Coweta County

Coweta welcomes 101 new teachers

101 new teachers were welcomed at the school system’s 2014 New Teacher orientation on Monday, July 28, at the Centre for Performing and visual Arts. Above, left to right, are Elm Street Elementary Principal Christi Hildebrand, and new teachers Kara Hooper (grade 4) and Kristen Bogumill (counselor), Atkinson Elementary School Principal Latrina Gates, and new teachers Mechele Jones (grade 2) and Christy Jennings (music). Photo/Special.

Coweta County schools welcomed 101 new teachers to the school system on Monday, and thousands of veteran teachers back to classrooms throughout the week, as they prepare to start the new school year on Aug. 6. Read More»

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

“Walk With a Doc” hosted by Piedmont Newnan Hospital attracted 30 participants to Carl Miller Park on Saturday, July 26. Dr. David Harvey, front, of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Newnan led the walk and answered questions along the way. Photo/Special.

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Some attendees at the 2014 Moth Ball held July 25 at the historic Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn included from left, Lori and Doug Klobenschlag, Maureen Schuyler, Bob Anderson, Dede and Peter Harvey and Janis Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia, passed away July 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He also worked 40 plus years in commercial aviation.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Sue Nisbet; sons Michael David (Karla) Nisbet and Mark Douglas (Elisa) Nisbet; daughter Virginia Lynn Hilts; grandchildren Kim, Bobby, Douglas, Steven, Thomas, Erica, Ashley and Anna; great-grandchildren Anna Belle, Carter and Emeric; also brother Carl F. Nisbet, Jr. Read More»

Senoia’s Walking Dead wall may live awhile

Construction of the “The Walking Dead” wall around portions of the Gin Property in Senoia is underway. The area inside the wall will function as a contained set for filming episodes of AMC television’s hit show beginning in September. Photo/John Thompson.

The Senoia City Council will conduct a public hearing on Aug. 18 to consider amending the agreement with Stalwart Films that would leave a 15-foot wall in place around portions of the Gin Property until 2019. The wall is being constructed to serve as Read More»

Senoia set to get license plate reader camera

The Senoia Police Dept. received approval from the City Council on July 21 to purchase a license plate reader camera system for use on one patrol car.

A $2,356 reduction in price for the Vigilant Solutions camera system puts the price tag at $15,280 and will be financed over three years after a 10 percent down payment which will come from the department’s equipment budget. Read More»

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan, Ga. passed away July 19, 2014. She was born on January 26, 1973. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Roberts, Jr.

Dawn is survived by her parents, Billy and Carol Parmer of Concord, Ga.; daughter, Sabrina Kraker of Griffin, Ga.; son, Joshua Kraker of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Randy Moore of Concord, Ga.; niece, Hailey Moore of Concord, Ga.; nephew, Gage Moore of Concord, Ga.; grandmother, Wanda Bailey of Senoia, Ga.; and many other family members and friends. Read More»

Interchange work progresses at Poplar Rd.

The long-anticipated interchange at Poplar Road and Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side continues to move closer to reality. Coweta County commissioners on July 15 approved $165,000 in professional services needed for appraisals and right-of-way negotiations.

County Administrator Michael Fouts said right-of-way plans for the project are currently under consideration by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

The $165,000 cost will be funded by the county’s special purpose local options sales tax (SPLOST), Fouts said. Read More»

Blood drive is Aug. 4

Billy Jones appeared happy to be a donor at the last Senoia Area Blood Drive that was held May 5 at the Senoia Methodist Church. Photo/Special.

Even though walls are being built around the Gin Property in Senoia in preparation for the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead” TV show, at the Senoia United Methodist Church, barriers will not be a factor when the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club work together to sponsor the Senoia Area Blood Drive on Aug. 4. Read More»

Director leads program in Newnan

On July 30 at 2:30 p.m., Cassandra Scott will be at The Carnegie in Newnan for Kids Theatre “Sensing Adventure.” Kids will go on a bear hunt using all five of their senses and be asked to describe their experience. Kids can dress up for the occasion. Ages Pre-K through elementary.

Scott currently is Northgate High School’s theater director. She received her BS. Ed. with honors from Columbus State University. Read More»