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Southern Living thanks Senoia

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Scott Tigchelaar at the Senoia City Council meeting last week presented a framed magazine cover, letters and photos as a token of gratitude from Southern Living Magazine to the council and Downtown Development Authority in appreciation for their support of the magazine’s 2010 Idea House. “It was an overwhelming success,” said Tigchelaar, adding that the collaboration was unlike anything the magazine had ever experienced. Pictured from left are Tigchelaar, Councilman and DDA member Maurice Glover, Councilman Bobby Graham, Mayor Robert Belisle and Councilman Jeff Fisher.

Seabaugh offers sympathy for Giffords, others in Tucson shooting

They were shots heard across the nation. It was supposed to be a meet-and-greet for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at the Safeway grocery store at the corner of Ina Road and Oracle Road in Tucson on Jan. 8. But all that changed when 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner allegedly open fire, shooting Giffords in the head and wounding or killing 19 others. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) issued a statement of sympathy and support for those injured and killed in the rampage. Read More»

Free spay/neuter options available for Coweta residents

A person’s income is no longer an obstacle to having a pet neutered or spayed in Coweta County. The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society (NCHS) now has four free grant programs to assist residents with the procedures at the HELP Spay/Neuter Clinic.

NCHS Executive Director JoAnn Jones said the new income criteria programs are an example of the organization’s commitment to the community.
Jones said the four no-cost programs being funded by NCHS include: Read More»

The Carnegie showcases several events in January

Come to The Carnegie in downtown Newnan for an informative seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr. In “Take Stock in the Market” you will learn basic stock terminology and time-proven strategies for investing in stocks. This program will be Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Read More»

Gov. Deal freezes state jobs, plans 7% budget cut

“We are now entering a new era of smaller government and greater personal responsibility. Government must pull back, but Georgians and our strong communities, big and small, have what it takes to fill the gap,” said Governor Nathan Deal in his State of the State address Wednesday to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly. Read More»

Ice Storm 2011 stops Fayette cold

No serious injuries or major property damage reported during worst ice storm to hit Fayette this decade; schools closed

UPDATED 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 — Despite major and secondary roads being mostly clear and ice-free Wednesday afternoon, the Fayette County School System will be closed Thursday for what may be a record fourth snow day in a row. However, local government offices in Fayetteville and Peachtree City will be open for business on Thursday. Read More»

Main roads in better shape as temps rise above freezing today

UPDATED 11:33 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11 — The worst may be behind us in Ice Storm 2011 as a combination of road crew efforts and rising temperatures melt away much of the icy coating on main roads in Fayette County.

While schools, government offices and a majority of businesses remain closed for the second straight day after an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of snow, then ice, brought normal operations to a halt, state highways 54 and 85 were easily passable at 11 a.m. today. Read More»

Ga. DOT chief speaks at PTC Rotary

Ga. DOT chief speaks at PTC Rotary

Vance C. Smith Jr., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday about the future of transportation in Georgia. Citing an unclear future for funding, Smith also spoke of the need to improve access to job centers, more transit, and improvements for port connectivity and commuter trip reliability. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

Coweta preps for winter storm

In anticipation of possible winter weather later this weekend, Coweta County crews have spent today in preparation, said county public information officer Patricia Palmer. 

The National Weather Service Saturday morning was forecasting a winter storm watch from Sunday evening through Monday evening. The storm is expected to begin with snow and transition to freezing rain and sleet sometime Monday. Accumulations of frozen precipitation could range from 3-5 inches. Read More»

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»

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