Coweta County News and Notes

487
0
Share:

By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

News from here, there and the Internet.

••••••••••

State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan), chair of the House Natural Resources & Environment Committee, along with Senate Rules Chairman Matt Brass (R-Newnan), saud Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 311 into law. The bill creates an optional temporary tax relief mechanism for buildings damaged by a natural disaster that may be utilized by local governments. An assessment of the damaged property would be required before being eligible for temporary tax relief.

••••••••••

Coweta County is ranked 11th in Georgia when it comes to healthiest counties in the state, according to data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Forsyth County is ranked No. 1, followed by Oconee, Cherokee, Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Columbia, Towns, Paulding and Harris. The least healthy county is Hancock.

••••••••••

An honest enemy is better than a deceitful friend.

••••••••••

Although no firm date has been set, Whataburger is set to open in Newnan. For those who don’t know, the chain has some of the best hamburgers in the country. Not that we are biased or anything about the Southwestern-focused restaurant.

••••••••••

No one has ever discovered an animal with the perfect camouflage.

••••••••••

Sheriff Lenn Wood, along with Linette and Graylin Ward, were honored at the 2023 Golden Eagle Dinner. The fundraiser raised more than $55,000 and was sponsored by the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Coweta County is part of the Flint council.

••••••••••

Newnan-based Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation has donated a refurbished six-seater golf cart to Bass Middle School. The vehicle will be used to transport special needs students throughout the sprawling campus. 

••••••••••

Moving the contents of an entire house to another typically either costs pizza and beer, or thousands of dollars.

••••••••••

Coweta County at Shenandoah is officially open. It is located in the former AMC Theater located at 87 Newnan Station Drive, and will house the Tax Commissioner’s Office, which includes the Property Tax and Tag Office, and the Elections & Voter Registration Office. Two state agencies, including the Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Department of Veterans Service, will also relocate to this facility by summer 2023.

••••••••••

The city of Newnan Fire Department has announced the recent promotion of four firefighters to the rank of lieutenant. Newly promoted lieutenants include Justin Cunningham, Clinton Gilley, Richie Hughes, and Cory Scott.

••••••••••

The Beatles started their careers playing in a basement and ended them playing on the roof.

••••••••••

The 2023 Teachers of the Year for each of Coweta County’s public schools have been chosen by their fellow teachers. These teachers are selected by their fellow certified teachers at each school in recognition of exemplary teaching, and serve as ambassadors of their profession.  This year’s honorees represent grade levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and a range of educational disciplines including English/Language Arts, math, music, sciences and STEM education, special education and media specialists. For the full list, please click the following LINK.

••••••••••

We really take it for granted that we don’t have to worry about predators.

••••••••••

The Coweta Sports Hall of Fame is set to grow by three new inductees at its 20th Annual Banquet. The 2023 Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Class will include Matt Donahue, Vernon Strickland and James Warner. Each were standout athletes at Newnan High School.

••••••••••

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Coweta County announced that more than $100,000 was raised from their Oscar Gala. Their Beer, Bourbon and Wine event is set for August 19 at the Historic Train Depot.

••••••••••

Imitation crab is seafood hotdogs.

Leave a reply

Share: