Newsmakers

Promise Place to add support group in F’ville

Promise Place Domestic Violence Center Director Vanessa Mottley (L) and counselor Helen Branch recently announced plans for a new domestic violence support group in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In Fayette County, the Promise Place center approaches the reality of domestic violence in a variety of ways, and to meet community needs the non-profit organization is ready to start up a support group in Fayetteville that will compliment the existing group in Peachtree City. Read More»

Making a difference one life at a time

Children born in the United States with a cleft lip or palette have surgery available to correct the condition. But this is not the case in much of the developing world where such a condition means the child will be a virtual outcast.

And that is where Dr. Vincent Perciaccante and Healing the Children Northeast come in. Perciaccante and a team of surgeons will be returning to Nicaragua in May to provide a much-needed service to children who would likely never receive help. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta say goodbye to fallen warrior, Lt. Collins

Army 1st Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone was laid to rest Saturday as friends continued to share stories of his sense of humor that carried with him from his high school days into his role as a leader of men. Read More»

Earth Day 2010, Fayette County style

Earth Day 2010, Fayette County style

These young ladies entertained the crowd Saturday at the annual Fayette County Earth Day event in Tyrone. Photo/Ben Nelms.

3 in Fayette appointed to state advisory boards

Three prominent Fayette County residents have been appointed to different statewide advisory boards by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

County Commission Chairman Jack Smith was named to the Board of the Georgia Leadership Academy; Development Authority Chairman Randy Hayes was named to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Advisory Committee; and Fayette County Election Board Chairwoman and real estate appraiser Marilyn Watts was named to the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board.

All three have been extensively active in the community: Read More»

Tea Partiers turn out in force in PTC

Red, white and blue were the patriotic colors of the day at Thursday's TEA Party at Drake Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Drake Field near Peachtree City Hall on April 15 drew an estimated 1,800 people for the Tax Day Tea Party sponsored by the Fayette County-based South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots.

Gallery of Tea Party photos

Music played, a variety of protest signs were displayed and flags flew in the warm breeze, Read More»

Historic courthouse on track for summer completion

The rehabilitation of the landmark 1904 Coweta County Courthouse is on schedule for completion sometime this summer. Coweta County commissioners April 6 authorized several work orders for the $6.284 million project.

Among the change orders were those that carried credits of $65,981. They included replacing aesthetic finishes with higher impact resistant finishes in the basement restroom, a value engineering alternative to delete resilient flooring in several rooms and the deletion of a lift in the upstairs courtroom. A removable ramp and turn-around ramp will be used in its place. Read More»

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