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Academic teams take top spots in Regional Bowl

The middle school academic bowl season has come to an end with Fayette County teams taking five of the top eight placements for points earned.

The final results of the Griffin RESA Academic Bowl regional competition placed J.C. Booth Middle in first place, Flat Rock Middle in second place, Bennett’s Mill Middle in fifth, Rising Starr Middle placing sixth and Whitewater Middle finishing in eighth place.

Tournaments consist of 20 pairs of toss-up and bonus questions. Read More»

Schools gain two new donors

Schools gain two new donors

ClubZ! and Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church help fund schools

Two long-time supporters of schools in the county have joined the newly restructured Partners in Education (PIE) program. Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church was the first partner to sign on with PIE, followed by ClubZ! In-Home Tutoring.

PIE is managed under Fayette County Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides additional funding for educational programs and opportunities for students and staff of the Fayette County Public School System. Read More»

Shopper avoids potential carjacking at Pavilion

A female shopper at the Fayette Pavilion on Dec. 13 refused to give up her vehicle when confronted by a man threatening her with a handgun. She drove away, avoiding the carjacking and leaving the man with no choice but to flee the scene.

Det. Mike Whitlow said a shopper at the Marshalls department store had entered her Hummer at 11 p.m. when she was approached by a male carrying a handgun. The man pointed the gun at the woman and told her to give him the vehicle, said Whitlow.

“The woman refused and sped off,” Whitlow said. Read More»

PTC approves sewer hook-up for personal care apartments

The Peachtree City Council on Dec. 1 approved a sewer hook-up for the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on the city’s east side due to its failing septic system. The facility has also requested annexation into the city.

This story is a correction of a story that ran last week that incorrectly stated that Heritage of Peachtree City had been annexed. The facility has requested an annexation into the city and the annexation process is currently underway. Read More»

PTC house fire causes significant damage but no injuries

A mid-morning house fire on Dec. 13 in Peachtree City resulted in no injures but left the home significantly damaged. Peachtree City Fire Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire at 129 Burnham Rise Read More»

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»

Coweta to add two to water board

The Coweta County Commission on Dec. 2 adopted a resolution requesting that the General Assembly add two positions to the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority board.

County Administrator Michael Fouts in a Nov. 25 letter recommended that commissioners ask the legislature to increase the number of authority members from three to five. Doing so would align the number of authority board members to that of the county commission. Read More»

PTC cops nab homeless man after schools were locked down

A homeless man who fled from police while being questioned in Peachtree City on Dec. 11 was located and arrested near St. Paul Lutheran School.

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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.

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