News Line for Newnan

Old Newnan Hospital Renovated for UWGA
The University of West Georgia is using something from the past to fuel its future. The Carrolton-based school is planning to use the renovated Newnan Hospital as its campus in that city.
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MADD honors Newnan officer
A Newnan Police Department officer was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving this week to recognize multiple drunk driving arrests he made.
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Public safety trailer ready for work
When the weather gets too hot or too cold, the Newnan Fire Department and Newnan Police Department have just what it takes to help firefighters, officers or any other public safety workers remove themselves from the elements.
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Newnan celebrates Georgia Cities Week
In celebration of Georgia Cities Week, the city of Newnan presented a 'People, Place, Purpose' open house at the Newnan Carnegie Library downtown on Wednesday to showcase services available for city residents.
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New produce market coming to Newnan
Newnan, Coweta County, and the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Office are partnering to bring a new farmer’s market to downtown Newnan.
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City to join criminal justice innovation program
The Newnan City Council is applying for the city to join the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program, in light of the recent rash of shootings.
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Newnan celebrating Georgia Cities Week
Newnan is celebrating Georgia Cities Week from April 13 to 19 and will be holding a variety of events throughout that time, highlighting this year’s theme, “Georgia’s Cities: People Place Purpose.”
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Changes considered for downtown Newnan streets
The consultants working on the Livable Centers Initiative study for Newnan have identified several significant road changes, including extending some streets.
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Stormwater management among retreat issues
One of the larger issues discussed during the Newnan City Council’s 2014 retreat was the possibility of creating a city-operated stormwater management utility.
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City explores rewriting zoning ordinance
Newnan City Council will be exploring whether the city’s zoning ordinance should be rewritten, following the council’s yearly planning retreat Thursday.
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Newnan OKs larger cell tower on L. Fayette
Verizon Wireless will be allowed to demolish its existing cell phone tower on Lower Fayetteville Road and build a larger one, after a vote by Newnan City Council.
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Newnan hoping to add fourth fire station
Newnan Fire Chief William Whitley spoke to the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis club recently about the fire department operations.
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Cell tower replacement to be considered
Verizon Wireless’ request to erect a 131-foot cell phone tower in Newnan is on the table again for Newnan’s City Council meeting on Thursday.
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Open house held to plan Newnan’s future projects
Initial ideas from Newnan’s “Livable Centers Initiative” study were presented Monday at an open house meeting held at Newnan Carnegie Library.
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Proposed hospital could bring investors to Newnan
A behavioral hospital at the now-vacant facility on Newnan’s Hospital Road would not only provide closer mental care access, but it would increase investments on the city’s west side, according to city officials.
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Five Points intersection project moving forward
The Newnan City Council approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement Tuesday, allowing the Five Points intersection project to move forward.
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Rezoning denied for Newnan Crossing apartments
In a split vote Tuesday, Newnan City Council denied a rezoning request that would have allowed construction of a 258-apartment complex.
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Centre to begin bid process soon for second traffic entrance
The bid process for the second traffic entrance to the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville Road, including construction of a roundabout, could begin as early as next week.
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Newnan Utilities switching to LED lights
Travelers along Newnan's Bullsboro Drive may have noticed a slightly different cast to the street lights just east of Greison Trail.
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Newnan Council approves UWG project change
Newnan City Council Tuesday approved a maximum price of just over $11 million for the new University of West Georgia Newnan campus at the site of the old hospital on Jackson Street.
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Newnan may Abide a nano-brewery
Newnan City Council is one step closer to an ordinance change that would allow for brewery establishments, and three Cowetans are anxiously awaiting the outcome.
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Domineck, Tuxedo drainage repairs approved
Newnan Mayor Keith Brady and newly elected council member Dustin Koritko voted in opposition with other council members Tuesday on how to proceed in repairing drainage problems on Domineck Street and Tuxedo Avenue.
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Community center OK’d for Warner Building
Newnan City Council on Tuesday accepted the council-appointed Howard Warner Committee’s recommendation of converting the historic school into a youth recreation and community center at their meeting on Tuesday.
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Brewery establishments back on agenda
The possibility of allowing brewery establishments is back on the Newnan City Council agenda for its meeting Tuesday afternoon.
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New public safety complex progress continues
The new city public safety complex project in Newnan is still humming along despite the recent winter weather that hit Coweta County.
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City to consider allowing brewery operations
Newnan City Council will vote on changing the town’s ordinance to allow brewery establishments at its Tuesday meeting.
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Trees in arnall parking lot to come down
The trees in downtown Newnan’s Gov. Ellis Arnall parking lot will be coming down, according to Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips.
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Newnan seeks grant to beautify Bullsboro
The city of Newnan is hoping to beautify the area around Interstate 85 at Bullsboro Drive with the help of a state GATEway grant.
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Rezoning requested for apartment complex
A request to rezone 51 acres for a mixed use development off Newnan Crossing Boulevard East was recommended for approval by the city of Newnan's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
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City OKs $19 million budget, employee raise
The Newnan City Council unanimously passed its 2014 budget at its regular meeting on Tuesday, as well as approved a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for city employees.
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Newnan Council swears in new member
Dustin Koritko was sworn in as the newest member of the Newnan City Council at the first meeting of 2014 Tuesday afternoon.
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New vendor sought for farmer's market
Newnan City Council has decided to find a new vendor to replace the “Our Community Farmers Market” in downtown Newnan.
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Council: City to join Coweta in hospital appeal
Coweta County is appealing the state’s denial of a Certificate of Need for a behavioral hospital proposed for the old Piedmont site on Hospital Road, and Newnan City Council announced Tuesday it is joining the suit.
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Hospital project remains on track
The Newnan Hospital redevelopment project is progressing, Newnan Business Development Director Hasco Craver IV told the Newnan Downtown Development Authority during its first meeting of 2014 Wednesday.
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Jenkins’ community center plan gets blessing
Newnan City Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins' plan to turn the historic Howard Warner School into a city community center with a day-care center, gymnasium and playground, and satellite office for the Boys and Girls Club has won the approval of the committee reviewing proposals for use of the building.
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Committee approves Jenkins' plan for Howard Warner
The Howard Warner Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend the Newnan City Council move forward with Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins' proposal for a community and recreation center in the historic schoolhouse on Savannah Street.
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H. Warner Committee To Consider Proposal
A discussion of Newnan City Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins' vision for the future community center at the historic Howard Warner School is on the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Howard Warner Committee.
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State, local leaders confer on progress
Members of the Georgia Municipal Association's Hometown Connection met Tuesday at the Newnan Carnegie Library to discuss the current economic developments in Coweta County, the legislative agenda, and the ongoing issues and opportunities happening at the state level.
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State Antes Up For Sidewalks At Newnan Crossing
After years of planning, new sidewalks at Newnan Crossing Elementary School on Lower Fayetteville Road will soon become a reality.
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Firefighters Honored For Saving Lives
The Newnan Fire Department held its annual Christmas dinner Tuesday to honor the firefighters who helped save lives this year in Newnan.
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Newnan ‘City Of Roundabouts’?
Newnan has long been known as the City of Homes, but soon it may be dubbed with another nickname — the “City of Roundabouts.”
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Group To Continue Efforts To Clean City Alleys
The Newnan Youth Council gave an update on their “Attack the Alleys” project in downtown Newnan at Tuesday’s meeting of the Newnan City Council.
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Newnan seeks input on future of downtown
The city of Newnan is hoping local residents and anyone interested in the future of downtown Newnan and the neighborhoods just east of downtown will fill out the new online survey.
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Newnan Youth Council ‘Attacks’ Newnan’s Alleys
In its first major project of the year, the Newnan Youth Council partnered with Keep Newnan Beautiful and Waste Industries for “Attack the Alleys,” the inaugural clean-up day for the alleys in downtown Newnan.
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ACE Beer Growlers Alcohol License Approved
Newnan City Council approved an alcohol license for ACE Beer Growlers at its regular meeting Tuesday at Newnan City Hall, allowing the establishment to sell craft beer and malt beverages in growlers.
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Koritko Wins Seat On Newnan Council
Dustin Koritko is the winner of the Newnan City Council Post B, beating Scott Cosby by only 15 votes, 226-211.
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Govt. Cutbacks Stall Growth In Region
Local governments in Coweta County and the west Georgia region have fewer employees than they did a few years ago.
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Councilwoman Proposes Using Building As Community Center
At Tuesday's meeting of the Howard Warner Committee, Newnan City Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins presented her plan to turn the historic but dilapidated school house into a city community center and recreation center.
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Candidates For Newnan Council Share Similar Opinions
A political forum was held Tuesday in the SummerGrove neighborhood featuring the two men running for Newnan City Council in the Nov. 5 municipal elections.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald