Coweta County

Senoia DDA ready to renovate old police buildings

Senoia DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman announces Tuesday that the organization is ready to begin renovating the old police department buildings on Main Street.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chairman Suzanne Helfman told the City Council Monday night that the organization has closed on the old police department buildings on Main Street and is quickly proceeding with plans to renovate them. One of the buildings will house the city’s Welcome Center while the other will be leased.

DDA agreed in September to purchase the circa 1912 buildings for $27,000 and the City Council accepted the offer on a 4-1 vote. Per the agreement, DDA said it would be responsible for the rehab work that would be needed. Read More»

Senoia to consider adopting county animal ordinance

After lengthy discussions during the past two meetings the Senoia City Council on Monday voted unanimously to begin the process of scheduling public hearings that could lead to the adoption of Coweta County’s Animal Control Ordinance.

The discussion on animal control began Jan. 2 during a discussion of the city’s current ordinance and what constituted a dog kennel. But the discussion quickly led to the idea of comparing the city and county ordinance and determining which would best suit the needs of Senoia’s citizens. Read More»

Five Coweta schools receive state honors

Five of Coweta County’s elementary, middle and high schools were recognized earlier this month for achievements during the 2009-2010 school year. The honors came by way of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said Evans Middle School, Western Elementary School, Northgate High School, Brooks Elementary School and Arbor Springs Elementary School were all recognized by the Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Dept. of Education for improvement and achievement during the 2009-2010 school year. Read More»

Metta Quintet coming to The Centre Feb. 8

Metta Quintet, the resident ensemble of New York City-based non-profit JazzReach will perform at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

Mike Speck Trio to appear in Newnan

Two local Newnan churches, Westside Baptist Church and New Lebanon Baptist Church, will host the Mike Speck Trio when it comes to Newnan Sunday, Jan. 23.

Westside Baptist Church will host the singing group for the 11 a.m. morning worship hour. New Lebanon Baptist Church will host the group at the 6 p.m. evening service. Read More»

Puckett-Gareau - engagement

Jennifer Paige Puckett engaged to Martin Patrick Gareau

Rick Puckett of Douglasville and Mrs. Cindy Farr of Newnan announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Paige Puckett, to Martin Patrick Gareau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gareau of Cleveland, Ohio.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Hettie Ratliff of Union City and Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Puckett of Douglasville. She is a graduate of Fayette County High School and the University of Georgia.

The future groom is the grandson of Ms. Olga Suponic and Ms. Betty Gareau of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of Lake Catholic High School and the University of Dayton, Ohio. Read More»

Senoia hears plan for 88-acre residential and retail annexation on Hwy. 16

A proposal for the annexation of 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 adjacent to Senoia’s west side has been sent to the Senoia Planning Commission for further study. The proposal calls for office/commercial and residential development on the north and south sides of the highway.

The annexation and conceptual land use proposal for the mixed-use Village West development was submitted by developer David Lindsey. Read More»

Winter storm shuts Coweta down for nearly a week

It was neighbors helping neighbors on Breckenridge Drive in the Bedford Forest subdivision off Ga. Highway 154. Jeremy Carlisle (left) and Blake Adams operated the blowers while Carol Adams (red jacket) works with youngsters Jilleyn (in pink) and Jensyn to help clear her driveway. Their work Tuesday afternoon came in the wake of the winter storm that began Sunday and closed schools and most businesses in Coweta County and metro Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday.

What a week. What started last Sunday with warnings from the National Weather Service turned out to be exactly what was forecast: a major winter storm that essentially paralyzed Coweta County and all of north Georgia for much of the week. Today things are getting back to normal, except for last night’s low that hovered around the single digits. Read More»

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Scott Tigchelaar at the Senoia City Council meeting last week presented a framed magazine cover, letters and photos as a token of gratitude from Southern Living Magazine to the council and Downtown Development Authority in appreciation for their support of the magazine’s 2010 Idea House. “It was an overwhelming success,” said Tigchelaar, adding that the collaboration was unlike anything the magazine had ever experienced. Pictured from left are Tigchelaar, Councilman and DDA member Maurice Glover, Councilman Bobby Graham, Mayor Robert Belisle and Councilman Jeff Fisher.

Seabaugh offers sympathy for Giffords, others in Tucson shooting

They were shots heard across the nation. It was supposed to be a meet-and-greet for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at the Safeway grocery store at the corner of Ina Road and Oracle Road in Tucson on Jan. 8. But all that changed when 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner allegedly open fire, shooting Giffords in the head and wounding or killing 19 others. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) issued a statement of sympathy and support for those injured and killed in the rampage. Read More»

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