Cancer Treatment Centers of America opens in Newnan

Nurses Amanda Woodward, (L), a Brooks resident, and Melissa Runyon, of Newnan, were just two of the large number of staff ready to accept first day patients Aug. 15 at the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital located at Ashley Park in Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The day finally arrived on Wednesday for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital at Ashley Park in Newnan to accept its first patients. And as they began to arrive from across the Southeastern United States, patients and their families entered a state-of-the-art facility that looks more like a luxury hotel. Read More»

Lewis Doyle Griggs, age 75, of Newnan

Mr. Lewis Doyle Griggs, age 75, of Newnan, passed away at his home on August 7, 2012. He was born in Fayette County on November 14, 1936 to the late James Lewis Griggs and Estelle Parrott Griggs.

Doyle is survived by his wife, Harriette Padgett Griggs; children, Gary Lewis Griggs, Gayla Griggs Agrifolio and Greta Griggs Hannah (Darrell); grandchildren, Joshua Aaron Hannah, Courtney Lauren Hannah and Brooke Nicole Wayman; niece, Jennifer Thomas Hopper (Jon) and great nieces, Emma and Ella Hopper. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Griggs Thomas. Read More»

Etha Cook, age 85, of Newnan

Mrs. Etha Cook, age 85, of Newnan passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hulan Cook and is survived by her daughter, Debbie Marjenhoff and husband, Buddy of Newnan; sister, Carolyn Welch of Newnan; grandchildren, Brian Simmons, Greg Simmons, Andrew Marjenhoff, all of Newnan; 3 great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Dr. David Chancey officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Friends meet up to make music in Newnan

Friends meet up to make music in Newnan

Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan always draws plenty of acoustic musicians. But not all are from Coweta County. Jesse Cawley, at left, is from Opelika, Ala., and Dale Gentry is from Bowdon. The friends decided the grounds of the historic courthouse would be a good place to meet up and spend an afternoon making music. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan’s New Lebanon Baptist plans Homecoming this Sunday

New Lebanon Baptist Church, 1674 Wagers Mill Rd. in Newnan, will celebrate its 138th birthday and Homecoming 2012, Sunday, July 15, beginning with the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

The celebration will include special singing and preaching with The Old Paths Quartet and dinner on the grounds immediately following the morning service. Everyone is invited.

With loads of enthusiasm and ministry experience, the Old Paths Quartet materialized out of Atlanta. Read More»

A horse of a different color in Newnan

A horse of a different color in Newnan

These ladies are admiring “Forever Mine” painted by Corinne Galla. The artist was one of the 25 around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan on June 9 with their life-size replica horses. The painted horse project will remain downtown until mid-July. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newnan to residents: don’t feed stray/feral cats

It seems like such an innocent practice. But there is a lot more involved. Newnan’s stray and feral cat population continues to grow and the city is asking residents to refrain from feeding the furry animals that tend to congregate behind shopping centers. Those found feeding them could be subject to a citation.

“While it is understandable citizens have concern for these animals it does prohibit us from doing our job to trap and relocate these strays if citizens continue feeding them,” said Newnan Animal Warden Cyndi Hoffman. Read More»

Main Street Newnan holds ‘Summer Wined Up’

Main Street Newnan is proud to announce the fourth annual wine event “Summer Wined Up” previously known as “Wine About the Economy”. The event is scheduled for June 15 from 5-9 pm. Twenty-one merchants have signed up to participate each featuring a different wine.

This year’s event has a new name according to Main Street Manager, JoAnn Gentry.

“The merchants are looking forward to summer in downtown and we decided ‘Summer Wined Up’ not only reflects their optimism but also gets people ‘wined’ up about happenings in downtown Newnan this summer,” Gentry said. Read More»

Mary Ruth Gibbs, 75, of Newnan

Mary Ruth Gibbs, 75, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 after a brief illness.

She was born in Atlanta, Ga. to Vernon Norris Cline and Mary Ruth Cline on February 16, 1937. Mrs. Gibbs was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Read More»

Jan McElwaney Gibson, 73, of Newnan

Jan McElwaney Gibson, 73, of Newnan passed away on May 30, 2012.

Jan was the longtime owner of Jan's Hallmark in Baton Rouge, La. and Newnan, Ga. She is a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by parents, K.W and Martha Griffith McElwaney and two brothers, King McElwaney and Mike McElwaney. Read More»

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