Coweta County

Senoia library site work approved

It did not take long for construction activities at the site of Senoia’s new library to get under way. Trees are coming down at the new facility at Merrimac Lakes Park and the City Council on May 2 unanimously approved the $80,000 contract bid by Newnan-based Headley Construction for the library’s landscaping and the parking lot.

City Administrator Richard Ferry at the meeting said the project is part of and contiguous to the 1.04-acre area where the 6,563 square-foot library is to be constructed. The library is being constructed under a separate contract, Ferry said. Read More»

Senoia bike ride tour May 14

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring two bike riding tours of Senoia on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. These updated, fun and easy tours are for riders of all ages and abilities and are a fund raiser for the Society. Proceeds will be used to preserve and display artifacts for the museum. These are great rides for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, or who just want some Saturday fun. Read More»

Coweta Public Safety Day features low-cost rabies shots

Low cost rabies shots and micro-chipping of cats and dogs will be offered by Coweta County Animal Control at the Public Safety Day event on Saturday, May 7. Public Safety Day will be at the Coweta County Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road in Newnan. 

The event will also feature animals available for adoption. The rabies clinic will be from 10 a.m. until noon while the micro-chipping and adoptions will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Coweta County Animal Control only accepts cash and prices are as follows:

-Rabies shot: $9

-Micro-chipping: $25

-Feline adoption: $70 Read More»

Thanks for WWII Heritage days

On behalf of the history teachers of the Coweta-Fayette County area, we are most thankful to the men and women of the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force for hosting WW II Heritage Days at Falcon Field.

The planes, vehicles, WW II re-enactors, displays, and the entire atmosphere was a fantastic hands-on history experience that goes far beyond what a student would ever encounter in a classroom.

Above and beyond that were the WW II veterans that were able to share first-hand experiences with the public. I particularly enjoyed speaking with Mr. Ron Mooney, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Read More»

‘How Great Is Our God” cantata is May 14, 15 in Sharpsburg, Newnan

Sharpsburg Baptist Church, in conjunction with Northside Baptist Church of Newnan, will host the presentation of the musical, “How Great Is Our God,” to be presented at Sharpsburg Baptist on May 14 at 6 p.m. and at Northside Baptist on May 15 at 6 p.m.. Read More»

Stevens-Wilson engagement

Sarah Ashleigh Stevens engaged to Benn Charles Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens of Gainesville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ashleigh Stevens, to Benn Charles Wilson, son of Jimmy Wilson of Newnan and Ms. Becky Wilson of Brooks. Read More»

Sharpsburg 6th-grader wins ‘If I Were A Mayor’ essay contest

Sharpsburg 6th-grader wins ‘If I Were A Mayor’ essay contest

Sharpsburg 6th grader James Spavelko is the regional winner of the “If I were Mayor” essay contest sponsored by the Ga. Municipal Association. The award was presented at the GMA meeting held April 20. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Bo Ryles, Fayetteville Mayor and GMA President Ken Steele, James Spavelko, Kristin Spavelko, Hannah Spavelko, Sharpsburg Mayor Wendell Staley and Rick Spavelko. Photo/Special.

Jobless rate continues to fall in Newnan, Coweta

The unemployment numbers in Newnan and Coweta County continue to fall as 2011 wears on. Newnan’s jobless rate in March fell to just over 10 percent while the jobless rate in Coweta hovered just above 9 percent.

Newnan’s jobless rate dropped six-tenths of a point in March, falling to 10.2 percent from the 10.8 percent rate in February. Just a year ago the rate was 11.5 percent. The current figures released this week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor means that 1,365 people in a workforce of 13,371 are without work. Read More»

Senoia Police hold gang awareness meeting

A gang awareness meeting presented April 25 by Senoia Police was attended by area residents, city Council members and Coweta County Board of Education member Amy Dees. Investigator Alicia Batts and others provided a primer on the recognition of gang activity and the methods and distinguishing characteristics community members can look for as those activities continue to spread throughout the 28-county metro Atlanta area. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Senoia Police it is a matter of citizens being aware of their surroundings and mindful that new forms of crime can enter a community as metro Atlanta continues its spread across the 28-county area of north Georgia. To that end, Investigator Alicia Batts on April 25 presented a gang awareness meeting for city residents designed to heighten that awareness. Read More»

East Coweta’s Levi Young named Coweta Teacher of Year

East Coweta High School AP European History teacher Levi Young was named as Coweta County Schools’ 2011 Teacher of the Year April 26. Young (L) is presented with a silver tray from the Newnan Pilot Club by Coweta County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Winston Dowdell during the annual Teacher of the Year ceremony at the Centre for performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Dean Jackson for the Coweta School System.

East Coweta High School history teacher Levi Young was named Coweta County’s 2011 Teacher of the Year at an April 26 ceremony at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. Young was one of three finalists for the honor along with Poplar Road Elementary’s Karen Daniel and Central Educational Center’s Amanda Sexton. Read More»