Coweta County

Coweta BoE adopts board eligibility policy

The Coweta County Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting unanimously adopted a state-required policy pertaining to individuals eligible to serve on the board or as superintendent.

Described as pertaining to the election of county school board members and persons eligible to serve the school system, the policy reflects the provisions of state law O.C.G.A. 20-02-0051. Read More»

Backpack Buddies feed needy kids on weekends

Members of the Vineyard Community Church from Coweta, Fayette and Henry counties have an initiative underway designed to provide weekend meals for income eligible children from two Coweta County elementary schools. Packing meals in the sanctuary on Feb. 2, church members expect “Backpack Buddies” to expand across Coweta and Fayette counties and beyond. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Schools provide needy kids with no-fee breakfasts and lunches during the five-day school week, but what happens to the kids on the other two days during the weekends?

Members at the Vineyard Community Church near Senoia are stepping up to fill that gap. They intend to provide those same children with meals during the weekends.

The new initiative, “Backpack Buddies,” has targeted two of Coweta’s elementary schools with hopes of expanding the effort across Coweta County and the region for income-eligible children. Read More»

Snow tonight, into tomorrow

Fayette and Coweta counties could see some snow starting tonight through tomorrow morning, according to the National Weather Service. Read More»

Valentine social set for Friday

The United Methodist Men of Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Ga. Highway 154 at Thomas Crossroads in Newnan will host a “Heart & Soul” Valentine social Friday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature the Live Big Band music of The Peachtree Jazz Edition with vocalist Toni Byrd.

Proceeds from the social will go to the Boy Scout program and Cornerstone UMC repair projects. Read More»

Hanie-Fleming engagement

Brittany Anne Hanie engaged to Robert Edward Fleming

Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Hanie of Senoia announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Anne Hanie, to Robert Edward Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Fleming, Jr. of Waleska.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hines of Dahlonega and Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Hanie of Phenix City, Ala. She is a 2003 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2007 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She currently teaches kindergarten in Gwinnett County. Read More»

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia, died February 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her father Howard Felton Whitlock, step-father Jessie Banks, sister Patsy Adcock, and brother Stanley Whitlock.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years Ray Pate; son Anthony Ray Pate of Senoia and daughter Amanda Leigh Pate of Newnan; grandsons Tony Pate and Billy Pate, both of Newnan; mother Betty Banks of Senoia and brother Johnny Whitlock of Senoia. Read More»

More 'Lights, Camera, Action' in coming weeks in east Coweta

Coweta County’s role in the movie industry will continue in the coming weeks with shooting for “The Wettest County” scheduled from late February through April in southeast Coweta between Senoia and Sharpsburg, just southwest of Peachtree City. Read More»

Seabaugh to state: don’t tamper with private accounts

Recent reports from around Georgia have noted that state tax refund checks were deposited into taxpayer’s bank accounts by the Ga. Dept. of Revenue then withdrawn with no notice or explanation, leaving account holders to ante up costs for late charges and bounced checks. But Sen. Mitch Seabaugh hopes to end that practice.

Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) on Monday introduced legislation that would prohibit any state agency from withdrawing money from a citizen’s account without express written consent from the account holder. Read More»

Sharpsburg girl’s find of a lifetime undergoes CT Scan

Sharpsburg residents and Junior Rangers Kylie (right) and Skylar Ferguson returned to the Badlands rcently to see the fully prepared fossilized cat skull that Kylie discovered on their May 2010 family vacation

It was a rare find nearly as old as time itself when then-seven year-old Kylie Ferguson of Sharpsburg discovered the museum-quality fossilized skull of a saber tooth cat at South Dakota’s Badlands National Park in May 2010. Kylie and her family returned to the Badlands last week to watch as 3-D images of the skull were produced using a CT Scan. Skull casts will eventually be available through the non-profit Badlands Natural History Association. Read More»

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

The grand opening last week of the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County came an added benefit for a number of area’s non-profits and agencies. Store manager Darrell Arnold (bottom left) presented checks for $2,500 to the Coweta County 4-H, Coweta Boys & Girls Club, Peachtree City Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Community Welcome House, Corral, Coweta Community Food Pantry, Coweta County Fire Department and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

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