Herman Hoverter Egner of Peachtree City

Herman Hoverter Egner died peacefully at home in Peachtree City, Ga. on January 23, 2018 where he had moved ten years ago to be close to family. Born in Philadelphia on April 22, 1929 to Herman Major Egner and Lillian Hoverter Egner, he graduated from Bartram High School in 1947 and attended Drexel University for […]

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

  Fayette County Director of Building Safety Joe Scarborough addresses the Fayette County Commission. Photo/Ben Nelms. What would likely have been the most contentious of the agenda items at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was one dealing with a discussion and potential action related to complaints and investigation of the working […]

Herschell Eugene Morris, 86, of Fayetteville

Herschell Eugene Morris, 86, of Fayetteville passed away February 4, 2018. Herschell was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on September 5, 1931 to Freeman and Wilma Morris. He retired from Delta Airlines after 40 years as a pilot instructor. Herschell served in the US Air Force. He was also a Mason and member of Fayetteville […]

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

  Members of the Fayette County Commission include, from left, commissioners Chuck Oddo, Steve Brown, Randy Ognio and Charles Rousseau. Chairman Eric Maxwell was absent. Photo/Ben Nelms. The Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was loaded with agenda items that included killing a roundabout proposal, additional consultation with Fayetteville on an annexation request, […]

Mayor: Fayetteville may raise taxes to pay for new city hall, growth

Mayor: Fayetteville may raise taxes to pay for new city hall, growth

City plans to be ‘assertive’ in attracting new development; plan calls for parks, ‘walkability’ and more housing choices for range of income levels Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson (photo above) laid out a rosy picture for the city Feb. 1, but added there will be challenges as continued growth comes to the city. Johnson provided a […]

Drunk driving golf cart simulator coming to Peachtree City

Drunk driving golf cart simulator coming to Peachtree City

The Peachtree City Police Department is the recipient of a $22,000 federal grant that will be used to purchase a cart called SIDNE (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience Vehicle) for a new motorized cart safety course. Above, this new grant-funded go-cart will be used by the Peachtree City Police Department for a new motorized cart safety […]

Fayetteville’s 5th roundabout to be in operation by June

Fayetteville’s 5th roundabout to be in operation by June

Fayetteville is about to get its fifth roundabout. The newest one will be at the intersection of Veterans Parkway, Sandy Creek Road and Arthur Rank Avenue, one of the new entrances to Pinewood Forrest. Above, Fayetteville’s newest roundabout is located at the intersection of Veterans Parkway, Sandy Creek Road and Arthur Rank Avenue. Photo/Ben Nelms. […]

Peachtree City to rent space for quick response southside fire, EMS station

Peachtree City to rent space for quick response southside fire, EMS station

A proposal to open a Southside Quick Response fire and EMS station at 825 Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City received unanimous approval on Jan. 1 by the City Council. Pictured, from left, are City Manager Jon Rorie, Councilman Mike King, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and council members Terry Ernst, Kevin Madden and Phil Prebor. […]

Signup underway for Citizens’ Fire Academy with county fire/EMS

Signup underway for Citizens’ Fire Academy with county fire/EMS

The 2018 Spring Citizens Fire Academy will soon be underway. Fire Chief David Scarbrough is asking interested citizens to sign-up for the program. “The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a 10-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about the demanding field of fire, emergency services and emergency management,” said Scarbrough. “Students will achieve a greater […]