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Newcomer Coston promises she will ‘work with everyone’ on ‘quality of life’

Pota Coston.

Democrat Pota Coston is ready to hit the ground running in January as Fayette County’s newest commissioner, but she is not looking to make waves.

“I’m new,” she acknowledged. “I’m going to come in, get briefed and work with everyone.”

Giving no indication of any new initiatives she wants to present to her peers, she reaffirmed that she wishes to continue working on the priorities that were the focus of her campaign. Read More»

BoE member-elect Basham brings her classroom, business experience to board

Diane Basham.

The Nov. 5 election is over and Republican Diane Basham will be sworn in in a few weeks as the District 4 representative on the Fayette County Board of Education. Basham was asked to respond to several questions pertaining to her candidacy and her view of the charge and responsibility of a school board member.

Basham, as a retiree from the Fayette school system, said she ran because she is still committed and passionate about education. Basham logged 27 years as a teacher. Read More»

Pace tells Rotary Club about Pinewood

From left, Brent Randolph, Jim Pace  and Ed Outlaw. Photo/Submitted.

Jim Pace, CEO of the Group VI Companies, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently.

Pace was very instrumental in bringing Pinewood Studios to Fayette County, and he outlined the brief history of how Pinewood decided to select Fayette as their Atlanta home. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 28–Nov. 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 - Monday, Nov. 3

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Brandon D. Buchanan, born in 1995, of County Line Road, Fayetteville, for revoked or suspended license.
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Deputies searching for North Coweta armed robber

Anyone recognizing this armed robbery suspect is asked to contact the Coweta County Sheriff's Office at 678-423-6711. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta County deputies are searching for a man driving a white minivan who held up a convenience store on U.S. Highway 29 at gunpoint on Nov. 9.

Sgt. Jason Fetner said the armed robbery occurred during the evening hours at the Mini Mart on Hwy. 29 in north Coweta County.

The suspect entered the building, briefly cased the store and departed. He returned approximately 20 minutes later, Fetner said. He was wearing a gray sweater, a dark stocking caps and had a mustache and a partial beard, said Fetner.

The man produced a handgun and robbed the cashier, Fetner said. Read More»

Work on Hwy. 54W makes traffic slow-going

The installation of a median cut at Wynn's Pond Road on Ga. Highway 54 West just inside Coweta County will require that one westbound lane be closed until 3 p.m. Monday. Peachtree City police advise that motorists be prepared for delays.

World War II aircraft flew for Vets Day at Falcon Field

World War II T-6 aircraft were among the sights and sounds at the Dixie Wing Veterans Day Observance held Nov. 8 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

World War II T-6 aircraft were among the sights and sounds at the Dixie Wing Veterans Day Observance held Nov. 8 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

4 from Fayette head to state

Four teams from Fayette County are in the GHSA state playoffs next week.

The Sandy Creek Patriots finished second in Region 5-AAAA after closing out the regular season with a 23-8 win at Fayette County. They will host their game next week against Columbia. Woodward clinched the region title with its win over Carrollton.

The Whitewater Wildcats came in third after their 34-21 win over Troup in the regular-season finale and will travel to Marist next week. Read More»

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Students at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City had a day full of activities Nov. 7 for Booth Safety Day. The school in cooperation with the Peachtree City Police Dept. and SWAT team members from Peachtree City and Fayetteville conducted three exercises that included a bomb threat, a post-active shooter and a K-9 demonstration. Pictured is a group of 6th graders examining SWAT gear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta follows state with its election results

Coweta voters had their say in the 2014 elections and in doing so mirrored voters statewide in the races where Republican David Perdue was elected to the U.S. Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal won another term.

Coweta voters gave overwhelming support to Perdue who took nearly 70 percent of the ballots. Democrat MIchelle Nunn took 27.45 percent of Coweta votes.

Statewide, Perdue took the state with 52.94 percent of the vote compared to 45.15 percent for Nunn.

Perdue was among a number of Republican candidates who won their races to give the U.S. Senate a Republican majority. Read More»