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Gubernatorial candidates support charter schools

Five of Georgia’s leading gubernatorial candidates have given their support for public charter schools, according to statements released Tuesday by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

The candidates that submitted completed questionnaires supplied by GCSA included Thurbert Baker (D), Nathan Deal (R), Karen Handel (R), Eric Johnson (R) and John Oxendine (R). Every candidate, in all parties, that officially qualified for the governor’s race was asked by the GCSA to complete the survey, which posed seven questions covering six topics: 
·Parental Choice
·Public Charter Schools Read More»

PTC man dies following head-on crash

PTC man dies following head-on crash

A Peachtree City man who was seriously injured in a head-on auto crash on Ga. Highway 74 south Thursday morning has died, police said. Read More»

PTC to consider Hwy. 74S. industrial annexing

A 77-acre site just south of Peachtree City may in the future become home of a new manufacturing facility in Peachtree City. Read More»

Arsonist torches 2 cars in south PTC

Peachtree City police and fire officials are investigating two recent early-morning vehicle fires that were intentionally set, officials said Tuesday afternoon. Read More»

Fayette students score well on CRCT’s reading, English, math, but lower on science, social studies

When it comes to scores on the 2010 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test administered to grades 1-8 across the state, Fayette County is hard to beat. In fact, few school systems in Georgia can top the scores in Fayette’s elementary and middle schools. Read More»

Redevelopment tax question on F’ville ballot Tuesday

The time has come for Fayetteville voters to decide on a proposal to bring an economic revitalization tool to the city. Read More»

Student of excellence

Student of excellence

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Megan Beck of Peachtree City, has been recognized as a student of excellence. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain.  In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American students. Beck, who attends Rising Starr Middle School, was nominated by Laura Benefield (L), a teacher at the school.  Megan Beck will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally. Beck is the daughter of Richard and Kelli Beck from Peachtree City.  Photo/Special.

Tips sought on 2 early morning PTC vehicle fires

Both fires, at nearby subdivisions, were intentionally set

Peachtree City police and fire officials are investigating two recent early-morning vehicle fires that were intentionally set, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

The fires damaged vehicles that were parked in driveways of two homes: one in the Everhill subdivision and the other in the nearby Rockspray subdivision, police said. Read More»

PTC man arrested for molesting 3 girls

A Peachtree City man was arrested Wednesday for molesting three girls under the age of 16 over a period of several years, according to warrants for his arrest.

Stanley James Austin, 50, of 103 Chipstone Court is charged with one count of child molestation and two counts of child molestation, police said.. All three charges are felonies.

Each of the incidents happened at Austin’s home, according to the warrants. One of the incidents is alleged to have occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 1999 and Dec. 31, 2006. Another happened when between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2001. Read More»

Severe storm hits Fayette

A severe thunderstorm with winds up to 60 mph made its way through Fayette County early Friday evening.

Peachtree City fire crews were summoned to the AMLI Apartments on Hyacinth Lane on the report of a lightning strike, but no sign of fire was found. County fire crews also responded to a home on Malone Road in south Fayette for a lightning strike but no fire was discovered. Read More»

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