Coweta County

Mammoth industrial park could come to Coweta

Mammoth industrial park could come to Coweta

The location could hardly be better. The question is if the timing is right. More than 1,000 acres of potential industrial property at Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 29 southeast of Newnan Read More»

Movie town

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Behavioral hospital rejected again

The recent second denial of a Certificate of Need proposed by U.S. HealthVest to establish a behavioral hospital for veterans in Newnan does not sit well with some in the Coweta County community. Whether U.S. HealthVest will appeal the most recent denial is not yet known. Read More»

Fischer Crossing moving forward

Work to clear the remainder of the 47-acre tract on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 continues to proceed to make way for the construction of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail slated to open in 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

By BEN NELMS

bnelms@TheCitizen.com
Those traveling along Ga. highways 34 and 54 near Fischer Road in east Coweta County in recent weeks could not miss the massive grading work being done on the 47-acre tract on the northeast corner of the Fischer Road/Hwy. 34 intersection.

The site is the location of the next phase of the large Fischer Crossing commercial development where 200,000 sq. ft. of retail is expected to open in 2015. Tenants for the development have not been announced. Read More»

Coweta leads region in job expansion

Coweta County received some good news recently when it was announced that the county leads the west Georgia region in job growth.
The announcement came with the presentation of the West Georgia Regional Outlook at the Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of West Georgia.

“Coweta County led the region in job growth with an increase of 8.1 percent for the survey year,” Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright said in the CCDA November newsletter. “That outpaced the growth rate for the state, which was 2.2 percent.” Read More»

UWG begins ‘Paving the Way’ campaign

Newnan campus hopes to ease education costs

University of West Georgia Newnan has launched the Paving the Way to Student Success campaign. The campaign helps bridge the gap between what students pay and the actual cost of their education. Individual donations for the campaign reaches UWG students by providing essential funds needed each year for technology, resources, operating expenses and more.

In addition to the campaign, UWG Newnan campus is relocating to the historic Newnan hospital, tying the university even closer to the community. Read More»

Masterworks Chorale to sing ‘Frozen’ Dec. 7

Concert ft. Newnan Brass Quintet, ATL symphony member & more

Masterworks Chorale offers its annual Christmas gift to the community on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

This joyful concert includes something for everyone.

The Newnan Brass Quintet is playing traditional holiday music and accompanying the choir on several pieces.

Directed by Millie Turek, Masterworks is singing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and other popular works, including the shimmering choral music of Disney’s “Frozen.” The quintet will be joined by David Kinrade on the McKoon/McKelvy organ. Read More»

‘A Threshold Christmas’ set for Dec. 11 in Newnan

Threshold Church, an up and coming church forming in Newnan, invites the community to its first public event, “A Threshold Christmas, planned for Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Park in Newnan.

The free event will feature live reindeer, cupcakes, hot cocoa and Christmas carols.

Heading up the new church is seasoned pastor and Newnan resident, Quincy Brown, a long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, who announced the new church last summer. Read More»

Andy Ellis ordained at CTK

Bishop David Epps presides over the ordination ceremony of Philip Andrew Ellis at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

Philip Andrew Ellis was ordained to the ministry at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Born in the U.K. and fluent in English, French and German , Ellis attended Oxford and Leicester Universities, graduating with dual master’s degrees and a PhD. He developed a career initially working for local and then central government in the UK, ultimately working for Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet as a special advisor on European policy and environmental law. Read More»

UWG chem lab named for Newnan residents

The Parks sign papers at UWG. The University’s chemistry lab is named in their honor. Photo/Submitted.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is proud to announce the naming of the Chemistry Science Laboratory at the UWG Newnan Center.

The chemistry lab will be named in memory of Joseph William Parks, Jr., M.D., as a charitable gift from Dr. and Mrs. Joseph William Parks III.

The lab will open with the newly renovated Newnan center in the historic Newnan Hospital spring 2015. 

The Parks also announced the new Trailblazer Scholarship Fund, a $50,000 donation establishing a scholarship to support first generation college students from Coweta County attending UWG to major in nursing.  Read More»

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