Coweta County

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

Willis Road Elementary on Tuesday celebrated its first annual “Fine Arts Night.”  Artwork from all students was displayed throughout the building. The Willis Road Chorus, featuring 75 students from grades 4 and 5, presented a program of music. Selected 5th grade students also performed scenes from several musicals, including “Willy Wonka,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I,” and “Once Upon A Mattress.” The event also included a silent auction and coffee bar. Proceeds from the event will go to the school’s art department. Photo/Ben Nelms

Equine equipment, other items stolen from therapy program

The Fruition Farm therapeutic riding program on Gullat Road near Tyrone and Coweta County was the site of two thefts in the past week. Thieves got away with more than $21,000 in riding equipment along with satellite radio and GPS equipment. Two arrests were made in the area for probation violations though they are not thought to be connected to the thefts. Read More»

Georgia Cup bike race coming to Senoia April 16

The Senoia City Council Monday night gave approval for the Georgia Cup Bike Race to be held in downtown Senoia on April 16. The race is a part of the Georgia Cup organization that includes bike races, running and triathlon series. Read More»

Senoia approves additional funds for library project

The Senoia City Council Monday night unanimously agreed to approve $59,000 in changes to the Senoia Library project. At more than 6,500 square feet, the new library to be located adjacent to Marimac Lake on Pylant Street could soon see final project approval by the Coweta County Library Board. Read More»

Residents called to contribute to American Cancer Society’s historic cancer research

Residents of Fayette and Coweta counties have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

There will be three locations for Fayette County residents to enroll in CPS3: Read More»

West Ga. Tech to build Coweta campus

Graphic depiction of proposed campus.

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is on track to have a much larger presence in Coweta County and the surrounding areas.

The college last week received approval from the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request that will lead to the April groundbreaking for 83,500 square feet of classroom space and the eventual construction of a 200,000-square-foot campus near Turkey Creek Road and I-85.

Though its service area is in Coweta and other west Georgia counties, the current WGTC campus in Newnan also has students from Fayette County. Read More»

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»

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