Coweta County

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average
By BEN NELMS
bnelms@TheCitizen.com

Scores for the 2010 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for individual school systems were released last week. A breakdown of the results showing the percentage of students passing the tests indicated that Coweta County students beat the state average by a range of up to10 points in every test category and in every grade level, except for the score in eighth grade Social Studies where Coweta students were a half percentage point under the state average. Read More»

Senoia to consider assisted living center

It is a proposal that the Senoia City Council has asked to be examined further before rendering a decision. An initial proposal at the July 5 meeting by Tranquil Village, LLC would have an assisted living center situated on property recently surplused by the city. City Administrator Richard Ferry will be responsible for gathering information that could lead to a contract on the property. Read More»

Coweta gets two DOT projects

Coweta County will see a chunk of the $53 million announced this week by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for road improvement projects around the state. Coweta’s two projects will include road work on Ga. Highway 14/U.S. Highway 29 from Newnan to Palmetto and Ga. Highway 74 from Senoia down to Woodbury in Meriwether County. Read More»

Tyrone rape verdict overturned

Court of Appeals rules that evidence may have prejudiced jury

The Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a Sharpsburg man for raping a 16-year-old girl at her Tyrone home in 2005. Read More»

McGee installed as OSL chaplain

Rev. Deacon James Anthony McGee of Newnan

The Rev. Deacon James Anthony McGee of Newnan was recently installed as the chaplain for the Jehovah Rapha Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician. McGee was installed at an OSL Healing Conference by the Rev. William De Arteaga of Canton, Ga., who represented the larger OSL organization. Read More»

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»