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Crowds bundle up for Newnan Christmas parade

Crowds bundle up for Newnan Christmas parade

The frigid weather in Newnan last Sunday could not quell the excitement at the city’s annual Christmas parade. The parade attracted 70 entries and enormous crowds that lined Jackson and LaGrange streets. Whether floats signifying the Nativity or a Christmas tree loaded with ornaments or marching bands and organizations wanting to participate, all were present for the parade that began downtown and proceeded along a frozen parade route to Newnan High School. Photo/Ben Nelms

Christmas comes to Senoia, Newnan this weekend

It’s that time of year. The Christmas season is here and so are the parades and festivities this weekend in Senoia and Newnan. Light Up Senoia festivities will be held Saturday, followed by Newnan’s annual Christmas parade on Sunday. Weather for both events should include relatively clear skies and cool temperatures.

Light Up Senoia festivities will begin downtown on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. As usual, the afternoon will be filled with a variety of venues including Santa’s workshop, music and entertainment and plenty of goodies at the food court. Read More»

2010 Newnan Yuletide Tour of Homes on Dec. 3

One of the houses on the annual Yuletide Tour of Homes in Newnan. Photo/Special.

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will present this year’s annual Yuletide Tour of Homes on Friday, Dec. 3 in Newnan, the “City of Homes.” The tour is from 5 to 9 p.m. and includes seven homes that span over a century of architectural styles.

This popular event has been presented by the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary for the past twenty-three years, and NCHS is honored to be this year’s sponsor. Read More»

Edwards-McBride wedding

Mr. & Mrs. McBride

Jesse Joseph McBride and Shannon Lynnette Edwards were married Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 in a candlelight ceremony at Trinity Anglican Mission Church in Atlanta. Alex Early of Newnan officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edwards of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Billie Crocker Edwards and the late Col. William W. Edwards of Macon, and Marian Massalon of Macon. She is a 2009 graduate of Georgia State University and is currently employed by a fabric company. Read More»

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan died Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Huckaby Richardson of Newnan; children: Trae Richardson and his girlfriend Whitney McBrayer; Ryan Richardson and his girlfriend Courtney Bailey; Maxie Richardson, all of Fayetteville; stepchildren: Benjamin Huckaby and Nicki Huckaby both of Newnan; parents, David and Ann (Hayes) Richardson of Fayetteville; brother, James Richardson of Griffin; grandparents, Royce and Martha Richardson of Fayetteville, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Read More»

Newnan hospice plans remembrance service Nov. 4

The annual Service of Remembrance sponsored by Healthfield Hospice will be held Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1250 Lora Smith Road, Newnan (corner of Lora Smith and Ga. Highway 34, west of Thomas Crossroads.)

Families whose loved ones have passed away within the past year are invited to share in this special time of remembrance.

The service includes music and lighting of candles for each person who is being remembered. A special reception for family members follows the service.

RSVP to 770-502-1104 and direct questions to Debbie Rose at that number. Read More»

Harry T. Smith, 74, of Newnan

Harry T. Smith, 74, of Newnan, Ga. passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 after a four-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

He was born in 1936 in Charleston, Illinois and was raised in Toledo, Ohio. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1980 after over 20 years of service. He then joined Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. where he retired in 1997 as a Senior Vice President. He later moved to Peachtree City, GA. then on to Colorado Springs, CO. until he was diagnosed with IPF, at which time he then returned to Georgia. Read More»

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan died Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Huckaby Richardson of Newnan; children: Trae Richardson and his girlfriend Whitney McBrayer; Ryan Richardson and his girlfriend Courtney Bailey; Maxie Richardson, all of Fayetteville; stepchildren: Benjamin Huckaby and Nicki Huckaby both of Newnan; parents, David and Ann (Hayes) Richardson of Fayetteville; brother, James Richardson of Griffin; grandparents, Royce and Martha Richardson of Fayetteville, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Read More»

Builders hired for Newnan Cancer Hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has announced the builders for its new five-story, $55 million cancer hospital that will be located in Ashley Park in Newnan. Construction is expected to begin in December.

CTCA spokesperson Maureen Upchurch said the team of Batson-Cook Construction and Okland Construction has been selected to build the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility. The Newnan facility will be the company’s fifth cancer hospital, and its first in the Southeast. Read More»

St. Mary’ Magdalene’s ‘Friends of the Poor’ Walk set for this weekend at Carl Miller Park in Newnan

The first annual “Friends of the Poor® Walk” will get underway in Newnan in the form of a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 25, benefiting the St. Mary Magdalene Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The event is a major fundraiser for the local society which directly aids those in need in Coweta County.

“As Vincentians, we see the personal tragedy of poverty firsthand and do much to alleviate it,” said Liz Durand, chairperson of the event. Durand said they were seeking individuals to participate in the 5K as well as corporate sponsors and volunteers. Read More»