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Winter weather in outlook for Sunday, Monday

Area residents might want to keep an eye out on the weather later this weekend and into early next week. The National Weather Service Friday afternoon called for the potential for wintry conditions that include rain, sleet and snow beginning Sunday afternoon then changing to sleet and snow for much of Monday. Accumulations of up to two inches are expected. Read More»

Deputy dogs ready for duty at Fayette Sheriff's Office

Deputy Shane Head (L) with Duke, a 5-month-old bloodhound and Deputy Cody Bensley with Darko, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois. Photo/Ben Nelms.

If a dog is man’s best friend, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office now has two new best friends on the force.

The sheriff’s office about a month ago acquired the services of Darko, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois, that serves with Dep. Cody Bensley as a patrol dog. And just last week the office secured Duke, a 5-month-old bloodhound that serves with Dep. Shane Head as a tracking dog. Read More»

Up close and larger than life

Up close and larger than life

Rainy skies before Christmas may have put a damper on the annual visit to Senoia by the Clydesdales, but it did not stop two of the gargantuan horses from arriving in town to be viewed and admired by the hundreds who braved the elements for a close-up look. Photo/Ben Nelms

Coat drive a success for local scout

Starr's Mill High School's Ray Loya as part of an Eagle Scout project spearheaded an effort collected 415 coats and blankets for homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ray Loya decided to warm the hearts of people down on their luck, people who had no place to go.

And by all measures he succeeded and then some, providing 415 blankets and jackets to homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta. His initial goal was 300.

Loya came up with the idea because his church does outreach programs in Atlanta, serving food to the homeless, and he knew there weren’t many jackets to hand out. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan donates $10K to Coweta schools

Piedmont Newnan Hospital last week announced that it will donate $10,000 to the Coweta County School System and other local organizations.
School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said Piedmont Newnan Hospital is showing its support for Coweta schools and students through its recent sponsorship of the Coweta County School System. Jackson said the sponsorship benefits a wide range of educational and student health and wellness programs at Coweta elementary, middle and high schools, as well as associated educational organizations. Read More»

Tyrone Post Office to be named for Robert Collins

It was an honor that not many receive. Congress last week in one of its final acts of 2010 approved the naming of the Tyrone Post Office in honor of 1st Lt. Robert Wilson Collins of Tyrone, who died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Read More»

VFW Post 9949 to meet Jan. 13

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at The Gathering Place(Senior Citizens Center) in Peachtree City, located at 203 McIntosh Trail. Qualified veterans contact Jim Ryan 770-631-3417 for further information. Our next meeting is January 13.  

Coweta holds “Chipper” event Jan. 8

It has been 20 years since Coweta County began its annual Christmas tree recycling event, “Bring One for the Chipper.” The tradition continues this year on Jan. 8 at the county recreation facility on Temple Avenue. Read More»

Services for Fayette Chief Public Defender Joe Saia to be held in Zebulon Thursday

Funeral services for long-time defense attorney Joe Saia of Peachtree City will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Pike County Courthouse in Zebulon.

The Pike County Courthouse is located on Main Street in downtown Zebulon. A visitation will be held across the street at the Chandler Building at the conclusion of the service.

Saia, who most recently served as the chief public defender for Fayette County, recently passed away after falling ill while on vacation in June in North Carolina. He was hospitalized for treatment of heart congestion; he had quadruple bypass surgery. Read More»

PTC’s McMullen looks back

CUTLINE: Bernard McMullen (L), Peachtree City’s retiring city manager, enjoys a momento presented by Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch at a reception in his honor at City Hall. Photo/John Munford.

As he wound down his tenure as city manager, Bernie McMullen said he is “looking forward to enjoying the city again.” His last official day is Dec. 31.

As part of his separation package, McMullen will be paid through the end of April 2011.

“I’m leaving a happy person,” McMullen said, noting his good fortune to have not only served as city manager, but the chance to make this his final job before retirement. Read More»

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