Coweta County

John Joseph Agramonte, 83, of Sharpsburg

John Joseph Agramonte, 83, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away December 8, 2014 at his Coweta County home. Mr. Agramonte was born on December 17, 1930 in New York City, N.Y. to Mercedes and Bolivar Agramonte.

He attended Stuyvesant High School in N.Y. He continued his education at Georgia Institution of Technology graduating in 1952 with a degree in Industrial Management. He enjoyed managing his business Fayette Cleaning Service; spending time with his family and his treasured dog PePe.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Teresa Lori Agramonte. Read More»

Kenneth Odell Baker II, age 51, of Senoia

Kenneth Odell Baker II

Kenneth Odell Baker II (Kenny), age 51, of Senoia, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was born in Huntington, W. Va., to Kenneth and Lois Baker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Baker. Read More»

Students work to help local Habitat projects

From left are Kevin Cormier, Stacy Brooks and Ben Ricker with the garland they helped to hang. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. partnered with Equip to Excel in the Coweta County Schools in collaboration with Goodwill.

Coweta County Schools sent five students in the Equip to Excel program to volunteer at the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity ReStore. At the store the students learned valuable lessons geared toward skill development for job readiness after graduation. Read More»

Time to 'Light Up Senoia'

Expect Senoia’s downtown area to look a lot like Christmas on Dec. 6 as the festivities associated with the annual Light Up Senoia event get underway. The action begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. with the Clydesdales (weather permitting). The many activities will continue through the afternoon and end with the annual parade (rain or shine) at dusk. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When it comes to the festivities leading up to Christmas, Senoia is one place that should be on everyone’s list. The Christmas season begins Dec. 6 with the many activities included in the annual Light Up Senoia event.

First up from approximately 1:30-3:30 p.m. will be the return of the world-famous Clydesdales (weather permitting). Their appearance is always a hit and has drawn more than 1,000 people in past years during each visit. Read More»

Council approves plan to expand downtown area

An artistic rendering of the Senoia Main Street project. Graphic/Submitted.

Senoia will be expanding downtown off of Main Street.

At the council meeting Dec. 1, the Senoia mayor and council unanimously approved development plans for a duo residential and commercial space.

The roughly 6,000 sq. ft. space sits on Main and Barnes Street, roughly two lots north of the Senoia Coffee Company and by the parking lot across from the Veranda Inn. Read More»

Coweta author finishes final novel in trilogy

The book cover for ‘Duncan’s Justice,’ the final book in the trilogy. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan, Palmetto & Fairburn inspired setting for Brown’s historical fiction series

Dog River Press has just released Coweta resident and author Sidney A. Brown’s last novel in the Mathew Duncan Trilogy.

The series features the old town of Campbellton, Ga., and its long-serving City Marshal, Mathew Duncan.

The Carnegie Library of Newnan recently hosted a Meet the Author event where numerous followers and readers gathered to listen to Brown’s presentation on the old ghost town of Campbellton.

Brown has appeared at multiple locations promoting the trilogy, including Barnes & Noble bookstore in Ashley Park. Read More»

All we want for Christmas...

Gracie Wilson talks to Santa at the Coweta County Senior Center. Tony Bell, dressed as Santa, surprised Wilson and others at the monthly Senior Center luncheon. Photo/Submitted.

Santa surprises seniors at weekly luncheon

A surprise visitor came to Wednesday’s luncheon at the Coweta County Senior Center in Senoia.

“I never saw a room with so many 29-year-olds,” said Santa, as he entered the Senior Center.

There were lots of smiles and candy canes as Santa visited each table.

Later, seniors and guests had the opportunity to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Some requests included a brand new Corvette with gas, “a happy Christmas for all my family,” and even an Easy-Bake Oven.

Doing the honors as Santa was Tony Bell.
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Future nurses benefit from CEC-Chamber partnership

At Central Educational Center in Newnan are, from left, East Coweta High School student Savanna Byrd, who recently passed her CNA exam; Sandee Beard, CEC’s Work-based Learning Healthcare Director; Dorothy Floyd, LPN, Nurse’s Aid Instructor at CEC; and Leah Robinson, a 2014 Northgate High School graduate who recently passed her CNA exam. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta nursing students Savanna Byrd and Leah Robinson are learning firsthand that the education and business communities in Coweta County know how to work together.

Byrd, who will graduate from East Coweta High School in 2015, and Robinson, a 2014 graduate of Northgate High School, are among the many local students who have taken advantage of the dual-enrollment program that allows them to complete high school while also earning college credits through West Georgia Technical College classes at the Central Educational Center (CEC) in Newnan. Read More»

Ambulance service in Coweta moving in-house

Jack Krakeel addresses the county commissioners. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County will soon be back in the business of providing ambulance services for the first time in decades. Having contracted with private providers since the 1970s, the Coweta County Commission vote unanimously on Dec. 1 to save substantial money by having the Coweta County Fire Department provide the services beginning in May. Read More»

Coweta CERT team

This large group of people are members of Coweta County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) No. 6. Recognized Dec. 2 by the Coweta County Commission, the recent graduates are part of the group of 85 Coweta residents to become CERT members. The next CERT class is expected to begin in March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

This large group of people are members of Coweta County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) No. 6. Recognized Dec. 2 by the Coweta County Commission, the recent graduates are part of the group of 85 Coweta residents to become CERT members. The next CERT class is expected to begin in March. Photo/Ben Nelms.