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TCBY hosts Relay fundraiser Jan. 20

Volunteers from Relay for Life in Fayette County will be on hand all day to talk about the Relay and how others can get involved in the annual event. Photo/Special.

By CINDY MORLEY
Special to The Citizen

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“When I decided to open the TCBY in Peachtree City, one of my commitments was to give back to the community,” said Mike Murtaugh, owner of the new TCBY in the Braelinn Shopping Center. “I had been in the corporate world all my business life, and I wanted to make a change. At the same time, I wanted to make sure as a local business owner that I found ways to give back to the community that has been so good to me and my family.” Read More»

Registration starts for senior tax exemption in PTC

Peachtree City is once again accepting the annual applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption. To qualify, seniors must be 65 or older earning $30,000 or less in household income. A new application must be made each year for the exemption.

The registration card, available at City Hall, must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1. Seniors who have not completed their taxes by that date will have until Friday, April 22, to bring in proof of 2010 income. Read More»

PTC Quiznos burglarized early Monday

The beginning of the winter storm early Monday morning did not deter a break-in and theft at the Quiznos restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 in the Peachtree East Shopping Center just outside Peachtree City. The incident is under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The burglary occurred on Jan. 10 at approximately 2:15 a.m. when a brick was thrown through a front window, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan, adding that the power to the store had been turned off from the outside of the building. Read More»

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for three suspects that burglarized the Foot Locker store at the Fayette Pavilion early Thursday morning.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said surveillance video captured three suspects burglarizing a Fayetteville Foot Locker store early Thursday at approximately 4 a.m.

Whitlow said a silver vehicle, possibly a newer model crossover, backed up to the front door of the store. Three males exited the vehicle and shattered the front door using a tool similar to the Halligan tool fire departments use, Whitlow said. Read More»

Winter storm shuts Coweta down for nearly a week

It was neighbors helping neighbors on Breckenridge Drive in the Bedford Forest subdivision off Ga. Highway 154. Jeremy Carlisle (left) and Blake Adams operated the blowers while Carol Adams (red jacket) works with youngsters Jilleyn (in pink) and Jensyn to help clear her driveway. Their work Tuesday afternoon came in the wake of the winter storm that began Sunday and closed schools and most businesses in Coweta County and metro Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday.

What a week. What started last Sunday with warnings from the National Weather Service turned out to be exactly what was forecast: a major winter storm that essentially paralyzed Coweta County and all of north Georgia for much of the week. Today things are getting back to normal, except for last night’s low that hovered around the single digits. Read More»

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Scott Tigchelaar at the Senoia City Council meeting last week presented a framed magazine cover, letters and photos as a token of gratitude from Southern Living Magazine to the council and Downtown Development Authority in appreciation for their support of the magazine’s 2010 Idea House. “It was an overwhelming success,” said Tigchelaar, adding that the collaboration was unlike anything the magazine had ever experienced. Pictured from left are Tigchelaar, Councilman and DDA member Maurice Glover, Councilman Bobby Graham, Mayor Robert Belisle and Councilman Jeff Fisher.

Seabaugh offers sympathy for Giffords, others in Tucson shooting

They were shots heard across the nation. It was supposed to be a meet-and-greet for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at the Safeway grocery store at the corner of Ina Road and Oracle Road in Tucson on Jan. 8. But all that changed when 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner allegedly open fire, shooting Giffords in the head and wounding or killing 19 others. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) issued a statement of sympathy and support for those injured and killed in the rampage. Read More»

More businesses interested in Coweta

Recession or not, the Coweta County Commission is scheduled to hear a proposal in mid-February to rezone nearly 30 acres for a commercial development along the north side of Ga. Highway 34 at Hollz Parkway a short distance to the east of Walt Sanders Memorial Drive.

The proposal by JHP Family Investments, LLC for Jackson Place, will be presented at a public hearing on Feb. 15. Read More»

Free spay/neuter options available for Coweta residents

A person’s income is no longer an obstacle to having a pet neutered or spayed in Coweta County. The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society (NCHS) now has four free grant programs to assist residents with the procedures at the HELP Spay/Neuter Clinic.

NCHS Executive Director JoAnn Jones said the new income criteria programs are an example of the organization’s commitment to the community.
Jones said the four no-cost programs being funded by NCHS include: Read More»

The Carnegie showcases several events in January

Come to The Carnegie in downtown Newnan for an informative seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr. In “Take Stock in the Market” you will learn basic stock terminology and time-proven strategies for investing in stocks. This program will be Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Read More»

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