Coweta County

Charter Bank to close PTC office

This office is set to close in September. Photo/Ben Nelms

It has been more than five years since West Point-based Charter Bank opened an office in Fayette County. But that office located in Peachtree City is set to close in late September.

Regional president Ashley Schubert in a recent letter to customers said Charter has determined that maintaining a retail branch office in Peachtree City is not economically feasible, adding that Charter will exit the Fayette County market on Sept. 26. Read More»

School system gets award for reducing emissions

The Coweta County School System Transportation Dept. has been recognized by the state for being a leader in lowering diesel emissions in the county’s bus fleet. Shop Foreman Keith McCullough, left, accepts a GaDER Gold Award from Ga. EPD Environmental engineer William Cook, Manager of the GaDER Program. Photo/Submitted.

The Coweta County School System is doing its part when it comes to reducing diesel emissions from its fleet of school buses. The school system was awarded the Georgia Diesel Engines Reduction (GaDer) Gold Award .

The award was presented by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

“This award recognizes school systems who have dedicated time, effort and resources toward keeping our air clean,” said school system operations director Doug Moore. Read More»

Helping the furry friends

Helping the furry friends

Pedal for Pets founder Wendy Maguire couldn’t resist spending time with Teddy, at left, and his mom, Fancy. These and other four-legged critters, all hoping to be adopted, attended the Holiday Tent Sale held a Maguire’s in Senoia . A portion of the proceeds from the tent sale benefitted Ga. Heartland Humane Society, Newnan Coweta Humane Society and BullyWag, Inc. For more information on Pedal for Pets visit www.pedalforpets.org or visit them on Facebook. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For a good cause

For a good cause

Six Piedmont Newnan Hospital leaders accepted the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS right on the front lawn of the hospital Friday afternoon. Chief Financial Officer John Miles, Chief Nursing Officer Jason Smith, Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper, Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Folk, Executive Director of Human Resources Clay Boyles and Chief Executive Officer Mike Robertson are shown in this photo right after they all got doused with buckets full of ice water. You can watch the entire video of the event on facebook.com/piedmontnewnanhospital. Photo/Submitted.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary

Gloria and Raymond Costa of Newnan celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary inside Piedmont Newnan Hospital Aug.22. While it wasn’t the idea place to be on such a special occasion, the hospital staff tried to make the best out of it. They surprised the couple with gourmet meals made up of grilled salmon, Fettuccine Alfredo, fruit salad served in a champagne glass and – for dessert – carrot cake dribbled with raspberry sauce. Gloria and Raymond married in 1959, right after Raymond returned from Seoul, South Korea where he served with the 618th Medical Clearing Company. Read More»

New church starting in Newnan

A new church will be starting in Newnan in the near future. Planted to meet the needs of the area’s diverse and growing population, Threshold Church is expected to open one year from now, in August of 2015.

Heading up the e3ffort is Dr. Quincy Brown, resident of Newnan and long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Read More»

Walking Dead wall gets extension from council

Construction continues near the "Walking Dead" wall. Photo/John Thompson.

The Senoia City Council on Aug. 18 amended an agreement with Stalwart Films that will leave a 15-foot wall in place around portions of the Gin Property until 2019. Now under construction, the wall could serve as a contained set for filming of AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”

The council on July 7 approved the construction of the 15-foot temporary wall which will enclose a number or Gin Property residences and close several streets within the property to thru-traffic. Read More»

Coweta approves annexation into Fulton Co. city

The Coweta County Commission has given a thumbs-up to a petition by Serenbe Development LLC and the City of Chattahoochee Hills that will result in a 179-acre area of the Serenbe community located in Coweta being annexed into Chatt Hills.

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. Read More»

Welcome back to Western Elementary

Welcome back to Western Elementary

Second grade students at Western Elementary School in Coweta County start the new school year. From left are Cindy Glass, Caden Jacobson, Jakaleb Stegall, T.J. Timpson and Molly Gasaway. Photo/Submitted.

UWG campus gets additional funds

The University of West Georgia (UWG) has received additional $2.6 million in funding for the renovation of its new campus in Newnan. UWG will continue to hold classes this year at its current location and anticipates opening the new campus on Jackson Street in August 2015 where it will serve 1,000 students. Read More»

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