Lillie Mae Echols Thomas 

Lillie Mae Echols Thomas , Newnan, died Jan. 3, 2010. She was born April 20, 1931in Heard County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Lillie Echols, her husband, Van Buren Thomas, two sisters and two brothers. She served as a loving church Mother, prayer and Bible Band teacher. Services were at […]

Lessie Mae Lovelace

Lessie Mae Lovelace, Newnan, died Jan. 5, 2010. She was born April 18, 1923 in Newnan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Geneva Lovelace and was the second oldest of eight siblings. She was educated in the Coweta County school system and finished high school in Moreland. She was a member […]

Newnan Fire Dept. gives Life Saver awards

The City of Newnan Fire Department honors its firefighters with their Annual Life Saver Award for 2009. The recipients of this award have saved a life while on duty in 2009. There were nine firefighters this year who accomplished this goal with three lives saved. Chief Whitley has been giving this award out for the […]

Gloria Bohannon Wallace

Gloria “Deanie” Bohannon Wallace, formerly of Newnan, died Dec. 27, 2009. She was born June 10, 1947 in Newnan, in the “Historic Rocky Hill” community.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Deacon Willie “Frisk” and Sarah F. Bohannon Sr., three brothers and two nephews. She was educated at Central High School where she […]

St. Paul’s Episcopal serves meals on Christmas Day

About 40 home-bound patients and the residents of the Angel House women’s shelter received a hot meal on Christmas day, courtesy of parishioners from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newnan. More than 70 parishioners left behind their freshly unwrapped presents to meet at the church on Roscoe Road to prepare and deliver the lunch of […]

St. Mary Magdalene to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12

A special celebration will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 12, to honor the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of all the Americas. A special Mass will be held at noon followed by a festive lunch in the parish hall. All are invited. Father Fernando Molina-Restrepo, pastor […]


Kristen Anne Doyle and Cody Tyler Wilcox were married at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan on Oct. 10, 2009. Father Dan Fleming conducted the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Annette Doyle of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of Mary Anne Ripple and the late Donald Ripple, and the […]

Coweta Commission to consider small farm proposal

The Coweta County Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Dec. 15 to consider a Neighborhood Agribusiness provision to the county zoning ordinance. The measure surfaced in July at the request of Fayetteville resident Scott Tyson who wanted to establish a small farm operation for sustainable agriculture, organic farming and agritourism on his 10-acre Sharpsburg […]

Newnan Police go high tech for missing children

Newnan Police Chief Douglas ‘Buster’ Meadows has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing Alert Program that has led to a high tech method now in place to search locally for missing children, missing elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled. Effective November […]