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Tricky treat

Tricky treat

It was Halloween spectacular at the grand opening of the Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Oct. 30. Kids and their parents were treated to games, constume contests, snacks, a tour of the impressive building and the challenging donut on a string competition. Contest winners were Kyle Fink (ages 0-4),Trey Hightower (ages 5-8) and Madison Hightower (ages 9-12). Read More»

Seniors hear “the other side” of the Medicare story

More than 100 people showed up Oct. 28 at Peachtree City Hall to learn more about the transformation of the American healthcare system and its potential impact on Medicare recipients.

Addressing the convoluted topic were St. Joseph’s Hospital oncologist Dr. Brian Hill, insurance expert and Atlanta-based Healthcare Visions, Inc. CEO Ron Bachman and Sharpsburg independent insurance agent Linda Mulligan. Read More»

Letter campaign underway for BSC light

Peachtree City residents are being asked to pen emails and letters in support of putting a traffic light on Ga. Highway 74 south for the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex, commonly referred to as BSC. Read More»

Heritage resident Fran Kolts celebrates 104th birthday

“Pop” Diebler presents 104 year old Fran Kolts with gift at her recent birthday party at Heritage of Peachtree. Photo/Special.

The Heritage of Peachtree community turned out en masse to celebrate the 104th birthday of fellow resident, Fran Kolts on Oct. 26. Read More»

Spirit of McIntosh wraps up 2010 with competition at Newnan High School

Spirit of McIntosh wraps up 2010 with competition at Newnan High School

The 100-plus members of the Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band from McIntosh High School will close their 2010 season with a performance of their show “Corrida” at the 31st Annual Old South Marching Festival & Competition on Nov. 6 at Newnan High School. The award winning band participated in two competitions this year receiving all superior ratings for the band, drum majors, color guard, and percussion. The band placed second in the class AAA division at the Superbowl of Sound at Central Carroll High School on Oct. 2. The band is under the direction of Ms. Read More»

Medical crews honored for work with injured athlete

The EMTs, firefighters, life flight personnel and the neurologist that attended to Starr's Mill High School Junior Varsity football player Grant Aasen after a whiplash injury two weeks ago at a ball game at Northgate were honored after the coin toss at the game Friday night between Starr's Mill and Northgate. The injury and Grant's full recovery after the emergency surgery at Atlanta Medical Center is nothing short of a miracle, said Grant's mother Tina.

For Starr’s Mill High School JV running back Grant Aasen and his family it was a special night. The responders and medical personnel who attended to him, provided the transport to Atlanta Medical Center and rendered care at the facility two weeks ago following an injury sustained at the football game at Northgate High School were all on hand last Friday night to be honored for their efforts. The on-field ceremony was held after the coin toss and just prior to the Oct. 22 varsity game between Northgate and Starr’s Mill. Read More»

Senoia Police to hold open house for kids/adults Saturday

It’s been a long wait but it will be worth every minute, especially for the kids. Staff at the Senoia Police and Municipal Court will hold an open house at the new building on Howard Road on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The open house is meant to be festive, with trick or treat activities for the kids along with games and a costume contest that will begin at 11 a.m. Tours of the new facility will also be provided. Read More»

Sept. jobless rate: down in Coweta, up in Newnan

Unemployment figures released early Thursday by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) shows a small decrease in Coweta County but an increase in Newnan. The Coweta rate came in at 9.1 percent in September while the rate for Newnan came in at 11.1 percent.

Throughout Coweta the unemployment rate fell a few tenths of a percent in September. The jobless rate decreased from 9.4 percent in August to 9.1 percent last month. That figure compares to an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent a year ago. The current numbers reflect more than 5,300 people out of work in a county workforce of 58,398. Read More»

Fayette Chief Magistrate Floyd dies

Fayette County Chief Magistrate Charles R. "Chuck" Floyd.

Fayette County’s Chief Magistrate, Charles “Chuck” Floyd Jr., died overnight, court officials have said.

When Floyd, 53, was appointed to the position in 2002, he became Fayette’s first-ever African American judge. He subsequently was elected to the post in 2004 and won re-election in 2008.

Fellow Magistrate Bob Ruppenthal in a statement today said that Floyd “served the citizens of Fayette County with integrity.”

“Chuck will be greatly missed,” Ruppenthal said.

Details of Floyd’s death are unavailable and funeral arrangements are expected to be released later by the family. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix to advocate for fix of Hwy. 74-I-85 interchange

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix said Tuesday that one of his top priorities to push for inclusion on the list of projects for a potential 10-year regional transportation sales tax will be the often-clogged interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85 just outside Fayette County in Fairburn.

While that’s a worthy project, Haddix is skeptical it will qualify for funding through the 1-cent tax, which will be up for voter approval on a region-wide basis in July 2012. Read More»

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