Coweta County

Coweta BoE adopts FY 2012 budget

The Coweta County Board of Education June 14 adopted a $165.5 million General Fund budget for the FY 2011-2012 school year that begins July 1. The budget includes a decrease of $200,000 over the current budget. The new budget includes an anticipated June 30, 2012 fund balance of approximately $23 million that, given the lackluster economy, could easily be needed a year from now. Read More»

Coweta to hear Thomas Crossroads retail proposal

A proposal to construct a 5,023 square-foot self-storage and truck rental facility on the south side of Ga. Highway 34 just west of Thomas Crossroads will come before the Coweta County Commission in July. The rezoning request by Highway 34 Investors, LLC would have the property changed to C-8 (Heavy Commercial District) from the current Old C (Old Commercial) zoning. Read More»

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan, formerly of Fayette County died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Mrs. Fowler was a school teacher with the Coweta County Schools. She was a graduate of Starrs Mill High School and West Georgia College.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph K. Fowler of Newnan; daughter Madison Marie Fowler of Newnan; parents Skip and Karen Clark of Sharpsburg; brothers David Clark of Senoia and Bobby Clark of Roopville; grandmothers Joan Sabo and Mary Ann Jones; nephews Ethan, Jacob, Jet and Ace Clark. Read More»

Newnan big part of Yamaha expansion

Newnan’s role in the manufacture of Yamaha ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) just got a lot bigger. The Coweta County facility will play a major role in Yahama’s move to transfer the production of the company’s worldwide manufacture of ATVs to the United States. Read More»

Henry County man charged in Senoia burglary

A Henry County man was arrested June 6 by Senoia Police on charges of burglary and cruelty to animals stemming from a May 24 residential break-in where six put bull puppies were stolen.

Twenty-nine year-old Jacob E. Bishop was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and theft by taking, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin.

The residential burglary occurred on May 24 in which six pit bull puppies were removed from the home, Tomlin said. The investigation by Investigator Alicia Batts determined that Bishop was suspect in the break-in, Tomlin said. Read More»

Senoia considers annexation for mixed use development

The Senoia City Council on June 6 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of an annexation request by Lindsey Homes to annex 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 West for the Village West residential and commercial development. The second reading is expected June 20.

The proposal had previously been accepted for the idea of annexation by the City Council, has been through the city’s Planning Commission process and was not opposed by Coweta County. Read More»

Senoia to offer six week Citizens’ Police Academy

It will be an opportunity for Senoia residents to get a first-hand look at how police officers do their job. The Senoia Police Dept. will offer its first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning in July.

The six-week course will offer information on law enforcement issues ranging from training requirements, patrol operations, investigations, crime prevention, use of force, traffic and DUI law and a firearms simulation exercise, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

Senoia looks at Sunday package sales

A bill that had been languishing in the Georgia legislature for a number of years was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal in April. The Senoia City Council on June 6 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. If approved, the measure would be put before voters on the November ballot.

A discussion by the council led to the idea of having city attorney Drew Whalen draw up a proposed ordinance addressing Sunday package sales that would be permitted from 12:30-11:30 p.m. Read More»

Coweta approves cell tower on Lower F’ville Rd.

The Coweta County Commission at the June 7 meeting on a 4-1 vote approved a request by T-Mobile to install a 150-foot monopine tower on 37.5 acres on Lower Fayetteville Road.

The rezoning request by T-Mobile for 1874 Lower Fayetteville Road includes the installation of a monopine telecommunications tower and supporting ground equipment for wireless communications on a portion of a 37.5-acre open land and wooded property that contains one residential structure, according to county Director of Planning Robert Tolleson. The property is currently zoned RC (Rural Conservation). Read More»

‘Backyard Bible Clubs’ start this Friday

Sharpsburg Baptist Church in Coweta County will kick off a brand new youth program called “The Great Backyard Bible Clubs” scheduled for Fridays June 10, June 17, July 8 and July 15. The groups will meet from 10 a.m. until noon at the A&O BridgesRecreation Center in downtown Sharpsburg.

All children from ages first grade through fifth grade are invited.

Included in the program are food, fun, fellowship, games, music, crafts, and Bible stories — all free of charge. All children in the area are invited.

For additional questions call 770-251-6963 or email sharpsburgbc@yahoo.com.