Coweta County

Hwy. 34 resurfacing contract awarded

A seven-mile road resurfacing project for portions of Ga. Highway 34 in Newnan and east Coweta County was announced Monday by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT). At nearly $5 million, the project was one of 31 approved at a total cost of $57 million.

The Hwy. 34 project will extend from Jackson Street in Newnan to east of Ga. Highway 154 in the Thomas Crossroads area.

The 6.99-mile project low bid for $4,879,800 was awarded to Marietta-based C.W. Matthews Contracting Co, Inc. Read More»

Limited Coweta Pre-K applications taken through March 18

The Coweta County School System is currently taking applications for a limited number of Pre-K slots. Interested parents have until March 18 to submit applications for the Pre-K lottery that will be held later that day.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said 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. Read More»

Beach-Klein engagement

Betsy Lynn Beach engaged to David Gregory Klein

Ms. Cathy Beach of Peachtree City and W. Scott Beach of Sharpsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Betsy Lynn Beach, to David Gregory Klein, son of Judge and Mrs. Richard Klein of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The University of Georgia’s College of Education where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English education, and of Georgia Southern University’s College of Education where she earned a master’s degree in instructional technology. She is currently employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools as a technology coordinator. Read More»

Coweta ESPLOST meeting in Senoia Thursday

A public meeting on the continuation of the Coweta County School System’s 1-cent sales tax for education (ESPOLST) will be held at the Senoia Municipal Court and Police building on Howard Road on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Coweta voters will go to the polls on March 15.

Governor: cut Pre-K days, not hours

Will trim school year, teacher salaries

Instead of drastically cutting the length of day for Pre-K classes, Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to shorten the Pre-K school year instead.

The school year will be shortened from 180 to 160 days, and class sizes will be increased from 20 to 22 students, which each classroom served by a teacher and a paraprofessional, under the governor’s new proposal. Read More»

Immigration bill passes Ga. House

Officer alleges it will endanger police by encouraging 'fight or flight' response

A bill aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants from coming to Georgia passed the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday.

Bill sponsor Matt Ramsey, a Republican from Peachtree City, argued to his colleagues that the legislation “removes every single incentive that we possibly can that lures illegal aliens to come to Georgia ... the incentives that our taxpayers are footing the bill for, we can remove those as state policy makers and that’s exactly what House BIll 87 proposes to do.” Read More»

Work on Newnan cancer hospital to begin in April

This artist’s rendering shows the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital soon to be constructed in Coweta County’s Ashley Park commercial development off Ga. Highway 34 near I-85. The planned opening of the 200,000 square-foot hospital is anticipated for September 2012.

Issues relating to a delay in beginning construction of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital in Newnan have been resolved. The company earlier this week said site preparation work is expected to begin April 1 with initial construction to begin in June. The planned opening of the 200,000 square-foot hospital is anticipated for September 2012. Read More»

Playing music on the square

Playing music on the square

Spring is nearly here and the banjo and guitar picks were flying recently, along with a host of other instruments, as more than 30 area residents gave an impromptu performance at Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan.

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital to keep same name

Piedmont Newnan Hospital explored the idea of changing its name when the new eight-story replacement hospital on Poplar Road opens for business next spring. But responses from those participating in a community survey led to the decision to retain the name. 

Piedmont Healthcare Media Relations representative Jim Taylor said the community survey was initiated through an advisory council of local citizens that was formed after Piedmont Healthcare worked with the Newnan Hospital in 2006 to finalize the acquisition of the current hospital facility and the plan for a replacement facility. Read More»

Local Tea Party speaks out on transportation, immigration

Approximately 60 people attended the Feb. 22 committee meeting of Fayette County Issues Tea Party. The meeting, also attended by members of the Senoia Tea Party movement, was held at the Peachtree City Library and was geared to update the audience on the ongoing work of the organization’s various committees. Among the issues that apply to Coweta and Fayette counties were the regional 1-cent transportation sales tax referendum coming in 2012 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. Read More»