Coweta County

$30,000 to Coweta teachers

White Oak Elementary School teacher Paula Marie Corley with her $1,500 check for “iRobot, Do You?” Photo/Submitted.

Twelve Coweta County school teachers were surprised with goodie bags, supplies and Bright Ideas checks ranging from $442 to $1,500 when a group of Operation Round Up representatives showed up Oct. 22-23 to announce the 2014 winners in classrooms across the county.

Every year, Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Operation Round Up iniative gives educators the opportunity to apply for grants dedicated to special teaching projects not often available in tightly-budgeted school systems. Read More»

Family feeds Coweta children for $3,800

The Holt family with the 200 bags of food they bought and packed for hungry children and families. Photo/Submitted.

Over the holiday break, one family fed 200 Coweta families who normally have a hard time finding food for their children.

The Holt family volunteered with Backpack Buddies of Georgia, a nonprofit that provides food for schoolchildren on weekends, in memory of Tanner Holt, their family member. Read More»

Helping out

Helping out

Helping out Read More»

Coweta test scores get a passing grade

Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Coweta County School System outperformed school systems statewide during the 2013-2014 school year.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Coweta County schools scored 75.1 points overall on the state accountability measure that has a 100-point maximum. The state average is 72.0. The school system also scored higher than the state on average performance scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the annual report, Jackson said. Read More»

New scholarship established at university

Dr. Ramona Teal is joined by her husband, Dewey Teal, recently established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship at the University of West Georgia. Photo/Submitted.

A new scholarship has been established at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Ramona Teal and Dewey Everette Teal have established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Carrollton’s Mount Zion High School.

The couple generously contributed to the University of West Georgia in memory of the life and legacy of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and is renewable as long as a 2.5 grade point average is maintained, according to the Univ. of West Georgia. Read More»

Missing PTC teen located, now back with her parents

Missing PTC teen located, now back with her parents

UPDATE: Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. - The juvenile was located and turned over to her parents.

Original story - Peachtree City police are looking for a 15-year-old missing juvenile, Emily Nicole Krenitski.

Emily Nicole is 15 years of age, 5'5", 140 pounds, pink hair to middle of her back and hazel eyes. She was last scene wearing a pink sweat shirt under Armour, blue jeans in the area of Center Green, Braelinn Village, Taco Bell.

Call 911 or use the anonymous TipSoft line.

Plan gets OK

The Senoia mayor and council approved post-development, stormwater management regulations at the Dec. 15 council meeting.

The regulations are meant for controlling the effects of stormwater runoff and the pollution associated with new development and redevelopment, as well as to protect water resources.
City Manager Richard Ferry said Senoia wants to be good stewards of its water.

Money for the ongoing stormwater plan–a federally-required project–is budgeted for in Senoia’s fiscal year 2015 budget, which was also approved at the Dec. 15 council meeting. Read More»

Coweta schools faring well in annual flu battle

Shools and communities are seeing the effects of the seasonal flu, but Coweta County schools appear to be faring well so far this year. Read More»

Transportation guru honored

Transportation guru honored

Coweta County Transportation Manager Tavores Edwards was recently presented with the Georgia Transit Association’s (GTA) President’s Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated above and beyond commitment to the GTA, advancing transit issues in Georgia, and for being a transit champion in their community. Photo/Submitted.

Board seeks calendar input

The Coweta County Board of Education is asking for public input on the 2016-2017 school calendar to be adopted in January. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 11 on school system’s website. Read More»

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