Santa bound for Newnan next week

Santa bound for Newnan next week

A message from Santa Claus to all the kids who have been “nice” this year – “Come see me in downtown Newnan on Nov. 25.” With the busy holiday schedule filling up, Santa wanted to make sure that kids in Coweta County got their Christmas wishes in early. To accomplish that, Santa Claus will make […]

Ricky E. Lynch, of Newnan

Ricky E. Lynch, of Newnan, Ga., passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the age of 62. Ricky was born on December 27, 1953 and grew up in Fayette County. He was an active member of Wildwood Baptist Church in Griffin, Ga.   Ricky was a gentle spirit with a compassionate heart, who loved […]

U.S. headquarters headed to Newnan

U.S. headquarters headed to Newnan

What was a distribution center for a manufacturing company in Newnan will soon become its U.S. headquarters Blickle U.S.A., a manufacturer and distributor of wheels and casters, has announced plans to locate its U.S. headquarters in Coweta County, according to Coweta County Development Authority (CCDA) President Greg Wright. Wright said the company will employ manufacturing, […]

Sandra Lee Scallion, age 54, of Newnan

Sandra Lee Scallion (A.K.A, Sandy), 54, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, at West GA Hospice in Lagrange, Ga. Sandy was surrounded by loved ones during her last days, and passed peacefully, during the night. Sandy was born in California where she was raised with her four siblings Shirley, William, Charlotte, and […]

Deborah Lynn Phillips, age 61

Deborah Lynn Phillips, age 61, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at her home in Sharpsburg surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 23, 1955 in Aniston, Ala. to Charles B. Phillips and Jacquelin Payne Phillips. Along with her parents Deborah is survived by her children Richard Isaac Wright and Jamie Lynn Branson. […]

Ronald Franklin Jones, of Newnan

Ronald “Ron” Franklin Jones, of Newnan, Ga. passed away October 5, 2016. He was born on December 2, 1949 in Atlanta, Ga. to the late George and Mary Jones. He was a 1967 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School and he served in the U. S. Army during Vietnam. He was employed at Delta Airlines […]

Stephen Hopkin Norris, age 75

Stephen Hopkin Norris, age 75, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Avalon Health and Rehab in Newnan Ga. surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 10, 1941 in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Paul Norris and Ruth McDowell Norris. In 1964 Stephen graduated from West Georgia College with a Bachelors Degree in […]

Mildred Opal Davis Swygert, 96

Mildred Opal Davis Swygert, 96, passed away on September 6, 2016 at Insignia of Newnan.   She was a life-long resident of Clayton and Fayette Counties and a 1936 graduate of Fayette County High School.  She was the widow of George Render Swygert, Sr.  She was born on November 23, 1919 in Clayton County, the […]

Northgate, Newnan make national list

Northgate, Newnan make national list

Northgate High School and Newnan High School have been ranked among “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” in the Washington Post 2016 index of the nation’s top secondary schools. The two Coweta high schools were listed among 2,808 public and private U.S. high schools out of approximately 22,000 public and private high schools surveyed nationally. Northgate […]

Falcon Aviation Academy instructor one of three killed in crash

Falcon Aviation Academy instructor one of three killed in crash

A 24-year-old instructor with Falcon Aviation Academy in Newnan was one of three people who lost their lives on Sept. 7 in a mid-air collision between two planes at West Georgia Regional Airport in Carrollton. Authorities said a flight instructor, her student and a third person died when two single-engine planes collided at the airport […]