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PTC's Dump Bag Project needs online votes

A local effort to provide special bags for wounded soldiers is in need of the public’s help. All it takes is few seconds online to support the Dump Bag Project, which is seeking a $5,000 grant Read More»

Rallies coming to Newnan and PTC, Apr. 15

Herman Cain.

This time last year a small handful of people in Coweta and Fayette counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on Apr. 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies. Now with local mailing lists totaling a few thousand, the South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots, the Coweta Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9.12 Patriots will be holding rallies again this year on Apr. 15 in Peachtree City and Newnan. Read More»

Newnan Spring Tour of Homes coming Apr. 17

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening of Moonlight and Roses” – its 33rd annual Spring Tour of Homes – on Apr. 17, in Newnan, the “City of Homes”. The tour is from 4 to 8 p.m. and includes homes predominately in the College-Temple Historic District. The format this year is new, as it invites an enchanting spring stroll between the featured homes in the early evening hours. Read More»

RS Free File Program Makes Online Tax Filing Fast and Free for 70% of Taxpayers

With April 15 just ten days away, the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service, is urging every taxpayer with a 2009 Adjusted Gross Income of $57,000 or less  to take advantage of the IRS Free File program. Through this partnership between the Free File Alliance and the IRS, more than 98 million Americans can visit www.IRS.gov for access to the industry’s top tax software and step-by-step help preparing and e-filing their federal tax returns. Read More»

Motorcyle benefit raised money for injured officer

Motorcyle benefit raised money for injured officer

Members of the Blaze-N-Blood Riders and the Blue Knights sponsored a motorcycle benefit fundraiser March 27 for Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg who was severely injured in the line of duty last year. Riders met at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto and took a scenic route through portions of Coweta and south Fulton counties. Photo/Special.

'Heart and Soul Tour' to visit Senoia, Apr. 14

The Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is seeking people to welcome participants in the Georgia Cities 2010 Heart and Tour to the city on Apr. 14. The tour bus will arrive on Seavy Street at the Redneck Gourmet at 10 a.m. and will depart an hour later.

DDA representatives will welcome the group of 45 and lead them on a tour of downtown to learn about the history, infill development and rehabilitated buildings in downtown historic Senoia.

'History with Elizabeth' at the Carnegie, Apr. 14 

Come to The Carnegie for an intimate discussion with local historian Elizabeth Beers to learn more about Newnan and its history. On Apr. 14 at 10 a.m. Ms. Elizabeth will be ‘Bragging on Newnan.’

“This program is a favorite with both newcomers and Newnanites alike as you can always learn something new about the city you live in from,” says Amy Mapel, Carnegie Coordinator. Read More»

Ethica purchases Newnan Nursing & Rehab Center

Newnan Hospital, Inc. announced Apr. 2 that the Newnan Hospital Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been sold to Macon-based Ethica Health & Retirement Communities.

Newnan Hospital Inc. has operated the 143-bed nursing home, located at 244 Broad St. in Newnan, since purchasing it in 1994 when it was Beaulieu Convalescent Center. When Piedmont Healthcare bought Newnan Hospital in 2007, Newnan Hospital Inc. retained the nursing home because Piedmont did not operate nursing homes. Read More»

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

Event gives veterans a free trip to WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.

On May 4th, Honor Flight Fayette will take another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial, bringing the total to about 420 men and women who have been honored by this non-profit organization since May of 2008. Read More»

Fayetteville woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

Scheme involved depositing fraudulent tax return checks

A Fayetteville woman has entered a guilty plea in federal court to bank fraud relating to false tax refund claims filed with the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Read More»