Coweta County

Ladies’ tea will raise funds for local Fayette, Coweta charities

Ladies in the Coweta-Fayette community are invited to a regional ladies tea to be held on Saturday, July 30, from noon until 2 p.m. at Fayette Family Church, 1725 Ga. Hwy, 54 West, Fayetteville. The event is a fund raiser for local Coweta and Fayette ministry charities that have been hurt by the recession the past couple of years. Some of the those include the Coweta Pregnancy Services, Hope House, Airport Chaplains, local food banks, Pathway Homes for Girls and many more.

The tea is sponsored by local women of faith, who want to include as many women as possible from the two counties. Read More»

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell, age 51

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell, age 51, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Winter Park, Florida. From her birth in Hazen, North Dakota, on April 10, 1960, Tracey was known for her outgoing and vivacious nature which brightened the lives of those around her. Read More»

Mrs. Laura Kay Feuerstein, 47, of Senoia

Mrs. Laura Kay Feuerstein, of Senoia, GA, passed away on July 9, 2011 at the age of 47.

Laura was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend to many. She was a very strong, generous and loving person who always put the needs of others first. Friends and family could always depend on her for her big smile and for receiving greeting cards marking special occasions in their lives such as birthdays or anniversaries. Besides having a great sense of humor, she was a fantastic cook, and loved being in the outdoors. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan, died on July 9, 2011.

Mr. Cody is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Lee Cody; parents William Ralph Cody and Theodosia Edenfield; brother, Herbert Cody. Read More»

Chattahoochee Bend State Park opens in northwest Coweta

To say it is scenic would be an understatement. The nearly 3,000-acre Chattachoochee Bend State Park, Georgia’s first in nearly 20 years, opened July 1 in northwest Coweta County. Located off Flat Rock Road, the park with seven miles fronting the Chattahoochee River provides a host of amenities and wilderness area for hikers and campers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was some time in the making, but Georgia’s newest state park opened July 1. The nearly 3,000-acre Chattahoochee Bend State Park is located off Flat Rock Road in northwest Coweta and includes a number of amenities and seven miles of property fronting the Chattahoochee River.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is one of Georgia’s largest, covering 2,910 acres, according to the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, providing visitors with what has been called a spectacular tract of protected wilderness area. The park will be a haven for paddlers, campers and anglers, DNR said. Read More»

Newnan, Coweta unemployment at 9-10%

Evidence of the recession in Newnan and Coweta County continues to wear on, at least in terms of unemployment numbers. Coweta’s numbers crept up in May to 8.9 percent while Newnan fell slightly to 9.9 percent.

Unemployment numbers in Coweta edged a bit further north in May, settling in at 8.9 percent or 5,313 people out of work in a workforce that totals 59,713 people. The rate was 8.8 percent in April and 9.7 percent in May 2010. Read More»

CEO named for Newnan cancer hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has named former CTCA officer Kane Dawson from its Philadelphia facility as CEO of the company’s Newnan hospital expected to open in September 2012.

CTCA announced July 1 that Dawson will serve as president and CEO of the company’s new southeast regional cancer hospital in Newnan. The hospital will be CTCA’s fifth regional destination hospital and the first in the Southeast. Read More»

Feds launch program on radon gas exposure

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to help save lives and create healthier home and school environments for America’s families. The plan announced in June brings together commitments that help to reduce exposure to radon and protect the health of Americans through leveraging and advancing existing state, local, and national programs. Read More»

Brown's Mill Battlefield group to host several Confederate lectures

July was a historic month in the year 1864 for Newnan, Coweta County. Not only were Newnan's seven hospitals filled with hundreds of Confederate wounded brought in from other battles, on July 30, a cavalry battle was fought 3 miles south of town at Brown's Mill. Both Confederate and Union wounded were brought in to be treated by the doctors and nurses located here. Life was never the same in Newnan after that day. Read More»

Skeletal remains found in east Coweta near PTC

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating the discovery of a human skull and a large number of bones found July 5 by a surveyor working on the east side of Trinity Fellowship Church just south of Ga. Highway 54 East near Line Creek and Peachtree City. Read More»

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