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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” - Maya Angelou

Vol. 1, No. 12 H April / May 2018

What’s Hot: A bunch of very, very misguided individuals will be visiting our fair city on Saturday, April 21. These neo-Nazis are planning to do whatever for a couple of hours in the afternoon down at Greenville St. Park. And that’s about all the ink we are going to waste on this topic. Don’t feed the beast. And by that, please ignore them. If no one shows up, the beast has to look elsewhere.

Spring Art Walk Newnan 2018 upcoming events in downtown around the square April 12 … Spring Taste of Newnan April 14 … Friends of Wadsworth Concert April 20 … #newnanstrong May 5 … Market Day May 12 … Tucked Away Festival June 2 Market Day June 14 … Summer NewnaNight July 4 … July 4th Parade July 7 … Market Day July 12 … Summer NewnaNight

On a brighter subject, please do come downtown on Friday, April 20, for some good old community fun. There’s going to be free music, along with face painting, art vendors and “#newnanstrong” t-shirts. Organizers with non-profit races will setup in local businesses to give out shirts and have pre-race registration. Grab some food from some of our great local restaurants while you are down there as well. It’s all to build a little community pride, and also help some of the downtown stores who plan to close that next day because of … well, you know. Newnan UnPlugged, a much better version of MTV UnPlugged, will also be happening down at Vinylyte Records. Head over to check out some of the best local music unplugged. “We are very excited about this,” said Nathan Brain, one of the organizers and a State Farm agent who works downtown. “We hope it brings the community closer together in the wake of all this.”

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“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.





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The tune that was now stuck in both our minds and the particular phrase in question was, “My hiney’s so Charmin shiny.”

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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 …

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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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Have you ever been catapulted down memory lane when you least expected it? It happened to me the other day when I was watching JEOPARDY!, and they were looking for a synonym for THROW. The answer was CHUCK. Yep, CHUCK. Suddenly I was 12 years old, it was 98 degrees and I was in more trouble than you could shake a stick at for chucking my grandmother’s apples across the street. I have never heard that word used in that context by anyone but her. Now I grew up in Macon, which everybody knows is the center of sophistication and culture in central Georgia as Newnan is in the western part of the state. So when I journeyed to my grandparent’s house in McRae I was much too cultured and refined to lapse into the colloquial speech of the region. After a week, however, I had subconsciously committed that vocabulary to memory only to have it erupt during an episode of JEOPARDY!

Everybody over the age of 50 who is from the South has relatives like mine. Now I long for those days and those characters, but at the time I was confused. Another term that always threw me was, Mess. A mess of fish, a mess of greens or a mess of corn. There is no such thing as a mess of tomatoes, you count them … everybody knows that. To confuse the matter even further they could actually quantify a mess. “Oscar went fishin but he come home with just half a mess of fish.” Half a mess should never be confused with pretty near a mess. I think half a mess means you need to go fishing again and pretty near a mess means you can still have supper but everybody won’t get as much as they want.

(Jim Coleman is twice retired as a financial advisor and flight attendant. A theatre geek, musician, arts administrator and preservationist, he lived a relatively obscure life until he crossed paths with Corby Winters. Jim chose Newnan as his new forever home five years ago and is dedicated to making our community the best it can be.)

I grew up watching my grandmother make biscuits, pie crusts, dumplings, cakes and fried pies without ever referring to a recipe. She tried to teach me but I never mastered adding enough milk until “it gets bout like this.” It had to be that or my inability to distinguish between a smidgen and a pinch. We won’t even talk about “bless her heart.” That one has been worked to death. All Southerners know that’s just a fill in the blank sentence that allows you to be nice or nasty as the mood strikes you. All I know is this; If you want to get in a world or mess, just chuck a rock and see what happens to you.

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings …

The Five Guys hamburger joint in Ashley Park is closed until May 7 for remodeling. Two patties please. [ ] Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new president at West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Scott Rule, TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning, and Research has been named President of West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Rule brings more than 28 years of experience in technical education to West Georgia Technical College. He has been a technical instructor, chief information officer, vice president for academic affairs, vice president for economic development, and vice president for student affairs at Chattahoochee Technical College. Dr. Rule joined TCSG as Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning, and Research in 2016. [ ] 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 presented 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 Hendrix-Ware 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 Hendrix-Ware 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 HighPerformance 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 fullservice 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. [ ]

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The Newnan Boys & Girls Club Annual Bob and Millie Coggin Oratorical Program The Newnan Boys & Girls Club hosted their annual Bob and Millie Coggin Oratorical Program on March 29 at the First Baptist Church Warehouse. This program is designed to inspire today’s youth to motivate and inform others through the art of public speaking. It provides young people with the opportunity to express their views on a preassigned topic. This year’s first place winner in the elementary division went to Ameerah Stampley, second place went to Cedric Nicholson, and placing third was Marisol Hernandez. In the Middle School division, first place went to Ansleigh Mahone, second place to Joshua Davison, and third place went to Makel Godfrey. Representing the high school division in first place was Justin Wallace. In attendance were Coweta County Board of Education members, Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club board members, parents and volunteers. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Coggin were recognized for their outstanding commitment and sponsorship of the Bob and Millie Coggin Oratorical Program and many other Club activities. Currently, the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Clubs serves roughly 100 kids each day providing an environment where youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover and develop their potential. The organization is continually working to ensure that all the youth it serves are graduating on time, living healthy lifestyles, and giving back to their communities.

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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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Healthy Lifestyle

Caring for your soul Life is so hectic and busy. Often we simply forget how important it is to rest and care for our souls. We live beyond and above our busy lives. Social media and technology can keep our minds so busy. Often our minds never get a true break to rest. Making time for ourselves and caring for our soul is not as easy as it sounds. Some of you reading this may be be thinking right now … rest, what is that? And when, or where or how. Ok, I know that some of you are laughing right now. Yes, I know this is a tough subject for many women. We all know rest is important, but I know it can be very difficult to carve out time to rest. But it is a must. Sometimes we need to just unplug and be still. Resting does not have to mean you have to go to a cabana in Savannah; although I do love that idea. I mean, I really love that idea, but the reality is that probably won’t happen anytime soon for many of us. So how do we find rest in good old every day life? Much of my life, I have been a counselor, life coach and in ministry and one of women’s biggest struggle is finding time to just chill out. I found that most women felt very guilty stopping even to read a magazine. But stopping to do things just like that are just what we need to do. Resting and feeding our mind, body and spirit just so critical to our overall health.

So here is the bottom line The reality is most women have an invisible cape and when it is on we think we are superwoman or supermom, and many of those around us believe it too. Somedays that can make us feel awesome being able to master the art of juggling so many life issues and multitasking. In reality, we are only humans and the cape must be taken off at least often enough to save ourselves from ourselves so our souls can be renewed. It is then that we can be all the more the blessing to those around us who really do need us healthy and whole! I use the example of a tea pot. If we constantly are pouring out and never refilling the we are simply an empty vessel. We must be refilled. So dear friends, be blessed and encouraged abundantly as you continue to be your best self. I urge you to carve out time for just YOU!

~ Coach Corby

I hope you consider some of these simple ideas to help you care for your soul: Listen to your favorite relaxing song. Listen to praise and worship music.

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Pray. Read your favorite magazine. Just rest flat-out on the floor and close your eyes for a couple of minutes. Have a cup of tea. Read your favorite Bible passage. Take a technology break and do not answer your phone or check your email, Facebook, Twitter or whatever for a period of time. Go to bed early one night. Treat yourself to a massage. Take a hot bath in your favorite bath salts. Use aromatherapy. Go to yoga! I know an awesome gal. Buy fresh flowers for yourself because you are special. And one of my all time favorites ~ take a spin around the kitchen with someone you love. I never do this enough, but always love it when we do. I would love for you to remember several important things Try doing at least one of the above ideas this week and not feel guilty doing it! Here is the deal, life is full of distractions. We are all very busy. Sometimes we have to be and sometimes we simply create our busyness and we need to simply practice the ability to Be and not Do. It is in the quietness that our soul can be restored and renewed. That is how we care for our soul, one small choice at a time. So here are a couple of questions you might ask yourself this week: What have I done for myself this week that benefits and blesses me?

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MUSIC … Local & Live

Just returned from a trip to Northern Ireland where there’s proof music is a common bond between all of us! It was a joy to hear traditional Irish tunes, rock & roll, blues, alternative & some of the best traditional country music including classics from George Jones. For this month’s music calendar here in Coweta County, all genres are highlighted and all levels of musicians and songwriters are featured. Thank you for supporting your local music scene by attending a show and sharing your favorite music. You are a source of inspiration to these artists and one of the main reasons they love what they do. See you out at a show soon! THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 H

THE CELLAR / The Bays at The Firestone 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6328 H

April 13, 9 p.m. … II Tone Def … No Cover

April 12 … Michael Zaib *Louisiana born & Georgia raised, American singer/songwriter Zaib brings soul, country, folk & R&B to his originals, touring extensively with two great albums to his name.

April 14, 7 p.m. … Paige McCauley Band

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April 20, 9 p.m. … Kris Youmans Band

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April 21, 9:30 p.m. … The Bitteroots 5 cover *The Bitteroots is an Atlanta based original-jam-rock band with blues & roots influences. Laura Dees provides powerful soulful lead vocals to this band who’s been compared to Janis Joplin, Tedeschi Trucks & Melissa Etheridge. $

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Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!) Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column

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Taste of Senoia – Save the date!

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. The 2018 Taste of Senoia proves to be even bigger and better than last year. All of the funds raised will be used in supporting youth-oriented projects that the club undertakes each year. Please save the date! For more information about the Taste of Senoia, please contact Senoia Optimists Linda Loomis at 678-542-8735, Linda Hagler at 678-923-3563, or Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. You can also email

The 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Saturday, May 5, 2018

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1st Saturday of every month 10 a.m. Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather ‘round, you can join in an almost 10-year tradition of making music on the square. Everyone welcome.

Coweta County Fairgrounds Tot Trot 8:15 AM • 1 Mile Fun Run 8:30 AM • 5K 9:00 AM (USATF certified/Peachtree Road Race qualifier) Runners and walkers of all ages welcome Race T-shirt guaranteed to all who register by April 30th Early packet pick-up on Friday, May 4 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 or 770-310-8222 for more information.

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Each month we cover some of the hot topics 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 fashionista. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONs of Thunder.)

Inspirational, Christian and faith based gifts If you are looking for gift to celebrate your faith or inspirational gifts for others we have you covered. Inspirational, Christian and faith-base items are timeless trends. We are fortunate to have some wonderful shops and artists that offer a terrific variety of impirational products right in our area. Lee-King on Cavender Street has beautiful crosses, books and jewelry. And at Dogwood Galleries in Tyrone and Fine Lines Art and Framing in Newnan you can find artist Sherry Cook’s unique angels. And do not forget about The Poplar Shop, which in located inside The Piedmont Newnan Hospital. They have inspirational books, angel statues and the coolest rocks as well.

The Poplar Shop … above Abby Angel's Bracelet at Caterine's Sass … below Cyndi Hawkin's Angel Wings

Catherine Sass Boutique and Christian Gifts is located on Bullsboro and has everything from inspirational decor, jewelry, clothing, to books and bibles. And artist Cyndi Hawkins shares her one-of-kind inspirational creations at Rockin B Antiques.

Sherry Cook's Angel

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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. 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. Marilyn Bailey's Juliana’s Furniture Galleries of Newnan carry many industrial

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light fixtures which are stunning and make a huge statement in your home. They even have Edison-style vintage light bulbs. 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. 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 Hutchinson

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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

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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.

goals for their lives and help them fulfill their dreams. Sometimes it's ok to dump the books and get the actual help you need. 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.

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.

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. 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

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By Larisa Mitchell

Remember riding in the backseat of some huge 70’s car with the windows down in the summertime with your mama and her country boyfriend in the front listening to George Jones tell some story of a disastrous love affair over the radio? Well this is your chance to relive those memories! 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! The spark of June and Johnny, the homespun gold of Loretta Lynn. 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!

Sophie Shao and guitarist Robert Belinic. The concert will be a “mix of beautiful, rousing and heart-stirring music,” Budd said, “with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday, as well as a number of pieces with a Latin flavor.” The 2018 Friends of Wadsworth Concert – The Legacy Continues is Sat, April 14, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson St., Newnan.

is shown in the photograph with art contest winner, Peggy Aldridge. Her work will be featured in his next book. CAGS offers a variety of classes for ages three to adult. Visit to learn more. Stop in and shop to support local artists or to take a class.

In the little “Gray Cottage” on Clark St., Newnan’s ArtRez is hosting Meg Kaizu in April. Kaizu is a writer and painter based in Brooklyn. Her poetry, fiction, essays and artwork have appeared in anthologies and journals, including “The Brooklyn Rail” and “Words Without Borders.” She studied painting at the University of Oregon and the Art Students League of New York. Check the Carnegie Library and ArtRez websites for more information on lectures and appearances., newnancarnegie. com

An excerpt from a Kaizu poem -Countercurrent I ride the subway, Navigate through the maze With my eyes closed. 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 all the greats! The Nixon Centre for Performing Arts, Saturday, April, 21 at 7 p.m. On a different, perhaps more sophisticated trip down memory lane, get ready to sway to melodies of the the Great American Songbook. 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.” The Nixon Centre for Performing Arts, Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m. Catch the Friends of Wadsworth concert April 14, the annual spring event hosted by Newnan Cultural Arts Commission held at the Wadsworth Auditorium. Newnan’s amazing soprano Courtenay Budd has a lineup of internationally-known artists who will perform. Performing with Budd at the 2018 edition are returning musicians violinist Chee-Yun, flutist Angela Jones-Reus and pianist Andrew Armstrong. They will be joined by two new faces to Newnan audiences: cellist

Countercurrent in ancient canal. “Colors in the Canyon“ Arya Vishwanath Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s McRitchie-Hollis Museum is proud to host its 4th Annual Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Photography Competition for Spring 2018. The juried competition is comprised of dramatic images of nature featuring landscapes, wildlife, water, flowers and trees. The show goes up in April and will be on display through the end of May. Awards ceremony is May 12. Also, to celebrate May as Historic Preservation Month, the historical society is partnering again with Newnan-Coweta Art Association to host Art & Architecture on the Court Square Saturday, May 5. The event coincides with Main Street’s May Market Day. Several members of the Art Association will be set up around Bette Schumann the Court Square painting scenes of some of Newnan’s iconic downtown buildings. Representatives of the historical society will be on hand to share some history of the downtown buildings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Every artist was first an amatuer.” There is a haven for amatuer artists and those who seek to support them at Corner Arts, Gallery & Studio on the square in downtown Newnan. They are hosting “Taste of Newnan Night” on Thursday, April 12 with guest T.M. Brown, author of two Christian mysteries, “Sanctuary” and “Testament” which he will be signing. He

I recall your smile, The tone of your voice Over and over again. Your words spin in my head, swirl Like leaves in the wind. Light your painted on my canvas

Illuminates the way. Checkmate! 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. Blackpool and Parrish, Newnan Theatre Company, April 12 - 15, 19 - 22. 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. matinee on select dates. 24 First Ave., Newnan. (After several years in advertising and working as a librarian, Larisa now lives AND works in Newnan. She handles marketing, promoting and organizing artsrelated events, writing and other creative and business endeavors. A lover of rock music, folk art and reading, she’s always on the lookout for what’s next in the arts. She’s an empty nester who loves downtown Newnan and is in awe of the unique and talented people who make up our community.)

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You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?


Oh man that’s a really, really hard choice to make. I would have to say Alan Jackson Greatest Hits, Allison Kraus & Union Station Live and Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits. As far as books, I would take the Outlander series (it all counts as one, right?!), The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and the latest Harlan Coben book. Only being able to take three albums and three books was like asking me to pick only one of my fur babies – impossible.

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Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. I have been blessed to have a career in the public assembly industry for 44 years. This is the industry that manages venues such as convention centers, arenas, performing arts centers, stadiums, etc. When I started working in this industry, frankly, I was just looking for a paycheck as I was very young. But I quickly discovered I liked the industry and the fact that every work day was different due to the various types of events held in the venues. I have worked in arenas, convention centers, performing arts centers and conference centers. I haven’t worked in a stadium – I much prefer the smaller venues so I can get to know the clients.

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. I have bungee jumped in my younger years. What was I thinking?! You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why

Best piece of business advice you’ve received. As I mentioned when I first started in the industry I was VERY young and also quite shy and timid. One day I was told by my boss to hold all his calls and he closed his office door. The wrestling promoter called and was very insistent that he talk with my boss. I kept trying to explain, to no avail, he couldn’t be disturbed. I finally gave in and tapped softly on my manager’s door and apologized profusely telling him the wrestling promoter was insistent on talking with him. He looked at me and said “Carol, you are too passive. You need to learn how to be assertive, but not aggressive.” I went back to my desk and thought about his advice and took it to heart. I think he might have lived to regret those words later on!

I would invite my mom, who died in 2012, because I miss her every moment of every day. God would certainly be on the list as I have some curiosity questions for him. I would also invite Amelia Earhart because she was such a pioneering woman back in the day and I want to know what really happened to her. Princess Diana would certainly be on the list as I was/am such a huge fan of her. And, last but not least, I would invite Robin Williams to add some humor to the evening. I love humor and having fun!

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Name an as yet unfulfilled dream

Definitely dogs. I’m highly allergic to cats and can’t be around them.

Top of my bucket list is to go on a Viking River Cruise, although I can’t decide exactly which areas I want to see as I want to see them all! All I need is lots of money and I can just take each and every one of them. Donations are accepted!

If I had it to do over … I would have married later in life and went to college right out of high school. Instead, I married right out of high school, began working at the Macon Coliseum and City Auditorium, and went to college at nights. This was difficult as I worked nights, evenings and weekends. I certainly didn’t choose the easy way! Plus, if I had gone to college right out of high school my parents would have paid for my education instead of me. But, I was young and knew it all back then.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … Retired and traveling the United States, Europe, and Scotland. I love what I do and really can’t see myself doing anything else.

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On a personal level, I’m glad I had my son, Justin, who has become a talented, funny, wonderful family man. On a work level, I am glad I have been given the opportunity to open an arena, convention center and conference center during my career. Being able to do this has allowed me to put my stamp on how things are done. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own Slow down and enjoy life more

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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



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We have the Largest Stone Inventory in the Southeast! 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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We are pretty hard-core popcorn fanatics at our house. So much so, I argue that popcorn is a vegetable - therefore healthy. I mean, it is “popped” corn right? Anyway, we’ve used pots, air poppers, microwaves, foil wraps, and everything else. Nothing was perfect. Until now. And our device of choice is the simple Chinese wok. Yep. Face it, do you really use your wok that much or is it one of those kitchen items that’s buried in the back of some cabinet taking up space. If you’re debating finally throwing it away because you have no use for it, now you do.

Here’s how to make perfect popcorn - Put the wok on the stove and turn to medium to medium-high heat. You’re going to have to experiment with this. - Put in 5 kernels of corn. - Cover with oil - your preference - but make sure all the kernels are covered and then add just a little bit more. - Cover the wok - Go start watching a movie or read a book or something. - After all five kernels have popped, add a cup of popcorn kernels to the wok. - You can add a little more oil at this point. You want to make sure all the kernels are coated, so stir the kernels a little to get them covered. - Put the lid back on and go do something. - Every now and then, maybe two or three times, just lift the lid slightly to let out the steam. This ensures the popped kernels don’t get soggy. - As the kernels really get popping, you might want to turn down the heat slightly. Again, mileage varies depending on your stove. - Near the end, give the wok a good shake or two so the remaining kernels go to the bottom. - The popcorn is ready when the kernels stop popping for more than two seconds. - Salt, add butter, whatever. - Enjoy. As an aside, we use Orville Reddenbocker’s Gourmet Popcorn, but again, use what you want. We just find this works really well in the wok. You can thank me later. (John A. Winters is president of Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., which publishes The Paper. You can usually find him, his wife the Little Black Dress and their three boys known as the SONS of Thunder somewhere near the kitchen or a fire pit.)

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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. __________________________________ The Half Shell For those wanting to try a different kind of combo meal, you might want to visit L.A. Now since we focus on local joints, we’re not talking about Los Angeles, but rather Lower Alabama, and Wiregrass in particular. Welcome to The Half Shell, where Apalachicola oysters and hot dogs rule. Like we said, a different take on “combo meal.” You can get your dawg any old way, from Chicago to New York to Tex Mex to build your own. The buns are steamed and split down the middle, just how we like em. You can pretty much put anything on your oysters as well, or just eat them raw. You sit at a table or pony up to the bar and take a swivel stool. Also try out their crawfish and barbeque, which ranks right up there with some other joints. They have everyday specials and free Texas Hold’em on Tuesday and Saturday nights. 1690 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan (behind QuikTrip) 770-502-9911 Mon: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Tues - Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sundays Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Philly-style sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan * 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties.

Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach, Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper. They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto • 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk.

Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m. The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday

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Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

Mr. Personality

April at long last, April showers, spring flowers, birds, bees and butterflies. I am so excited as I look forward to warmer weather, the return of Market Day on the Square and the upcoming MainStreet events that happen each month. The treasure of the month for the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia, is Murphey Florist located at 6 LaGrange St. It was founded in 1946 and is owned by the third generation of Murpheys. The staff is always very busy, well traveled, proficient and professional in what they do in the art of flower crafting. Murphey Florist has flowers for every occasion as well as a price to fit every pocket book. Be sure to stop by and say what’s in your heart with flowers. Hours are Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.., Sat. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone number is 770-253-5424. Give them a call today. I want to give a shout out in honor of Miss Pearl, whom I just discovered in the Sunday edition of The Newnan Times-Herald. Who needs Dear Abby when you have Miss Pearl? I was sorta heartbroken when I found out she is married, after all, you don’t see many Miss Pearls anymore. When I was a young boy, every neighborhood had at least one Miss Pearl and they would tell your momma if you were misbehaving. Ah, the good old days. Mr. Personality’s 2018 calendars are off the market now, but my book, Personality Matters, can be found at Let Them Eat Toffee, Gillyweeds and One Divine Design. Better get them while they last. I only have 14 left in total. I hope to see the Courthouse Square and the Greenville Street Park teeming with people now that warmer weather is here. I am amazed at the number of people I meet that are moving to Newnan. Almost every weekend as I dance for Deal 4 Dollars, I meet people visiting or moving in. I am going to get a t-shirt that says “Welcome to Newnan.” I am so happy to meet all the many interesting people that roam around the Courthouse Square. In fact, I am meeting so many wonderful people

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that I do not have the time to converse with all of them so I have been adding people to my mailing list in which I share my joy and love the the Courthouse Square and my spiritual adventures through letters. I now have 98 addresses on my long list. Remember I am also on the air with WQEE 99.1 FM each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and I invite people to be my guest, such as wonderful people from Gillyweeds to Let Them Eat Toffee and Lifetime Wellness Center. They have all been on my show. If you would like to be a guest, let me know. My Free Hugs movement is coming back now that the flu season is over and I give away a free t-shirt each Saturday. Just go to One Divine Design’s Facebook page and see how to win your free hugs t-shirt Thank you Until next month, love Mr. Personality

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Our panel of experts …

Ask The Expert Q&A with Patti Q. What’s are the biggest mistakes you see or hear people make in an interview? A. Talking negative about others, especially the competition (whether another company or another individual).

Q. What are the most important things to bring to an interview? A. friendly and excited attitude. A pad to be able to take notes along with questions that you’ve thought about ahead of time. What do you want to know about the company? This will help to make sure that it’s a good fit for both parties.

Seth Winters “What do you do when you fall? You pick yourself back up.”

Sarah Paschal Christian Gay Levi Winters “We’re all stories in the “Information is like a “The world is not end, just make it a good lantern you can use to in your maps and books. one.” lead the way for others.” It’s out there.”

1. Are you getting a summer job? Q. How do you make a great first impression? A. Be on time … better to be an hour early than a minute late. Dress well (check ahead of time if you’re not sure). Do your homework … what does the company do, how long have they been around and any other information that you can dig up that is important for you. Q. What do employers look for in an ideal candidate. A. Character, competency, chemistry … borrowed from Mark Miller … but I believe these three qualities are essential for long-term success. You can’t teach character … it’s all about staying in integrity and always choosing the right way. Competency is based on the job description and what skills are needed. Make sure that you meet the criteria before applying or ask if a requirement is something that can be taught. Chemistry is the ability to work well with others and it is the basis of servant leadership. It’s always thinking of others first and in the process your needs will be met. Q. What are your top advice tips for anyone looking for a job. A. Make sure the job is not just a job for you. Choose the job based on what you would really like to be doing or that will provide the experience for the next step on your career path. If you love what you are doing, you’ll jump out of bed each morning with a smile on your face anticipating what the new day will bring. Q. Do teens need a resume or business card. A. I think an “easy to read” resume with bullet points is important. I think a business card gives you an advantage, especially if you create something unique that let’s the employer know your characteristics and leaves an impression. Patti Kadkhodaian, is a speaking and leadership expert, an executive director of The John Maxwell Team and certified to train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. She also spent 25 years in the business world owning and operating three different businesses.

Yes … 50 No … 21

2. If yes, doing what? Landscaping … 4 Clothing/retail … 6 Electronics/retail… 2 Restaurant … 15 Babysitting … 3 Lifeguard … 2 Internship … 3 Church … Summer Camp … 4 Grocery store … 2 Other … 9

3. If you aren’t working, why? Don’t have to … 1 Don’t want to … 6 Can’t find one … 1 On vacation … 6 Attending Summer school/camp … 6 Other … 6 4. Do you feel pressure to find a job?

Yes … 25 No … 46

What Employers Look For So you’re looking for a summer job. There are some serious do’s and don’ts, and we’ve talked with employers, career coaches, business owners and other experts to give you the scoop.

you are looking for a job cleaning swimming pools, make sure you dress better than what you would wear doing that kind of work, the experts said. The old saying “you are what you wear” really holds true for an interview.

The No. 1 priority is attitude. Call it confidence or just being yourself, employers said they look for someone who is ready to work, knowledgeable about the job in question, are honest and have that “go to” attitude.

“We are looking for people who are hard-working, willing to work and have a friendly, positive attitude,” said April Anderson, who owns Senoia Coffee House along with her husband, Brent.

“You have to be comfortable in your own skin,” said Ian Goldenberg, owner of C.S. Toggery, an upscale clothing store in downtown Newnan. “The number one mistake I see is someone trying to be what the interviewer wants. Just be yourself, that’s what I like.” Alan Thomas, owner of Premium Maintenance Services, said he cannot stand it when teenagers come in for an interview and don’t have a clue what the job is about or haven’t done any research. “One question I always ask them is what are you offering me as a person who is looking to hire you,” he said. “How are you going to help me.” Thomas, who is also a trained chef, added, “I want teens to be secure in themselves as to why they are in that interview and never forget to dress to impress.” Yep, the right clothes are important. Even if

The coffee house focuses on a family-focused environment, where every worker is part of that family. “Not only do we want hard workers we want people who can see things that need to be done without being told. Another tip she gave was to make sure and remember that “eye contact is key” during an interview. Some other tips: 1) Get some references. These can be from teachers, former employers, youth directors, pastors and the like. 2) Do your research into the job 3) Dress appropriately. 4) It’s all about attitude. 5) Be prepared to convince an employer why they should hire you. 6) Don’t overcommit. If you can’t work every day, let the employer know that upfront. 7) Keep your smart phone turned off. 8) Be on time, better, five to 10 ten minutes early.

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Saturday, April 28 … Prom (for all Coweta County School) Saturday, May 5 … SAT and SAT Subject Tests May 1 - May 11 … EOCT testing Friday, May 28 … Trinity graduation at Crossroads Church (Hwy 16) Wednesday, May 23 … Central Education Dual Enrollment Graduation 7 p.m. at Nixon Centre Thursday, May 24 … Northgate High School graduation, 7:30 p.m. at Henry Seldom Field




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Friday, May 25 … Newnan High School graduation, 7:30 p.m. at Drake Stadium

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Saturday, May 26 … East Coweta High School graduation, 9 a.m. at Shoemaker Stadium

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Saturday, June 2 … Heritage graduation, 6 p.m. at Nixon Centre Saturday, June 2 … SAT and SAT Subject Tests Saturday, June 9 … ACT test

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Only 300 tickets will be sold @ $100 each Drawing is on July 4th, 2018 at the Rotary Club Fireworks Extravanganza, Drake Stadium in Newnan at 6:30 pm. Call Coweta Community Foundation to purchase tickets at 770-253-1833 or email Raffle Terms and Conditions: By purchasing the Pontiac Solstice Raffle tickets you agree to these terms and conditions – Raffle proceeds will benefit The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc. This car raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Winner must be 21 years of age to claim car. If all tickets are sold, the odds of winning are 1/300. If fewer than 150 tickets are sold, the winner will receive 50% of total ticket sales, up to a maximum of $1,000. Drawing will take place on July 4th, 2018, at The Rotary Club of Newnan Fireworks Extravaganza located at Newnan High School Drake Stadium at 6:30 PM. Winner need not be present at drawing to win and if not present, winner will be contacted by phone and email within 48 hours of the drawing. If the car winner is NOT present at the drawing and fails to respond WITHIN SEVEN DAYS of the drawing to our attempts to reach them at the contact information supplied on their raffle ticket, a new random winner may be drawn and awarded the car (or prize money). Winner is responsible for vehicle taxes, fees, registration and all other costs and expenses associated with accepting and using the car. All federal, state and local taxes on the car are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner must contact The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc. to arrange pickup of the car within one week (7 days) of the drawing. Car can be picked up at The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc. or shipped to winner at winner’s expense. Employees of The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc. are not eligible to win. The wrap of your choice for the car is being donated by Sign and Graphic Solutions, Inc. The wrap cannot break any copywrite laws and must be agreed upon between winner and Sign and Graphic Solutions, Inc. The wrap is not guaranteed by The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc., The Rotary Club of Newnan or any of its affiliates. Any warranties or guarantees on the wrap will be those agreed upon between winner and Sign and Graphic Solutions, Inc. The winner of this car understands that there are no guarantees or warranties with the car and is won as is. The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc., The Rotary Club of Newnan, Sign and Graphic Solutions, Inc., their respective employees and affiliates are not responsible for any damages or injuries resulting from receipt or use of the car. Raffle Licensee: The Coweta Community Foundation, Inc. The purchase of this raffle ticket is not tax deductible.

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John Winters

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. I’ve been in the newspaper business for nearly 35 years. I’ve done everything from being a cub reporter to delivering papers in the snow to being a publisher and director of a national news service. I am president of Winters Media & Publishing, Inc. and along with my wife, Corby, own The Paper and The Shopper. We have three sons, Caleb, Seth and Levi, affectionately known as the SONS of Thunder

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know Back in college, I once chugged a “yard” of beer in front of about 200 people. Naked. Yes, it was a fraternity thing. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why Julius Caesar, the Apostle Paul, Alexander the Great, Steve Jobs, Robin Williams. The first four significantly changed the world. I just want to figure out what made them tick and how they did what they did. With Williams, well I just want to laugh. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream

Best piece of business advice you’ve received. So many, but my top ones are:

To have a 45-50 foot sailboat and just cruise around the Caribbean.

Putting things in writing merely reminds gentlemen what they had agreed to.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

Never listen to anyone who tells you it can’t be done.

Probably just writing full time and being a fly fishing bum.

Never tell an employee to do something you are not willing to do. Be willing to sign your name to everything you do. If I had it to do over … It’s easy to say I would not have done this or that if given a “re-do.” But every wrong action, and every right action for that matter, has led me to who I am today. And I am happy with who I am. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? Albums: Willie Nelson: Greatest Hits And Some That WIll Be; Alison Kraus and Union Station: Live; Van Morrison Books: The Bible; Webster’s Dictionary; SAS Survival Handbook The next issue of The

Your go-to food. Being raised in Oklahoma, Tex-Mex is my staple. Favorite movies(s) Lord of the Rings Trilogy The Last Samurai (the only Tom Cruise movie I will watch) The Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr. The Wind and the Lion Dogs or cats? Definitely dogs. We have four and I often take “my” dog to work. Cats aren’t really pets.

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Your favorite quote and why “Certainty of death. Little chance of success. What are we waiting for?” (Gimli, dwarf in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King). I get really, really tired of people telling me what will or will not work. If you believe in yourself and your dreams, the heck with everyone else. Just go for it. Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished Back in the late 80s, I wrote a series of articles about the plight of retirees on very low fixed incomes who were going to lose their homes through no fault of their own. Augusta/Richmond County In Georgia went through a massive court-ordered tax re-evaluation. I think some properties went up by 40 percent and more. The tax commissioner at the time, Jerry Saul, told me about these poor people who literally could not pay their property taxes. Saul took all the stories I wrote and sent them to our delegation when the General Assembly was in session. A law was passed that granted an exemption from school property taxes (which can take up more than half the property tax bill) for those retirees who met certain income thresholds. Of all the stories I’ve written in more than 30 years, still what I’m most proud of - helping those who could not help themselves. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own Learn to live by the 80-10-10. Give 10 percent of your income to worthwhile charities; save 10 percent; learn to live on 80 percent of what you make.

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Local Theatres

Around Downtown

Main Street Newnan 6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207

Check Out Larissa’s Column on Page 14 for some events happening with NCHS _______________________________

Local Theatre

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • Blackpool and Parrish April 12-15, 19-22 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. N.I.T.W.IT.S Ruby’s Birthday Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. We are the Newnan Theatre Company’s Improvisation Troupe. We perform unscripted scenes in order to improve our craft, explore theatrical relationships, and have a good time. Mary Poppins Jr. May 5, 7:30 p.m and May 6, 2:30 p.m. Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical! Noises Off • May 10-13, 17-20 Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and Murphy’s Law gets tested to its maximum in this hysterical show. _______________________________

Market Day Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 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-ofa-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, wood-art, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more! Tucked Away Music Day Saturday, May 12, 2-6 p.m. We will be hosting many different cover bands with different genres of music. Kick of the Summer with us in Downtown Newnan! _______________________________ Carolyn Barron Montessori School fundraiser: Saturday, April 28, 6-10 p.m. McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street The CBMS Spring Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year! Held at the beautiful McRitchie- Hollis Museum, our guests have the opportunity to enjoy a terrific party with live music, appetizers, and drinks- while bidding on exciting and unique items and experiences as well as original artwork created by our students. _______________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • Classic Nashville Roadshow Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. 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! 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! Jaimee Paul • Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m. There’s a reason why the melodies of the 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.” _______________________________

Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 Disney’s The Little Mermaid March 28-April 22 _______________________________

Southside Theatre Company

20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • First Things First May 10-13 and 17-20 _______________________________

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 Godspell Book by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz An inventive and joyful musical of the Gospels. April 20 - May 13, 2018 __________________________________ _______________________________ Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events

_______________________________ Check Out Senoia Downtown Development Authority


Use the link /events to see their calendar of events, which also includes classes from the University of West Georgia _______________________________

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Live Music Atlanta For local music, please check out Kris Youman’s column elsewhere in this edition.

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www.

Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. chastainpark amphitheatre/

Philips Arena

The Commodores Friday, April 13 Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr) Atlanta, GA (404) 878-3000 Bon Jovi Friday, April 20 7:30 p.m. Pink Saturday, April 21 8 p.m.

NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100

BASEBALL More info call: 770.254.7271


Rob Lowe April 27 Bill Burr April 28 Yanni May 2

Monday, April 16 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m.

Glow In The Dark Bowling Saturday, March 24, 7-9 p.m. 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.

Tuesday, April 17 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m.

Hike and Paddle Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s the best time of year here at the Bend. Enjoy a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside trail with a nice easy float down to the Day Use Area boat ramp. Boats are available to rent, or bring your own. Registration is required. $12, $30 boat rental $5 parking.

Friday, April 20 vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m.

Arts and Crafts • Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m. 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. Festival• Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.

Wednesday, April 18 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. Thursday, April 19 vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. Sunday, April 22 vs. New York Mets, 1:35 p.m. Friday, May 4 vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, May 5 vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m. Sunday, May 6 vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. Thursday, May 17 vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m.

Hike and Paddle Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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. _______________________________

All Home Games played at SunTrust Park Ticket Prices range from $8 – $95 For info, call 404-522-7630 or visit: ______________________________ SOCCER

ATLANTA UNITED FC Sunday, April 15 vs. New York City FC, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28 vs. Montreal Impact, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m.

Alabama April 13-15 Something Rotten April 17

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Glow In The Dark Bowling Saturday, April 21, 8:30-9:30 p.m.. 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.


Carmike 10   87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.252.8110 https://www.carmike. com/ga/carmike10-newnan-ga

Professional Sports

425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

Gladys Knight April 20 gates open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630


The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations, with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. _______________________________

All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit ______________________________

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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)

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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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APRIL 12 …THURSDAY Taste of Newnan 5 to 8:30 p.m. __________________________________

APRIL 22 … SATURDAY Taste of Senoia The annual Taste of Senoia, hosted by the Senoia Optimist Club, is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. in downtown Senoia. For more information, please contact Senoia Optimists Linda Loomis at 678-542-8735, Linda Hagler at 678-923-3563, or Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. Email downtown Senoia __________________________________

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 __________________________________ APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Friends of Wadsworth Concert Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA 30263 _________________________________ APRIL 14 ~ JUNE 3 Georgian Renaissance Festival Fairburn, Georgia __________________________________ Serenbe’s Spring Trail Race • April 14 __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ 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 Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., events start at 9 a.m. Coweta County Fairgrounds 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Classic Nashville Roadshow 7 p.m. The Nixon Centre for the Arts Tickets $15 / $20. 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, 770.254.2787 __________________________________ April 27 - Coweta County Relay for Life 6 p.m. • 275 Pine Road, Newnan __________________________________

APRIL 28 … SATURDAY Drive & Dine Christian City Fundraiser 6-10 p.m. A FAST way to make a difference. Fast rides • Gourmet Food • Live Auction. For an invitation or sponsor package email or call 770.703.AMEN __________________________________ APRIL 28 … SATURDAY CBMS Masquerade Gala & Auction McRitchie Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street Ticket prices: $60 per person or $100 per couple __________________________________ APRIL 28 … SATURDAY 27th Annual Georgia Police Memorial Ride 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 5 … SATURDAY Senoia’s Spring Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale __________________________________ 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. https:// __________________________________ MAY 5 … SATURDAY 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Come change lives at the 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K 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). Visit for more information and to register. Contact Kelly Preston, RACE Director, at or 770-310-8222 for more info. __________________________________

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 & 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 __________________________________ MAY 6 … SUNDAY Jaimee Paul 3 p.m. Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believes in the strength and beauty of the American Songbook by creating a fresh take on them and making them their own. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________ MAY 10-13, 17-20 … THURS.-SUN. Noises Off by Michael Frayn Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and Murphy’s Law gets tested to its maximum in this hysterical show. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ May 10 - Newnan Police Department Golf Tournament at Newnan Country Club Additional info: Officer Griffith phone: (770)254-2355 ext. 143, email: or Cpl. Lee phone: (770)-254-2355 ext. 140, email: __________________________________ MAY 12 … SATURDAY Tucked Away Music Festival 2 to 6 p.m. __________________________________ MAY 13 … SUNDAY Mother’s Day __________________________________ MAY 18 & 19 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Coweta Cattleman’s Annual Rodeo Coweta Fairgrounds • Pine Road __________________________________

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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting

What to Avoid: Ladybugs - The podcast “How Did This Get Made” recently featured this 1992 Rodney Dangerfield movie and pointed out how awfully tone deaf it is. Watching the story of a boy who dresses like a girl to help a girl’s soccer team win is torture in light of the current climate.

Streaming Selects:

Krypton (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.) Handsomely made, but overly morose, “Krypton” is a familiar otherworldly affair. It’s set on the title planet some 200 years before it explodes and sends us the tiny tike who becomes Superman. I caught the pilot episode on the SyFy app via my Apple TV. The story concerns the grandfather of Supes named Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), whose family has been stripped of their elite guild status. One day, he’s visited by Earthling Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), who tells him that someone is going to destroy his planet. The mix of political intrigue, high-tech gadgetry, and broad physical violence (highlighted by hand-to-hand combat) is both cheesy (all I need to say is “Brainiac”) and too self-important where it ought to be self-aware. The narrative introduced in the pilot is busy, yet, still fairly bland. Once again, DC can’t get the tone right to compete with its other comic book cinematic competitors. Although more of a challenge, watch the trippy Marvel series “Legion” instead.

What to Binge: American Gods - If you missed this show when it came out on Starz, you’re in luck, it’s now available on Amazon through their Starz subscription and on an episode by episode purchase basis. This adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel about old and modern gods (like the god of media, for example) is dark and twisted and oh, so, entertaining. What Movie to Check Out: 52 Pick-Up - Starring the late Roy Scheider and Ann-Margaret, this John Frankenheimer (“The Manchurian candidate”) film from 1986 still works. And, hey, it’s an Elmore Leonard adaptation. It might make a nice double bill with “Miami Blues.” What to Avoid: Fred: The Movie - Lucas Cruikshank (who stars and cowrites here) had his moment by creating squeaky voiced Fred Figglehom, one of the most annoying characters ever to grace the screen. What may have charmed your really little ones back in 2010 does not work today, trust me. This one registers a zero percent on RottenTomatoes.

Arthouse Corner: The Terror (Mondays at 9 p.m.) If the grueling story of two Royal Navy ships in the 1840s attempting to navigate the Northern Passage doesn’t seem like your kind of thing, think again. “The Terror,” based on the novel by sci-fi and horror writer Dan Simmons, is part history and all horror, the authentic variety.

What to Binge: Toast of London - This Brit import about the misadventures of actor Steven Toast (Matt Berry) is positively addictive. Co-written and starring the hilarious Berry (from the “IT Crowd”), “Toast of London” starts really strangely and gets better and funnier with each episode. It’s a quote-worthy experience! Movie to Check Out: Come Sunday (April 13) - Gifted actor Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Evangelist Carlton Pearson, who has a crisis of faith which alienates him from his large church congregation. This played at Sundance this year. What Movie to Avoid: Batman & Robin - Netflix has the Burton era of “Batman” films streaming this month, and “Batman & Robin,” directed by Joel Schumacher, has to be the worst of them. This is the one with George Clooney in the cowl, and Arnold Schwarzenegger cold and hammy.

What to Binge: The Handmaid’s Tale (April 25) - If you missed the first season, you have time to catch up before second season drops. This is the show that helped make Hulu an important purveyor of original content. Hopefully, season two builds on early success. What Movie to Check Out: 50/50 - What’s funny about cancer? Nothing, you’d think, but Joseph Gordon Levitt and his best pal Seth Rogen play two dudes who manage to laugh in face of death. And guess what? So will you.

Final Portrait - 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.

Theatrical Teasers: A Quiet Place - Scary and provocative, John Krasinski’s lean sci-fi/horror film “A Quiet Place” is remarkably effective. It’s easily one of the scariest films of 2018. Clocking in at barely 90 minutes, Krasinski directs and stars along with wife Emily Blunt in this sparse but potent chiller. And in a case of art imitating real life, in “Place,” they fill out the husband and wife components of the Abbott family, who collectively attempt to remain alive after Earth has been invaded (possibly) by monsters that hunt by sound. And to keep the family of five breathing, they’ve had to teach their children to play the quiet game—forever. “A Quiet Place” is a story told on a knife’s edge. This largely silent film punctuates the stillness with exciting moments of shattering noise. When you hear something in this movie it is usually a bad thing. However, the script smartly uses both silence and sound to maximum effect, which are, at times, as moving and poignant as they are scary and thrilling. While the thrills and chills will no doubt satisfy a viewer looking for surface entertainment, the underlying story teases something deeper. In our chaotic and busy society, we’re inundated by the endless clamor of sounds and often fill any moment of silence with the babel of our own voices that offer little of importance. Maybe after leaving “A Quiet Place” folks will talk less and communicate more.

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