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Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Eight members of the Whitewater High School Band program were named to the 2011 Georgia Music Educator’s Association All-State Band/Orchestra. Laura Dudley (French Horn), Carly Grayson (Flute), Lauren Milner (French Horn), Amy Melton (French Horn), Jay Newsome (Saxophone), Anna Rainwater (French Horn) and Kyle Vice (Trumpet) traveled to Savannah to rehearse and perform with these groups in early March.

More than 3,000 students from across Georgia audition for these All-State Ensembles and must pass through two rigorous and competitive auditions before being selected.

PTC extends Saturday drinking hours

To serve til 2 a.m. Sunday, businesses must add video surveillance

Peachtree City has adopted extended alcohol sales hours for bars and restaurants, which will allow them to serve until 2 a.m. on early Sunday mornings instead of the current midnight cutoff.

The move, which takes effect April 1, was made largely for financial reasons.

Establishments in Coweta County are allowed to serve until 2 a.m., causing Peachtree City businesses to lose customers, City Administrative Services Director Betsy Tyler told the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council in Monday workshop to be asked to sell road to developer

Would allow 4 ‘junior box’ stores on Hwy. 54 West

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way will be discussed in a joint meeting of the Peachtree City Council and the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Bedecked in a resplendent purple evening gown, Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum gets the once-over from Kim Westwood of the American Cancer Society at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Sturbaum wore the dress to help promote this year’s Relay For Life ACS fundraiser that will be held April 29 at the city’s Falcon Field Airport. The event is dubbed the “Runway Relay.” Photo/John Munford.

Fund-raisers this week for firefighter Chris Landreau, ill with cancer

Chris Landreau.

It’s a way of saying thank you and lending a helping hand. There will be a motorcycle ride fundraiser for 26-year-old Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau on Mar. 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More»

Jobless rate back up in Coweta, Three Rivers

The unemployment rate in Coweta County crept back up in January to just under 10 percent while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers Commission area jumped to close to 12 percent. Newnan’s unemployment rate in January fell slightly to 11.3 percent.

The 9.6 percent unemployment rate that Coweta saw in December just could not hold in own in January. That rate climbed a third of a percentage point to 9.9 percent in January, according to figures released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure translates into 5,872 people without work in a county workforce of 59,381. Read More»

2 $10K lottery winners bought tickets in Fayette

ATLANTA – Lady Luck ran through Fayette County last week. Two tickets sold in the area won $10,000 in Thursday’s Decades of Dollars drawing.

Anthony Locke of College Park claimed one of the prizes Friday. His ticket was purchased at One Stop Amoco, 2950 Highway 138 SW, Fayetteville.

The second ticket was sold at Star BP, 744 Glynn St. N, Fayetteville. That winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim. Read More»

Weekend crash claims life of F'ville man

Twenty year-old Fayetteville resident Michael Summers was killed early Saturday morning in a one-car accident on Inman Road.

Maj. Bryan Woodie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said preliminary indications are that Summers’ death occurred Read More»

Newnan man arrested for molesting runaway girl in PTC

A Newnan man was arrested Thursday for having sex with a juvenile female whom he had helped run away from home in another state, police said. Ryan A. Walker, 19, of Highlands Point, Newnan was charged with child molestation, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the police report.

A Newnan man was arrested Thursday for having sex with a juvenile female whom he had helped run away from home in another state, police said.

Ryan A. Walker, 19, of Highlands Point, Newnan was charged with child molestation, Read More»

Five PTC residents arrested on drug charges

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT) on March 11 arrested five Peachtree City residents on drug charges after a drug buy on Crosstown Drive Read More»