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Merchants award $250 Art For The Heart prize to Oak Grove

Peachtree Crossing merchants and Oak Grove students.

Taking time to beautiful the community while recognizing the importance of art in the Fayette County schools was a priority for the merchants in Peachtree Crossing and Peachtree Point Shopping Centers in March. Since the closing of the baby Kroger store over a year ago at the corner of Hwy 54 and Peachtree Parkway, the front windows of the store have been covered in black plastic, giving the appearance of a great black hole in the heart of Peachtree City. Read More»

Man arrested for dumping 200-300 scrap tires in Tyrone

A John’s Creek man was arrested on felony charges Wednesday in connection with the illegal dumping of 200-300 scrap tires on property in Tyrone.

Charles Ejemba, 44, of John’s Creek, was arrested at his home by John’s Creek Police on felony charges of unlawful dumping for commercial purposes and was transported to the Fayette County Jail, said Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Apr. 23-29

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between April 23-29. Those arested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Joshua Barry Anderson, 37, of Hollyhock Road, Douglasville, for giving false name and seatbelt violation.

Charles Ejembra, 44, no street address, John’s Creek, for illegal dumping/littering.

Henry Redmond, 45, of Marona Street, Atlanta, for 1st degree forgery.

Antohn L. Tillman, 24, of Vining Ridge Terrace, Decatur, for 1st degree forgery.

Renovated Braelinn Village to get directional signs

Renovated Braelinn Village to get directional signs

When the makeover of the Braelinn Village is complete, shoppers will have plenty of architectural eye candy to enjoy. Read More»

Palmetto Youth League opens its doors

Palmetto Youth League (PYL) Director Bernard Knox (front left) and Mayor John Miller (front right) were all smiles April 17 for the organization’s grand opening at the C.A. Carter Center.

Palmetto Youth League (PYL) Director Bernard Knox (front left) and Mayor John Miller (front right) were all smiles April 17 for the organization’s grand opening at the C.A. Carter Center. They were joined by City Council members, PYL board of directors, Police Chief Luther Graham, parents and children.

Tribute to a Palmetto hero

His family and Palmetto Deputy Police Chief John Cooper looked on last Saturday as Sgt. Lee Gragg was honored at the Georgia Police Memorial Ride held in Peachtree City. Gragg was severely injured in an incident in September 2009 and has returned to light duty with the department.

It was an occasion to honor a real hero who put his life on the line and came so close to giving his last full measure of devotion. The occasion was the Georgia Police Memorial Ride ceremony last Saturday in Peachtree City. The hero was Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg. Read More»

Coweta County Tea Party Patriots - 1 year and going strong

Most grassroots efforts in any community start with a bang and quickly fizzle within weeks or months. But such is not the fate of the Coweta Tea Party Patriots. The organization is well past its first anniversary and is only showing signs of increasing its numbers.

“We’re not a huge group, but the group of people we have are very engaged and so many of them want to work for this effort,” said local organizer Wendy Bloedt. “We have a core group of 30-40 people and a larger group of more than 60 who attend our meetings.” Read More»

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»

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