Newsmakers

Point-to-Point races provide a show of skill and love

The setting March 27 could not have been more perfect for the Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point Races held at Bear Creek Farm south of Moreland. A total of 83 horses ran in the multiple races held on the rolling terrain.

A centuries-old tradition came alive amid the rolling hills of Bear Creek Farm near Moreland recently. And in the second running of the Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point Races it is likely that a new tradition had emerged. And through it all, the day was immersed in the love and admiration of the riders for their horses. Read More»

PTC neighbor enters burning, smoke-filled house to save family of 5

Police tape marks the damaged house on Lanyard Bend the morning after the fire. Photo/John Munford.

When Aaron Housley arrived on the scene of a raging house fire early Thursday morning with no firefighters in sight, he knew what he had to do. Read More»

Neighbor saves sleeping family from PTC fire

A quick-acting neighbor helped rescue a slumbering Peachtree City family from their Lanyard Bend home after a fire broke out in their garage just after midnight, fire officials said.

An in-depth story about the neighbor is here. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan Hospital announces new directors

Piedmont Newnan Hospital (PNH) has recently named Lee LaRowe, M.D., as director of the hospital’s Inpatient Medicine Service (IMS) and Judy Busch as director of risk management. Read More»

Newnan Spring Tour of Homes coming April 17

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening of Moonlight and Roses” – its 33rd annual Spring Tour of Homes – on April 17, in Newnan, the “City of Homes”. The tour is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes homes predominately in the College-Temple Historic District. The format this year is new, as it invites an enchanting spring stroll between the featured homes in the early evening hours. Read More»

Free medical clinic planned for uninsured Coweta residents

Work is underway to establish a free medical clinic for uninsured Coweta County residents.

An $80,000 federal grant has been secured to assist with the clinic’s planning stages, and local volunteers are well on their way with a donated medical facility located at the corner of Jefferson and Lee streets in Newnan.

The grant application was a joint venture of Piedmont Newnan Hospital, the PAPP Clinic, the Coweta County Health Department and One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach. Read More»

Imker’s plan to balance PTC budget: pension changes, staff furloughs, sales tax

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker

‘What makes government employees so special [that] they are immune to what’s going on around us whereas commercial businesses are not?’ Read More»

‘Dump bags’ help wounded soldiers during recuperation

Judy Cable, Mary Dewerff and Joe Destefani (from left) display a “Dump Bag” designed for recuperating soldiers returning home from the war on terror. Photo/John Munford.

Local group hoping for funds to make more bags at request of PTC’s Lt. Dan Berschinski

Mary Dewerff of Peachtree City didn’t intend for her neighborly deed to turn into such a big production. Read More»

Tea Party meeting scheduled for April 1

The South Atlanta Tea Party will hold a meeting April 1 and will feature speakers discussing the reform of the political system and the use of technology to influence the political system.

Georgia Tea Party Patriots Coordinator Debbie Cooley will speak on reforming the political system from the inside out. She will be joined by National Tea Party Patriots Coordinator Joy McGraw who will talk about technology uses that can influence the political system.

The April 1 meeting will be held at 7 PM at 800 Commerce Drive in the Westpark Office Park in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC adding historical timeline to memorial project

Peachtree City’s effort to honor founding fathers Floy Farr and Joel Cowan is expanding.

The project, funded entirely by donations, is nearing its initial $25,000 goal. But another $35,000 will be needed to accommodate the addition of a “pre-history founder’s corner” and a timeline of city milestones placed around the plaza to mark notable firsts, community events, mayoral terms and other achievements. Read More»