Six nominated for Citizen of the Year

Six people have been nominated for the 2014 Coweta County Citizen of the Year, and this year’s COTY will be named at a banquet on Thursday.

This year’s nominees, announced this week, include Frank Barron, Candace Boothby, Ruby E. Hines, Earlene Strickland Scott, Walter Thompson and Alison Wallace. Area citizens nominated these individuals for the honor.


Coweta Citizen of the Year rules call for the recipient to be someone who demonstrates outstanding leadership and citizenship within the community, as well as shows exemplary vision, civic pride and a strong commitment to a better Coweta.

The 2014 Citizen of the Year Gala Reception will be held on Thursday at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Pine Road. The event is being sponsored by the four Kiwanis Clubs in Coweta, including Newnan, White Oak Golden K, Coweta County and Grantville.


Tickets for the event, at a cost of $25 per individual, are still available and may be purchased through the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, 23 Bullsboro Drive, or by calling Louise Davis at 770-253-7147. No tickets will be sold at the door.


The buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Attendees will have an opportunity to greet all of the nominees before announcement of Coweta's 2014 Citizen of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year recognition program dates to 1992. Previous Citizens of the Year are Bill Williams, Scott Wilson, Joe Crain Sr., Mike Barber, Lindsey Barron, Sally Bowen, Jim Hardin, Dennis McEntire, Don Phillips, Bill Loftin, Bernie Parks, Harold Barron, Gene Tyre, Bill Headley, Willie Boyd, Bobby Welch, Robin Tornow, Don Chapman, Annie Joe Berkowitz, Blake Bass and Steve Mader.



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