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Looking for USA’s Most Patriotic Town: Is it Peachtree City?

Looking for USA’s Most Patriotic Town: Is it Peachtree City?

Rand McNally representatives Chris Staudinger (driving and saluting) and Tawny Clark (holding the video camera) lead an impromptu decorated golf cart parade around the parking lot at Drake Field in Peachtree City June 28. The pair were in town to assess the city’s patriotic flavor for Rand McNally’s upcoming “Best of the Road” series determined to find the best small towns in America. Peachtree City is one of six cities in the running for Most Patriotic Town. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

These youths were honored by the Peachtree City Council last week for taking part in the Junior Police Academy class offered by Peachtree City Police this summer. Participants got to ride along with an officer and learn about a variety of police work from criminal investigations to use of force and much more. Photo/John Munford.

New chairman for Leadership Coweta

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Andy Dunn of Canongate Golf Clubs will serve as Chair of the Board of Leadership Coweta for a two-year term beginning with the Class of 2011-2012.  Dunn assumed his new role in May.
 
“Andy brings a high level of energy to the job, being a founding member and current chairman of the Young Professionals of Newnan-Coweta (YPNC), a Leadership Coweta graduate and recent board member, and being named as the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Month for February of this year,” explained 2011 Chamber Board Chair Vicki Kaiser. 
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Chatt Hills opens Hutcheson Ferry Park

It was a celebration with a unique history. Just over the Coweta County line in south Fulton County lies the geographically expansive city of Chattahoochee Hills. And it was at Hutcheson Ferry Park on June 18 that city residents marked the official opening day celebration of the park that signifies both the symbol and the substance of the movement that created the city in November 2007. Read More»

Senoia to offer Citizens’ Police Academy

It will be an opportunity for Senoia residents to get a first-hand look at how police officers do their job. The Senoia Police Dept. will offer its first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning in July.

The six-week course will offer information on law enforcement issues ranging from training requirements, patrol operations, investigations, crime prevention, use of force, traffic and DUI law and a firearms simulation exercise, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

Brown to get his say on shift of SPLOST money away from bypasses

At Thursday night’s Fayette County Commission meeting, Commissioner Steve Brown will make his argument to shift transportation SPLOST revenues, earmarking the money for a host of projects that he considers critical.

Brown attempted to make such a pitch at the June 9 commission meeting, but he was halted by Commission Chairman Herb Frady, who brought up a policy that requires commissioners to submit supporting written documents two weeks in advance for items discussed on the regular commission agenda. Read More»

Help PTC win in USA Today contest for U.S.’s ‘Most Patriotic Small Town’

City Hall is calling on Peachtree City businesses to show their patriotic colors in the next several days.

The June 20 Update says, “Peachtree City Businesses – We need your help! Between June 25 and July 10, representatives from Randy McNally and USA Today will visit Peachtree City on the ‘Best of the Road’ Rally, judging our community against five others in the country for ‘Most Patriotic Town.’ Read More»

Tyrone adopts FY 2012 budget, has $4.6M in reserve

The Tyrone Town Council June 16 adopted a $3.42 million General Fund budget for FY 2012 that begins July 1. The budget that included a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for town employees will allow the millage rate to remain steady at 2.89 mills.

The adoption of the budget leaves Tyrone with $4.6 million in certificates of deposit and cash in reserve. Read More»

UGA standout to tackle July 4 parade grand marshal duty

Peachtree City resident Matt Stinchcomb, former UGA Bulldog and NFL player, will be the grand marshal of the 4th of July Parade in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

The grand marshal for Peachtree City’s Fourth of July parade this year will be a familiar face to many UGA football fans.

Matt Stinchcomb, who went on to a successful NFL career as an offensive lineman, is now involved in the business world, enjoying three children and so much of what Peachtree City has to offer. Read More»

PTC to talk budget this Monday,Tuesday

Given the continuing economic doldrums, Peachtree City’s budget is likely to take another hit this year with dwindling property values resulting in less property tax revenue. Read More»