Few qualify for upcoming races

The political season is about to heat up, but you cannot tell it by the small number of people qualifying for the expiring terms of two Coweta County Commission seats. As of press time Thursday, District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter will face no opposition in the bid to retain his west Coweta seat. Next door […]

Coweta and Newnan show drop in unemployment

Newnan and Coweta County may have turned the corner on escalating unemployment rates. The county jobless rate in March dropped to 10.8 percent, while in Newnan the rate fell to 11.8 percent. In Coweta, the March unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent from the 11.2 percent figure in February. Coweta’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent […]

AT&T activates new 3G wireless site in east Coweta

AT&T Wireless customers in east Coweta County should see a boost in their service with the activation last week of a new 3G wireless cell site. The site will provide new coverage for area residents and businesses between Sharpsburg and Peachtree City along Ga. Highway 54 and on Ga. Highway 154 at the intersection of […]

Dickerson-McCook Wed April 9

John Stephen McCook and Dawn Cramer Dickerson were married April 9, 2010, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Bishop David Epps, Canon Dan Hale and Deacon Bill Shelton officiated. The bride owns a cleaning company and is self-employed. The groom is a sergeant with the Peachtree City Police Department. The bride, escorted […]

Betty Marylynn Thompson, 80, formerly of Palmetto

Betty Marylynn Thompson, 80, of Williamson, formerly of Palmetto, died April 23, 2010. She is survived by her husband Edward Thompson; daughter Vicki and Steve Borders; son Kenny and Visa Thompson; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Richards; sister-in-law Doris Richards; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 25, 2010 at […]

Judge rules Starship can open

It was a long time in the making, but all that ended April 19 when Coweta County Superior Court Judge Jack Kirby ruled in favor of Starship Enterprises in its lawsuit against Coweta County after county commissioners last year denied a business license to the Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts location on Ga. Highway 34 […]

Tax Day rally in Newnan draws crowd again this year

It was a year ago that a small group of Coweta County residents organized an April 15 Tax Day Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally outside Newnan City Hall. Last week, one year later, they were back. This time the rally was held at Greeville Street Park. Unlike many citizens’ movements, the local Coweta County […]

Coweta Charter Academy holds meeting in Sharpsburg

The lawsuit by the Coweta County School System over the establishment of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia did not stop representatives of school operator Charter Schools USA with meeting with more than 120 family members April 19 at the A&O Bridges Recreation Center in Sharpsburg. Florida-based Charter Schools state Coordinator of Operations Sandy Castro, […]

Piedmont Newnan’s impact: current and future

A new report by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) shows that Piedmont Newnan Hospital in 2007 generated more than $216.3 million in revenue for the local economy. Those numbers will likely only increase once the new nine-story hospital on Poplar Road is completed. The report said that Piedmont Newnan had direct expenditures of over $87 […]