Gunman robs Fayetteville Lane Bryant

Fayetteville police are investigating the armed robbery of the Lane Bryant store at the Fayette Pavilion early Sunday evening. The assailant apparently posed as a customer, placing clothing on the counter before pulling out a gun and demanding money along with the employees’ cellphones, police said. The gunman was described as a black male approximately […]

Candice Smith, 19, Brooks

Candice Smith, 19, of Brooks passed away February 27, 2010. Candice was a sophomore at Oxford College at Emory University and a member of Brooks United Methodist Church . Survivors include her parents Chandra & Marion Smith of Brooks; brother Jason Smith; grandmother Lenore Weaver; and also aunts, uncles, cousins, and a glorious church family. […]

Series tickets for The Fred on sale Saturday

Series tickets for the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series go on sale Saturday, March 6 at the Fred Box Office at 9 a.m. – noon. Reserved series tickets may be purchased for $240 for all six concerts and lawn seating is $210. There are also a limited number of Gold and Belgard […]

PTC to hear pitch for senior apartments

A company wanting to build an age-restricted apartment complex in Peachtree City will make a pitch to the City Council Tuesday night in a workshop meeting. NorSouth Companies initially targeted an undeveloped 8-acre tract in the Lexington Circle mixed-use development off Ga. Highway 54 West, behind the Zaxby’s restaurant. But the company last week withdrew […]

Fayetteville may continue to relax business sign usage

The Fayetteville City Council at the March 4 meeting will consider a resolution that would continue to relax the use of certain business signs for an additional six months due to the continuing recessionary downturn in the local economy. The current extension on banners, stake signs and A-frame signs is set to expire March 5. […]

Fire damages PTC home

A fire significantly damaged a home on Gelding Garth in Peachtree City Friday afternoon. When firefighters arrived at 100 Gelding Garth, flames were visible from the rear of the home. The fire was deemed under control in about half an hour with about 20 firefighters responding to the scene, officials said. No one was home […]

Foul play not suspected in student’s death

At this point, there have been no indications that foul play is involved with the Sunday death of a University of Georgia student at his mother’s Peachtree City home, police said Friday morning. “At this time there is nothing to lead us to suspect foul play,” said police Capt. Rosanna Dove. Samuel Kennedy, 24, was […]

Tourism director resigns

The executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association has resigned, the association announced Friday morning. Lauren Yawn, who has served in the position since 2005, has decided to pursue other opportunities, according to the news release submitted by the association. Tourism Association Chairman Bill Bexley said the association would immediately begin a search to […]

Imker OK with bridge vote

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker last week thought he had enough votes among his fellow council members to halt an estimated $45,000 design expenditure for the widening of the cart path bridge over Lake Peachtree. As it turned out, Imker was the only council member voting in favor of postponing the project. After Councilman Doug […]

Governor Perdue recognizes PTC Eagle Scouts

Three new Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 75, chartered by the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, were recognized at the State Capitol during winter break by Governor Sonny Perdue and Representative Matt Ramsey. From left are Representative Ramsey, Carl Eifert, Governor Perdue, Ben Brettin, and Alex Pearson. All three scouts are seniors at McIntosh High School […]