Coweta County

Senoia to offer Citizens’ Police Academy

It will be an opportunity for Senoia residents to get a first-hand look at how police officers do their job. The Senoia Police Dept. will offer its first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning in July.

The six-week course will offer information on law enforcement issues ranging from training requirements, patrol operations, investigations, crime prevention, use of force, traffic and DUI law and a firearms simulation exercise, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

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Senior Pastor Frank Mercer giving the sermon at the new location.

Rolling Hills Baptist Church held its first Sunday morning worship service at NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings in Coweta County over the weekend, celebrating the latest chapter in the church’s missional journey. Shown is Senior Pastor Frank Mercer giving the sermon at the new location. The congregation formerly worshipped at the Cinemark Tinseltown 17 Movie Theater in the Fayetteville Pavilion. Sunday worship service at the new location starts at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information on Rolling Hills, see the website at http://WheresTheSteeple.org. Photo/Taylor Trebotte.

Wright birth

William and Misty Wright of Sharpsburg announce the birth of their son, Sterlin Mattheu Wright, born at 3:59 p.m. on May 29, 2011, at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge. He weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Charlie and Sharron Meszaros of Ellenwood and Bill and Sandy Wright of Augusta. Sterlin Mattheu was welcomed home by his big brother, Jordan.

Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Rochelle Sharp, 44, of Senoia

Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Rochelle Sharp, of Senoia, passed away on June 16, 2011 following a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 44.

She was a loving wife, daughter and sister, who was extremely kind, caring and faithful. She was a member of Gracepointe Church and is described as a “Woman of faith,” one who harbored no anger and was always quick to forgive. Kay graduated from Riverdale High School in 1985, before beginning a 13-year career with Chick-fil-A at their corporate headquarters.

She is preceded in death by her father Charles Davis. Read More»

Talking to NCTC's chief NITWIT

Drew Turner, left, and Jeff Allen, right, model games for the NITWITS class. The games are based on their rules of improv. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

The popular NITWITS are returning to the NCTC stage on June 18, Saturday evening at 8 p.m. NITWITS stands for Newnan Improv Troupe with Intelligent Talented Stooges. The actors play games that require them to improvise a story or skit on the spur of the moment.

Spencer Jordan talked about format changes for the June 18 show and future plans for NITWITS.

Since your group works together so well, why would you want to change? Read More»

‘Walking Dead’ set to film in Senoia, Coweta

Don’t be alarmed if you see people walking around areas if Coweta County in the next few months that look a little less than alive. That is because portions of the second season of “The Walking Dead” television show will filmed in Sharpsburg, Senoia, Newnan and other locations around the county.

The Coweta County Commission at its June 7 meeting approved a request from Stalwart Films, LLC for the filming of the popular television show from June 6 through Nov. 11. Read More»

Brush fire threatens Senoia neighborhood

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Senoia’s Hutchinson Cove subdivision resident Chad Rodgers is standing where a portion of his wood fence stood before a brush fire burned it to the ground on June 14. Seven houses on Victoria Trace were threatened but none sustained injury thanks to the quick work of homeowners and the Coweta County Fire Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A number of homeowners in the Hutchinson Cove subdivision off Rockaway Road in Senoia got a scare June 14 when a mid-afternoon brush fire was flamed by windy conditions and quickly encroached on several homes along Victoria Trace. Two fences were damaged and one firefighter sustained a minor injury as fire crews and residents worked to contain the blaze.

In all there were a total of seven homes threatened by the fire, according to Coweta County Fire Dept. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggins. The fire was first spotted around 3 p.m. and was all but extinguished before dark. Read More»

Coweta grieves sudden death of firefighter

Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau hugs a supporter at a March 26 fundraiser held in his honor. Though expected to return to work in August, Landreau died unexpectedly on June 14. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta County Fire Department and many in Coweta County and surrounding communities lost a friend June 14 when veteran firefighter Christopher Landreau passed away at Emory Hospital after suffering a stroke. Landreau had been diagnosed in February with stage 4 lymphoma.

Chris Landreau joined the Coweta County Fire Department in July 2004 and earlier this year had been assigned to Rescue 1 on A-Shift. Read More»

Coweta BoE to decide on charter school by July 8

These parents and students were among the 100 supporters of the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia who attended the June 14 Coweta Board of Education meeting to request that their school remain open in August. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta Charter Academy will learn its fate by July 8. That was the word at the June 14 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education when charter school representatives requested a quick answer to the recently submitted application to gain local school system approval to continue operations in August.

School board meetings are customarily held at the Jackson Street office. The June 14 meeting was moved to The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road to accommodate the large number of parents and students attending. Read More»

Gin Street in Senoia closed for filming

Senoia officials said Wednesday that Gin Street from Pylant Street to Broad Street will be closed Monday, June 20 from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the filming of an episode of the Drop Dead Diva television show.