Coweta County

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

It was a tasty affair on April 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church when a large number of area residents dined under the trees in perfect weather at the second annual Taste of Senoia, sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club. Area residents and restaurants had plenty of their culinary fare on hand for the occasion that also included a raffle. And inside the church, diners visited with Trey Baggarly, who played the role of Rev. F.W. Baggarly, founder of the church in 1861. Photo/Ben Nelms

Kohl’s, other retailers approved for Fischer Crossings

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour (L) and attorney Mark Forsling fielded questions April 5 at the public hearing on the rezoning of 85 acres on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After several years of hearings and meetings the final sticking points for the last, and arguably the most controversial, portion of the massive Fischer Crossings commercial development in east Coweta County was settled April 5 when the Coweta County Commission gave unanimous approval to an agreement between developer Scott Seymour and the Featherston Fishing Club. Read More»

Senoia annexes charter school on Hwy. 16

It was all over but the vote on April 4 when the Senoia City Council heard the second reading of an annexation and rezoning proposal for the Peachtree Baptist Church property on Ga. Highway 16, home of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. The vote by the council to approve the annexation was unanimous. Read More»

Senoia Police to hold gang information seminar

While Senoia has no organized gang activity, the police department thought if would be appropriate to bring an increased awareness of gangs and gang identification to city residents.

To that end, Investigator Alicia Batts will conduct a gang information seminar for residents on April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Sasser building on Seavy Street. Read More»

Senoia hears proposal for elderly care facility

The Senoia City Council April 4 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of a rezoning proposal that could lead to the construction of a facility to serve a portion of the city’s elderly population. The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment).

If approved by the council it will lead to the construction of the facility by Tranquil Village, LLC on the Coweta Street property recently surplused by the city. Read More»

Traffic alert: lane shift at Hwy. 74S widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 74 south, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. Traffic on SR 74 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes, from Padgett Road to just south of the Flat Creek Bridge. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change. Read More»

Giving thanks at Chris Landreau fund-raiser

Giving thanks at Chris Landreau fund-raiser

Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau speaks to the large group of participants attending a bike ride fundraiser in his honor held March 26 in Newnan. The ride began at Hooter’s where the parking lot Saturday morning was packed with riders from Coweta, Fayette and counties across west and southwest metro Atlanta. Landreau has been diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tree Man at the Art of Green

Tree Man at the Art of Green

Tree (Man) in the road — No, it’s not an Ent from Lord of the Rings. It’s “Tree Man” Todd Key, the Buford resident who attended the annual Art of Green event in Senoia last weekend. The Art of Green always brings a host of creative arts works from a variety of local artists to Senoia each year. This year they were joined by Key’s version of “walking art.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Census shows Coweta, Newnan, Senoia with major growth

It took a while but the final local breakdown is in from the U.S. Census Bureau. Those numbers show a 42.71 percent increase in Coweta County’s 2010 population. The census findings also show all the county’s municipalities with greater numbers, such as Newnan with a 103 percent increase and Senoia with a 90 percent increase.

Coweta County’s population was listed at 127,317. That number represents an increase of 42.71 percent over the 89,215 residents counted in 2000. Read More»

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

Ancient Jerusalem came to life last weekend at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. The mass of visitors watched pottery-making, tried their hand at writing Hebrew and participated in the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms

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