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Newnan Centre and Amphitheatre

Newnan Centre

Newnan Centre Amphitheatre

Newnan Centre and Amphitheatre

The Newnan Centre and Amphitheatre is located at 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road. The construction of the Newnan Centre was mostly funded by SPLOST 2002 and the Amphitheatre was funded by SPLOST 2007. Prior to the construction of the Centre, completed in 2013, the City of Newnan did not have a convention center. The Newnan Centre is operated on an Authority Board basis and it is a great addition to the City of Newnan as it is the perfect place for corporate functions, weddings, and variety of other uses. With these events come increased economic opportunities for other local businesses through visitors utilizing the facility. More information about the facility can be found at

City of Newnan Project

Newnan Centre Total Costs: $3,127,747.78
Amphitheatre Total Costs: $2,907,961

Historic Courthouse

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1904 Classic Revival Courthouse anchors the town square. It is one of 27 Georgia courthouses designed by famed architect James Wingfield Golucke, and remains his most ambitious design.  The courthouse dome rises 100 feet above street level, and a four-face clock in the tower chimes the hour.

SPLOST funds were used to help renovate the Courthouse in 2012, including a full restoration of the beautiful copperwork adorning the dome, cornice, pediments, and railings.  In addition to housing the Probate Court and Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Courthouse can be rented for events and filming.

Read more about the restoration and its challenges, or see more images of the stunning interior and exterior of the building.

Coweta County Project

Cost: $7,385,835.06

 Did You Know?

The project was selected for an Excellence in Restoration Award by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. And, copper contractor Steinrock Roofing & Sheet Metal won a North American Copper in Architecture Award from the Copper Development Association for 2010 and a Golden Circle Award from the National Roofing Contractors Association for 2011.

Sharpsburg Town Hall

Rehabilitation of Sharpsburg's Town Hall has changed the landscape of its downtown. The previously concrete town hall building was reclad with long-wearing roughsawn cypress clapboard, and stained to blend in with older downtown buildings. The kitchen was expanded, and the interior rooms reconfigured. A new sound system was added, and the changes have already made a difference. Rentals of the facility increased, because now it can host more upscale events, such as weddings and parties.

Since the renovation, a park has been added next to the facility, with plans to expand in the future. Citizens are already enjoying the green space and playground, and improvements will add the the appeal of the facility for event rental.

City of Sharpsburg Project

 Did You Know?

The main room has a new disco ball, to replace the signature disco ball enjoyed by Sharpsburg's younger crowd.

Oak Hill Cemetery Office

Oak Hill Cemetery Office

This project consisted of the construction of a new office building located at Oak Hill Cemetery off of Jefferson Street. This cemetery is a historical landmark for the City of Newnan. And now those who have lost loved ones can come in and sit down in a very nice, clean and comfortable environment. The previous building was very small and in need of much repair. The funding source was SPLOST 2007. The project was completed in 2009.

City of Newnan Project

Budget: $200,000

Coweta Public Library System

Completed in 2008, Coweta's Central Library was the first new library built in the county in two decades. Its design was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, allowing it to blend beautifully with its surroundings. Light enters the building at multiple levels, thanks to the differing roof heights.

Common areas of the library are centralized, with more intimate reading, studying, and gathering areas on the outskirts. The Central Commons has a circular customer service desk, surrounded by dynamic displays of new and popular books. A reading nook with comfortable leather seating allows perusal of magazines and newspapers. The adults side of the building houses the Teen section, with popular magazines and graphic novels in a relaxed setting. Numerous modern computer terminals and printers are also housed in the adults area, along with a collection of new fiction and non-fiction selections, and several study rooms.

The children's side of the building has a crafts area, a meeting room for story times and programs, and of course a large selection of books for children of all ages. A DVD collection and computers with games for kids are fun additions, and adults will appreciate the large collection of parenting books.

Coweta County Project - SPLOST 2002

Central Library Cost: $6,181,479.28

The Grantville and Senoia branch libraries were also funded with SPLOST, but each received state grant reimbursement dollars which were returned into the SPLOST fund.

Grantville Library Cost: $1,291,024.92 (State Grant Reimbursement $96,502.18) = $1,194,522.74

Senoia Library Cost: $1,666,652.30 (State Grant Reimbursement $1,146,775.28) = $519,877.02

 Did You Know?

The front of the library building houses a computer lab, where library patrons can take classes in a variety of computer and Internet subjects.