Peachtree City appoints new police chief

Peachtree City Interim City Manager Jon Rorie announced today that Suwanee Deputy Chief Janet Moon has accepted the position as Chief of the Peachtree City Police Department. The appointment comes after a two-step process that involved an interview panel that assessed technical skills and knowledge of the applicants, followed by a panel of community representatives…

Robbery may have been motive in Applebee’s shooting death

  By Danny Harrison danny@fayette-news.com Robbery may have been the motive in the June 7 shooting death of Fayetteville Applebee’s manager Greg Smith, police said this afternoon while also announcing the arrests of murder suspects Greg Haney, Jr., 24, of Jonesboro and Ledarrius Jawon Jackson, 25, of Hampton, who are believed to have killed Smith….

Peachtree City hopes to get federal funding for congested Highway 54 corridor

Peachtree City is looking to move forward with design plans for several intersections along the busiest corridor of Highway 54 with the hope that investing in designs now will net major federal grant funding later. The traffic congestion in the area of the Highway 54/74 intersection has been an ongoing concern for the city for…

Piedmont Fayette moves first soil on $57-million hospital expansion

  The official groundbreaking on a $57 million expansion for Piedmont Fayette Hospital called for a little more fanfare than your typical gold shovel and hardhat photo-op. With hundreds of community members and leaders watching, Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett rolled in on a front loader tractor to move the soil for the hospital’s largest…

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