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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»

Saundra W. Wise, 75, of Newnan

Mrs. Saundra W. Wise, 75, of Newnan, passed away April 19, 2014. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family, confident in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Born in Greensboro, N.C. on March 9, 1939, she was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. As a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. in 1961, with a B.S. in education, she was an avid educator. Her favorite things to do were spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining, volunteering at church, playing bridge and watching the Atlanta Braves. Read More»

Charles Mulvenna of Newnan

Charles Mulvenna

Mr. Charles Mulvenna of Newnan, Ga., returned to the Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia complicated by Parkinson's disease. He was 82.

Charles was born in Kearny N.J. to Charles A. Mulvenna and Alice Wallace. The family returned to their native land of Scotland where they resided until 1949 when Charles and his sister came back to the United States. They were later joined by their three brothers and parents. Read More»

DiBenedetto-Bryant Engagement

Dr. Christina DiBenedetto engaged to Marshall Bryant

Dr. & Mrs. John DiBenedetto are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Dr. Christina DiBenedetto to Marshall Bryant, son of Terry Wilson and Leland Bryant.

The future bride is a 2003 graduate of McIntosh High School, a 2007 graduate of The University of Georgia with her Bachelor of Agriculture degree and a 2013  graduate of The University of Georgia with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.   She is practicing small animal medicine in Newnan, Ga. Read More»

Icy driving conditions already

This is the icy view on Robinson Road in Peachtree City contributed by Seth Langford. Slick conditions all over the county are leading to multiple wrecks.

Vehicles continue to slide off road, get stuck; multiple highways shut down

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. Read More»

Battle of Brown's Mill reenactment slated for next weekend

Those interested in American history will be able to get an up-close look at a portion of it later this month. The weekend of Jan. 24-26 will feature the Battle of Brown’s Mill-Hospital Town Reeanctment 2014.

To be held at the historic battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road, the event will be the kick-off for the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill which will include a reenactment of the battle and of Newnan as a “hospital town” during the Civil War. Read More»

John Joseph Trum, Sr. age 54 of Newnan

John Joseph Trum, Sr. age 54 of Newnan, passed away December 7, 2013.

He was born on November 28, 1959 in Elizabeth, N.J. to the late Martin and Jean Golda Trum. Mr. Trum worked in the aviation field for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Trum; children Mike Trum, John Trum, Jr.; brother Martin Trum; and sister, Carol Deamorin.

Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com. Read More»

Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Newnan High School’s cheerleading squad recently organized their annual “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out” to benefit Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Cancer Wellness program.

The cheerleading squad sold t-shirts and raised funds at a regular season football game, resulting in a $3,000 donation.

Because of philanthropic support such as the “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out,” Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan offers free, with comprehensive services and programs to anyone in the Coweta community affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. Read More»