Coweta County

Coweta says ‘yes’ to 55+ communities

It did not take long for the new Residential Retirement Community and Care (RRCC) zoning category approved in November by the Coweta County Commission to generate proposals. Three such rezoning requests for communities geared to residents 55 years of age and older were approved by commissioners on May 6.

The move to establish the new RRCC residential zoning category was in response to the growing number of Coweta citizens who are continuing to age and want residential options. Read More»

Chattahoochee volunteers start work May 17 on new bike trail network for park

The Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park are about to begin another venture. This time the group is at work with the initial construction of what will become more than a dozen miles of mountain bike trails spread throughout the nearly 3,000-acre state park.

The work begins today (May 17), with volunteers meeting at the visitor’s center on Bobwhite Way. Those interested, either with the initial effort or the ongoing project as it unfolds, can contact Vicki Kaiser at vicki.kaiser7@hotmail.com Read More»

Senoia Memorial Day parade, festival expected to attract crowd

Senoia has a reputation for putting on a large variety of premiere events. But there is nothing quite like the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Parade and Festival that attracts thousands each year.

The action will begin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day with a non-stop variety of live entertainment downtown at Main Street and Seavy Street. The patriotic program will begin at noon and will be followed by more live entertainment leading up to the parade which begins at 2 p.m.

Events at noon include a program honoring veterans and a “flyover” to cap off the ceremony. Read More»

Cabaret show is Saturday

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Masterworks Chorale is stepping out of the concert hall and into the cabaret. In downtown Newnan, Masterworks will demonstrate its versatility by performing popular 20th century music, including a medley from “West Side Story,” pieces from “Anything Goes,” and more – much more. Read More»

Blessings by the basketful; Cokes Chapel supports Welcome House

Showing off their ‘blessing baskets,” front row (L-R) are Kaylee Moore, Kathy Schumacher and Pastor Mark Jordan. Back row (L-R) are Amanda Bryant, Jayme Cruz, Brenda Hanes, Freda Abraham, Madeline Cruz, Mike White, Esther Lyons, Crystal Bishop, Kathy Awbrey, and Wanda Moore.  Not pictured: Abe Abraham, Cynthia Myers, and Patty White. Photo/Special.

Residents of Community Welcome House, a women’s shelter in Newnan, will have a little more to smile about this Mother’s Day when they receive ‘Blessing Baskets’ prepared by the congregation of Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church. Read More»

Phillip Michael Zacherl, 65, of Senoia

Phillip Michael Zacherl

Phillip Michael Zacherl, 65, of Senoia, Ga., passed away on May 11, 2014. Phil was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

He is survived by his 3 daughters and their families: Shelley and Nathan Chapman of Mexico Beach, Fla. with their children Destiny and Brittney Shoemaker, Jerry, Samuel, and Korah Chapman; Denny and Jason Bowen of Senoia, Ga. with their children Malachi, Ezekiel, and Jonah; and Casey and Jody Stubblefield of Senoia, Ga. with their children Kayne and Lexy. He is survived by the mother of his children, Lin Zacherl. Read More»

Coweta early voting ends May 16

The opportunity for Coweta County voters to take advantage of early voting is about to come to an end. May 12 through May 16 will mark the last time voters can weigh-in on candidates featured in the three contested races in the May 20 primary.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 553 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three non-partisan seats on the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Assisted living plan approved for Thomas Crossroads

A proposal to rezone nearly 19 acres behind the Publix shopping center and Tractor Supply store at Thomas Crossroads from RC (rural conservation) and C-6c (to minor shopping center) for use as an assisted living complex received unanimous approval April 22 by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Coweta tops west Ga. in job, housing growth

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has published its annual West Georgia Regional Update which shows Coweta County leading the six-county region in a number of areas such as job growth and housing starts.

Coweta County is one of six counties in the west Georgia region profiled in the UWG report. The remaining counties include Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, Polk and Haralson. Read More»

Patel named Coweta teacher of the year

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel on May 1 was named the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year by Coweta school board member Harry Mullins, at left. Patel was chosen from among three finalists and 31 fellow school Teachers of the Year for the honor. The 31 TOTYs were honored by school board members and the Newnan Pilot Club at the May 1 program. Photo/Special.

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel was chosen from among Coweta County’s 31 Teacher of the Year winners and three finalists as the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year. The award ceremony was held May 1 at the school system’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Patel was introduced by Ruth Hill Principal Aaron Corley, who described Patel as an extraordinary teacher for her “ability to see students not just for who they are, but for who they can become.” He said that he would be “proud to have (Patel) as my own child’s teacher.” Read More»