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Films, TV brought $5.1B to Ga. in 2013

Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville and Riverwood-Raleigh Studios in nearby Senoia are two of the players in Georgia’s growing film and television industry.
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iPhone sale leads to robbery

A Fayetteville man attempting to sell an iPhone to a perspective buyer Aug. 9 was the victim of an armed robbery by three men.

Fayetteville police Det. Mike Whitlow said the 21-year-old victim had put the iPhone up for sale on Craigslist and was contacted by a buyer who wanted to meet at the Weatherly Walk apartments on Ga. Highway 54 East.

Once at the scene at approximately 3 p.m., the victim was met by three men demanding that he give them the phone, Whitlow said. Read More»

Electrical fire closes Willowbend Road, PTC City Hall & Library until at least noon on Monday

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An electrical fire outside City Hall in Peachtree City on Sunday afternoon cut utilities to the building and caused the closure of the eastern portion of Willowbend Road (between Hip Pocket Road and Highway 54 by the Presbyterian Church and City Hall). Read More»

2 PTC men die in plane crash off Hwy. 85 in Coweta County

Update - Aug. 10, 9:55 p.m.: The life of a Peachtree City man and that of his brother-in-law also living in Peachtree City were claimed in the crash of a Cessna 150 on Aug. 9 shortly after taking off from Falcon Field.

Albert E. Ensell IV, 57, and his brother-in-law Charles Ronald Kephart, 50, died in the crash, according to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk. Kephart had an Alaska drivers license, though Hawk said he had been living recently in Peachtree City. Read More»

Peachtree City's 'West Side Story' of development to be examined Monday

The future look of Peachtree City’s westside is set to be scrutinized by the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. In sum, the Planning Commission will look at two subdivisions that would add more than 800 homes to the city’s housing stock. Read More»

Jobless rate on the rise in Fayette and Coweta

Jobless numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties in June continued to go in the wrong direction. Coweta County in June had an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent while the jobless rate in Fayette County was 7.1 percent.

The Ga. Dept. of Labor (DOL) on July 24 announced that the unemployment rate for Fayette in June was 7.1 percent, up from 6.8 percent in May and 6.1 percent in April.

Similarly in Coweta, the June jobless rate was 7.2 percent. That compares to a 7 percent rate in May and a rate of 6.2 percent in April. Read More»

Project 586 helps many students get off to a good start

The “Back to School Shopping Day” held July 25 and sponsored by Backpack Buddies and Project 586 nonprofits provided backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes to needy kids in the Senoia area. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A first of its kind event was held July 25 when Coweta County’s Project 586 and Backpack Buddies nonprofits held a back-to-school event for those in the Senoia community in need of clothes and shoes, backpacks and school supplies.

Project 586 at the event provided clothing/shoes for approx 70 people, with about 40 of those being children, while Backpack Buddies served close to 50 kids with school supplies.  Read More»

Coweta County looks to adopt unchanged millage rate

The 2014 millage rate to be set by the Coweta County Commission on Aug. 19 is expected to remain the same as last year, though increases in property values will result in more taxes collected and, technically, a tax increase.

Commissioners are considering adopting the same millage rate as last year, which will result in more total property tax revenue than last year due to an increase in property values. However, if a property has not been reassessed and the value has been constant, the tax will also remain the same as last year, county officials said. Read More»

Nonprofit helping out young adults

This group helps youth in Fayette and Coweta counties with troubling issue.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-driven nonprofit organization in Coweta and Fayette counties that works to alleviate issues that surround young people at the middle and high school levels, is stepping up plans for their anti-bullying campaign “Bye-bye Bullying” and its partner program “Uniquely You.” Read More»

First fire academy is set for Sept. 2

Peachtree City Fire Rescue will be hosting its inaugural Citizen’s Fire Academy beginning Sept 2. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening for five weeks concluding on Oct. 2. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and last until at 9 p.m.  Read More»

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