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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.

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.

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.

Golf cart ornaments for sale

Golf cart ornaments for sale

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau is selling a Christmas ornament modeled around one of the city's most recognizable symbols: the golf cart.

The 2012 Peachtree City ornament can be purchased at the Peachtree Center Visitor Center for $15.

"This charming ornament is specifically crafted to showcase Peachtree City's unique charisma and is a great collector's item with the inscribed 2012 date," the visitor center said in a statement.

The 2011 Peachtree City ornament is also available upon request.

The Peachtree City Visitor Center is located at 201 McIntosh Trail.

Toys for Tots needs volunteers

Toys for Tots needs volunteers

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Fayette Toys for Tots is looking for people and organizations willing to help during the holidays.

Fayette County's chapter of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will begin collecting toys on Nov. 16. Volunteers are needed to sort toys, solicit donations and serve as drop-off sites.

For more information, visit fayettetoysfortots.com or email questions to fayettetoysfortots@hotmail.com.

Fayette Toys for Tots serves disadvantaged children in Fayette and Coweta counties.

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Christian City is gearing up for its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, the Children's Chair-ity Event.

Every year, local artists hand-paint wooden chairs for the Chair-ity. The chairs are sold at the event during a Santa's Workshop Silent Auction, which also features other great prizes like a weekend trip to Hilton Head Island, a Pandora bracelet, gift baskets and tickets to the Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker.

All of the money raised by the event goes to the Children's Village at Christian City, which has provided a loving home for more than 1,000 abused and neglected children for 47 years.

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Johns Creek named best Ga. 'burb

Johns Creek named best Ga. 'burb

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek is the best place for Georgia suburbanites to live, according to a study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Onboard Informatics.

The ranking is based on such factors as access to suburban amenities (grocery stores, banks, etc.), proximity to good schools, commuting by car and community safety.

Georgia's Top 10 suburbs include:

1. Johns Creek
2. Lookout Mountain
3. Peachtree City
4. Berkeley Lake
5. Evans
6. Martinez
7. Suwanee
8. Tyrone
9. Skidaway Island
10. Fayetteville

(The Atlanta Business Chronicle contributed to this report.)