Coweta County

$270K Sams family gift to expand healthcare access in Fayette, Coweta area

Patients in Coweta and Fayette counties with little or no income soon will have increased access to healthcare services provided by Coweta Samaritan Clinic and Fayette CARE Clinic, thanks to a $270,000 initial donation to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation by the family of Drs. Ferrol and Helen Sams as a tribute to the two physicians’ legacy. Read More»

Senoia Dev. Authority to meet Monday

The new Senoia Development Authority will hold its first meeting Monday. Expected to serve as an organizational meeting, it will include agenda items such as the election of officers and a discussion of the by-laws governing the authority.

Authority members include Doug Kohlbenschlag, Bill Wood, Harry Ramos, Tammie Adams, Jim Schuyler, Matthew Bennett and former Mayor Robert Belisle.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Stone Lodge at Merrimac Lakes, located at 140 Pylant Street. The meeting is open to the public. Read More»

Vintage love on display in Senoia

Vintage love on display in Senoia

Senoia Area Historical Society member Carol Dallas views the vintage Valentine cards on display at the society’s museum located at 6 Couch Street in Senoia. The cards will be on display Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. through the end of February. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Love Letters’ being staged in Newnan

Candace Boothby will be paired up with Tony Daniel for Friday nights of the run. Photo/Special.

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to bring “Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney, to their Mainstage venue.

A finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, the stage show is known for being one of the few to use the epistolary style, where, rather than speak in a dialogue form, the actors speak to one another through their letters, notes and cards written over a period of time.

The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. Read More»

Coweta names finalists for teacher of the year

Pictured from left are Coweta County 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists Donna Hightower (Thomas Crossroads Elementary), Randy Robbins (East Coweta High School) and 2013 Teacher of the Year Dr. Lyn Schenbeck (Central Educational Center). The three were among 31 Coweta County Teachers of the Year honored by the Board of Education and the Newnan Pilot Club last year at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Special.

The Coweta County School System has named the 2014 teachers of the year for each of its 31 public schools. Chosen by their peers, the teachers will be honored at a ceremony on May 1. The May 1 meeting will also include the announcement of the school system’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Sheriff: Coweta man found with ax, machete after attacking his dad

More details have emerged in the Feb. 13 murder of Coweta County resident Richard L. Earhart at his home near Thomas Crossroads. The man charged with his murder, Earhart’s 31-year-old son, was found with a bloodied machete and double-edged ax in the home.

Justin Lee Earhart was charged with the Feb. 13 murder of his 58-year-old father at his east Coweta County residence.

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Feb. 14 said the 911 call center received a call after 5:30 a.m. from an individual asking for help, adding that his son had attacked and stabbed him. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey sets reelection bid

Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City says he wants to serve another term in the Georgia General Assembly. Read More»

Forecast: Squall line after midnight may produce severe weather

An approaching cold front will bring rain and the possibility of severe thunderstorms early Friday, the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City says.

“Estimated timing of a potential squall line is into northwest Georgia between midnight and 2 a.m., the Atlanta metro area between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., then across central Georgia through noon on Friday,” the NWS says. Read More»

Ga. Insurance Commissioner to speak at Rotary Club meeting in Senoia

The Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club will host Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens on Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Senoia Coffee and Cafe in Senoia. He will be speaking to the club and also will have a special presentation for the Coweta County Fire Department.

Hudgens was elected as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner on November 2, 2010. Read More»

Misty L. Goss, 39, of Sharpsburg, Ga.

Misty L. Goss, 39, of Sharpsburg, passed away Feb. 15, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.

She leaves behind her husband, Norman C. Goss III; children, Jaydon Blake Goss, Jake Goss and Andeigh Goss; her mother, Cheryl and Chris Childers; her father, Richard and Tearra Southern and her brother Richie and Heather Southern; nephew, Hunter Southern and niece Aubree Southern; her in-laws, Norman C. and Sharon R. Goss Jr.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Read More»

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