Newsmakers

Historic courthouse on track for summer completion

The rehabilitation of the landmark 1904 Coweta County Courthouse is on schedule for completion sometime this summer. Coweta County commissioners April 6 authorized several work orders for the $6.284 million project.

Among the change orders were those that carried credits of $65,981. They included replacing aesthetic finishes with higher impact resistant finishes in the basement restroom, a value engineering alternative to delete resilient flooring in several rooms and the deletion of a lift in the upstairs courtroom. A removable ramp and turn-around ramp will be used in its place. Read More»

Aire Traffic jams for local fundraiser

Florida-based Aire Traffic puts on a show for more than 250 at the April 10 fundraiser for the Race for Riley.

The annual Race for Riley fundraiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville has a new participant this year. The Florida-based group Aire Traffic played for more than 250 people Saturday night at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, offering their own mix of jazz and rock. The Race for Riley 5k Walk/Run and Bike Ride will be held April 24. For more information visit http://raceforriley.org

The bus stops here

Senoia is one of nine stops on the Georgia Cities "2010 Heart and Soul Tour."

Senoia was one of nine stops on this year’s Georgia Cities “2010 Heart and Soul Tour” Wednesday morning. Business leaders, developers and state representatives arrived in the the city’s historic downtown area, taking time in the one-hour stop-over to visit a number of businesses and explore recent downtown development. Members of the City Council, Downtown Development Authority and business owners were on hand to welcome the busload of guests from around Georgia. The tour is sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association.

Armchair Travelers bring a “Taste of South Africa” to the Carnegie

Travel to South Africa through the Carnegie’s newest series ‘Armchair Travelers.’ The series speaker for the month of April is Denise Best.

“I am excited at the opportunity of providing you a ‘Taste of South Africa’ and sharing the delights of my land of birth with you”, said Denise Best, Master Gardener and owner of Best Tours.

“We have gotten such a great response to this new program at the Carnegie”, says Amy Mapel, Media Coordinator. 

If you are interested in sharing your travel adventures, please contact us at 770-683-1347.

Saint Joseph’s and Piedmont Healthcare explore joint operating company

Saint Joseph’s Health System and Piedmont Healthcare on April 9 announced the signing of a letter agreement to enter exclusive negotiations to create a new partnership in the form of a Joint Operating Company. Both Piedmont Healthcare and Saint Joseph’s are nationally recognized healthcare systems known for their quality, service to the community, and outstanding medical staffs.

The proposed partnership would enable the two healthcare systems to collaborate to better serve the people of North Georgia. Read More»

Fayette honors Lt. Robert Collins

Sandy Creek students paid their respects to 2004 graduate Army Lt. Robert Collins, who died in an explosion in northern Iraq April 7.

Procession route lined with those thankful for his service

Fayette folks turned out in droves Thursday afternoon — lining the highways with colorful flags and mournful hearts — welcoming home Army Lt. Robert Collins.

Click here for our galley of today's procession: Fayette welcomes home Lt. Robert Collins Read More»

Earth Day activities Saturday in Tyrone

The annual celebration of Earth Day in Fayette County is around the corner. And the event is many things to many people. Perhaps as much as anything it is the acknowledgment of the awareness that our lives are directly bound to this planet. This year’s event will be held in Tyrone April 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park on Senoia Road.

The widely-attended annual event will include educational exhibits and presentations, a green market with eco-friendly products and services, entertainment and special awards for schools and organizations. Read More»