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Vol. 29, No. 39 H Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Meet your Coweta-Fayette EMC linemen. April has been designated as Lineman Appreciation Month in Georgia. Please take this opportunity to thank your linemen, who help keep your power on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Remember that when your power goes out, so do they – in some of the harshest weather conditions imaginable. So think of your linemen and know that they are working hard to deliver reliable, affordable electricity to power you – our members. That’s the C-F EMC difference.


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May 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. NHS Student Vet Connect Veterans set up their personal memorabilia twice a year at the National Guard Armory across from Newnan High School. The teachers bring their students over throughout the day to talk to the veterans and see their display. Any veteran interested in being a part of helping these students learn our military history first hand, contact Steve Quesinberry to participate. For information Stephen.quesinberry@

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May 12 • NHS Vet Connect 5K 8:00 a.m. Newnan High School 100% profits go to our local veterans. Entry Fee $25 for non-NHS students. Student fee $20. Participants and sponsors are needed. For more information frank.henderson@ HHHHH

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS: Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of the service men and women who died while serving our great country during a war. HHHHH

May 25-28 • BUDDY POPPIES Look for VFW Tables set up at various locations throughout the weekend giving out the Buddy Poppies. Donations are always welcome. We distribute these poppies to remind everyone of the blood shed by our soldiers for our freedom. Please wear one proudly. HHHHH

May 26 • Flags on Graves Anyone who would like to participate in placing flags on veteran graves at local cemeteries should meet at the Coweta Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 at 9:00 a.m. Flags and water will be provided. Bring a long screwdriver to poke holes in the ground for the flag. HHHHH

May 28 • 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Park in Downtown Newnan, next to McKoon Funeral Home. The public is invited to lunch after the ceremony at the Coweta Veterans Club. HHHHH ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 3


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I was driving in the car with the Youngest SON of Thunder when “that” jingle came on. “Listen to this,” I said. Said jingle jingles through the radio speakers. “Wait, what?” he replied. A few seconds later the same verse comes around. “That’s disgusting,” he said in a somewhat disgusted tone. Now when a 14-year-old male finds something disgusting, well … The ditty was part of a new ad campaign by Charmin, as in the bathroom tissue brand. The advertising world calls the campaign “bold.” But these types also call someone dressed in a trash bag strutting down a catwalk during Paris Fashion Week “trendsetting.” I digress. The tune that was now stuck in both our minds and the particular phrase in question was, “My hiney’s so Charmin shiny.” At this point we will take a break so everyone can “Google” said phrase and can find the song on YouTube complete with a family of red bears dancing along to it. And we’re back. Anyone remember Mr. Whipple? He was the grocery guy who would chastise women shoppers for squeezing the Charmin, only to be caught doing that very thing seconds later in the commercial. I miss him now. I really don’t care to hear that jingle. I find it somewhat offensive, but I’m not going to freak out, start a petition to free the red bears or storm Charmin’s corporate office. I’m just going to change the channel. Because honestly, I’m getting tired and offended of everyone being so offended. Case in point, actress Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in the movie of the same name, is taking heat for a comment she made in a tribute to the late Stephen Hawking. She tweeted “Rest in peace Dr. Hawking. Now you’re free of any physical constraints …” According to various published reports, “many called the actress insensitive and “ableist,” or discriminative against people who are disabled. I admit, I had to look that word up. And then there’s Sarah Hall, who is raising cane because her six-year-old brought home the book Sleeping Beauty. She claimed it promoted “inappropriate” sexual behaviour. Said behaviour apparently is due to the prince kissing the sleeping princess without asking permission first. Of course, the prince can’t ask the princess if it’s okay to kiss her because she’s sleeping. And the only way she will walk up from this sleep is if the prince kisses her first. And how is she supposed to give permission for the prince to kiss her because she’s asleep? And if he does kiss her is he being insensitive to her feelings and … Nevermind. All this attempt at being non-offensive is making my head hurt and takes up way too much time. I think what we need is to start a “conversation” about why Charmin chose red bears instead of blue, or yellow or … maybe everyone just chill. •••••••••••••••••••••••• On a completely different, and much happier note, the May edition of The Paper marks its one-year anniversary. We started with 2,500 copies and less than 50 distribution points. We are now distributing 6,000 copies each month and have more than 100 distribution points. More importantly, we’ve been able to gather a great group of writers, each experts in their field, who make each issue better than the one before. We believe The Paper serves a much needed niche in our community. Our growth shows we are right. So on behalf of everyone here at Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., we’d like to send a big thanks to our advertisers for their support, to our writers for their words and to our readers for taking time out of their day to hang out with The Paper. Until next time.


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“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” “Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” “You’re allowed to scream – you’re allowed to cry, but you’re not allowed to give up!” “Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things, so believe in yourself!” “You are stronger than you know, more capable than you ever dreamed, and YOU ARE LOVED more than you could possibly imagine!” “So look for something positive each day, even if you have to look a little harder.” But remember, when you feel like you’re drowning in life, don’t worry – your lifeguard walks on water!” “And in case you forgot to remind yourself this morning … Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is cool. You are way more than enough. You are doing a great job!” •••••••••••••••••••••••• “For do not fear, I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will hold you up with my righteous right hand.” … Isaiah 41:10

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We Believe… In fitness at any age. Many older adults feel that they will inevitably lose their strength and vigor, but the truth is you don’t have to be a 20-something to be healthy and fit! Bob Arnot, M.D., an award-winning journalist, author of 12 books on nutrition and health, previously Chief Medical Correspondent for NBC and CBS News, and Chief Foreign Correspondent for MSNBC and NBC, offers this advice for staying fit and healthy at any age: • Find a few minutes at least two to three times a week to maintain general fitness. Try three or four five-minute bursts of activity such as walking or climbing the stairs at the office. • Take two or three more minutes a day for yoga breathing and movements to help your body maintain balance, usable strength, flexibility and muscular restoration.

• Eat right. In addition to lots of fruits and vegetables and a few lean meats, consume foods with magnesium, which helps fight inflammation, and with vitamin B12—especially if you’re over 50— such as fortified cereals. Drink three cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day or consume the equivalent in yogurt, cheese or other dairy products. Consider an anti-inflammatory diet—cut out sugar, potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. A retirement community that promotes active aging will offer many resources —such as walking trails, a fitness center and tasty, nutritious dining — to help you stay well and strong. Wesley Woods of Newnan is just that kind of community, offering an energetic lifestyle in an elegant Southern setting. Call 770-683-6859, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

• Spend another few minutes every day and before any vigorous exercise doing calf stretches and forward bends. • Stay hydrated before, during and after your workout. • To reduce your risk of muscle soreness after exercise, make sure you do proper stretching and cool-down.

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Don’t let excuses get in the way when it comes to caregiving Making excuses. I am a master excuse maker. I think it does come naturally to some of us, especially when someone calls us out on something we could do or should do. We can come up with a ton of reasons (i.e., excuses) for why we do what we do or don’t do what we should do. I ran across a quote the other day. Not sure who said it. “When I lost all of my excuses, I found my results.” I have committed that to memory. When I hear an excuse creeping up in my mind, Beth Dow I counter it with “When I lost all of my excuses, I found my results.” Some of the best excuse-driven folks I know, second to the student with homework due, are caregivers. Longterm caregivers often give excuses that allow them to avoid getting help. If you have a friend or a loved one taking care of a family member, listen for these excuses and help them to see how their excuses are being used to justify an unrealistic goal of handling the care of their loved one all by themselves. Excuse No. 1: “I don’t need a break.” Even God took a break on the 7th day! All of us need a break – time to recharge or rest. Caregivers are no different. Some 40 to 70% of longterm caregivers die before the person they are taking care of dies. No one can go forever. Excuse No. 2: “It will cause more stress to get them there.” This excuse is

often given when you ask a caregiver about adult day programs. It just isn’t true. It may make for a hectic morning and if transportation is not offered, that could be an extra hassle. But when weighed against the 6 to 8 hours of “caring free” time they will get in return, the stress a day program could relieve is significant. Excuse No. 3: “I can’t afford help.” There is low cost and even free help out there. It may take some creativity and research, but it is so worth it. If your care recipient is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, check out the Aid and Attendance Benefit. Medicaid will pay for home care. Many Adult Day programs are based on ability to pay. And never underestimate the willingness of friends or other family members to give a few hours of their time to give you a break. Also, contact your local Area Agency on Aging, for community programs that may offer you support. Excuse No. 4: “No one will look after her/him like I will.” I have 24hour care for my mom. I know without a doubt, that they provide better care for her than I could ever give her. Her care is shared by caregivers, that get a break. When they come in for a shift, they are fresh and ready for the day, not already exhausted. Remember the best care you can give a loved one, may be care that is not provided by you. If you are a caregiver, survive this journey. Ask for help. If you are a friend or family member to a caregiver, don’t let them continue to make excuses. Help them to find their results that appear when excuses are lost. ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 7

Five Tips for Eating Healthy Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at Piedmont Newnan Hospital celebrated National Nutrition Month in March by introducing staff members and visitors to some delicious treats each week. The focus this year was “Go further with food.” They are shared excellent information for those who are looking to eat healthier. Here are their five favorite tips:


Eat whole foods – If you want to start eating better, this is the

best place to start. By eating foods that are in their natural form and avoiding processed foods, you will be putting the right things into your body (vitamins, nutrients, fiber) and keeping the bad things out (preservatives, chemicals, added sugar). “One easy way to remember this is, ‘If you can’t read it, don’t eat it,” said Stacy Griswold, registered dietitian nutritionist, commenting that foods with lots of preservatives and chemicals often have long lists of ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Eat whole grains, add lots of fruits and vegetables to your diet and find ways to replace poor choices with better ones.

The Time is Always Right to Think about Healthcare Decisions Dr. Neha Shah, a palliative care physician at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, meets with a lot of patients and their families during difficult times. Perhaps they are facing a challenging diagnosis, extended hospital stays, decisions about treatments or even approaching the end of one’s life. At a time when emotions are running high and illness can color the conversations, families are forced to face these tough questions and find an answer without knowing what quality of life means to their loved ones. Dr. Shah recommends Dr. Neha Shah that everyone have these difficult conversations at a time when everyone is feeling healthy. Although National Healthcare Decisions Day is Monday, April 16, people can sit down and have these discussions with their loved ones at any time. “There is a perception that having conversations around these topics is morbid or dark, but time after time, I meet people who wish they had talked about these things sooner,” said Dr. Shah. “Making decisions about your care, and the roles you would want your family to play in different situations, shows a tremendous amount of forethought and compassion for your loved ones.” An easy way to facilitate these much needed conversations is by completing an advanced care directive. This document is free to fill out, does not need a lawyer or notary, and can be changed at any time to reflect someone’s wishes. You do not need to be sick or aging to have an advance directive. Anyone over the age of 18, who is of sound mind and body, should create an advance directive. In addition to designating someone to make decisions in the event that someone cannot make decisions for themselves, the advance directive can also list the person’s preferences for medical care in the event the unexpected or something catastrophic happens. Catastrophic or unexpected medical concerns can happen at anytime. If someone cannot make decisions for themselves, it falls to their legal next of kin - their legal spouse, children and even adult parents. If you want to ensure a certain person is your medical decision maker, then you can do so easily in the advanced care directive. At the very least- make that decision and put it in writing even if you don’t complete anything else. “Ultimately, the goal of National Healthcare Decisions Day, and creating an advance directive, is that people express their wishes so that providers and facilities can respect those wishes and families also know how to navigate any decisions they may have to make,” said Dr. Shah. “We have amazing technology, but the one thing we don’t have yet is mind-reading technology. Until that happens, everyone needs an advance care directive.” Filling out the necessary documents for an advanced directive is a simple process and the spiritual care services team at Piedmont Newnan can provide you with what you need to get started, and assist you along the way. For more information, visit


A healthy gut is a happy gut – Probiotics, especially those found in natural foods like yogurt, can aid digestion and create and maintain a good balance of healthy bacteria in your gut. A large portion of your immune system is in your gut, so keeping it healthy is of the utmost importance. Natural probiotics can also be found in kefir, kimchi, miso, sauerkraut, sourdough and, sometimes in From left are two of Piedmont dark chocolate. Newnan Hospital’s Registered No sugary drinks – A soda, Dietitian Nutritionists Stacy Griswold sports beverage, or even a and Kacie Delong, promoting sweet tea may taste good and healthy eating tips in the Bistro be refreshing, but all three during March in honor of National tend to add unnecessary Nutrition Month. amounts of sugar, calories or salt to your diet. Fruit juice doesn’t give you the fiber or nutrients you need and even a diet soda can have chemicals and sweeteners that can do more harm than good.


“The best bet is water,” said Kacie Delong, registered dietitan nutritionist. “Water has zero calories, zero sugar and zero chemicals. It also can help you feel full and help your organs work properly.” While you don’t need eight glasses a day, it is important to stay properly hydrated so that you can replace the amount of water your body loses naturally every day.


Eat the rainbow – Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet can be difficult, but giving yourself a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially of those of different colors, helps keep things fresh and interesting. It might also help introduce fruits or vegetables to your diet that you hadn’t considered before. If the thought of piling fruit on to your plate isn’t appealing, add them to ice cream, yogurt or smoothies. If eating vegetables seems like a punishment, try roasting them or dipping them in a small amount of dressing for additional flavor.


Less is more – Portion size is one of the biggest problems facing Americans who are trying to lose weight. Menus at restaurants often provide enough food for two or more meals for the price of one and people at home tend to use large plates at the dinner table and fill it with the wrong percentages of food. When dining out, don’t be afraid to put aside half of your meal immediately. Not only does this give you lunch or dinner for tomorrow, but you won’t overeat today. When eating at home, use a smaller plate and put fruits and vegetables on half of the plate while splitting the other half equally between a whole grain and a protein. When you’re just starting out, try keeping a journal of what you are eating and how many calories are involved. Once you become conscious of your caloric intake, it becomes much easier to make better decisions.

“We are encouraging people to go further with food by trying new recipes and eating more fruits and vegetables to optimize their health,” said Delong. “Many of us do not meet our daily calcium and fiber needs. Fiber is great for digestive health and will also keep you feeling full throughout the day. Calcium helps promote healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis as you age. Consuming more whole foods and less processed foods will help us get these nutrients while decreasing sodium, something American’s get too much of. This month we had people try recipes in the Bistro such as fiber-packed cauliflower pizza, and fruit smoothies made with milk or yogurt to increase calcium. Trying fruits and vegetables in different ways can help us eat more of them! Going further with food is about making a conscious effort to choose foods that will benefit our body and overall health.” Eating healthy never sounds like a lot of fun, but there are tons of creative ideas and fantastic recipes available for adventurous eaters. Visit piedmont. org/living better for more ideas on healthy eating.

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Coweta County Senior Services Mondays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Community Center, 85 Literary Lane, next to Central Library / soccer fields. Tuesdays @ Welcome Community Center Wednesdays @ Senoia Community Center


Thursdays @ Sargent’s Panther Creek Community Center

Various activities are planned for each week including board games, crafts and light refreshments are served, according to Patricia Hood who coordinates the programs at each of the centers. In addition, one meeting each month is set aside for a covered dish lunch with a program or speaker. Several day trips for those interested are also planned periodically throughout the year. For more info on any of the Senior Programs contact Patricia Hood at 770.252.6429 __________________________________

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The Coweta Community Foundation hosted its first collection day for the By Kids, For Kids program recently. The event was held at Blue Fern Merchant in Downtown Newnan and resulted in $110 in donations from young philanthropists. “I’m pleased to see the young people of Coweta County get involved in learning about philanthropy at an early age,” said Will Conoly, Coweta Community Foundation board chair. “As a banker, I’m well aware that it’s never too early to learn the values of saving and giving, and it’s great that our Foundation has made this program available to local youth. I look forward to seeing how the program grows.” Last fall, the Foundation first announced its new program designed to promote philanthropy among Coweta’s youth. The Foundation began providing piggy banks for kids under the age of 14 (through eighth grade) to fill with change.

Several dates will be available this year for kids to drop off their deposits, and they even get their own passbooks to help them keep track of the amounts they are depositing and the total balance of how much money they have given throughout the year. In October and November later this year, five nonprofits will be selected that will work with children. The children themselves will vote on a recipient, and a grant for the total amount given by the kids this year will go to the organization of their choice. Banks, passbooks and further information about this program may be obtained by contacting the Foundation at 770-253-1833 or emailing

Erin Marsh, special events and programs coordinator for the Coweta Community Foundation, accepts a By Kids, For Kids donation from young philanthropist Marli Duncan.

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Seventh Annual Big Give blood drive nets 69 pints The Coweta Community Foundation hosted its Seventh Annual Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give, an American Red Cross blood drive, on February 14, 2018 at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. The event is named in memory of Dr. Gerald Troutman, a local pastor and civic leader who was a board member of the Foundation and passed away in 2012. This year’s event netted 69 pints of blood, and organizers said they appreciate all the volunteers and donors who made this another successful event.

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April 2018 Nonprofit Calendar Christian City's Shine … April 11 Coweta Community Foundation, Inc.'s 3rd Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays & Southern Supper … April 14 Coweta County Family Connection Collaborative's Coweta County Family Connection Meeting … April 17 Southern Conservation Trust's Fayette County Earth Day Festival … April 21 Abby's Angels Foundation's 5th Annual Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day … April 21 Centre for Performing Arts Classic Nashville … April 21 H.E.L.P. Spay Neuter Clinic’s Vaccine Day … April 21 Coweta Community Foundation, Inc’s Annual Grant Writing Workshop and CCF Annual Mandatory Grant Session - 10 AM … April 24 Coweta Community Foundation, Inc.’s Annual Grant Writing Workshop and CCF Annual Mandatory Grant Session - 3:00 PM … April 24 Coweta Community Foundation, Inc.’s Howard Warner Playground Build Day 1 … April 27 Coweta Community Foundation, Inc.’s Howard Warner Playground Build Day 2 … April 28 Neweta Club of the NANBPWC, Inc.’s Black Awareness Pageant … April 28 Christian City’s Drive and Dine … April 28



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Coweta-Fayette EMC crew join an international foundation effort to electrify a Bolivian village Linemen from Coweta Fayette EMC left Sunday, April 8, headed to Bolivia as part of a group of linemen representing five EMC’s in Georgia. Right of Way Supervisor Richard Davis and Journeyman Linemen Jeremy Brown will be joining 12 others from Carroll EMC, Flint Energies, Jackson EMC and Cobb EMC in San Isidro and Murmutani, Bolivia. The volunteers will work 14 days on an international electrification project. San Isidro is part of the Cochabamba department (state) located in the central part of Bolivia. It is estimated that 285,000 inhabitants live without access to electricity and about 60 percent live below the poverty level. “All the work here will be done on hooks and all the wire strung by hand,” Davis said. “There will be also be a language barrier we haven’t encountered on the other trips.”

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The native language is Quechua, however many can speak Spanish as well. The population works mostly in agriculture. The area is considered the “grain

quality of life for local families. When our portion of this project is complete, 40 families will be connected to the grid.

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The success of this project will be due to the volunteers and sponsoring cooperatives of the Take Aim at Progress sporting clay event. The money raised during this annual competition supports the NRECA International Foundation. This year’s Take Linemen Jeremy Brown Aim at Progress event will be prepares tools held on April 27. NRECA International has been working with developing countries since 1962. More than 300 electric cooperatives support the work through monetary contributions, material donation, and sending hundreds of co-op linemen and employees abroad as volunteers. “It’s very humbling,” Davis said. “This will be my third international project. We are a very spoiled nation. The people we encounter on these trips are just so gracious. It’s hard being that far away from family, but it’s worth it.” Why is it important to CFEMC to send crews to develop electricity abroad? “We have the means,” said Davis. Cooperatives are “all about relationships and people,” he said. “The Bolivian government has been promising them electricity for 20 years. CFEMC aims to help deliver on that promise.”

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Advance Tickets On Sale for Thursday's Taste of Newnan Advance Tickets are now on sale at three locations for the Spring Taste of Newnan, set for Thursday, April 12. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. It takes place from 5-8:30 p.m. on the Court Square. Tickets for food can be purchased for $1 each at the event, or people can beat the crowds by purchasing advance tickets at C.S. Toggery, Dragonfly Running Company and Ellie Mack Boutique & Newnan Mercantile. Advance ticket sales will end at noon on the day of Taste of Newnan. The Taste of Newnan is a fun-filled, family event that is hosted twice a year along the square in downtown Newnan, where the entire community is invited to sample menu items from our fantastic Newnan-Coweta restaurants and caterers. Crowds up to 7,000 attend the event, coming downtown to try “tastes” (small food or drink portions) from over 30 local Newnan-Coweta food vendors. Each taste ranges between 1- 10 tickets. Entertainment is also provided during the event with two stages featuring family-friendly, live music by Musicology, and a “Kid’s Zone” along West Washington Avenue, equipped with rides, inflatables, and more! Free parking is available along downtown streets, and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots, located at: 13 Lagrange St., 25 Lagrange St., 22 Spring St, 6 First Ave., 50 E. Broad St., 65 E.Broad St., 41 E.Washington St., and 22 E. Broad St. ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 11

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The Newnan Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc., made a donation to the Coweta County School System and Coweta County DFCS to benefit foster children enrolling in school. Members of the chapter delivered personal care bags to both organizations in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention month in April. The personal care bags will be provided to youth initially entering foster care through the local DFCS Office as well as those youth enrolling in the district from other counties at the school system’s Central Registration Center. Currently, CCSS foster care children and youth receive supportive services through the Foster Care Program (FCP) which derived from the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA). FCP focuses on school access, improved educational outcomes, and enhanced academic stabil-

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Pictured (left to right) are front row, Continental Society member Priscilla Lee, Coweta School System Assistant Superintendent Marc Guy, Coweta County DFCS Director Gretchen Cleveland, School Superintendent Steve Barker, Melvinor Kendrick, Linda Dixon, and Tawwanda Withers; back row Estella Connally, Gracie Cannon-Rease, School System Court Liaison/Foster Care Program Mary Phillips-Cousins, Education Support Monitor-Region 4 Makeba Dunson, Director of Federal Programs and Title I Melissa Wimbish, and school system registrar Patricia Wilson.

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Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan was recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2017 President’s Award from Carrier. The President’s Award from Carrier provides recognition for outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Dealers were honored at a ceremony held in Orlando, Fla., on March 9. It’s the second major award Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning has earned in a month. On March 4, the National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI) named Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan as its Large Contractor of the Year. “The 2018 Carrier President’s Award winners have demonstrated excellence in providing customers with outstanding service as ambassadors of our industry,” said Samantha Brazie, Sales and Operations Manager of Progressive Heating and Air. “The award further establishes these companies as best in class and serves as an example to all Carrier dealers of how HVAC businesses can thrive in any region.” The President’s Award is one of Carrier’s highest honors for its dealers and is given to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers who achieve excellence in product promotions and delivered superior customer satisfaction. Recipients of this award represent the very best in operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering cutting-edge technology to consumers.

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April Trends and Trendsetters Each month we cover some of the hot trends from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side.

(Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and and being with friends, Winters and the SONs of Thunder.)

The Chic Industrial Vibe The industrial look is revolutionizing home decor. Everything from cast iron, metal piping, steel tables and raw unfinished wood are available right here in our local shops and are one-of-kind pieces. This chic look may not be for everyone, but it is becoming increasingly popular.

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The Good Junk Company in Senoia has old metal cabinets, metal cubbies and even a coffee table made from a horse trough. My favorite piece in the store is a large 3 by 6 foot island made by BB and her husband. Circa Antiques and Coffee House in Tyrone offers many wonderful items perfect for your home or office. As Lisa Lytle likes to say, they are “home ready.” She also has some industrial raw and old classic looking pieces of furniture. Marilyn Bailey's Juliana’s Furniture Galleries of Newnan carry many industrial light fixtures which are stunning and make a huge statement in your home. They even have Edison-style vintage light bulbs. Lori Duncan over at Blue Fern Merchant has a super coffee table made out of this old railroad piece and is totally worth checking out in downtown Newnan. The industrial look has a much more personal impact on my friend, Beth Hutchison Tripp. She has an incredible one-of-a-kind industrial piece with an awesome legacy. Beth’s parents, Jimmy and Jane Hutchinson, owned the unforgettable Hutchinson Hardware in Senoia for years. Beth loved this cool piece in the back of the store that held bolts and was painted green. So when Beth was 12 years old she asked her father if she could have it one day. Well, that day came. Beth had the green paint striped off. Each drawer is stamped with the size of the bolts and is imprinted on the drawers. Beth savors most that each time she opens the draws the smell transcends her back to treasured memories with her father. So if you are up for something different, check out our friends above and make sure and tell them The Paper and The Shopper sent you.

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"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love." ~ Nate Berkus ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 13

The gift of domesticity For centuries people have hired others to help them take care of their homes. These people have held many different titles; some with great respect and others no so much. The names range from servants, maids, help, housekeepers and more. How these individuals have been treated and cared for has not always been with kind and high regard. The definition of the word domestic is “someone who does menial tasks around our home.” Wow! Are you kidding me? … menial … really? That so upsets me and I also believe it is highly demeaning and insulting to those who help us hold our households and lives together.

Fingernails that make you stand out I love beautiful long nails. I have since I was six years old. I also adore horses. Now, there is a connection there. I used to bite my nails but one day my dad said if I stopped biting my nails, he would buy me a horse. I stopped right then. He kept his word and not long afterward, I got my horse. Nails make your hands look longer and more elegant. Now there are all kinds of nail options from articlic, gel, dip, silk and even just a nice manicure. There are nail salons all over our area where you can invest in having beautiful nails. I do love those quick glue ones if I have an event coming up and need fabulous nails in a hurry. As far as color, I am not personally fond of black, bright blue or green. I certainly would not suggest them for a serious interview either. Just because something is “in” doesn't make it right for everyone. I love a classic, sophisticated french manicure. The other day I met some precious young ladies from College Park and these young ladies were rocking great nails. I was lucky their daddy let me take a pic of their nails. And I got these teens’ opinions about nail color and the type of nails to try. They agreed with me that black was a no for me. Of course I knew that but it was fun to hear them agree.

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I know what I do well and I also know what I do not. I can rip out a fireplace and rebuild it. I can paint shutters on a ladder 24 feet high. I can lay flooring, counsel women, help others grow their business and set goals for their lives and help them fulfill their dreams. But I cannot sort socks to save my life and John Winters has often found me buried under a mound of laundry. So because he loves me so much and loves a organized home one year he paid this dear woman to come and help me clean. He also got me gift certificates at Christmas for a home organizer. This was a precious gift from a loving husband to help out an overwhelmed wife. I am blessed to have Rosa and Allan in my life who have helped me keep my home and yard in order. And their gifts is just that, a precious gift to me and also to Winters. And their gift is anything but menial to me. These precious people have the gift of keeping your life in tip top order so you can focus on your gifts. House cleaning just isn’t my gift. I wish I was a better housekeeper, but I’m just not. I am not proud of it and I share this hoping that others with the same problems will realize they are not alone. Never be afraid to ask for help in whatever area you need.

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The 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Saturday, May 5, 2018 Coweta County Fairgrounds Tot Trot begins at 8:15 AM 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM 5K begins at 9:00 AM (USATF certified/Peachtree Road Race qualifier) Runners and walkers of all ages welcome All proceeds from the RACE go to area adopting families. Visit for more information and to register.Contact Kelly Preston, RACE Director, at or 770-310-8222 for more information.

Angels Foundation Rainbow Run … Family Fun Day … April 21 New this year … On Site Abby’s Closet … will be accepting donations of school supplies. Traditional Carnival Games (free of charge) Distracted Driver Simulator - from Grady Injury Prevention Program Photo Booth Meet us under the rainbow at Coweta County Fairgrounds … join us as we honor Abby’s life-giving gifts and learn about the importance of organ donation. Bring your family and friends for a non-timed 5K color run, then enjoy the family-friendly activities after the race.

Onsite Registeration begins at 7 a.m. The event begins at 9 a.m., followed by the National Anthem and Invocation. The Rainbow Run will start after, followed by music, food, and activities until 12:30 p.m.!

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Volunteers needed for Playground Build Days at Howard Warner From Special Reports Volunteers are now being sought for two Build Days set aside for work on the Howard Warner Community Center Playground. The workdays will be Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Those interested in volunteering may sign up on the Coweta Community Foundation website by visiting, clicking on the “Events” tab, then selecting the appropriate day on the calendar. Last fall, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! awarded the Coweta Community Foundation a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to help build the playground at the Howard Warner Community Center in Newnan. Hundreds of children are expected to benefit from the new playground, and many businesses, civic groups and individuals throughout Coweta County helped raised the $70,000 that was needed for the project. Among those most eager to see the KaBOOM! grant come to fruition in the building of the new playground is City of Newnan Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jenkins, who has been heavily involved with efforts to bring the new community center to life in Newnan’s historic Chalk Level neighborhood. “I am very excited about the addition of the playground to the Howard Warner Community Center campus,” Jenkins

said. “There was once a playground in the same location. This project restores that community amenity. I’m so happy with the way our community came together from all walks of life, all parts of our community and businesses to build this place to play, to learn, to have family time and foster community. It will be a wonderful asset again for the Boys and Girls Club, other users of the center and the community at large.” The KaBOOM! grant is part of Let’s Play, an initiative by DPS to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, yet today’s kids have less time and fewer opportunities to play than any previous generation. As a result of Let’s Play grants and projects, more than 6.5 million kids will benefit from new or improved playgrounds around the nation by the end of 2020. Dr Pepper Snapple has committed more than $35.5 million to Let’s Play through 2019, impacting youth-serving organizations across the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Since its launch in 2011, Let’s Play has provided more than 10 million children with more opportunities to play via safe, accessible playgrounds and sports equipment. Moreover, by 2020 it will have engaged more than 80,000 volunteers from Dr Pepper Snapple, its partners and its communities in this effort.

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Budd encourages bringing young people to 2018 Friends of Wadsworth Concert This coming Saturday brings the biggest night of the year at the “Wonderful Wadsworth” as Newnan Cultural Arts Commission presents the annual Friends of Wadsworth chamber music concert. Concert director, host and talented soprano, Newnan’s own Courtenay Budd is encouraging bringing young people to experience the world of classical chamber music. “Every spring right after the Wadsworth concert I like to look out and see how many in the audience have brought a teenager or grade schooler along. There are always some, and the responses of these young people never fail to remind us performers of why we do what we do,” Budd said as she prepares for the April 14 concert.

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“At times it can feel as if classical music is on a kind of downturn, that it’s harder and harder to keep it going for the audiences of tomorrow,” she said. “But the hardest part is getting these young folks in the door. Once there, they are hooked.” The Friends of Wadsworth Concert series carries Violinist Chee-Yun on the spring concerts made popular by Newnan's famous son and world-renowned pianist Charles Wadsworth, founding director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. For some two decades Charles Wadsworth brought world class talent from the classical music scene to perform in his hometown. Early Wadsworth and Friends concerts helped raise funds to renovate Newnan’s 1939 art deco auditorium and outfit it with technical and acoustical enhancements. The City of Newnan honored Wadsworth by naming the performance hall in his Flutist Angela Jones-Reus honor. Budd continues Charles Wadsworth’s legacy and has gathered a stellar group of classical musicians for the 2018 Friends of Wadsworth concert including violinist Chee-Yun, who appeared at several of the original Wadsworth and Friends concerts; flutist Angela Jones-Reus, who performed with Wadsworth when he was inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame at Cobb Energy Centre in 2010; pianist Andrew Armstrong, an internationally-touring pianist who has made previous appearances on the Wadsworth stage; and cellist Sophie Shao, who has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is on the faculty at Vassar College where Budd has begun teaching. “I’m particularly excited about paying tribute to Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Nearly the entire second half of our concert is his compositions,” Budd said. “Bernstein meant so much to the world of music. One of his many great contributions is a quality he shared with our friend Charles Wadsworth. He made the concert hall more fun, helped people to relax while listening, and introduced young audiences to great music.”

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“Saturday’s concert includes Ian Clarke’s ‘The Great Train Race,’ where the flute actually imitates the sound of a train – starting, accelerating, slowing, whistling – such fun! – as well as selections from Bernstein’s ‘Peter Pan,’ and ‘West Side Story,’ a string trio he wrote as a teen, and a rarely-heard but funny set of kid songs entitled, ‘I Hate Music!,’” Budd said.

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“So I hope people won’t miss this year’s concert, and why not bring along a young person in your life? You could open up a whole new world to them,” she added.

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The concert program has changed a bit since it was announced a few weeks ago. The “Latin flavor” portion was replaced after guitarist Robert Belinic was unable to attend this year’s concert. There will be selections from such composers as Johann Sebastian Bach, César Franck and Maurice Ravel. “In the few years I’ve been doing this I’ve noticed a trend. The more topsy-turvy the process leading up to it, the better the concert is,” Budd said. “So April 14 should be one heck of a performance! After multiple upheavals of dates, artists, and repertoire, we are left with a warm spring weekend, a terrific lineup, and a fabulous evening planned.” ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 15


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“Partnering with Piedmont Newnan Hospital and seeing the expansion is something I have been hoping for,” said Ware. “This is an honor for me and my family and we are looking forward to seeing the same level of care and concern that Piedmont has shown in all other areas of patient care. After completion, we look forward to partnering on other projects to further research, education and the treatment of cancer.” The $8.5 million expansion will increase the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan and allow the hospital to serve more of the critically ill close to home. Upon completion, Ware and Hendrix-Ware will have the right to name each of the patient rooms, in honor of their contribution. “I am greatly honored that the Intermediate Care Unit at Piedmont Newnan Hospital is recognizing me by naming rooms for my family,” added Ware. Last summer, Piedmont Newnan opened the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center, establishing a high-risk breast clinic here in Newnan, thanks to contributions from Ware and Hendrix-Ware.

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“Both Holland and I have had personal and family experiences where cancer has touched our lives and we are both very pleased to be a part of the cutting edge technology and early detection methods available through our contributions to Piedmont Newnan Hospital,” said Hendrix-Ware. “We are certain that not only the level of patient care and treatmentCheck will be superior, but the family experience will be greatly enhanced as well. Partnering with Piedmont is the

perfect fit and we look forward to the positive impact both the high-risk breast clinic and opening of the intermediate care unit will have on our communities.” Piedmont Newnan is a 136-bed, acute-care, community hospital in Newnan, Georgia, and the only acute-care facility in Coweta County. Since opening a new facility in 2012, the hospital has seen tremendous growth and in 2017 admitted just under 10,000 patients. The expansion will allow Piedmont Newnan to keep more patients close to home for care. Construction on the new intermediate care unit is expected to start at the end of May 2018 and the hospital anticipates completion by the end of November 2018. “We are extremely grateful to Faye and Holland for this monumental gift. Their confidence in the care we provide our patients is evident in this level of support,” said Mike Robertson, CEO, Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “Piedmont Newnan is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient centered care close to home and this expansion will continue to propel us forward and have a huge positive impact on patient care.” As a not-for-profit health system, Piedmont relies on the generosity of donors like Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware to offer many programs and services us out at to the community. To learn more or to donate to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, visit

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with Angela

Try a new springtime pasta salad Who doesn’t love pasta? Whether it’s in macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, or a favorite lasagna recipe, pasta is as American as … Well, let me rephrase that. While we often associate pasta with Italy, the National Pasta Association (NPA) in Washington, DC, says that pasta “is believed to have existed in some form in ancient China and Greece,” and there is evidence of pasta dishes appearing in Italian cookbooks of the early 1200s. The association also notes, “In 1789, Thomas Jefferson brought the first ‘macaroni’ maker to America after visiting Europe as an ambassador to France. This inspired Jefferson to design a machine with instructions for making pasta.” Bless you, Thomas Jefferson, because I happily include “pasta” on my list of favorite foods. Pasta sometimes gets a bad rap because of the carbohydrates, but perhaps it shouldn’t. At the 2017 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Chicago, a new study was presented which found that “the diets of adults who eat pasta are associated with higher daily consumption of total vegetables than the diets of non-pasta-eaters. The increased vegetable intake referred specifically to red and orange vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers.”


I found that interesting since one of my favorite spring recipes is a pasta salad that happens to include red bell peppers, so maybe that study was on to something! Now I realize people eat pasta salad year-round these days, but not me. I don’t want a cold salad in cold weather. When the temperature warms up a bit, though, I’m reaching for my cookbooks and revisiting the recipes that I tuck away until around Easter each year. And that includes this recipe I found in a cookbook sent to me by one of my blog readers a few years ago. “Sarah in Mississippi” was one of the “ladies who lunch” at a place called the Glass Slipper in Fort Walton Beach, which has since closed. But luckily for me, Sarah shared a cookbook of their favorite recipes, and this pasta salad recipe caught my eye because of its curry powder and cashews. It’s also pretty! And for springtime entertaining, what could be easier that dishing up a new pasta salad? Try this one and let me know what you think!

Cashew-Curry-Chicken Pasta Salad

ni noodles • 12 ounces (4-1/2 cups) uncooked roti ed cub , • 2 cups cooked chicken ed • 1-1/2 cups red seedless grapes, halv d ppe cho • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, 2 oranges, peeled and chopped • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped • • 1 cup cashew halves Dressing: • 1/2 cup mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons orange juice • 1 teaspoon curry powder

• 1/4 cup sour cream • 2 tablespoons honey • 1/4 teaspoon salt

ctions, then drain and rinse Cook rotini according to package dire I use the largest bowl that I with cold water. In a large bowl (and aining salad ingredients. own!), combine cooked rotini and rem ingredients and blend. Add to In a small bowl, combine all dressing tely or cover and refrigerate salad and toss to coat. Serve immedia ings. until serving time. Yields 10-12 serv

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Termites cost Georgia homeowners tens of millions of dollars each year to repair and treat infested structures. This is peak season for termite swarms, so chances are, you may see a termite swarm if you haven’t already.

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Subterranean termites are the most common wood-destroying insects in the Southeastern U.S. They are a normal part of soil around buildings in our area and can be found in most any suburban yard in the Southeast. Whether or not a home is susceptible to a termite infestation depends on a variety of factors though including construction type, home maintenance, landscaping, and perhaps conditions in and around the structure that favor the activity, growth and survival of termites. Subterranean termites are soft-bodied insects that dehydrate easily, so they must have access to a moisture source. They usually find that moisture by maintaining contact with the soil, but they can also find it in a variety of above ground sources like leaky roofs, water trapped or wicked into exterior walls, rain gutters, and condensation. They will also eat nearly anything that contains cellulose including wood products, books, paper, boxes, paneling, the paper on drywall, wood cabinets, etc. They also prefer softwoods, like pine, over hardwoods and softwoods are often used as structural wall studs, sill plates, joists, and headers in homes. So how can you protect your home from termite damage? You should contact a licensed termite control company for an inspection. To find out if a company is licensed, you can call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 404-656-3641.

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Finally, termite control companies offer two types of contracts - 1.) retreatment of a recurring problem, 2.) retreatment of a recurring problem and some or all of the repair costs associated with new termite damage. Only the second type of contract will pay for repair of damages to a structure caused by subterranean termites. Inspections are the cornerstone of the difficult process of termite management, so it is advisable to have an annual termite inspection.

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The Film Fix

… Where film buffs get their fix with Jonathan W. Hickman

Capsule Reviews. (Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended and a “No Fix” isn’t.) Films In Release: Ready Player One … Fix RATING Finding an easter egg in a video game might change the course of history. “Ready Player One” is Spielberg’s attempt to translate to the big screen the best-selling throwback novel of the same name written by Ernest Cline. Having read the book, I can safely say Spielberg has largely succeeded. But in making the unique story more relatable to a broad viewing audience, much of the charm that endeared it to readers is lost. And by relying so heavily on animation, this might be the least Spielbergian of the great master’s films to date. In the somewhat near future, the bulk of society have lost themselves in a virtual video game world known as the Oasis. When teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) appears to be on his way to finding an easter egg in the game that will grant him total control of the Oasis, he is hunted by IOI, an evil corporation. IOI will stop at nothing to take the egg into its corporate treasury. And that means that Wade is now playing the game with his very life at stake. Mainly a computer generated animation extravaganza, “Ready Player One” spends too much time focused on action and thrills and not enough on the marvelous world building. Hence the character development of the novel is lost in favor of a chase narrative that compresses so much story that the entire affair seems rushed and over-labored. But that isn’t to say it’s not fun, and one scene involving a famous Stanley Kubrick film is the movie’s highlight. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

Final Portrait … Fix RATING This one is not for the impatient. And that’s the point. “Final Portrait” is about a young man named James Lord (Armie Hammer), who sits for a portrait by older artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush). What Lord thought might take a day, turns into two weeks or more. It’s an endurance test, as Giacometti just can’t decide when the portrait is finished. Directed well by actor and director Stanley Tucci (see his wonderful “Big Night”), “Final Portrait” can try viewer patience. But Rush and Hammer are excellent, and Tucci collaborator the charming Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) appears in a significant role. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

Rave Party Massacre … VOD and Streaming April 10 Since this one is produced by my wife, Maggie, and co-written by me, I naturally can’t review it. But I need to mention it, because the feature film was shot in Newnan (mostly in the old Piedmont Hospital building on Hospital Road). And it’s getting a proper release from Breaking Glass Pictures.

“Rave Party Massacre,” formerly titled “DeadThirsty,” takes place on the eve of an abandoned hospital’s demotion. Evil walks its empty corridors to the pulsating echo of 150 beats per minute. It’s 1992, an uncertain time of uprising, of violent revolution against the so-called New World Order. When Rachel, Branson, and others attend an illegal rave party held in the facility, they encounter a malevolent presence lurking within. A hallucinogenic drug nightmare infused with illicit partying and forbidden sex, these young ravers will soon discover the murderous world of the DeadThirsty. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

Unsane … V No Fix RATING Ugly, intentionally so, Steven Soderbergh pulls out his iPhone and remakes the nightmarish “Shock Corridor” for the “MeToo” generation. Schlocky and hard to look at, “Unsane” will be divisive. Hampered by a hackneyed conclusion, there’s still much to like, but you never forget you’re watching a movie shot on a phone, and that’s a problem. The story here centers on Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) who is mistakingly committed to a mental health facility. But is anything that happens to her really happening? A product placement for Apple, Soderbergh’s well-meaning script strains credulity if taken literally. Instead, you’re meant, if I can be kind, to take the film metaphorically. So, when Sawyer finds herself committed in a co-ed facility against her will, the conditions and the ridiculous medical treatments and practices are very much like one might experience in a nightmare world. And if you buy into this approach, “Unsane” is a perfect arthouse thriller. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

Foxtrot … Fix RATING The incredibly well lensed “Foxtrot” is a tough look at the stages of grief. This vivid Israeli feature takes it toll with an inventive structure that challenges viewers to put the pieces together. A knock at the door delivers life crushing news to Michael and Daphna Feldman. Collapsing upon hearing the information, Daphna (or Dafna played by Sarah Adler) causes a ready-waiting team of medical professionals go to work on her injecting a sedative and carrying her to the bedroom. Meanwhile Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) takes the report that his son has been killed while serving in the military a bit more normally. At least, at first his reaction is what one might expect, but slowly his breakdown becomes more and more unhinged. And when another announcement hours later alters the previous details, Michael’s grief turns to unbridled anger. What he does next is selfish and impulsive. Writer/director Samuel Moaz has crafted a fine narrative that intimately examines grief in minute detail. The tedious nature of the approach may frustrate impatient viewers, but the excellent cinematography

by Giora Bejach (“Big Bad Wolves”) is a feast for the eyes. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

Pacific Rim Uprising … V No Fix RATING An almost parody of Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 high-concept throwback monster movie, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is on the level of a Saturday morning cartoon. With a production and screenplay that feels and even looks very 1990s “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “Uprising” lacks the edge and inventive fun of its predecessor. Set years after the events that resulted in the end of the Kaiju threat, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of deceased hero Stacker Pentecost, is drawn back into training some youngsters to pilot the big robot fighting machines. Just when drifting and dual piloting skills are about to be honed, a new threat emerges. The Kaiju world may be sealed off, but left behind is a deadly, extraterrestrial, organic menace that can eliminate mankind. Thoroughly ridiculous and cheesy, “Uprising” is a sad follow-up to a promising unique idea. Sure, these films are just monster movies, but the first film had bite and narrative depth giving the effects more impact. This sequel is positively wince-inducing. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

I Kill Giants … Fix RATING A good-looking and well acted graphic novel adaptation, “I Kill Giants” is the moving and entertaining tale of a little girl dealing with personal trauma. Poignant, “I Kill Giants” uses fantasy elements to grab viewers and discuss the effect of tragedy on the youngest among us. It also reminds us of the importance of creativity and imagination as a device to deal with life’s difficulties. ••••••••••••••••••••••••

April Releases To Watch For: A Quiet Place … Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (who also directs) lead this tale set in what looks like an apocalyptic future where humans are stalked by monsters, who hunt by sound. Hence, you have to be very quiet or you will die. This movie “sounds” frightening. The production design reminds me of last year’s chiller “It Comes at Night.” ••••••••••••••••••••••••

Avengers: Infinity War … Reportedly the first half of a $1 Billion project, “Infinity War” brings together all of Marvel’s heroes (even the Guardians) to do battle with the evil Thanos. Big doesn’t adequately describe this franchise moment as the directing brothers behind “Captain America: Civil War” try to extend the superhero universe in a meaningful, while, also, entertaining way. Some characters might not survive this “War.” •••••••••••••••••••••••• (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 23


SHOPPER Real Estate

Coweta County Real Estate Market Update With the first quarter of 2018 winding down, I thought it would be a good time for an update on the real estate market in Coweta County. As has been the trend for quite a while now, the listing inventory is very low and buyer demand continues to grow. As of March 27th, there are 596 detached homes for sale in Coweta County, per Georgia MLS (GAMLS). So far in 2018, there have been 517 homes sold on the GAMLS. The average days on market for a sold listing is 60 days. That gives us about a 3.2 month supply of listings for buyers. Listings are closing for an average of 98% of the asking price. The average sales price, in Coweta, for February of 2018 was $254,611. Of the 517 homes sold this year, only five were above $600,000 and none were above $1,000,000. New construction continues to boom. Of the 596 active listings, 206 are new construction. Of the 206 new construction listings, 166 are between a $200,000 and $500,000 list price. However, there is still a high demand for more new construction and more listings. It has become common for your buyer to encounter multiple offer

situations when looking for homes and making an offers. This is especially common for listings under $300,000. Coweta is a highly competitive real estate environment for buyers right now. This is great for sellers. It is not uncommon, for a seller to receive more than asking price for their home, in certain price ranges, in today’s market. There have been several new construction projects submitted, in 2018, to Coweta County Planning and Zoning for review. Those project locations include areas such as Gordon Rd, Eastside School Rd, Palmetto-Tyrone Rd, Gray Girls and Rowe Rd, Smokey Rd, Tommy Lee Cook Rd, Old Hwy 85 and Rockhouse Rd. Home Values have increased significantly since 2017. In February of 2017, the average list price was $250,970, per GAMLS. The average sold price was $245,501. In February of 2018, the average list price was $258,494 and the average sold price was $254,611. As of March 27th, there are 458 single family detached homes under contract in Coweta County. Despite interest rates being expected to rise this year, I do not see these trends slowing down in Coweta County. Land, commercial and especially industrial markets, are also strong right now. It is a historically great time for Coweta County Real Estate.

(Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)

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MLS #8170512 WEST POINT LAKE – DEEP WATER 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Fish, boat or ski in your backyard! Just 89,900. (Frank)

MLS #8166021 RUSTIC 4BR/3BA CHALET on 35.62 open & wded acs w/1.5 ac pond on Smokey Rd & approx. 12 acs open-ideal for pasture. Plus 1BR/1BA guest house w/sep kit & ba, driveway paved, new roof & flooring. Main kit needs appliances & Mstr BA needs fixtures. All await you to finish as you choose. $495,000. (Frank)

MLS #8305346 STATELY BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS. Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/brick f/p, separate dining room, updated kitchen overlooking backyard and acreage. Spacious master bedroom w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. New Price $495,000 (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8241901 CUSTOM BRICK LAKE FRONT HOME ON 3+ acs w/hardwds. Solarium & breakfast rm, large deck, patio & dock. Kitchen w/walnut cabinets, grill cooktop, granite c’tops, ss appliances. Cathedral ceiling in den & f/p w/gas logs, formal DR. Master upstairs. Bsmt. $299,900. (Jess/Alyson)

MLS #8333185 SPACIOUS LAKEFRONT TOWNHOME IN SUMMERGROVE. Recently renovated. Kit w/stainless appliances, solidRA surface ctops. NT CT DER UNarea Breakfast & CO lrg deck overlook lake. Full Bsmt stubbed for bath w/new sauna. $249,900. (Jess)

MLS #8297257 WELL MAINTAINED RANCH ON 1.9 AC. Fenced bkyd w/gazebo in choice location! Lrg LR w/f/p & vaulted ceil. Kit w/granite CTrange/ CONT ctops,UN upgraded cabinets, glassRA cooktop DER oven. Sep b’fast rm w/bay window. Mstr w/ walk-in closet, garden tub & sep shower. Detached garage w/shop. Price Reduced to $204,900. (Jess) +/-

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4.174+/- ACRES ON PALMETTO TYRONE ROAD fronting I-85 just north of Northgate High O S School across from Northgate Crossing S/D. Ideal for LD building lot or possible future commercial use. Lightly wooded. Barbed wire fence around property. 478’+/- Frontage on Palmetto Tyrone Road, 141’+/- frontage on Hudgens Road, 429’+/- frontage on I-85. $49,500. Frank


509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville in Bohannon Woods. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 28 BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per Lot. (FRANK) _________________________________________________________

MLS #8327258 SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT, BRICK TWO STORY ON FULL BSMT IN CHOICE ARBOR SPRINGS! 4BR/4.5BA. Deck overlooks lake. Fenced bkyd. Hardwds on main. Formal LR, w/fplc. DR w/butler’s pantry. Kit w/bfast rm & ss appliances. $699,900. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8303235 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! Price Reduced to $146,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8327961 SENOIA AREA! COUNTRY 5BR/3BA ON 7+/- ACS W/PVT STOCKED POND. Updated Kit w/double oven & granite ctops. Downstairs & upstairs Master Suites! LR w/masonry f/p. Formal DR. Hardwd flrs. Reduced to $399,999. Sold ‘as is’. (Frank)

MLS #8254594 ATTENTION HANDY MEN! Aluminum siding home needs repair but could be a good investment. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, living rm, kitchen & den. Partial chainlink fenced yard. Off street parking on west side of house. Needs work but sold ‘as is’. $29,900. (Frank)

MLS #8349621 MACEDONIA WOODS! Choice North Coweta Location. Near shopping /schools. Just renovated! 4BR/3BA. New carpet throughout & freshly painted inside & out. New granite ctops, cabinets, ss appliances. Roof & HVAC are only 3 years old. Move In Ready Condition! $195,000 (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8268350 RECENTLY RENOVATED & well maintained home in choice North Fayette location w/easy access to PTC, airport & Atlanta. Fenced bkyd w/deck/patio/garden area. New 4T a/c unit. Foyer entrance, Sep DR, Chef’s kit, open floor plan to LR. Loft area upstairs w/vaulted ceiling. Price Reduced to $369,900 (Jess)

LOTS/LAND _________________________________________________________ 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________

MLS #8270470 CIRCA 1932 ERA BUNGALOW w/3 BR, full bath, living room, dining room & kitchen. Laundry connections are off the back porch. Front porch w/awnings. $39,900. (Frank)

MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. Price Reduced to $429,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8349485 RARE FIND & OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH NEWNAN! Ideal for residential development. 32+/- Acs w/2 ponds . Extensive rd frontage on Hwy 29N & Old Atlanta Hwy. Potential Commercial Development. Near Newnan Country Club & easy I-85 access. $899,900. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #7583285 TREMENDOUS 6 BR, 5 1/2 BA BRICK & VINYL 2 STORY on 13.28 open & wooded acs in North Coweta! 24x60 BARN, Small Pond. 1 BR/1 BA IN-LAW SUITE, 2 BR/1 BA APT. Laundry chute. A lot of house & land for the money! $364,900. (Frank)

MLS #8322991 SPECIAL SENOIA 2BR/2BA ON 5 ACS! Built CA 1900 w/addition added in 60’s. Greatrm/Family rm w/masonry, gas log f/p. Dining CT NT&RA COarea UN area. Lrg den.DE Kit R w/eating pantry. Laundry room. Double detached carport. Sold ‘as is’. $149,900. (Frank/Chip)

MLS #8217354 LAKE HILLS! RECENTLY RENOVATED 2 STORY BRICK w/fin bsmt & fenced bkyd in lake community. New Granite c’tops & SS appliances in kit. Den w/brick fplc & built-in bkcases. 12x20 screen porch. Sep DR, LR w/ hdwd flrs. Foyer, RV parking, outbldgs. Price Reduced to $299,000. (Frank/Jess)

COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________

6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________

2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair St. & Haynie St. Lays well. Composed of 4 Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank original lots so may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. _________________________________________________________ $55,000. Frank 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to _________________________________________________________ covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE – White Oak Professional Center. 1100 SQ.FT. TO 8100 _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. SQ.FT. PROFESSIONAL SPACE NEAR WHITE OAK ENTRANCE. $14.50/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice.

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … ***** Just because you’re trash doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. It’s called “garbage can,” not “garbage can’t.” ~ Oscar the Grouch ***** “Kendra’s 2,” located at 14 Jefferson St., in downtown Newnan, has closed. The store sold women’s and teen clothing. The main store on North Court Square remains open. ***** Banana Beach Tan has reopened at one location under new ownership and management. Owners Kay and Terry Beckom have opened Banana Beach Tan at 1741 Newnan Crossing Blvd. in the Kroger Shopping Center. Two additional locations – 90 Glenda Trace (Publix Shopping Center) in Thomas Crossroads and 487 Hwy. 29 North (Little Giant Shopping Center) in Newnan have closed. ***** If you pay to see the results of an online IQ test, trust us, you have failed the test. ***** Stephen Brown is the new fire chief for the city of Newnan. Brown has spent 23 years with the Newnan Fire Department. He takes the place of David Whitley, who recently retired. Congratulations to Brown and we wish him well. ***** The “House of Burgers,” located right in front of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus, has a “closed” sign on the front door. No word on what’s going on, although there’s been some activity with people in and out frequently. ***** Local Provisions, a “one-of-a-kind culinary marketplace,” has opened at 8 Jefferson St. in downtown Newnan. The store focuses on locally grown produce and local products. ***** Irony: The Internet was originally created to save us time. ***** Mike McDonald is taking over as the new football coach at Northgate High School. It will be the school’s third coach in as many years. Kesley Dalrymple stepped down after one year, and he was preceded by Tommy Walburn, who retired in 2016. And to make it even more interesting, McDonald is the former head coach at Newnan High School. ***** If you’ve been wondering about the massive ground prep work being done down on Lower Fayetteville Road at Newnan Crossing Boulevard East, wonder no more. It’s part of the groundbreaking for the “Village Square at Newnan Crossing” development that will include greenspace, restaurants, offices, apartments and townhomes, along with other amenities like a fitness center, swimming pools and walking spaces. Developers are Novare Group along with PointOne Holdings Development and Batson-Cook Development Company. (BCDC). ***** Some magicians can walk on water. Chuck Norris can swim through land. ***** 100 Women Who Care Coweta County recently present-

ed a $10,000 donation to One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach. One Roof has been helping Coweta residents since it was launched by a coalition of churches in 2007, and today individual donors have become their greatest supporters. The organization also operates the One Roof Thrift Store on Temple Avenue. The 100 Women group was started in 2016 as a Coweta-based grassroots organization that focuses on coordinating funding for charitable organizations and needs in Coweta County. The group consists of 100 women who meet quarterly, each bringing $100 in contributions to benefit the community. ***** Dr. Seuss fact: The correct way to pronounce his name is “Dr. Zoice” (rhymes with voice.) Instead, people would say (and still do) “Soose” and he got tired of correcting it. ***** Atlanta Trek, a full service bicycle shop, is set to open a new location in downtown Newnan. The company’s third store will offer sales, service and rentals, and should tie in nicely with the city’s planned LINC system, a 25-mile multi-use trail the city has started on. ***** According to The Newnan Menu, QuikTrip is planning a second location in Coweta County, this time at the corner of Poplar Road and the Newnan Crossing Boulevard. ***** Trains are just sideways elevators. ***** Hogansville residents Holland Ware and Faye HendrixWare have pledged $2 million to support construction of a new 18-bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The $8.5 million expansion will increase the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan and allow the hospital to serve more of the critically ill close to home. Upon completion, Ware and HendrixWare will have the right to name each of the patient rooms, in honor of their contribution. ***** Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) welcomed more than 350 survivors from 34 states for Celebrate Life. The annual event honors survivors celebrating five or more years since beginning treatment at CTCA. During Celebrate Life, celebrants’ names are added to the “Survivor Tree” located in the hospital lobby. Each survivor is also honored with a ceremonial tree planted in his or her name to symbolize their fighting spirit and hope for years to come. ***** Northgate High School students Natalie Caylor and Spencer Thomas are Coweta County’s 2018 STAR Students. The two Northgate seniors tied for their school’s honor. Thomas chose Northgate High School AP European History teacher Lawrence Burns as his STAR Teacher, and Caylor chose Arbor Springs Elementary School REACH teacher Bobbi Deling as her STAR Teacher. ***** Psychologists are tech support for people. ***** Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan, GA was recently named Large Contractor of the Year by National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI) during their

2018 annual conference in Austin, TX. The High-Performance HVAC Summit 2018, was has held from March 4-6th. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in Performance-Based Contracting*, quality workmanship, and dedication to customer service. Companies in this award category achieve more than $4 million in sales annually. ***** The Coweta Community Foundation has announced that SouthTowne Motors in Newnan has become a Colonnade Level Partner for 2018. As one of the Foundation’s Annual Partners, SouthTowne has agreed to serve as a partner for the Foundation’s four signature events: the Big Give Community Blood Drive in February, the Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper coming up in April, the Power of the Purse this October, and the Farm to Table dinner in November. “I have invested in the Coweta Community Foundation because I have the utmost trust in the board of directors and the direction they are moving in,” said Steve Mader, owner of Southtowne. ***** Five-year-old Newnanite “LJ” got the wish of a lifetime from Bert’s Big Adventure with the help of the Newnan Police Department. LJ, who has a chronic illness, wants to be a police officer. The NPD got him his very own uniform and motorcycle recently. He also got a police escort to the Mercedes Benz stadium. ***** Making toothpaste addictive would ensure a lot more people brushed their teeth ***** The McClendon Group, CPA, PC will be moving from its 9 West Broad Street location in Downtown Newnan of almost 30 years in the near future. Rhonda D. McClendon, owner of The McClendon Group, says the company has no plans of closing after published reports last week indicated that Atlanta Trek, a full-service bicycle shop, would move into the West Broad Street location. The McClendon Group is the oldest, continually practicing CPA firm in Newnan. ***** The late Don Nixon and his wife, Cathe, along with Steve and Marie Swope, were the honorees at the recent Golden Eagle awards dinner held by the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ***** If you’ve got a Citibank card, don’t expect to use it at Atlanta Range and Ordnance. Owner Gary DeGeorge has banned all “Citibank US products” from the gun range. Citibank CEO Mike Corbat recently sent out new guidelines saying retailers using the cards must adhere to three rules: 1. Don’t sell guns to those who have not passed background checks. 2. Restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years of age. 3. Don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines. ***** Clayton Hicks, who served for more than a decade as a Newnan city councilman, is resigning. He and his family are moving to Florida, where he has accepted a senior position with a bank there. ***** ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 25

One of the Best Kept Secrets in Coweta County … and YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT! Written by: Marci Moore – MGEV Volunteer

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Angie Hogsed 678-472-8384 Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors 14 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga. 30263 770-253-6990

This is Coweta County’s James E. McGuffey Nature Center and Trails at the Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road, Newnan, Ga. 30263. This project was introduced by two Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEV) driving the rejuvenation of the trails. Pat Farmer and Dale Senko (Project Co-chairs shown above) had a dream in 2015 to make this a benefit for the citizens of Coweta County, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and 4-H. Many scouts perform their projects here, groups have scavenger hunts, and Master Gardener volunteers put in hours and hours to make this a beautiful place for you. Currently a scout performing his Eagle Scout requirements is building a bridge as part of one of the trails. MGEVs have sponsored the Nature Trail Festival and Fall Tree Festival, as well as coordinate free trainings, presentations, and tours. This relaxing oasis is also a refuge for pollinators including bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds that can be found in the pollinator garden near the pond in the summer.

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Left Photo: Workday on the trails! L to Rt, Pat Farmer, Donna Dietz, Dale Senko, Allen Summerlin and Linda Alexander. Middle Photo: Purple Trail at the Fern Glen. The Team is planting 80 Christmas fern to add to the over 200 already on the trail. Photo on the Right – trail, outdoor classroom and overlook map. The goals of this Nature Center project are 1.) to give citizens a place to enjoy and learn about their natural surroundings, 2.) to remove invasive plants 3.) to add native species in order to restore an ecological balance and 4.) to teach citizens to identify native trees, plants and wildlife so they can use this information in their own landscapes. Another goal is to teach citizens the importance of stormwater management in their Coweta County neighborhoods. Since 2015, the MGEVs have been restoring and removing the harmful invasive plant species and replacing them with the native plants. This has been hard work for both the Master Gardener volunteers and Coweta County team. They have also added interpretive signs so visitors can recognize and learn about the plants and wildlife on the trails. Not only is it beautiful and educational, but one of the trails is handicap accessible so everyone can enjoy nature first hand. What a great place to take the children for a weekend hike or afterschool for snacks and exploring.

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6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest st. (Temple Ave./ Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/ Jess, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990

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REMODELING CONTRACTOR in Coweta co. since 1993. Kitchens, baths & basements remodels. Also, custom wood work, drywall, painting, doors, windows, decks, and wood rot repairs. Many lines of cabinetry for low prices. Call Mike at Above & Beyond Carpentry 678-673-9560. 3.21


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APRIL 11 … WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 … THURSDAYS AARP Tax Aide AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help. Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at A Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.3625 and Thursday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 the Central Library Central Library • 770.683.2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265 For information and details items to bring, visit the Coweta Public Library System website: 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.3625

APRIL 12-15, 19-22 … THURS.-SUN. NTC’s Blackpool and Parrish by David Blake For five millennia Harry Blackpool has been the agent for all Evil on Earth, while Rachel Parrish has represented Good. These implacable foes meet in a private club every twenty five years. With the end of the world scheduled for tomorrow at teatime, they must pass their duties to their oblivious heirs: a mild mannered physical education teacher and an aggressively Bohemian artist. Caught in the middle of their cosmic gamesmanship is an anxious club manager. As the sole representative of humanity, he may be the key to Armageddon’s outcome in this fast paced comedy of apocalyptic proportions. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________

APRIL 11 … 2ND WEDNESDAYS Family Caregiver Support Group Are you a Family Caregiver? Looking for Hope or Understanding? Then join people just like you and enjoy support, laughter and encouragement. Our Family Caregiver Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday each month at the Moreland United Methodist Church. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 678590-6599 or email 16 Church Street, Moreland, GA 30259

APRIL 13 … FRIDAY Crossroads Spring Swing Golf Tournament Crossroads Church will host the Spring Swing Golf Tournament at Canongate Golf Course Friday, April 13. This tournament supports I-85 Mission. Lunch will be served at 12 noon and tournament begins at 1 p.m. $70 per player. For more info contact Canongate Golf Course 924 Shaw Road Sharpsburg, GA, 30277 __________________________________



APRIL 12 - APRIL 19 … THURSDAYS Zumba at Grantville Library Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind! It’s fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow Latin and international rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while targeting your legs, abs, gluts and arms. Join Ms. Misha Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and get fit and have a great time at the Grantville Branch Library! Registration is required. Grantville Branch Library • 770.683.0535 100 Park Drive, Grantville, Georgia 30220 __________________________________ APRIL 12 … THURSDAY Coffee & Classics at Christian City Join Arts Alliance at Christian City's Welcome Center Thurs., April 12 at 5 p.m. - Easter on Parade - wear your favorite Easter bonnet. RSVP / Info 770.703.2749 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City, GA


APRIL 12 … THURSDAY Writing with Alex McRae at The Carnegie Join award winning writer and humorist Alex McRae for a class on writing at the Carnegie. He will be sharaing his home grown and well earned writing experience in a small, intimate environment. Call to reserve your spot in this limited space class. April 12 at 2 p.m. Alex offers the class for Young Adults on the same day at 4 p.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


APRIL 12 …THURSDAY Taste of Newnan Thurs., April 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. __________________________________ APRIL 12 … EVERY OTHER THURSDAY Darkness to Light (D2L) Support Group Resurrection Lutheran is pleased to announce Darkness to Light (D2L) Support groups for individuals diagnosed with Bipolar disorder any type. The D2L support group meetings focus on mutual aid and strategies for living the fullest life possible. By sharing experiences, insights, and ideas, people get peer-to-peer support from their peers. Participants will develop wellness plans and learn how to discuss their illness with loved ones. The meetings are every other Thursday from 7pm-8pm. Dates: 4/26/18 and 5/10/18. We hope to see you there! 1250 Lora Smith Road, Newnan,GA 30265 __________________________________

APRIL 13 … FRIDAY The Commodores at The Fred Box Office opens at 5:30pm • Gates 6:30pm • Show 8:00pm Tickets may be purchased through the Fred website at or by phone at 877-725-8849. The Fred’s box office will have limited hours this season; please visit our website to view these hours. 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA __________________________________ APRIL 13 & 14 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Coweta Community Church’s Mission BBQ & Yard Sale Benefitting International Missions and Women’s Ministry BBQ: Friday & Saturday BBQ 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Corporate BBQ Sales: Friday April 13th - Free delivery for 10 plates or more. BBQ Plates: Pulled Pork, Sauce, Beans, Coleslaw, Bread, & Drink $10. Assorted Desserts $1-$4. Deals: 10 plates - 1 free plate. 5 plates – 1 free dessert. Info 678-9257292. Yard Sale Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bouncy Castle and Other Kids Activities. Info: 678-925-7292. 310 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd (Bypass & Hillwood Circle), Newnan GA __________________________________ APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Hike and Paddle at Chatt Bend Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. Saturday, April 14, 8 to 2:30. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+. $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


APRIL 14 … SATURDAY 3rd Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper 2:00 pm — 8:00 pm at Blalock Lakes 4075 New Corinth Road Newnan GA 30263 __________________________________ APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers 2018 Spring Plant Sale 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018 Coweta County Fairgrounds Agriculture Building All plants for sale have been propagated or grown by MGEVs to raise funds to support scholarship and children’s gardening programs. Open to all Call 770-254-2620 or email for more information. 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________

APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Friends of Wadsworth Concert Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA 30263


APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Computer Basics at the Library Computer Basics: Working with files and folders. Sat., April 14 at 11:00 a.m. Ages 18 & up. Learn the principles of file organization, how to create a folder, and some basic functions of Windows Explorer. Registration required. A Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.3625


APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Night Market at PTC’s The Drake Night Market PTC is a monthly open to the public market, featuring music, entertainment, food and artists 6 to 11 p.m. Also 5.12, 6.2, 7.14, 8.11, 10.13, 11.10 Drake Field, Peachtree City, Georgia


APRIL 14 ~ JUNE 3 Georgian Renaissance Festival April 14 thru June 3, 2018 Fairburn, Georgia

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__________________________________ APRIL 15 … SUNDAY Arts & Crafts at Chatt Bend Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We are making bird feeders for the spring. Our feathered friends are all coming back from their winter trip and are vanished. We are meeting at the Visitor Center on the porch. It is $2.00 a feeder. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


APRIL 15 … SUNDAY Big City Brian Wright @ the Wadsworth Newnan Cultural Arts Commission General admission $20. Doors open at 7, show at 8 Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA 30263


APRIL 15 & 17 & … SUNDAYS & TUESDAYS BINGO! at Coweta Veterans Club Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo every Sunday at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 5 - $100 games. Up to $1,000 Jackpot depending on number of players. $15 plays all games. Snack Bar. Smoke Free. Off of Hwy. 29N, across from A&W Nursery. Info 770.251.6949 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan


APRIL 17 … 3RD TUESDAYS Bereavement Support Group Kindred at Home Hospic invites you to H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves Process Grief) bereavement support group. A safe place to share your story, receive support, and gather resources to help you on your grief path to recovery. The third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kindred Hospice. Call 770.502.1104 the prior Friday to reserve your spot. 2525 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan, GA 30265


APRIL 17 … 3RD TUESDAYS Multiple Sclerosis Support Group A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Heritage Clubhouse. Anyone interested in attending can call 770-354-4951. 168 Scenic Hills Dr., Newnan, GA 30265


APRIL 17, 24 AND … TUESDAYS Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. The Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on the fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged to participate at no charge. Info? Paulo Manso de Sousa at ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 29


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APRIL 17, MAY 1 & 15 … 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS Special Offer for Caregivers Renew Fitness Center offers Caregivers the opportunity to renew, restore and refresh in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Take advantage of their Therapeutic Toning Tables, Jeanie Rub Massage and Infrared Sauna and more. The times are from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, call for more info – 770-683-6100. Renew Fitness is located at 2730 Hwy 34E, Suite C, Thomas Crossroads


APRIL 18 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday at the Newnan Centre from 11:00am until 1:30pm. Lunches will be provided, but reservations must be made each month. A short business meeting and then a guest speaker. For more info and location call Sharon 770.683.4758. 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan


APRIL 18 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court). This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details call Susan Goodson 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan


APRIL 18, MAY 2 … 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Golf Life Ladies Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League,” where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at White Oak Golf Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at golflifeladies@gmail. com or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA


APRIL 19 … THURSDAY Kiwanis Golf Tournament at Newnan Country Culb Newnan Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament, a fun fundraiser for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund which helps eliminate childhood diseases all over the world. The Tournament will be played at Newnan Country Club on Thursday, April 19. 9:00 A.M. Registration and a 10:00 A.M. shotgun start. There will be a boxed lunch prepared by the Club, and Buffalo Rock is providing soft drinks. In addition to Pro Shop credit, each winner, including Par 3 close up winners, will get a free $20 car wash From Shine And Drive on Bullsboro Drive. There will be four par 3 close ups for Pro Shop credit. The format is a scramble without handicaps, and we will be paying Pro Shop credit to the three top teams. Even the worst team gets a prize. The $340 per team fee includes four mulligans, which is one per team player. Each team can pick two holes to play from the red tees (or ladies from the green tees), and each team must choose two holes to play from the tips or the blue tees. No handicaps will be used for scoring. Hole sponsorships with a sign to be placed on a tee are available for $100 each. Please send checks and forms by April 9, 2018. Make checks payable to: Newnan Kiwanis Club. Mail to: Newnan Kiwanis Club, c/o Chip Barron, 14 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263. For more information contact Chip Barron, Golf Committee Chairman, 770.301.6843, 1356 N Hwy. 29, Newnan __________________________________ APRIL 19 & … THURSDAYS Page Turners Book Club at Central Library Central Library’s book club meets once a month to discuss the monthly selection. So, if you’re interested, grab the book and join us for an hour of fun with other bibliophiles. Ages 18 & up. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 19 - “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI “ by David Grann May 17 - “The Noticer: Sometimes All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective” by Andy Andrews Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052

85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265

__________________________________ APRIL 19 … 3RD THURSDAY New Dementia Caregiver Support Group Piedmont Sixty Plus Services is offering a new dementia caregiver support group in Coweta County that will meet monthly and provide emotional support and practical information to family and friends caring for those with memory loss. The group is open to anyone in the community who is a nonprofessional caregiver or family member of a person with dementia. No registration is required and there is no charge for the support groups. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, in the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center in the Piedmont Newnan Medical Plaza next to the hospital. For questions or to learn more about sixty plus services, please call 404.605.3867 or visit 775 Poplar Road, Suite 340, Newnan


APRIL 19 … 3RD THURSDAY Newnan-Coweta Arts Association Meet The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month. Hospital Road, Newnan


APRIL 20 & 21 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Heard County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Rodeo Heard Co. Covered Arena 12080 Hwy. 100, Franklin, GA Gates open at 6 p.m. • Rodeo 8 p.m. Bull Riding • Team Roping • Calf Roping • Barrel Racing • Steer Wrestling • Bareback Bronc Riding


APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Great American Clean Up Keep Newnan Beautiful • 6 First St., Newnan


APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Bend Fall Festival at Chatt Bend Saturday, April 21, from 10 to 4 at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. You'll find Georgia arts, crafts, and foods as well as a local band There will also be a sidewalk chalk art contest for kids ages 4-8, 9-13, call to reserve your space. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Glow in the Dark Bowling at Chatt Bend Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park . Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Earth Day Festival Southern Conservation Trust is hosting the 11th Annual Fayette County Earth Day Festival, featuring fun, hikes, educational activities for the entire family, local vendors, as well as pet adoptions from the local shelters. Vendor spots and sponsorship opportunities still available. 9 to 1 at PTC's Line Creek Nature Center 2850 W Hwy 54. Peachtree City, GA 30269


APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day Share smiles and join us for the 5th annual Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run and Family Fun Day! Meet us under the rainbow April 21, at Coweta County Fairgrounds, as we say thank you to our community for your support and celebrate Abby’s life. April is also organ donation awareness month. Join us as we honor Abby’s lifegiving gifts and learn more about the importance of organ donation. Bring your family and friends for a non-timed 5K color run, then enjoy the family-friendly activities after the race. Delicious food vendors, DJ, Ken Scott per-

formance, amazing raffle, crafts, carnival games and much more! Register to participate in the race at or under EVENTS. No fee to cheer on the Rainbow Runner or for the Family Fun Day. 100% of the proceeds benefit the mission of Abby’s Closets providing school supplies to elementary, middle and high school students, our #1Life1Choice safe driving message, sponsorship of the TVOC accident avoidance driving course for young drivers, and 5 $1,000.00 college scholarships! Hope to see your smile April 21, 2018! 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________

APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Classic Nashville Roadshow Katie Deal is back for the Classic Nashville Roadshow which brings you some of the most unforgettable songs in country history just as they ought to be, just as you remember them from the radio! Remember when June fell for Johnny and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter? Let Classic Nashville Roadshow take you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits honoring the world’s most beloved country greats! Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, Classic Nashville Roadshow features renowned duets, such as Golden Ring; Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man and Jackson; poignant tunes like Crazy and He Stopped Loving Her Today; and gospel traditions such as Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Get swept back in time with songs made famous by Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle and many, many more! 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________ APRIL 21-22 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY Gingerlily Festival Local Arts & Crafts Handmade Crafts, Local Art, Food & Fun Saturday April 21st 8:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday April 22nd 12:00pm - 5:00pm 2331 HWY 29 N - Faith Creek UMC


APRIL 21-22 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY WWII Heritage Days 1940s … the music, the ration cards, Spam and Willie and Joe and much more. There’s big band music, swing dance, historic aircraft, military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion … at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum at Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City. __________________________________ APRIL 22 … SATURDAY Drive & Dine Christian City Fundraiser A FAST way to make a difference … Sat., April 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. Fast rides • Gourmet Food • Live Auction. For an invitation or sponsor package email or call 770.703.AMEN __________________________________ APRIL 24 … LAST TUESDAY Living with Stroke Support Group Meeting 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. HealthSouth offers a monthly stroke support group that is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a stroke including patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Physicians, therapist, dieticians and many others offer new information, guidance, resources and support to make the road to stroke recovery easier to navigate. HealthSouth, 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. Newnan or call 678-552-6253 for more information. 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan


APRIL 26 … THURSDAY Civil War Ruins in the Atlanta Area NCHS presents Robert C. Jones who will discuss the remnants of the Civil War that are still accessible to visitors today Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Robert C. Jones served as President of the Kennesaw Historical Society for 21 years and also served as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation for 17 years. Historic Train Depot 60 E Broad St, Newnan, GA 30263


April 27 - Coweta County Relay for Life 6 p.m. • 275 Pine Road, Newnan __________________________________

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APRIL 27 … FRIDAY GA Cities Week Newnan In the Spotlight Film Series Come join the City at 2 locations for films there were shot in Newnan to celebrate GA Cities Week! Location 1: Parking lot behind Dominoes off West Broad Street and Touch a Truck begins at 6 pm. The Odd Life of Timothy Greene will be shown Location 2: 22 East Broad Street County Parking lot The Founder will be shown. __________________________________ APRIL 28 … SATURDAY Senoia Area Historical Society’s ANNUAL YARD SALE Saturday, April 28, starting at 8 a.m. 6 Couch Street, Senoia __________________________________

APRIL 28 … SATURDAY Taste of Senoia The annual Taste of Senoia, hosted by the Senoia Optimist Club, is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in downtown Senoia. This major event will feature delicious food “tastes” from many of the local restaurants and shops, and it will also offer a large number of wonderful items that will be available through raffles and silent auctions. All of the funds raised will be used in supporting youth-oriented projects that the club undertakes each year. For more information about the Taste of Senoia, please contact Senoia Optimists Linda Loomis at 678-5428735, Linda Hagler at 678-923-3563, or Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. Email downtown Senoia __________________________________ APRIL 28 … SATURDAY Hike & Paddle at Chatt Bend Saturday, April 28, 8 AM to 2:30 PM at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+. $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


April 28 - Northgate High School Prom & April 28 - Newnan High School Prom at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre __________________________________ APRIL 28 … SATURDAY Dealing with Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide Workshop This caregiver’s workshop on Dealing With Dementia will take place at the First Methodist Church in Newnan on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All attendees will go home with new knowledge plus receive the book – Dealing With Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide. This 350page book is one of the most comprehensive books on caring for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia to date. The book is of real life, hands on and easy to access information. RSVPs are needed for materials and lunch. Please email: or call 678-590-6599 to reserve your spot. 33 Greenville Street, Newnan GA 30263 __________________________________ APRIL 28 … SATURDAY Computer Basics at the Library Computer Basics: MS Word Introduction. Sat., April 28 at 11:00 a.m. Ages 18 & up. Get an overview of Microsoft Word and create a document. Registration required. A Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.3625


APRIL 28 … SATURDAY CBMS Masquerade Gala & Auction Saturday, April 28th, 6-10pm McRitchie Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street Ticket prices: $60 per person or $100 per couple


APRIL 28 … SATURDAY 27th Annual Georgia Police Memorial Ride Motorcycle ride • Saturday, April 28 Joey’s Toy Box is honored to support this ride registration opens at 8 a.m., ride departs at 11 a.m. from Atlanta Expo. Cost is $35 rider entry/$15 passenger includes ride pin, shirt and lunch. For more info Rain or shine. 3650 Jonesboro Road Rd. & I285, exit 55 __________________________________

MAY 2 … WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at,, and free tickets at 15 Perry Street, Newnan


MAY 3 … FIRST THURSDAY Senoia DDA Promotions Committee Meets Join the Senoia DDA Promotions Committee Meetings the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 68 Main Street, Senoia, GA


MAY 4 … FRIDAY Newnan High School Student Vet Connect 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans set up their personal memorabilia twice a year at the National Guard Armory across from Newnan High School. The teachers bring their students over throughout the day to talk to the veterans and see their display. This is the 23rd year for this program. Any veteran interested in being a part of helping these students learn our military history first hand, contact Steve Quesinberry to participate. If you would rather come and observe before you commit yourself, please feel free to come by the Armory anytime that day. For more information: Contact __________________________________ MAY 4 … FRIDAY Elizabeth Lev at Nixon Centre Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian with the good fortune to live and work in Rome. With her dynamic and engaging speaking skills, Elizabeth is a sought-after public speaker. She has presented a TED talk on “The unheard story of the Sistine Chapel” and has appeared on many television and radio interviews. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________ MAY 5 … SATURDAY HATS & HOOVES Annual Fundraising Event for Communities in School 5 to 19 p.m. at McRitchie-Hollis Museum 74 Jackson St., Newnan __________________________________ MAY 5 … SATURDAY Senoia’s Spring Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale __________________________________ MAY 5 … SATURDAY “Secrets of the Southern Table” at The Carnegie Join us as we welcome James Beard award winning cookbook author and celebrity chef Virginia Willis and her new cookbook, “Secrets of the Southern Table” to the Carnegie for a morning of delicious recipes, samples, how tos and fun! 10:30 a.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


MAY 5 … SATURDAY Electronics & Paper Shredding Keep Newnan Beautiful • 6 First St., Newnan


MAY 5 … FIRST SATURDAYS Pickin’ on the Square downtown Newnan • 10 a.m. __________________________________

MAY 5 … FIRST SATURDAYS Market Days The Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan on the first Saturday of every month from April-December, around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, woodart, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more! Open to the public and no charge for admission.


MAY 5 … SATURDAY 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Come change lives at the 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Saturday, May 5 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Tot Trot begins at 8:15 AM. 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM. 5K begins at 9:00 AM (USATF certified/ Peachtree Road Race qualifier). Runners and walkers of all ages welcome to participate. Race T-shirt guaranteed to all who register by April 30. Early packet pick-up on Friday, May 4th from 11 AM-7 PM at Dragonfly Running Company (10 LaGrange Street, downtown Newnan). Race day registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Academy Sports Gift Cards will be given to the top 3 participating schools. All proceeds from the RACE go to area adopting families, so the more participants we have, the more grant money we can give each family. Visit for more information and to register. Contact Kelly Preston, RACE Director, at kelly@ or 770-310-8222 for more info. __________________________________ MAY 5 & 6 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY Cotton Pickin’ Fair Gay, GA


MAY 5 & 6 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY Mary Poppins Jr at The Wadsworth 25 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA 30263



Jaimee Paul There’s a reason why the melodies of Great American Songbook have withstood the test of time. Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believes in the strength and beauty of these songs by creating a fresh take on them and making them their own. Ranging from jazz standards of the 30’s, stretching to pop standards of the 70’s, Jaimee and Leif believe that a show shouldn’t be just another concert, but an evening of fun, love, and happiness that should be experienced and remembered,“Always And Forever.” 3 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________

May 7 H Newnan High School JROTC Awards Program 6:30 p.m. NHS Auditorium __________________________________ MAY 7, 8, 9 & … MON., TUES, WED. Sheriff’s Office 2018 Citizens’ Firearms Class Citizen’s Firearms Fundamentals is a three part community program designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns). The program consists of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions. Students must attend all three sessions. Contact Marsha Dailey, 678-423-6739, or by email, for information or to register. Course size is limited and pre-registration is required. Other dates: June 11, 12, 13. July 23, 24, 25. August 20, 21, 22. Sept. 24, 25, 26. Oct. 1, 2, 3. 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA __________________________________ ❦ April 11, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 31

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The Shopper April 11, 2018  

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