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She's a pretty brave kid

She's a pretty brave kid

There was a lot more to the Aug. 14 Back to School Bash at Carlton Elementary School than many might have expected. Accompanying the rides, games, food and music was an exhibit of kid-friendly snakes provided by the Cochran Mill Nature Center. The event was sponsored by Abundant Life Ministries and the Palmetto Police Department.

Chamber of Commerce President Boothby selected as officer for state association

Candace Boothby, president of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, has been selected Second Vice-Chair/Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) for 2010-2011. She will Chair the organization for the 2013-2014 term.

GACCE is the professional society of Georgia chambers of commerce executives and staff. The GACCE mission is to provide exceptional services to its members in professional development, education, information and best practices as well as to advocate the local Chamber’s role in economic and community development. Read More»

Protest planned at intersection where fatal accident occurred

Parents of students at Bennett's Mill Middle School and Cleveland Elementary in Fayetteville will gather tomorrow (Aug. 20) from 3:30-4 p.m. to protest the intersection at Georgia Hwy. 54 and Huiet Road, where 21-year-old Amy Layton had a fatal accident last Friday. 
 
Jenny Humbard is organizing the protest and asking all concerned citizens to take a stand for safety. Their goal is to force the Georgia DOT to fix the intersection immediately or close it to traffic until the light can be installed.

PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

A Peachtree City father and son were arrested Monday on multiple charges related to the operation of a meth lab at a Stevens Entry apartment.

Harry Charles Osborne, 58, and Jake Harry Osborne, 24, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing, Read More»

Fayetteville sees four burglaries in past week

That’s four times in a week. Fayetteville has seen three burglaries at restaurants and one at a dental office in the past eight days. Three occurred over the weekend at the southside McDonald’s on Glynn Street, the La Parrilla restaurant at the Fayette Pavilion and the Dental One Associates office on North Jeff Davis Drive. The other break-in came at the Dairy Queen on North Glynn Street on Aug. 9. Read More»

New route approved for F’ville Xmas parade

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 approved a new route for the Main Street Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 4. The route will begin and end at the Fayette County Justice Center southeast of town after making its way through a portion of the downtown area.

Main Street Director Brian Wismer in promoting the new route said city staff, along with the Fayetteville Police Department, devised the new route that will begin at the Justice Center and proceed west to South Glynn Street. The parade will go north to Stonewall Avenue, east to Lee Street and back to the Justice Center. Read More»

Hwy. 74S to be re-routed for repairs

A section of Ga. Highway 74 South will be closed several days over an upcoming weekend so crews can work on drainage for the road widening project.

Hwy. 74 between Rockaway Road and Redwine Road will be closed Friday evening Aug. 27 and it will reopen very early Monday morning Aug. 30, according to an advisory from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists in the area will be detoured onto Holly Grove, Robinson and Redwine Roads to circumvent the closed work area on the highway. Read More»

Our Lady of Mercy HS celebrates 10 years

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy High School in north Fayette County are (from left) Howard Burch, Knights of Columbus, Tara Council 6352; OLM Chaplin Father Jimmy Adams; the Most Reverend John F. Donoghue, Archbishop Emeritus of Atlanta; Father Paul Burke, founding OLM Chaplain; and Vernon E. Martin, Jr., Knights of Peter Claver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It has been 10 years since Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Catholic High School in north Fayette County opened its doors. It has been a decade that has led to many achievements and one that points to an even brighter future.

OLM opened its doors in 2000 for grades 9 and 10 with an enrollment of 70 students. The school at that time offered a few sports and fine arts, said Principal Danny Dorsel, adding that OLM’s first graduating class came in 2003 when 19 students received their diplomas. Read More»

For 1st time in 20 years, PTC has motorcycle cop on patrol

Corporal Chris Hyatt and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on patrol for the Peachtree City Police Department. Photo/Special.

There is something new in law enforcement on the streets of Peachtree City. Beginning about three weeks ago Corporal Chris Hyatt and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle started patrolling city streets and sometimes going places that no patrol car has gone before. Read More»

Who’s #1 on list of campus crimes in Fayette?

Five affluent suburban high schools; three school years; 266 crimes reported and worked by local law enforcement officers. Read More»

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