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Mowell marks 50 years of serving Fayette families

David and C.J. Mowell outside the Fayetteville location. Photo/Special.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home has been serving families in Fayette County for five decades.

Since starting the business in 1964, C.J. Mowell has watched the county change around him while his funeral home remained a fixture in the community and a place where many families would find themselves seeking comfort in their hardest times. Read More»

The case of the missing drone

The ‘Quadcopter’

Fayette County has its own missing aircraft, the case of the county’s first missing drone.

A reward is being offered for the “Quadcopter” lost this month while surveying construction work at All Saints Anglican Church near Ga. Highway 54 in west Fayette.

Newnan resident and church member John Stevenson was using his drone to provide church members a birds-eye view of construction activities at the church’s Ebenezer Road location off Hwy. 54

“I wanted to keep the excitement up about the church’s building project,” Stevenson said March 12. Read More»

Emory University comes to F’ville’s Pinewood Studios

Screen shot of Emory at Pinewood Studios’ new website.

The first college-level film-making courses are coming this summer to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, the vanguard of a consortium of post-secondary education providers with courses geared to training graduates for the film and digital industries.

Emory University plans to teach a portion of its summer program in the Pinewood Production Centre. The university on its website said Emory at Pinewood Atlanta Studios will provide a “fully-integrated practical and academic film experience.” Read More»

Peeples Elem. needs votes for video contest

Peeples Elementary needs community support as it seeks to win a national contest as one of the nation’s “most innovative” schools.

Peeples is one of 103 schools in the running for the honor, and needs votes for its online video submitted as part of the competition. The votes will count towards 30 percent of the school’s total score.

The winning school will receive $60,000 in products and services from Follett School Solutions.

The school submitted its Cultural Arts Week Immersion program for consideration in the contest. To vote for the video, visit www.follettchallenge.com. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 4 – 10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. 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. Read More»

Ga. Chamber chief: Education a top concern for future Ga. business

Georgia is benefitting from new policies and assets such as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Georgia Chamber President Chris Clark told the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday. Photo/John Munford.

In terms of attracting major employers and convincing local companies to expand, Georgia has started to pull ahead of others in the southeast, Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark told the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday.

In the last 15 months, Georgia has had about 1,200 corporate locations or expansions, including the Pinewood Atlanta Studios project that is nearing completion in Fayetteville, said Clark, who is a Peachtree City resident and former CEO of the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

Tyrone sees 35% drop in serious crime

Serious crimes in Tyrone during 2013 saw a 35 percent decrease over 2012, said Police Chief Brandon Perkins at the annual Town Council retreat March 6. Read More»

Career fair gives SCHS students inside scoop

Athletic trainer Laura Taylor (R) and student Jaila Lewis talk about career opportunities. Photo/Special.

Most high school juniors and seniors have decided what their probable careers will be after graduation, but for some the choice is based on perception and not reality.

Sandy Creek High is the only high school in the county that provides its juniors and seniors with an opportunity to learn inside knowledge about various careers of interest through a career fair that has been organized by the school’s counselors for the last 14 years. Read More»

Coweta's Blackburn named to state probation advisory council

Coweta's Blackburn named to state probation advisory council

Coweta County Commissioner Bob Blackburn on Feb. 28 was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Ga. County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council (CMPAC).

Blackburn chairs the Coweta County Commission and owns a real estate sale and consulting firm. He holds a certified county commissioner designation from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.

The CMPAC mission is to ensure the provision of quality, ethical and professional misdemeanor probation service to the courts and citizens of Georgia through evaluation, education, and regulation. Read More»

Senoia cops seek second suspect in pharmacy heists

Warrants have been issued for a second arrest in connection with the July 2013 burglary and Dec. 23 attempted burglary at the Senoia Drug Company on Ga. Highway 16. A North Carolina man is on the run, but officers serving the warrant found enough prescription pain pills and other medications to fill a small pharmacy.

Rico Ussery, 35, of Juliette was arrested March 3 on charges of burglary and attempted burglary in connection with the burglary and attempted burglary at the pharmacy on Hwy. 16, according to Senoia Police Investigator Jason Ercole. Read More»

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