40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

The Powers Festival in west Coweta County is nothing if not the most unique experience around, at least in terms of finding a good bargain and grabbing a bite to eat while watching a bit of live entertainment. The festival’s 40th anniversary was held last weekend and, as usual, drew countless thousands for whom shopping […]

PTC police on DUI lookout Labor Day weekend

The Peachtree City Police Department will be participating in a statewide crackdown over the Labor Day holiday to target alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. Police will be conducting various sobriety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend as part of Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance. Impaired motorists caught driving at or above the limit of .08 blood alcohol […]

Palmetto house fire claims three lives

Malfunctioning medical equipment has been named as the cause of a house fire Tuesday morning in Palmetto that claimed the lives of three of its occupants. Though the investigation is continuing, the state fire marshal and Georgia Insurance and Fire Commissioner John Oxendine have concluded that the fire started as a result of malfunctioning medical […]

New route approved for F’ville Xmas parade

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 approved a new route for the Main Street Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 4. The route will begin and end at the Fayette County Justice Center southeast of town after making its way through a portion of the downtown area. Main Street Director Brian Wismer in promoting the […]

Hwy. 74S to be re-routed for repairs

A section of Ga. Highway 74 South will be closed several days over an upcoming weekend so crews can work on drainage for the road widening project. Hwy. 74 between Rockaway Road and Redwine Road will be closed Friday evening Aug. 27 and it will reopen very early Monday morning Aug. 30, according to an […]

Woman seriously injured in Senoia collision Thursday morning

Senoia Police reported that a Waverly Hall woman was listed in serious but stable condition after her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Ga. Highway 16. Though all details are not yet available, Senoia Police spokesman Steve Tomlin said the accident occurred at 9:29 a.m. […]

Fire! Ready, Set!

Brock Smith, 6, of Fayetteville uses a fire extinguisher to douse flames on a camping stove as part of a fire safety exhibition at the National Night Out event in Fayetteville last week. Smith was assisted by Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Many families attended the event, […]