Coweta County

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

Coweta gets good planning award

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) on Sept. 30 announced Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

“Good planning by local communities is the hallmark of economic growth,” said Gretchen Corbin, DCA Gretchen Corbin. “These are communities that can serve as statewide models for others in how to actively and strategically implement a vision for the future.” Read More»

Zombie Run set for Senoia

Over the past couple of years, it appears that Senoia has become the unofficial zombie capital of the world.

Every weekend you can catch people exploring the streets of Senoia seeing the scenes made famous by shows like AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” This October though, the streets of Senoia will be different. Now fans will have the chance to see if they could survive a zombie outbreak! Read More»

Heavy traffic expected in Fairburn for Oct. 4 festival

Fairburn Police want residents of Fayette and Coweta counties to be aware of traffic issues which will be present at the Fairburn Fall Festival in the downtown area on Oct. 4.

The festival starts with a parade that begins at 9:30 a.m. A large section of U.S. Hwy. 29 / West Broad Street through downtown will be closed off for the parade. This effectively blocks anyone traveling on Ga. Highway 92 north from Fayette County.

There are several alternates available, the easiest probably being Ga. Highway 138 from Fayette County through Fairburn to completely avoid the downtown area. Read More»

Money, family, schedules, topics at Summit

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules, and family. Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting.Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?” Read More»

Cody Wayne Phillips of Senoia

Mr. Cody Wayne Phillips of Senoia passed away September 21, 2014. Read More»

Senoia waives its meter fee

The Senoia council decided to waive a $2,200 water meter fee in order to help local subdivision Twin Lakes complete improvements on its entrance.

Senoia councilman Chuck Eichorst said the council has not waived a fee like this in the past.

“The fear here is setting a precedent, but my feeling is you have to look at each individual circumstance that is involved,” Eichorst said. Read More»

PTC remembers POWs/MIAs

A group of veterans and others gathered at the Veterans Memorial at Peachtree City Hall on Sept. 19 to remember the 83,189 service members still counted as POW/MIA. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Out of sight, out of mind? Not a chance. A small group of veterans from Fayette and Coweta counties and their families made the time Sept. 19 to gather at the Veterans Memorial in front of Peachtree City Hall for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to make sure their brothers-in-arms are not forgotten. Read More»

Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world

This is the moment Army private Bryson Wood of Newnan held his newborn son for the first time. He deployed to Afghanistan in February, just days after learning his wife, Rebecca, was expecting their first child. She went into labor Sunday night and gave birth to Logan at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Wood, who returned to his base in Colorado from Afghanistan just three weeks ago, pulled over while racing to the airport and watched his son come into this world via Facetime. He then caught the next flight to Atlanta. Read More»

Fun at the fair

Fun at the fair

There is nothing quite like a fair. And this edition of the Coweta County Fair is no different. With rides galore and lots of food, Coweta residents have plenty of excitment to choose from at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. But you should hurry to take in the activity because the fair ends Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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