Piedmont Newnan’s impact: current and future

A new report by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) shows that Piedmont Newnan Hospital in 2007 generated more than $216.3 million in revenue for the local economy. Those numbers will likely only increase once the new nine-story hospital on Poplar Road is completed. Read More»

Sgt. Gragg named finalist on TV show - needs votes

Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg has been named one of eight nationalist finalists in the America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest, sponsored by Sprint, after surviving a routine traffic stop gone wrong. Gragg is in the running for a $10,000 Grand Prize if he can receive enough online votes. Read More»

Judge Caldwell’s consent order sent to Gov. Perdue Monday

Judge Caldwell’s consent order sent to Gov. Perdue  Monday

The document above is the handwritten “consent” letter sent to Gov. Sonny Perdue Monday in which Fayette Superior Court Judge Johnnie Caldwell Jr. promises to never again seek or hold a judicial position.

Piedmont Hospital opposes open heart service in Riverdale

Southern Regional Hospital partnering with Emory to offer open heart surgery nearby

Piedmont Hospital is challenging a rival hospital's bid to offer open heart surgery a short trip outside Fayette County.

Piedmont has filed a formal notice opposing the request from Southern Regional Health System, which needs approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health before it can begin offering open heart surgery at its hospital in Riverdale. Read More»

Promise Place to add support group in F’ville

Promise Place Domestic Violence Center Director Vanessa Mottley (L) and counselor Helen Branch recently announced plans for a new domestic violence support group in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In Fayette County, the Promise Place center approaches the reality of domestic violence in a variety of ways, and to meet community needs the non-profit organization is ready to start up a support group in Fayetteville that will compliment the existing group in Peachtree City. Read More»

Police reports Apr. 15-19

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, April 13 - Monday, April 19
Davion Furshun Bell, 21, of Robin Hood Drive, Elgin, Ill., for suspended license.
Michelle Ines Rodriguez, 27, of St. Ives Court, Stockbridge, for DUI less safe and duty to stop upon striking a fixed object.
Marcus James Williams, 38, of Chantilly Terrace, College Park, for probation violation. Read More»

Making a difference one life at a time

Children born in the United States with a cleft lip or palette have surgery available to correct the condition. But this is not the case in much of the developing world where such a condition means the child will be a virtual outcast.

And that is where Dr. Vincent Perciaccante and Healing the Children Northeast come in. Perciaccante and a team of surgeons will be returning to Nicaragua in May to provide a much-needed service to children who would likely never receive help. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta say goodbye to fallen warrior, Lt. Collins

Army 1st Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone was laid to rest Saturday as friends continued to share stories of his sense of humor that carried with him from his high school days into his role as a leader of men. Read More»

Students earn national achievement scholarships

Two Fayette County High and two Whitewater High School students are among 700 nationwide receiving National Achievement Scholarships through the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students. Read More»

'Seussical Jr.' comes to Patriot Hall

The Flat Rock Middle School chorus is proud to present the musical, “Seussical, Jr.” Apr. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m., at Patriot Hall. This adaptation of the Broadway musical brings together the much loved characters from the Dr. Seuss books “orton Hears a Who!,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Gertrude McFuzz.” Read More»

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