Frightful weather is delightful for annual troop fundraiser

Linda Mosley (left) and Susan Voyles, bus drivers and co-organizers of the cookout, take a break from the fun to pose with Transportation Director Michael Jennings. Photo/Special.

Not even rainy and cool weather could dampen the spirit of the annual Cookout for the Troops hosted by the Fayette County Public School System’s Transportation Department.

Mother Nature may not have cooperated, but the smell of hotdogs roasting on the grill and displays of red, white and blue beckoned to over 250 participants who showed up to enjoy a hearty lunch and try their luck at winning some fabulous prizes, all for a great cause. Read More»

Serious crimes on rise in PTC

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark

In 2009, Part 1 crimes up 58 percent over 2007

A spike in serious crimes first seen in 2008 hasn’t gone away in Peachtree City, but the rate of increase is much lower in 2009, according to figures from the Peachtree City Police Department. Read More»

Partners in Education program updating their records

The Partners in Education Program is a joint effort of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Board of Education. They are currently trying to update their records and would like current Partners in Education to fill out a brief form at this website -
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Guide aimed at recruiting more math mentors

Math is a subject many people shy away from and students dread learning. The Fayette County Public Schools Friends Mentoring Program is hoping to change math’s stigma for both adults and students.

A taskforce, made up of current and former math teachers and retired business people, has just started working on a math guidebook that will be used by volunteer mentors to help students at all grade levels. The book will outline sound teaching practices that go along with the Georgia Mathematics Performance Standards. Read More»

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

Suspect denied having sex with victim; turned himself in March 18

An Atlanta man has been arrested in connection with the May 23, 2009 rape of a woman in Peachtree City.

Eddie Junior Smith, 28, was arrested yesterday when he turned himself in Read More»

A photographer’s dream opens at Serenbe with Photography Center

Visitors from Coweta, Fayette and across metro Atlanta attended the March 13 grand opening of the Serenbe Photography Center. Located in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills, the center’s multi-use lab is a one-of-a-kind for metro Atlanta and the Southeast. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There have been many reasons in recent years to visit the unique community called Serenbe located in Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

D&H Distributing promotes ‘Go Green’ efforts

D&H Distributing, the major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, with a major warehouse location in northeast Coweta County, has stepped-up its commitment to environmental conservation. The company has created several practical initiatives for its customers and its internal employees, persuading them to follow eco-friendly procedures and purchase environmentally conservative merchandise. This includes a promotion that rewards D&H’s customers for purchasing Earth-friendly technologies to resell to the small business community. Read More»

Newnan Youth Council visits Gov. Perdue at capitol

In the front row, from left, are Kiera Patterson, State Representative Lynn Smith, Andrew Jongeneel, Margaret Rose Kazmierczak, Jordin Dombrosky, Trishia Espinoza, Govenor Sonny Perdue, Peyton Shelnutt, Morgan Chandler, Michael Nix, Emily Hays and State Senator Mitch Seabaugh. In the back row are Daniel Nance, Lauren Jongeneel, Jamey Keith, John Ransom, Lindsay Knox, Andrew Copeland and Steven Waldrop. Photo/Special

The Newnan Youth Council (NYC) recently got a taste of Georgia state politics during their visit to the State Capitol. The Youth Council had the chance to visit with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and also Lt Governor Casey Cagle. The youth were invited to have lunch with State Representative Lynn Smith, State Representative Billy Horne and State Senator Mitch Seabaugh during their field trip to the Capitol. Read More»

Office building dedicated

Office building dedicated

Friends and family gathered together last Saturday to officially dedicate Senoia’s newest office building. The historic-looking building was christened the Addy Building after longtime Senoia businessman Ellis Crook’s mother, Leola Mae Addy. Greg Crook, who now manages his father’s businesses, said the honor was fitting for a woman who did not have many material possessions, but dearly loved her family. The office building is located on Ga. Highway 16, next to Crook’s Tire Pro, and currently houses the office of Crescent South Insurance. Read More»

Horse races coming to Moreland March 27

Amateur riders all over Georgia are getting their horses in shape for their favorite springtime event: The Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point races on Saturday, March 27 at the gorgeous farm of Hal and Linda Barry in Moreland, Ga. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the festivities – including a parade of the Bear Creek Hounds – begin at noon. Read More»

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