Coweta County

A little dab of this

It was hands on in spades last week as nearly 60 youngsters participated in morning and afternoon sessions at the Senoia Hands-on Kids Art Camp held at the Freeman Sasser building.

It was hands on in spades last week as nearly 60 youngsters participated in morning and afternoon sessions at the Senoia Hands-on Kids Art Camp held at the Freeman Sasser building. The camp was sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. Lunch for all the kids and volunteers was provided on Thursday by Maguire’s. Photo by Starr's Mill High School student Katie Busey.

Pickin' on the Square

There’s nothing like a little free-wheeling to get the afternoon going around the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Area musicians gathered recently to play some of their favorite tunes as part of “Pickin’ on the Square.”

There’s nothing like a little free-wheeling to get the afternoon going around the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Area musicians gathered recently to play some of their favorite tunes as part of “Pickin’ on the Square.”

Transitional homes get new standards

Coweta County commissioners last week established standards for Transitional Housing Shelters and added new definitions for daycare operations and assisted living facilities.

The move to amend the zoning and development ordinance stemmed from discussions involving a conditional use permit for the BelAir transitional home in north Coweta located in a Rural Conservation-zoned area. The permit was approved unanimously Feb. 16, but not without much discussion and 36 conditions being imposed before the home can be re-opened. Read More»

Rehab work continues on historic courthouse

The completion of the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse gets closer each month. Several small projects leading to the October opening of the historic structure were approved July 20 by the Coweta County Commission.

Commissioners unanimously approved a bid of $8,400 by Greater Atlanta Memorials for the cleaning and rehabilitation of monuments and historical signage on the property.

The commission on June 15 established a $15,000 fund for the work. The funds will be repaid to the county by the Courthouse Committee through subsequent fundraising efforts. Read More»

Corinth Road Fire Station # 9 opens

The Coweta County Commission last week approved a few last minute change orders that coincided with the opening earlier this week of the county’s new $1.29 million Corinth Road Fire Station #9.

Essentially a state of the art facility, the large Corinth Road facility had a final price tag of $1,290,847. Along the way a total of approximately $80,000 in change orders were approved by the commission. Read More»

Extended unemployment benefits now being paid

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced today that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by the President last Thursday, July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2 through Nov. 30.

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) transmitted benefit payments made through direct deposit yesterday and checks have been mailed today. The total amount of payments made is $76,187,412.20. Read More»

Excavations in Israel to be discussed at White Oak

White Oak Presbyterian Church will have special services Sunday through Tuesday, Aug. 1-3.

The guest speaker will be Dr. John Currid, an ARP minister and archaeologist who is the project director of Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel.

“Dr. Currid brings unique archaeological insights tobiblical studies,” a spokesperson said.

Services will be Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.

White Oak Presbyterian Church is at 2796 Gordon Rd. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54, south of Turin in Coweta County.

On the march

On the march

The soldiers of Newnan’s National Guard Bravo Company 2/121 marched through downtown Saturday afternoon in route to a ceremony in their honor at the First Baptist Church. The unit has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Shopping in Senoia Farmers Market

Shopping in Senoia Farmers Market

There are fresh vegetables and other goodies available twice a month at the Senoia Farmers Market. The market is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lassetter wins D-2/Blackburn and Stover to meet in runoff

Incumbent District 2 Coweta County Commissioner Tim Lassetter was the clear winner in the July 20 Coweta County Republican Primary. But determining the winner of the District 3 commission seat will have to wait until Aug. 10 when Bob Blackburn and David Stover meet again in the runoff election. Read More»

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