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First triplets born at new Piedmont Newnan Hospital

First triplets born at new Piedmont Newnan Hospital

NEWNAN, Ga. – A couple who married just 10 months ago welcomed a set of triplets at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on April 13. The babies were conceived without the use of fertility drugs. Both parents have twins in their families but neither has triplets.

“She is such a blessing to me and now she’s given me three more blessings,” Mark Mathias said of his wife Grace and newborn sons.

The baby boys are the first set of triplets born at the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital, which opened in 2012. They were delivered at 35 weeks gestation.

“It went well. It could not have gone better,” said Dr. Adegboyega Aderibigbe, M.D. Dr. “Ade” is one of two neonatologists on staff around-the-clock at Piedmont Newnan, which recently received approval from the state to operate as a Level 3 NICU.

Peachtree City police to hold Coffee With a Cop

Peachtree City police to hold Coffee With a Cop

Peachtree City, GA -- The Peachtree City Police Department is inviting the community to come out and connect with their officers during a "Coffee With a Cop" event planned for Monday, March 23 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Starbucks in the Peachtree East Shopping Center off Highway 54. Police officials say the event will allow them to further open their lines of communications with citizens.


The Centre to host 2 musical theatre camps

The Centre to host 2 musical theatre camps

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Students in the Coweta County area have the opportunity to perform in two musicals this summer.

The county's Centre for Performing & Visual Arts will host summer theatre camps. Rising 4th through 6th graders are invited to participate.

Each camp lasts one week and ends with a final performance. The cost is $200, which includes instruction, snacks, T-shirts, and recreation time.

The first camp will run July 13-17; campers will perform Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. Participants in the second camp, which runs July 20-24, will perform Seussical Jr.

Visit centrepatrons.org for more information, including how to sign up.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital to host caregiver workshop

NEWNAN, Ga. – Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services will host a workshop “Caregiving for Loved Ones With Dementia” on Wednesday, Mar. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will address the types and stages of dementia, community resources, financial and legal concerns, communication techniques and the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors.

“We know that caregivers can easily and quickly find themselves dealing with an enormous amount of stress. The goal of this workshop is to provide them with the right tools and resources to help ease the tremendous pressure they’re under, as well as those very common feelings of grief and isolation,” said Tori Sorrells, coordinator of Sixty Plus Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy, a free statewide virtual K-12 school, will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year next month.

Enrollment opens Mar. 3. The school can support 4,000 students; spaces are limited and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A free parent information session will be held Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center, which is located at 769 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Teachers and currently enrolled families will answer questions and go over the school's curriculum at the session.

For more information about Georgia Connections Academy, visit connectionsacademy.com.

Architect couple's latest creation arrives early

Architect couple's latest creation arrives early

NEWNAN, Ga. -- This is a story about a local architect whose latest design was finished earlier than he expected.

Eric Matthews got home early to his Newnan home Tuesday, at around 5 p.m. He says that's when he heard his wife screaming upstairs.

Turns out Taneca Matthews, also an architect, had gone into labor with their second baby and there was no time to get to the hospital.

At the advice of the 911 operator, Eric got his wife on the bed; then he says he had to throw the phone to the floor because his child was coming.

Peyton, their baby girl, was born perfectly healthy -- and they got to Piedmont Newnan Hospital after the fact. It was less than 30 minutes from Taneca's first labor pain to the birth of their daughter.

Eric told us afterwards that he thought, "What is going on? I don't deliver babies in my bed!"

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.