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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 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»

UWG chem lab named for Newnan residents

The Parks sign papers at UWG. The University’s chemistry lab is named in their honor. Photo/Submitted.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is proud to announce the naming of the Chemistry Science Laboratory at the UWG Newnan Center.

The chemistry lab will be named in memory of Joseph William Parks, Jr., M.D., as a charitable gift from Dr. and Mrs. Joseph William Parks III.

The lab will open with the newly renovated Newnan center in the historic Newnan Hospital spring 2015. 

The Parks also announced the new Trailblazer Scholarship Fund, a $50,000 donation establishing a scholarship to support first generation college students from Coweta County attending UWG to major in nursing.  Read More»

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ at NTC

Elizabeth Sandlin and Christian Pollack rehearsing for “Prelude to a Kiss.” Photo/Submitted

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a 1988 play by Craig Lucas, tells the story of a young bride and groom that experience a supernatural event at their wedding. As a result, they are forced to contemplate the true meaning of “soul mate.” Immediately after Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, Rita’s soul and the old man’s magically exchange bodies.

Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes to be Rita, but during their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita’s body is no longer inhabited by Rita’s soul. Read More»

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