Coweta County

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.

‘Dead’ to walk in Senoia Aug. 24

The Hutchinson Cove subdivision off Rockaway Road in Senoia is like most residential settings. It’s full of families living the suburban life. But on Aug. 24 all that will change temporarily when the dead will roam the streets of the otherwise quiet neighborhood. Portions of the subdivision will be closed for the filming of the “Walking Dead” television show. Read More»

Senoia Masons volunteer a helping hand to a neighbor

Senoia Masons volunteer a helping hand to a neighbor

Members of the Senoia Masonic Lodge recently worked to trim bushes and perform a number of other tasks around the yard of a city resident who was under the weather and unable to do the work. Photo/Special.

Newnan to hold Citizen Academy

Newnan residents wanting to learn more about how local government operates have the perfect venue coming their way beginning in September. Registration is underway for a hands-on Citizen Academy that cover topics from city ordinances to economic development and public meetings to public safety.

 City Public Information Officer Gina Snider said the annual Newnan Citizen Academy is held in the fall. The academy this year will begin Sept. 12 and run through Oct. 25. Snider said registration for this year’s Newnan Citizen Academy is underway and will close on Aug. 31. Read More»

Senoia adds projects for 1-cent sales tax extension

It was a look a Senoia’s future needs that led to the Aug. 15 vote by the City Council to approve a number of projects to be included in a larger countywide project list that would extend Coweta County’s current 1-cent sales tax. The $3.12 million list was forwarded to the Coweta County Commission and will be included in the larger list expected to go before voters in 2012. Read More»

Senoia puts Sunday package sales on Nov. ballot

The idea of allowing packaged alcohol sales on Sundays in Senoia will be up to voters on Nov. 8. The Senoia City Council Aug. 15 adopted an ordinance paving the way for the referendum that could allow Sunday package sales of beer and wine.

The ordinance stipulates that, if approved by voters, Sunday sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. could begin on Nov. 20.

The council in June addressed the potential for the Sunday sale of packaged alcohol, voting 3-1 to have a proposed ordinance drawn up for the council’s consideration in August. Read More»

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