Coweta County

Get intimate view of Dunaway restoration

Dunaway Gardens

Garden group sponsoring event

The story of Newnan's Dunaway Gardens is nearly as delightful as the gardens themselves and will be shared from an intimate point of view by one of those responsible for its modern-day restoration.

Josh Fisher, Dunaway director of operations and son of owner Jennifer Bigham, will tell the story on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Newnan. He will be speaking at the Backyard Association (BYA) Meeting sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. Read More»

Northgate High student arrested for making bomb threat

A Northgate High School student was arrested on felony charges Jan. 28 in connection with a bomb threat he made earlier in the day after being suspended from school.

Brandon Dale Hammond, 17, was charged with felony making terroristic threats and disrupting a public school according to Lt. Col. James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Accomplish it all at Senoia United Methodist Church

Give blood, donate food, and have special lunch

Give blood to save lives, donate food to sustain the needy, and have lunch all in one stop at the Senoia United Methodist Church.

The church and the Senoia Optimist Club are co-sponsoring the blood drive on Monday, Feb. 2, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church’s Fellowship Hall in the back of the church building.

Senoia United Methodist Church is located at 229 Bridge Street, at the intersection of Bridge and Seavy streets. Read More»

Newnan chosen to host Navy Concert Band

Concert is family-friendly and free

Newnan has been selected as one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance of the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour.

The U.S. Navy Concert Band’s performance is scheduled for Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Read More»

Photography contest focuses on nature

Entry deadline is March 6

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is accepting entries to its photography competition, “Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show.”

The spring competition is open to beginning, amateur and professional photographers who are 18-years-old or older. Entries must be received on or before midnight on Friday, March 6.

The show will open with a reception on Saturday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. and hang through Saturday, May 2, at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street, Newnan. Read More»

Line Creek Baptist to host Jubalheirs in concert Friday

Line Creek Baptist Church will host The Jubalheirs in concert Friday, Jan. 30, at 4 and 7 p.m., at the church on Bob Smith Road in Sharpsburg.

Jubalheirs is a female chorus for ministers of music, organists, pianists and others who are involved in the music programs of Baptist Churches. The group sings under the direction of Jon Duncan, the specialist, music and worship ministries, Georgia Baptist Convention. The varied program consists of hymns, spirituals and anthems.

The Jubalheir Handbells perform under the direction of Beth Humber. Read More»

Christian band to perform at SDA church

OBB, a contemporary Christian band, will perform at Peachtree City Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance (groups of 10 or more are only $6 in advance) and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ptcsda.com.

For more information about OBB, go to www.obbmusic.com. Peachtree City SDA Church is at 4957 East Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg.

Northgate High evacuated after bomb threat

Northgate High evacuated after bomb threat

Update: Northgate High was given an all-clear after the bomb threat, with the first bus loads of staff and students returning to the school at 1 p.m.

Original story: Northgate High School in east Coweta County was evacuated Wednesday morning after the school received a bomb threat by email. Safety procedures were put in place to evacuate students and staff while law enforcement initiated a search of the large high school. Read More»

'Songman' pays tribute to John Denver

Singalong night with classics

James Sennett, “The Songman,” will perform John Denver classics in Newnan on Feb. 6.

Sennett bills the night as “a celebration of the work of this iconic musician who was an integral part of American music in my teen years.”

He will perform “Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie's Song, Back Home Again” and more. “And, of course, singing along is allowed and encouraged,” Sennett said.

Sennett will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Leaf and Bean.

Habitat receives $45,000 for Newnan home

Habitat volunteers

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $45,000 from Thrivent Financial.

The money will fund construction of a house in Newnan and supports the “Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity” program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between the business and Habitat.

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2015 partnership, which will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide and Thrivent Builds Repairs. Read More»