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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

The new year is a good time to test for radon, as January is National Radon Action month. Jan. 23, 9:09 AM

 Georgia up slightly in state health rankings

Georgia up slightly in state health rankings

Georgia improved two spots in a national ranking of the healthiest states, ranking 39th in the latest evaluation by the United Health Foundation. Jan. 17, 6:52 AM

CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.

CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.

The most recent CDC national data shows Georgia has the highest level of flu activity in the United States. Jan. 16, 7:08 AM

 Golf Life Ladies donate $20,000 to Coweta Samaritan Clinic

Golf Life Ladies donate $20,000 to Coweta Samaritan Clinic

Golf Life Ladies recently donated $20,000 to the Coweta Samaritan Clinic, a local nonprofit that serves the uninsured and medically underserved in Coweta. Jan. 01, 11:09 PM

Piedmont Newnan expands: Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care 18-bed unit now open

Piedmont Newnan expands: Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care 18-bed unit now open

The Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care Unit at Piedmont Newnan Hospital opened Dec. 20, welcoming the first patients to the new unit the same morning. Jan. 09, 11:37 AM

 Federal judge rules Obamacare invalid

Federal judge rules Obamacare invalid

A federal judge has ruled the Obama health law as unconstitutional, which includes protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people. Dec. 26, 9:35 AM

Local dentist helps nearly 750 Guatemalan kids

Local dentist helps nearly 750 Guatemalan kids

Dr. Moataz Elkasrawy, who owns an Aspen Dental practice in Newnan, recently came back from a humanitarian trip to Guatemala where nearly 750 school children received free dental care. Dec. 19, 7:40 AM

Fourth Georgia case of mysterious illness confirmed

Fourth Georgia case of mysterious illness confirmed

A fourth case of a rare polio-like illness has been confirmed in Georgia, with two more cases considered probable, public health officials say. Dec. 11, 7:47 AM

​Waivers may be part of Kemp's health agenda​

​Waivers may be part of Kemp's health agenda​

Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Dec. 12, 12:27 PM

Pancreatic Cancer fourth leading cause of cancer deaths annually

Pancreatic Cancer fourth leading cause of cancer deaths annually

Many families in Coweta and across the country are still demanding better in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Dec. 07, 9:24 AM

‘I’m going to fight and stay positive’

‘I’m going to fight and stay positive’

Newnan woman recounts her battle during Lung Cancer Awareness Month Nov. 27, 5:48 PM

More lessons about lung cancer

More lessons about lung cancer

Symptoms of lung cancer include a cough, often times with bloody sputum, shortness of breath, chest pain and hoarseness. Nov. 20, 8:54 PM

CDC: South leads US in new HIV infections

CDC: South leads US in new HIV infections

More than half of the new HIV diagnoses in 2016 – about 20,000 cases – were in the South, CDC officials said. Nov. 20, 8:41 PM

Piedmont Newnan earns top grade for patient safety

Piedmont Newnan earns top grade for patient safety

Piedmont Newnan is at the top of its class when it comes to patient safety, according to The Leapfrog Group. Nov. 13, 6:03 PM

Sharpsburg resident wins prestigious medical scholarship

Sharpsburg resident wins prestigious medical scholarship

​Hard work is paying off for Sharpsburg resident Zuri Hudson. Nov. 14, 6:26 AM

Tai chi helping Parkinson’s patients regain balance, coordination

Tai chi helping Parkinson’s patients regain balance, coordination

​Tai chi is becoming a new favorite exercise among Parkinson’s patients like Larry Bergeson of Newnan. Nov. 21, 10:26 AM

Piedmont Newnan honors more than 130 volunteers

Piedmont Newnan honors more than 130 volunteers

​More than 130 hospital volunteers were treated to a free barbecue dinner at the Historic Train Depot last week in downtown Newnan. Nov. 07, 7:44 AM

Hospital club cares for parents, preemies

Hospital club cares for parents, preemies

Kia Henry knew she was in trouble when she woke up in the middle of the night bleeding and having contractions. Nov. 08, 10:59 AM

3 children stricken with ‘polio-like’ virus in Georgia

3 children stricken with ‘polio-like’ virus in Georgia

The young patients, whose locations were not identified, are among 62 children nationally who have been confirmed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018. Oct. 23, 9:47 PM

Local orthopedic clinic collecting coats for those in need

Local orthopedic clinic collecting coats for those in need

As cold temperatures begin moving into the state, one orthopedic group is making sure some people stay warm. Oct. 31, 9:51 AM

Rotary recognizes World Polio Day

Rotary recognizes World Polio Day

Rotary has committed to raising $50 million per year in support of global polio eradication efforts. Oct. 23, 10:20 PM

Children, adults sprint for county’s Samaritan Clinic

Children, adults sprint for county’s Samaritan Clinic

​Students of The Carolyn Barron Montessori School strapped on their running shoes to sprint for their health – and to help Coweta County’s only free health clinic. Oct. 24, 7:27 AM

Help needed in fight against cancer

Help needed in fight against cancer

The organization is looking for volunteers to serve before and during the 2019 Relay For Life of Coweta County. Oct. 17, 2:28 PM

New flu strain may top last season’s deadly outbreak

New flu strain may top last season’s deadly outbreak

​The flu news isn’t good for the 2018-2019 season. Oct. 18, 7:18 AM

Annual event will ‘give from the heart’ to help sick kids

Annual event will ‘give from the heart’ to help sick kids

Motorcyclists, Jeep owners and car enthusiasts will hit the streets of Coweta County Oct. 27 to show their support for children living with heart defects. Oct. 10, 9:48 AM



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Police searching for gas station robbery suspect

Police searching for gas station robbery suspect

Grantville police are hoping the public can help identify a man who robbed a local gas station clerk.

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Fire extinguisher douses burglar’s attempt to rob local store

Fire extinguisher douses burglar’s attempt to rob local store

A suspect’s alleged attempt to burglarize the Dollar General store at 4889 W. Hwy 34 was doused after his first try.

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Police release dash cam of entering auto chase, foot pursuit

Police release dash cam of entering auto chase, foot pursuit

Newnan police release dash-cam footage from high-speed interstate pursuit, foot chase

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