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Sharpsburg man wins $50K with free lottery ticket

A Sharpsburg man who works at a Peachtree City manufacturing plant has won $50,000 thanks to a free Fantasy 5 ticket. Timothy Beckham, 43, won the prize by matching all five winning numbers in the March 9 drawing.

“The funny thing is I won it off of a free ticket from last week,” Beckham said. “That’s pretty neat.”

Beckham won the free ticket by matching two of five numbers in a previous Fantasy 5 drawing. He was at work when he called the Georgia Lottery hot line and discovered his big win. Read More»

Two PTC Troop 75 alumni win prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver award

Carl Lowry (L) and Ute Whatley display the prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award. Photo/Scott Ash.

Two weeks ago, at the annual Flint River Council Eagle Scout banquet, five Silver Beaver Award winners were announced and two of the recipients — Carl Lowry and Ute Whatley — were from Peachtree City’s Troop 75.

The Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service is the highest and most esteemed award that a Boy Scout council can give out each year. Read More»

Tyrone is holding ‘Century of Treasures’ Yard Sale this Saturday

Members of the Tyrone Centennial Committee stand in front of the mural in Tyrone Town Hall. Photo/Special.

The Tyrone Centennial Committee is having a kick-off for The 100-Year Celebration for 2011.

The Town of Tyrone Centennial Committee is holding the largest yard sale in Tyrone on Saturday, Mar. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The yard sale is being held at Shamrock Park, 941 Senoia Rd. Tyrone, Ga. 30290. The committee is still taking applications for participants to sell their items. The booth space is $25 for a 12 x 12 spot. You must provide your own table and tent. It is open to the community to sell items and shop for treasures. Read More»

PTC economic development budget OK’d

Peachtree City’s new economic development coordinator will start with a modest $75,000 budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The budget was approved last week by the city council. Read More»

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

The Fresh Market opened Wednesday at its new location in Peachtree City (100 N. Peachtree Parkway) and thousands of area residents flocked to check out the new store. Parking became a problem most days as area residents checked out the specialty wares of the supermarket. For more, see the story, blogs and photo gallery at www.thecitizen.com. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Movie (traffic) madness expected in PTC Monday near The Fred

Update: Filming for "Joyful Noise" is back on for Monday so traffic near Huddleston Elementary School and “The Fred” amphitheater in Peachtree City will be a little dicey Monday morning, and perhaps on Tuesday, starting in the early morning and lasting through the early evening, according to Peachtree City police. Read More»

Fayette County girls are state champs

Fayette County girls are state champs

The Fayette County Lady Tigers built a 19 point lead in the Class AAAA championship game, saw it cut to four points and hung on to win 55-45.

See the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1351

Tyrone police reports Mar. 1-10

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 1-10. those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jessica Maria Espinosa, 20, of Cedar Lane, Fayetteville, for failure to appear.

Oscar Mojica Rodriguez, 31, of Peachtree Landing Circle, Fairburn, for tail light required and driving while unlicensed.

Francis N. Peacock, 23, of West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Fla., for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Silvia Ramirez, 39, of Kings Ridge Drive, Peachtree City, for failure to yield right-of-way and driving while unlicensed.

2 F’ville teens busted Thursday for multiple thefts from Planterra Ridge vehicles

Peachtree City police are expecting to file more charges against two Fayetteville teenagers now in the Fayette County Jail for felony theft, according to Public Information Officer Captain Rosanna Dove. Read More»

House passes PTC Rep. Ramsey’s insurance market bill

A bill designed to improve competitiveness in the health insurance market has been approved by the Georgia House of Representatives.

The bill would allow insurance companies licensed in Georgia to sell accident and health insurance policies that are approved for sale in other states.

The legislation is sponsored by Peachtree City Republican Matt Ramsey. Read More»