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Jobless rate back up in Coweta, Three Rivers

The unemployment rate in Coweta County crept back up in January to just under 10 percent while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers Commission area jumped to close to 12 percent. Newnan’s unemployment rate in January fell slightly to 11.3 percent.

The 9.6 percent unemployment rate that Coweta saw in December just could not hold in own in January. That rate climbed a third of a percentage point to 9.9 percent in January, according to figures released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure translates into 5,872 people without work in a county workforce of 59,381. Read More»

2 $10K lottery winners bought tickets in Fayette

ATLANTA – Lady Luck ran through Fayette County last week. Two tickets sold in the area won $10,000 in Thursday’s Decades of Dollars drawing.

Anthony Locke of College Park claimed one of the prizes Friday. His ticket was purchased at One Stop Amoco, 2950 Highway 138 SW, Fayetteville.

The second ticket was sold at Star BP, 744 Glynn St. N, Fayetteville. That winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim. Read More»

Weekend crash claims life of F'ville man

Twenty year-old Fayetteville resident Michael Summers was killed early Saturday morning in a one-car accident on Inman Road.

Maj. Bryan Woodie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said preliminary indications are that Summers’ death occurred Read More»

Newnan man arrested for molesting runaway girl in PTC

A Newnan man was arrested Thursday for having sex with a juvenile female whom he had helped run away from home in another state, police said. Ryan A. Walker, 19, of Highlands Point, Newnan was charged with child molestation, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the police report.

A Newnan man was arrested Thursday for having sex with a juvenile female whom he had helped run away from home in another state, police said.

Ryan A. Walker, 19, of Highlands Point, Newnan was charged with child molestation, Read More»

Five PTC residents arrested on drug charges

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT) on March 11 arrested five Peachtree City residents on drug charges after a drug buy on Crosstown Drive Read More»

Willis Elementary holds Fine Art Night Tuesday

The Willis Road Elementary School Art Department invites area residents to “Express Yourself” at its first Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will include the Willis Road Elementary Chorus at 6 p.m. followed by music from the 5th grade class at 7 p.m.

The gallery exhibits will include student artwork, a silent auction benefiting the school’s art department, the Sip-N-Stroll Cafe and classical guitar entertainment.

This is a donation only event.

Willis Elementary School is located at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg.

Fundraisers next week for Chris Landreau

It’s a way of saying thank you and lending a helping hand. There will be a motorcycle ride fundraiser for 26 year-old Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau on March 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More»

Wreck at Flat Creek and Golfview in PTC closes road

The Peachtree City Police department is currently working a two vehicle wreck at the intersection of Flat Creek Road and Golfview Drive.  The east entrance to Golfview from Flat Creek is completely closed.  Motorists can access Golfview from the west side. 

Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove at approximately 4:15 p.m. Thursday said motorists should expect to be stopped and be required to turn around if on Flat Creek Road from Peachtree Pkwy. 

At this point there has been one injury reported though it is not thought to be life-threatening, said Dove. Read More»

Coweta continues 1-cent sales tax for schools

Coweta County voters on March 15 voted overwhelmingly to continue the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Read More»

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

It can never be said that anything having to do with baseball is not popular in Senoia. That was evident last Saturday when crowds lined the street downtown for the Senoia Little League Parade. Cars and trucks full of young athletes made their way from the ball fields on Howard Road, continued through downtown and made it back to the ball fields for the opening pitch. Photo/Ben Nelms

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