Coweta County

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary

Gloria and Raymond Costa of Newnan celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary inside Piedmont Newnan Hospital Aug.22. While it wasn’t the idea place to be on such a special occasion, the hospital staff tried to make the best out of it. They surprised the couple with gourmet meals made up of grilled salmon, Fettuccine Alfredo, fruit salad served in a champagne glass and – for dessert – carrot cake dribbled with raspberry sauce. Gloria and Raymond married in 1959, right after Raymond returned from Seoul, South Korea where he served with the 618th Medical Clearing Company. Read More»

New church starting in Newnan

A new church will be starting in Newnan in the near future. Planted to meet the needs of the area’s diverse and growing population, Threshold Church is expected to open one year from now, in August of 2015.

Heading up the e3ffort is Dr. Quincy Brown, resident of Newnan and long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Read More»

Walking Dead wall gets extension from council

Construction continues near the "Walking Dead" wall. Photo/John Thompson.

The Senoia City Council on Aug. 18 amended an agreement with Stalwart Films that will leave a 15-foot wall in place around portions of the Gin Property until 2019. Now under construction, the wall could serve as a contained set for filming of AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”

The council on July 7 approved the construction of the 15-foot temporary wall which will enclose a number or Gin Property residences and close several streets within the property to thru-traffic. Read More»

Coweta approves annexation into Fulton Co. city

The Coweta County Commission has given a thumbs-up to a petition by Serenbe Development LLC and the City of Chattahoochee Hills that will result in a 179-acre area of the Serenbe community located in Coweta being annexed into Chatt Hills.

The 178.78-acre area situated inside Coweta off Shell Road (Atlanta Newnan Road) is part of the much larger 900-acre Serenbe community which lies within the city limits of Chatt Hills in southwest Fulton County. Read More»

Welcome back to Western Elementary

Welcome back to Western Elementary

Second grade students at Western Elementary School in Coweta County start the new school year. From left are Cindy Glass, Caden Jacobson, Jakaleb Stegall, T.J. Timpson and Molly Gasaway. Photo/Submitted.

UWG campus gets additional funds

The University of West Georgia (UWG) has received additional $2.6 million in funding for the renovation of its new campus in Newnan. UWG will continue to hold classes this year at its current location and anticipates opening the new campus on Jackson Street in August 2015 where it will serve 1,000 students. Read More»

Senoia set to grow by 36 acres on its western side

The Senoia City Council has agreed to accept an application for the annexation of approximately 36 acres on the city’s west side to be developed as the Morgan Farms subdivision. The annexation measure will be decided by the Coweta County Commission.

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Bypass extension work to begin later this month

The transportation landscape on Newnan’s southeast side is about to undergo a transformation. Crews are set to begin work on a project that will extend the four-lane Newnan Crossing Bypass south to Ga. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 29. The area along Hwy. 29 will also be upgraded from Interstate 85 to Pine Road.

The project will have Newan Crossing Bypass extended from Turkey Creek Road to the north for a distance of approximately 1.7 miles down to Hwy.16 where it will intersect just west of East Gordon Road. The entire span of the roadway will include four lanes and a median. Read More»

Shopping center planned for Newnan Bypass

The economic climate in Coweta County continues to improve. Evidence of that reality will come Aug. 19 when county commissioners conduct a public hearing on a proposal that would create nearly 163,000 square feet of retail and office space along Newnan Bypass East at Poplar Road.

Located primarily on the east side of the bypass, the majority of the 79.38 acres is situated south of Poplar Road, north of Turkey Creek Road and immediately west of Interstate 85. Read More»

Rhonda Smits is named state Nurse of the Year

East Coweta Middle School nurse Rhonda Smits has been named Georgia’s 2015 School Nurse of the Year. Photo/Special.

East Coweta Middle School nurse Rhonda Smits has been named Georgia’s 2015 School Nurse of the Year.

Smits received the honor at the July 16 meeting of the Georgia Association of School Nurses in Athens. Smits has been a registered nurse for 33 years and has served as school nurse at ECMS for 11 years.

“This is the first time the Georgia Association’s Nurse of the Year recognition has been bestowed on a Coweta County school nurse,” said Coweta school system spokesman Dean Jackson.
Smits began the school year on Aug. 5, during East Coweta’s pre-school orientation. Read More»

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