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Sharpsburg girl’s find of a lifetime undergoes CT Scan

Sharpsburg residents and Junior Rangers Kylie (right) and Skylar Ferguson returned to the Badlands rcently to see the fully prepared fossilized cat skull that Kylie discovered on their May 2010 family vacation

It was a rare find nearly as old as time itself when then-seven year-old Kylie Ferguson of Sharpsburg discovered the museum-quality fossilized skull of a saber tooth cat at South Dakota’s Badlands National Park in May 2010. Kylie and her family returned to the Badlands last week to watch as 3-D images of the skull were produced using a CT Scan. Skull casts will eventually be available through the non-profit Badlands Natural History Association. Read More»

ECMS Spirit Night Monday at Newnan Chick-fil-A

The East Coweta Middle School is inviting parents, friends, faculty and the community to join them at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Newnan on Feb. 7 to show their support for the school chorus. Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage of all sales between 5-8 p.m. to the ECMS Chorus Program.

Mrs. Julia Lotti is in her second year as Director of Choral Activities at ECMS. Under her direction, students have received Superior ratings in Performance and Sight-Reading at The District VI Large Group Performance Evaluation and have been selected for Honor Chorus and All-State Chorus. Read More»

Alveda King inspires audience at pregnancy center event

Dr. Alveda King signs “We Who Are In Jesus Christ” for Fayette County resident Linda Sandwich at the conclusion of the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center banquet and fund-raiser. King was the featured speaker Jan. 25 at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center is an organization that is unashamedly pro-life and pro-Christian. The center’s annual banquet and fundraiser at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Jan. 25 featured Dr. Alveda King and was attended by several hundred residents from Fayette and Coweta counties and around southwest metro Atlanta.

Dr. King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., was the featured speaker at the event. Woven throughout the fabric of her remarks was the question, “How can the dream survive if we murder the children?” Read More»

Public policy educator to discuss civility at the Carnegie

Dr. Susan Herbst, newly appointed President of the University of Connecticut and currently Professor of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech and Executive Vice-Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of the University System of Georgia will discuss her recent book, “Rude Democracy: Civility and Incivility in American Politics” at Newnan’s Carnegie Library on Jan. 31. The free event will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the upstairs auditorium. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey preps tough immigration law

Under a proposed law being introduced this Wednesday by Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), employers across the state will be required to verify the residency status of all new job applicants to make sure only American citizens or properly documented aliens can be hired. Read More»

Golden Dragon Acrobats give stunning performance

The audience Sunday afternoon in a two-hour performance at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County was treated to a nearly unbelievable display of skill, coordination and strength by members of the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Photo/Special.

From China to New York and on to Newnan. Again. For the third time, the Golden Dragon Acrobats performed last weekend at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County. The two-hour exhibition of coordination and strength was nothing short of stunning.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats team performing Sunday came with 23 team members. The ages of the male and female performers ranged from 17-22, though one team member is 31 years old. Read More»

Senoia DDA ready to renovate old police buildings

Senoia DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman announces Tuesday that the organization is ready to begin renovating the old police department buildings on Main Street.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chairman Suzanne Helfman told the City Council Monday night that the organization has closed on the old police department buildings on Main Street and is quickly proceeding with plans to renovate them. One of the buildings will house the city’s Welcome Center while the other will be leased.

DDA agreed in September to purchase the circa 1912 buildings for $27,000 and the City Council accepted the offer on a 4-1 vote. Per the agreement, DDA said it would be responsible for the rehab work that would be needed. Read More»

Metta Quintet coming to The Centre Feb. 8

Metta Quintet, the resident ensemble of New York City-based non-profit JazzReach will perform at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

Mayor for Kedron gun show, staff nixed it without council input

\With several citizens’ concerns leading to the cancellation of a revenue-producing gun show renting out the Kedron Fieldhouse, Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix says the City Council may once again look at setting a policy on what constitutes acceptable use of the facility.

When gun show representatives approached the recreation department about the possibility, city officials sought the public’s input on the matter. While most of the feedback was positive, a few residents were opposed to the event, and Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo ultimately cancelled it.
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Chamber passes gavel as new chair takes helm

Joe Domaleski (R) accepts the chamber outgoing board chair plaque from the incoming chair, Melanie Myer. She will be the 46th Board Chair of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce was begun in the late 1960s and has progressed from its first annual banquets which were pot luck dinners at the local Masonic Lodge, to a full-fledged meal at a local a banquet facility with hundreds of people in attendance.

Today the chamber is the one organization focused on business growth, leadership development, entrepreneurship and community enhancement in Fayette. It works to bring together leadership and business, government, non-profits, and education to address issues and the needs of the community. Read More»

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