Coweta County

RaceTrac store gets consent to renovate

A variance request that would allow the RaceTrac convenience store on Ga. Highway 34 in Newnan to renovate and update its location was approved July 15 by the Coweta County Commission.

County zoning administrator Angela White said RaceTrac requested a number of variances related to the company’s plan to totally renovate and update its current location on Hwy. 34 at the Shenandoah Industrial Park.

The variance requests included issues such as setbacks, interior and street planting, solid waste recycling and dumpster screening, according to county planning staff. Read More»

Feds may ax driveway mailboxes for new homes in Coweta

Shutterstock photo of a mailbox in a subdivision.

The days of having a mailbox at the end of the driveway may be at an end for new residential developments. The local postmaster will now decide if mail will be delivered to the driveway or if cluster mailbox stations will be installed in new subdivisions. Read More»

DOL staging recruitment drive to help Newnan's Niagara plant fill 70 jobs

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Niagara Bottling fill 70 jobs for a new facility under construction in Shenandoah Park in Newnan. When operational later this year, the facility will package and distribute bottled water. The company is the largest supplier of bottled water in the country.

A recruitment event will be held Thursday, July 31, from 4-7 p.m. at the West Georgia Technical College Coweta Campus, 200 Campus Drive in Newnan. Read More»

Senoia arrests man, 18, for child molestation

An 18-year-old Senoia man faces child molestation charges for actions committed in 2010 and 2011 when he was a juvenile.

The man was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Senoia Det. Jason Ercole, adding that the man’s name is not being released because the crime was committed while he was a juvenile.

Ercole said the man was arrested on July 9 after an investigation conducted by the Senoia Police Dept. that spanned a five-month period. Read More»

Starting another Habitat home

Starting another Habitat home

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is partnering with South-Tree Enterprises, Inc. and Cancer Treatment Centers of America to build a home in Newnan. Pictured at the ground breaking are, from left, Sandy Wisnebaker, board member, Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.; Alice Muetzel, community outreach coordinator, Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.; Kristen Schaner, public affairs manager, Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Chuck Ogletree, president, South-Tree Enterprises, Inc.; and Beth Dow, board chair, Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Photo/Special.

Coweta tweaks zoning rules for active adult developments

A zoning category approved in late 2013 to allow residential developments designed for people 55 years of age and up was amended July 15 by the Coweta County Commission to address building exteriors, enhance deed restriction requirements and mandate annual audits to ensure comploance with the age restriction requirement.

County planning director Robert Tolleson said the amendment to the RRCC (Residential Retirement Community and Care) district was designed to address issues that arose during the three previous rezoning requests which were approved by the commission. Read More»

More than 30K Georgians employed by film, TV work

Ga. Film, Music and Entertainment Office representative Craig Dominey spoke July 14 to a meeting of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club. Photo/Special.

Members of the Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette on July 14 were given a wide-ranging update on Georgia’s film industry by Georgia Film, Music and Entertainment Office Senior Location Specialist Craig Dominey.

Dominey said that “Georgia has production incentives up to a 30 percent tax credit, state of the art infrastructures, highly skilled workforce, diverse shooting locations and direct flights through Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.”

Dominey said Georgia now has eight film and television studio facilities. Read More»

Coweta Chamber unveils its membership drive for July

While most chambers of commerce struggle through their annual membership drive, The Newnan-Coweta Chamber will host a “Membership Event” that is like none other. For two and a half days, over 100 volunteers will work against the clock and against each other to sign up new Chamber members and create a greater community awareness of the important role of the Chamber. The event is organized by Jimmy Cusano and a group called Your Chamber Connection. Read More»

Senoia’s Moth Ball is July 25

Lori and Doug Kolbenshlag at last year’s ball. Photo/Special.

The Senoia Area Historical Society announces the third annual Moth Ball July 25 at 8 p.m.

This year. participants will be dancing under the stars on the lovely grounds of the Veranda Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn at 252 Seavy Street. Music will be provided by DJ Ray McKnight. It’s a BYOB event so you can enjoy your favorite beverage. Iced tea and water will be provided. Light fare will be served.

Want a shot at being crowned the 2014 Moth Ball Queen? Read More»

Newnan ready to roll on sidewalk, repaving projects funded by sales tax

Newnan is set to begin a number of sidewalk and paving projects. Totaling $861,000, the majority of the cost will be funded by special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) revenues. Read More»