Coweta County

Maria Hellendoorn, 51, of Newnan

Maria Hellendoorn, 51, of Newnan, GA died on May 27, 2011.

She married Bernard in his native Holland in 1992. They moved to Georgia in 1997 and together they raised the three joys of her life, Brittany (17), Brent (15), and Bradley (12). Read More»

And the Bear Creek band played on

And the Bear Creek band played on

Members of the Bear Creek Middle School Band showed off their musical talents May 21 at the Palmetto Spring Festival. The band marched down Main Street in the parade and later played for cheering fans at Veterans Park. The event was sponsored by the Palmetto Fire Dept. and Police Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cat Condos for Coweta

Cat Condos for Coweta

More cat condos are coming to Coweta County Animal Control. Thanks to the generosity of the Holland Ware Charitable Foundation another set of cat condos will be added to the facility at Selt Road. Cat condos sound a little luxurious, but they are more functional than fluff. The condos allow the cats to be separated with walls instead of open wire and to have individual ventilation of their cages (condos.) This significantly reduces the transmission of disease in the cat population at the county’s animal control facility. Photo/Special.

Help send servicemember to Braves game Monday

Tyrone's Herobox has backlog of requests for tickets

Herobox of Tyrone is asking the public to participate in its "Send the Brave to the Braves" promotion.

There is now a waiting list of service members hoping to go to Monday afternoon’s Atlanta Braves game against the San Diego Padres.

To contribute, visit http://www.herobox.org/braves.asp and select the option to purchase a discounted ticket for a service member. There is also an option to purchase tickets for others.

A non-profit based in Tyrone, Herobox was formed to help support deployed American service members by mailing special customized care packages to them. Read More»

Coweta BoE adopts tentative FY 2012 budget

The Coweta County School System’s budget for the FY 2011-2012 school year that begins July 1 was tentatively set May 23. Board of Education members are expected to approve the $165.5 million General Fund budget on June 14. That figure represents a decrease of $200,000 over the current budget and a drop of $6.7 million from FY 2009-2010. The school board continues to weather the recession, maintaining $18 million in the reserve account. Read More»

Coweta approves indoor shooting range

Coweta residents wanting a place to practice shooting a firearm got some good news May 17 when the Coweta County Commission granted a conditional use permit for an indoor shooting range to be constructed on Amlajack Way off Ga. Highway 34. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy searches for way to stay open

The May 16 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court that effectively put many charter schools out of business continues to impact the Coweta County residents whose children attend or were planning to attend the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. Charters Schools USA, Florida-based operator of the Senoia school, on May 23 published a letter for parents that noted two potential solutions to the outcome of the judicial ruling. The school will hold a community forum June 2 to address the issues. Read More»

State provides waiver process for charter schools

Those interested in charter schools know that the Georgia Supreme Court on May 16 determined that the Georgia Charter School Commission’s creation of a number of charter schools was unconstitutional. Now, the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE), in response to requests from various charter schools, is offering a process to those schools wanting to apply to become state-chartered special schools. One of those schools is the Coweta Charter Academy at Senioa, operated by Florida-based Charter Schools USA. Read More»

Newnan holding online auction of surplus property

The City of Newnan is currently auctioning off surplus property consisting of seven vehicles. Bids will be accepted online at www.publicsurplus.com until June 8 at 3 p.m. All items are sold “as-is, where-is” and no warranty is implied or expressed by the City of Newnan. 

The successful bidder is responsible for pick-up of the vehicle(s) once payment is made. The vehicles may be inspected at the City Shop located at 55 Boone Drive in Newnan from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily until June 8.   Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds town hall meeting June 2

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia on Ga. Highway 16 will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on June 2. The meeting follows the recent decision by the Georgia Supreme Court that the Georgia Charter School Commission, the organization that approved the school last year, is unconstitutional.