Religious liberty legislation introduced by Sen. Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) and supported by 18 other lawmakers failed to pick up steam last week in the Georgia General Assembly. House Bill 233, which would be the state’s version of the federal 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by President Bill Clinton, was assigned to the Rules Committee, […]
A sampling of police reports from Peachtree City during the period of Feb. 16-22 yielded a variety of incidents, from a stolen golf cart and a bag of pornographic DVDs found beside a resident’s mailbox to a money transfer scam thwarted by a Walmart employee and a woman who felt threatened by a man […]
A proposal to rezone 10 acres on Ga. Highway 16 west of Senoia for commercial and self-storage use was approved Feb. 21 by the Coweta County Commission. Approximately 2.5 acres were rezoned from RC (rural conservation) to C-6 (minor commercial shopping district). The property will face Hwy. 16 and will be developed for 12,000 sq. […]
Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch on Feb. 16 recognized members of the Peachtree City chapter of the Order of Demolay in celebration of the 98th anniversary of the organization’s founding. Pictured, are Fleisch at the podium, and, from left, chapter President Logan Banks, member Kurt Wilson, chapter Sweetheart Faith Mills, advisor Hans Wilson and […]
The Peachtree City Rowing Club (PTCRC) has officially opened registration for the spring rowing season. The club is once again offering the popular Learn-to-Row program designed for youth and adults interested in learning the fundamentals of rowing. The middle school program is geared toward youth who participated in the fall and/ or winter programs, […]
East Coweta High School STAR Student Emma Helfers on Feb. 17 was named as Coweta County’s 2017 STAR Student. Helfers appeared with her chosen STAR Teacher Chris Sewell at the Newnan Rotary Club’s annual STAR program, held at the Newnan Country Club. STAR Students from East Coweta High School, the Heritage School, Newnan High […]
The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) recently received a higher bond rating from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings. WASA’s rating moved from AA- to AA+. “This upgrade in the WASA bond rating reflects what S&P calls a combination of an ‘extremely strong enterprise risk profile and a very strong financial risk […]
Worst days, times for crime in unincorporated Fayette: Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
An analysis of serious crimes for 2016 by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office showed a 7 percent decrease in those crimes compared to 2015. The analysis for 2016 showed 443 Part 1 crimes compared to 473 in 2015. Part 1 crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson. Sheriff […]
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Emergency Department Director Paula Braithwaite, left, attends to a pretend patient during the Feb. 16 mass causality drill that included 26 hospitals in the metro Atlanta area. The mock exercise was the largest ever held in Georgia. Photo/Ben Nelms.
The largest mass casualty drill ever held in Georgia had emergency department staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on Feb. 16 serving as one of 26 metro Atlanta hospitals responding to a mock active shooter incident at Sun Trust Park in Cobb County. “The exercise was very successful for us,” said Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett. […]
Members of the Fayetteville Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee at a recent meeting include, from left, Planning Commissioner Ken Collins, Rachael Goergen, Gregg Aikin, Planning Commissioner Debi Renfroe, Michelle Sowler and Jeff Hollis.
One of the many reports at the Fayetteville City Council retreat held Feb. 9 was a presentation by Community Development Director Jahnee Prince on community input in the city’s upcoming comprehensive plan. Prince said the recent community survey ended with 554 responses and resulted in a variety of suggestions and statistically-relevant information from residents across […]