Newnan

Habitat offers free classes for current, future homeowners

Free classes on housing affordability, finances, credit tips, budgeting and more are offered through March 17, 2015, on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.’s Community Resource Room at 150 Pine Rd. in Newnan. Photo/Submitted.

HOPE classes last through March 2015

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (NCHFH) continues its effort to fulfill its mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

One of Newnan-Coweta Habitat’s programs, Habitat Offering Partner Education (HOPE), is designed to offer Partner Families (all existing and future homebuyers of Habitat and Coweta County) free, educational workshops to provide information and resources to assist in pre- and post-purchase housing procedures, maintenance on the home and skills necessary to be a successful homeowner, such as budgeting and financial planning. Read More»

Uncle Scrooge with a humorous twist

Pictured rehearsing for Newnan Theatre Company’s production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” are (L to R) Allison Yost, Tony Daniel and Andi Laaker.  The show runs Dec. 16-21. Visit www.newnantheatre.org or call 770-683-6282 for more information. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan Theatre peforms two versions of a Christmas classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’

In the spirit of Christmas, the Newnan Theatre Company is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a few twists. It will perform the classic version of the story with Newnan native Dale Lyles’ “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” but they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic in their black box arena.

Newnan Theatre Company will be performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.)Production of “A Christmas Carol,” a raucous comedy by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Read More»

Newnan celebrates Christmas

Newnan celebrates Christmas

The sights and sounds of Christmas filled downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 for the city’s annual Christmas parade. The theme this year is a “Storybook Christmas.” From the enormous number of people attending the event it seemed as if the majority of Coweta County’s 130,000 residents were all in downtown Newnan by the time the parade began shortly after 6 p.m. Streetlights were glowing and the crowd was cheering as the many entries in the parade passed by. And prior to the parade there were a host of Santa’s elves moving through the crowd and passing out Christmas goodies to the kids. Read More»

Newnan holiday parade is set for Dec. 13

Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Newnan beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s them is a “Storybook Christmas.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Santa and the annual Newnan Christmas parade will take over the downtown area on Dec. 13 where the activities surrounding a “Storybook Christmas” will unfold for the large crowd expected.

The parade will be held downtown on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and includes a forecast that calls for clear skies and parade-time temperatures near 50 degrees. Read More»

St. Paul’s ‘Lessons and Carols’ for Advent

Episcopalians ‘wait’ for Christmas in service modeled after Kings College

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

Some Christians begin celebrating Christmas right after Thanksgiving (or even Halloween if they’re in retail). But for Episcopalians, Christmas begins on Christmas Eve.

For Episcopalians, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the Advent season: a time of preparation. It’s a solemn time, but with an underlying anticipation of the joyful event to come. Read More»

‘A Threshold Christmas’ planned at Ashley Park in Newnan

Threshold Church, an up and coming church forming in Newnan, invites the community to its first public event, “A Threshold Christmas, planned for Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Park in Newnan. The free event will feature live reindeer, cupcakes, hot cocoa and Christmas carols.

Heading up the new church is seasoned pastor and Newnan resident, Quincy Brown, a long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, who announced the new church last summer. Read More»

Behavioral hospital rejected again

The recent second denial of a Certificate of Need proposed by U.S. HealthVest to establish a behavioral hospital for veterans in Newnan does not sit well with some in the Coweta County community. Whether U.S. HealthVest will appeal the most recent denial is not yet known. Read More»

UWG begins ‘Paving the Way’ campaign

Newnan campus hopes to ease education costs

University of West Georgia Newnan has launched the Paving the Way to Student Success campaign. The campaign helps bridge the gap between what students pay and the actual cost of their education. Individual donations for the campaign reaches UWG students by providing essential funds needed each year for technology, resources, operating expenses and more.

In addition to the campaign, UWG Newnan campus is relocating to the historic Newnan hospital, tying the university even closer to the community. Read More»

Masterworks Chorale to sing ‘Frozen’ Dec. 7

Concert ft. Newnan Brass Quintet, ATL symphony member & more

Masterworks Chorale offers its annual Christmas gift to the community on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

This joyful concert includes something for everyone.

The Newnan Brass Quintet is playing traditional holiday music and accompanying the choir on several pieces.

Directed by Millie Turek, Masterworks is singing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and other popular works, including the shimmering choral music of Disney’s “Frozen.” The quintet will be joined by David Kinrade on the McKoon/McKelvy organ. Read More»

‘A Threshold Christmas’ set for Dec. 11 in Newnan

Threshold Church, an up and coming church forming in Newnan, invites the community to its first public event, “A Threshold Christmas, planned for Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Park in Newnan.

The free event will feature live reindeer, cupcakes, hot cocoa and Christmas carols.

Heading up the new church is seasoned pastor and Newnan resident, Quincy Brown, a long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, who announced the new church last summer. Read More»

Recent Comments