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Crosstown Drive in PTC open to traffic after temporary closure

The portion of Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City from Cameron Trail to South Peachtree Parkway was closed Monday afternoon due to the investigation of a death that occurred at Rockspray Pond Park.

Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers are investigating, adding that he expected that portion of Crosstown Drive to be closed for much of the remainder of the afternoon.

Brown reported at approximately 4:30 p.m. that the roadway had been re-opened.

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»

Patriots down Ala. foe 24-17

Sandy Creek head coach Chip Walker gives instructions to his team during Friday night's game. Photo/Bethan Adams.

After a slow start the Sandy Creek Patriots picked up the pace offensively to take a first-half lead and held on for a 24-17 win at home against Alabama’s Auburn High Tigers.

It was a historic night for one Patriot in particular, as senior running back Eric Swinney became the school’s all-time leading rusher early in the second quarter. He came into the game with 3,552 yards, 27 behind Phillip Hyde, and now has five regular-season games plus the postseason to add to his total. Read More»

Chief McCollom to beef up PTC cart path patrols

Peachtree City police officers have completed training to increase the number of patrols on city cart paths. Photo/PTC Police Department.

Peachtree City police officers are beefing up their presence on the city’s 90 miles of cart paths. With recent training now complete, all regular, reserve and auxiliary officers have been trained 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.

Auction company gets OK for zoning

Representatives of Euro Auction USA on Sept. 16 received approval to have nearly 43 acres on Raymond Hill Road off Interstate 85 rezoned light industrial (LM). The vote by Coweta County commissioners was unanimous.

The long-time site of a car auction company, Euro Auction USA representative John Hall said the company bought the property in 2013 and has spent approximately $500,000 to upgrade the facility which was “in shambles.” The company has conducted five auctions thus far and plans call for holding construction equipment auctions three times per year. Read More»

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.

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