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Newnan Times-Herald

County liquor question for unincorporated voters only

Most voters in Coweta County will decide whether they want to allow liquor stores in the county and its cities. But some voters won't get that option, as the vote for liquor in the county is only on the ballot for those who live in the unincorporated areas of Coweta – not in the cities or towns.
COWETA COUNTY, GA
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Harris Co. School District adjusts mask policy due to decrease in COVID-19 cases

HAMILTON, Ga. (WTVM) - The Harris County School District is adjusting its mask policy in response to the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases. Beginning on October 25, the school district is changing the mask policy to be ‘recommended yet optional’ for all students, faculty/staff, and guests in district facilities. Masks will continue to be required on buses.
HAMILTON, GA
Newnan Times-Herald

Newnan could start getting damaged property owners to get fixing

The Newnan City Council will discuss on Tuesday an effort to start code enforcement procedures against structures damaged by the March 26 tornado. According to city documents, the purpose of the discussion is to establish enforcement protocols for storm-damaged structures due to inquiries on enforcement. A number of structures remain...
NEWNAN, GA
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What's up: Top news in Newnan

(NEWNAN, GA) The news in Newnan never sleeps, and we’ve got you covered with daily updates. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on nearby. For more stories from the Newnan area, click here.
NEWNAN, GA
Newnan Times-Herald

Quilts of Valor awarded to Kelley, Vinson

Vivian Kelley and Angela Vinson received the 674th and 675th quilts awarded by Coweta County Quilts of Valor during a recent ceremony at Veterans Park in Newnan. Kelley served from 1987-2009 in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. Her duty stations included Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama, Air University Regional Hospital and Air.
NEWNAN, GA
Newnan Times-Herald

Newnan to consider mixed-use annexation request on Poplar Road

The Newnan City Council will consider on Tuesday an annexation request for a mixed-use project on Poplar Road north of Piedmont Newnan Hospital and just east of Interstate 85. The annexation request is for around 42.20 acres of land on Poplar Road, and are contiguous to city limits with the Stillwood Apartments to the north and Georgia Power to the east.
NEWNAN, GA
LaGrange Daily News

Graduation rates released: See how TCSS stacked up against the state

The Troup County School System’s graduation rate remained above the state average for the fourth year in a row, though it remained relatively the same as last year. For the second straight year, TCSS’ graduation rate is 85.9% — 85.87% to be exact — and higher than the state average of 83.7%.
TROUP COUNTY, GA
Newnan Times-Herald

Summit Family YMCA to hold Veterans’ Expo

The Summit Family YMCA in Newnan will hold its second Veterans’ Expo on Nov. 4. The expo will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Summit Family YMCA location, at 1765 Ga. Highway 34. Jenny Simmonds, assistant director of community outreach for the Summit Family YMCA, said there will be...
NEWNAN, GA
LaGrange Daily News

LaGrange, area to host variety of Halloween events

As Halloween approaches, the City of LaGrange issued a statement saying that it recognizes Sunday, Oct. 31 as Halloween. However, the city does not regulate or specify the day and time that children go trick or treating. Dates and times may vary depending on the neighborhood. Several events will occur...
LAGRANGE, GA
Newnan Times-Herald

Girl Scout Troop helps Keep Newnan Beautiful

Eighteen Girl Scouts donned neon yellow safety vests and took to the streets of Newnan on Sunday, armed with trash grabbers, gloves and bags. The girls from local Troop 19394 removed a total of five bags of trash from two locations, one in downtown along East Washington and East Broad streets and the other along McIntosh Parkway.
NEWNAN, GA
Newnan Times-Herald

Newnan to vote on ARPA resolution, no projects listed

The Newnan City Council will vote on a resolution on Tuesday that would accept administrative responsibilities and would accept the first tranche, or portion, of American Rescue Plan Act funds. The funds, valued at $7.7 million, were received by the city back in July, and have been the subject of...
NEWNAN, GA
LaGrange Daily News

Lagrange Animal Shelter pausing cat intake due to virus outbreak

The Troup County Animal Shelter recently placed a two-week moratorium on the intake of cats and kittens due to an outbreak of a highly-contagious respiratory illness. The illness currently affects 42 out of the 140 cats in the shelter. “I will tell you several weeks ago, we had a number...
TROUP COUNTY, GA
LaGrange Daily News

County employee, Zelma Brock, passes at 72

The Troup County Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday that Mrs. Zelma Brock, Active Life Specialist and Site Manager at the West Point Active Life Center, passed away Tuesday morning, at the age of 72. Commissioner Chairman Patrick Crews said at the board’s Tuesday night meeting that Brock had had a...
TROUP COUNTY, GA
LaGrange Daily News

LaGrange Youth Council elects officers

The LaGrange Youth Council elected its officers for the 2021-2022 school year Tuesday (10/19) evening. The council also voted on their three main priorities for the year. The new officers include Chairperson Milly Criswell (LaGrange High School Senior), Vice-Chairperson Addie Eiland (LaGrange High School Senior), Historian Kate Asbell (LaGrange High School Senior) and Secretary Katy Beth Bedingfield (LaGrange High School Senior).
LAGRANGE, GA
LaGrange Daily News

CSX Transportation tears down unsafe Juniper St. bridge

LaGrange lost an eyesore of a landmark last month as workers with CSX Transportation demolished the Juniper Street Bridge in central LaGrange. “The railroad came to us about eight months ago asking us if they could take the bridge down due to the safety concern,” said LaGrange Deputy City Manager, Bill Bullock.
LAGRANGE, GA
WTVM

26 students, staffers test COVID positive in Harris County schools

HAMILTON, Ga. (WTVM) - The Harris County School District has released its twelfth weekly update of COVID-19 cases in its system. For the week of October 12 - 18, the district reports:. 22 positive COVID cases and 116 close contact cases among students. 4 positive COVID cases and 2 close...
HAMILTON, GA
LaGrange Daily News

Elevations requests funding from Hogansville

HOGANSVILLE — The Hogansville City Council met Monday and heard a request for more funding for an after-school program that’s helping students. The council heard from Charon Prophet who spoke on behalf of Elevations to ask for additional funding. Elevations is an after-school program that started when the Boys and...
HOGANSVILLE, GA