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Coweta Judicial Circuit awarded federal funds for drug court

Coweta County May 18 joined Troup and Carroll counties in signing an intergovernmental agreement for federal grant money to fund the Coweta Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program.

Commissioners agreed to accept the federal funds through the FY 09 Recovery Act’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistant Grant in the amount of $428,292.

Across the three counties, the three-year grant funds will pay for items such as drug program coordinators and a case manager, travel mileage, a copier and supplies. Read More»

Kwakye earns B.A. from Agnes Scott

Candace Kwakye of Newnan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, she also graduated Cum Laude, during May commencement exercises at Agnes Scott College. Kwakye is the daughter of Theresa Kwkaye and Richard Kwakye.

Chaplain Landon home from the Middle East: Surprises family and church with unexpected arrival

Left to right are Rebeka, Jonathan, Naomi, Jon Paul, and Denise Landon with Bishop David Epps.

Father Jonathan Landon, who serves as a Chaplain (Major) in the United States Army, surprised his family and his church by returning from Kuwait earlier than expected.

On Sunday, May 16, Mrs. Landon surprised her children by announcing that it was time to go meet their father at the airport. The children didn't expect their dad home for another two weeks or so. Read More»

Lester completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Tommy A. Lester graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Tommy Lester is the son of Robert Moran of Woodmere St., Newnan, Ga. Read More»

May Day the Cops Way coming to Palmetto

The 2nd Annual May Day the Cops Way will be held by the Palmetto Police Department on June 12 at Veteran’s Park from noon until 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. Officers and staff will have free activities for the kids along with face painting, safety kits, cotton candy and snow cones, food and drinks.

Veteran’s Park is located on Park Street and Virginia Avenue.

Bike riding tour of Senoia coming June 5

Bike riding tour of Senoia coming June 5

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring a bike riding tour of Senoia on Saturday, June 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. The tour, for riders of all abilities, is a fund raiser for the society. Proceeds will be used to preserve and display artifacts for the museum. This is a great ride for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, or who just want some fun on a Saturday morning. Read More»

Youth Appreciation Banquet Hosted by Senoia Optimist Club

Senoia Optimist Club’s President Hal Sewell (2nd from left) and Youth Appreciation Chair Laura Bell (far right) are shown with (L-R) Northgate High School student Nicholas Lee and East Coweta High School students Kelsey Moral, Thomas Lovett, Jordan Collis, and Hailey Thompson at the Youth Appreciation Banquet hosted by the Senoia civic organization on May 6.  Not pictured are Northgate students Katelyn Buckner, Abby Allen, and Leighanna Dobbs.

The Optimist Club of Senoia hosted its annual youth appreciation banquet on May 6 in recognition of students at East Coweta High School and Northgate High School.  Senoia Optimist member Laura Bell was the chair of the event which was held at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Senoia.
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Happy Birthday, Marie

Happy Birthday, Marie

The Senoia Senior Center celebrated birthdays in May at the monthly luncheon. The senior that was honored was Marie Larkie, who is celebrating her 92nd Birthday.

Girl Scout's hold Victorian Day event

Girl Scout's hold Victorian Day event

Delicate china, linen fans and hoop skirts were just a few of the items to be seen at Girl Scout Troop 19179’s Victorian Day on Sunday afternoon, April 25, at Cokes Chapel UMC. The nine Junior and Cadette scouts completed two years of preparation for their Bronze and Silver Awards by serving as hosts for the Victorian Day event, which was planned to benefit the foster children program at Coweta County’s DFACS office. Read More»

PTC's Hampton Inn headed for foreclosure

The ownership group of Peachtree City’s Hampton Inn is being foreclosed on, according to published foreclosure notices.

Sapna Hotel Group Peachtree City LLC is in default on a Sept. 2008 loan of $4.115 million on the property located at 300 Westpark Walk, just off Ga. Highway 74 north, according to the foreclosure notice.

The property is scheduled to be sold the first Tuesday in June to the highest bidder. That could change, however, as banks sometimes postpone or cancel foreclosure auctions depending on a variety of factors involved. Read More»

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