Coweta County

Gusty winds prompt caution alert

A “potent system” blowing through Fayette and Coweta counties today is producing sustained winds of up to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, generating a caution for drivers from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City.

“Winds this strong can make driving difficult for high profile vehicles,” the NWS special weather statement said. “Unsecured outdoor items such as trash cans and lawn furniture may be blown around. With soils wet from the recent rainfall, these winds could down trees and large limbs.”

The wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening. Read More»

'Couponing 101' will save some cash

Free class teaches effective use of coupons

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity is hosting a free class that many savvy shoppers might want to attend -- “Couponing 101.”

It is designed to help shoppers learn how to get the “biggest bang for your buck” through couponing.

The workshop will focus on budgeting and financial planning with the added bonus of effective use of coupons for saving money.

The session is Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. All classes are held at 150 Pine Road, the Newnan Habitat’s Community ReSource Room, right down the road from the Fairgrounds. Read More»

County employee artwork display is first in new gallery

Sharon Kolbuss

Coweta County will begin featuring artwork in the main entrance of the Administration Building on Feb. 2.

The display will be known as Coweta Arts and will begin by featuring the work of county employees who are also artists. The gallery will be opened to community artists at a later day.

The inaugural showing features artist Sharon Kolbuss who has worked in the Probate Court since September 2014.

She works with pen and ink and her works feature stippling, or pointillism, and crosshatching.

Habitat helps family achieve New Year's goal

Habitat helps another family.

Mom, kids have new home for new year

The Sandoval family has a new home for the New Year thanks to the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity.

Angela Sandoval and her family achieved their New Year’s goal by partnering with Habitat and working hard to meet the requirements for purchasing a Habitat home.

The house was blessed on Jan. 16 to dedicate the home and give thanks for the many blessings and collaborative efforts to rehabilitate this foreclosed home and turn it into the Sandoval’s dream home. Read More»

East Coweta band planning reunion

Gathering will honor legacy of late band director

Alumni of the award-winning East Coweta High School Marching Band are organizing a band reunion for all classes this summer in honor of the late band director Tam H. Easterwood, a dynamic and influential force that set the tune for years after his passing.

Easterwood was 36-years-old in 1995 when an inoperable brain tumor caused his death. Read More»

Run for angels in Newnan

Proceeds benefit children's shelter

Newnan's annual “Run for Angels and Chicken Q” is scheduled for Feb.7 with the run beginning at 8 a.m. and the eating at 11 a.m.

The fun begins and ends in historic downtown Newnan on Greenville Street between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street.

The 13th Annual 5K/10K road race and one mile fun run will benefit Angel’s House, a temporary shelter for children in Coweta County who are awaiting placement in foster homes.

The 5K and 10K courses are certified as Peachtree Road Race qualifiers. Prizes will be awarded to the “Best Wings” themed costumed child, adult and group. Read More»

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

'Yes' vote by the county means no senior village

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County were presented Jan. 22 to the Coweta County Commission. When the lengthy discussion ended, the commission voted to approve 70 lots rather than the 137 requested and only one entrance rather than the two in the proposal.

The unanimous vote by commissioners essentially killed the proposal, with property co-owner Scott Baggarly after the meeting saying the reduction in the number of lots made the project economically unfeasible. Read More»

Northgate student gets up close view of holiday celebration

Northgate High School senior Kevin Cheng, left, was chosen to represent Coweta County at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service with the help of Coweta County School System reading specialist Dr. Beverly McCray. Photo/Submitted.

Northgate High School student Kevin Cheng was chosen to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Service held Jan. 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

A senior and Northgate’s Student Government Association class president, Cheng appeared at the annual service along with other students from around the metropolitan Atlanta area and read a portion of King’s “Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March” speech.  Read More»

Spelling champ crowned

 Aanchal Patel won Coweta County’s district-wide Spelling Bee. Aanchal Patel, front row left, appears with runner-up Dynahsty James, center, of Lee Middle School. At right is Garnett Reynolds, of BB&T of Newnan, who sponsored this year’s bee. In the rear, from left, are Coweta County spelling bee judges, Principal Jan Franks of Arnall Middle School, Principal Leigh Munson of Eastside Elementary School, and Principal Christi Hildebrand of Elm Street Elementary School. Photo/Submitted.

A fifth grade student at Welch Elementary School won the Coweta County School System’s district-wide Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Monday.

Aanchal Patel, a 5th grader at Welch Elementary, became Coweta County’s 2015 spelling bee champion in the 15th round of the annual competition. She and runner-up Dynahsty James, a Lee Middle School 8th grader, sparred for the annual title in a spell-off that ended with Patel correctly spelling “delinquent” and then “intelligible” for the win, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

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