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

Wounded warriors to cycle through Newnan

Approximately 120 wounded warriors and supporters will bicycle into Newnan on Sunday and enjoy lunch at the Coweta Veterans Club. The group ... Read More


At the pumps

Gas prices expected to rise steadily

Gasoline prices have been creeping up steadily since early January, and prices are expected to rise even more in the next few weeks. But the ... Read More


New feature page begins on Sunday

On Sunday, a new feature page will be coming to The Newnan Times-Herald, replacing the Mini Page in the Focus on Education section. Kid Scoo ... Read More


Hamilton Bohannon

Newnan celebrity honored by Senate

A Newnan celebrity was honored by the Georgia Senate Thursday for his decades of contributions to the music industry. Hamilton Bohannon, who ... Read More


Senator, teacher challenge new US history course

The controversy over the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course has come to Georgia. Last week, the senior vice president for AP and ... Read More

Woman arrested after narcotics found in privates

A woman received a few extra charges Tuesday after Coweta County authorities arrested her for violating her parole and found she was carryin ... Read More