Coweta County

Piedmont Newnan offers mammogram specials in Oct.

The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Outpatient Center is offering screening mammograms for $75 throughout the month of October. Located at 1755 Highway 34 East, Suite 1200, in Newnan, appointments with no waiting are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read More»

Jumping to win

Jumping to win

Fayette County resident Nicole Henson and her palomino She Dashes go through the paces Sept. 24 at the Hunter/Jumper competition at the Rock House Riding Center near Senoia. Rock House co-owner Mona Chapman said the competition featured 80 entries, with nearly all of the competitors coming from Fayette and Coweta counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta honors ‘Tourism Champion’

Coweta honors ‘Tourism Champion’

State Rep. Lynn Smith (center, at microphone) received a proclamation Sept. 20 from the Coweta County Commission for being named “Tourism Champion” at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism for her work on Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Also pictured are park “friends” Dean Jackson (left) and Trey Baggarly. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Auto parts facility to bring 400+ jobs to Meriwether

A Sept. 21 announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal will go a long way toward taking a bite out of the recession in west central Georgia. Deal announced the decision by South Korean-based Mando Corp. to open a $200 million high-tech automotive parts manufacturing operation in northwest Meriwether County. The facility is expected to create 200 new jobs initially and more than 420 in the near future. Read More»

Coweta SAT scores beat state average by 40 points

SAT scores for 2011 are in and Coweta County students from East Coweta High, Northgate High and Newnan High averaged 1,485 combined points, besting the state average by 40 points. The county’s high scorers were from Northgate High School where the average score from the three-section test totaled 1,525 points.

The SAT includes test sections on Math, Verbal and Writing. Coweta students taking the SAT in 2011 averaged a total of 1,485 combined points. That puts Coweta students 40 points above the state average and 15 points shy of the national average. Read More»

Senoia to be cruisin’ on Saturday

It’s that time again. And, as usual, Senoia will be packed on Sept. 24 with an endless variety of vintage vehicles arriving for the 7th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show. The car show on Main Street will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature live music and plenty of food.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman commenting on this year’s event said it is expected to feature at least 250 cars. The car show this year is limiting entries to those vehicles from 1986 or older, Helfman added. Read More»

Coweta BoE unveils proposed reapportionment map

It is no mystery that Coweta County has experienced significant population growth during the past decade. That growth, documented by the 2010 Census, results in the need to re-draw the population boundaries of the five electoral districts pertaining to the Coweta County Board of Education. The proposed map is now available at the school system’s website and is expected to be up for a vote by the school board on Oct. 11. Read More»

Coweta adopts $59 million budget for 2012

There was little discussion Sept. 20 as members of the Coweta County Commission unanimously adopted $59.1 million General Fund budget for the fiscal year that begins in October. The FY 2012 budget represents a .76 percent decrease over the current budget.

County finance director Hans Wilson at the meeting provided a brief recap of the budget presentation made earlier this month. Wilson at that meeting said that FY 2012, like FY 2011, will be financially challenging across all fund categories. Read More»

Feds name Coweta an agricultural disaster area due to drought

Coweta County has the unfortunate distinction of having been named as a primary agricultural disaster area due to the ongoing drought that has affected nearly every county in Georgia for the past six months.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 150 out of Georgia’s 159 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to an ongoing drought and excessive heat that has damaged thousands of acres of crops. All metro Atlanta counties are included in the agricultural disaster designation. Read More»

Coweta County Fair open through Oct. 1

The temperatures might not feel like fall just yet, but there is a clear way to know it’s coming. That is because it is time for the 2011 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair. The annual fair opened Sept. 22 at the county fairgrounds on Pine Road and will run through Oct. 1.

Aside from the many rides, the fair will feature entertainment such as Animal Magic, Racing Pigs, Muttsville Comix and live music. Read More»

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