Coweta County

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.

Senoia OK's new commercial area on Hwy. 16

The Senoia City Council on April 21gave unanimous approval of the preliminary plat for phase 1 of the Village West commercial center on Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side.

The 17.06-acre commercial site is part of a larger 88.64-acre tract annexed into the city in 2011, said City Manager Richard Ferry. Read More»

UWG student affairs program recognized

The University of West Georgia was recently named one of the 30 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.

Schools were chosen based on factors such as salary, benefits, professional development opportunities and family friendliness.

The list included schools such as Rutgers University, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, SUNY Cortland, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University of Vermont and The College of William and Mary. The list was published March 27 in Diverse Magazine as well as on the American College Personnel Association website.

Newnan student honored for art celebrating manufacturing

Newnan High School 10th grade student Ansley Knight received an award for her submission in the 2014 Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design contest. Pictured with Knight are Larry Callahan with Pattillo Industrial Real Estate (L) and Georgia Power representative Pedro Cherry (R). Photo/Special.

Newnan High School 10th grader Ansley Knight returned from the Governor’s Award Luncheon April 18 with a third place award for her artwork supporting the state’s manufacturing industry.

Knight took third place in her division (grades 9-12) of the 2014 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship check at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon held at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  Read More»

PTC seek KC man for identity theft

Peachtree City police have issued arrest warrants for this man, Brian Gordon, 40, of Kansas City, for multiple counts of identity theft. Anyone with information on Gordon's location is asked to call police at 770-487-8866 or use the department's anonymous web tips site at www.tipsubmit.com (select "Peachtree") or submit a tip on the department's Facebook or Twitter feed.

Peachtree City police have issued warrants for a Kansas City man for multiple counts of identity theft after he stole wallets from gym lockers and used credit cards minutes later.

Police said Brian Gordon, 40 used two credit cards for a $2,818 purchase at Best Buy in Newnan and also at the Newnan Chevron on Hampton Way for a $9.75 transaction. The fraud took place April 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. after he stole the wallets from lockers at the World Gym at 680 Lexington Circle in Peachtree City, police said. Read More»

Saundra W. Wise, 75, of Newnan

Mrs. Saundra W. Wise, 75, of Newnan, passed away April 19, 2014. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family, confident in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Born in Greensboro, N.C. on March 9, 1939, she was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. As a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. in 1961, with a B.S. in education, she was an avid educator. Her favorite things to do were spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining, volunteering at church, playing bridge and watching the Atlanta Braves. Read More»

Fence jumping the Olympic way

Fence jumping the Olympic way

Olympic equestrian coach George Morris shows riders the fine points in jumping. The Olympic multiple medal-winner led the April 5 jumping clinic at Willow Del Equestrian Center in east Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Two years later, Senoia’s Idea House still a draw

Susan and Evan Stitt are not the only ones who enjoy the swing on the front porch of Southern Living magazine’s 2012 Idea House in Senoia. The former Peachtree City residents moved to Senoia more than a year ago, but continue to get visitors from out of town and out of state wanting to see the home and have their picture taken on the front porch swing. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A tour of Southern Living magazine’s 2012 Idea House on the Gin Property in Senoia by Peachtree City residents Susan and Evan Stitt soon became an adventure that the couple had not predicted.

Though they purchased the home and moved in more than a year ago, Evan and Susan are still contacted weekly by people wanting a peek at the custom home which features an Old South/New South theme.

The former Peachtree City residents bought their new home on the Gin Property in September 2012 while the Idea House tours were ongoing and moved into the home in February 2013 after the tours ended. Read More»

Senoia police seek theft suspect

Recognize this man? If you do, contact Senoia detective Jason Ercole at 770-599-3256. This man is wanted in connection to an April 10 theft at a convenience store in Senoia. Photo/Special.

Senoia police investigators are searching for a man who robbed the Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store of more than $500 on April 10.

Senoia Det. Jason Ercole said the man entered Crooks’ Hit n Run convenience store at Ga. Highway 16 and Broad Street at approximately 5:45p.m. on April 10.

The thief made his way to the back room while the store clerk was distracted, Ercole said.

Ercole said the man removed approximately $545 from the store’s safe after locating the keys in the back room area. Read More»

Senoia prepares to spruce up median

A Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) design concept to put a new face on the median in the downtown area was reviewed and approved April 7 by the City Council.

City Manager Richard Ferry in introducing the proposal said the idea of making changes to the median on Main Street was first discussed two years earlier.

“The DDA was able to close the design phase and hand the project over to the city for completion,” Ferry told council members. Read More»