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Coweta and Newnan show drop in unemployment

Newnan and Coweta County may have turned the corner on escalating unemployment rates. The county jobless rate in March dropped to 10.8 percent, while in Newnan the rate fell to 11.8 percent.

In Coweta, the March unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent from the 11.2 percent figure in February. Coweta’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent a year ago. The lower unemployment rate translates into 6,471 people without jobs in a workforce of 59,737. Read More»

AT&T activates new 3G wireless site in east Coweta

AT&T Wireless customers in east Coweta County should see a boost in their service with the activation last week of a new 3G wireless cell site. The site will provide new coverage for area residents and businesses between Sharpsburg and Peachtree City along Ga. Highway 54 and on Ga. Highway 154 at the intersection of Christopher Road and Reese Road. Read More»

Coweta Fayette Rotary Club Welcomes attorney Lynn Clark and 4 GRSP Students

Lynn Clark visited the Coweta Fayette Rotary Club and introduced four GRSP Students. Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities.  Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.  Read More»

Charity golf tournament coming to Cannongate

Awesome Youth Inc. will host its first annual Elaine B. Connally Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, May 15 at the Canongate I Golf Club.

The tournament event begins at 11 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. Team registration and single registration is available. Team, single, and raffle prizes include items such as cash, golf equipment and a Honda Accord Crosstour.

Awesome Youth Incorporated is a nonprofit organization, with all proceeds from the tournament benefitting the Summer Camp Scholarships for underprivileged under-served youth. Read More»

Lots of Memorial Day activities planned for PTC, county

Golf cart procession from the 2009 event. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City is announcing a Call to Action for past and present military men and women. If you or one of your family members is currently serving in the military, is retired, or has served but is no longer living, Peachtree City wants to recognize them. Simply go to the Peachtree City website, www.peachtree-city.org and click on PTC Honors its Troops. Read More»

PTC Army colonel charged with producing own child pornography

Edgar Pagan-Torres, 41, of Peachtree City, Ga., a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography production and possession offenses. Read More»

Teachers’ group: Fayette salaries not so special

For all the talk about “what makes Fayette County schools special” that special category does not apply to the pay teachers receive.

That assertion was the central theme last week pressed by Fayette teacher and PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) member Diane Basham at the regular meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Regional transportation tax gets push from Chamber, Rep. Ramsey

In 2012, voters in Fayette County will be asked whether they support a regional 10-county 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects in metro Atlanta. But even if the measure fails here in Fayette, the sales tax will still be assessed here if it is approved region-wide. Read More»

PTC taking ‘junk’ for spring cleanup

It’s spring cleanup time again in Peachtree City this weekend.

Unwanted junk may be dropped off Saturday and Sunday at the Peachtree City recycling center off Rockaway Road between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Junk may include appliances (freon does not have to be removed), lawnmowers, bikes, furniture and other articles. No tires, paint, batteries or light bulbs will be accepted.

The city offers the service annually in collaboration with Keep American Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful. For more information, call Public Works at 770-487-5183.

Local volunteer recognized by county officials

Local volunteer recognized by county officials

A Fayette County woman was recognized last week for winning the prestigious Robert Benham Award for community service.
Angela Hinton Fonda, who is a representative on the oversight board for the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services, said she feels “very fortunate” to support DFCS. Read More»