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Coweta follows state with its election results

Coweta voters had their say in the 2014 elections and in doing so mirrored voters statewide in the races where Republican David Perdue was elected to the U.S. Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal won another term.

Coweta voters gave overwhelming support to Perdue who took nearly 70 percent of the ballots. Democrat MIchelle Nunn took 27.45 percent of Coweta votes.

Statewide, Perdue took the state with 52.94 percent of the vote compared to 45.15 percent for Nunn.

Perdue was among a number of Republican candidates who won their races to give the U.S. Senate a Republican majority. Read More»

Squirrels believed to be culprits in Peachtree City house fire

A late afternoon residential fire on Nov. 4 in Peachtree City resulted in moderate damage to the home but no injuries. The fire appeared to be caused by nesting material from squirrels Read More»

Student chosen for Macy’s Day Parade

Starr’s Mill’s Adam Warner will march with the Macy’s parade drum line. Photo/Submitted

Adam Warner, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, will have the honor of marching with the drumline of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in it’s 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 27. Honoring America’s finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from each of the fifty states. Warner is a percussionist with the Panther Pride Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Scott King, Assistant Director Chris Johns and Percussion Specialist Bert Groover.  Read More»

Council decides dredging needs more discussion

Residents are hoping Lake Peachtree will soon be back to normal. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After hearing details of a potential dredging project at Lake Peachtree beyond the scope of the upcoming work by Fayette County, the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 agreed to have the item placed on the Nov. 20 agenda to discuss possible remedies.

The cost of dredging could run from $400,000 to $1.35 million, though county representative Lee Pope suggested that the cost could be less if the city were to piggy-back on the county’s dredging proposal. Read More»

The secret to a long life? A little whiskey...

105-year-old Monty Rotelli looks at a photo of his deceased wife and her 15 siblings. Photo/Bethan Adams.

He pours the whiskey into his coffee, sipping it contentedly alongside his cheerios. His daughter, Nancy, tucks a napkin into the front of his shirt and he continues to eat, watching the “Morning Show” like he usually does during breakfast. Bits of hair sprouted on his head are distinct in the early morning light.

He finishes his breakfast, wipes his mouth and a warm smile appears.

“OK!” he says in an Italian accent. Read More»

Newnan readies for a holiday tradition

The time for Newnan’s annual Christmas parade is just around the corner. Complete with the theme a “Storybook Christmas,” the parade will be held downtown on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. 

The parade will begin at Lagrange Street and will proceed to North Court Square. The parade will make a right turn onto East Court Square then another right onto Greenville Street. The parade will continue along Greenville Street to the Coweta County Justice Center. Read More»

Coweta academy gets grant from literacy foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Winston Dowdell Academy (WDA) a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy programs at the school.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for the students at Winston Dowdell Academy!” said WDA Media Specialist Jan Deyton. “With these funds we will be able to purchase 10 iPads which students will use to create and share multimedia projects in conjunction with research assignments.” Read More»

Redevelopment agency provides a helping hand with efforts at Volunteers Day in Newnan

The City of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) partnered with nearly 50 students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 1st. The area of focus was the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive. In seven hours, they were able to clean up the basketball court and surrounding pavilion area, build two super sturdy picnic tables, paint ten houses, and put shutters on two more. Other efforts included yard work/landscaping, trash collection, and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
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Fayette deputies bust mobile meth lab, break up Brooks burglary

Mobile methamphetamine lab located

On Wednesday Nov. 5, at approximately 8:07 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 104 Shiloh Drive at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park to investigate possible drug activity.

Deputies located what they suspected to be a mobile Meth lab inside the residence. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotic Team responded to assist and secure the scene.
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Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 21–27

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Monday, Oct. 27

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Heriberto A. Avila, born in 1990, of Sullivan Road, College Park, for probation/parole violation.
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