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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»

Newnan Youth Council raises funds for Angel’s House

The Newnan Youth Council (NYC) has raised over $500 by collecting coins within the community to donate directly to Angel’s House. The NYC presented the donation February 27.

“The Newnan Youth Council provides local high school students with a great opportunity to be involved in the community and its government. The members have already met United States Senator Johnny Isakson, the Mayor and City Council members, as well as several local prominent business leaders. Read More»

Bookmarks of Blessings

Kay Jones and some of her Bookmarks of Blessings.

Girl sells items to raise money for Earthquake victims in Haiti

Kay Jones’ parents were flipping channels after the earthquake in Haiti and she asked them to stop on the coverage. She, like many, was struck by the devastation she saw and wanted to do something to help. Her idea was to make and sell bookmarks to raise money to donate. Read More»

Local Corvette fan picked up his new car at Ky. plant

Richard Chappell and his wife, Doris

Richard Chappell, a retired employee of the Atlanta Wire Works who lives with his wife in Senoia, recently did something he had never done before: He bought a new Chevrolet Corvette. Read More»

Annual FCHS Hall of Fame dinner Saturday

The Fayette County High School Hall of Fame Committee has selected its induction class of 2010. The members of this year’s induction class include six athletes/coaches and three distinguished alumni. Read More»

Fayette students make Dean's list at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University students from Fayette County that have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Georgia Southern is very proud of these high achieving students from your area.

Alex M Ritchie is a Junior from Peachtree City majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Allison M Harrington is a Junior from Tyrone majoring in Fashion Merchandise & Apparel. Read More»

Brooks girl, hurt in Dec. 23 wreck, dies

Brooks girl, hurt in Dec. 23 wreck, dies

A Brooks resident who was fighting her way back from severe injuries in a Dec. 23 car crash died Saturday.

Candice Smith, 19, was being treated at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta where she was also receiving physical and speech therapy. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital team aids Haitian relief efforts

Team members traveling on the trip were (left to right) orthopaedic surgeons Obi Ugwonali, M.D., on staff at Northside Hospital; Danny Guy, M.D., on staff at West Georgia Health System; Stephen Smith, M.D., on staff at Piedmont Hospital; Mike Behr, M.D., on staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital; and Stephen McCollam, M.D., on staff at Piedmont Hospital. Also from Piedmont Fayette Hospital were Robert Hendley, PA-C, anesthesiology assistant, and Jonathan Clayton, M.D., anesthesiologist.

Physicians spent a week aiding the medical staff of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer

For the second time since the tragic earthquake changed millions of lives in Haiti, Read More»

Coweta/Fayette ‘biobots’ make their mark at statewide competition

The “biobots” team of 9-14 year-olds from Coweta and Fayette counties are fresh off their win at the state competition in the First Lego League meet at Georgia Tech with their entry “Sustainable Green Subdivision.” Team members are (l-r) front: Carlee Beaty, Chad Beaty, Jackson Duncan and Ryan Bowers; and rear Mike Sessions and Alex Adcox.

It was all about developing a “Sustainable Green Subdivision.” And it was the entry that won three 2nd Place awards for a group of Coweta and Fayette kids in January as part of a statewide Read More»

Three new art programs coming to Serenbe

Serenbe is pleased to announce the launch of three new art programs in the community: the Serenbe Photography Center, Serenbe Playhouse and Fine Arts Workshops. Each has workshops and/or performances scheduled that are open to the public. Read More»

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