Newsmakers

Cap & Trade meeting coming March 30

Because of the large number of requests received, the Fayette-Coweta 9/12 Patriots and the Coweta Tea Party Patriots will hold a repeat of the January Cap & Trade meeting on Tuesday, March 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, located at 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

Speakers will include Georgia Congressman Matt Ramsey and Michael Whiteside, President of Green Power EMC & retired CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Spokesman Jim Richter said attendees will learn about the proposed cap and trade legislation currently before Congress and how citizens will be affected. Read More»

Starr’s Mill loses a legend, Earwood to head up Our Lady of Mercy football program

Former Starr's Mill head football coach Mike Earwood at the 2009 Crying Towel Luncheon. Earwood won the event last year and is holding the crying towel. Photo/Michael Boylan.

In 1997, there was no football at Starr’s Mill, but Mike Earwood started building a program and with the help of dedicated coaches, players and parents, a team that was a perennial powerhouse and playoff contender was built. There were ups and downs over the ensuing seasons, more ups than downs, but fans knew what to expect from Starr’s Mill. Read More»

State Health Dept. asks for input on infant program

The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system. Read More»

Soccer just for fun

Muppet soccer

March 6 was opening day of the spring season for Fayette County Youth Soccer and for some of these players, members of U6 Muppet soccer teams, it marked their athletic debut. Scores weren’t kept and every player was cheered as they gave their all while learning to play the “beautiful game.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

2 F’ville Cub Scouts race NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon watches with a group of excited Cub Scouts Friday as their Pinewood Derby cars race down the track at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Front row, from left: Adam Knell, Sam Esterline, Christian Bostic, Brandon Oenick. Back row from left: Caleb Moss, Will Harper, Jared Oenick, Kristopher Assing, Alex Pecoraro. Photo/Special.

In Pinewood Derby cars, that is.

For most Cub Scouts, the closest thing to experiencing the thrill of NASCAR short of attending a race is the chance to build and race their own Pinewood Derby cars in one of scouting’s most time-honored traditions. Read More»

Tyrone students share favorite Suess books

Tyrone students share favorite Suess books

Tyrone Elementary is celebrating Read Across America this week honoring author/illustrator: Dr. Seuss. Pictured is the entire first grade at Tyrone Elementary holding up their favorite Dr. Seuss book.Tyrone Elementary loves to read. Photo/Special.

PTC police awarded re-accreditation

CALEA commissioner Lou M. Dekmar presents the official re-accreditation certificate to the Peachtree City Police Department.

The Peachtree City Police Department was presented with its formal international re-accreditation certificate Thursday night.

The achievement is recognition of the department’s “commitment to professional police services,” said LaGrange Police Chief Lou M. Dekmar, who is also a commissioner with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Read More»

Seabaugh hosts Page Day

Seabaugh hosts Page Day

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R- Sharpsburg) hosted his annual Page Day at the Capitol on Feb. 10. Read More»

Mathura marks 25 years at South Metro Ministries

Mathura marks 25 years at South Metro Ministries

It has been 25 years since Allan and Valerie Mathura came to South Metro Ministries. The ongoing month-long acknowledgment and celebration of that arrival will culminate on Mar. 21 with the 25th Anniversary Service at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan. Read More»