Coweta County

New senior village proposed

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County will be heard Jan. 22 by the Coweta County Commission.

The rezoning proposal by Landsdown LLC on behalf of Baggarly Brothers Properties LLLP is requesting that the 68-acre site located along Hwy. 34 west of Fischer Road and extending north of the Sam’s Club on Fischer Road have the zoning changed from RC (rural conservation) and C-6(minor commercial shopping district) to RRCC (residential retirement community and care). Read More»

Jones is artist of the month

Jenny Jones, artist of the month

NCAA welcomes new members

Jenny Jones is the Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s (NCAA) January Artist of the Month.

She is a native of Newnan who worked for Newnan Utilities for 26 years before retiring in 2009. She is a member of the art association and also a member of the Unity Baptist Church of Newnan.

Jones teaches art at her own Newnan gallery, Corner Arts Gallery & Studio, and also displays the work of about 30 local artists there. Read More»

'GWTW' expert to speak in Newnan

Dr. Jennifer W. Dickey speaking on 'GWTW'

Author to discuss Tara set, Mitchell House

“Gone With the Wind” expert and author Jennifer W. Dickey will speak in Newnan this month about the plywood set created as Tara for the movie and the struggle to create a Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.

Dickey will be the speaker at a Newnan-Coweta Historical Society program at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street in Newnan, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. The presentation is free and open to the public. Read More»

Goodwill offering free tax help

Let experts find you money

It’s tax time at Goodwill – the time of year when Goodwill offers free tax services to individuals and families who earned $53,000 or less in 2014.

IRS-trained volunteers prepared nearly 500 returns in Newnan alone last year. Overall, the Goodwill effort helped taxpayers find more than $5 million in tax returns in 2014. Read More»

Motorcycle club knows meaning of Christmas

Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates Christmas gifts.Shown are IOMC member and chapter officer David "Greywolf" Palmer and Frances Smith, who coordinates on behalf of the county.

Members went on shopping spree for kids

For the third Christmas in a row, members of the local chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club (IOMC) donated gifts to children in Coweta County who are in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services.

Chapter members went on a shopping spree and bought $1,000 worth of toys and gifts that were presented to Frances Smith of the Newnan Police Department who coordinates the project with the Iron Order. Read More»

RN Troyer earns DAISY

 Peggy Troyer, RN, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, holds the DAISY Award certificate and Healer’s Touch sculpture. The sculpture, a gift for all DAISY Award honorees, was hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.

Rewarded for extraordinary care to patient

RN Peggy Troyer, a nurse in Surgical Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The award is part of a national program honoring nurses for clinical skills and compassionate care of patients and their families.

Troyer was nominated because of the exemplary care she gave to a patient who received a devastating diagnosis. Troyer was drawn to tears by the patient’s situation and visited daily, even on her days off, to offer support. Read More»

Newnan church offering tea and secrets

Flower guild will reveal tips on arranging

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newnan is hosting its fourth annual “Flower Festival and Traditional English Tea” where spectacular floral arrangements will be on display and guests will be treated to a musical recital and afternoon tea featuring cakes, bonbons, sandwiches and, of course, tea.

During the afternoon event on Saturday, Jan. 24, the ladies of St. Paul’s Flower Guild will even reveal a few secrets to creative flower arranging during a special demonstration. Read More»

Newnan business women lead healthy path

Newnan business leaders (L-R) Sheri Fleishour, Karen Strickland, Cynthia Jenkins, Liliana Chiciu, Sharon Rogers and Gwen Garrison with Chamber president & CEO Candace Boothby start 2015 with an annual mammogram.Photo/Submitted.

Mammograms recommended each year for those over 40

More than a dozen Newnan business women recently answered a call from the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce for what could be their most important appointment of the year -- an annual mammogram at the Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center at the Summit Healthplex.

The American Cancer Society recommends women have a mammogram annually starting at age 40 for the early detection of breast cancer. Call 770-400-4040 for an appointment.

Coweta legislators preview upcoming session

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly is set to begin on Jan. 12. The Citizen asked some of the members of the Coweta County legislative delegation two general questions- what they see as the statewide priorities for the upcoming session and what they see as the local (Fayette County) priorities for the 2015 session.

Members asked to comment included Rep. Matt Ramsey (Rep. - District 63), Rep. David Stover (Rep. - District 71) and Sen. Mike Crane (District 28).

•Rep. Matt Ramsey Read More»

Coweta VFW district chooses Johnson as Teacher of the Year

Willis Road Elementary School 5th grade teacher Eve Johnson has been named the Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5th District.  Johnson – above, second from the right – was presented the local and district elementary teacher award by VFW representatives, left to right, Dick Stender, Thomas Fetchet and Warren Park. Photo/Submitted.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5th District has named Willis Road Elementary School 5th grade teacher Eve Johnson as its 2014 Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year.

Johnson, who teaches social studies and English, was selected by the both the Coweta County VFW Post 2667 and the Georgia VFW 5th District for the Citizenship Education Teachers' Award.  The award was presented to Johnson by local VFW Commander Warren Park and other dignitaries at a Willis Road faculty meeting on Dec. 10, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

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