James R. Dowell, Jr.

Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. Mr. James (Jim) R. Dowell, Jr., 88, of Newnan, Ga. left a legacy of servant leadership, perseverance, and faith when he went to be with our Lord on July 12, 2018. Born in Little […]

Jennie Daugherty, 83, of Newnan

Jennie “Malone” Daugherty, 83, of Newnan passed away June 24, 2018. She was born on October 9, 1934 in Tifton, Ga. to the late Aubrey and Clonnie Childs.   For 30 plus years, she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school at Heatherwood Baptist Church.   She attended and was a dedicated member of […]

Don’t get burned by changes in law about when, where fireworks allowed

Don’t get burned by changes in law about when, where fireworks allowed

July 4 is around the corner. With it comes the expectation that fireworks will be part of the celebration. For those taking part, it is advisable to be aware of recent changes in the law pertaining to fireworks. The new law, House Bill 419, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, comes with a few changes that […]

Peachtree City Army recruiter facing child sex charges

Peachtree City Army recruiter facing child sex charges

A Newnan man and U.S. Army recruiter working in Peachtree City was arrested June 19 on child molestation charges. Brandon Miles Ross, 26, (photo above) was charged with statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, furnishing alcohol to a minor and enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Newnan Police Department spokesman Greg VanSant. Ross was […]

Dr. W. David Wimmer, of Sharpsburg

Dr. W. David Wimmer died on Sunday, June 24, 2018.  He was born in Anderson, Ind. on January 1, 1928. He married Audrey Young in 1957. Dr. Wimmer was a member of Sharpsburg Nazarene Church, Sharpsburg, Ga. He graduated from Daleville High School; Indiana Wesleyan University, BS; Ball State University, MA and Psychometric Certification; Indiana […]

Johnny’s Pizza hit with federal class action pay suit

Johnny’s Pizza hit with federal class action pay suit

A collective action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Newnan alleges that Johnny’s Pizza improperly denies its servers federally-mandated minimum wages. Johnny’s Pizza in Fayetteville is not part of the litigation. Johnny’s Pizza in Fayetteville franchise owner Marty Martino said his location is not involved in the lawsuit […]

Johnnie Wayne Rodgers, age 61, of Sharpsburg

Mr. Johnnie Wayne Rodgers, age 61, of Sharpsburg, passed away June 18, 2018, at his residence. Johnnie was born on June 10, 1957, in Big Spring, Texas, son of John Rodgers and the late Mary Patterson Rodgers. As a children’s/youth pastor, he mentored countless people throughout the years. He was a member of South Metro […]

William Andrew Helvig, 50, of Newnan

William (Bill) Andrew Helvig, 50, of Newnan, Ga. passed away Tuesday, June 12th. He was born in Kingston, Pa. on October 4, 1967 to Thomas and Judith Helvig. Bill Helvig, a resident of Peachtree City, Ga.  since 1978, graduated from McIntosh High School and went on to receive a BS from Auburn University, a Masters Degree […]

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