Fayette County

Crosstown Drive in PTC open to traffic after temporary closure

The portion of Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City from Cameron Trail to South Peachtree Parkway was closed Monday afternoon due to the investigation of a death that occurred at Rockspray Pond Park.

Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers are investigating, adding that he expected that portion of Crosstown Drive to be closed for much of the remainder of the afternoon.

Brown reported at approximately 4:30 p.m. that the roadway had been re-opened.

PTC remembers POWs/MIAs

A group of veterans and others gathered at the Veterans Memorial at Peachtree City Hall on Sept. 19 to remember the 83,189 service members still counted as POW/MIA. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Out of sight, out of mind? Not a chance. A small group of veterans from Fayette and Coweta counties and their families made the time Sept. 19 to gather at the Veterans Memorial in front of Peachtree City Hall for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to make sure their brothers-in-arms are not forgotten. Read More»

Patriots down Ala. foe 24-17

Sandy Creek head coach Chip Walker gives instructions to his team during Friday night's game. Photo/Bethan Adams.

After a slow start the Sandy Creek Patriots picked up the pace offensively to take a first-half lead and held on for a 24-17 win at home against Alabama’s Auburn High Tigers.

It was a historic night for one Patriot in particular, as senior running back Eric Swinney became the school’s all-time leading rusher early in the second quarter. He came into the game with 3,552 yards, 27 behind Phillip Hyde, and now has five regular-season games plus the postseason to add to his total. Read More»

Chief McCollom to beef up PTC cart path patrols

Peachtree City police officers have completed training to increase the number of patrols on city cart paths. Photo/PTC Police Department.

Peachtree City police officers are beefing up their presence on the city’s 90 miles of cart paths. With recent training now complete, all regular, reserve and auxiliary officers have been trained Read More»

Traffic plans carve up F’ville’s first shopping center

A landmark for longer than a majority of residents can remember, the portion of the Hudson Plaza shopping center that sat perpendicular to Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville and including the Golden Chopstix restaurant was demolished earlier in the week to make way for the Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will connect Hwy. 92 to North Jeff Davis Drive. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A piece of Fayetteville’s history came to an end Sept. 22 in a project that signals the next phase of the city’s future. A portion of Hudson Plaza, the city’s first shopping center, was demolished to make way for the Ga. Hwy. 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will connect to North Jeff Davis Drive and help mitigate downtown traffic congestion. Read More»

Noted builder dies

Noted builder dies

One of the business captains who helped shape Peachtree City died of cancer at his home Wednesday afternoon.

Vincent Rossetti,85,a retired custom homebuilder, whose company worked in dozens of Georgia communities, and was one of the first major builders in Peachtree City was a native of Baltimore and came to the area more than 40 years ago. Read More»

Crossroads students pray at flagpole

Hundreds gathered in Tyrone Wednesday to offer up prayers for the nation. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Crossroads Christian School (CCS) students gathered together Wednesday morning for the global prayer event, “See You at the Pole.” Surrounding the flagpole outside the First Baptist Church of Tyrone, the students prayed for the nation, U.S. military, government leaders and local missionaries.

The throng of students, pre-K through eighth grade, celebrated freedom of religion alongside their teachers and invited guests, including Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, Sheriff Barry Babb, Police Chief Brandon Perkins and Probate Judge Robert Ruppenthal. Read More»

Memory Walk is Oct.4

Walking is great exercise. People of all ages can participate to keep physically fit. Walking alone affords the opportunity to clear and refresh your mind. Walking with others, whether with friends or family, lets you share the latest news or personal thoughts. But did you know walking can also help end Alzheimer’s disease and aid those stricken by that fatal disease?

Your opportunity to help comes at 8 a.m. Oct. 4 by participating in the 15th annual Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Read More»

Pickleball coming to PTC

Pickleball coming to PTC

Never heard of it?

The game has actually been around nearly 50 years. It was invented in 1965 by a man in the state of Washington who named it after his dog, Pickles.

A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors. According to those who already play, the rules are simple and can be learned in a few minutes. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette’s Women’s Services celebrates eighth birthday

Piedmont Fayette’s Women’s Services celebrates eighth birthday

In the eight years since its inception, Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Women’s Services has experienced tremendous growth. On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Piedmont Fayette delivered their first baby. Nearly one year later, on August 6, 2007, the 1,000th baby was delivered and last year, approximately 2,500 babies were born at Piedmont Fayette. As the number of deliveries increases, so does the need for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services. The birthday week marked another important milestone for Women’s Services as the NICU began a long-awaited expansion. Read More»

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