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PTC police get safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Department announced that it has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

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800 students get an up-close view of NWS

Meteorologist Lauran Belanger explains air pressure and cloud formation to the kids. She pumped air into a bottle containing water and vinegar, and then popped it off the lid, creating vapor to simulate clouds. Photo/Bethan Adams.

“I see the sun,” first-grader at Hogansville Elementary Ariah Hardy said, gasping and laughing as she clapped her hands at the solar scope view. “It’s round, and yellow.”

She was one of the estimated 800 schoolchildren and their parents who toured the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City, the only forecast office in Georgia, this past Saturday.

During Saturday’s event, children walked around stations inside and outside the NWS building, learning about air pressure, flooding in Georgia, weather balloons, tornado safety, lightning storms and survival kits. Read More»

Scarecrow contest set to begin

County officials are looking for residents who wish to display their best scarecrows next to the public plaza and the county’s Administration Building in downtown Fayetteville.

A call has been issued by the Fayette County Public Arts Committee for citizens of all ages to participate. Individuals, families, schools, clubs, businesses, churches and other groups from anywhere in the county are eligible. Read More»

Senoia balks at county's terms

The Senoia City Council decided on Sept. 6 not to agree with the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority's terms regarding the annexation of Morgan Farms into Senoia.

According to Senoia city manager Richard Ferry, Coweta County Water and Sewer proposed that, instead of the city internally metering the subdivision and billing the residents, the water and sewer desires to be the water authority and bill the residents. Read More»

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

A rolling history lesson

A rolling history lesson

The weather was perfect for the Senoia Area Historical Society Bike Tour that showed off some of the city’s historic homes and buildings. Bonnie Bobbit (standing at left) prior to the event gave cyclists an overview of the tour. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC cops issue traffic alert for Robinson Rd./Crosstown Rd. area

Peachtree City Police at 10:15 a.m. Thursday issued a traffic alert advising motorists that a gas line rupture has been reported in the area of Tapestry Trace in the vicinity of Robinson Road and Crosstown Road.

Charges filed in runaway trailer death

A Fayetteville man has been charged with second degree homicide in the death of a Fayetteville woman who died as a result of Sept. 26 collision when her vehicle was struck by a trailer that became unhooked from his approaching vehicle.

Kelsey L. Cartwright, 49, was charged with second degree homicide by vehicle, failure to secure load, unsafe vehicle or equipment, expired or no license plate or decal and defective or no tail light, according to jail records. Read More»

Fayette adds online options for paying water bills

To meet the needs of a growing number of local residents who no longer do such arcane things as writing checks, putting them in stamped envelopes and placing them in the mailbox, the Fayette County Water System is implementing a new system that will make paying the water bill a little bit easier in the future.

County water customers can now pay their bills online, without using a shred of paper or a single stamp. Not only that, they can elect to not even have paper bills mailed to their homes in the first place. Read More»

GMC, Southern Crescent Tech agree to partner

Ga. Military College (GMC) President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, left, and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) President Randall Peters signed an agreement on Sept. 29 signifying that GMC will guarantee admission to SCTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree into GMC’s new four-year Bachelor of Applied Science program. The new four-year program will be offered at GMC’s Fayetteville campus expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 29 agreement between Ga. Military College (GMC) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will pave the way for SCTC students graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science to be guaranteed acceptance to GMC’s new four-year program which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

GMC is expected to break ground on its new West Fayetteville campus on Oct. 16. The new 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building is expected to open for classes next August. The four-year Applied Science program will be one of GMC’s academic offerings in Fayetteville. Read More»

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