Coweta County

Sharpsburg Baptist will host barbecue, craft sales Sept. 24

Sharpsburg Baptist Church and the women’s service group, the Olive Branch, will host the annual Chicken Q and Fair scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 6413 Ga. Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg.

Space for selling arts and crafts and food items is available for $15. In addition, chicken barbecue is available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a cost of $8 per plate, including 1/2 chicken, slaw, potato chips, bread and tea. Tickets are available by calling 770-251-6963 or walk-up.

For addition questions call 770-251-6963 or email sharpsburgbc@yahoo.com.

Lester Ray Duncan, 80, of Newnan

Mr. Lester Ray Duncan, 80, of Newnan, Ga., passed away on Sept. 14, 2011.

Mr. Duncan is a former resident of Lakewood Christian Manor. He retired from Genuine Auto Parts, where he worked as a parts delivery man.

Being an avid collector, he enjoyed increasing his collections of belt buckles, plates, guns and coins. Read More»

Norman Cale, 78, of Sharpsburg

Norman Cale, 78, of Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away on Sept. 14, 2011. Norman was a graduate of the University of Alabama and served in the United States Marine Corps. An Eastern Airline captain and avid golfer, Norman had a great life and was well-loved by all who met him. He is preceded in death by his son Kent Cale.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Herndon Cale; daughters Karen Turner and Kelly Cale; son Kip Cale; stepson Todd Hale; stepdaughters Shannon Johnson, Branndan Vanegmond and grandchildren. Read More»

Rose Neiner, 93, of Sharpsburg

Mrs. Rose Neiner, age 93, of Sharpsburg died at her home following a lengthy illness. 

She was born on Jan. 31, 1918 in St. Charles, Mo. to the late Albino Bizelli and Alva Sarah Bishop Bizelli. 

Music was very important in her life. She frequently entertained family and friends in her home and will be remembered as a gourmet cook with a tremendous sense of humor.  Read More»

Sharpsburg man found dead on railroad tracks in Senoia

Thirty-three-year-old Sharpsburg resident Eric Waters was found dead on the CSX railroad tracks near downtown Senoia during the nighttime hours of Sept. 6. Though he was apparently hit by the train, the investigation into Waters' death is active and ongoing.

Commenting on the death, Senoia Police Investigator Alicia Batts said an employee on the scene in a train on the CSX tracks called 911 at 8:36 p.m. Senoia officers arriving at the railroad tracks in the area of Coweta Street and Ray Street found Waters dead when they arrived, Batts said. Read More»

Senoia Police Academy graduation

Senoia Police Academy graduation

Participants in the first Senoia Citizens’ Police Academy attended the recent graduation ceremony that marked the end of the six-week course. From left are (front row) Jacob Lowery, Susan Lowery, Shonie Benton, Robert Smith and Robert DeWinter; (back row) Lt. Jason Ercole, Don Burlile, Charlene Redding, James Hall, Chris Shriner, Don Rehman and Chief Jason Edens. Photo/ Ben Nelms.

Ground broken for the Newnan Centre

Ground was broken Sept. 9 for the 16,000 square-foot Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. The facility is a project of the Newnan Convention Center Authority. Shoveling dirt for the groundbreaking were, from left, authority members Theodora Stegall, Theresa Lovett, Mike Colpoys, Chris Hallman, Cathy Sandlin, Don Bowen and Chairman Parks Avery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan is about to get a new neighbor. The Sept. 9 groundbreaking ceremony for the 16,000 square-foot Newnan Centre means that by next July the side-by-side facilities will add another level of civic opportunities to the Coweta County community.

The Newnan Centre is a project of the Newnan Convention Center Authority. Like The Centre that will be situated directly to the east, the Newnan Centre is expected to provide another venue for meetings, arts and civic activities to Newnan and the Coweta County community. Read More»

Coweta looks to adopt $59 million budget

The Coweta County 2012 General Fund budget expected to be adopted later this month by county commissioners totals $59.1 million. County Finance Director Hans Wilson in a presentation to the board Sept. 8 said that FY 2012, like FY 2011, will be financially challenging across all funds.

The proposed budget includes no cost of living adjustments for county employees, Wilson said. The county has changed its third-party administrator for healthcare insurance and the healthcare network, moves that will hopefully bring some savings in healthcare costs, Wilson added. Read More»

Mann goes public on issue with deputy coroner

It was not the usual type of topic to surface during the public comments portion of a meeting of the Coweta County Commission. But that was the venue chosen by county resident Judy Mann on who used the occasion on Sept. 8 to call into question the demeanor of Coweta County Deputy Coroner Della Dean in a conversation she had with Mann at Piedmont Newnan Hospital after the death of Mann’s husband. Mann said she requested but received no apology from Coroner Ray Yeager. Read More»

CEC Broadcast Video program receives PBS donation

The Central Educational Center’s Broadcast Video program is getting a boost thanks to Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).

GPB has donated studio set pieces from its Atlanta production studios to CEC’s student videography program. The donations include set walls, windows, doors, and artistic stage pieces that have been used at GPB for various television productions for the past 20 years. Read More»

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