Coweta County

Coweta dodges big weather bullet

A system of severe thunderstorms swept through Coweta County during the nighttime hours April 27. One of those storm systems tracking to the northeast out of the area of Heard and Troup counties entered Coweta near Grantville, apparently spawning a tornado. Unlike many areas in Georgia and the South that night the storm system spared Coweta from significant destruction.

“I think we dodged a big bullet compared to other places,” said Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones. Read More»

Community Wellness Day this Saturday in Sharpsburg

Community Wellness Day this Saturday in Sharpsburg

It is important for leaders and citizens of our communities to understand that the health care crisis is not going to be solved in Washington; It is going to be solved in our individual communities through education, personal awareness, and people making lifestyle changes. Dr Matthew Davis, Director of Crossroads Chiropractic in Sharpsburg and many other local businesses are working very hard in our community to give people the tools they need to take back responsibility for their family’s health and well-being.    Read More»

Riding for the Wall that Heals

Riding for the Wall that Heals

Approximately 200 motorcycles and even more riders arrived at Great South Harley Davidson in Newnan April 23 to raise money to help bring “The Wall That Heals” to the Coweta County fairgrounds in October. The wall is a 250-foot version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘How Great Is Our God” cantata set for May 14, 15 in Coweta

Sharpsburg Baptist Church, in conjunction with Northside Baptist Church of Newnan, will host one of the presentations of the musical, “How Great Is Our God,” to be presented at Sharpsburg Baptist on May 14 at 6 p.m. and at Northside Baptist on May 15 at 6 p.m.. Read More»

Racing for the Cup through Senoia

Racing for the Cup through Senoia

Cyclists from around the metro Atlanta area flew through Senoia’s streets April 16 at the Georgia Cup Bike Race. The race was part of the Georgia Cup Health and Wellness Series that promotes cycling, running and triathlon events across the state. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia approves variance for elderly facility

The Senoia City Council at its April 18 meeting approved a variance for roadway improvements for the Tranquil Village elderly care facility project on Coweta Street. The approval will still have the facility responsible for paving 7,600 feet of roadway but will not require the construction of curb and gutter. Read More»

‘The Wall That Heals’ fundraiser April 23

A motorcycle benefit ride on April 23 will raise money to bring “The Wall That Heals,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to the Coweta County Fairgrounds in October.

The April 23 event will begin at the Great South Harley Davidson dealership located at 185 Ga. Highway 16 East in Newnan. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Riders will depart at 10 a.m. for the U.S. Army National Infantry Museum in Columbus. Read More»

Sharpsburg man guilty of tax evasion

A Sharpsburg man will be sentenced on May 9 in U.S. District Court after entering a guilty plea on two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failing to file tax returns.

Robert C. Boot, 59, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2010, on two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failure to file tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. And on Dec. 8 Boot entered a guilty plea to two counts of failure to file, Yates said, adding that in his plea agreement Boot admitted that he owed $75,196.25 in taxes for tax years 2002-2004.  Read More»

Cain, Gingrich win west Ga. GOP straw poll

Delegates to the Georgia GOP 3rd Congressional District convention on April 16 had their say in a Presidential straw poll that resulted in a first-place tie between radio talk show host Herman Cain and former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and an unexpectedly strong showing by Donald Trump. Read More»

Fischer Crossings theaters set to open April 22

It has been a long wait for movie fans, but the opening of the NCG theaters on Ga. highways 34 and 54 near Fischer Road is set for Friday, April 22. The opening of the 10-screen, 40,000 square-foot cinema had been accompanied by the reluctance of Coweta County this week to issue a certificate of occupancy (CO). That hesitancy was offset by an approval for the opening by the state fire marshal Read More»