Coweta County

History buffs commemorate Civil War battle

A group of two dozen Coweta County residents met at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill. The group read the names of all soldiers who lost their lives during the battle or as a result of it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was 150 years ago, on July 30, that the Battle of Brown’s Mill was fought in Coweta County.

A group of two dozen Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association board members and supporters commemorated the anniversary with a Toast and Taps ceremony Wednesday by gathering at the Gen. Joseph Wheeler memorial located on the property of the battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road.

It was at the short ceremony where the names of all those, both Union and Confederate, who lost their lives during the battle and afterward at hospital sites in Newnan were read. Read More»

Coweta school board to keep same tax rate

The Coweta County Board of Education again this year will keep the millage rate at 18.59 mills. An increase in property values, thus an increase in revenues, requires the school board to hold public hearings on the millage rate.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the school board on July 27 announced the intention to keep the maintenance and operation millage rate at 18.59 mills. The rate has remained unchanged since 2004, Jackson added. Read More»

Coweta welcomes 101 new teachers

101 new teachers were welcomed at the school system’s 2014 New Teacher orientation on Monday, July 28, at the Centre for Performing and visual Arts. Above, left to right, are Elm Street Elementary Principal Christi Hildebrand, and new teachers Kara Hooper (grade 4) and Kristen Bogumill (counselor), Atkinson Elementary School Principal Latrina Gates, and new teachers Mechele Jones (grade 2) and Christy Jennings (music). Photo/Special.

Coweta County schools welcomed 101 new teachers to the school system on Monday, and thousands of veteran teachers back to classrooms throughout the week, as they prepare to start the new school year on Aug. 6. Read More»

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

“Walk With a Doc” hosted by Piedmont Newnan Hospital attracted 30 participants to Carl Miller Park on Saturday, July 26. Dr. David Harvey, front, of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Newnan led the walk and answered questions along the way. Photo/Special.

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Some attendees at the 2014 Moth Ball held July 25 at the historic Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn included from left, Lori and Doug Klobenschlag, Maureen Schuyler, Bob Anderson, Dede and Peter Harvey and Janis Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia, passed away July 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He also worked 40 plus years in commercial aviation.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Sue Nisbet; sons Michael David (Karla) Nisbet and Mark Douglas (Elisa) Nisbet; daughter Virginia Lynn Hilts; grandchildren Kim, Bobby, Douglas, Steven, Thomas, Erica, Ashley and Anna; great-grandchildren Anna Belle, Carter and Emeric; also brother Carl F. Nisbet, Jr. Read More»

Senoia’s Walking Dead wall may live awhile

Construction of the “The Walking Dead” wall around portions of the Gin Property in Senoia is underway. The area inside the wall will function as a contained set for filming episodes of AMC television’s hit show beginning in September. Photo/John Thompson.

The Senoia City Council will conduct a public hearing on Aug. 18 to consider amending the agreement with Stalwart Films that would leave a 15-foot wall in place around portions of the Gin Property until 2019. The wall is being constructed to serve as Read More»

Senoia set to get license plate reader camera

The Senoia Police Dept. received approval from the City Council on July 21 to purchase a license plate reader camera system for use on one patrol car.

A $2,356 reduction in price for the Vigilant Solutions camera system puts the price tag at $15,280 and will be financed over three years after a 10 percent down payment which will come from the department’s equipment budget. Read More»

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan, Ga. passed away July 19, 2014. She was born on January 26, 1973. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Roberts, Jr.

Dawn is survived by her parents, Billy and Carol Parmer of Concord, Ga.; daughter, Sabrina Kraker of Griffin, Ga.; son, Joshua Kraker of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Randy Moore of Concord, Ga.; niece, Hailey Moore of Concord, Ga.; nephew, Gage Moore of Concord, Ga.; grandmother, Wanda Bailey of Senoia, Ga.; and many other family members and friends. Read More»

Interchange work progresses at Poplar Rd.

The long-anticipated interchange at Poplar Road and Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side continues to move closer to reality. Coweta County commissioners on July 15 approved $165,000 in professional services needed for appraisals and right-of-way negotiations.

County Administrator Michael Fouts said right-of-way plans for the project are currently under consideration by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

The $165,000 cost will be funded by the county’s special purpose local options sales tax (SPLOST), Fouts said. Read More»