Newsmakers

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»

Coweta Chamber to hold candidates forum

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum on Monday, Oct. 18 to give Coweta County citizens the chance to hear ideas from and pose questions to those running for local and national office.

The forum will be held at the Chamber’s offices in Newnan at 6 p.m. and will feature U.S. Representative District Three challenger Democrat Frank Saunders and incumbent Republican Lynn Westmoreland.  Read More»

Senoia DDA to hold D-1 BoE forum

Candidates for the Coweta County School Board will speak and take questions at a forum to held on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Freeman-Sasser Building in Senoia. Each candidate will make a brief presentation about themselves and their platforms. The public will have the opportunity to submit questions, which will be chosen at random by the moderator and presented to the candidates. Read More»

Local supporters push sales tax for arts

It is an idea intended to forge an alliance within the Fayette County arts community that will work to help bring about a voter referendum to benefit the cultural arts by using a fraction of a penny in local sales taxes already being collected.

Fayette Art Center Executive Director Kathaleen Brewer last week explained that the idea of having local communities vote to designate a portion of a penny of existing sales taxes to the arts first surfaced last year in the General Assembly. Read More»

A different way for teens to party: Starr’s Mill senior takes ‘dry’ stand

Jules Shipe, 18, shows her “Party Dry” bracelets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When you’re a high school senior cheerleader who gets kicked off the squad after a run-in with the law, you have some choices to make.

Jules Shipe, 18, decided to become an advocate for a different kind of teenage pastime: “Party Dry.”

Legal issues during the past year resulted in the Peachtree City young woman being kicked off the varsity competition cheerleading squad at Starr’s Mill High School. Read More»

Fayetteville girl loses battle with neuroblastoma

Mary Evelyn King, 8, who fought a second round of neuroblastoma cancer, died Friday at her Fayetteville home, surrounded by family.

A Celebration of Life service was held this morning at St. Elias Orthodox Church in Atlanta.

Mary Evelyn was a second grader at Peeples Elementary School and was profiled in the Sept. 8 edition of The Citizen. Read More»

Math games at Coweta Charter Academy

Math games at Coweta Charter Academy

Kindergarten kids at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia recently treated their parents to a number of math games that could be played at home to reinforce mathematics concepts. The Curriculum Night event was a part of the Fall into Math program.

A walk to remember

A walk to remember

A large group of Coweta County residents were present at Saturday’s 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk held outside the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The 5K walk/run brought families from across metro Atlanta's Southern Crescent to the event intended to continue the awareness of and foster research for the disease that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Georgians.

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