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It was a "Ride to Make History" in Senoia June 5

It was a "Ride to Make History" in Senoia June 5

The motorcycles get ready to leave downtown Senoia Saturday for a scenic ride through Coweta County as part of the “Ride to Make History” fundraiser for the Senoia Area Historical Society. The event also featured a bicycle ride that began at Senoia Children’s Park and ended at the Senoia Area Historical Society Museum on Couch Street.

Lane closures coming June 14-17 on I-85 in Coweta

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation from June 14-17 will be performing major reconstruction of I-85 at different locations between mile marker 39 and 43 (near Exit 41; SR 14/US 27 Alt) in Coweta County. To ensure motorists and contractor safety, this work will warrant lane closures along this section of I-85, which could cause delays.

Georgia DOT reports the following construction activities are tentatively planned for the period of Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17: Read More»

Senoia Farmers Market opens

The Senoia Farmers market begins operations Saturday from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. and will be open on the second Saturday of each month through October. The market is located in the parking lot at city hall.

"City of Newnan" store opens at the Carnegie

The Carnegie is now the home of the new City of Newnan’s store.  The store is located on the first floor of the building at 1 LaGrange St.  Samples of items available are in a large display case as you enter the building. Read More»

F’ville crime rate drops to lowest since pre-1994

The 2009 Annual Report released by the Fayetteville Police Department shows a lower incidence of serious crimes in the city than at any time since prior to 1994.

Occurrences of the most serious crimes in 2009 decreased by more than 21 percent over 2008 while less serious crimes increased more than 11 percent during the same period. Read More»

Summertime is (almost) here, and life is good

Families enjoy Lunch on the Lawn in Fayetteville June 4.

Lunch time Friday in Fayetteville could not have been more perfect for a “Lunch on the Lawn.” A Fayetteville Main Street event in downtown at the old courthouse, moms and their kids were joined by a host of others taking advantage of the blue skies, mild temperatures and live music that provided a backdrop for the perfect lunch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Police reports June 1-7

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, June 1 - Monday, June 7

Austin James Chandonnet, 21, of Merrick Drive, Peachtree City, for waiting warrants for cultivating marijuana.
George Edward Davis, 39, of Turner Road, Griffin, for probation violation.
Juan Mendoza Lopez, 27, of Glenn Street, Newnan, for failure to appear. Read More»

Fayette deputies seize heroin, other drugs

Fayette County deputies on two occasions during the last week arrested four people for possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana.

Glenn Parks Summerlin, 47, of Fayetteville, and Thomas Glen Summerlin, 20, of Riverdale, were arrested June 1 on charges of violation of the Georgia controlled substances law, according to Fayette Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Rowan said a deputy initiating a traffic stop on Ga. Highway 85 North discovered approximately nine grams of suspected heroin in the men’s possession, along with small amounts of suspected marijuana and cocaine. Read More»

NAACP honors retiring Supt. John DeCotis

Supt. DeCotis honored by NAACP

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis (2nd from left, holding plaque) was honored last week by members of the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP. Chapter President John Jones (to the right of DeCotis) in his tribute to DeCotis noted his years of dedicated service to the Fayette County students and the community. “We are thankful and proud to have had this man, and for his work and support of the NAACP. His tolerance and inclusion is legendary,” Jones said. DeCotis retires at the end of this month. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Confirmed rabies case in Newnan

Newnan animal warden Cyndi Hoffman announced Monday that there has been a confirmed case of rabies in the city.

On Thursday, June 3rd, an employee of Active Pest Control, 100 Werz Ind. Blvd, was attacked by a fox by the dumpster at that location. The employee killed the fox and turned it over to the animal warden where it was sent to the lab to be tested for rabies. The results came back positive, said Newnan spokesperson Gina Snider. The employee started rabies shots at the hospital on that day and will continue the series, Snider said. Read More»

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