Fayette County

PTC Garden Club meets Nov. 18

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City. The topic will be Organic Gardening 101.  Come learn the basics of organic and sustainable gardening and how you can incorporate these principles into your landscape. Larry Dove of Two Doves Farm will discuss what you can be doing now to prepare your backyard garden for the next growing season and what can be planted now.

Larry Dove is the first certified organic grower in Fayette County. Read More»

Re/Max’s Surfus one of top 50 Realtors in America

Sam Surfus was recently just inducted into America’s Top 400 Realtors List. He is number 45 out of the top 400 in America.

Sam Surfus with Re/Max Around Atlanta Results has recently been named by Real Trends as 45th in closed transaction sides out of 100 realtors nationwide for  the year 2009. Sam closed 200 transactions in 2009 and according to his broker, Barbara Pearson, Sam excels in customer satisfaction and work ethics and has done an outstanding job. Read More»

Contest will award one lucky winner a $5,000 flooring make-over

This fall, Flooring America of Peachtree City is giving consumers the opportunity to win a $5,000 flooring make-over in the Fix My Floor Contest.

Consumers can enter the contest online at FixMyFloorContest.com simply by telling us why they’re in need of new floors.

Consumers also have the option to accompany their statement with an uploaded photo of their current floors.

The Fix My Floor Contest will run until Dec. 30. The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 in beautiful Downs“ flooring – which includes an extensive line of quality hardwood, carpet and laminate. Read More»

Yaneth Rodriguez of Fayetteville wins $1,000 Giveaway

Metro Mike, mascot for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, hands over the $1,000 check after Yaneth Rodriguez of Fayetteville, Ga. won last month’s Super Sunday drawing. Photo/Special.

Yaneth Rodriguez of Fayetteville, Ga. was the winner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers most recent Super Sunday $1,000 giveaway. She attended an open house donated and hosted by Myra Lockhart of the Cascade office on Sept. 12.

Rodriguez lives in the subdivision and is looking for a four bedroom home for her sister, who currently lives in New York. Rodriguez’s brother-in-law is about to retire from the police department and they are looking to relocate to Peachtree City or Fayetteville to be closer to the family. Read More»

Girl, 16, life-flighted after PTC cart crash

REVISED FOR PRINT Nov. 2 — A woman lost control of a golf cart carrying four children and a teenager off Kedron Drive in north Peachtree City Friday night and careened into a tree. The single cart wreck resulted in the teenager being life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center. The other four passengers, ranging in age from 1 to 7, and the 24-year-old driver were treated and released at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Quilters at Fayette Montessori's Pioneer Day

Quilters at Fayette Montessori's Pioneer Day

Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent community outreach recently attended Fayette Montessori School for their Pioneer Day. Students learned about the art of quilting and completed a quilt block.  Join Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent at an upcoming meeting, contact qgscpresident@gmail.com. Photo/Special.

D.A. King to speak to Republicans about illegal immigration

D.A. King, a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration and president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, will be the guest speaker at the Fayette County Republican Party's November First Saturday Breakfast.  Mr. King is a former Marine and a 27-year resident of Marietta, Georgia, who has been studying our illegal immigration crisis for more than eight years.  In 2003, he set aside his twenty-five year old insurance business to devote full time to educating people on the crisis.  Read More»

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ormsby, 76, of Peachtree City

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ormsby, 76, of Peachtree City, died October 30, 2010.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, golfing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Pat Ormsby of Peachtree City; son Mike Ormsby of Newnan, GA; Jeff & Traci Ormsby of Tipton, Iowa; daughter Penny & Craig Steingraber of Sharpsburg, GA; son Todd & Stephani Ormsby of LaGrange, GA; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother Roger Ormsby and sisters Priscilla Kraft and Patty Essex, all of Davenport, Iowa. Read More»

PTC may go back to big box limits; 1 goal would be protection of smaller stores

Peachtree City may be going back to a firm size cap on the largest-sized retail stores that will be allowed by city ordinance.

Such a “big box” ordinance would contrast to the city’s current method of regulating the size of stores and shopping centers. Currently the city allows developers a size of up to 32,000 square feet for an individual store and no more than 150,000 square feet total for one single shopping center. Read More»

Dashing to PTC's Doggie Dash 2010

Dashing to PTC's Doggie Dash 2010

Cold temperatures Saturday morning were no match for the chance for a large group of four-legged critters to dress up for Halloween and get their owners out for a walk for the annual Doggie Dash at Shakerag in Peachtree City. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Heartland Humane Society. Here are more photos from Doggie Dash 2010. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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