Coweta County

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»

Jobless rate back up in Coweta, Three Rivers

The unemployment rate in Coweta County crept back up in January to just under 10 percent while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers Commission area jumped to close to 12 percent. Newnan’s unemployment rate in January fell slightly to 11.3 percent.

The 9.6 percent unemployment rate that Coweta saw in December just could not hold in own in January. That rate climbed a third of a percentage point to 9.9 percent in January, according to figures released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure translates into 5,872 people without work in a county workforce of 59,381. Read More»

Willis Elementary holds Fine Art Night Tuesday

The Willis Road Elementary School Art Department invites area residents to “Express Yourself” at its first Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will include the Willis Road Elementary Chorus at 6 p.m. followed by music from the 5th grade class at 7 p.m.

The gallery exhibits will include student artwork, a silent auction benefiting the school’s art department, the Sip-N-Stroll Cafe and classical guitar entertainment.

This is a donation only event.

Willis Elementary School is located at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg.

Fundraisers next week for 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 March 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More»

Coweta continues 1-cent sales tax for schools

Coweta County voters on March 15 voted overwhelmingly to continue the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Read More»

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

It can never be said that anything having to do with baseball is not popular in Senoia. That was evident last Saturday when crowds lined the street downtown for the Senoia Little League Parade. Cars and trucks full of young athletes made their way from the ball fields on Howard Road, continued through downtown and made it back to the ball fields for the opening pitch. Photo/Ben Nelms

Commuter rail could be in Newnan’s future

It was a meeting to solicit community input on what issues like transportation in metro Atlanta might look like in 2040. Potential plans showed that the only major transit initiatives likely for the southwest metro area will be found primarily in Coweta County in the form of commuter rail and express bus service to Newnan provided that funding is available. Read More»

Senoia Optimist BBQ Saturday

Senoia Optimist BBQ Saturday

Nerine Smith Barnette (far right) is shown with Optimist Tony Bell (in Optimist apron) as she receives her food at last October's Senoia Optimist club barbecue. Richard Thompson (2nd from left) will again be serving his delicious food assisted by his team along with the Senoia Optimist Club members. Food will be served at the Senoia Masonic Lodge at 19 Main Street Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Photo/Special.

Sharpsburg annexation to be heard Monday

The Sharpsburg Town Council on Monday night will hear the second reading and potentially vote on 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 south of Ga. Highway 16.

The entire Oakhall Village proposal would have 109.35 acres annexed into the city. Oakhall Properties is requesting to develop the area under the city’s PCD zoning category. Read More»

Coweta BoE approves $2 million in new buses

More buses for Coweta County schools were approved last week by the Coweta County Board of Education. That approval will add another 23 buses at a cost of $1.9 million.

Associate Superintendent Jerry Davis in recommending the purchase noted that of the $1,920,443 price tag for the 23 buses, a total of approximately $610,000 will be reimbursed by the state. Read More»

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