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A fall treat

A fall treat

Zandra Thompson, left, and her husband Richard were quick to fill endless plates Sept. 4 at the annual Senoia Optimist Club barbecue held at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC police get safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Department announced that it has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

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800 students get an up-close view of NWS

Meteorologist Lauran Belanger explains air pressure and cloud formation to the kids. She pumped air into a bottle containing water and vinegar, and then popped it off the lid, creating vapor to simulate clouds. Photo/Bethan Adams.

“I see the sun,” first-grader at Hogansville Elementary Ariah Hardy said, gasping and laughing as she clapped her hands at the solar scope view. “It’s round, and yellow.”

She was one of the estimated 800 schoolchildren and their parents who toured the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City, the only forecast office in Georgia, this past Saturday.

During Saturday’s event, children walked around stations inside and outside the NWS building, learning about air pressure, flooding in Georgia, weather balloons, tornado safety, lightning storms and survival kits. Read More»

Scarecrow contest set to begin

County officials are looking for residents who wish to display their best scarecrows next to the public plaza and the county’s Administration Building in downtown Fayetteville.

A call has been issued by the Fayette County Public Arts Committee for citizens of all ages to participate. Individuals, families, schools, clubs, businesses, churches and other groups from anywhere in the county are eligible. Read More»

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

A rolling history lesson

A rolling history lesson

The weather was perfect for the Senoia Area Historical Society Bike Tour that showed off some of the city’s historic homes and buildings. Bonnie Bobbit (standing at left) prior to the event gave cyclists an overview of the tour. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette adds online options for paying water bills

To meet the needs of a growing number of local residents who no longer do such arcane things as writing checks, putting them in stamped envelopes and placing them in the mailbox, the Fayette County Water System is implementing a new system that will make paying the water bill a little bit easier in the future.

County water customers can now pay their bills online, without using a shred of paper or a single stamp. Not only that, they can elect to not even have paper bills mailed to their homes in the first place. Read More»

Suburban logging causes headaches for homeowners

Shutterstock photo of cutting a downed limb.

A number of residents from the same subdivision just north of Fayetteville spoke out at the Sept. 25 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting about a problem that has increased in recent months Read More»

PTC staff seeks expanded pay hike

City Manager James Pennington makes a point to council members in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk/Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler is in the background.

If adopted, new salary scale would bump some starting PTC staffers’ paychecks upward by between 9% and 23%

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will consider a staff Read More»

PTC remembers POWs/MIAs

A group of veterans and others gathered at the Veterans Memorial at Peachtree City Hall on Sept. 19 to remember the 83,189 service members still counted as POW/MIA. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Out of sight, out of mind? Not a chance. A small group of veterans from Fayette and Coweta counties and their families made the time Sept. 19 to gather at the Veterans Memorial in front of Peachtree City Hall for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to make sure their brothers-in-arms are not forgotten. Read More»

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