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 […]

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 […]

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City faces steep decline; thus, city council must study annexing into eastern Coweta to build new city center, high-tech corridor, says Dar Thompson, PTC business owner and former mayoral candidate — Click here for full video interview. To prevent an increasingly rapid decline in Peachtree City’s growth prospects, the city must look west to […]

Qualifiers line up for political races in Fayette, Coweta

Qualifiers line up for political races in Fayette, Coweta

To be contested: 3rd District U.S. House, Fayette Commission,  both school boards, 2 state Senate seats, 2 House posts Fayette and Coweta counties saw a flurry of qualifiers for the May 22 primaries and the Nov. 6 general election. Qualifying ended March 9, with numerous contested races in both counties. In Fayette, the District 3 […]

Former Coweta student in Savannah arrested for threat, another removed from Northgate for social media threat

Former Coweta student in Savannah arrested for threat, another removed from Northgate for social media threat

  A former Coweta County student is in custody in Savannah after making terroristic threats toward Coweta schools. Meantime, a Northgate High School student was removed from school after posting an online threat involving a shooting. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said officials at 9:35 a.m. on March 2 were notified by the Newnan Police […]