Coweta County

Senoia seeks donors for May 5 drive

Meagan Baker was one of the donors at the last Senoia Area Blood Drive Feb. 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church. Donors are encouraged to participate in the next area drive sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club on May 5. Photo/Special.

Nearly 6,000 times a day someone receives blood from a Red Cross donor, yet only about 3 percent of the population donates.

Donors are needed and are welcomed at the upcoming blood drive for the Senoia area that will be held Monday, May 5, from 1 – 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. 

Members of the Senoia Optimist Club will help to host the event and will offer blood donors their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with a number of free coupons from local area businesses.  Read More»

Visiting with Riley, for whom hundreds race

Visiting with Riley, for whom hundreds race

Riley Peek, center, visits with friends and their dog during the 10th Annual Race for Riley fund-raiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. The race again this year was held in the picturesque Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia declines to nitpick over two-inch shortfall

In what was essentially a matter of a couple of inches, the Senoia City Council in April approved of a preliminary plat for lots between Main Street and Barnes Street and north of Seavy Street in the city’s downtown shopping area.

City Manager Richard Ferry said John Barrow had applied to subdivide, but one of the lots was 29.82 feet in width, just two inches short of the 30-foot width required in the zoning ordinance. Ferry recommended approval. Read More»

Coweta schools hosting two Title I parent input meetings Monday

All parents of students attending Coweta County Title I schools are invited to attend either of two meetings being on Monday, May 5, 2014, for the purpose of reviewing parent involvement plans for Title I schools.

The two Coweta County School System annual Title I meetings will be held at 10-11:30 a.m., and 6:30-8:00 p.m. on May 5. Both meetings will be held at the Coweta County School System Central Office at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan. Read More»

Coweta schools in top third of state

School and school system scores for the 2012-2013 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) on April 21 has the Coweta County School System placing in the top third of Georgia’s school systems.

The CCRPI is the state of Georgia’s recently-enacted educational accountability system, which measures Georgia public schools and school systems on a broad set of academic criteria. This year’s report covers data from the 2012-13 school year, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Early voting starts in Coweta

Coweta residents are beginning to take advantage of the early voting dates for the few contested races in the May 20 primaries.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 190 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education.

Early voting runs through May 16 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the voter registration office at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The office will also be open on Saturday, May 3, and again on Saturday, May 10 during the same hours. Read More»

Edith Eggers of Senoia

Mrs. Edith (Edie R.) Eggers of Senoia (formerly College Park) passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. S

he was preceded in death by her husband, G.L. (Gerry) Eggers and is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Cody and her husband, Jeff of Senoia; son, Andy Eggers of Dominican Republic; grandsons, Brett Houston Cody of Senoia and Dane Matthew Eggers of Dominican Republic.

A funeral service was held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Hines officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Senoia film studio looking to expand

An amendment request approved April 22 by the Coweta County Commission for Senoia’s Raleigh Riverwood Studios removed the requirement that all six buildings in a new site area designated for expansion include a brick facade. Studio President Scott Tigchelaar said tentative plans exist for the construction of one of the 15,000 sq. ft. buildings.

Approved by the commission in 2008 for six new buildings each totaling 15,000 square feet, Tigchelaar said construction of the first of six buildings is tentative, adding that the approval paves the way for construction when the need is confirmed. Read More»

A tasty time for all in Newnan

A tasty time for all in Newnan

With more than 45 local restaurants and vendors to sample, the annual Taste of Newnan event in downtown drew a big crowd as usual Thursday. It was a great chance for many local to enjoy the fair spring weather and catch up with neighbors. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

Coweta to observe National Prayer Day

Coweta to observe National Prayer Day

National Prayer Day Committee representative Brenda Jessel is joined by Coweta County Commissioner Al Smith after receiving an April 22 proclamation noting May 1 as National Prayer Day in Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.