Coweta County

Legacy Christian will host WinShape Marriage event

Legacy Christian Church of Senoia is hosting a marriage conference through WinShape Marriage on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The whole community is invited to attend.

More than 4,000 couples annually benefit from WinShape Marriage, a ministry of Chick-fil-A, which creates opportunities for marital transformation.

The seminar will give attendees an opportunity to explore and prioritize their relationship in three mini sessions with sample topics to include:

• Creating values and a vision for your relationship; Read More»

Coweta man shot over unreturned lawnmower

An April 1 dispute between neighbors over a lawnmower led to one man shooting the other in the leg. Coweta County deputies are searching for the south Coweta man who fled the scene carrying a handgun.

Michael Eure Hanson, 36, is being sought in connection with the shooting on Joy Springs Drive in southeast Coweta County, according to Maj. James Yarbrough.

Yarbrough said a dispute began between Hanson and a neighbor at approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 1 over a borrowed lawnmower. The neighbor did not return the lawnmower in a timely manner which resulted in an argument. Read More»

Coweta inks $50M deal for Niagara

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will construct a 460,000 sq. ft. facility on 45 acres in late 2014 and create 41 initial jobs in Coweta County. The Coweta Development Authority, with the support of other county partners, has agreed to provide a bond for the project estimated at $50 million. Read More»

Treats help dog charity

Treats help dog charity

There is just no stopping Wendy Maguire and her efforts with the nonprofit Pedal for Pets organization. The second annual Foodies for Fido fundraiser held at March 27 at the Wyndham in Peachtree City featured an array of delectables enjoyed by the several hundred in attendance. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Central Class of ’64 recognized

Central Class of ’64 recognized

John Kirkland, a member of the 1964 graduating class of Central High School in Newnan, stands with Coweta County Commissioner Al Smith after receiving an April 1 proclamation recognizing the former students’ 50th reunion. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lee Middle math team wins region title

A math team from the Lee Middle School Math Club took first place at this year’s West Georgia MathCounts competitions and represented Coweta and the region at this year’s state level competition on March 17 at Georgia Tech. Lee’s team included: front row, left to right - Minhyuk Kim, April Hong, Josh White, Ben Lacina; second row - Marlayna Cromedy, Jenny Oh and Laura Keuhl; back row - Bryan Shim, Joon Baek and Chris Raum. Photo/Special.

A math team from Lee Middle School traveled to the campus of the University of West Georgia recently for district MathCounts competitions and took 1st Place in the West Georgia Region.

Lee’s team, consisting of Math Club students Jenny Oh, Chris Raum, Laura Keuhl, Josh White, Minhyuk Kim, April Hong, Ben Lacina, Marlayna Cromedy, Bryan Shim and Joon Baek, represented the region at this year’s MathCounts State Level Competition, held March 17 on the Georgia Tech campus, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Locals save crash victims from burning vehicle

It was an occasion which required the actions of Good Samaritans to step up and save lives. The lives of a father and daughter from Sharpsburg were saved March 30 when Sharpsburg resident Mike Burgess at the scene of the accident removed them from their burning car and several others took them to a safe area and attended to them until public safety officers arrived.

Ga. State Patrol Sgt. James Corbett said the two-car accident involving a Lexus SUV and a Porsche occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at the traffic signal at Ga. highways 34 and 54 at the entrance to the NCG Cinemas area. Read More»

Father, daughter pulled from fiery wreck near movie theater Sunday

A March 30 car crash in front of the NCG Cinemas at the intersection of Ga. highways 34 and 54 just west of Peachtree City resulted in a vehicle fire and a heroic — and successful — effort to remove two passengers from the burning car.

Ga. State Patrol Sgt. James Corbett said the March 30 accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at the traffic signal at Ga. highway 34 and 54 at the entrance to the NCG Cinemas area. Read More»

Kathy Ann Packard Hoffman, 61

Kathy Ann Packard Hoffman

Kathy Ann Packard Hoffman, 61, died March 25, 2014 at her home in Coweta County near Palmetto, Ga.

A service was held on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:00 in the evening at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 821 Old Atlanta Highway in Newnan, Ga. The interment will take place at the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Lockeford, Calif. on Friday, April 4th.

Kathy was born 28 March 1952 in Los Angeles, Calif., to David Packard and Vera Block Packard. Read More»

Jobless rate drops in Coweta, Fayette

Graphic by Shutterstock.

Unemployment figures in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to head in the right direction. Jobless figures for February fell to 6.5 percent in Coweta and 6.2 percent in Fayette.

Figures for February released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor show Coweta County with an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. That represents a decrease from 6.8 percent in January and 8.1 percent one year ago. Coweta has a workforce of 63,521. Read More»