STG presents musical about teachers

Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn is giving you a behind the scenes look with “Teachers, The Musical.” The cast features Sharpsburg residents Tommy McDaniel and Truman Griffin, Fayetteville’s Alexia Barrett and Lauran Wilkerson, Jim Abert of Acworth, Marti Catrett of Barnesville and Maureen McDaniel of Haralson. “Teachers, The Musical” was written by Atlanta playwright Robin […]

Two arrested for entering autos

Peachtree City police arrested two suspects Tuesday afternoon in connection with three entering auto cases. The suspects were caught thanks to a witness description of the getaway vehicle as it left the Mellow Mushroom restaurant, police said. The suspects were apprehended at the Chick-fil-A in the Kedron Village shopping center, police said. The suspects are […]

Senior apartments on backburner

The Peachtree City Council Thursday postponed a request to lift the city’s multi-family housing moratorium to consider rezoning a 4.8 acre site off Ga. Highway 54 East for a senior apartment complex. NorSouth Communities requested the postponement because the company is looking into other potential sites around the city, according to consultant and architect Bill […]

Right-of-way issue stalls Tyrone drainage project

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday approved a design and engineering proposal for a Valleywood Road drainage project. Planners will have to wait for the go-ahead from Town Manager Richard Newbern since the right-of-way for the project has not been obtained. The sticking point associated with the $11,500 bid from Mallet Consulting is due to property […]

PTC sinks cell tower variance, tower can be built at 122’

A request for a variance to allow a 165-foot cellphone tower in the industrial park off Dividend Drive and Kelly Drive was denied by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Without the variance, the tower height will be limited to 122 feet because the property is inside an airspace protection zone due to its proximity […]

Imker bid to halt bridge project fails

A bid to halt the design of the widening of the Lake Peachtree cart path bridge fell flat Thursday night. Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker said the projected $45,000 in savings would be better spent towards other street, road and cart path improvements. He argued that the bridge widening was not a necessity since the […]

Alleged cop killer arrested

There is a Thin Blue Line running through the city of Chattahoochee Hills today. That thin blue line stretches along Vernon Grove Road and is emblematic of the service of Lt. Mike Vogt, a longtime officer who gave his life in the line of duty Monday afternoon after being shot while in his patrol car […]

Body of East Coweta man found in lake

A search of the area near a residence on Kensington Drive off Reese Road in east Coweta over the weekend revealed the body of 36 year-old David Brightwell in a lake behind the home. Coweta Assistant Fire Chief Todd Moore said his department was called by Coweta sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 13 at approximately 7:30 […]

Locals seek food, water for Haiti

Eagle Scout projects can take many forms. For Starr’s Mill High School senior JohnMark Conklin, the idea of collecting staple foods and water for earthquake victims in Haiti was just the thing to do. JohnMark is partnering with New Hope Church South and with Tyrone-based Operation Mobilization to collect rice, beans and water and to […]

Arson ruled out in Fairburn fire

The fire last week that destroyed several of Fairburn’s historic two- and three-story downtown businesses at Campbellton Street and U.S. Highway 29 is still under investigation, but fire Chief Jody Weller said Wednesday that arson has been ruled out as a cause. Weller said that the determination of the cause of the fire is still […]