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Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Fayetteville resident Helen Denton was joined by Councilman Larry Dell (L) and Mayor Ken Steele (R) at the Fayetteville City Council meeting July 21. Denton came with a number of items such as dog tags, photos and a bracelet with her name and serial number, all memorabilia from her time serving with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. As part of Eisenhower’s staff stationed in England, Denton typed the orders for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of France. The memorabilia will be on display at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Read More»

PTC ‘National Night Out’ set for Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

Man arrested for fatal PTC crash

Peachtree City police have charged a Dawsonville man with second degree vehicular homicide relating to a crash in February that killed an East Point man.

Gene Lee Samples, 41, of Kilough Church Road was also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain lane.

The Feb. 9 crash claimed the life of Thomas McGhee, 37, of East Point. The collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.
McGhee was traveling south on Hwy. 74 at the time of the crash, and Samples was traveling north, police said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — July 12 – July 18

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, July 12 - Monday, July 18

Therrick D. Brown, 19, of Lees Mill Road, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Daryon H. Calhoun, 32, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

Bye-bye, Bugaboo, hello, Olive Garden

Goodbye, Bugaboo Creek; hello, Olive Garden. The former Bugaboo Creek restaurant on North Glynn Street just south of the Fayette Pavilion could become the new Fayetteville Olive Garden restaurant. Read More»

PTC police hosting National Night Out Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

Coweta to meet with Fischer Crossings on required work

Representatives of NCG Cinemas and the Fischer Crossings retail development are scheduled to meet with the Coweta County Commission in a July 28 called meeting to discuss the the theater’s temporary certificate of occupancy (CO) that expired July 21. The hang-up is the delayed closing with Kohl’s department store from which some of those funds would be used to complete required intersection improvements on Ga. Highway 54 near the cinema. Meantime, NCG is still open for business. Read More»

Groundbreaking nears for the Newnan Centre

It will not be long before The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan has a new neighbor. Or perhaps more a companion than anything, the groundbreaking for the adjacent 16,000 square-foot Newnan Centre is expected in the coming weeks. Read More»

Youth Appreciation Banquet hosted by Senoia Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Senoia hosted its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet on May 5, 2011 in recognition of students at East Coweta High School and Northgate High School. Senoia Optimist member Laura Bell was the chair of the event which was held at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Senoia. 

Bell explained to the gathering that counselors at the two high schools were asked to select students for this recognition who had achieved a noticeable level of success in school while dealing with difficult situations with which other students typically were not associated.  Read More»

Willie Lynch Park nears completion

Construction work at Willie Lynch Park is almost complete. The City of Newnan has contracted with Georgia Development Partners to design and construct several overall park improvements to the existing park located at the intersection of Wesley Street and Richard Allen Drive. The park is currently home to the Wesley Street Gym, Pickett Field, and the recently opened Lynch Park Pool. The Newnan Boys and Girls Club is also located directly across street the from the park. Read More»

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