Coweta County

NCTC presents Ludwig's 'Twentieth Century'

“Twentieth Century” stars Diane Mitchell as Lily Garland and Scott Pollak as Oscar Jaffe. Photograph by Randy Drake.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“Twentieth Century” opens at NCTC on Thursday, August 25, at 8:00 pm. Paul Conroy, NCTC’s artistic director, is personally directing this fast-paced comedy. NCTC has previously staged Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon over Buffalo.” Read More»

Senoia residents speak out on future plans

It is a meeting that is held once every two years in Senoia. Sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, the town hall meeting held Aug. 18 at the Freeman Sasser Building solicited input from nearly 100 residents on things they would like to see in the city in the near-term future. And among the top suggestions were path connectivity in and around the city, increased recreational venues along with local businesses being open on Sundays. Read More»

New Ga. House map brings changes to Coweta

Gov. Nathan Deal on Aug. 24 signed off on Georgia’s redistricting maps and, contingent of approval by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Coweta County will see some changes in the districts for the House of Representatives, with a portion of east Coweta going to Dist. 72 Rep. Matt Ramsey and a small part of Peachtree City going to Dist. 71 Rep. Billy Horne. Read More»

2 Newnan men arrested in Sharpsburg thefts

A rash of thefts from from vehicles in east Coweta County may have come to an end with the Aug. 19 arrest of two Newnan men charged with 17 counts of entering autos in the area of the Bedford Forrest subdivision off Ga. Highway 154 north of Sharpsburg.

Lionell Daniel, 26, and Jarvis Arnold, 24, both of Newnan, were charged with 17 counts of entering auto along with charges of felony theft by receiving and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Maj. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Coweta millage held steady as tax digest falls

Coweta County commissioners voted on Aug. 18 to adopt the 2011 rollback millage rate despite the total value of Coweta County decreasing by -5.1 percent this year.

The 2011 millage rate for incorporated residents was set at 7.79 mills, the same rate as in 2010, while the unincorporated millage rate was set at 6.86 mills, down slightly from a rate of 6.8 mills last year. Read More»

Coweta okays roadside produce sales in heavy traffic areas

The Coweta County Commission responded to requests to give shoppers more choices when looking for fresh produce by approving an ordinance amendment Aug. 18 that provides for both temporary and permanent produce stands to be located along some of the county’s most frequently traveled roadways. Read More»

Quigley updates county on forestry unit activities

The Coweta Forestry Unit is nothing if not active. In his Aug. 18 annual report to the Coweta County Commission, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley outlined the activities of the unit which is one of Georgia’s busiest.

Quigley during the presentation also noted that the Coweta unit had recently been honored by the Georgia Forestry Commission as being the top unit in north Georgia. Read More»

Transportation sales tax vote won't move to Nov.

Gov. Deal abandons switch after Tea Party cries foul; vote set for July 2012 primary

The referendum on a proposed 10-year, 1 percent regional transportation sales tax will stay right where it is on the calendar: on the July primary.

Gov. Nathan Deal has abandoned an attempt to convince the legislature to move the vote to the general election in November.

In a news release, Deal said he still believes the vote should be moved “to allow as many taxpayers as possible to participate in this important decision.” But he has relented on his request due to the lengthy amount of time it would take to win consensus on the matter. Read More»

Paul Baskin headlines services at The Center, New Gate Aug. 27, 28

On Aug. 27 and 28, New Gate Church will host Paul Baskin for worship and prophetic ministry.

“Paul has been a channel for the music of the Spirit for many years, including several years as the worship leader at IHOP in Kansas City,” a spokesperson said.

Baskin will lead in worship and will also minister to individuals prophetically — and often that comes out as a song for or over that person.

New Gate Church, has partnered with Get Real Ministries for two venues for Baskin, which will allow for more people to benefit from his ministry. Read More»

Palmetto State Quartet will perform at Line Creek Sept. 9

The smooth, rich sounds of southern gospel music will ring loudly in the Sharpsburg area when The Palmetto State Quartet performs at the Line Creek Baptist Church in Sharpsburg on Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7 p.m..

“The Palmetto State Quartet has been a mainstay in southern gospel music since the 1940s,” a spokesperson said. “With nearly 70 years of history behind them, the quartet is regarded as one of the premier Christian recording artists in the industry. Read More»

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