New county flag to fly

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The soon-to-fly Coweta County flag features the well-known county seal sporting an image of the historic 1904 courthouse, and the blue and gold colors will be the same tone as those used in the state flag.

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com Coweta County has a flag, but you've never seen it. The design was approved a few years ago, and the flag will be unveiled at the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the restored 1904 courthouse. The ribbon cutting is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 19, if restoration work stays on schedule at the historic building.
The Coweta flag, along with the U.S. and Georgia flags, will fly at both the historic courthouse and at the Coweta County Justice Center. The courthouse currently has only one flagpole, but plans -- as part of the new courthouse landscaping -- are to add two more, all located on the western side. The center pole will be taller and will be used for the American flag, which will be flanked by the Georgia and Coweta flags. The Coweta County Justice Center constructed to replace the historic courthouse facility has three flagpoles installed. The third pole was always intended for the county flag -- there just wasn't a flag to hang there. The new county flag will be flown at the justice center after it is unveiled at the courthouse, said Patricia Palmer, Coweta's public affairs director. The flag features the well-known Coweta County seal, and the blue and gold colors will be the same tone as those used in the state flag. As for other locations that might fly the Coweta County flag, "that remains to be seen," Palmer said.


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