Coweta County

Crowds bundle up for Newnan Christmas parade

Crowds bundle up for Newnan Christmas parade

The frigid weather in Newnan last Sunday could not quell the excitement at the city’s annual Christmas parade. The parade attracted 70 entries and enormous crowds that lined Jackson and LaGrange streets. Whether floats signifying the Nativity or a Christmas tree loaded with ornaments or marching bands and organizations wanting to participate, all were present for the parade that began downtown and proceeded along a frozen parade route to Newnan High School. Photo/Ben Nelms

Senoia council adopts $2.1 million budget for 2011

The Senoia City Council at its Dec. 6 meeting unanimously approved the city’s $2.1 million General Fund budget that will take effect in January. The budget was essentially flat, with an expected increase in revenues for 2011 totaling $24,600 over 2010. Read More»

A/V upgrades for future Senoia council meetings

One of the ideas associated with the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Howard Road was the ability to hold city council meetings and public meetings at that location in what is obviously a much larger meeting room. The council Monday night approved the purchase of $6,900 in audio and video equipment needed to accommodate the need and accomplish that purpose. Read More»

Waiting for Santa in Senoia

Waiting for Santa in Senoia

The annual Light Up Senoia parade was a hit again this year. Large crowds lined Main Street just before dark on Dec. 4 to watch nearly 50 entries in one of the city’s popular annual events. And there were plenty holiday activities for the whole family before and after the parade.

10 Coweta teachers receive “Bright Ideas” grants

It was a different kind of show-and-tell recently in the classrooms of 10 Coweta County school teachers when representatives from Coweta-Fayette EMC Operation Round Up surprised the teachers with gift baskets, balloons and “Bright Ideas” grant awards ranging from $1,136 to $1,500. Teachers with the Coweta County School System received 10 of the 24 grants awarded in Coweta-Fayette EMC’s eight county service area.

The Operation Round Up representatives presenting the awards included Bright Ideas grant judges, Coweta-Fayette EMC employees and a program board member. Read More»

Retired teacher busted for 25 lbs. of pot, $30K in cash

Maj. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office examines 25 pounds of marijuana found in the truck belonging to retired Coweta and Fayette school teacher Craig Humphrey. Deputies during the Dec. 2 traffic stop also seized $30,000 in cash

A retired school teacher who taught previously in Coweta and Fayette counties was busted Dec. 2 when a Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop found Craig Blount Humphrey in possession of 25 pounds of “high grade” marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-six year-old Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, was pulled over Friday night on Freestone Drive off Ga. Highway 154 after a deputy followed him from the area of Ga. highways 34 and 54 in east Coweta after observing his truck weaving in the roadway, according to Maj. James Yarbrough. Read More»

Norman S. “Norm” Davis, 81, of Senoia

Norman S. “Norm” Davis, 81, of Senoia, GA died December 5, 2010.

Norm was born in Waukegan, IN to Silas Edward Davis & Lucille Van Treeck Davis. He was a college graduate and served his country in the Armed Forces during World War II. Mr. Davis was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents Silas & Lucy Davis; brother William Davis; sister Dorothy Clark & daughter-in-law Janie Davis. Read More»

Mr. Dennis Keith Webber of Senoia

Mr. Dennis Keith Webber of Senoia died Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father William David Webber. Read More»

U.S. Attorney investigates possible tainting of Judge Camp’s cases

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates announced Dec. 2 that her office is continuing to investigate the outcomes of cases administered by discredited U.S. Senior District Judge Jack Camp and whether the sentences he imposed between May and September might have been affected by his admitted drug use or any racial bias. Yates said her office would not object to requests for re-sentencing for cases in which Camp presided during the May-September time frame during which he was using drugs and engaged in a relationship with an Atlanta stripper. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan asks if hospital's name should change

Work at the eight-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road near I-85 continues. Expected to open in early 2012, CEO Michael Bass is asking for community input on whether the replacement hospital should retain the same name or be given a new one. A survey on that question can be found through Dec. 8 at www.piedmontnewnan.org. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Those traveling along Poplar Road at I-85 cannot miss the eight-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital now under construction and expected to open in early 2012. But should the new replacement hospital carry that name or should the name be changed? That is what hospital CEO Michael Bass wants to know and he is asking the community for input. Read More»

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