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2008 Year in Review

Thursday, January 1, 2009 — 1C

Clockwise from bottom center: Barack Obama wins Presidential Election that brings long advance voting lines; waiting to enter April ceremony for Coweta s arts hall of fame at Centre for Performing and Visual Arts are Denise and Alan Jackson with daughters Dani, Mattie and Alexandra; Wimp Pierce, Coweta s coroner of 12 years, in June announces his retirement;Rapper T.I. Clifford Harris Jr. visits Newnan High School in June; the iconic Newnan City of Homes sign is returned to the Carnegie Building in November after an overhaul as part of the building s restoration as a library; Sara Williams is grand marshal of January 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. parade, sponsored by chapter 483 Order of the Eastern Star; Cowetan Ed Camp, who spent 10 years in the Navy, salutes the colors at the 2008 Memorial Day celebration at the site of the Veterans Memorial Plaza; the dome of the 1904 Courthouse will get all new copper as part of the $7.5 million restoration project; an eager crowd pours into Coweta s new Central Library at the grand opening May 14, 2008; a referendum passes in November on whether or not alcohol should be served in Newnan restaurants on Sundays.

2008 IN REVIEW — JANUARY

Development planned near Dunaway Gardens • Forestar Real Estate announces plans in January 2008 to build 91 homes adjacent to Dunaway Gardens. • Three local families move in to new Habitat for Humanity homes. • Local man demonstrates outside Coweta Board of Education offices after his child is dropped from school rolls for failing to meet residency requirements. • Local group starts meeting to pray for rain as drought increases. • Convicted sex offender James Lee Garner is arrested at Senoia Library for accessing “child erotica” on a public computer while in reach of children. • Coweta County Commission reelects Tim Higgins as chairman instead of rotating chairmanship and electing commissioner Leigh Schlumper as 2008 chair. • Newnan Utilities announces it is “close” to selling Internet and Cable TV service.

• Former Coweta County corrections officer Michelle Robinson pleads guilt to having sex with inmate, receives probation under First Offender Act. • Coweta County Fire Department adds standardized tests to promotion policy. • Bob Coggin sworn in as new member of Newnan City Council. • Coweta County unveils new Web site. • Coweta Board of education announces plans for new elementary school on Jim Starr Road in north Coweta. • County Commissioner Leigh Schlumper threatens legal action over not being elected chairman. • Sharpsburg swears in entirely new town council after all incumbent town council members lose reelection bids in November. Former council member Derrick McElwaney elected Mayor. • Kia Motors begins hiring personnel

at its new under-construction auto assembly plant in West Point. • Poplar Road interchange on Interstate 85 gets federal approval; interchange will serve new Piedmont Newnan Hospital. • Three men rob Bank of America branch on Bullsboro Drive. • Two-car wreck sends one vehicle into Dollar General Store on Temple Avenue. • Sara C. Williams named Grand Marshal for annual MLK, Jr. parade. • Wal-Mart announces it may not build new store in front of Coweta Industrial Park on Hwy. 154 between I85 and U.S. Hwy. 29. • Piedmont Newnan Hospital officials announce plans to start construction of new hospital in fall of 2008 at site on Poplar Road at I-85. • Gaston Green announces he will retire as Newnan High athletic director at end of 2007-08 school year.

• Miranda Hayes of Evans Middle School wins 2008 Coweta County Spelling bee. • Rob Tornow is named 2008 Newnan-Coweta Citizen of the Year. • A capybara, an animal native to South America, is found wandering in a citizen’s yard in Grantville. • Vandals hit Newnan Crossing apartments for sixth time. • County Commission says it may discuss plans to elect a permanent chairman. • Ashley Park lifestyle center announces addition of 134 acres for future development. • Legal filings continue in lawsuit over control of Coweta County library system. • Phil Aaron takes over as 2008 chairman of Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. • Barbara Osborne-Harris confirmed as director of the Coweta County

Library System. • Four Lee Middle School students arrested for possession of marijuana. • Bill and Susan Rooks honored as Main Street Newnan volunteers of the year. Senoia announces $1 million in funding for new library is in state budget. • There is enough snow for Coweta youngsters to build snowmen. • Newnan-Coweta Humane Society seeks $50,000 grant for no-kill shelter. • Senoia man injured in hunting accident. • Bill McCorkle retires after 30 years with Department of Family and Children Services. • Sharpsburg resident encounters live bobcat in back yard of Rayner Woods subdivision. • Grantville resident Jason Dunbar found dead after fleeing scene of domestic dispute.

2008 IN REVIEW — FEBRUARY

Primary voting begins in presidential primaries • Early voting begins in February 2008 for the presidential primaries. • Piedmont Newnan Hospital files Certificate of Need to construct new 134-bed hospital on Poplar Road at I-85. • After long absence, Lions Club returns to Newnan. • Residents near Blalock Lakes subdivision address county commission over concerns about noise from subdivision’s sporting clays facility. • Alabama man killed in wreck on I-85. • GBI determines local man died of naturally-occurring seizure while in custody at Coweta County jail. • Huckabee, Obama are Republican and Democratic winners in Coweta presidential primary voting.

• Despite drought, Newnan Utilities announces reservoirs are full. • Residents of the area of Blalock Lakes subdivision formally ask the Coweta County Commission to adopt a noise ordinance. • Coweta considers leaving the Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center and joining Atlanta Regional Commission. • CLICK (Certified Literacy Is Coweta’s Key) Trivia Bee raises $21,000 for adult literacy programs. • Counterfeiting ring busted when five men arrested in Coweta County. • Four suspects are sought after a home invasion on Country Club Road. • Senoia begins downtown

revitalization as development by Riverwood Studios officials begins. • Piedmont Newnan Hospital drops pediatric inpatient care. • Board of Education hires Lynn Skinner as math content specialist; Donald White tapped as science content specialist. • Car abandoned on railroad tracks struck by CSX train north of Newnan. • Cowetan Warren Budd named chairman of Georgia Department of Natural Resources board of directors. • Piedmont Newnan Hospital forced to lay off 28 employees. • Site plan approved for 87acre residential development off Bullsboro drive west of Ashley Park lifestyle center. • Coweta school board drops one of three required semesters

of foreign language from high school curriculum. • Smokey Road Middle School teacher Clay Hildebrand named Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist. • Stunt flying near NewnanCoweta Airport raises concerns among some nearby residents. • Announcement is made that poultry show will return for 2008 Coweta County Fair. • Dr. Karen Barker named as school system’s new director of elementary curriculum. • Newnan gets 18th “Tree City” Award on Arbor Day. • Senoia named as new home of 92.5 “The Bear” radio station. • Pathways scales down “Twelve Parks” development near Sharpsburg. • Wheeler’s building supply closes as new home construc-

tion falls. It would make another go of the business later in 2008. • Coweta County approves water, sewer request for Twelve Parks development near Sharpsburg. • Thompson Street stabbing upgraded to murder charge by Newnan Police after victim dies. • County toughens animal control laws. • Chili’s restaurant announces it will close at end of February. • Former Governor Roy Barnes speaks at local Atkinson-Arnall dinner, sponsored by Coweta Democratic Party. • County Commissioner Leigh Schlumper files lawsuit against fellow Commissioners

Tim Higgins and Tim Lassetter claiming sex discrimination was reason she was not elected commission chairman. • Coweta farmer Bud Butcher nominated for national agricultural stewardship award. • Senoia leaders have retreat in Madison for “visioning” meetings on city’s future. • Minnie Robinson honored for 40 years of service at CAFI. • Bonds issued to fund Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta. • Another power plant is announced for neighboring Heard County. • It’s a traffic nightmare after a gasoline tanker overturns on I-85. • Hundreds of quilters visit Newnan for the Quilt Shop Hop.


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Diplomat offers land east of I-85 for conference center • T.J. Hemphill, senior at East Coweta High, is named Coweta’s STAR Student in March 2008. •It is announced officers recently seized two pounds of methamphetamine, and $55,000, in a drug bust on Interstate 85. • Newnan City Council hears that developers Diplomat Companies may donate land to the city to build a conference center. • Senoia City Council works on a plan to jump-start stalled projects at a retreat held in Madison, Ga. • Newnan council discusses truck traffic through downtown. In 2007, some 1,570 trucks were stopped. There were 225 citations, but several had to be thrown out. • The Newnan council again looks at options for improving the intersection of Greison Trail and East Broad Street/Lower Fayetteville Road — where a roundabout is built by year’s end. The council also discusses getting back in the garbage business. • The Shoppes of Main Street open in the former Hutchinson Hardware building in Senoia. • Senoia City Council votes to put the new library in the city park at

Merrimac Lakes. • Coweta County Commissioners are told they can’t ask the voters to decide whether to allow alcohol at the fairgrounds. • Georgia House of Representatives votes down Speaker Glenn Richardson’s plan to eliminate motor vehicle tag taxes and add a $20 fee to fund trauma care. • Coweta County issues a 60-day moratorium on cell towers. • It is announced Newnan will be featured on an episode of “The Big Give,” an Oprah Winfrey television game show. • Cowetans see the latest plan for extension of the Hwy. 34 Bypass to Ga. Hwy. 16. • Courtney Lockhart, who the next day was named the lead suspect in the murder of Auburn University student Lauren Burk, allegedly pistol whips, and briefly kidnaps, a 72-year-old woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot while stealing her vehicle. • Grocery chain Food Lion announces plans for a Newnan store. • Courtney Lockhart is charged with killing Lauren Burk. • Redneck Gourmet opens its second

location, on Main Street in Senoia. • Coweta County Development Authority announces it will soon share offices with the Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Coweta Welcome Center. • Bobbie Eckert of Sharpsburg wins $1 million with a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game, Cash Explosion. • Marjorie Llewellyn, 72, recounts her ordeal with confessed murderer Courtney Lockhart. • Brian Roy resigns his seat on the Coweta County Board of Education because he moved to Hiawassee. • Newnan Utilities relaxes water restrictions, as allowed by the state. • Coweta Airport Authority seeks clarification from the FAA about proposed minimum facility standards. • Willis Road Elementary fourth grader Johnathan Gardiner collects more than 100 blankets for the homeless. • Council for Sustainable Growth opens an information center about the Twelve Parks development near Sharpsburg. • Newnan Classical School merges with Orchard Hills Academy. • Maguire’s Irish Pub opens in

Senoia, becoming the first establishment in Coweta to sell alcohol on Sundays. • Broderic Antwrian Harris is sentenced to 15 years, with eight to serve, for vehicular homicide. Harris was the driver in an accident that killed his friend and passenger, Boris Newson. • Rape case of Robert Wayne Duke ends in a mistrial. • Georgia State Patrol holds a statewide SWAT Team training session at the old GSP post on Hospital Road. • Department of Transportation Commissioner Gena Abraham says that she wants less politics in road funding. • New principals are chosen for Arnco-Sargent and Western elementary schools. East Coweta High School Principal Derek Pitts is named principal of the new middle grades alternative school program. • U.S. Census Bureau estimates Coweta’s population at 118,936. Commissioners Tim Higgins and Leigh Schlumper announce they will not seek reelection. • The Times-Herald profiles the first female to begin active duty with the Coweta County Fire Department.

Melissa Ballard began work Jan. 1. • Newnan-Coweta Public Library is officially dedicated as the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Public Library. • Dr. Fred Gilbert retires from the Coweta Board of Health, and there are fears that the teen center may close because of funding concerns. • Denise Jackson releases her second book, “The Road Home.” • Nancy Royal announces her retirement from the Coweta County School System. • Heard County residents meet to fight a proposed biomass power plant near the Coweta County line. • Coweta County begins a citizen road-side trash pickup program. • Floor plan and design of the Grantville library are unveiled. • Newnan and six other cities vie to be the new home of Atlanta Christian College. • The 2009 state budget passes out of the Georgia Senate with grant money for new libraries in Senoia and Grantville. • Newnan Utilities’ Wahoo Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is named the state Plant of the Year.

APRIL

Food Lion and shopping announced for Grantville • Marquis Damon Cannon, one of three co-defendants in a 2004 botched home invasion attempt at Lakeside Apartments in Newnan that led to the shotgun-killing of 17-year-old Heather Rhodes, pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter, six counts of aggravated assault and two counts of armed robbery for his involvement. • Coweta County Board of Commissioners tables a vote on special event permits and the serving of alcohol at those events citing they weren’t ready to consider the various possibilities the permits may create including the serving of the alcohol at such events on Sundays. • Newnan’s Westside Fire and Police Station opens its doors at 138 Temple Ave. • Gov. Sonny Perdue, Bill Harrison of the Coweta County Development Authority and others — part of a large delegation to China sent to open Georgia’s new Business

Development Center in Beijing — court several Chinese manufacturers on their trip. • Georgia General Assembly passes legislation reinstating residency and work restrictions on registered sex offenders. • Gregory Allen Graham, a career Fulton County police officer, is arrested in Sharpsburg and charged with incest, child molestation and statutory rape of a then 15-year-old relative and possession of Schedule II and Schedule III drugs (anabolic steroids). Graham, who later fled to Florida while on bond, was recaptured and returned to Coweta where he awaits trial, tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. • Turin mayor Allen Smith is hurt and later recovers from a four-wheeler accident at his residence. • Grantville City Manager Weyman Jenkins announces plans for the Food Lionanchored Grantville Commons, a 14-acre shopping center located on U.S. Highway 29 near

Interstate 85. • Craig Steven Bowen — a Senoia resident, Fayette County middle school teacher and former Republican candidate for a state representative seat — is arrested for having an ongoing sexual relationship with a female relative who was under 16 years old. He is later found guilty of four counts of child molestation and sentenced to 20 years with 15 to serve in prison and the rest on probation. • Dr. Rick Waggoner is named principal at East Coweta High, and Clint Wade is named as the new head football coach at East Coweta High School. • Delta and Northwest Airlines announces plans for a merger that would create the world’s largest carrier, one that would have headquarters in Atlanta. • A lawsuit filed by two former members of a local library board against Coweta County for creating a new board of trustees to oversee the county’s

library system is decided in favor of the county. • Week-long Mantracker training, involving more than 500 public safety personnel from across Georgia and nearby states, is held in Coweta County by host Coweta Sheriff’s Office. • Mike Evans, chairman of the state’s transportation board, announces his resignation citing that he and Sharpsburg resident Gena Abraham, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, want to pursue a romantic relationship. Evans and Abraham later marry and make their home in Coweta. • The Coweta County Board of Commissioners approves rezoning and development agreements for the 450-acre Twelve Parks development near Sharpsburg. • Grantville breaks ground on construction of its new sevenacre recreation complex on Bohannon Road and Post Street. • Coweta learns from a meeting with Georgia Department of

Transportation officials that the Poplar Road interchange, where the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital will be located by 2010, is at least 10 years away. • Times-Herald’s year-long “Our Greatest Generation” project, profiling Coweta County’s World War II veterans, wins first place for public service reporting from the Georgia Associated Press Association. • William L Bonnell Company, an aluminum extruding manufacturer in Newnan, lays off 35 workers as a result of the downturn in the building and construction markets. • Jack Hanson Powell Jr., Newnan’s first board-certified surgeon, dies at 84. • Newnan Utilities sells its cable TV operations, Internet and telecommunications to Halyard Capital for $70 million. Company is known as NuLink. • Harold Harrison Jones of Coweta County, area director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and owner of a

Douglasville baseball and softball academy for youth, is arrested for exposing himself to two juvenile girls at the Panera Bread bakery-café in Newnan. • The $1.7 million Greenville Street Park located in downtown Newnan — which features picnic tables, a brick stage, a sunken amphitheater, a fountain, a colonnade entrance and several sculptures — officially opens to the public. • Gov. Sonny Perdue is among several dignitaries celebrating production equipment manufacturer Grezenbach Corporation’s 20th year in Newnan. • Country music star Alan Jackson, author and wife Denise Jackson and late novelist Erskine Caldwell — all Coweta natives — are inducted into Coweta “arts hall of fame” upon receiving Brooks Awards, given to Cowetans who have contributed significantly to the arts.

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Central Library opens in eastern Coweta • Newnan attorney Stephen Camp qualifies to run as a Democrat against U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) for the third congressional district seat. • Christopher Deon Fendley is found not guilty of shooting Bill Williamson Sr. to death during a botched home invasion robbery Nov. 23, 2007. • Republican Rob Brass and Democrat Alphonso Smith qualify for the District 5 seat on the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. • Attorney Jason G. Smith of Newnan qualifies to run as a Democrat against State Rep. Billy Horne (R-Sharpsburg). • Jan Franks is chosen to be the new principal at Arnall Middle School. • A new state law penalizing dogfighting spectators is passed. • Sheriff Mike Yeager asks the Coweta County Board of Commissioners for help funding patrol cars. • Senoia joins the Coweta County Library System. • The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority asks the state to ease watering restrictions. • Coweta’s Crime Suppression Unit arrests four people for trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana. • The cost of postage stamps rises to 42 cents. • The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority nixes plans for the Fischer Crossings retail project. • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces its Detector Dog Training Center is moving to Newnan. • Carly Winstead, a second grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary, is 2008 Teacher of the Year. • Coweta County Jail inmate Antonio Michael Herring is recaptured after escaping from custody. • The state approves a new 136-bed hospital on Poplar Road. • Coweta’s new Central Library opens.

Gas prices reached $4.05 at Interstate 85 and Bullsboro Drive in late May 2008. • Robert Wayne Duke is found guilty of three counts of rape and sentenced to three life sentences. • The body of Vallery Phifer, victim of an apparent hit-andrun by an unknown driver, is found in a ditch beside Poplar Road. • California’s Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage. • Atlanta Christian College says Newnan and Peachtree City are its top two possible relocation venues. • Soaring fuel costs are affecting the Newnan-Coweta Airport, pilots say. • “The Bachelorette,” starring Newnan real estate agent DeAnna Pappas, premieres on ABC. • Georgia DOT Commissioner Gena Abraham says the department is facing a funding crisis. • Parents of 1,200 Coweta elementary and middle school students are notified their children may be retained for failure to pass the CRCT. • Senoia approves a library contract with the county. • Another casualty of the plummeting housing market, 38-year-old company PlyMart closes its doors. • Moving forward with plans, the Veterans Memorial Plaza committee says $250,000 is still needed.

• Local assistance agencies say they are struggling to help out-of-work residents. • The Georgia Department of Education invalidates social studies test scores amid curriculum concerns. • Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour says he will fund $7 million in required road improvements. • The Coweta Board of Education says schools will face a $3.6 million shortfall in the coming year. • Belk submits preliminary plans for a new store at Ashley Park. • The Coweta County Prison is named “facility of the year” by the Georgia Department of Corrections. • Robert E. Beers is honored at a Memorial Day ceremony in Newnan. • Grantville’s police narcotics dog, Trigger, gets a bullet-proof vest from funds collected by students. • Gas prices rise above $4 per gallon in Coweta. • The Newnan City Council renews its contract with CLM Sanitation. • The Georgia Environmental Protection Division eases water restrictions for Coweta. • The Newnan City Council authorizes an assessment of the need for a new police department. • Coweta’s new community center in Welcome opens. • U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland says drill now to solve the problem of high gasoline prices. • The Georgia Environmental Protection Division eases water restrictions for Newnan. • The Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center announces a move from the Newnan Center. • The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority says water rates will not rise this year, but probably will next year.

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Coweta’s 911 call center relocates to Creekside • Coweta County’s 3,600-square-foot Welcome Community Activity Center opens at 1972 Welcome Road in June 2008. It was funded by Coweta County SPLOST funds and built almost entirely with county and prison labor. The facility was designed by K.A. Oldham Design to blend in with the community. • Gov. Sonny Perdue suspends a scheduled increase in taxes on gasoline and diesel in light of rising prices at the pump. • Coweta County Board of Education approves an approximate $16 million price tag for construction of what will later be named Richard Brooks Elementary at the intersection of Jim Starr and Tommy Lee Cook roads in north Coweta. • Coweta County Board of Commissioners awards an engineering contract to improve a portion of Flat Rock Road leading into the future Chattahoochee Bend State Park. • State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh announces he’s considering a run for lieutenant governor if Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle runs for governor in 2010. He later decides he’d rather remain majority whip in the Georgia Senate. • Suspected child molester Eugene Andrew Murphy is arrested in Sharpsburg and charged with criminal attempt to entice a child for indecent purposes, kidnapping and criminal attempt at aggravated child molestation after knocking on the door of an Atlanta sex crimes detective looking for children. • Rescue Air 1 begins operating from the Newnan-Coweta Airport. • Brent Benson withdraws from the First District Commission race where he’d been challenging Paul Poole for his seat on the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. • University of West Georgia’s Newnan Center announces it will be offering courses that lead to a Master of Arts in Criminology in the fall. • Newnan’s Goody’s clothing store announces that it’s closing. • Police search for Pedro Martinez after he broke into the residence of Brandy Michelle Dodson, his ex-girlfriend, in Palmetto and stabbed the father of her children — Ruldofo Escamilla Ramos — multiple times. • Coweta’s 911 call center relocates to the former Skate Palace, 195 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive in Creekside Industrial Park. • Bill Sexton and Rochelle Norred are recognized by Main Street Newnan for their dedication and service to downtown, and annual awards are named in their honor. • Coweta commissioners commit $28,000 in funding for the University of West Georgia’s Newnan Center to convert its existing auditorium into a lecture hall. • A team from Newnan Tree Service removes a 70-year-old diseased water oak tree from the Coweta County Courthouse. • Anonymous donors step in and help the Newnan Community Theatre Company remain at its First Avenue location. • The Carnegie Library celebrates its 104th

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Sunday liquor sales on ballot • Newnan builder Jason Veitch, 28, is charged with felony murder in Coweta Superior Court for the shooting death of Gaston Gonzales, 23. A $100,000 bond was later set for his release. • Fifteen people are injured in a car pile-up on I-85. • It is announced that a new VA clinic is planned in Newnan. • TGI Friday’s closes its doors the first week of July. • The Coweta County Commission decides not to place limits on issuing building permits. • The Coweta County Commission decides to hold the line on property tax. The school board also decides to keep the same property tax millage rate. • A candlelight vigil is held to remember Newnan resident Stacey Lauture, who was shot and killed June 24. • Ten Coweta County schools may not make AYP, or Adequate Yearly Progress, the school system announces. • The county celebrates the July 4 holiday with fireworks displays. • A leak repair program is expected to save the Coweta County Water Department $2 million a year. • NuLink cable company announces a new headquarters in the former Newnan Pawn building downtown. • Coweta County Development Authority President Bill Harrison says that Coweta County could expect to see 300 new jobs within the next year. • A decision is made to remove many of the bushes and trees around the Coweta County Courthouse as part of renovation plans. The original courthouse interior paint colors were found to be brown, sage green, and harvest gold. • Newnan and Peachtree City both court Atlanta Christian College. • The Times-Herald moves its printing press from Andrews Street to 39 South Industrial Park Drive. • Peg Leg Pauly’s closes. • Delta Community Credit Union opens. • Banning Mills in Whitesburg is found to have strong Newnan ties. • The Newnan City Council agrees to place Sunday liquor

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Carnegie renovation starts • City of Newnan starts a $1.5 million renovation of the old Carnegie Library. The project is expected to be completed in July or August 2009. •Brandon Fraizer, 23, is shot during an early morning incident Sept. 2 on Ishman Ballard Road. A suspect is sought on several charges including aggravated assault. •Coweta County Commission Chairman Tim Higgins calls Governor Sonny Perdue’s actions in holding back homeowner tax relief grant “unconscionable.” •Moreland Mayor Kendal Hurst, 66, is found dead in a remote area near Luthersville. Foul play is not suspected. •Solar-powered radar speed feedback signs are placed at several locations in Newnan to record traffic data for engineers, and perhaps encourage drivers to slow down. •Coweta County Superior Court returns indictments against Kentez R. Glass and Christopher K. Anderson in the 2007 tavern shooting death of 20-year-old Jentera Bennett. •Hershall Norred announces his retirement from the Newnan Water, Sewerage and Light Commission after 36 years. • Newnan City Council votes to run the Carnegie Library independently as a department under the auspices of the city manager’s office. •The Times-Herald celebrates its 143rd birthday with its modern press moved to a new warehouse in the Newnan South Industrial Park. •Coweta County School System announces plans to possibly close schools on election day, Nov. 4. •The number of home foreclosures continues to rise in Coweta County, reaching an alarming new high of 177 for September. •Coweta County Board of Education authorizes the superintendent to start the process of redrawing school district lines to include the new Brooks Elementary School under construction. •The body of a missing Newnan boater, William Andrews, is found at West Point Lake. •Neighborhood Community Bank signs an agreement to comply with Federal Reserve mandates aimed at maintaining the financial soundness of the nine-year-old bank. •Coweta residents, veterans and public safety workers gather on the Court Square in Newnan for the Patriot Day ceremony, marking the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. •Local gas prices soar in anticipation of Hurricane Ike as the storm turns toward Houston, Texas. Wholesale prices at some terminals top $4.50. •Grantville Elementary School is rededicated as Glanton Elementary for former principal Thomas Glanton, 96. Glanton calls it “one of the best days of my life.” •The City of Newnan expects more talks with Atlanta Christian College following a visit by the school’s relocation committee. Atlanta Christian is planning to move its campus from the original location in East Point. •Coweta County Sheriff’s Office apprehends two suspects in a home invasion robbery in which the individuals allegedly posed as police officers to gain access.

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Chattahoochee bridge opens, trees gone from Courthouse • A 19-year-old man performing maintenance work on Newnan’s Garland Street water tower falls inside the tank and sustains injuries. Coweta County firefighters spend two hours rescuing the man, securing him on a backboard and lowering him to the ground. • The new bridge over the Chattahoochee River on Ga. Hwy. 16 near Whitesburg opens to traffic. • Roderick Calvin Thomas is found guilty in Coweta Superior Court of 24 charges, stemming from a March 30, 2004 botched home invasion robbery in which Thomas shot three people, fatally wounding 17-year-old Heather Rhodes. Thomas is sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 80 additional years. • Coweta pet owners have their felines, canines and more exotic critters blessed at the annual animal blessing services, held in conjunction with the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. • The Lewis Grizzard and Catfish Memorial Bike Ride is resurrected, as

about 150 riders pedal through several of Coweta’s picturesque small towns. The ride, slated to be held annually, benefits the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. • Wireless phone company T-Mobile wins its federal court lawsuit against Coweta, gaining permission to build wireless phone towers on Orren’s Pond Road and Minix Road. • Area high school football programs are three for three — Newnan continues its undefeated season with a 44-9 win over Riverdale; East Coweta overcomes injuries to clinch a 27-point shutout over Lovejoy; and Northgate gains momentum early in the game for a 31-13 victory over Fayette County. • Eleanor Culpepper Willingham — Grantville High School’s oldest graduate — celebrates her 100th birthday. October 14 is declared “Eleanor Culpepper Willingham Dayâ€? in the city of Lone Oak, where Willingham was born and raised. • Newnan’s Court Square is back to bare earth following the removal of the large hydrangeas that framed the his-

toric building for more than a decade. The work is part of an ongoing renovation of the 1904 Courthouse. • Nine-year-old Dajaneck Henderson of Chattahoochee Hills saves herself and her three brothers from a house fire. Days earlier, the fourth grader had participated in fire safety training with Fulton County Fire Department at Seaborn Lee Elementary. • Four local sports legends — Steve Bedrosian, Tim Clark, Danny Cronic and Weddington Kelley — are chosen as the next inductees to the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame. • Intersection at Greison Trail and Lower Fayetteville Road closes temporarily for the construction of a roundabout. • Raymond Howard Reeves Jr., 21, of Newnan is killed in a single-vehicle accident on Newnan Crossing Bypass. • Mary Ray Memorial School on Raymond Shedden Road in east Coweta is named one of Georgia’s “10 Places in Perilâ€? for 2009 by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. • Students at Coweta’s Performance

Learning Center organize a public awareness campaign aimed at informing citizens on carbon footprint reduction. A Communities in Schools initiative, “Greener Greater Newnanâ€? kicks off with an educational presentation at the Greenville Street Park. • Joshua Keesal of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), returned from a tour of duty at Bagram, Afghanistan, starts “Operation Backpack,â€? a charity that benefits the less fortunate children of Afghanistan. • Linens ‘n Things, which has a store on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan, files for bankruptcy and closes its doors. • The first ever Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity Youth United Build team breaks ground and raises the walls for a home on Domineck Street in Newnan. • Kentez Rafeal Glass, 21, is convicted of the Aug. 17, 2007 shooting death of 20-year-old Jentera Bennett outside the Fairmount Tavern and sentenced to life in prison. • Korneshia Render is crowned East Coweta High School’s 2008

Homecoming Queen. • Tin Roof Films, a Senoia-based production company, foreshadows what may be significant economic growth in the area as filmmakers take advantage of the 2008 Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, which grants a tax credit to filmmakers for production and post-production expenditures. • Removal of the towering oak trees that have stood as sentinels at Coweta’s 1904 Courthouse since shortly after the building was constructed begins. • Craig Steven Brown is found guilty of four counts of child molestation in Coweta Superior Court. Bowen — who admittedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female relative who was under 16 — is sentenced 20 years with 15 to serve in prison for each count, all to run concurrently. • Approximately 26 percent of Coweta’s registered voters cast their ballots in advance for the Nov. 4 general election by Oct. 30.

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Piedmont Newnan breaks ground on new hospital •Groundbreaking held for new Piedmont Newnan Hospital being built on Poplar Road east of I-85. •Old oaks are removed from Court Square before renovation of 1904 Coweta County Courthouse. •Two community groups — from Chalk Level neighborhood and Early Childhood Initiative — make presentations for use of Howard Warner school building donated by Coweta School System to City of Newnan. •29th annual Old South Marching Festival held at Drake Stadium. •Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center opens in new home at former Brown School gym in Grantville. •Main Street launches pewter Christmas ornaments with Carnegie Library. •Salbide Avenue branch of Neighborhood Community Bank in Newnan is robbed. • Democrat Barack Obama sweeps to victory as nation’s first black president. “It’s a new

age in politics in America,â€? says former Coweta Commissioner Robert Wood. In Coweta, Republican John McCain takes 73 percent of vote in presidential race. Coweta has 66% voter turnout with advance voting. •Newnan voters approve Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants by the drink. •Democrat Al Smith wins Coweta County Commission Fifth District seat representing Newnan, and Paul Poole retains First District Commission seat. U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Grantville, retains seat in Congress, and State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh and State Rep. Billy Horne retain legislative posts. •Newnan-Coweta Airport lands Falcon Aviation Academy, relocating from Peachtree City. •Atlanta Falcon football player Keith Brooking is honored as his number 35 jersey is retired at East Coweta High School. •New Internet-based “Offender Watchâ€? program to track sex offenders announced for Coweta.

•Coweta students collect for Coweta Community Food Pantry in Newnan Junior Service League’s 25th annual Coweta Can-A-Thon. •Construction begins on Veterans’ Plaza in city park at Jackson Street and Temple Avenue. •Wayne G. Ethridge, who served four tours in Vietnam, honored by American Legion Post 57 as Veteran of the Year. •Gasoline prices, which topped $4 in summer, fall to $1.95. •The Times-Herald concludes year-long salute to “Our Greatest Generation,â€? sharing stories of 125 World War II veterans from Veterans Days 2007 to 2008. On Nov. 11, story of J. T. Williams taken from videotape is example of how families can preserve memories of other veterans. •Newnan City Council votes 5-2 to annex 57 acres for a commercial development across from Piedmont Newnan Hospital site on Poplar Road.

•Carnegie building asbestos removal ups cost of renovation back to a community library by $9,987. Estimated completion July or August 2009. •Newnan’s Wahoo Creek Water Pollution Control Plant is first place winner of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 National Clean Water Act Recognition Award. •After concerns are expressed by downtown merchants and Newnan city leaders, Post Office officials decide not to cut hours at the downtown Greenville Street branch. •Coweta Water and Sewerage Authority expects rate increase due to water purchase contract with Griffin. •Bonnell celebrates safety record. •Coweta Extension moves into new building at Pine Road fairgrounds. •State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh’s Best Value in Government panel scrutinizes spending. •$14.8 million in upgrades planned at Newnan-Coweta

Airport. •Ga. Power Plant Wansley scrubbers reducing sulphur dioxide emissions 95%. Similar scrubber project planned at Plant Yates in Coweta. •Apartment fire displaces occupants of three units off Heery Road. •Suspect caught for robbery of BB&T bank on Jefferson Street. •Video gambling machines seized in Newnan raids. •State Supt. of Schools Kathy Cox and husband John, a home builder, file for bankruptcy. •Northgate High named School of Excellence; four other Coweta schools recognized. •Newnan High football team defeats Tift County Blue Devils 42-0 in second round of Class AAAAA state playoffs, then defeats North Gwinnett Thanksgiving week to reach final 4. •Adult chain Starship plans store at Thomas Crossroads. •Newnan native Mark Ritchie as Minnesota secretary of state

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Hospital construction delayed • Coweta County hires Johnny Teeters, retired Greensboro (North Carolina) Fire Department chief, to head the Coweta County Fire Department. Former Chief Dennis Hammond was named public safety director in late August, and Deputy Chief Bill Haynes has been acting chief since that time. Teeters is to start in his position in January. • Coweta Festivals Inc. opens the Powers’ Crossroads festival grounds and a country store for “Christmas in the Country” in December. • Coweta’s 1904 courthouse building will be getting shiny new copper on its dome as part of a massive restoration project. • The 25th annual Coweta Can-A-Thon held annually by the Newnan Junior Service League tops the 300,000 goal, collecting canned and packaged food and cash equivalent to stock the Coweta Community Food Pantry. A total of 317,839 shocks league Can-A-Thon chairwoman Kristin Cox. • Cowetans support U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who prevails in senate runoff election. • State lawmakers may have to cut spending by $2.3 billion in January 2009 General Assembly session it is revealed at a NewnanCoweta Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast featuring State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, State Rep. Lynn Smith and State Rep. Billy Horne. • Industrial prospects are still looking at Coweta, says Coweta Development Authority president Bill Harrison. There have been support and visits for the Project Care cancer treatment facility, Project Surge’s Coweta Industrial Park location, the contracted Falcon Aviation Academy relocating to the Newnan-Coweta Airport and other prospects including on-site visits with one Chinese prospect and two Korean companies both related to the Kia Motors plant being built in West Point, Ga. • The Newnan Cougars football team is denied a trip to the AAAAA state finals at the Georgia Dome with a loss at home — Camden County 27, Newnan 7. • Cougars Coach Robert Herring is grand marshal of the Newnan Christmas parade, and the players he took to the finals join him, along

with the cheerleaders — all getting a warm reception from the crowd. Senoia holds its “Light Up Senoia” festival and parade. • Michael Whiteside, president and CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC is honored as he prepares for retirement Dec. 31. • Capt. Katherine Sheads, a 2000 graduate of East Coweta High School, works to keep materiel moving to locations across Iraq in support of the Army. • Among Christmas light displays is one set to music via low-power radio in Timberridge off U.S. Highway 29 North. • The state is still committed to building a technical college campus in Coweta, reports West Central Technical College President Dr. Skip Sullivan, named president-designee of the merged WCTC, based in Waco, and West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange. • Robert Herring announces his retirement as Newnan High’s football head coach. • Brooks Elementary takes shape on Jim Starr Road in north Coweta. • Drop in diesel to $1.80 per gallon makes financial picture better for Coweta School System. • Groundbreaking held for Grantville library, to be ready August 2009. Senoia library two years away. • Downtown Newnan losing icon as Whitley’s Feed and Seed announces closing. • December forclosures up 6.7%. Coweta total for 2008 at 1,689, up 44% from 1,171 in 2007. • Vulcan quarry expansion is approved by Coweta Commission. • The Wall Street meltdown claims a local casualty as officials of Piedmont Healthcare announce construction of the new $194 million Piedmont Newnan Hospital will be delayed by disruptions in the financial markets. • Famous Budweiser Clydesdales make stops in Grantville and Senoia. • Starship store with adult merchandise set to open Jan. 15 near Thomas Crossroads. • After approval by voters in November, Newnan City Council passes ordinance that allows Sunday alcohol sales by the drink in Newnan restaurants to begin Dec. 21, 2008.

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