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Cool treats on a warm Newnan Market Day

Cool treats on a warm Newnan Market Day

There is nothing quite like a bit of cool refreshment on a warm summer afternoon. And that is exactly what Brooklyn Brown (age 2) and Matthew Brown (age 3) found recently in downtown Newnan during one of the city’s many Market Day events. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan to hold Citizen Academy

Newnan residents wanting to learn more about how local government operates have the perfect venue coming their way beginning in September. Registration is underway for a hands-on Citizen Academy that cover topics from city ordinances to economic development and public meetings to public safety.

 City Public Information Officer Gina Snider said the annual Newnan Citizen Academy is held in the fall. The academy this year will begin Sept. 12 and run through Oct. 25. Snider said registration for this year’s Newnan Citizen Academy is underway and will close on Aug. 31. Read More»

Alyce Irene Menet, 89, of Newnan

Alyce Irene Menet, age 89, of Newnan, GA went to be with the Lord on August 10, 2011.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 28, 1922 to the late Eric and Olga Anderson. She lived in Vista, CA for many years and was a retired employee of the state of California. She moved to Newnan in 2002 and she was a member of Peachtree City Church of Christ.

Alyce was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Ernest Menet. Read More»

Newnan theatre presents a magical muggle murder mystery

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

On August 13 at 7 p.m., a new headmaster is being announced at the world's most famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, and all alumni and special guests are invited to attend a celebration in the Great Hall. Be sure to wear your dress robes. All your favorite characters will be in attendance, even a few you wish were not. The Ministry of Magic has insisted that every precaution be taken to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. Read More»

Puckett-Gareau wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Gareau

Jennifer Paige Puckett and Martin Patrick Gareau were married Saturday, May 28, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Fairburn. Pastor Timothy Gareau, uncle of the groom, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Cindy Farr of Newnan and Rick Puckett of Douglasville. She is a pharmacist with Publix in Atlanta.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Patrick Gareau Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the director for global operations with Casemate, also in Atlanta.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Read More»

Pickin’ on the square in Newnan

Pickin’ on the square in Newnan

It was like a slice of bluegrass heaven July 16 as acoustic musicians from around the Coweta County area made their to the Historic Courthouse in Newnan. Now a mainstay for free, improvised musical entertainment, Pickin’ on the Square happens year-round on the first the third Saturdays each month beginning at 11 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Willie Lynch Park nears completion

Construction work at Willie Lynch Park is almost complete. The City of Newnan has contracted with Georgia Development Partners to design and construct several overall park improvements to the existing park located at the intersection of Wesley Street and Richard Allen Drive. The park is currently home to the Wesley Street Gym, Pickett Field, and the recently opened Lynch Park Pool. The Newnan Boys and Girls Club is also located directly across street the from the park. Read More»

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell, age 51

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell

Tracey Ann Bentley Maxwell, age 51, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Winter Park, Florida. From her birth in Hazen, North Dakota, on April 10, 1960, Tracey was known for her outgoing and vivacious nature which brightened the lives of those around her. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan, died on July 9, 2011.

Mr. Cody is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Lee Cody; parents William Ralph Cody and Theodosia Edenfield; brother, Herbert Cody. Read More»

Coweta Gospel sings set for July 22, 23

The Grantville Southern Country Gospel Sings, which formerly were held in the renovated Railroad Freight Depot, will continue to be held down the tracks a bit at the First Baptist Church of Grantville.

The sings will be held on the fourth Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public, and there will be opportunity to meet the artists.

Featured on Friday, July 22 will be Bobby Ellis and His Country Gospel Band, Sounds of Glory and One Accord. Featured on Saturday, July 23 will be the Morris Family and the Klondike Trio. Read More»