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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 April 30, 2014 MyConnection 1/2 Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald OFF Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 one year subscription for home delivery 25¢ A Day! See ad on page 6 for details. Ecycling gives new life to old technology By Clay Neely On the surface, old technologies would seem to be at cross purposes with renewable resources. With more than 90 percent of Americans now owning either a cell phone, a computer, a game console, an e-book reader or a tablet, chances are you’ve noticed just how quickly many of these devices will become outdated or even obsolete. So what happens when your go-to electronic device or hardware gets usurped by the latest and greatest system? It’s not just an American dilemma. The rapidly growing issue of e-waste is particularly alarming in countries like China, where a recent United Nations report cited the country as the world’s largest e-waste dumping site in the world. However, for Newnan resident Jeff Shenning, this dilemma serves as an indicator of a burgeoning market that only seems to accelerate when each new electronic product hits the market. As founder of Ecycle Atlanta, Shenning hopes to help alleviate the concerns of those who are hesitant to simply throw away a piece of technology when it no longer serves a purpose in their daily life. “I think people are a lot more aware of what they’re disposing of and what it’s doing to the environment,” Shenning said. Prior to founding Ecycle Atlanta, Shenning worked at an insurance company that dealt in the losses of equipment. After the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, the company ECYCLING, page 4 Photo by Clay Neely John Shenning disassembles an outdated desktop computer. Celebrate a sweet Cinco de Mayo insidOewn ourMake-Y es ayo dish M e d o Cinc E3 ➤ PAG Northgate’s girls golf team captured this year’s Region 4-AAAAA championship at Canongate 1: Team members include, from left, Kelly Henderson, Madison Edner, Montana Womack, Ashton Thompson, Kevin Jeffers (Head Coach), Haley Grant, Jessica Houk, Talia Price, Dani Mitchell, Lindsey Dull, Not Pictured: Coach James Cromwell Lady Vikings golf team wins region title Northgate boys take 2nd, also advance Charred Corn Tacos with Radish Zucchini Slaw Family Features Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than in its native country, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday also provides a great excuse to make irresist­ ible Mexican-inspired recipes for entertaining and, of course, a big batch of margaritas to wash it all down. Fresh sweet cinco de mayo, page 3 Northgate golf teams made the most of a home course advantage for this week’s Region 4-AAAAA tournament in Newnan on Canongate 1. The Lady Vikings dominated Thursday’s event at the Roquemore course in a 36-stroke victory over Union Grove. Led by senior Haley Grant’s top round of 87, C C OLLECTORS’ ORNER 22,000 SQ. FT. of home decor, gifts, collectibles, furniture, antiques. Featuring specialty items such as Brighton Boutique, French Antiques and Lighting, Made in The USA products & much more. A Unique Shopping Experience Outdoor Market Day May 3 • 9-5 BBQ, fresh produce, giveaways. Northgate’s girls fired a 271 to finish well ahead of the required team score of 300 needed to bypass the state sectionals and qualify for the GHSA championship. The girls GHSA Class AAAAA State Tournament will be held on May 19 at Jones Creek Golf vikings, page 4 Monday-Saturday 10-5 Closed Sundays & Major Holidays Spring ling FMay 5-10 The perfect time to pick up your Mother’s Day gifts! | 770-251-6835 | 8861 Hwy. 54 | Sharpsburg, GA

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