Newnan Council swears in new member

by Celia Shortt

alt

Dustin Koritko is sworn in Tuesday as a Newnan City Council member by his pastor, Gregg Katz. From left are Koritko’s wife, Lauren, holding their son Cade, daughter Madison, Koritko, son Will, and Katz. 


Dustin Koritko was sworn in as the newest member of the Newnan City Council at the first meeting of 2014 Tuesday afternoon.

The oath was administered in the Newnan City Council chambers at city hall on LaGrange Street.

His seat is a newly-created post which oversees District 1, covering the eastern part of the city — everything east of Newnan Crossing Boulevard from Bullsboro Drive to Lower Fayetteville Road, and everything east of Interstate 85 south of Lower Fayetteville Road.

Koritko and his family moved to Newnan three years ago, following his deployment in Iraq. He served as a Naval aviator and a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He and his wife Lauren have three children — Will, Madison, and Cade.

After winning his seat on the council, he shared his hopes for streamlining the Newnan city budget and lowering property tax.

Koritko’s term on the council is for two years.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, and Councilmembers Ray DuBose and Rhodes Shell were also sworn in for their new terms on the council after re-election last year without opposition.



More Local

Fall fests, Halloween events on tap

The last weekend before Halloween arrives Saturday, and there are loads of Halloweenish things to do in the local area. Some of them are buc ... Read More


Four arrested for using fake $100 bills

Four men are possibly facing federal charges after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills at The Home Depot on 1100 Bullsboro Drive. Robe ... Read More


Rape trial resumes today

The fate of accused rapist Benjamin Gray will be in the hands of the jury today. Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial are schedu ... Read More


Perdue: broad energy policy needed

Campaigning in Newnan on Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue said the nation needs a broad energy policy – one that includes ... Read More


Passenger injured in 2-car wreck on Hwy. 29

A Newnan man was seriously injured in a crash Thursday at Hwy. 29 and Weldon Road. James Hand was taken to Atlanta Medical Center by Coweta ... Read More

County delays retirement plan changes

A decision on an amendment to the retirement plan for county employees that would allow employees to participate in both the old pension pla ... Read More