Coweta County

Money, family, schedules, topics at Summit

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules, and family. Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting.Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?” Read More»

Cody Wayne Phillips of Senoia

Mr. Cody Wayne Phillips of Senoia passed away September 21, 2014. Read More»

Senoia waives its meter fee

The Senoia council decided to waive a $2,200 water meter fee in order to help local subdivision Twin Lakes complete improvements on its entrance.

Senoia councilman Chuck Eichorst said the council has not waived a fee like this in the past.

“The fear here is setting a precedent, but my feeling is you have to look at each individual circumstance that is involved,” Eichorst said. Read More»

PTC remembers POWs/MIAs

A group of veterans and others gathered at the Veterans Memorial at Peachtree City Hall on Sept. 19 to remember the 83,189 service members still counted as POW/MIA. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Out of sight, out of mind? Not a chance. A small group of veterans from Fayette and Coweta counties and their families made the time Sept. 19 to gather at the Veterans Memorial in front of Peachtree City Hall for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to make sure their brothers-in-arms are not forgotten. Read More»

Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world

This is the moment Army private Bryson Wood of Newnan held his newborn son for the first time. He deployed to Afghanistan in February, just days after learning his wife, Rebecca, was expecting their first child. She went into labor Sunday night and gave birth to Logan at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Wood, who returned to his base in Colorado from Afghanistan just three weeks ago, pulled over while racing to the airport and watched his son come into this world via Facetime. He then caught the next flight to Atlanta. Read More»

Fun at the fair

Fun at the fair

There is nothing quite like a fair. And this edition of the Coweta County Fair is no different. With rides galore and lots of food, Coweta residents have plenty of excitment to choose from at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. But you should hurry to take in the activity because the fair ends Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Auction company gets OK for zoning

Representatives of Euro Auction USA on Sept. 16 received approval to have nearly 43 acres on Raymond Hill Road off Interstate 85 rezoned light industrial (LM). The vote by Coweta County commissioners was unanimous.

The long-time site of a car auction company, Euro Auction USA representative John Hall said the company bought the property in 2013 and has spent approximately $500,000 to upgrade the facility which was “in shambles.” The company has conducted five auctions thus far and plans call for holding construction equipment auctions three times per year. Read More»

Coweta posts gain in millennials

An analysis of 1,800 U.S. counties by RealtyTrac.com shows Coweta County with a small increase in millennials (people age 28 and younger) while Fayette County leads the nation in the percentage of millennials leaving the county. Read More»

Coweta teen fatally stabbed in Atlanta

A 17-year-old east Coweta resident died Sept. 21 after being stabbed during an altercation in downtown Atlanta. An Atlanta man is in custody on murder charges.

Cody Phillips was fatally stabbed in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Atlanta Police Dept. authorities found an injured Phillips in Woodruff Park, according to AP sources, and Phillips was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday said Phillips died from a single stab wound. Read More»

John Talley welcomed as FBCS’s new senior pastor

Members of First Baptist Church of Senoia recently welcomed their new senior pastor, Dr. John Talley, a native of Columbus, Ga. and a graduate of Columbus State University.

Talley has a major in English literature and minor in communications. He continued his education earning both his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Talley has been married to his wife, Mallie, for 26 years. She is a graduate of Mercer University and is an orthopedic nurse. Read More»