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Sara Harp Minter raises money for Relay for Life

In the front row, from left, are Clayton Nelson, Joshua Oubre, Kazley Gilreath, Ella Hall, Addyson Corley and Olivia Owen. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Paulk, School Social Worker, Mrs. Harris, Kindergarten Teacher and Mrs. White, 3rd Grade Teacher.

Students and Faculty at Sara Harp Minter Elementary joined together in participating in the school's first Relay for Life Ice Cream Social which raised $500 for SHME's Relay for Life Team. The Relay for Life Team will continue to raise money during the school year and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in May when the Relay for Life takes place. Read More»

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

All the people watching the McIntosh homecoming parade this year got an extra special treat.   The parade was led by the award-winning band, the good looking homecoming court, and the spirited cheerleaders and Chiefettes.  In addition, nearly 25 other clubs and businesses joined in the fun of decorating a float, truck or golf cart. They all threw candy and beads to the onlookers.  It was a true community event.  Pictured is the freshman football team at McIntosh.  

Seymour sues Coweta commissioners over Fischer Crossings issue

Perhaps it was only a matter of time. The denial late last month by the Coweta County Commission of a rezoning and road abandonment request by the Fischer Crossings Development Group turned into a lawsuit filed against the county on Oct. 1 in Coweta County Superior Court.

The suit by developer Scott Seymour followed the commission’s 3-2 vote to deny a rezoning proposal that would have placed a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the northeast corner of the large Fischer Crossing development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Read More»

Math games at Coweta Charter Academy

Math games at Coweta Charter Academy

Kindergarten kids at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia recently treated their parents to a number of math games that could be played at home to reinforce mathematics concepts. The Curriculum Night event was a part of the Fall into Math program.

A walk to remember

A walk to remember

A large group of Coweta County residents were present at Saturday’s 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk held outside the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The 5K walk/run brought families from across metro Atlanta's Southern Crescent to the event intended to continue the awareness of and foster research for the disease that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Georgians.

Senoia Farmer's Market resumes Oct. 9.

The Senoia Farmer's Market will resume on Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to City Hall in downtown Senoia.
Fresh locally grown produce, canned goods, and specialty foods and items will be available. For more information, call Don Caputo 770-599-4148.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital earns continued accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission's “Gold Seal of Approval.” Read More»

PTC's TDK honored for conservation efforts

One of Peachtree City’s largest companies was honored today by the state of Georgia for its conservation efforts.

TDK Corporation, which is also located in Duluth, was cited for reducing its discharge of toxics into the water system by nearly 6 percent, its hazardous material use by nearly 10 percent, energy consumption by about 10 percent and total water use by 27 percent.

The company also implemented an environmental purchasing program that drives the concept of sustainability into their supply chain, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

F’ville Council expected to come to the rescue of Chuck E. Cheese

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will take a look at what is being described as an unintended consequence of a state law enacted July 1. The council will hear the first reading 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. Read More»

Burglars hit F’ville storage facility — 19 different units at one time

The police report reads like a blizzard of burglaries — 19 in a row, in fact — but the catch is that they were all committed in one location this past weekend.

Burglars cut through the rear fence at East Fayette Storage in Fayetteville and entered 18 storage units and a trailer.

The storage facility on Robinson Drive off Ga. Highway 54 East is fenced and gated and has computerized gate security and video surveillance.

But that did not stop the facility from being burglarized for the first time in 13 years of doing business at the location, said manager Lance Smith. Read More»