Coweta County

New cancer hospital breaks ground at Newnan’s Ashley Park

These are just a few of the 500 people attending the groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 3 for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital located at Ashley Park in Newnan. The hospital is the first in the Southeast for CTCA and is expected to draw patients from across the region. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a groundbreaking like no other. More than 500 people made their way to the Ashley Park retail area in Newnan Aug. 3 for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital. Expected to open in September 2012, the Newnan facility is the company’s first hospital in the Southeast United States. Read More»

Friends of Brown's Mill Battlefield hold successful event

There was no mistaking the thundering of cannons July 30 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds as Civil War re-enactors put on a display for more than 250 people attending a barbecue fund-raiser sponsored by the Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association. Somewhere in all the smoke are Coweta County Commissioner Bob Blackburn and Rep. Lynn Smith, tasked with firing the vintage weapons. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Friends of Brown's Mill Battlefield Association held a barbecue to introduce folks who were not familiar with the group to its work and to thank those who have already pledged funds and manpower. The actual battle was fought on the same date, July 30, in 1864.

President Carolyn Turner along with Commissioner Bob Blackburn welcomed the several hundred who came to the Coweta County Fairgrounds. There were Musketeers, re-enactors, and several cannon camps to delight all ages. Read More»

Business goes proactive after copper theft

Copper thefts are not uncommon anywhere these days. But the weekend theft of copper-laden cooling components at Score Indoor Sports off Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn came with a word of advice from the company that might help prevent similar thefts at other businesses.

The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. on July 31 and 8 a.m. the following day, said Score Indoor General Manager Ian Vanderkley. Landscapers arriving at the site on Oakley Industrial Boulevard Monday morning found that some of the piping and cooling coils from the large cooling units had been removed. Read More»

‘The Wall That Heals’ preview meeting Aug. 9

The Coweta TEA Party Patriots at the organization’s Aug. 9 meeting at the Carnegie in downtown Newnan will preview the October arrival of a replica of “The Wall That Heals” that will be on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds in October. Coweta TEA Party spokesman Lee Norman said the meeting will be for all interested citizens and all veterans, with special emphasis towards Vietnam veterans. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan gives $10K to Coweta schools

Piedmont Newnan Hospital Hospital has renewed its sponsorship of the Coweta County School System for the 2011-12 school year. This sponsorship, totaling $10,000, includes a number of direct contributions to all 29 Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools for programs covering student health and wellness, academic, athletic and artistic programs.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital COO Nathan Nipper presented the donation to the Coweta County Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12.  Read More»

Cargill donates for water conservation workshops

As part of its longstanding commitment to support the communities in which it does business, Cargill has donated $6,000 to the Coweta County 4H Council to provide funding for water conservation workshops for elementary through high school educators. The water conservation workshops were held for July 27 and 28. Read More»

CCDA approves revenue bonds for cancer hospital

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital that broke ground in Newnan Aug. 3 is getting a helping hand from the Coweta County Development Authority (CCDA) in the form of industrial revenue bonds to help with the construction of the hospital facility at Ashley Park. The resolution offers CTCA a way to obtain a more competitive interest rate and includes no liability to CCDA or Coweta County. Read More»

Puckett-Gareau wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Gareau

Jennifer Paige Puckett and Martin Patrick Gareau were married Saturday, May 28, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Fairburn. Pastor Timothy Gareau, uncle of the groom, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Cindy Farr of Newnan and Rick Puckett of Douglasville. She is a pharmacist with Publix in Atlanta.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Patrick Gareau Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the director for global operations with Casemate, also in Atlanta.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Read More»

Trying their hands at art in Senoia

Trying their hands at art in Senoia

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority recently sponsored its third Hands On Art Camp. The camp this year included painting, photography and fiber art and was held at The Veranda on Seavy Street. A few of the campers included (from left) Miranda Cavins, Anna Chirillo, Madison Batchelor and Olivia Forte. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Movie theater to cover cost of Fischer Crossings intersection improvement

Coweta County commissioners at a July 28 called meeting extended the temporary certificate of occupancy (CO) for NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta for another 90 days, but not before substantial discussion and the imposition of several time-sensitive requirements. Read More»