Kennedy receives leadership award

Coweta County Director of Development and Engineering Wayne Kennedy received a different kind of recognition at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Coweta County Commission. He was honored by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) with a Sustainable Leadership award based on cost-savings and environmental sustainability through the use of recycled roadway materials. PCA Southeast Region […]

Commission approves some courthouse changes, rejects others

Coweta County commissioners Dec. 1 approved three changes orders and rejected six others relating to the ongoing rehabilitation work at the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan. Commissioners on the recommendation of county administrator Theron Gay approved the addition of two floor drains in the basement bathrooms, work on wall mounted exist signs and credit for […]

Commission to consider shooting range ordinance

Responding to requests made to Coweta County commissioners earlier this year and based on subsequent to research provided by the Coweta County Planning Department, the board in mid-December will consider an ordinance amendment that would provide for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges as conditional uses in some industrial areas. The shooting range request initially surfaced […]

Unemployment tops 10% in October

Unemployment numbers for Coweta County made a significant jump in October, increasing to 10.5 percent. Unemployment rates were also up in Newnan and in the Three Rivers counties, according to the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL). Coweta’s unemployment rate registered at 10.5 percent in October, or 6,112 people out of jobs in a workforce of […]

Homeless used in check fraud scheme

Criminals never seem to tire of finding new ways to rip people off. An approach being reported by Fayetteville Police is one where homeless people in business attire are being used here and across metro Atlanta to cash fraudulent company checks at local banks. The check fraud essentially works like this, said Det. Jim Whitlow. […]

Signs of the times: Pavilion stores seek more signs

A variance request by Developers Diversified Realty Corp. for additional signage along Pavilion Parkway to help draw needed customers will be considered by the Fayetteville City Council at its Dec. 3 meeting. The Nov. 16 request by DDRC Regional Property Manager Don Jurenek noted the need of retailers along the nearly one-mile stretch of Pavilion […]

Jenny Hodges for McBerry in PTC

A medical emergency Nov. 24 kept Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry from attending a Fayette-Coweta 912 Project event in Peachtree City. But it was his campaign director and stay-at-home mom, Cobb County resident Jenny Hodges, who lit a fuse with the 125 attending and culminated in a spontaneous standing ovation. Taking the stage in place […]

Unemployment climbs slightly in October

October unemployment numbers for Fayette County continued their incremental but steady climb that began last year. Data released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) show a rate of 8.5 percent, up two-tenths of 1 percent from September. What is now an 8.5 percent jobless rate was 8.3 percent in September and […]

A better way to a new life

Sometimes there is just a better way of confronting and defeating life-controlling and life-altering issues like drug and alcohol addiction. For John Barrow and the staff at A Better Way Ministries the solution comes when a life is surrendered to Christ. Beginning operations in 2006, the ministry is based on the Teen Challenge model. With […]

New federal data: 11 percent of Coweta school kids in poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau Nov. 18 released the 2008 poverty estimates for every school district and county in the nation. Data for Coweta County showed 11 percent of children ages 5-17 living in families in poverty. The data is part of the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program, representing the only current source […]