Coweta County

An evening out ...

The NTO group at The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

The NTO group at The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg, (NTO stands for “not too old”) for those 60 and up, enjoyed a recent night out with several participating. The group shared a meal at a Fayetteville restaurant. The group frequently gathers for fellowship and activities. Attending were (L-R) Teresa Handley, Dr Cindy Epps, Bishop David Epps, all of Sharpsburg; William Handley of Peachtree City, Don and Lois Caputo of Senoia, Ed and Moneen Behlke of Fayetteville, Nancy Handley, Canon Paul Massey, Dr. Judy Massey of Peachtree City, and Lee Handley of Sharpsburg. Read More»

Saturday Gospel Singings planned

The Grantville Baptist Church in Coweta County will host Saturday Night Gospel sings each Saturday (and one Friday) during the month of October.

Guests include: Oct. 9, New Gospel Lights; Oct. 16, New Life; Friday, Oct. 22, Wayne Chambly, The Christianaires, and Twin Creek; Saturday, Oct. 23, Homegrown and The Toomey Family; and Oct. 30, The Gospel Messengers.

For more information, contact Roy Smith, 770-583-3977 or email depotsinging@yahoo.com. The church is at 45 West Broad St., Grantville.

All 31 Coweta schools to get another 5-year accreditation

The Coweta County School System is in line to receive its second 5-year accreditation from the Alpharetta-based AdvancEd international accrediting and school improvement agency. An AdvancEd team told the Coweta County School Board last week that they would recommend full accreditation for all 31 schools in the system. Read More»

Unemployment inches higher in Coweta, Newnan

The word from the “experts” is that the recession is over. But somebody forgot to tell Main Street where, in Coweta County and across Georgia, the unemployment figures released last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor tell a strikingly different story.

The jobless rate in Coweta rose again last month, with DOL figures showing an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent. That compares to the 9.2 percent rate in July. A year ago the rate was 9.6 percent.
Coweta has a workforce of 58,561. Of those, DOL reports that 5,523 are out of work. Read More»

Dr. Gerald Calvin Webb, D.D.S., of Sharpsburg

Dr. Gerald Calvin Webb, D.D.S., of Sharpsburg, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Dr. Webb is preceded in death by his parents, Ballard Gerome Webb and Mary Etta Price Webb.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Webb; three sons, Stephen Webb of Forest Park, Allan (Debbie) Webb of Fayetteville and Barry (Brenda) Webb of Auburn, GA; daughter Laura (Jim) Hurst of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Read More»

Sharpsburg looks to annex for commercial/retail development

It’s back. What was a proposal before the Coweta County Commission in November 2009 to establish a residential and commercial development at Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54 just south of Sharpsburg made its way back to the commission last week. But with a twist. Though denied by the board last year, the re-scaled development came back to the commission again, but in the form of an annexation request by Sharpsburg to annex the property for the development into the city. In the end the commission voted not to object. Read More»

Oldies cruisin' in Senoia

Oldies cruisin' in Senoia

It was another record breaking event in Senoia. The annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies car show held Sept. 25 had nearly 300 entries this year. And area residents responded to the mass of cars that lined Main Street, with crowds filling the downtown area and taking time to grab a meal and listen to live music.

Winners again

Winners again

Senoia won more races than most teams last weekend at the International Dragon Boat Races in Peachtree City. And the team of muscular athletes relied on their wits, prowess and rowing skills to best most of the opponents they faced. The 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races and International Fest was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fischer Crossings: next up, football fields, daycare

The meeting of the Coweta County Commission next Tuesday is expected to include the continuation of a portion of the conversation surrounding the Fischer Crossings commercial development. Commissioners last week on a 3-2 vote denied the rezoning and road abandonment portions of the development request for a Kohl’s department store and other retailers Read More»

Senoia DDA buys old police dept.

It was an offer the Senoia City Council did not want to refuse. The council last week voted 4-1 to take the city’s Downtown Development Authority up on their offer to purchase the old police buildings on Main Street for $27,000. DDA will be responsible for the rehab work that will be needed. Read More»

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