Coweta County

Coweta Solicitor: witness per diem, mileage rates unconstitutional

Coweta County commissioners at an informal Feb. 10 work session heard proposals from a number of county departments, including one from Solicitor Robert Stokely suggesting that current per diem and mileage rates paid to court witnesses are too low and unconstitutional. Pictured (from left) are county manager Theron Gay and commissioners Bob Blackburn, Al Smith, Rodney Brooks, Tim Lassetter and Paul Poole.

A request by Coweta County Solicitor Robert Stokely to members of the Coweta County Commission to increase the per diem and mileage rates paid to court witnesses went nowhere fast at the commission’s Feb. 10 work session. With little discussion by the commission, the request to increase the per diem rate paid to witnesses was not addressed, but a motion was made to raise the mileage rate to conform with current IRS rates. That motion failed on a 2-3 vote. Read More»

NASA Chief Technologist addresses Coweta schools science fair

The Coweta County Science Fair held recently at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts drew 69 entries from local schools. Local residents viewed the exhibits while students in the auditorium heard from NASA Chief Technologist and Coweta resident Dr. Robert Braun.

The Coweta County School System could not have selected a more fitting person to address the entrants in the school system’s annual Science Fair held earlier this month. Speaking to the students responsible for submitting the 69 science fair entries was NASA Chief Technologist and Coweta County resident Dr. Robert Braun. Read More»

Senoia willing to annex Coweta Charter Academy

The Senoia City Council last week voted unanimously to accept an application for the annexation of Peachtree Baptist Church on Ga. Highway 16 just west of the city, the site of the new Coweta Charter Academy. The resolution adopted by the council is being forwarded for review to the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Coweta assessment targets healthcare, other industries

It was a way to provide a look at the way Coweta County might approach future economic growth. Released Jan. 28, the Community Assessment prepared by Herron Consulting for the Coweta County Development Authority and Georgia Power Community and Economic Development recommended that the county retain and target industries providing healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, data management and technical consulting services and warehousing and distribution. Read More»

Coweta Pre-K lottery registration March 7-18

Parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System Pre-Kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school between Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 18.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the 2011-12 school year. Pre-K application ends at noon on Friday, March 18, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 18. Read More»

Healing conference set for March 4, 5 at Christ the King

A conference on healing will take place Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 in the sanctuary of Christ the King Church, 4881 Ga. Hwy. 34 E, Sharpsburg. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

Sponsored by the Jehovah Rapha Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician (OSL), the conference is titled, “The Freedom from Generational Curses Conference.” Read More»

Mr. Elmer Allen Hicks of Sharpsburg

Mr. Elmer Allen Hicks of Sharpsburg died February 13, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Hicks of Sharpsburg; daughter, Kawin Brown and her husband Dennis of Fayetteville; son, Anthony Hicks and his wife Karen of Senoia; grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Joel Hicks and Riley Hicks; brother, John A. Hicks, Jr. of Atlanta; sisters, Gaynelle Penn; Nettie Hicks, both of Decatur; Betty Harris and Gail Bridges both of Middleburg, FL; nieces and nephews. Read More»

School’s in

School’s in

Nearly an inch of snow fell across Coweta County Wednesday night but this time it could not stop East Coweta Middle School and the other schools across the county from holding classes on Thursday.

Charter Schools USA receives SACS accreditation

Nearly two dozen schools in Georgia and Florida operated by Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) have received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). A first for an education management company, Charter Schools USA operates the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia that opened in 2010.

The AdvancED Accreditation Commission last week approved corporate accreditation for Fort Lauderdale-based Charter Schools USA (CSUSA). AdvancED is the national commission that confers SACS/CASI accreditation. Read More»

Meeting needs for kids in need

Meeting needs for kids in need

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.

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