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Newnan High students tested for TB

NEWNAN, Ga. -- More than 100 students at Newnan High School in Coweta County were tested for tuberculosis Friday.

The Georgia Department of Public Health sent letters to the parents of Newnan High students. The letter said one student is suspected of having TB, and an investigation identified others who needed to be tested.

On Friday, public health staff tested 118 students and staff at Newnan High School, along with bus riders from Smokey Road Middle School, for exposure to tuberculosis, according to a news release from the Coweta County School System.

Public health staff will return on Monday to review the results of those tests. Students will receive a letter with their results, and parents will be notified by phone to discuss the results and if any follow-up testing is needed.

Tuberculosis is treatable and curable, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

2 arrested in Coweta County double murder

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. – Two people have been arrested in connection with a double murder in Coweta County.


Lt. Col. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office said two bodies were found at a home located at 360 Widgeon Drive.

Jarico Deshun Brown, 20, and Kenya Nneaka Sewell, 26, were taken into custody at around midnight at a Super 8 hotel on Highway 29 in Newnan. Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager said the suspects and victims knew each other, and both suspects have prior criminal records.

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

Manpower to hold career fair in Newnan

Manpower to hold career fair in Newnan

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Manpower will hold a job fair at the Goodwill Career Center in Newnan this week.

The company is looking for forklift operators and assembly line workers to help manufacture parts for Kia cars. Candidates must be able to lift 30 pounds above their heads, and are required to undergo drug and background checks.

The career fair will be Friday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Advance registration is required and can be completed at manpowerjobs.com; select "Sandy Springs-GA" as the closest location.

Goodwill's Newnan Career Center is located at 228 Bullsboro Drive.

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

(WXIA) -- A major project on a heavily traveled interchange is bound to cause some headaches for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend.

It's just one of several scheduled construction sessions throughout the area. All work is weather permitting.

Crews will be hard at work on the Kennedy Interchange in Cobb County much of the weekend. The Kennedy Interchange is where Interstate 75 meets Interstate 285 in the Cumberland area.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said sign installation will require multiple lane closures on the Outer Loop of I-285 just before the exit ramp to Cobb Parkway and I-75 north. Two right lanes will close at 9 a.m. Saturday; that will expand to three lanes between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Outer Loop traffic will also be paced in the area beginning at around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Other weekend road projects include:

AP exam participation: Coweta County

AP exam participation: Coweta County

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In Coweta County, 1,180 students took 1,737 AP exams in 2014, and 1,040 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Coweta County public high school:

East Coweta HS
475 students took 722 exams
419 passing scores

Piedmont Newnan launches Real Men Wear Pink campaign

Piedmont Newnan launches Real Men Wear Pink campaign

NEWNAN, Ga. – As part of its commitment to the fight against breast cancer, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has enlisted the help of 10 prominent men in the Coweta County community to help spread awareness about breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. The campaign is designed to increase the number of women who take preventative action in the fight against the disease.

These 10 men have agreed to become the names and faces in the battle against breast cancer, which affects one in eight women in the U.S. They’ll take part in community events such as a “Pink Out” night at Newnan High School on Friday, October 24, all while leading by example by asking the women in their lives to get screened for breast cancer.