Coweta County

SouthCrest & NURA join for volunteer day

The city of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) will partner with students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The area of focus will be the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive.
Efforts will include yard work, landscaping, painting, trash collection and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
The NURA works closely with the Housing Authority of Newnan to make improvements within their redevelopment area. Read More»

Scouts tour Senoia

The Senoia Area Historical Society will host a history walk of Main Street Senoia for the Coweta Charter School Boy Scouts on Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The scouts and leader, Aaron Buck, will meet museum representative Hal Sewell who was once a young boy scout in Senoia. Sewell will conduct a walking tour about the town’s historical heritage.

Vegan chef gives free lessons, samples

Returning by popular request to the Carnegie, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., chef Michael Laidlaw will again prepare and provide a special food demonstration in the continuing effort to present his introduction to vegan preparation and cooking. Read More»

Mad Hatter tea party in Wonderland

The Queen of Hearts. Photo/Submitted

Event raises money to help prevent bullying & raise confidence in youths

The Mad Hatter tea party will be a walk through Wonderland. The event is Nov. 15 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville road. Guests will be able to bid during a silent auction on “the Queen’s dowery,” as well as mill around with characters from Alice in Wonderland, all while enjoying adult drinks and heavy hors de oeuvres. Read More»

Newnan resident charged with fraud

Newnan resident Damian Alarcon-Morales has been arraigned for fraudulently using the identities of Mexican nationals to obtain income tax refunds. Alarcon-Morales was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 14.

“(Alarcon-Morales) is charged with engaging in a cross-border scheme to defraud the tax system of over $700,000 in fraudulent refunds,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Attempts to profit from fraudulent tax returns are increasing, and we will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute these cases.”  Read More»

Meals on wheels get help

Meals on wheels get help

The Coweta County Meals on Wheels program delivers daily meals to over 80 home-bound clients each week. The Quilter’s Guild of the Southern Crescent wanted to help make those meals a little brighter. Guild member Jane Coleman recently donated 117 handmade, quilted placemats to the Coweta Meals on Wheels coordinator, Kathy Schrader. Each client receiving a holiday meal will receive one placemat as a gift to keep. Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent was established in 1998 and consists of over 90 members, living in Fayette and Coweta counties. Read More»

Scouts help 180-degree farm

 Scouts help 180-degree farm

Local Eagle Scouts chipped in recently to build and install raised Redwood planter boxes at the nonprofit 180-degree Farm in Sharpsburg. Pictured from left are Ben Sandstrom, Daniel Crum, Doug Bowles, Kaeleb Sandstrom. Photo/Submitted.

Drainage project to begin in Senoia

The city of Senoia will implement a $26,090 drainage and beautification design on Barnes Street. The money for the project will come from a capital project fund, which covers projects with life spans greater than five years or that cost more than $25,000. Read More»

SAT scores on the rise

The scores have been tabulated and all three Coweta County high schools showed gains on their average scores for the college entrance exam (SAT) during the year, while state and national averages decreased slightly during the same period.

Coweta County’s average score on the SAT was 1,496 in 2014, an increase of 21 points over the previous year, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

“Coweta County’s average SAT score in 2014 was 51 points above the state of Georgia’s average of 1,445 and one point below the national average of 1,497,” Jackson said. Read More»

Night of Remembrance held in Newnan Tues.

Nearly 80 people attended the Night of Remembrance held Oct. 21 in downtown Newnan and hosted by the Coweta County Domestic Violence Task Force. Photo/Ben Nelms.

.It was an occasion of sorrow and empathy as nearly 80 people gathered in front of the historic Coweta County Courthouse in Newnan Oct. 21 for the Coweta County Domestic Violence Day of Unity and Night of Remembrance to acknowledge those who have suffered and died from domestic violence.

Hosted by the Coweta County Domestic Violence Task Force, the stories of two childhood survivors were filled with their experiences of pain at the hands of an abuser. As is so often the case, that pain was followed by silence, anger, fear and anxiety. Read More»