Recession or not, Tyrone to hold steady at 2.89 mills

The Tyrone Town Council is on its way to adopting the $3.085 million FY 2010-2011 budget by the end of June. Expected decreased property tax revenues are being offset by 3 percent departmental reductions and the transfer of $136,000 from the reserve account. The 2.89 millage rate is expected to remain unchanged. The council Thursday […]

PTC Council sacks walking sign, vacant home talks

Without explanation, the Peachtree City Council set aside talks on two proposed ordinances “indefinitely” Thursday night. Council was poised to consider a proposal to ban walking advertisements in city rights of way and in any area visible from a public street. That proposal was dismissed along with a revamped new ordinance that would require building […]

PTC’s Hampton Inn headed for foreclosure

The ownership group of Peachtree City’s Hampton Inn is being foreclosed on, according to published foreclosure notices. Sapna Hotel Group Peachtree City LLC is in default on a Sept. 2008 loan of $4.115 million on the property located at 300 Westpark Walk, just off Ga. Highway 74 north, according to the foreclosure notice. The property […]

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010. Mrs. Hicks was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton D. Hicks. She is survived by her children, Susan Lowe and her husband Mitch of Peachtree City; Tim Hicks and his […]

Steven Calvin Knowles, 55, formerly of Fayetteville

Steven Calvin Knowles, 55, of Griffin, formerly of Fayetteville, died May 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Eleanor Knowles. He is survived by his son Kenneth Knowles and fiancé Marti Boyd of Griffin; grandchild Mary Katherine Evans of Monroe; brothers Tony and Connie Knowles of Griffin, Larry and Geraldine […]

44 nominated for 2 Fayette Superior Court judgeships

A total of 44 people have been nominated for an appointment to fill the two judicial vacancies on the Griffin Judicial Circuit Supreior Court created by the resignations of of Judges Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. and Paschal A. English Jr. Among the names submitted to the Georgia Judicial Nomination Commission are several sitting judges including […]

DeCotis puts kibosh on ethics brawl

It went from verbal brawl to closed lips, and it took little more than a whisper from the guy in charge. Brief comments Tuesday night by Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis appeared to effectively rein in charges and counter charges on alleged ethics issues by board members against board members in the past two […]

Fox that bit two in Tyrone tests positive for rabies

The fox that bit two people in Tyrone Monday was determined late Tuesday to be rabid. Fayette County Animal Control stressed that area residents should be sure that their pets are current on rabies vaccinations. An employee of a Palmetto Road business and a customer of another were both bitten Monday afternoon by a fox […]

Heavy equipment theft ring busted in S. Fayette

A “routine patrol” for the Fayette County sheriff’s helicopter May 18 netted more than $2 million in stolen heavy equipment that had been taken from “numerous” Georgia jurisdictions and also Birmingham Alabama, officials said. Hawk One, the helicopter, got a “hit” signal from the LoJack system of a Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer that had been taken […]

Hopewell will host chicken barbecue, yard sale Saturday

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will hold its annual Chick-N-Que this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each. There will also be a bake sale where desserts may be purchased to go with the meal. The meal consists of half a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. […]