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Hotel/motel tax revenues increase in FY 2014 in PTC

PTC CVB website photo.

Revenues from the hotel/motel tax in Peachtree City are up for 2014. Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Nancy Price commenting on the increase said the market is strong and growing.

Price said the hotel/motel tax revenue for the city’s five hotels and two conference centers has increased substantially for fiscal year 2014. Read More»

Fayette jobless rate falls to 6.3%

Fayette County residents have received a different type of Christmas present — a significant drop in the county’s unemployment rate to 6.3 percent. Read More»

PTC sees slight uptick in serious crimes

File photo of parked Peachtree City police car by Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City enjoys one of the lowest crime rates for cities its size in Georgia. Information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Department through October shows a slight increase in serious crimes over the same period in 2013. Read More»

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

By the time Best Buy in Peachtree City opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day there were plenty of people in line and waiting for a Christmas bargain. Jonesboro resident Van Smith (right) was first in line, having arrived at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Following Smith at 10:30 p.m. was Mick Jarvis (in the red jacket) and his parents Dell and Jackie of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Starr’s Mill standout Laskey scores big against Georgia

Starr’s Mill standout Laskey scores big against Georgia

Georgia Tech senior running back and former Starr’s Mill player Zach Laskey, seen here with the ball in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s game against Georgia, scored the winning touchdown in overtime of the Yellow Jackets’ 30-24 win over the Bulldogs. An interview with Laskey will be featured in this weekend’s edition of The Citizen as he and his teammates prepare to face unbeaten Florida State Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, televised nationally on ABC-TV. Photo/Danny Karnik.

Fayette County arrests report — Nov. 18–24

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes. Read More»

Patriots' season ends with loss at Cartersville

The Cartersville Hurricanes only led for 23 seconds, but it was the final 23. The home team drove 80 yards in four minutes and scored on a 1-yard run to escape with a 35-31 win over the Sandy Creek Patriots in the AAAA state quarterfinals. Read More»

Mammoth industrial park could come to Coweta

Mammoth industrial park could come to Coweta

The location could hardly be better. The question is if the timing is right. More than 1,000 acres of potential industrial property at Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 29 southeast of Newnan Read More»

Movie town

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Behavioral hospital rejected again

The recent second denial of a Certificate of Need proposed by U.S. HealthVest to establish a behavioral hospital for veterans in Newnan does not sit well with some in the Coweta County community. Whether U.S. HealthVest will appeal the most recent denial is not yet known. Read More»

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