Coweta County

UWG chem lab named for Newnan residents

The Parks sign papers at UWG. The University’s chemistry lab is named in their honor. Photo/Submitted.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is proud to announce the naming of the Chemistry Science Laboratory at the UWG Newnan Center.

The chemistry lab will be named in memory of Joseph William Parks, Jr., M.D., as a charitable gift from Dr. and Mrs. Joseph William Parks III.

The lab will open with the newly renovated Newnan center in the historic Newnan Hospital spring 2015. 

The Parks also announced the new Trailblazer Scholarship Fund, a $50,000 donation establishing a scholarship to support first generation college students from Coweta County attending UWG to major in nursing.  Read More»

Light Up Senoia

Holiday event, ft. Clydesdales

Light Up Senoia is Saturday, Dec. 6. The food court next to City Hall opens at noon, and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting, and will be available for photos.

The holiday festivities include a food court (which opens at noon), music from East Coweta High School’s band, lighting of the tree, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, pony rides and face painting.

There will also be a Santa’s Workshop at the Masonic Lodge next to the library. Read More»

Exploring the solar system

From left, Alexandria McClements, Karis Myers, Wesley Weldon, Hudson Earley, Jakson Mayer. Photo/Submitted

Students of Legacy Preparatory Academy (LPA) in Sharpsburg spent the month of October creating models of the solar system.

They presented their creations to teachers and fellow students Oct. 30.

Students in first through fifth grades learned the names and characteristics of all eight planets in the solar system. LPA also went to Fernbank to look inside the Planetarium and learn more about man’s first trips into space exploration.

Christmas with choir

The Griffin Choral Arts. They present “Follow That Star” Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Photo/Submitted

Griffin Choral Arts Presents “Follow That Star.”

“Follow That Star” will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Griffin First Baptist Church, located at 106 W. Taylor St. Read More»

Gift of a meal

Meals on Wheels of Coweta, a not-for-profit organization that helps older adults who depend on home delivered meals, is accepting donations for elderly adults this holiday season.

The donations will go to inviduals who will receive a festive Christmas gift certificate that shows they are cared for.

Donations are tax deductible so you will receive an acknowledgment for tax purposes. Read More»

Swags for sale


Santa’s elves disguised as Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) and 4-H Club members are busily creating holiday greenery for the annual Wreath Sale in their workshop, which looks suspiciously like the Agriculture Building at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.

The products of their labor are fresh, natural wreaths and swags, handmade and guaranteed to bring the smell of Christmas into your home. Read More»

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ at NTC

Elizabeth Sandlin and Christian Pollack rehearsing for “Prelude to a Kiss.” Photo/Submitted

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a 1988 play by Craig Lucas, tells the story of a young bride and groom that experience a supernatural event at their wedding. As a result, they are forced to contemplate the true meaning of “soul mate.” Immediately after Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, Rita’s soul and the old man’s magically exchange bodies.

Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes to be Rita, but during their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita’s body is no longer inhabited by Rita’s soul. Read More»

Palmetto man is arrested in convenience store robbery

Sean Staples.

A Palmetto man has been charged with the Nov. 9 armed robbery of a convenience store on U.S. Highway 29 in north Coweta County.

Sean Thomas Staples, 33, was arrested Nov. 13 and charged with armed robbery, according to Sgt. Jason Fetner of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Fetner said the armed robbery occurred during the evening hours at the Mini Mart on Hwy. 29 in north Coweta County.

Staples entered the building, briefly cased the store and departed. He returned approximately 20 minutes later, Fetner said. Staples then produced a handgun and robbed the cashier, Fetner added. Read More»

Site work continues at new shopping center

Road work underway along Ga. Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fischer Road in east Coweta County will lead to the installation of a median cut at the intersection at Wynn’s Pond Road. The work is part of a requirement that must be completed prior to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling along Ga. Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fischer Road in east Coweta County have doubtless noticed congestion in the past several days. The roadwork deals with the installation of a median cut and turn lanes at Wynn’s Pond Road, one of the two requirements for the next phase of the Fischer Crossing commercial development. Read More»

Ramsey reelected House whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R) receives congratulations upon being reelected House majority whip. Photo/Ga. House of Rep.

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus met Nov. 10 and reelected its key leaders, including House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City).

“I am incredibly honored to be elected to serve as the Majority Caucus Whip,” said Ramsey, a Peachtree City attorney. “I look forward to working with the men and women of the House Republican Caucus to move our agenda forward over the next two years for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.” Read More»

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