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Senoia Optimist BBQ Saturday

Senoia Optimist BBQ Saturday

Nerine Smith Barnette (far right) is shown with Optimist Tony Bell (in Optimist apron) as she receives her food at last October's Senoia Optimist club barbecue. Richard Thompson (2nd from left) will again be serving his delicious food assisted by his team along with the Senoia Optimist Club members. Food will be served at the Senoia Masonic Lodge at 19 Main Street Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Photo/Special.

Senoia Optimist Club hosts barbecue on March 19

The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth”, will host its spring barbecue on Saturday, March 19 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia.  The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg's Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. 
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Greyhounds run for the rescue in Chatt Hills

Ordinarily the four-legged athletes competing on the fields of the Bouckaert Farm are sport horses, but two weekends a year those athletes are of the canine variety – swift sighthounds like Greyhounds, Whippets and Scottish Deerhounds chasing a fast moving lure that simulates the action of a hare on the run. The sport is called “lure coursing” and is an adaptation of the ancient sport of coursing, in which two Greyhounds chase a hare in a contest between the dogs themselves and the hare. Read More»

New Chatt Hills Charter School hires principal

The board of directors of the new Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (CHCS) announced this week that New Orleans educator Duke J. Bradley, III has been hired as the school’s principal. The regional charter school will open its doors for the first time in August and will serve three cities in south Fulton County Fulton and the unincorporatd areas of Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Douglas and Carroll counties. Read More»

Infant murder suspect denied bond

A Franklin man charged with killing a 5-month-old baby in a northwest Fayette home will remain in jail for now.

A bond request from Steven Anthony Haire, 22, was denied this afternoon by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson. Haire is accused of shaking infant Zachery Freeman until the baby couldn’t breathe.

Haire’s attorney had asked for a $50,000 bond, claiming that Haire is not a flight risk and poses no threat to witnesses in the case. Read More»

20-minute focus period coming to Fayette high schools in Aug.

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to expand the 20-minute instructional focus period to the county’s three remaining high schools beginning in August.

The move follows that of Sandy Creek High School and Fayette County High School where the 20-minute period had been previously added. School staff, students and principals recently advocated for including the 20-minute period at Whitewater, Starr’s Mill and McIntosh high schools. Read More»

One injury in F'ville accident

The early afternoon two-vehicle accident on Thursday at North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue in Fayetteville left one woman injured after her vehicle flipped over on impact. Photo/Special

Details are sketchy at this point but Fayetteville Police report that a two-vehicle collision on North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue early Thursday afternoon resulted in one driver being transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital after her SUV flipped over on impact.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the accident appeared to have resulted when a SUV traveling northbound on Jeff Davis and intending to turn left onto Georgia Avenue was struck by another SUV traveling southbound on Jeff Davis. The resulting collision flipped the northbound vehicle over, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Census estimate: Fayette’s population grew 18% since 2000

The 2010 Census county by county population tally for Georgia is scheduled to be released this week. Though they might differ from the actual numbers, the July 2010 estimated population figures showed that Fayette County’s population grew 18.8 percent over 2000, while Coweta County showed a 31 percent increase and Clayton County grew by 17 percent.

The figures generated by the U.S. Census Bureau are stated as estimates. Those figures showed that the Fayette population increased from 91,263 in 2000 to an estimated 108,431 in 2010, a difference of 17,168, or 18.8 percent. Read More»

Sgt. Joshua Searcy comes home to a restored dream

“This is just unbelievable.” Those were the words of north Fayette County resident Staff Sgt. Joshua Searcy to a group of nearly 100 people Sunday as he got his first look at the 1966 Dodge Charger restored for him by the North Georgia MOPAR Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Searcy received quite a surprise Sunday afternoon. And his response to the nearly 100 people gathered on Spence Road (Ga. Highway 92 just into Fulton County) to see him receive a completely restored 1966 Dodge Charger was, “This is just unbelievable.” Read More»

Winners of 2011 Miss Pride crowned

Winners of 2011 Miss Pride crowned

The 2011 Miss Pride Pageant was held last weekend. The winners were:

Miss Pride - Amanda St. John

Junior Miss Pride - Madison Mueller

Young Miss Pride - Delaney Mueller

Little Miss Pride - Kazley Gilreath

Tiny Miss Pride - Laney Sutherland

St. John won a $1,000 scholarship which was donated by Dr. Scott T. McPherson.