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Coweta unemployment rate drops again

Coweta County’s unemployment rate continued to decrease in May, dropping to 9.8 percent, according to data provided by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure is down from 10.1 percent in April and represents 5,805 people out of work in a workforce of 59,235.

The May jobless rate was perhaps significant because it marks the first time since well into the recession that the current month’s unemployment numbers were the same or lower than those from one year earlier. Read More»

Coweta's Galt named master teacher

It is a designation based on appreciable gains in student achievement. Smokey Road Middle School Spanish teacher Kimberly Paige Galt was one of only 131 teachers across the state, and the only teacher in Coweta County, to be named a 2010 Georgia Master Teacher.

The names of the 131 teachers statewide that earned the certification were announced June 25 by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

It was a find that turned into something much bigger and much more significant than it first appeared. Seven year-old Sharpsburg resident Kylie Ferguson on a recent trip to Badlands National Park Read More»

Safety zone set for PTC fireworks

The Peachtree City Fire Department has released a map showing the 700-800 feet safety zone established for the annual fireworks show over Lake Peachtree. This year all PTC festivities will be held on Saturday, July 3.

In order to ensure a safe environment for residents and visitors viewing the fireworks presentation, a buffer of 700-800 feet in all directions from the area of discharge must be maintained. All safe areas will be marked by red or yellow security tape, placed in the area by July 2. Read More»

Near drowning incident June 20 claims life of Gwinnett 9 year-old

A nine year-old Gwinnett County boy admitted to Scottish Rite Hospital June 20 after a near drowning incident while visiting the Southampton subdivision in Tyrone died Monday. The boy had been listed in critical condition since his admission to the hospital.

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins confirmed that the unnamed child passed away Monday morning. The boy had been visiting at his father's home at Southampton. Read More»

Police reports June 22-28, 2010

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, June 22 - Monday, June 28
Matthew Roy Belvin, 18, of Old Ivy Road, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of marijuana.
Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, of 19th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for aggravated child molestation, prowling and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
Moiya Tejan Harper, 26, of Lovell Drive, Atlanta, for headlight violation and no license. Read More»

Ex-judge English gets a pass on subpoena

Former Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English was allowed Friday to postpone his testimony in a Peachtree City divorce case in which attorneys were probing alleged judicial improprieties in an effort to have several orders in the case overturned. Read More»

Parting thoughts as Supt. John DeCotis says goodbye

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis in his office last week as he prepares to retire June 30. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a time when Fayette County had only one traffic light, located in downtown Fayetteville. It was a time when the county had only one high school, also in Fayetteville.

And it was the time when now-retiring Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis arrived to teach at J.C. Booth Junior High School in Peachtree City. Read More»

Fla. man arrested for molesting boy; 5 indicted in sex crimes

A Ft. Lauderdale man who claimed to be in the community for the purpose of looking for a house was arrested June 26 on charges of aggravated child molestation in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, was charged with aggravated child molestation, felony enticing a child for indecent purposes and prowling, according to warrants filed by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators. Read More»

Tavern on the Square: F'ville to get long-awaited eatery

The Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission last week agreed to recommend that revised elevation plans for the Olde Courthouse Tavern at 105 South Glynn Street be approved. The new business on the courthouse square could open in October.

Property owner Larry Graves said Tuesday the 2,000-square-foot Olde Courthouse Tavern will be outfitted like an old English tavern, complete with exposed beams and exposed brick. The business will feature a diverse menu that caters to an atmosphere of upscale, casual dining and will come with a full bar. Read More»

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