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Power of the Purse • October 26, 2017 • Homeowners In Need Can Apply for NCHFH’s Brush with Kindness Program Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is looking for candidates for its Brush with Kindness program. Catering to existing homeowners in Coweta County, the Brush with Kindness program focuses on beautification, critical repairs and weatherization of homes for individuals and families in need. To qualify for the Brush with Kindness program, candidates must have a home in Coweta County that acts as the primary residence for the applicant(s); be in good standing with their mortgage lender; and have no liens or judgements on their home or property. Each applicant must contribute 25 hours of sweat equity and repay a portion of the construction costs based on their income. If interested in this program, individuals must attend a mandatory orientation in order to learn about requirements and receive a program application. Orientations are scheduled for August 9th and August 12th, September 13th and September 16th. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. To pre-register for an orientation session, please call (770) 252-9049, ext. 16 or email NCHFH is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. In existence since 1993, NCHFH is an ecumenical organization that puts God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in Coweta County. To learn more about NCHFH, visit ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 3

It's Time to Announce a Change

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Saturday, September 16 8 to 12 noon at Beacon Crest This is part of the SummerGrove Garage Sale so there will be many treasures, too. We hope you will stop by for lemonade, a baked treat and the great feeling that you made a difference. The smiles are free!

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When ranking presidents, most would list Abraham Lincoln right up there among the most influential and important. He is known for many things: the War of Northern Aggression (aka Civil War for the northerners in these parts), slavery, the Gettysburg address. It is the latter that highlighted him as a man of powerful words and proclamations. Everyone has their favorite Lincoln quote and will recite it at the drop of the proverbial hat. Mine is the one he gave not long after the battle of Gettysburg. It was during a discussion with a group of senators regarding the age-old question of, “what is truth?”

Encouraging Words … Six suggestions from Dale Carnegie.


… Become GENUINELY interested in other people.

“Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet,” Lincoln was quoted as saying. That remains true today. Case in point, recently I was having lunch with the SONS of Thunder at one of The Paper’s joints. Burgers, buffalo wings, a Philly cheesesteak and plenty of fries. “Check this out,” Eldest said and turned his not so smart phone toward me. Seems a rather well-known Hollywood celeb has decided to move to Newnan. And no, it wasn’t anyone associated with The Walking Dead.



… SMILE when you’re speaking or listening. It may improve your attitude and theirs, too.

Now I’ve been in journalism for more than 30 years. One crusty old journalism professor used to hammer a particular saying into us - “if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.” Now, said professor had nothing against mothers. I’m sure he probably had one himself, but he was a mean old cuss so who knows. His point, however, was just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. Check the facts to make sure they are “factual.” But we will say that said actor is, how do they say it, “very, very easy on the eyes,” according to any woman with a pulse. I’m not going to go all into it here, but if you head over to the News and Zen column on Page 14, you will get the lowdown.



… Remember that a person’s NAME is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language. Remember it - use it.


And like those ginsu knives, “but wait, there’s more.”


Speaking of the Internet, we’ve been doing some “Internetting” ourselves. The Shopper and The Paper each have brand spanking new website designs.

… Be a good listener. ENCOURAGE others to talk about themselves. Listen with your FULL attention.

The Paper’s website ( has just about everything you’ll find in the print edition. The site is broken out by sections: the news; the food; the calendars; the trends; the interviews; and the photos. There’s also an e-edition.



… Talk in terms of the OTHER PERSON’s interest. It’s not all about you!

The Shopper’s website ( is broken out into three main categories: news, advertisers and media. And like the names suggest, the news column highlights what’s going on in our county. The advertising section focuses on all those great businesses and industries here in Coweta. They are the reason The Shopper exists and we wanted to give them their own highlighted area to introduce them to our readers and therefore, more potential customers.



… Make the other person feel important, and do it SINCERELY.

The third section is new. It’s going to include videos and photo galleries of our local businesses and events. Each week we will try and add a couple of items to this section. It’s just another way we can highlight our advertisers, as well as showcase all the great things going on in our county.

uuuuu “Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law.” Romans: 13: 8

There’s always more to come, so stay tuned. Until next time.

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John Like Us On Facebook The Coweta Shopper Follow Us On Twitter @CowetaShopper The Shopper is published by Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., P. O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 The Shopper has successfully served the Coweta county area for over twenty years with our consumer-oriented guide consisting of a wide variety of retail and service advertisers, along with classified advertisements. Our office is on the corner of Hwy. 29 South & Pine Road, 570 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 Office Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 9 - 4. Mailing address is: P. O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 The Shopper reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising as we feel is in the best interest of our publication.

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Think About It! The Shopper Distribution A free weekly publication distributed utilizing the power of direct mail along with selected outlets. Direct-mailed to 10,800+ unique residential and business addresses each week. ZONE A includes areas in … Downtown Newnan, UWG Campus Area/ Platinum Point, LaGrange Street, Avery Park, Newnan Lakes, Poplar Road, Temple Avenue, Corinth Road, Blalock Lakes, Stonebridge, Lower Fayetteville Road, Moreland, Grantville ... 10,863 addresses ZONE B includes areas in … Canongate, Palmetto-Tyrone Road, Minix Road, Fischer Road, Andrew Bailey Road, Hwy 34 East, Lora Smith Road, Hwy 154 North, Lower Fayetteville Road, Shenadoah Boulevard, Peachtree City … 11,238 addresses ZONE C includes areas in … Arbor Springs, Lake Redwine, Happy Valley Circle, Timberidge, Cedar Creek Road, Newnan Country Club, Lake Hills, Hwy. 29 North, Macedonia Road, Roscoe Road, Jim Starr Road, Hwy. 27 North, Sargent, Hamilton Place, Hwy. 34 West, Powers Crossroads ... 11,169 addresses ZONE D includes areas in … SummerGrove, White Oak, Sullivan Road, Poplar Road, Piedmont Newnan area, Hwy 154 South, Sharpsburg, Bob Smith Road, Lower Fayetteville Road, Turin, Senoia, Starr’s Mill, Haralson, Alvaton ... 11,581 addresses ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 5

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Healthy Aging: Simple Ways to Improve Your Well-Being While it’s important to take care of yourself at every life stage, seniors are more vulnerable to age-related ailments such as high blood pressure and dementia. Staying active, both physically and mentally, is an important key to overall health and affects how long we live. Here are three simple ways you can optimize your physical, mental and social health as you grow older: • Stimulating your brain regularly is a good way to prevent forgetfulness and keep your wits sharp. A study of 3,000 older adults found that after five years, those who did brain training programs improved in cognitive speed, memory and reasoning. Card games and board games are great ways to challenge your thinking power while connecting with friends and there are many versions you can play by yourself on a computer. Or try free apps for your tablet or smartphone that use mind-stimulating games and activities designed to train memory and attention. • Having close relationships and staying socially active are essential to maintaining quality of life. Research shows that social interaction in older adults can result in such health benefits as lower blood pressure, reduced risk of depression and potentially reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and more. If you can’t get together with loved ones in person, use technology to connect through texts, voice, photos and video. • Exercise doesn’t have to be extreme. Try yoga, Pilates or tai chi to relax and tone your muscles while improving flexibility and balance. Daily walks around your neighborhood are a simple yet effective form of physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control offers many tips on healthy aging. Find out more at:

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Summer Solstice – Soles For Cole Fundraiser GREENVILLE STREET PARK Live Music, Food Trucks, Bouncy Houses and more. The Shopper and The Paper were a proud sponsor. ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 7




with Angela Happy memories & strawberries Although I was born in Atlanta, my family moved to “the country” when I was eight, a move for which I will forever be grateful. There in Buchanan, I grew up with some of the finest people imaginable, and my South Georgia–born daddy was able to farm and garden to his—if not my late mother’s—heart’s content. I always thought of them as Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor from Green Acres, with my dad happiest in the garden and my mom always eager to get back to “civilization,” usually in the form of either Cobb Center or Cumberland Mall. So I grew up knowing what it was like to collect eggs from the chicken house, experience a “hog killin’,” and have our Sunday morning trip to church delayed because the cows had gotten out—again. I also learned that all foods did not come from the A&P. We grew our own beans, peas, squash, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant, carrots, potatoes, onions, okra and melons. And for a few fine years, we had an enormous patch of strawberries growing near the well house. Oh, the sight of those beautiful little berries, ripe for the picking. Vegetables were tasty, but I thought back then—and still do—that strawberries were some of the finest fruits God ever imagined. (He even made them heart-shaped, and if that’s not a sign of favoritism, I’d like to know what is.)

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A few weeks ago, I was out for my afternoon walk when my neighbor Amanda stopped me and handed over two small glass jars of ruby-red jam. She’d gone strawberry picking with the family, had made a big batch of jam, and wanted to share some. Oh, was it delicious! While we can’t pick fresh strawberries year-round, thanks to the freezer case at the grocery store, I can indeed have my strawberry fix whenever I like. One of my favorite baked goods is a simple quick bread, and this one incorporates frozen strawberries. It’s a recipe I found in an old cookbook, but I reduced the oil and still ended up with one of the most moist, delicious quick breads ever. If you love strawberries too, give this recipe a try.

Recipe Strawberry Bread

• 1 teaspoon soda • 3 cups flour • 1 tablespoon cinnamon • 1 teaspoon salt • 4 eggs, beaten • 2 cups sugar rries (one 16-ounce bag) • 2 cups thawed, sliced frozen strawbe • 1 cup chopped pecans • 1 cup vegetable oil ther the flour, soda, salt, cinnaPreheat oven to 325 degrees. Sift toge bine eggs, strawberries and oil. mon and sugar. In separate bowl, com combine. Add pecans and blend Add wet ingredients to dry ones and pans prepared with cooking spray well. Pour into two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf for 60-75 minutes, just until bread or lined with parchment paper. Bake inserted in the center. Cool in pan tests done when a knife or toothpick is rack to cool completely. Yields 5 minutes before turning out onto wire two loaves of bread.

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After nine days, seven states, and over 2,000 miles, the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is over. It is hard to put into words the way that I feel right now; the love, the excitement, the support, the experience. Experience is the only word I can think of to explain how impactful this has been. As many of you know, I grew up on The Great Race watching my mom, Beth Knowles Gentry, and grandfather, Joe Knowles compete on this event in a Red 32 Ford Cabriolet. The same Red 32 Ford Cabriolet I watched win it all in Traverse City, Michigan, on Sunday. Though my Pawpaw passed away in 2010, I know he was there on Sunday, and I know he was looking down with my grandmother, Lurleine Knowles, smiling from ear to ear. After my Pawpaw passed away, Genna and I were talking with our family, and mentioned how sad we were that we would now be unable to go on the race anymore. I will never forget the moment my cousin, Jody Knowles, looked us both in the eye and said “Oh yeah, we’re gonna go, and we’re gonna win too.” As always, Jody is a man of his word, and I am so unbelievably proud and happy that he and my Mom were able to bring home a bird. My dad, Oliver Gentry, has been here every step of the way, and we could not be happier to create all of these memories as a family. Genna and I were also blessed to be able to bring home the Rookie Division Championship, a memory I will never forget. Until next year, the race is over, however the memories will remain forever, the friendships will continue to blossom, and the cars will continue to hit the road. The experience will live on forever. - Olivia Gentry

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Faces of Philanthropy What’s raised here, stays here.

Community Foundation, Chamber join forces with Young Professionals in Philanthropy Coweta County’s philanthropic and business communities are teaming up to help grow the next generation of givers in Coweta through a new group, the Young Professionals in Philanthropy. A partnership of the Coweta Community Foundation and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, the YPs in Philanthropy was launched in May, and the group’s first quarterly meeting is set for August 15, 2017 at the University of West Georgia in Newnan. Two Coweta attorneys, John Herbert Cranford Jr. and Matt Swope, are leading the new group. Cranford is an assistant district attorney who sits on the board of the Coweta Community Foundation. Swope, a former legal advisor to the Chamber and a board member of both the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Club and Communities In Schools, is an assistant solicitor at the Coweta County Solicitor General’s Office. Cranford and Swope said that when looking for new board members to serve in the community, they realized they were tapping the same group of friends. Through this new organization, they hope to tap a reservoir of young professionals—those under age 45—who are eager to serve in Coweta County but don’t know how to get plugged in. The goal of the YPs Matt Swope and John Herbert Cranford Jr. look in Philanthropy is “to over a presentation for the Young Professionals engage and educate young in Philanthropy, a new organization they are professionals in volunteer leading for the Coweta Community Foundation community service and and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber. philanthropy.” Cranford and Swope said they plan to accomplish this with short, productive quarterly meetings. In fact, the two said they are committed to having only 30-minute meetings. “We want to be a resource without being a burden,” Swope said. The YPs in Philanthropy will learn about an array of local nonprofit agencies, and they will have the opportunity to gain practical experience, perhaps by attending a board meeting or committee meeting or even helping set up at an event. Various opportunities will be offered, and once the participant checks off a certain number of these items, he or she will be connected to a nonprofit agency for further service. Cranford and Swope said they believe the group will be able to tap into the energy and fresh ideas of Coweta’s young professionals. At the same time, they recognize that most of those participating will be busy with careers and young families, so they know some flexibility will be required. While those participating in the group will need to attend two quarterly meetings, those meetings don’t have to be consecutive, or even in the same calendar year. Cranford and Swope said they also want young professionals to be aware that community service includes, as Swope puts it, “time, talent and treasure,” and they don’t want anyone believing the myth that only the wealthy or those gifted in public speaking get to serve on boards. The next meeting of the Young Professionals in Philanthropy will be August 15, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the University of West Georgia Newnan Campus, Room 140, at 80 Jackson Street. The topic will be “Conducting due diligence on the nonprofit agency.” For more information, contact John Herbert Cranford Jr. at jherbertcranford@gmail. com or Matt Swope at

Minda Dentler to speak at Power of the Purse Minda Dentler will be the speaker for our Third Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan. Dentler is an insurance professional, triathlete, health advocate, speaker and mother. Despite having legs that were paralyzed from contracting polio in India, Dentler became the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. This accomplishment in October 2013 led her to become an ESPN ESPY Award Nominee for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. Dentler has been featured on CNN, NBC, Time, CCTV America and in Glamour magazine. She has also written articles for Time and Huffington Post on the importance of global childhood immunization and polio eradication. Dentler is a 2017 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. She earned an MBA from Baruch College in New York and a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of Washington. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her website is Purses and accessories will again be used in the theme and decor of this event, and there will be a Silent Auction of purses and jewelry as well. All proceeds from the event after expenses will be contributed to the Women’s and Children’s Fund. Seating for this event is limited, so those wishing to attend are advised to purchase tickets early. Individual tickets start at $75 each and may be ordered by calling 770-253-1833 or by visiting and clicking on the “Events” tab. Minda Dentler

Donations sought for Howard Warner playground We are thrilled to have been awarded a $15,000 grant from KaBOOM! toward the construction of the playground at the Howard Warner School. The Community Foundation is working with local resident Anne Josey to seek grants for community projects and partner with local corporations, individuals or families who want to help bring this playground to life. Want to be a part of this community project? There are many ways to get involved. Contact us at 770-2531833 or today!

Free nonprofit education event is August 24 On August 24, 2017, we will host a free nonprofit education event at The Newnan Centre from 9 a.m. until noon. Guest speaker will be Dr. Michael Nichols of The Guidestone Group, and his topic will be “Building an Engaged Board.” To learn more, please visit:

Nonprofit Calendar August 12th … Keris Kares Royal Gala – Anderson Conference Center, Macon, GA – 7:00 PM August 15th … Coweta Family Connection Collaborative – Heatherwood Baptist Church, Newnan, GA - 12:00 PM August 15th … Young Professionals In Philanthropy – University of West GA Newnan Campus Room 140 – 6:00 PM August 24th … Coweta Community Foundation - Building an Engaged Board, Newnan Centre – 9:00 AM August 24th … Coweta CASA Advocate & Volunteer Training, Location TBD – 5:30 PM August 27th … Bloom Our Youth – Frocks & Rocks Fashion Show, Camp Southern Ground – 1:00 PM August 30th … Coweta Community Foundation – Community Service Team Applications Close August 31st … Coweta CASA Advocate & Volunteer Training,Location TBD – 5:30 PM

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Pictured left to right: Buck Anderson, Executive Director of Patient Services, Piedmont Newnan; Kim Learnard, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, West Georgia Technical College; Michael Robertson, CEO, Piedmont Newnan; Steve Daniel, President, West Georgia Technical College; and Vicki Kaiser, Executive Director of Oncology and Community Affairs, Piedmont Newnan. Representatives from Piedmont Newnan Hospital recently presented a check for $75,000 to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation to support student scholarships and strengthen the partnership between the hospital and college. “This is a great collaboration we have with Piedmont Newnan because we know we have the answers to some of the challenges they’re facing when it comes to hiring a well-trained, qualified workforce,” West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel said. “We’re excited to continue this partnership, as we work together to ensure every resident of Coweta County is healthy and well taken care of.” Piedmont Newnan Hospital CEO Michael Robertson presented the check – which represents a multi-year commitment to the college’s foundation – to Daniel in the Community Room at West Georgia Tech’s Coweta Campus. One portion of the partnership is the planned rebranding of the Student Center at the Coweta Campus to become “The

Piedmont Newnan Student Center.” “We’re excited to hear students tell each other to meet them at ‘The Piedmont,’ and we’re positive this is the kind of exposure that Piedmont Newnan deserves from their commitment to our efforts,” Daniel said. “We have plans to move forward with the rebranding as soon as possible.” Robertson said he’s excited to continue Piedmont’s partnership with West Georgia Tech. “As a not-for-profit organization, our success enables us to give back to our community and support local partners like West Georgia Technical College, aligning our healthcare focus with their student’s needs to promote academic success and healthy living at an early age,” Robertson said. Also present from Piedmont Newnan were Vicki Kaiser, Executive Director of Oncology and Community Affairs, and Buck Anderson, Executive Director of Patient Services. ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 11

The Southside Cycling Charity Ride Raises $28,000 for Piedmont Cancer Wellness

The Southside Cycling Club of Fayette/Coweta, Georgia announced today that their annual charity ride on July 8 raised more than $28,000 to benefit the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. "We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with Piedmont and this worthy cause,” said Mike Cardone, President of the Southside Cycling Club. “Our cycling club and Piedmont Cancer Wellness share a common goal of promoting wellness in our community. We appreciate the cyclists and corporate sponsors and donors who participated in the event to make it the most successful Southside Cycling Charity Ride to date." The Southside Cycling Club’s annual charity ride saw more than 250 cyclists participate in this year’s event and the $28,000 raised was a result of corporate sponsorships, event registrations and in kind donations. “We are thankful for the opportunity to partner up with the Southside Cycling Club,” said Vicki Kaiser, Executive Director of Oncology, Support Services & Community Affairs at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “The charity ride provides a great venue for cyclists while raising awareness of the wellness program at Piedmont.” The Southside Cycling Club is comprised of 290 members in the south metro area of Atlanta. The club is one of the most active cycling clubs in Atlanta and offers multiple opportunities each week for cyclists to gather for group rides, charity rides and events. The Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont is the region's leader in providing comprehensive, complementary cancer services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her journey. The program offers cancer education, nutrition workshops and cooking demos, relaxation and stress reduction, movement and exercise, expressive arts, meditation, support groups, individual nutritional and psychological counseling, social events, and online classes. Piedmont is able to offer these cancer programs free of charge to anyone in the community affected by cancer. For more information on these programs and a calendar of events, visit cancerwellness.

Better Docs. Better Care. For more than a century, Piedmont physicians have been providing care for Georgia families as part of the Piedmont Healthcare system — a comprehensive network of hospitals, care centers and specialists. So whether you need a routine checkup or critical care, you can rest assured that Piedmont Healthcare has the resources close at hand to get you the care you need. Great doctors, convenient locations – meet your new Piedmont primary care physician, Dr. Law. Learn more about Dr. Law by visiting

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August Tips, Trends and Trendsetters

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with Corby Carlin Winters

This month I wanted to focus on things that will make your life less stressful. Now that school has started again, many of us can get back to our normal pace and moms can take much need time for themselves. Summertime can be very hectic, so as we enter into fall now is a chance to re-engage in a routine. Just remember it is amazing how one small change can impact your life enormously. This can be in the area of health and wellness or finances to growing your business or reconnecting with your spouse and friends.

Taking a mindful quite walk

A labyrinth experience might be just for you too. These maze-type paths have been around for centuries and you can find several right near here. My favorite one is at the Serenbe Community just north of Coweta County. The labyrinth allows you to just simply walk and “be.” We can all let intrusive thoughts and the busyness of life distract us from our greater purpose to find clarity, peace of mind, insight and serenity.

Creative coloring books for adults

Adults are tapping into their creative side and the new trend of adult coloring books are popping up all over the place. As children we spent much of our time drawing, doodling and creating with color. We really are all artists in some way or another. My mother was an artist and incredibly creative and so were most of her friends. So I grew up encouraged to believe in my own creative ability. I love to paint anything that can be painted. I love to sew, decorate and create jewelry. I even love helping Ruth at The Shopper and The Paper create ads for our valued customers.

Finding peace of mind

Inner peace, inner peace, inner peace. Words might be easy to repeat but not as easy to achieve. In our stress-filled days, people look for healthy ways to combat anxiety and being overworked. Some take to yoga, something I totally love and I personally can recommend Barefoot Lizard Yoga owned by Elizabeth Dorsey. Elizabeth proves you can take on a new passion at any age and helps others find inner peace, strength and much more. Her studio offers yoga for all levels of experience. The atmosphere is soothing and calm and yoga can be enjoyed by anyone. In Newnan you can also find therapeutic toning tables, cardio equipment and infrared saunas all in one spot - Renew Fitness, which is owned by Linda and Jim Lane. Now if you think you are too young for toning beds or assume this is for people of a “certain age,” then think again. I went to Renew Fitness and tried it out and I loved it. It was a great workout. They offer support, encouragement, individualized help and a friendly social environment.

At both Barefoot Lizard and Renew Fitness, people told me they gained overall health and physical strength. Most of all, they said, their bodies felt so much better and they experienced a new joy in their lives. I consider that a huge compliment for those businesses.

Painting by Corby's Mom

Again, the path holds no power, but quieting the negative voices and seeking peace of mind is critical to our health. Serenbe makes for a spectacular escape and place. It is known for its value to nature, passion, creativity and community. They believe people can live more fully when connected to the wonder of nature. I love labyrinths so much I build a small one in our backyard. I hope you will grab a good friend or your family and head out for a unique and powerful experience.

The great thing about these coloring books is you do not have to be an artist to enjoy them. Just pick up a pencil and start coloring. Many people find it relaxing and it helps them to focus. That is exactly what my friend, Georgia Fruechtenicht, who is the Special Education Parent Mentor for Coweta County Schools, believes. Georgia told she uses the coloring books to help her focus and listen better during lectures and even webinars. She told that during law school she got in trouble in a class for doodling. Clearly the professor did not realize it was helping her. These books are made to help you enjoy, create, relax and focus. I would urge you to never lose your childlike spirit and your gifts that reconnect you to your best self. So, check out this new trend.

Shopping conveniences Right here in our neck of the woods you can order groceries and household supplies and drive to the store to pick them up. This is a new convenience that is making many people’s lives easy. Buying groceries takes times and sometimes hours - especially if Winters sends me. Everyone I have asked loved it except for those who see shopping as a social event, which sounds like me. In our area, Kroger, Walmart and CVS are phasing in these offerings. Our friend, Ginger Queener of the Coweta Community Foundation loves it. She says she looks through the pantry, talks to the family about what they want, plans meals and then just starts typing it in on Kroger’s website. They also offer the option of giving a percentage of sales to the charity of your choice. And so Coweta Community Foundation benefits from her shopping. She just names a time she want to pick up the food and then off she goes to the special click parking space at the store. She calls to let them know she’s there and they bring out her groceries. It saves her a huge amount of time, which is a valued commodity and as Ginger said “It gives her more time to give back to community.” Sounds fabulous to me.

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If you love picking up fresh local vegetables, and fruit and local honey by then do not forget The Veggie Patch right on Hwy. 29 N. and Hal Jones Road next to the Chevron gas station. They are also now offering steaks, pork chops and casseroles. You can grab a whole meal and take it home and just cook it up.

The Itch keeps on Itching I have a passion and itch to switch it up all the time. But I have to tame that passion. One thing I love to switch out is light fixtures. Many of our merchants in The Shopper love to reuse, renew and recycle. Well, I am just the same, and the more crystals the better. Now Winters, he’s really happy with just ceiling fans. Woo, hoo. They don’t do much for me but we do have several. Crystals make me smile. I got this fabulous rubbed bronze chandelier at the One Roof Ecumenical Ministry Thrift Shop for just $10 and I got a chandelier from Rockin b Antiques for a great price from The White Booth. (Not familiar with the White Booth then I suggest you check it out). Next we hired Jon Courtright with Hometown Services to brighten up our house with our new reused light fixtures! And that’s because as Winters says, “I don’t do electricity.” He’s had a mishap or two.

Got an itch to switch things up Sometimes a change in home decor is just what you need to find a little peace of mind. You do not have to be an interior designer or a shop owner to have the vision to create a new space in your home. My friend and neighbor, Allison Kelley, said the other day she “had an itch to switch things up” at her house and she sure did an awesome job. Allison took her living room into her own hands and went from a more traditional to a farmhouse look with a touch of industrial accents. Needless to say the new look is a hit with all her family and Before the switch friends.

After the switch

Newnan Theatre Company's presents To Kill A Mockingbird

Newnan Theatre Company opens its 40th season Thursday, August 17, with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Pictured are (L-R): Fletcher Martin, Sonya Thomas, Lamar Payne, and Patricia McRae. For more information visit or call 770-683-6282. Newnan Theatre Company, in conjunction with Crain Oil Company, will open NTC’s historic 40th season with To Kill A Mockingbird. The script is adapted from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book by playwright Christopher Sergel, who worked with Ms. Lee to bring this version to the stage.

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Scout (played by Sonya Thomas) is being raised in a quiet southern town by her widower father and lawyer, Atticus (NTC veteran actor-director Lamar Payne), with her brother, Jem (Fletcher Martin). Set in 1935, the play illustrates the social issues and language of the time period. Blacks in the community have a special feeling about Scout's father, but in her youthful innocence, she does not know why. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile, and Scout doesn't understand this either. Atticus explains that he is defending a young Negro man wrongfully accused of a grave crime, "because if I didn't, I couldn't hold my head up.” Atticus fights his legal battle in a touching dramatization is an unforgettably meaningful work of art. NTC’s Artistic Director Tony Daniel is directing the show. Lamar Payne plays Atticus Finch, a role he has always wanted to play. “I have been a fan of the book and the movie for years. Who can’t watch the movie and see Gregory Peck as a role model?”

Atticus’s two children, Jeremy “Jem” Finch and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch are played by actors new to the NTC stage. Sonya Thomas, who plays Scout, has performed with Newnan Theatre Company’s Academy of Musical Theatre, but this is Fletcher Martin’s first show with NTC. “These two young people, along with Jack Higgins, playing Dill, are fascinating to watch,” said Daniel. “They came in to audition, nervous and unsure, and they have grown so much in their confidence and talent just in the short time we have been rehearsing. Watching Sonya with Lamar, you would think the two have literally been parent and child for years.” The show is narrated by Atticus’s neighbor, Miss Maudie, played by Kelly Banks. “I knew I wanted to be a part of the show,” said Banks, “but I never thought I would become the voice of Harper Lee!” Austin Tidwell and Hannah Rubenstein play the villains of the piece, Bob Ewell and his daughter Mayella. To Kill A Mockingbird opens August 17 and runs through August 27. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays – Saturdays & 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons. Tickets can be purchased through the Newnan Theatre Company website or by calling NTC 770.683.6282 24 1st Avenue, Newnan

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … ***** Drones are kites for millennials ***** Chief Deputy Col. James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff ’s Office is a world traveler - literally. He recently came back from Israel as part of a delegation of law enforcement officers participating in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program. This is the 25th year of the event, where law enforcement officials from the two countries share ideas and strategies on homeland security and other public safety issues. ***** If you build it, they will come. The Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore shop is moving this fall. The local home-improvement thrift store is moving out of its location on Pine Road and over to Bullsboro Drive in the Shenandoah Plaza Shopping Center. The new facility will be about the same size, but the more central location, which is also heavily traveled, is expected to draw more customers. ***** “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ***** A section of Greison Trail is now closed and will remain so for about three months as work continues on the McIntosh Parkway project. The closure runs from Berry Avenue to Park Lane. The road project will connect downtown Newnan with Ashley Park. ***** The Bank of North Georgia name is disappearing. The three branches in Coweta County will be taking the name of the parent company, Synovus. Bank of North Georgia was once known as the Bank of Coweta. Synovus has roughly 250 branches throughout the Southeast. ***** If life shuts a door, open it again. It’s a door, that’s how they work. ***** Feature film and television production generated nearly $9.5 billion in economic impact during fiscal 2017, according to Gov. Nathan Deal. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represented $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state. ***** Sad news from the world of The Walking Dead: John Bernecker, a stuntman on the show, was killed after a fall during a stunt. The 33-year-old died at Atlanta Medical Center of blunt force trauma. ***** Is the “s” or the “c” silent in the word “scent?” ***** It’s looking like the end of August before the new Chick-fil-A on Bullsboro will reopen. The restaurant had a temporary facility serving a drive through, but

that is now closed as construction continues. The new restaurant, a Truett’s Chick-fil-A, is expected to be completed Aug. 31. ***** Mystery meat is getting more expensive. The Coweta County School System is raising prices on lunches. Elementary lunches are going from $2.60 to $2.75, and middle and high school lunch prices will increase from $2.85 to $3. Might be time to try out the dollar menu at some of the local fast food franchises. ***** “The master has failed more times than the beginner has ever tried.” Steve McCranie ***** Please keep Lieutenant Adam Moss and his family in your prayers. The nine-year veteran of the Coweta County Fire Rescue Department was removing a tree from a roadway when it snapped, hitting Moss and then falling on him. He was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He is now out of ICU and is recuperating.Please consider donating to help with expenses at the following GoFundMe account: ***** Coweta County students, thanks to their teachers, continue their awesomeness when it comes to those pesky tests. The Georgia Department of Education released the State Milestone Assessment results for the spring of 2017, and our kids continue to beat the statewide averages. Overall, For the annual Milestone End of Grade exams, students in grades 3 through 8 are tested in the Spring on their grade-level proficiencies in English/Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 5 and 8 take additional grade-level tests in Science and Social Studies.Coweta County School System students outperformed the state in 16 of the 16 assessment areas, with higher percentages of Coweta students scoring in the top two and top three categories for all exams. ***** Our county is getting a little more political muscle thanks to State Rep. Bob Trammell Jr. , who was elected as the House Minority Leader. Trammell, of Luthersville, represents district 132, which covers parts of Meriwether, Troup and Coweta counties. He replaces Stacey Abrams, who is running for next year’s Democratic nomination for governor. ***** Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it. ***** Big honk of the horn to Olivia and Genna Gentry, who won the Rookie Division Championship in this year’s The Great Race. The teenagers drove more than 2,000 miles over seven days, including a stop in Newnan, in a 1963 Dodge Dart. Their mom, Beth Gentry, and cousin, Jody Knowles, won the Expert and Overall di-

visions. Check out even more about their adventures elsewhere in this edition. ***** After a frantic APB, we are happy to report the two red cows belonging to Lori over at Blue Fern Merchant have been located and returned safe and sound. Lori went to social media after her critters escaped from their farm near Cedar Creek Road. Wasn’t long before reports of those cows being sighted over near the dam in Lake Redwine subdivision started coming in. Something after grass greener on the other side or something. ***** The Coweta County Library System just completed its summer reading program with more than 600 people showing up for the final program of the season. More than 49,000 items were checked out by Coweta patrons in the month of June alone. Currently, the library system has more than 87,000 registered library card holders. That puts our county in the top per capita percentile for the 63 public library systems in the state. ***** Everyone thinks they are unique until they have to choose a username. ***** Hamilton Bohannon, one of the great musicians from Newnan, has officially gotten his own road. The former Peachtree St. in the Rocky Hill Community, where he grew up, was renamed “Hamilton Bohannon Drive.” The change was approved by Newnan City Council earlier this year. ***** Dreams die hard. Patrick Dempsey, the Hollywood actor nicknamed McDreamy, is moving to Newnan. Let’s let that soak in for a minute. Gasp, pant. At least that’s according to, which said the actor was tired of the Hollywood lifestyle and had visited Newnan in the past. “The people are great,” he said. “They’re genuine for one and … real. They’ll tell you what they think and I honestly find that refreshing.” A little further digging shows that alas, all is not true on the Internet., is, as its says on its website if you dig a little, “an entertainment website composed mostly of articles containing satire … none of the articles … should be considered true.” ***** The word “Afghanistanism”, which means the practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues, is almost 70 years old. ***** The computer used to guide the Apollo 11 moon mission was less powerful than a modern calculator. ***** We built an atomic bomb 20 years before we had color television. ***** ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 15



Real Estate

Appraisals & Home Buying If you have purchased a home before or been around the real estate business you have probably heard of the appraisal process. This is something the average person typically does not give much thought to. In the real estate world, the appraisal can be the make or break part of a transaction. An appraisal can even be a “bad word” in real estate transactions. A home appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true, or fair market, value of what a home is worth. Lenders order an appraisal during the mortgage loan process so that there is an objective way to assess the home’s market value and ensure that the amount of money requested by the borrower is appropriate. Some people believe that the true market value is when a seller and buyer agree on a price. This may be true but the lender needs a way to assess this value of the property being purchased. Appraisers, in Georgia, are regulated by the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board. Generally, the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board’s Appraisal Act requires appraisers to meet certain standards in order to conduct business and prohibits a wide variety of unfair trade practices. Appraisers must meet both education and experience requirements, complete an examination and undergo a criminal history report. Most lenders will select their appraiser from a pre-approved pool or que of appraisers. You may want to ask your lender about their appraiser-selecting process when you apply for a loan. Local appraisers seem to have a better grasp for current conditions of the local real estate market. As part of the appraisal process,

the appraiser will take a trip to see the home in person. The appraiser will look at factors like condition, upgrades, amenities, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, room size, ceiling height, lot size, etc. They may even measure the house to make sure the sq ft from the MLS and county tax assessor is correct. The challenging part of the process for the appraiser is selecting appropriate and recent comparable sales near the property to create a value for the property. Appraisers will look for properties with similar factors as those mentioned above. The comparable sales need to be within a certain radius (usually a few miles) of the subject property, or the property being appraised. Appraisers can adjust and weigh the comparable sales to help create the value for the property being appraised. It is normal for an appraiser to use 3-5 recent sales to create a value for the subject property. Some properties are more difficult to appraise than others. For example, it may be hard to find a recent comparable sale for a 10,000 sq ft property on 100 acres. In that case, the appraiser will need to open up their criteria.

The “nightmare scenario” for a real estate transaction is a low appraisal. These are the two words that can keep a real estate agent awake at night. For example, you may have a $200,000 sales price for the contract but a $190,000 appraisal value on the property. In this case, you can choose to challenge the appraisal by providing additional comparable sales (maybe the appraiser missed a sale), re-order the appraisal, change lenders to have a new appraisal completed or negotiate the difference in sales price and appraisal value. It is up to the buyer

and seller to negotiate, hopefully with the help of their agent, the difference between the contract price and appraisal value.

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

Jess Barron

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Pickleball Instruction Offered at Coweta County Recreation Department

New school year, new expenses.

We can help!

The Coweta County Recreation Department will be offering an introduction to the fastest growing sport in America- Pickleball. Pickleball is a sport played on a badminton-sized court with a net 34 inches high at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball and composite or wooden paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.


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Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles. New players can learn the basic rules quickly in a single session. No special apparel is needed – just something comfortable and appropriate shoes for a court sport. Equipment is inexpensive and easily portable. The game can be played by all ages and is particularly popular in adult living communities. The sport is governed by the USA Pickleball Association (, which maintains the rules, promotes the sport, sanctions tournaments, and provides Newnan GA_BTSAD4.6x4.6.indd player rankings.

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Simple Pleasures Fall Photography Contest 2017

If you are interested in learning to play Billy Perkins and Jill McKnight, who are both avid Pickleball players and have medaled in several tournaments, will be giving instruction on 3 consecutive Monday evenings, August 7th, the 14th and the 21st at the Hospital Road Recreation Department and the Hunter Recreation Department at 6 p.m. Please call the recreation department at (770)254-3750 to reserve your spot as there will be a limit of 10 participants.


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Call for entries. Life’s Simple Pleasures Fall 2017 is now open. Share what brings you joy and happiness by entering the NCHS Fall 2017 Simple Pleasures Photography Competition. A simple pleasure is defined as a work from life’s little joys which includes a human and / or animal connection which conveys a feeling of pleasure via a family, uplifting images (no nudity). Deadline is August 4 by 11:59 p.m. For entry details go to

Finding ways to save on your back-to-school costs School is back in session, and parents are facing extra costs this year with the cancellation of the state’s taxfree holiday and increases in school lunch prices in Coweta County. Here are some ways to save on backto-school expenses: n Pack your child’s lunch. Published reports indicate school lunch prices will increase for students in the Coweta County School System. Elementary school lunch prices will increase from $2.60 to $2.75, and middle and high school lunch prices will increase from $2.85 to $3. Parents will have to spend more to feed their children this school year, so they’ll need to find ways to stretch their dollars. One option is for parents to pack their child’s lunch. While school lunches aren’t terribly expensive, parents could probably pack cheaper bagged lunches. This also allows parents to control what their kids eat and make sure they’re getting a nutritious meal. To find the best deals on food, check weekly sales ads at grocery stores, shop at discount stores such as ALDI or Greenville Street Discount Store or buy in bulk at wholesale clubs. Avoid purchasing prepackaged, individually wrapped items, such as cookies, chips or fruit, because they are more expensive. Instead, buy a larger bag of chips or whole pieces of fruit and divide them into portions.



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Looking for ideas on what to pack in your child’s lunch? Consider healthy options such as apple slices, carrot or celery sticks or grapes. n Rent band equipment. As middle and high school students explore their interests, they might want to join the school band. Rather than buying a brand new instrument, parents can rent band equipment at Newnan Music Center at 282-A Bullsboro Drive in Newnan. The retailer offers a large selection of new and used instruments, from brass, woodwinds and drums, as well as method books, mouthpieces, reeds and accessories. Newnan Music Center has a rentto-own program that allows parents to return instruments at any time, in case kids change their mind about wanting to play them. Parents pay $12 to start the rental and monthly rates start at $30 to rent the instrument, including peace of mind insurance. “We do it to help the community and help the school systems,” said employee Ashley Schubert. “The last thing in the world you want to do is take a child in

the sixth grade and go out and spend $400, $500 or $600 on a horn and three months later the child says, ‘I hate it’ or ‘I can’t do it.’ This gives the ability to rent on a rent-to-own basis. If the child does really well with the instrument, that’s great. They can end up with it. If not, they can turn it in.” Newnan Music Center will have extra personnel available in early August to assist customers and speed up check-out lines during this peak time. For more information, visit http:// or call them 770-755-7318. n Buy used sporting goods. Many middle and high schoolers might also want to try out for team sports. Whether it’s baseball, football or golf, the costs of sporting equipment can add up, especially as children grow or change sports. Instead of buying brand new items, parents can buy gently used gear at Play It Again Sports at 35 Hudson Plaza in Fayetteville, Ga. Play It Again Sports offers sporting gear for baseball and softball, golf, lacrosse, hockey, boxing, fitness and disc golf. Baseball and softball gear for sale includes balls, batting gloves, mitts, helmets and facemasks. People can also sell their gently used sports items to the store. For more information, visit http:// or call 770-460-7511.

n Save on clothes. Children grow fast, and it’s not feasible for most parents to spend a lot of money on their kids’ clothes and shoes. Consignment and secondhand clothing stores, such as Plato’s Closet at 19-B Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. in Newnan, and thrift stores such as One Roof Thrift Store and Goodwill, sell quality merchandise at low prices. At Plato’s Closet, parents can also bring in gently used brand name clothing and accessories (usually current styles that are still in the mall) and get cash in return. In Newnan, One Roof is located at 255 Temple Avenue, next to Food Outlet. Some churches also hold consignment sales. On Aug. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., SonRise Baptist Church at 6 Shenandoah Blvd. in Newnan will hold Consigning Closets, a semi-annual children’s consignment sale. Shoppers can buy items at a fraction of the retail cost, up to 90 percent. Select merchandise will be half price all day on Aug. 19. Local residents can also sign up to be a consignor and earn money for items they no longer use. In addition, parents could have a clothes swap with their friends, neighbors, coworkers and church members and trade gently used clothing items their children might have outgrown for other items.

What’s In Your Garage?

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By Joe Williams

Stanley Brown's 1957

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The 57 Chevy has become one of the most recognized icons in the automotive industry. They were cool cars then and even cooler now, at least in the eye of "Grown-Up Car Boys!" You could have purchased one new for about $2,300 but a good "AM" radio was extra - about $30. And I hope you held on to it, as it's now valued at 20 to 30 times that amount, and even more for the convertibles! This beautifully restored example belongs to Coweta native, Stanley Brown. "I have wanted a 57 as long as I can remember", he told me. "And I finally talked my brother Eddie into selling it to me a few yeas ago." Every detail of this collector car is stunning in its black over red color

scheme. The original 283 engine was replaced with a high powered 350 Tune Port engine which has a nice growl. The wheels are not original but an interesting period up-grade. Stanley is now retired from Newnan Utilities but still gets involved with some interesting cars. His son, Kelvin Brown, owns and operates the shop next door, "Performance and Customs", car restorations, builds, and repairs. Stanley can often be seen there just "hanging out" with a few friends. So the next time you hear someone refer to a car as a "nice 57", you'll know what they mean. Not a Dodge or Buick, nor a Rambler or a Ford, but the coveted 1957 Chevy BelAir!





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General Motors honors SouthTowne Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac for 25 years of service General Motors Company (GM) has recognized SouthTowne Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac for 25 consecutive years of service in the South-Metro Atlanta region. SouthTowne employees and GM representatives marked the milestone recently in July, with Chevrolet Zone Manager Kyle Coop presenting three commemorative plaques to SouthTowne General Manager, Steve Mader. “You know, there really is no better place to run a business than right here in Newnan,” Mader said. “I’m really proud to have called this place home for 25 years. I’d like to personally thank my business partners, Harry Maziar, Hal Philipson and Eddie Birnbrey. From the very beginning, we set out to fulfill a dream we all envisioned—a business that could innovate, inspire, and redefine what it means to be a successful automotive dealership. Harry, Hal, and Eddie made that dream come to life. This dealership wouldn’t be where it is today without their dedication and support.” Since opening in 1992, SouthTowne has grown to become one of the largest and most successful automotive dealerships in northern Georgia, with over 200 employees. To-date, SouthTowne has sold 76,514 vehicles in 25 years.

community sports teams. Most recently, SouthTowne partnered with GM to provide equipment and resources for Sharpsburg Youth Baseball, a non-profit organization teaching boys and girls the fundamentals of the game. Mader says investing time and resources into local organizations isn’t just good for business; it’s something everyone at the dealership stands behind. “We love that we get to meet new people every day,” Mader said. “There is nothing we enjoy more than seeing smiles on people’s faces. Whether you’re buying your first car or your twentieth car from us, we’re proud to call you our friends and neighbors. Once you come to SouthTowne, you’ll keep coming back.” Pictured: Chevrolet Zone Manager Kyle Coop (left) recognizing SouthTowne General Manager Steve Mader (right) for 25 years of service on July 14, 2017.

Mader says he is confident that SouthTowne’s employees will continue to build on a reputation of excellence for many years to come.

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“To stay ahead in this business, you can’t always count on luck,” Mader said. “You’ve really got to work with your team, coaching them to go the extra mile to make sure every customer is happy. We really owe a lot to our employees. From our office staff to parts, service, and sales, everyone has really worked hard behind the scenes to make this dealership one of the best in the country.”

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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman Streaming Selects Netflix Unveils “Stranger Things” Season 2 Trailer at Comic Con San Diego Comic Con - While major movie studios were teasing audiences with future theatrical offerings, many of them comic book adaptations, online streaming platform Netflix delivered a full trailer for season 2 of their wildly popular original series “Stranger Things.” The annual comic convention held in San Diego has become the launching pad for various genre projects, not all of them related to the comic book world. “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series that dramatically lifted the entire streaming universe last year returns in October with its sophomore outing.

en as the forces unite and divide to challenge the iron throne in hopes of ruling the seven kingdoms. The immense storyline is impossible to encapsulate as the shear number of characters could fill its own volume. But the throne is now occupied by Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), whose brother Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) acts as her devoted assistant. Meanwhile, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) readies his forces to do battle with the White Walkers that he is convinced pose the gravest threat to the kingdoms. And in another region, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons move ever closer to the iron throne promising fiery conflagration. Binging “Game of Thrones” previous seasons to catch up is possible as the new episodes make for weekly appointment television. While new episodes are available to stream after they premiere, not dumping them all out on a streaming platform to watch in a block is becoming a very rare thing these days. And there is something refreshing about making the weekly viewing an event as noted by many on social media that post photos of their Sunday night viewing parties. The old ways of watching television have certainly not gone the way of the dodo, at least, not yet. New episodes of “Game of Thrones” are available on HBO Sunday nights in August.

The long-form trailer is understandably power packed with pop culture references to the 1980s time period. Starting with excellent use of the ground-breaking 1980s video game “Dragon’s Lair” and ending with Vincent Price’s voice over from Michael Jackson’s hit title track “Thriller,” the follow-up season of “Stranger Things” looks bigger and more exciting than season one. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer return by also taking the story back to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where the town is still reeling from the supernatural and/ or extra-terrestrial events that marked season one. With most of the cast also making a comeback, expect the drama to follow the maturation of the young characters as they deal with high school, bullies, dating, and parents. But most of us will be watching in hopes of learning more about the creatures or creature and its upside down parallel universe introduced in the first 8 episodes. “Stranger Things” season two premieres exclusively on Netflix starting Friday, October 27.

Season 7 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” breaks the Internet Well, “breaks the internet” is too strong, but reports were that HBO’s website crashed when season 7, episode 1 of the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones” premiered last month. The year long hiatus for the show did not seem to affect the viewership and may have actually sharpened attention as season 7 is breaking ratings records. Opening in bloody fashion, the final two seasons (the season 7 and next year’s final season) have thus far been action driv-

Apple Premiere’s “Carpool Karaoke” on August 8 After proving the concept and building an audience on James Corden’s “The Late Late Show,” the popular celebrity mobile karaoke sketch gets its own series with 16 episodes. It’s the first original series to air on the paid service Apple Music.

checking out. Let’s be clear, no one really expected Soderbergh’s retirement to last forever. “Logan Lucky” is about the Logan brothers, Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde (Adam Driver), who decide to pull off a robbery during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Their team includes convict Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), who lives up to his name by being handy with explosives. But the first problem is that Bang is in prison and must find a way to get out to help the brothers criminal enterprise. Trailers for the film are very funny, especially when Craig is prominently featured adopting a southern accent and sporting a completely white head of hair. While it has now been confirmed that he’s coming back for the next James Bond installment in 2019, I have to say that seeing Craig in this kind of quirky role is an additional selling point. But the cast is also impressive with the likes of Marvel’s Sebastian Stan, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, and “Ted” creator Seth MacFarlane. “Logan Lucky” hits theaters on August 18, 2017.

Arthouse Corner Person to Person (Review) With a title like “Person to Person” you’d expect the narrative to feature several different storylines focusing on multiple characters. And that is exactly what writer/director Dustin Guy Defa (“Swim Little Fish Swim”) gives us with his organic New York based ensemble.

From the trailer, the show won’t stay completely relegated to the confines of a car. Rather, there will be segments where the stars venture out to bars and even a grocery store where they interact with regular members of the public. The carpool karaoke concept seems to be a starting point for another celebrity-based realty series. But I can’t wait to see Shaquille O’Neal and John Cena squeeze themselves into a mid-sized SUV where they will likely murder a pop ballad. Beautifully murder their chosen song, that is, I have no doubt.

Theatrical Teasers Logan Lucky The first theatrical feature film for Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh, “Logan Lucky” looks to be a fun return to a cool, madcap theatrical form. The director responsible for the reboot of the “Oceans” franchise, Soderbergh retired from theatrical filmmaking focusing instead on developing projects on television. And to that end, his Cinemax series “The Knick” is certainly worth

Feeling very much a part of the early Woody Allen school, the film follows several disconnected characters as they go through their paces on single day. One story has Michael Cera playing a newspaper reporter who shepherds for his own selfish reasons a new reporter played by Abbi Jacobson. They’re investigating a possible murder. The potential murderer has taken the alleged victim’s broken wristwatch to a watch repairer played by Philip Baker Hall. And in another story real life record collection expert Bene Coopersmith plays an easy-going version of himself as he helps his friend Ray (George Sample, III) recover after being dumped by his girlfriend. Finally, Tavi Gevinson plays a youngster struggling with her sexuality as she hangs out with friends.

An organic narrative that might feature improvised dialogue but never seems false, “Person to Person” carves out an easily listening vibe as the various stories unfold. The stand-out here is the laid back Bene Coopersmith, whose jazzy approach to the role, no doubt influenced by his own personality, makes you instantly interested in whatever it is that he’s doing. “Person to Person” is a low key drama that keeps you watching. Look for it in limited release in Atlanta on August 4.

Escapes (Review) With the “Blade Runner” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” due out on October 6, “Escapes” is a timely documentary following the life of Hampton Fancher, one of the screenwriters of the 1982 Ridley Scott science fiction classic. A fascinating character study, “Escapes” is made even more interesting because it is directed by Michael Almereyda, who has given us fine narrative films like 2015’s “Experimenter” and this year’s Sundance entry “Marjorie Prime” starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, and Tim Robbins. “Escapes” makes for essential viewing for every obsessed cineaste and especially those nuts about all things “Blade Runner.” Like Noah Baumbach’s and Jake Paltrow’s single interview 2016 documentary “De Palma” following the career of director Brian de Palma, “Escapes” is largely made up of a conversation with its subject (Fancher) and an extensive collection of archived footage and personal photos together with excellent use of film clips. The film is a story told exclusively from the perspective and through the voice of the man being profiled. While Fancer’s memory may be good, one reads between the lines that some of what he’s telling us has another dimension. He’s possibly not the most reliable narrator, which might make the film even more entering. The viewer is challenged to search for subtext in vocal intonations and facial expressions. Fancher’s main claim to fame is that he co-wrote the adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” that was directed by Ridley Scott. But there’s much more to the guy, who once had a relationship with actresses Teri Garr and Barbara Hershey and for much of his career struggled to make ends meet. Fancher’s story is one of the history of Hollywood itself albeit from a very personal and intimate place. “Escapes” is in limited release in Atlanta on August 11. Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw. com/.

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BINGO! at Veteran’s Club Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo on Sundays at 6 p.m., cards go on sale at 4:50 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. with cards going on sale at 5:50 p.m. $1,500 given away each day. 5 - $100 games and $1,000 Jackpot. Cost to play all games $15 + if more cards are brought. Come early for choice of seating. 770.251.6949 after 3 • 130 Veterans Rd. __________________________________ WEEK DAYS

Coweta County Senior Services

MONDAYS 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at new Central Community Center, 85 Literary Lan, next to the Central Library and soccer fields. TUESDAYS @ Welcome Community Center WEDNESDAYS @ Senoia Community Center THURSDAYS @ Panther Creek Community Center in Sargent Various activities are planned for each week including board games, crafts and light refreshments are served, according to Patricia Hood who coordinates the programs at each of the centers. In addition, one meeting each month is set aside for a covered dish lunch with a program or speaker. Several day trips for those interested are also planned periodically throughout the year. For more info on any of the Senior Programs throughout the county, contact Patricia Hood at 770.252.6429 __________________________________ MONDAYS

Crochet at The Carnegie 2 p.m. at The Carnegie. Call for details. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

Exercise Is Medicine at The Carnegie

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at The Carnegie. A wellness class for prevention and management of chronic disease conditions. Call for details. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ TUESDAYS

Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m.

at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. The Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on the fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged to participate at no charge. Call Paulo Manso de Sousa at 770.683.3724 or email for more information. 41-A Newnan Station Dr., Newnan 30265 __________________________________ WEDNESDAYS

Downtown Farmers Market

The DOWNTOWN Coweta County Farmers Market on South Court Square is open for business Wednesday’s from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., and offers locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers, plants and much more! The market is facilitated by the UGA Coweta County Extension office, in partnership with Main Street Newnan and Coweta County. Information is available for visitors and vendors at www. (please see event calendar). __________________________________


Volunteer Orientation

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Orientation Every Wednesday & Saturday at 9 AM 150 Pine Road, Newnan __________________________________ WEDNESDAYS

Gentle Stretch or Gentle Yoga

Gentle Stretch at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9 & 16 . Gentle Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on August 23. at the Carnegie. Call for more info. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ SATURDAYS

Farmers Market on Temple Ave.

The Coweta County Farmer’s Market is hosted at the Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers, plants and much more! 197 Temple Ave., Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 9 & 12, SEPTEMBER 13 & 16

Brush With Kindness Orientation

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (NCHFH) is looking for candidates for its Brush with Kindness program. Orientations are scheduled for August 9 & 12, September 13 & 16. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. To pre-register for an orientation session, please call (770) 252-9049, ext. 16 or email 150 Pine Road, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 10 … THURSDAY

at The Carnegie PreSchool Read & Run

Ages 2 to 5. 10 a.m. Join Ms Natalie for preschool fun that’s focused on movement and exercise. A story and an obstacle course are included Call to register.

Adulting 101: Managing Your Budget

In partnership with Delta Community Credit Union, the Newnan Carnegie Library presents a series of financial programs to help adults navigate life. 6 to 7 p.m. Refreshments served. Registration required. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 10 … THURSDAY

Senoia Historical Society

NCHS Executive Director Jeff Bishop is slated to discuss Indian Removal and his new book, AGATAHI: THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS, at the August 10 meeting of the Senoia Area Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! __________________________________ AUGUST 11 & 12 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Kids Consignment Sale

Royal Baptist Church Annual Kids Consignment Sale Friday, August 11 from 10 to 7 and Saturday, August 12, 9 to 2. Clothing, furniture, toys, maternity, etc. Everything except highlighted items will be half price Saturday. Check out website for more info 70 Mayo Royal Ind. Blvd., Newnan GA 770.251.7762 __________________________________ AUGUST 11 & 25 … FRIDAYS

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Welcome to the Park Campfire

Join us in campground 2 to share stories and watch the fire burn. You are welcome to bring s’more supplies or hot dogs to roast at the fire. Open to all ages. Blankets or chairs are recommended. $5 parking. Friday, Aug 11, 7 PM to 9 PM Friday, Aug 25, 7 PM to 9 PM

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Free Health Fair

Free Health Fair August 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of Christ, 197 Westside School Road, Newnan, GA 30263. Blood Pressure, Chiropractic, Diabetic, and Stroke Center Screenings and much more. Zumba Demonstration and more. Fun for Kids, Food and Prizes. POC Sarahann Pease @ 678-423-6491 or 678-207-8507. All are welcome to join in for this exclusive event. “Be Well! Be Happy!” 197 Westside School Road, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 12 … SATURDAY

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Games for the Camper

Looking for something to do on a rainy day? This workshop will give you ideas on games and stories to share in the camper or tent for those bad weather days. All ages welcome. Meet at Campground 1. $2 plus $5 parking. 4 to 6 p.m.

Bingo at the Park

It’s time for B-I-N-G-O! Find all of the items on the bingo card and win a prize. Call the office for details on location and further details. Open to campers and dayuse visitors. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 6 to 8 p.m.

Star Gazing

Join us at the visitor center for star gazing. We’ll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting and a flashlight. Binoculars and star charts are recommended. All ages welcome. $3 plus $5 parking. 9 to 10 p.m. 770.254.7271 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ AUGUST 13 … SUNDAY

Homecoming Service

Providence Baptist Church’s Homecoming Service is Sunday, August 13 at 10 a.m. Dr. Melvin D. Brittian, Jr., pastor of the church, will deliver the homecoming message. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. 37 Summers McKoy Road, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 13 … SUNDAY

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Hike the Wild Turkey Trail

Come hike the Wild Turkey Trail and see all that the park has to offer. Look for critters in the woods and learn a few plants along the way. Ages 8 and up. $5 parking. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 770.254.7271 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ AUGUST 15 … 3RD TUESDAYS

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at Insignia of Newnan. The meetings start at 5 p.m. Insignia of Newnan is located at 27 Belt Road, Newnan, GA 30263. Info 770.354.4951 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 15 … TUESDAY

Darkness in the Afternoon The August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

2:30 p.m. Dr. Bobby Powell, professor of Physics and directory of the Observatory at University of West Georgia, will discuss the upcoming solar eclipse. The partial eclipse will be visible, if the weather is clear, across the entire state of Georgia. The total phase (darkness) will be visible in NE Georgia. In Newnan, ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 23


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about 95% of the Sun will be covered at mid-eclipse. This presentation will cover the cause of eclipses, the time of the August 21, 2017 eclipse, plans for observing the eclipse as the University of West Georgia, and ways to observe the eclipse safely. All attendees will receive free eclipse glasses. Call to reserve your spot. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 15 & 22 … TUESDAYS

Embroidery Classes

Teaching is Beverly Williams of Artisans Heritage Guild. The embroidery classes will be one-and-a-half hours on Saturdays, Aug. 5 and 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. She will be repeating the class Tuesday afternoons Aug. 15 and 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. after her regular Tuesday afternoon embroidery demonstration at McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Joining Williams in the demonstrations (of crafts popular in the 1930s and ‘40s when the Peniston-Thomasson House at 74 Jackson St. was new) is Deborah Hennig, a local quilter. Come learn traditional arts with us at the museum (or just watch these ladies work their magic!). 74 Jackson St, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ AUGUST 15 … TUESDAY

UWG Alumni After Hours

Tuesday 5:30 p.m. at UWG Newnan Center, 80 Jackson St. Sneak Peek of the Alumni Art Show, Happy Hour and Hors D’oeuvres. RSVP by August 10th to alumni@ or 80 Jackson Street, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 15-17 … TUESDAY-THURSDAY

Providence Baptist Revival

Providence Baptist Church’s Revivial will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Evangelists for revival will be Rev. Willam Toney - pastor of Mt. Venus in Gay, Georgia on Tuesday; Rev. James Wood - pastor of Leete Hill United Methodist Church in LaGrange, GA on Wednesday; and Rev. Calvin Daniel - pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Auburn, AL, and pastor of Greater Harvest Christian Center in Walley, AL on Thursday. 37 Summers McKoy Road, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 15, SEPTEMBER 5 & 19 … 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS

Special Offer for Caregivers

Renew Fitness Center is offering Caregivers the opportunity to renew, restore and refresh in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Take advantage of their Therapeutic Toning Tables, Jeanie Rub Massage and Infrared Sauna and more. The times are from 6:30-8 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, call for more info – 770-683-6100. Renew Fitness is located at 2730 Hwy 34E, Suite C, Thomas Crossroads __________________________________ AUGUST 16 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS

Senior Friends

Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant on Bullsboro in the back-meeting room. A short business meeting is held and then we will have a guest speaker. For more info contact Sharon at 77.683.4758. 605 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ AUGUST 16, SEPTEMBER 6 & 20 … 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS

Golf Life Ladies

Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League,” where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30pm. at White Oak Golf

Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at or visit GolfLifeUSAstuff. 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA __________________________________


Alzheimer’s Support Group meets

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court) ~ 27 Belt Rd, Newnan GA 30263. This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details you can call Susan Goodson at 770.231.7159. 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 17 … THURSDAY FOOTBALL

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DRAW! with Tracy

Tracy Brooks, local, self-taught artist, will be sharing her DRAW! program, which focuses on using creativity and the art of drawing as a vehicle of healing and change. Registration is required; limited to 18 participants, 18 and older. 2 p.m. Call to register. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 17 … THURSDAY

Open House

Monarch House Assisted Living 4 to 6 p.m. 299 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan, Georgia 30263 __________________________________

To Kill A Mockingbird August 17-20, 24-27

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, experiences dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. Her widower father, Atticus, is raising her and her brother, Jem. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues and language of this time period. The black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout’s father, but in her youthful innocence, she does not know why. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile and Scout doesn’t understand this either. Atticus, a lawyer, explains that he is defending a young Negro man wrongfully accused of a grave crime, “Because if I didn’t, I couldn’t hold my head up.” Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph – and this touching dramatization is a classic and meaningful work of art. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ AUGUST 18 … FRIDAY

American Military History

Dr Todd will speak on U.S. long arms development over our 200 year history from 2 to 4 p.m. Call to register. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 18 … FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

East Coweta @ Lovejoy Northgate @ Veterans __________________________________ AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY

College Football Kickoff Breakfast

The annual breakfast fundraiser for the Coweta Samaritan Clinic. ESPN commentator Tony “Mr. College

Football” Barnhart will offer insights and predictions for upcoming season. Newnan First United Methodist Church Parrish Hall at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Tom Lukens at 678.423.3164. 33 Greenville Street, Newnan __________________________________


Turin Tractor Pull

Turin Antique Tractor Association, Inc. presents the 23rd annual Turin Antique Farm Power Show and Tractor Pull. Sponsored by Coweta County Farm Bureau. Activities include Parade at 10 a.m., Tractor Pull, Slow Race and Kids Pedal Race. Individuals wishing to participate in the parade, tractor pull or display tractors may bring them after 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18. Weight classes: Stock, Modified, Modern Farm, 3000, 3500, 4500, 5500, 6500, 7500, 8500, 9500, 10500, 12500, 14000 & Open. For more information Bill Banks 678.300.4923; Billy Banks 770.294.4263; Joe Christopher 678.378.7426; Geoff Tinsley 678.300.1168 or visit website Highway 16 Turin __________________________________ AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY

RiverFest 2017

Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park host the RiverFest at Greenville Street Park from 12 Noon 4:00 PM • Riverfest … Kayak demos, mountain bike demos, mountain bike pump track, rock walls, food trucks, live music and more. __________________________________ AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY

Pet Friendly Family Photo Sessions

Benefits Newnan-Coweta Humane Society. Limited spots available. For more info visit __________________________________ AUGUST 21, 22 & 23 … MON., TUES., WED.

Citizen’s Firearm Safety Course

Coweta County Sheriff ’s Office offers Citizen’s Firearms Fundamental 3 part prgoram designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns). Students, age 21 or older (18-20 years can participate if accompanied by parent or guardian) must attend all 3 sessions. For more information contact Marsha Dailey 678.423.6739 or 560 Greison Trail, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 22 … TUESDAY

Sew Along

Sew Along, a beginner sewing class, with local business owner Carole Cannon from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Carnegie. Learn how to use a sewing machine to complete a small project. Class is limited to 8 people. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 22, SEPTEMBER 12 & 26… 2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS

Family Caregiver Support Group

Are you a family caregiver? Are you looking for answers or understanding? If so, join people just like you and enjoy support, laughter and encouragement at the Home Helpers of GA & AL Family Caregivers Support Group meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Home Helpers office, located at 125 Jefferson Street in Newnan (directly across from Pizza Hut and next to Family Dollar). Park in the back and come to the front door. For information, email or call Beth at 678.378.4366

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WGTC Foundation Raises More Than $45,000 at Black Tie & Boots

The West Georgia Technical College Foundation awarded its annual Spirit of Giving Award to the Hightower family at the 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots Fundraiser on Saturday, July 29. The Spirit of Giving Award recognizes outstanding commitment and generosity to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation and technical education.

Country artist John Michael Montgomery performed in front of a large crowd at the West Georgia Tech Murphy Campus Conference Center in Waco. In total, the event raised more than $45,000, breaking the event’s previous record. Richard Hightower – along with his two sons, Bryant and Bill – accepted the award prior to the concert. The award has been given annually since 2008. “The members of the Hightower family are not only great businessmen, but generous benefactors and accomplished leaders,” said Delores Goldin, president of the West Georgia Technical College Foundation. “Through their generosity and countless hours of

work on boards and committees, this amazing family has had a tremendous effect on the students, faculty and staff at West Georgia Tech.” The Hightower family owns and operates a group of funeral homes in the west Georgia area. Bill Hightower recently ended a nine-year stint on the College’s board of directors and has been nominated to return, and Bryant Hightower has served on the Foundation’s board of trustees since 2007, currently serving as vice president. “You don’t do the things that everybody in this room does for recognition,” said Bryant Hightower while accepting the Spirit of Giving Award. “That’s not why we’re here. Several years ago, my family decided we would use our resources in a way that would improve the quality of life for the families we meet every day. We’ve invested in our communities. We want to make the place we live the best it can be, and because of everyone here and this College, we’re making that happen.” The WGTC Foundation raised more than $45,000 at this year’s fundraiser. Proceeds from Black Tie & Boots al-

low the Foundation to provide student scholarships, purchase equipment, support advanced labs and classrooms and provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. “We are proud to say that the majority of our tickets were sold through sponsorships,” said WGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Kim Learnard. “That shows you the tremendous support that we have from our business and community partners. I want to thank everyone who came to the concert. Not only did everyone have a great time, but it was for a great cause – supporting students who are working hard to better their lives through education.” Prior to the concert, WGTC Foundation scholarship recipient Tareva Gates – who currently serves as a financial aid specialist at West Georgia Tech’s Coweta Campus – shared her story and thanked the audience in prepared remarks. Gates, a LaGrange resident, graduated from West Georgia Tech in 2015 with an associate degree in Business Management.


“After getting my degree here at West Georgia Tech, thanks in large part to your generosity, I had a new sense of confidence that I could take care of myself and my family,” Gates said. “My heart is always touched when I hear how the Foundation has helped students in our community with real-life issues to ensure they receive the best education they can. We are truly building leaders that will manage and innovate the new tomorrow, and that’s why I’m proud to give to the West Georgia Tech Foundation.”

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“The Shirts and The Skins” by Joe Williams As I remember, my seventh grade junior high school class was required to participate in a PE (physical education) class. We would “dress out” and play some form of sports for about an hour, then try to wipe off the perspiration and go back to class, sometimes smelling like a dead possum. The boys in our group usually played basketball after dividing ourselves into two competitive groups – the “Shirts” and the “Skins”. The groups were recognized by the wearing of, or the absence of, a shirt. Our goal for that hour was to score points for our team while keeping the opposing team from scoring anything. It was all about “the team”. For that one hour, this group of boys was totally “divided”.

Trustworthiness: the reputation of telling the truth even when it hurts. Humility: admit when you are wrong and ask for advice. Accountability: the leader is ultimately responsible for everything that happens. Do what you can to fix the situation. And finally, Cooperation: work with people to solve problems, gain new ideas, and inspire success. Give praise for the good things but criticize mistakes very sparingly. Let them know you’re on their side! I wonder how I would qualify as a leader, and how our existing “leaders” stack up based on the above attributes. There will always be differing opinions as to the direction our society should go and I like that. A good idea is a good idea regardless of which side of the aisle you occupy, and some sort of compromise will always be the order of the day, but as the Bible quotes, “A divided house will eventually fall.” With good leadership and cooperation, our elected officials should be able to move the nation forward in a wise, intelligent, orderly manner. (And it wouldn’t hurt to give the realty show business back to Jerry Springer and add a little dignity into the mix!) The governing of our country should not be a competitive sport, so let’s place those “Shirts and Skins” back where they belong – in the seventh grade!

This Week’s Pets We still have the Shirts and the Skins today. But it now refers to “The United States Congress! And just like our old basketball team, they are totally “divided”. We have some great men and women who could, if they would pull together for the common good of our citizens, do some wonderful things for our country. But that “pulling together” may not happen without a leader who can inspire and motivate by setting the right example. We in business sometimes refer to this as “The fish stinks from the head down!” So what really qualifies one as an effective leader? Here are just a few things. Self control: if you can’t control your own thoughts, emotions and habits, how can you control others. Integrity: momma used to tell me to “do the right thing even when no one is looking”.

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DOUBLE BURIAL PLOT in Forest Lawn, $2,500 - regular $3,200. Call 770.253.8157 8.23 WE SELL THOSE HARD TO FIND 1980 - 2010 used car and truck parts, engines, transmissions, alternators, starters, batteries, doors, finders, wheels, thousands of used parts for sale. Call Gentry Recycling 770-253-5770 CARS FOR SALE We sell good affordable used cars starting as low as $1,199 cash. Call Gentry’s, ask for Andy, 770.253.5770.

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SUV FOR SALE 2003 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER  Gold, new tires, new battery, 119,000 miles, 4-door, V6, PB, PS, PL, 2-wheel drive, 1 owner. Asking $4,500. Call Fred at 770-251-3960. 8-23 2000 HONDA ACCORD EX 4 cyl., auto, sunroof, cold AC, current emissions. $799 down + doc, tax & title and only $9.99 per day. Call Gentry’s, ask for Andy, 770-253-5770 ‘04 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 door, 4 cyl., auto, cold AC, current emissions. Cash deal $3,999 + tax & title. Call Gentry’s, ask for Andy, 770-253-5770 ‘04 FORD EXPLORER XLS V6, auto, all power, cold AC, current emissions. Cash deal $3999 + tax & title. Call Gentry’s, ask for Andy, 770-2535770 1985 1/2 TON GMC TRUCK $2,995 obo. 770304-8224 2003 FORD EXPLORER $3,995 obo. 770-304-8224 ADVERTISE YOUR AUTO here. 770.254.1421 before Friday at 3 p.m.

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WEST POINT LAKE – Deep Water 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Just $89,900. Frank, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.

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A-U-C-T-I-O-N, HILL HAVEN RD., almost 18 acres, in Greenville, GA, Meriwether County, just off Ga Hwy. 100. Some hardwoods, some clear, great for home or farm. Live Auction Friday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. F. W. Bishop Auction Company & Virtual Property Real Estate. 770.495.5050, call for more information 678.557.7074 gal#2626 8.23 HEAVILY WOODED 96.209± ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plat already available. Grantville City water & sewer. Stream & small pond stocked w/bass & bream. $3,900/ac. Frank, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.

Commercial Property SALON SUITES FOR LEASE. 250-400 square foot suites available for your massage, hair, wax, nail, beauty business. Available for viewing Monday - Friday 9 - 5. 254 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA 30263 ~ plenty of parking, great corner building. Call 404-764-9686 or 404655-2700 1600 SQ FT BUILDING FOR LEASE zoned for church presently. 686 at Hwy 29 North. 678-378-7688 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest st. (Temple Ave./ Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/ Jess, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990 VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair St. & Taylor St., just off Temple Ave. Just $55,000. Frank Barron, Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990, cell 770-2319535.


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GREAT STYLES is needing immediately Hair Stylists – full or part-time – at both Newnan locations. Haircuts only, no color services. Great hourly pay. Call Melissa at 678-642-3443. HOME HELPERS of Georgia & Alabama is looking for those individuals who want to make a change in someone’s life. If you live in Coweta, Fayette or Troup County and want to work between 15-40 hours apply today. Please apply online at or call 678-876-5118


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Pet Tip For August Dog days of summer are here. Your Furry friends need to be cool and comfortable make sure they have plenty of water and shade. Now is the time to keep your pets inside as much as possible in the air conditioning. This “Pet Tip” is sponsored by Dorene Thompson of Pet’s Paradise Grooming Salon & Spa.

Attention all Kiwanis Coweta County Fair Exhibitors… Fair time is Approaching Fast! Exhibit Check-In Dates: Sept. 17th - 2pm to 6pm Sept. 18th - 11am to 6pm Sept. 19th - 11am to 6pm All Horticulture exhibits will be checked in on: Sept. 25th - 9am to 4pm

2017 Kiwanis Fair Dates are September 22nd - October 1st. Talented individuals from across Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Spalding, Heard, Meriwether, Pike and Troup counties are invited to show off their skills and hard work at the 2017 Kiwanis Coweta Fair. There are opportunities for individuals of all ages to take part, with entries varying from photography to baked goods to garden delights and more. Crafters, artists and green thumbs alike are sure to find a category that fits their interests. Not only will entries be showcased in the Exhibit Hall throughout the week for fair goers to see, but also exhibitors have the opportunity to bring home champion ribbons and cash prizes. The exhibits drop-off will be held on Sunday, September 17th – Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. With the exception of Horticulture exhibits which will be turned in on Monday, September 25th, 2017. After entries are judged by expert panels of judges, they will be placed on display in the Exhibit Hall and can be picked up on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. For more information on exhibit entry for the 2017 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, please contact Karen Mansour at karen.mansour@ or 770.254.2620. Do not miss this chance to prove your expertise and take part in a classic fair time tradition. Your 2017 Fair book can be downloaded at:

Newnan Police Department:

1st Annual Car, Truck & Rat Rod Show Sat., Sept. 9 from 9 to 2 Fun, Food, vehicles, games, door prizes and much more Register your vehicle ($20 before 9.9, $25 on 9.9), or come out and have some fun with the family. All money raised will benefit community outreach programs. For more information call 770.254.2355 ext 140 or email 1 Joseph Hannah Blvd., Newnan Public Safety Complex ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 27

The Staging Life Nan Johnston

STORAGE AREAS & SELLING YOUR HOUSE Let’s talk about storage areas while your house is on the market. With the ability to order anything we want online and all of the “clubs” and merchandising stores so convenient to us, we have accumulated way too much stuff! Our closets, cabinets, garages and basements are running over with items that we don’t need very often or use at all, but we are hanging on to them “just in case” there are needed later on down the line. If you are anything like us, we would rather go purchase another one than go search in the “black hole of junk” in our basement.

When you are selling your home, buyers are going to open closets, cabinets, garages, storage buildings, etc. to see how much storage space they might have if they purchase your home. They need to see some vacant areas, I call it breathing space. It’s time to edit your belongings, toss out what isn’t worth saving, donate what’s not being used and reduce the clutter in your storage areas. That way you can store all of that stuff sitting on top of your vanities and counter tops and de-clutter those surfaces. If you are having trouble getting your family to keep the towels, sheets and clothing stacked neatly on the shelves, invest in

Feel free to contact her at Nan Johnston is a professional home staging consultant from Newnan with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Check out her website for some interesting before and after photos at

create breathing space in your closets. Having suitcases neatly lined up in a row in a basement or garage is so much more appealing than blankets, towels and pillows falling out of the closet when a buyer opens the door.

some cute storage baskets or bins and get this stuff corralled. You can also use empty suitcases to store unused bulky items and

We want your buyers to think there is so much storage space in your house, that they couldn’t possibly fill it all up. Remember, buying a house is the American Dream and we are selling fantasy’s here folks. We need to make them feel good about spending their hard earned money on your #1 selling commodity.

FRANK BARRON, Broker 770-231-9535 14 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 “Serving All of Newnan and Coweta County Since 1948”

MLS #8217354 RECENTLY RENOVATED 2-STORY BRICK w/fin bsmt & fenced bkyd in lake community. Choice N. Coweta location. 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. $319,900. (FRANK/JESS)

MLS #8042277 255 OPEN & WOODED ACRES north of Newnan on I-85 & Walt Sanders Road. 27 Ac Lake. Site of proposed interchange #49 & proposed frontage rd & connector rd intersection. All utilities available for commercial & industrial use. Half mile frontage on I-85. $40,000/acre. (Frank-Owner/Agent)

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

MLS #8221364 WELL-MAINTAINED 2 STORY ON CORNER LOT IN SUMMERGROVE. 9’ Ceilings. Spacious LR w/ fplc. Sep DR. Kit w/granite c’tops, ss appliances & bfast area. New fixtures thruout. Laundry rm. Loft/ living area upstairs. Double garage w/shop area. $299,900. (Jess)

JESS BARRON Associate Broker 678-857-9350


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

MLS #8199673 EAST ALABAMA! – GREAT HUNTING TRACT! – 92.8 OPEN & WOODED ACRES. Several streams & possible pond sites. Lots of deer & turkeys. Possible dove Field & food plots. $239,900 (Frank)

MLS #8215873 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! $149,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8207751 WELCOME AREA. Front & Back porches. 1900 era 3 Bedroom Farmhouse on 10.33 +/- mostly hardwood acres. Original pine floors. Storage room off back porch. SOLD ‘AS IS”. 79,900. (Frank & Jess)

MLS #8229714 A MUST SEE! WELL-MAINTAINED TOWNHOME IN STONEBRIDGE. Hdwd flrs. LR/DR. Kit w/upgraded granite counters/ upgraded cabinets, bfast area & pantry. Back patio w/wded lot view. Loft area. Lrg mstr w/vaulted ceiling, garden tub, sep shower. $179,900. (Jess)

MLS #7635281 HEAVILY WOODED 96.209 ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plan available. Grantville City water & sewer. Stream and small pond (3/4 acre) stocked with bass and bream. Ideal for Development or Recreational property. Easy access to I-85. $3,900/acre. (Frank) +/-

MLS #8212829 CLASSIC LAKEFRONT 4BR/3BA IN NORTH COWETA in well-established n’hood. Easy access to Newnan & I-85. Long frontage on pvt stocked lake. Spacious GR w/fp & FR w/f/p in bsmt. Loft area. Screen porch & deck overlooking lake. Updated kit w/b’fast area. $399,500. (Jess/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. $463,000. (Frank/Jess)




MLS #8114695 BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS HOME IN CHOICE NEWNAN LOCATION. Near ASHLEY PARK, CTCA, PIEDMONT NEWNAN HOSPITAL & I-85! Foyer entrance. Lrg greatrm/ family rm, f/p. 9’ ceilings & dining area w/patio access. Lrg mstr on main w/trey ceiling. Huge bonus rm. Oversized garage. Wheelchair friendly. $269,900. (FRANK/JESS)

MLS #8160544 STUNNING 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.. $495,000 (Frank/Jess)

LOTS/LAND _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________

MLS #8211943 WELL MAINTAINED RANCH IN HEART OF DOWNTOWN NEWNAN on lrg lot w/pecan trees. Built in 2005. LR w/hdwd flrs, f/p & dining area. Kit w/b’fast area, ss appliances & pantry. Mstr has trey ceiling & lrg walkin closet. Mstr BA w/garden tub, sep shower & tiled flr. Attached double garage. Deck. $198,500. (FRANK & JESS)

MLS #8191772 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. Well maintained 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA in sought after Newnan area in great school district. Oversized mstr w/vaulted ceiling. Custom, upgraded kitchen w/tile flr, custom island, tiled backsplash & walk-in pantry. Dining room w/coffered ceiling. Beautiful low maintenance yard. Priced below recent appraisal! New Price $254,900. Jess.

2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ 18 ACRES! BEAUTIFUL, OPEN LAND w/ 500’ of frontage on Hwy 54/Lone Oak 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family Rd, partially wooded. 2 miles from I-85 & 1 mile from Meriwether Industrial Park Dr. (Jess) compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) $79,900. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ +/4.174 WOODED ACRES on Palmetto-Tyrone Road and Hudgens Road. Choice NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank North Coweta location. Just $59,900. Frank. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________ Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair Street and Taylor Street. Just off 14.8+/- WOODED AND OPEN ACRES on Dolly Nixon Road. 448 ft. frontage. Temple Avenue. Just $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ Great location near Eastside School and Senoia. $10,000/per acre. Frank _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

MLS #8018914 LOOK NO FURTHER than this fabulous craftsman style home on 16.65 ac w/its own pvt 2 ac stocked pond & detached 1BR/BA guest house w/double garage & shop. Main house features spacious greatrm w/fplc, formal DR, full equipped kit/with all the extras, breakfast rm, 5BR/4 ½ BA, full bsmt w/theatre rm. See to appreciate. $549,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8155946 509.35+/- WOODED ACRES with approximately 200 acres in Grantville City limits. Approximately 200 acres in Coweta Co. & approximately 100 acres in Meriwether Co. Approx. 7,400’ frontage on Minnie Sewell Rd, approx. 4,000’ on Hwy 29 & approx. 6,400’ on CSX RR. Ideal for development. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/AC. (Frank/Chip)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. METAL & FRAME STORE BUILDING on U.S. Highway 29 South of Newnan has two large rooms and bath on 1.19+/- fairly level acres with paved parking. Several outbuildings are also included. One mile to I-85 at Exit 41 and less than 1 mile to Downtown Newnan. All for $250,000. (Frank) _________________________________________________________ 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/Jess _________________________________________________________ POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL LOT w/road frontage on busy Hwy 34E. 9.89+/- acs. Excellent location close to Peachtree City, Thomas Crossroads and I-85! Currently zoned Rural Conservation. $75,000. Jess _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price & terms subject to prior sale & change without notice.

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s i h T r e d i Cons with Ken Hammock

Sympathy or Empathy? I was in a home improvement store to pick up a few items for a home project. The clerk was very pleasant and commented on how she had done a similar project. She found it difficult and very time consuming because she only had hand tools.


The ever-changing face of the Nursing Home

Today, there are about 860,000 parents over 60 years of age, who are finding themselves caring for an older adult child and wondering what will happen to their child when they are no longer able to take care of them. Decades ago, children with disabilities didn’t outlive their parents. But today, with medical advances coupled with the physical and mental stress of taking care of a disabled child, these children are routinely outliving their parents. In 2000, 10% of nursing home residents were under 65, In 2010 it was 14.2% and in 2014 rose to 15.1%. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in the past 8 years people ages 31 to 64 are entering nursing homes at a higher rate than those 65 and older. It does appear that certain areas of the country are affected more than others with the Northeast Beth Dow seeing the most growth in this population. Why is this trend occurring and will it slow down? There have not been many studies looking at the trend. In fact, many states are just now noticing the age change in their population. While few studies have been done, when looking at the history of these younger residents these common factors are often found: • Chronic debilitating diseases • Traumatic injuries • Serious Mental Illnesses • Alzheimer’s Couple these, life-altering conditions, with: • Aging parents who can no longer care for their child • Little to no funding for home care • Few long-term residential communities for those who are mentally ill • Rising rates of diagnosed early onset of Alzheimer’s (10% of those diagnosed and growing)

This trend is not going to slow down and is sure to increase. So, if you are a parent caring for an older adult child, what should you do? And how do you make sure that the “what should you do” doesn’t turn into “what I should have done?” There are two types of people in the world. Those that are proactive and those that are reactive. Let me tell you about the proactive folks. These are the folks that look at the weather for the week ahead and then look at it every day. They know how hot or cold it is going to be, they know if it is going to rain or not. They are always prepared with a sweater and/or an umbrella. The reactive person may see the weather on TV but doesn’t really pay attention to it. They wear a sleeveless dress on a spring day that then it dips into the 40s by the afternoon. They are the ones running around the office at lunchtime to see if anyone has an umbrella they can borrow. They have the ability to know and plan for the weather, they just don’t take the time. You can just roll with the punches and take things as they come. You can wait on a crisis to hit that makes you unable to physically take care of your child. You can hope for the best and hope that a family member will step in. You can hope that there will be enough money for in-home care. Or, you can start planning now. Talk to your child. Have an honest, frank conversation about life after you are unable to care for them. Talk to family members and find out what their ability is or isn’t. Compare the money your adult child will have available with the cost of in-home care or residential care. Visit nursing homes and ask them what their programs for adults (under 65) are and how effective they are with those residents. Start planning now. Please don’t wait. n Beth Dow is the owner of Home Helpers and Direct Link of GA & AL. For more information, you can reach her at 678-876-5118 or visit their website: newnanga/home.

As a former building contractor, my shelves are full of power tools. So, my project would only take a few hours to complete. It was rather hard for me to understand or empathize with her experience. In fact, I had more sympathy than empathy. We had the same problem or project but had two totally different life experiences merely because of our choices or options in tools. I felt sorry she had to work so hard with her limited resources. Yet, I could not relate because I had all the tools I needed. As a business person you might have similar experiences with a customer. You might be able to provide problem-solving solutions for their situation. But, your customer seems hesitant to buy in to your product, service, method, terminology or some other variable. Although you totally relate with their product or service your customers seeks, do you fully understand the core or root cause of the hesitancy to commit? Are they relating to you through the same ideology, thinking, life experiences, or frame of mind? Instead of schmucking widgets just to get the sale, learn to empathize with the customer. Ask more targeted questions. Start with close-ended (yes or no) questions to narrow the target issue. Then lead to open ended questions which create discussion, openness and expression. To become a trusted resource you must commit to fully empathize with your customer. Go deeper than just providing what they need. Find why they need it. Dig deep. Discover and uncover the root of their pain. Never assume that you have the perfect fit to fix their problem. Open-ended questions allow the customer to talk and tell. Through the answers you uncover the real challenges. Never be afraid to say, “tell me more.” ______________________

Think Inside the Box When you hear the term "think outside the box" you think it’s an automatic challenge to do something no one has done before. The simple term creates a picture of someone's current thought process confined to strict parameters. Boundaries might be mandated by regulation and policy, or the limitations may seem self-imposed by one’s lack of desire to stray from a comfort zone or expose the inability to critically think for oneself. In my industry the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a box where our business model must submit to strict compliance. Though we are self-regulated, the FCC will not tolerate dancing with your toes over the line. Cross that boundary and you get slapped with hefty fines. Therefore, we must stay within our box. When boundaries restrict you within the confines of a box, you must learn to expand your arms, thoughts, strategies and ambitions to ensure you are using the whole box. In other words, don't press your face against the corner of the box and peek through the cracks to see what is outside. Rather, turn around with your back against the wall and face all the open space that is within the box. When you're stuck in a corner your world is small and bleak. When you accept your limitations and discover all the space within a box, you begin to open doors to creativity and more out-of-the-box thinking begins to blossom within your confinement. Think of how you can utilize every cubic inch of your box. You’ll be surprised how creative you can become … and you'll be amazed at just how much you can fill a box with. ______________________ Ken Hammock is a 30-year marketing veteran and is the Corporate Engagement Specialist for The JOY FM. You can reach him via email at

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Recall the music of Glenn Miller, ration cards, Spam and Willie and Joe .The largest annual 1940s theme event in Georgia, WWII Heritage Days is a bucket list destination for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big band music, swing dance, historic aircraft, military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion. The festivities will take place at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum, Atlanta Regional AirportFalcon Field, Peachtree City. “WWII Heritage Days is an immersion experience,” said Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director of the Peachtree City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. “The sights and sounds will inspire people of all ages and walks of life to learn about the culture, history and legacy of The Greatest Generation.” Throughout the weekend, more than 300 volunteers will portray Allied and Axis troops and Hollywood stars, as well as provide education displays and activities for school-age children. The group will spotlight the Medal of Honor in 2018, which is the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration

awarded to U.S. military service members who distinguish themselves by acts of valor. “The CAF is best known as the largest flying museum in the world,” said Jay Bess, CAF Dixie Wing leader, “but our mission is education. WWII Heritage Days is a living history classroom.” On Saturday evening, the romance and glamour of the Big Band Era will return during “Keep ‘em Flying”, a 1940s-theme hangar dance featuring a live 20-piece swing band. The evening is set in the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum, decorated to recreate the ambiance of the period. The dance has become a regional tradition, selling out each of the last four years. “Keep ‘em Flying” is a step back in time,” said Bess, “and a treat for anyone who enjoys the classic music, dancing and fashion of the 1940s.” For more information about WWII Heritage Days, please visit

As we enter the dog days of summer, Master Gardener Rusty Sharp shares her Camellia Circle home and garden with her canine companion, Callie. Rusty’s husband, Phillip, has had some recent health challenges, so Rusty, Callie, and her fabulous neighbors are now tending to the plants and yard. Her large deck is full of colorful, lush flowers that Rusty and Phillip can enjoy from dawn to dusk. Rusty, Phillip, and their daughter moved to Newnan from East Point in 1995 and were excited to have a lake home on a large lot. Their home was built in 1966 and the yard was landscaped by Edith Henderson, a prominent female landscape architect in Atlanta. Rusty has the original notebook with Edith’s writings and designs and says it’s a treasure that belongs to the house. As we chat about her sizable yard, Rusty describes her yard and garden as “free form with no plan, too many things in life have rules; in MY garden I can do what I want . . . it’s serendipitous!” She says Phillip is the “yard” person who can make anything grow and she is the “plant” person. Rusty has been a Master Gardener for 28 years and joined the Coweta program in 1997. Rusty has helped organize the Backyard Association events held each month at the Coweta County Extension office and is often found down at the greenhouse during the months of preparing for the Coweta County Master Gardener’s Spring and Fall plants sales. She says she loves “the gardening people and how gardeners are accepting of loss and willing to start over, freely give, willing to share and give generously to each other and the community.” Rusty enjoys propagating and rooting cuttings and seeing the plants grow and develop. She is currently enjoying a wide variety of begonias, and delights in the impatiens that reseed freely and surprise her in the garden. She has some show stopping Caladiums from Pike in her front yard, but also has a Little Gem Magnolia and a beautiful hydrangea that were unloved and cast off by others but have thrived under her care. Rusty also has a houseplant in almost every room of her home. When I ask about the least favorite aspect of gardening, she says Kudzu is her enemy! Rusty has a great story of being a little girl shopping with her Father in the grocery store and a bag of butter beans had spilled on the floor. The grocer allowed her to take a handful of beans home and she and her Dad sowed them in a row. As the beans grew, her Father strung up a cord for beans to climb upon and the family ate butter beans all summer. Rusty also recalls planting white irises on the family grave site with her Grandmother, and Rusty still has a piece of her Grandmother’s African Violet. Of course, residing on Camellia Circle, Rusty said she had to have a Camellia plant. She laughs as she tells me that she moved that plant many times before planting it in a hot, sunny site with poor soil, yet the camellia is thriving and blooms profusely. And that may be a mystery of gardening---or the serendipity of Rusty Sharp’s plantings! ❦ August 9, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 31


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Squash vine borers overwinter in the soil. Once the adult moth emerges, the moth lays eggs on the stem of the squash plant. After about a week, the egg hatches and the larvae burrows into the stem where it eats its way through the stem, cutting off nutrients and water to the plant as it goes. A tell-tale sign that you have borers is the yellow frass that they leave at the base of the stem, and once the borer is in the stem, it is nearly impossible to kill with insecticides since the larvae is protected by the plant stem. Prevention is the key to controlling these larvae. If you already suspect that they are in your plant though, then you can actually cut the base of the stem with a pocket knife, dig out the larvae and mound moist soil back over the stem. The plant will re-root itself and should recover as long as the damage isn’t too severe and as long as you get all of the larvae. You will often find multiple borers in one stem. The most I have found is seven in one stem.

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It’s much less work though if you can prevent the problem in the first place. If you plant early, there will be much less insect pressure. You can also use traps. Place yellow sticky traps or yellow bowls with soapy water that will trap and drown the orange moths that are attracted to the yellow blooms of the squash plant. Squash vine borers are usually worse in gardens where squash has been grown before. Make sure that you are rotating your plants each year. It is a good practice anyway but can also help with reducing squash vine borer damage. Another option is to place an insecticide labeled for squash vine borers at the base of the plant in order to kill the moth when it lands or the larvae when it hatches. For more information about growing squash or the squash vine borer, contact the Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620 or e-mail and ask for the UGA Extension publication, “Homegrown Summer & Winter Squash”. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.

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