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Newnan resident charged with fraud

Newnan resident Damian Alarcon-Morales has been arraigned for fraudulently using the identities of Mexican nationals to obtain income tax refunds. Alarcon-Morales was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 14.

“(Alarcon-Morales) is charged with engaging in a cross-border scheme to defraud the tax system of over $700,000 in fraudulent refunds,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Attempts to profit from fraudulent tax returns are increasing, and we will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute these cases.”  Read More»

EEOC suing Newnan company

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a New Jersey-based company that operates a plant in Newnan after an employee was allegedly fired due to a disability.

Gregory Packaging, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products to school districts and medical institutions, violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the EEOC charged in a lawsuit it recently filed, according to an Oct. 6 press release.  Read More»

Money, schedules, family to be discussed at Summit’s upcoming dinner meetings

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules and family. Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting. Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?”

He is married to Holly Huggins Westlund and they have three children. Read More»

Higher Ground Group’s panel discussion hopes to inspire positive change for Coweta 26

The Higher Ground Group, comprised of an assembly of four long-time Atlanta faith leaders who share common experiences and lead positive change, will travel to Newnan in November to spark new ideas and offer fresh perspectives on issues facing the metro area, nation and world.

Higher Ground will hold a discussion panel in the sanctuary of Newnan Presbyterian Church, 38 Greenville St., Newnan, on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. Groups from all faith institutions and walks of life are encouraged to attend. Read More»

James Robert Clarke, Jr of Newnan

Mr. James Robert Clarke, Jr of Newnan passed away October 10, 2014.

He served his country in the United States Army from 1959-1963 and did tours in Korea and Germany. Mr. Clarke retired from Delta Airlines after 31 years of service and previously served as a deacon at Southwest Christian Church. Read More»

Summit to host dinner meetings

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules and family.

Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting. Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?”

To register or for more information, call 770-460-3335, or email info@thesummitpc.net.

More jobs are headed to Coweta

Pre-cast building manufacturer Spancrete will begin operations in Newnan in January and bring approximately 40 jobs to the area. Pictured at the recent announcement were, from left, Kristin Szymczak, General Manager, Precast South, Spancrete; E. Jane Caraway, Regional Project Manager, Ga. Dept. of Economic Development and Coweta County Development Authority Chairman Terry Daviston. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 25 announcement by Spancrete pre-cast building products will lead to the creation of approximately 40 new manufacturing jobs in Newnan. The revitalization of an existing facility in Newnan South Industrial Park is expected to be complete for a January opening. Read More»

Money, family, schedules, topics at Summit

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules, and family. Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting.Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?” Read More»

University names a resident for director

University names a resident for director

The University of West Georgia announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Heaberlin as senior director and chief administrative officer of Off-Campus Programs.

Based at the UWG Newnan center, Heaberlin will be responsible for spearheading the growth and success of UWG Newnan as it moves to its historic downtown location in 2015. He will also be responsible for UWG’s Douglasville sites and other off-campus locations. Read More»

Music to stir the soul

Music to stir the soul

A harp is something you don’t see every day, especially on the street in downtown Newnan. But Peachtree City resident Ashley Collins and one of her harps hit a home run with passers-by at Market Day. Two of those captivated by the unusual instrument were 3-year-old twins Chloe, left, and Ansley Stidman of Cumming. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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