Newnan

Newnan to residents: don’t feed stray/feral cats

It seems like such an innocent practice. But there is a lot more involved. Newnan’s stray and feral cat population continues to grow and the city is asking residents to refrain from feeding the furry animals that tend to congregate behind shopping centers. Those found feeding them could be subject to a citation.

“While it is understandable citizens have concern for these animals it does prohibit us from doing our job to trap and relocate these strays if citizens continue feeding them,” said Newnan Animal Warden Cyndi Hoffman. Read More»

Main Street Newnan holds ‘Summer Wined Up’

Main Street Newnan is proud to announce the fourth annual wine event “Summer Wined Up” previously known as “Wine About the Economy”. The event is scheduled for June 15 from 5-9 pm. Twenty-one merchants have signed up to participate each featuring a different wine.

This year’s event has a new name according to Main Street Manager, JoAnn Gentry.

“The merchants are looking forward to summer in downtown and we decided ‘Summer Wined Up’ not only reflects their optimism but also gets people ‘wined’ up about happenings in downtown Newnan this summer,” Gentry said. Read More»

Mary Ruth Gibbs, 75, of Newnan

Mary Ruth Gibbs, 75, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 after a brief illness.

She was born in Atlanta, Ga. to Vernon Norris Cline and Mary Ruth Cline on February 16, 1937. Mrs. Gibbs was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Read More»

Jan McElwaney Gibson, 73, of Newnan

Jan McElwaney Gibson, 73, of Newnan passed away on May 30, 2012.

Jan was the longtime owner of Jan's Hallmark in Baton Rouge, La. and Newnan, Ga. She is a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by parents, K.W and Martha Griffith McElwaney and two brothers, King McElwaney and Mike McElwaney. Read More»

Healthy Life Chiropractic named Coweta Chamber and SouthTowne Motors Small Business of the Year

Growth Category Winner:  Lindsey's Inc., Realtors Frank Barron, Chip Barron, pictured with Carole Ann Fields, Director of Programs, The Chamber and Steve Mader, owner/operator of SouthTowne Motors. Photo/Special.

Healthy Life Chiropractic was named The Chamber and SouthTowne Motors Small Business of the Year May 22 during the NuLink Early Bird Forum.

“Chosen from a field of over 150 nominated companies and ten finalists, Healthy Life Chiropractic owner Dr. Tina McKay and her staff demonstrated exemplary business success as well as a high-level of Chamber and community involvement,” according to the announcement from the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

From the 10 finalists, Prosperity Awards were given in three categories recognizing the best in each. Winners include:
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Ronald Blaine Gunny, 70, of Newnan

Ronald Blaine Gunny, 70, of Newnan, passed away May 1, 2012.

"Gunny" as he was known to most, was a family man who was a great provider and loved his family dearly. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was a true patriot at heart and served his country in the U.S. Army. Following his military duty he joined United Airlines as a Ground Service Employee and retired with over 35 years of service.

Gunny was a lover of country music, cars, animals, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Atlanta Braves.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ziner Gunny. Read More»

Cinderella and the Prince: Together again in NTC’s ‘Epic Proportions’

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“Epic Proportions,” a fast-paced comedy by Larry Coen and David Crane, opens at Newnan Theatre Company on May 10. Artistic Director Paul Conroy is directing Justin Jessel, William Pratesi, and Laura Pratesi in this satirical tale of an attempt to make the movie epic to end all movie epics. One of the narrator’s lines is, “This is a story about…a lot of things.” Read More»

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

The Citizen Newspapers presents the Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder. Click here to access the digital edition.

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions and the goal of this publication is to be the place to go to find those answers and to point your in the right direction for finding more information about the things you need to know. Read More»

Missouri Massengill, age 86, of Newnan

Mrs. Missouri Massengill age 86, passed away on April 16, 2012 at her residence in Newnan Ga.

She was born in Claiborne, Tenn. to the late Ira Cosby and Ethel Bradford.

She is preceded in death by her husband Wint Massengill.

She is survived by her sons, Ned Massengill and his wife Jeannie, and Darrell Massengill and his wife Leigh. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wed. April 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Harvest Tabernacle Baptist Church in Jonesboro Ga., with Dr. Joe Arthur officiating. Read More»

Deborah Fricks Appleton, 53, of Newnan

Deborah "Debbie"Fricks Appleton, 53, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Wed., April 11, 2012 in the company of her family.

She was born August 15, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas to James Larry Fricks and Myra Ann Simpson Fricks. She graduated from Southaven High School in Southaven, Miss., in 1976. Read More»