Coweta County

The Christmas story

The Christmas story

There was nothing quite like the drive-through Nativity complete with a live cast held again this year from Dec. 12-14 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church at Thomas Crossroads in east Coweta County. One of the multiple live scenes displayed Jesus in the manger with the wise men gazing above to witness the angel positioned to herald the arrival of the King of Kings. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan celebrates Christmas

Newnan celebrates Christmas

The sights and sounds of Christmas filled downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 for the city’s annual Christmas parade. The theme this year is a “Storybook Christmas.” From the enormous number of people attending the event it seemed as if the majority of Coweta County’s 130,000 residents were all in downtown Newnan by the time the parade began shortly after 6 p.m. Streetlights were glowing and the crowd was cheering as the many entries in the parade passed by. And prior to the parade there were a host of Santa’s elves moving through the crowd and passing out Christmas goodies to the kids. Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

Vandals extinguish Xmas decorations

For years the kind people who live on 206 Raintree Bend have been putting out their inflatable yard decorations to the delight of many, including my family. My daughter is 7 and cannot recall a Christmas without seeing the inflatables in their yard.

Although we no longer live in the neighborhood, we have family that does. We look forward to seeing the decorations every year, as usually a new one is added each year — Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie, even Yoda. We were so excited to see them out last week. Read More»

A Newnan tradition

A Newnan tradition

The night lit up in downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 as thousands turned out for the annual Christmas parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan holiday parade is set for Dec. 13

Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Newnan beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s them is a “Storybook Christmas.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Santa and the annual Newnan Christmas parade will take over the downtown area on Dec. 13 where the activities surrounding a “Storybook Christmas” will unfold for the large crowd expected.

The parade will be held downtown on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and includes a forecast that calls for clear skies and parade-time temperatures near 50 degrees. Read More»

Senoia tour of homes is Dec. 14

It’s the time of year to step back into Senoia’s residential history. The annual Senoia Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 14.

The annual event will run from 5-8 p.m. and will include the following locations:

-Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge and Seavy Streets, Circa1897

-Atkinson-Rogers House, 351 Seavy Street, Circa 1870

-Towns-Serenity House, 83 Barnes Street, Circa1840

-Massengale-Harvey House, 225 Pylant Street, Circa 1867

-Freeman-Fiorini House, 279 Pylant Street, Circa 1924

-Cooper-Cottrill House, 111 Baggarly Way, Circa 1920 Read More»

Coweta to add two to water board

The Coweta County Commission on Dec. 2 adopted a resolution requesting that the General Assembly add two positions to the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority board.

County Administrator Michael Fouts in a Nov. 25 letter recommended that commissioners ask the legislature to increase the number of authority members from three to five. Doing so would align the number of authority board members to that of the county commission. Read More»

A holiday tradition

A holiday tradition

The Clydesdales were back in Senoia again this Christmas season. Two of the large horses were on hand Dec. 6 for the “Light Up Senoia” event. Before the final walk along Main Street, long lines formed with people anxious to have their photo taken with the famous horses. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta is named one of 10 'PlanFirst' communities

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs representative Brian Johnson recently presented Coweta County with its designation as a “PlanFirst” community. Pictured are, from left, Planning Dept. representative Sandra Parker, Johnson and Commissioner Tim Lassetter.

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

The communities cited with Georgia’s first-ever “PlanFirst” designation have a proven track record of implementing their plan and a history of good plan development, according to DCA. Read More»

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