Smokerise hit by thieves

Smokerise hit by thieves

  The Smokerise area of Peachtree City was the site of several entering autos reported on April 9. A total of five vehicles were reported entered on April 9 on Tuxedo Lane, Embassy Court and White Springs Lane, according to reports from the Peachtree City Police Department. Nearly all the vehicles were unlocked with miscellaneous […]

2 local industries to expand facilities, parking

Peachtree City Planning Commission members approved an April 10 conceptual site plan request by Rinnai. Pictured, from left, are commissioners J.T. Rabun, Jack Bernard, Chairman Frank Destadio and commissioners Aaron Daily and Lisa Curtis.

2 local industries to expand facilities, parking

Two industries in Peachtree City — Rinnai and Gerresheimer USA — are expanding their facilities, some good news for the local economy. A conceptual site plan proposed by Rinnai Corporation for nearly 63,000 sq. ft. of renovation and an addition to the company’s south Peachtree City facility was approved April 10 by the Peachtree City […]

Peachtree City to lose its lake again this summer

Shallow lake to be dropped 8 feet to build new spillway and dam; refill in summer 2018

Peachtree City to lose its lake again this summer

Time is approaching for the construction of the new spillway and dam on Lake Peachtree. Construction will begin this coming August and end in May 2018. The project will also bring the temporary lowering of Lake Peachtree. Integrated Science and Engineering President Dan Davis provided a project update to the Peachtree City Council on April […]

Life after the battlefield

Eden Project helps local veterans and their families

Life after the battlefield

For decades the U.S. military has equipped its members with the tools and training necessary to face possible death in war zones around the world. But are they prepared for life once they return from the battlefield? In the case of Bren Briggs, the answer was no. A decade ago he came back from Iraq […]

Crematorium gets go-ahead

David Mowell (center) celebrates with his family after Thursday’s City Council meeting. At right is C.J. Mowell, who started the business in 1964. The vote brings to an end a 12-year journey the company has been on to build a crematorium at its facility.

Crematorium gets go-ahead

On an unseasonably cool April evening, a longtime family business felt some warmth from the Fayetteville City Council. The City Council unanimously approved C.J. Mowell and Sons Funeral Home’s request Thursday to locate a crematorium at their Fayetteville facility, a fixture on Jeff Davis Drive for more than a half century. With a packed City […]

Police: Man pulls gun on girl bowling by mistake in his lane

Javan Nurse

Police: Man pulls gun on girl bowling by mistake in his lane

A Fayette County man was arrested April 4 for an altercation at the Fayetteville bowling lanes in October where he pulled a handgun and made threatening actions toward a group of children and adults. Javan M. Nurse, 39, of Scottish Court east of Fayetteville, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, cruelty to children and […]

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

Current penny tax for schools expires in 2019; vote in Nov.?

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education is looking to put a continued ESPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the November ballot. The current ESPLOST expires in March 2019, with the school board at the April 10 work session reviewing the idea of continuing the sales tax initiative. The final decision for […]

Tornado twists through Sharpsburg

Tornado twists through Sharpsburg

  A confirmed EF1 tornado touched down in east Coweta County on April 5. The tornado resulted in no injuries though one barn was destroyed. Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones said an EF1 tornado, confirmed by the National Weather Service, touched down between approximately 2-2:30 p.m. Jones said the tornado first touched down […]