Coweta County, GA

Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Where are tornado relief donations going?

Over $575,000 has been donated to the Coweta Community Foundation's Tornado Relief Fund, and over $271,000 of that has already been dispersed into the community. The foundation is working on launching a new round of grants for agencies undertaking long-term recovery work, according to Executive Director Kristen Webb and Vice Chair Cynthia Bennett. The foundation is also working on launching some educational classes to help people navigate long-term recovery from the storm.
Picture for Where are tornado relief donations going?
Newnan, GANewnan Times-Herald

Newnan, Coweta could explore Caldwell redevelopment

The Newnan City Council will meet for its regular meeting on Tuesday, which includes, among other things, a possible intergovernmental agreement with Coweta County. The intergovernmental agreement concerns master planning and potential redevelopment of “certain blocks on the east side of downtown Newnan.” Of note, one of those properties include the Caldwell Tank campus, located on East Broad Street.
Picture for Newnan, Coweta could explore Caldwell redevelopment

What you’ll find on a visit to ‘The Walking Dead’ town of Senoia, Georgia

I'm not sure what I expected when I visited Georgia's famous zombie town, but it wasn't the quaint little burg filled with shops and restaurants that I encountered. Senoia, a town of about 3,300 souls in Coweta County, is where much of the filming of the AMC hit, "The Walking Dead," takes place. I recently visited with a friend to see what all the buzz was about and, as someone who is not a zombie fan, I was pleasantly surprised.
Newnan, GANewnan Times-Herald

Claiborne Senior Living opens senior living community

Claiborne Senior Living recently announced the opening of its newest community — The Claiborne at Newnan Lakes — located 461 Newnan Lakes Blvd. in Newnan. The Claiborne is a 135-apartment community featuring 75 independent living residences, 40 assisted living accommodations and 20 memory care apartments specifically designed for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Northgate welcomes familiar face as new softball head coach

The Northgate Lady Vikings completed a successful junior camp this week on the softball diamond. It was an opportunity to get back on the field with the younger players and to teach the fundamentals and love for the game after missing last season’s camp because of COVID-19. It was also a special moment as someone other than now-retired Head Coach Lisa Skelton was in charge. It was an opportunity for new Head Coach and Northgate alumna Carleigh Baker to transition into her new role.
Newnan, GANewnan Times-Herald

History preservation, celebration events planned for Juneteenth

Two events, including a presentation by a renowned preservationist and expert in African American burial grounds, are planned for the local celebration of Juneteenth. Celebrated each year on June 19, Juneteenth is a commemoration of the end of slavery. It started in Galveston, Texas, where on June 19, 1865, Union...
Newnan, GANewnan Times-Herald

Artist’s newspaper box art celebrates the class of 2020

Sydney Troyer graduated in her living room, dialed in to a Zoom call with extended family, sipping on an energy drink while Newnan High School’s virtual commencement unfolded on the screen in front of her. Similar scenes played out throughout the homes of countless other Coweta County homes as the...
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Americanism is not extremism

I was almost brought to tears to see all the memorials to fallen soldiers throughout our town and county. The crosses throughout town were a vivid reminder of the sacrifices made by Cowetans over the centuries. Each cross represents a family that has mourned. Within days, however, I was saddened...

Video: Deputies say they find massive fentanyl stash in Alabama driver's car

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - An Alabama driver is in jail after Coweta County deputies say they found a large amount of the drug fentanyl in his car. Deputies say Tory Lavar Robinson was speeding, going 100 miles an hour on Interstate 85. Several times on the body camera, he tells deputies there are no guns or drugs in his car. But when they searched it, they say they found both, including fentanyl, the drug linked to a sharp rise in overdoses in North Georgia.
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Wasted days

The annual Nix family Gulf of Mexico trip is in full effect. We’ve been pretty lucky, being able to get a few days each year to refresh our batteries at the beach. This year, we stayed a little longer than usual, spent a little bit more than usual and as of this column, I’ve done a lot less than usual.
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Barker reflects on education in a pandemic

Coweta students had a head start on virtual instruction. Students in third through 12th grades already had Chromebooks and access to a suite of Google software for educational use, according to Karen Barker, assistant superintendent of Coweta County Schools. Some of the high schools had already offered some virtual learning classes for a few years.
Coweta County,

Deputies find massive fentanyl stash

An Alabama driver was arrested after deputies found a huge amount of fentanyl in his car during a traffic stop for speeding, the Coweta County Sheriff's Office said. Investigators released the body cam video of the find.
Coweta County,

Zen News & Notes from Coweta County and beyond

The #Newnanstrong – A Tornado Relief Benefit Concert raised $54,000 for Bridging The Gap in support of those devastated by the Newnan tornado. The event was held at The Fred and featured multiple artists. •••. Georgia is the latest state to allow college athletes to be paid after Gov. Brian...
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

R.A.W. Body Essentials brings the spirit of Aloha to Ashley Park

Beginning June 15, Raw Body Essentials, a high-end Hawaii-based bath and body boutique, is proud to offer the Coweta County area an upscale, authentic and natural beauty experience at an affordable price. Located in Ashley Park, this will be the Company’s second location - its flagship retail store is located...
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Job fair being held Thursday at First United Methodist Church

In an effort to get Cowetans back to work, a manufacturing and logistics job fair is planned for this Thursday. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church will host the event, featuring a variety of local companies looking for talent. Participating companies include Yamaha, Custom Molded Products,...
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Fentanyl, firearm found during traffic stop

A Phenix City man is being held without bond after deputies seized over eight ounces of suspected fentanyl during a traffic stop. Early Sunday morning while running radar, a Coweta County deputy clocked a car traveling 100 mph heading north on Interstate 85. Approaching the vehicle, the deputy reported the...
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Speakers address ‘constitutional sanctuary’ proposal

At the May 18 Coweta County Commissioners meeting, a large group of Cowetans – and at least one resident of a neighboring county – turned out to urge the commissioners to pass a resolution promising to uphold the Constitution, and expressing their fears about the infringement of their constitutional rights and the growth of communism and socialism.
Newnan, GANewnan Times-Herald

500 oak trees donated for local homeowners

To help restore some of the thousands of trees lost to the March 26 tornado, the Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers have partnered with the Georgia Forestry Commission, Newnan Utilities and Super Sod to pot up 500 oak trees for Coweta residents. The Rooting for Newnan trees are 1 year...
Coweta County, GANewnan Times-Herald

Pet of the Week: Stripes

Stripes is a young female tabby cat at the Coweta Animal Services Shelter. She's one of just two cats available for adoption this week at the shelter. She was picked up as a stray May 24 from Seabreeze Court. She's approximately 1 year old. Stripes is friendly and loving, and likes to come and sit beside you – but not necessarily on your lap.