Coweta County

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia, passed away July 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He also worked 40 plus years in commercial aviation.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Sue Nisbet; sons Michael David (Karla) Nisbet and Mark Douglas (Elisa) Nisbet; daughter Virginia Lynn Hilts; grandchildren Kim, Bobby, Douglas, Steven, Thomas, Erica, Ashley and Anna; great-grandchildren Anna Belle, Carter and Emeric; also brother Carl F. Nisbet, Jr. Read More»

Senoia’s Walking Dead wall may live awhile

Construction of the “The Walking Dead” wall around portions of the Gin Property in Senoia is underway. The area inside the wall will function as a contained set for filming episodes of AMC television’s hit show beginning in September. Photo/John Thompson.

The Senoia City Council will conduct a public hearing on Aug. 18 to consider amending the agreement with Stalwart Films that would leave a 15-foot wall in place around portions of the Gin Property until 2019. The wall is being constructed to serve as Read More»

Senoia set to get license plate reader camera

The Senoia Police Dept. received approval from the City Council on July 21 to purchase a license plate reader camera system for use on one patrol car.

A $2,356 reduction in price for the Vigilant Solutions camera system puts the price tag at $15,280 and will be financed over three years after a 10 percent down payment which will come from the department’s equipment budget. Read More»

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan, Ga. passed away July 19, 2014. She was born on January 26, 1973. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Roberts, Jr.

Dawn is survived by her parents, Billy and Carol Parmer of Concord, Ga.; daughter, Sabrina Kraker of Griffin, Ga.; son, Joshua Kraker of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Randy Moore of Concord, Ga.; niece, Hailey Moore of Concord, Ga.; nephew, Gage Moore of Concord, Ga.; grandmother, Wanda Bailey of Senoia, Ga.; and many other family members and friends. Read More»

Interchange work progresses at Poplar Rd.

The long-anticipated interchange at Poplar Road and Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side continues to move closer to reality. Coweta County commissioners on July 15 approved $165,000 in professional services needed for appraisals and right-of-way negotiations.

County Administrator Michael Fouts said right-of-way plans for the project are currently under consideration by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

The $165,000 cost will be funded by the county’s special purpose local options sales tax (SPLOST), Fouts said. Read More»

Blood drive is Aug. 4

Billy Jones appeared happy to be a donor at the last Senoia Area Blood Drive that was held May 5 at the Senoia Methodist Church. Photo/Special.

Even though walls are being built around the Gin Property in Senoia in preparation for the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead” TV show, at the Senoia United Methodist Church, barriers will not be a factor when the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club work together to sponsor the Senoia Area Blood Drive on Aug. 4. Read More»

Director leads program in Newnan

On July 30 at 2:30 p.m., Cassandra Scott will be at The Carnegie in Newnan for Kids Theatre “Sensing Adventure.” Kids will go on a bear hunt using all five of their senses and be asked to describe their experience. Kids can dress up for the occasion. Ages Pre-K through elementary.

Scott currently is Northgate High School’s theater director. She received her BS. Ed. with honors from Columbus State University. Read More»

RaceTrac store gets consent to renovate

A variance request that would allow the RaceTrac convenience store on Ga. Highway 34 in Newnan to renovate and update its location was approved July 15 by the Coweta County Commission.

County zoning administrator Angela White said RaceTrac requested a number of variances related to the company’s plan to totally renovate and update its current location on Hwy. 34 at the Shenandoah Industrial Park.

The variance requests included issues such as setbacks, interior and street planting, solid waste recycling and dumpster screening, according to county planning staff. Read More»

Feds may ax driveway mailboxes for new homes in Coweta

Shutterstock photo of a mailbox in a subdivision.

The days of having a mailbox at the end of the driveway may be at an end for new residential developments. The local postmaster will now decide if mail will be delivered to the driveway or if cluster mailbox stations will be installed in new subdivisions. Read More»

DOL staging recruitment drive to help Newnan's Niagara plant fill 70 jobs

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Niagara Bottling fill 70 jobs for a new facility under construction in Shenandoah Park in Newnan. When operational later this year, the facility will package and distribute bottled water. The company is the largest supplier of bottled water in the country.

A recruitment event will be held Thursday, July 31, from 4-7 p.m. at the West Georgia Technical College Coweta Campus, 200 Campus Drive in Newnan. Read More»

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