Coweta County

‘End Human Trafficking Now’ confab warns ‘sexual slavery’ is an epidemic

The call was to “End Human Trafficking Now.” The call came at a Feb. 1 symposium held at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in east Coweta County. Sponsored by the Rotary clubs in Fayette and Coweta counties, the thrust of the meeting was to identify the great bulk of human trafficking for what it is — sexual slavery. Read More»

Will there be a cart path to Senoia?

A potential cart path linking Peachtree City and Senoia will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

Peachtree City staff will present a conceptual route, proposed connections and costs along with funding sources to council. Staff wants a decision from council on the potential to draft an inter-governmental agreement with Senoia and how to allocate funding, or to decline the request.

The Senoia City Council at its meeting Monday night had the item on the agenda for discussion purposes only. Read More»

Cokes Chapel UMC launches Cokes Kids for Christ services

Last Sunday, Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg launched a youth-focused worship service dubbed Cokes Kids for Christ, or CKC. The service was designed for children in preschool to 12th grade. The service is held from 10-10:45 a.m. in the Contemporary Worship Center. Read More»

Gov. Deal: winter storm alerts will come via cellphone

Task force appointed to recommend changes as Deal orders GEMA to work with meteorologists in advance of storms

Taking advantage of available technology, Georgia residents will now receive a storm warning on cellphones in targeted areas to advise against road travel, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

In the wake of the snowstorm that snarled metro Atlanta commuters Jan. 28, leaving some students stranded at schools and traversing iced-over roads on school buses, Deal announced further immediate changes today in a news release. Read More»

Coweta thanks a nurse

Coweta thanks a nurse

Coweta County Nurse Manager Alice Jackson will soon retire after serving for 23 years with the Coweta County Health Dept. Jackson on Jan. 23 received a proclamation from the Coweta County Commission honoring her service to the community. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Brown’s Battlefield muster undefeated by cold weather

Brown’s Battlefield muster undefeated by cold weather

Cold weather last month could not deter this sturdy group of Civil War reenactors with the Phillip’s Legion Cavalry and Ferrell’s Battery who attended the weekend-long muster at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site south of Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cornerstone UMC kids help out Backpack Buddies

Cornerstone UMC kids help out Backpack Buddies

Ericka Schulz (L) and Randolph Tomlin were just two of the kids and parents from Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Newnan who helped on Jan. 23 with the Backpack Buddies group from Senoia’s Vineyard Community Church to provide weekend meals for at-risk children. Backpack Buddies’ expanding role in the community includes feeding 270 children from 10 Coweta County schools. Photo/Katie Brown.

Coweta schools closed in advance of storm, but wrecks tangled county roadways

The winter storm earlier last week played havoc on Coweta County roadways with ice on roads as late as Friday morning and still contributing to traffic accidents. The storm resulted in one weather-related traffic fatality.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones on Wednesday morning said the 911 center through Tuesday and into Wednesday received 100-200 calls, with many of those being accident-related. Read More»

Piedmont and Aetna/Coventry sign off on coverage agreement

Piedmont Healthcare announced Friday afternoon that it has reached agreement with Aetna/Coventry on a new three-year contract.

Under the agreement, Aetna/Coventry members will continue to receive covered benefits, at in-network rates, from five hospitals within Piedmont Healthcare (Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Henry Hospital) and the affiliated outpatient centers/services, said Piedmont Healthcare spokesperson Diana Lewis. Read More»

East Point congregation relocating to Coweta

A church operating in East Point for more than a half century got its wish last week and was granted a conditional use permit to build a new building on U.S. Highway 29 near Arbor Springs Plantation and move the congregation to Coweta County.

County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said East Point-based Southwest Christian Church is acquiring property on Hwy. 29 to the north and east of Arbor Springs Plantation and is proposing to build the facility in phases. Read More»