Coweta County

Mr. Vincent Waite, 79, of Senoia

Mr. Vincent Waite, of Senoia, age 79, died November 13, 2010.

He enjoyed reading his Bible and singing in his church.

He is survived by his wife, Mervis Plummer of Senoia; three daughters, Winnifred Waite of Maryland, Joan Waite of Florida, and Vanessa Waite of Maryland; son Michael Waite of New York; and 5 grandchildren. Read More»

Senoia’s ‘Idea House’ seen as good for local businesses

The halls are decked and so is the rest of the house. The Southern Living magazine 2010 Idea House in Senoia is all decked out for the holiday season and, since June, has seen more than 20,000 visitors tour the four-story brownstone. And many of those visitors have spent time in Senoia, bringing with them a significant impact on local business. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Southern Living Magazine 2010 Idea House opened in Senoia on June 12. Since that time more than 20,000 people have toured the unique four-story, 5,000 square-foot brownstone. And the tide of people visiting the city during the past five months have made a significant impact on Senoia’s businesses.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority’s Suzanna Helfman said the impact to the community brought by the Idea House has been felt both by local businesses and by the community at-large. Read More»

Coweta school chief Bass to retire, Barker named new superintendent

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass announced this week that he will be retiring at the end of March.

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass will retire from his position on March 31, 2011, leaving a career that began in 1976. The announcement Wednesday was followed by one from the Coweta County Board of Education that named school system Director of Administrative Services Dr. Steve Barker as the new superintendent. Read More»

Coweta Chamber seeks Education SPLOST extension

Coweta Chamber seeks Education SPLOST extension

Members of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce made a special request at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. Chamber chairman-elect Vicki Kaiser (at podium) was joined by chamber administrators and board members in asking school board members to continue the Education SPLOST (1-cent sales tax) when it expires in June 2012. Kaiser praised the school system for its many innovations on behalf of students, teachers, parents and the community. Superintendent Blake Bass said the school system is currently working on a facilities plan for later submission. Read More»

Ga. Supreme Court to hold session in restored Coweta courthouse

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments in Newnan next Tuesday in the recently-renovated historic Coweta County Courthouse located downtown on the square. The court will hear two appeal cases involving a death penalty from Clayton County and one between Gwinnett County and restaurant owners over the responsibility for repairing a sinkhole. Read More»

Northrup baptism

Shown above (L-R) are Christopher and Rebecca Northrup and Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

Rebecca Reese Northrup, daughter of Christopher and Angela Northrup of Senoia, recently received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism during Sunday services at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Maternal grandparents Roger and Julie Risty of Sioux Falls, S.D. and paternal grandparents Walter and Gloria Sams of Athens, Ga., were present for the occasion. The child was baptized by Bishop David Epps with the father and both grandfathers assisting. Also present was Rebecca’s older brother Aidan. Shown above (L-R) are Christopher and Rebecca Northrup and Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

New residential zoning in Senoia a no-go at this point

For Senoia’s Heritage Pointe subdivision resident Don Rehman, it was all about creating what he maintained was a needed residential zoning category specifically for subdivisions, Residential Housing Subdivision (RHS).

But the Senoia City Council left the matter unaddressed at the Nov. 1 meeting even though some on the council appeared to agree in principle with the proposal. Read More»

Coweta teacher keeps job after felony charge is downgraded

Charges against a Coweta County school teacher were downgraded from aggravated assault to two misdemeanor charges relating to an alleged poisoning incident in January involving her husband. The Coweta County School System said Willis Road Elementary School teacher Rebecca Allwine will maintain her employment with the school system. Read More»

Newnan cancer hospital on hold

The groundbreaking for the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital in Newnan’s Ashley Park retail area was anticipated to occur in December. But hospital officials Wednesday said those plans are subject to the company’s ability to obtain the title on the property from Coweta County developer Stan Thomas.

CTCA public relations manager Kristin Schaner confirmed Thursday that the company will request a six-month extension on the initial construction. The request was said to be a precautionary measure. Read More»

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan died Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Huckaby Richardson of Newnan; children: Trae Richardson and his girlfriend Whitney McBrayer; Ryan Richardson and his girlfriend Courtney Bailey; Maxie Richardson, all of Fayetteville; stepchildren: Benjamin Huckaby and Nicki Huckaby both of Newnan; parents, David and Ann (Hayes) Richardson of Fayetteville; brother, James Richardson of Griffin; grandparents, Royce and Martha Richardson of Fayetteville, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Read More»