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Sports groups pitch in

With rec budget cuts, youth associations spend $122K on PTC fields

As Peachtree City budget cuts have hit the recreation department in recent years, various youth sports associations are picking up some of the slack financially.

Last year, those sports associations kicked in an extra $122,000, compared to the city’s overall recreation budget for the sports fields: $617,000.

The soccer association, for example, spent $40,000 for the aeration and top dressing of its fields, which previously had been funded by the city, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo. Read More»

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Ryan Housely, founder of Herobox, was presented with a check for $3,200 at halftime of the boys game at Battle for the Troops II Thursday night. The money was raised through t-shirt sales, donations and a fundraiser at TCBY in Peachtree City the previous Thursday. Housely, a McIntosh graduate, expressed his thanks and told the crowd the donation would make a direct and immediate impact. Pictured, from left, are Mike and Sue Murtaugh of TCBY, Housely, McIntosh athletic director Steve Cole and Herobox’s Chairman of the Board William Thielemann, Brigadier General USAR (Ret). Photo/Michael Boylan

Fayette County again tops in Ga. health

Fayette County continues to have the healthiest residents in Georgia and Calhoun County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More»

Census shows Coweta, Newnan, Senoia with major growth

It took a while but the final local breakdown is in from the U.S. Census Bureau. Those numbers show a 42.71 percent increase in Coweta County’s 2010 population. The census findings also show all the county’s municipalities with greater numbers, such as Newnan with a 103 percent increase and Senoia with a 90 percent increase.

Coweta County’s population was listed at 127,317. That number represents an increase of 42.71 percent over the 89,215 residents counted in 2000. Read More»

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

Ancient Jerusalem came to life last weekend at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. The mass of visitors watched pottery-making, tried their hand at writing Hebrew and participated in the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms

Charter academy set to expand enrollment

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia will begin taking applications for enrollment in mid-April for the upcoming school year. The 2011-2012 school year will see the school expand, offering classes for grades K-7.

The school this year has classes for grades K-3. Principal Terry Stollar said the addition of new classes up through grade 7 next year will accommodate up to 710 students. Plans for next school year include five kindergarten classes, four classes each for grades 1-6 and two classes for grade 7 students, Stollar said. Read More»

7th Annual Race for Riley coming April 30

It’s almost time for what has become a local health and family-oriented fundraising tradition. The 7th Annual Race for Riley fundraiser to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville will be held on April 30 at its new location in the Serenbe community in City of Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

Senoia considers charter school annexation

The Senoia City Council last week heard the first reading of an annexation and rezoning proposal for the Peachtree Baptist Church property on Ga. Highway 16, home of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. The second reading and potential approval will come at the April 4 meeting.

The annexation and rezoning request last week came on the heels of the council’s vote earlier this year to accept the application and the project’s subsequent support by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Bank of Coweta holds PB&J drive throughout April

Bank of Coweta, a division of Synovus Bank, will host a Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to benefit the Coweta Community Food Pantry, April 2-30 during normal banking hours. April 2 just happens to be National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

Bank of Coweta is very much at the heart of community life in Coweta County, supporting those organizations and programs that make the local community a desirable place to live and work. Recognizing that there is an urgent need for food that offers good nutrition to children, the bank is focusing on a staple lunchtime classic – peanut butter and jelly. Read More»

Fayetteville Police warn of new scam

The Fayetteville Police Department is warning residents to be aware of a scam that sounds legitimate but, in the end, cost a local man $17,000.

Det. Mike Whitlow in describing what happened said a Fayetteville man is out over $17,000 after responding to an online ad for employment. The ad promised $1,000 for two weeks worth of research for an online concierge service. Read More»