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Brock Smith, 6, of Fayetteville uses a fire extinguisher to douse flames on a camping stove as part of a fire safety exhibition at the National Night Out event in Fayetteville last week. Smith was assisted by Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Many families attended the event, which was designed to allow the community to interface with local public safety agencies. Photo/John Munford.

Brock Smith, 6, of Fayetteville uses a fire extinguisher to douse flames on a camping stove as part of a fire safety exhibition at the National Night Out event in Fayetteville last week. Smith was assisted by Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Many families attended the event, which was designed to allow the community to interface with local public safety agencies. Photo/John Munford.

How parents can help their child handle the ups and downs of the middle school years

As your child moves from elementary to middle school, both of you may find yourselves struggling with the transition. According to Susan Sassic of the Peachtree City Huntington Learning Center, your role now is as important as it was during pre-adolescence. “Middle school brings a variety of new social and academic challenges for children, and while many parents think this is the time to let your child handle it all on his or her own, it is crucial for you to stay involved,” says Sassic. Read More»

F’ville DQ hit by burglar Monday morning

An early Monday morning burglary at the Dairy Queen on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville resulted in the theft of an undisclosed sum of money. Fayetteville Police have an arrest pending in the case.

Detective Jeff Harris Tuesday morning said the burglary occurred Monday morning at 4:30 a.m. Entry into the store was made after a rock was thrown through a door window on the north side of the building, Harris said.

Harris said the burglar, suspected to be acting alone, stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Harris said there was no other damage done to the building. Read More»

Tyrone seeks nominees for “Hero of the Year”

Tyrone Founders Day is looking for those who have exhibited act of courage and is looking for submissions for the “Hero of the Year.”
Rules & regulations:

1. All nominations are to be submitted on the ‘official entry form”. The forms may be augmented with clippings or other evidentiary materials. You may use back of form if additional space is needed.

2. Nominations must be received no later than August 20, 2010 to be eligible.

3. The review board will be made up of three impartial judges. Read More»

Big catch in Lake Peachtree

Young Peachtree City resident Will Conner hauled in this eight pound bass July 23 on a fishing trip at an undisclosed location on Lake Peachtree.

Conner was using a rattle-trap crank bait and posed for a photo for proud dad David Conner before tossing the fish back into the lake.

Young Peachtree City resident Will Conner hauled in this eight pound bass July 23 on a fishing trip at an undisclosed location on Lake Peachtree.

Conner was using a rattle-trap crank bait and posed for a photo for proud dad David Conner before tossing the fish back into the lake.

'Are you sure about this?'

'Are you sure about this?'

School is back in session today at all of the schools in Fayette County and, while some students expressed a desire to stay home and some parents shed tears at the sight of their babies growing up, the overall excitement was palpable. Photo/Michael Boylan

Truck crash kills Fayette man

Driver seriously injured when truck hits telephone pole

A Fayetteville man died after a pickup truck he was riding in left the road and struck a telephone pole Thursday night, sheriff’s officials said. Read More»

Nighttime closure to continue for Hwy. 85 south

Crews that are resurfacing Ga. Highway 85 will be at work again overnight next week, with a lane closure nightly planned between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The lane closure will be located between Price and Fisher roads, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Big hike in PTC traffic citations, warnings

PTC Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark. Photo/File

The number of vehicles pulled over by Peachtree City police officers has drastically increased between this year and last.

According to city records, the total number of pullovers has increased from 5,208 at this time last year to 9,482 this year. That’s an 89 percent increase.

Not surprisingly, the department is also issuing more citations than last year: 62 percent more. And while 4,993 citations have been issued this year the department has issued 6,371 warnings, a 100 percent increase. Read More»

Dog days of summer at PTC National Night Out

Tuesday’s National Night Out event at the Kedron Village shopping center was a great place for kids and adults to learn more about police work and public safety in general. Here, several children got a closer look at Peachtree City Police K-9 Myke and his handler, Cpl. Scott “Andy” Johnson. Photo/John Munford.

Tuesday’s National Night Out event at the Kedron Village shopping center was a great place for kids and adults to learn more about police work and public safety in general. Here, several children got a closer look at Peachtree City Police K-9 Myke and his handler, Cpl. Scott “Andy” Johnson. Photo/John Munford.

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