Habitat helps family achieve New Year's goal

Habitat helps another family.

Mom, kids have new home for new year

The Sandoval family has a new home for the New Year thanks to the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity.

Angela Sandoval and her family achieved their New Year’s goal by partnering with Habitat and working hard to meet the requirements for purchasing a Habitat home.

The house was blessed on Jan. 16 to dedicate the home and give thanks for the many blessings and collaborative efforts to rehabilitate this foreclosed home and turn it into the Sandoval’s dream home. Read More»

Run for angels in Newnan

Proceeds benefit children's shelter

Newnan's annual “Run for Angels and Chicken Q” is scheduled for Feb.7 with the run beginning at 8 a.m. and the eating at 11 a.m.

The fun begins and ends in historic downtown Newnan on Greenville Street between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street.

The 13th Annual 5K/10K road race and one mile fun run will benefit Angel’s House, a temporary shelter for children in Coweta County who are awaiting placement in foster homes.

The 5K and 10K courses are certified as Peachtree Road Race qualifiers. Prizes will be awarded to the “Best Wings” themed costumed child, adult and group. Read More»

W.A. Strickland, age 80, of Newnan

On January 19, 2015 W.A. (Bill) Strickland, age 80, of Newnan passed from this life into his heavenly home.

He was preceded in death by father and mother, E.B. and Cora Strickland; brothers, Harry, Ed and Sonny; sisters, Margie and Betty.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Diane Harbin Strickland; sister, Shirley Jane Lear of LaGrange; daughter, Cindy Strickland Ralston and husband Ray of Hiram; sons, David and wife Terri of Peachtree City; Michael Ashley of Newnan; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bill's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Read More»

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off new year

"Almost Maine' begins this month in Newnan

38th season begins with "Almost Maine'

The Newnan Theatre Company is kicking off its 38th year with a production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.”

The play takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. But all is not quite right in the frosty cold night.

As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Read More»

Goodwill offering free tax help

Let experts find you money

It’s tax time at Goodwill – the time of year when Goodwill offers free tax services to individuals and families who earned $53,000 or less in 2014.

IRS-trained volunteers prepared nearly 500 returns in Newnan alone last year. Overall, the Goodwill effort helped taxpayers find more than $5 million in tax returns in 2014. Read More»

RN Troyer earns DAISY

 Peggy Troyer, RN, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, holds the DAISY Award certificate and Healer’s Touch sculpture. The sculpture, a gift for all DAISY Award honorees, was hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.

Rewarded for extraordinary care to patient

RN Peggy Troyer, a nurse in Surgical Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The award is part of a national program honoring nurses for clinical skills and compassionate care of patients and their families.

Troyer was nominated because of the exemplary care she gave to a patient who received a devastating diagnosis. Troyer was drawn to tears by the patient’s situation and visited daily, even on her days off, to offer support. Read More»

Newnan church offering tea and secrets

Flower guild will reveal tips on arranging

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newnan is hosting its fourth annual “Flower Festival and Traditional English Tea” where spectacular floral arrangements will be on display and guests will be treated to a musical recital and afternoon tea featuring cakes, bonbons, sandwiches and, of course, tea.

During the afternoon event on Saturday, Jan. 24, the ladies of St. Paul’s Flower Guild will even reveal a few secrets to creative flower arranging during a special demonstration. Read More»

Newnan business women lead healthy path

Newnan business leaders (L-R) Sheri Fleishour, Karen Strickland, Cynthia Jenkins, Liliana Chiciu, Sharon Rogers and Gwen Garrison with Chamber president & CEO Candace Boothby start 2015 with an annual mammogram.Photo/Submitted.

Mammograms recommended each year for those over 40

More than a dozen Newnan business women recently answered a call from the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce for what could be their most important appointment of the year -- an annual mammogram at the Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center at the Summit Healthplex.

The American Cancer Society recommends women have a mammogram annually starting at age 40 for the early detection of breast cancer. Call 770-400-4040 for an appointment.

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 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»

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