Coweta County

Schools are back, Coweta enrollment is on track

Poplar Road Elementary School Principal Leslie Goodwin welcomes students and parents back for the first day of school Monday morning. Photo/Special.

School is back in session and Coweta County schools began the year Aug. 8 with virtually the same number of students as this time last year. Though still a bit early to say what enrollment numbers will look like for the year, Coweta is in better shape than some area counties. The reason is that enrollment is directly linked to school system funding. Read More»

Coweta BoE holds tax rate steady at 18.59 mills

The recession and a falling tax digest notwithstanding, the Coweta County Board of Education voted Aug. 9 to hold steady on the school system’s millage rate at 18.59 mills.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said maintaining last year’s tax rate makes this the eighth year that Coweta County property owners have paid taxes at the 18.59 mill rate. The school board also voted to keep the school system’s bonded indebtedness tax rate at 0 mills, as it has for the past 10 years, Jackson said. Read More»

Senoia Tea Party celebrates first anniversary

It has been one year since the Senoia Tea Party Patriots held its organizational meeting. The group since its inception has been active in addressing local, state and national issues. And on Aug. 22 the group will hold its first anniversary meeting featuring state Rep. Billy Horne and Senoia Mayor Robert Belisle. Read More»

East Coweta High School's resource officer wins state honor

The School Resource Officer at East Coweta High School has been named the Georgia School Resource Officer of the Year. Cpl. Vence Meadows, a Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy, received the honor Aug. 5 at a meeting of the Georgia Association of School Resource Officers. It was the first year GASRO offered the state-wide recognition. Read More»

Senoia to hold town hall meeting Aug. 18

The Senoia Downtown Development Authority will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 18 to solicit input from citizens on ways to improve their hometown and to learn what types of business and services residents would like to see in the future.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Sasser building located at the Seavy Street Park. A light meal will also be served during the meeting. Read More»

Senoia Area Historical Society invites public to come out and learn more

The Senoia Area Historical Society museum was opened in July 2010 and is open each Friday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Maureen Schuyler, 2011 chair of the museum committee advises that the society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and protecting our area's history and historical artifacts. Read More»

Vietnam vets will soon have ‘their time’

It will be a time for remembering and a time for healing. And for Vietnam Veterans, this is their time. The arrival of the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall will arrive in Coweta County in mid-October and will be on display at the fairgrounds.

Coweta Commission of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) representative Malcolm Jackson at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Coweta County TEA Party Patriots gave a preview of the week-long events that will accompany the arrival and display of the wall. Read More»

Newnan Coweta Humane Society offering 'Back in Black' promotion

Black tie, black t-shirt or a little black dress…this year’s hot trend is furry, black and will lick your face or purr for you. Whatever your taste, add style and love to your life by adopting a beautiful black dog or cat during the national "Back in Black" adoption promotion. Adoption fees for black animals (or mostly black animals) are 50 percent off. Read More»

Senoia Farmers Market open Aug. 13

The Senoia Farmers Market will place on Saturday, August 13th, in the parking lot next to City Hall on Main Street in downtown Senoia.  The Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. A variety of locally grown produce, homemade canned goods, and specialty items will be available. For more information, go to the events section of the enjoysenoia.com website, or contact Don Caputo, the Market Coordinator at 770-599-4148.

Newnan theatre presents a magical muggle murder mystery

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

On August 13 at 7 p.m., a new headmaster is being announced at the world's most famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, and all alumni and special guests are invited to attend a celebration in the Great Hall. Be sure to wear your dress robes. All your favorite characters will be in attendance, even a few you wish were not. The Ministry of Magic has insisted that every precaution be taken to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. Read More»

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