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Prepping for World Cup 2022

Prepping for World Cup 2022

You just can’t keep Bernard Knox and the Palmetto Youth League (PYL) from expanding their reach into the community. The new organization’s most recent endeavor is the summer soccer program held Saturdays at Palmetto Elementary School. Up next will be flag football coming later this summer. Along with soccer and flag football, the center thus far provides a fitness center, library, book club, arts and crafts, dance, cheerleading and karate. “This is really a partnership on many fronts,” Palmetto Mayor John Miller said. Read More»

Senoia amends parking ordinance for large vehicles

The Senoia City Council at the June 21 meeting heard the second reading and voted to amend the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance. The amendment relates to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed.

One of the changes to the ordinance states that no vehicles or trailers which are eight feet or higher in height and have more than two axles will be permitted to be parked in front of the main building or dwelling or in the side or rear yards of residential dwellings. Read More»

Successful Senoia Farmers Market adds second Saturday

The Senoia Farmers Market was such a hit on its opening day two weeks ago that the City Council gave approval Monday night for the market to add a second Saturday and begin operating twice each month. Located in the parking lot at City Hall, the farmers market will be open June 26 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman told council members that the request was being made due to the number of people attending and the enthusiasm of the vendors.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October. Read More»

May unemployment in Three Rivers still above 11%

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Three Rivers area was unchanged at 11.1 percent from April to May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 24,607, up 144 from 24,463 in April. Read More»

School supplies needed for upcoming school year for needy children

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity ReStore is partnering with Alliance for Children’s Enrichment (ACE) to collect school supplies and clothing for needy children in Coweta County. Read More»

Military chaplain swears son into Army

Fr. Landon and his son are serving Communion together on the last Sunday before PFC Landon’s departure for basic training. Photo/Special.

In a ceremony at the Military Enlistment Processing Station at Ft. Gillem, Ga, on June 23, Chaplain (Major) Jonathan K. Landon (Senoia, GA) of the Command Chaplain’s Office, Third United States Army & US Army Central Command swore his son Jonathan P. Landon (18 yrs old) in to active duty in the US Army. The same day, the new Private First Class Landon departed for basic training. Read More»

Wieland settles sex, race discrimination lawsuit

Atlanta homebuilder John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods has agreed to a settle a race and sex discrimination lawsuit filed by federal authorities in June 2009.

Under the settlement, Wieland will pay $378,000 to six claimants and hire at least 10 African-Americans and women into management positions over the next six years, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read More»

Want a pawn shop? Go to F’ville city dump

If you want to open a pawn shop in Fayetteville, you may have to go to the city dump and sewer plant.

The Fayetteville City Council at the June 17 meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would confine pawn shops to industrial-zoned areas of the city and another that would help attract restaurants to the historic downtown area. Read More»

Tyrone boy, 9, in critical condition after near drowning

A 9-year-old Tyrone boy is in critical condition at Scottish Rite Hospital after his near drowning Sunday at the swimming pool in the Southampton subdivision. Read More»

‘This system needs to start fresh’

Judge Edwards pushed ‘to clear the air’ of ‘lingering cloud’; DA Ballard urged ‘not making things worse and not overreacting’

Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards felt strongly that an alleged affair between fellow jurist Paschal A. English Jr. and defense attorney Kim Cornwell had caused the public’s faith of the judicial system to waver. Read More»

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