Coweta County

Plant sale approaches

Plant sale approaches

The greenhouse is full and Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are raiding their gardens for plants to donate to their Fall Plant Sale Oct. 4. The annual sale features dozens of perennials and other sought-after plants, plus azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, Japanese maples, gardenias and four kinds of hydrangeas. Read More»

Reading proves very profitable

Maddox Tomlinson and Mitch Seabaugh. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta first grader Maddox Tomlinson was awarded $1,529 for his college savings as one of four regional winners in the Path2College 529 Plan’s Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes—Fizz•Boom, $ave for College.

The Coweta County Public Library also received $529 as part of the sweepstakes.  Read More»

Superintendent outlines new areas of focus

Parents of school-age children might want to be aware of a number of changes coming to schools systems across the state this year. Coweta Superintendent Steve Barker said among those are the new Ga. Milestones Assessment tests designed to measure a student’s academic growth in a given subject area.

Barker recently outlined a number of areas of focus for the school system, including local initiatives and several major state and federal requirements.

Among the major state and federal-required items being implemented are: Read More»

‘Sordid Lives’ kicks off fall season for Newnan Theatre

Terri Peters and Melanie Jessel as Noleta and LaVonda in Del Shore’s “Sordid Lives”. Photo/Submitted.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“It is said that funerals bring out the best and the worst in people,” said Tony Daniel, artistic director of Newnan Theatre Company. “And everyone in Winters, Texas, proves this adage to be true.”

Del Shores’ “Sordid Lives” opens Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 7. Daniel is directing, assisted by Drew Turner.

“This is one of the most absurdly funny plays that Del Shores has ever written,” said Daniel. “He also wrote ‘Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?)’ which we performed here at NTC a few years ago.” Read More»

More retail space is slated for Coweta

Approval for a 163,000 sq. ft. retail and office center at Poplar Road and Newnan Bypass Read More»

Ice age of the zombies

Ice age of the zombies

City councils in Peachtree City and Newnan have been officially called out to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association. The Senoia City Council on Aug. 28 made the challenge and got a taste of the zombie version of the ice bucket treatment as four of the local un-dead dumped ice water on council members in front the Woodbury Shoppe, The Official Walking Dead Store, at Seavy and Main. Braving the madness were, from left, Councilman Maurice Grover, Mayor Larry Owens and councilmen Bobby Graham and Jeff Fisher. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Charter Bank to close PTC office

This office is set to close in September. Photo/Ben Nelms

It has been more than five years since West Point-based Charter Bank opened an office in Fayette County. But that office located in Peachtree City is set to close in late September.

Regional president Ashley Schubert in a recent letter to customers said Charter has determined that maintaining a retail branch office in Peachtree City is not economically feasible, adding that Charter will exit the Fayette County market on Sept. 26. Read More»

School system gets award for reducing emissions

The Coweta County School System Transportation Dept. has been recognized by the state for being a leader in lowering diesel emissions in the county’s bus fleet. Shop Foreman Keith McCullough, left, accepts a GaDER Gold Award from Ga. EPD Environmental engineer William Cook, Manager of the GaDER Program. Photo/Submitted.

The Coweta County School System is doing its part when it comes to reducing diesel emissions from its fleet of school buses. The school system was awarded the Georgia Diesel Engines Reduction (GaDer) Gold Award .

The award was presented by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

“This award recognizes school systems who have dedicated time, effort and resources toward keeping our air clean,” said school system operations director Doug Moore. Read More»

Helping the furry friends

Helping the furry friends

Pedal for Pets founder Wendy Maguire couldn’t resist spending time with Teddy, at left, and his mom, Fancy. These and other four-legged critters, all hoping to be adopted, attended the Holiday Tent Sale held a Maguire’s in Senoia . A portion of the proceeds from the tent sale benefitted Ga. Heartland Humane Society, Newnan Coweta Humane Society and BullyWag, Inc. For more information on Pedal for Pets visit www.pedalforpets.org or visit them on Facebook. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For a good cause

For a good cause

Six Piedmont Newnan Hospital leaders accepted the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS right on the front lawn of the hospital Friday afternoon. Chief Financial Officer John Miles, Chief Nursing Officer Jason Smith, Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper, Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Folk, Executive Director of Human Resources Clay Boyles and Chief Executive Officer Mike Robertson are shown in this photo right after they all got doused with buckets full of ice water. You can watch the entire video of the event on facebook.com/piedmontnewnanhospital. Photo/Submitted.

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