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Seabaugh offers sympathy for Giffords, others in Tucson shooting

They were shots heard across the nation. It was supposed to be a meet-and-greet for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at the Safeway grocery store at the corner of Ina Road and Oracle Road in Tucson on Jan. 8. But all that changed when 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner allegedly open fire, shooting Giffords in the head and wounding or killing 19 others. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) issued a statement of sympathy and support for those injured and killed in the rampage. Read More»

More businesses interested in Coweta

Recession or not, the Coweta County Commission is scheduled to hear a proposal in mid-February to rezone nearly 30 acres for a commercial development along the north side of Ga. Highway 34 at Hollz Parkway a short distance to the east of Walt Sanders Memorial Drive.

The proposal by JHP Family Investments, LLC for Jackson Place, will be presented at a public hearing on Feb. 15. Read More»

Free spay/neuter options available for Coweta residents

A person’s income is no longer an obstacle to having a pet neutered or spayed in Coweta County. The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society (NCHS) now has four free grant programs to assist residents with the procedures at the HELP Spay/Neuter Clinic.

NCHS Executive Director JoAnn Jones said the new income criteria programs are an example of the organization’s commitment to the community.
Jones said the four no-cost programs being funded by NCHS include: Read More»

The Carnegie showcases several events in January

Come to The Carnegie in downtown Newnan for an informative seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr. In “Take Stock in the Market” you will learn basic stock terminology and time-proven strategies for investing in stocks. This program will be Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Read More»

Two arrested Wednesday in north Fayette home invasion

Two unnamed men were arrested Wednesday night in connection to a home invasion in north Fayette County. The resident, an East Point Police officer, was slightly injured and found duct-taped when deputies arrived. He told deputies that masked men held him at gunpoint during the incident. Read More»

Tuesday's court cases rescheduled for Fayetteville

The court cases postponed for Fayetteville Municipal Court on January 11, 2011 due to icy road conditions, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., officials said today.

Additional court dates will follow for the remaining cases. Defendants should contact the Fayetteville Municipal Court and speak with a court clerk to receive your corrected court date and time. Court reset letters have been mailed to all participants. Read More»

Gov. Deal freezes state jobs, plans 7% budget cut

“We are now entering a new era of smaller government and greater personal responsibility. Government must pull back, but Georgians and our strong communities, big and small, have what it takes to fill the gap,” said Governor Nathan Deal in his State of the State address Wednesday to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly. Read More»

Storm cuts back blood donations

The American Red Cross reports that inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10 and 11, has resulted in more than 1,600 units of blood and platelets that could not be collected due to blood donation center closures, cancelled blood drives and the inability of donors to attend blood drives.

The American Red Cross is urging all donors to donate as soon as weather and travel conditions permit. There is a special need for type O and type B blood donors. Read More»

Fayette arrest log report

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Jan. 4 - Monday, Jan. 10

No report

Fayetteville Police

Ellis Darnell Bozeman, 58, of Opotheohola St., Wetumpka, Ala., for traffic offense.

Brandy Renee Foster, 22, of Madison Place, Fayetteville, for probation violation and traffic offense.

Emmanuel Sebastien Merizier, 22, of Gleneagles Way, Fayetteville, for traffic offense. Read More»

F’ville reviews trespassing ordinance

The Fayetteville City Council on Jan. 6 got a look at the first reading of a proposed unauthorized entry ordinance intended to keep such minor offenses adjudicated in city court.

Police Chief Steve Heaton said the intent of the ordinance is to assist officers in addressing trespassing on private property and to provide for city charges processed in city court rather than the customary state charges that require the offender to be processed in state court. The first offense for trespassing, whether under state law or city ordinance, is a warning, Heaton added. Read More»

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