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Report shows crime decrease in Tyrone

The 2010 Annual Report released Jan. 31 by the Tyrone Police Dept. shows an decrease in various types of crimes for year. The numbers showed violent crimes down by 50 percent and property crimes down by 12 percent. The report also showed a 14 percent reduction in traffic accidents and a 29 percent decrease in accidents with injuries.

“Overall, 2010 was a great year for the Police Department as we accomplished a lot, not the least of which was maintaining a low crime rate and high quality of life for our citizens,” said Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

Kedron ASP celebrates Mozart's birthday

Amelia Fox, second grade; Kalil Fox, second grade; Thomas Keohane (Mozart), second grade; and Brianna Doty, third grade, paint to Mozart’s music.

At a mere 255 years of age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart celebrated his birthday last month with after school program (ASP) students at Kedron Elementary.

The students have celebrated Mozart’s birthday on January 27 for the last nine years. Since Mozart could not be there in person, a student dressed up like the composer and walked around the school answering questions about him and directing everyone to the birthday party.

As part of the celebration, students created paintings while listening to Mozart’s masterpieces, letting their brushes glide against the paper to the music. Read More»

Hwy. 74S lane closing planned Monday, Tuesday

Motorists urged to avoid area if possible

One lane on Ga. Highway 74 south near the Flat Creek bridge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, for construction purposes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

School’s in

School’s in

Nearly an inch of snow fell across Coweta County Wednesday night but this time it could not stop East Coweta Middle School and the other schools across the county from holding classes on Thursday.

Charter Schools USA receives SACS accreditation

Nearly two dozen schools in Georgia and Florida operated by Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) have received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). A first for an education management company, Charter Schools USA operates the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia that opened in 2010.

The AdvancED Accreditation Commission last week approved corporate accreditation for Fort Lauderdale-based Charter Schools USA (CSUSA). AdvancED is the national commission that confers SACS/CASI accreditation. Read More»

Meeting needs for kids in need

Meeting needs for kids in need

Members of the Vineyard Community Church from Coweta, Fayette and Henry counties have an initiative underway designed to provide weekend meals for income eligible children from two Coweta County elementary schools. Packing meals in the sanctuary on Feb. 2, church members expect “Backpack Buddies” to expand across Coweta and Fayette counties and beyond. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Art of Green’ coming to Senoia March 26

The city of Senoia will celebrate "Art of Green" on Saturday, March 26th with a sidewalk art show. The third annual "Art of Green" is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. The event is located on Main Street in downtown Senoia and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Cops already check IDs, would extend to suspected illegals

State Representative Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City says law enforcement officers already have the power to check the immigration status of any person booked into jail on a felony charge.

Under his proposed immigration bill, that power would extend to persons booked on misdemeanors and other criminal suspects including those investigated on a traffic stop, Ramsey said this week. Read More»

Fayette County resident wins Rusty Wallace’s race car

From left are Rusty Wallace, Dovie Mann and Richard Mann. Photo/Michael Boylan

Richard Mann, a resident of Fayette County for over 30 years, enters a lot of contests and sweepstakes. Usually he doesn’t win. Read More»

Tyrone's Sen. Chance pushes constitutional spending limit

A Senate resolution cosponsored by Sen. Ronnie Chance of Tyrone would amend the Georgia Constitution to limit state spending based on the previous year’s budget after it is adjusted for inflation and increased population.

The endgame of the “Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011,” however, is a potential elimination of the state income tax, which would be accomplished in future years as excess revenues are directed to savings in the state’s Rainy Day fund. Read More»