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Home stands replacement begins at Drake Stadium

Work began on the replacement of the home stands at Newnan High School’s Drake stadium over the 2011 Thanksgiving Break. Photo/Special.

With the Newnan High School Cougars 2011 season coming to a close on November 18, work began over the school system’s Thanksgiving break to replace the visitor’s side stands at Drake stadium on the Newnan High campus. Read More»

Sa Za in Newnan is serious about their food

From left are owner Joe DiMaggio Jr., sous chef Frazier Bagwell and executive chef Jason Siegel. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Joe DiMaggio Jr., the owner of Sa Za in Newnan (yes, he’s related - he’s Joltin’ Joe’s cousin), has always loved history and archaeology. With a baseball legend in his family tree and ancestors in both northern and southern Italy, it’s easy to see how the stories that were passed down from generation to generation sparked an interest in him and led him to travel all over the world. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents 'On Golden Pond'

Mary Caroline Moore and Tony Daniel “aged up” for their roles as Ethel and Norman Thayer in “On Golden Pond.” Photo/Special.

A conversation with Sarah Jordan, director of the show

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“On Golden Pond,” directed by NCTC’s own Sarah Jordan, opens at the Newnan Community Theatre on November 10. The highly acclaimed movie “On Golden Pond,” made in 1981, starred Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.  Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda won best actress and best actor Oscars for their roles.

Sarah, will “On Golden Pond” be the first play you’ve directed? Read More»

Distribution center brings 108 jobs to Newnan-Coweta

A company that makes sure you get your fast-food orders filled at Chick-fil-A, Arby’s, Burger King and Captain D’s and your sit-down orders at Red Lobster and Olive Garden is setting up shop in the Coweta County Industrial Park, bringing 108 jobs to the Newnan area.

MBM Foodservice — one of the largest privately owned foodservice distributors in the nation, specializing in providing food to more than 25,000 nationally franchised restaurants — will spend $12.6 million to convert a spec building to its needs, according to a news release Thursday from the office of Gov. Nathan Deal. Read More»

Applications for Newnan Christmas parade on Dec. 4 available on city website

The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday, December 4, beginning at 3 p.m.  The parade begins at Temple Avenue Park and continues on Jackson Street and LaGrange Street to Newnan High School.  Sit down by the hearth and have some hot chocolate as this year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays”.  The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands.  Read More»

Connie Lucille Seymour Miles, 75, of Newnan

Connie Lucille Seymour Miles, 75, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 with her family beside her during her final hours.

Mrs. Miles was born to James Emmett Seymour, Sr. and Lucille Tidwell Seymour on August 8, 1936 in Macon, Ga. Connie loved life, her family and friends. Read More»

Horses coming to Newnan to raise money for children's museum

The Newnan Coweta Historical Society will be putting on an event this spring where painted fiberglass horses will be on display in downtown Newnan.  People can purchase a horse to be painted and displayed.  All proceeds go to the historical society to benefit a planned childre's museum.  The deadline for sponsorship is October 15.  You can call 770-253-8866 for more information.

Dale W. Sweatman Jr., age 74, of Newnan

Mr. Dale W. Sweatman Jr., age 74, of Newnan, passed away Sept. 28, 2011.

He retired from Delta after 23 years of employment and was currently employed at the Clayton County Justice Center. Mr. Sweatman was a loyal member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a Mason for 50 years.    Read More»

Coweta's Seabaugh named new deputy state treasurer

Republican State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg will be trading in his politician's wares for those of a prominent state employee. Read More»

Lester Ray Duncan, 80, of Newnan

Mr. Lester Ray Duncan, 80, of Newnan, Ga., passed away on Sept. 14, 2011.

Mr. Duncan is a former resident of Lakewood Christian Manor. He retired from Genuine Auto Parts, where he worked as a parts delivery man.

Being an avid collector, he enjoyed increasing his collections of belt buckles, plates, guns and coins. Read More»

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