Coweta County

Coweta preps for winter storm

In anticipation of possible winter weather later this weekend, Coweta County crews have spent today in preparation, said county public information officer Patricia Palmer. 

The National Weather Service Saturday morning was forecasting a winter storm watch from Sunday evening through Monday evening. The storm is expected to begin with snow and transition to freezing rain and sleet sometime Monday. Accumulations of frozen precipitation could range from 3-5 inches. Read More»

Winter weather in outlook for Sunday, Monday

Area residents might want to keep an eye out on the weather later this weekend and into early next week. The National Weather Service Friday afternoon called for the potential for wintry conditions that include rain, sleet and snow beginning Sunday afternoon then changing to sleet and snow for much of Monday. Accumulations of up to two inches are expected. Read More»

Senoia City Council discusses dogs, county concerns

It began as a discussion pertaining to Senoia’s animal control ordinance and what constitutes a dog kennel. But the discussion at Monday night’s city council meeting took a turn that ended with plans to take a closer look at the Coweta County animal control ordinance and to determine how, for good or bad, it impacts the city and what the city might want to do in response. Read More»

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital receives $5 million donation

It was a way for one hospital to help another. Newnan Hospital, Inc., the previous owner of Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has provided Piedmont Healthcare with a $5.1 million donation to enhance services at the Piedmont Newnan replacement hospital now under construction on Poplar Road near I-85.

Piedmont Healthcare officials said the donation was the largest ever received in the company’s 105-year history. The millions in funding will enable the new hospital to offer enhanced services in the areas of interventional radiology, surgery, emergency care and women’s and neonatal services.     Read More»

Coweta commissioners sworn in and ready to work

Coweta commissioners sworn in and ready to work

Newly elected Coweta County Commissioner for District 3 Bob Blackburn and returning District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter were sworn in at a ceremony in December. The ceremony was in the Coweta County Courtroom at the historic Courthouse and was presided over by Probate Judge Mary Cranford. Photo/Special.

Sam’s Club readies for opening, theaters rain-delayed until March

It’s too big to fit in the frame of the photo. The 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club at the new Fischer Crossings commercial development located at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. The gas pumps on the store’s north side opened in December. The store will open on Jan. 27. Photo- Ben Nelms

Time is getting close for the opening of the first businesses at east Coweta County’s new Fischer Crossings commercial development at Fischer Road and Ga. highways 34 and 54, less than a mile west of Peachtree City. Read More»

Administrative changes coming to Coweta schools in 2011

Mark Whitlock (from left), Vince Bass and Dr. Marc Guy will serve in new capacies once Dr. Steve Barker assumes the role of school superintendent in March.

The transition of Dr. Steve Barker at the end of March as superintendent of the Coweta County School System will bring several administrative changes to the school system. Barker announced last week the changes in job positions include Dr. Marc Guy who will become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Vince Bass who will serve as Director of Human Resources and Mark Whitlock who will continue to serve as CEO of the Central Education Center but will also serve as Director of Public Policy. Read More»

Up close and larger than life

Up close and larger than life

Rainy skies before Christmas may have put a damper on the annual visit to Senoia by the Clydesdales, but it did not stop two of the gargantuan horses from arriving in town to be viewed and admired by the hundreds who braved the elements for a close-up look. Photo/Ben Nelms

Coweta commissioners initiate look at pay increase

Outgoing Coweta County Commissioner Randolph Collins earlier this month surfaced the idea of increasing the pay for commissioners and tying it to a 10 percent of the salary earned by Superior Court judges. The caveat on his motion approved by a 3-2 vote was that, if subsequently approved the General Assembly, the measure would not take effect until 2015 after the terms of all serving commissioners had expired. Read More»

Heat lamps cause fires and close calls

Heat lamps in use during this month’s cold temperatures were the cause of two structure fires in Coweta County. Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Jimmy Gantt urged residents to be aware the dangers associated with using the lamps for supplemental heating.

Gantt said that during the month firefighters responded to two structure fires caused by heat lamps. Though residents were unharmed, Gantt said that in one of the cases the family dog perished in the fire. Read More»

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