Coweta County

Suicide prevention workshop set for March

'I Will Intervene Challenge' open to all

The Newnan First United Methodist Church is hosting the “Third Annual I Will Intervene Challenge” on March 23.

The one-day suicide prevention workshop is open to all and offers continuing education credit for mental health professionals.

The workshop is based on work with more than 24,000 soldiers and is designed for members of all care-giving groups -- medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, educators, ministers, counselors, coaches, human resource directors, managers, military personnel or anyone desiring to learn the skills needed to save others from suicide. Read More»

Spend summer break volunteering

Piedmont Newnan group looking for teen volunteers

The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for the hospital’s 2015 Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

High school students who will be 14 to 18-years-old by April 18 are eligible for the six-week program, which is scheduled for June 15 through July 24. Participants must complete 40 hours of service by volunteering during two, four-hour shifts per week. Read More»

Coweta author earns praise from reviewer

“Maiden of Death,” a new book by Coweta County resident Lenny Fultz, was recently reviewed by blogger Forrest W. Schultz, who calls the book “classic fantasy at its best.”

According to reviewer Schultz, Fultz, learned his craft from the late Vickie Kennedy in her Newnan-based The Writers Block and currently belongs to the Coweta Writers Group, which is home to several fantasy writers.

Information on Fultz and his books is available at

“Maiden of Death” is the second book of “The Forgotten Gods Trilogy,” which Schultz also reviewed. Below are his comments. Read More»

Gusty winds prompt caution alert

A “potent system” blowing through Fayette and Coweta counties today is producing sustained winds of up to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, generating a caution for drivers from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City.

“Winds this strong can make driving difficult for high profile vehicles,” the NWS special weather statement said. “Unsecured outdoor items such as trash cans and lawn furniture may be blown around. With soils wet from the recent rainfall, these winds could down trees and large limbs.”

The wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening. Read More»

'Couponing 101' will save some cash

Free class teaches effective use of coupons

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity is hosting a free class that many savvy shoppers might want to attend -- “Couponing 101.”

It is designed to help shoppers learn how to get the “biggest bang for your buck” through couponing.

The workshop will focus on budgeting and financial planning with the added bonus of effective use of coupons for saving money.

The session is Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. All classes are held at 150 Pine Road, the Newnan Habitat’s Community ReSource Room, right down the road from the Fairgrounds. Read More»

County employee artwork display is first in new gallery

Sharon Kolbuss

Coweta County will begin featuring artwork in the main entrance of the Administration Building on Feb. 2.

The display will be known as Coweta Arts and will begin by featuring the work of county employees who are also artists. The gallery will be opened to community artists at a later day.

The inaugural showing features artist Sharon Kolbuss who has worked in the Probate Court since September 2014.

She works with pen and ink and her works feature stippling, or pointillism, and crosshatching.

Habitat helps family achieve New Year's goal

Habitat helps another family.

Mom, kids have new home for new year

The Sandoval family has a new home for the New Year thanks to the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity.

Angela Sandoval and her family achieved their New Year’s goal by partnering with Habitat and working hard to meet the requirements for purchasing a Habitat home.

The house was blessed on Jan. 16 to dedicate the home and give thanks for the many blessings and collaborative efforts to rehabilitate this foreclosed home and turn it into the Sandoval’s dream home. Read More»

East Coweta band planning reunion

Gathering will honor legacy of late band director

Alumni of the award-winning East Coweta High School Marching Band are organizing a band reunion for all classes this summer in honor of the late band director Tam H. Easterwood, a dynamic and influential force that set the tune for years after his passing.

Easterwood was 36-years-old in 1995 when an inoperable brain tumor caused his death. Read More»

Run for angels in Newnan

Proceeds benefit children's shelter

Newnan's annual “Run for Angels and Chicken Q” is scheduled for Feb.7 with the run beginning at 8 a.m. and the eating at 11 a.m.

The fun begins and ends in historic downtown Newnan on Greenville Street between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street.

The 13th Annual 5K/10K road race and one mile fun run will benefit Angel’s House, a temporary shelter for children in Coweta County who are awaiting placement in foster homes.

The 5K and 10K courses are certified as Peachtree Road Race qualifiers. Prizes will be awarded to the “Best Wings” themed costumed child, adult and group. Read More»

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,