Coweta County

Habitat offers free classes for current, future homeowners

Free classes on housing affordability, finances, credit tips, budgeting and more are offered through March 17, 2015, on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.’s Community Resource Room at 150 Pine Rd. in Newnan. Photo/Submitted.

HOPE classes last through March 2015

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (NCHFH) continues its effort to fulfill its mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

One of Newnan-Coweta Habitat’s programs, Habitat Offering Partner Education (HOPE), is designed to offer Partner Families (all existing and future homebuyers of Habitat and Coweta County) free, educational workshops to provide information and resources to assist in pre- and post-purchase housing procedures, maintenance on the home and skills necessary to be a successful homeowner, such as budgeting and financial planning. Read More»

East Coweta joins collection

Students, families and employees from East Coweta Middle School helped the Beta Club collect 194 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. From left, Logan Courtright, Brittney Bridges, Kenna Hannah, Alexis Gordon, Trent Brody, Bryanna Houston, Hannah Kelly, Zuri Limehouse, Christopher Alarcon-Salinas, Haylee Ray, Keegan Brown, Kendra Turner, Andrew Thompson, Kayson Pike, Rylan Sharpe, Cameron Cookfair and Beta Club Sponsor Kimberly Tysor. Photo/Submitted.

194 toys collected

Students, families and employees from East Coweta Middle School helped the Beta Club collect 194 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Students who collected donations from families in the car rider line each day are pictured from left, Logan Courtright, Brittney Bridges, Kenna Hannah, Alexis Gordon, Trent Brody, Bryanna Houston, Hannah Kelly, Zuri Limehouse, Christopher Alarcon-Salinas, Haylee Ray, Keegan Brown, Kendra Turner, Andrew Thompson, Kayson Pike, Rylan Sharpe, Cameron Cookfair and Beta Club Sponsor Kimberly Tysor. Photo/Submitted.

Habitat salutes success

Local humorist, Kathy Bohannon. Photo/Submitted.

Event to celebrate community, ft. Newnan humorist

Chances are that anyone in the crowd who attended last year’s Habitat luncheon won’t want to miss this year’s event.

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is celebrating the achievements of community partnerships alongside business and civic leaders from all over Coweta County at the Newnan Centre at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan.

This will be Newnan-Coweta Habitat’s third event at this premier facility and it invites the public to attend and learn about the latest reason to be proud of the community. Read More»

6-year-old offers pocket change for needy children

Above, 6-year-old Nathan Brown hands U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel James Ruvalcaba his pocket change. Below, Brown and Ruvalcaba shake hands. Photo/Submitted.

Toys for Tots gets young donor

At a Toys for Tots collection celebration in Sharpsburg, medical offices joined Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital to deliver all the toys collected for disadvantaged children in Coweta and Fayette counties.

At the event, 6-year-old Nathan Brown bravely walked up to U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel James Ruvalcaba and offered him all the money he had–his pocket change–to buy even more toys for children.

Lt. Ruvalcaba is Fayette County’s Toys for Tots coordinator.

Ruvalcaba accepted Nathan’s gift, thanked him for his generosity and shook his hand. Read More»

Churches in Fayette, Coweta set Christmas week services

Churches in Fayette, Coweta set Christmas week services
The parties are over, the festivities done. It’s Christmas Eve. Now it’s time for Christians everywhere to celebrate the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. All over the south side, churches are preparing for tonight’s big event with candles, carols and Holy Communion.

CTK ladies luncheon

 (left to right) Dorothy Fawley, Union City; Lois Caputo, Senoia; Donna Turner, Sharpsburg;  Peggy Nelson, Peachtree City;  Roberta Furlong, Fayetteville; Nancy Handley, Peachtree City; Susanne Dickinson, Sharpsburg;  Virginia Fretwell, Sallie Metzger, and Karen Romano-Taylor, Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

A mid-week Christmas luncheon was held recently by the women’s ministries of The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Attending were (left to right) Dorothy Fawley, Union City; Lois Caputo, Senoia; Donna Turner, Sharpsburg; Peggy Nelson, Peachtree City; Roberta Furlong, Fayetteville; Nancy Handley, Peachtree City; Susanne Dickinson, Sharpsburg; Virginia Fretwell, Sallie Metzger, and Karen Romano-Taylor, Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Uncle Scrooge with a humorous twist

Pictured rehearsing for Newnan Theatre Company’s production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” are (L to R) Allison Yost, Tony Daniel and Andi Laaker.  The show runs Dec. 16-21. Visit www.newnantheatre.org or call 770-683-6282 for more information. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan Theatre peforms two versions of a Christmas classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’

In the spirit of Christmas, the Newnan Theatre Company is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a few twists. It will perform the classic version of the story with Newnan native Dale Lyles’ “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” but they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic in their black box arena.

Newnan Theatre Company will be performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.)Production of “A Christmas Carol,” a raucous comedy by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Read More»

Senoia OKs $2.5M budget

The Senoia mayor and council approved the budget Dec. 15 for fiscal year 2015. The budget increased from last year’s by 7.82 percent. The 2015 budget’s general fund (the government’s chief operating fund) is $2,538,200, which is $55,900 more than 2014’s budget of $2,482,300.

Part of the increase has to do with the addition of a new police officer–something that Senoia Police Chief Jason Edens Read More»

The Christmas story

The Christmas story

There was nothing quite like the drive-through Nativity complete with a live cast held again this year from Dec. 12-14 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church at Thomas Crossroads in east Coweta County. One of the multiple live scenes displayed Jesus in the manger with the wise men gazing above to witness the angel positioned to herald the arrival of the King of Kings. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan celebrates Christmas

Newnan celebrates Christmas

The sights and sounds of Christmas filled downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 for the city’s annual Christmas parade. The theme this year is a “Storybook Christmas.” From the enormous number of people attending the event it seemed as if the majority of Coweta County’s 130,000 residents were all in downtown Newnan by the time the parade began shortly after 6 p.m. Streetlights were glowing and the crowd was cheering as the many entries in the parade passed by. And prior to the parade there were a host of Santa’s elves moving through the crowd and passing out Christmas goodies to the kids. Read More»

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