Coweta Pets of the Week

Coweta Pets of the Week

Fawn is an adult female terrier. Kennel A-5. ID #A033259. Hunt is a domestic short hair orange tabby. Kennel C-4. ID #A033988. There are 76 other dogs and 51 other cats ready for adoption. The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number of pets euthanized at Coweta County […]

Club makes waves in inaugural season

Club makes waves in inaugural season

The Peachtree City Rowing Club is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization established in August 2015 to encourage and further the instruction, improvement and competition in and enjoyment of the art of rowing. Located within Lake McIntosh Park in Peachtree City, PTCRC is the only rowing program on the south side of Atlanta and one of three […]

Busy time for Chiefettes

Busy time for Chiefettes

The Chiefettes, McIntosh High School’s competitive dance team coached by Carmen Yarbrough and Adrienne Scasny, are gearing up for a busy few weeks. First on the schedule is the UDA Alabama Dance Championship Jan. 28 in Hoover, Ala. The following weekend, Feb. 3-5, the team is scheduled to be in Orlando for the UDA National […]

Fayette author nominated for Ga. Book of the Year

Fayette author nominated for Ga. Book of the Year

Fayette County resident Mark Wallace Maguire and his novel “Alexandria Rising” have been nominated for the 53rd Georgia Author of the Year Award (GAYA) in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. The banquet, winners and finalists will be announced in June at an event at Kennesaw State University. The novel was independently published in October 2016 and […]

Schools pick up more five-star climate ratings

Schools pick up more five-star climate ratings

Fayette has more than doubled the number of schools receiving a five-star (excellent) rating on the 2016 School Climate Star Rating report with no schools receiving less than a four-star (above average) rating, meaning they are fostering a positive and safe learning environment for students. Of Fayette’s 24 schools, nine received a five-star rating compared […]

CCF delivers $40K in grants

CCF delivers $40K in grants

The Coweta Community Foundation held its second annual Grants Reception Jan. 20 at The Newnan Centre and distributed $40,000 in grants to local nonprofits as well as eight Coweta County Schools. Also at the reception, Meals on Wheels of Coweta received the Foundation’s Nonprofit of the Year award. The Foundation kicked off the awards portion […]

Students win at regional competition

Students win at regional competition

Hours of preparation and rehearsals paid off for four Fayette County elementary and middle school students, earning them placements at the annual Griffin RESA Regional Literacy Days Competition. In poetry recitation, Kylan Wright of Braelinn Elementary took first place in the third grade division, Katie Rausch of Peeples Elementary took first place in the fifth […]

FBLA chapter continues success

FBLA chapter continues success

Entering into its fourth year, the success of Sandy Creek High’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter continues to soar. The chapter had 24 students competing Jan. 24 at the FBLA Region 9 Leadership Conference with 13 of them qualifying for the 2017 State Leadership Conference after taking top honors at the competition. The […]

Library sets new hours

Library sets new hours

The Peachtree City Library is launching a new set of operating hours based on current traffic trends at the facility. Beginning Feb. 6, the library will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This means it will open and close one hour earlier than in the past. […]

Notable students and grads

Notable students and grads

Megan M. Kelly of Peachtree City was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. A team of Georgia Southern students, including Alexis Montano of Fairburn, received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association members to demonstrate their creativity […]