Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community, Matt and Jennifer Davis are still in a state of disbelief, Matt said.
“I find it truly amazing,” he added of how their story blew up on Facebook and touched the hearts of so many people, 

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Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 6–12

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Monday, Jan. 12

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Isaiah S. Dawson, born in 1993, of Sagamore Court, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of pot, drug-related objects, suspended registration and brake light/turn signal violation.
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Fludd: MLK’s arrival was ‘defining moment’

State Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) at the MLK Day observance. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville Jan. 19 was the scene of the annual parade commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PTC Council’s Ernst has a new star in his family — GOP Sen. Joni Ernst

Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst (L) gets his photo taken with his famous sister-in-law, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, at her swearing-in ceremony earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Photo/Submitted.

The national Republican Party has a new rising star, newly minted U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, who gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s state of the union message on the major TV networks and cable news channels Tuesday night.

Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst knows this new star well — she’s his sister-in-law.

Read all about this local connection to the highest level of national politics in Terry Garlock’s column by clicking here.

Reeves awarded annual 'Outstanding Business Person' honor

Bob Reeves is Outstanding Business Person of the Year.

Chamber recognizes many businesses, leaders at luncheon

Bob Reeves has been named Fayette County’s “Outstanding Business Person of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce.

Reeves was one of several business leaders honored during the chamber’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Jan. 16 at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree. More than 320 business and community leaders attended the luncheon to congratulate their peers. Read More»

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

A two-car accident at Ga. Highway 54 and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon in Peachtree City resulted in an overturned vehicle but no serious injuries.

The accident occurred before 5 p.m. and roadways were open by 6 p.m., according to the Peachtree City Police Dept.

Police said there were no serious injuries in the accident which had police, ambulance crews and firefighters at the scene. Read More»

Fayette deputies test on-body cameras

Dep. Jonathan Henderson provides a close-up look at one of the cameras being tested for road use by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Photo/Ben Nelms.

On-body cameras worn by law enforcement officers may be in the news recently but the idea of finding cameras that are durable and affordable has been a long time coming for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Having experimented with cameras since 2007 with limited success, the sheriff currently is evaluating two types of camera systems for road deputies and jailers.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the sheriff’s office initially used shoulder-mounted cameras as far back as 2007, but found little success with the units. Read More»

Water park eyes berth in quiet PTC neighborhood

From the Great Wolf website, a front view of one of the company's lodges.

UPDATED for print Jan. 20, 2014 — So far, three Peachtree City Council members are noncommittal 

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Marriott coming to town

lon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park won unanimous approval Jan. 15 from the Peachtree City Council.

The vote on the rezoning proposal was 4-0. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch did not attend the meeting.

The approval came with 14 conditions.

The Apsilon proposal called for the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn with 126 rooms on 6.522 acres on the north side of the office park. The structure will have four floors and be no more than 45 feet in height at the highest point. Read More»

PTC planners hear about new high-tech industry

Sensor components of the PAVE-IR Scanner are shown mounted on paving machinery in a photo from the MOBA website.

A workshop discussion on a request to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. office building and three soccer fields along Ga. Highway 74 South in a proposed industrial subdivision Read More»

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