Coweta County

Art walk is Friday

Main Street Newnan is excited to usher in the fall event season with its annual Fall Art Walk Sept.19. The free event takes place between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in historic downtown Newnan.

During the Art Walk downtown businesses extend their hours to host store front exhibits and demonstrations by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complementary tastings and hors d'oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. Read More»

Coweta County set to adopt budget Sept. 16

Coweta County commissioners are expected to adopt a $65 million FY 2015 general fund budget on Sept. 16. The $2.6 million increase in revenues over FY 2014 will come largely from increases in property taxes, license and permits.

The revenue increase over the $62.3 million FY 2014 budget comes mainly from a $2 million increase in property taxes and a $715,000 increase in licenses and permits.

Finance Director Hans Wilson said the increase in property taxes stems from an increase in property values and from the revaluation of the county’s commercial properties. Read More»

Music to stir the soul

Music to stir the soul

A harp is something you don’t see every day, especially on the street in downtown Newnan. But Peachtree City resident Ashley Collins and one of her harps hit a home run with passers-by at Market Day. Two of those captivated by the unusual instrument were 3-year-old twins Chloe, left, and Ansley Stidman of Cumming. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Jobless rate jumps

The local economies in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to improve, but the unemployment numbers fail to reflect that story. Read More»

Senoia looks to increase water supply

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

Senoia council members approved plans at their meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the future of the water system, a $30,000 project.

Though more expensive than expected, city manager Richard Ferry said the price is reasonable compared with the work the city needs to complete.

Increasing water supply is a topic the council has mulled over for years, and the need for action has grown. Read More»

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

Two Coweta high schools named to a prestigious list

Two of Coweta County’s high schools placed in the top 10 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in a report by the Washington Post.

East Coweta and Northgate high schools were among 2,149 public and private high schools nationwide to make the list, placing them in the top 10 percent of the 22,000 high schools surveyed, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Roundabout is set for Lower Fayetteville Road

The Newnan Centre will soon have a new entrance on Lower Fayetteville Road. The installation of a roundabout is underway just west of the current entrance shared with the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Slow traffic conditions along portions of Lower Fayetteville Road have existed for years. But a portion of the back-ups in the area of the Centre for Performing and Visual and Arts and the Newnan Centre will be mitigated with the construction of a roundabout west of the current entrance.

Situated immediately to the west of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, the Newnan Centre that opened last year will have its own entrance once the roundabout project is completed. Read More»

Canongate gets new owner

Sequoia Golf, owner of the Canongate Golf Clubs, has sold its stock and assets to ClubCorp for $265 million. Sequoia CEO Joe Guerra said ClubCorp plans upgrades to the Sequoia facilities.

Sequoia’s holdings include the Canongate properties in Fayette and Coweta counties and owns or operates more than 50 private clubs, semi-private clubs and golf resort facilities located across the U.S.

ClubCorp is a publicly traded company and a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs as well as business, sports and alumni clubs in North America, according to a press release. Read More»

Plant sale approaches

Plant sale approaches

The greenhouse is full and Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are raiding their gardens for plants to donate to their Fall Plant Sale Oct. 4. The annual sale features dozens of perennials and other sought-after plants, plus azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, Japanese maples, gardenias and four kinds of hydrangeas. Read More»

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