Coweta County

Construction beginning on Fischer Crossing theaters

The new 10-screen theater at the Fischer Crossing commercial development is about to come out of the ground. The 40,000 square-foot building on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the footers for the building are being poured now, with the initial block expected to start going up on Monday. The theaters will be situated on the easternmost portion of the development’s large northeast corner. Read More»

Coweta unemployment rate drops again

Coweta County’s unemployment rate continued to decrease in May, dropping to 9.8 percent, according to data provided by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure is down from 10.1 percent in April and represents 5,805 people out of work in a workforce of 59,235.

The May jobless rate was perhaps significant because it marks the first time since well into the recession that the current month’s unemployment numbers were the same or lower than those from one year earlier. Read More»

Coweta's Galt named master teacher

It is a designation based on appreciable gains in student achievement. Smokey Road Middle School Spanish teacher Kimberly Paige Galt was one of only 131 teachers across the state, and the only teacher in Coweta County, to be named a 2010 Georgia Master Teacher.

The names of the 131 teachers statewide that earned the certification were announced June 25 by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

Coweta Commission candidates forum July 12

The time for voters to approve two Coweta County commissioners is getting close. The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will be the location for a July 12 forum that will give the five candidates vying for the two commission seat a chance to be heard and to field questions by the Coweta County Republican Party, the chamber and those submitted in advance by the community.

The 2010 Coweta County Commission Republican Primary Forum will be held July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Read More»

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

Coweta 7 year-old discovers rare fossil in Dakota Badlands

It was a find that turned into something much bigger and much more significant than it first appeared. Seven year-old Sharpsburg resident Kylie Ferguson on a recent trip to Badlands National Park Read More»

Sam’s Club underway at Fischer Crossing, opens early 2011

The northwest corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road near the Fayette County line is the new home of a 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club that is expected to open in early 2011. A part of the nearly 800,000 square-foot Fischer Crossing retail development, the Sam’s Club will be joined later this year by NCG Theaters on the northeast corner of the development. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone driving through the intersection of Ga. highways 34 and 54 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County can’t help but notice the change. Well out of the ground on the northwest corner and expected to open in early 2011 is the 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club. Read More»

New Senoia PD/Court building opens early July

It was in April 2009 that the Senoia City Council approved construction plans for the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Howard Road. Despite past weather-related delays, the new 8,310 square-foot facility is expected to open in early July.

Completion of the $1 million project was expected to be wrapped up in the spring, but delays due to a wet winter and high moisture levels in the concrete floor pushed that date back. But all that is about to be a thing of the past. Read More»

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»