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The Home Source honors top Realtors

The Home Source, Realtors 2009 Peachtree City award recipients include, from left, A.C. Roda, Winner’s Circle Super Star; Rhonda Dehbozorgi,  Most Valuable Player; Susan Fitzgerald, Agent of the Year, Top Producer, and Winner’s Circle Super Star; Cecelia Hayes, Achiever; and Jane Young, Winner’s Circle Super Star.

Susan Fitzgerald, Julie Hunt, and Carol Carter are The Home Source, Realtors top agents for 2009. Susan Fitzgerald is the company’s 2009 Agent of the Year and Top Producer and Winner’s Circle Super Star, Peachtree City. Julie Hunt is Top Producer, Newnan and Carol Carter is Top Producer for the Builder Services Group. Read More»

Cellphone carriers want 7 new towers in PTC, may get none

Three major cellphone carriers have identified seven areas of Peachtree City where they would like to add new towers, six of which are in residential neighborhoods, but they may not get any. Read More»

Citizens Police Academy starts Apr. 1 in Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Police Department is set to begin another round of its Citizens Police Academy, now in its fourth year. The academy is an effort to increase community involvement with the department and offer insight into the services it provides.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Capt. Steve Crawshaw said the purpose of the academy is to foster better communication between citizens and police through a variety of sessions that help citizens to better understand the workings and responsibilities of the department. Read More»

So far so good for 1-cent tax for schools

The recession is causing plenty of problems with things like job creation, but it is being relatively kind to revenues for the Fayette County School System’s 1-cent sales tax. The school system has taken in nearly $15 million in fewer than 10 months of collections.

One-cent sales tax receipts through February have generated $14.565 million and are averaging $1.513 million per month for the nine full months since collections began. At that rate, the six-year collection period would generate more than $108 million of the $115 million ceiling. Read More»

Whitewater HS takes it to the red carpet

The cast of the Whitewater Spectacular rehearsing one of their numbers.

The Whitewater High School Choral Department takes it to the red carpet as they present the “2009/2010 Whitewater Spectacular – 100 Years of Hollywood!”

With show stopping hits from Sinatra to Bollywood, the show features song and dance from the most beloved moments of Hollywood. It’s a century of movie magic in one dazzling musical revue sure to leave you saying “Hooray for Hollywood!” Read More»

Sara Harp Minter Pageant winners

Sara Harp Minter Pageant winners

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School held their 3rd Annual Blaze’s Masquerade Ball pageant on Saturday, Feb. 6. The pageant included 51 contestants ages 3-18 years old.  The contestants were judged on poise, confidence, beauty, overall appearance and first impression.  The pageant raised $3,000 for the school. Read More»

Former mayor Dettmering inducted into FCHS Hall of Fame

Jack Dettmering being inducted into the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame as part of the 2010 class.

Among the alumni of Fayette County High School honored at its Hall of Fame banquet, was the late Jack Dettmering. He served as a city councilman from 1963 to 1968 and as mayor from 1968 to 1988. Accepting the honor are from left Kathe Anderson, class of ‘73,  Ellen Lowe,  class of ‘79,  his wife, Mary Whitlock Dettmering, class of ‘48,  and Susie Keaton, class of ‘81. His family still all live in Fayette County. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Local realtors visit Georgia legislators at state capitol

Fayette County Board of Realtors members at the state capitol, from left, are Stephen Walker, Dorrie Marsh, Michael Faulkner, Deanna Beckwith, Ernie Curtis (GAR Chairman of State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee) and Mike Jones. In the second Row are Michelle Johnson, Frank Reinecke and Cheri Scranage.

About 140 Realtors from across the state attended The Georgia Association of Realtors 2010 Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at the Georgia Railroad Depot adjacent to the State Capitol on February 22. The guest speaker was the Speaker of the House, David Ralston.

Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem, Jan Jones and representatives of Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle took time from their busy schedules to discuss legislation with the group. Among topics discussed were water conservation, the environment, the state budget, and mortgage foreclosures. Read More»

Economist speaks to Midwest Georgia Home Builders March 18

The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia is excited to announce its upcoming presentation by Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Senior Economist, National Association of Home Builders. Dr. Eisenberg will be traveling to Georgia to present the findings of his study, “The Economic Impact of Housing in Mid-west Georgia”.

The results of the study will focus on the income, jobs and taxes produced by the home building industry in the HBA of Midwest Georgia jurisdiction - Butts, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. Read More»

Janis Kraft trains to assist relocating military families

Janis Kraft

Janis Kraft of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty in Peachtree City recently completed the special Coldwell Banker Military Market Training. This special training is part of the comprehensive Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation effort to serve the special housing needs of military personnel.

In completing the Military Market course, Kraft received training in the unique concerns, customs, and procedures related to military buyers and sellers. Included was instruction on veteran home financing and military housing allowance programs. Read More»