Committee approves Jenkins' plan for Howard Warner

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The Howard Warner Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend the Newnan City Council move forward with Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins' proposal for a community and recreation center in the historic schoolhouse on Savannah Street.

Jenkins presented her written proposal to the committee Monday. The proposal would have the approximately 5,000-square-foot ground floor of the school building turned into a day-care center that would be operated by the YMCA and would serve children up to age 5. Cost to parents would be based on income.

On the main floor, the Boys and Girls Club would occupy three classrooms and the auditorium. That would leave three classrooms for other uses, such as possible senior services.

The 1955 addition to the building would be torn down and replaced with a gymnasium and playground. There would also be a sports field, or possibly more than one.

The vote by the committee now sends the issue to the city council.



More Local

Officers Raid House

Suspected drug dealer, fatal shooting suspect arrested

Two men – one of them recently bonded out of jail for two counts of murder – were arrested Thursday during an investigation by t ... Read More


Veterans old and new face similar battles

Editor’s note: This is part of a special focus this week on depression and suicide and how Cowetans can get help. For many soldiers, a ... Read More


Two suspected ecstasy dealers arrested

Two suspected ecstasy dealers were arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Newnan Police Department’s drug unit. Around 10 ... Read More


Delayed work resumes on bypass project

In late July, frustrated with the lack of progress on finishing the Hwy. 34 Bypass widening project, the Newnan City Council sent a formal r ... Read More


iScience: LIVE show Monday at Centre

iScience: LIVE! with Dr. Donald White will be coming to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Monday. iScience is White’s faced pa ... Read More

Workshops part of National Suicide Prevention Week

Armed Forces Mission and the Master Resilience Institute is launching the Courageous Project as part of our AFM Campaign to Restore Hope. We ... Read More