Coweta County

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan, died on July 9, 2011.

Mr. Cody is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Lee Cody; parents William Ralph Cody and Theodosia Edenfield; brother, Herbert Cody. Read More»

Chattahoochee Bend State Park opens in northwest Coweta

To say it is scenic would be an understatement. The nearly 3,000-acre Chattachoochee Bend State Park, Georgia’s first in nearly 20 years, opened July 1 in northwest Coweta County. Located off Flat Rock Road, the park with seven miles fronting the Chattahoochee River provides a host of amenities and wilderness area for hikers and campers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was some time in the making, but Georgia’s newest state park opened July 1. The nearly 3,000-acre Chattahoochee Bend State Park is located off Flat Rock Road in northwest Coweta and includes a number of amenities and seven miles of property fronting the Chattahoochee River.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is one of Georgia’s largest, covering 2,910 acres, according to the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, providing visitors with what has been called a spectacular tract of protected wilderness area. The park will be a haven for paddlers, campers and anglers, DNR said. Read More»

Newnan, Coweta unemployment at 9-10%

Evidence of the recession in Newnan and Coweta County continues to wear on, at least in terms of unemployment numbers. Coweta’s numbers crept up in May to 8.9 percent while Newnan fell slightly to 9.9 percent.

Unemployment numbers in Coweta edged a bit further north in May, settling in at 8.9 percent or 5,313 people out of work in a workforce that totals 59,713 people. The rate was 8.8 percent in April and 9.7 percent in May 2010. Read More»

CEO named for Newnan cancer hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has named former CTCA officer Kane Dawson from its Philadelphia facility as CEO of the company’s Newnan hospital expected to open in September 2012.

CTCA announced July 1 that Dawson will serve as president and CEO of the company’s new southeast regional cancer hospital in Newnan. The hospital will be CTCA’s fifth regional destination hospital and the first in the Southeast. Read More»

Feds launch program on radon gas exposure

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to help save lives and create healthier home and school environments for America’s families. The plan announced in June brings together commitments that help to reduce exposure to radon and protect the health of Americans through leveraging and advancing existing state, local, and national programs. Read More»

Brown's Mill Battlefield group to host several Confederate lectures

July was a historic month in the year 1864 for Newnan, Coweta County. Not only were Newnan's seven hospitals filled with hundreds of Confederate wounded brought in from other battles, on July 30, a cavalry battle was fought 3 miles south of town at Brown's Mill. Both Confederate and Union wounded were brought in to be treated by the doctors and nurses located here. Life was never the same in Newnan after that day. Read More»

Skeletal remains found in east Coweta near PTC

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating the discovery of a human skull and a large number of bones found July 5 by a surveyor working on the east side of Trinity Fellowship Church just south of Ga. Highway 54 East near Line Creek and Peachtree City. Read More»

Comparing 3 shopping destinations by their car tags

Who shops at the Fayette Pavilion in Fayetteville, The Avenue in Peachtree City and Ashley Park in Newnan? Which counties do these people come from to spend their money?

It turns out that each retail area benefits significantly from having out of county shoppers travel to these three venues to potentially spend their money and add to the sales tax rolls. A June 25 survey by The Citizen showed that auto tags registered in other counties accounted for approximately 65 percent of vehicles at the Pavilion, 54 percent at The Avenue and 41 percent at Ashley Park. Read More»

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»

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