Coweta County

Coweta academy gets grant from literacy foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Winston Dowdell Academy (WDA) a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy programs at the school.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for the students at Winston Dowdell Academy!” said WDA Media Specialist Jan Deyton. “With these funds we will be able to purchase 10 iPads which students will use to create and share multimedia projects in conjunction with research assignments.” Read More»

Redevelopment agency provides a helping hand with efforts at Volunteers Day in Newnan

The City of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) partnered with nearly 50 students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 1st. The area of focus was the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive. In seven hours, they were able to clean up the basketball court and surrounding pavilion area, build two super sturdy picnic tables, paint ten houses, and put shutters on two more. Other efforts included yard work/landscaping, trash collection, and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
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Coweta-Fayette EMC’s CEO calls it quits, interim CEO is Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens, interim CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC. Photo/EMC.

Coweta-Fayette EMC announced Friday that Tony Sinclair informed the Board of Directors of his desire to resign as CEO in order to pursue other career opportunities.

“We are very appreciative of Tony’s tenure here,” said Jim Fulton, Coweta-Fayette EMC board chairman. “During that time, the cooperative has continued to grow and remains financially strong and competitive. We have just completed a review and update of our strategic plan and are well-positioned and prepared going forward. We wish Tony the best in all his endeavors.” Read More»

Higher Ground panel discussion set for tomorrow

The Higher Ground Group, comprised of an assembly of four long-time Atlanta faith leaders who share common experiences and lead positive change, will explore what it means to be a person of faith within a diverse social system via a panel discussion entitled “Christians, Jews and Muslims: Let’s talk — Opening the dialogue amongst all peoples of faith.”

The event will be hosted by and held in the sanctuary of Newnan Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. and is an initiative led by Hasco Craver, City of Newnan’s business development director. Read More»

More than 8,000 have voted in Coweta

Election day is around the corner and Coweta County voters on Nov. 4 will have their say on a number of statewide races.

County elections supervisor said nearly 8,000 voters had cast ballots during early voting by early Thursday afternoon.

Coweta voters in the southwest portion of the county will decide on the Ga. House Dist. 132 race featuring Gene King (R) and Bob Trammell (D).

Among the statewide races are the U.S. Senate race between David Perdue (R), Michelle Nunn (D) and Libertarian Amanda Swafford. Read More»

Students go all out for reading

More than 10,000 Coweta County students were read the book “Bunny Cakes” during this year’s “Read for the Record” event on Oct. 21. Pictured from left during a visit to Smokey Road Middle School and showing off their bunny ears are Ruth Hill Elementary School kindergartners Bayron Mesa, Derrius Grant and Haylie Brown. Photo/Submitted.

More than 10,000 Coweta County school children participated in the national “Read for the Record” event held Oct. 21. The annual event was part of a worldwide effort to promote early childhood education and support literacy.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said 10,220 students were read “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells, as a part of the 2014 Read for the Record event.  Read More»

Unemployment rate is on the decrease

Unemployment numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties are finally moving in the right direction - down. Jobless figures for both counties dropped nearly a full point in September after rising during the summer months.

It was during the summer that Coweta’s unemployment rate rose to 8 percent and Fayette’s rose to 7.5 percent. A slight decrease in jobless numbers occurred in August in both counties, but figures released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor showed significant improvement in September. Read More»

SouthCrest & NURA join for volunteer day

The city of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) will partner with students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The area of focus will be the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive.
Efforts will include yard work, landscaping, painting, trash collection and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
The NURA works closely with the Housing Authority of Newnan to make improvements within their redevelopment area. Read More»

Scouts tour Senoia

The Senoia Area Historical Society will host a history walk of Main Street Senoia for the Coweta Charter School Boy Scouts on Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The scouts and leader, Aaron Buck, will meet museum representative Hal Sewell who was once a young boy scout in Senoia. Sewell will conduct a walking tour about the town’s historical heritage.

Vegan chef gives free lessons, samples

Returning by popular request to the Carnegie, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., chef Michael Laidlaw will again prepare and provide a special food demonstration in the continuing effort to present his introduction to vegan preparation and cooking. Read More»

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