Coweta County

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»

Senoia balks at county's terms

The Senoia City Council decided on Sept. 6 not to agree with the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority's terms regarding the annexation of Morgan Farms into Senoia.

According to Senoia city manager Richard Ferry, Coweta County Water and Sewer proposed that, instead of the city internally metering the subdivision and billing the residents, the water and sewer desires to be the water authority and bill the residents. Read More»

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

A rolling history lesson

A rolling history lesson

The weather was perfect for the Senoia Area Historical Society Bike Tour that showed off some of the city’s historic homes and buildings. Bonnie Bobbit (standing at left) prior to the event gave cyclists an overview of the tour. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Summit to host 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?”

To register or for more information, call 770-460-3335, or email info@thesummitpc.net.

Diana Coutu Cates, 69, of Sharpsburg

Diana Coutu Cates, 69, of Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away Oct. 3, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

She was a member of Line Creek Baptist Church and Turin Baptist Church. She worked for Delta Airlines and Piedmont Airlines. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Fayetteville Eastern Star Chapter and a member of the Lilly of the Valley Eastern Star Chapter in Bozeman, Mont. Read More»

More retail coming to east Coweta, close to PTC

It has been a long wait but the precursor to commercial development at the large Fischer Crossing retail center has begun. The area on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is the site of grading activity that will lead to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015.

Though no tenants have been identified, signs posted on the Fischer Crossing property note plans to establish 200,000 square feet of retail space on the site. Read More»