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Sports groups pitch in

With rec budget cuts, youth associations spend $122K on PTC fields

As Peachtree City budget cuts have hit the recreation department in recent years, various youth sports associations are picking up some of the slack financially.

Last year, those sports associations kicked in an extra $122,000, compared to the city’s overall recreation budget for the sports fields: $617,000.

The soccer association, for example, spent $40,000 for the aeration and top dressing of its fields, which previously had been funded by the city, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo. Read More»

Fayette County again tops in Ga. health

Fayette County continues to have the healthiest residents in Georgia and Calhoun County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More»

Census shows Coweta, Newnan, Senoia with major growth

It took a while but the final local breakdown is in from the U.S. Census Bureau. Those numbers show a 42.71 percent increase in Coweta County’s 2010 population. The census findings also show all the county’s municipalities with greater numbers, such as Newnan with a 103 percent increase and Senoia with a 90 percent increase.

Coweta County’s population was listed at 127,317. That number represents an increase of 42.71 percent over the 89,215 residents counted in 2000. Read More»

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

Ancient Jerusalem came to life last weekend at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. The mass of visitors watched pottery-making, tried their hand at writing Hebrew and participated in the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms

7th Annual Race for Riley coming April 30

It’s almost time for what has become a local health and family-oriented fundraising tradition. The 7th Annual Race for Riley fundraiser to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville will be held on April 30 at its new location in the Serenbe community in City of Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

Bank of Coweta holds PB&J drive throughout April

Bank of Coweta, a division of Synovus Bank, will host a Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to benefit the Coweta Community Food Pantry, April 2-30 during normal banking hours. April 2 just happens to be National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

Bank of Coweta is very much at the heart of community life in Coweta County, supporting those organizations and programs that make the local community a desirable place to live and work. Recognizing that there is an urgent need for food that offers good nutrition to children, the bank is focusing on a staple lunchtime classic – peanut butter and jelly. Read More»

Golf cart bill won't affect Peachtree City

New legislation addressing golf cart operation and safety equipment steers completely clear of affecting Peachtree City in any way.

The latest version of Senate Bill 240 would not apply to communities like Peachtree City that already have ordinances authorizing the operation of golf carts, which the legislation refers to as “motorized carts.”

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, said that the legislature has benefitted from the advice of Peachtree City’s city attorney, Ted Meeker, in crafting the legislation. Read More»

Fayetteville unveils plans for Stonewall-Lanier gateway wall

Fayetteville will soon be outfitted with a new look designed to reflect the city’s history. By the end of summer motorists traveling east on Ga. Highway 54 just inside the historic district where the roadway splits into Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue will see an 80-foot brick gateway wall topped with a new “Fayetteville” sign. Read More»

F’ville’s Mayor Steele seeks tax-funded call center for seniors’ transit needs

’Prefers’ shifting cost later to private entity

A proposal being suggested by Fayette and a number of other counties in the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) area is meant to address the current and future needs of the area’s rapidly aging population. Read More»

Georgia Cup bike race coming to Senoia April 16

The Senoia City Council Monday night gave approval for the Georgia Cup Bike Race to be held in downtown Senoia on April 16. The race is a part of the Georgia Cup organization that includes bike races, running and triathlon series. Read More»

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