Coweta County

Motorcycle club knows meaning of Christmas

Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates Christmas gifts.Shown are IOMC member and chapter officer David "Greywolf" Palmer and Frances Smith, who coordinates on behalf of the county.

Members went on shopping spree for kids

For the third Christmas in a row, members of the local chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club (IOMC) donated gifts to children in Coweta County who are in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services.

Chapter members went on a shopping spree and bought $1,000 worth of toys and gifts that were presented to Frances Smith of the Newnan Police Department who coordinates the project with the Iron Order. Read More»

RN Troyer earns DAISY

 Peggy Troyer, RN, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, holds the DAISY Award certificate and Healer’s Touch sculpture. The sculpture, a gift for all DAISY Award honorees, was hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.

Rewarded for extraordinary care to patient

RN Peggy Troyer, a nurse in Surgical Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The award is part of a national program honoring nurses for clinical skills and compassionate care of patients and their families.

Troyer was nominated because of the exemplary care she gave to a patient who received a devastating diagnosis. Troyer was drawn to tears by the patient’s situation and visited daily, even on her days off, to offer support. Read More»

Newnan church offering tea and secrets

Flower guild will reveal tips on arranging

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newnan is hosting its fourth annual “Flower Festival and Traditional English Tea” where spectacular floral arrangements will be on display and guests will be treated to a musical recital and afternoon tea featuring cakes, bonbons, sandwiches and, of course, tea.

During the afternoon event on Saturday, Jan. 24, the ladies of St. Paul’s Flower Guild will even reveal a few secrets to creative flower arranging during a special demonstration. Read More»

Newnan business women lead healthy path

Newnan business leaders (L-R) Sheri Fleishour, Karen Strickland, Cynthia Jenkins, Liliana Chiciu, Sharon Rogers and Gwen Garrison with Chamber president & CEO Candace Boothby start 2015 with an annual mammogram.Photo/Submitted.

Mammograms recommended each year for those over 40

More than a dozen Newnan business women recently answered a call from the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce for what could be their most important appointment of the year -- an annual mammogram at the Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center at the Summit Healthplex.

The American Cancer Society recommends women have a mammogram annually starting at age 40 for the early detection of breast cancer. Call 770-400-4040 for an appointment.

Coweta legislators preview upcoming session

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly is set to begin on Jan. 12. The Citizen asked some of the members of the Coweta County legislative delegation two general questions- what they see as the statewide priorities for the upcoming session and what they see as the local (Fayette County) priorities for the 2015 session.

Members asked to comment included Rep. Matt Ramsey (Rep. - District 63), Rep. David Stover (Rep. - District 71) and Sen. Mike Crane (District 28).

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Coweta VFW district chooses Johnson as Teacher of the Year

Willis Road Elementary School 5th grade teacher Eve Johnson has been named the Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5th District.  Johnson – above, second from the right – was presented the local and district elementary teacher award by VFW representatives, left to right, Dick Stender, Thomas Fetchet and Warren Park. Photo/Submitted.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5th District has named Willis Road Elementary School 5th grade teacher Eve Johnson as its 2014 Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year.

Johnson, who teaches social studies and English, was selected by the both the Coweta County VFW Post 2667 and the Georgia VFW 5th District for the Citizenship Education Teachers' Award.  The award was presented to Johnson by local VFW Commander Warren Park and other dignitaries at a Willis Road faculty meeting on Dec. 10, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»



Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team member Randy Mercer, center, was recently awarded the Emergency Management Agency of Georgia Jack Hobbs Award for Amateur Radio. Mercer served on the Coweta CERT board and is currently one of two lead instructors for the Coweta CERT program. Photo/Submitted.

Agency of the Year

Agency of the Year

Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Matthew Rook displays the plaque indicating that the department was named the 2014 Agency of the Year for Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Rook recently traveled to New York City for the funerals of the two officers gunned down in Brooklyn on Dec. 20. Photo/Submitted.

Roundabout coming to busy Coweta intersection

It is still a couple of years away, but the Coweta County Commission on Jan. 6 approved a lighting agreement for the upcoming roundabout that will be installed at the intersection of Ga. highways 16 and 54.

County Director of Transportation and Engineering Tod Handley said the roundabout intersection improvement project at the intersection of Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 54 scheduled to begin in 2017 is proposed to include lighting of the intersection. Read More»

School system holding listening session Wednesday

A public listening session to discuss flexibility options for the Coweta County School System will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Madras Middle School. Coweta County Superintendent Steve Barker, R, and school system Director of Public Policy Mark Whitlock, center, discuss school system flexibility options at an public listening session held in June. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta County School System Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker will hold another public listening session to discuss school system flexibility options. The Jan. 7 meeting will be held at Madras Middle School at 6:30 p.m. All school districts in Georgia must declare a flexibility option in order to receive waivers from the State Board of Education past June 30, 2015. Read More»