Coweta County

Tea Party group forms in Senoia

It is a movement that many thought could never last past the first few months. But as it turned out, the dissatisfaction with government has taken a grassroots movement national and, more than a year later, it is only growing. Enter the newest local group of citizens determined to become better informed and participative, the Senoia Tea Party Patriots.

Group organizer/coordinator and Senoia resident Joe Cannin has been involved with the Tea Party movement in Coweta and Fayette counties since they began in early 2009. His involvement included helping to develop small neighborhood groups. Read More»

Coweta’s youth leaders sworn in for 2010-11

Coweta’s youth leaders sworn in for 2010-11

Members of the 2010-2011 Newnan Youth Council were sworn in last week. The purpose of the Newnan Youth Council is to provide a means for the high school youth of Newnan and Coweta County to learn about government, participate in the process, and to represent and articulate the needs of the community’s youth.

The overall purpose, based on the expressed need for youth programs, activities, events, continuing education, and youth involvement in community and governmental activities within the City of Newnan, is: Read More»

Rangers work behind the scenes for the community

For all its amazing growth in recent decades, it might surprise some that 61 percent of Coweta County is still considered to be forest land. That and a number of aspects related to the work of the Coweta Forestry Unit were presented recently to the Coweta County Commission by Chief Ranger Terry Quigley. The rangers’ often unnoticed, yet important, role touches far more residents than many might imagine. Read More»

Senoia Idea House hits 12,000 visitors and counting

Pictured are Idea House tour guides Susan Osborne and Susan Armogost, with the Fayette-Coweta chapter of the American Cancer Society.  Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Southern Living magazine 2010 Idea House opened on the Gin Property in Senoia less than three months ago. But the four-story 5,000 square-foot luxury brownstone that is part of the Historic Senoia Project has already seen nearly 12,000 visitors come through its doors since the June 12 opening. Open until mid-December, the house is expected to easily top the 25,000-30,000 visitors anticipated by Southern Living. Read More»

Rockaway - Holly Grove intersection set to open

The seemingly endless era of traffic back-ups and the constant risk of traffic accidents are about to be a thing of the past. Depending on weather conditions, road crews working to realign Rockaway Road to intersect with Ga. Highway 74 at Holly Grove Road on the south side of Peachtree City are expected to have the new intersection open for traffic sometime this weekend or early next week. Read More»

Hwy. 74 south closing postponed

Road will remain open this weekend

State officials have postponed a plan to close part of Ga. Highway 74 south Aug. 27-30.

The closing will be rescheduled for another weekend at a future date, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

When the closing occurs, motorists will be able to circumvent the closing by using Holly Grove, Robinson and Redwine roads.

The road closing will take place on a Friday evening and the road will be reopened the following early Monday morning. The section of the highway to be closed will be from Rockaway Road to Redwine Road, officials have said.

Palmetto house fire claims three lives

Malfunctioning medical equipment has been named as the cause of a house fire Tuesday morning in Palmetto that claimed the lives of three of its occupants.

Though the investigation is continuing, the state fire marshal and Georgia Insurance and Fire Commissioner John Oxendine have concluded that the fire started as a result of malfunctioning medical equipment. Read More»

Action of Faith Ministries opens GED program

Action of Faith Ministries in Tyrone is at it again. The most recent of its many missions will begin next month as the non-profit partners with Hearts to Nourish Hope to offer a GED program to residents of Fayette, Coweta and beyond.  Hearts CEO Deborah Anglin, Hearts Education Director Valerie Humphries and Action of Faith Director Curtis Hindman discuss the specifics of the new program at the Tyrone facility on Senoia Road.

It is another first for the multiple ministries of Fayette County-based Action of Faith Ministries. The most recent initiative will provide a GED high school equivalency program in conjunction with the Hearts to Nourish Hope organization. Enrollment is set to begin and classes will be held at Action of Faith’s Tyrone headquarters beginning in September. Read More»

Jobless rates in Newnan and Coweta decrease in July

Both Newnan and Coweta County saw significant decreases in the unemployment rate during July. Coweta’s jobless rate is inching downward toward 9 percent while Newnan’s rate fell below 11 percent.

Coweta saw its unemployment rate drop from 9.7 percent in June to 9.3 percent in July, according to the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL). The decrease in the past two months compares to an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent in July 2009. The current jobless rate represents 5,428 people out of work in a county workforce of 58,641. Read More»

Senoia to consider agreement on radio tower

Senoia officials are in discussions with Coweta County to install an 800 MHz radio tower on city-owned property near Howard Road. If approved, the
tower would provide enhanced communications capabilities between local government agencies.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to the proposal was adopted by the Coweta County Commission last week. The proposal is being discussed by the city and county, with the City Council expected to make a decision on the issue sometime soon, said Senoia City Administrator Richard Ferry. Read More»

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