Coweta County

Coweta County looks to adopt unchanged millage rate

The 2014 millage rate to be set by the Coweta County Commission on Aug. 19 is expected to remain the same as last year, though increases in property values will result in more taxes collected and, technically, a tax increase.

Commissioners are considering adopting the same millage rate as last year, which will result in more total property tax revenue than last year due to an increase in property values. However, if a property has not been reassessed and the value has been constant, the tax will also remain the same as last year, county officials said. Read More»

Nonprofit helping out young adults

This group helps youth in Fayette and Coweta counties with troubling issue.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-driven nonprofit organization in Coweta and Fayette counties that works to alleviate issues that surround young people at the middle and high school levels, is stepping up plans for their anti-bullying campaign “Bye-bye Bullying” and its partner program “Uniquely You.” Read More»

New United Methodist Church planned for Newnan in 2015

Dr. Quincy Brown

Seasoned pastor and Newnan resident to plant Threshold Church over the next y

Dr. Quincy Brown, resident of Newnan and long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, will start a new church in Newnan. Planted to meet the needs of the area’s diverse and growing population, Threshold Church is expected to open one year from now, in August of 2015. Read More»

Tyler Gabriel Liebl, age 16, of Newnan

Tyler Gabriel Liebl

Tyler Gabriel Liebl, age 16, of Newnan, GA went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 30th, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Tyler lived an exemplary life in service to others and to his Lord.  He was very active in his church community. He loved spending time with church youth group friends and Thursday night prayer group. He loved snowboarding and was a member of Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ and was one of the top 10 finalists in the 2014 Dew Games. Read More»

History buffs commemorate Civil War battle

A group of two dozen Coweta County residents met at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill. The group read the names of all soldiers who lost their lives during the battle or as a result of it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was 150 years ago, on July 30, that the Battle of Brown’s Mill was fought in Coweta County.

A group of two dozen Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association board members and supporters commemorated the anniversary with a Toast and Taps ceremony Wednesday by gathering at the Gen. Joseph Wheeler memorial located on the property of the battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road.

It was at the short ceremony where the names of all those, both Union and Confederate, who lost their lives during the battle and afterward at hospital sites in Newnan were read. Read More»

Coweta school board to keep same tax rate

The Coweta County Board of Education again this year will keep the millage rate at 18.59 mills. An increase in property values, thus an increase in revenues, requires the school board to hold public hearings on the millage rate.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the school board on July 27 announced the intention to keep the maintenance and operation millage rate at 18.59 mills. The rate has remained unchanged since 2004, Jackson added. Read More»

Coweta welcomes 101 new teachers

101 new teachers were welcomed at the school system’s 2014 New Teacher orientation on Monday, July 28, at the Centre for Performing and visual Arts. Above, left to right, are Elm Street Elementary Principal Christi Hildebrand, and new teachers Kara Hooper (grade 4) and Kristen Bogumill (counselor), Atkinson Elementary School Principal Latrina Gates, and new teachers Mechele Jones (grade 2) and Christy Jennings (music). Photo/Special.

Coweta County schools welcomed 101 new teachers to the school system on Monday, and thousands of veteran teachers back to classrooms throughout the week, as they prepare to start the new school year on Aug. 6. Read More»

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

“Walk With a Doc” hosted by Piedmont Newnan Hospital attracted 30 participants to Carl Miller Park on Saturday, July 26. Dr. David Harvey, front, of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Newnan led the walk and answered questions along the way. Photo/Special.

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Some attendees at the 2014 Moth Ball held July 25 at the historic Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn included from left, Lori and Doug Klobenschlag, Maureen Schuyler, Bob Anderson, Dede and Peter Harvey and Janis Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia, passed away July 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He also worked 40 plus years in commercial aviation.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Sue Nisbet; sons Michael David (Karla) Nisbet and Mark Douglas (Elisa) Nisbet; daughter Virginia Lynn Hilts; grandchildren Kim, Bobby, Douglas, Steven, Thomas, Erica, Ashley and Anna; great-grandchildren Anna Belle, Carter and Emeric; also brother Carl F. Nisbet, Jr. Read More»