Coweta County

Forecast: 2 inches of snow, half-inch of sleet

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UPDATED Monday 11:19 p.m. — The latest forecast is for Peachtree City, Newnan and surrounding areas to receive up to two inches of snow — with locally higher amounts — and sleet accumulations of up to a half-inch. Read More»

Coweta rezoning makes away for new restaurant, stores

A rezoning that will bring a national chain restaurant and other retail businesses to the commercial center on Andrew Bailey Road off Ga. Highway 34 was approved unanimously Thursday by the Coweta County Commission.

The rezoning of the 2.38-acre site located at 15 Thomas Grace Annex Lane off Andrew Bailey Road east of Thomas Crossroads had been zoned C-4 (Commercial Service District). The approval changes the zoning to C-3 (Commercial Retail District). Read More»

'Plaza Suite' open for business

Susan Patterson and Jeff Allen prepare for the show. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell

Gear up your brain and dust off your funny bone for another uproarious Neil Simon farce. “Plaza Suite,” one of Simon’s best-loved New York plays, opened at Newnan Theatre Company this week and runs through February 2.
“’Plaza Suite” has slapstick moments, romantic moments, plus a little heartbreak in the first act. If you like comedy light and funny you’ve got that. Broad and farcical, a little hint of drama to it, you’ve got that too,” said NTC’s artistic director Tony Daniel. Read More»

Cold weather leads to Senoia water main break

Frigid temperatures Friday morning played havoc with a water line in downtown Senoia. But the break was quickly repaired and the intersection reopened by 11 a.m.

City Manager Richard Ferry said the 8-inch water main at the intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street broke during the night and was first reported at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday.

City crews responded, determining the location of the break and making the needed repairs. The work was completed at approximately 11a.m., Ferry said. Read More»

Coweta fetes nominees for Governor's Honors Program

This year’s Coweta County Governor’s Honors Program nominees were honored at a Jan. 16 breakfast at the Central Educational Center.

The Coweta County School System’s 47 sophomores and juniors nominated for 2014 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program attended a Jan. 16 breakfast at the Central Educational Center and were recognized as being the county’s most talented and top-performing high school students.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the nominees and their parents were honored by the principals of Coweta’s three high schools and the Central Educational Center along with school system and community dignitaries. Read More»

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

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»

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