The Newnan Times-Herald


Coweta In The Know

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:49 PM

The city of Newnan has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award, which was presented to Finance Director Katrina Cline, is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Newnan Chapter of the Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club collected more than $1,100 while ringing the bells for the Salvation Army. Iron Legacy was established in October 2015 and is a member of The Alliance of Law Abiding Motorcycle Clubs. One of the founding principles of the Iron Legacy MC is to be good stewards to their communities.

A fried turkey dinner was held following the annual meeting at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Dec. 11.

Union City Lodge No. 1617 B.P.O. Elks and Buffalo Rock were named Community Supporters of the Year for 2016 by Rutledge, Inc., a nonprofit that serves the mentally handicapped in Coweta County.

U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson presided over the House floor on the evening of Jan. 10. Ferguson, who lives in West Point, took the oath of office a few days earlier. His wife, Buffy, grew up in Newnan.

The People's Choice Float Social Media Award went to Coweta Charter Academy for their float in the Christmas Parade that was held in downtown Newnan on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Newnan Division President at United Bank John Hall will be the 2017 board chair for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

Newnan resident Nikole Marien and her Border Collie, Hemi qualified to compete in the 2016 American Kennel Club® Obedience Classic (AOC), an event that crowns the top obedience dogs in the nation in the Novice, Open, Utility and Masters classes. This year’s event was held Dec. 17-18 in Orlando, Fla. and drew a total of 248 entries representing 62 different breeds from 33 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The new Burger King has opened in the Thomas Crossroads area off of Highway 34.

The 2017 Run for Angels 5K, 10K and Fun Run will be held on streets in Newnan on Feb. 4.

The AARP Smart Driver Course for ages 18 and up was held at the Grantville Library on Monday, Jan. 9. Participants refreshed their driving skills and learned new rules of the road. They also learned research-based driving strategies to help with safety.