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Validity of ACA at issue in appeal hearing

Validity of ACA at issue in appeal hearing

With health insurance availability, cost and coverage on the line for millions of Americans, a federal appeals court seemed inclined to rule that the core provision of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional. Jul. 16, 4:55 PM

Piedmont Newnan adds new bassinets

Piedmont Newnan adds new bassinets

Piedmont Newnan Hospital is the first hospital in the Piedmont Healthcare System to have 30 new HALO bassinets. Jul. 12, 8:58 AM

Piedmont to charge 25 percent up front for non-emergencies

Piedmont to charge 25 percent up front for non-emergencies

Piedmont Healthcare is requiring patients who shoulder the entire cost of a non-emergency medical services to pay 25 percent of the bill before they get the care. Jul. 12, 8:58 AM

Other options besides the emergency room

Other options besides the emergency room

Piedmont Healthcare has other options besides the emergency room, according to its website. Jul. 02, 11:36 PM

Coweta County Fire Rescue available for vital checks

Coweta County Fire Rescue available for vital checks

Coweta County Fire Rescue is available 24/7, 365 days of the year for vital checks, according to CCFR Chief Pat Wilson. Jul. 05, 9:56 AM

Yeager Road Community Resource Center hosts inaugural family & health expo

Yeager Road Community Resource Center hosts inaugural family & health expo

Yeager Road Community Resource Center (YRCRC), the outreach arm of Newnan First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, recently hosted its inaugural Community Family & Health Expo. Jun. 25, 10:48 PM

Speech pathologist visits local Parkinson’s support group

Speech pathologist visits local Parkinson’s support group

​Cynthia Dubose, a speech pathologist, visited the Newnan Parkinson’s Support Group to discuss the effects of Parkinson’s Disease on the throat and mouth muscles. Jun. 19, 8:04 AM

Georgia “dangerously unconcerned” about skin cancer, according to dermatologists

Skin cancer rates are higher in Delaware, Vermont and Minnesota than in California, Florida and Texas. Jun. 11, 10:15 PM

Isakson, other senators: Americans need more sunscreen education

Isakson, other senators: Americans need more sunscreen education

As summer begins this month, Sen.Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has asked the administration to help Americans better understand a recent report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the safety and effectiveness of sunscreen products available in the United States. Jun. 11, 10:23 PM

CTCA celebrates cancer survivors

CTCA celebrates cancer survivors

In honor of Celebrate Life week, hundreds of patients will be honored at Cancer Treatment Center of Atlanta, recognizing cancer survivors who’ve marked five or more years since they began treatment at CTCA. Jun. 06, 4:12 PM

Opening up with Coweta Samaritan Clinic director

Opening up with Coweta Samaritan Clinic director

When Kevin Barbee arrived at Coweta Samaritan Clinic, he hit the ground running. Jun. 04, 5:31 PM

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. Jun. 05, 4:04 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



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Movers, Shakers and History Makers: Dr. Joel Richardson

Movers, Shakers and History Makers: Dr. Joel Richardson

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Dr. James Thomasson talks about growing up in Coweta County

Dr. James Thomasson talks about growing up in Coweta County

Dr. James Thomasson talks about growing up in Coweta County during a recent event hosted by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.

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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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