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Lake Peachtree cleanup effort needs volunteers

Lake Peachtree cleanup effort needs volunteers

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Volunteers are needed to help Rivers Alive and Keep Peachtree City Beautiful clean up Lake Peachtree.

Anyone who is interested in pitching in is asked to head down to the Battery Way docks for registration at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon.

Participants should wear boots or sneakers and bring rubber gloves, sunscreen, water to drink, and "litter grabbers" (kitchen tongs and the like). Volunteers ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by adults.

To volunteer, send your contact information to ptcriversalive@gmail.com. A waiver form will be sent to you.

Rivers Alive is a volunteer waterway cleanup effort that works to beautify all streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands in Georgia. Learn more at riversalive.com.

Pick your plot in the PTC Community Garden

Pick your plot in the PTC Community Garden

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Planting season is here! Celebrate the arrival of fall by renting a plot in the Peachtree City Community Garden.

The garden is located on Kelly Drive and will host a plot picking party for budding and seasoned gardeners alike on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Anyone who has registered and paid a membership fee for the garden by Oct. 20 will win a plot in a lottery drawing. The cost is $100 for an 8x10 plot or $150 for an 8x20 plot; prices are good for a full year of gardening.

For more information or to register for the plot lottery, visit ptcfarmersmarket.org and click on "Community Garden."

Fourth of July fireworks in Peachtree City

Fourth of July fireworks in Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's annual fireworks display and Independence Day celebration is back for another year.

The annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Peachtree Parkway, near the Braelinn Golf Club. It will end on McIntosh Trail near Huddleston Elementary School.

The famous Peachtree City Water Battle will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Drake Field. Stick around for food, safety demonstrations and more until fireworks begin over Lake Peachtree at 9:30 p.m.

Kedron Pools reopen

Kedron Pools reopen

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The pools at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center reopened Wednesday after the center suffered smoke and fire damage last week.

The city announced that it has performed enough cleanup and repair work from the two small fires to reopen the pools, lobby and poolside restrooms.

The remainder of the fieldhouse, including the gym and meeting rooms, is still closed.

The fires were set last Thursday and were discovered by Kedron Fieldhouse employees who opened the Aquatic Center early for a swim meet. Nineteen-year-old Robert Striggles was arrested and charged with burglary and arson in connection with the fires.

BMX track closed through Friday

BMX track closed through Friday

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City BMX track will be closed for rebuilding beginning Tuesday, Apr. 17.

The heavy equipment used to rebuild portions of the track will block part of the path leading to the nearby dog park.

To get to the park, dog owners should take the path through the woods behind the green shed, away from the BMX track. Golf carts will not be allowed on the path during construction.

Officials say the project should be completed by Friday, Apr. 20.

Local author to hold book signing at PTC Library

Local author to hold book signing at PTC Library

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Local author, playwright and Clayton State University professor Phillip DePoy will make an appearance in Peachtree City this weekend to celebrate the release of his new book.

The novel, A Corpse's Nightmare, is the sixth installment of DePoy's Fever Devilin series. It opens with a bombshell -- Devilin, the narrator, is killed on the very first page. He is eventually brought back to life, of course, but what happens while he's "dead" will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

MORE: See DePoy perform at ACFB WordFeast on Dec. 5

'Chair-ity' chairs on display at Fayette Co. Library

'Chair-ity' chairs on display at Fayette Co. Library

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- There is still time to see a display of chairs that will be auctioned off during the Children's Village annual fundraiser.

Through Thursday, Dec. 1, anyone can stop by the Fayette County Library to see the unique hand-painted chairs. The auction, named the Children's Chair-ity Event, raises money for the abused and abandoned children who live in cottages at the Children's Village at Christian City.

MORE: Learn about the Children's Chair-ity Event

The Fayette County Library is located at 1821 Heritage Parkway in Fayetteville.