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Legislator outlines tax credit for private schools

State Rep. David Casas (R-Lawrenceville) speaks to parents at St. Paul Lutheran School in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was legislation meant to provide a way for citizens and corporations a get a break on their state taxes and help offset the cost of student tuition at Georgia’s private schools. State Rep. David Casas (R-Lawrenceville) on May 25 spoke to parents at St. Paul Lutheran School in Peachtree City about the issues surrounding the Georgia Private School Tax Credit. Read More»

Fayette law enforcement agencies reap $13 million drug money harvest

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department's Hawk One. Photo/Fayette S.O.

In February of this year, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department bought a helicopter to replace its aging Bell OH-58 Kiowa, call sign Hawk One. The price tag was $1.7 million.

So how does a department with a yearly budget of $15.87 million funded mostly with local taxes come up with the cash for one purchase that is the equivalent of 11 percent of its yearly budget? Read More»

Scouts lead the way with pledge in PTC

Scouts lead the way with pledge in PTC

Boy Scouts from Troop 75 led the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Peachtree City’s veterans memorial. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, F’ville recall war sacrifices in Monday ceremonies

Memorial Day honors in PTC

UPDATED for print edition — As thousands of soldiers and civilians worldwide continue to put their lives in harm’s way, Peachtree City residents took time Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than a thousand people attended the annual ceremony at the city’s Veterans Memorial just outside City Hall.

And though his remarks were brief, the crowd felt the impact of World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Mooney, the featured guest speaker. Read More»

PTC remembers fallen soldiers

A wreath to remember America's fallen soldiers was placed by representatives of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Marine Corps Detachment.

As thousands of soldiers and civilians worldwide continue to put their lives in harm’s way, Peachtree City residents took time Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than a thousand people attended the annual ceremony at the city’s Veterans Memorial just outside City Hall.

And though his remarks were brief, the crowd felt the impact of World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Mooney, the featured guest speaker. Read More»

Thursday thunderstorm brings darkness to thousands

Thursday thunderstorm brings darkness to thousands

Peachtree City firefighters deal with the immediate aftermath of a powerful thunderstorm the evening of May 26. This downed tree on Robinson Road near its intersection with Wingate Road likely caused the loss of power to many hundreds of homes in the Glenloch area. Across town, thousands of Georgia Power customers in Windgate, Coventry and Golf View homes spent an air-condition-less night after a tree fell on lines at the intersection of Flat Creek Road and Golf View. Power in some areas was not restored until late Friday. Read More»

I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange tops regional road wish list

One of Fayette County’s notoriously slow commuting arteries has gained regional notoriety.

In fact, on a recent online survey, it came in as having the highest percentage of local support for an interchange improvement in the entire 10-county metro Atlanta region.

If you commute to the airport, downtown or parts beyond, it’s no secret to you that traffic backups are a regularity where Ga. Highway 74 meets Interstate 85.

And that’s both in the morning (outbound) and evening (inbound) commuting hours. Read More»

Deputies catch barn burglar, find meth, ecstasy, guns

Church parking lot thief’s accomplice arrested

Bart Michael Benedetti, 42, of Fayetteville, has been charged with multiple felonies after being caught May 24 while trying to burglarize a barn on Kirkley Road just north of Tyrone, according to Investigator Brent Rowan, public information officer for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Booth secures third win at National Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team at J.C. Booth beat their fourth place finish from last year, making them one of the top three ranked teams in the nation.

Booth came in third out of 60 teams competing at the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament held May 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology, and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

7 in a row: SCHS ROTC honored for stellar performance

Air Force Junior ROTC at Sandy Creek High continues its tradition of excellence. The unit has been selected as one of 80 to receive the 2010-2011 Air Force Junior ROTC Outstanding Organization Award.

This marks the seventh year the unit has received the award since the program started at Sandy Creek nine years ago. Recipients must demonstrate that they have performed above normal expectations, and distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. Read More»

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