Coweta County

Commission okays talks on next phase for interchange

The Coweta County Commission last week gave unanimous approval for county representatives to begin negotiations with design firm Clough Harbour on the pricing and scope of work for the interchange at I-85 and Poplar Road.

County administrator Theron Gay told commissioners that the consultant selection committee had reviewed the 13 submissions received in the Request for Qualifications process and selected six design firms as finalists for interviews. Of those, the committee preferred Clough Harbour as the primary choice, Gay said. Read More»

GAE endorses only Democrats for statewide offices

The 43,000-member Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) on Monday released its list of endorsements for the upcoming statewide primaries. It was no surprise that only Democrats won GAE approval.

"Ours is a very exacting and detailed two-step process," said GAE President Jeff Hubbard. "Our political action committee, the GAE Fund for Public Education Committee, first sent out questionnaires to all declared candidates for statewide offices. We next set up face-to-face interviews with those who responded to the questionnaires so the committee could ask any clarifying questions." Read More»

Christ the King will offer 2-day healing conference June 25, 26

A Conference on Healing, featuring the teaching and ministry of the Most Rev. Charles Jones, archbishop of the Southeast Province of the International Charismatic Episcopal Church, will be held Friday evening, June 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The conference will continue Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The conference, whose theme is, “He Makes All Things New,” is sponsored by the local chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician. Prayer for those suffering from physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual conditions will be offered. Read More»

Southcrest Church in Newnan will offer Worship Music Camp for youth

Youth in grades 6-12 in the south Atlanta area may be interested in attending a Worship Music Camp in Newnan, which will be held June 21-15 at Southcrest Church, 365 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive.

The cost is $150. Individual sessions also are available at $20 per session.

There will be clinics for voice, guitar, bass, drums/percussion and keyboards led by top music instructors who are worship leaders. Each day will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. and will have scheduled individual sessions starting at 1:30 p.m. Read More»

Carleton - Born March 25

Jeremy and Kelly Carleton of Senoia announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Grace, born March 25, 2010, at 8:45 a.m. at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz., and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are John and Becky Carleton of Phoenix, Ariz., and Randy and Julie Ross of Peachtree City. Olivia was welcomed home by her sister, Anna Claire, age 3.

Cushing - Born May 12

Caleb and Sarah (Savage) Cushing of Senoia announce the birth of their son, Coale Caleb Cushing, at 11:09 a.m. , May 12, 2010, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Coale weighed 9 lbs., 7 oz. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Elizabeth and Randy Richter, and Susan and Gary Cushing, all of Fayetteville. Great-grandmother is Hazel Cawthon of Conyers.

Southern Living's 2010 "Idea House" opens this weekend in Senoia

Hundreds attend the June 8 pre-opening event for the 2010 Southern Living "Idea House" located on the Gin Property adjacent to downtown Senoia.

It was quite an event. Several hundred invited guests made their way to Senoia Tuesday for the preview party that preceded the June 12 opening of the 2010 Southern Living Magazine Idea House located on the Gin Property adjacent to the downtown area. Read More»

Coweta BOE tentatively adopts $165.7 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education Tuesday voted to tentatively approve a $165.7 million general fund budget for the 2010-11 school year. Final approval is expected June 22.

The upcoming budget is approximately $6.5 million less than the $172.2 million operational budget adopted by the board in June 2009 for the 2009-2010 school year, said school system spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»

Coweta County Commission District 2 candidates sound off

The Citizen recently invited the candidates for Coweta County Commission Districts 2 and 3 to provide our readers with an opportunity to hear from them and to get their positions on the issues they believe are pertinent to Coweta County and its future. What follows is in keeping with this newspaper’s belief that people should “have their say.”

Printed this week are the comments from District 2 candidates, incumbent Tim Lassetter and challenger Eddie Wilson. The responses of District 3 candidates George “Kett” Harper, David Stover and Bob Blackburn were printed last week. Read More»

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