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Newnan holiday parade is set for Dec. 13

Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Newnan beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s them is a “Storybook Christmas.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Santa and the annual Newnan Christmas parade will take over the downtown area on Dec. 13 where the activities surrounding a “Storybook Christmas” will unfold for the large crowd expected.

The parade will be held downtown on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and includes a forecast that calls for clear skies and parade-time temperatures near 50 degrees. Read More»

Senoia tour of homes is Dec. 14

It’s the time of year to step back into Senoia’s residential history. The annual Senoia Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 14.

The annual event will run from 5-8 p.m. and will include the following locations:

-Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge and Seavy Streets, Circa1897

-Atkinson-Rogers House, 351 Seavy Street, Circa 1870

-Towns-Serenity House, 83 Barnes Street, Circa1840

-Massengale-Harvey House, 225 Pylant Street, Circa 1867

-Freeman-Fiorini House, 279 Pylant Street, Circa 1924

-Cooper-Cottrill House, 111 Baggarly Way, Circa 1920 Read More»

A holiday tradition

A holiday tradition

The Clydesdales were back in Senoia again this Christmas season. Two of the large horses were on hand Dec. 6 for the “Light Up Senoia” event. Before the final walk along Main Street, long lines formed with people anxious to have their photo taken with the famous horses. Photo/Ben Nelms.

You better not pout

You better not pout

The jolly elf
Santa Claus drew quite a crowd of kids at Peachtree City’s Hometown Holiday festivities held Dec. 6 at City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and a number of live performances Photo/Terri Ricker.

Future nurses benefit from CEC-Chamber partnership

At Central Educational Center in Newnan are, from left, East Coweta High School student Savanna Byrd, who recently passed her CNA exam; Sandee Beard, CEC’s Work-based Learning Healthcare Director; Dorothy Floyd, LPN, Nurse’s Aid Instructor at CEC; and Leah Robinson, a 2014 Northgate High School graduate who recently passed her CNA exam. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta nursing students Savanna Byrd and Leah Robinson are learning firsthand that the education and business communities in Coweta County know how to work together.

Byrd, who will graduate from East Coweta High School in 2015, and Robinson, a 2014 graduate of Northgate High School, are among the many local students who have taken advantage of the dual-enrollment program that allows them to complete high school while also earning college credits through West Georgia Technical College classes at the Central Educational Center (CEC) in Newnan. Read More»

Coweta CERT team

This large group of people are members of Coweta County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) No. 6. Recognized Dec. 2 by the Coweta County Commission, the recent graduates are part of the group of 85 Coweta residents to become CERT members. The next CERT class is expected to begin in March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

This large group of people are members of Coweta County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) No. 6. Recognized Dec. 2 by the Coweta County Commission, the recent graduates are part of the group of 85 Coweta residents to become CERT members. The next CERT class is expected to begin in March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Woman recognized for aiding injured pedestrian

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. Pictured from left are paramedic Ashlee Koontz, Sasha Pope, Sgt. Odilia Bergh and Cpl. Terry Blackburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. The victim received extensive leg and head trauma. Sgt. Read More»

No smelly water here

Shutterstock photo of filling glass with water from kitchen faucet.

Brown moves quickly to test after some Facebook complaints about PTC water odor

Facebook reports of smelly water from several residents in Peachtree City on Dec. 1 led to checks by Fayette County Water System staff who found “no odor and nothing wrong.”

Meantime, the county water system in the past year implemented a procedure of checking water for taste and odor every two hours.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in a Facebook posting just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 responded to about a half-dozen mentions of water odors ranging from “musty” to “acidic.” Read More»

Starr’s Mill standout Laskey scores big against Georgia

Starr’s Mill standout Laskey scores big against Georgia

Georgia Tech senior running back and former Starr’s Mill player Zach Laskey, seen here with the ball in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s game against Georgia, scored the winning touchdown in overtime of the Yellow Jackets’ 30-24 win over the Bulldogs. An interview with Laskey will be featured in this weekend’s edition of The Citizen as he and his teammates prepare to face unbeaten Florida State Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, televised nationally on ABC-TV. Photo/Danny Karnik.

Fate of Lake Peachtree dam undecided

Lake Peachtree dam and water system intake pumping station. July 2014 photo by Bonnie Hester.

The fate of the Lake Peachtree dam could be decided before the end of the year. Hanging in the balance is the determination by the state on whether the dam can remain a Category 2 structure or if it will be designated a Category 1 dam that comes with a much greater cost.

The state is currently considering the appeal by Fayette County and Peachtree City over the reclassification of the dam from a Category 2 to a Category 1 structure. Read More»