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Local woman recognized for service

Local woman recognized for service

A Fayette County woman was recognized last week for winning the prestigious Robert Benham Award for community service.

Angela Hinton Fonda, who is a representative on the oversight board for the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services, said she feels “very fortunate” to be in a position to support DFCS. Read More»

Community leaders double as servers for fund-raiser tonight

The pressure will be on Monday night when two dozen community leaders from around Fayette County will do their best to measure up to the occasion; and get the orders right. Far from the confines of law enforcement, legal issues or the business of running businesses or local government, the 24 will be volunteer servers for what should be a packed house at a charity dinner supporting child abuse prevention. Read More»

Judge’s sex talk swept under the robe?

Chief Judge English fails to act on complaint

A Peachtree City attorney Friday said Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. failed to intervene when she informed him in fall 2008 of sexually inappropriate comments made to her by Superior Court Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell in 2007 and 2008. Read More»

Facebook class for parents offered Saturday morning

There will be a different type of internet class for parents offered Saturday morning at St. Paul Lutheran School and Church in Peachtree City. Thirteen year-old Girl Scout Maddie Plant will be joined by Peachtree City Police Capt. Rosanna Dove for a “Facebook Class for Parents.”

Dove said the class was Plant’s idea and is part of her work toward a Girl Scout Silver Achievement Award. Her Facebook presentation is designed to help parents know what Facebook visitors do and how they do it, Dove said. Read More»

Tax Day rally in Newnan draws crowd again this year

Nearly 300 people attended the April 15 Tax Day Tea party rally at the Greenville Street Park in Newnan.

It was a year ago that a small group of Coweta County residents organized an April 15 Tax Day Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally outside Newnan City Hall. Last week, one year later, they were back. This time the rally was held at Greeville Street Park. Unlike many citizens’ movements, the local Coweta County Tea Party Patriots and the 9/12 Patriots that sponsored the rally are still here and don’t plan on ceasing their efforts. Read More»

Promise Place to add support group in F’ville

Promise Place Domestic Violence Center Director Vanessa Mottley (L) and counselor Helen Branch recently announced plans for a new domestic violence support group in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In Fayette County, the Promise Place center approaches the reality of domestic violence in a variety of ways, and to meet community needs the non-profit organization is ready to start up a support group in Fayetteville that will compliment the existing group in Peachtree City. Read More»

Making a difference one life at a time

Children born in the United States with a cleft lip or palette have surgery available to correct the condition. But this is not the case in much of the developing world where such a condition means the child will be a virtual outcast.

And that is where Dr. Vincent Perciaccante and Healing the Children Northeast come in. Perciaccante and a team of surgeons will be returning to Nicaragua in May to provide a much-needed service to children who would likely never receive help. Read More»

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