Coweta County

Coweta parent named to state education advisory council

A Coweta County mother has been appointed by State School Superintendent John Barge to serve on the 2012 Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The appointment of Beth Barnett will give the Newnan resident with children in two Coweta schools an up front look at education issues from a statewide perspective.

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge last week named Barnett and 29 other parents from across the state to serve on his 2012 Parent Advisory Council.
Barnett has children that attend Elm Street Elementary School and Newnan High School. Read More»

Last chance at rabies vaccination Oct. 8

Coweta County Animal Control will hold its last rabies clinic for the year on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1–3 p.m. at the Animal Shelter at 97 Selt Road. Micro-chipping will also be available. All cats and kittens should be in a crate and all dogs on a leash. Rabies vaccine will be $9 per animal and micro-chipping will be $25 per animal. Coweta Animal Control accepts cash only. Current rabies vaccines are required by state law. Read More»

Horses coming to Newnan to raise money for children's museum

The Newnan Coweta Historical Society will be putting on an event this spring where painted fiberglass horses will be on display in downtown Newnan.  People can purchase a horse to be painted and displayed.  All proceeds go to the historical society to benefit a planned childre's museum.  The deadline for sponsorship is October 15.  You can call 770-253-8866 for more information.

Local pianist gives lesson to school kids at the Centre

Newnan pianist Ben Bertin plays for Brooks and Northside elementary students onstage at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Sept. 21. The students, who received a crash course in concert etiquette and how to listen to a piano recital before the performance, hold up cards as they analyze the musical selection played. Photo/Special.

After performing before a community audience on September 18 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, pianist Ben Bertin returned to the Centre stage September 21 to help teach a much younger audience the finer points of attending a musical performance. Read More»

Merrifield is Newnan Coweta Art Association's artist of the month

Margo Merrifield has been a member of Newnan Coweta Art Association since her recent move to Coweta County in 2006.  Her love of art began in second grade with her mother's figure drawing lessons, while at the same time, learning the Palmer method of cursive writing. Margo's first college major was art education, however life, and several more years of college major changes, took her in a different direction.  Read More»

Dale W. Sweatman Jr., age 74, of Newnan

Mr. Dale W. Sweatman Jr., age 74, of Newnan, passed away Sept. 28, 2011.

He retired from Delta after 23 years of employment and was currently employed at the Clayton County Justice Center. Mr. Sweatman was a loyal member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a Mason for 50 years.    Read More»

Coweta's Seabaugh named new deputy state treasurer

Republican State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg will be trading in his politician's wares for those of a prominent state employee. Read More»

Coweta County fair was a whirl

Coweta County fair was a whirl

Riders take in the sights, sounds and attractions at the Coweta County Fair. Located at the fairgrounds on Pine Road, the annual fair was open open through Oct. 1 and featured entertainment such as Animal Magic, Racing Pigs, Muttsville Comix and live music. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Vintage Senoia hosts vintage automobiles

Vintage Senoia hosts vintage automobiles

There was live music and plenty of food, but more than anything there were an estimated 250 cars lining Main Street in downtown Senoia on Sept. 24 for the city’s 7th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies vintage car show. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Bonnell Aluminum makes big donation to Coweta 3rd graders

The students in Jodi Smith’s 3rd grade class at Thomas Crossroads Elementary School joined the school’s administrators and the county superintendent in thanking Bonnell Plant Manager Brooke Hamilton and employee Matt Key for personally delivering the dictionaries to their school. Photo/Special.

Employees of the Newnan’s Bonnell Aluminum company visited all 19 elementary schools in Coweta County this week, personally delivering over 1,600 Merriam-Webster dictionaries to students in every third grade class.

It is the tenth year the Newnan company has sponsored the county-wide donation, which is intended to promote literacy and academic skills among Coweta County elementary students, said school system spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»