Transformer burns outside Sygma Corp. building in Creekside

By ELIZABETH MELVILLE elizabeth@newnan.com A quick and aggressive response by Coweta County firefighters Sunday afternoon spared a business in the Creekside Industrial Park from extensive damage after a transformer fire erupted. The Coweta County Fire Department was dispatched to 510 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive, the Sygma Corporation, on Sunday at 4:04 p.m. after a fire ignited at a transformer that was connected to the building, according to Coweta Fire Department Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin.
Fire units arrived on scene to find a switch gear box burning on the exterior of the building. The fire had also spread to the inside of the structure. Units made an aggressive, offensive attack and extinguished the fire. Ventilation was set up to remove smoke from the structure, according to Coggin. The fire was contained to the area of the building where it originated. Sygma management contacted an electrical contractor who advised that the corporation could be back to normal operations as soon as Monday, according to Coggin. Management also advised that none of the business’ product was damaged.


More Local

Interchange Project

Local stands firm in Poplar Road home

For most people, a new road project is seen as a good thing — a way to reduce traffic and to get to places more quickly. But those ... Read More


Looking back

Katrina brought outpouring of generosity from Cowetans

It was Labor Day weekend 2005. I was walking through downtown Newnan, as I usually do sometime that weekend, looking at the bargains being o ... Read More


Lots of Labor Day Weekend events in Coweta

There’s a full calendar of Coweta events for Labor Day weekend. There won’t be a Powers’ Crossroads festival this year &nd ... Read More


city council

Municipal qualifying starts Monday

Qualifying for municipal races starts Monday. City Council seats in Newnan, Senoia, Moreland, Turin, Sharpsburg and Haralson are up for elec ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Open house, magazine to mark milestone

Birthdays are fun! The Newnan Times-Herald is celebrating its 150th birthday soon. The first issue of The Newnan Herald was read by Cowetans ... Read More

First artist-in-residence arrives on Tuesday

Scottish painter Peter Tudhope arrives in Newnan on Tuesday – the first artist-in-residence to use the live-in studio space at Gray Co ... Read More