‘Tis the season to be gifting for seniors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... for many reasons. Fayette Senior Services is hosting a Lunch & Learn to teach participants why this time of the year is the best time to make financial gifts, which can benefit family members or your favorite charity.

Some Lean Cuisine chicken meals recalled

Small pieces of hard plastic found in some meals; 1 injury reported

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some frozen chicken meals manufactured by Nestle Prepared Foods Company of Springville, Utah. The company is recalling approximately 879,565 pounds of Lean Cuisine chicken meals that may contain foreign objects.

Hometown Holiday Christmas event scheduled in PTC

Peachtree City will hold its third annual Hometown Holiday Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at Shakerag Knoll at 5 p.m. and ending at City Hall with the grand Christmas tree lighting, local entertainment, and a visit with Santa Claus.

Luminary sand available for Peachtree City residents

The sand needed to make the traditional luminaries for the holiday season in Peachtree City will be available after Dec. 1 in the parking lots of Glenloch and Pebblepocket pools.

Free Medicare Part D information session in F’ville Nov. 20

The annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D began Nov. 15, 2008, for eligible participants. Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance that covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. The insurance provides protection if you pay high drug costs or have unexpected prescription drug bills.

SBA announces new ways to improve small businesses access to capital

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the credit crunch SBA’s Acting Administrator Sandy K. Baruah on Nov. 13 announced important loan program changes to help the agency’s lending partners increase access to capital for small businesses.

Georgia to build Civil War visitor center

Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site to open in 2010

RESACA, GA, Oct. 28, 2008 — In anticipation of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial (2011-2015), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has broken ground on the future Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site in Gordon County. During an Oct. 27 ceremony, Civil War re-enactors fired musketry on the site for the first time in 144 years.

Hartsfield-Jackson now offers 32 security lanes

Additional security lanes and self-select program expedite customers’ travel through security checkpoints

Chicken-basted rawhide chips recalled for salmonella

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians that a type of dog treat is being recalled because of possible health risk to dogs and people.

Oxendine reminds Georgians: ‘Change your clock, change your battery’

ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time the first weekend in November.

PTC Planning Commission meeting agenda for Oct. 27, 2008

Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Peachtree City, Ga.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Additions or Deletions:

Announcements and Reports:

8th Annual Harvest Yard Sale is this Saturday, Oct. 25 in F'ville

Calling all bargain hunters. Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department’s 8th Annual Harvest Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Synovus invests in FDIC Liquidity Guarantee Program

Atlanta, GA, Oct. 21, 2008 – Synovus, the Columbus, Ga.-based financial services company, and parent company of Bank of North Georgia, will participate in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program beyond the initial 30-day program offered by all banks in conjunction with the FDIC.

DNR adds DOT acres to manage for hunting, fishing, wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2008) — In September of last year, a hunter in middle Georgia called the Georgia Department of Natural Resources saying he had just lost his hunting lease. Opening day was only a few weeks away and he was frantically searching for a place to hunt.

Cookies recalled for possible melamine contamination

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some cookies because of possible contamination with melamine.

Kroger Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the recall of some Kroger chocolate chips that may have a milk ingredient not listed on the label.

Georgia leaf color change peaks in early November

Kim Coder’s been searching for the “Holy Grail” of trees his whole life.

The professor of tree biology at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has come close just once to finding it. That close call was a tree that had been damaged by chemicals. Even then, it wasn’t the real color he was looking for.

First major auto assembly equipment for Kia arrives in Georgia

3,500 tons of equipment to build two stamping presses begins final phase of journey from Korea to West Point

Nov. calendar for Ga. Parks & Recreation sites

Below is the November 2008 Calendar from Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites.More information is available at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275.

Get Ready Georgia: September is National Preparedness Month

Governor Perdue declares Georgia’s support; Ready Georgia provides tools to mobilize citizens to prepare for disaster

September 2008 Calendar For Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Below is the September 2008 Calendar from Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. More information is available at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275.

Change in PTC school speed zone times

Times expanded, standardized; look for police checkpoints for seat belt compliance in school zones

The Peachtree City Police Department wants to ensure that our city is a safe place to live, work and visit; therefore, our department sponsors a variety of educational and enforcement programs relative to traffic concerns.

Help your pet beat the heat

With summer in full swing, Georgia residents have taken precautions to keep themselves and their families cool and safe. Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is reminding Peach State residents that their dogs and cats need assistance as well.

Bestselling novelist Stuart Woods to headline PTC Literary Fest

Peachtree City Library has confirmed that 23 consecutive time New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods will be headlining the second annual Peachtree City Literary Festival, Sept. 19-21, 2008.

Fuel cost prices continue to soar for Coweta-Fayette EMC

EMC customers likely to see much higher electric bills beginning this month

In this summer season of peak usage, some of Coweta-Fayette EMCs members may be seeing record high electric bills. And it’s all because of higher fuel costs.

WWII Fighters roar into Atlanta

PDK first stop on 2008 Great Atlanta Warbird Tour

PEACHTREE CITY, GA (July 27, 2008) — Armchair aviators and World War II history buffs will get a chance to fly back in time when three WWII-era aircraft touchdown at Peachtree-DeKalb (PDK) Airport Saturday, Aug. 16.

Golf cart safety especially important in busy summer months

Now that school is out, Peachtree City’s paths are seeing more use than ever. Peachtree City Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler is reminding golf cart owners of the rules of the path for Peachtree City’s signature vehicle.

Hurricane season is underway — get serious, be prepared

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hurricane Season 2008 has begun (as of June 1), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants residents living in hurricane prone areas to get serious and be prepared now.

Free home repairs offered to local community

As part of a summer mission project, Fayetteville (Ga.) First Baptist Church is offering minor home repairs and maintenance to homeowners within the city of Fayetteville.

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” is an old bedtime rhyme that has become too real for some people due to a resurgence of this blood-sucking insect in recent years.

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