Newnan

West Ga. to begin hospital rebirth as educational site

Rendering of the new University of West Georgia campus in Newman. Graphic/Special.

Groundbreaking ceremony slated for Monday at Newnan site

Monday morning will mark the continued expansion of educational opportunities in Newnan and Coweta County with the groundbreaking of the new University of West Georgia campus on Jackson Street.

The campus will be located on the property of the old Newnan Hospital located at 80 Jackson Street near downtown. The $21 million construction project is expected to produce an annual economic impact of $1.4-3.4 million. Read More»

Linda Prosser, 65, of Newnan

Linda Prosser

Linda Prosser, 65, of Newnan passed away Monday, September 2, 2013. She was born in Kenmare, N.D. to the late, Hugh & Arliss (Optiz) Couey.

A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It Is about being real, being humble, being strong and being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. Read More»

Car show is this weekend

All sorts of cars will be available for viewing Saturday. Photo/Special.

The Coweta Fayette Rotary Club will be hosting its fifth annual Chassis For Charity Car Show August 24 at Junction Lanes in Newnan. 
The show hosts car, truck and bike enthusiast from all over Georgia and Alabama. 

This year’s show will have over 23 classes for cars, trucks and bikes with 1st and 2nd place trophies in each class.  They will also have Best In Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine and People’s Choice.  There will be commemorative dash plaques for the first 50 entries and goodie bags for the first 100 entries.  Read More»

Boy resuscitated after near-drowning

A life-threatening situation came to a good end last week when Newnan firefighters resuscitated a 3-year-old boy after a near-drowning in the Summer Grove pool.

Capt. Damon Rosser said firefighters Richard Scott and Jim Murphy were among the four firefighters arrived at the scene within 3-4 minutes after being dispatched at approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 24.

An adult female approached the firefighters carrying the near-lifeless child, Rosser said. Scott took the child and began administering CPR while Rosser called for an air flight helicopter. Read More»

Betty Ann Hodges of Newnan

Betty Ann Hodges of Newnan, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur & Canti (Jones) Skinner.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Col. Willis "Bill" Hodges, USAF (Ret.) of Newnan; children, Drew Ann Anderson of Newnan & Sabrina Ann Perel of New York City. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian J. Osteen, Elizabeth C. Osteen, SarahAnne B. Perel and Alexander P. Perel. Read More»

Henry F. Long, 76, of Newnan

Mr. Henry F. Long, 76, of Newnan passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Mr. Long was a retired Physicians Assistant for Internal Medicine with Dr. David and Joseph Foote. He also served his country in the US Army.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Long of Newnan; children, Jeffrey W. Long and his wife Renee of Watertown, N.Y., Jennifer Brayman and her husband Richard of South Glens Falls N.Y., Amy LaBate and her husband Brian of Newnan, Warren Cleveland and his wife Courtney of Whitehouse, Ohio; sister, Carol Long of Bethlehem, Pa. and 6 grandchildren. Read More»

Jerome Merrill Crockett, 63, Newnan

Jerome (Jerry) Merrill Crockett, 63, Newnan, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was the fourth child of Durwood and Mary Crockett.

Jerry was born in Atlanta and attended East Atlanta High School. He is a resident of Newnan, frequenting his cabin in Blue Ridge, Ga.

Jerry retired from the State of Georgia after serving 34 years, working under several state agencies and Governors. He retired from the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget. Read More»

Newnan July 4 parade cancelled, fireworks rescheduled

The annual July 4 parade through downtown Newnan has been cancelled due to concerns pertaining to the inclement weather expected Thursday afternoon. The parade will not be rescheduled.

Meantime, the Newnan Rotary Club’s Independence Day fireworks show at Newnan High School has been postponed due to a forecast of heavy rains on July 4.

The fireworks show has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 13. The celebration will begin that day at 6 p.m. with live music, and will conclude with the annual fireworks show at nightfall. Read More»

Charles Proctor Cooper, III, 63, of Newnan

Charles Proctor Cooper, III

January 27, 1950 - June 28, 2013

Charles Proctor Cooper, III, known simply as "Biff," of Newnan, Ga. passed away at age 63 following a valiant struggle with prostate cancer on Friday, June 28, 2013.

Biff was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on January 27, 1950. He previously resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. where he met his beautiful wife Jeanne of 35 years: Manitoba, Canada where his 3 sons were born; and finally to Newnan where his sons were raised and where he served as President and CEO of Cooper and Sons Electric, Inc. Read More»

Newnan Centre opens to fanfare

The grand opening last week of the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville Road marked the end of a long journey to provide additional space in the city for meetings and civic occasions. The 16,000 square-foot center is located adjacent to The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“The future is what we are looking for here.”

Those were the words of Newnan Mayor Keith Brady to the large crowd on hand for the grand opening last week of the long-awaited Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville Road. The 16,000 square-foot meeting venue is situated adjacent to the The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts operated by the Coweta County School System. Read More»