Coweta County

Coweta posts gain in millennials

An analysis of 1,800 U.S. counties by RealtyTrac.com shows Coweta County with a small increase in millennials (people age 28 and younger) while Fayette County leads the nation in the percentage of millennials leaving the county. Read More»

Coweta teen fatally stabbed in Atlanta

A 17-year-old east Coweta resident died Sept. 21 after being stabbed during an altercation in downtown Atlanta. An Atlanta man is in custody on murder charges.

Cody Phillips was fatally stabbed in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Atlanta Police Dept. authorities found an injured Phillips in Woodruff Park, according to AP sources, and Phillips was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday said Phillips died from a single stab wound. Read More»

John Talley welcomed as FBCS’s new senior pastor

Members of First Baptist Church of Senoia recently welcomed their new senior pastor, Dr. John Talley, a native of Columbus, Ga. and a graduate of Columbus State University.

Talley has a major in English literature and minor in communications. He continued his education earning both his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Talley has been married to his wife, Mallie, for 26 years. She is a graduate of Mercer University and is an orthopedic nurse. Read More»

Big changes are coming to historic street

Senoia's downtown Seavy Street will be undergoing construction soon. According to city manager Richard Ferry, rainfall has been causing standing water, small floods and slow drainage along the road.

At Monday night’s meeting, the council chose the second of two plans drawn up by engineer firm Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE). The new plan essentially entails lowering the middle of the road and curbing the drainage into drop inlets in the center, instead of letting the water pool along the sides of the street. Read More»

Classic cars headed to Senoia

Classic cars headed to Senoia

Mark your calendar for Senoia’s 10th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies car show Sept. 27 beginning at 11 am. Main Street will close at 6 am with car registration beginning at 7 am. Enjoy a day of fun complete with entertainment by “The Mustang’s,” 275 + antique automobiles, muscle cars and street rods (1989 & older) right in historic downtown Senoia and The Varsity serving their all-time favorites along with other food vendors at the food court. Downtown restaurants and shops will be open. For further information call 770-378-6627 or 770-599-8182. Photo/Submitted

Coweta County fair off to a good start

Children and adults of all ages enjoy the fair. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The 2014 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair on Pine Road will be open through Sept. 27. With special events and promotions, expect every visit to be fun-filled and action-packed. The fair’s hours are:

Today: noon to 12 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday,Sept. 22 - Thursday, September 25: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26: 5 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27: noon to midnight.

The Petting Zoo closes nightly at 9 pm. The exhibit hall and agriculture building close nightly at 10 p.m.

Gate admission is $5; children under 6 are free with paid adult admission Read More»

Senoia expands city area

The annexation of 36 acres along Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side was met with no objection by the Coweta County Commission at the Sept. 4 meeting.

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Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service
Coweta County Fire Dept. Capt. Ron Hamilton was the recipient of the Community and Education Award at the 2014 Silent Hero Awards ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville and sponsored by the Ronnie Thames Foundation. Hamilton was recognized for his work with Explorer Post 700. Pictured are Hamilton, left, and Thames Foundation Chairman Ron Thames. Photo/Ben Nelms.

University names a resident for director

University names a resident for director

The University of West Georgia announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Heaberlin as senior director and chief administrative officer of Off-Campus Programs.

Based at the UWG Newnan center, Heaberlin will be responsible for spearheading the growth and success of UWG Newnan as it moves to its historic downtown location in 2015. He will also be responsible for UWG’s Douglasville sites and other off-campus locations. Read More»

County passes $65M budget

Coweta County commissioners adopted a $65 million FY 2015 general fund budget on Sept. 16 without using fund balance.

The FY 2015 budget is essentially the same as the FY 2014 budget and does not use any fund balance, said finance director Hans Wilson.

The $2.6 million increase in revenues over the $62.34 million FY 2014 budget comes mainly from a $2 million increase in property taxes and a $715,000 increase in licenses and permits.

Wilson said the increase in property taxes stems from an increase in property values and from the revaluation of the county’s commercial properties. Read More»

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