Getting the right fit for Christmas

Getting the right fit for Christmas

Fayette County deputy and Sandy Creek High School School Resource Officer Manny Rojas joined Sheriff Barry Babb and a host of deputies in treating 30 local children to the “Shop with the Sheriff” outing held Dec. 21 at the Walmart store in Fayetteville. Here Deputy Rojas checks a potential gift for size on the young man soon to be wearing the gift. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Workers we have seen on high

Workers we have seen on high

These employees from Fayette County’s public works department installed lighting on the historic Fayette County Courthouse in downtown Fayetteville last week. From their high (and precarious) perch they got an up-close look at the facility’s iconic clock tower. Photo/John Munford.

First confirmed flu deaths reported in Ga.

First confirmed flu deaths reported in Ga.

The Ga. Dept. of Public Health (DPH) on Dec. 11 confirmed that Georgia has seen its first flu-related deaths of the 2013-2014 flu season and is advising that people receive a vaccination.

“DPH has lab confirmation of two flu-related deaths in the state. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia this flu season. Both of the deceased were adults,” said DPH Media Relations Manager Nancy Nydam. Read More»

Fayette grand jury declines to indict Clayton top cop, 3 others

A Fayette County grand jury declined to indict four people Friday on racketeering and related charges stemming from alleged fraudulent invoices submitted to the Clayton County DUI Court by one company in Tyrone and another located in College Park. Read More»

F’ville Council referees dog feud

Nearby business owner Dave Williams makes his point to the council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In this corner, 60 barking dogs, an animal rescue business and its supporters; in the opposite corner, a senior citizens’ subdivision

Everybody loves dogs and no one wants them to suffer. But when it comes to an ordinance amendment that would place new criteria on commercial kennels and animal shelters, the Fayetteville City Council appears to be between a rock and a very hard place.

As expected, the proposed amendment was tabled at the Dec. 5 meeting, but not before supporters of Courtney’s Canine Care countered the noise complaints of homeowners and businesses that surfaced at the November meeting. Read More»

Helen Denton, 91, keeper of the world’s biggest secret, laid to rest on Pearl Harbor Day

One of Fayette’s patriots, Helen Denton. Photo/Special.

The woman who typed General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s final orders authorizing the June 6, 1944 D-Day Normandy invasion in World War II died Dec. 3 in Fayetteville.

Helen Kogel Denton, 91, who kept that secret even from her husband of nearly four decades, was buried in the Jonesboro City Cemetery on Dec. 7, 2013, Pearl Harbor Day.
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Police seek help for PTC toy drive

Keep an eye out for the "Light Up the Night" toy drive outside shopping centers. Photo/Special.

The Peachtree City Police Department’s annual “Light Up the Night” toy drive is up and running to help local families in need have a happy holiday. Read More»

Thanksgiving comes early to Huddleston Elementary

Thanksgiving comes early to Huddleston Elementary

Students at Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City got a jump on the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 21 while dressing for the occasion that reflects America’s heritage. Photo/Special.

Newnan judge named lifetime member of Mercer University board of trustees

The Honorable W. Homer Drake Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court Judge from Newnan, was elected as only the 11th lifetime member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees at the governing body's annual meeting on Nov. 22. Read More»

Advocate pushes for stronger workforce in Coweta

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) President Steve Dolinger. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Educators and business people from Coweta County and the region met Nov. 20 to hear from Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) President Steve Dolinger on the need of businesses and the community to build a strong workforce and strengthen the local economy.

“Stronger education leads to a stronger workforce,” Dolinger said, noting the ongoing work of GPEE with local chambers of commerce across the state.

The audience got a look at where Coweta stands in a number of categories focusing on factors such as high school graduation rates and teen unemployment rates. Read More»

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