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Coweta County Animal Control gets $125,000 donation

The Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation, recognizing the positive steps that Coweta County is taking in animal control, has donated $125,000 to be used for an addition to the shelter.

The money, which came from both the foundation and from Mr. Ware personally, will be used for expanding the intake area of the shelter, said county spokesperson Patricia Palmer. The planned outcome is that more lives will be saved and that boarding opportunities will allow more animals to be adopted locally as well as transported to areas desiring animals to adopt, Palmer said. Read More»

Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»

PTC Police issue scam alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:
Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.
Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

Norman named Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Students love her history classes, so much so that she has earned a reputation as being one of the best teachers in her school and in the Fayette County Public School System. Now that reputation has extended statewide.

The Georgia Council for the Social Studies has named Janet Norman of Fayette County High Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Local businesses help our troops with Operation Sandbox Georgia

Tim Humble from Miles Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 54 near Peachtree City at the Operation Sandbox Georgia dropoff in his store. Photo/Special.

Boxes are filling and funds are rolling in as “Operation Sandbox,” in Georgia, for the sixth consecutive year, collects donations and goods and assembles care packages that will be shipped to deployed troops.

Monetary contributions (checks or cash) or donated items will be accepted at local businesses in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan and Fairburn through Nov. 30.

(For more photos of pickup points, click here.) Read More»

Prudential merges with Home Source, ending real estate era

Logos for HomeSource and Prudential Georgia.

It’s the end of a real estate era in Peachtree City and Fayette County.

The Home Source Realtors, which has long been the home sales arm of Pathway Communities, the developer of Peachtree City, is merging with Prudential Georgia Realty, both companies announced late Tuesday.

Prudential — the successor company — is the top agency for transactions, buyers and listings in metro Atlanta, north Georgia, the Southern Crescent and west Georgia, said company President and CEO Dan Forsman. Read More»

Big Goodwill store to replace F’ville’s Linens-n-Things?

Preliminary indications are that Goodwill is proposing to open a retail and drop-off center in the Uptown Square shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 across from the Fayette Pavilion. Read More»

Kaiser Permanente medical micro-clinic planned for F’ville’s Banks Station

Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has submitted initial plans to open a medical micro-clinic in Fayetteville. Preliminary information supplied by the city’s Planning and Zoning department indicates that the company intends to occupy the 6,420-square-foot building along Ga. Highway 85 at 101 Banks Station. That’s the old Blockbuster building. Read More»

Peachtree City honors the service of veterans with ceremony on Nov. 13

Veterans present the colors during the Nov. 13 Veterans Day ceremonies at Peachtree City's Falcon Field. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was an occasion to remember the service of all veterans and the role they have played in the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans. Veterans Day in Peachtree City was observed Nov. 13 as crowds gathered for ceremonies at the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field. Speaking at the event on the Korean War was Steve Quesinberry, chair of the Newnan High School Department of History and Social Studies.

(For more photos from the ceremonies, click here.). Read More»

PTC’s Verlo Mattress Store: Tell your military family story for chance to win custom-fitted beds

Verlo Mattress Factory Stores, the nation’s leader in custom-fitted bedding, believes that a good night’s sleep should not be one of the sacrifices military families make while their loved one defends our country.

In honor of Military Family Month, the company has announced a new social media promotion that will highlight true stories of the families that support the America’s soldiers serving here and abroad. Read More»

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