Newsmakers

Senoia bike ride tour May 14

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring two bike riding tours of Senoia on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. These updated, fun and easy tours are for riders of all ages and abilities and are a fund raiser for the Society. Proceeds will be used to preserve and display artifacts for the museum. These are great rides for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, or who just want some Saturday fun. Read More»

Coweta Public Safety Day features low-cost rabies shots

Low cost rabies shots and micro-chipping of cats and dogs will be offered by Coweta County Animal Control at the Public Safety Day event on Saturday, May 7. Public Safety Day will be at the Coweta County Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road in Newnan. 

The event will also feature animals available for adoption. The rabies clinic will be from 10 a.m. until noon while the micro-chipping and adoptions will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Coweta County Animal Control only accepts cash and prices are as follows:

-Rabies shot: $9

-Micro-chipping: $25

-Feline adoption: $70 Read More»

Hearn: ‘I’m not the only one’; look at Studdards

Remaining under fire for failing to disclose that a recent elections board appointee was his cousin until weeks following the vote, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn asserted a different defense at the close of the April 28 commission meeting.

Hearn pointed out that a current member of the elections board, whom he did not name, has a wife who is an elected official in Fayette County. Read More»

Who is mystery girl who showed up after storms blew through Fayette?

Jim Harris of Brooks holds photo of mystery girl. Photo/John Munford.

It is indeed possible, if not likely, that a photo discovered in the backyard of a south Fayette County home was carried hundreds of miles by the violent storms came here the evening of April 27.

Storms such as these have been documented to lift debris miles into the air and carry it for long distances, said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps is front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

McIntosh grad is USC Salutatorian

McIntosh grad named USC Salutatorian

Craig Western, a Peachtree City resident and graduate of McIntosh High, has been named Salutatorian of the University of Southern California Class of 2011. Craig will graduate summa cum laude on May 13 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, having maintained a 3.99 grade point average. Read More»

Veteran: Pearl Harbor attack was ‘chaotic’

Griffin resident Bob Schmutzler talks about his experiences in World War II, including firing at attacking Japanese fighter planes at Pearl Harbor using a rifle like the one he holds. Photo/John Munford.

Editor’s note: This interview was conducted because of WWII Heritage Days, taking place this weekend in Peachtree City. Please see the special section in this paper for more information about that event.

When Japanese airplanes struck Pearl Harbor by surprise Dec. 7, 1941, Bob Schmutzler of nearby Griffin was eating breakfast in the mess hall. Read More»

Fund-raiser set for ailing Board of Education member Sam Tolbert

Sam Tolbert.

It is a way to show her love and support. Hannah Tolbert, daughter of Fayette County Board of Education member Sam Tolbert, is planning a “Ride for Life” car and bike show and benefit ride fund-raiser on June 12 to help offset her father’s expenses as he undergoes treatment for Stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Stage 4 — the final and most serious of four stages — means that the metastatic cancer has spread to distant sites in the body. Read More»

Holy Carp!

Holy Carp!

Blaise McCord, 16, of Peachtree City caught this whopper of a grass carp in a local pond in the city a few days ago. A member of the Bass Fishing Club at McIntosh High School, McCord caught it while casually fishing in the evening hours; and yes, he released it back into the water. Photo/Special.

‘The Wall That Heals’ fundraiser April 23

A motorcycle benefit ride on April 23 will raise money to bring “The Wall That Heals,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to the Coweta County Fairgrounds in October.

The April 23 event will begin at the Great South Harley Davidson dealership located at 185 Ga. Highway 16 East in Newnan. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Riders will depart at 10 a.m. for the U.S. Army National Infantry Museum in Columbus. Read More»