Coweta County

Piedmont Newnan Hospital earns 'Gold Seal' award

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™. Read More»

Harry T. Smith, 74, of Newnan

Harry T. Smith, 74, of Newnan, Ga. passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 after a four-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

He was born in 1936 in Charleston, Illinois and was raised in Toledo, Ohio. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1980 after over 20 years of service. He then joined Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. where he retired in 1997 as a Senior Vice President. He later moved to Peachtree City, GA. then on to Colorado Springs, CO. until he was diagnosed with IPF, at which time he then returned to Georgia. Read More»

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan

Mr. John Edward Richardson of Newnan died Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Huckaby Richardson of Newnan; children: Trae Richardson and his girlfriend Whitney McBrayer; Ryan Richardson and his girlfriend Courtney Bailey; Maxie Richardson, all of Fayetteville; stepchildren: Benjamin Huckaby and Nicki Huckaby both of Newnan; parents, David and Ann (Hayes) Richardson of Fayetteville; brother, James Richardson of Griffin; grandparents, Royce and Martha Richardson of Fayetteville, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Read More»

Coweta denies Kohl’s, other retailers at Fischer Crossing

The Coweta County Commission in a split vote Tuesday night sided with the property owners of the long-established Featherston Fishing Club at Wynn’s Pond and denied a rezoning proposal that would have placed a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the northeast corner of the large Fischer Crossing development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Read More»

Commission adopts new fees for adopting strays

It was a matter of raising the fee to adopt a dog or cat through Coweta Animal Control. But with the additional cost comes a pet that is spayed or neutered and has its shots and an implanted microchip. The measure approved last week by the Coweta County Commission followed a recent amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance. Read More»

Builders hired for Newnan Cancer Hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has announced the builders for its new five-story, $55 million cancer hospital that will be located in Ashley Park in Newnan. Construction is expected to begin in December.

CTCA spokesperson Maureen Upchurch said the team of Batson-Cook Construction and Okland Construction has been selected to build the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility. The Newnan facility will be the company’s fifth cancer hospital, and its first in the Southeast. Read More»

St. Mary’ Magdalene’s ‘Friends of the Poor’ Walk set for this weekend at Carl Miller Park in Newnan

The first annual “Friends of the Poor® Walk” will get underway in Newnan in the form of a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 25, benefiting the St. Mary Magdalene Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The event is a major fundraiser for the local society which directly aids those in need in Coweta County.

“As Vincentians, we see the personal tragedy of poverty firsthand and do much to alleviate it,” said Liz Durand, chairperson of the event. Durand said they were seeking individuals to participate in the 5K as well as corporate sponsors and volunteers. Read More»

Zimmerman-Hart engagement

Sandra Cathy Zimmermann engaged to Christopher Shane Hart

Sandra Cathy Zimmermann and Christopher Shane Hart announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late William and Deborah Zimmermann. She is employed at The Citizen Newspaper and Fayette Woman Magazine as an advertising sales representative.

The groom-elect is the son of Charles and Patsy Bohannon of Palmetto. He is employed by Maximum Fire Protection as an inspector.

The wedding will be on Oct.9, 2010, at Palmetto Baptist Church, Palmetto.

The couple will reside in Newnan after the wedding.

Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios has entered a long-term management agreement with Senoia’s RiverWood Studios. And RiverWood’s co-owners Paul Lombardi (third from right, standing) and Scott Tigchelaar (far right, kneeling) could not be happier for their city and for Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties.

The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term management agreement that christened the facility Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Read More»

Wilcox birth

Cody and Kristen Wilcox of Newnan announce the birth of their son, Caelan Tyler Wilcox, born at 8:43 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2010, at Fayette Piedmont Hospital. Caelan weighed 7 lbs., 9.7 oz. and was 20.25 inches long. Grandparents are Michael and Annette Doyle of Peachtree City and Guy and Carol Wilcox of Tyrone. Great-grandparents are Mary Ann Ripple of Madison, Wis., Lorena Norred of Fayetteville, and Eileen Wilcox of Cumming.

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