Coweta County

Senoia reviews vehicle parking ordinance

The Senoia City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an amendment to the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance that would bring a few changes to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed.

There were only a few proposed changes to the ordinance. Of those, and if approved by the council, no vehicles or trailers which are eight feet or higher in height and have more than two axles will be permitted to be parked in front of the main building or dwelling or in the side or rear yards of residential dwellings. Read More»

Coweta commissioners approve airport taxiway extension

Coweta County commissioners last week unanimously approved the execution of a contract with the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) that will extend the eastside taxiway at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport.

The GDOT contract specified a total of $771,163 for the “East Apron Taxiway and Stubs” project. The contract gives GDOT responsibility for paying for the bulk of the project, though the majority of the cost, $732,605, will come from federal funds while $17,567 will come in the form of state funds.
The project has a local match of $20,991. Read More»

"City of Newnan" store opens at the Carnegie

The Carnegie is now the home of the new City of Newnan’s store.  The store is located on the first floor of the building at 1 LaGrange St.  Samples of items available are in a large display case as you enter the building. Read More»

Bridge work on Reese Road through mid-August

Reese Road at Keg Creek will be closed for bridge replacement effective June 9 through mid-August. The detour uses Odom Road, North Road and McIntosh Trail.

Other closures still in place due to construction include Luther Bailey Road over Dead Oak Creek, Greentop Road over CSX Railroad and Cannon Road over White Oak Creek.

Confirmed rabies case in Newnan

Newnan animal warden Cyndi Hoffman announced Monday that there has been a confirmed case of rabies in the city.

On Thursday, June 3rd, an employee of Active Pest Control, 100 Werz Ind. Blvd, was attacked by a fox by the dumpster at that location. The employee killed the fox and turned it over to the animal warden where it was sent to the lab to be tested for rabies. The results came back positive, said Newnan spokesperson Gina Snider. The employee started rabies shots at the hospital on that day and will continue the series, Snider said. Read More»

Thomas Leslie Hix and Dorothy Elaine Hix of Senoia

Thomas Leslie Hix, passed away May 20, 2010 and his wife of 43 years Dorothy Elaine Hix, passed away 14 days later on June 3, 2010, both of Senoia.

Survivors include daughters and son in laws Cynthia Elaine & Paul Harrison of Senoia; Cheryl & Mark Grindle of Senoia; grandchildren Lance Harrison, Kelly Grindle, and Ryan Grindle.

Mr. Hix is survived by sisters Alvin Hix and Genell Swafford and a brother-in- law Charles Mayfield. Read More»

Thousands pour into Senoia for Memorial Day events

It was a Memorial Day Celebration and Festival like no other. Multiple events in Senoia Monday brought several thousand people to the downtown area. The event now in its fifth year, the parade was the headline event but the action and activities were non-stop from 10 a.m. until sunset when the skies over Senoia were filled with fireworks. To view all the event’s photos visit the Newsmaker section at http://www.thecitizen.com

Senoia is no stranger to large crowds attending special events. But the city’s previous turnouts were far exceeded Monday by the thousands who attended the 5th Annual Senoia Memorial Day Celebration and Festival.

The day began at 10 a.m. on Main Street and every side street in the downtown area, along with businesses open for the occasion, was simply bursting with people.

The keynote speaker Monday was Col. Brent Bracewell, with the colors presented by the Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 116. Read More»

Coweta’s unemployment rate drops .6% in April

The unemployment rate for Coweta County fell significantly in April to just over 10 percent, while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers area fell by nearly a full percentage point.

Coweta’s unemployment figures for March showed the jobless rate at 10.8 percent, but the April figures showed a decrease to 10.2 percent, representing 6,097 people out of work in the workforce of 59,697. Coweta’s unemployment rate one year ago was 8.8 percent. Read More»

Coweta County Commission District 3 candidates sound off

The Citizen recently invited the candidates for Coweta County Commission Districts 2 and 3 to provide our readers with an opportunity to hear from them and to get their positions on the issues they believe are pertinent to Coweta County and its future. What follows is in keeping with this newspaper’s belief that people should “have their say.”

Printed this week are the comments from District 3 candidates George “Kett” Harper, David Stover and Bob Blackburn. The comments of District 2 candidates, incumbent Tim Lassetter and challenger Eddie Wilson, will run in next week’s edition. Read More»

Grand opening of Newnan's Lynch Park pool set for June 12

The City of Newnan and Coweta County officials will hold a ‘Pool Party’ at the completely new pool at Lynch Park on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick off the grand opening of the new pool. There will be no admission charge for the pool party.  

Music by Musicology will be at the event. Free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, and sno- cones will be all part of the day’s activities. Newnan Police and Fire will be on hand to talk to children. Read More»

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