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Patriots' season ends with loss at Cartersville

The Cartersville Hurricanes only led for 23 seconds, but it was the final 23.

The home team drove 80 yards in four minutes and scored on a 1-yard run to escape with a 35-31 win over the Sandy Creek Patriots in the AAAA state quarterfinals.

It marks the second straight year the Patriots have been stopped in the round of 8 in their quest for a state title. Sandy Creek concluded the 2014 season with an 11-2 record. Read More»

Mammoth industrial park could come to Coweta

Mammoth industrial park could come to Coweta

The location could hardly be better. The question is if the timing is right. More than 1,000 acres of potential industrial property at Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 29 southeast of Newnan is the subject of an upcoming DRI (Development of Regional Impact) proposal that would create a new 10 million sq. ft. industrial center in Coweta County. Read More»

Movie town

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Behavioral hospital rejected again

The recent second denial of a Certificate of Need proposed by U.S. HealthVest to establish a behavioral hospital for veterans in Newnan does not sit well with some in the Coweta County community. Whether U.S. HealthVest will appeal the most recent denial is not yet known. Read More»

That time of year

Tyrone public works employee David Moretz untangles lights next to the Tyrone Town Hall. Moretz, coworker Matt Underwood and Public Works Director Billy Campbell have been decorating the town for the holiday season.  Photo/Bethan Adams.

Tyrone public works employee David Moretz untangles lights next to the Tyrone Town Hall. Moretz, coworker Matt Underwood and Public Works Director Billy Campbell have been decorating the town for the holiday season. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Fischer Crossing moving forward

Work to clear the remainder of the 47-acre tract on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 continues to proceed to make way for the construction of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail slated to open in 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

By BEN NELMS

bnelms@TheCitizen.com
Those traveling along Ga. highways 34 and 54 near Fischer Road in east Coweta County in recent weeks could not miss the massive grading work being done on the 47-acre tract on the northeast corner of the Fischer Road/Hwy. 34 intersection.

The site is the location of the next phase of the large Fischer Crossing commercial development where 200,000 sq. ft. of retail is expected to open in 2015. Tenants for the development have not been announced. Read More»

PTC named as bike friendly community

Last week, Peachtree City joined more than 325 visionary communities from across the country by being named a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award. The League of American Bicyclists gave the master-planned city a bronze level BFC designation on Nov. 18. Read More»

Make sure you ‘Click It or Ticket’

Those traveling though Peachtree City over the Thanksgiving holiday should make sure their seatbelts are buckled. Officers will be participating again this year in the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

Peachtree City Police will be cracking down on motorists who are not buckled up during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The two-week mobilization will target drivers and passengers who are not restrained in motor vehicles as well as adults who do not properly restrain children. The enforcement effort will continue through Nov. 30. Read More»

Coweta leads region in job expansion

Coweta County received some good news recently when it was announced that the county leads the west Georgia region in job growth.
The announcement came with the presentation of the West Georgia Regional Outlook at the Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of West Georgia.

“Coweta County led the region in job growth with an increase of 8.1 percent for the survey year,” Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright said in the CCDA November newsletter. “That outpaced the growth rate for the state, which was 2.2 percent.” Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad is new Miss Ga. USA

Brooke Fletcher is crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015 by the Miss Georgia USA 2014, pictured left.Tiana Griggs, and the newly crowned Miss Teen Georgia USA 2015, Mary Calkins. Photo/Submitted.

Brooke Fletcher, a 2010 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, was crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center after three days of competition. Fletcher, 22, is the daughter of Scott and Angie Fletcher of Fayetteville.

She graduated from Auburn University in May with a major in business marketing and a minor in Spanish. She currently works at ESPNU and the SEC Network as an associate director.

Fifty-nine young women competed for the honor of representing Georgia at the Miss USA Pageant, which will be nationally televised in June.