Coweta County

Recent seminary grads

Shown, front row (L-R), Bishop David Epps, Dr. Andy Ellis, Paul Dickinson, Dr. Robert Wills. Second row (L-R) assisting clergy: Dr. James Taylor, Peachtree City; the Rev. Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; Father Jason Epps, Dean of the Cathedral, Senoia; and the Rev. Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan. Photo/Special.

Two men at the Cathedral of Christ the King were recently graduated from two different seminaries. Dr. Andy Ellis of Tyrone received the master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia / London, while Paul Dickinson of Sharpsburg received the master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary in San Clemente, Calif. The men were recognized in services at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

Dolores Cason Grimes, 83, of Sharpsburg

Dolores Cason Grimes, 83, of Sharpsburg, passed away February 26, 2014.

She graduated from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C. and was a retired math teacher from Haralson County School System. She was a member of Peachtree City First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons Kevin and his wife, Jill Grimes of Sharpsburg and Brian Grimes of Douglasville; grandchildren Tiffany and Ashley Grimes of Sharpsburg; sister Charlene and her husband Donald Smith of Tallapoosa; brother Lindy and his wife Betty Cason of Dallas, Ga. and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Senoia council expands public comments

A Feb. 24 vote by the Senoia City Council signaled a new era of public involvement in public meetings, one designed to encourage public participation by providing a venue for residents to speak during any agenda item. Read More»

Qualifying is this week for Coweta primary races

Qualifying is this week for Coweta primary races

Qualifying for Coweta County’s May 20 primaries and the Nov. 4 general election is set for this week. Qualifying begins Monday, March 3, and runs through Friday, March 7.

The two seats up for election on the Coweta County Commission include the District 2 seat held by Tim Lassetter and the District 3 seat held by Bob Blackburn. Both commissioners said they will seek reelection. Read More»

Home protection course moves outdoors for practice

Home protection course moves outdoors for practice

Senoia resident Sessily Hancock hones her outdoor shooting skills with the help of instructor Chris Hargrove as part of the recent home protection course offered to Senoia residents. For more information on future home protection courses, contact Crystal Boudreaux at 770-727-9273. Photo/ Special.

Commissioner Hudgens donates smoke detectors

Commissioner Hudgens donates smoke detectors

On Feb. 24, Commissioner of the Department of Insurance and Fire Safety, Ralph Hudgens spoke to members and guests of the Coweta Fayette Rotary Club meeting in Senoia. Commissioner Hudgens addressed the club about the current Georgia statistics of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” and gave updates on current legislation surrounding his office of Insurance and Fire Safety. Read More»

Coweta OK's new cell tower

Residents in the area of southwest Newnan should soon be experiencing better cell phone coverage. The Coweta County Commission voted unanimously on Feb.18 to approve a rezoning request that will locate an AT&T cell tower on a 10-acre site off 179 Old Corinth Road.

The 150-foot monopine tower surrounded by a chain-link fence will be located 524 feet off Old Corinth Road within the 10-acre site. The rezoning request asked for special use approval for a section of the property totaling .1125 acres. Read More»

Filter swap fixes Senoia water issue

What had been an issue for a handful of Senoia residents on the city’s north side with yellow-colored water coming from taps and brown-colored whole house filters has been resolved. A change in filters at the city’s Heritage Pointe wells for under $1,000 has solved the problem. Read More»

Haunted house request pushed to March 4

“13 Stories” haunted house owner Allyn Glover was back before the Coweta County Commission Feb.18 to request that two conditions accompanying his September approval to re-locate his facility to the old Playtex plant off Ga. Highway 16 be removed. The public hearing was conducted, but the vote will not be taken until the March 4 meeting.

Though approved in September, Glover at the Feb. 18 meeting said the new location did not open for Halloween due to the amount of work required. Read More»

Francis William Walker, 89, of Sharpsburg

Francis  William "Bill" Walker, 89, of Sharpsburg, passed away February 26, 2014. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and later retired from the Jacksonville, Florida Shipyards in 1988. He relocated to Sharpsburg, Ga. to be close to his family in 2001.  Bill was a devoted and loving husband and father. Known as "Poppie" to his grand kids and their children, he had a special gift with kids of all ages. Friend to many, stranger to none, he loved life and lived to serve others. Read More»

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