Coweta County

Coweta BoE approves $2 million in new buses

More buses for Coweta County schools were approved last week by the Coweta County Board of Education. That approval will add another 23 buses at a cost of $1.9 million.

Associate Superintendent Jerry Davis in recommending the purchase noted that of the $1,920,443 price tag for the 23 buses, a total of approximately $610,000 will be reimbursed by the state. Read More»

Senoia Optimist Club hosts barbecue on March 19

The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth”, will host its spring barbecue on Saturday, March 19 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia.  The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg's Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. 
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Greyhounds run for the rescue in Chatt Hills

Ordinarily the four-legged athletes competing on the fields of the Bouckaert Farm are sport horses, but two weekends a year those athletes are of the canine variety – swift sighthounds like Greyhounds, Whippets and Scottish Deerhounds chasing a fast moving lure that simulates the action of a hare on the run. The sport is called “lure coursing” and is an adaptation of the ancient sport of coursing, in which two Greyhounds chase a hare in a contest between the dogs themselves and the hare. Read More»

New Chatt Hills Charter School hires principal

The board of directors of the new Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (CHCS) announced this week that New Orleans educator Duke J. Bradley, III has been hired as the school’s principal. The regional charter school will open its doors for the first time in August and will serve three cities in south Fulton County Fulton and the unincorporatd areas of Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Douglas and Carroll counties. Read More»

20-minute focus period coming to Fayette high schools in Aug.

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to expand the 20-minute instructional focus period to the county’s three remaining high schools beginning in August.

The move follows that of Sandy Creek High School and Fayette County High School where the 20-minute period had been previously added. School staff, students and principals recently advocated for including the 20-minute period at Whitewater, Starr’s Mill and McIntosh high schools. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents 'Cinderella'

You know what they say, if the shoe fits...you get to marry the prince.

Newnan Community Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Thursdays-Sundays, Mar. 17-27. Read More»

Service of Remembrance set for Thursday

The springtime Service of Remembrance sponsored by Healthfield Hospice will be held on March 17, at 6 p.m. in St. Paul Episcopal Church, 576 Roscoe Road (Highway 70) in Newnan.

The Church is located less than one mile from the Bypass West intersection with Highway 70.

Families whose loved ones have completed their earthly journey during the past year are invited to share in this special time of remembrance. The service includes music and a special time for each person who is being remembered.

A reception for family members follows the service. Read More»

Coweta supports Senoia annexation of 88-acre commercial and residential development

The Coweta County Commission last week voted to support annexation requests from Senoia for an 88-acre commercial and residential development along Ga. Highway 16 and for Peachtree Baptist Church, home of the Coweta Charter Academy, also on Hwy. 16. The Senoia City Council had previously agreed to both annexations.

The proposed 88-acre Village West commercial and residential development is situated along the north and south sides of Ga. Highway 16 adjacent to Senoia’s west side. Read More»

Sharpsburg man wins $50K with free lottery ticket

A Sharpsburg man who works at a Peachtree City manufacturing plant has won $50,000 thanks to a free Fantasy 5 ticket. Timothy Beckham, 43, won the prize by matching all five winning numbers in the March 9 drawing.

“The funny thing is I won it off of a free ticket from last week,” Beckham said. “That’s pretty neat.”

Beckham won the free ticket by matching two of five numbers in a previous Fantasy 5 drawing. He was at work when he called the Georgia Lottery hot line and discovered his big win. Read More»

House passes PTC Rep. Ramsey’s insurance market bill

A bill designed to improve competitiveness in the health insurance market has been approved by the Georgia House of Representatives.

The bill would allow insurance companies licensed in Georgia to sell accident and health insurance policies that are approved for sale in other states.

The legislation is sponsored by Peachtree City Republican Matt Ramsey. Read More»

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