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 […]

Coweta Commission to consider small farm proposal

The Coweta County Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Dec. 15 to consider a Neighborhood Agribusiness provision to the county zoning ordinance. The measure surfaced in July at the request of Fayetteville resident Scott Tyson who wanted to establish a small farm operation for sustainable agriculture, organic farming and agritourism on his 10-acre Sharpsburg […]

EMC offers cold weather energy efficiency tips

With fall in full swing and winter on the horizon, the cooling seasonal temperatures are sure to make Georgians’ heating bills go up. Now is the time to make sure your home is well prepared to keep you and your family warm without undue use of your heater. “While customers are seeing some relief on […]

Newnan Police go high tech for missing children

Newnan Police Chief Douglas ‘Buster’ Meadows has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing Alert Program that has led to a high tech method now in place to search locally for missing children, missing elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled. Effective November […]

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