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'History with Elizabeth' at the Carnegie, Apr. 14 

Come to The Carnegie for an intimate discussion with local historian Elizabeth Beers to learn more about Newnan and its history. On Apr. 14 at 10 a.m. Ms. Elizabeth will be ‘Bragging on Newnan.’

“This program is a favorite with both newcomers and Newnanites alike as you can always learn something new about the city you live in from,” says Amy Mapel, Carnegie Coordinator. Read More»

Ethica purchases Newnan Nursing & Rehab Center

Newnan Hospital, Inc. announced Apr. 2 that the Newnan Hospital Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been sold to Macon-based Ethica Health & Retirement Communities.

Newnan Hospital Inc. has operated the 143-bed nursing home, located at 244 Broad St. in Newnan, since purchasing it in 1994 when it was Beaulieu Convalescent Center. When Piedmont Healthcare bought Newnan Hospital in 2007, Newnan Hospital Inc. retained the nursing home because Piedmont did not operate nursing homes. Read More»

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

Event gives veterans a free trip to WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.

On May 4th, Honor Flight Fayette will take another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial, bringing the total to about 420 men and women who have been honored by this non-profit organization since May of 2008. Read More»

Fayetteville woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

Scheme involved depositing fraudulent tax return checks

A Fayetteville woman has entered a guilty plea in federal court to bank fraud relating to false tax refund claims filed with the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Read More»

Cain to appear at second annual Tax Day Rally in PTC

Herman Cain.

Send a clear message to Washington D.C. on Apr. 15. Join the voices of South Atlanta Tea Party for it’s second annual Tax Day Rally at Drake Field (near the City Hall complex) in Peachtree City. The event starts at noon. Several guest speakers are scheduled including popular conservative talk show personality, Herman Cain.

In case of inclement weather, the event will move to Peachtree City Christian Church on Hwy. 74 and 500 Kedron Drive. Read More»

Re-tiring after 30 years in F’ville: Veteran retailer closes

Donald Thomas in front of the business he has operated for three decades in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette Tire Co., a business landmark at South Glynn Street and Grady Avenue in Fayetteville, has shut its doors after 30 years. And for lifelong Fayetteville resident and soon-to-be retiree Donald Thomas, three decades at the same location has been a treasure. Read More»

Job woes double patient load at free medical clinic’s new F'ville site

From left, Fayette CARE Clinic Administrator Sheryl Watford, volunteer Beverly Garner and Dr. Yolanda Wade review a patient’s file in the free clinic’s new office. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette CARE Clinic, a non-profit that provides free medical care to uninsured residents of Fayette County, has a new location. Read More»

F'ville cops run down phony kidnapping, phony check scam

Suspect races from Burger King, locks himself in Waffle House restroom; 3 arrested

Three people are in police custody after a 911 call sent officers to the Fayetteville Burger King to investigate a reported kidnapping Tuesday afternoon, police said. Read More»

Mom arrested for holding knife to daughter’s throat

A Fayetteville woman was arrested after an April 2 altercation with her daughter during which the she held a knife to the 15-year-old’s throat, police said.
Janis Miles, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a knife, according to Fayetteville police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. The daughter called 911 to report the incident, Crawshaw said.

Crawshaw said the two were arguing over flyers or letters that the mother was typing for her daughter. Miles later told officers that during the argument her daughter elbowed her in the stomach, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Fayette firefighter cadets sworn-in April 2

The Fayette County Commission chambers were filled with coworkers, colleagues, friends and family April 2 for the graduation and swearing-in of the Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services (FES) cadet class of 2010.

The graduating class included Jared R. Babb, Philip E. Harris, Matthew J. Lanza, Matthew K. Noel and Richard C. Ryckeley. Also graduating with the Fayette group were Brian Porterfield and Chris Rogers from the Hapeville Fire Department. Read More»