Coweta County

Tricky treat

Tricky treat

It was Halloween spectacular at the grand opening of the Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Oct. 30. Kids and their parents were treated to games, constume contests, snacks, a tour of the impressive building and the challenging donut on a string competition. Contest winners were Kyle Fink (ages 0-4),Trey Hightower (ages 5-8) and Madison Hightower (ages 9-12). Read More»

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»

Dees and Parker win contests in Coweta BoE races

The local races were few in Coweta County Tuesday night. But in the end the important races for the Coweta County Board of Education seat for District 1 was taken overwhelmingly by Amy Dees and the District 1 At-large seat was won by a slim margin by April Parker.

The school board’s District 1 seat pitted Amy Dees against Andrew Krause and write-in candidate Jimmy Harrison. Dees garnered 70.91 percent of the vote, with Krause taking 26.99 percent and Harrison receiving 2.1 percent. Read More»

You can bob for apples, we're going for doughnuts

You can bob for apples, we're going for doughnuts

Participants and spectators alike enjoy the festivities Saturday marking the grand opening of the Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Howard Street, just in time for Halloween fun for kids and their parents. Officers and court staff were joined by local elected officials and business owners determined to show everyone a good time and provide tours of the new facility. More photos from the celebration here. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Medical crews honored for work with injured athlete

The EMTs, firefighters, life flight personnel and the neurologist that attended to Starr's Mill High School Junior Varsity football player Grant Aasen after a whiplash injury two weeks ago at a ball game at Northgate were honored after the coin toss at the game Friday night between Starr's Mill and Northgate. The injury and Grant's full recovery after the emergency surgery at Atlanta Medical Center is nothing short of a miracle, said Grant's mother Tina.

For Starr’s Mill High School JV running back Grant Aasen and his family it was a special night. The responders and medical personnel who attended to him, provided the transport to Atlanta Medical Center and rendered care at the facility two weeks ago following an injury sustained at the football game at Northgate High School were all on hand last Friday night to be honored for their efforts. The on-field ceremony was held after the coin toss and just prior to the Oct. 22 varsity game between Northgate and Starr’s Mill. Read More»

Harrison rounds out responses to BoE questions

The Citizen last week published the responses by candidate’s for the District 1 and District 1 At-large seats on the Coweta County Board of Education that will be decided by voters Nov. 2. The responses of Dist. 1 write-in candidate Jimmy Harrison were not included due to a technical issue beyond his control. His response to the same questions are provided below. Read More»

Consequences of voting ‘No’ costly to Coweta?

There is a lot of talk these days about the regional one-cent transportation sales tax initiative known as the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 that will be voted up or down at the polls in mid-2012. But what happens if voters in any of the 12 “special districts” across Georgia turn down the proposal that was given birth earlier this year in House Bill 277? Read More»

Senoia Police to hold open house for kids/adults Saturday

It’s been a long wait but it will be worth every minute, especially for the kids. Staff at the Senoia Police and Municipal Court will hold an open house at the new building on Howard Road on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The open house is meant to be festive, with trick or treat activities for the kids along with games and a costume contest that will begin at 11 a.m. Tours of the new facility will also be provided. Read More»

Sept. jobless rate: down in Coweta, up in Newnan

Unemployment figures released early Thursday by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) shows a small decrease in Coweta County but an increase in Newnan. The Coweta rate came in at 9.1 percent in September while the rate for Newnan came in at 11.1 percent.

Throughout Coweta the unemployment rate fell a few tenths of a percent in September. The jobless rate decreased from 9.4 percent in August to 9.1 percent last month. That figure compares to an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent a year ago. The current numbers reflect more than 5,300 people out of work in a county workforce of 58,398. Read More»