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PTC adding historical timeline to memorial project

Peachtree City’s effort to honor founding fathers Floy Farr and Joel Cowan is expanding.

The project, funded entirely by donations, is nearing its initial $25,000 goal. But another $35,000 will be needed to accommodate the addition of a “pre-history founder’s corner” and a timeline of city milestones placed around the plaza to mark notable firsts, community events, mayoral terms and other achievements. Read More»

County soccer rivals make it "Battle for the Troops"

McIntosh captains Nate Bruhn, Erin Pincombe and Nikki Atkinson and Starr’s Mill captains Mandy McCalla, Katrina Frost, Lauren Swany, Derek Williams and Josh Hughes face off. Their teams meet next Thursday. Photo/Special.

The only thing better than a rivalry soccer game is one for a good cause.

Starr’s Mill and McIntosh’s varsity soccer teams will meet next Thursday with a special event surrounding one of the county’s most exciting athletic rivalries. Battle for the Troops has three goals - to send packages to soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, honoring our troops and their families, thanking them for their sacrifice and raising funds and accepting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Lt. Dan Berschinski fund. Read More»

Entries sought in Senoia photography competition

It is all about life’s simple pleasures. A call for entries has been posted for the juried photography competition “Simple Pleasures” that will be hosted by the Veranda Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn and Gallery in Senoia.

Both professional and amateur photographers 18 and over are invited to compete in three categories: Life in Senoia, Life in Georgia and Life in The World at-large. 

Deadline for receipt of entry form, fees and CD with images no larger than 2 MB each is Saturday, May 1. Black and white, sepia, color and manipulated images may be entered in any category. Read More»

Palmetto officer nominated as TV show All-Star

Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg has been nominated for the America’s Most Wanted television show’s “All-Star” designation. A benefit motorcycle ride for the injured officer will be held Saturday.

Sgt. Gragg was seriously injured on Sept. 12 during a routine traffic stop in Palmetto that led to the loss of his left eye, a brain injury, a broken back and 17 broken bones in his face and his jaw broken in four places. Gragg is still recovering from his injuries and is back at work part-time. Read More»

Church gives up its building; movie theater new ministry HQ

The congregation of Rolling Hills Baptist Church posing after their last Sunday service in the building. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“I don’t care how many buses you’ve got or the size of your sanctuary. I don’t care how steep your steeple is ...,” sang Don Francisco in “The Steeple Song.” For the congregation at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, the steeple, and the entire church building, has become a thing of the past. Read More»

PTC firm wins national architecture award

Historical Concepts, based in Peachtree City, has been named the winner of the Arthur Ross Award, one of the top architecture awards in the country. Read More»

CERT motorcycle ride fundraiser March 27

CERT motorcycle ride fundraiser March 27

Now that spring has sprung, motorcycle enthusiasts have another good reason to hit the road: a March 27 fundraiser to benefit the Peachtree City Community Emergency Response Team.

The ride will start at 10 a.m. at Cooper Lighting off Ga. Highway 74 south, going through Senoia and to Warm Springs for a brief stop. Then the ride will continue to Newnan where it will end at the Great South Harley Davidson for lunch, music and fun. Read More»

Horse races coming to Moreland March 27

Amateur riders all over Georgia are getting their horses in shape for their favorite springtime event: The Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point races on Saturday, March 27 at the gorgeous farm of Hal and Linda Barry in Moreland, Ga. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the festivities – including a parade of the Bear Creek Hounds – begin at noon. Read More»

Imker: How to cut $1.2 million

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker thinks the city can eliminate a projected $1.2 million shortfall in the 2011-2012 budget by enacting a series of cuts. Read More»

Daycare center owner blocks state road crews

Photo taken the morning of March 15 shows daycare buses blocking construction equipment. Photo/Glenn Dinofer.

For Starr’s Mill Academy owner Glenn Dinofer, it was a matter of work crews keeping their word and not creating an imposition on his customers. Read More»

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