Newsmakers

Sen. Chance, NAACP lawyer disagree about bias involving F’ville project

Fayette County developer and attorney Wayne Kendall has raised concerns about state Sen. Ronnie Chance related to an aspect of a larger issue where Kendall alleges to have received unfair treatment involving a senior residential living proposal he made for a Villages at Lafayette development on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville in mid-2010. A similar project was subsequently approved by the Fayetteville City Council last summer on property adjacent to the acreage Kendall had owned until October 2010. Read More»

New 'food shelf' forms in Senoia

There is a new community service in the Senoia area that is determined to combat the realities brought on by the continuing down economy. The Sow Good Center “food shelf” was recently formed and operated by local churches and residents with the idea of “serving our neighbors in need.”
Sow Good Center representative Cheryl Krichbaum said the new food shelf initiative had its start-up in August by two Senoia churches and a community member. Read More»

Westmoreland to speak in Senoia

The Senoia Tea Party Patriots invites the residents of Senoia to a town hall meeting with special guest speaker Congressman Lynn Westmoreland on Thursday Nov. 10 starting at 7 p.m. in the Senoia Municipal Building Courtroom at 505 Howard Road Senoia. Read More»

Senoia Area Blood Drive on November 7th

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area on Monday, November 7.  The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church.  The hours of the drive will be from 1-6 p.m.  Since this will be the last blood drive in Senoia before the upcoming holidays, local Donor Recruitment Representative Julie Tilson of the American Red Cross (ARC) explained that people are encouraged to “make a donation before vacation." Read More»

Holiday auction for Senoia Area Historical Society next Saturday evening

Senoia Area Historical Society will hold its Annual Holiday Auction on Saturday, November 12 at the society’s house and museum, 6 Couch Street, Senoia.

The theme this year will be “Bollywood Nights”. This came about because of a donation of Belly Dancing lessons and because we are a movie town. Belly dancers have offered to demonstrate. Read More»

Applications for Newnan Christmas parade on Dec. 4 available on city website

The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday, December 4, beginning at 3 p.m.  The parade begins at Temple Avenue Park and continues on Jackson Street and LaGrange Street to Newnan High School.  Sit down by the hearth and have some hot chocolate as this year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays”.  The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands.  Read More»

Nationwide emergency alert test coming to all channels

“This is a test.” Those are the words people across the United States will hear at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 when first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be conducted. The test that could last for more than three minutes will involve all broadcast media in the U.S. and its territories. Read More»

Dragon boat races to return to PTC in 2012

There may have been no Dragon Boat races this year, but in 2012 the Peachtree City Rotary Club plans to be back at one of the most popular new community events in the area.

The club has announced it is purchasing six new 30-foot dragon boats this year, and the race date has been set for Sept. 22, 2012.

The new fiberglass boats will be lighter, stronger and hold 10 paddlers which is expected to increase the excitement and competitiveness of the event.

The boats will continue to feature the same dragon heads and tails, and also the drummers and steerers. Read More»

Mock terrorist exercise held in Coweta

The woman hanging partially out of her vehicle was scared and frustrated over having been potentially exposed to anthrax at the Coweta County Fair. That was the scene as this woman and others participated in role playing scenarios as part of Exercise Southern Heat, a multi-agency mock terrorist response drill held Oct. 25-27 at locations around Coweta County.  Photo/Ben Nelms.

This was only a drill. What you are about to read involved scenarios from Exercise Southern Heat, a multi-agency response to a fictitious terrorist attack in Coweta County on Oct. 24-26. The focus of the full-scale exercise involving 21 local, state and federal agencies was to prepare emergency responders to effectively react to a terrorist attack where Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-yield Explosive (CBRNE) agents were used. Read More»

LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinic announces free rabies vaccination promotion

LifeLine Animal Project announces a free rabies vaccination promotion at the time of a spay or neuter at the LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinic’s Airport/South Metro location. This low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter clinic serves south Atlanta and Clayton County, Fayette County, Coweta County and Henry County. In order to receive the free rabies shots, pet owners should simply mention the free rabies offer at the time they make their appointment. Read More»