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Clues sought for 2 Peachtree City vehicle fires

Peachtree City police are still hoping to shake loose additional information that will lead to the person or persons responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in south Peachtree City July 4 and 11.

A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered in the case but so far no one with any information has come forward, police said Thursday.

The fires damaged vehicles that were parked in driveways of two homes: one in the Everhill subdivision and the other in the nearby Rockspray subdivision, police said. Read More»

Senoia Farmers Market in full swing

There are fresh vegetables and other goodies available twice a month at the Senoia Farmers Market. The market is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October.

There are fresh vegetables and other goodies available twice a month at the Senoia Farmers Market. The market is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October.

On the march

The soldiers of Newnan’s National Guard Bravo Company 2/121 marched through downtown Saturday afternoon in route to a ceremony in their honor at the First Baptist Church. The unit has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The soldiers of Newnan’s National Guard Bravo Company 2/121 marched through downtown Saturday afternoon in route to a ceremony in their honor at the First Baptist Church. The unit has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Newnan/Coweta jobless rate holding steady

Georgia’s unemployment rate increased by half a percent in June, but that was not the case for Newnan and Coweta County. Coweta’s jobless rate held steady at 9.7 percent last month, while Newnan saw a slight decrease to 11.1 percent.

Coweta’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate in May and June, while high, has the county in a better situation than many others in Georgia that saw increases during the one-month period. For Coweta, the 9.7 percent unemployment rate equates to 5,717 people out of work in a labor force of 58,753. Coweta’s unemployment rate in June 2009 was 10.7 percent. Read More»

Commission approves Ruth Drive retail center

A proposed commercial rezoning request was approved last week by the Coweta County Commission. The proposal will create a 12,000 square-foot retail and office center on 2.17 acres on Ruth Drive near Thomas Crossroads.

County Director of Planning Robert Tolleson said applicant Allen & Tyler, LLC is proposing that the O-I (Office Institutional) zoned property be rezoned to C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping District). Read More»

Fuller overcomes MSRA - joins Marines

After a car accident in August 2006, 16-year-old Coweta County resident Dustin Fuller suffered a compound fracture in his leg that required a titanium rod implant.  Nearly a year and a half passed, and the wounded area began to appear infected.  Dustin underwent six weeks of treatment for a staph infection in January 2008 to no avail.  His flu-like symptoms remained persistent, and he became dizzy, unable to walk.  Dustin was transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Feb. Read More»

Senoia Movie Night coming July 31

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority presents “Driving Miss Daisy” on Movie Night in Historic Downtown Senoia on Saturday, July 31. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Main Street in front of the gazebo. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy this free showing of a classic film, parts of which were filmed at Riverwood Studios and nearby Starr’s Mill. Main Street between Seavy and Travis streets will be closed at 7pm. A limited number of sponsor tables with preferred seating is available. Read More»

Newnan Deputy Police Chief and Coweta-Fayette EMC Employee Escort WWII Veterans to Washington

In recognition of those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc., Board Director Rodney Riggs – also Newnan Deputy Police Chief – and EMC technician Brad Maddox recently volunteered to help some of Georgia’s “Greatest Generation” veterans make the flight of a lifetime to see the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read More»

Marine Corps League adds 47th member

The Marine Corps League Detachment # 1325 is continuing to grow. The newest member, Terry Flott, was sworn in by Commandant George Dienhart at the July Meeting. Flott, who resides in Coweta County, served on active duty for seven years and, along with other duty stations, served in Yuma, AZ with Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214). He is the owner of Midway Collision in Fayetteville. Flott became the 47th active member of the young detachment.
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F’ville cops arrest 4 burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department has announced the arrest of four people for a reported residential burglary Wednesday on Keaton Drive.

On July 21 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary on Keaton Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Officers found that someone had attempted to enter the home through a window. While investigating the case Officers received information from neighbors, including a description of the vehicle and people involved, said Crawshaw. Read More»

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