April 11 Accident

Man in Hwy. 154, Hwy. 16 wreck dies

by John A. Winters

An 80-year-old Coweta County man involved in a two-car accident on April 11 has died from his injuries.

This makes the third wreck fatality for 2013 in Coweta.

Harry Robertson, of the Raymond Community, died Tuesday. His funeral service is today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson St. in Newnan. 

Both he and his wife had to be extricated from their vehicle by firefighters with the Coweta County Fire Department. Robertson was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, while his wife, Joyce, was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance.

Robertson was driving a 1989 Pontiac and was southbound on Georgia Highway 154 when he stopped at the intersection with Old Highway 16, according to sheriff’s deputy Ty Thompson. He then proceeded to turn left but failed to yield and was hit almost broadside by a westbound Ford pickup on Hwy. 154 driven by Joshua Bentley, 23, of Sharpsburg.

Bentley was driven to Piedmont Fayette Hospital by ground ambulance after complaining of leg pain after the 1:47 p.m. accident near East Coweta High School, Thompson said. No charges were filed.


More Local

Man arrested for multi-year caster heist

Most people might not know what a caster is, but one Coweta County man spent the last two-and-a-half years stealing more than $200,000 worth ... Read More


School bus involved in 3-vehicle accident

A Coweta County school bus was involved in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday, and while no students were injured, both drivers in the two o ... Read More


Volunteers package 40,000 meals

Volunteers packed Central Baptist Fellowship Hall on Wednesday as they began the process of preparing more than 40,000 meals for Stop Hunger ... Read More


Child porn charges added to case

A man who was arrested last year for a child-related offense received more charges Wednesday after child pornographic content was found on h ... Read More


Carson makes presidential bid official

In 2010, Ben Carson spoke at a Coweta County church, but in 2017, he would like to be in a different pulpit – the bully pulpit of the ... Read More

Coweta Commission

Fire department to provide limited EMS

The Coweta County Fire Department will officially take over Coweta’s emergency medical services on May 1, but starting this week, fire ... Read More