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HealthSouth construction cranks up, adding 120 jobs

Groundbreaking for the 50-bed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital located on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East was held March 27. Ready with the shovels were, from left, HealthSouth Regional Marketing Director Margot Munger, HealthSouth Regional Vice President of Operations Terry Brown, HealthSouth Regional President Linda Wilder, Piedmont Newnan Hospital Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Chair Sharon Szymanski. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Construction is underway on Coweta County’s newest hospital. The 50-bed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will create 120 full-time jobs and is expected to open later this year.

Operated by HealthSouth Corp, the 50-bed comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital will be located on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East near Interstate 85. The $22 million investment will generate 120 full-time jobs with salaries averaging $50,000, HealthSouth officials said. Read More»

Coweta’s STAR student an SAT ace; going to Harvard

East Coweta High School senior Yehong Zhu, center, and White Oak Elementary School REACH Teacher Paula Corley (R) were named as the region STAR Student and STAR Teacher on March 21 by Dr. Emily Felton (L), President of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) in a ceremony in Griffin. Photo/Special. 

Coweta County’s 2014 STAR Student Yehong Zhu has another star attached to her name. The East Coweta High School senior on March 21 was named STAR Student for the 10-county region that includes Coweta County.

Zhu and her family, along with STAR Teacher Paula Corley, were present at the Region 3B STAR Student and Teacher banquet in Griffin when the announcement was made. Zhu is now a contender for Georgia’s 2014 State STAR student. Read More»

CraigsList meet ends in robbery; 3 teens arrested

CraigsList meet ends in robbery; 3 teens arrested

Three Fayette County teenagers are facing armed robbery charges stemming from a supposed CraigsList purchase.

Sheriff Barry Babb said Malik Miles, of Pineview Terrace, was charged with two counts of armed robbery and Joshua Wright, of Stanley Oaks Place, was charged with two counts of armed robbery-party to a crime.

A 16-year-old juvenile, of Fayetteville, was also charged with two counts of armed robbery, Babb said. Read More»

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Motorists traveling through Fayetteville should expect sporadic traffic delays as Hollywood comes to town. Traffic through downtown will experience some delays through the end of the week as filming continues in and around the Holiday Inn for “Term Life.”

The movie starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailey Seinfield is being filmed in and around the Holiday Inn located at Ga. Highway 85 and Lanier Avenue, across from the historic old Fayette County Courthouse. Read More»

McIntosh graphics design team receives award

McIntosh graphics design team receives award

The McIntosh High School graphics design team was recognized Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured from left are school system school nutrition director Kokeeta Wilder, graphics art teacher Lauren Bozone and students Timberlene Gilliam and Veronika Zwicke. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC home invasion, assault linked to drug debt

A defendant on trial for assaulting a Peachtree City woman during a home invasion in July 2012 committed the crime to pay off a debt to a local drug dealer, prosecutors told the jury Tuesday morning.

Assistant District Attorney Ben Thomsen said Ted Andrew Jefferson beat the 60-year-old victim and a man who was in a downstairs apartment after two men wearing masks burst into her home on Woodland Drive, with one of them carrying a shotgun. The victim made an attempt to escape when Jefferson was distracted, and she was ultimately shot in the head, though she survived, Thomsen said. Read More»

Student, 17, charged with killing uncle

Mustafa Madhi, 17, Fayetteville. Photo/Fayette County S.O.
Fayetteville resident and Fayette County High School student Mustafa Madhi was charged with murder Tuesday morning in the stabbing death of his uncle.

No debate on this award

No debate on this award

McIntosh High School’s state champion debate team was honored March 24 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are teacher and debate coach Ward Abel and students John Hamlin, Elizabeth Roshelli, Christian Carr, Alex Marty, Stephen Black and Kyle Bligen. Photo/Ben Nelms.

SCHS after-prom party hit by robbers

An after-prom party at the home of a Sandy Creek High School assistant principal early Sunday morning was interrupted by several males who approached a group of students Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 11 – 17

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes. Read More»

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