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F’ville cops nab 2, seek 3rd in Walmart parking lot robbery

Armed robbery suspect Brandon Mann is considered armed and dangerous.

The Fayetteville Police Department arrested two suspects connected to a Sept. 17, 2010 armed robbery of a man and his wife in the parking lot of the Fayetteville Walmart in the Pavilion shopping center, according to Detective Mike Whitlow Friday afternoon. Read More»

Gang member 'Big Boy' Lynch gets 17 years in F’ville gun store heist

Kissan Lynch, 25, of Jonesboro, Ga., was sentenced Friday by United States District Judge J. Owen Forrester on charges related to the theft of over 80 firearms stolen Dec. 5, 2007 from Autrey’s Armory, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Fayetteville. Lynch is the 12th of 13 defendants to be sentenced in the case. Read More»

Pounds of pancakes for a good cause

Pounds of pancakes for a good cause

Thousands of area residents flocked to the McIntosh High School cafeteria last week for the annual Kiwanis Pancake breakfast. The griddles were going all morning as pancakes were being flipped dozens at a time. In addition to the all-you-can-eat breakfast, younger visitors enjoyed face painting, clowns making balloon animals, tours of fire trucks and more. The event is an annual fund-raiser for the Peachtree City club. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Seabaugh to state: don’t tamper with private accounts

Recent reports from around Georgia have noted that state tax refund checks were deposited into taxpayer’s bank accounts by the Ga. Dept. of Revenue then withdrawn with no notice or explanation, leaving account holders to ante up costs for late charges and bounced checks. But Sen. Mitch Seabaugh hopes to end that practice.

Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) on Monday introduced legislation that would prohibit any state agency from withdrawing money from a citizen’s account without express written consent from the account holder. Read More»

Sharpsburg girl’s find of a lifetime undergoes CT Scan

Sharpsburg residents and Junior Rangers Kylie (right) and Skylar Ferguson returned to the Badlands rcently to see the fully prepared fossilized cat skull that Kylie discovered on their May 2010 family vacation

It was a rare find nearly as old as time itself when then-seven year-old Kylie Ferguson of Sharpsburg discovered the museum-quality fossilized skull of a saber tooth cat at South Dakota’s Badlands National Park in May 2010. Kylie and her family returned to the Badlands last week to watch as 3-D images of the skull were produced using a CT Scan. Skull casts will eventually be available through the non-profit Badlands Natural History Association. Read More»

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

The grand opening last week of the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County came an added benefit for a number of area’s non-profits and agencies. Store manager Darrell Arnold (bottom left) presented checks for $2,500 to the Coweta County 4-H, Coweta Boys & Girls Club, Peachtree City Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Community Welcome House, Corral, Coweta Community Food Pantry, Coweta County Fire Department and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

ECMS Spirit Night Monday at Newnan Chick-fil-A

The East Coweta Middle School is inviting parents, friends, faculty and the community to join them at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Newnan on Feb. 7 to show their support for the school chorus. Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage of all sales between 5-8 p.m. to the ECMS Chorus Program.

Mrs. Julia Lotti is in her second year as Director of Choral Activities at ECMS. Under her direction, students have received Superior ratings in Performance and Sight-Reading at The District VI Large Group Performance Evaluation and have been selected for Honor Chorus and All-State Chorus. Read More»

Jobless rate in Coweta, Newnan held steady in December

Unemployment figures in Coweta County and Newnan held steady in December, with Coweta showing a jobless rate of 9.6 percent and Newnan coming in at 11.5 percent.

Jobless figures from the Ga. Dept. of Labor show the unemployment rate for Coweta County at 9.6 percent again in December, having held steady from November. The December figure translates into 5,662 people out of work in a workforce of 58,925.

Coweta’s unemployment rate in December 2009 was 10.5 percent. Read More»

PTC gourmet grocer Fresh Market to open March 9

The Fresh Market specialty grocery store will open its Peachtree City location Wednesday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center, company officials have announced. The first 1,000 customers on opening day will get a reusable shopping bag and a sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee. Read More»

ACC chooses West Point over PTC, Newnan

School to keep PTC presence for adult, high school 'joint enrollment' classes

Atlanta Christian College, which flirted with moving its campus to Peachtree City or Newnan, has instead decided to move even further from metro Atlanta. Read More»