Coweta County

Anniversary concert is this weekend

On March 30, at 3 p.m., Newnan’s Masterworks Chorale marks 10 years of excellence with “A Celebration of Music and Community” at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. The highlight of the concert will be a classical work, Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G.” Guest artists Emily Budd and Greg Hucks will sing the soprano and baritone solos while Masterworks’ own L.C. Lane will perform the tenor solos. Read More»

Dickinson to be ordained deacon at Christ the King

Paul Dickinson

Paul Dickinson of Sharpsburg will be ordained to the office and ministry of deacon in the Charismatic Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 27, at  6 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King. He received his bachelor of science in physics from San Diego State University and his master of ministry from St. Michael’s Seminary. Dickinson began his graduate studies at the Cathedral of St. Michael in San Clemente, Calf. and finished his requirements in Georgia. Read More»

Shelton-Piazza Engagement

Nikki Louise Shelton engaged to Benjamin Joseph Piazza III

Robert and Alicia Shelton of Senoia, Ga. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Louise Shelton, to Benjamin Joseph Piazza III, son of Ben and Kathy Piazza of Jackson, Miss.

The bride-to-be is the grand-daughter of John J. Shelton III and the late Alice Shelton of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Anita Martin and the late Stanley Martin, Jr. of Eutaw, Ala. Read More»

Organic farm in Coweta pays it back: donating 24,000 pounds of food

Coweta County nonprofit 180-degree Farm co-founder Scott Tyson recently braved the enclosure where the farm’s ducks and their “watch dog” protectors, the geese, spend the day feasting on a diet of grass free of pesticides and herbicides. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Fayette County residents Nicole and Scott Tyson, the labor of love known as the nonprofit 180-degree Farm off Ga. Highway 154 in Sharpsburg continues. Read More»

Ready to help his dad

Ready to help his dad

Lathan Gibby of Senoia tried on his dad’s brand-new fire helmet last week following a promotion ceremony hosted by the Fayette County Commission. Dad Brandon was promoted to Lieutenant as Lathan, mom Carrie and sister Paislie watched. Photo/John Munford.

Coweta lures bottled water company, adding 40 jobs

Shutterstock photo of bottled water.

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will open a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County.

The new facility represents a $52 million investment located in the Shenandoah Industrial Park. Expected to be completed later this year, the Niagara facility will package and distribute private label bottled water for its customers as well as the Niagara label, according to Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright. Read More»

Soprano coming home for show

Courtenay Budd. Photo/Special.

If you grew up in Newnan during the 80s, you may remember an aspiring young visual artist named Becky Budd. A lot has changed since then.

“What I did back then was mostly drawing,” said Budd, who now performs by the name Courtenay. Budd will headline the April 26 concert, “Friends of Wadsworth Concert -- The Legacy Continues,” sponsored by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission.

Budd said it’s always good to come back to the town where it all started for her (and for mentor Charles Wadsworth). Read More»

Freddie Lamar Carr, 70, of Sharpsburg

Freddie Lamar Carr, 70, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away March 14, 2014.

Born on October 25, 1943 to Frances and Johnnie Carr, he grew up on a farm in LaGrange, Ga. and continued to remain active at the farm his entire adult life. He graduated from Georgia State University. He retired from IBM after 30+ years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Mountville, Ga.; and a member of the Delta Hunting Club in South Georgia. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tennis, and farming. Read More»

AT&T donates $60K to Coweta drop-out prevention program

From left, front row, are Superintendent Steve Barker, Coweta CIS Chairman Dennis McEntire, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson, Coweta CIS board member Mary Ann Bell and Coweta CIS Vice Chair Lisa Smith; back row, from left, are Coweta CIS board members Donna Brooks, Gerald Kemp, Rhodes Shell, Beverly Yeager, Jac Counts, Lisa McDonald, Carole Ann Fields, Garnet Reynolds, Vince Bass and Matt Brass. Photo/Special.

A large donation by AT&T will provide support for site coordinators working with the Coweta Communities In Schools (CIS) program.

The $60,000 donation was presented by AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson to the Coweta County Board of Education at its March 11 meeting. CIS is the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program. Read More»

Senoia expands downtown with rezoning vote

A small, but significant, expansion is coming to Senoia’s downtown shopping district. The City Council on March 17 approved a request to rezone a .3-acre residential lot on Barnes Street to General Commercial (GC) to accommodate the construction of a retail building which will house three small shops. Read More»

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