Coweta County

Home off Corinth Road a total loss

Firefighters from Fayetteville and Fayette County fight the flames at an empty Miller Oak Way residence Monday afternoon.

No one was home Monday afternoon as firefighters tried to avoid heat exhaustion as they battled flames at a residence on Millers Oak Way just off Corinth Road in east Fayette County. Crews from Fayetteville and Fayette County worked the blaze that destroyed the home. An investigation into the cause of the fire will be forthcoming.

Doctor convicted and sentenced after Coweta tip

It was an arrest that led to a conviction and then, earlier this week, a prison sentence of nearly 27 years for 50 year-old former Grady Hospital Dr. Adam Wayne Lebowitz after being found guilty of child exploitation. And it all stemmed from a tip in 2006 from a 15 year-old east Coweta County woman and her son.

Lebowitz, of Decatur, was convicted in February on charges of producing child pornography and attempting to coerce and entice a child to engage in unlawful sex acts. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Story to 26 years and eight months in federal prison. Read More»

Drop Dead Diva season finale shoots in Senoia

Films crews Thursday afternoon prepare to shoot scenes for the season finale of Drop Dead Diva.

Looks like a blackout at Founders Restaurant in Senoia. And that is what it was Thursday (at least outside the restaurant) when crews prepared to film the season finale of Drop Dead Diva. Founders was only one of the locations used Thursday. Other film locations included Maguire’s, Twist and the new police department and court building on Howard Street. And later Thursday night, the intersection of Main Street and Travis Street was the site of a vehicle stunt to be used in the finale.

Coweta commission candidates square off

Candidates for the District 2 and District 3 seats on the Coweta County Commission squared off Monday night at a forum sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Advocacy Committee and the Coweta County Republican Party.

While there was significant agreement among candidates on many of the issues there were other issues, such as the need for impact fees, that came with a definite difference of opinion. Read More»

Large distribution center coming to Fairburn to impact Hwy. 74/I-85

It’s coming and it’s going to be big, both in terms of sheer size and the amount of truck traffic it will generate. Currently under construction near Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn is what will become a 1.5 million square-foot Clorox Company distribution center that is expected to open in early 2011. The center will generate 161 vehicles per hour during peak traffic times. Read More»

Gateway intersection to open in October

Road crews were at work last weekend doing grading work for the intersection of Holly Grove Road and the realigned Rockaway Road at Ga. Highway 74.

Recognize this location? It may not look like much now, but it the new intersection on Ga. Highway 74 at Holly Grove Road that is part of the widening of Hwy 74. The project will realign Rockaway Road located just to the south of he new intersection. Once completed in October, the location will become the gateway to Senoia, at least from the Peachtree City perspective. But from the Senoia perspective it will be the long-awaited end of having to take your life in your hands while waiting to turn north off Rockaway.

Gubernatorial candidates support charter schools

Five of Georgia’s leading gubernatorial candidates have given their support for public charter schools, according to statements released Tuesday by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

The candidates that submitted completed questionnaires supplied by GCSA included Thurbert Baker (D), Nathan Deal (R), Karen Handel (R), Eric Johnson (R) and John Oxendine (R). Every candidate, in all parties, that officially qualified for the governor’s race was asked by the GCSA to complete the survey, which posed seven questions covering six topics: 
·Parental Choice
·Public Charter Schools Read More»

Coweta okays 2012 road closure for bridge work

The bridge replacement over Shoal Creek on Lower Fayetteville Road in east Coweta is not scheduled until 2012, but Coweta County commissioners Tuesday signed off on a request by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) agreeing to close the road for 12 months during the construction period and approve a detour.

County administrator Theron Gay said commissioners’ approval was needed so that DOT can be sure that Coweta is willing to close the road and develop the detour. Read More»

Coweta amends development agreement on Twelve Parks

It was a sign of the economic times. The Coweta County Commission July 13 gave unanimous approval to a request by Pathway Communities to amend the development agreement for the Twelve Parks development in east Coweta that would move back the date for its contribution to infrastructure and road realignment improvements associated with the residential and commercial projects that have yet to begin. Read More»

Coweta Gospel sings move to new location

The monthly Grantville Gospel Sings, which have been held in Grantville’s Railroad Freight Depot, will now be held in Grantville’s New Life Baptist Church, 5710 South U.S. Hwy. 29, directly across the road from Glanton Elementary School.

The sings will begin at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., as they did in the Depot.

The schedule for July includes:Friday, July 23, One Accord from Columbus, Masters Touch from LaGrange, Denny Grimes from Columbus, and Abiding in the Vine from Columbus. Read More»

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