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Coweta CERT team

This large group of people are members of Coweta County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) No. 6. Recognized Dec. 2 by the Coweta County Commission, the recent graduates are part of the group of 85 Coweta residents to become CERT members. The next CERT class is expected to begin in March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

This large group of people are members of Coweta County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) No. 6. Recognized Dec. 2 by the Coweta County Commission, the recent graduates are part of the group of 85 Coweta residents to become CERT members. The next CERT class is expected to begin in March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Woman recognized for aiding injured pedestrian

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. Pictured from left are paramedic Ashlee Koontz, Sasha Pope, Sgt. Odilia Bergh and Cpl. Terry Blackburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. The victim received extensive leg and head trauma. Sgt. Read More»

Smoke inhalation caused couple’s, 5 pets’ deaths

The aftermath of the fire that killed 2. Photo/Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services.

Investigators: Accidental electrical fire began in the attic

UPDATED for print Dec. 9, 2014, 4 p.m. A Dec. 5 house fire in southeast Fayette County ended in tragedy, Read More»

No smelly water here

Shutterstock photo of filling glass with water from kitchen faucet.

Brown moves quickly to test after some Facebook complaints about PTC water odor

Facebook reports of smelly water from several residents in Peachtree City on Dec. 1 led to checks by Fayette County Water System staff who found “no odor and nothing wrong.”

Meantime, the county water system in the past year implemented a procedure of checking water for taste and odor every two hours.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in a Facebook posting just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 responded to about a half-dozen mentions of water odors ranging from “musty” to “acidic.” Read More»

Business holds steady in PTC

No small shopping here — During Small Business Saturday and beyond, small businesses in Fayette County are a big part of the Christmas shopping season. Getting in on the holiday shopping tradition at Smith and Davis Clothing between Fayetteville and Peachtree City were Senoia resident Whitt Jones and 4-year-old Joslynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Recent unemployment figures show that Peachtree City’s jobless rating is decreasing. While the number of businesses registered in the city has remained essentially steady over the past year, city records show that approximately 1,700 businesses employ nearly 14,000 people.

Records from October show nearly 1,100 registered non-home-based businesses in the city. That number has held relatively steady for the past year, though there was a small dip in the number of businesses in March. Read More»

1 suspect in custody, 2 sought in PTC robbery

Law enforcement officers from Fayette and Clayton counties have arrested a woman and continue to search for two male suspects who robbed the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City late Tuesday afternoon. Read More»

Hotel/motel tax revenues increase in FY 2014 in PTC

PTC CVB website photo.

Revenues from the hotel/motel tax in Peachtree City are up for 2014. Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Nancy Price commenting on the increase said the market is strong and growing.

Price said the hotel/motel tax revenue for the city’s five hotels and two conference centers has increased substantially for fiscal year 2014. Read More»

Fayette jobless rate falls to 6.3%

Fayette County residents have received a different type of Christmas present — a significant drop in the county’s unemployment rate to 6.3 percent. Read More»

PTC sees slight uptick in serious crimes

File photo of parked Peachtree City police car by Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City enjoys one of the lowest crime rates for cities its size in Georgia. Information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Department through October shows a slight increase in serious crimes over the same period in 2013. Read More»

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

By the time Best Buy in Peachtree City opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day there were plenty of people in line and waiting for a Christmas bargain. Jonesboro resident Van Smith (right) was first in line, having arrived at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Following Smith at 10:30 p.m. was Mick Jarvis (in the red jacket) and his parents Dell and Jackie of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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