Coweta County

Jobless rate jumps

The local economies in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to improve, but the unemployment numbers fail to reflect that story. Read More»

Senoia looks to increase water supply

By Bethan Adams

Senoia council members approved plans at their meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the future of the water system, a $30,000 project.

Though more expensive than expected, city manager Richard Ferry said the price is reasonable compared with the work the city needs to complete.

Increasing water supply is a topic the council has mulled over for years, and the need for action has grown. Read More»

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

Two Coweta high schools named to a prestigious list

Two of Coweta County’s high schools placed in the top 10 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in a report by the Washington Post.

East Coweta and Northgate high schools were among 2,149 public and private high schools nationwide to make the list, placing them in the top 10 percent of the 22,000 high schools surveyed, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Roundabout is set for Lower Fayetteville Road

The Newnan Centre will soon have a new entrance on Lower Fayetteville Road. The installation of a roundabout is underway just west of the current entrance shared with the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Slow traffic conditions along portions of Lower Fayetteville Road have existed for years. But a portion of the back-ups in the area of the Centre for Performing and Visual and Arts and the Newnan Centre will be mitigated with the construction of a roundabout west of the current entrance.

Situated immediately to the west of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, the Newnan Centre that opened last year will have its own entrance once the roundabout project is completed. Read More»

Canongate gets new owner

Sequoia Golf, owner of the Canongate Golf Clubs, has sold its stock and assets to ClubCorp for $265 million. Sequoia CEO Joe Guerra said ClubCorp plans upgrades to the Sequoia facilities.

Sequoia’s holdings include the Canongate properties in Fayette and Coweta counties and owns or operates more than 50 private clubs, semi-private clubs and golf resort facilities located across the U.S.

ClubCorp is a publicly traded company and a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs as well as business, sports and alumni clubs in North America, according to a press release. Read More»

Plant sale approaches

Plant sale approaches

The greenhouse is full and Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are raiding their gardens for plants to donate to their Fall Plant Sale Oct. 4. The annual sale features dozens of perennials and other sought-after plants, plus azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, Japanese maples, gardenias and four kinds of hydrangeas. Read More»

Reading proves very profitable

Maddox Tomlinson and Mitch Seabaugh. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta first grader Maddox Tomlinson was awarded $1,529 for his college savings as one of four regional winners in the Path2College 529 Plan’s Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes—Fizz•Boom, $ave for College.

The Coweta County Public Library also received $529 as part of the sweepstakes.  Read More»

Superintendent outlines new areas of focus

Parents of school-age children might want to be aware of a number of changes coming to schools systems across the state this year. Coweta Superintendent Steve Barker said among those are the new Ga. Milestones Assessment tests designed to measure a student’s academic growth in a given subject area.

Barker recently outlined a number of areas of focus for the school system, including local initiatives and several major state and federal requirements.

Among the major state and federal-required items being implemented are: Read More»

‘Sordid Lives’ kicks off fall season for Newnan Theatre

Terri Peters and Melanie Jessel as Noleta and LaVonda in Del Shore’s “Sordid Lives”. Photo/Submitted.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“It is said that funerals bring out the best and the worst in people,” said Tony Daniel, artistic director of Newnan Theatre Company. “And everyone in Winters, Texas, proves this adage to be true.”

Del Shores’ “Sordid Lives” opens Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 7. Daniel is directing, assisted by Drew Turner.

“This is one of the most absurdly funny plays that Del Shores has ever written,” said Daniel. “He also wrote ‘Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?)’ which we performed here at NTC a few years ago.” Read More»

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