Bookkeeper steals $400k from PTC church, gets prison time

Bookkeeper steals $400k from PTC church, gets prison time

The bookkeeper for a Peachtree City church was sentenced on April 9 to two years in prison and restitution for stealing more than $400,000 from the church. C. Alana Vines, 38, of Sharpsburg, was sentenced to two years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in […]

Fayetteville P&Z delays OK for 6-acre, 21-home project

Fayetteville P&Z delays OK for 6-acre, 21-home project

The preliminary plat for a proposed residential development along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville was tabled by the Planning and Zoning Commission until April to have garage locations addressed. Project representative Richard Ferry (above in photo) in the Maggie’s Place proposal said the 6-acre site on the north side of Hwy. 54 East and […]

What do Coweta officials think about annexation by Peachtree City?

What do Coweta officials think about annexation by Peachtree City?

Wariness, with one commissioner opposing It was a week ago that Peachtree City business owner Dar Thompson in a letter to the editor and on The Citizen’s Facebook Live program referenced the potential for the annexation of the former McIntosh Village and Fischer Crossing properties in east Coweta County into the city. Commenting on what […]

Blue Cross puts Piedmont out of network; thousands to be affected

Blue Cross puts Piedmont out of network; thousands to be affected

If you are insured by Blue Cross-Blue Shield in Fayette and Coweta counties, your potential medical costs could increase until a new contract is signed. The 3-year contract between Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross expired at midnight on March 31. That leaves approximately 500,000 Piedmont patients, including those in Fayette and Coweta counties, in the […]

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School to add 12 classrooms

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School to add 12 classrooms

Student enrollment at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City far exceeds that of the county’s four other high schools. To provide additional needed space, the Fayette County Board of Education on March 26 approved the construction of a dozen new classrooms. The school board by unanimous vote approved the construction of a two-story building in […]

Newnan asked to annex 223-acre, 596-home project on Poplar Rd.

Newnan asked to annex 223-acre, 596-home project on Poplar Rd.

The area surrounding Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road has seen increased development with the upcoming completion of the new interchange at Interstate 85. The newest proposal would establish a large planned residential development near the hospital. A development by builder D.R. Horton, Poplar Road Crossings is a proposed 596-home residential development with 75,000 sq. […]

Feds force $3.2 million payment in local medical kickback case

Feds force $3.2 million payment in local medical kickback case

A Coweta County medical office has agreed to pay its portion of a $3.2 million civil settlement, according to the U.S. Attorney. Georgia Bone and Joint (GBJ) on Ga. Highway 34, Southern Bone and Joint a/k/a Summit Orthopaedic Surgery Center (Summit Surgery Center), Southern Crescent Anesthesiology, PC (SCA), Sentry Anesthesia Management, LLC (Sentry), and David […]

Newnan man charged with murder

Newnan man charged with murder

  Orenthal Jermaine Carroll. Photo/Coweta County Jail. A Newnan resident has been charged in the April 4 shooting death of a Newnan man on Octavia Place. Orenthal Jermaine Carroll, 32, of Newnan, was charged with murder, according to Newnan Police Department spokesperson Gina Snider. Snider said officers at 9:45 a.m. on April 4 were dispatched […]