Coweta County

Senoia Farmers Market in full swing

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coweta schools make strides in AYP requirements

It has been seven years in the making and, for the first time since 2003, the Coweta County School System has no schools on the state Needs Improvement list and all but two schools achieved the required Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The AYP report released July 19 by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) reflects how schools perform based on state standardized test scores. As a result of this performance, the district will no longer be required to offer initial transfers for students to schools outside of their assigned district, according to school system spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»

Newnan/Coweta jobless rate holding steady

Georgia’s unemployment rate increased by half a percent in June, but that was not the case for Newnan and Coweta County. Coweta’s jobless rate held steady at 9.7 percent last month, while Newnan saw a slight decrease to 11.1 percent.

Coweta’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate in May and June, while high, has the county in a better situation than many others in Georgia that saw increases during the one-month period. For Coweta, the 9.7 percent unemployment rate equates to 5,717 people out of work in a labor force of 58,753. Coweta’s unemployment rate in June 2009 was 10.7 percent. Read More»

Commission approves Ruth Drive retail center

A proposed commercial rezoning request was approved last week by the Coweta County Commission. The proposal will create a 12,000 square-foot retail and office center on 2.17 acres on Ruth Drive near Thomas Crossroads.

County Director of Planning Robert Tolleson said applicant Allen & Tyler, LLC is proposing that the O-I (Office Institutional) zoned property be rezoned to C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping District). Read More»

Coweta okays annexation for commercial use

Coweta County commissioners last week approved a request from the City of Newnan to annex nearly 30 acres on the northwest and southwest corners of Roscoe Road and Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard for commercial use.

Commissioners had no objection to a proposal by the city to annex the 29.228 acres. County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said the applicant was requesting the city’s CGN (General Commercial) zoning that is similar to the county’s C-7 (Major Shopping Center) zoning. Read More»

Historic courthouse moves closer to completion

Some of the finishing touches are being made to the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, expected to open in October. County commissioners last week approved change orders designed to bring the project closer to completion.

Commissioners gave unanimous approval to change orders totaling $57,669 for work such as basement storm drain pumps, subfloor repairs and framing, exterior metal ceiling repairs, attic window frame repairs, storm sewer inlets and other items. Read More»

Fuller overcomes MSRA - joins Marines

After a car accident in August 2006, 16-year-old Coweta County resident Dustin Fuller suffered a compound fracture in his leg that required a titanium rod implant.  Nearly a year and a half passed, and the wounded area began to appear infected.  Dustin underwent six weeks of treatment for a staph infection in January 2008 to no avail.  His flu-like symptoms remained persistent, and he became dizzy, unable to walk.  Dustin was transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Feb. Read More»

Senoia Movie Night coming July 31

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority presents “Driving Miss Daisy” on Movie Night in Historic Downtown Senoia on Saturday, July 31. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Main Street in front of the gazebo. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy this free showing of a classic film, parts of which were filmed at Riverwood Studios and nearby Starr’s Mill. Main Street between Seavy and Travis streets will be closed at 7pm. A limited number of sponsor tables with preferred seating is available. Read More»

Newnan Deputy Police Chief and Coweta-Fayette EMC Employee Escort WWII Veterans to Washington

In recognition of those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc., Board Director Rodney Riggs – also Newnan Deputy Police Chief – and EMC technician Brad Maddox recently volunteered to help some of Georgia’s “Greatest Generation” veterans make the flight of a lifetime to see the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read More»