Coweta County

Don Jackson dealership coming to Coweta

The 189,000 square-foot Jackson Place commercial/office development on Ga. Highway 34 and Hollz Parkway approved Feb. 15 by the Coweta County Commission will be the home of a new location for the Don Jackson Automotive Group. The dealership will feature vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette Tea Party groups help stage anti-protest

Members of the Coweta and Fayette Tea Party groups Wednesday in Atlanta acted as an anti-protest to the group of union supporters protesting the legislatures of Wisconsin and other states and their attempts to address, and potentially end, collective bargaining by state employees. “If (a state) doesn’t have the money and is going broke they have to cut spending,” said Senoia Tea party Coordinator Joe Canin.

Members of the Coweta County and Fayette County Tea Party movement joined others Wednesday in Atlanta in a protest to show support for Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature in its move to potentially end many collective bargaining rights for state workers. The anti-protest-protest was also in response to a protest rally in the city held by supporters of the Wisconsin state workers. Read More»

Vote nears on Coweta schools E-SPLOST

Time is soon approaching for Coweta County voters to determine if the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) will be continued. If passed by voters, revenues from the March 15 referendum will fund new schools, school additions and renovations, buses, land, textbooks and technology.

The current E-SPLOST expires in June 2012. If approved by voters the continued 1-cent sales tax would be in effect until mid-2017.
The five-year E-SPLOST carries a maximum revenue of $130 million.

The stated use of the revenues received is for: Read More»

Coweta looks to expand advanced life support services

The Coweta County Fire Department at a recent work session of the Coweta County Commission asked the board to consider a plan that would provide additional Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities to county residents by adding ALS teams to three fire stations in need of additional service.

Commissioners Feb. 15 voted to proceed with the concept planning and training for the request that would lead to adding the three ALS teams. Read More»

Mrs. Geraldine W. Reese, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Geraldine W. Reese of Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, died February 19, 2011.

Geraldine was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church. Read More»

Steven Edward Williams, 48, of Sharpsburg

Steven Edward Williams, born September 27, 1962 to Gordon and Laurel Williams, in Leadville, Colorado, passed away at his home in Sharpsburg on February 15, 2011.

Steve grew up in the western slope of Colorado where he enjoyed a wide variety of outdoor activities and became an accomplished nature photographer. He graduated from Basalt High School, Colorado and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He was a state certified master plumber, active in the local church, and treasured son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Read More»

Coweta approves major commercial center, car dealership, on Hwy. 34E

The Coweta County Commission at its Feb. 15 meeting approved the rezoning of nearly 30 acres along Ga. Highway 34 just east of Hollz Parkway for nearly 190,000 square feet of commercial space expected to include a car dealership and mixed use commercial with medical and office space. The proposal passed on a 4-1 vote.

The proposal by JHP Family Investments, LLLP for the Jackson Place development included the rezoning 21.8 acres from Rural Conservation (RC) to Commercial Minor Shopping Center (C-6) and 7.6 acres from RC to Heavy Commercial District (C-8). Read More»

Coweta Solicitor: witness per diem, mileage rates unconstitutional

Coweta County commissioners at an informal Feb. 10 work session heard proposals from a number of county departments, including one from Solicitor Robert Stokely suggesting that current per diem and mileage rates paid to court witnesses are too low and unconstitutional. Pictured (from left) are county manager Theron Gay and commissioners Bob Blackburn, Al Smith, Rodney Brooks, Tim Lassetter and Paul Poole.

A request by Coweta County Solicitor Robert Stokely to members of the Coweta County Commission to increase the per diem and mileage rates paid to court witnesses went nowhere fast at the commission’s Feb. 10 work session. With little discussion by the commission, the request to increase the per diem rate paid to witnesses was not addressed, but a motion was made to raise the mileage rate to conform with current IRS rates. That motion failed on a 2-3 vote. Read More»

NASA Chief Technologist addresses Coweta schools science fair

The Coweta County Science Fair held recently at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts drew 69 entries from local schools. Local residents viewed the exhibits while students in the auditorium heard from NASA Chief Technologist and Coweta resident Dr. Robert Braun.

The Coweta County School System could not have selected a more fitting person to address the entrants in the school system’s annual Science Fair held earlier this month. Speaking to the students responsible for submitting the 69 science fair entries was NASA Chief Technologist and Coweta County resident Dr. Robert Braun. Read More»

Senoia willing to annex Coweta Charter Academy

The Senoia City Council last week voted unanimously to accept an application for the annexation of Peachtree Baptist Church on Ga. Highway 16 just west of the city, the site of the new Coweta Charter Academy. The resolution adopted by the council is being forwarded for review to the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

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