Coweta County

Baptism, Bing Rupert Ellis

Shown are L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Bing Rupert Ellis, son of Philip Andrew Ellis and Lei Collins Ellis of Newnan, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on May 1, 2011, during the 8:30 a.m. service at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The sacrament was administered by Bishop David Epps, rector of Christ the King, with Deacon James Gardner assisting. Shown are, L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Senoia approves elder care facility

The Tranquil Village residential development for some of Senoia’s older citizens is a go. The City Council at the May 2 meeting heard the second reading on the proposal and voted unanimously to approve the project.

The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment). Read More»

Food, items needed for Spalding Co. tornado victims

A donation center has been opened to assist victims from the tornados that hit Spalding County last week.

Donation center open in Griffin

A call has been put out for nonperishable food and other goods needed to help victims of last week’s tornados in Spalding County, where 341 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed.

Donations will be received at 819 Memorial Drive in Griffin, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Read More»

Mercer to offer PMBA in Newnan

Coweta County will soon have another educational opportunity for area residents. This time it will be Mercer University’s Professional Masters of Business Administration (PMBA), with classes to be held at the Coweta County Central Education Center in Newnan beginning in September. The announcement of Mercer’s new offering was made recently to the Coweta County Development Authority by university senior vice president Dr. Penny Elkins. Read More»

Coweta approves new traffic signal for Thomas Crossroads

There will soon be an alteration to the traffic flow along Ga. Highway 34 on the east of its intersection with Ga. Highway 154 at Thomas Crossroads. The Coweta County Commission April 19 approved the installation of a new traffic signal to be paid for by area property owners.

The traffic signal was being proposed at the existing median cut on Hwy. 34 a short distance to the east of the Hwy. 34/154 intersection near the east side of the Kroger shopping center. The new signal will be approximately 800 feet east of the intersection. Read More»

Senoia library site work approved

It did not take long for construction activities at the site of Senoia’s new library to get under way. Trees are coming down at the new facility at Merrimac Lakes Park and the City Council on May 2 unanimously approved the $80,000 contract bid by Newnan-based Headley Construction for the library’s landscaping and the parking lot.

City Administrator Richard Ferry at the meeting said the project is part of and contiguous to the 1.04-acre area where the 6,563 square-foot library is to be constructed. The library is being constructed under a separate contract, Ferry said. Read More»

Senoia bike ride tour May 14

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring two bike riding tours of Senoia on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. These updated, fun and easy tours are for riders of all ages and abilities and are a fund raiser for the Society. Proceeds will be used to preserve and display artifacts for the museum. These are great rides for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, or who just want some Saturday fun. Read More»

Coweta Public Safety Day features low-cost rabies shots

Low cost rabies shots and micro-chipping of cats and dogs will be offered by Coweta County Animal Control at the Public Safety Day event on Saturday, May 7. Public Safety Day will be at the Coweta County Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road in Newnan. 

The event will also feature animals available for adoption. The rabies clinic will be from 10 a.m. until noon while the micro-chipping and adoptions will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Coweta County Animal Control only accepts cash and prices are as follows:

-Rabies shot: $9

-Micro-chipping: $25

-Feline adoption: $70 Read More»

Thanks for WWII Heritage days

On behalf of the history teachers of the Coweta-Fayette County area, we are most thankful to the men and women of the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force for hosting WW II Heritage Days at Falcon Field.

The planes, vehicles, WW II re-enactors, displays, and the entire atmosphere was a fantastic hands-on history experience that goes far beyond what a student would ever encounter in a classroom.

Above and beyond that were the WW II veterans that were able to share first-hand experiences with the public. I particularly enjoyed speaking with Mr. Ron Mooney, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Read More»

‘How Great Is Our God” cantata is May 14, 15 in Sharpsburg, Newnan

Sharpsburg Baptist Church, in conjunction with Northside Baptist Church of Newnan, will host the presentation of the musical, “How Great Is Our God,” to be presented at Sharpsburg Baptist on May 14 at 6 p.m. and at Northside Baptist on May 15 at 6 p.m.. Read More»