Newsmakers

Bypass foes: We’ll file federal lawsuit

Members of the West Fayetteville Bypass Coalition say they will not be deterred from trying to stop construction of Phase II (the northern portion) of the roadway even though Fayette County received federal clearance for the project last week with a permit issued under the Clean Water Act. Next stop for the coalition will be federal court. Read More»

Local “Operation Sandbox Georgia” supports America’s troops

For the sixth consecutive year “Operation Sandbox,” using specific donated items, will assemble and send care packages to deployed troops. In the local area monetary contributions (checks or cash) or donated items will be accepted at local businesses from Nov. 1 – 30. On Dec. 5, a local patriot who wishes to remain anonymous will deliver the items to a central staging area for packaging and mailing in time for Christmas. Read More»

A market day for pumpkins in Fayetteville

A market day for pumpkins in Fayetteville

Family members take in part of the array of decorated pumpkins Saturday at the Old Courthouse Square in Fayetteville in a festive day combining Market Day with the annual Pumpkin Walk involving several elementary schools and costumed children. Click here for more photos from Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Grant Aasen, EMTs and doctor honored at Friday football game

Grant Aasen, EMTs and doctor honored at Friday football game

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 last week at a ball game 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. Read earlier story here. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Creek retires Calvin Johnson's jersey

Head Coach Chip Walker applauds as Calvin Johnson beams a shy smile during his pregame jersey retirement ceremony Friday night.

Detroit Lion receiver Calvin Johnson got a hero's welcome from the crowd at Sandy Creek tonight as his old jersey number was retired.

With a smile, the bashful-looking Johnson waved to the crowd as it gave him a standing ovation upon his entrance at the pre-game ceremony. Johnson, whose Lions have a bye this weekend, said after the ceremony that he was pleased to return to his alma mater and he was very appreciative of the Sandy Creek staff and fans. Read More»

Injured Starr's Mill player makes full recovery

Grant Aasen home 1 week following brain surgery after whiplash injury at Northgate game

Starr’s Mill JV running back Grant Aasen has made a miraculous recovery Read More»

Crook family nears one century of business in Senoia

Crook family nears one century of business in Senoia

It is as much about home as it is about business. And though the scope of the family business has grown over nearly a century, lifelong Senoia resident Ellis Crook and his son Greg are an example of the belief that history is relevant and that providing good service is the key to the future.

Ellis Crook today is the owner of Crook’s Market Place, Crook’s Tire Pros tire center, the convenience store next door, the new Addy building immediately to the east where Crescent South Insurance is located and the Food Outlet in Newnan that opened in May on Temple Avenue in Newnan. Read More»

Veterans showered with appreciation in Newnan

Veterans showered with appreciation in Newnan

It was a first for Coweta County and its veterans. The Veterans Appreciation Muster was held in Veterans Park in Newnan Saturday morning. The occasion included remarks from Gen. Don Harvel (USAFNG), Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, Coweta County Commission Chairman Paul Poole and Newnan Mayor Keith Brady. The event concluded with a Huey helicopter fly-by and a musket salute by the Marquis de LaFayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Another judge steps aside in controversial Fayette divorce case

Yet another judge has recused himself from a long-running Fayette County divorce case. Senior Superior Court Judge Grant Brantley filed a voluntary recusal order in the case Oct. 14. Read More»

Fayette County NAACP to hold 13th annual banquet

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 13th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City. Read More»