Coweta County

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg, went to be with his Lord on May 14, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Whatley McWilliams.

He is survived by his daughter Diane & Eddie Morgan of Tyrone and his son Jimmy & Cindy Kelly of Tyrone; grandchildren David & Melissa Stapp, Courtney Morgan, Cassie Valentin, Michelle Bias, Tiffany Pate and David Scott Arrington; great-granddaughters Hayley Stapp and Jaelyn Bias. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy puts some fling in spring

Coweta Charter Academy puts some fling in spring

Students and parents of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrated the arrival of spring with their own version of Spring Fling held at the school on May 6. The event brought crafts, games and other family activities to the front lawn of the school on Ga. Highway 16. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Acts of green at Western Elementary School Earth Day

Acts of green at Western Elementary School Earth Day

When it comes to environmental protection and sustainability, even little “acts of green” can make a huge difference. With that message in mind, and in conjunction with the Earth Day Network’s 2011 theme, “A Billion Acts of Green,” Coweta-Fayette EMC recently celebrated Earth Day by donating a bird feeder and seed to Western Elementary School in Newnan. Photo/Special.

Miss Clara, 104, gets her own day May 20

Miss Clara, 104, gets her own day May 20

Members of the Coweta County Commission during the May 5 meeting surrounded Clara Coleman Bates (seated in green) and a few of the members of her family after proclaiming May 20 as Miss Clara Day in Coweta County in celebration of her 104th birthday. A lifelong Coweta resident with four daughters, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren, Miss Clara attributed the blessings she has received during her life to God’s love and mercy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Navy pilots visit Willis Rd. Elementary pen pals

A hero’s welcome — Students at Willis Road Elementary School near Sharpsburg turned out May 11 to welcome Lt. Commander Luke Suber (pictured) and Lt. Commander John Voight. Suber recently returned from Afghanistan where he and others had received more than 200 CARE packages and endless letters from Merry Nicholson’s first-grade class and others in the school. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was nothing short of a hero’s welcome for Lt. Commander Luke Suber (USN) and Lt. Commander John Voight (USN) when they arrived at the Coweta County airport May 11 and rode with Merry Nicholson’s first-grade class on a school bus back to Willis Road Elementary School near Sharpsburg. The trip to the Georgia school was Suber’s way of saying thanks for the many CARE packages and letters he and others received while stationed recently in Afghanistan. Read More»

More commercial proposed for Thomas Crossroads area

Recession or not, another business development is making an application in Coweta County. A rezoning application submitted by Bailey Station Holdings, LLC to develop an automobile services and supplies campus at Ga. Highway 34 East and Andrew Bailey Road is scheduled to come before the Coweta County Commission in June. Read More»

First Choice Bank closed by state, Arkansas bank new owner

Account holders arriving at First Choice Community Bank branches in Newnan, Sharpsburg and Senoia got a surprise April 30. The Georgia Dept. of Banking and Finance closed the failed First Choice banking offices just before the close of business Read More»

Work on Hwy. 16 and I-85 to cause delays

Road work on Ga. Highway 16 eastbound from Carroll County to Ga. Highway 14 into Newnan and on I-85 northbound from Ga. Highway 34 to Ga. Highway 154 is ongoing and is expected to result in traffic delays. Work is expected to be completed on I-85 by May 18 while the work on Hwy. 16 carries an expected completion date of May 31. Read More»

Luther Bailey Rd. to see detours until Nov. for bridge work

Motorists traveling along Luther Bailey Road in southeast Coweta County outside Senoia will see detours beginning May 12 and extending through Nov. 8 while crews demolish the bridge at Double Branch Creek and construct the replacement bridge. Read More»

Small package, big payoff in emergencies

The Coweta County Fire Department is about to add a piece of equipment to its roster that, though quite small and not very costly, could pay big dividends during emergencies. And while not flashy and eye-popping like a large, red ladder truck, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Moore said the small special operations trailer approved May 5 by the Coweta County Commission is expected to play a role in responding to emergencies and saving lives. Read More»