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Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Newnan High School’s cheerleading squad recently organized their annual “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out” to benefit Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Cancer Wellness program.

The cheerleading squad sold t-shirts and raised funds at a regular season football game, resulting in a $3,000 donation.

Because of philanthropic support such as the “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out,” Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan offers free, with comprehensive services and programs to anyone in the Coweta community affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. Read More»

Newnan dentist sentenced in drug case

U.S. Attorney Sally Qulliian Yates on Friday said Hugh Maddux, the former owner of a dental practice in Newnan, has been sentenced for drug distribution. Read More»

Tyrone WWII veteran, 101, addresses Newnan group

Tyrone WWII veteran, 101, addresses Newnan group

The West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Power Ambassadors on Nov. 11 honored veterans at the organization’s meeting in Newnan. The guest speaker at the meeting was 101-year-old Tyrone resident Lamar Wallace, a veteran of World War II.

As veterans arrived for the meeting at Wesley Woods in Newnan, they were thanked for their service. There were almost 30 veterans in attendance. Each was introduced and their branch of service was announced, said organization spokesperson Theresa Kinzly. Read More»

A lot can happen in 2 years: Coweta company moves to larger space

It was less than two years ago that Scottish firm Air Power and Hydraulics selected Newnan to be its entree into the U.S. market. Now the company is expanding its operations in Coweta County to a larger facility and adding up to 10 employees.

“When Air Power Hydraulics decided to enter the US market, the company chose Coweta County as the base of its new operations,” said Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright. Read More»

Input sought for future of downtown Newnan

A Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant awarded to Newnan to develop a strategy for addressing future growth, redevelopment and transportation needs in and around downtown is about to be put to good use. The city on Oct. 17 will hold the first of four public meetings designed to receive public input on needed changes that will span the next 20 years. Read More»

Man pleads guilty to PTC. apt. shooting

A Newnan man pled guilty last week to shooting a Peachtree City man at the Camden Apartments off MacDuff Parkway last June.

Joel Alan Chambers was sentenced by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams to three years in prison followed by 17 years on probation.

Chambers, 49, of Medallion Park in Newnan was arrested June 23, 2013 after getting into an argument with Robert Lee Thompson Jr. and shooting him in the chest, police said. Read More»

Smashing bricks, Univ. of West Ga. starts renovation for Newnan campus

Stakeholders involved with bringing the new University of West Georgia-Newnan Center to the site of the old Newnan Hospital on Jackson Street took a swing at “building breaking” Sept. 9 as part of the ceremonies that will lead to the new campus opening in January 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The old Newnan Hospital on Jackson Street in Newnan is about to get a new look for the 21st century. Rather than a customary groundbreaking, a “building breaking” ceremony was held Sept. 9 to announce the beginning of the project that will transform the old hospital into the University of West Georgia-Newnan Center that will open in January 2015. Read More»

Suicide by firing range

Woman rents gun at store, then shoots herself

A Peachtree City woman walked into Atlanta Range and Ordnance shooting range in Newnan Sept. 6, rented a firearm and target lane, and — after making sure no other customers or store personnel were close by — shot herself to death.

The 48-year-old woman had a Wynnmeade Parkway address in Peachtree City.

Newnan Police reports said a call was dispatched at 1:18 p.m. in reference to a suicide by gunshot inside the business. Officers subsequently collected evidence indicating that the woman entered the business with the intention of using a firearm to commit suicide. Read More»

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»

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