Tipster receives $5K after arsonist convicted

Sometimes it does pay to keep a watchful eye out for crime. An anonymous tipster will be receiving a pay day for providing information that led to the arrest and conviction of a Newnan man on charges of serial arson.

The anonymous tipster will receive $5,000 for providing the information that lead to the recent conviction of Willie Claude Mack, according to Newnan Public Information Officer Gina Snider. Mack was convicted on four counts of intentionally setting four fires on southeast side of downtown Newnan, Snider said. Read More»

Mary Don Erskine, 73, of Newnan

Mary Don Erskine, 73, passed away March 24, 2013 in Newnan, Ga.

She was born August 5, 1939 to Orval and Addie Mae Neal. She was a flight attendant for 42 years.

She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Michel and husband Wayne of Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren Zachary Frasier of Newnan, Ga. and Heather Narron and husband Chris of Senoia, Ga.; sister Carolyn Porter of San Diego, Calif.; brother Ron Neal, of Phoenix, Ariz.; ex-husband Jack Erskine of Locust Grove, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews across the country. Read More»

Wadsworth concert slated for April 20 in Newnan

The date is set! Newnan’s native son and world-famous pianist Charles Wadsworth will return to Newnan to perform in concert in his namesake Charles Wadsworth Municipal Auditorium April 20 at 7:30 pm. Read More»

Ready, aim ... Fire!

Ready, aim ... Fire!

In the first photo, fire streaming from the rifles of Civil War soldiers represented only a small portion of the Civil War encampment activities held March 2 at the historic train depot near downtown Newnan where living historians played the part of soldiers and civilians at the day-long event. The encampment was sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Photo/Ben Nelms. Read More»

Step back into history in Newnan for Civil War encampment today

There will be a lot of interactive history on display today (Saturday) as the historic train depot on East Broad Street in Newnan becomes the site of a Civil War encampment. Later in the day the Wadsworth Auditorium will feature a lecture on aspects of the life of Abraham Lincoln.

The Civil War encampment will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. at the old train depot located at 60 East Broad Street. Living historians will portray Confederate and federal soldiers and civilians. Those attending are invited to participate in 1860s crafts and learn about the year 1863.  Read More»

Wounded heroes program to provide Newnan home to veteran

A national organization supporting wounded veterans has a mortgage-free home in Newnan that will soon go to the recipient of the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program.

The Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) was founded in 2007 to support wounded combat veterans during their transition back to civilian life. One of the programs, Homes 4 Wounded Heroes, pairs wounded vets with a mortgage-free home. Read More»

Bonnell plans Newnan expansion

Bonnell Aluminum has long provided a business presence in Newnan. And now the company is set to expand its operations by investing $17 million to add an aluminum extrusion line to serve the automotive and light truck industries. Read More»

Newnan receives LCI grant for old hospital area

Newnan is one of nine Atlanta area communities to receive a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) award. And for Newnan, the Feb. 8 announcement comes with a $120,000 award for the Newnan Town Center project that will focus on redevelopment opportunities near the old Newnan Hospital. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan seeks help for ER wait times

The new Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road has been open less than a year, but it is already experiencing wait times that have led to a new medical screening exam in the emergency room to more effectively serve patients with more severe conditions.

“Emergency rooms across the country have seen a continual increase in the number of patients who visit for primary care needs, and Piedmont Newnan is among them,” said hospital president and CEO Michael Bass. “As a result, patients are experiencing longer wait times.” Read More»

The importance of combatting emotional eating

Special to The Citizen

As a Health Care Provider at Absolute Weight Loss and Wellness I have found that the most challenging patients to treat for weight loss are emotional eaters. Read More»

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