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Young child injured in fall

A 2-year-old child was injured May 4 during a fall from a second-story window at a home on Adams Road, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

The window had been opened to release smoke and odor from the home after food had burned on the stove, and despite the screen being intact the child pushed through and fell to the patio below, Babb said.

The child was airlifted to the hospital but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Babb said.

Directing on the flight deck

Directing on the flight deck

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Michael Gable, of Peachtree City, directs an MH-60 Sea Hawk during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays).

Locals recover from minor storm damage

The storm that blew through Fayette and Coweta counties early Wednesday morning took out one of the greenhouses at the nonprofit 180-degree Farm near Sharpsburg. Friends of the farm wasted no time Thursday morning helping to pick up the pieces. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A storm moving through Fayette County and east Coweta County in the early morning hours of April 30 brought trees and power lines to the ground but resulted in no reported injuries.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the damage came as a storm system moved through the area early Wednesday morning between 3-5 a.m. packing winds of up to 55 miles per hour. Read More»

Senoia seeks donors for May 5 drive

Meagan Baker was one of the donors at the last Senoia Area Blood Drive Feb. 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church. Donors are encouraged to participate in the next area drive sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club on May 5. Photo/Special.

Nearly 6,000 times a day someone receives blood from a Red Cross donor, yet only about 3 percent of the population donates.

Donors are needed and are welcomed at the upcoming blood drive for the Senoia area that will be held Monday, May 5, from 1 – 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. 

Members of the Senoia Optimist Club will help to host the event and will offer blood donors their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with a number of free coupons from local area businesses.  Read More»

Visiting with Riley, for whom hundreds race

Visiting with Riley, for whom hundreds race

Riley Peek, center, visits with friends and their dog during the 10th Annual Race for Riley fund-raiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. The race again this year was held in the picturesque Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kedron kids are math bowl champs

Kedron kids are math bowl champs

Kedron Elementary’s 4th Grade Math Bowl team won the Fayette County math competition April 29. From left are students Akash Bhowmik, Caleb Claborne, Nithya Guthikonda and Tony Qin. Behind them is fourth-grade teacher Delores Wright. Photo/Special.

Coweta schools hosting two Title I parent input meetings Monday

All parents of students attending Coweta County Title I schools are invited to attend either of two meetings being on Monday, May 5, 2014, for the purpose of reviewing parent involvement plans for Title I schools.

The two Coweta County School System annual Title I meetings will be held at 10-11:30 a.m., and 6:30-8:00 p.m. on May 5. Both meetings will be held at the Coweta County School System Central Office at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan. Read More»

Coweta schools in top third of state

School and school system scores for the 2012-2013 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) on April 21 has the Coweta County School System placing in the top third of Georgia’s school systems.

The CCRPI is the state of Georgia’s recently-enacted educational accountability system, which measures Georgia public schools and school systems on a broad set of academic criteria. This year’s report covers data from the 2012-13 school year, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Unique gun may be key to gas station robbery

This is a composite photo of a lone gunman who robbed the Chevron gas station at the intersection of Ga. Highway 92 and Rivers Road April 28. Photo courtesy Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

A unique gun may be the key to solving the armed robbery of a gas station April 28 in north Fayette County.

Video from the incident at the Chevron located at Ga. Highway 92 and Rivers Road shows the masked gunman wielding a black powder revolver similar to a Remington 1858, according to sheriff’s detectives. The gunman dressed in a long-sleeve shirt and wore an Under Armor hat or mask with Nike brand shoes.

Sheriff’s detectives noted that the suspect appeared to be of a thin build and about 6 feet tall. Read More»

Sup’t. on tests: ‘Room for improvement’

Superintendent Joseph Barrow. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette schools in state’s top 20 in new round of tests; McIntosh tops county in high school scores

Scores for the 2012-2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) are in, and they show Fayette ranked in 15th, 11th and 14th place, respectively, for elementary, middle and high schools. Read More»