Newsmakers

Parting thoughts as Supt. John DeCotis says goodbye

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis in his office last week as he prepares to retire June 30. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a time when Fayette County had only one traffic light, located in downtown Fayetteville. It was a time when the county had only one high school, also in Fayetteville.

And it was the time when now-retiring Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis arrived to teach at J.C. Booth Junior High School in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC woman selected as National Guard Fire Marshall

Capt. Karen Corsetti.

The Georgia Army National Guard announced that the Army Guard’s environmental officer, Capt. Karen Corsetti, has been selected for the newly instituted position of National Guard Fire Marshall for the 14,000-member Georgia National Guard.

Capt. Karen Corsetti of Peachtree City, who currently oversees the Georgia National Guard’s Invasive Species Management program was selected for the position which will involve continuous inspection, prevention and education measures for the more than 73 National Guard armories and installations located across Georgia. Read More»

‘This system needs to start fresh’

Judge Edwards pushed ‘to clear the air’ of ‘lingering cloud’; DA Ballard urged ‘not making things worse and not overreacting’

Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards felt strongly that an alleged affair between fellow jurist Paschal A. English Jr. and defense attorney Kim Cornwell had caused the public’s faith of the judicial system to waver. Read More»

Going for Gold

Sally Maple running towards the endzone for the Palm Beach Punishers.

McIntosh grad Maple playing football for Team USA

The sport that citizens of the United States refer to as “soccer” is called football practically everywhere else. Right now, the largest soccer tournament in the world, the World Cup, is being played in South Africa. This Sunday, the 2010 IFAF Women’s World Championship, the first and arguably the biggest football tournament in the world, begins in Sweden and Sally Maple, a former Peachtree City resident and graduate of McIntosh High School is on the roster. Read More»

GDOT gives July 31 completion for I-85 in Coweta

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the long-lived widening of I-85 through Coweta County. The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) earlier this week announced its summer construction efforts, including the anticipated completion date of July 31 for three large Coweta road projects. Read More»

Census: Coweta’s mid-2009 population tops 127,000

The U.S. Census Bureau earlier this week released its update population estimates for July 2009. Those estimates show Coweta County with a population of 127,111, indicating a growth rate of 42.5 percent since 2000. Read More»

DA probe leaves big questions unanswered

From left, DA investigator Jeff Turner, Chief Public Defender Joe Saia, and Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard during a June 11 news conference. Photo/Ben Nelms.

DA focused on narrow range of criminal cases involving potential conflicts of interest after Judge English and public defender Cornwell were caught in a sexual act, but none before the tryst; tape disputes investigator’s allegation of revenge by Judge Edwards Read More»

Georgia General inducted into Hall of Fame

US Army Colonel Robert Manning, Commandant of the Adjutant General School, and Chief of the Corps, with Major General (Retired) Jack C. Wheeler upon Wheeler’s induction into the Adjutant’s General Corps Hall of Fame at Ft Jackson, SC.

Major General Jack C. Wheeler of Fayetteville, Georgia, was inducted into the US Army Adjutant General  (AG) Corps’  Inaugural Class of the AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) at Ft Jackson, South Carolina, on 11 June 2010. 

The AG Corps HOF is established to recognize and memorialize persons who have made positive, lasting and significant contributions to the US Army AG Corps.   AG Corps HOF members are honored with a permanent display in the AG Corps Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General School, Fort Jackson. Read More»

Southern Living's 2010 "Idea House" opens this weekend in Senoia

Hundreds attend the June 8 pre-opening event for the 2010 Southern Living "Idea House" located on the Gin Property adjacent to downtown Senoia.

It was quite an event. Several hundred invited guests made their way to Senoia Tuesday for the preview party that preceded the June 12 opening of the 2010 Southern Living Magazine Idea House located on the Gin Property adjacent to the downtown area. Read More»

It was a "Ride to Make History" in Senoia June 5

It was a "Ride to Make History" in Senoia June 5

The motorcycles get ready to leave downtown Senoia Saturday for a scenic ride through Coweta County as part of the “Ride to Make History” fundraiser for the Senoia Area Historical Society. The event also featured a bicycle ride that began at Senoia Children’s Park and ended at the Senoia Area Historical Society Museum on Couch Street.

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