Armed robber strikes in Tyrone with shots fired, no injuries

Armed robber strikes in Tyrone with shots fired, no injuries

There have been several recent armed robberies at Dollar General and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in Tyrone and other areas of metro Atlanta. One at O’Reilly’s on Dec. 18 was different, coming with shots fired at an employee and at a Good Samaritan who rammed the robber’s vehicle as he attempted to flee the area. […]

Coweta’s Barker named Ga. 2018 Superintendent of Year

Coweta’s Barker named Ga. 2018 Superintendent of Year

Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker has been named the 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association (GSSA). Last year’s recipient of the award was Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow. The honor was announced on Friday afternoon at the GSSA Awards Luncheon at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel in Atlanta. […]

Helping out the less fortunate

Helping out the less fortunate

Dawn Cramer, Newnan, stands with the first of many blankets, coats, sweat shirts/pants, socks, flannel shirts, hoodies, and shoes being collected for the Atlanta Homeless Outreach of Christ the King Church, Sharpsburg. Cramer and Rayna Dickerson, Senoia, have been involved in homeless outreach throughout the years on behalf of the CTK congregation. This year the […]

Head to Newnan for the ‘Messiah’

On Dec.  17 at 3 p.m., Coweta’s own Masterworks Chorale will join the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Chancel Choir to present George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, Part I, ending with the beloved “Hallelujah Chorus.” This free concert, Masterworks’ gift to the community, will take place in downtown Newnan in the FUMC sanctuary. Artistic Director Kathy […]

Fayette, Coweta report improved college, career readiness scores over ’16

Fayette, Coweta report improved college, career readiness scores over ’16

Data from the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released by the Georgia Department of Education, and based on data from the 2016-2017 academic year, showed score increases in school levels in the school systems in Fayette and Coweta counties. Fayette school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the school system’s overall score, 89.8, is […]

Peachtree City police: 4 arrested in crime spree across 2 counties, 3 cities

Peachtree City police: 4 arrested in crime spree across 2 counties, 3 cities

A joint effort between the Peachtree City Police Department, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Police Department, and Tyrone Police Department has resulted in several arrests, across three jurisdictions, for thefts from vehicles and other related crimes. On Saturday, Nov. 18, a patrol sergeant from the Peachtree City Police Department stopped a vehicle for a minor […]

Coweta Charter excels in ‘Hoops for Heart’ campaign

Coweta Charter excels in ‘Hoops for Heart’ campaign

Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia (CCAS) was named No. 1 in the state for the second year in a row by the American Heart Association during the Hoops for Heart fundraising campaign. The America Heart Association named the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia No. 1 in the state again this year for its “Hoops for […]

Senoia police outfitted with 4 heart-starters

Senoia police outfitted with 4 heart-starters

The Senoia Police Department recently was the recipient of four automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through the Rotary Club of Senoia. Cardiac Science area manager Ryan Rose details the use of an automated external defibrillator at the Rotary Club of Senoia. Photo/Ben Nelms. Cardiac Science area manager Ryan Rose attended the Rotary meeting to make the […]