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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»

Newnan man pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering

A Newnan man will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty in federal court to wire fraud and money laundering in an Internet scheme involving the supply of chemicals used in farming and other industries.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said Randolph Wayne Hill, 71, in March and April 2008 falsely advertised on the Internet through his company, Hill Resources, LLC, that he was able to deliver multiple tons of various chemicals to customers throughout the world.  Read More»

Newnan lands rehab hospital

Newnan and Coweta County will soon be home to yet another healthcare provider. HealthSouth Corp. announced last week that it will construct a 50-bed comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East near Interstate 85. The $22 million investment will generate more than 125 full-time jobs and is expected to open in late 2014. Read More»

Trek to Newnan for a murder mystery

From left; Melanie Carrin, William Pratesi, Robbie Kirkland, and Laura Pratesi dressed for the Khaaaaaan Con on June 8. But with a murderer on the loose, will they survive the evening? Photo/Special.

After boldly going where no one has gone before, the Star Trek crew is back on Planet Earth attending Khaaaaaan Con on June 8. “Celebrities” appearing at the convention are William Shatner and Wil Wheaton from “Star Trek: the Next Generation.”
Though they’ve braved countless dangers through unnumbered galaxies, the star travelers now face a greater threat here at home: a treacherous human killer. As you sit down to a banquet with your heroes, you will be asked to solve a murder mystery. Read More»

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