Coweta County

Governor: cut Pre-K days, not hours

Will trim school year, teacher salaries

Instead of drastically cutting the length of day for Pre-K classes, Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to shorten the Pre-K school year instead.

The school year will be shortened from 180 to 160 days, and class sizes will be increased from 20 to 22 students, which each classroom served by a teacher and a paraprofessional, under the governor’s new proposal. Read More»

Immigration bill passes Ga. House

Officer alleges it will endanger police by encouraging 'fight or flight' response

A bill aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants from coming to Georgia passed the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday.

Bill sponsor Matt Ramsey, a Republican from Peachtree City, argued to his colleagues that the legislation “removes every single incentive that we possibly can that lures illegal aliens to come to Georgia ... the incentives that our taxpayers are footing the bill for, we can remove those as state policy makers and that’s exactly what House BIll 87 proposes to do.” Read More»

Work on Newnan cancer hospital to begin in April

This artist’s rendering shows the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital soon to be constructed in Coweta County’s Ashley Park commercial development off Ga. Highway 34 near I-85. The planned opening of the 200,000 square-foot hospital is anticipated for September 2012.

Issues relating to a delay in beginning construction of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital in Newnan have been resolved. The company earlier this week said site preparation work is expected to begin April 1 with initial construction to begin in June. The planned opening of the 200,000 square-foot hospital is anticipated for September 2012. Read More»

Playing music on the square

Playing music on the square

Spring is nearly here and the banjo and guitar picks were flying recently, along with a host of other instruments, as more than 30 area residents gave an impromptu performance at Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan.

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»

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