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Fayette school lunch prices to inch higher

Projected increases in food and kitchen-related supplies led to the approval last week of a 5-cent rise in elementary school lunches and 10-cent increases in middle and high school lunches in Fayette County schools beginning in August.

Prior to the increases, the price of lunch for elementary school students was $2.05 while those for middle and high school student was $2.15. The prices of other meals served in school cafeterias remained unchanged. Read More»

Going for Gold

Sally Maple running towards the endzone for the Palm Beach Punishers.

McIntosh grad Maple playing football for Team USA

The sport that citizens of the United States refer to as “soccer” is called football practically everywhere else. Right now, the largest soccer tournament in the world, the World Cup, is being played in South Africa. This Sunday, the 2010 IFAF Women’s World Championship, the first and arguably the biggest football tournament in the world, begins in Sweden and Sally Maple, a former Peachtree City resident and graduate of McIntosh High School is on the roster. Read More»

Police reports - June 15-21, 2010

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, June 15 - Monday, June 21
Uvaldo Alvarado-Tequillas, 33, of Greenville Circle, Fayetteville, for trafficking in illegal drugs.
Jose Aleho Gonzalez, 32, of Sweetbriar, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
William Marcus Harmon, 34, of Georgian Drive, Newnan, for probation violation.
William Leon Jones, no age, of Coleman Lake Road, Fayetteville, for child molestation (2). Read More»

Sany construction underway in PTC

Sany employees, flanked at the rear by one of the company's concrete pumper trucks, proudly gathered to celebrate Sany's construction progress. The company expects to be up and running with heavy equipment assembly in 12 to 14 months. Photo/Special.

SANY America, Inc. held a ceremony last week to mark the start of construction on the site of what will become the company’s first North American manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, GA. This event demonstrates Sany’s strong belief in and commitment to North America and its Construction Equipment markets. Read More»

Chief public defender hospitalized

Fayette County’s Chief Public Defender, Joe Saia, is hospitalized in Wilmington, N.C. after he fell ill and was rushed to the hospital late last week.

Saia was determined to be suffering from congestive heart failure, according to his office. As of Monday afternoon, he continues to recover and remains hospitalized.

Saia is responsible for overseeing the defense of all criminals deemed indigent in not just Fayette County but in the entire four-county Griffin Judicial Circuit which includes Spalding, Pike and Upson counties. Read More»

Fayetteville's first Market Day of 2010

Fayetteville's first Market Day of 2010

Main Street Fayetteville hosted its first Market Day of 2010 around the gazebo at Stonewall Village last Saturday. Hundreds of area residents perused booths featuring everything from fresh produce and snacks to arts and crafts. Market Day takes place on the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June through September and on the fourth Saturday in October. The next Market Day will be July 17. Any vendors wishing to participate in future Market Days should call 770-719-4173.

Delta Community Credit Union goes mobile, debuts mobile banking services

Delta Community Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution and the state’s largest credit union, recently announced the launch of Delta Community Mobile Banking, adding to its ample selection of account access services and product offerings. The free* mobile service provides both consumer and business services members with convenient and secure access to real-time account information through their cell phone, smart phone, PDA or other mobile device. Read More»

Young Professionals Gather 'Round to Discuss Club Activity

Kristin Hauch, YP President, Sarah Smith, YP Social Co-Chair, Michelle Blose, YP Membership Chair

The Young Professionals of Fayette County (YP Fayette) will have a special Round Table Chat prior to their regularly scheduled Speaker N’ a Latte (SNL) meeting on Wednesday, June 30, at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (3rd Floor). The meeting will start at 7:45am and include a continental breakfast. The Round Table Chat will cover topics such as current club activities, new steering committee members, and upcoming events. Immediately following the Round Table Chat there will be a presentation by Rob Bensen, President of First Steps Training & Development. Read More»

GDOT gives July 31 completion for I-85 in Coweta

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the long-lived widening of I-85 through Coweta County. The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) earlier this week announced its summer construction efforts, including the anticipated completion date of July 31 for three large Coweta road projects. Read More»

Census: Coweta’s mid-2009 population tops 127,000

The U.S. Census Bureau earlier this week released its update population estimates for July 2009. Those estimates show Coweta County with a population of 127,111, indicating a growth rate of 42.5 percent since 2000. Read More»

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