Coweta County

Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday for much of north and central Georgia, including Fayette and Coweta counties.

The tornado watch, issued at 1:30 p.m., also includes a wind advisory. Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon and begin decreasing after sunset. Sustained winds could reach 20-25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

For more information visit www.weather.gov.

President Theodore Roosevelt coming to Newnan

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening with President Teddy Roosevelt” as portrayed by Joe Wiegand. Roosevelt will appear at the Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan, on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. He will speak on his life and careers. Admission will be $5 (students $3). Tickets will be available at the Male Academy Museum, 30 Temple Avenue, Newnan (770-251-0207), Scott’s Bookstore at 28 South Court Square, Newnan and at the door the evening of the performance. Read More»

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

The grounds of the Male Academy Museum in Newnan was the site of an Arbor Day presentation Feb. 18 when the city was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Arbor Day Foundation for its 21 years as a Tree City USA. Pictured, from left, are Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, Newnan Tree Commission members Jeannine Jackson and Millie Coggin, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley and city crew leader Sean West.

Don Jackson dealership coming to Coweta

The 189,000 square-foot Jackson Place commercial/office development on Ga. Highway 34 and Hollz Parkway approved Feb. 15 by the Coweta County Commission will be the home of a new location for the Don Jackson Automotive Group. The dealership will feature vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette Tea Party groups help stage anti-protest

Members of the Coweta and Fayette Tea Party groups Wednesday in Atlanta acted as an anti-protest to the group of union supporters protesting the legislatures of Wisconsin and other states and their attempts to address, and potentially end, collective bargaining by state employees. “If (a state) doesn’t have the money and is going broke they have to cut spending,” said Senoia Tea party Coordinator Joe Canin.

Members of the Coweta County and Fayette County Tea Party movement joined others Wednesday in Atlanta in a protest to show support for Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature in its move to potentially end many collective bargaining rights for state workers. The anti-protest-protest was also in response to a protest rally in the city held by supporters of the Wisconsin state workers. Read More»

Vote nears on Coweta schools E-SPLOST

Time is soon approaching for Coweta County voters to determine if the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) will be continued. If passed by voters, revenues from the March 15 referendum will fund new schools, school additions and renovations, buses, land, textbooks and technology.

The current E-SPLOST expires in June 2012. If approved by voters the continued 1-cent sales tax would be in effect until mid-2017.
The five-year E-SPLOST carries a maximum revenue of $130 million.

The stated use of the revenues received is for: Read More»

Coweta looks to expand advanced life support services

The Coweta County Fire Department at a recent work session of the Coweta County Commission asked the board to consider a plan that would provide additional Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities to county residents by adding ALS teams to three fire stations in need of additional service.

Commissioners Feb. 15 voted to proceed with the concept planning and training for the request that would lead to adding the three ALS teams. Read More»

Mrs. Geraldine W. Reese, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Geraldine W. Reese of Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, died February 19, 2011.

Geraldine was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church. Read More»

Steven Edward Williams, 48, of Sharpsburg

Steven Edward Williams, born September 27, 1962 to Gordon and Laurel Williams, in Leadville, Colorado, passed away at his home in Sharpsburg on February 15, 2011.

Steve grew up in the western slope of Colorado where he enjoyed a wide variety of outdoor activities and became an accomplished nature photographer. He graduated from Basalt High School, Colorado and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He was a state certified master plumber, active in the local church, and treasured son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Read More»

Coweta approves major commercial center, car dealership, on Hwy. 34E

The Coweta County Commission at its Feb. 15 meeting approved the rezoning of nearly 30 acres along Ga. Highway 34 just east of Hollz Parkway for nearly 190,000 square feet of commercial space expected to include a car dealership and mixed use commercial with medical and office space. The proposal passed on a 4-1 vote.

The proposal by JHP Family Investments, LLLP for the Jackson Place development included the rezoning 21.8 acres from Rural Conservation (RC) to Commercial Minor Shopping Center (C-6) and 7.6 acres from RC to Heavy Commercial District (C-8). Read More»

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