Coweta County

School looking for votes to secure needed laptops

The Shoal Creek Adventist School in Sharpsburg is looking for some help in securing 50 needed laptop computers. The effort is being supported by Eva Fegarido, wife of Joel Fegarido who lost his life earlier this summer saving his 10 year-old son in the Snake River Rapids in Wyoming.

Joel was the school’s board chairman, and Eva wants to carry on Joel’s vision to update the school’s technology. She entered the Charter Communications Laptop Giveaway through an essay honoring her husband, the school said in a recent press release. Read More»

Vincent James Friscia, 87, of Sharpsburg

Vincent James Friscia, 87, of Sharpsburg passed away September 6, 2010.

Mr. Friscia served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.; he then went on to manage hotels from Hong Kong to the Bahamas. He was also an exceptional cook. Mr. Friscia was preceded in death by his wife Cynthia Mary Friscia.

Survivors include daughter Alison Friscia; grandchildren Michael and Victoria; sister Diania Camble, and also a niece & cousins. Read More»

Fischer Crossing hearing comes with economic impact report

It’s all coming down to the meeting on Sept. 16. The Coweta County Commission that night will conduct a public hearing on a request Read More»

40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

The Powers Festival in west Coweta County is nothing if not the most unique experience around, at least in terms of finding a good bargain and grabbing a bite to eat while watching a bit of live entertainment. The festival’s 40th anniversary was held last weekend and, as usual, drew countless thousands for whom shopping under the large shade trees adds to the uniqueness of the event.

A different way to farm and to live

Fayette County residents Nicole and Scott Tyson are right at home on their small non-profit organic farm near Sharpsburg. The couple on their new farm grow organic fruits and vegetables and practice rotational grazing with the turkeys, sheep and chickens. The name of the operation, the 180-degree Farm, is illustrative of the concept that contradicts the long-held norm in farming. Scott and Nicole use no chemicals and everything is natural.

Standing on their small farm off Ga. Highway 154 near Sharpsburg last Saturday morning, Scott and Nicole Tyson surveyed the small acreage that is home to the couple’s non-profit 180-degree Farm. The name of the farm makes sense, considering that their approach to farming is the diametric opposite of what has become the accepted norm. Read More»

Seabaugh says fine okay, he did the right thing

It took several years, but an investigation by the Georgia Ethics Commission into alleged campaign violations by state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) ended with an assessed fine of $2,500. Seabaugh in response to the consent order said it was he who first approached the Ethics Commission six years ago and submitted the proper documentation but never heard from investigators until the spring of this year when the consent order was presented. Read More»

Changes to Legagcy Church approved

Minor changes to the Legacy Christian Church project on Rockaway Road were approved Tuesday by the Senoia City Council. The shape of the building on the 19 acre property will be changed from rectangular to square and the positions of the nearby pavilion and playground will be interchanged. Read More»

Talks continue on future of old Senoia Police Dept.

What should become of Senoia’s old Police Department on Main Street now that the new building has opened on Howard Road? Should the buildings be sold or leased? The answer to that question will be left up to the city council once cost estimates for needed rehab and structural work have been obtained.

City administrator Richard Ferry told the council Tuesday night that an environmental sampling of the old buildings, one frame and the other concrete, had been completed for asbestos, lead paint and mold. And that is exactly what was found. Read More»

Senoia moves ahead with assisted living project

The Senoia City Council agreed Tuesday night to continue its plan to have an elderly care facility established in the city. The council voted unanimously to deed 7.34 acres on Coweta Street to the city’s Downtown Development Authority to facilitate the upcoming contract for the project. Read More»

Senoia okays rule on pre-owned manufactured homes

The Senoia City Council Tuesday night heard the second reading and unanimously approved an ordinance addressing the regulation of pre-owned manufactured homes.

City attorney Drew Whalen last month told the council that the ordinance addressing pre-owned manufactured homes was needed so that the city could be in compliance with recent changes in state law.

“The city needs an ordinance to regulate pre-owned manufactured homes as long as age is not used as a factor,” Whalen said. Read More»