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Local businesses help our troops with Operation Sandbox Georgia

Tim Humble from Miles Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 54 near Peachtree City at the Operation Sandbox Georgia dropoff in his store. Photo/Special.

Boxes are filling and funds are rolling in as “Operation Sandbox,” in Georgia, for the sixth consecutive year, collects donations and goods and assembles care packages that will be shipped to deployed troops.

Monetary contributions (checks or cash) or donated items will be accepted at local businesses in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan and Fairburn through Nov. 30.

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Prudential merges with Home Source, ending real estate era

Logos for HomeSource and Prudential Georgia.

It’s the end of a real estate era in Peachtree City and Fayette County.

The Home Source Realtors, which has long been the home sales arm of Pathway Communities, the developer of Peachtree City, is merging with Prudential Georgia Realty, both companies announced late Tuesday.

Prudential — the successor company — is the top agency for transactions, buyers and listings in metro Atlanta, north Georgia, the Southern Crescent and west Georgia, said company President and CEO Dan Forsman. Read More»

Big Goodwill store to replace F’ville’s Linens-n-Things?

Preliminary indications are that Goodwill is proposing to open a retail and drop-off center in the Uptown Square shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 across from the Fayette Pavilion. Read More»

Kaiser Permanente medical micro-clinic planned for F’ville’s Banks Station

Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has submitted initial plans to open a medical micro-clinic in Fayetteville. Preliminary information supplied by the city’s Planning and Zoning department indicates that the company intends to occupy the 6,420-square-foot building along Ga. Highway 85 at 101 Banks Station. That’s the old Blockbuster building. Read More»

Peachtree City honors the service of veterans with ceremony on Nov. 13

Veterans present the colors during the Nov. 13 Veterans Day ceremonies at Peachtree City's Falcon Field. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was an occasion to remember the service of all veterans and the role they have played in the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans. Veterans Day in Peachtree City was observed Nov. 13 as crowds gathered for ceremonies at the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field. Speaking at the event on the Korean War was Steve Quesinberry, chair of the Newnan High School Department of History and Social Studies.

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PTC’s Verlo Mattress Store: Tell your military family story for chance to win custom-fitted beds

Verlo Mattress Factory Stores, the nation’s leader in custom-fitted bedding, believes that a good night’s sleep should not be one of the sacrifices military families make while their loved one defends our country.

In honor of Military Family Month, the company has announced a new social media promotion that will highlight true stories of the families that support the America’s soldiers serving here and abroad. Read More»

Fayetteville man, 18, charged in Oct. 11 traffic death

Eighteen-year-old Fayetteville resident Joshua Marcus Williams has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide in the Oct. 11 death of another Fayetteville man, James Buck, after Williams ran a stop sign at McBride and Antioch roads and crashed into Buck’s vehicle.

Williams was arrested over the weekend on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and failure to stop at a stop sign, according to officials with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The charge of second-degree vehicular homicide was imposed because the death occurred without intent, officials said. Read More»

Police reports Nov. 9-15

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Monday, Nov. 15

Darrol Deon Aaron, 31, of Moury Avenue, Atlanta, for no license,drug law violation and approaching emergency vehicles.
Jose Manuel Armas, 18, of Sprin Drive, Riverdale, for tail light violation and no license.
Conroy George Campbell, 50, of Woodland Circle, Roswell, for simple battery.
Rickey Damon Cantrell, 40, of Cedar Trail, Jonesboro, for deposit accounty fraud. Read More»

Flat Rock Middle hosts Veteran's Day event Wednesday

Flat Rock Middle School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m., in the school’s gymnasium, with grades 6-8 in attendance. The school has invited its own valued science teacher, and retired Army veteran, Major Gregory Henry to perform the duties of Master of Ceremony. The Voices of Veterans are the honored and invited guests requested to speak again this year. Mr. Ed Reynolds and Mr. Read More»