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Chair-ity raises $72K for Christian City

Chair-ity raises $72K for Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- This year's Children's Chair-ity Event raised more than $72,000 for some deserving kids in metro Atlanta.

The fundraiser, which is held annually in Peachtree City, collects money for Christian City. The Union City-based organization has provided a loving and nurturing home for more than 1,000 abused, abandoned and neglected kids.

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Peachtree City named Best Place to Raise Kids

Peachtree City named Best Place to Raise Kids

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The votes are in, and BusinessWeek has named Peachtree City as Georgia's Best Place to Raise Kids.

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The Bloomberg magazine cited Peachtree City's lakes and trees, low unemployment rate and famous network of golf cart paths as its reasons for selecting Fayette County's largest town for the honor.

Read more about Peachtree City's big win at businessweek.com.

School system responds to Sandy Hook ES tragedy

School system responds to Sandy Hook ES tragedy

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fayette County Public School System released a statement in the wake of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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In the note, which can be read here, the school system explains that it "is deeply saddened" by the massacre and "mourns for the families and community of Newtown, Connecticut."

It outlines the measures that the system has taken to ensure the safety of all students and teachers.

"Our school system was the first in Georgia to create an emergency preparedness plan following the events of Columbine," the letter reads. "The plan covers any potential emergency that might happen, including an intrusion."

Frostbite 5K to benefit St. Paul Lutheran

Frostbite 5K to benefit St. Paul Lutheran

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The annual St. Paul Lutheran School Frostbite 5K will be held over the first weekend of 2013.

The fun will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5. Proceeds from the race benefit the Peachtree City church and school.

The 5K will be off and running at 9 a.m., while a 1-mile fun run will begin at 9:05 a.m. Both races begin and end in the lower parking lot of St. Paul Lutheran School, which is located at 700 Ardenlee Parkway. Runners are asked to park at nearby Crabapple Lane Elementary School.

Pre-registration is $25, while race day registration is $30. Sign up at active.com.

Learn more about the Frostbite 5K at frostbite5k.org.

Oak Grove ES to host holiday party

Oak Grove ES to host holiday party

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Oak Grove Elementary School will host a holiday celebration for the Peachtree City community this weekend.

Highlights include a silent auction with great prizes, free cocoa for children and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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The fun event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Oak Grove Elementary is located at 101 Crosstown Drive.

Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Optimist Club will host a special breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The fun begins at 8 a.m. at the Flying Biscuit Café. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m. and includes two buttermilk pancakes, two sausage patties, coffee, milk and orange juice for $5.99. Reservations are not required.

All funds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit children and families in Fayette County.

The Flying Biscuit Café is located at 2874 Highway 54.

Police department toy drive begins Monday

Police department toy drive begins Monday

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department will begin its Light up the Night toy drive on Monday, Nov. 26.

Police officers will be collecting toys outside the Peachtree City Walmart from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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New, unwrapped toys for children ages 2-17 will be accepted. The police officers will also take cash donations for needy families in the area.

Donations can also be dropped off at the Peachtree City Police Department on Highway 74 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.