Coweta County

First Choice Bank closed by state, Arkansas bank new owner

Account holders arriving at First Choice Community Bank branches in Newnan, Sharpsburg and Senoia got a surprise April 30. The Georgia Dept. of Banking and Finance closed the failed First Choice banking offices just before the close of business Read More»

Work on Hwy. 16 and I-85 to cause delays

Road work on Ga. Highway 16 eastbound from Carroll County to Ga. Highway 14 into Newnan and on I-85 northbound from Ga. Highway 34 to Ga. Highway 154 is ongoing and is expected to result in traffic delays. Work is expected to be completed on I-85 by May 18 while the work on Hwy. 16 carries an expected completion date of May 31. Read More»

Luther Bailey Rd. to see detours until Nov. for bridge work

Motorists traveling along Luther Bailey Road in southeast Coweta County outside Senoia will see detours beginning May 12 and extending through Nov. 8 while crews demolish the bridge at Double Branch Creek and construct the replacement bridge. Read More»

Small package, big payoff in emergencies

The Coweta County Fire Department is about to add a piece of equipment to its roster that, though quite small and not very costly, could pay big dividends during emergencies. And while not flashy and eye-popping like a large, red ladder truck, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Moore said the small special operations trailer approved May 5 by the Coweta County Commission is expected to play a role in responding to emergencies and saving lives. Read More»

SilverSneakers Now Available at Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center

Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center, located at 26 W. Court Square in Newnan, is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community by partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program.  Read More»

Crossroads Chiropractic spearheads “Bedtime Backpack” drive

Crossroads Chiropractic in Sharpsburg is joining forces to address a critical need right now in the Gadsden, Ala. community. Due to the recent outbreak of severe tornadoes, many people are living without the essential needs of daily living. It is difficult enough to have to see the destruction but to have to go without supplies and essential items is unacceptable. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents Simon farce 'Rumors'

Newnan Community Theatre presents Simon farce 'Rumors'

By Joan Doggrell
jdoggrell@bellsouth.net

Neil Simon’s “Rumors” opened yesterday at the Newnan Community Theatre.

“Everyone loves Neil Simon,” said Paul Conroy, Artistic Director for NCTC. “He’s one of the top three best known American playwrights, the other two being Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. He’s like an old friend you haven’t seen in awhile, but when you meet again you know exactly where you left off and what you’re getting into.” Read More»

Watson will be guest speaker for Senoia’s Homecoming Sunday

The annual Homecoming service at Senoia United Methodist Church will be this Sunday, May 15, at 11 a.m. The traditional Homecoming dinner-on-the-grounds will follow the service.

“This year we are very pleased to have former pastor and our new district superintendent, the Rev. Carol Grubbs Cook, and her husband Scott, joining us for worship,” a homecoming committee member said. “Our guest preacher for our worship time is our resident bishop, the Rev. Mike Watson. His wife, Margaret, will join him.” Read More»

Baptism, Bing Rupert Ellis

Shown are L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Bing Rupert Ellis, son of Philip Andrew Ellis and Lei Collins Ellis of Newnan, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on May 1, 2011, during the 8:30 a.m. service at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The sacrament was administered by Bishop David Epps, rector of Christ the King, with Deacon James Gardner assisting. Shown are, L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Senoia approves elder care facility

The Tranquil Village residential development for some of Senoia’s older citizens is a go. The City Council at the May 2 meeting heard the second reading on the proposal and voted unanimously to approve the project.

The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment). Read More»

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