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Senoia library site work approved

It did not take long for construction activities at the site of Senoia’s new library to get under way. Trees are coming down at the new facility at Merrimac Lakes Park and the City Council on May 2 unanimously approved the $80,000 contract bid by Newnan-based Headley Construction for the library’s landscaping and the parking lot.

City Administrator Richard Ferry at the meeting said the project is part of and contiguous to the 1.04-acre area where the 6,563 square-foot library is to be constructed. The library is being constructed under a separate contract, Ferry said. Read More»

Senoia bike ride tour May 14

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring two bike riding tours of Senoia on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. These updated, fun and easy tours are for riders of all ages and abilities and are a fund raiser for the Society. Proceeds will be used to preserve and display artifacts for the museum. These are great rides for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, or who just want some Saturday fun. Read More»

Coweta Public Safety Day features low-cost rabies shots

Low cost rabies shots and micro-chipping of cats and dogs will be offered by Coweta County Animal Control at the Public Safety Day event on Saturday, May 7. Public Safety Day will be at the Coweta County Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road in Newnan. 

The event will also feature animals available for adoption. The rabies clinic will be from 10 a.m. until noon while the micro-chipping and adoptions will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Coweta County Animal Control only accepts cash and prices are as follows:

-Rabies shot: $9

-Micro-chipping: $25

-Feline adoption: $70 Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — April 26–May 2

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcdment agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, April 26 - Monday, May 2

Thomas ONeil Moore, 21, of Spring Road, Molina, for probation violation.

Corey Antoine Bonner, 30, of LaGrange Street, Newnan, for state drug law violation.

Thomas Lamar Larkins, 30, of Ginger Court, Riverdale, for violation of probation.

Emily Marie Girard, 50, Brookshire Dr. Fayetteville for deposit account fraud/bad checks. Read More»

Fayette Chamber hosts Leadercast May 6

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally-acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville on May 6, 2011, hosted by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.

This one-day leadership training event will be broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Fayetteville. A few of the speakers for the event include:

• Seth Godin, entrepreneur, marketing expert, & best-selling author of 12 books including “Linchpin.” Read More»

Hearn: ‘I’m not the only one’; look at Studdards

Remaining under fire for failing to disclose that a recent elections board appointee was his cousin until weeks following the vote, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn asserted a different defense at the close of the April 28 commission meeting.

Hearn pointed out that a current member of the elections board, whom he did not name, has a wife who is an elected official in Fayette County. Read More»

Hams network wirelessly to spot storms for PTC’s National Weather Service office

A network of amateur radio operators trained as severe weather spotters served as crucial “eyes and ears” in advance of last week’s devastating tornado-producing storms, according to local weather officials.

The SKYWARN network provided crucial information that in some cases confirmed the violent nature of storms that were appearing on the radar screens of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, said Meteorologist in Charge Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

Who is mystery girl who showed up after storms blew through Fayette?

Jim Harris of Brooks holds photo of mystery girl. Photo/John Munford.

It is indeed possible, if not likely, that a photo discovered in the backyard of a south Fayette County home was carried hundreds of miles by the violent storms came here the evening of April 27.

Storms such as these have been documented to lift debris miles into the air and carry it for long distances, said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. Read More»

UPDATED: Churches lead the way to help tornado-ravaged community

UPDATED: Churches lead the way to help tornado-ravaged community

UPDATED FOR PRINT May 4, 2011 — There’s not much left of the small community of Rio, whose two dozen homes straddle West McIntosh Road about four miles east of the south Fayette County town of Brooks and just over the county line into neighboring Spalding County.

It became a disaster zone in the dark Wednesday night of April 27-28, a 24-hour period marked by the worst outbreak of tornadoes in American history. Read More»

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps is front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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