News

Coat drive a success for local scout

Starr's Mill High School's Ray Loya as part of an Eagle Scout project spearheaded an effort collected 415 coats and blankets for homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ray Loya decided to warm the hearts of people down on their luck, people who had no place to go.

And by all measures he succeeded and then some, providing 415 blankets and jackets to homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta. His initial goal was 300.

Loya came up with the idea because his church does outreach programs in Atlanta, serving food to the homeless, and he knew there weren’t many jackets to hand out. Read More»

Thieves rob multiple storage units in Tyrone

A pre-Christmas theft at the Shamrock Storage facility on Senoia Road in Tyrone left the locks cut on 64 storage units and the owners of many of those units robbed of some of their belongings.

Tyrone Police Det. Dean Johnson said the thefts occurred sometime between the night of Dec. 22 and the morning of Dec. 23. He said the thieves gained access to the property by cutting the fence on the side of the property adjacent to Crumpton’s Furniture. Read More»

Heat lamps cause fires and close calls

Heat lamps in use during this month’s cold temperatures were the cause of two structure fires in Coweta County. Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Jimmy Gantt urged residents to be aware the dangers associated with using the lamps for supplemental heating.

Gantt said that during the month firefighters responded to two structure fires caused by heat lamps. Though residents were unharmed, Gantt said that in one of the cases the family dog perished in the fire. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan donates $10K to Coweta schools

Piedmont Newnan Hospital last week announced that it will donate $10,000 to the Coweta County School System and other local organizations.
School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said Piedmont Newnan Hospital is showing its support for Coweta schools and students through its recent sponsorship of the Coweta County School System. Jackson said the sponsorship benefits a wide range of educational and student health and wellness programs at Coweta elementary, middle and high schools, as well as associated educational organizations. Read More»

Tyrone Post Office to be named for Robert Collins

It was an honor that not many receive. Congress last week in one of its final acts of 2010 approved the naming of the Tyrone Post Office in honor of 1st Lt. Robert Wilson Collins of Tyrone, who died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Read More»

VFW Post 9949 to meet Jan. 13

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at The Gathering Place(Senior Citizens Center) in Peachtree City, located at 203 McIntosh Trail. Qualified veterans contact Jim Ryan 770-631-3417 for further information. Our next meeting is January 13.  

Coweta holds “Chipper” event Jan. 8

It has been 20 years since Coweta County began its annual Christmas tree recycling event, “Bring One for the Chipper.” The tradition continues this year on Jan. 8 at the county recreation facility on Temple Avenue. Read More»

Investigators searching for missing 12 year-old Fayette County girl

Investigators searching for missing 12 year-old Fayette County girl

Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for 12 year-old Isabeth Yanez who was last seen on Dec. 27. Investigators said the Fayette County girl may be with Simon Quintana Guiterrez and the two might be in route to either North Carolina or Mexico. Read More»

Two arrested in PTC burglaries

Peachtree City Police early Wednesday morning arrested two Atlanta men in connection with two Christmas week residential burglaries in the Smokerise subdivision. The burglary of a home in the Kedron Hills subdivision during the same period of time is still under investigation. Read More»

Services for Fayette Chief Public Defender Joe Saia to be held in Zebulon Thursday

Funeral services for long-time defense attorney Joe Saia of Peachtree City will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Pike County Courthouse in Zebulon.

The Pike County Courthouse is located on Main Street in downtown Zebulon. A visitation will be held across the street at the Chandler Building at the conclusion of the service.

Saia, who most recently served as the chief public defender for Fayette County, recently passed away after falling ill while on vacation in June in North Carolina. He was hospitalized for treatment of heart congestion; he had quadruple bypass surgery. Read More»

Recent Comments