Newsmakers

Coweta Goes Green for 40th Annual Earth Day

When striving for a sustainable future, even the smallest actions, and people, can make a huge impact.

A recent Earth Day poster contest at Western Elementary School in Newnan proved just that as young minds created artwork reflecting a mature and thoughtful environmental awareness not often seen in adults. In honor of the school’s efforts, sponsor Coweta-Fayette EMC awarded art sets to winners from each grade and displayed student submissions in the lobbies of all three office locations. Read More»

Kwakye earns B.A. from Agnes Scott

Candace Kwakye of Newnan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, she also graduated Cum Laude, during May commencement exercises at Agnes Scott College. Kwakye is the daughter of Theresa Kwkaye and Richard Kwakye.

Chaplain Landon home from the Middle East: Surprises family and church with unexpected arrival

Left to right are Rebeka, Jonathan, Naomi, Jon Paul, and Denise Landon with Bishop David Epps.

Father Jonathan Landon, who serves as a Chaplain (Major) in the United States Army, surprised his family and his church by returning from Kuwait earlier than expected.

On Sunday, May 16, Mrs. Landon surprised her children by announcing that it was time to go meet their father at the airport. The children didn't expect their dad home for another two weeks or so. Read More»

Lester completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Tommy A. Lester graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Tommy Lester is the son of Robert Moran of Woodmere St., Newnan, Ga. Read More»

May Day the Cops Way coming to Palmetto

The 2nd Annual May Day the Cops Way will be held by the Palmetto Police Department on June 12 at Veteran’s Park from noon until 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. Officers and staff will have free activities for the kids along with face painting, safety kits, cotton candy and snow cones, food and drinks.

Veteran’s Park is located on Park Street and Virginia Avenue.

Bike riding tour of Senoia coming June 5

Bike riding tour of Senoia coming June 5

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring a bike riding tour of Senoia on Saturday, June 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. The tour, for riders of all abilities, is a fund raiser for the society. Proceeds will be used to preserve and display artifacts for the museum. This is a great ride for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, or who just want some fun on a Saturday morning. Read More»

Youth Appreciation Banquet Hosted by Senoia Optimist Club

Senoia Optimist Club’s President Hal Sewell (2nd from left) and Youth Appreciation Chair Laura Bell (far right) are shown with (L-R) Northgate High School student Nicholas Lee and East Coweta High School students Kelsey Moral, Thomas Lovett, Jordan Collis, and Hailey Thompson at the Youth Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Senoia civic organization on May 6.  Not pictured are Northgate students Katelyn Buckner, Abby Allen, and Leighanna Dobbs.

The Optimist Club of Senoia hosted its annual youth appreciation banquet on May 6 in recognition of students at East Coweta High School and Northgate High School.  Senoia Optimist member Laura Bell was the chair of the event which was held at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Senoia.
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Happy Birthday, Marie

Happy Birthday, Marie

The Senoia Senior Center celebrated birthdays in May at the monthly luncheon. The senior that was honored was Marie Larkie, who is celebrating her 92nd Birthday.

Girl Scout's hold Victorian Day event

Girl Scout's hold Victorian Day event

Delicate china, linen fans and hoop skirts were just a few of the items to be seen at Girl Scout Troop 19179’s Victorian Day on Sunday afternoon, April 25, at Cokes Chapel UMC. The nine Junior and Cadette scouts completed two years of preparation for their Bronze and Silver Awards by serving as hosts for the Victorian Day event, which was planned to benefit the foster children program at Coweta County’s DFACS office. Read More»

Anti-bullying workshop coming Thursday in F'ville

To many adults it is a relatively harmless form of acting out on the part of young children and teenagers that is rooted in a real or perceived difference or in some form of dislike or even jealousy. But to those subjected to the many forms of bullying, it is a verbal or physical display that can have lasting effects. To address bullying and its consequences, an anti-bullying workshop geared to the parents of elementary and middle school children and with information to benefit students and parents will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 20 at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Read More»

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