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Panasonic supports school’s STEM

 Liberty Tech Charter School, the proposed charter school in Fayette County, was awarded a grant from Panasonic Corporation in Peachtree City, contributing towards its computer program.

Liberty Tech’s virtue-based educational model infuses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with a Classical education in a relevant, hands-on manner for students in grades K-12.

According to the Georgia Department of Labor website, STEM jobs are growing at a rate of 17 percent faster than all other job categories. Read More»

Council abandons Line Creek Court

The Peachtree City Council voted Dec. 18 to abandon Line Creek Court and a majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the site of the upcoming Overlook retail development and the RaceTrac gas station on Ga. Highway 54 West. Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

Senoia OKs $2.5M budget

The Senoia mayor and council approved the budget Dec. 15 for fiscal year 2015. The budget increased from last year’s by 7.82 percent. The 2015 budget’s general fund (the government’s chief operating fund) is $2,538,200, which is $55,900 more than 2014’s budget of $2,482,300.

Part of the increase has to do with the addition of a new police officer–something that Senoia Police Chief Jason Edens Read More»

The Christmas story

The Christmas story

There was nothing quite like the drive-through Nativity complete with a live cast held again this year from Dec. 12-14 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church at Thomas Crossroads in east Coweta County. One of the multiple live scenes displayed Jesus in the manger with the wise men gazing above to witness the angel positioned to herald the arrival of the King of Kings. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan celebrates Christmas

Newnan celebrates Christmas

The sights and sounds of Christmas filled downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 for the city’s annual Christmas parade. The theme this year is a “Storybook Christmas.” From the enormous number of people attending the event it seemed as if the majority of Coweta County’s 130,000 residents were all in downtown Newnan by the time the parade began shortly after 6 p.m. Streetlights were glowing and the crowd was cheering as the many entries in the parade passed by. And prior to the parade there were a host of Santa’s elves moving through the crowd and passing out Christmas goodies to the kids. Read More»

Tyrone's top cop

Tyrone's top cop

The Tyrone Police Department awarded officer of the year to Jonathan Woodruff, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran who has been with the Tyrone force since May 2013. Woodruff had 66 percent of Tyrone’s DUI arrests this year–18 arrests out of 27–and is No. 3 in traffic stops (with 789 total stops this year). “He’s an extremely good employee,” chief of police Brandon Perkins said of Woodruff. Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

F’ville retail legend Robert Jordan is gone

Robert Jordan in a photo by Dean Breest taken earlier this year.

A Fayette County institution has passed away. Robert Jordan, 79, the owner of the landmark Jordan Sales & Salvage on Jeff Davis Drive at West Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, died Wednesday.

He leaves Nellie, his wife of 60 years, a son, two brothers, a sister, grandchildren and innumerable friends and former customers.

The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mowell Funeral Home, which provided the following obituary: Read More»

F’ville robbery-kidnapping pair draw life sentences

Shutterstock photo of single prison cell seen through bars.

Both men found guilty a second time this week

Christopher Deangelo Wakefield, 29, of Riverdale, and Travion Marquez Willis, 24, of College Park Read More»

Bomb threat at PTC Walmart one of several across region

Shutterstock photo of Walmart logo.

Walmart regional officials decided not to evacuate the store

Notification of a bomb threat at the Peachtree City Walmart Wednesday afternoon was one of a number of similar threats made against other Walmart stores in the region. Peachtree City police and fire units responded but left the scene after Walmart corporate officials decided not to evacuate the store. Read More»

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