Coweta County

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

The Senoia-based nonprofit Backpack Buddies organization got some help recently from SouthCrest Church, Orchard Hills Baptist, Crossroads Church, First Baptist Newnan, Senoia Vineyard Church, Legacy Christian Church and Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club packing food items for needy school children and delivering them in time for spring break when school is not in session. For more information visit www.backpackbuddiesga.org Photo/Special.

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Members of the Coweta County 911 dispatcher team attended the April 1 meeting of the Coweta County Commission to be recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Pictured in front from left are Chana Harris, Kayla Markward and Arlene Whisenhunt; back row, from left, Joshua Richmond, Clarissa Hutson, Holly Smith and Commissioner Rodney Brooks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta teacher makes Top 10

Dr. Lyn Schenbeck, of the Central Educational Center, has been named as one of ten finalists for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck (center) works with students in her CEC music class, including, from left to right, students Marshall Sturm, Jacey Forte, Shania Wisecup and (at the piano) Rebekah Gilmore. Photo/Special.

Central Educational Center Director of Arts Dr. Lyn Schenbeck has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck was Coweta County’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

The announcement of the 10 finalists was made by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge on April 7. The finalists were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants from across the state who had received the top honor from their respective school districts. Read More»

Coweta school wins state award

Coweta County’s Moreland Elementary School is one of four Georgia schools selected as winners of the Georgia Department of Education’s 2014 Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.

“The schools that won this award understand the importance of what welcoming environments bring to student success,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “They are models for the entire state when it comes to engaging families and making parents feel welcome from the moment that they walk in the door. I offer my congratulations and thanks to all of the winners and finalists.” Read More»

Sheriff updates citizens

Sheriff updates citizens

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager was the guest speaker at the March 31 meeting of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club held in Senoia. Yeager used the occasion to update club members on some of the activities and priorities of his office. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia to resurface Main St.

Senoia residents will soon see a new topping to Main Street in the downtown area. An April 7 approval by the City Council will result in the resurfacing of Main Street in time for the Memorial Day festivities.

The Main Street resurfacing project is not one that involves a significant length of time, said City Manager Richard Ferry.

Plans call for a tentative start date in May, with a completion date prior to the Memorial Day activities that will see the downtown area flooded with residents and visitors. Read More»

Speed zone flashers will be installed near school

An April 1 move by the Coweta County Commission was designed enhance safety conditions on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads Elementary School by installing additional school speed zone flashers in the median area.

Thomas Crossroads Elementary is located east of the intersection of Hwy. 34 and Andrew Bailey Road. Those who customarily travel Hwy. 34 are aware of the significant traffic volumes found on the main roadway linking Coweta County and Fayette County. Read More»

Legacy Christian will host WinShape Marriage event

Legacy Christian Church of Senoia is hosting a marriage conference through WinShape Marriage on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The whole community is invited to attend.

More than 4,000 couples annually benefit from WinShape Marriage, a ministry of Chick-fil-A, which creates opportunities for marital transformation.

The seminar will give attendees an opportunity to explore and prioritize their relationship in three mini sessions with sample topics to include:

• Creating values and a vision for your relationship; Read More»

Coweta man shot over unreturned lawnmower

An April 1 dispute between neighbors over a lawnmower led to one man shooting the other in the leg. Coweta County deputies are searching for the south Coweta man who fled the scene carrying a handgun.

Michael Eure Hanson, 36, is being sought in connection with the shooting on Joy Springs Drive in southeast Coweta County, according to Maj. James Yarbrough.

Yarbrough said a dispute began between Hanson and a neighbor at approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 1 over a borrowed lawnmower. The neighbor did not return the lawnmower in a timely manner which resulted in an argument. Read More»

Coweta inks $50M deal for Niagara

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will construct a 460,000 sq. ft. facility on 45 acres in late 2014 and create 41 initial jobs in Coweta County. The Coweta Development Authority, with the support of other county partners, has agreed to provide a bond for the project estimated at $50 million. Read More»