Driving brochure published


Wondering where the old county jail used to stand? Where Mayhayley Lancaster’s grave is located? Where “The Kingdom” of John Wallace was located?

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society announces the development of a new brochure that will help locals and visitors alike to answer these questions.

The new driving tour brochure will be available at the Male Academy Museum, the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, the Carnegie Library, and the historic Coweta County Courthouse in downtown Newnan.

“These will go very fast,” predicted Mark Puckett, who works at the courthouse’s visitor center. “Everyone is always asking about the John Wallace murder trial and ‘Murder in Coweta County.’”

The CVB has set up a new display to coincide with the April 1 premiere at the Wadsworth Auditorium of the new Newnan Theatre Company play, “Flies at the Well,” a new re-telling of the famous murder trial.

The new driving brochure, developed by Ellen Corker of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, will be available Friday.

A new exhibit on the Wallace murder case is also set to open at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, and the “Murder in Coweta County” TV movie will be shown at the Carnegie Library April 1 at 2 p.m.

The “Flies at the Well” play will be at the Wadsworth Auditorium April 1 at 7:30 p.m., April 2 at 8 p.m., and April 3 at 2:30. Tickets are available at www.fliesatthewell.org.

The movie, play, book, and brochure all tell the story of Coweta County Sheriff Lamar Potts, who successfully worked the case of murderer John Wallace in 1948 following the violent death of a sharecropper, Wilson Turner, in Moreland.