As a 35 year resident of Newnan (raised in Chicago), I am proud of my adopted hometown. While Newnan is no longer small, it still has a small town feel. The city fathers and residents figured out about 20 years ago that small towns have to grow or die. They attracted businesses, and the traffic, darn it, while managing to keep a balance between the our proud heritage of a Civil War hospital town and the modern. When I first moved to Newnan, the square rolled up the sidewalks at dusk, and after noon on Wednesday's. The square was pretty dead then. I do miss Kessler's Dept. Store (now Golden's), the pawn shop, Johnson's Hardware (now the Piedmont fitness center), and especially Mansour's and seeing movies at the Alamo. All of these buildings have been saved and re-purposed, and the square comes alive after dark. The courthouse, our crown jewel, has been refurbished to it's original turn of the 20th century state, and is well worth seeing. It compares well to any county seat in the South. People will wave to you on the country roads, and will say hello on the street. That takes some getting used to and I miss it when I travel. There is nearly always some special event going on the weekends. The square is a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon browsing and and eating. It is vibrant after dark as well.
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