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UWG chem lab named for Newnan residents

The Parks sign papers at UWG. The University’s chemistry lab is named in their honor. Photo/Submitted.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is proud to announce the naming of the Chemistry Science Laboratory at the UWG Newnan Center.

The chemistry lab will be named in memory of Joseph William Parks, Jr., M.D., as a charitable gift from Dr. and Mrs. Joseph William Parks III.

The lab will open with the newly renovated Newnan center in the historic Newnan Hospital spring 2015. 

The Parks also announced the new Trailblazer Scholarship Fund, a $50,000 donation establishing a scholarship to support first generation college students from Coweta County attending UWG to major in nursing.  Read More»

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ at NTC

Elizabeth Sandlin and Christian Pollack rehearsing for “Prelude to a Kiss.” Photo/Submitted

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a 1988 play by Craig Lucas, tells the story of a young bride and groom that experience a supernatural event at their wedding. As a result, they are forced to contemplate the true meaning of “soul mate.” Immediately after Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, Rita’s soul and the old man’s magically exchange bodies.

Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes to be Rita, but during their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita’s body is no longer inhabited by Rita’s soul. Read More»

Multi-church mission on tap for Coweta this weekend

Youth from Coweta County will have an opportunity to participate in life-changing mission projects starting Friday, Nov. 14 thru Sunday, Nov. 16 during the River of Life Mission (ROL) weekend.

Cokes Chapel United Methodist, Cornerstone United Methodist, Newnan First United Methodist, and Senioa United Methodist churches have joined forces to return ROL to Coweta County for a successful weekend. Read More»

Mad Hatter tea party in Wonderland

The Queen of Hearts. Photo/Submitted

Event raises money to help prevent bullying & raise confidence in youths

The Mad Hatter tea party will be a walk through Wonderland. The event is Nov. 15 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville road. Guests will be able to bid during a silent auction on “the Queen’s dowery,” as well as mill around with characters from Alice in Wonderland, all while enjoying adult drinks and heavy hors de oeuvres. Read More»

From Gotham to Coweta

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The Coweta Community Foundation (CCF) is set to host a Spirit Night Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chick-fil-a Dwarf House on Bullsboro Rd. The community can expect a fun-filled evening full of surprises.

One of the main attractions is the arrival of the Batmobile all the way from Gotham City.

The event directly supports the community as 15 percent of the proceeds go to the CCF, which then funds grants in order to impact non-profits throughout the community.  Read More»

Newnan readies for a holiday tradition

The time for Newnan’s annual Christmas parade is just around the corner. Complete with the theme a “Storybook Christmas,” the parade will be held downtown on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. 

The parade will begin at Lagrange Street and will proceed to North Court Square. The parade will make a right turn onto East Court Square then another right onto Greenville Street. The parade will continue along Greenville Street to the Coweta County Justice Center. Read More»

Redevelopment agency provides a helping hand with efforts at Volunteers Day in Newnan

The City of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) partnered with nearly 50 students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 1st. The area of focus was the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive. In seven hours, they were able to clean up the basketball court and surrounding pavilion area, build two super sturdy picnic tables, paint ten houses, and put shutters on two more. Other efforts included yard work/landscaping, trash collection, and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
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Higher Ground panel discussion set for tomorrow

The Higher Ground Group, comprised of an assembly of four long-time Atlanta faith leaders who share common experiences and lead positive change, will explore what it means to be a person of faith within a diverse social system via a panel discussion entitled “Christians, Jews and Muslims: Let’s talk — Opening the dialogue amongst all peoples of faith.”

The event will be hosted by and held in the sanctuary of Newnan Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. and is an initiative led by Hasco Craver, City of Newnan’s business development director. Read More»

SouthCrest & NURA join for volunteer day

The city of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) will partner with students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The area of focus will be the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive.
Efforts will include yard work, landscaping, painting, trash collection and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
The NURA works closely with the Housing Authority of Newnan to make improvements within their redevelopment area. Read More»

Vegan chef gives free lessons, samples

Returning by popular request to the Carnegie, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., chef Michael Laidlaw will again prepare and provide a special food demonstration in the continuing effort to present his introduction to vegan preparation and cooking. Read More»

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