Newsmakers

Fayette resident named head of Georgia Chamber

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has announced today that Fayette County resident Chris Clark has been selected as the organization’s new President & CEO effective November 1, 2010.

Clark, who is currently the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, succeeds George Israel who announced his retirement earlier this year after eight years of service to the Chamber. Read More»

Still more judge trouble in long-running divorce case

Case led to scandal, forced resignations of 2 judges; now new judge accused of ties to Judge English

A Fayette County woman is asking for the latest judge appointed to her long-running divorce case to be removed because of his connections to a previous presiding judge on the case: Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

WWII vets make last Fayette-based Honor Flight

WWII veterans Grier Livingston Sims (seated) and Billy Rogers Brooks (R) review the bas relief sculptures at the National WWII Memorial that depict scenes from the war, joined by Army Sgt. Guelmy Gloss and Honor Flight escort Sue Memmer. Photo/John Munford.

It was a trip to remember and never forget. The final voyage for Fayette Honor Flight brought some 80 veterans of World War II to see their memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge Sept. 15.

For the seventh and last time, the veterans got a motorcycle and police priority escort to Hartsfield International in Atlanta. On their flight up, the veterans were treated with a special “mail call” with letters written by local schoolchildren. Read More»

A beautiful day in Tyrone for Founders Day

A beautiful day in Tyrone for Founders Day

It's always fun for kids to ride on the top of the truck. And that was even more the case Saturday morning as kids on vehicles and floats, and the multitude of others that lined the street, took in the sights at the annual Founders Day events that began with the parade along Senoia Road.

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»