Coweta County

The lady has a big appetite

The lady has a big appetite

It was a sight to behold. Finalists at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest held May 14 at Junction Lanes in Newnan had 10 minutes to stuff down as many hot dogs and buns as they could muster. The gulping group included local residents and those from as far away as New York and Chicago. The winner of the women’s portion of the contest was Larell Marie Mele (second from right) from Long Pond, Penn. She will join men’s winner Gravy Brown from Chicago on July 4 at Coney Island, New York, for a chance to win the national title and a $20,000 prize. Read More»

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

What a set of wheels. These ladies were two of the many who got a close-up look at a large selection of unique vehicles May 14 at the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings, including this vintage yellow Corvette from the golden age of muscle cars. Sponsored by the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club, the event helped raise money for the Rotary Foundation, A Better Way Ministries GED program, Our Father's House, Community Welcome House, God's Eyes ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

SUMC, Optimists provide aid for Meriwether disaster victims

The Rev. Nathaniel Long of Senoia UMC hands a box of “Cuties” citrus fruit to Tony Bell of the Senoia Optimist Club. Food and supplies were delivered to the Manchester First UMC for Meriwether County disaster victims. Photo/Special.

Senoia United Methodist Church and the Senoia Optimist Club have turned their energies to helping the children and youth effected by the latest series of harsh weather.

Taking direction from Manchester First United Methodist Church, the two groups have combined their resources. The Senoia Optimist Club provided the funds to purchase the supplies to fee 400 students at Mountain View Elementary School outside Manchester. The school is gone but all students were receiving free breakfast and lunch due to the poverty level in this particular area. Read More»

Supremes say charter schools out, Senate says not so quick

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled on charter schools, handing proponents of the initiative a 4-3 defeat May 16 on the state’s 2008 move that created a number of new charter schools, including the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County. Affected school systems support the move while charter advocates said the decision is a step backward for Georgia. Voicing their disagreement, the Georgia Senate has formed a subcommittee to combat the judicial decision. Read More»

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg, went to be with his Lord on May 14, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Whatley McWilliams.

He is survived by his daughter Diane & Eddie Morgan of Tyrone and his son Jimmy & Cindy Kelly of Tyrone; grandchildren David & Melissa Stapp, Courtney Morgan, Cassie Valentin, Michelle Bias, Tiffany Pate and David Scott Arrington; great-granddaughters Hayley Stapp and Jaelyn Bias. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy puts some fling in spring

Coweta Charter Academy puts some fling in spring

Students and parents of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrated the arrival of spring with their own version of Spring Fling held at the school on May 6. The event brought crafts, games and other family activities to the front lawn of the school on Ga. Highway 16. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Acts of green at Western Elementary School Earth Day

Acts of green at Western Elementary School Earth Day

When it comes to environmental protection and sustainability, even little “acts of green” can make a huge difference. With that message in mind, and in conjunction with the Earth Day Network’s 2011 theme, “A Billion Acts of Green,” Coweta-Fayette EMC recently celebrated Earth Day by donating a bird feeder and seed to Western Elementary School in Newnan. Photo/Special.

Miss Clara, 104, gets her own day May 20

Miss Clara, 104, gets her own day May 20

Members of the Coweta County Commission during the May 5 meeting surrounded Clara Coleman Bates (seated in green) and a few of the members of her family after proclaiming May 20 as Miss Clara Day in Coweta County in celebration of her 104th birthday. A lifelong Coweta resident with four daughters, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren, Miss Clara attributed the blessings she has received during her life to God’s love and mercy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Navy pilots visit Willis Rd. Elementary pen pals

A hero’s welcome — Students at Willis Road Elementary School near Sharpsburg turned out May 11 to welcome Lt. Commander Luke Suber (pictured) and Lt. Commander John Voight. Suber recently returned from Afghanistan where he and others had received more than 200 CARE packages and endless letters from Merry Nicholson’s first-grade class and others in the school. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was nothing short of a hero’s welcome for Lt. Commander Luke Suber (USN) and Lt. Commander John Voight (USN) when they arrived at the Coweta County airport May 11 and rode with Merry Nicholson’s first-grade class on a school bus back to Willis Road Elementary School near Sharpsburg. The trip to the Georgia school was Suber’s way of saying thanks for the many CARE packages and letters he and others received while stationed recently in Afghanistan. Read More»

More commercial proposed for Thomas Crossroads area

Recession or not, another business development is making an application in Coweta County. A rezoning application submitted by Bailey Station Holdings, LLC to develop an automobile services and supplies campus at Ga. Highway 34 East and Andrew Bailey Road is scheduled to come before the Coweta County Commission in June. Read More»

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