Coweta County

More than 1,500 graduate from Coweta's high schools

Commencement addresses at the ceremonies were given by, left to right, Northgate High School Valedictorian Maggie Shiffert and Salutatorian Brennan Lockwood; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Amber Akbar and Salutatorian Ghe Jin “Rachel” Ahn; and Newnan High School Valedictorian Hannah Katherine Chapman and Salutatorian Annie Hass. Photo/Special.

The Coweta County school system’s 2013-24 school year came to a close Friday. Commencement addresses at the ceremonies were given by, left to right, Northgate High School Valedictorian Maggie Shiffert and Salutatorian Brennan Lockwood; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Amber Akbar and Salutatorian Ghe Jin “Rachel” Ahn; and Newnan High School Valedictorian Hannah Katherine Chapman and Salutatorian Annie Hass. Photo/Special.

Newnan High School Class of 2014

Honors Graduate *

High Honors Graduate **

Abigail Elizabeth Aaron **

Elizabeth Eleanor Abercrombie **

Lily Sondra Mae Acree *

Michael Brandon Adams

Kathryn Elizabeth Adcock *

Bria Nichole Alas

Shanon Marie Albea

Robbie Lee Albert *

Cheyenne Deniece Alce

Alexis Deandria Alford

Eshawnee Jade Vency Anderson

Maklain Lee Archer

Shantel Nicole Archie *

John Glenn Arnold

Starr Miracle Arnold

Dondrikus Rashun Arnold *

Kirsten Tandrika Arnold **

Brandon Russell Arrington

Megan Brittney Asbury

Jared Marshall Ashley * Read More»

Northgate High School Class of 2014

Honors Graduate *

High Honors Graduate *

John Nicholas Abbadangelo *

Jason Thomas Abraham **

Kinsey Melissa Adams

Rachel Reneé Adornato **

Heather McKenzie Ahart **

Jordan Rae Alvey

Natasha Arona Amos

Kemor Alicia Anderson

Hannah Marie Arnold

Zachary R. Arriola **

Marissa Kaitlyn Askey *

Deveon Salina Atkins *

Erica Nicole Austin

Joel Auzon

Justin Allen Ayers

Ashleigh Lauren Bailey *

Leisel Diane Baker *

Thomar Dwayne Ball

Audrey Grace Ballew **

Charles Jauan Barber

Joshua Paul Barber

Ann Marie Barboza Read More»

East Coweta High School Class of 2014

Honors Graduate *

High Honors Graduate **

Mallory Anne Adams **

Morgan Barbe Adams **

Taylor Douglas Adams

Stone Lee Addair

Avery Tyler Addison

Ghe Jin Ahn **

Amber Anam Akbar **

Quaneisha MyShay Alexander

Sanoj Nnyl Allen *

Amber Keshawn Amie

Brianna Arielle Anderson

Courtney Patricia Anglin *

Yusra Anwar **

Josue David Araya

Tiara Caitlin Arnall

Jacquelyn Renae Atkinson

Caileen Marie Ayers *

Samantha Lynn Baer

Elizabeth Marie Baker

Rebecca Renee Baker

Shelby Madison Baker

Rashaad Jamal-isiah Baldwin * Read More»

Dees, Mullins, Menk win Coweta BoE races

Coweta County voters in local contested races on May 20 chose incumbents Amy Dees and Harry Mullins and first-time candidate Linda Menk in the county's three contested races for seats on the Coweta County Board of Education.

The District 1 race featured incumbent Amy Dees and challenger Monica Terrell. Dees took 66.67 percent of the vote compared to 31.75 percent for Terrell.

The District 3 race saw incumbent Harry Mullins squaring off against challenger Jan Horne. Mullins ended the night with 59.59 percent of the vote while Horne took 39.99 percent. Read More»

Clinton W. Shaw, Jr., 93, of Newnan

Clinton W. Shaw, Jr., 93, of Newnan, Ga., passed away May 19, 2014.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Shaw belonged to the Atlanta Bagpipe Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian Greene Shaw; son Kevin Clinton Shaw and parents Laura Ellen and Clinton Shaw, Sr.

He is survived by his children Jane (Ellen) Lankford; Pamela Booher and Dale Shaw; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Read More»

Movies on the minds of visiting planners

33 attendees of the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Atlanta toured Senoia including Tatiana Yokoyama of Cerritos, California. Pictured on the tour are (front row, from left) Yokoyama, Sandra Parker with the Coweta Co. Planning Dept., Tracy Dunnavant, planning director for the city of Newnan; on the back row, from left are Tavores Edwards, transportation manager for Coweta County and Pete Frisina, director of the Fayette County Community Service Division. Photo/Special.

Coweta, Newnan host planning 'field trip'

Coweta County and the City of Newnan recently partnered to host attendees of the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Atlanta on a daylong tour of Senoia and the new Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County. The mobile workshop was called “The Walking Dead of Senoia and Pinewood Studios Economic Development Driver.” Read More»

Coweta says ‘yes’ to 55+ communities

It did not take long for the new Residential Retirement Community and Care (RRCC) zoning category approved in November by the Coweta County Commission to generate proposals. Three such rezoning requests for communities geared to residents 55 years of age and older were approved by commissioners on May 6.

The move to establish the new RRCC residential zoning category was in response to the growing number of Coweta citizens who are continuing to age and want residential options. Read More»

Chattahoochee volunteers start work May 17 on new bike trail network for park

The Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park are about to begin another venture. This time the group is at work with the initial construction of what will become more than a dozen miles of mountain bike trails spread throughout the nearly 3,000-acre state park.

The work begins today (May 17), with volunteers meeting at the visitor’s center on Bobwhite Way. Those interested, either with the initial effort or the ongoing project as it unfolds, can contact Vicki Kaiser at vicki.kaiser7@hotmail.com Read More»

Senoia Memorial Day parade, festival expected to attract crowd

Senoia has a reputation for putting on a large variety of premiere events. But there is nothing quite like the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Parade and Festival that attracts thousands each year.

The action will begin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day with a non-stop variety of live entertainment downtown at Main Street and Seavy Street. The patriotic program will begin at noon and will be followed by more live entertainment leading up to the parade which begins at 2 p.m.

Events at noon include a program honoring veterans and a “flyover” to cap off the ceremony. Read More»

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