Coweta County

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»

Coweta ESPLOST receipts edging up

A Sept. 13 report to the Coweta County Board of Education indicated that the recent downward trend in the school system’s collections of 1-cent sales tax (ESPLOST) revenues may have turned the corner.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance Keith Chapman told board members that on a year-to-year basis the overall picture shows the school system “still seeing good dollars coming in.” Read More»

Ruth Ann Adamek, age 68 of Newnan

  Mrs. Ruth Ann Adamek, 68, of Newnan, Ga,. passed away Aug. 29, 2011. She was born Feb. 20, 1943 in Bay City, Mich. and the daughter of Walter Knoerr & Ida Feinauer Knoerr.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother & sister who spent many years as a kindergarten teacher and a Mary Kay director.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Schulz, brother Lyman Knoerr & sister-in-law Jeanne Peters. Read More»

Coweta letter to editor - Tea Party Patriots are non-partisan

When you hear the words “Tea Party” do you immediately think about politics?  Do you think the Tea Party is politically tied to any political party? One day a few weeks ago, I went to our downtown businesses on Main Street and I asked the owners or managers if they would allow me to put a flyer in their window. The flyer was announcing that our Mayor and a State Representative would be the guest speakers at our next meeting. Read More»

Sharpsburg Baptist will host barbecue, craft sales

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

Kostuch - birth

Brent and Tiffany(Naler) Kostuch of Senoia announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Raymond Kostuch, at 8:01a.m. on April 23, 2011, at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. Nicholas weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Norman and Helen Naler of Brooks and Ray and Darlene Kostuch of Fayetteville.

Coweta to add 100 jobs from 2 new companies

The state and national economies continue to languish, but the same cannot always be said of Coweta County. At its September meeting, Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright told members that two unnamed companies have made decisions to locate in Coweta County. Those decisions are expected to add more than 100 jobs.

“One company hopes to be in operations within 6-8 weeks and the other plans to open early next year,” Wright said. ”At this point, the companies are not ready for public announcements but will mean over 100 new jobs for the community.” Read More»

Retired Coweta, Fayette teacher gets five years in drug case

A retired teacher who once taught in Coweta and Fayette counties was sentenced on Sept. 2 to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea related to his arrest at a Dec. 2, 2010 traffic stop in east Coweta County where a deputy found him in possession of 25 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-eight year-old Craig Blount Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, will serve five years in prison and pay $100,000 in fines, according to Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Tim Marlow. Read More»