Janice Goggans Calkins, 57, of Peachtree City

Janice Goggans Calkins, 57, of Peachtree City, Ga. and formerly of Colleyville, Texas and Beeville, Texas passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 after a long, courageous fight with breast cancer. Janice was born November 24, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Lacy Lamar and Hila Mae Goggans. She […]

Monopoly tournament has national draw

Monopoly tournament has national draw

  The ninth annual Peachtree City Monopoly tournament held April 22 drew 128 contestants from across the region and the nation. “This local annual tournament has now grown to become the largest, most recognized tournament in the country other than the U.S. National Tournament which is held about every five years,” said organizer Eric Imker. […]

Former chair: Rein in WASA, cut generous perks

Questions system’s financial management; favors PTC control of authority

Former chair: Rein in WASA, cut generous perks

Peachtree City’s sewer system socks away too much money, ignores opportunities for rate reductions for rate payers in favor of too-generous employee pay and benefits and fails to plan adequately for future maintenance and expansion needs, a former chairman of the autonomous authority charges in a letter to the editor. WASA had no comment by […]

1st geothermal community in U.S. opens in Fayetteville

Spiderman and Captain America, two of Marvel Comics signature heroes, greet families Saturday during opening ceremonies for Pinewood Forrest in west Fayetteville.

1st geothermal community in U.S. opens in Fayetteville

“Live, create, play.” Those words, perhaps heralding the future of New Urbanism, began to have a life of their own on April 22 as hundreds of people poured onto the property of the Pinewood Forrest development in Fayetteville for a community event highlighted by the first 50 homesites going on sale. Each of the homes […]

Chamber unveils Fayette brand

Chamber unveils Fayette brand

Fayette County ushered in a new era Friday afternoon as the Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new marketing initiative for the county. The initiative centers around the new “Create Your Story” brand that will soon be showing up on car bumpers, T-shirts and other marketing material. “We found that Fayette County has a rich history […]

Fayette’s Teacher of Year: Shaylen Dixon

Teaches 3rd grade at PTC Elementary School

Fayette’s Teacher of Year: Shaylen Dixon

Peachtree City Elementary School third-grade teacher Shaylen Dixon has been named the 2017 Fayette County Teacher of the Year. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the announcement was made by Superintendent Jody Barrow during the annual Fayette County Teacher of the Year ceremony honoring all 26 school-level teachers of the year. The ceremony was held […]

Fayetteville Police Department goes off-road with CARE unit

Fayetteville Police Department goes off-road with CARE unit

Police participation in neighborhoods around the city and at The Ridge Nature Area just got a leg-up with the addition of the Fayetteville Police Department’s new C.A.R.E. (Community Activity Resource and Education) unit. “The Fayetteville Police Department has initiated a new community-oriented unit to enhance and build upon the partnership we share with the Fayetteville […]

Proposed plan for Fayetteville’s west side calls for mixed use

Proposed plan for Fayetteville’s west side calls for mixed use

Is West Fayetteville getting ready to explode with development? During Thursday night’s City Council meeting, the City Council was hearing an update on the comprehensive plan from Interim Director of Community Development Jahnee Prince. Prince explained that a member of the audience wanted to address the issue. Chitra Subbarayan, who represents Ackerman and Company, showed […]

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