Coweta County

$29.5M foreclosure hits Pathway

Hard times overtake company responsible for developing most of PTC

The latest local casualty of the defunct housing market is a company that for years has been nearly synonymous with the name “Peachtree City.” Pathway Communities, formerly the Peachtree City Development Corp., has approximately 1,600 acres across metro Atlanta valued at $29.5 million in foreclosure. Read More»

Candidates for Dist. 28 seat answer questions

The time for voters in Senate Dist. 28 to have their say is fast approaching. And leading up to the Dec. 6 vote The Citizen thought it would be good if voters could hear from the two candidates vying for the seat previously held by Mitch Seabaugh. Candidates Duke Blackburn (R) and Mike Crane (R) were the top vote-getters in the Nov. 8 special election. Both responded to three general questions pertaining to the qualities they possess, their suggestions on the economy and their take on the federal government’s interaction with the states. Read More»

Newnan-Coweta Chamber endorses county SPLOST

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce has signed off on the county’s March 2012 vote to extend the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). If approved, the initiative would run for six years and carry a maximum collection ceiling of $120 million. The funds going to the county and the cities would be designated for a wide range of infrastructure needs and those designated for parks and recreation, public safety and other projects. Read More»

Northgate students honor 9/11 heroes by serving community

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to translate their history lessons into action by serving local children. That call to service led them to helping clean up a special needs ball field in Peachtree City.

While teaching his students about 9/11 during the 10-year anniversary of the event, Rew used his lessons as a “teachable moment” to analyze his student’s responses to the attacks on the United States. Read More»

Coweta Commission denies home kennel request

There was plenty of comment from both sides on the issue of the conditional use permit request by Cannongate Village subdivision resident Susan Abrams and Casa Canine, LLC to continue to have her dog boarding service in her home. But after those comments the Coweta County Commission on Nov. 15 voted unanimously to deny the request, giving Abrams until Dec. 5 to vacate all the boarded dogs. Read More»

Man says EMC staff saved his life

A trio of Coweta-Fayette EMC workers have been recognized by a state trade association for likely saving the life of a man who experienced health problems at the cooperative’s Palmetto headquarters in October 2010.

EMC spokesperson Amy Lott said Dawn Hunter, Rusty Rainey and Darrell Sewell, all residents of Newnan, received a prestigious Life Saving Award from Georgia Electric Membership Corporation during the association’s annual meeting in Atlanta November 14. Read More»

Senoia selected again for next Idea House

Southern Living Magazine's rendition of the 2012 Idea House in Senoia.

Last year Senoia was the site of Southern Living Magazine’s 2010 Idea House. It was a first for the area and the magazine’s first time to feature a brownstone. Now history is repeating itself with the Nov. 15 announcement that Senoia will feature Southern Living’s 2012 Idea House. It is the first time the magazine has chosen a home in the same community for a second Idea House. Read More»

Coweta fares well in regional economic study

A report by the University of West Georgia, the “West Georgia Regional Outlook 2011,” shows County in substantially better economic shape, both now and in the near-term future, than most of its regional neighbors.

The Nov. 1 report was authored by The Center for Business and Economic Research and the Dept. of Economics at the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.

The “West Georgia Regional Outlook 2011” reviewed the current economic realities in the west Georgia region that includes Coweta, Carroll, Douglas, Haralson and Paulding counties. Read More»

Luthersville man faces federal charges

A Luthersville man has been indicted on federal fraud charges after obtaining federal contracts reserved for service-disabled veterans. Sixty-two-year-old Arthur Wayne Singleton was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard in the Nov. 10 proceeding in connection to 14 counts of wire fraud and one count of major fraud against the United States. Read More»

Bollywood arrives in Senoia

Bollywood arrives in Senoia

The Earth, Wind and Veils dance troupe from Rachel’s Dance Connection in Peachtree City/Sharpsburg were the highlight of the evening on Nov. 12 for the Senoia Area Historical Society Annual Auction. The Bollywood theme was accentuated by dancers (front, from left) Patti Lee and Alexis Say and (rear, from left) Marlene Peguero and Ilene Peguero. Auction items included art work, collectibles and dance lessons. Photo/Ben Nelms.