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Wounded warrior comes home

Lt. Dan Berschinski walks to the podium at the Peachtree City Memorial Day 2010 observances May 29. Photo/John Munford.

PTC’s Berschinski urges public to recognize all who volunteer to serve in nation’s military

It wasn’t the steadiest of ascents, but it was a tremendously inspiring moment. With a cane in each hand steadying his balance, Lt. Dan Berschinski rose from his wheelchair and walked to the podium using his prosthetic legs. Thunderous applause erupted from the crowd at his “welcome home” ceremony Saturday in Peachtree City. Read More»

Patriot groups to hold meeting on illegal aliens and amnesty

Arizona is all over the news with supporters and detractors weighing in on its new immigration law. Other states are considering similar measures. As the issue unfolds, local patriot groups will sponsor a meeting Tuesday on illegal aliens and amnesty.

Speakers at the event will include Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and nationally recognized authority on illegal aliens D.A. King.

Event organizers said the estimated number of illegal aliens in the U.S. ranges from 12 to 25 million, with programs in some areas being reduced due to the soaring costs of serving illegal aliens. Read More»

Helping hand needed for Grantville woman

Helping hand needed for Grantville woman

“If we don’t do this with donations and volunteer labor she will lose the home.”

That is the long and short of a predicament faced by Grantville resident whose home was severely damaged by a storm earlier this week. Coweta County home renovator and local Habitat for Humanity board member Jim Sells is working to help the woman secure the labor and materials needed to rebuild the extensively damaged portion of the home. Read More»

Coweta Relay for Life a smash

Coweta Relay for Life a smash

The annual Coweta County Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society held last Friday and Saturday at the county fairgrounds again offered a unique blend of the silly and serious. Aside from the comic relief supplied by the Miss’ter Relay contest and Karaoke Idol there were also touching moments of camaraderie and reflection like those found in the Survivor and Caregiver’s Lap, making the event one that has no equal in any other large community gathering in Coweta County. Photo/Ed Horn.

Coweta Goes Green for 40th Annual Earth Day

When striving for a sustainable future, even the smallest actions, and people, can make a huge impact.

A recent Earth Day poster contest at Western Elementary School in Newnan proved just that as young minds created artwork reflecting a mature and thoughtful environmental awareness not often seen in adults. In honor of the school’s efforts, sponsor Coweta-Fayette EMC awarded art sets to winners from each grade and displayed student submissions in the lobbies of all three office locations. Read More»

Kwakye earns B.A. from Agnes Scott

Candace Kwakye of Newnan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, she also graduated Cum Laude, during May commencement exercises at Agnes Scott College. Kwakye is the daughter of Theresa Kwkaye and Richard Kwakye.

Chaplain Landon home from the Middle East: Surprises family and church with unexpected arrival

Left to right are Rebeka, Jonathan, Naomi, Jon Paul, and Denise Landon with Bishop David Epps.

Father Jonathan Landon, who serves as a Chaplain (Major) in the United States Army, surprised his family and his church by returning from Kuwait earlier than expected.

On Sunday, May 16, Mrs. Landon surprised her children by announcing that it was time to go meet their father at the airport. The children didn't expect their dad home for another two weeks or so. Read More»