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Several local authors featured at B&N book signing in Newnan

Connie Campbell Bratcher

Local author Connie Campbell Bratcher will be among several local authors featured at a book signing at Newnan’s Barnes & Noble store on June 26 from 6-8 p.m. Bratcher’s current book of inspirational poetry, Shine The Light, will be featured and D.D. Watson, illustrator of the book, will be on hand as well. Read More»

Box of pamphlets sets off Newnan bomb scare

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

Downtown Newnan saw a flurry of activity around the old courthouse on the square Wednesday as law enforcement investigated a possible bomb threat which turned out to be a false alarm.

According to Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager, at approximately 8:20 a.m. June 11, an employee entering the old courthouse spotted a suspicious package on the ground just outside the west entrance. The employee informed the deputy on duty inside the courthouse, who in turn notified the sheriff’s office. Read More»

Look, Mom, I fit!

Look, Mom, I fit!

Five-year-old Fayetteville resident Lola Knowles got an up-close look at one of the large tires on an earth-mover that was part of the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. The June 7 event at Ashley Park in Newnan featured more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta plans Sacred Harp Singing Convention, classes

Newnan’s historic courthouse in downtown Newnan will be the site of a Sacred Harp Singing Convention next month when the Coweta Visitors Center hosts the event from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with dinner on the grounds at noon.

As a prelude and introduction to the art form, classes on sacred harp singing are planned at the center this month. Read More»

Niagara bottling plant adds more jobs prior to opening

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, announced in mid-March that it would construct a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County. Now the company has updated those plans to include two production lines at start-up and expects to create 70 jobs. Read More»

Clinton W. Shaw, Jr., 93, of Newnan

Clinton W. Shaw, Jr., 93, of Newnan, Ga., passed away May 19, 2014.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Shaw belonged to the Atlanta Bagpipe Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian Greene Shaw; son Kevin Clinton Shaw and parents Laura Ellen and Clinton Shaw, Sr.

He is survived by his children Jane (Ellen) Lankford; Pamela Booher and Dale Shaw; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Read More»

Movies on the minds of visiting planners

33 attendees of the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Atlanta toured Senoia including Tatiana Yokoyama of Cerritos, California. Pictured on the tour are (front row, from left) Yokoyama, Sandra Parker with the Coweta Co. Planning Dept., Tracy Dunnavant, planning director for the city of Newnan; on the back row, from left are Tavores Edwards, transportation manager for Coweta County and Pete Frisina, director of the Fayette County Community Service Division. Photo/Special.

Coweta, Newnan host planning 'field trip'

Coweta County and the City of Newnan recently partnered to host attendees of the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Atlanta on a daylong tour of Senoia and the new Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County. The mobile workshop was called “The Walking Dead of Senoia and Pinewood Studios Economic Development Driver.” Read More»

Blessings by the basketful; Cokes Chapel supports Welcome House

Showing off their ‘blessing baskets,” front row (L-R) are Kaylee Moore, Kathy Schumacher and Pastor Mark Jordan. Back row (L-R) are Amanda Bryant, Jayme Cruz, Brenda Hanes, Freda Abraham, Madeline Cruz, Mike White, Esther Lyons, Crystal Bishop, Kathy Awbrey, and Wanda Moore.  Not pictured: Abe Abraham, Cynthia Myers, and Patty White. Photo/Special.

Residents of Community Welcome House, a women’s shelter in Newnan, will have a little more to smile about this Mother’s Day when they receive ‘Blessing Baskets’ prepared by the congregation of Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church. Read More»

A tasty time for all in Newnan

A tasty time for all in Newnan

With more than 45 local restaurants and vendors to sample, the annual Taste of Newnan event in downtown drew a big crowd as usual Thursday. It was a great chance for many local to enjoy the fair spring weather and catch up with neighbors. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

PTC seek KC man for identity theft

Peachtree City police have issued arrest warrants for this man, Brian Gordon, 40, of Kansas City, for multiple counts of identity theft. Anyone with information on Gordon's location is asked to call police at 770-487-8866 or use the department's anonymous web tips site at www.tipsubmit.com (select "Peachtree") or submit a tip on the department's Facebook or Twitter feed.

Peachtree City police have issued warrants for a Kansas City man for multiple counts of identity theft after he stole wallets from gym lockers and used credit cards minutes later.

Police said Brian Gordon, 40 used two credit cards for a $2,818 purchase at Best Buy in Newnan and also at the Newnan Chevron on Hampton Way for a $9.75 transaction. The fraud took place April 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. after he stole the wallets from lockers at the World Gym at 680 Lexington Circle in Peachtree City, police said. Read More»

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