where the fire department will host its annual Haunted House fund-raiser from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29.

Peeples Pumpkin Run set for Oct. 29

Peeples Elementary will host its annual Pumpkin Run Saturday, Oct. 29, rain or shine. The run will include a 5K run and a one-mile fun run/walk. Warm-ups will begin at 8 a.m. with the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. and the fun run/walk event following at 8:40 a.m. Registration is $15 per participant through Oct. 28. Race day registration is $20.

McIntosh band honored

The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band won best overall in class at the Marching Classic at Brookwood High School Oct. 1.

More traffic problems this weekend

Months of weekend traffic jams and long delays along I-85 may well be coming to an end sometime near Christmas, but the dreams of smooth flowing traffic will continue to be just dreams for the near-term. This weekend included.

Drop in serious crime in Fairburn, stats show

September crime statistics provided Tuesday by Fairburn Police Chief Charles Long show a nine-percent decrease in serious crimes over September 2004, a 22-percent increase in total traffic accidents and a 52-percent increase in arrests.

Weller named fire chief

For years, the City of Fairburn owned the fire station and equipment on East Broad Street but contracted with Fulton County for firefighting services. A recent vote by the City Council paved the way for the city to establish its own department and provide its own personnel. With that transition came the need for a chief. And Fairburn’s new chief is former Riverdale Deputy Fire Chief Jody Weller.

Van sought in Senoia murder

Coweta County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for a camper-type conversion van in association with the Sept. 30 murder of Senoia businessman Ken Crook.

On your marks, get set

On your marks, get set

Dr. John DeCotis, the Superintendent of Schools for Fayette County, was the honorary starter at last week's Fayette County Cross Country Championships.

Height check for golf carts

Braking, handling requirements only for ‘06 carts and newer

A proposal to restrict the height of golf carts, and add special requirements for their braking and stability, will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

School districts back on drawing board

By the middle of November, Fayette County parents should have their first glimpse of new districts for three overcrowded elementary schools.

Brown howls about ethics charge

Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown is complaining that a state ethics complaint against him is trumped up just to get him out of office.

Flu shots available starting Monday

Starting Monday, Oct. 24, anyone can get a flu shot at the Fayette County Health Department between 8:30 and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

School system ripping up carpet at Starr’s Mill

A pesky mold problem is causing the Fayette County School System to replace the carpeting at seven classrooms at Starr’s Mill High School.

Peachtree City may resume weed spraying of sports fields

Peachtree City’s sports fields have gone for more than a year without being sprayed with weed-preventing chemicals.

Photocircuits files for bankruptcy protection

Photocircuits Corporation, which has reduced its presence dramatically in Peachtree City, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.