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F’ville cops bust 5 store workers for underage alcohol sales

It really doesn’t pay to sell alcohol to underage buyers. That is what the clerks at five Fayetteville convenience stores found out Nov. 26. All were arrested after selling to an underage buyer who was working with Fayetteville Police. The good news is that seven other stores refused to make the sale. Read More»

New movie theater at Fischer Crossings to open mid-January

Even vice presidents of corporate development drive fork lifts on this project. That’s Jeff Geiger behind the wheel, unloading building materials at the theater site at Fischer Crossings. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“See you at the movies,” soon will have new meaning for Peachtree City and eastern Coweta County moviegoers.

The NCG Peachtree City Cinemas is expected to open in mid-January at the new Fischer Crossing commercial development in east Coweta County at Fischer Road and Ga. highways 34 and 54, one-half mile west of Peachtree City.

But it is what moviegoers will find inside the theaters that makes NCG’s entree into southwest metro Atlanta decidedly different from the norm. Read More»

Gas detector saves 4 lives

Lee Westbrook checks piping leading to the furnace beneath his home. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a Thanksgiving that the Westbrook family in Fayetteville will long remember. Had it not been for the carbon monoxide detectors they installed in their home, this Thanksgiving might have been one that they never celebrated.

You can’t see it, smell it or taste it but it’s a killer. And that could have easily been the case at the home of Lee and Alice Westbrook and their 5-year-old twins Zachary and Aleya. Read More»

Deputy dragged, thrown from vehicle after traffic stop; suspect shot

An incident during a traffic stop on County Line Road Monday night left a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy injured after being dragged and thrown from the vehicle when the passenger attempted to flee the scene. The deputy’s injury was not life-threatening. A suspect was shot and wounded by the deputy, police said. Read More»

PTC Rec employee fired for insubordination seeks reinstatement

A former Peachtree City parks and recreation maintenance crew member who was fired in October this week formally asked the city to overturn his dismissal.

Frank Bumpus made his case before an appeal board consisting of fellow city employees, who have five working days to make a decision.

Bumpus was fired in October for insubordination after he refused his crew leader’s order to wash a truck and subsequently refused to roll up his window when the crew leader decided to wash the truck himself on Oct. 13, according to city records. Read More»

Blood donations sought, holidays lead to drop in participation

With Thanksgiving over, it’s only natural for people’s minds to turn to the buying of gifts for the holidays.

For many it’s a time to give, and one of the best ways to give of oneself is to donate blood. Holiday donations are crucial to the American Red Cross. Blood donations typically decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day due to the holiday season and travel, Red Cross officials said. Read More»

PTC-manufactured product combats disease in Haiti

M.A. Industries produces water filter helping fight against spread of deadly cholera epidemic

A water filter produced by a legacy industry in Peachtree City has been distributed in Haiti to prevent the spread of cholera and other diseases. Read More»

Crabapple Elementary School welcomes local author

Crabapple Elementary School welcomes local author

Crabapple Elementary School in Peachtree City welcomed award-winning children's author Carole Marsh as she talked about her newest "Real Kids, Real Places" mysteries. Students listened to "the stories behind the stories," as Marsh shared interesting facts about the well-known places used as the settings of the books. "My passion is turning children into avid readers. They become readers when you make stories come alive for them from the earliest age. My most enjoyable days are spent with a roomful of children who ask lots of questions and want to learn," Marsh states. Read More»

Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek are semifinal bound

There was little drama in their quarterfinal matches tonight, but that suited the players, coaches and fans just fine. Those who braved the cold were rewarded with seeing their teams advance to the semifinals in their respective classifications on the strengths of shutouts.

For more on the games, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1122

Creek keeps a-truckin' with 41-0 win

Bruce Dukes scampered 60-plus yards returning a punt for a touchdown against visiting Monroe Friday night.

Sandy Creek rolled over the visiting Monroe Hurricanes 41-0 at home on another chilly night. The Hurricanes largely kept the ball on the ground but couldn't get much momentum against the Creek defense, which secured a shutout for the second week in a row.

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