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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»

HOPE saved, but reduced, by legislature

Gov. Deal plans to sign bill next week

The bill to reform the HOPE Scholarship, which will reduce the reimbursement to all but the highest-achieving students, has now passed both the House and the Senate.

Gov. Nathan Deal has said he intends to sign the bill next week. Leaders said the bill was necessary due to Read More»

Fresh Aire plays at Race for Riley fundraiser

Fresh Aire plays at Race for Riley fundraiser

The March 5 concert at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center marked the second appearance of the Florida-based group of air traffic controllers, Aire Traffic, known for their own blend of original jazz and rock.

The benefit concert is a fundraiser connected to the long-running, annual Race for Riley event in Chattahoochee Hills that benefits the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. Read More»

Coweta E-SPLOST vote coming March 15

Coweta County voters on March 15 will have their say on whether the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) will be continued. If passed by voters, revenues from the March 15 referendum will fund new schools, school additions and renovations, buses, land, textbooks and technology.

The current E-SPLOST expires in June 2012. If approved by voters the continued 1-cent sales tax would be in effect until mid-2017.
The five-year E-SPLOST carries a maximum revenue of $130 million.

The stated use of the revenues received is for: Read More»

Limited Coweta Pre-K applications taken through March 18

The Coweta County School System is currently taking applications for a limited number of Pre-K slots. Interested parents have until March 18 to submit applications for the Pre-K lottery that will be held later that day.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System pre-kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school. Read More»

Ronald McDonald gets a hand from F’ville cops

The Fayetteville Police Department will be serving as a drop-off point for aluminum can tabs which will be turned over to the Ronald McDonald House to benefit their charity. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Read More»

Police: no charges for PTC kid photographer

Investigation determined there was no intent to harm kids

Peachtree City police have decided not to file charges against a man who caused a stir last Saturday by photographing several juveniles in the Mark Style subdivision and walking away before the childrens’ mothers could question his actions.

The photographer did not intend to commit a harmful act against the children, and as such police and the victims made a joint decision not to file charges, police said. Read More»

Fayette deputies uncover arson for profit insurance scam; 5 arrested in statewide fraud ring

Five women were arrested Tuesday for participating in a statewide insurance fraud scheme that involved torching a residential unit at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park, sheriff’s officials said. Read More»

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