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Barrow named to Ga. Ebola Response Team

Superintendent Jody Barrow.

Fayette County School Superintendent and Ga. School Superintendent’s Association President Jody Barrow has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Ga. Ebola Response Team which was created by executive order on Oct. 20.

According to Deal spokesperson Sasha Dlugolenski, the Ga. Ebola Response Team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia. Read More»

Crowds turn out for annual F'ville Cemetery Spirit Walk

One of the ghostly visitors at the Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18 for the annual Cemetery Spirit Walk was John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Any resemblance to Fayette resident Lance Gault was strictly coincidental. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was plenty of ghostly action at the Fayetteville Cemetery Oct. 17 and 18 for the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

Sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville, the annual event has residents playing the part of some of Fayette County's notable citizens from the past.

The cemetery is nearly 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s.

Tigers fall 35-7 at Woodward

The Fayette County Tigers (3-4, 1-1) fell behind on the game’s first play and trailed by 29 points before getting their first score in the second half of a 35-7 loss at Woodward Academy. Read More»

Two injured in Hwy. 74 collision

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were life-flighted Oct. 15 after an Indiana man was struck while in the roadway on Ga. Highway 74 North in Peachtree City. Read More»

Early voting is underway in Coweta

Early voting is underway in Coweta County. Voters can cast their ballots between now and Oct. 31 at the voter registrar’s office in downtown Newnan.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins on the county’s elections page said early voting is open to voters until Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the county administration building located at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan.

Saturday voting is also available on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. until noon and on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The general election will be held Nov. 4.

McCollom is now officially top cop

McCollom is now officially top cop

Interim tag is removed

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Peachtree City Council announced that interim Police Chief Will McCollom has been appointed to fill the position on a permanent basis. Read More»

Cart safety path check results in three citations

Peachtree City Police CPl. Chris Hyatt checks a golf cart registration at a cart path safety check conducted Oct. 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Police Dept. conducted a cart path safety check in multiple locations on Oct. 15. With 233 citizens contacted, the Wednesday afternoon safety check was sixth check in the past eight weeks.

Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Wednesday safety check was conducted by three teams at two locations each. The focus of the safety check was to verify golf carts registrations and identify underage drivers, Bergh said.

In total, 233 citizen contacted with three citations issues for underage operation of a golf cart/allowing minors to drive, said Bergh. Read More»

New park set for Senoia

New park set for Senoia

A large number of Coweta County residents joined city and county officials Oct. 15 at a 49-acre site along Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia for the groundbreaking of the Leroy Johnson Park.

Senoia and Coweta County in early 2013 approved an intergovernmental agreement that led to the Wednesday groundbreaking of the new county park situated on 49.4 acres along Hwy. 16 and Harper Road on the city’s west side.

Expected to open sometime in 2017, the park will feature eight baseball fields, two football/soccer fields, a gymnasium of up to 10,000 sq. ft, tennis courts and a tot lot. Read More»

City moves forward on stormwater plan

The city of Senoia, under federal requirement, will continue to implement a management plan dedicated to controlling storm water.

The management plan, which includes pollution prevention and runoff control, cost the city $17,000. City manager Richard Ferry said the money came from the 2014 general fund budget. Read More»

EEOC suing Newnan company

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a New Jersey-based company that operates a plant in Newnan after an employee was allegedly fired due to a disability.

Gregory Packaging, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products to school districts and medical institutions, violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the EEOC charged in a lawsuit it recently filed, according to an Oct. 6 press release.  Read More»

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