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W. Jeff Bishop serves as executive director for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Jeff grew up in Senoia and worked for many years as a writer and editor for the Times-Herald newspaper. His articles on items of local historic interest have appeared regularly in Newnan-Coweta Magazine. He was selected by the Newnan Theatre Company to write a play to be performed at the Coweta County Courthouse in 2015 about the 1948 John Wallace trial, the basis of Margaret Anne Barnes’ “Murder in Coweta County.” He has published books on the history of Northwest Georgia, including Newnan and Coweta County. He received his undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and his master’s thesis is in public history and museum studies at the University of West Georgia. He served as president of the Trail of Tears Association’s Georgia chapter from 2007 to 2014. His public history projects have included partnering with the National Park Service to develop wayside exhibits that interpret the Trail of Tears in Georgia and authoring a new Georgia Trail of Tears map and brochure, which are now available in welcome centers all over the nation. He lives in Newnan, GA with his wife and five children.