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Historic Coweta County Courthouse opens this weekend

The wait is over. And those attending the opening of the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse this weekend in downtown Newnan will see nothing less than a work of art that brought the century-old structure back to its original beauty.

“This has been a community project from the beginning,” said Patricia Palmer, Coweta County Public Affairs Director. “It was approved by the citizens as a SPLOST (1-cent sales tax) project, the municipalities supported it, and we all have watched as the courthouse emerged even more striking and beautiful that we could have imagined.” Read More»

A personal tribute at Patriot Day

A personal tribute at Patriot Day

Sharpsburg resident Bud Ellis is front and center with a salute at the opening ceremonies of Patriot Day held last Saturday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Ellis is a member of American Legion Post 50, VFW Post 9949 and the Korean War Veterans Association.

William Thomas Overby Day Memorial Service held

Mark A. Simpson left, is welcomed to Georgia by Sons of Confederate Commander, Mike Webb. He was presented with the book on Overby written by Carolyn Cary.

William Thomas Overby lived in Coweta County from 1839 to 1861. He entered Confederate service in May, 1861 and was hung by Federal forces in Front Royal, Virginia, on September 23, 1864.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #715, each year celebrates his life and devotion to family and the Confederacy.

A proclamation was read recently by Newnan Mayor, Keith Brady, one from the Coweta County Commissioners, read by Chairman, Paul Poole, and one from Gov. Perdue, read by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh. Read More»

“Operation Pill Drop” in F’ville on Sept. 25

The Fayette County Sheriff Office has partnered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners to announce a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Read More»

Jesus Feast culminates Saturday with worship in amphitheater

The mission and intent of the Jesus Feast that will be held Saturday at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is simple: it is a time to focus on the One who is at the center of Christian life.

“The Jesus Feast will be a time to glorify Jesus and to pray for area businesses and our governments, and we are emphatically not promoting anything other than Jesus,” event co-organizer Joyce Beverly said, adding that people from all churches and denominations as well as those who are unchurched are welcome. Read More»

An evening of prayer for police, firefighters at The Villages Amphitheater

An evening of prayer for police, firefighters at The Villages Amphitheater

Members of GUI Dance/Beyond Words Dance Ministries were just one of the many performers to join local ministers and church groups Saturday at an Evening of Prayer held at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Central to the theme of the service were the prayers offered for firefighters and police officers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Fayette, Coweta residents, 9/11 a day to honor heroes

Veterans representing several of America’s wars present arms at the 9/11 Patriot Day observance in Peachtree City Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

More than 200 residents of Fayette and Coweta counties made their way to Falcon Field in Peachtree City last Saturday for the city’s observance of Patriot Day. As in previous occasions, the event was filled with memory and honor and resolve.

The Patriot Day/Freedom Walk began with nearly 200 area residents participating in the “America Supports You Freedom Walk.” Read More»

A different way to farm and to live

Fayette County residents Nicole and Scott Tyson are right at home on their small non-profit organic farm near Sharpsburg. The couple on their new farm grow organic fruits and vegetables and practice rotational grazing with the turkeys, sheep and chickens. The name of the operation, the 180-degree Farm, is illustrative of the concept that contradicts the long-held norm in farming. Scott and Nicole use no chemicals and everything is natural.

Standing on their small farm off Ga. Highway 154 near Sharpsburg last Saturday morning, Scott and Nicole Tyson surveyed the small acreage that is home to the couple’s non-profit 180-degree Farm. The name of the farm makes sense, considering that their approach to farming is the diametric opposite of what has become the accepted norm. Read More»

Detour this weekend in PTC on Hwy. 74 South

This weekend a section of Ga. Highway 74 will be closed to allow the installation of pipes underneath the road at Crosstown Road.

The detour will begin Friday at 11 p.m. and remain in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be detoured around the area on Crosstown Road, south Peachtree Parkway, Robinson Road and Redwine Road to get back onto Hwy. 74, officials said. Read More»

9/11 in F'ville, PTC to be day of prayer, honor

The World Trade Center towers before their collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. File Photo.

To commemorate Sept. 11, 2001 three events are scheduled for Fayetteville and Peachtree City this coming Saturday. Two are Christian prayer gatherings: the first at midday on the Old Courthouse Square and the second that evening nearby at The Villages Amphitheater. Read More»

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