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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»

Coweta County runs sewer from Newnan to PTC, enabling big growth

A new sewer line all the way from Newnan to nearly the Fayette County border likely will mean that Fayette residents driving on Ga. Highway 34 will be seeing intensive new development along the four-lane road in coming years. Read More»

Volunteers raise the roof (and walls)

Volunteers raise the roof (and walls)

It was an old-style volunteer barn-raising Saturday at the new home of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County located on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville across from Pies-On Pizza. The construction of the 6,000 square-foot center that will provide a variety of services to new moms is in conjunction with the ongoing community efforts of Square Foot Ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Local student wins annual Plains Postcard Contest

Julie Bustamante is congratulated by President Jimmy Carter as the first place winner in the 7th grade division of the 11th annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest. Photo/Special.

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, shook hands with Fayette Middle seventh grader Julie Bustamante, congratulating her as a first place winner in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest.

The former president honored Julie’s first place achievement during an awards ceremony at the annual Peanut Festival in Plains on September 25. She received a certificate and a signed copy of one of President Carter’s books. Read More»

County schools support Power Parade

From left are Terri Smith, FCBOE Chairperson and Pam Reid, FYPH Board Member and 2011 Power Parade Chairperson. They are standing in front of Lee Wright, Vice Chairman of the Board of Education and on the right is Marion Key, a FCBOE Board Member. Photo/Special.

Pam Reid, Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. Board member and Chairperson of the 2011 Fayette Youth Power Parade recently appeared at the Fayette County Board of Education meeting and received a proclamation from the Board regarding the 2011 Power Parade.  Mrs. Read More»

Newnan federal Judge Jack Camp arrested for buying drugs from stripper

Federal authorities have arrested and charged sitting U.S. Northern District Court Senior Judge Jack Camp of Newnan in a lurid criminal complaint that alleges Camp hung out at strip clubs since last spring and bought sex and illegal drugs from one of the strippers, who later became an FBI informant and wore a wire. To read the federal criminal complaint, click here. Read More»

Atlanta Christian College tops 1,000 students for first time

Atlanta Christian College, which has a satellite campus in Peachtree City, has set a new enrollment record, crossing the 1,000-student threshold for the first time in the College’s history, school officials said in a news release today.

The most recent cohort in Access — the school’s adult and professional studies program, began classes in September, bringing total enrollment to 1,035 students. Read More»

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