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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»

Georgia General inducted into Hall of Fame

US Army Colonel Robert Manning, Commandant of the Adjutant General School, and Chief of the Corps, with Major General (Retired) Jack C. Wheeler upon Wheeler’s induction into the Adjutant’s General Corps Hall of Fame at Ft Jackson, SC.

Major General Jack C. Wheeler of Fayetteville, Georgia, was inducted into the US Army Adjutant General  (AG) Corps’  Inaugural Class of the AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) at Ft Jackson, South Carolina, on 11 June 2010. 

The AG Corps HOF is established to recognize and memorialize persons who have made positive, lasting and significant contributions to the US Army AG Corps.   AG Corps HOF members are honored with a permanent display in the AG Corps Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General School, Fort Jackson. Read More»

Southern Living's 2010 "Idea House" opens this weekend in Senoia

Hundreds attend the June 8 pre-opening event for the 2010 Southern Living "Idea House" located on the Gin Property adjacent to downtown Senoia.

It was quite an event. Several hundred invited guests made their way to Senoia Tuesday for the preview party that preceded the June 12 opening of the 2010 Southern Living Magazine Idea House located on the Gin Property adjacent to the downtown area. Read More»

It was a "Ride to Make History" in Senoia June 5

It was a "Ride to Make History" in Senoia June 5

The motorcycles get ready to leave downtown Senoia Saturday for a scenic ride through Coweta County as part of the “Ride to Make History” fundraiser for the Senoia Area Historical Society. The event also featured a bicycle ride that began at Senoia Children’s Park and ended at the Senoia Area Historical Society Museum on Couch Street.

Lane closures coming June 14-17 on I-85 in Coweta

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation from June 14-17 will be performing major reconstruction of I-85 at different locations between mile marker 39 and 43 (near Exit 41; SR 14/US 27 Alt) in Coweta County. To ensure motorists and contractor safety, this work will warrant lane closures along this section of I-85, which could cause delays.

Georgia DOT reports the following construction activities are tentatively planned for the period of Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17: Read More»

Senoia Farmers Market opens

The Senoia Farmers market begins operations Saturday from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. and will be open on the second Saturday of each month through October. The market is located in the parking lot at city hall.

"City of Newnan" store opens at the Carnegie

The Carnegie is now the home of the new City of Newnan’s store.  The store is located on the first floor of the building at 1 LaGrange St.  Samples of items available are in a large display case as you enter the building. Read More»

Summertime is (almost) here, and life is good

Families enjoy Lunch on the Lawn in Fayetteville June 4.

Lunch time Friday in Fayetteville could not have been more perfect for a “Lunch on the Lawn.” A Fayetteville Main Street event in downtown at the old courthouse, moms and their kids were joined by a host of others taking advantage of the blue skies, mild temperatures and live music that provided a backdrop for the perfect lunch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

NAACP honors retiring Supt. John DeCotis

Supt. DeCotis honored by NAACP

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis (2nd from left, holding plaque) was honored last week by members of the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP. Chapter President John Jones (to the right of DeCotis) in his tribute to DeCotis noted his years of dedicated service to the Fayette County students and the community. “We are thankful and proud to have had this man, and for his work and support of the NAACP. His tolerance and inclusion is legendary,” Jones said. DeCotis retires at the end of this month. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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