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Insurance commissioner will receive pay while on suspension

Insurance commissioner will receive pay while on suspension

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim C. Beck has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, but he will still receive his pay while on suspension. May. 22, 12:52 PM

Keris Kares assisting more families affected by pediatric cancer

Keris Kares assisting more families affected by pediatric cancer

More families than ever are in need of financial assistance as their children battle pediatric cancer, and a local nonprofit wants to help. May. 15, 10:30 PM

Green lights shine for Mental Health Awareness Month

Green lights shine for Mental Health Awareness Month

A local mental health service provider hopes to “shine a light” on mental health during May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. May. 10, 8:42 PM

NICU parent clubs provide support

NICU parent clubs provide support

Two women who had children stay in the neonatal intensive care units saw an immediate need for parents to find support after the hospital portions of their lifelong journeys ended. May. 07, 10:38 PM

Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held May 6

Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held May 6

The Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held, Monday, May 6. Apr. 30, 4:02 PM

Measles outbreak mostly affecting unvaccinated

Vaccines urged after mumps scare

The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging parents to make sure their children are up to date on their immunizations. Apr. 30, 5:58 PM

Vaccinations urged after more measles confirmed in Ga.

Three new cases of measles were confirmed in the metro Atlanta area last week. Apr. 26, 6:00 PM

Lemonade stand at GameStop supports autism awareness

Lemonade stand at GameStop supports autism awareness

When Newnan GameStop store manager Robbie Kreller’s son, Dante, was diagnosed with autism and a severe anxiety disorder in the first grade, the family’s world was turned upside down. May. 09, 9:42 PM

Consumers urged to monitor hospital 'list' prices

Consumers urged to monitor hospital 'list' prices

With much fanfare, federal officials required hospitals nationwide this year to post their “list” prices online. Apr. 23, 10:35 PM

 Family of 2-year-old ovarian cancer patient optimistic

Family of 2-year-old ovarian cancer patient optimistic

McKenna “Kenni” Shea Xydias is a normal, playful 2-year-old, but her life changed when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February. Apr. 22, 10:19 PM

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Mar. 29, 7:45 AM

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

The Senate Science and Technology Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote of 3 to 2, according to The Associated Press. The legislation, backed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, has passed the House and now could go quickly to the floor of the GOP-controlled Senate. Mar. 19, 4:33 PM

Bill would protect tenants facing unhealthy living conditions

Bill would protect tenants facing unhealthy living conditions

The state Legislature is considering a bill that would protect tenants from retaliation by a landlord after they file a complaint about unhealthy conditions. Mar. 12, 9:53 PM

Newnan Chapel UMC collect pill bottles for third world countries

Newnan Chapel UMC collect pill bottles for third world countries

For several months, the United Methodist Women at Newnan Chapel have been collecting pill bottles to donate to third world countries. Mar. 06, 6:58 AM

Flu-like illnesses still high in Georgia

Flu-like illnesses still high in Georgia

The most recent data from Georgia’s Department of Public health shows the occurrence of flu-like illness in Georgia remains high – 10 on a scale of 1-10 in mid February. Mar. 06, 12:09 AM

CON law change may allow CTCA to see more Georgia patients

CON law change may allow CTCA to see more Georgia patients

A house committee has approved House Bill 198, which will make significant changes to the state’s “certificate of need,” process, which may allow more Georgia residents to be treated at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Mar. 06, 7:08 AM

CTCA nurses win prestigious awards

CTCA nurses win prestigious awards

Two Cancer Treatment Centers of America nurses, Kelley Mitchell and Sara Wallace, are recipients of the prestigious DAISY award. Feb. 27, 11:30 AM

Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program donates to Coweta

Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program donates to Coweta

Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program has donated $45,000 to Coweta organizations that serve the community. Feb. 20, 11:22 PM

Obesity linked to 12 types of cancer

Obesity linked to 12 types of cancer

The prevalence of obesity in Coweta County’s population sits at 26.3 percent, according to data from U.S. News and World Report. Feb. 13, 9:29 AM

Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held Feb. 4

Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held Feb. 4

On Monday, Feb. 4, there will be an opportunity to give blood in the fellowship hall at the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1-6 p.m. Jan. 31, 8:14 PM

‘Octopals’ help comfort local preemies

‘Octopals’ help comfort local preemies

According to Carolyn Harrison, president of the NICU parent club at Piedmont Newnan, the crocheted cephalopods can actually help smaller babies grow and thrive. Feb. 12, 7:17 AM

Music therapy now offered at Piedmont Newnan

Music therapy now offered at Piedmont Newnan

“If you enjoy music or it’s been influential in your life, then music therapy can be useful for you.” Jan. 29, 3:40 PM

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. 24, 7:12 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



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Dr. James Thomasson talks about growing up in Coweta County

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Coweta County Sheriff's Debate

Coweta County Sheriff's Debate

Sheriff's office candidates Jimmy Callaway, Randolph Collins, Doug Jordan and Lenn Wood participate in a debate held at Central Education Center on May 9, 2019

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Coweta County deputy killed in shooting

Coweta County deputy killed in shooting

A press conference is held following the fatal shooting of a Coweta County deputy.

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