Newnan offers cell phone text alerts for residents

The City of Newnan, Georgia has partnered with Text Alertz to improve communication between the citizens and their government and provide citizens the chance to receive information and events through text messaging.

Notify Newnan is the City of Newnan’s official source for information about events and important City services. Our goal with Notify Newnan is for you to stay connected and foster increased community involvement. Read More»

World War II lecture is June 6 at Carnegie Library

Pictured are, from left, Jerry Robinette, Dr. Walt Todd and Mark Melton examining memorabilia. Photo/Special.

On June 6 from 2:30 p.m-4 p.m., Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, will return to The Carnegie Library in Newnan to provide another program for the history series, “World War II – Remembering The War”. 

 Dr. Todd has presented numerous World War II history programs at The Carnegie including: “The Aleutian Islands: The Invasion of Attu”, “Operation Vengeance: The Death of Admiral Yamamoto”, “The Battle of Guadalcanal” and “The Invasion of Japan: The Last Sacrifice?” Read More»

‘Local-only’ farmers market expands in PTC, Newnan locations

The Our Community Farmers Market is back for its second year and has expanded to two locations. The organic and naturally-grown “producer only” market is located Saturday mornings at MacDuff Plaza in Peachtree City and on Wednesday mornings at the old train depot on East Broad Street in Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A new type of farmers market opened last year in east Coweta County. This year, Our Community Farmers Market has expanded to locations in Peachtree City and Newnan.

Our Community Farmers Market (OCFM) is a market with a difference because its vendors are all local, offering organic or naturally-grown products and carry a “producer-only” qualification, explained OCFM co-owner-operator Marianne Pizzitola. Read More»

Newnan High in top U.S. rankings

Newnan High School has received a silver medal national ranking in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools report, placing the school in the top 8 percent of the nation’s public, charter and magnet schools. Pictured is Newnan High’s school-based leadership team which includes the school’s administrators and department chairs. Photo/Special.

Newnan High School has received a silver medal national ranking in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools report, placing the school in the top 8 percent of the nation’s public, charter and magnet schools.

The magazine rated 21,035 high schools from across the nation. As a result of that ranking Newnan High placed at 1,680 nationally, in the top 8 percent of high schools in the nation. Newnan High also ranked 34th in the state of Georgia, putting the school in the top 8 percent of all Georgia high schools, including public, charter and magnet schools. Read More»

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»