Vehicles entered at Peachtree City fire station

Vehicles entered at Peachtree City fire station

  The Peachtree City Fire Station on North Peachtree Parkway was the scene on March 23 of four entering auto incidents involving firefighters’ vehicles. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the incidents were reported in the morning hours and involved four vehicles. All four vehicles had windows shattered, Bergh said, adding that a […]

Alligator fever is swamping Senoia

Alligator fever is swamping Senoia

  The March 20 report of a 6-foot alligator in Marimac Lakes in Senoia had police officers looking, but unable to locate the reptile. Officers continue to monitor the two lakes as part of their daily patrols. The Senoia Police Department on its Facebook page earlier in the week noted a social media post from […]

Peachtree City plan update moves ahead

Peachtree City plan update moves ahead

  The Peachtree City Comprehensive Plan Update is well underway. The steering committee reviewed the update progress and made suggestions for the “community work program” currently under development. The committee briefly discussed a number of projects in the community facilities, land use, natural and historic resources and general planning categories that are currently underway or […]

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

  Areas around Fayetteville are seeing smoke-filed skies Thursday afternoon. Not to worry in terms of a local fire emergency, the smoke is coming from the east in Jasper County. Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said the smoke experienced in Fayetteville and surrounding areas on Thursday afternoon is not local. It is from […]

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

  A March 23 threat reportedly made by a Whitewater High School student to “shoot up the school” was dealt with by school officials at the outset of the school day. Pertaining to the threat, school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Thursday said, “The situation was handled first thing this morning, and school has been […]

Hampton woman killed in car crash

Hampton woman killed in car crash

  A Hampton woman was killed in a March 18 vehicle crash on McDonough Road in east Fayette County. Sheriff Barry Babb said 47-year-old Simara Colin died at the scene of the accident. Babb said the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when Pasha Asante, of Lithia Springs, was travelling eastbound on McDonough Road and […]

Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

  Coweta County voters had their say on March 21 and approved the continuation of the Coweta County School System’s ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). The five-year ESPLOST continuation received nearly two-thirds of the votes, with 62.65 percent of voters supporting the initiative and with 37.35 percent in opposition. A total of […]

New Dividend Drive warehouse-office approved

New Dividend Drive warehouse-office approved

A conceptual site plan by Dividend West Partners to construct a 130,000 sq. ft. office/warehouse building on Dividend Drive was approved March 13 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Located at 416 Dividend Drive, the industrial-zoned lot on which the 130,500 sq. ft. office and warehouse building will be situated is on property adjacent to […]

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