Newsmakers

‘The Wall That Heals’ preview meeting Aug. 9

The Coweta TEA Party Patriots at the organization’s Aug. 9 meeting at the Carnegie in downtown Newnan will preview the October arrival of a replica of “The Wall That Heals” that will be on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds in October. Coweta TEA Party spokesman Lee Norman said the meeting will be for all interested citizens and all veterans, with special emphasis towards Vietnam veterans. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan gives $10K to Coweta schools

Piedmont Newnan Hospital Hospital has renewed its sponsorship of the Coweta County School System for the 2011-12 school year. This sponsorship, totaling $10,000, includes a number of direct contributions to all 29 Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools for programs covering student health and wellness, academic, athletic and artistic programs.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital COO Nathan Nipper presented the donation to the Coweta County Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12.  Read More»

Cargill donates for water conservation workshops

As part of its longstanding commitment to support the communities in which it does business, Cargill has donated $6,000 to the Coweta County 4H Council to provide funding for water conservation workshops for elementary through high school educators. The water conservation workshops were held for July 27 and 28. Read More»

Input sought for PTC history project

Meetings to be held Sunday at 4 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Peachtree City residents are being invited to share ideas about an effort to preserve city history with a special display at city hall plaza.

The Peachtree City History Time Line committee is hosting two public meetings that will feature a brief presentation about the current vision for the project. The committee also wants to hear thoughts and ideas from other citizens as the project continues to move forward.

The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. at City Hall. The second meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read More»

Story with buzz: Fayette to remain mostly hands off with private ‘bees-ness’

Fayette County beekeepers won’t have too many new rules to meet after all.

Instead of a slate of regulations proposed by county staff, the county commission, at its July 28 meeting, crafted an allowance for beekeeping to be allowed in all residential zoning districts.

Prior to the adoption of the new ordinance, beekeeping was only allowed on lots zoned for agriculture reserve.

The new ordinance also allows residents to sell honey on the premises without needing a home occupation permit. Read More»

Edgefield pastor Eddie Thomas dies

Edgefield Baptist Church is mourning the loss of Pastor Eddie Thomas, who died Monday, July 25.

Thomas, 48, had celebrated his 14th anniversary with the church several weeks ago.

The funeral will be tomorrow, Saturday July 30 at noon at his home church, located at 140 Church Street in downtown Fayetteville. Pastor Wendy Smith will officiate.

Thomas had been ill for nearly a year, but managed to preach every Sunday until four weeks ago. Read More»

The Friends of Brown's Mill Battlefield to celebrate historic event July 30

Just before dawn, July 30, 1864, Union Brig. Gen. Edward M. Cook came from the Palmetto area heading into Fayetteville and came across a long Confederate supply train with supplies and payroll for Atlanta.

Confederate soldiers were captured and garrisoned on the courthouse lawn in Fayettevile, and horses and mules were sabered so shots would not be heard in town.

The Union troops proceeded on to Lovejoy the next day and found Confederate troops chasing them back through Fayette County, through the Inman area and what is now Ebenezer Church Road. Read More»

Rehab work approved for Newnan airport

The Newnan-Coweta County Airport is about to get an upgrade. A $1.167 million bid by C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. for pavement rehabilitation work in the airport’s main parallel taxiway was approved July 19 by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Coweta students help shore up newest state park

Sixteen work-based interns from the Central Educational Center spent part of their summer working at Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta County. At the visitor’s center following a day of trail-blazing and clearing are, (L-R) front row, Zach Ponce, Brock Dorman, Kenny Johnson , Jesse Stearns, Jimmie Reid, Ethan Blevins, Mitch Knabe, Sam Lasater; back row, Gabriela Bump, Alex Palacio, Haley Johnson, Ashley Davis, Sidney Sowerbrower, Olecia Witt, Alison Walker, Kyle Sorrells. Photo/Special.

It is one thing to spend part of the summer break hanging out and having fun. It’s quite another for a group of Central Educational Center (CEC) students to help shore up the amenities at the new Chattahoochee Bend State Park in northwest Coweta County.

And that is what 16 CEC students did during the week of July 11-15 when they helped blaze trails, clear campsites and set up the visitor’s center at the newly-opened Chattahoochee Bend State Park, according to Coweta County School System spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»

Fayetteville pastor Creecy dies

Fayetteville pastor Creecy dies

1 of first to leave inner city Atlanta for suburban ministry

The Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., pastor of Olivet Baptist Church in Fayetteville and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday night, SCLC officials confirmed.

In 1999, Rev. Creecy took a leap of faith and followed a vision to move from St. Peter’s Baptist Church in southwest Atlanta to Fayetteville, and he was joined by his father, Howard Creecy Sr., in establishing Olivet Baptist here, according to SCLC spokesman Maynard Eaton. The elder Creecy at the time led Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near the campus of Morehouse college. Read More»