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Deborah Fricks Appleton, 53, of Newnan

Deborah "Debbie"Fricks Appleton, 53, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Wed., April 11, 2012 in the company of her family.

She was born August 15, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas to James Larry Fricks and Myra Ann Simpson Fricks. She graduated from Southaven High School in Southaven, Miss., in 1976. Read More»

Shenandoah Blvd. in Newnan to get rehab

The rehabilitation of Shenandoah Boulevard was approved April 3 by a unanimous vote of the Coweta County Commission.

Commissioners approved the $1.337 million low bid by C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. that will rehabilitate the roadway between Ga. Highway 34 and Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

Hogansville man faces murder charge in Newnan shooting

A Hogansville man has been charged with murder in the March 31 shooting death of Newnan resident James Christopher Johnson III outside the Corner Tavern.

Newnan Police Chief Buster Meadows said detectives were called to the Corner Tavern on the Newnan Crossing Bypass in reference to a shooting on March 31 at approximately 11 p.m. Arriving at the scene, Detective Sgt. Brent Blankenship responded to the scene and was advised that 25 year-old James Christopher Johnson III of Newnan was shot one time in the chest by Adam Lee Edmondson, 26, of 227 Oak Street in Hogansville, Meadows said. Read More»

Barbara Ruth Boyles, age 72 of Newnan

Mrs. Barbara Ruth Boyles

"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:29.

Mrs. Barbara Ruth Boyles, age 72 of Newnan died at her residence on March 10, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Through even the darkest days with her terminal illness, she "gave God the glory" and entered into glory the way she lived her life. To meet her was to love her and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her children and grandchildren were her heart. Read More»

G. Belinda Stanford McEachern of Newnan

G. Belinda Stanford McEachern died unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2012 while on a cruise in the Caribbean.

She was born Feb. 11, 1953, the daughter of Glover Kenneth Stanford and Betty Jones Stanford.

Her father preceded her in death in 1997. She was also predeceased by her dear sisters Faye S. Moore and an infant sister Kathy Elaine Stanford. Read More»

Local author will appear at horror convention

Newnan resident Christina Barber has written both fictional books and short stories in the horror genre and has also written a non-fiction book, “Spirits of Georgia’s Southern Crescent.” She will be at the Days of the Dead convention at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center this weekend, discussing her books and her new television show, “Hometown Haunts,” which should debut on Charter this spring. Read More»

Danny Wilson is new pastor at Lisbon Baptist in Fayetteville

Danny Wilson, of Newnan

Members of Lisbon Baptist Church announce that they have called a new pastor for the church. Danny Wilson, of Newnan accepted the position effective Feb. 19.

Wilson formerly served at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan.

He and his wife Lynn have two sons, Brian Wilson and his son Zach, a senior at Georgia Southern University, and Cliff Wilson, his wife Lauri and their children Max, and Amelia, all of Newnan. Read More»

Work at Drake Stadium on track for mid-May completion

Work on the $4.8 million project to re-work the seating and provide other modifications at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium is ongoing and expected to be completed by mid-May. That was the word at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Newnan Theatre presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Newnan Theatre presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, opens at Newnan Community Theatre on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. and runs through February 26. The show “is not for the faint of heart,” said Artistic Director Paul Conroy, who is directing this intense drama. 

However, for true drama devotees, this is a play not to be missed. “It’s Albee’s best known work, and it puts him in the class with Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller—the great playwrights of American Theatre,” said Conroy.  Read More»

Pat Shepherd of Newnan

Pat Shepherd of Newnan passed away at his home Feb. 4, 2012 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Griffin, Ga., Feb. 28, 1948 and was raised in Newnan. He graduated from Newnan High School in 1966 where he was salutatorian. He received his B.B.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of Georgia in 1970 and continued his education at the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. Read More»

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