Coweta County

Senoia hears proposal for elderly care facility

The Senoia City Council April 4 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of a rezoning proposal that could lead to the construction of a facility to serve a portion of the city’s elderly population. The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment).

If approved by the council it will lead to the construction of the facility by Tranquil Village, LLC on the Coweta Street property recently surplused by the city. Read More»

Traffic alert: lane shift at Hwy. 74S widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 74 south, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. Traffic on SR 74 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes, from Padgett Road to just south of the Flat Creek Bridge. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change. Read More»

Giving thanks at Chris Landreau fund-raiser

Giving thanks at Chris Landreau fund-raiser

Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau speaks to the large group of participants attending a bike ride fundraiser in his honor held March 26 in Newnan. The ride began at Hooter’s where the parking lot Saturday morning was packed with riders from Coweta, Fayette and counties across west and southwest metro Atlanta. Landreau has been diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tree Man at the Art of Green

Tree Man at the Art of Green

Tree (Man) in the road — No, it’s not an Ent from Lord of the Rings. It’s “Tree Man” Todd Key, the Buford resident who attended the annual Art of Green event in Senoia last weekend. The Art of Green always brings a host of creative arts works from a variety of local artists to Senoia each year. This year they were joined by Key’s version of “walking art.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Census shows Coweta, Newnan, Senoia with major growth

It took a while but the final local breakdown is in from the U.S. Census Bureau. Those numbers show a 42.71 percent increase in Coweta County’s 2010 population. The census findings also show all the county’s municipalities with greater numbers, such as Newnan with a 103 percent increase and Senoia with a 90 percent increase.

Coweta County’s population was listed at 127,317. That number represents an increase of 42.71 percent over the 89,215 residents counted in 2000. Read More»

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

Ancient Jerusalem came to life last weekend at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. The mass of visitors watched pottery-making, tried their hand at writing Hebrew and participated in the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms

Fischer Crossings back on Coweta Commission agenda

Fischer Crossings is back on the agenda at the Coweta County Commission. A public hearing scheduled for April 5 may or may not lead to a resolution of the issue related to the placement of a Kohl’s department store, other retailers and ball fields on the portion of the Fischer Crossings commercial development located on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County. Read More»

Charter academy set to expand enrollment

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia will begin taking applications for enrollment in mid-April for the upcoming school year. The 2011-2012 school year will see the school expand, offering classes for grades K-7.

The school this year has classes for grades K-3. Principal Terry Stollar said the addition of new classes up through grade 7 next year will accommodate up to 710 students. Plans for next school year include five kindergarten classes, four classes each for grades 1-6 and two classes for grade 7 students, Stollar said. Read More»

7th Annual Race for Riley coming April 30

It’s almost time for what has become a local health and family-oriented fundraising tradition. The 7th Annual Race for Riley fundraiser to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville will be held on April 30 at its new location in the Serenbe community in City of Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

Senoia considers charter school annexation

The Senoia City Council last week heard the first reading of an annexation and rezoning proposal for the Peachtree Baptist Church property on Ga. Highway 16, home of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. The second reading and potential approval will come at the April 4 meeting.

The annexation and rezoning request last week came on the heels of the council’s vote earlier this year to accept the application and the project’s subsequent support by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»