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Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

The grand opening last week of the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County came an added benefit for a number of area’s non-profits and agencies. Store manager Darrell Arnold (bottom left) presented checks for $2,500 to the Coweta County 4-H, Coweta Boys & Girls Club, Peachtree City Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Community Welcome House, Corral, Coweta Community Food Pantry, Coweta County Fire Department and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

ECMS Spirit Night Monday at Newnan Chick-fil-A

The East Coweta Middle School is inviting parents, friends, faculty and the community to join them at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Newnan on Feb. 7 to show their support for the school chorus. Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage of all sales between 5-8 p.m. to the ECMS Chorus Program.

Mrs. Julia Lotti is in her second year as Director of Choral Activities at ECMS. Under her direction, students have received Superior ratings in Performance and Sight-Reading at The District VI Large Group Performance Evaluation and have been selected for Honor Chorus and All-State Chorus. Read More»

Jobless rate in Coweta, Newnan held steady in December

Unemployment figures in Coweta County and Newnan held steady in December, with Coweta showing a jobless rate of 9.6 percent and Newnan coming in at 11.5 percent.

Jobless figures from the Ga. Dept. of Labor show the unemployment rate for Coweta County at 9.6 percent again in December, having held steady from November. The December figure translates into 5,662 people out of work in a workforce of 58,925.

Coweta’s unemployment rate in December 2009 was 10.5 percent. Read More»

PTC gourmet grocer Fresh Market to open March 9

The Fresh Market specialty grocery store will open its Peachtree City location Wednesday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center, company officials have announced. The first 1,000 customers on opening day will get a reusable shopping bag and a sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee. Read More»

ACC chooses West Point over PTC, Newnan

School to keep PTC presence for adult, high school 'joint enrollment' classes

Atlanta Christian College, which flirted with moving its campus to Peachtree City or Newnan, has instead decided to move even further from metro Atlanta. Read More»

Fayette jobless rate rises to 8.8, remains steady at 7.2% in PTC

Unemployment in Fayette County rose two-tenths of a percent in December to 8.8 percent, while the jobless rate in Peachtree City held steady at 7.2 percent. Read More»

Tags from 29 counties at new Sam’s Club, 40% Fayette, 39% Coweta

Visitors enjoy a pre-opening buffet at Sam's Club at Fischer Crossing. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Sam’s Club store in the new Fischer Crossings commercial center on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County near Peachtree City opened last Thursday to much fanfare and many shoppers. But where did all those shoppers come from?

A survey of vehicles on Thursday morning and again Saturday afternoon showed the crowded parking lot populated with shoppers from 29 Georgia counties. Of those, 40 percent of the vehicles were from Fayette County and 39 percent were from Coweta County, according to an actual count of auto license tags by a reporter for The Citizen. Read More»

Police blotter for Jan. 18 through Jan. 31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past two weeks. The first section covers the most recent arrests, Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. The second section covers arrests in the prior week, as noted. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

For the period Jan. 25-26

Darrell Cornelius Gilbert, 39, of Largo Lane, Atlanta for violation of probation.

Brendalee Antoinette Gray, 20, of Paines Avenue, Atlanta for failure to appear in court. Read More»

Defendant gets 35 years in prison for armed robbery charges

Jury convicted Fairburn man of 2 holdups: 1 at convenience store and the other at a Fayette home

A Fairburn man convicted of charges stemming from two armed robberies in Fayette County last November was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams.

Sedrick Whatley, 20, was convicted of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, one count each of kidnapping and burglary, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one count of financial transaction card theft. Read More»

Where's the beef? Wendy's approved for Pavilion

A new Wendy’s restaurant has been approved by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the site of the former Wachovia Bank on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 85 and Pavilion Parkway.

The commission’s approval last week calls for the old Wachovia Bank building to be demolished. In its place will be a 3,000 square-foot restaurant building located across the parking lot from the Home Depot. Read More»

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