Coweta County

Charter schools dealt Supreme blow

Coweta charter school rally at Capitol — Six-year-old Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia student Dante Robinson (right) and his little brother Donovan joined their parents Sue and Nacoma, other Senoia families and those attending charter schools across Georgia for a rally at the Capitol May 17 in response to the 4-3 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court that holds the 2008 law that created the charter schools to be unconstitutional. Photo/Special.

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled on charter schools, handing proponents of the initiative a 4-3 defeat May 16 on the state’s 2008 move that created a number of new charter schools, including the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County. Affected public school systems support the move while charter advocates said the decision is a step backward for Georgia. Voicing their disagreement, Coweta parents and students joined others at a Capitol rally after the announcement to protest the decision and the Georgia Senate has formed a subcommittee to combat the judicial decision. Read More»

East Coweta Middle wants Senoia sewer hook-up

The Senoia City Council at its May 16 meeting agreed to explore a request that could result in having East Coweta Middle School connected to the city’s sewer system.

City Administrator Richard Ferry in addressing the request from the Coweta County School System noted an April 28 letter asking that the middle school on Ga. Highway 16 west of the city be connected to the sewer system. Ferry said he is not yet certain of the sewer capacity generated by the middle school, but would obtain that information to present to the council. Read More»

County approves plan for east Coweta church

Members of the Newnan Korean Methodist Church May 17 were granted an amendment to a 2010 conditional use permit by the Coweta County Commission that will increase the size of the church’s sanctuary. The church will be located on Lora Smith Road off Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta. Read More»

Coweta approves school expansion

A proposal by The Heritage School in northeast Coweta County to add a 5,400 square-foot classroom building was approved by the Coweta County Commission at the May 17 meeting.

County Zoning Administrator Angela White told commissioners the school had requested an amendment to its conditional use permit to expand the campus with an additional 5,400 square-foot building for use as high school classrooms. The request is in addition to the previous 6,000 square-foot addition approved in 2007, White added. Read More»

The lady has a big appetite

The lady has a big appetite

It was a sight to behold. Finalists at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest held May 14 at Junction Lanes in Newnan had 10 minutes to stuff down as many hot dogs and buns as they could muster. The gulping group included local residents and those from as far away as New York and Chicago. The winner of the women’s portion of the contest was Larell Marie Mele (second from right) from Long Pond, Penn. She will join men’s winner Gravy Brown from Chicago on July 4 at Coney Island, New York, for a chance to win the national title and a $20,000 prize. Read More»

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

What a set of wheels. These ladies were two of the many who got a close-up look at a large selection of unique vehicles May 14 at the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings, including this vintage yellow Corvette from the golden age of muscle cars. Sponsored by the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club, the event helped raise money for the Rotary Foundation, A Better Way Ministries GED program, Our Father's House, Community Welcome House, God's Eyes ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

SUMC, Optimists provide aid for Meriwether disaster victims

The Rev. Nathaniel Long of Senoia UMC hands a box of “Cuties” citrus fruit to Tony Bell of the Senoia Optimist Club. Food and supplies were delivered to the Manchester First UMC for Meriwether County disaster victims. Photo/Special.

Senoia United Methodist Church and the Senoia Optimist Club have turned their energies to helping the children and youth effected by the latest series of harsh weather.

Taking direction from Manchester First United Methodist Church, the two groups have combined their resources. The Senoia Optimist Club provided the funds to purchase the supplies to fee 400 students at Mountain View Elementary School outside Manchester. The school is gone but all students were receiving free breakfast and lunch due to the poverty level in this particular area. Read More»

Supremes say charter schools out, Senate says not so quick

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled on charter schools, handing proponents of the initiative a 4-3 defeat May 16 on the state’s 2008 move that created a number of new charter schools, including the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County. Affected school systems support the move while charter advocates said the decision is a step backward for Georgia. Voicing their disagreement, the Georgia Senate has formed a subcommittee to combat the judicial decision. Read More»

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.

Recent Comments