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Digging in for PTC Dragon Boat Race

Digging in for PTC Dragon Boat Race

The new Lake McIntosh location for the annual Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races held Sept. 27 provided a perfect venue for the nearly three dozen teams participating in the annual event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Heavy traffic expected in Fairburn for Oct. 4 festival

Fairburn Police want residents of Fayette and Coweta counties to be aware of traffic issues which will be present at the Fairburn Fall Festival in the downtown area on Oct. 4.

The festival starts with a parade that begins at 9:30 a.m. A large section of U.S. Hwy. 29 / West Broad Street through downtown will be closed off for the parade. This effectively blocks anyone traveling on Ga. Highway 92 north from Fayette County.

There are several alternates available, the easiest probably being Ga. Highway 138 from Fayette County through Fairburn to completely avoid the downtown area. Read More»

All the news you have strength to print

All the news you have strength to print

There was far more than tractors and farm equipment on display at the 18th Annual Inman Farm Heritage Days held Sept. 19-21 at Minter’s Farm. Seven-year-old Ty Smith of Spalding County tried his hand at this circa 1900 Chandler Price printing press. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Things to do-Sept.24-Oct.25

September

September 24

Join Promise Place for an event today at 10 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church
in Fayetteville. The event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn the effects on our community and personal successes.
Light refreshments will be served.

September 26
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Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

Whew!
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PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

One of the last flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, Sentimental Journey, will lead a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) located in Chamblee, Ga., for the first-ever Atlanta Warbird Weekend. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing based in Peachtree City, the weekend will also feature iconic fighters from WWII, including a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair, a Supermarine Spitfire, several North American P-51 Mustangs and a very rare Douglas SBD Dauntless Navy dive bomber. Read More»

Divas Half Marathon arrives in PTC

Graphic from the official website for the race events.

Boas, tiaras at finish line

The Divas Half Marathon and 5K national race series arrives in Peachtree City this weekend, and even before Read More»

Skateboard artistry

Skateboard artistry

Peachtree City resident Adam Barteski was one of many skateboarders participating Aug. 30 in the second annual Opekuat Great Skate Across Peachtree City. The event led boarders to the new skate park at Shakerag Knoll where more than 80 people gathered to get an up-close look at some high-flying skills. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Art contest winners announced at PTC Library

Some of the winners from the contest. Photo/Submitted.

Winners of the Peachtree City Library’s “Ride the Wind” Art Competition were announced Aug. 9, during local author Larissa Reinhart’s signing of her latest Cherry Tucker mystery novel, “Death in Perspective.”

In the Elementary Category:

1st Place - Priyam Kadakia (Grade 6) for “Life Under the Sea”

2nd Place - Dominique Hairston (Grade 3) for “ Reading in the Wind”

3rd Place - Amanda Agnos (Grade 1) for “Sailboats in the Wind”

In the Youth Category:

1st Place - Jessica Shenning (Grade 8) for “Soaring Words” Read More»

Director leads program in Newnan

On July 30 at 2:30 p.m., Cassandra Scott will be at The Carnegie in Newnan for Kids Theatre “Sensing Adventure.” Kids will go on a bear hunt using all five of their senses and be asked to describe their experience. Kids can dress up for the occasion. Ages Pre-K through elementary.

Scott currently is Northgate High School’s theater director. She received her BS. Ed. with honors from Columbus State University. Read More»