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Starship opens at Thomas Crossroads

It has been the story of a business opening that polarized a community like few others. But after nearly two years since applying for a business license to operate Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads the company’s Coweta County store opened Monday, with more than 550 sales on its first day.

Starship owner Kelly Rogers said he decided to open the store to recoup some of the past losses that stemmed from not being open while he awaited for the federal lawsuits to run their course.

The store’s first day of business racked up 556 sales, Rogers said. Read More»

Characters abound at Senioa Charter Academy

Characters abound at Senioa Charter Academy

There were plenty of interesting critters at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia Oct. 29 celebrating Book Character Day. One of those was “Dot the Fire Dog.” Underneath all the disguise was kindergartner Neely Ward from Ms. Patar’s class. Photo by Kimberly Dewinter.

Tricky treat

Tricky treat

It was Halloween spectacular at the grand opening of the Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Oct. 30. Kids and their parents were treated to games, constume contests, snacks, a tour of the impressive building and the challenging donut on a string competition. Contest winners were Kyle Fink (ages 0-4),Trey Hightower (ages 5-8) and Madison Hightower (ages 9-12). Read More»

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»

McIntosh, Whitewater top Fayette graduation rates

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) announced last week that statewide high school graduation rates have risen to an all-time high of nearly 81 percent. While great for Georgia, the Fayette County School System for the same period showed a metro Atlanta-topping graduation rate of 94 percent.

The county’s individual high schools saw graduation rates ranging from 91-97 percent, according to figures released by the Fayette County School System. Read More»

Jobless rate dips in PTC to 7.4%; Fayette at 8% as hiring increases

Recession or not, unemployment rates released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor show jobless figures falling to 8 percent in Fayette County and to 7.4 percent in Peachtree City.

The September jobless rate in Fayette dipped to 8 percent, half a percentage point better than the 8.5 percent rate in August. The rate in September 2009 was also 8.5 percent.

Fayette’s unemployment figures for September reflect 4,036 people out of work in a workforce of 50,319. Read More»

Thieves make off with business AC units

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several large air conditioning units stolen in the past few weeks from businesses along Ga. Highway 85 North.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said several air conditioning units were stolen on Sept. 30, Oct. 13 and Oct. 26 from businesses on Carnegie Place and on Ellis Road. The Ellis Road thefts occurred at the same business.

Rowan said the thefts are currently under investigation. Read More»

Seniors hear “the other side” of the Medicare story

More than 100 people showed up Oct. 28 at Peachtree City Hall to learn more about the transformation of the American healthcare system and its potential impact on Medicare recipients.

Addressing the convoluted topic were St. Joseph’s Hospital oncologist Dr. Brian Hill, insurance expert and Atlanta-based Healthcare Visions, Inc. CEO Ron Bachman and Sharpsburg independent insurance agent Linda Mulligan. Read More»

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»

Feds: Fayette drug agents helped take down Mexican cell

The Tactical Narcotics Team of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was lauded this week for participating in an investigation that led to disruption of a Mexican drug trafficking organization that operated in nearby Ellenwood.

In three separate incidents involving the cell, agents seized over 900 pounds of marijuana and $1.8 million in cash, officials said. Read More»

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