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Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed coming April 24

Dale Arrowood brings his Winged Ambassadors to Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone April 24.

Southern Conservation Trust, a community land trust, is hosting a Family Day on Saturday afternoon April 24 during Nature, Undisturbed, a nature photography exhibition at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone. Read More»

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

A local group dedicated to raising money to combat Multiple Sclerosis last weekend turned its energy to a massive cleanup project with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful. Read More»

PTC family gets 'Backyard Blitz' improvement

Peachtree City residents Tim and Kim Ruck take a few minutes out after working for nearly three days with a group of 60 people to transform their backyard as part of the new Do It Yourself Network show “Backyard Blitz.”

It was nothing short of a picturesque make-over in the backyard of Tim and Kim Ruck in Peachtree City. The transformation of the Ruck’s backyard last week into a suburban garden will be featured later this month on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network’s new show Backyard Blitz.

Tim said the whole thing unfolded after they heard about the new television show from a friend who had contact with another production. Kim and Tim contacted the DIY Network for more information and ended up on the BackYard Blitz long list for consideration. Read More»

PTC's Dump Bag Project needs online votes

A local effort to provide special bags for wounded soldiers is in need of the public’s help. All it takes is few seconds online to support the Dump Bag Project, which is seeking a $5,000 grant Read More»

RS Free File Program Makes Online Tax Filing Fast and Free for 70% of Taxpayers

With April 15 just ten days away, the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service, is urging every taxpayer with a 2009 Adjusted Gross Income of $57,000 or less  to take advantage of the IRS Free File program. Through this partnership between the Free File Alliance and the IRS, more than 98 million Americans can visit www.IRS.gov for access to the industry’s top tax software and step-by-step help preparing and e-filing their federal tax returns. Read More»

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

Event gives veterans a free trip to WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.

On May 4th, Honor Flight Fayette will take another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial, bringing the total to about 420 men and women who have been honored by this non-profit organization since May of 2008. Read More»

Re-tiring after 30 years in F’ville: Veteran retailer closes

Donald Thomas in front of the business he has operated for three decades in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette Tire Co., a business landmark at South Glynn Street and Grady Avenue in Fayetteville, has shut its doors after 30 years. And for lifelong Fayetteville resident and soon-to-be retiree Donald Thomas, three decades at the same location has been a treasure. Read More»

Job woes double patient load at free medical clinic’s new F'ville site

From left, Fayette CARE Clinic Administrator Sheryl Watford, volunteer Beverly Garner and Dr. Yolanda Wade review a patient’s file in the free clinic’s new office. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette CARE Clinic, a non-profit that provides free medical care to uninsured residents of Fayette County, has a new location. Read More»

Tea Party events coming April 15 to PTC and Newnan

This time last year a small handful of people in Fayette and Coweta counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on April 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies. Read More»

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