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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY 18 | Coweta provides business-friendly environment 22 | Industrial/Commercial sector busy in Coweta 26 | Georgia Consortium of Advanced Technical Training now available in Coweta County

30 | Utility companies provide and give back to community

34 | Profiles: Greg Wright; Martin Pleyer; Ashley H. Schubert, Jr.

44 | Coweta’s Thrift Stores: great deals for a great cause

48 | A mix of old and new makes Coweta a unique place to live — and dine

54 | Coweta a hot spot for television, movie filming

58 | Tourism vital to local economy 62 | Housing market improving in Coweta

38 | Coweta offers a trove of treasures for savvy shoppers

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Vice President


News Editor

Creative Directors

Production Director

Debby Dye

Contributing Writers

Kandice Bell




Local citizens “looking for jobs or pursuing degrees or work credits make up a growing number of our users,” Bass said. He said the CPLS eBook circulation is growing. “This collection takes time to build — due to cost — but the numbers are definitely going upward,” Bass added.


No shortage of entertainment in Coweta

The fact that people are accessing information using various platforms creates its own need for information. “We advise a good bit on how to use devices. There is so much out there, we are trying to focus on the biggest and best technology that is desired by our customers,” Bass said.

During 2015, more than 84,000 Cowetans held CPLS library cards. This is the third-highest percentage of population with cards among 63 public library systems in Georgia. There were 509,204 items checked out — books, DVD’s, CD’s, e-books. CPLS held 345 programs for

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With a thriving downtown square in Newnan, a small town dedicated to the filming industry and an emphasis on a popular TV series in Senoia, and a nearby state park offering year-round outdoor activities, Coweta County offers a long list of “what to do” for all ages. Locals and visitors alike have celebrated small-town living for more than a century in Coweta’s central city of Newnan. The city offers a number of traditions in the downtown Court Square in addition to honoring its roots with local museums and tourist-friendly historic sites. Hosted by Main Street Newnan, Market Day is part of downtown on the first Saturday of every month from April through December. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists and farmers. Goods available for purchase include fresh produce, honey jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, leather products, baskets and flowers. “Market Day is one of my favorite things in town,” said Main Street Newnan Manager Courtney Harcourt. “There are nearly 30 dedicated vendors and services and even entertainment at the local market each month.”

Marianne C. Thomasson Walter C. Jones W. Winston Skinner Sandy Hiser, Sonya Studt

Maggie Bowers

Sarah Fay Campbell

Emily Kimbell

Clay Neely

Celia Shortt

W. Winston Skinner

Paul Slobodzian

Molly Stassfort

Corby Carlin Winters

Martha A. Woodham

Solomon Cayetano, here with Children’s Library Associate Meagan Adair, is a frequent visitor to Coweta’s Central Library.

William W. Thomasson


Maggie Bowers

Sarah Fay Campbell

Wanda Carroll

Bronwyn Coffeen-Mercer

Mark Fritz

James Johnson

Jeff Leo

Sara Moore

Beth Neely

Clay Neely

Celia Shortt

Circulation Director

Sales and Marketing Director

Multimedia Sales Specialists

Naomi Jackson Colleen D. Mitchell Misha Benson

Wendy Danford

Mandy Inman

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