Fireworks dazzle at Drake

alt


The weather cooperated fully this year as hundreds of Coweta residents packed the stands and field at Newnan High’s Drake Stadium for the annual 4th of July fireworks.

The fireworks display is sponsored by Newnan Rotary Club, in conjunction with the city of Newnan, Coweta County, Coweta County Schools and Newnan/ Coweta businesses as a gift to the whole community.

Attendees enjoyed live music by Doug Kees along with special guest BigCity Brian Wright, a Newnan pilot who is also a country music artist.

Also attending as emcees were State Rep. Lynn Smith and UWG Newnan Center Director Cathy Wright.

The Men of Cornerstone also provided rousing renditions of Service songs from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard along with a medley of patriotic songs before the countdown to the fireworks began.

The twenty minute extravaganza provided a wide variety of fireworks that lit up the sky for not only the attendees at Drake Stadium, but also for those lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them from various vantage points around Newnan.




More Local

Sexsomnia or rape? Verdict in jury’s hands

Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial of Benjamin Gray concluded Friday. Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Herb Cranford ... Read More


118 Newnan High students tested for TB

More than a hundred tuberculosis exposure tests were administered at Newnan High School on Friday, as earlier in the week a NHS student was ... Read More


Senoia man arrested after fleeing from officer

A Senoia area man was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Coweta County Jail after allegedly leading a Coweta County sheriff's deputy on a hig ... Read More


UPDATE

Wreck victim in fair condition

James Hand, who was injured in a motor vehicle crash Thursday morning, was listed in fair condition Friday at Atlanta Medical Center. Hand w ... Read More


Prescribed burn smokes out Lake Redwine

A large fire that brought days of smoke and acrid smells to the Lake Redwine area was a prescribed burn that was done in accordance with cur ... Read More

Arrest made in Habitat incident

A Newnan man was arrested this week for an assault on a volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Restore that occurred in March. Edgar Cabrera ... Read More