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 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»

Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

The McDonald's restaurant at Crosstown in Peachtree City has been temporarily closed Friday morning after a forced entry was discovered.

Peachtree City Police spokesman Mark Brown said the forced entry occurred sometime between closing time on Thursday and the opening of operations on Friday.

Brown said the incident is currently under investigation.

Coweta teen fatally stabbed in Atlanta

A 17-year-old east Coweta resident died Sept. 21 after being stabbed during an altercation in downtown Atlanta. An Atlanta man is in custody on murder charges.

Cody Phillips was fatally stabbed in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Atlanta Police Dept. authorities found an injured Phillips in Woodruff Park, according to AP sources, and Phillips was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday said Phillips died from a single stab wound. Read More»