Coweta County

Marc Steven Dreyer, 59, of Sharpsburg

Marc Steven Dreyer, 59, of Sharpsburg, Ga. died in his sleep on Dec. 15, 2013.

After graduating from North Eastern University, Marc was employed by Eastern Airlines and transferred from New York City to Atlanta. He remained in Georgia active in real estate as a broker and an agent until his death.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckoon.com.

He is survived by his parents John and Jean Dreyer, his brother Glenn and wife Wendy and his sister Abby Dreyer. Read More»

Senoia-area cyclists ride for Lonnie

Senoia-area cyclists ride for Lonnie

The Jan. 12 “Ride for Lonnie” fundraiser to lend a helping hand to one of Senoia’s residents had nearly three dozen cyclists from Senoia, Fayetteville, Moreland and Newnan turn out for the 17-mile and 26-mile ride through the city. The fundraiser was sponsored by Senoia Cycle Works and Katie Lou’s Cafe in downtown Senoia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Caylor wins Coweta spelling bee, now a 2-time champ

The final three competitors out of 25 in the Jan. 9 Coweta County Spelling Bee are honored above by the bee’s organizers and sponsor. Pictured, from left, are Coweta County curriculum directors Therese Reddekopp and Karen Barker, along with 3rd place winner Tevyn Fudge (Arnall Middle School), 1st place winner Natalie Caylor (Madras Middle School), 2nd place winner Dynahsty James (Lee Middle School) and Garnett Reynolds of BB&T Bank of Newnan, which sponsored this year’s bee. Photo/Special.

Madras Middle School student Natalie Caylor last week became a two-time top speller in Coweta County when she won Coweta County’s 2014 district-wide spelling bee held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Read More»

Symposium for Fayette, Coweta focus on human trafficking

Symposium for Fayette, Coweta focus on human trafficking

Some in the communities spanning Fayette and Coweta counties might be surprised to learn that human trafficking is a problem not only in America, but in Georgia. A symposium calling for an end to human trafficking will be held Feb. 1 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Newnan.

The “End Human Trafficking” panel will feature Ga. Attorney General Sam Olens, Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge, Wellspring Living representative Mary Frances Bowley, and members of the Ga. Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More»

Battle of Brown's Mill reenactment slated for next weekend

Those interested in American history will be able to get an up-close look at a portion of it later this month. The weekend of Jan. 24-26 will feature the Battle of Brown’s Mill-Hospital Town Reeanctment 2014.

To be held at the historic battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road, the event will be the kick-off for the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill which will include a reenactment of the battle and of Newnan as a “hospital town” during the Civil War. Read More»

Senoia updates historic structure rules

Sometimes it’s a good idea to review local guidelines and practices to make sure they are still relevant to current needs. That was the case last week when the Senoia City Council approved a small number of changes to the city’s guidelines for the rehabilitation and maintenance of historic structures.

“This is a modernized version of what we’ve had for years,” said City Manager Richard Ferry prior to the unanimous vote to accept the updated guidelines which had been reviewed over the past few months. “Guidelines need to be reviewed from time to time.” Read More»

Piedmont Newnan honors top nurse

Piedmont Newnan Hospital recently celebrated its DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses winners.  The recognition is part of a national program that began at Piedmont Newnan which honors nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patients and their families. Read More»

Coventry medical insurance customers roiled in Piedmont contract tussle

Coventry medical insurance customers roiled in Piedmont contract tussle

Coventry healthcare insurance policyholders in Fayette and Coweta counties got a troubling letter in the last few days — notice that the main hospital and physicians group in this area would no longer be “in-network” for them.

If Piedmont Healthcare and Piedmont Physicians Group would no longer be available to thousands of Coventry policyholders as in-network providers, costs could skyrocket for the patients.

The uncertainty results from last-minute contract negotiations, something the Georgia Department of Insurance has no jurisdiction over, according to spokesman Glenn Allen. Read More»

Senoia police win state certification

Officers and staff of the Senoia Police Dept., along with consultant Beverly Trainor at far right, were recognized at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Senoia City Council for obtaining a three-year certification from the Ga. Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Senoia Police Dept. recently went through the certification process with the Ga. Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Members of the department attended the Jan. 6 meeting of the Senoia City Council where the three-year certification was announced.

Making the presentation was Lake City Police Chief David Colwell. Obtaining the certification involves compliance with 129 standards across eight certification areas, Colwell said.
Colwell congratulated the department, adding that the Senoia department had received a three-year certification.
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Coweta CERT volunteers recognized

Graduates of the current Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), who are all amateur radio operators, were recognized Jan. 7 by the Coweta County Commission. Those attending included, from left, Greg Keck, Alan Hamel, Tony Oresteen, Sam Smith, Arlin Lambert, Nancy Smith, Yiannis Vasiliadis, Steve Yothment, Bill Hardin, Jeff Cantor and CERT instructor Randy Mercer. Not pictured are Ellis Camp and Huey Kenmar. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Members of the fourth Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class were front and center at the Jan. 7 meeting of the Coweta County Commission. Formed to provide assistance in times of disaster and community emergencies, members of the new CERT team are also amateur radio operators.
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