With a nod to Lou, PTC opens renovated Glenloch rec center

Longtime Peachtree City resident Lou DeFranco was the dean of the Glenloch Tennis Court.

A man with a mission, DeFranco would be the first on the courts in the morning. Not for his own workout or a match; he was there to squeegee the court, or remove debris so the first matches could begin around 10 or 10:30 a.m.

DeFranco was fondly remembered last week as the city rededicated the newly-renovated Glenloch Recreation Center in what some hope will be the rebirth of a revitalization for the whole neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city.

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Coweta remembers family violence victims

It was a solemn occasion Tuesday night in front of the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan as nearly 70 people attended Coweta County’s first candlelight vigil honoring the victims of domestic violence.

The event was held to honor the people in Coweta and across Georgia who have been killed as a result of domestic violence, to support urvivors and victims who suffer in silence and to bring awareness to the problem, organizers said.

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Coweta sales tax receipts down

Portions of the Coweta County economy continue to improve over time and the Great Recession will hopefully become just a memory. Yet it has long been the case that higher unemployment is still an issue over the past few years. More recently, sales tax collections for the Coweta County School System are down by more than $950,000 over the same period a year ago.

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$23M expansion at East Coweta includes major renovation work

The $23 million expansion of East Coweta High School got underway during the summer and is expected to be completed in July 2015. Once completed, the project that includes the entire campus will add or renovate nearly 310,000 square feet of space and will accommodate 3,400 students.

It is a renovation, modification and expansion project that involves the entire East Coweta High School campus, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

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Booth students partner with cops to prepare for the worst

It was a mock exercise meant to educate school staff, students and parents and to enhance the skills of law enforcement in responding to an actual school shooting scenario. When the exercise was completed, the post-active shooter exercise held Friday morning at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City accomplished its goals.

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Dienhart, 4 others accused of defaming former chairman

Peachtree City mayoral candidate George Dienhart is one of five defendants in a defamation suit filed last month by former Fayette County Republican Party Chairman Lane Watts.

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RaceTrac, Chick-fil-A to start construction next month

The parcel is vacant for now, but activity is expected in the next few weeks as Chick-fil-A plans to start construction on its new restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive.

The company plans to start construction Nov. 4, the Peachtree City Planning Commission was told Oct. 8.

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Planners OK Fairfield Inn and Suites for Wisdom Rd.

A conceptual site plan for the new Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel was approved Oct. 8 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The three-story hotel will be behind the Wisdom Pointe retail center that fronts directly on Ga. Highway 74. At 42,000 sq. ft. the building will have 82 guest rooms and suites.

Because of a required 75-foot buffer between the hotel and the Woodsmill Apartments, there is no room to locate a second hotel on the 2.8-acre site as originally planned by the developer.

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