Coweta County

Coweta Charter Academy honors veterans

Coweta Charter Academy honors veterans

The auditorium at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia was filled to the brim with students and their parents and grandparents on Veterans Day for the school’s remembrance of all U.S. veterans and their service to their country. Photo: Ben Nelms

Quesinberry speaks at PTC Vets Day event

Quesinberry speaks at PTC Vets Day event

The commemoration of Veterans Day was held Saturday morning in the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field. The guest speaker at the event was Steve Quesinberry, who chairs the Department of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School. Read More»

Senoia budget nearly flat for 2011

The Senoia City Council on Monday night heard the first reading of the upcoming $2.1 million FY 2011 General Fund budget that takes effect in January. The second reading and likely approval will come in December.

The 2011 General Fund budget shows an increase in revenues totaling $24,600 over 2010, with revenues and expenditures each totaling $2,128,400. Read More»

Coweta County Animal Control gets $125,000 donation

The Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation, recognizing the positive steps that Coweta County is taking in animal control, has donated $125,000 to be used for an addition to the shelter.

The money, which came from both the foundation and from Mr. Ware personally, will be used for expanding the intake area of the shelter, said county spokesperson Patricia Palmer. The planned outcome is that more lives will be saved and that boarding opportunities will allow more animals to be adopted locally as well as transported to areas desiring animals to adopt, Palmer said. Read More»

PTC Police issue scam alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:
Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.
Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

East Coweta drama presents 'Cinderella'

The East Coweta High School’s popular theatre program (known as ECHOStage—East Coweta High On Stage) will be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular musical "Cinderella."

Don’t miss the musical retelling of this magical love story! Performances will be held on Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. at the Coweta Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Each ticket will have an opportunity to win a Cinderella doll, which will be given away at each performance. This is a wonderful show for the entire family. Read More»

Mr. Vincent Waite, 79, of Senoia

Mr. Vincent Waite, of Senoia, age 79, died November 13, 2010.

He enjoyed reading his Bible and singing in his church.

He is survived by his wife, Mervis Plummer of Senoia; three daughters, Winnifred Waite of Maryland, Joan Waite of Florida, and Vanessa Waite of Maryland; son Michael Waite of New York; and 5 grandchildren. Read More»

Senoia’s ‘Idea House’ seen as good for local businesses

The halls are decked and so is the rest of the house. The Southern Living magazine 2010 Idea House in Senoia is all decked out for the holiday season and, since June, has seen more than 20,000 visitors tour the four-story brownstone. And many of those visitors have spent time in Senoia, bringing with them a significant impact on local business. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Southern Living Magazine 2010 Idea House opened in Senoia on June 12. Since that time more than 20,000 people have toured the unique four-story, 5,000 square-foot brownstone. And the tide of people visiting the city during the past five months have made a significant impact on Senoia’s businesses.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority’s Suzanna Helfman said the impact to the community brought by the Idea House has been felt both by local businesses and by the community at-large. Read More»

Coweta school chief Bass to retire, Barker named new superintendent

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass announced this week that he will be retiring at the end of March.

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass will retire from his position on March 31, 2011, leaving a career that began in 1976. The announcement Wednesday was followed by one from the Coweta County Board of Education that named school system Director of Administrative Services Dr. Steve Barker as the new superintendent. Read More»

Coweta Chamber seeks Education SPLOST extension

Coweta Chamber seeks Education SPLOST extension

Members of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce made a special request at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. Chamber chairman-elect Vicki Kaiser (at podium) was joined by chamber administrators and board members in asking school board members to continue the Education SPLOST (1-cent sales tax) when it expires in June 2012. Kaiser praised the school system for its many innovations on behalf of students, teachers, parents and the community. Superintendent Blake Bass said the school system is currently working on a facilities plan for later submission. Read More»