Newsmakers

PTC staff seeks expanded pay hike

City Manager James Pennington makes a point to council members in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk/Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler is in the background.

If adopted, new salary scale would bump some starting PTC staffers’ paychecks upward by between 9% and 23%

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will consider a staff Read More»

PTC remembers POWs/MIAs

A group of veterans and others gathered at the Veterans Memorial at Peachtree City Hall on Sept. 19 to remember the 83,189 service members still counted as POW/MIA. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Out of sight, out of mind? Not a chance. A small group of veterans from Fayette and Coweta counties and their families made the time Sept. 19 to gather at the Veterans Memorial in front of Peachtree City Hall for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to make sure their brothers-in-arms are not forgotten. Read More»

Noted builder dies

Noted builder dies

One of the business captains who helped shape Peachtree City died of cancer at his home Wednesday afternoon.

Vincent Rossetti,85,a retired custom homebuilder, whose company worked in dozens of Georgia communities, and was one of the first major builders in Peachtree City was a native of Baltimore and came to the area more than 40 years ago. Read More»

Crossroads students pray at flagpole

Hundreds gathered in Tyrone Wednesday to offer up prayers for the nation. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Crossroads Christian School (CCS) students gathered together Wednesday morning for the global prayer event, “See You at the Pole.” Surrounding the flagpole outside the First Baptist Church of Tyrone, the students prayed for the nation, U.S. military, government leaders and local missionaries.

The throng of students, pre-K through eighth grade, celebrated freedom of religion alongside their teachers and invited guests, including Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, Sheriff Barry Babb, Police Chief Brandon Perkins and Probate Judge Robert Ruppenthal. Read More»

Fun at the fair

Fun at the fair

There is nothing quite like a fair. And this edition of the Coweta County Fair is no different. With rides galore and lots of food, Coweta residents have plenty of excitment to choose from at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. But you should hurry to take in the activity because the fair ends Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta posts gain in millennials

An analysis of 1,800 U.S. counties by RealtyTrac.com shows Coweta County with a small increase in millennials (people age 28 and younger) while Fayette County leads the nation in the percentage of millennials leaving the county. Read More»

Wrestling comes to town

Wrestling comes to town

One of the members of the Beautiful Bald Beasties, standing, lowers the doom on Drew Adler at the Sept. 21 wrestling tournament that was part of the multitude of week-long events at the 2014 edition of Tyrone Founders Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parking update for Dragon Boat Races

Planning on attending the Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races at Lake McIntosh on Saturday? Here is what you need to know about parking.

There will be 250 parking spaces available at Lake McIntosh on a first come, first serve basis. There will be another 30 spaces on the egress, though parking will not be available on the ingress portion of the road.

Handicap parking will be available on site. There will be limited golf cart parking.  Overflow parking is available at TDK. Read More»

Young adults wave goodbye to Fayette

Photo montage of terms associated with the generational cohort known as the Millennials, persons under age 29. Photo/Shutterstock.

Of 1,800 U.S. counties studied, Fayette has the highest rate of departing ‘millennials’ Read More»

F’ville’s Barnett in running for American Legion’s U.S. chief

Fayetteville resident Dale Barnett. Photo/Submitted.

Dale Barnett is crisscrossing the country on a whirlwind schedule this year in preparation for what would be an influential position on the national stage. Read More»