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Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Downtown Newnan was packed with hungry people Thursday evening who sampled the wide variety of foods available at the Spring 2013 Taste of Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Nissan dealership planned for Newnan

The Coweta County Commission on Tuesday had no objection to the annexation request by Newnan of a 4.9-acre tract at Bullsboro Drive near Interstate 85 that is expected to be the location of a Nissan dealership. Read More»

Tony Award-winning play ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ opening in Newnan

Gerald Kemp “driving” Lamar Payne. Photo/Special.

Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” opens April 11 at 8 p.m. in NTC’s Black Box theatre. This heart-warming story is directed by Tony Daniel and stars Susan Patterson, Gerald Kemp, and Lamar Payne. Daniel, Patterson and Payne have long been associated with NTC and have many shows to their credit. Kemp is a newcomer to NTC. Read More»

Tipster receives $5K after arsonist convicted

Sometimes it does pay to keep a watchful eye out for crime. An anonymous tipster will be receiving a pay day for providing information that led to the arrest and conviction of a Newnan man on charges of serial arson.

The anonymous tipster will receive $5,000 for providing the information that lead to the recent conviction of Willie Claude Mack, according to Newnan Public Information Officer Gina Snider. Mack was convicted on four counts of intentionally setting four fires on southeast side of downtown Newnan, Snider said. Read More»

Mary Don Erskine, 73, of Newnan

Mary Don Erskine, 73, passed away March 24, 2013 in Newnan, Ga.

She was born August 5, 1939 to Orval and Addie Mae Neal. She was a flight attendant for 42 years.

She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Michel and husband Wayne of Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren Zachary Frasier of Newnan, Ga. and Heather Narron and husband Chris of Senoia, Ga.; sister Carolyn Porter of San Diego, Calif.; brother Ron Neal, of Phoenix, Ariz.; ex-husband Jack Erskine of Locust Grove, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews across the country. Read More»

Wadsworth concert slated for April 20 in Newnan

The date is set! Newnan’s native son and world-famous pianist Charles Wadsworth will return to Newnan to perform in concert in his namesake Charles Wadsworth Municipal Auditorium April 20 at 7:30 pm. Read More»

Ready, aim ... Fire!

Ready, aim ... Fire!

In the first photo, fire streaming from the rifles of Civil War soldiers represented only a small portion of the Civil War encampment activities held March 2 at the historic train depot near downtown Newnan where living historians played the part of soldiers and civilians at the day-long event. The encampment was sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Photo/Ben Nelms. Read More»

Step back into history in Newnan for Civil War encampment today

There will be a lot of interactive history on display today (Saturday) as the historic train depot on East Broad Street in Newnan becomes the site of a Civil War encampment. Later in the day the Wadsworth Auditorium will feature a lecture on aspects of the life of Abraham Lincoln.

The Civil War encampment will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. at the old train depot located at 60 East Broad Street. Living historians will portray Confederate and federal soldiers and civilians. Those attending are invited to participate in 1860s crafts and learn about the year 1863.  Read More»

Wounded heroes program to provide Newnan home to veteran

A national organization supporting wounded veterans has a mortgage-free home in Newnan that will soon go to the recipient of the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program.

The Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) was founded in 2007 to support wounded combat veterans during their transition back to civilian life. One of the programs, Homes 4 Wounded Heroes, pairs wounded vets with a mortgage-free home. Read More»

Bonnell plans Newnan expansion

Bonnell Aluminum has long provided a business presence in Newnan. And now the company is set to expand its operations by investing $17 million to add an aluminum extrusion line to serve the automotive and light truck industries. Read More»

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