Coweta County

Coweta school system files suit over charter school

The Coweta County School System has joined the ranks of a handful of other systems around the state in filing a lawsuit against the Georgia Charter School Commission (GCSC) and the Georgia Dept. of Education (BOE). The suit filed April 2 in Fulton County Superior Court follows the commission’s February approval of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. Read More»

New bridge approved on Luther Bailey Road

Residents of southeast Coweta County will soon see bridge replacement work beginning over Dead Oak Creek on Luther Bailey Road. Coweta commissioners last week gave unanimous approval to the project, awarding the $279,000 low bid to E.R. Snell Contractors, Inc.

The existing bridge will be replaced with a double 12-foot by 9-foot box culvert that, according to county administrator Theron Gay, should provide an extended lifetime of service.

The bridge replacement is being funded by the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). Read More»

Historic courthouse on track for summer completion

The rehabilitation of the landmark 1904 Coweta County Courthouse is on schedule for completion sometime this summer. Coweta County commissioners April 6 authorized several work orders for the $6.284 million project.

Among the change orders were those that carried credits of $65,981. They included replacing aesthetic finishes with higher impact resistant finishes in the basement restroom, a value engineering alternative to delete resilient flooring in several rooms and the deletion of a lift in the upstairs courtroom. A removable ramp and turn-around ramp will be used in its place. Read More»

Aire Traffic jams for local fundraiser

Florida-based Aire Traffic puts on a show for more than 250 at the April 10 fundraiser for the Race for Riley.

The annual Race for Riley fundraiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville has a new participant this year. The Florida-based group Aire Traffic played for more than 250 people Saturday night at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, offering their own mix of jazz and rock. The Race for Riley 5k Walk/Run and Bike Ride will be held April 24. For more information visit http://raceforriley.org

The bus stops here

Senoia is one of nine stops on the Georgia Cities "2010 Heart and Soul Tour."

Senoia was one of nine stops on this year’s Georgia Cities “2010 Heart and Soul Tour” Wednesday morning. Business leaders, developers and state representatives arrived in the the city’s historic downtown area, taking time in the one-hour stop-over to visit a number of businesses and explore recent downtown development. Members of the City Council, Downtown Development Authority and business owners were on hand to welcome the busload of guests from around Georgia. The tour is sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association.

Newnan and the Carnegie honored by the Georgia Trust

The City of Newnan and the Carnegie has received the award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from The Georgia Trust. The award was presented April 9 during The Georgia Trust’s Spring Ramble in Rome, Georgia at the DeSoto Theatre. Mayor Keith Brady was at the award ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the city. Read More»

Armchair Travelers bring a “Taste of South Africa” to the Carnegie

Travel to South Africa through the Carnegie’s newest series ‘Armchair Travelers.’ The series speaker for the month of April is Denise Best.

“I am excited at the opportunity of providing you a ‘Taste of South Africa’ and sharing the delights of my land of birth with you”, said Denise Best, Master Gardener and owner of Best Tours.

“We have gotten such a great response to this new program at the Carnegie”, says Amy Mapel, Media Coordinator. 

If you are interested in sharing your travel adventures, please contact us at 770-683-1347.

Newnan celebrates “Georgia Cities Week”

The City of Newnan will celebrate “Georgia Cities Week” April 18–24 by sponsoring a variety of activities for the whole family. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia’s Cities: Energy to Transform,” highlighting cities contributions in economic development, historic preservation and in providing of quality of life for residents and businesses. Read More»

Saint Joseph’s and Piedmont Healthcare explore joint operating company

Saint Joseph’s Health System and Piedmont Healthcare on April 9 announced the signing of a letter agreement to enter exclusive negotiations to create a new partnership in the form of a Joint Operating Company. Both Piedmont Healthcare and Saint Joseph’s are nationally recognized healthcare systems known for their quality, service to the community, and outstanding medical staffs.

The proposed partnership would enable the two healthcare systems to collaborate to better serve the people of North Georgia. Read More»