Coweta County

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»

Coweta assessment targets healthcare, other industries

It was a way to provide a look at the way Coweta County might approach future economic growth. Released Jan. 28, the Community Assessment prepared by Herron Consulting for the Coweta County Development Authority and Georgia Power Community and Economic Development recommended that the county retain and target industries providing healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, data management and technical consulting services and warehousing and distribution. Read More»

Coweta Pre-K lottery registration March 7-18

Parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System Pre-Kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school between Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 18.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the 2011-12 school year. Pre-K application ends at noon on Friday, March 18, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 18. Read More»

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