Coweta County

Coweta grieves sudden death of firefighter

Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau hugs a supporter at a March 26 fundraiser held in his honor. Though expected to return to work in August, Landreau died unexpectedly on June 14. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta County Fire Department and many in Coweta County and surrounding communities lost a friend June 14 when veteran firefighter Christopher Landreau passed away at Emory Hospital after suffering a stroke. Landreau had been diagnosed in February with stage 4 lymphoma.

Chris Landreau joined the Coweta County Fire Department in July 2004 and earlier this year had been assigned to Rescue 1 on A-Shift. Read More»

Coweta BoE to decide on charter school by July 8

These parents and students were among the 100 supporters of the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia who attended the June 14 Coweta Board of Education meeting to request that their school remain open in August. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta Charter Academy will learn its fate by July 8. That was the word at the June 14 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education when charter school representatives requested a quick answer to the recently submitted application to gain local school system approval to continue operations in August.

School board meetings are customarily held at the Jackson Street office. The June 14 meeting was moved to The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road to accommodate the large number of parents and students attending. Read More»

Gin Street in Senoia closed for filming

Senoia officials said Wednesday that Gin Street from Pylant Street to Broad Street will be closed Monday, June 20 from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the filming of an episode of the Drop Dead Diva television show.

Coweta BoE adopts FY 2012 budget

The Coweta County Board of Education June 14 adopted a $165.5 million General Fund budget for the FY 2011-2012 school year that begins July 1. The budget includes a decrease of $200,000 over the current budget. The new budget includes an anticipated June 30, 2012 fund balance of approximately $23 million that, given the lackluster economy, could easily be needed a year from now. Read More»

Coweta to hear Thomas Crossroads retail proposal

A proposal to construct a 5,023 square-foot self-storage and truck rental facility on the south side of Ga. Highway 34 just west of Thomas Crossroads will come before the Coweta County Commission in July. The rezoning request by Highway 34 Investors, LLC would have the property changed to C-8 (Heavy Commercial District) from the current Old C (Old Commercial) zoning. Read More»

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan, formerly of Fayette County died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Mrs. Fowler was a school teacher with the Coweta County Schools. She was a graduate of Starrs Mill High School and West Georgia College.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph K. Fowler of Newnan; daughter Madison Marie Fowler of Newnan; parents Skip and Karen Clark of Sharpsburg; brothers David Clark of Senoia and Bobby Clark of Roopville; grandmothers Joan Sabo and Mary Ann Jones; nephews Ethan, Jacob, Jet and Ace Clark. Read More»

Newnan big part of Yamaha expansion

Newnan’s role in the manufacture of Yamaha ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) just got a lot bigger. The Coweta County facility will play a major role in Yahama’s move to transfer the production of the company’s worldwide manufacture of ATVs to the United States. Read More»

Henry County man charged in Senoia burglary

A Henry County man was arrested June 6 by Senoia Police on charges of burglary and cruelty to animals stemming from a May 24 residential break-in where six put bull puppies were stolen.

Twenty-nine year-old Jacob E. Bishop was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and theft by taking, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin.

The residential burglary occurred on May 24 in which six pit bull puppies were removed from the home, Tomlin said. The investigation by Investigator Alicia Batts determined that Bishop was suspect in the break-in, Tomlin said. Read More»

Senoia considers annexation for mixed use development

The Senoia City Council on June 6 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of an annexation request by Lindsey Homes to annex 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 West for the Village West residential and commercial development. The second reading is expected June 20.

The proposal had previously been accepted for the idea of annexation by the City Council, has been through the city’s Planning Commission process and was not opposed by Coweta County. Read More»

Senoia to offer six week Citizens’ Police Academy

It will be an opportunity for Senoia residents to get a first-hand look at how police officers do their job. The Senoia Police Dept. will offer its first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning in July.

The six-week course will offer information on law enforcement issues ranging from training requirements, patrol operations, investigations, crime prevention, use of force, traffic and DUI law and a firearms simulation exercise, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

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