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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»

Annexation is now official

The Chattahoochee Hills City Council on Oct. 7 agreed with the Coweta County Commission to have 179 acres off Shell Road annexed into the city. The vote followed a unanimous vote by commissioners on Aug. 19.

The 178.78-acre area situated inside Coweta off Shell Road (Atlanta Newnan Road) is part of the much larger 900-acre Serenbe community which lies within the city limits of Chatt Hills in southwest Fulton County.

Applicant Steve Nygren and Chatt Hills had requested that the acreage situated inside Coweta be annexed, allowing the city limits to be expanded to include the 179 acres. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win Thurs. games

While the New England Patriots and New York Jets were getting it on several hundred miles to the northeast, a couple of local teams put on their own version Read More»