Coweta County

County employee artwork display is first in new gallery

Sharon Kolbuss

Coweta County will begin featuring artwork in the main entrance of the Administration Building on Feb. 2.

The display will be known as Coweta Arts and will begin by featuring the work of county employees who are also artists. The gallery will be opened to community artists at a later day.

The inaugural showing features artist Sharon Kolbuss who has worked in the Probate Court since September 2014.

She works with pen and ink and her works feature stippling, or pointillism, and crosshatching.

Habitat helps family achieve New Year's goal

Habitat helps another family.

Mom, kids have new home for new year

The Sandoval family has a new home for the New Year thanks to the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity.

Angela Sandoval and her family achieved their New Year’s goal by partnering with Habitat and working hard to meet the requirements for purchasing a Habitat home.

The house was blessed on Jan. 16 to dedicate the home and give thanks for the many blessings and collaborative efforts to rehabilitate this foreclosed home and turn it into the Sandoval’s dream home. Read More»

East Coweta band planning reunion

Gathering will honor legacy of late band director

Alumni of the award-winning East Coweta High School Marching Band are organizing a band reunion for all classes this summer in honor of the late band director Tam H. Easterwood, a dynamic and influential force that set the tune for years after his passing.

Easterwood was 36-years-old in 1995 when an inoperable brain tumor caused his death. Read More»

Run for angels in Newnan

Proceeds benefit children's shelter

Newnan's annual “Run for Angels and Chicken Q” is scheduled for Feb.7 with the run beginning at 8 a.m. and the eating at 11 a.m.

The fun begins and ends in historic downtown Newnan on Greenville Street between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street.

The 13th Annual 5K/10K road race and one mile fun run will benefit Angel’s House, a temporary shelter for children in Coweta County who are awaiting placement in foster homes.

The 5K and 10K courses are certified as Peachtree Road Race qualifiers. Prizes will be awarded to the “Best Wings” themed costumed child, adult and group. Read More»

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

'Yes' vote by the county means no senior village

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County were presented Jan. 22 to the Coweta County Commission. When the lengthy discussion ended, the commission voted to approve 70 lots rather than the 137 requested and only one entrance rather than the two in the proposal.

The unanimous vote by commissioners essentially killed the proposal, with property co-owner Scott Baggarly after the meeting saying the reduction in the number of lots made the project economically unfeasible. Read More»

Northgate student gets up close view of holiday celebration

Northgate High School senior Kevin Cheng, left, was chosen to represent Coweta County at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service with the help of Coweta County School System reading specialist Dr. Beverly McCray. Photo/Submitted.

Northgate High School student Kevin Cheng was chosen to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Service held Jan. 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

A senior and Northgate’s Student Government Association class president, Cheng appeared at the annual service along with other students from around the metropolitan Atlanta area and read a portion of King’s “Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March” speech.  Read More»

Spelling champ crowned

 Aanchal Patel won Coweta County’s district-wide Spelling Bee. Aanchal Patel, front row left, appears with runner-up Dynahsty James, center, of Lee Middle School. At right is Garnett Reynolds, of BB&T of Newnan, who sponsored this year’s bee. In the rear, from left, are Coweta County spelling bee judges, Principal Jan Franks of Arnall Middle School, Principal Leigh Munson of Eastside Elementary School, and Principal Christi Hildebrand of Elm Street Elementary School. Photo/Submitted.

A fifth grade student at Welch Elementary School won the Coweta County School System’s district-wide Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Monday.

Aanchal Patel, a 5th grader at Welch Elementary, became Coweta County’s 2015 spelling bee champion in the 15th round of the annual competition. She and runner-up Dynahsty James, a Lee Middle School 8th grader, sparred for the annual title in a spell-off that ended with Patel correctly spelling “delinquent” and then “intelligible” for the win, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Armed robber nabbed

A Senoia man was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault on Jan. 22 after pulling a knife on a clerk at Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store.

Senoia police spokesman Jason Ercole said officers at approximately 2:30 p.m. responded to a call about a man threatening a clerk with a knife.

Ofc. Wesley Courtois was nearby and arrived on scene in a matter of seconds, Ercole said, finding 19-year-old Wyman Terry Campbell still standing in front of the counter. Read More»

Family is home for Christmas

Habitat partner moves into new home

Habitat partner celebrates in new house

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity was able to help one family be home for Christmas when they were able to move into a house of their own before the holiday.

Family Partner Quinethia Smith, or "Q" as she is known, and her boys, Lamarcus and Kayden, celebrated in the brand new home built by volunteers during a 13-day blitz build that included aid from South-Tree Enterprises, Inc. and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Read More»