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New movie theater opens April 22

The grand opening of the new NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings is set for this Friday, April 22.

The new NCG Cinemas is located one mile west of Peachtree City off Ga. Highway 54.

NCG Cinemas will provide the premiere movie-going experience with state of the art digital projection and digital sound along with stadium seating in every theater. The NCG Extreme offers a giant 60-foot 3D capable screen and VIP seating. Read More»

F’ville Army Sergeant Curry pockets $250K lottery winnings before return to Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry holds lottery check. Photo/Special.

An Army sergeant from Fayetteville has won a quarter-million-dollar prize just days before his return to Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry with the Third U.S. Army Forces Central Command played the Georgia Lottery instant game Cool Cash and won a $250,000 prize.

Following their morning workout, Curry and his wife, Mary, stopped for a bottle of water at Kwickie/Flash #0245, 973 Highway 54 in Fayetteville, where he purchased the lucky ticket.

“We’re excited. We’re happy,” said Curry, 47. Read More»

Event on April 30 seeks old prescriptions for disposal

Check your cabinets for those out-of-date and no-longer-used prescription bottles.

And instead of flushing those drugs down the drain, put them aside for the Prescription Drug Take Back event April 30 at Shakerag Knoll next to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At last year’s “pill drop” event, Peachtree City residents disposed of an astonishing 193 pounds of medication. The drugs were disposed of via incineration. Read More»

Fayette resident heads Fairburn city government

Tom Barber, the City Administrator in Fairburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tom Barber has spent a career managing people and money. Today the Certified Public Accountant and long-time north Fayette County resident is continuing that career as the City Administrator in Fairburn.

A younger Tom Barber and his family moved to Fayette County in 1968, where he attended Fayette County High School and was selected “Mr. Senior” in 1973. Barber left Fayette in 1978 but returned with his family in 2000. Read More»

Newnan man arrested for child molestation

A 22 year-old Newnan man was arrested April 8 on multiple charges relating to the molestation of a six year-old Newnan boy.

Brandon Michael Murphy of Berry Avenue was charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, kidnapping and enticing a minor for indecent purposes, according to Newnan Police Department records. Read More»

Kohl’s site work at Fischer Crossings to begin in May

Seymour at Kohl's site — What is currently grass and trees along Fischer Road just north of Ga. Highway 34 will not be that way for long. Developer Scott Seymour is pointing to the future site of the 64,000 square-foot Kohl’s department store that will be located across from the new Sam’s Club store (at right). Site work for the Kohl’s begins May 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It will not be long now for work on the new Kohl’s department store at Fischer Crossings to get underway. The initial activity on the site across from the Sam’s Club on Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is expected to begin on May 1.

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour on April 13 said the project will begin moving dirt on May 1, with initial construction activities expected to begin in mid-June or July. The store is expected to open next spring, Seymour said. Read More»

Senoia library groundbreaking set for April 23

Members of the Coweta County Library Board received approval April 5 by the Coweta County Commission for a change order for the replacement library in Senoia. Pictured, from left, are board members Robert Ward, Lilly Smith, Jay Moore, Barbara Osborne-Harris, Senoia board representative Jeff Fisher and Tom Dombrowski. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The day will finally be here for Senoia area residents to get their new library. The much-anticipated groundbreaking for the 6,563 square-foot replacement library will be held on April 23 at 11 a.m. at the library site on Pylant Street at the Marimac Lake property.

The 6,563 square-foot library will be situated on 1.04-acres of city-owned property on Pylant Street and is bound on the north by residential property, on the south by the city-owned Marimac Lake Park and on the east by the Pylant Street Well property, also owned by the city. The library will have parking space for 35 vehicles. Read More»

Coweta school enrollment growing despite recession

Coweta County voters recently approved the continuation of a one-cent sales tax for education that will begin next year. And from the looks of the boom in enrollment in recent years those revenue funds will be needed.

Viewed over the past decade, the increase in student enrollment has essentially mirrored the county’s population growth. The Coweta population in 2010 was 127,317, according to recently released census figures. The Coweta County School System back in 2001 had an enrollment of 16,800. Ten years later that figure has grown to 22,438. Read More»

Large medical office breaks ground at Newnan hospital

It was another sign of the times, at least in terms of development, for business in Coweta County when ground was broken recently for a 125,000 square-foot medical office building on the campus of the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road near I-85.

The medical office building will be attached by covered walkway to the 136-bed, eight-story replacement hospital under construction by Piedmont Healthcare. Piedmont Medical Plaza is scheduled to open in February 2012, prior to the hospital opening in the spring of 2012. Read More»

Large residential development proposed for NE Coweta

There is a proposal underway that could eventually bring Coweta County its first large residential development since the recession began. The Northgate Preserve on Fischer Road would bring 184 homes on nearly 407 acres with 46 percent open space to the area of Fischer Road, Raymond Hill Road and I-85. Read More»

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