Coweta County

Meeting for new UMC startup in Coweta planned for Saturday

A meeting to garner interest in the startup of Threshold Church. a new United Methodist Church planned for Coweta County, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Newnan Carnegie Library.

Attendees will enjoy a showing of the movie “Stranger Than Fiction.” Discussion will follow. Refreshments will be provided.

Spearheading the effort is the Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown, a seasoned UMC minister and long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Brown also is a resident of Newnan. Read More»

2 PTC men die in plane crash off Hwy. 85 in Coweta County

Update - Aug. 10, 9:55 p.m.: The life of a Peachtree City man and that of his brother-in-law also living in Peachtree City were claimed in the crash of a Cessna 150 on Aug. 9 shortly after taking off from Falcon Field.

Albert E. Ensell IV, 57, and his brother-in-law Charles Ronald Kephart, 50, died in the crash, according to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk. Kephart had an Alaska drivers license, though Hawk said he had been living recently in Peachtree City. Read More»

Jobless rate on the rise in Fayette and Coweta

Jobless numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties in June continued to go in the wrong direction. Coweta County in June had an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent while the jobless rate in Fayette County was 7.1 percent.

The Ga. Dept. of Labor (DOL) on July 24 announced that the unemployment rate for Fayette in June was 7.1 percent, up from 6.8 percent in May and 6.1 percent in April.

Similarly in Coweta, the June jobless rate was 7.2 percent. That compares to a 7 percent rate in May and a rate of 6.2 percent in April. Read More»

Project 586 helps many students get off to a good start

The “Back to School Shopping Day” held July 25 and sponsored by Backpack Buddies and Project 586 nonprofits provided backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes to needy kids in the Senoia area. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A first of its kind event was held July 25 when Coweta County’s Project 586 and Backpack Buddies nonprofits held a back-to-school event for those in the Senoia community in need of clothes and shoes, backpacks and school supplies.

Project 586 at the event provided clothing/shoes for approx 70 people, with about 40 of those being children, while Backpack Buddies served close to 50 kids with school supplies.  Read More»

Coweta County looks to adopt unchanged millage rate

The 2014 millage rate to be set by the Coweta County Commission on Aug. 19 is expected to remain the same as last year, though increases in property values will result in more taxes collected and, technically, a tax increase.

Commissioners are considering adopting the same millage rate as last year, which will result in more total property tax revenue than last year due to an increase in property values. However, if a property has not been reassessed and the value has been constant, the tax will also remain the same as last year, county officials said. Read More»

Nonprofit helping out young adults

This group helps youth in Fayette and Coweta counties with troubling issue.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-driven nonprofit organization in Coweta and Fayette counties that works to alleviate issues that surround young people at the middle and high school levels, is stepping up plans for their anti-bullying campaign “Bye-bye Bullying” and its partner program “Uniquely You.” Read More»

New United Methodist Church planned for Newnan in 2015

Dr. Quincy Brown

Seasoned pastor and Newnan resident to plant Threshold Church over the next y

Dr. Quincy Brown, resident of Newnan and long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, will start a new church in Newnan. Planted to meet the needs of the area’s diverse and growing population, Threshold Church is expected to open one year from now, in August of 2015. Read More»

Tyler Gabriel Liebl, age 16, of Newnan

Tyler Gabriel Liebl

Tyler Gabriel Liebl, age 16, of Newnan, GA went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 30th, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Tyler lived an exemplary life in service to others and to his Lord.  He was very active in his church community. He loved spending time with church youth group friends and Thursday night prayer group. He loved snowboarding and was a member of Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ and was one of the top 10 finalists in the 2014 Dew Games. Read More»

History buffs commemorate Civil War battle

A group of two dozen Coweta County residents met at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill. The group read the names of all soldiers who lost their lives during the battle or as a result of it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was 150 years ago, on July 30, that the Battle of Brown’s Mill was fought in Coweta County.

A group of two dozen Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association board members and supporters commemorated the anniversary with a Toast and Taps ceremony Wednesday by gathering at the Gen. Joseph Wheeler memorial located on the property of the battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road.

It was at the short ceremony where the names of all those, both Union and Confederate, who lost their lives during the battle and afterward at hospital sites in Newnan were read. Read More»

Coweta school board to keep same tax rate

The Coweta County Board of Education again this year will keep the millage rate at 18.59 mills. An increase in property values, thus an increase in revenues, requires the school board to hold public hearings on the millage rate.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the school board on July 27 announced the intention to keep the maintenance and operation millage rate at 18.59 mills. The rate has remained unchanged since 2004, Jackson added. Read More»