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Creek retires Calvin Johnson's jersey

Head Coach Chip Walker applauds as Calvin Johnson beams a shy smile during his pregame jersey retirement ceremony Friday night.

Detroit Lion receiver Calvin Johnson got a hero's welcome from the crowd at Sandy Creek tonight as his old jersey number was retired.

With a smile, the bashful-looking Johnson waved to the crowd as it gave him a standing ovation upon his entrance at the pre-game ceremony. Johnson, whose Lions have a bye this weekend, said after the ceremony that he was pleased to return to his alma mater and he was very appreciative of the Sandy Creek staff and fans. Read More»

Deputies and Bloodhound locate missing Alzheimer's patient

It was the case of a man with Alzheimer's disease missing from his north Fayette County home early Friday morning. The man was located within minutes of the arrival of the sheriff’s K-9 unit and Bloodhound Sue. Read More»

Injured Starr's Mill player makes full recovery

Grant Aasen home 1 week following brain surgery after whiplash injury at Northgate game

Starr’s Mill JV running back Grant Aasen has made a miraculous recovery Read More»

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Suspect set ex-girlfriend's cart on fire; 2 victims escaped with no major injuries

A jilted boyfriend has admitted to brazenly assaulting his former girlfriend Read More»

Crook family nears one century of business in Senoia

Crook family nears one century of business in Senoia

It is as much about home as it is about business. And though the scope of the family business has grown over nearly a century, lifelong Senoia resident Ellis Crook and his son Greg are an example of the belief that history is relevant and that providing good service is the key to the future.

Ellis Crook today is the owner of Crook’s Market Place, Crook’s Tire Pros tire center, the convenience store next door, the new Addy building immediately to the east where Crescent South Insurance is located and the Food Outlet in Newnan that opened in May on Temple Avenue in Newnan. Read More»

Veterans showered with appreciation in Newnan

Veterans showered with appreciation in Newnan

It was a first for Coweta County and its veterans. The Veterans Appreciation Muster was held in Veterans Park in Newnan Saturday morning. The occasion included remarks from Gen. Don Harvel (USAFNG), Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, Coweta County Commission Chairman Paul Poole and Newnan Mayor Keith Brady. The event concluded with a Huey helicopter fly-by and a musket salute by the Marquis de LaFayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Cyber-bullying surfaces at Booth Middle

Cyber-bullying is a trend nationwide and Fayette County is no exception. A short-lived website called “Booth Middle School Lists” surfaced last week and was shut down a few days later. Aside from other information on the site, its originators also included a list entitled “I’m a fag” along with doctored photos of some students. Read More»

Another judge steps aside in controversial Fayette divorce case

Yet another judge has recused himself from a long-running Fayette County divorce case. Senior Superior Court Judge Grant Brantley filed a voluntary recusal order in the case Oct. 14. Read More»

PTC takes another crack at final celltower rules

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance are expected to be approved Thursday night by the City Council.

At the request of council, the ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council before they are approved. A prior version of the ordinance allowed antennas on buildings without towers to be approved by city staff alone. Read More»

Smiles at Chuck E. Cheese: F’ville expected to OK coin games expansion

One of the few items of business before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday will be the second reading and potential approval of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin-operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1.

“Apparently, this legislative decision had unintended consequences on several of our businesses,” said city clerk Anne Barnard in a Sept. 20 memo. Read More»

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