Newsmakers

New cancer hospital breaks ground at Newnan’s Ashley Park

These are just a few of the 500 people attending the groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 3 for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital located at Ashley Park in Newnan. The hospital is the first in the Southeast for CTCA and is expected to draw patients from across the region. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a groundbreaking like no other. More than 500 people made their way to the Ashley Park retail area in Newnan Aug. 3 for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital. Expected to open in September 2012, the Newnan facility is the company’s first hospital in the Southeast United States. Read More»

Friends of Brown's Mill Battlefield hold successful event

There was no mistaking the thundering of cannons July 30 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds as Civil War re-enactors put on a display for more than 250 people attending a barbecue fund-raiser sponsored by the Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association. Somewhere in all the smoke are Coweta County Commissioner Bob Blackburn and Rep. Lynn Smith, tasked with firing the vintage weapons. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Friends of Brown's Mill Battlefield Association held a barbecue to introduce folks who were not familiar with the group to its work and to thank those who have already pledged funds and manpower. The actual battle was fought on the same date, July 30, in 1864.

President Carolyn Turner along with Commissioner Bob Blackburn welcomed the several hundred who came to the Coweta County Fairgrounds. There were Musketeers, re-enactors, and several cannon camps to delight all ages. Read More»

‘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»

Recent Comments