Tea Parties in PTC, Newnan on Tax Day this Thursday

This time last year a small handful of people in Fayette and Coweta counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on April 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies. Now with local mailing lists totaling a few thousand, the South Atlanta Tea […]

Fayette leading state in census response

Fayette County is currently tied with two other counties in Georgia for the highest response rate for the ongoing Census 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fayette County as of April 13 is showing a 74 percent response rate which, along with Lee and Oconee counties, is the highest in Georgia. Statewide, the current […]

Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed coming April 24

Southern Conservation Trust, a community land trust, is hosting a Family Day on Saturday afternoon April 24 during Nature, Undisturbed, a nature photography exhibition at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone. The fun starts at 3 p.m. with a live Birds of Prey program with Dale Arrowood and his Winged Ambassadors. Featured raptors include a vulture, […]

Fayette School Board moves closer to decision on furloughs

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday will discuss whether to impose additional unpaid furlough days for school employees to offset further state funding cuts. School board members previously said they would wait until April to determine whether to absorb the anticipated furlough days for all school system employees or to impose the furloughs in […]

PTC family gets ‘Backyard Blitz’ improvement

It was nothing short of a picturesque make-over in the backyard of Tim and Kim Ruck in Peachtree City. The transformation of the Ruck’s backyard last week into a suburban garden will be featured later this month on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network’s new show Backyard Blitz. Tim said the whole thing unfolded after […]

Youth recreation set to begin in Palmetto

Youth recreation in Palmetto has been a long-discussed need. But now, the non-profit Palmetto Youth League (PYL) is set to begin operations May 1 and will kick things off Apr. 17. “A great effort has been undertaken to fulfill a need in the community,” said Mayor John Miller. “That need is now being addressed by […]

Senoia awards contract for new police/court building

Senoia’s new police and municipal court building is still on schedule to open in early May. The City Council Monday night in preparation for the opening approved bids for the installation of the telephone system and the court speaker and recording system. The council after hearing the specifics of the bids explained by Police Chief […]

Senoia council takes no action on street vendors

The Senoia City Council at the April 5 meeting took no action after a discussion on establishing regulations allowing street vendors. The council was opposed to those operations competing with the city’s established businesses. City Administrator Richard Ferry said the topic surfaced when the city began receiving inquiries about having food vendors and horse-drawn carriages […]

Rallies coming to Newnan and PTC, Apr. 15

This time last year a small handful of people in Coweta and Fayette counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on Apr. 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies. Now with local mailing lists totaling a few thousand, the South Atlanta Tea […]