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Hannahs Mill: A Hidden Gem in Upson County, Georgia
Welcome to Hannahs Mill, a charming town in Upson County, Georgia. With a population of 3,506, this suburban rural mix neighborhood offers a close-knit community where most residents own their homes. Let's explore the various aspects of Hannahs Mill that make it a desirable place to live.
GSP: Street racers lead troopers on high-speed chase along I-85
Two people were arrested after officials said they led troopers on a high-speed chase along Interstate 85.
K-9 back on duty after being shot in line of duty
Good news about the sheriff’s office K-9 shot in the line of duty in Coweta County over the summer. He’s back on duty and is being honored with a coin for sale to raise money for his medical bills.
QT Eyes Second Location in Newnan, Plans Submitted
In 2019 we received word that QT was eyeing an area in Newnan for a second location. At that time a representative from QuikTrip Media Relations confirmed that the chain did have plans to build a new location on Poplar Road. Now four years later, construction plans have been submitted...
City Council to vote on rezoning to allow 43 cluster homes on 11 acres
The Peachtree City Council recently assured residents that no more apartments were planned or on the horizon. The council didn’t say anything about cluster homes, and that what’s on the council’s rezoning agenda this Thursday night — 43 cluster homes on 11 acres in the far northwest section of the city.
Traffic stop in Fayette County turns into major drug bust
Deputies who pulled over a car in Fayette County on Saturday afternoon were in for a surprise when they found a large amount of drugs in the car. While searching the car, they say they found 10.8 grams of MDMA/ecstasy, 13.9 grams of cocaine, 44.1 grams of marijuana, baggies, scales, an empty soda can used to hide drugs and a Glock 20 10mm handgun. [DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] “Their diligent work led to the removal of dangerous drugs from your streets,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.
City of Griffin Announces Board Vacancies: Local Residents Encouraged to Apply or Nominate
The City of Griffin has announced several vacancies on its appointed boards, effective from January 2024. These vacancies are in the Environmental Council, Ethics Board, Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority, Griffin-Spalding Development Authority, Griffin Historic Preservation Commission, and Griffin Housing Authority, among others. The terms for these positions vary, some lasting up to six years. The city is looking for nominees who can attend meetings, review materials, and make decisions.
Indulge in Newnan: The 5 Fast Food Experiences You Need to Try
This article presents five fast food options in Newnan. Have you had the chance to try any of these? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. The ranking of the entities listed below is derived from ratings and review data on Yelp and Google Maps, synthesized through advanced big data algorithms.
Coweta News & Notes with some added Zen
News from here, there and the Internet. With the holiday season right around the corner and consumers struggling with inflation,. the personal-finance website WalletHub released reports to help holiday shoppers save money and avoid a financial hangover in the new year. Skipping Presents: More than 1 in 3 Americans are...
Georgia Football Class A-D2 State Championship Preview: Bowden vs. Manchester
When: Monday, December 11, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia The Match-up: New blood vs old blood. This year’s Class A D-2 state championship game will feature a matchup between last year’s champion Bowdon, and Manchester, who will play for their first state ...
Weekly Safety Report: Theft, Arrests, and Murder Shake Fayette County, Georgia
This week in Fayette County, Georgia, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include theft and identity fraud at Newk's Eatery, the arrest of a "Peeping Tom" after a two-hour chase, an organized retail theft in a Home Depot parking lot, a life sentence for a murder outside a CVS, and a felony shoplifting arrest leading to a cocaine charge at Fayette Pavilion.
Newnan Police Department Secures Grant to Boost Local Traffic Safety Efforts
The Newnan Police Department has received a High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grant of $28,857.60 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This grant, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aims to reduce crashes and prevent injuries and fatalities in Georgia.
Learnard Clears the Air on Tennis Center Rumors
The leadership in Peachtree City has been under the watchful eye of its citizens in recent months, but one of the most pressing matters on the minds of many PTC residents is the future of the Peachtree City Tennis Center. According to PTC Mayor Kim Learnard, rumors about a possible...
Fayette County Crackdown: Unraveling the Drug-Guns Nexus Amid Rising Violence
On December 2, Roland Williams, a 43-year-old man from Jonesboro, was apprehended following a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 279 and Highway 314. This incident has cast a spotlight on the broader issue of drug trafficking intertwined with gun violence in Fayette County. During the stop, Fayette County Sheriff's Office deputies discovered Williams in possession of multiple illegal substances, including MDMA, cocaine, and marijuana, alongside a Glock 20 handgun with an altered serial number. Facing several felony drug and firearm charges, Williams' arrest is a single thread in the complex tapestry of the drug-guns nexus plaguing the community.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Cats Today in fayetteville, GA
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to fayetteville..
Chiefs Extract Strawberry DNA
A hands-on lab helped the Chiefs study fruit in-depth. McIntosh High ninth-grade biology students extracted DNA from a strawberry. Cat Nolan’s students were able to participate in a truly memorable lab. To better explore the solubility of DNA, they needed a good subject. Strawberries were the right choice because they have eight copies of each of their seven chromosomes, a condition known as octoploid, and they are also easy to pulverize by hand.
Coweta County announces Internal Leadership Changes
Coweta County has announced several forthcoming leadership changes within the organization. After more than 35 years of service with Coweta County, Associate Administrator Eddie Whitlock is retiring effective April 30, 2024. Throughout his career, Eddie has provided significant counsel, expertise and leadership across the organization that has directly benefited the community.
Take Your Time: Holmes Helps Students Seize the Day
When Jeff Holmes is in the classroom, students are in good hands. Holmes says he loves life as a prolific substitute teacher with Fayette County Public Schools, striving to help students make the most of their time.
Wildcats Donate to Cancer Fight
The Wildcats teamed up for a good cause. At the football game against Troup County, Whitewater High hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Out, raising money for the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The school recently presented proceeds from the fundraiser to representatives from Piedmont Fayette Hospital.
Upcoming Events with Fayette County Parks & Rec
The following meetings and events were submitted by Fayette County Parks and Recreation:. Night Under The Stars (all ages): Bring your favorite blanket or chair to Lake Horton and join Flint River Astronomy Club to stargaze! Visit flintriverastronomy.org to learn more about their work. Reserve your family’s spot on Freshtix. Session I is scheduled for Jan. 19 with a rain date of Jan. 26. The event is free, and all ages are welcome.