Achilles Pappas, age 72

Achilles (Peter) Pappas, aged 72 died peacefully on June 10, 2018 in the comfort of his home after a short struggle with cancer and Alzheimer’s. He was born on January 13, 1947 in Berwyn Ill., the son of Peter E. Pappas and Rita P. Arvas. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 51 years […]

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

2017 Census estimate: Fayette grows 5.6% to 112,549 Population estimates for July 2017 released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Fayette County’s population increasing by 5.6 percent since 2010. Fayetteville led the population growth at 10.1 percent during the period, followed by Tyrone at 5.7 percent and Peachtree City at 2.6 percent. Fayette County’s population […]

28 protective vests donated to PTC Police by Auxiliary

28 protective vests donated to PTC Police by Auxiliary

The Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force recently donated 28 fully-outfitted active shooter vests to the police department. For the 14-member auxiliary force, the donation was just one of many that provide a wealth of support to officers on the street. Above, the Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force recently presented officers with active shooter vests. Pictured, […]

Man, woman charged with sexual battery, drugs

Man, woman charged with sexual battery, drugs

A Peachtree City couple has been charged with sexual battery and drug possession after an investigation into allegations by a woman at their home who said she had been raped. Estela J. Gonzalez, 30, and Efrain Gonzalez-Salgado, 36, both of Valley View in Peachtree City, (photos above) were charged with sexual battery, drug possession and […]

Burglary, car theft reported last week

Burglary, car theft reported last week

The period of May 26 through June 1 came with a burglary, a vehicle theft and three entering autos across Fayette County. The burglary at a residence on Forest Drive off Ginger Cake Road was reported on May 29, though the homeowner told deputies it occurred between late April and mid-May, said Sheriff Barry Babb. […]

Sharon Ousley Kling, age 74

Sharon Ousley Kling, age 74, passed away peacefully around 3 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 and is now dancing to her own tune with our Heavenly Father.  Sharon is survived by her dear husband of 49 years, Daniel Victor Kling, of Peachtree City, along with her three children, Daniel John Kling, Peter Arthur Kling, […]

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

All police officers in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone wear body cameras while on patrol. When it comes to citizens requesting copies of the tapes showing an interaction with officers, Fayetteville and Tyrone had four requests in the past 12 months and Peachtree City had one. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said there were […]

Incorrect signal timing causes delays on Hwy. 54, DOT says problem will be addressed

Incorrect signal timing causes delays on Hwy. 54, DOT says problem will be addressed

Work to pave Ga. Highway 54 through Fayette County is experiencing delays due to the weather, but the biggest delays are due to the incorrect timing of traffic signals after the initial paving work was done. The Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) is aware of the problem and will be addressing it. Along with that, […]

Historic moment for Rotary Club of Peachtree City

Historic moment for Rotary Club of Peachtree City

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City recently inducted two military veterans in honor of Military Appreciation Month. It was the first time in the club’s history that three African-Americans were inducted at the same time, said club President John Belizaire, who noted the work of Rotarians with his village in Haiti when he was a […]