Coweta County

Palmetto officer nominated as TV show All-Star

Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg has been nominated for the America’s Most Wanted television show’s “All-Star” designation. A benefit motorcycle ride for the injured officer will be held Saturday.

Sgt. Gragg was seriously injured on Sept. 12 during a routine traffic stop in Palmetto that led to the loss of his left eye, a brain injury, a broken back and 17 broken bones in his face and his jaw broken in four places. Gragg is still recovering from his injuries and is back at work part-time. Read More»

Skin Cancer Specialists help screen, educate, treat and manage skin cancer

Dr. Mark Chastain of Skin Cancer Specialists examining a patient. Photo/Special.

Dr. Mark Chastain opened the first Skin Cancer Specialists in Marietta in 2003 and three years later, after seeing the need for an office south of Atlanta, opened a location in Newnan. While the practice can assist patients with general dermatology concerns, skin cancer management is the main focus. Read More»

NCTC presents 'Death of a Salesman'

Uncle Billy (Peter Poulos), Willy (Sam Gentry), Linda (Dawn Campion), Biff (Levi Gentry), and Happy (Spencer Jordan) in a scene from NCTC’s production of “Death of a Salesman.” Photo/Chaz Ferguson.

American playwright Arthur Miller’s tragedy, “Death of a Salesman,” continues its performance at Newnan Community Theatre Company March 25, 27 and 28, and April 2, 3 and 4. Read More»

Sen. Chance to sit on board examining state tax system

Senate Finance Chairman Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) would be appointed to a special committee examining Georgia's tax laws under legislation announced today by Georgia's House and Senate leaders.

The panel, called the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians, would be charged with "weeding through Georgia's cumbersome tax system to bring balance, transparency and fairness to Georgia taxpayers," according to a Senate news release about House Bill 1405. Read More»

D&H Distributing promotes ‘Go Green’ efforts

D&H Distributing, the major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, with a major warehouse location in northeast Coweta County, has stepped-up its commitment to environmental conservation. The company has created several practical initiatives for its customers and its internal employees, persuading them to follow eco-friendly procedures and purchase environmentally conservative merchandise. This includes a promotion that rewards D&H’s customers for purchasing Earth-friendly technologies to resell to the small business community. Read More»

Newnan Youth Council visits Gov. Perdue at capitol

In the front row, from left, are Kiera Patterson, State Representative Lynn Smith, Andrew Jongeneel, Margaret Rose Kazmierczak, Jordin Dombrosky, Trishia Espinoza, Govenor Sonny Perdue, Peyton Shelnutt, Morgan Chandler, Michael Nix, Emily Hays and State Senator Mitch Seabaugh. In the back row are Daniel Nance, Lauren Jongeneel, Jamey Keith, John Ransom, Lindsay Knox, Andrew Copeland and Steven Waldrop. Photo/Special

The Newnan Youth Council (NYC) recently got a taste of Georgia state politics during their visit to the State Capitol. The Youth Council had the chance to visit with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and also Lt Governor Casey Cagle. The youth were invited to have lunch with State Representative Lynn Smith, State Representative Billy Horne and State Senator Mitch Seabaugh during their field trip to the Capitol. Read More»

Legal Eyed Drive CD release party tomorrow night at The Alamo

Legal Eyed Drive

Local indie recording artists Legal Eyed Drive will be holding a CD release party for their self-titled debut album at 8 p.m. tomorrow (March 19) at The Alamo in Newnan, Ga.

The band has been playing a limited schedule of selected venues to prepare for the recording of their first release. They have frequently played at local establishments in and around the Atlanta area. Band members include lead vocalist/guitarist/ songwriter- Ken Luellen, drummer- Phillip Neill, acoustic rhythm guitarist- Max Haygood, bassist- Steve Salamanca, and guitarist/ background vocalist- Chad Alexander. Read More»

Office building dedicated

Office building dedicated

Friends and family gathered together last Saturday to officially dedicate Senoia’s newest office building. The historic-looking building was christened the Addy Building after longtime Senoia businessman Ellis Crook’s mother, Leola Mae Addy. Greg Crook, who now manages his father’s businesses, said the honor was fitting for a woman who did not have many material possessions, but dearly loved her family. The office building is located on Ga. Highway 16, next to Crook’s Tire Pro, and currently houses the office of Crescent South Insurance. Read More»

Horse races coming to Moreland March 27

Amateur riders all over Georgia are getting their horses in shape for their favorite springtime event: The Bear Creek Hounds Point-to-Point races on Saturday, March 27 at the gorgeous farm of Hal and Linda Barry in Moreland, Ga. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the festivities – including a parade of the Bear Creek Hounds – begin at noon. Read More»

Coweta School Board to sue Ga. Charter Schools Commission

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia received state approval last month to begin operations of its K-8 elementary school in August. Read More»