Coweta County

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital to keep same name

Piedmont Newnan Hospital explored the idea of changing its name when the new eight-story replacement hospital on Poplar Road opens for business next spring. But responses from those participating in a community survey led to the decision to retain the name. 

Piedmont Healthcare Media Relations representative Jim Taylor said the community survey was initiated through an advisory council of local citizens that was formed after Piedmont Healthcare worked with the Newnan Hospital in 2006 to finalize the acquisition of the current hospital facility and the plan for a replacement facility. Read More»

Local Tea Party speaks out on transportation, immigration

Approximately 60 people attended the Feb. 22 committee meeting of Fayette County Issues Tea Party. The meeting, also attended by members of the Senoia Tea Party movement, was held at the Peachtree City Library and was geared to update the audience on the ongoing work of the organization’s various committees. Among the issues that apply to Coweta and Fayette counties were the regional 1-cent transportation sales tax referendum coming in 2012 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. Read More»

Madras Middle’s Nancy Williams finalist for state teacher of year

Twenty-seven-year educator and Madras Middle School teacher Nancy Williams has been named one of 10 finalists for 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The winner of the competition will be announced at a statewide banquet to be held in May.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to represent the teachers of Coweta County,” said Williams. Read More»

Seabaugh bill on overpayment recovery passes Senate

The Georgia Senate this week passed Senate Bill (SB) 8 authored by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) that aims to recover overpayments made by state agencies to vendors. Read More»

Bridge replacement on Moore Road to cause detour

Work crews on Monday will begin work that will lead to the replacement of the bridge on Moore Road at White Oak Creek. A detour using Gordon Road to Martin Mill Road to Scoggin Road is being advised for the 17-month project.

The bridge replacement on Moore Road over White Oak Creek Tributary requires that the road be closed for removal and replacement of the bridge, said Coweta County spokesperson Patricia Palmer. The closure will begin March 7 and the road will be reopened by August 7, 2011.  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»

Dean L. Nilges of Sharpsburg

Mr. Dean L. Nilges of Sharpsburg passed away February 25, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Diane Nilges of Sharpsburg; daughters, Shannon Nilges of Highlands Ranch, CO; Christine Guinan of Springfield, IL; brother, Thomas Nilges of Waterloo, IL; sister, Nadine Nilges of Godfrey, IL; granddaughter, Makynna Guinan of Springfield, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Read More»

Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday for much of north and central Georgia, including Fayette and Coweta counties.

The tornado watch, issued at 1:30 p.m., also includes a wind advisory. Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon and begin decreasing after sunset. Sustained winds could reach 20-25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

For more information visit www.weather.gov.

President Theodore Roosevelt coming to Newnan

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening with President Teddy Roosevelt” as portrayed by Joe Wiegand. Roosevelt will appear at the Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan, on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. He will speak on his life and careers. Admission will be $5 (students $3). Tickets will be available at the Male Academy Museum, 30 Temple Avenue, Newnan (770-251-0207), Scott’s Bookstore at 28 South Court Square, Newnan and at the door the evening of the performance. Read More»

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

The grounds of the Male Academy Museum in Newnan was the site of an Arbor Day presentation Feb. 18 when the city was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Arbor Day Foundation for its 21 years as a Tree City USA. Pictured, from left, are Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, Newnan Tree Commission members Jeannine Jackson and Millie Coggin, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley and city crew leader Sean West.