Large law enforcement presence overshadows neo-Nazi rally in Newnan

Large law enforcement presence overshadows neo-Nazi rally in Newnan

An April 21 rally by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement and the presence of counter-protesters in downtown Newnan were no match for the hundreds of law enforcement officers who were there to keep the peace. Photo/Ben Nelms. The area on the south side of downtown Newnan on April 21 was the scene of a rally […]

Newnan braces for neo-Nazi rally Saturday

Newnan braces for neo-Nazi rally Saturday

Newnan officials have issued an update, including road closures, that will be in effect for an April 21 rally by members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) who have obtained a permit for a political rally at Greenville Street Park. Also expected to attend are members of the Valdosta Antifa organization, as will a contingent […]

NoNaziNewnan group calls for mass response to NSM rally

NoNaziNewnan group calls for mass response to NSM rally

  Fulton County resident Haroun Wakil, left, and Newnan resident Samantha Binion, with the NoNaziNewnan group spoke at a press conference Tuesday at the old courthouse in Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms. A small group representing NoNaziNewnan spoke to the media in front of the old courthouse in downtown Newnan on Tuesday afternoon. They voiced opposition to […]

Dianne Radcliffe Nechay, age 35, of Newnan

Dianne Radcliffe Nechay, age 35, of Newnan, Ga. passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. Dianne quietly released her grip on life and returned to her Heavenly Father after battling cancer for the past 6 years. She took her last breath surrounded by family who loved her for her beauty, passion, love of family, quick wit, […]

William Calvin Barnes, 72, of Newnan

William Calvin “Buddy” Barnes, 72, of Newnan died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his home. Born in Coweta County, July 23, 1945, he was a son of the late William Jefferson and Lois Lassetter Barnes.  He was a Veteran having served in the US Navy. He was a Youth Baseball Coach and Basketball Coach and […]

Newnan asked to annex 223-acre, 596-home project on Poplar Rd.

Newnan asked to annex 223-acre, 596-home project on Poplar Rd.

The area surrounding Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road has seen increased development with the upcoming completion of the new interchange at Interstate 85. The newest proposal would establish a large planned residential development near the hospital. A development by builder D.R. Horton, Poplar Road Crossings is a proposed 596-home residential development with 75,000 sq. […]

Newnan man charged with murder

Newnan man charged with murder

  Orenthal Jermaine Carroll. Photo/Coweta County Jail. A Newnan resident has been charged in the April 4 shooting death of a Newnan man on Octavia Place. Orenthal Jermaine Carroll, 32, of Newnan, was charged with murder, according to Newnan Police Department spokesperson Gina Snider. Snider said officers at 9:45 a.m. on April 4 were dispatched […]

Grocery customer cuffed for spanking stranger’s child in checkout line

Grocery customer cuffed for spanking stranger’s child in checkout line

A Newnan man was arrested on Feb. 6 after spontaneously spanking the 2-year-old child of another customer while waiting in a checkout line at a grocery store. Juan Guvarra Martinez, 62, (above) was charged with simple battery, disorderly conduct and obstruction, according to Newnan Police Department records. The incident occurred on Feb. 6 at the […]

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