Coweta County

Cabaret show is Saturday

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Masterworks Chorale is stepping out of the concert hall and into the cabaret. In downtown Newnan, Masterworks will demonstrate its versatility by performing popular 20th century music, including a medley from “West Side Story,” pieces from “Anything Goes,” and more – much more. Read More»

Blessings by the basketful; Cokes Chapel supports Welcome House

Showing off their ‘blessing baskets,” front row (L-R) are Kaylee Moore, Kathy Schumacher and Pastor Mark Jordan. Back row (L-R) are Amanda Bryant, Jayme Cruz, Brenda Hanes, Freda Abraham, Madeline Cruz, Mike White, Esther Lyons, Crystal Bishop, Kathy Awbrey, and Wanda Moore.  Not pictured: Abe Abraham, Cynthia Myers, and Patty White. Photo/Special.

Residents of Community Welcome House, a women’s shelter in Newnan, will have a little more to smile about this Mother’s Day when they receive ‘Blessing Baskets’ prepared by the congregation of Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church. Read More»

Phillip Michael Zacherl, 65, of Senoia

Phillip Michael Zacherl

Phillip Michael Zacherl, 65, of Senoia, Ga., passed away on May 11, 2014. Phil was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

He is survived by his 3 daughters and their families: Shelley and Nathan Chapman of Mexico Beach, Fla. with their children Destiny and Brittney Shoemaker, Jerry, Samuel, and Korah Chapman; Denny and Jason Bowen of Senoia, Ga. with their children Malachi, Ezekiel, and Jonah; and Casey and Jody Stubblefield of Senoia, Ga. with their children Kayne and Lexy. He is survived by the mother of his children, Lin Zacherl. Read More»

Coweta early voting ends May 16

The opportunity for Coweta County voters to take advantage of early voting is about to come to an end. May 12 through May 16 will mark the last time voters can weigh-in on candidates featured in the three contested races in the May 20 primary.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 553 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three non-partisan seats on the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Assisted living plan approved for Thomas Crossroads

A proposal to rezone nearly 19 acres behind the Publix shopping center and Tractor Supply store at Thomas Crossroads from RC (rural conservation) and C-6c (to minor shopping center) for use as an assisted living complex received unanimous approval April 22 by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Coweta tops west Ga. in job, housing growth

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has published its annual West Georgia Regional Update which shows Coweta County leading the six-county region in a number of areas such as job growth and housing starts.

Coweta County is one of six counties in the west Georgia region profiled in the UWG report. The remaining counties include Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, Polk and Haralson. Read More»

Patel named Coweta teacher of the year

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel on May 1 was named the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year by Coweta school board member Harry Mullins, at left. Patel was chosen from among three finalists and 31 fellow school Teachers of the Year for the honor. The 31 TOTYs were honored by school board members and the Newnan Pilot Club at the May 1 program. Photo/Special.

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel was chosen from among Coweta County’s 31 Teacher of the Year winners and three finalists as the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year. The award ceremony was held May 1 at the school system’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Patel was introduced by Ruth Hill Principal Aaron Corley, who described Patel as an extraordinary teacher for her “ability to see students not just for who they are, but for who they can become.” He said that he would be “proud to have (Patel) as my own child’s teacher.” Read More»

AAA:Georgia traveling to increase

The majority of Georgia residents (81 percent) plan to kick start the summer travel season by taking at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more requiring overnight accommodations during the next three months. This reflects a 2 percentage point increase from 2013, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey on summer travel plans. Read More»

Legislature lays rules for state response to water emergencies

Georgia’s waterways received vital added protection with the passage of House Bill 549 into law on April 15.

According to the Georgia Water Coalition, HB 549 requires Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division to maintain an emergency response program that includes appropriate and timely response to emergencies that threaten the state’s waters and public health as well as proper public notification in such emergencies. Another key component of the bill is training and coordination between state and local emergency personnel. Read More»

Savor the flavor at dinner under the trees in Senoia

Savor the flavor at dinner under the trees in Senoia

The Senoia Optimist Club always knows how to put on an event. Three hundred diners attended the 5th Annual Taste of Senoia held under the trees April 27 at the Veranda Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn. Photo/Ben Nelms.