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»

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»

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