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Chiefettes dance their way to another title

The McIntosh Chiefettes, front row (L-R) Katie Houston, Meredith Newton, Halle Harrison, Daniela Romero, Caitlin Burk, Adrienne Scasny and Emily Houston. 2nd row, Cheyney Smith, Maggie Plunkett, Cortland Anderson, Vanessa Verheuval, Larissa Romanow, Monica Schwingshakl, August Anderson and Nikki Vallor. 3rd row, Coach Carmen Yarbrough, Rachel Stewart, Kristin Plunkett, Madeline Davis and Natalia Arenas. Photo/Special.

Saturday marked the end of a record-breaking season for the McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team as they captured their second consecutive state championship in both their Kick and Pom categories at the UDA Georgia Dance Championship held at McIntosh High School.

The competition posted a record turnout of 37 dance teams from across the state and nearly 500 athletes. The weather was picture-perfect and total attendance was over 1,200. Read More»

Blue DVD kiosks part of NCR venture

Forget Redbox, the Blue Box is in town. And while those blue DVD kiosks say “Blockbuster Express” on the outside, the company behind the venture is Peachtree City’s NCR Corporation, which actually owns and operates the kiosks. The Blockbuster name and trademark are used through a licensing agreement. Read More»

Sany to mark completion of first phase

This photo was taken last summer during the groundbreaking for the new facility.

Ceremony slated for Monday to recognize company efforts, $60M investment

Peachtree City will be hosting some very important guests from China in coming days as Sany America plans to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its assembly plant and office complex in a ceremony Monday. Read More»

Time running out to respond to PTC survey

The deadline for responses to Peachtree City’s annual citizen survey is Monday, Feb. 28.

The survey seeks citizen input on a variety of issues, with one of the most significant being the citizen’s stance on property tax rates. Read More»

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

The grounds of the Male Academy Museum in Newnan was the site of an Arbor Day presentation Feb. 18 when the city was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Arbor Day Foundation for its 21 years as a Tree City USA. Pictured, from left, are Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, Newnan Tree Commission members Jeannine Jackson and Millie Coggin, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley and city crew leader Sean West.

Don Jackson dealership coming to Coweta

The 189,000 square-foot Jackson Place commercial/office development on Ga. Highway 34 and Hollz Parkway approved Feb. 15 by the Coweta County Commission will be the home of a new location for the Don Jackson Automotive Group. The dealership will feature vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette Tea Party groups help stage anti-protest

Members of the Coweta and Fayette Tea Party groups Wednesday in Atlanta acted as an anti-protest to the group of union supporters protesting the legislatures of Wisconsin and other states and their attempts to address, and potentially end, collective bargaining by state employees. “If (a state) doesn’t have the money and is going broke they have to cut spending,” said Senoia Tea party Coordinator Joe Canin.

Members of the Coweta County and Fayette County Tea Party movement joined others Wednesday in Atlanta in a protest to show support for Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature in its move to potentially end many collective bargaining rights for state workers. The anti-protest-protest was also in response to a protest rally in the city held by supporters of the Wisconsin state workers. Read More»

PTC family safe after late night home invasion

Marlon D. Jones, 22, of College Park was arrested for participating in a home invasion burglary in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2011.

UPDATED Thursday 5:46 p.m. — A home invasion in Peachtree City early Thursday morning resulted in no harm to a family living in the center of the Golfview subdivision off Flat Creek Road. Peachtree City Police have arrested a College Park man in connection to the crime.

Twenty-two-year-old Marlon D. Jones, College Park, has been charged with burglary and loitering and prowling in connection to the crime, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove, whose statement follows below. Read More»

PTC nabs gas-siphoning thief

Harrie Rodriquez Mapp, 30, of Carlo Woods Drive, Atlanta, is charged with stealing gas from a local gas station.

Cops: Suspect paid for a little, but got a lot of gas

An Atlanta man has been collared by Peachtree City police for stealing large quantities of gas from a local gas station.

Harrie Rodriguez Mapp, 30, used a white van that had a large gasoline holding container inside, police said. The local investigation began when a local gas station complained of the gas theft in which a subject in a van purchased a relatively small amount of gas but pumped a much larger quantity without paying for it, police said.

It was later determined that several other jurisdictions had similar reports, and Mapp was arrested Tuesday, police said. Read More»

Group asks BoE to loosen school day, ditch 6-period standard

One of life’s little certainties for students and teachers is the six-period school day. That may change.

Several staff and students from Fayette County high schools presented to the Fayette County Board of Education last week a proposal they hope could lead to altering the county’s 26-year history of having six class periods each day. Read More»