Newsmakers

Meeting on illegal immigration law July 8

On July 8 at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City, the South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) will be welcoming the public to a special educational experience.

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah and Inger Eberhart of the Dustin Inman Society will discuss the impact of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as it relates to Fayette County citizens. Read More»

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

It was a find that turned into something much bigger and much more significant than it first appeared. Seven year-old Sharpsburg resident Kylie Ferguson on a recent trip to Badlands National Park Read More»

Ex-judge English gets a pass on subpoena

Former Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English was allowed Friday to postpone his testimony in a Peachtree City divorce case in which attorneys were probing alleged judicial improprieties in an effort to have several orders in the case overturned. Read More»

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»