Coweta County

Parents, supporters happy with Senoia charter school decision

Parents and supporters of the Coweta Charter Academy could not be happier with the announcement July 14 that an arrangement brokered by Gov. Nathan Deal, members of the General Assembly and the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE) will provide local funding dollars that will allow the school to re-open for grades K-4 in August for the 2011-2012 school year. Read More»

Coweta to meet with Fischer Crossings on required work

Representatives of NCG Cinemas and the Fischer Crossings retail development are scheduled to meet with the Coweta County Commission in a July 28 called meeting to discuss the the theater’s temporary certificate of occupancy (CO) that expired July 21. The hang-up is the delayed closing with Kohl’s department store from which some of those funds would be used to complete required intersection improvements on Ga. Highway 54 near the cinema. Meantime, NCG is still open for business. Read More»

Groundbreaking nears for the Newnan Centre

It will not be long before The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan has a new neighbor. Or perhaps more a companion than anything, the groundbreaking for the adjacent 16,000 square-foot Newnan Centre is expected in the coming weeks. Read More»

Decision on Senoia historic overlay postponed

The Senoia City Council on July 18 took up the issue of potentially eliminating several city streets from the Historic Neighborhood Overlay area that Mayor Robert Belisle said in past years had been erroneously included in the designated area but are not of sufficient age to be considered historic. The issue was postponed until Aug. 1 after a spokesman for the Stonebridge subdivision objected to his area being removed, citing a potential decrease in property values. Read More»

Youth Appreciation Banquet hosted by Senoia Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Senoia hosted its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet on May 5, 2011 in recognition of students at East Coweta High School and Northgate High School. Senoia Optimist member Laura Bell was the chair of the event which was held at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Senoia. 

Bell explained to the gathering that counselors at the two high schools were asked to select students for this recognition who had achieved a noticeable level of success in school while dealing with difficult situations with which other students typically were not associated.  Read More»

Willie Lynch Park nears completion

Construction work at Willie Lynch Park is almost complete. The City of Newnan has contracted with Georgia Development Partners to design and construct several overall park improvements to the existing park located at the intersection of Wesley Street and Richard Allen Drive. The park is currently home to the Wesley Street Gym, Pickett Field, and the recently opened Lynch Park Pool. The Newnan Boys and Girls Club is also located directly across street the from the park. Read More»

Learning about other cultures’ crafts at Senoia Library

Learning about other cultures’ crafts at Senoia Library

It was a chance to get involved with other cultures. Area kids tried their hand at “World Craft India” at the Senoia Library on July 13. The program is one of a number of events, such as Story Time and Family Night, that are a part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. World Craft is held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and highlights a different country each week. Story Time is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Funding now assured, Senoia charter school to open in August

The Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia will open in August after all. Despite being turned down for local funding by a near majority of the Coweta County Board of Education, the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE) announced July 14 that the school operated by Florida-based Charter Schools USA will receive the local share equivalent in funding for the school year that begins in three weeks.

Charter Schools USA spokesman Richard Page said his company was notified of the decision during the late morning hours July 14. Read More»

Kohl’s asks for, receives assurances from Coweta

It was a matter of Kohl’s Department Stores wanting repeated assurances that its development at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County could go forward. The Coweta County Commission July 7 voted 4-0 to reiterate to Kohl’s that the area of Wynn’s Pond Road that is situated on the south side of the department store site would be permanently closed provided the conditions for the improvements to the large northeast portion of the Fischer Crossings development are met. Read More»

Solution in sight to save old Madras depot

It looks as if the circa 1850s Madras train depot will find a new home along U.S. Highway 29 in northeast Coweta County. A local resident is expected to save the building by having it moved off the CSX Railroad right-of-way. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It looks like a piece of Coweta County history will be saved after all. What first appeared to be no solution to the preservation of the circa 1850 Madras train depot appears to be on the fast-track to a relocation of the old building at a location further up U.S. Highway 29 in northeast Coweta. Read More»