Coweta County

New priests

Father James C. Taylor of Peachtree City (left), Father Jason Douglas Epps of Senoia, (right) and The Most Rev. W. David Epps, bishop ordinary of the Mid-South Diocese. Photo/Special.

Father James C. Taylor of Peachtree City (left) and Father Jason Douglas Epps of Senoia, (right) were ordained to the priesthood on Pentecost Eve by The Most Rev. W. David Epps, bishop ordinary of the Mid-South Diocese, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The ordination speaker was the Venerable Randall Allen, archdeacon of the Mid-South Diocese, of Spring City, Tenn. Photo/Special.

Coweta Gospel sings set for July 22, 23

The Grantville Southern Country Gospel Sings, which formerly were held in the renovated Railroad Freight Depot, will continue to be held down the tracks a bit at the First Baptist Church of Grantville.

The sings will be held on the fourth Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public, and there will be opportunity to meet the artists.

Featured on Friday, July 22 will be Bobby Ellis and His Country Gospel Band, Sounds of Glory and One Accord. Featured on Saturday, July 23 will be the Morris Family and the Klondike Trio. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy: state says ‘yes,’ Coweta says ‘no’

Members of the Coweta County Board of Education vote down the charter school request. Photo/Special.

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia was one of nine charter schools approved June 28 for State-Charter Special School status by the State Board of Education. That vote came four days after the Coweta County Board of Education voted 6-1 to deny the application, and hence the local tax dollars, that would have allowed the school to continue its operation and to expand in August. Read More»

Senoia firm receives state Renaissance Award

Senoia’s Historic Development Ventures received the Georgia Cities Foundation Renaissance Award in Savannah June 27 for its contribution in the revitalization of the city’s downtown area. Accepting the award for Paul Lombardi and Scott Tigchelaar are (from left) Historical Concepts partner Terry Pylant and Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Georgia Cities Foundation President Mike Starr. Photo/Special.

Senoia’s Historic Development Ventures, LLC received statewide recognition June 27 when it was presented with the Georgia Cities Foundation Renaissance Award in Savannah. The award recognized the community contributions of company principals Paul Lombardi and Scott Tigchelaar. Read More»

Speeding cycle crashes in downtown Senoia

It was over almost before it started. And a Griffin woman was fortunate to be able to walk away after her motorcycle crashed and temporarily caught fire in a June 26 high-speed attempt to elude officers in downtown Senoia.

Holly Victoria Hensler, 22, was charged with speeding, fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving in the 52-second pursuit that began on June 26 at 12:36 a.m., according to Senoia Police spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

Coweta improves CRCT scores, trumps state performance

Students in the Coweta County School System have improved their overall performance on the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) and have outscored state averages.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said test results for grades 3 through 8 show that Coweta County schools improved student performance in most grades and subjects in the last year and outperformed students throughout the state of Georgia with higher percentages of students meeting or exceeding state standards in all grades and subject areas. Read More»

Grantville woman receives $150K fellowship

Grantville resident and former Newnan High School student Rebecca Dyes is one of two Georgians to receive a five-year fellowship in biology from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) valued at $150,000.

A 2011 KSTF recipient, Dyes is currently completing a graduate degree in microbiology at Georgia State University and will graduate in summer 2012. Read More»

Coweta BoE denies Senoia charter school application

The Coweta County Board of Education in a June 24 called meeting voted 6-1 to deny the application by the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia that would have allowed the K-3 school to continue to operate and to expand through the seventh grade in August. Read More»

New chairman for Leadership Coweta

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Andy Dunn of Canongate Golf Clubs will serve as Chair of the Board of Leadership Coweta for a two-year term beginning with the Class of 2011-2012.  Dunn assumed his new role in May.
 
“Andy brings a high level of energy to the job, being a founding member and current chairman of the Young Professionals of Newnan-Coweta (YPNC), a Leadership Coweta graduate and recent board member, and being named as the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Month for February of this year,” explained 2011 Chamber Board Chair Vicki Kaiser. 
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Senoia annexes 88-acre Village West development

The mixed use Village West proposal on Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side was annexed at the June 20 City Council meeting. The annexation request by Lindsey Homes pertained to a residential and commercial development on 88 acres on the north and south sides of Hwy. 16.

The mixed-use Village West development submitted by developer David Lindsey showed the 88-acre property resembling an inverted “T,” with the vertical portion situated on the north side of Hwy. 16 and the horizontal portion on the south side. The north side property is surrounded on all sides by the existing city limits. Read More»

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