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Donald R. McLean, 88, formerly of Peachtree City

Donald R. McLean, 88, of Marbury, Ala., formerly of Peachtree City, passed away August 25, 2015. Mr. McLean proudly served his country in the U....

PTC man is killed in Afghanistan

A Peachtree City man was one of three DynCorp International (DI) personnel killed Aug. 22 in Kabul, Afghanistan when their convoy was attacked by...

Three Rivers unemployment rate rises

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths...

School nurses learn emergency preparedness

Emergency planning is important - especially for school nurses because of the vital role they play in protecting the health of their schools’ students...

Nuts sold in Georgia recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to...

Zoller to speak to GOP women

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Crosstown Grill, 620 Crosstown Road in Peachtree...

This weekend’s lane closures

Georgia Department of Transportation projects to improve highway infrastructure throughout Metropolitan Atlanta continue this weekend, weather permitting. Construction projects on I-75 and I-285 will...

B-17 joins Atlanta Warbird Weekend

A B-17, “Memphis Belle,” will join dozens of World War II warbirds on the tarmac at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Sept. 12-13 for the Commemorative Air...

Festival set for Sept. 12-13

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum,...

All about the soil at next Backyard Assn. meeting

When it comes to gardening, it’s all about that earth, 'bout that earth, and that means compost to give your vegetables and flowers an...

Local charter public school gets state OK

Set to open next year despite opposition from Fayette School System An initiative by a group of Fayette County parents has paid off. The Liberty...

Fayette girl named United Way spokeskid

A Fayette County student and rising actress recently finished a high-profile project that should make her a more familiar face in the metro Atlanta...

Rotary clubs raffling new Lexus

Rotary Clubs on the south side of Atlanta have joined together to raise money for children in need in south metro Atlanta. The Lexus Rotary...

Rose Society to meet Sept. 28

The South Metro Rose Society will meet Monday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All...

NCHS program set for Sept. 13

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and Dunaway Gardens are pleased to welcome Dr. Charlotte Canning of the University of Texas at Austin as our guest...

Dog walk/run coming Sept. 19

The Fayette Daybreak Rotary will present its seventh annual charity dog walk/run Saturday, Sept. 19, at Shamrock Park in Tyrone. Single walk/run pre-registration is $25...

Students sought for Community Service Team

The Coweta Community Foundation has announced the launch of its first High School Community Service Team for freshmen and sophomores. Former Coweta County educator Cynthia...

Novel explores time travel

“The only thing that ever remains constant is the blue butterfly. Every time the current reality goes swirling out of sync and I am...

UPDATED Fayetteville widens probe into 4-star general’s arrest

UPDATED — Fayetteville police are investigating “additional information” in the Aug. 15 arrest of one-time four-star U.S. Army General William Livsey, according to Chief...

Chiefs collar Tigers, 16–7; Sandy Creek, Landmark prevail

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7 The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The score...

PTC epidemic: Thievery from parked vehicles

One cure: Lock your cars Peachtree City residents have experienced 15 incidents of thieves stealing from their vehicles during the past two weeks. Most of...

PTC gets a raise from taxpayers

Adopting same millage rate with increased property values means more money out of taxpayers The Peachtree City Council adopted the FY 2016 budget and the...

Fayette alone in rolling back tax collections

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is expected to adopt new, lower millage rates at its Aug. 27 regular meeting. It’s the only government in...

Fayette District 5 candidates field questions on transportation, seniors, bickering

Candidates for the District 5 seat on the Fayette County Commission had their say at an Aug. 18 forum at the Fayette County Library...

Fayette’s population increase since last year: 1,200

Fayette County is following the trend seen across the metro Atlanta area by adding 1,200 new residents between April 2014 and April 2015. The 10-county...

What do you do with a lake of weeds? PTC wants help

PTC eyes weed whacking on 101 acres of boggy bottom Work on the dredging of portions of Lake Peachtree continues to progress. The Peachtree City...

Oz Pizza to land on Fayetteville courthouse square

Oz Pizza in Fairburn is well-known to many residents of Fayette County. In the coming months Oz will also be known for its new...

Special Olympians bowl in Warner Robins

Fayette County sent 14 individual bowlers and 11 unified bowling teams to the Special Olympics State Masters tournament Aug. 21-23 in Warner Robins. “The delegation...

Runners converge on Sandy Creek

Most of Fayette and Coweta’s varsity cross-country teams opened their season last weekend in Tyrone at the Sandy Creek Classic. On the boys’ side, Whitewater...

Chiefs, Patriots, War Eagles win openers

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7: The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The...

Car show Sept. 12

The public is invited to the Po Po Car Show, organized by the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers Fayetteville Chapter #174. The event is Saturday,...

Creative writing workshop Sept. 9

The Carnegie will host "Creative Writing: From Seed to Grove!" Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m. at 1 LaGrange Street in Newnan. It is being facilitated...

Turner picked for theatre program

Sara Turner of Peachtree City is one of 39 recent college graduates awarded positions in Actors Theatre of Louisville's 44th Apprentice/Intern Company. An alum of...

Free estate planning seminars scheduled

Several free seminars on the basics of estate planning are scheduled for the coming weeks.   Pyke & Associates will be conducting the sessions Thursday, Sept....
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