Coweta County

Coweta thanks a nurse

Coweta thanks a nurse

Coweta County Nurse Manager Alice Jackson will soon retire after serving for 23 years with the Coweta County Health Dept. Jackson on Jan. 23 received a proclamation from the Coweta County Commission honoring her service to the community. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Brown’s Battlefield muster undefeated by cold weather

Brown’s Battlefield muster undefeated by cold weather

Cold weather last month could not deter this sturdy group of Civil War reenactors with the Phillip’s Legion Cavalry and Ferrell’s Battery who attended the weekend-long muster at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site south of Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cornerstone UMC kids help out Backpack Buddies

Cornerstone UMC kids help out Backpack Buddies

Ericka Schulz (L) and Randolph Tomlin were just two of the kids and parents from Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Newnan who helped on Jan. 23 with the Backpack Buddies group from Senoia’s Vineyard Community Church to provide weekend meals for at-risk children. Backpack Buddies’ expanding role in the community includes feeding 270 children from 10 Coweta County schools. Photo/Katie Brown.

Coweta schools closed in advance of storm, but wrecks tangled county roadways

The winter storm earlier last week played havoc on Coweta County roadways with ice on roads as late as Friday morning and still contributing to traffic accidents. The storm resulted in one weather-related traffic fatality.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones on Wednesday morning said the 911 center through Tuesday and into Wednesday received 100-200 calls, with many of those being accident-related. Read More»

Piedmont and Aetna/Coventry sign off on coverage agreement

Piedmont Healthcare announced Friday afternoon that it has reached agreement with Aetna/Coventry on a new three-year contract.

Under the agreement, Aetna/Coventry members will continue to receive covered benefits, at in-network rates, from five hospitals within Piedmont Healthcare (Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Henry Hospital) and the affiliated outpatient centers/services, said Piedmont Healthcare spokesperson Diana Lewis. Read More»

East Point congregation relocating to Coweta

A church operating in East Point for more than a half century got its wish last week and was granted a conditional use permit to build a new building on U.S. Highway 29 near Arbor Springs Plantation and move the congregation to Coweta County.

County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said East Point-based Southwest Christian Church is acquiring property on Hwy. 29 to the north and east of Arbor Springs Plantation and is proposing to build the facility in phases. Read More»

Coweta hardware store to become furniture/appliance shop

The old Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 154 just north of Thomas Crossroads was approved Jan. 23 for a rezoning that will bring a furniture and appliance business to the location.

The unanimous vote by commissioners amended a condition of the C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping Zoning District) zoning that allowed the site in 2004 to be used as a hardware store.

Applicant Jack Shepard requested that one of the conditions of the zoning be amended to permit the old hardware store to be converted to a business that sells furniture and appliances. Read More»

Centre has a variety of programs this season

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan continues its 10th anniversary year with several community performances in the coming months.
Located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan, the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is the Coweta County School System’s premier arts facility, and was constructed by the Coweta County Board of Education in 2004 through the community-supported Education Special Purpose Local Sales Tax (ESPLOST). Read More»

Coweta schools closed on Thursday; Coweta EMA chief to drivers - 'stay off roadways'

The continued effects of the winter storm on roadways has led to Coweta County schools remaining closed on Thursday for students and staff, according to school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones on Wednesday morning said the 911 center through Tuesday and into Wednesday received 100-200 calls, with many of those being accident-related. Read More»

Icy driving conditions already

This is the icy view on Robinson Road in Peachtree City contributed by Seth Langford. Slick conditions all over the county are leading to multiple wrecks.

Vehicles continue to slide off road, get stuck; multiple highways shut down

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. Read More»