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Coweta’s youth leaders sworn in for 2010-11

Coweta’s youth leaders sworn in for 2010-11

Members of the 2010-2011 Newnan Youth Council were sworn in last week. The purpose of the Newnan Youth Council is to provide a means for the high school youth of Newnan and Coweta County to learn about government, participate in the process, and to represent and articulate the needs of the community’s youth.

The overall purpose, based on the expressed need for youth programs, activities, events, continuing education, and youth involvement in community and governmental activities within the City of Newnan, is: Read More»

Deputies to take part in DUI crackdown

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will be participating in the statewide DUI crackdown over Labor Day weekend in an effort to deter impaired drivers.

Deputies will be joining their counterparts from the Peachtree City Police Department in focusing on DUI enforcement through the use of special patrols and checkpoints to identify drivers who are either impaired by drug use or having a blood alcohol content over the limit of .08.

The crackdown is part of the state’s Operation Zero Tolerance campaign. Read More»

F’ville plans veterans memorial at Patriot Park off Redwine Road

The city of Fayetteville is planning to build a new veterans memorial at the Patriot Park area off Redwine and Old Senoia roads.

A schematic of the proposal shows a 10-foot tall obelisk with the emblems of each branch of the armed services. But the true feature will be the two memorial walls on either side, which will list each local veteran who was killed in action.

The obelisk and walls will be made of a black granite that will be reflective, similar to the material used on the Vietnam wall. Read More»

Chief Judge Edwards bows out of contention for appeals court

Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards has withdrawn his name from consideration for a vacant seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Edwards was nominated by several Fayetteville attorneys, but bowed out as he is focusing on his new role as chief judge of the Griffin Judicial Circuit.

Edwards said Tuesday that he was flattered by the nomination but he has been very busy in the details of tweaking court operations from calendar adjustments to courthouse security considerations. Read More»

PTC's Falcon Field to host 4th Annual 9-11 Patriot Day

The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on Sept. 11 at Falcon Field. Read More»

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships

Students (from left) Deja Driver, Destiny Costa, Derisha Driver and Tamara Paled check out the science lab at The Dinoff School in Griffin, Georgia’s only high school with its entire curriculum designed for gifted students. The new school has now received $1 million in scholarship funding that will pay the full tuition for those meeting the income criteria. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is one of a kind in Georgia. The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students. Read More»

It's the 'dog' days of August – not coyote days

Something in south PTC is eating pets, even a baby deer; resident blames coyotes, but county thinks it’s more likely a pack of dogs

There was a report last week of the partial remains of a domesticated cat and a small deer, perhaps a fawn, found in the yard of a Peachtree City resident in the area of Crosstown Road and Robinson Road. Read More»

Biz Café the latest new thing at upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Community EXPO

Work+coffee; coffee+work...the two just seem to go together.  At the upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Expo, attendees at the new Biz Café will get not only a great cup of coffee (generously provided by ServPro of Fayette/South Fulton), but also instant, timely, valuable business information. Read More»

Free “Love and Logic” seminar offered this fall in Tyrone

Both parents and educators often view the disciplining of children to be one of the most challenging issues they face.

This fall, parents and teachers of the Fayette County Public School System are invited to attend a free seven-week Love and Logic workshop on Tuesdays Sept.14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robert J. Burch Elementary. While the workshop is free, there is a $10 book fee. CARE, Children at Risk in Education, is sponsoring the workshop. Read More»

5 indicted in 2 drug trafficking cases

A Fayette County grand jury has indicted three men for trafficking in methamphetamine after undercover drug agents found about three pounds of methamphetamine in a home in northwest Fayette County June 11.

Bernal Gerson Villafan and Uvaldo Alvarado Tequila, both of 385 Greenview Circle, Fayetteville where the incident took place and Ismael Guerrero Moya of Dade City, Fla., were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Moyo also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Read More»

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