Michael Bernardo, age 66

It is with heavy heart and a deep sense of grief we share the passing of Michael Bernardo, our husband, brother, father, uncle and grandfather who died peacefully at home in Sharpsburg, Ga. on Monday, July 31st, 66 years to the day. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Michael was finally called home […]

Property tax scoreboard for Fayette, Coweta governments

Property tax scoreboard for Fayette, Coweta governments

Local governments mostly want more of your tax money Will increase tax: • Fayetteville: 12.91 percent increase. • Fayette County Board of Education: 9 percent increase. • Coweta County Commission: 6.7 percent increase in cities, 8.6 percent increase in unincorporated areas. • Coweta County Board of Education: 3.4 percent increase. The jury is still out, […]

Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Property taxes in Coweta County are about to go up. The Coweta County Commission has tentatively adopted a rate to increase taxes by 6.7 percent in the incorporated areas and 8.6 percent for unincorporated property owners. The increase to 7.63 mills in the incorporated areas represents an increase of 6.7 percent. The current millage rate […]

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

The Coweta County School System, Board of Education members and community organizations on July 28 got a look at 126 new teachers at an annual breakfast and orientation at the school system-owned Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. New teachers were treated to breakfast by a number of community sponsors, before being given an […]

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Georgia Milestones Assessment results for spring 2017 were released on July 21 by the Georgia Department of Education, showing Coweta County students exceeding statewide performance averages. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said student performance on the Georgia Milestones is reported in one of four categories – Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. […]

‘The Walking Dead’ films at AMC studio after Riverwood purchase

‘The Walking Dead’ films at AMC studio after Riverwood purchase

  The hit AMC televison series “The Walking Dead” continues to film in Senoia, but now at AMC’s own studio. AMC in July purchased Riverwood Studios for $8 million. Riverwood for several years had been doing business as Raleigh Studios, just one of Raleigh’s properties around the world. Raleigh served as the marketing agent for […]

PUMC senior group to attend mystery dinner in Newnan

Those in the Second Half of Life senior group at Providence UMC are invited to attend “Marriage, Moonshine and Mayhem”, an interactive dinner and mystery program presented by the Newnan Theatre Company on Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.. Shirley Allen is coordinating the trip. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and the performance.  Those interested […]

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