Coweta County

'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»

Vickie Lynn Davis, age 52 of Senoia

Mrs. Vickie Lynn Davis, age 52 of Senoia, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Mrs. Davis was born in Lexington, Ky. on August 19, 1962.

She is preceded in death by father, Dewey Harris; mother, Jane Johns Harris; brothers, Teddy Harris and Fred Harris.

Mrs. Davis was a 1980 graduate of Jonesboro High School, employed with Panasonic for 20 years, and was a member of IAAP. She loved to line dance, play ping pong, loved the outdoors and cure for cancer walks. Read More»

Early voting is underway in Coweta

Early voting is underway in Coweta County. Voters can cast their ballots between now and Oct. 31 at the voter registrar’s office in downtown Newnan.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins on the county’s elections page said early voting is open to voters until Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the county administration building located at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan.

Saturday voting is also available on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. until noon and on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The general election will be held Nov. 4.

New park set for Senoia

New park set for Senoia

A large number of Coweta County residents joined city and county officials Oct. 15 at a 49-acre site along Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia for the groundbreaking of the Leroy Johnson Park.

Senoia and Coweta County in early 2013 approved an intergovernmental agreement that led to the Wednesday groundbreaking of the new county park situated on 49.4 acres along Hwy. 16 and Harper Road on the city’s west side.

Expected to open sometime in 2017, the park will feature eight baseball fields, two football/soccer fields, a gymnasium of up to 10,000 sq. ft, tennis courts and a tot lot. Read More»

City moves forward on stormwater plan

The city of Senoia, under federal requirement, will continue to implement a management plan dedicated to controlling storm water.

The management plan, which includes pollution prevention and runoff control, cost the city $17,000. City manager Richard Ferry said the money came from the 2014 general fund budget. Read More»

EEOC suing Newnan company

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a New Jersey-based company that operates a plant in Newnan after an employee was allegedly fired due to a disability.

Gregory Packaging, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products to school districts and medical institutions, violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the EEOC charged in a lawsuit it recently filed, according to an Oct. 6 press release.  Read More»

Annexation is now official

The Chattahoochee Hills City Council on Oct. 7 agreed with the Coweta County Commission to have 179 acres off Shell Road annexed into the city. The vote followed a unanimous vote by commissioners on Aug. 19.

The 178.78-acre area situated inside Coweta off Shell Road (Atlanta Newnan Road) is part of the much larger 900-acre Serenbe community which lies within the city limits of Chatt Hills in southwest Fulton County.

Applicant Steve Nygren and Chatt Hills had requested that the acreage situated inside Coweta be annexed, allowing the city limits to be expanded to include the 179 acres. Read More»

Money, schedules, family to be discussed at Summit’s upcoming dinner meetings

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules and family. Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting. Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?”

He is married to Holly Huggins Westlund and they have three children. Read More»