Newsmakers

2010 Census: Minorities gain in Fayette

Name Fayette County’s fastest growing city.

It’s Tyrone, with a decade-long increase of more than 75 percent, up to its current counted population of 6,879.

And Fayetteville grew to be nearly half as large as Peachtree City, coming in at nearly 16,000 persons — an increase of 43 percent — compared to Peachtree City’s slightly more than 34,000. Read More»

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Bedecked in a resplendent purple evening gown, Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum gets the once-over from Kim Westwood of the American Cancer Society at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Sturbaum wore the dress to help promote this year’s Relay For Life ACS fundraiser that will be held April 29 at the city’s Falcon Field Airport. The event is dubbed the “Runway Relay.” Photo/John Munford.

Fund-raisers this week for firefighter Chris Landreau, ill with cancer

Chris Landreau.

It’s a way of saying thank you and lending a helping hand. There will be a motorcycle ride fundraiser for 26-year-old Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau on Mar. 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More»

2 $10K lottery winners bought tickets in Fayette

ATLANTA – Lady Luck ran through Fayette County last week. Two tickets sold in the area won $10,000 in Thursday’s Decades of Dollars drawing.

Anthony Locke of College Park claimed one of the prizes Friday. His ticket was purchased at One Stop Amoco, 2950 Highway 138 SW, Fayetteville.

The second ticket was sold at Star BP, 744 Glynn St. N, Fayetteville. That winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim. Read More»

Fundraisers next week for Chris Landreau

It’s a way of saying thank you and lending a helping hand. There will be a motorcycle ride fundraiser for 26 year-old Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau on March 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More»

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

It can never be said that anything having to do with baseball is not popular in Senoia. That was evident last Saturday when crowds lined the street downtown for the Senoia Little League Parade. Cars and trucks full of young athletes made their way from the ball fields on Howard Road, continued through downtown and made it back to the ball fields for the opening pitch. Photo/Ben Nelms

Commuter rail could be in Newnan’s future

It was a meeting to solicit community input on what issues like transportation in metro Atlanta might look like in 2040. Potential plans showed that the only major transit initiatives likely for the southwest metro area will be found primarily in Coweta County in the form of commuter rail and express bus service to Newnan provided that funding is available. Read More»

Senoia Optimist BBQ Saturday

Senoia Optimist BBQ Saturday

Nerine Smith Barnette (far right) is shown with Optimist Tony Bell (in Optimist apron) as she receives her food at last October's Senoia Optimist club barbecue. Richard Thompson (2nd from left) will again be serving his delicious food assisted by his team along with the Senoia Optimist Club members. Food will be served at the Senoia Masonic Lodge at 19 Main Street Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Photo/Special.

Senoia Optimist Club hosts barbecue on March 19

The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth”, will host its spring barbecue on Saturday, March 19 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia.  The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg's Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. 
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Greyhounds run for the rescue in Chatt Hills

Ordinarily the four-legged athletes competing on the fields of the Bouckaert Farm are sport horses, but two weekends a year those athletes are of the canine variety – swift sighthounds like Greyhounds, Whippets and Scottish Deerhounds chasing a fast moving lure that simulates the action of a hare on the run. The sport is called “lure coursing” and is an adaptation of the ancient sport of coursing, in which two Greyhounds chase a hare in a contest between the dogs themselves and the hare. Read More»