Juneteenth celebration is June 15

From STAFF REPORTS
news@newnan.com
“Juneteenth,” a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, will be held again for 2013 at Willie Lynch Park in Newnan on June 15.
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln 100 years ago on Jan. 1. Because of communication difficulties at the time, it was as long as six months before the word reached American slaves.
Preparations for the fourth annual observation of Juneteenth in Newnan are already being made, according to Brittany Harrison of No Longer Tied Outreach. The festival features music, dancing, speeches, singing, food and crafts. Participants are being sought for the event and are invited to contact Harrison at 404-536-0006 or JuneteenthNewnan@gmail.com .
“We want to get the word out about this powerful experience,” she said.


More Local

Teenager arrested for bomb threat at NGHS

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office arrested 17-year-old Brandon Dale Hammond for Wednesday’s bomb threat at Northgate High Schoo ... Read More


‘First Love’ getaway contest

Jackon’s high school ride part of museum exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s special exhibition, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, has been extended ... Read More


Major changes proposed for Xpress Bus routes

Major changes are being proposed to the routes that the Xpress Bus service takes through downtown Atlanta, and bus riders have until Feb. 16 ... Read More


‘Flies at the Well’ to be staged in Michigan

“Flies at the Well,” Jeff Bishop’s play about the 1948 John Wallace murder case, is to be staged in April in Michigan. Joa ... Read More


UPDATE: 20-year-old no longer missing

UPDATE: Ryan White has made contact with his family and is safe, according to Investigator Donnie Payne with the Coweta County Sheriff's Off ... Read More

Mayor's Luncheon

Ga. State professor shares insights on economy

The days of using unemployment rates as an indicator of good economic health are long gone, according to Rajeev Dhawan, director and profess ... Read More