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Santa Run starts this weekend

A visit from jolly old St. Nicholas on Christmas Eve is heralded by sleigh bells, but Santa will be making the rounds early in Peachtree City to a chorus of sirens, courtesy of the Peachtree City Fire Department and Volunteer Firefighters Association.

Each year, the firefighters stand in for Santa’s elves to escort Mr. Kringle through Peachtree City neighborhoods, collecting canned goods for local needy families (and helping Santa double check that naughty and nice list). Read More»

PTC cops top teens in annual trivia challenge

PTC cops top teens in annual trivia challenge

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Peachtree City Youth Council and Peachtree City Police Department held their 4th Annual Trivia Match.  Led by Chief Skip Clark, the Police Department is pleased to announce that they were victorious and have secured the trophy and bragging rights until the next re-match in 2011. Read More»

2 arrested for South Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two people in connection with a home invasion Friday morning at a home off Padgett Road in south Fayette County. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan asks if name should change

Work at the eight-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road near I-85 continues. Expected to open in early 2012, CEO Michael Bass is asking for community input on whether the replacement hospital should retain the same name or be given a new one. A survey on that question can be found through Dec. 8 at www.piedmontnewnan.org

Those traveling along Poplar Road at I-85 cannot miss the eight-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital now under construction and expected to open in early 2012. But should the new replacement hospital carry that name or should the name be changed? That is what hospital CEO Michael Bass wants to know and he is asking the community for input. Read More»

Christmas comes to Senoia, Newnan this weekend

It’s that time of year. The Christmas season is here and so are the parades and festivities this weekend in Senoia and Newnan. Light Up Senoia festivities will be held Saturday, followed by Newnan’s annual Christmas parade on Sunday. Weather for both events should include relatively clear skies and cool temperatures.

Light Up Senoia festivities will begin downtown on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. As usual, the afternoon will be filled with a variety of venues including Santa’s workshop, music and entertainment and plenty of goodies at the food court. Read More»

Senoia soldier slain in Afghanistan

Nineteen year-old Senoia resident Pvt. Austin Staggs was one of five soldiers killed in Afghanistan Monday when a border policeman opened fire on his unit.

Pvt. Staggs and five others died Nov. 29 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with small arms fire, according to the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Read More»

Police: PTC church burglar caught

Also charged with church burglaries in Fayette, Coweta counties; loot found in offender's PTC home

A 24-year-old Peachtree City man has been arrested for burglarizing two churches here, taking electronics, cash, computers and musical instruments, police said this afternoon.
Authorities also linked Joseph Michael Robinson to two similar incidents Read More»

Fayette jobless rate rises back up to 8%

Fayette County’s unemployment rate bucked the trend in Peachtree City and the region — but in the wrong direction — according to the latest Georgia Department of Labor figures for October. But Fayette is still among the seven Atlanta metro counties to have a jobless rate of under the national average of 9.6 percent.

The numbers showed a rise in Fayette County’s jobless rate to 8 percent, a small decrease in Peachtree City’s jobless rate and a similar small decrease across the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

PTC Council to Coweta businesses: ‘Don’t use city’s name’

Official letter warns Fischer Crossings businesses in Coweta not to identify themselves as located in PTC

The Peachtree City Council is upset that two new businesses across Line Creek and inside Coweta County are marketing themselves with “Peachtree City” in their names. Read More»

School level Teachers of the Year announced

The first step toward finding Fayette’s 2011 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) is complete.

Last month teachers at all 29 schools voted for the person they thought most deserved to be their school’s TOTY. These school-level nominees are now competing to become one of three finalists who will be selected as the county’s overall winner. Read More»