Coweta County

Six Coweta schools fall short on federal requirement

New federal requirements are said to have impacted the findings that led to 22 of Coweta County’s 28 schools achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2011. The six schools not reaching that bar centered on issues relating to scores on CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) math tests, graduation tests and graduation rates. Read More»

State school superintendent to visit two Coweta schools

Two of Coweta County’s schools will welcome a different kind of guest later this month. State School Superintendent John Barge will be in the county to visit Smokey Road Middle School and Newnan High School on Aug. 26.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Barge will spend several hours at Smokey Road Middle School visiting classes and then having lunch with staff and students before traveling to Newnan High School to spend a few hours visiting classrooms. Read More»

Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championship coming to Chatt Hills

Horseback riding tends to have a somewhat sissified reputation — perfectly coiffed men and women in top hats and tails perched prettily on top of overpriced hayburners.  That is so not the case with the Olympic sport of eventing, an equestrian triathlon that is a test of skill, strength, partnership, and just plain guts. It is definitely not your average horse show.  Read More»

Volunteer storm spotter training coming to Coweta

Coweta County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are pleased to present a SKYWARN Storm Spotter class scheduled for September 7 at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The class will be taught by a National Weather Service meteorologist and is open to volunteers with an interest in public service, a responsibility for protecting others or access to communications systems like HAM radio.

To register, contact Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones at jjones@coweta.ga.us or 770-254-2650. Read More»

Senoia to hold annual Wine Pairing

Wine and food have a long history of pairing one with the other, matching flavors and textures to find the right combination. Join the Senoia Area Historical Society on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. as we link history with the modern art of ‘wine pairing.’

Enjoy a special selection of six wines, chosen to pair beautifully with six delicious small plate courses, including a dessert. The wines will be presented by our wine expert, Ed Izzo, of Georgia Crown Distribution Co., who has selected the perfect wines for your enjoyment. Read More»

Coweta’s Christ the King church recognizes 2011 graduates

Shown above (L-R), Father David Epps, Kimberly Bond, Joseph Thompson, Kyle Benson. Photo/Special.

The congregation of Christ the King Church in Sharpsburg recognized the 2011 college and high school graduates during the Sunday morning service on Aug. 7.

Kimberley Bond of Newnan received her bachelor of arts degree (summa cum laude) with a major in organizational psychology and development from American Intercontinental University. Bond, who works for Delta Air Lines, plans to pursue a master’s degree. Read More»

Alyce Irene Menet, 89, of Newnan

Alyce Irene Menet, age 89, of Newnan, GA went to be with the Lord on August 10, 2011.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 28, 1922 to the late Eric and Olga Anderson. She lived in Vista, CA for many years and was a retired employee of the state of California. She moved to Newnan in 2002 and she was a member of Peachtree City Church of Christ.

Alyce was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Ernest Menet. Read More»

Coweta charter school meet and greet

Coweta charter school meet and greet

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia held a Welcome Celebration at the school Aug. 5 for parents and students to meet and greet the faculty and staff. Principal Terry Stollar held an orientation prior to the classroom visits. The school will hold two other events in August, including a celebration picnic at Merrimac Park in Senoia on Aug. 13 from 4-7 p.m. and and open house Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Photo/Special.

Schools are back, Coweta enrollment is on track

Poplar Road Elementary School Principal Leslie Goodwin welcomes students and parents back for the first day of school Monday morning. Photo/Special.

School is back in session and Coweta County schools began the year Aug. 8 with virtually the same number of students as this time last year. Though still a bit early to say what enrollment numbers will look like for the year, Coweta is in better shape than some area counties. The reason is that enrollment is directly linked to school system funding. Read More»

Coweta BoE holds tax rate steady at 18.59 mills

The recession and a falling tax digest notwithstanding, the Coweta County Board of Education voted Aug. 9 to hold steady on the school system’s millage rate at 18.59 mills.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said maintaining last year’s tax rate makes this the eighth year that Coweta County property owners have paid taxes at the 18.59 mill rate. The school board also voted to keep the school system’s bonded indebtedness tax rate at 0 mills, as it has for the past 10 years, Jackson said. Read More»