Coweta County

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»

Six Coweta schools fall short on federal requirement

New federal requirements are said to have impacted the findings that led to 22 of Coweta County’s 28 schools achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2011. The six schools not reaching that bar centered on issues relating to scores on CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) math tests, graduation tests and graduation rates. Read More»

State school superintendent to visit two Coweta schools

Two of Coweta County’s schools will welcome a different kind of guest later this month. State School Superintendent John Barge will be in the county to visit Smokey Road Middle School and Newnan High School on Aug. 26.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Barge will spend several hours at Smokey Road Middle School visiting classes and then having lunch with staff and students before traveling to Newnan High School to spend a few hours visiting classrooms. Read More»

Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championship coming to Chatt Hills

Horseback riding tends to have a somewhat sissified reputation — perfectly coiffed men and women in top hats and tails perched prettily on top of overpriced hayburners.  That is so not the case with the Olympic sport of eventing, an equestrian triathlon that is a test of skill, strength, partnership, and just plain guts. It is definitely not your average horse show.  Read More»

Volunteer storm spotter training coming to Coweta

Coweta County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are pleased to present a SKYWARN Storm Spotter class scheduled for September 7 at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The class will be taught by a National Weather Service meteorologist and is open to volunteers with an interest in public service, a responsibility for protecting others or access to communications systems like HAM radio.

To register, contact Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones at jjones@coweta.ga.us or 770-254-2650. Read More»

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