Coweta County

Newnan to host 7th annual Citizen Academy

Newnan to host 7th annual Citizen Academy

The City of Newnan announces its Newnan Citizen Academy, a free six week course provided to city residents, business owners, and property owners, over the age of 18, to educate and inform the citizens of Newnan about every aspect of city government in Newnan. Read More»

Healthfield Hospice holding month-long food drive

Staff members from the Healthfield Hospice office here will be blanketing the community Aug. 1-31, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Community Welcome House as part of the Company’s 6th Annual Food Drive. Read More»

Calling all filmmakers

Calling all filmmakers

Paul Lombardi at Movie Night last weekend announced a film contest with entries presenting a work of no more than eight minutes where the short film addresses any aspect of life in Senoia. Sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, those in the running for the $300 prize must submit entries by May 31. For more information visit http://enjoysenoia.com. Photo/Ben Nelms

Senoia to hold steady on millage rate

The matter will not be decided until Aug. 20, but it is likely that the Senoia City Council will keep the property tax rate at 6.11 mills.

The council at the Aug. 2 meeting was told by city administrator Richard Ferry that city can meet its budget obligations without any increase in the millage rate. Mayor Robert Belisle agreed, noting that the city has maintained the 6.11 millage rate since 2006.

Recent reassessments decreased the value of some properties in the city by a total of approximately $1.5 million. Meantime, the city added $8.5 million in improvements, Ferry said. Read More»

Operation Christmas Child helps kids year-round

Kids in the Newnan area are learning something surprising about back-to-school shopping—it is not just a time to fill their book bags and closets, it is also a great opportunity to fill shoe boxes to help children in need around the world. Read More»

'The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds' at NCTC

From left, Merry Arace, Katie Ruttinger and Jennifer Dorrell rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of “The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” at Newnan Community Theatre Company. Photo/Special.

The Newnan Community Theatre Company’s next production in their 2010 Season is the classic drama “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel. The show opens Aug. 12 and runs Thursday through Sunday for two weekends. This show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up. Read More»

Jewish elder to speak at Vineyard

Vineyard Community Church in Senoia will host “Ps, Qs and Jews” with special guest speaker Ryan Lambert.

Lambert is a Jewish believer in Jesus and is the chief planter, initial elder and congregational leader of Congregation Beth Messiah (www.bethmessiahatlanta.com).

The mini-conference will be held Aug. 14 starting at 5 p.m. and will continue at the Sunday gathering on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Questions like “What is the Biblical definition of a Jew?” and “Should Christians keep the Law?” will be discussed. There will also be time for questions. Pizza will be served on Saturday. Read More»

Newnan man lost in Wyoming river

Tragedy struck a Newnan family over the weekend as they vacationed with family and friends at Yellowstone National Park. Forty-six year-old Joel Fegarido was swept away in the Snake River and presumed drowned after jumping in the river to assist his 10 year-old son who was being pulled by the current. Read More»

Commission candidates defend role of Tea Party

It’s really a runoff campaign between Bob Blackburn and David Stover for the District 3 seat on the Coweta County Commission to be held Aug. 10. But a campaign visit paid by Stover to a local business resulted in a number of emails that had to do with Stover’s “Tea Party” preferences rather than the campaign itself. The initial email and responses to it quickly went viral. Read More»

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.

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