Newsmakers

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

A rolling history lesson

A rolling history lesson

The weather was perfect for the Senoia Area Historical Society Bike Tour that showed off some of the city’s historic homes and buildings. Bonnie Bobbit (standing at left) prior to the event gave cyclists an overview of the tour. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette adds online options for paying water bills

To meet the needs of a growing number of local residents who no longer do such arcane things as writing checks, putting them in stamped envelopes and placing them in the mailbox, the Fayette County Water System is implementing a new system that will make paying the water bill a little bit easier in the future.

County water customers can now pay their bills online, without using a shred of paper or a single stamp. Not only that, they can elect to not even have paper bills mailed to their homes in the first place. Read More»

Suburban logging causes headaches for homeowners

Shutterstock photo of cutting a downed limb.

A number of residents from the same subdivision just north of Fayetteville spoke out at the Sept. 25 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting about a problem that has increased in recent months Read More»

PTC staff seeks expanded pay hike

City Manager James Pennington makes a point to council members in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk/Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler is in the background.

If adopted, new salary scale would bump some starting PTC staffers’ paychecks upward by between 9% and 23%

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will consider a staff Read More»

PTC remembers POWs/MIAs

A group of veterans and others gathered at the Veterans Memorial at Peachtree City Hall on Sept. 19 to remember the 83,189 service members still counted as POW/MIA. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Out of sight, out of mind? Not a chance. A small group of veterans from Fayette and Coweta counties and their families made the time Sept. 19 to gather at the Veterans Memorial in front of Peachtree City Hall for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to make sure their brothers-in-arms are not forgotten. Read More»

Noted builder dies

Noted builder dies

One of the business captains who helped shape Peachtree City died of cancer at his home Wednesday afternoon.

Vincent Rossetti,85,a retired custom homebuilder, whose company worked in dozens of Georgia communities, and was one of the first major builders in Peachtree City was a native of Baltimore and came to the area more than 40 years ago. Read More»

Crossroads students pray at flagpole

Hundreds gathered in Tyrone Wednesday to offer up prayers for the nation. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Crossroads Christian School (CCS) students gathered together Wednesday morning for the global prayer event, “See You at the Pole.” Surrounding the flagpole outside the First Baptist Church of Tyrone, the students prayed for the nation, U.S. military, government leaders and local missionaries.

The throng of students, pre-K through eighth grade, celebrated freedom of religion alongside their teachers and invited guests, including Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, Sheriff Barry Babb, Police Chief Brandon Perkins and Probate Judge Robert Ruppenthal. Read More»

Fun at the fair

Fun at the fair

There is nothing quite like a fair. And this edition of the Coweta County Fair is no different. With rides galore and lots of food, Coweta residents have plenty of excitment to choose from at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. But you should hurry to take in the activity because the fair ends Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta posts gain in millennials

An analysis of 1,800 U.S. counties by RealtyTrac.com shows Coweta County with a small increase in millennials (people age 28 and younger) while Fayette County leads the nation in the percentage of millennials leaving the county. Read More»

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