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Assisted living plan approved for Thomas Crossroads

A proposal to rezone nearly 19 acres behind the Publix shopping center and Tractor Supply store at Thomas Crossroads from RC (rural conservation) and C-6c (to minor shopping center) for use as an assisted living complex received unanimous approval April 22 by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Inman students get a first hand look at gardening from local experts close to home

Enrichment teacher Charlie Harper’s third grade students stand proudly in their raised garden bed. Pictured (L-R) Ella Byers, Sarah Daniel, Riley Coile, Ayden Berks, Ava Sivertsen, David Brown, Hannah Stai, Sarah Nell Harp, Cassidy Scoggins, Emily Wagner, Evan Bailey, Paul Wallace, and T.J. Hartley. Photo/Special.

Gardening is more than planting seeds in soil; knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is needed to make a garden grow, as some students at Inman Elementary have learned. Read More»

Starr’s Mill economics team wins state again

Starr’s Mill economics team wins state again

The Economics Challenge team at Starr’s Mill High pulled out a close victory against Gwinnett County’s Parkview High School, defending their state championship title for the third consecutive year.

The team of Nicholas Britt, Austin O’Farrell, Logan Sidall and Lisa Tan clinched the championship with the correct answer on the last question at the state finals. Social studies teacher Mark DeCourcy is the team’s coach. Read More»

5 local teams in soccer state semis

Soccer fans at three Fayette schools have gotten chance this year to cheer their squads in the GHSA state semifinals in two classifications, and one bracket still has a chance to see an all-Fayette final.

The top three girls teams from Region 4-AAAAA (Starr’s Mill, Northgate and McIntosh) have earned semifinal spots, and they take the field this week to see who will play this weekend for the state championship. Read More»

Coweta tops west Ga. in job, housing growth

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has published its annual West Georgia Regional Update which shows Coweta County leading the six-county region in a number of areas such as job growth and housing starts.

Coweta County is one of six counties in the west Georgia region profiled in the UWG report. The remaining counties include Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, Polk and Haralson. Read More»

Patel named Coweta teacher of the year

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel on May 1 was named the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year by Coweta school board member Harry Mullins, at left. Patel was chosen from among three finalists and 31 fellow school Teachers of the Year for the honor. The 31 TOTYs were honored by school board members and the Newnan Pilot Club at the May 1 program. Photo/Special.

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel was chosen from among Coweta County’s 31 Teacher of the Year winners and three finalists as the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year. The award ceremony was held May 1 at the school system’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Patel was introduced by Ruth Hill Principal Aaron Corley, who described Patel as an extraordinary teacher for her “ability to see students not just for who they are, but for who they can become.” He said that he would be “proud to have (Patel) as my own child’s teacher.” Read More»

AAA:Georgia traveling to increase

The majority of Georgia residents (81 percent) plan to kick start the summer travel season by taking at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more requiring overnight accommodations during the next three months. This reflects a 2 percentage point increase from 2013, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey on summer travel plans. Read More»

Chance earns 'A+' from Ga. Chamber

Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) has received an ‘A+’ grade on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 legislative scorecard.

The Georgia Chamber’s scorecard recognizes legislators that supported pro-business initiatives during the recent legislative session. Midterm assessments from the 2013 legislative session, as well as a final grade for the biennial legislative term, were also included on this year’s scorecard. Read More»

Univ. of West Georgia breaks fundraising mark with $6.7M

In 2013, the University of West Georgia raised a record $6.7 million through the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, private foundations, the business community and friends of the university. UWG receives this record-breaking amount as it looks toward a comprehensive campaign, the first in its history. Read More»

F’ville man arrested on child molestation charges

A Fayetteville man was arrested May 8 on charges of child molestation and aggravated assault in connection to three incidents involving two girls between 2007 and 2011. Fayetteville Police were made aware of the assaults after one of the girls recently contacted a school resource officer. Read More»

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