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History buffs commemorate Civil War battle

A group of two dozen Coweta County residents met at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill. The group read the names of all soldiers who lost their lives during the battle or as a result of it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was 150 years ago, on July 30, that the Battle of Brown’s Mill was fought in Coweta County.

A group of two dozen Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association board members and supporters commemorated the anniversary with a Toast and Taps ceremony Wednesday by gathering at the Gen. Joseph Wheeler memorial located on the property of the battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road.

It was at the short ceremony where the names of all those, both Union and Confederate, who lost their lives during the battle and afterward at hospital sites in Newnan were read. Read More»

Woman charged with leaving three kids in a hot car

A Riverdale mother on July 30 was charged with leaving her three young girls unattended in a vehicle in a Fayetteville parking lot.

Det. Mike Whitlow said Courtney B. Tabor, 33, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of leaving a minor child unattended, a city ordinance violation.

Whitlow said employees at the Michael’s store at Hudson Plaza on North Glynn Street saw the three small children in the back of a van with no adult visible in the vicinity. Two of the children were one year of age while the other was age two, Whitlow added. Read More»

Tyrone maintains low millage of 2.89

It has been a decade since Tyrone raised the millage rate on property taxes. While keeping the same rate again this year, public hearings are needed since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased. Read More»

Coweta school board to keep same tax rate

The Coweta County Board of Education again this year will keep the millage rate at 18.59 mills. An increase in property values, thus an increase in revenues, requires the school board to hold public hearings on the millage rate.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the school board on July 27 announced the intention to keep the maintenance and operation millage rate at 18.59 mills. The rate has remained unchanged since 2004, Jackson added. Read More»

Coweta welcomes 101 new teachers

101 new teachers were welcomed at the school system’s 2014 New Teacher orientation on Monday, July 28, at the Centre for Performing and visual Arts. Above, left to right, are Elm Street Elementary Principal Christi Hildebrand, and new teachers Kara Hooper (grade 4) and Kristen Bogumill (counselor), Atkinson Elementary School Principal Latrina Gates, and new teachers Mechele Jones (grade 2) and Christy Jennings (music). Photo/Special.

Coweta County schools welcomed 101 new teachers to the school system on Monday, and thousands of veteran teachers back to classrooms throughout the week, as they prepare to start the new school year on Aug. 6. Read More»

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

“Walk With a Doc” hosted by Piedmont Newnan Hospital attracted 30 participants to Carl Miller Park on Saturday, July 26. Dr. David Harvey, front, of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Newnan led the walk and answered questions along the way. Photo/Special.

Nurses attend conference

Nurses attend conference

Eleven school nurses from the Fayette County Public School System who attended the 22nd annual Georgia Association of School Nurses Statewide Educational Conference in Athens July 17-18. Read More»

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Some attendees at the 2014 Moth Ball held July 25 at the historic Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn included from left, Lori and Doug Klobenschlag, Maureen Schuyler, Bob Anderson, Dede and Peter Harvey and Janis Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

Peachtree City team's dreams dashed due to paperwork error

Peachtree City's Little League team immediately after the final game of the state tournament. Photo/Submitted.

Peachtree City Little League officials learned late Thursday that their team had been stripped of its state championship and will not compete in the Southeast regional tournament that begins this weekend in Warner Robins.

The team from Columbus that Peachtree City defeated at state will move on to regionals.

The action came as a result of what one local official called “obscure administrative violations” regarding paperwork filed well before the state tournament. Read More»

Now in custody:1 suspect, 2 nights and 37 vehicle break-ins later

Person of interest in break-ins. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Update: July 31, 7:45 p.m.- The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on July 31 arrested 22-year-old Randen Morris, of Atlanta, charging him with 31 felony counts of entering auto.

Sheriff Barry Babb said investigators used surveillance footage and other evidence collected to identify Morris and connect these incidents.

Members of the U.S. Marshals South Eastern Regional Fugitive Task Force located Morris in the Bankhead neighborhood of Atlanta and took him into custody, Babb said, Read More»

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