Coweta County

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»

Radio talk show host warns of global Islamic agenda

“Let Freedom Ring” radio talk show host Dr. Jody Hice tells a packed house in Newnan July 12 that Islam, not just a religion, is a totalitarian way of life that threatens human rights. Photo/Ben Nelms.

More than 130 people filled the meeting room at The Carnegie in Newnan July 12 to hear radio talk show host and former pastor Dr. Jody Hice explain that Islam, far from being only a religion, is actually a totalitarian way of life that stands in opposition to the freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Read More»

Newnan man dies after June wreck in Senoia

Twenty-year-old Newnan resident Tramario Reese died July 3 as a result of injuries he sustained in a June 10 wreck when a Newnan woman in whose vehicle he was riding ran a stop sign on Rockaway Road and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Charges are pending in the accident.

Senoia Police spokesman Jason Ercole said the incident occurred on June 10 at 11:57 p.m. after Reese, 17-year-old driver and Newnan resident Angelica Williams and two other passengers left a graduation party at either the Twin Lakes or Heritage Pointe subdivisions. Read More»

Red Cross asks for help in critical blood shortage

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an appeal for blood donors.

Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations in May and June dropped to the lowest levels the Red Cross has seen during this timeframe in over a dozen years. Demand for blood remained steady during this same period, which is why the Red Cross needs people—now more than ever—to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. Read More»

Local students win medals at SkillsUSA Champions

From left are Rebekah Rhinehart, 5th place (in nation): Preschool Teaching Assistant, Ryan Evans & Jacob Jennings, 2nd place & Silver Medalists: 3D Visualization & Animation and Justin Kaufman, Computer Maintenance Technology. Photo/Special.

Central Educational Center’s (CEC) SkillsUSA team participated in The SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri. Four GA Gold Medalists from CEC attended the conference from June 20-24, 2011, as part of the SkillsUSA 47th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Team members participating from CEC were Ryan Evans, Jacob Jennings, Justin Kaufman, and Rebekah Rhinehart. Each SkillsUSA Championships contestant is a state-level gold medalist. Read More»

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