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Tyrone is holding ‘Century of Treasures’ Yard Sale this Saturday

Members of the Tyrone Centennial Committee stand in front of the mural in Tyrone Town Hall. Photo/Special.

The Tyrone Centennial Committee is having a kick-off for The 100-Year Celebration for 2011.

The Town of Tyrone Centennial Committee is holding the largest yard sale in Tyrone on Saturday, Mar. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The yard sale is being held at Shamrock Park, 941 Senoia Rd. Tyrone, Ga. 30290. The committee is still taking applications for participants to sell their items. The booth space is $25 for a 12 x 12 spot. You must provide your own table and tent. It is open to the community to sell items and shop for treasures. Read More»

Fresh Aire plays at Race for Riley fundraiser

Fresh Aire plays at Race for Riley fundraiser

The March 5 concert at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center marked the second appearance of the Florida-based group of air traffic controllers, Aire Traffic, known for their own blend of original jazz and rock.

The benefit concert is a fundraiser connected to the long-running, annual Race for Riley event in Chattahoochee Hills that benefits the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. Read More»

Ronald McDonald gets a hand from F’ville cops

The Fayetteville Police Department will be serving as a drop-off point for aluminum can tabs which will be turned over to the Ronald McDonald House to benefit their charity. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Read More»

Fireball Run coming to Peachtree City this fall; film crews to record competition for movie

In late September, Peachtree City will host a competition among auto enthusiasts called the Fireball Run Adventurally.

This year’s Fireball Run will take nearly 50 teams over 2,500 miles in eight days. Along the way, teams will solve clues and compete in challenges in an attempt to earn points.

Film crews will capture the fun, which will become part of a movie that will be screened initially in Orlando, Fla. later in the year. Read More»

Dog attack on PTC cart path sparks concern

Joshua Ellis, 2, pictured with family pet Patches, who was viciously attacked last week by another dog while Joshua was nearby on a golf cart. Photo/Special.

A Peachtree City family is warning path users about a “large black lab-like dog” that attacked their family dog, Patches, on the cart path near the Waterford Green subdivision last week. Read More»

Playing music on the square

Playing music on the square

Spring is nearly here and the banjo and guitar picks were flying recently, along with a host of other instruments, as more than 30 area residents gave an impromptu performance at Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan.

Local Tea Party speaks out on transportation, immigration

Approximately 60 people attended the Feb. 22 committee meeting of Fayette County Issues Tea Party. The meeting, also attended by members of the Senoia Tea Party movement, was held at the Peachtree City Library and was geared to update the audience on the ongoing work of the organization’s various committees. Among the issues that apply to Coweta and Fayette counties were the regional 1-cent transportation sales tax referendum coming in 2012 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. Read More»

Ramsey’s tough immigration bill passes out of committee

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City)

Amendment makes it crime to offer forged, false documents to gain employment

The new immigration bill proposed by Peachtree City Rep. Matt Ramsey was approved by the Georgia House of Representatives Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee Monday.

Ramsey, one of the Republican floor leaders for Gov. Nathan Deal, said he is hopeful the bill will be voted on by the full House of Representatives soon. Doing so will allow it to be considered by the Senate before the end of this year’s legislative session. Read More»

Leslye Puddy of PTC, newly 107, pursues lifelong love of flowers

Celebrating 107 with 4 generations

The sparkle in her eyes and the animation in her voice would have many people surprised to learn that Leslye Mount Puddy had just turned 107 years old. For Leslye Puddy, it is more like she is 107 years young.

Puddy was born in Ruston, La., on Feb. 24, 1904. She graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1925 with a Bachelor of Industry and, in 1929, she received a B.A. in Commerce. Read More»

Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday for much of north and central Georgia, including Fayette and Coweta counties.

The tornado watch, issued at 1:30 p.m., also includes a wind advisory. Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon and begin decreasing after sunset. Sustained winds could reach 20-25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

For more information visit www.weather.gov.

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