Coweta County

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.

Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrates veterans

Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrates veterans

Seems like there is always something happening at the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. Veterans Day was no exception as the auditorium was filled to capacity with elementary school kids, parents and plenty of veterans on hand to mark the occasion. The school’s children sang, recited poems and gave a number of recognitions to the large number of veterans present. Some in the audience were moved to tears as the young students spoke with pride of their family members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Becky Wyatt, 51, of Senioa

Becky Wyatt, 51, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Born April 8, 1960 in Atlanta, Ga., Becky lived in Senoia and worked with her husband, Donald in a family business. Becky was an avid fundraiser for The Alzheimerís Association and intrepid traveler of the Western World.

Survivors include husband, Donald Bulloch of Senoia, Ga., mother, Genetha Wyatt and father, Tommy Wyatt, both of Fayetteville, Ga., sister, Rhonda Wyatt-Frizzell, brother-in-law, Scott Frizzell and Nephew, Keaton Wyatt of Brooks, Ga., a multitude of loving family members and close friends. Read More»

Sa Za in Newnan is serious about their food

From left are owner Joe DiMaggio Jr., sous chef Frazier Bagwell and executive chef Jason Siegel. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Joe DiMaggio Jr., the owner of Sa Za in Newnan (yes, he’s related - he’s Joltin’ Joe’s cousin), has always loved history and archaeology. With a baseball legend in his family tree and ancestors in both northern and southern Italy, it’s easy to see how the stories that were passed down from generation to generation sparked an interest in him and led him to travel all over the world. Read More»

Local hospitals to snuff out smoking

Don’t go to the hospital smelling like smoke beginning New Year’s Day in Newnan and May 21 in Fayetteville. And don’t try to grab a quick smoke outside the building, or even in your vehicle coming into the hospitals’ parking lot.

The two Piedmont hospitals in Fayette and Coweta counties plan in 2012 to snuff out not just smoking by visitors and employees anywhere on Piedmont property. By the middle of next year, Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan hospitals will ban even the odor of tobacco smoke on employees’ clothing or persons. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents 'On Golden Pond'

Mary Caroline Moore and Tony Daniel “aged up” for their roles as Ethel and Norman Thayer in “On Golden Pond.” Photo/Special.

A conversation with Sarah Jordan, director of the show

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“On Golden Pond,” directed by NCTC’s own Sarah Jordan, opens at the Newnan Community Theatre on November 10. The highly acclaimed movie “On Golden Pond,” made in 1981, starred Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.  Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda won best actress and best actor Oscars for their roles.

Sarah, will “On Golden Pond” be the first play you’ve directed? Read More»

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