Fayette’s hospital celebrates 20 years of service

Fayette’s hospital celebrates 20 years of service

Piedmont Fayette Hospital opened its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. It was the culmination of over a decade of persistence and hard work from engaged community members, local officials and interested parties. The two-story, 57-bed facility opened with fewer than 200 employees and more than 250 volunteers. There were some who questioned the need […]

Fayetteville firefighters climb Stone Mountain in full gear to honor 9-11 heroes

Fayetteville firefighters climb Stone Mountain in full gear to honor 9-11 heroes

Firefighters from the city of Fayetteville Fire Department and Barrow County Emergency Services challenged themselves to a one-mile climb — equivalent to 160 flights of stairs — to the summit of Stone Mountain to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Above, Quynh Hervey (L) and Stephaene Core […]

Fayette pet adoption fees will triple for cats, quadruple for dogs

Fayette pet adoption fees will triple for cats, quadruple for dogs

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 15 voted to install sewer at the country animal shelter, to raise the operational capacity to 85 percent and to amend the animal ordinance to begin spay and neutering services. Commissioner Steve Brown made a motion to fund the design and installation of a sewer gravity line to connect […]

Classic race is Oct. 21

Classic race is Oct. 21

The Peachtree City Running Club has announced that its 37th annual Classic road race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21. The club’s new race director is Rachel Johnson, taking over from George Martin who served in that position for the past nine years. The PTC Classic consists of three different races: a women’s 5K, a […]

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Issues with the now-controversial mural behind the dais at Tyrone Town Hall, and the Sept. 7 decision to keep the mural denoting portions of the town’s history, have generated comments by Fayette NAACP President Terrence Williamson and state Rep. Derrick Jackson (D-Tyrone). Both Williamson and Jackson wrote letters to the editor. Commenting on the Sept. […]

Fayetteville Police deliver food, water

Fayetteville Police deliver food, water

Tropical Storm Irma struck the area on Sept. 11, leaving significant areas of Fayetteville without power. During the storm and after, there was plenty of work for local law enforcement. There was also a different type of response on Sept. 13 beyond downed power lines and vehicle accidents. Police department spokesman Mike Whitlow said a […]

Never too old to soar in Peachtree City

Never too old to soar in Peachtree City

Ninety-seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Clarence “Pappy” Boynton was helped to the ground by pilot Tim Newton after taking to the skies on Sept. 16 at Falcon Field. Boynton one of several people treated to a flight over the city by the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Horse helpers need help after Irma’s damage

Horse helpers need help after Irma’s damage

For 20 years, Flying Change Equine Therapy and horse rescue near Fairburn has helped those with requiring all types of therapy needs. Now Flying Change needs help after Tropical Storm Irma caused more than $20,000 in damages. Executive Director Lissa Corcoran on Friday said the storm damaged fencing in the arenas and pastures and tore […]

PTC man assaults elderly woman, arrested when returns to scene of the crime

PTC man assaults elderly woman, arrested when returns to scene of the crime

A Peachtree City man was arrested on Sept. 16 after he assaulted a woman and attempted to carjack her vehicle at a drug store on Ga. Highway 54 that he frequents. Charles H. Heard, 55, of Broken Bit Way, was charged with motor vehicle hijacking and battery, according to Fayette County Jail records. Peachtree City […]

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