Coweta County

Commission adopts new fees for adopting strays

It was a matter of raising the fee to adopt a dog or cat through Coweta Animal Control. But with the additional cost comes a pet that is spayed or neutered and has its shots and an implanted microchip. The measure approved last week by the Coweta County Commission followed a recent amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance. Read More»

Builders hired for Newnan Cancer Hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has announced the builders for its new five-story, $55 million cancer hospital that will be located in Ashley Park in Newnan. Construction is expected to begin in December.

CTCA spokesperson Maureen Upchurch said the team of Batson-Cook Construction and Okland Construction has been selected to build the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility. The Newnan facility will be the company’s fifth cancer hospital, and its first in the Southeast. Read More»

St. Mary’ Magdalene’s ‘Friends of the Poor’ Walk set for this weekend at Carl Miller Park in Newnan

The first annual “Friends of the Poor® Walk” will get underway in Newnan in the form of a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 25, benefiting the St. Mary Magdalene Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The event is a major fundraiser for the local society which directly aids those in need in Coweta County.

“As Vincentians, we see the personal tragedy of poverty firsthand and do much to alleviate it,” said Liz Durand, chairperson of the event. Durand said they were seeking individuals to participate in the 5K as well as corporate sponsors and volunteers. Read More»

Zimmerman-Hart engagement

Sandra Cathy Zimmermann engaged to Christopher Shane Hart

Sandra Cathy Zimmermann and Christopher Shane Hart announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late William and Deborah Zimmermann. She is employed at The Citizen Newspaper and Fayette Woman Magazine as an advertising sales representative.

The groom-elect is the son of Charles and Patsy Bohannon of Palmetto. He is employed by Maximum Fire Protection as an inspector.

The wedding will be on Oct.9, 2010, at Palmetto Baptist Church, Palmetto.

The couple will reside in Newnan after the wedding.

Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios has entered a long-term management agreement with Senoia’s RiverWood Studios. And RiverWood’s co-owners Paul Lombardi (third from right, standing) and Scott Tigchelaar (far right, kneeling) could not be happier for their city and for Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties.

The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term management agreement that christened the facility Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Read More»

Wilcox birth

Cody and Kristen Wilcox of Newnan announce the birth of their son, Caelan Tyler Wilcox, born at 8:43 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2010, at Fayette Piedmont Hospital. Caelan weighed 7 lbs., 9.7 oz. and was 20.25 inches long. Grandparents are Michael and Annette Doyle of Peachtree City and Guy and Carol Wilcox of Tyrone. Great-grandparents are Mary Ann Ripple of Madison, Wis., Lorena Norred of Fayetteville, and Eileen Wilcox of Cumming.

Kohl’s, ballfields up for grabs at Fischer Crossing

It’s all boiling down to a preference of old versus new. And it looks like the future of the Kohl’s department store and the remaining 225,000 square feet of retail and three community football fields proposed for location in the northeast section of the previously approved Fischer Crossing retail development in east Coweta will be a matter of whether Coweta County commissioners side with the small, but long-established owners of the Featherston Fishing Club at Wynn’s Pond who oppose the project. The issue was discussed Thursday and will continue Sept. 21. Read More»

Historic Coweta County Courthouse opens this weekend

The wait is over. And those attending the opening of the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse this weekend in downtown Newnan will see nothing less than a work of art that brought the century-old structure back to its original beauty.

“This has been a community project from the beginning,” said Patricia Palmer, Coweta County Public Affairs Director. “It was approved by the citizens as a SPLOST (1-cent sales tax) project, the municipalities supported it, and we all have watched as the courthouse emerged even more striking and beautiful that we could have imagined.” Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds grand opening

Georgia Charter Educational Foundation member and Coweta County resident Earnest Taylor holds readies the scissors for the grand opening last week of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. On hand for the event were representatives of the school’s operator Charter Schools USA and a number of others from the Senoia and Coweta communities. The charter school began this year with grades 1-3 and will include additional grades next year.

It was a long time coming, and for supporters of the new Georgia legislature-approved Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia, the school’s grand opening last week was a fitting accomplishment to a quest by local residents for an educational alternative that began nearly two years ago. Read More»

A personal tribute at Patriot Day

A personal tribute at Patriot Day

Sharpsburg resident Bud Ellis is front and center with a salute at the opening ceremonies of Patriot Day held last Saturday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Ellis is a member of American Legion Post 50, VFW Post 9949 and the Korean War Veterans Association.

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