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“Evolution of Jazz” Concert, November 14th

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission will be sponsoring the “Evolution of Jazz” Concert featuring The Jazz League Mini Big Band, on Sunday November 14th. The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Wadsworth Auditorium (25 Jefferson Street, Newnan).

This jazz program which is under the direction of Martin Rudy, will feature many well loved classics, such as A Foggy Day, Summertime, Georgia On My Mind, Proud Mary, and Moon Dance.

Martin Rudy, Rick Massesngale, Rex Butner, and Bill Nelmes of the original Jazz League that performed for several years at Ten East Washington, will pay trumpet, keyboard, guitar and drums, respectively.

Third Annual Greener Greater Newnan Festival, November 6th

Performance Learning Center (PLC) students are preparing the third annual Greener Greater Newnan Festival on Saturday, November 6th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greenville Street Park in downtown Newnan. PLC hosts the festival to help people reduce their carbon footprint by supplying them with information and tools.

The festival will spark a movement which will help enhance the quality of the city of Newnan. Greener Greater Newnan is funded by various sponsors with green initiatives. Local youth groups will also attend and send messages to the community in the form of videos and artwork as part of a contest called “Speak Green”. Greener Greater Newnan will also feature the return of the exciting and enjoyable Recycle Man.

Performance Learning Center is a program sponsored by the Coweta County School System and started by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Klea Blackhurst at The Centre, October 31st

On Sunday, October 31st, at 3:00 p.m., the Patrons of the Centre present “Klea Blackhurst” at The Centre (1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan).

Klea Blackhurst has been charming audiences Everything The Traffic Will Allow nationwide since its New York debut in 2001. This show is her loving tribute to the songs made famous by legendary stage personality Ethel Merman. The concert highlights what is arguably the greatest body of show music ever written for a single performer.

Everything the Traffic Will Allow is not a recreation of Ms. Merman, but a paean to the great Broadway legend. The show is a happy reminder of Ethel Merman’s undeniable importance to both the history of twentieth century entertainment and to the unbridled jubilation of show business at its best.

To reserve tickets visit The Centre, Scott’s Bookstore in Downtown Newnan and Morgan’s Jewelers in Ashley Park.

Meet Jenny Jones, Newnan's Artist of the Month

Jenny is a native of Newnan and Coweta County and a Newnan High School graduate. She is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Newnan, the Newnan Coweta Art Association, and has been employed with Newnan Utilities for 26 years and has recently retired.  She has two daughters, Aimee and Sarah.

Needing a hobby in 1999, Jenny began with stenciling and wall murals in her own home.  Her mother, being a craft painter, invited her to visit a craft painting class with her.  Soon after, her desire to paint grew and she began to buy woodwork, windows, glass objects, and any other materials using glass paint and acrylics.

Investigation of Alpharetta Crash Completed

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety's Traffic Enforcement Unit announces the completion of a fatality crash investigation.

On Monday, Oct. 4, Alpharetta 911 received emergency calls stating that a vehicle had left the roadway on Georgia 400 southbound. The investigation revealed a black Pontiac G6 passenger car left the right shoulder as it traveled GA 400 southbound south of the Mansell exit.

The vehicle left the roadway between the Mansell Road exit ramp and the overpass bridge above Mansell Road; it struck a small beam, causing it to go airborne over the sloping embankment before the overpass. The vehicle continued airborne and landed in the median of Mansell Road, then traveled across the eastbound lanes of Mansell Road and came to a stop.

Larry G. Pack, 53, of Newnan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kaiser Permanente Expands to Coweta County

ATLANTA, GA – Kaiser Permanente announced today it will invest $2.3 million to open a new medical office in Newnan later this year.

Located at 203 Newnan Crossing Bypass, the Newnan Medical Office will be Kaiser Permanente’s first location in Coweta County and the eighth medical office to open as part of the organization’s initiative to improve access to health care for its members throughout metro Atlanta.

Mayor Keith Brady joins Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

Mayor Keith Brady is joining Jumpstart’s Read for the Record on October 7th. During its fifth year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record harnesses the power of reading by bringing together children and adults to read the same book, on the same day to fight the early education crisis.