On Thursday, a small, but determined crowd braved the rains to come out and meet Senoia City Manager Harold Simmons (center). The event also showcased the new Barnes Street shopping and dining district that is now open downtown. Photo/John Thompson.
Jon Rorie, City Manager
It was in early May that the Peachtree City Council by consensus agreed to pursue an outside study on the impasse between the city and WASA (Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority) on extending sewer service beyond city limits. To date, there is no movement on the issue. Noting the disagreement between attorneys for WASA […]
Up to 6 soundstages for TV production proposed
Members of the Tyrone Planning Commission include, from left, Jeff Duncan, Carl Schouw, Chairman Wil James, Marlon Davis and David Nebergall. Photo/Ben Nelms. The film industry has transformed Fayetteville in the past four years. Now Tyrone is getting ready to join in the growth with a proposal by newly-created Founders Studios to add up to […]
Mayor Vanessa Fleisch
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility. “Georgia’s top-ranked business environment continues to attract international firms like SILON to our state,” said Deal. “In choosing Fayette County for this […]
2 men charged with murder in S. Fayette home invasion: Jeffrey Lee Wallace and Kavion Wyzeenski Tookes
Two men are in custody on murder charges and a third is being sought in connection to a June 23 home invasion in south Fayette County that resulted in the stabbing death of 74-year-old Albert E. DeMagnus, a computer services company CEO. Jeffrey Lee Wallace, 22, of Atlanta, and Kavion Wyzeenski Tookes, 21, of Decatur, […]
The rendering shows the look of the new auditorium at Fayette County High School.
Fayette County High School is the only high school in the county without an auditorium. A June 19 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education changed that with the approval of a new auditorium expected to be completed in mid-2018. The unanimous vote by the school board was followed by cheers from the FCHS […]
Cheers for PTC’s culinary cops
The restaurant area of the Peachtree City Tennis Center was filled to capacity on June 21 for the live broadcast of the “F Word” cooking show where four Peachtree City police officers completed in a challenge featuring their culinary skills. Those skills will soon be tested in another cooking competition. The cop cooking crew appearing […]
It’s time to get set for the July 4 parade and fireworks in Peachtree City. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on South Peachtree Parkway, running from Village on the Green to McIntosh Trail and ending at Shakerag Knoll. The 4th Fest runs from 5-9 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. Peachtree City ordinance prohibits any […]
Two 11-year-old girls at a Reynolds Street residence in Newnan were wounded on June 26 by gunfire that came from outside the home. The Newnan Police Department was notified of a shooting that had occurred at 45 Reynolds Street at 11:38 a.m. on June 26, said Deputy Chief Mark Cooper. “During the course of the […]
Georgia State Police Chief Joseph Spillane was cited on June 19 in Fayetteville for DUI and other charges. Spillane, 53, of Atlanta, was charged with DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane and open container, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow. Whitlow said the charges resulted when Spillane was pulled over on a […]