Coweta County

Senoia police seek theft suspect

Recognize this man? If you do, contact Senoia detective Jason Ercole at 770-599-3256. This man is wanted in connection to an April 10 theft at a convenience store in Senoia. Photo/Special.

Senoia police investigators are searching for a man who robbed the Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store of more than $500 on April 10.

Senoia Det. Jason Ercole said the man entered Crooks’ Hit n Run convenience store at Ga. Highway 16 and Broad Street at approximately 5:45p.m. on April 10.

The thief made his way to the back room while the store clerk was distracted, Ercole said.

Ercole said the man removed approximately $545 from the store’s safe after locating the keys in the back room area. Read More»

Senoia prepares to spruce up median

A Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) design concept to put a new face on the median in the downtown area was reviewed and approved April 7 by the City Council.

City Manager Richard Ferry in introducing the proposal said the idea of making changes to the median on Main Street was first discussed two years earlier.

“The DDA was able to close the design phase and hand the project over to the city for completion,” Ferry told council members. Read More»

Ga. college savings plan offers newborn sweepstakes prize

As tax season once again comes to a close, Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan officially kicked-off its annual statewide Newborn Sweepstakes, where one baby born in Georgia this year will receive $5,529 toward his/her college savings. The hospital where the baby is born will also receive $1,529. Read More»

It’s Easter! Local churches prepare for Holy Day

It’s Easter! Local churches prepare for Holy Day
The southside Christian religious community is busy observing Holy Week activities this week as the Lenten season winds down to the joyous celebration of Easter this Sunday.

Helping out for the holiday

Helping out for the holiday

This marks the fifth year the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club has provided Easter baskets to members of the community. The club recent presented the baskets to the nonprofit Family Patterns Matter organization. The baskets will be distributed to grandparents raising small children. Pictured are, from left, club president Ginger Jackson Queener, 5-year-old Ashlyn Cox, club member Jim Cox and Family Patterns Matter CEO Linda Kirkpatrick. Photo/Ben Nelms.

All's well, after a porch collapses

A man working at a north Coweta County residence had a close call on April 8 when the back porch of the home gave way and he fell 20 feet into an old well under the porch. Firefighters responding to the scene set up a tripod to free the man.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the man, identified by news reports as Roger Howard, was working on the back porch of the Doc Perry Road residence in north Coweta when the floor gave way, causing him to fall through the flooring and into an old 30-foot well. Read More»

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

The Senoia-based nonprofit Backpack Buddies organization got some help recently from SouthCrest Church, Orchard Hills Baptist, Crossroads Church, First Baptist Newnan, Senoia Vineyard Church, Legacy Christian Church and Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club packing food items for needy school children and delivering them in time for spring break when school is not in session. For more information visit www.backpackbuddiesga.org Photo/Special.

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Members of the Coweta County 911 dispatcher team attended the April 1 meeting of the Coweta County Commission to be recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Pictured in front from left are Chana Harris, Kayla Markward and Arlene Whisenhunt; back row, from left, Joshua Richmond, Clarissa Hutson, Holly Smith and Commissioner Rodney Brooks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta teacher makes Top 10

Dr. Lyn Schenbeck, of the Central Educational Center, has been named as one of ten finalists for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck (center) works with students in her CEC music class, including, from left to right, students Marshall Sturm, Jacey Forte, Shania Wisecup and (at the piano) Rebekah Gilmore. Photo/Special.

Central Educational Center Director of Arts Dr. Lyn Schenbeck has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck was Coweta County’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

The announcement of the 10 finalists was made by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge on April 7. The finalists were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants from across the state who had received the top honor from their respective school districts. Read More»

Coweta school wins state award

Coweta County’s Moreland Elementary School is one of four Georgia schools selected as winners of the Georgia Department of Education’s 2014 Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.

“The schools that won this award understand the importance of what welcoming environments bring to student success,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “They are models for the entire state when it comes to engaging families and making parents feel welcome from the moment that they walk in the door. I offer my congratulations and thanks to all of the winners and finalists.” Read More»

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