Coweta County

City moves forward on stormwater plan

The city of Senoia, under federal requirement, will continue to implement a management plan dedicated to controlling storm water.

The management plan, which includes pollution prevention and runoff control, cost the city $17,000. City manager Richard Ferry said the money came from the 2014 general fund budget. Read More»

EEOC suing Newnan company

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a New Jersey-based company that operates a plant in Newnan after an employee was allegedly fired due to a disability.

Gregory Packaging, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products to school districts and medical institutions, violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the EEOC charged in a lawsuit it recently filed, according to an Oct. 6 press release.  Read More»

Annexation is now official

The Chattahoochee Hills City Council on Oct. 7 agreed with the Coweta County Commission to have 179 acres off Shell Road annexed into the city. The vote followed a unanimous vote by commissioners on Aug. 19.

The 178.78-acre area situated inside Coweta off Shell Road (Atlanta Newnan Road) is part of the much larger 900-acre Serenbe community which lies within the city limits of Chatt Hills in southwest Fulton County.

Applicant Steve Nygren and Chatt Hills had requested that the acreage situated inside Coweta be annexed, allowing the city limits to be expanded to include the 179 acres. Read More»

Money, schedules, family to be discussed at Summit’s upcoming dinner meetings

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?”

He is married to Holly Huggins Westlund and they have three children. Read More»

Higher Ground Group’s panel discussion hopes to inspire positive change for Coweta 26

The Higher Ground Group, comprised of an assembly of four long-time Atlanta faith leaders who share common experiences and lead positive change, will travel to Newnan in November to spark new ideas and offer fresh perspectives on issues facing the metro area, nation and world.

Higher Ground will hold a discussion panel in the sanctuary of Newnan Presbyterian Church, 38 Greenville St., Newnan, on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. Groups from all faith institutions and walks of life are encouraged to attend. Read More»

James Robert Clarke, Jr of Newnan

Mr. James Robert Clarke, Jr of Newnan passed away October 10, 2014.

He served his country in the United States Army from 1959-1963 and did tours in Korea and Germany. Mr. Clarke retired from Delta Airlines after 31 years of service and previously served as a deacon at Southwest Christian Church. Read More»

Getting a jump on the future

Getting a jump on the future

WBL (Work-Based Learning) Healthcare Explorers held their first meeting at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. During the 18-week program, these Coweta County high school students will be introduced to various healthcare and healthcare science-related career choices to help them decide if a health care career fits into their future. The students will learn about hyperbarics, surgical services, nursing, emergency medicine, sleep disorder treatment, emergency medicine, forensics, women’s services, diagnostic imaging and pharmacology, among other things. Read More»

Rotarians get an inside look at zombies

Mike Riley explained the intricacies of the film business. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There were no zombies at the Sept. 6 meeting of the Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette, but “The Walking Dead” location manager Mike Riley with Stalwart Films spoke about the job of a location manager and offered a glimpse into the world of movie and television production.

The Atlanta native began work as a photojournalist and later worked with the emerging Ga. Dept. of Economic Development. Read More»

A fall treat

A fall treat

Zandra Thompson, left, and her husband Richard were quick to fill endless plates Sept. 4 at the annual Senoia Optimist Club barbecue held at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Battle of Brown's Mill celebration is this weekend

Get ready for a history lesson this weekend. Photo/Special.

2014 is the sesquicentennial year for the Battle of Brown’s Mill and Newnan as a hospital town during America’s Civil War. The Battle of Brown’s Mill was a cavalry battle between the Union forces of Brigadier General Edward M. McCook and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler. Read More»