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Newnan to hold Citizen Academy

Newnan residents wanting to learn more about how local government operates have the perfect venue coming their way beginning in September. Registration is underway for a hands-on Citizen Academy that cover topics from city ordinances to economic development and public meetings to public safety.

 City Public Information Officer Gina Snider said the annual Newnan Citizen Academy is held in the fall. The academy this year will begin Sept. 12 and run through Oct. 25. Snider said registration for this year’s Newnan Citizen Academy is underway and will close on Aug. 31. Read More»

Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championship coming to Chatt Hills

Horseback riding tends to have a somewhat sissified reputation — perfectly coiffed men and women in top hats and tails perched prettily on top of overpriced hayburners.  That is so not the case with the Olympic sport of eventing, an equestrian triathlon that is a test of skill, strength, partnership, and just plain guts. It is definitely not your average horse show.  Read More»

Volunteer storm spotter training coming to Coweta

Coweta County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are pleased to present a SKYWARN Storm Spotter class scheduled for September 7 at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The class will be taught by a National Weather Service meteorologist and is open to volunteers with an interest in public service, a responsibility for protecting others or access to communications systems like HAM radio.

To register, contact Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones at jjones@coweta.ga.us or 770-254-2650. Read More»

Senoia to hold annual Wine Pairing

Wine and food have a long history of pairing one with the other, matching flavors and textures to find the right combination. Join the Senoia Area Historical Society on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. as we link history with the modern art of ‘wine pairing.’

Enjoy a special selection of six wines, chosen to pair beautifully with six delicious small plate courses, including a dessert. The wines will be presented by our wine expert, Ed Izzo, of Georgia Crown Distribution Co., who has selected the perfect wines for your enjoyment. Read More»

NAACP suit alleges white ‘bloc’ votes against ‘every black-preferred candidate’

A federal lawsuit aimed at eliminating at-large voting for seats on Fayette County’s board of commissioners and the board of education alleges the current system has kept 11 individual plaintiffs from being able to “elect candidates of their choice” to both governing bodies. Read More»

Committee discussing creation of Founders Park in PTC

Local historical memories abound with this trio: (L-R) Jerry Peterson, the man who planned the majority of Peachtree City’s neighborhoods and named most of their streets; Jim Strickland, architect and local builder, who served in the early days of the city’s Planning Commission; and Jim Williams, former longtime city planner. The three chat after Tuesday’s meeting about the History Timeline project. Photo/John Munford.

A “time-line” committee has been hard at work for a number of months to create a Founders Park in Peachtree City.

The commemoration is conceived for the arc around the front of City Hall and the city library. The design was created by Jerry Peterson, one-time vice president of planning for Peachtree City Development Corp. (later Pathway Communities) for 25 years and now owner of Peterson Planning.

It is to be established near the fountain outside City Hall and across from the library. Read More»

Senoia Tea Party celebrates first anniversary

It has been one year since the Senoia Tea Party Patriots held its organizational meeting. The group since its inception has been active in addressing local, state and national issues. And on Aug. 22 the group will hold its first anniversary meeting featuring state Rep. Billy Horne and Senoia Mayor Robert Belisle. Read More»

East Coweta High School's resource officer wins state honor

The School Resource Officer at East Coweta High School has been named the Georgia School Resource Officer of the Year. Cpl. Vence Meadows, a Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy, received the honor Aug. 5 at a meeting of the Georgia Association of School Resource Officers. It was the first year GASRO offered the state-wide recognition. Read More»

Senoia to hold town hall meeting Aug. 18

The Senoia Downtown Development Authority will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 18 to solicit input from citizens on ways to improve their hometown and to learn what types of business and services residents would like to see in the future.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Sasser building located at the Seavy Street Park. A light meal will also be served during the meeting. Read More»

Senoia Area Historical Society invites public to come out and learn more

The Senoia Area Historical Society museum was opened in July 2010 and is open each Friday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Maureen Schuyler, 2011 chair of the museum committee advises that the society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and protecting our area's history and historical artifacts. Read More»

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