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Niagara bottling plant adds more jobs prior to opening

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, announced in mid-March that it would construct a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County. Now the company has updated those plans to include two production lines at start-up and expects to create 70 jobs. Read More»

Trinity captures GISA region title

The girls track team from Trinity Christian School celebrates its region title. Photo/Special.

Trinity Christian School’s track team has made huge strides in only its second season.

The girls won the GISA’s 1-AAA region championship April 16. Andrea Campbell and Dee Cowan finished first and second in the 100 and 200 meters and Ashley Caldwell won the 100-meter hurdles. Cowan was the top individual scorer due in part to her performances in the long jump and as part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Read More»

Another stuck truck in what was Lake Peachtree

Another stuck truck in what was Lake Peachtree

Curious motorists are continuing to venture out onto the exposed bed of the drained Lake Peachtree ... but they’re not getting back out. This driver and others are being cited by police with violating a city ordinance forbidding the “improper use of Lake Peachtree.” Photo courtesy Peachtree City Police Department.

’Cats fall short in state title quest

The Whitewater Wildcats came up two runs short in their quest for the AAAAA state baseball championship.

Playing as the visiting team in their own ballpark, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in the third game of the championship series, but they couldn’t hold off the Houston County Bears’ bats and fell 8-6 Tuesday afternoon before an overflow crowd of passionate baseball fans.

Whitewater led 3-0 before the opposition even came up to bat, as Jacob Wilkinson led off the game with a walk, Brandon Bell singled and Nick Fuerstenau blasted a three-run homer. Read More»

Riverdale woman dies in traffic collision in north Fayette

A Riverdale woman died in a traffic accident May 30 on Ga. Highway 279 near Helmer Road.

Thirty-one-year-old Danielle Joyner of Riverdale was killed in a three-car collision after the car she was driving crossed Read More»

SCHS student urges government participation

Sandy Creek senior Ben Weinhardt advocated citizens engaging government, and even challenging it when necessary, to improve the United States and its residents. Photo/John Munford.

Sandy Creek High School Senior Ben Weinhardt didn’t just read his award-winning essay on Memorial Day. Instead, he delivered an impassioned plea for Americans to do their civic duty, just as the soldiers who have laid down their lives for our country.

Weinhardt was also critical of those who sit on the sidelines instead of arming themselves with information and acting upon it, as a way of making this country great. Read More»

1 child killed, 1 critically injured in Friday wreck at Pavilion entrance

Fayette County and Fayetteville fire crews had to extricate one of the children who was trapped inside the car. Two victims were flown to hospitals in downtown Atlanta. Police said this car turned into the path of a full-size passenger truck that was going southbound through the intersection of Ga. Highway 314 and Pavilion Parkway. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED June 1 — A mid-morning accident Friday on Ga. Highway 314 and Pavilion Parkway in Fayetteville involving two vehicles resulted in the death of one child and the injury Read More»

eBreezy moves in on winds of change

eBreezy Media partners Cat Mayville (L) and Peachtree City native Emily Breault have relocated their Atlanta digital media production company to Fayetteville and the Pinewood Production Centre. Photo/Ben Nelms.

One of the new companies helping to populate the emerging landscape at Pinewood Atlanta Studios has made the move from Atlanta to Fayetteville.

eBreezy Media, a full service digital media production company in the entertainment and marketing industries, has opened its office at the Pinewood Production Centre on Sandy Creek Road across the road from the Pinewood Studios complex. Read More»

Retired cop, son arrested after fight at E. F’ville apartment, all-night standoff

Fayetteville Police arrested a retired Detroit police officer following a domestic dispute and an all-night standoff at an east Fayetteville apartment complex that began before midnight on May 23.

Detective Mike Whitlow said officers at approximately 11:35 p.m. were called to a domestic argument at the Weatherly Walk apartments off Ga. Highway 54 East.

“Witnesses reported that shots had been fired during the dispute. No one was hit with gunfire but one female was injured during a physical altercation,” Whitlow said. Read More»

Man, 36, charged with molestation

A north Fayette County man was arrested May 9 on one count of child molestation involving a family member.

Silvino Gorgonio-Hernandez, 36, was charged with one count of child molestation, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said the victim, a female under age 16, complained to her mother about the incident.

Babb said the sheriff’s office was contacted and found sufficient evidence at the scene to charge Gorgonio-Hernandez.