Coweta County

Fairburn approves large warehouse development near Hwy. 74/I-85

A July 25 vote by the Fairburn City Council may add more trucks to the roadways around Interstate 85 but it will also bring in approximately $950,000 per year in local tax revenues. The council unanimously approved a rezoning request by Shugart Farms Industrial, LLC that will eventually locate 2.81 million square feet of warehouse space on nearly 169 acres on Bohannon Road and I-85. Read More»

Coweta approves Thomas Crossroads rental facility

Coweta County commissioners at the July 19 meeting approved a rezoning proposal that will lead to the construction of a 5,023 square-foot U-Haul self-storage and truck rental facility on the south side of Ga. Highway 34 just west of Thomas Crossroads. The rezoning approval for the site immediately to the west of Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts changed the zoning to C-8 (Heavy Commercial District) from Old C (Old Commercial) zoning. Read More»

Mike Hattaway of Senoia

Mr. Mike Hattaway of Senoia passed away on July 24, 2011. Mike was with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for 31 years and is survived by his wife, Monica Sims Hattaway; daughters, Morgan and Mikaela Hattaway; mother, Shirley Hall of Union City; father, Bill Hattaway and his wife, Betty of Molena, GA; sisters, Amy Garmon and her husband Jeff of Milner, GA and Paula Richards and her husband, Manuel of Commerce, cousins, Scott Marchman, Kevin Marchman, Davey Todd, Chad Wallace and Uncle Butch. Read More»

Mr. Melvin L. Green, Jr., 78, of Senoia

Mr. Melvin L. Green, Jr., age 78, of Senoia, formerly of Fayette County, passed away on July 24, 2011.

He proudly served in the US Army. After 33 years of dedicated service, Mr. Green retired as a captain from Eastern Airlines. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Louis Green, Sr. and Margaret Nimmo Green. Read More»

Pickin’ on the square in Newnan

Pickin’ on the square in Newnan

It was like a slice of bluegrass heaven July 16 as acoustic musicians from around the Coweta County area made their to the Historic Courthouse in Newnan. Now a mainstay for free, improvised musical entertainment, Pickin’ on the Square happens year-round on the first the third Saturdays each month beginning at 11 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parents, supporters happy with Senoia charter school decision

Parents and supporters of the Coweta Charter Academy could not be happier with the announcement July 14 that an arrangement brokered by Gov. Nathan Deal, members of the General Assembly and the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE) will provide local funding dollars that will allow the school to re-open for grades K-4 in August for the 2011-2012 school year. Read More»

Coweta to meet with Fischer Crossings on required work

Representatives of NCG Cinemas and the Fischer Crossings retail development are scheduled to meet with the Coweta County Commission in a July 28 called meeting to discuss the the theater’s temporary certificate of occupancy (CO) that expired July 21. The hang-up is the delayed closing with Kohl’s department store from which some of those funds would be used to complete required intersection improvements on Ga. Highway 54 near the cinema. Meantime, NCG is still open for business. Read More»

Groundbreaking nears for the Newnan Centre

It will not be long before The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan has a new neighbor. Or perhaps more a companion than anything, the groundbreaking for the adjacent 16,000 square-foot Newnan Centre is expected in the coming weeks. Read More»

Decision on Senoia historic overlay postponed

The Senoia City Council on July 18 took up the issue of potentially eliminating several city streets from the Historic Neighborhood Overlay area that Mayor Robert Belisle said in past years had been erroneously included in the designated area but are not of sufficient age to be considered historic. The issue was postponed until Aug. 1 after a spokesman for the Stonebridge subdivision objected to his area being removed, citing a potential decrease in property values. Read More»

Youth Appreciation Banquet hosted by Senoia Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Senoia hosted its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet on May 5, 2011 in recognition of students at East Coweta High School and Northgate High School. Senoia Optimist member Laura Bell was the chair of the event which was held at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Senoia. 

Bell explained to the gathering that counselors at the two high schools were asked to select students for this recognition who had achieved a noticeable level of success in school while dealing with difficult situations with which other students typically were not associated.  Read More»

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