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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»

Food Lion closing supermarkets in F’ville, Newnan

The Food Lion Corp. opened a grocery store on the southeast side of Fayetteville and two in Newnan less than two years ago; now they will be closing in the next month.

Delhaize America, parent company of Food Lion grocery stores, announced Jan. 11 that the under-performing stores will be among 29 in Georgia that will be closing in 30 days or less. Read More»

Summit Y is ready to help you begin anew

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and for many to set goals that make them stronger in spirit, mind and body.

For the Summit/Fayette YMCA, dedicated to a leading youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, one of the most important resolutions is to build or maintain family connectedness.

Here are five things we believe will help families to be healthier and stronger throughout the year: Read More»

W. Ga. puppy mill closed on New Year’s Eve

This is one of the dogs rescued on New Year’s Eve by the Newnan Coweta Humane Society. The voluntary surrender of 29 pure and mixed breed dogs and one cat occurred at a location in west Georgia and was facilitated after conversations with the breeder. Photo/Special.

Staff and volunteers with the Newnan Coweta Humane Society (NCHS) had a different kind of celebration on New Year’s Eve when they facilitated the closure of a west Georgia puppy mill and, with the cooperation of the breeder, took possession of 29 dogs and a cat. No charges have been filed in the voluntary surrender.

NCHS President LouAnn Jones said staff on New Year’s Eve and with the consent of the facility operator took possession of 19 adult toy breed dogs, nine mixed breed puppies, an adult Beagle mix and one cat.
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'Pedal for Pets' raises funds to address pet over-population

Lexie sits on the exam table as (from left) H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic Director LouAnn Jones, Pedal for Pets organizer Wendy Maguire, H.E.L.P. employee Amanda Mease, Georgia Heartland Director Jane Reed and president Jerry Ginn discuss Maguire’s fundraising efforts that began in August as a way to stem the tide of pet over-population. Pedal for Pets expects to have another Senoia to Savannah bike ride fundraiser this summer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia business owner and Fayette County resident Wendy Maguire has long been concerned about the over-population of dogs and cats. And recently the animal lover in her decided to put her effort where her heart is. Maguire established Pedal for Pets and is conducting fundraising events to help supply funds for spay and neutering in conjunction with the multi-county Georgia Heartland Humane Society and the H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic in Newnan. Read More»

Julia W. Williamson of Newnan

Mrs. Julia W. Williamson of Newnan died Friday Dec. 30, 2011.

Mrs. Williamson was a member of Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church.

She retired from Ga. Tech as a bookkeeper in the college book store.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh A. Williamson. Read More»

Newnan theater seeking talent for slate of shows

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

NCTC is offering auditions for three new shows. “All experience levels are welcome,” said Artistic Director Paul Conroy. “If you think you’d like to be in a show, you should just take the chance and audition. You might win a part in a chorus or even a lead role.”

“We have a talented group of regular performers,” added Conroy. “At the same time, we’re always looking for new faces. It’s good to have as wide a pool as possible to cast your net.” Read More»