Former Tyrone cop arrested for child molestation

Former Tyrone police officer Matthew New was arrested March 11 by investigators with the Fayetteville Police Department on 41 charges involving children, including child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. New resigned his position in Tyrone in late February while under investigation for unrelated policy violations. The 38-year-old Fayetteville resident was arrested on the basis of […]

Baston-Cook employees raise $50,000 for children at Christian City

Batson-Cook Construction employees held a phone-a-thon to raise money for The Children’s Village at Christian City and the American Cancer Society. The two hour fundraiser netted over $50,000 in sponsorships for Batson-Cook’s upcoming annual “Clays For A Cause” charity clay shoot. This is in addition to the already $40,000 in sponsorship monies raised in previous […]

Time change for Saturday’s handbell concert

The starting time for Saturday’s Handbell Festival Concert at Peachtree City United Methodist Church has been changed to 3:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the originally published time of 4 p.m. This special concert features 14 handbell choirs from United Methodist churches throughout the state of Georgia, all performing together under the direction of Arnold Sherman, […]

Street repaving to be PTC’s SPLOST priority

Peachtree City has $3.35 million remaining from the 2004 transportation special purpose local option sales tax, and nearly 72 percent of those funds will be used to maintain city streets and upgrade the cart path system. CIty staff is recommending that $2.42 million be diverted toward the street and cart path work. The city is […]

Daniels graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman John-Adam Daniels graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

Commander honored as PTC Firefighter of the Year

David Williamson, Battalion Commander for the Peachtree City Fire Department was selected by his peers as the 2009 Firefighter of the Year. Williamson is described as a self motivated, enthusiastic and attention to detail type of person who has been instrumental in many aspects of  recent department improvements. He is sensitive to the needs of […]

Local history teacher named Georgia SAR Teacher of the Year

The Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution has selected one of Fayette’s middle school teachers as their 2009-2010 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Sue Mullin, a Georgia history teacher and team leader at J.C. Booth Middle, has been selected from a pool of exemplary middle and high school history teachers throughout the state, both […]

Events slated to welcome home injured PTC soldier

A McIntosh High School graduate who lost both of his legs in an explosion while patrolling in Afghanistan in August will be coming home Memorial Day weekend. Plans are already underway for several events May 29 to welcome home Army Lt. Daniel Berschinski, who is currently rehabilitating in Washington, D.C. The day will begin a […]

PTC ladies run Princess Half Marathon

A group of Peachtree City moms traveled to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the 2nd annual Princess ½ Marathon at Disney World. All of the women completed the 13.1 mile run on Sunday March 7, 2010. Over 13,000 participants ran to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Pictured are Jennifer Ward, Mindy Hooper, Jennifer Ponseigo, […]