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Newnan resident receives Legion of Merit Award

Col. Steven Charles (L) receives the Legion of Merit award in a May 1 ceremony in Birmingham. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. David W. Puster.

Colonel Steven Charles had a long military career, serving in the Navy, the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve. Over the course of 30 years, Charles served two cruises abouard the USS Constellation, had 212 carrier landings (89 of them at night) graduated from navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and served as an instructor in both the F-111 Aardvark and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. It was for his six years of service as program manager for the 87th Air Force Element and Air Director of Joint Operations with the U.S. Read More»

New Senoia library moves closer to reality

Wow! It looks like the rendering of a beautiful new home, but it’s really the artist’s conception of the new Senoia Library that will be located along Pylant Street at Merrimac Lake Park.

It looks more like an exquisite home than a library. And the artist’s rendering of the exterior of the long-awaited Senoia Library that will be located along Pylant Street at Merrimac Lake Park is, in a word: beautiful.

At approximately four times the size of the current library, likely coming in at 4,000-5,000 square feet, recent action by the Coweta County Library Board now has the fully funded project placed in the beginning of the design phase.
Past obstacles involving the project appear to have been overcome by the determination to move ahead with the library’s construction. Read More»

Coweta Relay for Life coming next weekend

Everyone at some point should attend a Relay for Life. Though the unique events are held as fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, they are also a reflection of the spirit of a community whose members come together to support each other in the face of the trials and challenges that can come from cancer. Coweta County’s 2010 Relay for Life will be held May 14 and 15 at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. Read More»

“Ride to make history” in Senoia

Get ready to ride! Whether on motorcycles or bicycles, members of the Senoia Area Historical Society are inviting the community to the its first “Ride to Make History.” The new benefit ride coming June 5 is geared toward raising awareness of the importance of historic preservation.

The benefit ride will have a motorcycle component and a bicycle component. The motorcycle ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Maguire’s and end at the Senoia Area Historical Society house located at 6 Couch Street. Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Maguire’s. Read More»

Students selected to Governor's Honors

A total of 23 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Read More»

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School opened its doors in 2002-2003 to students from surrounding Fayette County elementary schools. To celebrate the first year of the school’s opening, each charter student and faculty member had their hand prints painted on the school walls in the shape of a flower and the person’s name along with their hand prints. Read More»

Fayette Counseling Center has grand opening of headquarters

The Fayette County Counseling Center has called several locations “home” since its inception in 1980 when the first full-time administrator, Cathy Johnson, opened for service. The center is a part of the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board, whose headquarters are in Griffin. Read More»

F’ville Police Department, Fayette Deputy Mindar honored

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton (L) receives award from District Attorney Scott Ballard April 29. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Event Center in Griffin was packed with approximately 500 officers, their families and those close to law enforcement April 29 for the District Attorney’s 4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Read More»

Tom Hamall remembered as metro force for good

Thomas Hamall

Fayette County and metro Atlanta lost a true friend last week with the passing of Tom Hamall. One of his most recent accomplishments as the co-creator of the ENCORE! Fayette Senior Adult Leadership Program was the culmination of a life of service to the communities where he lived. Always quick with a smile, Hamall saw life and its challenges not as problems, but as possibilities for learning and unity. Read More»

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