Coweta County

Prepping for World Cup 2022

Prepping for World Cup 2022

You just can’t keep Bernard Knox and the Palmetto Youth League (PYL) from expanding their reach into the community. The new organization’s most recent endeavor is the summer soccer program held Saturdays at Palmetto Elementary School. Up next will be flag football coming later this summer. Along with soccer and flag football, the center thus far provides a fitness center, library, book club, arts and crafts, dance, cheerleading and karate. “This is really a partnership on many fronts,” Palmetto Mayor John Miller said. Read More»

Coweta BOE adopts $166 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education at a called meeting Tuesday adopted a $165.7 million operational budget for the FY 2011 term that begins July 1. The approval comes with no anticipated increase in the millage rate. Read More»

Senoia amends parking ordinance for large vehicles

The Senoia City Council at the June 21 meeting heard the second reading and voted to amend the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance. The amendment relates to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed.

One of the changes to the ordinance states that 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»

Successful Senoia Farmers Market adds second Saturday

The Senoia Farmers Market was such a hit on its opening day two weeks ago that the City Council gave approval Monday night for the market to add a second Saturday and begin operating twice each month. Located in the parking lot at City Hall, the farmers market will be open June 26 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman told council members that the request was being made due to the number of people attending and the enthusiasm of the vendors.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October. Read More»

School supplies needed for upcoming school year for needy children

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity ReStore is partnering with Alliance for Children’s Enrichment (ACE) to collect school supplies and clothing for needy children in Coweta County. Read More»

Military chaplain swears son into Army

Fr. Landon and his son are serving Communion together on the last Sunday before PFC Landon’s departure for basic training. Photo/Special.

In a ceremony at the Military Enlistment Processing Station at Ft. Gillem, Ga, on June 23, Chaplain (Major) Jonathan K. Landon (Senoia, GA) of the Command Chaplain’s Office, Third United States Army & US Army Central Command swore his son Jonathan P. Landon (18 yrs old) in to active duty in the US Army. The same day, the new Private First Class Landon departed for basic training. Read More»

GDOT gives July 31 completion for I-85 in Coweta

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the long-lived widening of I-85 through Coweta County. The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) earlier this week announced its summer construction efforts, including the anticipated completion date of July 31 for three large Coweta road projects. Read More»

New Senoia PD/Court building almost ready

The delay of the opening for the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building appears to be coming to a close. The floors are in and the final walk-through is expected next week.

The completion of the $1.3 million project on Howard Road had been delayed recently due to the moisture level in the concrete floor. But that obstacle has been overcome and the flooring has been installed.

Police Chief Jason Edens said Thursday that an initial walk-through with the project punch list was accomplished last week. The final walk-through is expected on June 23, he said. Read More»

Census: Coweta’s mid-2009 population tops 127,000

The U.S. Census Bureau earlier this week released its update population estimates for July 2009. Those estimates show Coweta County with a population of 127,111, indicating a growth rate of 42.5 percent since 2000. Read More»

Coweta above state/national on SAT scores

The 2009-2010 school year has come to a close. SAT Reasoning Test scores for the school year are being tabulated across Georgia and the United States and those figures will be released around Labor Day. But how did Coweta County schools fare recently compared to the state and national averages?

Formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT tests historically included Math and Verbal components, each with a maximum score of 800. A Writing component was added in 2006 that also carried a maximum score of 800. Today’s new SAT has a combined maximum score of 2,400. Read More»

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