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PTC Powerball winner identified

A Peachtree City man has come forward to claim a $1 million payoff from the Aug. 7 Powerball lottery, according to Georgia Lottery officials.

Matthew Beecher was one of three winners who matched the first five numbers in the drawing. He purchased the winning ticket at the Braelinn Village Chevron convenience store at Robinson Road and south Peachtree Parkway, officials said.

Beecher claimed his prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters Aug. 16, officials said. Read More»

Rehman appealing marijuana lawsuit

The lawsuit brought by Senoia resident Don Rehman against the Senoia City Council over his interpretation of a city ordinance dealing with misdemeanor possession of marijuana was dismissed in May by Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon. But Rehman will have another day in court when his case is appealed to the Ga. Supreme Court in the fall.

Rehman said his appeal has been accepted by the Ga. Supreme Court and is on the court’s calendar for October, adding that he has been permitted to include nearly a dozen additional pages in his appeal documents. Read More»

F'vile Market Day cancelled for Aug. 17

Market Day in downtown Fayetteville that was scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 has been postponed until Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cancellation of activities held at the Fayette County complex was due to expected inclement weather.

State blasts Fayette Water System

Water System Director Tony Parrott (third from right) helps Fayette Commission Chairman Steve Brown and other county commissioners cut the ribbon during June ceremonies at the official opening of Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

EPD urges probe to determine if director, 4 employees were ‘fraudulent’ or ‘incompetent’

Main PTC Crosstown water treatment plant flunks inspection with score of 69

Now, something more than just the water smells.

The Fayette County Water System has been ticketed for 10 violations of Georgia’s safe drinking water rules, ranging from faulty monitoring of filters and water disinfectants at water treatment plants to a lack of appropriately-certified personnel running the two treatment plants and plant operations being conducted by uncertified, unsupervised personnel. Read More»

PTC makes Money Magazine’s Top 50 Best Small Towns list

Peachtree City has been included in the Top 50 Best Small Towns by Money magazine. The city received a 48th place ranking in the national survey.

“In this verdant Atlanta suburb, you’ll find teens and seniors alike zipping through neighborhoods in golf carts. The town has 35,000 residents, 10,000 golf carts and more than 90 miles of trails that weave through lakes, baseball fields, a BMX park and an amphitheater,” the magazine said Tuesday. Read More»

A tale of two golf cart ordinances

McIntosh High School students share the news on a golf cart in the parking lot at the Peachtree City school. File photo.

Starr’s Mill High School students may get help from Fayette Commission; public opinion sought on unifying golf cart ordinances to make traveling easier

The Fayette County Commissioners are asking all golf cart owners and prospective cart owners in the county to attend the Aug. 15 Board of Commissioners meeting. Read More»

PTC store sells $1M winning Powerball ticket

Call it the million-dollar mystery. A winning ticket in Thursday’s Powerball was sold at the Braelinn Chevron convenience store at Robinson Road and south Peachtree Parkway, Read More»

PTC Marine recruit trains on obstacle course

PTC Marine recruit trains on obstacle course

U.S. Marine Recruit Abigail Andrews, Platoon 4032, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, struggles to throw her foot over a rope July 31, 2013, on the Confidence Course on Parris Island, S.C. Andrews, an 18-year-old native of Peachtree City, Ga., changed positions twice while on this obstacle. The course comprises 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by facing physical challenges and heights. November Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Read More»

Judge rules Starship sold prohibited items; owner says they're not toys, but 'novelties'

An Aug. 5 ruling by Coweta County Chief Magistrate Jim Stripling found the Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts store on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads in violation of the county obscenity ordinance. Starship attorney Alan Begner said he will appeal the ruling and potentially file a constitutional challenge in Coweta Superior Court. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette Rotary gives backpacks for school, help to new Coweta non-profit

Eastside Elementary School Principal Leigh Munson and the entire Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette joined Kate and JT Queener who helped assemble the backpacks with school supplies for the special presentation recently. Photo/Special.

As a part of Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club’s month-long Centennial Celebration, the club served lunch to over 30 children and volunteers of the Backpack Buddies Summer FUN camp in Senoia, donated over $1,000 worth of backpacks and school supplies to Eastside Elementary School in Senoia and on behalf of the Rotary Club, Rotarian, Dr. Sean Carr of Carr Eye Care in Newnan, donated $3,000 to Linda Kirkpatrick CEO and Founder of Family Patterns Matter, Inc. to help launch the new non-profit in Coweta County.
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