Newsmakers

Georgia Cup bike race coming to Senoia April 16

The Senoia City Council Monday night gave approval for the Georgia Cup Bike Race to be held in downtown Senoia on April 16. The race is a part of the Georgia Cup organization that includes bike races, running and triathlon series. Read More»

Residents called to contribute to American Cancer Society’s historic cancer research

Residents of Fayette and Coweta counties have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

There will be three locations for Fayette County residents to enroll in CPS3: Read More»

PTC braces for complaints as Lake Mac debris burning begins

The burning of cleared vegetation at the Lake McIntosh site is slated to begin this week and continue through April 30. Peachtree City officials have worried about the effects the residual smoke might have on nearby homes and businesses, but Fayette County officials anticipate no such problems. Read More»

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»