Coweta County

Piedmont Newnan asks if name should change

Work at the eight-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road near I-85 continues. Expected to open in early 2012, CEO Michael Bass is asking for community input on whether the replacement hospital should retain the same name or be given a new one. A survey on that question can be found through Dec. 8 at www.piedmontnewnan.org

Those traveling along Poplar Road at I-85 cannot miss the eight-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital now under construction and expected to open in early 2012. But should the new replacement hospital carry that name or should the name be changed? That is what hospital CEO Michael Bass wants to know and he is asking the community for input. Read More»

Christmas comes to Senoia, Newnan this weekend

It’s that time of year. The Christmas season is here and so are the parades and festivities this weekend in Senoia and Newnan. Light Up Senoia festivities will be held Saturday, followed by Newnan’s annual Christmas parade on Sunday. Weather for both events should include relatively clear skies and cool temperatures.

Light Up Senoia festivities will begin downtown on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. As usual, the afternoon will be filled with a variety of venues including Santa’s workshop, music and entertainment and plenty of goodies at the food court. Read More»

Senoia soldier slain in Afghanistan

Nineteen year-old Senoia resident Pvt. Austin Staggs was one of five soldiers killed in Afghanistan Monday when a border policeman opened fire on his unit.

Pvt. Staggs and five others died Nov. 29 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with small arms fire, according to the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Read More»

Police: PTC church burglar caught

Also charged with church burglaries in Fayette, Coweta counties; loot found in offender's PTC home

A 24-year-old Peachtree City man has been arrested for burglarizing two churches here, taking electronics, cash, computers and musical instruments, police said this afternoon.
Authorities also linked Joseph Michael Robinson to two similar incidents Read More»

New movie theater at Fischer Crossings to open mid-January

Even vice presidents of corporate development drive fork lifts on this project. That’s Jeff Geiger behind the wheel, unloading building materials at the theater site at Fischer Crossings. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“See you at the movies,” soon will have new meaning for Peachtree City and eastern Coweta County moviegoers.

The NCG Peachtree City Cinemas is expected to open in mid-January at the new Fischer Crossing commercial development in east Coweta County at Fischer Road and Ga. highways 34 and 54, one-half mile west of Peachtree City.

But it is what moviegoers will find inside the theaters that makes NCG’s entree into southwest metro Atlanta decidedly different from the norm. Read More»

2010 Newnan Yuletide Tour of Homes on Dec. 3

One of the houses on the annual Yuletide Tour of Homes in Newnan. Photo/Special.

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will present this year’s annual Yuletide Tour of Homes on Friday, Dec. 3 in Newnan, the “City of Homes.” The tour is from 5 to 9 p.m. and includes seven homes that span over a century of architectural styles.

This popular event has been presented by the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary for the past twenty-three years, and NCHS is honored to be this year’s sponsor. Read More»

Coweta schools reviewing education options, including charter system status

Public education in Coweta County and across Georgia will likely see some significant changes in the next few years. A process initiated last year by Gov. Sonny Perdue will see school systems adopt one of three approaches to school management beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.

The Coweta County School System is currently investigating the benefits of the available options. Read More»

Commission okays right-of-way for Senoia church

It was essentially a housekeeping issue, but it was important to the project that will locate Legacy Christian Church along Rockaway Road in Senoia. The Coweta County Commission last week gave unanimous approval for the acceptance of a warranty deed linked to the needed right-of-way for the project. Read More»

Commission approves stealth cell towers

Coweta County commissioners, county planning staff and consultants discuss the specifics of a monopine cell tower to be operated by Skyway Towers that was later approved for an 11-acre site on Lora Smith Road.

The Coweta County Commission in the past two weeks has approved the installation of two 150-foot monopine cell phone towers in east Coweta. The approvals were preceded by objections by nearby residents.

Constructed to take the shape of a pine tree, the monopine cell tower on Parks Road proposed by T-Mobile was approved unanimously by commissioners despite the objections of a number of nearby residents citing their opposition to the tower on the basis of health and safety issues, sight pollution and the inappropriate use of the zoning district. Read More»

Edwards-McBride wedding

Mr. & Mrs. McBride

Jesse Joseph McBride and Shannon Lynnette Edwards were married Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 in a candlelight ceremony at Trinity Anglican Mission Church in Atlanta. Alex Early of Newnan officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edwards of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Billie Crocker Edwards and the late Col. William W. Edwards of Macon, and Marian Massalon of Macon. She is a 2009 graduate of Georgia State University and is currently employed by a fabric company. Read More»