Coweta County

Fayette, Coweta schools open Thursday with two-hour delay

Public schools in Fayette and Coweta counties will be open Thursday but schools will open two hours later than usual.

Though the winter storm did not produce the conditions that were forecast, both school systems advised parents to check for weather updates due to the potential for hazardous driving conditions early Thursday morning and to refer to the school systems' websites for up-to-date information.

For Fayette County the website is www.fcboe.org

For Coweta County the website is www.cowetaschools.org

Help feed the elderly in Coweta, support Meals on Wheels

Group needs volunteers

Meals on Wheel of Coweta is participating in the 2015 March for Meals – a nationwide community-by-community celebration of Meals on Wheels programs that help elder adults live independently in their own homes.

March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by aging neighbors and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Read More»

Coweta high schools named to state AP Honor Roll

Coweta County high schools were among those receiving state recognition recently when they were named to an honor roll of schools offering Advanced Placement classes for college credit.

The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008. The results are based on the courses offered at each school and the results of student exams, which are administered by the College Board, the agency that administers the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) used as part of the college entrance requirements at many colleges and universities. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Wednesday

Fayette County and Coweta County public schools will be closed on Wednesday in anticipation of the winter storm forecast for the area. Read More»

Gardner to speak at Christ the King men’s breakfast

Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner, starting offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team, will be the guest speaker for the Christ the King Men’s Breakfast on Saturday morning, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Gardner, a long-time member of Christ the King, was a standout football player for Sandy Creek High School and started all four years at Georgia Tech.

The price of the breakfast is $5 and reservations are required.

To sign up, send an email to Tuffy Handley at Tuffynan@mindspring.com Read More»

Leaders want feedback on new system options

The Coweta County School System will hold a public listening session on Feb. 24 to discuss school system flexibility options relating to the Coweta County Board of Education’s decision move to IE2 system status.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24at 7:30 p.m., at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

Fairburn woman arrest in 2014 Senoia identity theft case

A Fairburn woman was arrested Feb. 12 on identity theft charges stemming from warrants taken by Senoia police.

Angel Turnbough, 23, was charged with identity theft on an outstanding warrant, according to Senoia Det. Jason Ercole, who said Turnbough was arrested by Coweta County Sheriff’s deputies.

Ercole said the investigation began in February 2014 when a Senoia resident alleged to be a victim of identity theft. Read More»

Workshop provides help for the caregiver

Find resources, coping strategies

Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services is hosting a workshop for caregivers of family and friends suffering from dementia on Wednesday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop, “Caregiving for Loved Ones With Dementia,” will address types and stages of dementia, community resources, financial and legal concerns, communication techniques and the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan breaks ground on new oncology center

Breaking ground on a new oncology center are Piedmont Newnan CEO Mike Robertson; Dr. John Warner Ray, Piedmont Radiation Oncology Services; Dr. Diana Santiago, Piedmont Radiation Oncology Services and Piedmont Newnan Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper.

Construction of a new radiation oncology center on the campus of Piedmont Newnan Hospital began Thursday, Feb. 19, with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

The new facility is scheduled for completion in July.

The 9,000 square foot facility located in the Piedmont Medical Plaza next to the hospital will be the new home to Piedmont Radiation Oncology, which is currently located on Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard in Newnan. Read More»

Observing animals through the lens

The Centre for Visual and Performing Arts of Coweta County is hosting “The Art of Anne Berry: Three Photographic Processes Observing Animals in Natural and Man Made Environments” from Feb. 6 to March 31.

A reception and book signing for the show is set for Sunday, March 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.

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