Fayette County

PTC house fire causes minor damage and no injuries

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A mid-afternoon house fire in Peachtree City on Dec. 23 resulted in no injuries and resulted in damage mainly in the area of the chimney.

Peachtree City Fire and Rescue spokesman John Dunlap said the call came in at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and was made by the residents who observed smoke in the home at 102 Harris Halt off Doubletrace Lane.

Dunlap said engines responded within five minutes. Firefighters had extinguished the flames within approximately 20 minutes, he said, adding that the fire that was confined mainly to the chimney area.
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A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

Chester the Camel is part of a live nativity that will be featured during today’s Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville. Pastor Justin Kollmeyer stands at the rear center in red. Photo/Submitted.

Heavy rains expected in Fayette, Coweta; severe weather possible Wed. morning

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Cold, heavy rains of 2 to 4 inches are forecast for Fayette and Coweta counties from now until after dark Christmas Eve, with the potential for severe weather, including tornadoes Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS Forecast Office in Peachtree City issued a flash flood watch through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“A strong cold front will move through Georgia on Wednesday. Showers and scattered thunderstorms Read More»

In at-large voting, ‘I had 0/5ths vote’

In response to Mr. Mike Mahoney’s claim to have lost four-fifths of his vote, I say I am so sorry for your loss. It must be terrible to lose four-fifths of your vote so we both can equally have one vote for our county commission and school board.

Ironically, the Voting Rights Act was passed 50 years ago because elections had been “rigged” in favor of white candidates for centuries. District voting is an appropriate remedy for government to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Isn’t that fair? Read More»

PTC boy, 12, examines what makes the holidays special

My name is Archie Chaudhury and I am 12 years old. I live in Atlanta, U.S., and currently studying in Grade 7 at Booth Middle School. I have written an article about my thoughts on the holiday season and request you to consider and publish in any corner of your newspaper. I want to share my thoughts with all kids of Peachtree City. Read More»

Keep investigating water odor complaints

My sincere gratitude to County Commission Chair Steve Brown and to Fayette County Water System Supt. Lee Pope for their positive attitudes and prompt actions during the recent “smelly water” episodes.

The frequent incidents of contamination of our water are of critical concern to every single one of us and deserve our very best efforts at monitoring and control — especially since there is rapidly increasing demand on an already overstrained system.

We must make sure that our analytical efforts include application of the fine arts of sampling, open-minded persistence and replication. Read More»

Without politics, Obama is empty golf shorts

Who didn’t see this coming? Two New York police officers murdered in their car in cold blood? Just last week “Rev” Al Sharpton protesters were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops.”

How has it come to this? We elected a community organizer to be President. Not a leader or a patriot. A community organizer! One who has done everything in his power to divide us. Cops vs citizens. Doctors vs. patients. Haves vs. have nots. Etc.

Now that he has been reelected and the 2014 elections have passed he believes he may do whatever he wants. Read More»

Larsh-Bassler engagement

Katherine Anne Larsh engaged to Erik Ryan Bassler

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Peterson of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. John Larsh of Black Mountain, N.C. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Anne Larsh to Erik Ryan Bassler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bassler of Homosassa Springs, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She is starting the Accelerated Masters of Nursing Pathway program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in January of 2015. Read More»

Churches in Fayette, Coweta set Christmas week services

Churches in Fayette, Coweta set Christmas week services
The parties are over, the festivities done. It’s Christmas Eve. Now it’s time for Christians everywhere to celebrate the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. All over the south side, churches are preparing for tonight’s big event with candles, carols and Holy Communion.

WOG children’s choir performs

Pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

The Children’s Choir at Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City performed the musical, “Touch Of An Angel”, during the sermon on Sunday, Dec. 14. Members of the cast pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

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