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Senoia’s ‘Idea House’ seen as good for local businesses

The halls are decked and so is the rest of the house. The Southern Living magazine 2010 Idea House in Senoia is all decked out for the holiday season and, since June, has seen more than 20,000 visitors tour the four-story brownstone. And many of those visitors have spent time in Senoia, bringing with them a significant impact on local business. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Southern Living Magazine 2010 Idea House opened in Senoia on June 12. Since that time more than 20,000 people have toured the unique four-story, 5,000 square-foot brownstone. And the tide of people visiting the city during the past five months have made a significant impact on Senoia’s businesses.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority’s Suzanna Helfman said the impact to the community brought by the Idea House has been felt both by local businesses and by the community at-large. Read More»

PTC CERT wins state competition

PTC CERT wins state competition

Peachtree City’s Community Emergency Response Team has done it again, winning a recent state mock drill competition. From left are CERT members Arline Cuebas (Instructor), Michael Le, Jaimee Fincher, Jeanette Hartman, Quyhn Hervey (front), Kimberly Lewis, Joyce Rivera, Chris Rivera, Paul Schultz, Ann Mitchell (Instructor). CERT members train to handle large-scale emergencies and disasters from a standpoint of assisting their neighbors and also first responders who might become overwhelmed with requests should a disaster strike. Read More»

4 Fayette nonprofit groups recognized through Wells Fargo's Days of Giving donations

(L-R) Jim Lawrence of Wells Fargo stands with Rufus Mazyck of McGinnis House, Vanessa Mottley of Promise Place, Cheryl Burnside of Phenomenal Women’s Health and Dr. Monica Hill and Maurice Hill both of New Beginnings Training and Education during the Wells Fargo “Days of Giving” event held at Clayton State University in Morrow. Photo/Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo managers and team members recognized four Fayette non-profit organizations with $1,000 grants as part of the Days of Giving program in metro Atlanta Nov. 10.

The groups were among 44 south Atlanta metro groups honored at a community breakfast today at Clayton State University’s Student Activities Center.

Just the names of the groups tell a story:

McGinnis House

New Beginnings Training and Education

Phenomenal Women’s Health

Promise Place Read More»

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School wins Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Marketing Vice President Mary Ann Bell presents the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Athletic Director Bill Schmitz, as well as several student athletes. Shown (L-R) are Nicole Gagnier, Craig Sage, Bell, Schmitz, and Eric Johnston. Photo/Special.

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) recently honored Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fairburn (north Fayette County) with the 2010 Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.

Mary Ann Bell, the electric co-op’s Vice President of Marketing, presented the sportsmanship trophy, which represents good conduct exhibited during the 2009-10 school year, to the school’s athletic director and athletes on Nov. 5. Read More»

Whitewater upsets Northside

Sandy Creek's Alex Chisum caught several big passes, including this 30-yarder and later a 53-yard touchdown.

All three Fayette teams make second round of state playoffs

Whitewater upset the top ranked team in the state, knocking off Northside, Warner Robins 28-21. Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek both won big in their first round games.

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Coweta school chief Bass to retire, Barker named new superintendent

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass announced this week that he will be retiring at the end of March.

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass will retire from his position on March 31, 2011, leaving a career that began in 1976. The announcement Wednesday was followed by one from the Coweta County Board of Education that named school system Director of Administrative Services Dr. Steve Barker as the new superintendent. Read More»

Ga. Supreme Court to hold session in restored Coweta courthouse

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments in Newnan next Tuesday in the recently-renovated historic Coweta County Courthouse located downtown on the square. The court will hear two appeal cases involving a death penalty from Clayton County and one between Gwinnett County and restaurant owners over the responsibility for repairing a sinkhole. Read More»

Local man admits to interfering with postal investigation

A Fayetteville man pled guilty Tuesday to leaking information about a federal investigation to a potential target of the probe, federal prosecutors said.

Randall T. Smith, 53, a postal carrier at the East Point Post Office, was accused of disclosing details of “how the agents were acquiring evidence in the case. This type of leak and abuse of position is not acceptable and he now has a federal criminal record.” Read More»

New store aims to satisfy community’s Apple needs

Grand opening of peachmac set for Saturday at The Avenue in Peachtree City.

Darryl Peck has been working with Apple since the 1980s, developing award-winning software for Macintosh computers in the 1980s and 90s and selling software and accessories on-line on one of the first internet retail web sites in existence.

In 2007, Peck and his wife, Anne, opened the first peachmac store in Athens. They opened one in Augusta the next year and one in Macon the year after that.

This year, the Pecks are opening two more stores, one in Marietta, which opened eight weeks ago, and one in The Avenue Peachtree City, the grand opening of which is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. Read More»