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A van caught fire just before 11 a.m. this morning on Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, snarling traffic briefly.
FedEx delivery driver Tony Jackson used a small fire extinguisher to beat down the flames, but the Peachtree City Fire Department came in to finish the job.
Fire crews had to cut open the hood to fully extinguish the blaze. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A van caught fire just before 11 a.m. this morning on Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, snarling traffic briefly.

FedEx delivery driver Tony Jackson used a small fire extinguisher to beat down the flames, but the Peachtree City Fire Department came in to finish the job.

Fire crews had to cut open the hood to fully extinguish the blaze. Read More»

Girl Scouts stand up for clean kids

Girl Scouts stand up for clean kids

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 19341 of Service Unit 618 is collecting travel size hygiene items to benefit Stand Up for Kids, a center that serves homeless teenagers in Metro Altanta. The Girl Scouts are collecting items such as travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, combs, brushes, etc., to create toiletry packets. The packets will be given to Stand Up for Kids, which serves more than 300 kids ages 8-18. The center offers kids a safe place to shower, do laundry, perhaps get a meal, and connect with other kids. Read More»

South Atlanta Tea Party to host “Tax Day” family event Friday evening

The South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) will host its customary “Tax Day” event in a different format this year. SATP on April 15 will host its first American Liberty Summit at the Fayette Family Church at 1729 Ga. Highway 54 West between Peachtree City and Fayetteville. The free Friday evening program begins at 6:30 p.m. and pre-registration is requested.

Organizers said there will be a variety of speakers to discuss aspects of the core values of the Tea Party, which include limited government, fiscal responsibility, free market systems and the preservation of American heritage. Read More»

PTC planners scrutinize idea for Hwy. 74 S. bowling center

The architecture of a proposed bowling alley will be one of the biggest factors in whether Peachtree City’s Planning Commission will recommend a zoning restriction be removed for the property, the developer was told Monday night.

Oasis Bowling Centers wants to build near the AutoZone along Ga. Highway 74 South and Rockaway Road. The building would have 24 lanes to start with, with the potential to expand to 30 lanes at a later date, along with an arcade and a bar and restaurant. Read More»

Commissioner Hearn’s vote for relative draws criticism

Put on the hot seat by fellow Commissioner Steve Brown at the April 6 commission meeting, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn acknowledged that a recent appointee to the county’s elections board is “a distant cousin” of his. Read More»

Omega Books selling tickets for Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House

Rene Mittenzwei, Store Manager Omega Books is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House & Gardens again this year. Photo/Special.

Omega Books, Peachtree City is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House & Gardens. If purchased by Friday, April 15, tickets are $20. Beginning Saturday, April 16 tickets are $25.     Read More»

On restoring teachers’ pay cuts, Fayette BoE is sympathetic but wary

The topic was whether to restore the remaining 3 percent pay cut to Fayette County School System employees instituted two years ago. Read More»

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

The mass of people at Picnic Park in Peachtree City April 9 took a few minutes to warm up for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center 5K Walk fund-raiser. The event raised more than $32,000 for the wellness center. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Superintendent recommends Fayette go along with reduced Pre-K schedule of 160 days

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden

Georgia public schools next school year will see the number of days that Pre-K students will be in the classroom decrease from 180 to 160. The Fayette County Board of Education at the April 11 work session heard a recommendation that the school system provide the 160-day schedule rather than using additional funds to bring the schedule back up to 180 days. Read More»

GED Recogntion Night at Southern Crescent Technical College

GED Recogntion Night at Southern Crescent Technical College

S.C. Tech. College (Southern Crescent Technical College) in Peachtree City, held a GED Recognition Night for its 2010/2011 graduates. In attendance were Pascasio Perez, Willie Prather, Katherine Roberts, Mary Green and Jessika Monita.

Congratulations to their academic accomplishments.

To find out more about the free GED Preparation Classes, please call Nancy at 770-487-8910.

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