Newnan

DOL staging recruitment drive to help Newnan's Niagara plant fill 70 jobs

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Niagara Bottling fill 70 jobs for a new facility under construction in Shenandoah Park in Newnan. When operational later this year, the facility will package and distribute bottled water. The company is the largest supplier of bottled water in the country.

A recruitment event will be held Thursday, July 31, from 4-7 p.m. at the West Georgia Technical College Coweta Campus, 200 Campus Drive in Newnan. Read More»

Newnan ready to roll on sidewalk, repaving projects funded by sales tax

Newnan is set to begin a number of sidewalk and paving projects. Totaling $861,000, the majority of the cost will be funded by special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) revenues. Read More»

Riverfest makes a splash in downtown Newnan

Who would have thought that a tug-of-war featuring participants in canoes would ever happen in downtown Newnan? But that is what happened June 25 when 400 participants in the Paddle Georgia 2014 trip down the Chattahoochee River spent time off the river and were honored at the RiverFest event on the courthouse square. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Downtown Newnan was awash Wednesday evening with a water-themed event that included a tug-of-war contest between canoes in a 60-foot by 20-foot pool. “Riverfest” was a way for Newnan to provide the 400-strong 2014 Paddle Georgia group traveling 110 miles of the Chattahoochee River a place to step out of the river and enjoy the city.

Paddle Georgia 2014 is a project of the Georgia River Network. This year’s river trip by canoe and kayak included 400 people who began the journey in Buford on June 21 and ended in Franklin some 110 miles to the south on June 27. Read More»

Newnan mayor elected to lead Ga. Municipal Association

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady on June 23 was elected president of the Ga. Municipal Association. Photo/Special.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah on June 23. He is the first official from Newnan to serve as president of GMA, which was created in 1933. Read More»

Newnan Nissan dealership is now open for business

From left to right are finance director Mark Tumpson,owner Bruce Bean, Nissan of Newnan general manager Lane Crider and Nissan of Union City general manager Sam Ajayi. Photo/Special.

The Atlanta area celebrates its 18th Nissan Dealership and first in Newnan, Ga., when Nissan of Newnan, held its grand opening June 14.

The 39,000 square foot location is the 6th dealership owned by Atlanta-based Automotive Associates of Atlanta and is led by General Manager Lane Crider, a Georgia native who has been selling Nissan automobiles since 1984, back when they were called Datsun. Read More»

Several local authors featured at B&N book signing in Newnan

Connie Campbell Bratcher

Local author Connie Campbell Bratcher will be among several local authors featured at a book signing at Newnan’s Barnes & Noble store on June 26 from 6-8 p.m. Bratcher’s current book of inspirational poetry, Shine The Light, will be featured and D.D. Watson, illustrator of the book, will be on hand as well. Read More»

Box of pamphlets sets off Newnan bomb scare

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

Downtown Newnan saw a flurry of activity around the old courthouse on the square Wednesday as law enforcement investigated a possible bomb threat which turned out to be a false alarm.

According to Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager, at approximately 8:20 a.m. June 11, an employee entering the old courthouse spotted a suspicious package on the ground just outside the west entrance. The employee informed the deputy on duty inside the courthouse, who in turn notified the sheriff’s office. Read More»

Look, Mom, I fit!

Look, Mom, I fit!

Five-year-old Fayetteville resident Lola Knowles got an up-close look at one of the large tires on an earth-mover that was part of the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. The June 7 event at Ashley Park in Newnan featured more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta plans Sacred Harp Singing Convention, classes

Newnan’s historic courthouse in downtown Newnan will be the site of a Sacred Harp Singing Convention next month when the Coweta Visitors Center hosts the event from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with dinner on the grounds at noon.

As a prelude and introduction to the art form, classes on sacred harp singing are planned at the center this month. Read More»

Niagara bottling plant adds more jobs prior to opening

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, announced in mid-March that it would construct a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County. Now the company has updated those plans to include two production lines at start-up and expects to create 70 jobs. Read More»