Man who drove van into church faces charges

by Wes Mayer

The man who drove into a church on South U.S. Highway 29 Tuesday now faces a number of traffic violations, including driving under the influence.

Around 3:30 p.m., Zevulon Green, 41, was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 29 in his 1997 Ford Econoline panel van when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn left onto Oaklawn Circle, according to authorities with the Georgia State Patrol. Green collided with the front right corner of the New Beginning Faith Ministry Church and was injured in the accident.

According to public safety radio traffic, Green may not have been wearing a seat belt and he hit his head on the windshield, giving him a large laceration on his forehead. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Green was airlifted by helicopter to the Atlanta Medical Center.

Following an investigation by Georgia State Patrol troopers, Green was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, failure to yield while turning left, no proof of insurance and driving with suspended registration. The damage to the church was minor, according to authorities.



More Local

Authorities capture burglary suspects

Two males and one juvenile are in custody after leading authorities in a manhunt following a failed burglary attempt on Thursday. Shortly be ... Read More


looking back

The Emergency Room: Its use and abuse

Editor’s note: Overcrowded hospital emergency rooms, and long wait times, caused by people using the ER for things that aren’t t ... Read More


Accident shuts down Hwy. 29

South Highway 29 was temporarily closed for more than 12 hours on Wednesday after a pickup truck crashed into a power line pole. The acciden ... Read More


Tax-free holiday today, Saturday

It’s tax free shopping time. Georgia’s annual sales tax-free holiday for clothing, technology items and school supplies is today ... Read More


CCSS welcomes 129 new teachers

The Coweta County School System (CCSS) held a breakfast and orientation on Thursday to welcome its 129 new teachers to the school system. &l ... Read More

Visits Newnan’s Elite Dance force

TV dancer JoJo meets local fans

JoJo Siwa, a 12-year-old dancer, model and singer who has appeared on several television shows, visited Newnan Thursday to meet young dancer ... Read More