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Man arrested for pointing gun at PTC Taco Bell

A “very minor” dispute outside the Peachtree City Taco Bell Saturday afternoon escalated to the point where a Locust Grove man pulled an air pellet type handgun and pointed it at four people, police said.

Jermal Thomas, 17, of Kings Cove, Locust Grove, was arrested for four counts of aggravated assault, police said.

The Airsoft-type gun is designed to shoot plastic pellets, not bullets, but the charges were necessary because Thomas portrayed it to be a real handgun and pointed it in an offensive nature, police said. Read More»

Anti-bullying workshop to be held May 20

An anti-bullying workshop with information to benefit students and parents will be held May 20 at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville.

Times Well Spent, Inc. has recently partnered with the Fayette County schools, local law enforcement and the Association of Village PRIDE, Inc. to provide the anti-bullying workshop geared towards the parents of elementary and middle school students. The event will be held at Sam’s Auditorium on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Fayette Woman and The Citizen present the '2010 Mothers of the Year'

Fayette Woman 2010 Mothers of the Year: Mionne Meyers, Stacy Alter and Stephanie Mann.

The Citizen Newspapers and Fayette Woman are pleased to present the winners of the eighth annual Mother of the Year contest. The winner in the 65 and over age category is Mionne Meyers, 69, of Fayetteville. Read More»

Newnan resident receives Legion of Merit Award

Col. Steven Charles (L) receives the Legion of Merit award in a May 1 ceremony in Birmingham. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. David W. Puster.

Colonel Steven Charles had a long military career, serving in the Navy, the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve. Over the course of 30 years, Charles served two cruises abouard the USS Constellation, had 212 carrier landings (89 of them at night) graduated from navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and served as an instructor in both the F-111 Aardvark and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. It was for his six years of service as program manager for the 87th Air Force Element and Air Director of Joint Operations with the U.S. Read More»

New Senoia library moves closer to reality

Wow! It looks like the rendering of a beautiful new home, but it’s really the artist’s conception of the new Senoia Library that will be located along Pylant Street at Merrimac Lake Park.

It looks more like an exquisite home than a library. And the artist’s rendering of the exterior of the long-awaited Senoia Library that will be located along Pylant Street at Merrimac Lake Park is, in a word: beautiful.

At approximately four times the size of the current library, likely coming in at 4,000-5,000 square feet, recent action by the Coweta County Library Board now has the fully funded project placed in the beginning of the design phase.
Past obstacles involving the project appear to have been overcome by the determination to move ahead with the library’s construction. Read More»

Coweta Relay for Life coming next weekend

Everyone at some point should attend a Relay for Life. Though the unique events are held as fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, they are also a reflection of the spirit of a community whose members come together to support each other in the face of the trials and challenges that can come from cancer. Coweta County’s 2010 Relay for Life will be held May 14 and 15 at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. Read More»

“Ride to make history” in Senoia

Get ready to ride! Whether on motorcycles or bicycles, members of the Senoia Area Historical Society are inviting the community to the its first “Ride to Make History.” The new benefit ride coming June 5 is geared toward raising awareness of the importance of historic preservation.

The benefit ride will have a motorcycle component and a bicycle component. The motorcycle ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Maguire’s and end at the Senoia Area Historical Society house located at 6 Couch Street. Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Maguire’s. Read More»

Students selected to Governor's Honors

A total of 23 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Read More»

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