Coweta County

Jobless rate in Coweta, Newnan held steady in December

Unemployment figures in Coweta County and Newnan held steady in December, with Coweta showing a jobless rate of 9.6 percent and Newnan coming in at 11.5 percent.

Jobless figures from the Ga. Dept. of Labor show the unemployment rate for Coweta County at 9.6 percent again in December, having held steady from November. The December figure translates into 5,662 people out of work in a workforce of 58,925.

Coweta’s unemployment rate in December 2009 was 10.5 percent. Read More»

ACC chooses West Point over PTC, Newnan

School to keep PTC presence for adult, high school 'joint enrollment' classes

Atlanta Christian College, which flirted with moving its campus to Peachtree City or Newnan, has instead decided to move even further from metro Atlanta. Read More»

Tags from 29 counties at new Sam’s Club, 40% Fayette, 39% Coweta

Visitors enjoy a pre-opening buffet at Sam's Club at Fischer Crossing. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Sam’s Club store in the new Fischer Crossings commercial center on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County near Peachtree City opened last Thursday to much fanfare and many shoppers. But where did all those shoppers come from?

A survey of vehicles on Thursday morning and again Saturday afternoon showed the crowded parking lot populated with shoppers from 29 Georgia counties. Of those, 40 percent of the vehicles were from Fayette County and 39 percent were from Coweta County, according to an actual count of auto license tags by a reporter for The Citizen. Read More»

Cornerstone UMC to host Valentine Social Feb. 11

Cornerstone United Methodist Men meet to plan their upcoming Valentine Social. Shown left to right are James Stephens, Doug Grizzard, Matt Thomson, Mack McLeroy, Bob Uher, Rick Heidman, Steve Houlder, Werner Frey, Bud Markesbery, Rob Lauer, Virgil King and Dick Shaffer. Photo/Special.

The United Methodist Men of Cornerstone United Methodist Church at Thomas Crossroads in Newnan announce the upcoming “Heart & Soul” Valentine Social on Friday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature the Live Big Band music of The Peachtree Jazz Edition with vocalist Toni Byrd. Read More»

Squire Parsons will perform at New Lebanon in Newnan

New Lebanon Baptist Church will host Squire Parsons Live in Concert on Saturday, Feb 5, at 7 p.m.The concert is free. A love offering will be received.

A native of West Virginia, Parsons became the baritone singer for the Kingsmen Quartet in 1975 and in 1979 went into solo ministry.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association’s, “Hall Of Fame,” in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Read More»

Gossett-York - engagement

Jana Gossett engaged to Tyler York

Bruce and Jan Gossett of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jana Gossett, to Tyler York, son of David and Wanda York of Senoia.

The wedding will be March 19, 2011, at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

Following a honeymoon in Berlin, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic, the couple will reside in Newnan.

Watts - birth

John and Tammi (Larson) Watts of Newnan announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Watts, on Dec. 22, 2010, at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital. Kylie weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Bob and Nancy Larson of Stevens Point, Wis., Becky Watts of Tempe, Ariz., and John and Robin Watts of Springfield, Mo. Kylie was welcomed home by her step brothers, Tim, age 18 and Brandon, age 13.

Sam’s Club opens at Fischer Crossings

Sharpsburg Mayor Wendell Staley and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candace Boothby (both at left) look on as Sam’s Club manager Darrell Arnold cuts the ribbon Thursday morning to officially open the new mega-store at the Fischer Crossings retail development on Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The day finally came. The Sam’s Club at Fischer Crossings held it’s ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. Thursday and opened its doors to shoppers at 8:30 a.m. The retailer is the first to open at the expansive Fischer Crossings retail development permitted for nearly 800,000 square feet of commercial space. The 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club is located on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»

Coweta to make up 1 of 5 missed ice days, 5 minutes at a time

The week-long closure of Coweta County schools and nearly all others in north Georgia two weeks ago due to the Winter Storm of 2011 meant that school systems needed to decide how many days to make up and how to do it. With four storm days built in to the 180-day school cycle, the Coweta County School System decided to make up the fifth day by adding five minutes to school days beginning Jan. 31. Read More»

Sam’s Club opens at Fischer Crossings

Sharpsburg Mayor Wendell Staley and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candace Boothby (both at left) look on as Sam’s Club manager Darrell Arnold cuts the ribbon Thursday morning to officially open the new mega-store at the Fischer Crossings retail development on Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County.

The day finally came. The Sam’s Club at Fischer Crossings held it’s ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. Thursday and opened its doors to shoppers at 8:30 a.m. The retailer is the first to open at the expansive Fischer Crossings retail development permitted for nearly 800,000 square feet of commercial space. The 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club is located on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»