Coweta County

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»

Patriot groups to hold meeting on illegal aliens and amnesty

Arizona is all over the news with supporters and detractors weighing in on its new immigration law. Other states are considering similar measures. As the issue unfolds, local patriot groups will sponsor a meeting Tuesday on illegal aliens and amnesty.

Speakers at the event will include Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and nationally recognized authority on illegal aliens D.A. King.

Event organizers said the estimated number of illegal aliens in the U.S. ranges from 12 to 25 million, with programs in some areas being reduced due to the soaring costs of serving illegal aliens. Read More»

Rain delay for new Senoia PD opening should end soon

It is not open yet, but it should be soon. The opening of the new 8,300 square-foot Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Howard Road has been delayed by humidity levels in the concrete slab. But those levels are falling and the facility is expected in open in the coming weeks.

Humidity levels in the concrete slab at the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court Building located at 505 Howard Road continue to delay its opening. But humidity levels due to heavy rainfall totals since construction began are decreasing and the 8,308 square-foot facility is expected to open in a few weeks. Read More»

Helping hand needed for Grantville woman

Helping hand needed for Grantville woman

“If we don’t do this with donations and volunteer labor she will lose the home.”

That is the long and short of a predicament faced by Grantville resident whose home was severely damaged by a storm earlier this week. Coweta County home renovator and local Habitat for Humanity board member Jim Sells is working to help the woman secure the labor and materials needed to rebuild the extensively damaged portion of the home. Read More»

Top of the Class of 2010 in Coweta County

From left are Northgate High School Valedictorian Abbey Elizabeth Stokely and NGHS Salutatorian QuocAnh Hoang Vu; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Macy Ruth Janney and ECHS Salutatorian Eric Jude Fleckenstein; Newnan High School Valedictorian Jordan Burgess Nixon and NHS Salutatorian John William Thomas.

The Coweta County School System's valedictorians and salutatorians for 2010 have been named. They include Northgate High School Valedictorian Abbey Elizabeth Stokely and NGHS Salutatorian QuocAnh Hoang Vu; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Macy Ruth Janney and ECHS Salutatorian Eric Jude Fleckenstein; Newnan High School Valedictorian Jordan Burgess Nixon and NHS Salutatorian John William Thomas.

No significant changes coming in Coweta class sizes

The Georgia State Board of Education (SBOE) cut local school systems a major break Monday in terms of required class sizes. But Coweta County schools will likely be unaffected because class sizes should remain essentially the same as this year.

Class size is always a big issue for educators. The State Board of Education Monday (SBOE) granted an exemption of all statutory and regulatory class size maximums for the 2010-2011 school year due to the continued decline of state and local revenues brought on by the recession. Read More»

Coweta Commission approves Gordon Road church expansion

Coweta County commissioners last week unanimously approved a conditional use permit for White Oak Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church on Gordon Road for a campus expansion that includes a 20,000 square-foot building, a 7,500 square-foot classroom building, recreation complex and 274 additional parking spaces. Read More»

Pension payment approved by Coweta commissioners

It was that time of the year to ante up the contribution for the defined benefits pension plan for county employees. Coweta County commissioners last week approved budgeted funds of $2.2 million.

Commissioners voted to approve the $2,245,878 annual lump sum contribution that covers a total of 387 participants.

The plan calls for participants to contribute 2.75 percent of salary to the plan which is matched by the county. This provides one-fourth of the benefit cost for the plan’s 15-year projected obligation. Read More»

Senoia Optimists raising money with book about Senoia

Senoia Optimists raising money with book about Senoia

The Senoia Optimist Club is selling copies of a new book about Senoia to raise funds for local youth. Senoia Optimists Hal Sewell and Jane Hutchinson hold a copy of "Holiday Perspectives in Senoia," which debuts at Senoia's Memorial Day Celebration on Main Street Monday.   The book features local history and recipes.  Books will be sold exclusively through the Optimist Club through the end of June.  The Senoia Optimist Club provides scholarships and other benefits for youth. Optimists will be set up in front of the Clearance Center at Hollberg's Furniture Store in Senoia on Monday, May 31.  Fo Read More»