Coweta County

Mailbox theft suspects chased from Tyrone to Coweta

What began March 7 as a report of stealing mail in Tyrone quickly led to a pursuit by Peachtree City Police that continued into Coweta County where Coweta deputies clocked the vehicle at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The vehicle was disabled by Coweta deputies on Interstate 85 and the two Atlanta residents in the vehicle were taken to the Fayette County Jail.

Shawntay S. Simmons, 26, was charged with financial identity fraud, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, speeding and obedience to a traffic control device, according to Fayette County Jail records. Read More»

Busted tail light leads to Senoia burglary arrest

A 35-year-old Juliette man was arrested March 3 on charges stemming from a Dec. 23 burglary and a July 26 attempted burglary at the Senoia Drug Company on Ga. Highway 16.

Rico Ussery was charged with burglary and attempted burglary, according to Senoia Investigator Jason Ercole.

Arrests warrants for burglary and attempted burglary have also been issued for 22-year-old North Carolina resident Denzel Kewon Poole, though Poole has yet to be taken into custody, Ercole said. Read More»

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

The Coweta County Commission received one of the 2013 Prosperity Awards presented on March 5 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The award was given for “positive actions” of the Board of Commissioners in the areas such as impact fee elimination, industrial development and transportation planning. Chairman Blackburn (center) is seen with Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby (left) and 2013 Chamber Board Chair Dean Jackson. Photo/Special.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ rides into town

"Driving Miss Daisy” will be performed by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre  March 14 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. 2014 is the Centre’s 10th anniversary season. Photo/Special.

After opening the 2014 season with a return of the “Masters of Motown” in January and Shakespeare’s “MacBeth,” in February, the Centre in Newnan continues with several other performances this season.

The beloved “Driving Miss Daisy”comes to the Centre next Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan celebrates its 10th anniversary year with several community performances in the coming months, including a familiar Southern tale next week. Read More»

3 Coweta BoE seats to be contested

Qualifying for Coweta County’s May 20 primaries and the Nov. 4 general election ended at noon Friday. The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education, the District 132 seat in the Ga. House and the District 28 seat held by state Sen. Mike Crane.

The Coweta County Board of Education has four seats up for election, with three of those contested.

District 1 school board member Amy Dees will face former educator Monica Terrell.

District 3 school board member Harry Mullins will square off against videographer Jane Horne. Read More»

Coweta's shining STARs

Coweta's shining STARs

East Coweta High School student Yehong Zhu was named Coweta County’s 2014 STAR student on Feb. 28 at the annual STAR Student and Teacher luncheon hosted by the Newnan Rotary Club. Zhu, at center, stands with East Coweta Principal Evan Horton and her chosen STAR teacher Paula Corley. Corley teaches REACH (gifted) classes at White Oak Elementary School, and was Zhu’s fifth grade teacher. Zhu plans to study government at Harvard University after she graduates from East Coweta this spring. Photo/Special.

Year-round haunted house gets Coweta nod

The Coweta County Commission by a 4-1 vote on March 4 approved a request by the “13 Stories” haunted house venue off Ga. Highway 16 that provides for year-round operation and removes an earlier requirement that an off-duty sheriff’s deputy be positioned in the nearby residential area to screen traffic approaching the business. Read More»

Charles Mulvenna of Newnan

Charles Mulvenna

Mr. Charles Mulvenna of Newnan, Ga., returned to the Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia complicated by Parkinson's disease. He was 82.

Charles was born in Kearny N.J. to Charles A. Mulvenna and Alice Wallace. The family returned to their native land of Scotland where they resided until 1949 when Charles and his sister came back to the United States. They were later joined by their three brothers and parents. Read More»

Recent seminary grads

Shown, front row (L-R), Bishop David Epps, Dr. Andy Ellis, Paul Dickinson, Dr. Robert Wills. Second row (L-R) assisting clergy: Dr. James Taylor, Peachtree City; the Rev. Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; Father Jason Epps, Dean of the Cathedral, Senoia; and the Rev. Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan. Photo/Special.

Two men at the Cathedral of Christ the King were recently graduated from two different seminaries. Dr. Andy Ellis of Tyrone received the master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia / London, while Paul Dickinson of Sharpsburg received the master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary in San Clemente, Calif. The men were recognized in services at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

Dolores Cason Grimes, 83, of Sharpsburg

Dolores Cason Grimes, 83, of Sharpsburg, passed away February 26, 2014.

She graduated from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C. and was a retired math teacher from Haralson County School System. She was a member of Peachtree City First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons Kevin and his wife, Jill Grimes of Sharpsburg and Brian Grimes of Douglasville; grandchildren Tiffany and Ashley Grimes of Sharpsburg; sister Charlene and her husband Donald Smith of Tallapoosa; brother Lindy and his wife Betty Cason of Dallas, Ga. and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

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