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Ms. Norma encourages all Chamber members to VOTE YES! for SPLOST


With the upcoming vote for the 2019 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), it is my hope that you will realize the importance of this SPLOST.  Without the SPLOST money, our taxes will have to go up in order to provide us with the needed services for this growing county.  This is a wonderful way for us to receive funds from all those out of our county who shop and eat here in our many available places.
Among the proposed usage of the SPLOST funds is a $1.15 million expenditure for a public safety radio system upgrade. With what is going on in our nation, our state, our county, it is imperative that we have the best communication system available for all our public safety agencies in order for them to quickly and expediently communicate with each other during times of difficulties here. At present, it is often a problem for one agency to communicate with another when a disaster strikes. We simply must provide a system whereby our law enforcement agencies and firefighting agencies can readily talk with each other. Without SPLOST, we will certainly have to increase our taxes to provide needed protection for our citizens. Please go to the polls on election day and Vote Yes for SPLOST. Thank you so much.
Norma Haynes

Join Downtown Newnan to welcome the holiday season during the Holiday Sip and See Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5-8pm.  During the Holiday Sip and See, downtown retail establishments extend their normal business hours to introduce their Holiday gift items, and offer special promotions or discounts.  This event is a great opportunity for visitors to get an early start on their holiday shopping while the holiday inventory is plentiful! There will be a night market, live music, and food trucks along with hor ‘d oeuvres and beverages from the retailers. The Holiday Sip and See is also an opportunity for spectators to stroll our beautiful downtown streets with family and friends while enjoying the holiday hospitality of Downtown Newnan!

Participating businesses include: Arthur Murphey Florist, Blue Fern Merchant, Blue Moon Boutique, Corner Arts Gallery Studio & Gift Shop, Dolled, Dragonfly Running Company, Emily’s Skincare Spa, Gillyweed, Greenhouse Mercantile, Grit & Grace Studio to Streetwear, Kendra’s, Kendra’s 2, Kyle Kahn Studios, Let Them Eat Toffee, Mayfair on the Square, Mimi and Me Boutique, New Beginnings, Newnan Mercantile, Polish me Pretty Nail Salon & Boutique, The Alamo, The Boyd Gallery, Typo Market, and Wildwood Trader.

Free public parking is available along downtown streets and in the City of Newnan’s Public Parking Lots located at 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue, 50 East Broad Street, 65 East Broad Street, 41 East Washington Street, and 22 East Broad Street.



17th Annual Afternoon In the Country, 1-4 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2016, 
takes place at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club Resort. Sponsored by
the Atlanta Chapter of  Les Dames d’ Escoffier,
Over 50 vendors November 5 will offer gourmet food, craft beer, premium wines 
and other vendors.  Ticket proceeds go for scholarships in the culinary, hospitality
and arts, and  help support Georgia’s food farming.  RSVP to (678) 687-8214

Hard Hat Tour at Great Wolf in Lagrange.

Targeted Opening May 1,2018

They  are now taking reservation

The City of LaGrange will celebrate Halloween Tuesday, October 31st.

The city does not set a date or time for Halloween.

Unless your individual neighborhood designates a different day for Halloween, it will be Tuesday, October 31st.

Saturday, October 28th Downtown LaGrange will host the 27th Annual Chili Cook Off and Trick or Treating event at Sweetland Amphitheatre from 11am-2pm.

The costume contest will be 1:00-2:00pm, registration 10am-noon.

Trick or treating will be 2:00-3:00pm in the parking lot by the west gate.

The Chili Cook Off will be 11:00am-2:00pm. Chili tasting tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

Rain date is Sunday, October 29th noon-4pm.

Chili Cook Off & Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 28th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taste a variety of Chili and vote for your favorite! Chili tasting tickets Adults $5.00/ Children 12 & under $3.00. Family-friendly event. Children 12 & under can enjoy:

Free fall festival games 11:00 to 2:00

Costume contest 1:00 to 2:00 / registration at Boyd Pavilion from 10:00 to 12:00

Trick or Treat 2:00 to 3:00 / Sweetland ‘s parking lot – West Gate

For more information, please visit www.sweetland.events

**Chili Cook Off notice – The weather forecast is calling for rain on Saturday.
At this time it looks like the rain will be in the afternoon following the Chili Cook Off event.
We are planning to proceed with Chili Cook Off on Saturday at this time.
We will be monitoring the weather and will update the status of the Chili Cook Off on Friday at noon when there is a better indication of when rain will be coming through our area.
If the event is rained out on Saturday – the rain alternative date is Sunday 10/29 – event time for Chili Cook Off is 12:00 to 3:00, Trick or Treating 3:00 to 4:00.
Please check back with Downtown LaGrange Facebook page after noon on Friday for the latest information. Please share this post with your friends to help spread the word! Thank you.**

LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar is officially the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, or the IACP.The IACP is the world’s largest law enforcement leadership organization.

After his swearing in, Dekmar addressed the thousands of law enforcement leaders across the world to announce his initiatives for the upcoming year including continuing the One Mind Campaign, focusing on protecting at-risk adults, and creating a new initiative called the TRUST initiative.

The TRUST initiative will be partially funded by the million dollar Michael Jordan Grant. The goal is to provide support and resources for police leaders who must engage with communities that carry the mistrust of the past into the present.


Friday, October 27 @ 7pm

Tickets $15/$20

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.

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Face 2 Face

Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute

Friday, November 3 @ 7pm

Tickets $15/$20

Touring as Billy Joel and Elton John “Face-2-Face” Tribute Show has sold out shows at The House Of Blues, The Fillmore, and many other theaters around the country! This show features all of the hits from both legendary artists.

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The Suffering Artist, the NHS History Club and the Hogansville Regional Arts Association are very proud to present

Mighty and Humble:
An Artistic Tribute to Veterans


Come visit our second annual art exhibit dedicated to veterans

The exhibit opens with a reception at The Suffering Artist

  • Where: 311 East Main St Hogansville, GA 30230
  • When: Saturday November 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Featuring: The work of more than a dozen local artists, all inspired by and dedicated to veterans, memorabilia, art created by local veterans, food, drink, live music and conversation. We are excited to have State Representative Robert Trammell as our keynote speaker


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