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Deputy discovered judge, defense attorney in subdivision

Relationship between former judge English, attorney Cornwell remains under investigation

Well more than a year and a half ago, a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy came across a suspicious vehicle parked in a subdivision under construction, in the middle of the workday. Read More»

Senoia charter school to open grades K-2 in August

Appeals notwithstanding, the ruling last week by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob affirmed that a handful of recently approved charter schools can begin operations in the state. For their part, representatives of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia announced earlier this week that the K-2 portion of the school will begin operations in August, with grades 3-8 coming online in either January or next August. Read More»

Coweta criminal cases increase, but lower than Carroll or Troup

A part of the recent budget submission by Coweta County District Attorney Pete Skandalakis to the Coweta County Commission included the category and number of criminal cases opened by his office during 2008 and 2009 across the Coweta Judicial Circuit. Coweta and the circuit as a whole saw some increase in such cases, but Coweta ranked below Carroll and Troup counties in the total number of cases.
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New commercial development proposed for Ruth Drive

A proposed commercial rezoning request will be heard by the Coweta County Commission in a public hearing scheduled for June 15. If approved, the proposal would create a 12,000 square-foot retail and office center on 2.17 acres on Ruth Drive near Thomas Crossroads.

County Director of Planning Robert Tolleson said applicant Allen & Tyler, LLC is proposing that the O-I (Office Institutional) zoned property be rezoned to C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping District). Read More»

Coweta Relay for Life this weekend

Coweta Relay for Life this weekend

The Coweta County Relay for Life fundraiser kicks off Friday at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 7 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. The unique event embodies the spirit of the community whose members come together to support each other in the face of the trials and challenges that can come from cancer.

Ellis Crook receives business award

Ellis Crook receives business award

Business owner Ellis Crook, joined by his son Gregg, holds an Award of Excellence for Beautifying Senoia presented by Mayor Robert Belisle (center) at the May 3 City Council meeting for exterior work done at his downtown tire center.

All the kids love Reading Time

All the kids love Reading Time

It’s always a fun time for parents and youngsters at Reading Time. The weekly event is held at the Senoia Library.

Peeples top fund-raiser for youth protection homes

From left, Peeples Principal Erin Roberson, winning students Chris Sellers, Emily Cushing and Michaela Cushing and PE Coach Michelle Binkley. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools March 29th through April 2nd. The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Read More»

Arson, murder charges dismissed against PTC couple

Evidence from fire scene not provided to prosecutors

.Fayette County prosecutors have dropped all charges against Scott and Valerie Dahlman Read More»