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»

Newnan launches redevelopment incentive program

Newnan last week announced the launch of an economic development incentive program that targets redevelopment projects. Read More»

Say hello to first baby born in 2013 in Fayette

Say hello to first baby born in 2013 in Fayette

Kimberly and Joel Dover beam about the birth of their daughter, Allison Kate Dover, the first child born in Fayette County in 2013. Baby Allison was born on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:02 a.m. and came into the world weighing 6 lbs. 4.5 ounces and 19 inches long. The baby was delivered by Dr. Heather Turner at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The Dovers have two other children and reside in Newnan. Photo/Special.

Coweta man charged with child porn violations

A Newnan man has been indicted for receiving and distributing child pornography on the Internet, according to officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta.

Justin Corley, 32, is charged with one count each of distributing child pornography, receiving child pornography and possessing child pornography by using “peer to peer” file sharing programs, officials said. Read More»

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