Coweta County

Site work continues at new shopping center

Road work underway along Ga. Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fischer Road in east Coweta County will lead to the installation of a median cut at the intersection at Wynn’s Pond Road. The work is part of a requirement that must be completed prior to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling along Ga. Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fischer Road in east Coweta County have doubtless noticed congestion in the past several days. The roadwork deals with the installation of a median cut and turn lanes at Wynn’s Pond Road, one of the two requirements for the next phase of the Fischer Crossing commercial development. Read More»

Ramsey reelected House whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R) receives congratulations upon being reelected House majority whip. Photo/Ga. House of Rep.

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus met Nov. 10 and reelected its key leaders, including House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City).

“I am incredibly honored to be elected to serve as the Majority Caucus Whip,” said Ramsey, a Peachtree City attorney. “I look forward to working with the men and women of the House Republican Caucus to move our agenda forward over the next two years for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.” Read More»

Multi-church mission on tap for Coweta this weekend

Youth from Coweta County will have an opportunity to participate in life-changing mission projects starting Friday, Nov. 14 thru Sunday, Nov. 16 during the River of Life Mission (ROL) weekend.

Cokes Chapel United Methodist, Cornerstone United Methodist, Newnan First United Methodist, and Senioa United Methodist churches have joined forces to return ROL to Coweta County for a successful weekend. Read More»

Deputies searching for North Coweta armed robber

Anyone recognizing this armed robbery suspect is asked to contact the Coweta County Sheriff's Office at 678-423-6711. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta County deputies are searching for a man driving a white minivan who held up a convenience store on U.S. Highway 29 at gunpoint on Nov. 9.

Sgt. Jason Fetner said the armed robbery occurred during the evening hours at the Mini Mart on Hwy. 29 in north Coweta County.

The suspect entered the building, briefly cased the store and departed. He returned approximately 20 minutes later, Fetner said. He was wearing a gray sweater, a dark stocking caps and had a mustache and a partial beard, said Fetner.

The man produced a handgun and robbed the cashier, Fetner said. Read More»

Mad Hatter tea party in Wonderland

The Queen of Hearts. Photo/Submitted

Event raises money to help prevent bullying & raise confidence in youths

The Mad Hatter tea party will be a walk through Wonderland. The event is Nov. 15 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville road. Guests will be able to bid during a silent auction on “the Queen’s dowery,” as well as mill around with characters from Alice in Wonderland, all while enjoying adult drinks and heavy hors de oeuvres. Read More»

Coweta follows state with its election results

Coweta voters had their say in the 2014 elections and in doing so mirrored voters statewide in the races where Republican David Perdue was elected to the U.S. Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal won another term.

Coweta voters gave overwhelming support to Perdue who took nearly 70 percent of the ballots. Democrat MIchelle Nunn took 27.45 percent of Coweta votes.

Statewide, Perdue took the state with 52.94 percent of the vote compared to 45.15 percent for Nunn.

Perdue was among a number of Republican candidates who won their races to give the U.S. Senate a Republican majority. Read More»

From Gotham to Coweta

Photo/Submitted

The Coweta Community Foundation (CCF) is set to host a Spirit Night Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chick-fil-a Dwarf House on Bullsboro Rd. The community can expect a fun-filled evening full of surprises.

One of the main attractions is the arrival of the Batmobile all the way from Gotham City.

The event directly supports the community as 15 percent of the proceeds go to the CCF, which then funds grants in order to impact non-profits throughout the community.  Read More»

The secret to a long life? A little whiskey...

105-year-old Monty Rotelli looks at a photo of his deceased wife and her 15 siblings. Photo/Bethan Adams.

He pours the whiskey into his coffee, sipping it contentedly alongside his cheerios. His daughter, Nancy, tucks a napkin into the front of his shirt and he continues to eat, watching the “Morning Show” like he usually does during breakfast. Bits of hair sprouted on his head are distinct in the early morning light.

He finishes his breakfast, wipes his mouth and a warm smile appears.

“OK!” he says in an Italian accent. Read More»

Newnan readies for a holiday tradition

The time for Newnan’s annual Christmas parade is just around the corner. Complete with the theme a “Storybook Christmas,” the parade will be held downtown on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. 

The parade will begin at Lagrange Street and will proceed to North Court Square. The parade will make a right turn onto East Court Square then another right onto Greenville Street. The parade will continue along Greenville Street to the Coweta County Justice Center. Read More»

Coweta academy gets grant from literacy foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Winston Dowdell Academy (WDA) a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy programs at the school.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for the students at Winston Dowdell Academy!” said WDA Media Specialist Jan Deyton. “With these funds we will be able to purchase 10 iPads which students will use to create and share multimedia projects in conjunction with research assignments.” Read More»

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