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Palmetto Youth League opens its doors

Palmetto Youth League (PYL) Director Bernard Knox (front left) and Mayor John Miller (front right) were all smiles April 17 for the organization’s grand opening at the C.A. Carter Center.

Palmetto Youth League (PYL) Director Bernard Knox (front left) and Mayor John Miller (front right) were all smiles April 17 for the organization’s grand opening at the C.A. Carter Center. They were joined by City Council members, PYL board of directors, Police Chief Luther Graham, parents and children.

Coweta County Tea Party Patriots - 1 year and going strong

Most grassroots efforts in any community start with a bang and quickly fizzle within weeks or months. But such is not the fate of the Coweta Tea Party Patriots. The organization is well past its first anniversary and is only showing signs of increasing its numbers.

“We’re not a huge group, but the group of people we have are very engaged and so many of them want to work for this effort,” said local organizer Wendy Bloedt. “We have a core group of 30-40 people and a larger group of more than 60 who attend our meetings.” Read More»

Coweta Fayette Rotary Club Welcomes attorney Lynn Clark and 4 GRSP Students

Lynn Clark visited the Coweta Fayette Rotary Club and introduced four GRSP Students. Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities.  Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.  Read More»

Charity golf tournament coming to Cannongate

Awesome Youth Inc. will host its first annual Elaine B. Connally Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, May 15 at the Canongate I Golf Club.

The tournament event begins at 11 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. Team registration and single registration is available. Team, single, and raffle prizes include items such as cash, golf equipment and a Honda Accord Crosstour.

Awesome Youth Incorporated is a nonprofit organization, with all proceeds from the tournament benefitting the Summer Camp Scholarships for underprivileged under-served youth. Read More»

Local woman recognized for service

Local woman recognized for service

A Fayette County woman was recognized last week for winning the prestigious Robert Benham Award for community service.

Angela Hinton Fonda, who is a representative on the oversight board for the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services, said she feels “very fortunate” to be in a position to support DFCS. Read More»

Community leaders double as servers for fund-raiser tonight

The pressure will be on Monday night when two dozen community leaders from around Fayette County will do their best to measure up to the occasion; and get the orders right. Far from the confines of law enforcement, legal issues or the business of running businesses or local government, the 24 will be volunteer servers for what should be a packed house at a charity dinner supporting child abuse prevention. Read More»

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