Newnan, GA

Luck runs out for man who won $700 off stolen lottery tickets, deputies say

NEWNAN, Ga. - A Newnan man may have thought fortune was in his favor when investigators say he swiped lottery scratch-off tickets, worth several hundred dollars, off a gas station counter. The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office says he even hit a $700 jackpot, but this week he faced a $3,000 bond to get out of jail.
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Newnan Kiwanis Reports record attendance for fair

The Kiwanis Coweta County Fair ended its 11-day run of the Fair last Sunday with picture-perfect Georgia fall weather. Almost 45,000 fairgoers attended over the span of 11 Days, According to Scott Cortner, Chairman of the Newnan Kiwanis Fair Committee. “We made a big investment in entertainment for this year’s...
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Hawks, Cougars win on Thursday night

With the prospects of bad weather from Hurricane Ian approaching the Atlanta area, many schools moved their Friday night games up to Thursday night to take advantage of some better conditions. The Newnan Cougars were scheduled to travel to play the East Paulding Raiders while Heritage had the Kings Ridge...
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DA Cranford reviewing 1948 murder case

Three times Black Carrollton resident Clarence Henderson was convicted by an all-white jury of the 1948 murder of white resident Buddy Stevens Jr. Three times the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the decision, the last time in June 1952. But Henderson’s name was never cleared of the crime, and the case has remained open.
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Weekend forecast clears just in time for Valhalla Classic Band Festival

With hurricane weather no longer a threat, the 2022 Valhalla Classic Band Festival at Northgate High School is back on for Saturday, Oct. 1. Northgate Band Director Alan Armstrong said he had planned to cancel the festival earlier in the week, but a changing forecast changed his mind. “The forecast...
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How a landmark was built and lost

Beloved radio broadcaster Paul Harvey was famous for reporting that there was always more to the story. In his daily broadcast, The Rest of the Story, he would share with his millions of listeners parts of the story that had been left out. During the days of his broadcast, the...
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Accused drug dealer spills the tea on himself

He claimed sipping tea caused a deputy to pull him over, but a Lawrenceville man ended up in jail after authorities discovered his cup runneth over with drugs instead. On Sept. 23, Lavar Kirkland, 42, was traveling south on Interstate 85 in a Mercury Grand Marquis when a Coweta County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement unit got a hit on the vehicle’s tag that indicated Kirkland had a suspended license. After the deputy saw him veer into another lane, he initiated a traffic stop.
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Yamaha celebrates workplace safety and its environmental impact

Newnan’s Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation recently sponsored an Environmental, Health and Safety Day to show how important those aspects of the workplace are for every member of its team. The slogan “Stop, Think, Act Revs Our Safety Culture” was prominently displayed on T-shirts presented to every employee and contractor...
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Grantville mayoral candidates discuss their ideas for improving the city

While the Nov. 8 election seems a long way off, early voting is less than a month away, beginning on Oct. 17. So now is a good time to get to know the candidates. Grantville residents will have four mayoral candidates to choose from in the ballot box. Incumbent Doug Jewell is facing three challengers, Johnny Cooks, Mark Bynum and Richard Proctor, each with their own ideas of how to make Grantville a great place to live.
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CCSO gets $335K to combat DUI, aggressive driving

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant for nearly $335,000 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help combat impaired and aggressive driving. CCSO is one of 21 Georgia law enforcement agencies named as recipients of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic – or HEAT – grants, designed to combat crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by impaired driving and speeding.

VR woman pleads guilty of embezzling over $200K | Times Georgian

A Villa Rica girl struck a plea take care of federal prosecutors in relation to expenses of embezzling over $200,000 from her former employer, an Atlanta-based actual property administration firm. Nicole Leigh Stamps-Mims, 35, of Villa Rica, pleaded responsible earlier than Judge Steve C. Jones within the Atlanta Division of...

Second man charged in Canton car dealership shooting

A second man has been charged in a shooting that took place near a car dealership in Canton in August. Kevon Duffus, 30, of Covington, was initially arrested Aug. 30 and charged with shooting a man at the Shottenkirk Hyundai on Liberty Boulevard in Canton. The man who was shot, Uriah Tyrek James, 24, of Douglasville, has since been arrested and is now in Cherokee County custody on charges related...
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Newnan approves two of three ARPA requests, third postponed to seek guidance

The Newnan City Council approved two of three ARPA projects at their meeting on Tuesday, while they pushed back approval of a third to a future meeting. The city council unanimously approved $15,000 to Bike Coweta for a community program known as the All Kids Bike Program. According to city documents, the All Kids Bike Program encourages getting young children of kindergarten age on bicycles.