Newsmakers

Senoia DDA to hold D-1 BoE forum

Candidates for the Coweta County School Board will speak and take questions at a forum to held on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Freeman-Sasser Building in Senoia. Each candidate will make a brief presentation about themselves and their platforms. The public will have the opportunity to submit questions, which will be chosen at random by the moderator and presented to the candidates. Read More»

Local supporters push sales tax for arts

It is an idea intended to forge an alliance within the Fayette County arts community that will work to help bring about a voter referendum to benefit the cultural arts by using a fraction of a penny in local sales taxes already being collected.

Fayette Art Center Executive Director Kathaleen Brewer last week explained that the idea of having local communities vote to designate a portion of a penny of existing sales taxes to the arts first surfaced last year in the General Assembly. Read More»

A different way for teens to party: Starr’s Mill senior takes ‘dry’ stand

Jules Shipe, 18, shows her “Party Dry” bracelets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When you’re a high school senior cheerleader who gets kicked off the squad after a run-in with the law, you have some choices to make.

Jules Shipe, 18, decided to become an advocate for a different kind of teenage pastime: “Party Dry.”

Legal issues during the past year resulted in the Peachtree City young woman being kicked off the varsity competition cheerleading squad at Starr’s Mill High School. Read More»

Fayetteville girl loses battle with neuroblastoma

Mary Evelyn King, 8, who fought a second round of neuroblastoma cancer, died Friday at her Fayetteville home, surrounded by family.

A Celebration of Life service was held this morning at St. Elias Orthodox Church in Atlanta.

Mary Evelyn was a second grader at Peeples Elementary School and was profiled in the Sept. 8 edition of The Citizen. Read More»

Math games at Coweta Charter Academy

Math games at Coweta Charter Academy

Kindergarten kids at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia recently treated their parents to a number of math games that could be played at home to reinforce mathematics concepts. The Curriculum Night event was a part of the Fall into Math program.

A walk to remember

A walk to remember

A large group of Coweta County residents were present at Saturday’s 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk held outside the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The 5K walk/run brought families from across metro Atlanta's Southern Crescent to the event intended to continue the awareness of and foster research for the disease that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Georgians.

Senoia Farmer's Market resumes Oct. 9.

The Senoia Farmer's Market will resume on Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to City Hall in downtown Senoia.
Fresh locally grown produce, canned goods, and specialty foods and items will be available. For more information, call Don Caputo 770-599-4148.

F’ville Council expected to come to the rescue of Chuck E. Cheese

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will take a look at what is being described as an unintended consequence of a state law enacted July 1. The council will hear the first reading of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1. Read More»

Volunteers raise the roof (and walls)

Volunteers raise the roof (and walls)

It was an old-style volunteer barn-raising Saturday at the new home of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County located on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville across from Pies-On Pizza. The construction of the 6,000 square-foot center that will provide a variety of services to new moms is in conjunction with the ongoing community efforts of Square Foot Ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.