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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»

Talking to NCTC's chief NITWIT

Drew Turner, left, and Jeff Allen, right, model games for the NITWITS class. The games are based on their rules of improv. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

The popular NITWITS are returning to the NCTC stage on June 18, Saturday evening at 8 p.m. NITWITS stands for Newnan Improv Troupe with Intelligent Talented Stooges. The actors play games that require them to improvise a story or skit on the spur of the moment.

Spencer Jordan talked about format changes for the June 18 show and future plans for NITWITS.

Since your group works together so well, why would you want to change? Read More»

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan

Kimberly Marie Fowler, 29, of Newnan, formerly of Fayette County died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Mrs. Fowler was a school teacher with the Coweta County Schools. She was a graduate of Starrs Mill High School and West Georgia College.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph K. Fowler of Newnan; daughter Madison Marie Fowler of Newnan; parents Skip and Karen Clark of Sharpsburg; brothers David Clark of Senoia and Bobby Clark of Roopville; grandmothers Joan Sabo and Mary Ann Jones; nephews Ethan, Jacob, Jet and Ace Clark. Read More»

Newnan big part of Yamaha expansion

Newnan’s role in the manufacture of Yamaha ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) just got a lot bigger. The Coweta County facility will play a major role in Yahama’s move to transfer the production of the company’s worldwide manufacture of ATVs to the United States. Read More»

Maria Hellendoorn, 51, of Newnan

Maria Hellendoorn, 51, of Newnan, GA died on May 27, 2011.

She married Bernard in his native Holland in 1992. They moved to Georgia in 1997 and together they raised the three joys of her life, Brittany (17), Brent (15), and Bradley (12). Read More»

Newnan holding online auction of surplus property

The City of Newnan is currently auctioning off surplus property consisting of seven vehicles. Bids will be accepted online at www.publicsurplus.com until June 8 at 3 p.m. All items are sold “as-is, where-is” and no warranty is implied or expressed by the City of Newnan. 

The successful bidder is responsible for pick-up of the vehicle(s) once payment is made. The vehicles may be inspected at the City Shop located at 55 Boone Drive in Newnan from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily until June 8.   Read More»

Newnan man pleads guilty in prescription drug ring

Newnan resident Terry Randy Wallace pleaded guilty in federal court May 11 to conspiring with nearly a dozen others to possess and distribute the prescription drug oxycodone. The case is related to another involving 27 year-old Marietta resident Kristen Noelle Goduto and an alleged drug ring, the Goduto organization, that forged prescriptions for oxycodone and sold the drug across north Georgia from Blue Ridge to McDonough. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents Simon farce 'Rumors'

Newnan Community Theatre presents Simon farce 'Rumors'

By Joan Doggrell
jdoggrell@bellsouth.net

Neil Simon’s “Rumors” opened yesterday at the Newnan Community Theatre.

“Everyone loves Neil Simon,” said Paul Conroy, Artistic Director for NCTC. “He’s one of the top three best known American playwrights, the other two being Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. He’s like an old friend you haven’t seen in awhile, but when you meet again you know exactly where you left off and what you’re getting into.” Read More»

Baptism, Bing Rupert Ellis

Shown are L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Bing Rupert Ellis, son of Philip Andrew Ellis and Lei Collins Ellis of Newnan, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on May 1, 2011, during the 8:30 a.m. service at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The sacrament was administered by Bishop David Epps, rector of Christ the King, with Deacon James Gardner assisting. Shown are, L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Thanks for WWII Heritage days

On behalf of the history teachers of the Coweta-Fayette County area, we are most thankful to the men and women of the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force for hosting WW II Heritage Days at Falcon Field.

The planes, vehicles, WW II re-enactors, displays, and the entire atmosphere was a fantastic hands-on history experience that goes far beyond what a student would ever encounter in a classroom.

Above and beyond that were the WW II veterans that were able to share first-hand experiences with the public. I particularly enjoyed speaking with Mr. Ron Mooney, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Read More»

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