Coweta County

James Hutton inducted into safe driving club

Newnan resident James Hutton is one of 71 Georgia UPS drivers recently inducted in the worldwide Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

Georgia can boast of 366 active Circle of Honor drivers with a total of 3,025 UPS drivers in the state.

Globally, 7,878 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they've racked up more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That's enough miles to travel to Mars and back 36 times.

Black ice conditions may be present in Fayette, Coweta on Tuesday morning

Residents of Fayette and Coweta counties should be aware that black ice conditions could exist on roadways Tuesday morning due to temperatures falling below freezing Monday night.

Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones on Monday afternoon a significant threat for widespread black ice issues exists for Tuesday morning near and north of a line from Troup, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Rockdale, Walton, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties. Read More»

Mayors' group, others unite to give kids special treat

Palmetto Mayor J. Clark Boddie at the circus.

Children enjoyed circus, private meeting with animals and performers

Palmetto Mayor J. Clark Boddie and several families from the Coweta area recently joined others on a “Magical Journey,” a private pre-show event before attending the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus in Atlanta. Read More»

Car wash, oil change shop may be headed to Fischer Crossing

The Coweta County Commission on Feb. 17 will hear a rezoning request for a 2-acre tract near the Sam’s Club at Fischer Crossing that could lead to the construction of a car wash and oil lube facility.

The property located on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 34and Fischer Road is currently zoned C-7 (commercial major shopping district) and is being proposed for a C-8 (heavy commercial shopping district) zoning designation. Read More»

Northgate High gets all-clear on second bomb threat in 2 weeks

The second bomb threat at Northgate High School in two weeks occurred Feb. 13. The school was evacuated for only 45 minutes while Coweta County public safety officials checked the school and gave the all-clear for students to return to class.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson said a bomb threat was emailed to the school at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 10. School officials initiated the bomb threat procedure and evacuated students and staff to a secured location on campus. Read More»

Bass wins DAISY for going the extra mile

Emily Bass, DAISY AWARD winner

RN Emily Bass, a nurse at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, was recently awarded the prestigious DAISY AWARD for Extraordinary Nurses during a surprise celebration.

She won the award after a patient called the hospital’s chief nursing officer, Jason Smith, to rave about the care he received at the hospital. The patient specifically named Bass as a caregiver who always went above and beyond in taking care of him. Read More»

AARP to have driving classes for all ages

An AARP Drivers Safety Class is scheduled for March 14 in Newnan.

The class will be held at the Powell Library on Hospital Road in Newnan 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will refresh driving skills and review the new rules of the road.

Participants may be able to save on car insurance after the class.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. All ages are welcome to attend. To register, call 770-253-3625.

All attendees should bring their driver’s license, AARP card if a member and a brown bag lunch. Read More»

'EcoAthlete' project captures awards for Newnan student

Ansley Knight

Newnan High School junior Ansley Knight has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization’s highest recognition, for an environmental project that also earned her a spot on a prestigious national list.

Knight, 16, is a member of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta in Mableton and founded "Project EcoAthlete," for which she collected more than 320 pounds of shoes and donated them for use in the creation of new public playground surfaces and track molds. She devised the idea after participating in a mud run and realizing her dirty shoes could be recycled. Read More»

Senoia UMC starts Lenten season with dinners, worship

To kick off the season of Lent, Senoia United Methodist Church will host a Fat Tuesday “All You Can Eat” Pancake supper Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will go toward the church’s upcoming Guatemala Mission Trip.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, the church will host a fellowship supper at 6 p.m. followed by Ash Wednesday worship, with imposition of ashes, at 7 p.m.

The church is at 229 Bridge Street in Senoia. For more information, call 770-599-3245 or visit

Michael Robert Amis, age 37, of Senoia

Mr. Michael Robert Amis, age 37, of Senoia, passed away February 7, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Kristin Hall Amis; parents, Bernadette and Robert Amis of Fayetteville; daughter, Kaitlyn Amis of Senoia; son, Steven Amis of Senoia; sister, Michele Kerlin and her husband David of Orchard Hills.

A funeral service will be held Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Deacon Tony Cuomo officiating. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at Read More»

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