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Historic Coweta County Courthouse opens this weekend

The wait is over. And those attending the opening of the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse this weekend in downtown Newnan will see nothing less than a work of art that brought the century-old structure back to its original beauty.

“This has been a community project from the beginning,” said Patricia Palmer, Coweta County Public Affairs Director. “It was approved by the citizens as a SPLOST (1-cent sales tax) project, the municipalities supported it, and we all have watched as the courthouse emerged even more striking and beautiful that we could have imagined.” Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds grand opening

Georgia Charter Educational Foundation member and Coweta County resident Earnest Taylor holds readies the scissors for the grand opening last week of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. On hand for the event were representatives of the school’s operator Charter Schools USA and a number of others from the Senoia and Coweta communities. The charter school began this year with grades 1-3 and will include additional grades next year.

It was a long time coming, and for supporters of the new Georgia legislature-approved Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia, the school’s grand opening last week was a fitting accomplishment to a quest by local residents for an educational alternative that began nearly two years ago. Read More»

A personal tribute at Patriot Day

A personal tribute at Patriot Day

Sharpsburg resident Bud Ellis is front and center with a salute at the opening ceremonies of Patriot Day held last Saturday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Ellis is a member of American Legion Post 50, VFW Post 9949 and the Korean War Veterans Association.

William Thomas Overby Day Memorial Service held

Mark A. Simpson left, is welcomed to Georgia by Sons of Confederate Commander, Mike Webb. He was presented with the book on Overby written by Carolyn Cary.

William Thomas Overby lived in Coweta County from 1839 to 1861. He entered Confederate service in May, 1861 and was hung by Federal forces in Front Royal, Virginia, on September 23, 1864.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #715, each year celebrates his life and devotion to family and the Confederacy.

A proclamation was read recently by Newnan Mayor, Keith Brady, one from the Coweta County Commissioners, read by Chairman, Paul Poole, and one from Gov. Perdue, read by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh. Read More»

Police, deputies seek drop-offs of old, unwanted pills Sept. 25

Event focused on enhancing home safety, especially for homes with young children

Local residents are being asked to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter medications in an effort to keep them out of the wrong hands.

And to make it easier, there will be two different locations in Fayette County where such medicine can be anonymously dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be accepting such medications in an “Operation Pill Drop” roundup in the parking lot of the K-Mart in the Braelinn Village shopping center. Read More»

School looking for votes to secure needed laptops

The Shoal Creek Adventist School in Sharpsburg is looking for some help in securing 50 needed laptop computers. The effort is being supported by Eva Fegarido, wife of Joel Fegarido who lost his life earlier this summer saving his 10 year-old son in the Snake River Rapids in Wyoming.

Joel was the school’s board chairman, and Eva wants to carry on Joel’s vision to update the school’s technology. She entered the Charter Communications Laptop Giveaway through an essay honoring her husband, the school said in a recent press release. Read More»

“Operation Pill Drop” in F’ville on Sept. 25

The Fayette County Sheriff Office has partnered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners to announce a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Read More»

McIntosh leads SAT pack, Starr's Mill right behind

For Georgia the score is 1,453. For the United States the score is 1,509. But for Fayette County the number is 1,547. And that number represents the average score by local public high school students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in 2010.

The SAT includes three sections: critical reading, mathematics and writing. Fayette students taking the test earlier this year outscored their state and national peers on all three sections.

Fayette students averaged 520 points in critical reading compared to a score of 488 by students across Georgia and a score of 511 nationally. Read More»

Jesus Feast culminates Saturday with worship in amphitheater

The mission and intent of the Jesus Feast that will be held Saturday at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is simple: it is a time to focus on the One who is at the center of Christian life.

“The Jesus Feast will be a time to glorify Jesus and to pray for area businesses and our governments, and we are emphatically not promoting anything other than Jesus,” event co-organizer Joyce Beverly said, adding that people from all churches and denominations as well as those who are unchurched are welcome. Read More»

An evening of prayer for police, firefighters at The Villages Amphitheater

An evening of prayer for police, firefighters at The Villages Amphitheater

Members of GUI Dance/Beyond Words Dance Ministries were just one of the many performers to join local ministers and church groups Saturday at an Evening of Prayer held at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Central to the theme of the service were the prayers offered for firefighters and police officers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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