Newsmakers

Raising the roof — and walls and other stuff — for Fayette's Pregnancy Resource Center

Raising the roof — and walls and other stuff — for Fayette's Pregnancy Resource Center

It was an old style barn-raising Saturday at the new home of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County located on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville across from Pies on Pizza. The construction of the 6,000 square-foot center that will provide a variety of services to new moms is in conjunction with the ongoing community efforts of Square Foot Ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Oldies cruisin' in Senoia

Oldies cruisin' in Senoia

It was another record breaking event in Senoia. The annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies car show held Sept. 25 had nearly 300 entries this year. And area residents responded to the mass of cars that lined Main Street, with crowds filling the downtown area and taking time to grab a meal and listen to live music.

Winners again

Winners again

Senoia won more races than most teams last weekend at the International Dragon Boat Races in Peachtree City. And the team of muscular athletes relied on their wits, prowess and rowing skills to best most of the opponents they faced. The 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races and International Fest was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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.