Coweta County

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»

Coweta looks to increase roadside produce sales

The availability for Coweta County residents to purchase fresh produce from roadside stands will be the topic of an upcoming public hearing before the Coweta County Commission. A proposed ordinance amendment outlines the criteria for both temporary and permanent produce stands along county roadways. Read More»

Obama waging class warfare on unemployed

The Senoia Tea Party Patriots are calling on President Obama to stop waging class warfare on the backs of the unemployed as a smokescreen to keep overspending.

During the debt ceiling debate, the President has cast his opponents as wanting to put “a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners” and the President said he would not “balance the budget on the backs of middle-class families and working-class families.” Read More»

Mrs. Linda Faye Dettmering, 66, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Linda Faye Dettmering, 66, of Senoia, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away July 12, 2011.

She was born in Union City, GA to Franklin & Rebecca Thompson Carey. She was employed at Earthgrains. Read More»

Ladies’ tea will raise funds for local Fayette, Coweta charities

Ladies in the Coweta-Fayette community are invited to a regional ladies tea to be held on Saturday, July 30, from noon until 2 p.m. at Fayette Family Church, 1725 Ga. Hwy, 54 West, Fayetteville. The event is a fund raiser for local Coweta and Fayette ministry charities that have been hurt by the recession the past couple of years. Some of the those include the Coweta Pregnancy Services, Hope House, Airport Chaplains, local food banks, Pathway Homes for Girls and many more.

The tea is sponsored by local women of faith, who want to include as many women as possible from the two counties. Read More»

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