Robert D. McGregor Jr. 

Robert D. McGregor Jr., Newnan, died Jan. 22, 2010. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Steve Batts officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joann McGregor, Newnan; daughters, Cindy and Gordon LaCoste, Palmetto, Jamie and David Jascom, Newnan, and Sarah […]

Sara Florine Ferrell Coggin 

Sara Florine Ferrell Coggin, 88, died Jan. 23, 2010. She was born July 17, 1921, the second of three children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Rebecca “Beckie” Sprayberry Ferrell, a brother, Duke Ferrell, and her husband, Harold George Coggin. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Custom Draperies. […]

Sound equipment approved for historic courthouse

Coweta County commissioners last week approved $5,355 for the purchase of sound equipment for the courtroom and second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan. The bid by Full Compass Systems of Madison, Wisconsin was the lowest of the three bids received and the four bids requested. The county has previous experience with Full […]

All Souls Church request denied on 3-2 vote

A request by All Souls Church to construct an 8,400 square-foot building on Buddy West Road was denied by Coweta County commissioners last week on a 3-2 vote. Church members at the meeting spoke in favor of the request while most neighbors asked commissioners to deny it, citing concerns that included parking, lighting and increased […]

Coweta Chamber recognizes economic achievers

The Coweta County Chamber of Commerce at its 62nd Anniversary event Tuesday recognized four companies and governmental entities for their significant economic contributions to the community. Those receiving an Economic Prosperity Award included the Coweta County School System, the City of Senoia, D & H Distributing and the USDA National Detector Dog Training Center. “To […]

Arson confirmed in two-home Palmetto fire

A Jan. 18 fire involving two homes on Carlton Pointe Drive in Palmetto is under investigation after it was determined that the blaze was intentionally set. Both homes were unoccupied at the time. Palmetto Fire Chief Henry Argo said the fire call came in at 4:50 p.m., with the first units responding four minutes later. […]

Coweta commissioners look at transportation projects

An overview of upcoming transportation projects presented to Coweta County commissioners last week showed what should be a host of activity spanning the next three years. Some of the projects will be funded by 1-cent Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars, with others funded by the county’s general fund budget and still others […]

Commission delays decision on homeless facility

A lengthy discussion before Coweta County commissioners Jan. 19 led to a postponement of the decision on the fate of the Belair Estates transitional home in north Coweta. Commissioners will take up the issue next month. Belair Estates attorney Judy O’Brien fielded a wealth of safety-related questions from commissioners and responded to some of the […]

Senoia DDA outlines projects

A short presentation by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting revealed a wealth of information of DDA’s current activities and future plans. Among those were plans for a monthly farmer’s market, the new DDA website and a cultural arts reception tonight at the Stone Lodge. DDA representative Wendy Maguire […]

Senoia drops rental rate on Stone Lodge

It is a beautiful building whose name says it all. The city-owned Stone Lodge at Marimac Lake in Senoia makes a unique location for all types of special events. But the rental rate was deemed too costly and led to a rate reduction at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting. City administrator Richard Ferry led […]