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Truck crash kills Fayette man

Driver seriously injured when truck hits telephone pole

A Fayetteville man died after a pickup truck he was riding in left the road and struck a telephone pole Thursday night, sheriff’s officials said. Read More»

Nighttime closure to continue for Hwy. 85 south

Crews that are resurfacing Ga. Highway 85 will be at work again overnight next week, with a lane closure nightly planned between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The lane closure will be located between Price and Fisher roads, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Big hike in PTC traffic citations, warnings

PTC Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark. Photo/File

The number of vehicles pulled over by Peachtree City police officers has drastically increased between this year and last.

According to city records, the total number of pullovers has increased from 5,208 at this time last year to 9,482 this year. That’s an 89 percent increase.

Not surprisingly, the department is also issuing more citations than last year: 62 percent more. And while 4,993 citations have been issued this year the department has issued 6,371 warnings, a 100 percent increase. Read More»

Dog days of summer at PTC National Night Out

Tuesday’s National Night Out event at the Kedron Village shopping center was a great place for kids and adults to learn more about police work and public safety in general. Here, several children got a closer look at Peachtree City Police K-9 Myke and his handler, Cpl. Scott “Andy” Johnson. Photo/John Munford.

Tuesday’s National Night Out event at the Kedron Village shopping center was a great place for kids and adults to learn more about police work and public safety in general. Here, several children got a closer look at Peachtree City Police K-9 Myke and his handler, Cpl. Scott “Andy” Johnson. Photo/John Munford.

F’ville man arrested on theft charge

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators made an arrest August 5 in connection with a theft that took place on Evans Way in south Fayette County that occurred on July 25.

Investigators have arrested Daniel Ciconte, 21, of Fayetteville, and charged him with theft by taking, according to spokesman Brent Rowan.

This case involved Ciconte stealing jewelry from a residence on Evans Way without the victim’s permission, Rowan said. Investigators were able to recover some of the stolen jewelry and return it to the victim, he added.

Cancer hospital to break ground before year's end

This will be the look of the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital that will be located in the Ashley Park commercial development in Newnan. Groundbreaking for the facility is expected later this year.

It is now just a matter of time before the newest addition to Newnan’s Ashley Park commercial area will get underway. Representatives of the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital told members of the Coweta County Development Authority recently that construction of the 200,000 square-foot facility should begin before the end of the year. Read More»

At the movies

At the movies

It’s becoming a tradition in downtown Senoia. Crowds gathered on Main Street last Saturday for “Movie Night” in Senoia. The street was temporarily closed and area residents filled the street for the showing of “Driving Miss Daisy” that played near sundown. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fischer Crossing looks to add soccer fields and more retail

Information released Aug. 3 by the Coweta County Commission noted that a public hearing will be held Sept. 16 pertaining to a request by the Fischer Crossing Development Group to rezone nearly 35 acres near the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34. The request would locate an additional 225,500 square feet of commercial space for Kohl’s and other retailers along with three community soccer fields immediately north of the previously approved Fischer Crossing retail development. Read More»

Newnan to host 7th annual Citizen Academy

Newnan to host 7th annual Citizen Academy

The City of Newnan announces its Newnan Citizen Academy, a free six week course provided to city residents, business owners, and property owners, over the age of 18, to educate and inform the citizens of Newnan about every aspect of city government in Newnan. Read More»

Calling all filmmakers

Calling all filmmakers

Paul Lombardi at Movie Night last weekend announced a film contest with entries presenting a work of no more than eight minutes where the short film addresses any aspect of life in Senoia. Sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, those in the running for the $300 prize must submit entries by May 31. For more information visit http://enjoysenoia.com. Photo/Ben Nelms