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PTC Rotary supports ASP training

M.A. (Doc) Jaleel, Rotary president, presents a check to Joyce Gaglione, vice president of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Present for the award were (L-R) Jane Gough of the After School Program; Karen Stephens, community service director for the Rotary; and Karen Oot, assistant principal of Peachtree City Elementary.

The Peachtree City Rotary Club, a Partner in Education, is assisting Peachtree City Elementary School’s After School Program (ASP) with its staff development initiatives.

The club is helping fund a training seminar that will be led by Tim Elmore, author of the “Habitudes” series, which focuses on growing leaders among students. In addition to ASP staff, counselors in the Children at Risk in Education (CARE) program and volunteer school mentors will also participate. Read More»

Kedron artists meet Matt Ramsey

Kedron artists meet Matt Ramsey

State Representative Matt Ramsey visited Kedron Elementary School and met Kedron students Scott Arinder and Noah O'Toole. Both boys had their artwork displayed at the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta in celebration of Youth Art Month. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Elementary raises over $1,450 with Pennies for Patients

Peachtree City Elementary raises over $1,450 with Pennies for Patients

Peachtree City Elementary students and staff collected a total of $1,458.48 during a Pennies for Patients campaign held the first two weeks of March. The money collected goes to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and supports their relentless pursuit of cures for leukemia, lymphoma and meyloma. The two classes raising the most were Krista Hiley’s 4th grade, pictured receiving a silver pennant and Betty Stricklen’s 1st grade, pictured receiving a bronze pennant. Read More»

Tea Party events coming April 15 to PTC and Newnan

This time last year a small handful of people in Fayette and Coweta counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on April 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies. Read More»

'Battle' for bragging rights

'Battle' for bragging rights

There was a large crowd at Starr’s Mill Thursday night for the annual matches between Starr’s Mill and McIntosh’s varsity soccer teams. This year, the games were also part of “Battle for the Troops,” an event started by students to support U.S. troops and their families. Photo/Michael Boylan

Eggs-ellent Egg Hunters

Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was no shortage of eggs, or fun, at the annual Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at Shamrock Park. Sponsored by the Way of Life Church in Tyrone, the kids had a virtual field day scooping up handfuls of tasty eggs and showing them off to their parents. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Farmers Market coming to PTC shopping center

Hold on Peachtree City. There is about to be some activity in the “baby Kroger” parking lot at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center on Ga. Highway 54.

The new non-profit Fresh South Market will be set up and open for business on the first and third Saturdays and every Wednesday from May until November. Read More»

Fayette jobless rate at 9.4%, highest in at least 2 decades

Signs that the recession is waning have yet to manifest in Fayette County, where the unemployment rate for February rose again and is now positioned at 9.4 percent, and that's among the lowest in the state. Meanwhile, Georgia’s unemployment rate sits at 10.8 percent. Read More»

Motorcycle ride raises money for emergency preparedness in PTC

Motorcycle ride raises money for emergency preparedness in PTC

A recent motorcycle ride fund-raiser tallied more than $3,500 for the Peachtree City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Some 78 motorcycles participated in the ride from Cooper Lighting to Warm Springs and then Newnan. Read More»

Point-to-Point races provide a show of skill and love

The setting March 27 could not have been more perfect for the Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point Races held at Bear Creek Farm south of Moreland. A total of 83 horses ran in the multiple races held on the rolling terrain.

A centuries-old tradition came alive amid the rolling hills of Bear Creek Farm near Moreland recently. And in the second running of the Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point Races it is likely that a new tradition had emerged. And through it all, the day was immersed in the love and admiration of the riders for their horses. Read More»