Coweta County

Newnan resident charged with fraud

Newnan resident Damian Alarcon-Morales has been arraigned for fraudulently using the identities of Mexican nationals to obtain income tax refunds. Alarcon-Morales was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 14.

“(Alarcon-Morales) is charged with engaging in a cross-border scheme to defraud the tax system of over $700,000 in fraudulent refunds,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Attempts to profit from fraudulent tax returns are increasing, and we will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute these cases.”  Read More»

Meals on wheels get help

Meals on wheels get help

The Coweta County Meals on Wheels program delivers daily meals to over 80 home-bound clients each week. The Quilter’s Guild of the Southern Crescent wanted to help make those meals a little brighter. Guild member Jane Coleman recently donated 117 handmade, quilted placemats to the Coweta Meals on Wheels coordinator, Kathy Schrader. Each client receiving a holiday meal will receive one placemat as a gift to keep. Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent was established in 1998 and consists of over 90 members, living in Fayette and Coweta counties. Read More»

Scouts help 180-degree farm

 Scouts help 180-degree farm

Local Eagle Scouts chipped in recently to build and install raised Redwood planter boxes at the nonprofit 180-degree Farm in Sharpsburg. Pictured from left are Ben Sandstrom, Daniel Crum, Doug Bowles, Kaeleb Sandstrom. Photo/Submitted.

Drainage project to begin in Senoia

The city of Senoia will implement a $26,090 drainage and beautification design on Barnes Street. The money for the project will come from a capital project fund, which covers projects with life spans greater than five years or that cost more than $25,000. Read More»

SAT scores on the rise

The scores have been tabulated and all three Coweta County high schools showed gains on their average scores for the college entrance exam (SAT) during the year, while state and national averages decreased slightly during the same period.

Coweta County’s average score on the SAT was 1,496 in 2014, an increase of 21 points over the previous year, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

“Coweta County’s average SAT score in 2014 was 51 points above the state of Georgia’s average of 1,445 and one point below the national average of 1,497,” Jackson said. Read More»

Night of Remembrance held in Newnan Tues.

Nearly 80 people attended the Night of Remembrance held Oct. 21 in downtown Newnan and hosted by the Coweta County Domestic Violence Task Force. Photo/Ben Nelms.

.It was an occasion of sorrow and empathy as nearly 80 people gathered in front of the historic Coweta County Courthouse in Newnan Oct. 21 for the Coweta County Domestic Violence Day of Unity and Night of Remembrance to acknowledge those who have suffered and died from domestic violence.

Hosted by the Coweta County Domestic Violence Task Force, the stories of two childhood survivors were filled with their experiences of pain at the hands of an abuser. As is so often the case, that pain was followed by silence, anger, fear and anxiety. Read More»

EMC stages annual meeting for members

EMC members and mini-members Lisa Johnson, Steve Jesensek, Lauren Scott, Kristin Jesensek and Nicole Jesensek enjoy the co-op festivities. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta-Fayette EMC hosted approximately 3,000 consumers and family members for a morning of food, fun and prizes at the 67th Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day Oct. 11 at cooperative headquarters in Palmetto. Read More»

'Rocky Horror' now playing in Newnan

By Joan Doggrell

You mean you’ve never seen “The Rocky Horror Show” or even its movie spinoff, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show?” Well, here’s your chance to find out why this campy musical has enthralled audiences since 1974.

Directed by Dave Dorrell, Newnan Theatre Company is producing the original stage version with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. The play pokes satirical fun at the B-rated science fiction and Horror film horror movies so popular in the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. Read More»

2 arrested in Coweta double homicide

Two arrests have been made in connection to the double homicide that occurred near Newnan on Oct. 20.

Kenya Nneaka Sewell, 26, of Moreland, and Jarico Deshun Brown, 18, of Memphis. Tenn. were charged with murder in the double homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 20 at a residence on Widgeon Trail near Newnan, according to Lt. Col. James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Yarbrough said Allen Cantrell, 20, and Wes Watson, 26, were killed at the Widgeon Trail residence of Cantrell’s father. Read More»

Elder care workshop planned

The Division of Diocesan Ministry Development of the Charismatic Episcopal Church will host a free Elder Care Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Cathedral of Christ the King Family Life Center to provide vital information regarding elder care. The workshop will last from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“All of us will probably need elder care information either for ourselves or a loved one at sometime in our lives,” said Dr. Judy Massey, contact person for the event. “A wonderful slate of professionals will be available at the workshop to discuss major aspects of caring for the elderly.” Read More»

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