A traffic shift on Poplar Road at the Interstate 85 bridge that was scheduled to take place today had actually already occurred by 5 p.m. Thursday. Both lanes were shifted to the north, to make room for crews to do work in preparation for construction of a new bridge. Westbound traffic was shifted to what was the shoulder of the lane. Because Poplar will become a four-lane at the interstate, with the new interchange, a new bridge will be build. Half of the new bridge will be built, and traffic will be moved onto the new bridge, said Tod Handley, Coweta’s director of Transportation and Engineering. Then the old bridge will be demolished and the new bridge will be widened.
Ginger Jackson-Queener, left, and Walter Jones, right, present Fill the Stocking checks to Alison Wallace, second from left, and Heather Creech. The funds went to Bridging the Gap, the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots.
Dr. Blanche Wallace, mentorship program chair, welcomes everyone to the Stepping into Success kick-off event Tuesday.
Left to right are Samantha Brazie, Tiffany Bello, Gwen Garrison, Dr. Blanche Wallace, Cynthia Bennett and Jenny Paul. These women serve on the mentor program planning committee and some serve as mentors as well.
Mentors stand and “step,” into success during an ice breaker at the Stepping into Success Mentorship Program inaugural event on Tuesday at the Newnan Country Club.
Judy Cunningham (left) and Mike Cunningham (right) hold a sketch of a teaching pavilion they are raising money to complete by the summer at their farm on Highway 154 in Newnan.
Cabbages are starting to sprout at the Cunningham’s Country Gardens Farm in Newnan.
Theresa Mulvenna, left, and Christine Kendall of the Coweta Recovery Community Organization met with State Sen. Matt Brass, R-Newnan, during Addiction Recovery Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol. They were the first constituents to visit Brass, who took office Monday.
Christine Kendall shows one of the overdose rescue kits given out by Georgia Overdose Prevention at Addiction Recovery Awareness Day at the state capitol.
Members of the Coweta Recovery Community Organization attended Thursday’s Addiction Recovery Awareness Day at the state capitol. Left to right are: Christine Kendall, Theresa Mulvenna, Hank Arnold and Shelly Muller.