Coweta County

Immigration revamp passes House, Senate

Ramsey happy with results; next trick is getting Governor's signature

Georgia is now one step away from having a very aggressive immigration law.

In the last day of the legislative session Thursday, the Georgia House and Senate agreed to the legislation pushed by Peachtree City Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey. Read More»

Newnan man arrested for child molestation

A 22 year-old Newnan man was arrested April 8 on multiple charges relating to the molestation of a six year-old Newnan boy.

Brandon Michael Murphy of Berry Avenue was charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, kidnapping and enticing a minor for indecent purposes, according to Newnan Police Department records. Read More»

Kohl’s site work at Fischer Crossings to begin in May

Seymour at Kohl's site — What is currently grass and trees along Fischer Road just north of Ga. Highway 34 will not be that way for long. Developer Scott Seymour is pointing to the future site of the 64,000 square-foot Kohl’s department store that will be located across from the new Sam’s Club store (at right). Site work for the Kohl’s begins May 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It will not be long now for work on the new Kohl’s department store at Fischer Crossings to get underway. The initial activity on the site across from the Sam’s Club on Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is expected to begin on May 1.

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour on April 13 said the project will begin moving dirt on May 1, with initial construction activities expected to begin in mid-June or July. The store is expected to open next spring, Seymour said. Read More»

Senoia library groundbreaking set for April 23

Members of the Coweta County Library Board received approval April 5 by the Coweta County Commission for a change order for the replacement library in Senoia. Pictured, from left, are board members Robert Ward, Lilly Smith, Jay Moore, Barbara Osborne-Harris, Senoia board representative Jeff Fisher and Tom Dombrowski. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The day will finally be here for Senoia area residents to get their new library. The much-anticipated groundbreaking for the 6,563 square-foot replacement library will be held on April 23 at 11 a.m. at the library site on Pylant Street at the Marimac Lake property.

The 6,563 square-foot library will be situated on 1.04-acres of city-owned property on Pylant Street and is bound on the north by residential property, on the south by the city-owned Marimac Lake Park and on the east by the Pylant Street Well property, also owned by the city. The library will have parking space for 35 vehicles. Read More»

Coweta school enrollment growing despite recession

Coweta County voters recently approved the continuation of a one-cent sales tax for education that will begin next year. And from the looks of the boom in enrollment in recent years those revenue funds will be needed.

Viewed over the past decade, the increase in student enrollment has essentially mirrored the county’s population growth. The Coweta population in 2010 was 127,317, according to recently released census figures. The Coweta County School System back in 2001 had an enrollment of 16,800. Ten years later that figure has grown to 22,438. Read More»

Large medical office breaks ground at Newnan hospital

It was another sign of the times, at least in terms of development, for business in Coweta County when ground was broken recently for a 125,000 square-foot medical office building on the campus of the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road near I-85.

The medical office building will be attached by covered walkway to the 136-bed, eight-story replacement hospital under construction by Piedmont Healthcare. Piedmont Medical Plaza is scheduled to open in February 2012, prior to the hospital opening in the spring of 2012. Read More»

Large residential development proposed for NE Coweta

There is a proposal underway that could eventually bring Coweta County its first large residential development since the recession began. The Northgate Preserve on Fischer Road would bring 184 homes on nearly 407 acres with 46 percent open space to the area of Fischer Road, Raymond Hill Road and I-85. Read More»

Coweta to get new fire pumper

The Coweta County Fire Department has been approved for a new $500,000 pumper truck to replace one recently wrecked and taken out of service. The wrecked truck had been scheduled for replacement next year.

Fire Chief Johnny Teeters at the April 5 meeting of the Coweta County Commission recommended the purchase of a Sutphen Custom Monarch Pumper priced at $499,828, the lower of the two bids received. Commissioners agreed and approved the purchase. Read More»

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

It was a tasty affair on April 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church when a large number of area residents dined under the trees in perfect weather at the second annual Taste of Senoia, sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club. Area residents and restaurants had plenty of their culinary fare on hand for the occasion that also included a raffle. And inside the church, diners visited with Trey Baggarly, who played the role of Rev. F.W. Baggarly, founder of the church in 1861. Photo/Ben Nelms

Kohl’s, other retailers approved for Fischer Crossings

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour (L) and attorney Mark Forsling fielded questions April 5 at the public hearing on the rezoning of 85 acres on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After several years of hearings and meetings the final sticking points for the last, and arguably the most controversial, portion of the massive Fischer Crossings commercial development in east Coweta County was settled April 5 when the Coweta County Commission gave unanimous approval to an agreement between developer Scott Seymour and the Featherston Fishing Club. Read More»