Coweta County

Coweta okays roadside produce sales in heavy traffic areas

The Coweta County Commission responded to requests to give shoppers more choices when looking for fresh produce by approving an ordinance amendment Aug. 18 that provides for both temporary and permanent produce stands to be located along some of the county’s most frequently traveled roadways. Read More»

Quigley updates county on forestry unit activities

The Coweta Forestry Unit is nothing if not active. In his Aug. 18 annual report to the Coweta County Commission, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley outlined the activities of the unit which is one of Georgia’s busiest.

Quigley during the presentation also noted that the Coweta unit had recently been honored by the Georgia Forestry Commission as being the top unit in north Georgia. Read More»

Transportation sales tax vote won't move to Nov.

Gov. Deal abandons switch after Tea Party cries foul; vote set for July 2012 primary

The referendum on a proposed 10-year, 1 percent regional transportation sales tax will stay right where it is on the calendar: on the July primary.

Gov. Nathan Deal has abandoned an attempt to convince the legislature to move the vote to the general election in November.

In a news release, Deal said he still believes the vote should be moved “to allow as many taxpayers as possible to participate in this important decision.” But he has relented on his request due to the lengthy amount of time it would take to win consensus on the matter. Read More»

Paul Baskin headlines services at The Center, New Gate Aug. 27, 28

On Aug. 27 and 28, New Gate Church will host Paul Baskin for worship and prophetic ministry.

“Paul has been a channel for the music of the Spirit for many years, including several years as the worship leader at IHOP in Kansas City,” a spokesperson said.

Baskin will lead in worship and will also minister to individuals prophetically — and often that comes out as a song for or over that person.

New Gate Church, has partnered with Get Real Ministries for two venues for Baskin, which will allow for more people to benefit from his ministry. Read More»

Palmetto State Quartet will perform at Line Creek Sept. 9

The smooth, rich sounds of southern gospel music will ring loudly in the Sharpsburg area when The Palmetto State Quartet performs at the Line Creek Baptist Church in Sharpsburg on Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7 p.m..

“The Palmetto State Quartet has been a mainstay in southern gospel music since the 1940s,” a spokesperson said. “With nearly 70 years of history behind them, the quartet is regarded as one of the premier Christian recording artists in the industry. Read More»

Mal Landais, age 69, of Newnan

Mal Landais, age 69, of Newnan, Ga., peacefully passed away on Aug. 22, 2011. He was a Vietnam veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Landais; mother-in-law, Bette Ryff of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister Louisa Martinez of Lorain, Ohio, brother Lee Landais of Amhert, Ohio; sons, Bryan Lehrer (Marife Lehrer) of Davie, Fla., Andy Ryff (Dionne Ryff) of Fayetteville, Ga., and Conrad Landais (Charlie Chinnici) of Dumont, N.J.; Read More»

Norma Marlene Clarke, of Senoia

Norma Marlene “Kitty” Clarke

Norma Marlene “Kitty” Clarke passed away Aug. 18, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.

She is survived by her daughter Valerie Reynolds-Howard of Senoia, Ga.; and her siblings Rita Barlow of Monroe, Maine; Giles Greenier of Burdett, N.Y.; Vernal Greenier of Caribou, Maine; Loretta Mattoon of Macedon, N.Y.; Phyllis Tatham of Milton, N.H.; Donna Barden of Lumberton, N.C.; Dee Normandin of Enfield, Conn. Read More»

James Henry Hambrick, Sr., 90, of Newnan

James Henry Hambrick, Sr., 90, of Newnan, GA passed away August 21, 2011.

Mr. Hambrick was born in Atlanta, GA, the son of Henry Sterling Hambrick & Ethel Leona Tilley Hambrick. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was retired as an electrician with IBEW Local 613.

He is preceded in death by his son Johnny Hambrick, Sr. and grandsons Jim Hambrick & John “Bubba” Hambrick, Jr. Read More»

A shocking demonstration at Senoia’s Citizen Police Academy

A shocking demonstration at Senoia’s Citizen Police Academy

Police Lt. Jason Ercole at a recent session of the Senoia Citizen Police Academy gave a taser demonstration for the academy members participating in the seven-week course. Ending later in August, the academy featured an extensive overview of the many aspects of police work. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cool treats on a warm Newnan Market Day

Cool treats on a warm Newnan Market Day

There is nothing quite like a bit of cool refreshment on a warm summer afternoon. And that is exactly what Brooklyn Brown (age 2) and Matthew Brown (age 3) found recently in downtown Newnan during one of the city’s many Market Day events. Photo/Ben Nelms.