Coweta County

PTC, F’ville, Senoia plan Memorial Day ceremonies

Gravestone of WWII veteran in the Fayetteville City Cemetery. Photo/Post 105, American Legion.

Several local ceremonies will commemorate Memorial Day next Monday, May 30.

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion will be hosting a county-wide Memorial Day Ceremony again this year to honor America’s military heroes. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and end promptly at noon.

The traditional graveyard ceremony will be held at the historic Fayetteville City Cemetery amongst the flag decorated graves of the veterans buried there. Read More»

Sharpsburg Baptist will offer ‘Backyard Bible Clubs’

Sharpsburg Baptist Church in Coweta County has announced a brand new youth program called “The Great Backyard Bible Clubs” scheduled for Fridays June 10, June 17, July 8 and July 15 held from 10 a.m. until noon at the A&O BridgesRecreation Center in downtown Sharpsburg.

All children from ages first grade through fifth grade are invited.

Included in this fun program are food, fun, fellowship, games, music, crafts, and Bible stories — all free of charge. All children in the area are invited.

For additional questions call 770-251-6963 or email sharpsburgbc@yahoo.com. Read More»

Loren-Partin engagement

Kelly Diane Loren engaged to Tyler Franklin Partin

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Loren of Senoia announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Diane Loren, to Tyler Franklin Partin, son of Tim Partin of Birmingham, Ala. and Mrs. Sue Stinson, also of Birmingham. Read More»

Hancock-Smits engagement

Anne Hancock engaged to Mark Douglas Smits II

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hancock of Athens announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Hancock, to Mark Douglas Smits II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smits of Senoia. Read More»

Senoia does its part for Special Olympics Torch Run

Senoia does its part for Special Olympics Torch Run

Local law enforcement, city officials and elected citizens from Senoia joined law enforcement officers from across south metro Atlanta May 18 for the torch run in preparation for the Special Olympics State Summer Games at Emory University. Leading the pack with torch in hand is 15-year-old East Coweta High School freshman and state Special Olympics Aquatics Team member Tana Bush, followed by students from East Coweta Middle School and East Coweta High School along with host of others that included Senoia Police Chief Jason Edens, City Administrator Richard Ferry and Councilman Maurice Grover. Read More»

Newnan man pleads guilty in prescription drug ring

Newnan resident Terry Randy Wallace pleaded guilty in federal court May 11 to conspiring with nearly a dozen others to possess and distribute the prescription drug oxycodone. The case is related to another involving 27 year-old Marietta resident Kristen Noelle Goduto and an alleged drug ring, the Goduto organization, that forged prescriptions for oxycodone and sold the drug across north Georgia from Blue Ridge to McDonough. Read More»

Charter schools dealt Supreme blow

Coweta charter school rally at Capitol — Six-year-old Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia student Dante Robinson (right) and his little brother Donovan joined their parents Sue and Nacoma, other Senoia families and those attending charter schools across Georgia for a rally at the Capitol May 17 in response to the 4-3 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court that holds the 2008 law that created the charter schools to be unconstitutional. Photo/Special.

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled on charter schools, handing proponents of the initiative a 4-3 defeat May 16 on the state’s 2008 move that created a number of new charter schools, including the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County. Affected public school systems support the move while charter advocates said the decision is a step backward for Georgia. Voicing their disagreement, Coweta parents and students joined others at a Capitol rally after the announcement to protest the decision and the Georgia Senate has formed a subcommittee to combat the judicial decision. Read More»

East Coweta Middle wants Senoia sewer hook-up

The Senoia City Council at its May 16 meeting agreed to explore a request that could result in having East Coweta Middle School connected to the city’s sewer system.

City Administrator Richard Ferry in addressing the request from the Coweta County School System noted an April 28 letter asking that the middle school on Ga. Highway 16 west of the city be connected to the sewer system. Ferry said he is not yet certain of the sewer capacity generated by the middle school, but would obtain that information to present to the council. Read More»

County approves plan for east Coweta church

Members of the Newnan Korean Methodist Church May 17 were granted an amendment to a 2010 conditional use permit by the Coweta County Commission that will increase the size of the church’s sanctuary. The church will be located on Lora Smith Road off Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta. Read More»

Coweta approves school expansion

A proposal by The Heritage School in northeast Coweta County to add a 5,400 square-foot classroom building was approved by the Coweta County Commission at the May 17 meeting.

County Zoning Administrator Angela White told commissioners the school had requested an amendment to its conditional use permit to expand the campus with an additional 5,400 square-foot building for use as high school classrooms. The request is in addition to the previous 6,000 square-foot addition approved in 2007, White added. Read More»

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