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MacDuff path tunnel to be finished in the ‘near future’

An unfinished cart path and tunnel linkage under MacDuff Parkway is going to be funded by the city.

Better yet, the money is coming from funds left over from the recently completed path connections for the path bridge spanning the CSX railroad tracks on Ga. Highway 54 West. The city has earmarked that $146,000 in funding and Ravin Homes, developer of Cedarcroft, is also kicking in $10,000, city officials said. Read More»

Fayette’s jobless rate drops .6% in April

It’s about time. The unemployment rate for Fayette County decreased more than half a percentage point in April. The rate decreased from 8.9 percent in March to 8.3 percent in April.

Pundits from Wall Street to Washington have insisted for months that the recession is over. Correct or not, figures released this week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor showed a significant drop in Fayette’s unemployment rate for April. The March rate of 8.9 percent gave way to an 8.3 percent rate for April.

The April rate for Fayette County equates to 4,234 people jobless in a workforce of 50,979. Read More»

Procession starts 11:50 Saturday for Lt. Berschinski

Citizens urged to waive flags along route from Fayetteville to Peachtree City

Fayette residents are urged to participate late Saturday morning in a motorcade procession to honor Peachtree City’s Lt. Daniel Berschinski.

Participants are encouarged to line the route displaying flags to honor a junior Army officer who lost both his legs in an August 2009 explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan with his unit.

The motorcycle procession will leave Fayette County High School at 11:50 a.m. on Tiger Trail. Then it will proceed around the courthouse square on Stonewall Avenue, Jeff Davis Drive and Lanier Avenue before taking Ga. Highway 54 to Peachtree City. Read More»

Hobby Lobby to move to Fayette Pavilion

Fayette Pavilion owner and manager Developers Diversified Realty Corporation (DDRC) announced Friday that Hobby Lobby will join the 1.5 million square-foot Fayette Pavilion shopping area in early 2011. Read More»

Local soldiers honored for bravery

Lt. Dan Berschinski hugs Sharon Collins Thursday night at the meeting of the Fayette County Commission.

Click HERE for the procession route starting 11:50 Saturday

Overcome with tears, Lt. Dan Berschinski tried to speak, but his voice failed him.

Instead, he let his actions speak volumes. Read More»

Suspect surrenders to PTC police

Man accused of throwing girlfriend to floor; had barricaded himself in home

A man who barricaded himself in a bedroom after assaulting his girlfriend early this morning has surrendered himself to police officers, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

Helping hand needed for Grantville woman

Helping hand needed for Grantville woman

“If we don’t do this with donations and volunteer labor she will lose the home.”

That is the long and short of a predicament faced by Grantville resident whose home was severely damaged by a storm earlier this week. Coweta County home renovator and local Habitat for Humanity board member Jim Sells is working to help the woman secure the labor and materials needed to rebuild the extensively damaged portion of the home. Read More»

Top of the Class of 2010 in Coweta County

From left are Northgate High School Valedictorian Abbey Elizabeth Stokely and NGHS Salutatorian QuocAnh Hoang Vu; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Macy Ruth Janney and ECHS Salutatorian Eric Jude Fleckenstein; Newnan High School Valedictorian Jordan Burgess Nixon and NHS Salutatorian John William Thomas.

The Coweta County School System's valedictorians and salutatorians for 2010 have been named. They include Northgate High School Valedictorian Abbey Elizabeth Stokely and NGHS Salutatorian QuocAnh Hoang Vu; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Macy Ruth Janney and ECHS Salutatorian Eric Jude Fleckenstein; Newnan High School Valedictorian Jordan Burgess Nixon and NHS Salutatorian John William Thomas.

F'ville cops arrest burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department Wednesday arrested two people for a reported residential burglary in the city.

On May 26 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary. Police stopped a car leaving a home on Annelle Park Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Items from a previous burglary were found in the car along with two guns, Crawshaw said. Read More»