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Dunkin’ Donuts in PTC robbed
The Dunkin’ Donuts store on Ga. Highway 74 North at Wisdom Road in Peachtree City was robbed Feb. 21, with the suspect potentially armed. Peachtree City Assistant Police Chief Stan Pye said officers responded to the store on a robbery call at approximately 7:42 p.m.
Pace Lynch unveils proposal for Calistoa Lake McIntosh
Plans for Calistoa Lake McIntosh show a mixed-use development situated on 37 acres adjacent to Lake McIntosh and the Planterra Golf Club. Rendering/Pace Lynch. Peachtree City developer Pace Lynch at an upcoming meeting of the Peachtree City Council will ask to have the apartment moratorium lifted fo
Hot shooting lifts Fayette County over Eagle's Landing
MCDONOUGH, GA — Fayette County beat Eagle’s Landing 68-54 in a terrific back-and-forth contest in Georgia’s Sweet 16 of the second round of the AAAAA GHSA state playoffs. The Tigers had to claw back in the second half to bring home the road win on a rainy Wednesday night in the Atlanta suburbs.
Costco construction underway for new warehouse club near Peachtree City
Ground has been broken for the newest addition to the Fischer Crossing development on Ga. Highway 34 just over the Coweta County line. A 157,000 sq. ft. Costco is going in and is expected to open in August.
Utah firm sues Peachtree City, Fayette about title to land along Line Creek
A Salt Lake City company is suing Peachtree City and Fayette County for issuing a quitclaim deed involving 1.714 acres of property the company says it owns along Line Creek in Peachtree City.
Lightning strikes PTC home, residents uninjured
A Feb. 20 lightning strike at a home on Peachtree City’s west side left the house structurally-unsound, but with no injuries to the residents. Peachtree City Fire Marshal John Dunlap said the residents at 315 Honey Locust Court off McDuff Parkway were at home at approximately 10 p.m. when they heard
THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized
Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.
Popular radio host tased during traffic stop to sue city of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (CBS46) There's new developments in the case of an Atlanta radio host who was tased during a traffic stop and then later released. Qri Montague says she plans to sue the city of Atlanta.
South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing
Your time is now up, says Fayette County Commission
Citizens get 5 minutes each to petition their county government — The way public comments during meetings of the Fayette County Commission are handled underwent a change at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting. Time limits on public comments were imposed, though it remains to be seen how the new restrictions
$80K worth of cocaine found in figurines at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA, Ind. — Agents said three pounds of cocaine were found in decorative figurines at Atlanta's airport, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The figurines were found Tuesday night in the bags of a 24-year-old traveler who arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport f
Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts
The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett
School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia
A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o
Crime report: Burglary in Fayetteville, 1 arrested
The period of Feb. 8-14 came with a burglary in Fayetteville and several entering auto incidents in Peachtree City. In Fayetteville, a burglary was reported on Feb. 12 at an apartment on Cobblestone Boulevard.
Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'
A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed
‘Empire' actor Jussie Smollett turns self in on felony disorderly conduct charge
CHICAGO - Police continue to investigate the reported attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who told authorities he was assaulted in the predawn hours Jan. 29 by a pair of men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him.
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise
Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.
Booth faculty wants most costly option: Build $40 million new school
Margin was 64-to-2 for new site on Stagecoach Road; upgrading old building least costly at $28 million — A survey of groups that would be impacted by a decision on the future of Booth Middle School in Peachtree City was discussed at the Feb. 4 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. School
Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.
Only one in 12 University of Georgia students is black. Why?
Why are African-American students still underrepresented at the University of Georgia? How do we change that?. Two guest columnists tackle that question today. Before retiring, Jerry Arkin was the University of Georgia Griffin Campus administrator and a UGA professor. Jack Bernard, a retired corpora