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Fayette jobless rate at 9.4%, highest in at least 2 decades

Signs that the recession is waning have yet to manifest in Fayette County, where the unemployment rate for February rose again and is now positioned at 9.4 percent, and that's among the lowest in the state. Meanwhile, Georgia’s unemployment rate sits at 10.8 percent. Read More»

Motorcycle ride raises money for emergency preparedness in PTC

Motorcycle ride raises money for emergency preparedness in PTC

A recent motorcycle ride fund-raiser tallied more than $3,500 for the Peachtree City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Some 78 motorcycles participated in the ride from Cooper Lighting to Warm Springs and then Newnan. Read More»

Point-to-Point races provide a show of skill and love

The setting March 27 could not have been more perfect for the Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point Races held at Bear Creek Farm south of Moreland. A total of 83 horses ran in the multiple races held on the rolling terrain.

A centuries-old tradition came alive amid the rolling hills of Bear Creek Farm near Moreland recently. And in the second running of the Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point Races it is likely that a new tradition had emerged. And through it all, the day was immersed in the love and admiration of the riders for their horses. Read More»

PTC neighbor enters burning, smoke-filled house to save family of 5

Police tape marks the damaged house on Lanyard Bend the morning after the fire. Photo/John Munford.

When Aaron Housley arrived on the scene of a raging house fire early Thursday morning with no firefighters in sight, he knew what he had to do. Read More»

Coweta bank robbery suspect’s photo released

Suspect wanted in connection to the March 15 robbery at the Wachovia Bank on Amlajack Road in Newnan.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has released the photo of the suspect in the March 15 bank robbery at the Wachovia Bank on Amlajcak Road in Newnan. The man is also wanted by MARTA police for a robbery. Read More»

Neighbor saves sleeping family from PTC fire

A quick-acting neighbor helped rescue a slumbering Peachtree City family from their Lanyard Bend home after a fire broke out in their garage just after midnight, fire officials said.

An in-depth story about the neighbor is here. Read More»

Arson responsible for 10 Newnan fires in 6 months

The southeast side of downtown Newnan has been the site arson fires at 10 vacant homes since October. The city of Newnan has posted a $5,000 reward in an effort to help nab Read More»

Newnan offers reward in beating of 90 year-old woman

The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the September beating of a 90 year-old woman in her home on Pinson Street.

On September 21 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman, said Public Information Officer Gina Snider. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being, Snider said. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan Hospital announces new directors

Piedmont Newnan Hospital (PNH) has recently named Lee LaRowe, M.D., as director of the hospital’s Inpatient Medicine Service (IMS) and Judy Busch as director of risk management. Read More»

Newnan Spring Tour of Homes coming April 17

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening of Moonlight and Roses” – its 33rd annual Spring Tour of Homes – on April 17, in Newnan, the “City of Homes”. The tour is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes homes predominately in the College-Temple Historic District. The format this year is new, as it invites an enchanting spring stroll between the featured homes in the early evening hours. Read More»

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