Coweta emergency team wins state title

Coweta emergency team wins state title

  Coweta County E-911 Shifts A1 and B2 won the award for Communications Team of the Year at the 2017 Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) in Columbus on March 8. Coweta County Communications Manager Tom Corker said the award, presented by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), […]

Newnan woman dies in PTC traffic accident

Newnan woman dies in PTC traffic accident

  A Friday morning traffic accident on Dividend Drive in Peachtree City resulted in the death of a Newnan woman. A 31-year-old Newnan woman, Christa Angelina Franquez, died at the scene, according to Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Brad Williams. Williams said the accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Dividend Drive near the intersection […]

Boy, 11, finds drug kit at PTC bus stop

Boy, 11, finds drug kit at PTC bus stop

  An eyeglasses case containing syringes and other drug paraphrenalia was found by a school child near a bus stop at the Wickerhill subdivision in south Peachtree City. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said officers at approximately 7:30 a.m. on March 29 responded to an Everhill residence in connection with the paraphrenalia find. […]

Should Peachtree City sell sewer, or not?

Can WASA legally sell sewer service to Senoia without PTC permission? Attorneys disagree

Should Peachtree City sell sewer, or not?

[See Letter to the Editor.] It was nearly a month ago that the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) voted to contact Senoia about providing sewer services. The only movement, to date, seems to be from the attorneys from both cities. The WASA board of March 6 at the request of board member John […]

What’s the big deal about sewer sales, and why should you care?

What’s the big deal about sewer sales, and why should you care?

Peachtree City sewer service customers pay some of the highest rates in Georgia, with the cost of sewer often nearly doubling the cost of treated water on the joint bills. So why wouldn’t Peachtree City want to sell some of its sewage treatment capacity to customers outside the city? Might that not spread the fixed […]

Peachtree City eyes SPLOST projects to start

Intersection work, road repaving, Lake Peachtree dam top the city’s list

Peachtree City eyes SPLOST projects to start

With the passage by a 2-to-1 margin of the Fayette County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on March 21, Peachtree City Administrator Jon Rorie said first-up on the SPLOST project list will be the dam and spillway at Lake Peachtree, an intersection improvement at Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way and the […]

The woman who makes Eagles — 1000 of them

The woman who makes Eagles — 1,000 of them

The woman who makes Eagles — 1000 of them

There’s no merit badge for this Peachtree City woman’s unique accomplishment It was 22 years ago when Ute Whatley’s husband came home one afternoon and said he’d seen a flyer at a local school advertising a Cub Scout troop. He thought it might be a good activity for their two sons to be involved in. […]

$19.2 million in fix-ups for schools at Starr’s Mill

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 approved more than $19 million for renovations for Starr’s Mill High School and Rising Starr Middle School. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson, Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.

$19.2 million in fix-ups for schools at Starr’s Mill

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 approved $19.2 million for the large renovation project as Starr’s Mill High School and the adjacent Rising Starr Middle School. Facilities Director Mike Satterfield in explaining the specifics of the projects noted a wide-ranging number of components that will make up the overall renovation work. It […]