Coweta County

Hailstorm ices back deck in Senoia Saturday afternoon

Hailstorm ices back deck in Senoia Saturday afternoon

Tornado warning sirens sounded during a passage of severe weather through Senoia, Brooks and Peachtree City Saturday afternoon. No significant damage was reported, although there were several reports of hail up to the size of a quarter in the area. The hail pictured was photographed on the back deck of Heather Ward, The Citizen's production supervisor who lives in Senoia. Photo/Scott Ward.

Decentralized sewer explained at Sharpsburg annexation hearing

Decentralized sewer explained at Sharpsburg annexation hearing

Newnan Utilities General Manager Dennis McEntire explains the specifics of the decentralized sewer system for the 109-acre Oakhall Village commercial/residential development southwest of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54 to area residents attending a March 21 public hearing on the development. The Sharpsburg Town Council approved the annexation later that evening. Photo/Ben Nelms

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Sharpsburg approves Oakhall Village annexation

Unanimously approved for annexation Monday night by the Sharpsburg Town Council, the 109-acre Oakhall Village commercial/residential development will be located southwest of the intersection of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54. The development will include 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units.

It was about the biggest thing to hit Sharpsburg, ever. The Sharpsburg Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve annexation and rezoning requests for a Planned Community Development (PCD) of more than 109 acres that would lead to 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units just southwest of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54. Read More»

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

Willis Road Elementary on Tuesday celebrated its first annual “Fine Arts Night.”  Artwork from all students was displayed throughout the building. The Willis Road Chorus, featuring 75 students from grades 4 and 5, presented a program of music. Selected 5th grade students also performed scenes from several musicals, including “Willy Wonka,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I,” and “Once Upon A Mattress.” The event also included a silent auction and coffee bar. Proceeds from the event will go to the school’s art department. Photo/Ben Nelms

Equine equipment, other items stolen from therapy program

The Fruition Farm therapeutic riding program on Gullat Road near Tyrone and Coweta County was the site of two thefts in the past week. Thieves got away with more than $21,000 in riding equipment along with satellite radio and GPS equipment. Two arrests were made in the area for probation violations though they are not thought to be connected to the thefts. Read More»

Georgia Cup bike race coming to Senoia April 16

The Senoia City Council Monday night gave approval for the Georgia Cup Bike Race to be held in downtown Senoia on April 16. The race is a part of the Georgia Cup organization that includes bike races, running and triathlon series. Read More»

Senoia approves additional funds for library project

The Senoia City Council Monday night unanimously agreed to approve $59,000 in changes to the Senoia Library project. At more than 6,500 square feet, the new library to be located adjacent to Marimac Lake on Pylant Street could soon see final project approval by the Coweta County Library Board. Read More»

Residents called to contribute to American Cancer Society’s historic cancer research

Residents of Fayette and Coweta counties have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

There will be three locations for Fayette County residents to enroll in CPS3: Read More»

West Ga. Tech to build Coweta campus

Graphic depiction of proposed campus.

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is on track to have a much larger presence in Coweta County and the surrounding areas.

The college last week received approval from the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request that will lead to the April groundbreaking for 83,500 square feet of classroom space and the eventual construction of a 200,000-square-foot campus near Turkey Creek Road and I-85.

Though its service area is in Coweta and other west Georgia counties, the current WGTC campus in Newnan also has students from Fayette County. Read More»

Fund-raisers this week for firefighter Chris Landreau, ill with cancer

Chris Landreau.

It’s a way of saying thank you and lending a helping hand. There will be a motorcycle ride fundraiser for 26-year-old Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau on Mar. 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More»