Coweta County

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»

Redevelopment agency provides a helping hand with efforts at Volunteers Day in Newnan

The City of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) partnered with nearly 50 students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 1st. The area of focus was the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive. In seven hours, they were able to clean up the basketball court and surrounding pavilion area, build two super sturdy picnic tables, paint ten houses, and put shutters on two more. Other efforts included yard work/landscaping, trash collection, and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
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Coweta-Fayette EMC’s CEO calls it quits, interim CEO is Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens, interim CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC. Photo/EMC.

Coweta-Fayette EMC announced Friday that Tony Sinclair informed the Board of Directors of his desire to resign as CEO in order to pursue other career opportunities.

“We are very appreciative of Tony’s tenure here,” said Jim Fulton, Coweta-Fayette EMC board chairman. “During that time, the cooperative has continued to grow and remains financially strong and competitive. We have just completed a review and update of our strategic plan and are well-positioned and prepared going forward. We wish Tony the best in all his endeavors.” Read More»

Higher Ground panel discussion set for tomorrow

The Higher Ground Group, comprised of an assembly of four long-time Atlanta faith leaders who share common experiences and lead positive change, will explore what it means to be a person of faith within a diverse social system via a panel discussion entitled “Christians, Jews and Muslims: Let’s talk — Opening the dialogue amongst all peoples of faith.”

The event will be hosted by and held in the sanctuary of Newnan Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. and is an initiative led by Hasco Craver, City of Newnan’s business development director. Read More»

More than 8,000 have voted in Coweta

Election day is around the corner and Coweta County voters on Nov. 4 will have their say on a number of statewide races.

County elections supervisor said nearly 8,000 voters had cast ballots during early voting by early Thursday afternoon.

Coweta voters in the southwest portion of the county will decide on the Ga. House Dist. 132 race featuring Gene King (R) and Bob Trammell (D).

Among the statewide races are the U.S. Senate race between David Perdue (R), Michelle Nunn (D) and Libertarian Amanda Swafford. Read More»

Students go all out for reading

More than 10,000 Coweta County students were read the book “Bunny Cakes” during this year’s “Read for the Record” event on Oct. 21. Pictured from left during a visit to Smokey Road Middle School and showing off their bunny ears are Ruth Hill Elementary School kindergartners Bayron Mesa, Derrius Grant and Haylie Brown. Photo/Submitted.

More than 10,000 Coweta County school children participated in the national “Read for the Record” event held Oct. 21. The annual event was part of a worldwide effort to promote early childhood education and support literacy.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said 10,220 students were read “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells, as a part of the 2014 Read for the Record event.  Read More»

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