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DeMolays celebrate 90th anniversary

DeMolay Chapters around the world celebrate the month of March as International DeMolay Month to mark the March 18th anniversary of the founding of the Order in 1919.

Locally, Peachtree City Chapter will be holding several events to celebrate the seven main virtues of DeMolay: Love of Parents, Reverence for Sacred Things, Courtesy, Comradeship, Fidelity, Cleanness and Patriotism. They will culminate their activities with a public installation of officers on Saturday, Mar. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peachtree City Masonic Center, 201 Whitlock Place, Peachtree City. Read More»

Police reports - Tyrone

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during February. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Josue Gomes Filho, 35, of Royal Oak Drive, Marietta, for allowing an unlicensed person to drive.
Jerrod Douglas Henderson, 19, of Ridge Run, Tyrone, for possession of marijuana.
Francis Yamile Lara Carbajal, 27, of Orme Street, Fairburn, for theft by receiving stolen property.
Simone Jeane Marks, 20, of Mark Lane, Fayetteville, for DUI alcohol, attempting to purchase alcohol under age 21, open container and failure to maintain lane. Read More»

CSU grad studies open house is Tuesday

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies is moving its next open house up a week, to Tuesday, Mar. 2. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 101 of the University’s Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow.

The Clayton State School of Graduate Studies typically holds open houses on the second Tuesday evening of each month. However, for March, that date Read More»

Piedmont Newnan Hospital project ready to begin

The project to build what will be the tallest building in southwest metro Atlanta was delayed more than a year ago in the middle of the recession. But Piedmont Newnan Hospital is back, with start-up on the new Poplar Road facility near I-85 set to begin immediately. The first phase of the hospital is projected to open in early 2012.

Piedmont Healthcare made the announcement last week Read More»

Doctor guilty on sex charges

Decatur resident and former Grady Hospital doctor Adam Wayne Lebowitz has been convicted by a federal jury of sex crimes that stemmed from a 2006 investigation by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office after receving a complaint from a 15 year-old male and his mother.
The 50 year-old Lebowitz was found guilty of one count of producing child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in unlawful sex acts. Read More»

Coweta/Fayette ‘biobots’ make their mark at statewide competition

The “biobots” team of 9-14 year-olds from Coweta and Fayette counties are fresh off their win at the state competition in the First Lego League meet at Georgia Tech with their entry “Sustainable Green Subdivision.” Team members are (l-r) front: Carlee Beaty, Chad Beaty, Jackson Duncan and Ryan Bowers; and rear Mike Sessions and Alex Adcox.

It was all about developing a “Sustainable Green Subdivision.” And it was the entry that won three 2nd Place awards for a group of Coweta and Fayette kids in January as part of a statewide Read More»

Newnan Police need help with hit and run case

Newnan Police Department are still investigating the Feb. 4 hit-and-run on Newnan Crossing Bypass that claimed the life of 30-year-old Curtis Rodriguez Mitchell of Newnan.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that Mitchell had “injuries consistent with that of being hit by a vehicle,” according to Chief Douglas L. “Buster” Meadows of the Newnan Police Department. Read More»

Three new art programs coming to Serenbe

Serenbe is pleased to announce the launch of three new art programs in the community: the Serenbe Photography Center, Serenbe Playhouse and Fine Arts Workshops. Each has workshops and/or performances scheduled that are open to the public. Read More»

Kroger declines to renew 'baby Kroger' lease

The Kroger Company has officially declined to renew its lease for the vacant "baby Kroger" store at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center. Read More»

Car defect blamed for boy’s death

A defect in a 1999 Chrysler Sebring is being blamed for the death last week of a 6-year-old boy in north Fayette County.

The vehicle had a defective ignition park interlock that caused it to slip out of park, roll down a driveway and strike the victim, said Capt. Brian Eubanks of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Chrysler had issued a recall on the ignition park interlock in 2004, Eubanks said. Read More»

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