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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 … 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. All attendees will receive free eclipse glasses. Call to reserve your spot. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan http://www.newnancarnegie.com To Kill A Mockingbird • August 17-20, 24-27 Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues and language of this time period. NTC, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org 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 Parish Hall at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Tom Lukens at 678.423.3164. 33 Greenville Street, Newnan AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY … 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 & Kids Pedal Race. For more info call Bill Banks 678.300.4923; Billy Banks 770.294.4263; Joe Christopher 678.378.7426; Geoff Tinsley 678.300.1168 or visit website www.turintractorpull.com Highway 16 Turin AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY … RiverFest 2017 Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park host the RiverFest at Greenville Street Park from Noon - 4:00 PM … Kayak demos, mtn bike demos, mtn bike pump track, rock walls, food trucks, live music and more. Saturday * September 2 Sunrise on the Square 5K Road Race The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road Race begins in Downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes.” For more information visit http:// www.mainstreetnewnan.com or call 770-253-8283

Genna and Olivia Gentry recently won the Rookie Division Championship in the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race. The race went through seven states and covered more than 2,000 miles. For more on this story see page 8.

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“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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.

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  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.

  See Zen on Page 6

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Keep Newnan Beautiful is hosting a Household Hazardous Wast Collection & Paint Recycling event Keep Newnan Beautiful will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection in conjunction with our Fall Paint recycling event on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 8am12noon. This event will help residents properly dispose of cleaning fluids, indoor pesticides, automotive fluids, workshop and painting supplies, lawn and garden products, batteries, light bulbs, driveway sealer, mercury thermostats or thermometers, and other flammable products. Collection fees will apply based on quantity/ amount of specific items. Residents may contact the KNB office at 770253-8283 ext 2 or email knb@cityofnewnan. org . Please visit www.keepnewnanbeautiful. org or the KNB Facebook page for more specific details.

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@uga.edu 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: www.cowetacountyfair.org

Mr. Personality Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador August is the hottest month of the year and the sign of summer coming to a close. You can stay cool and enjoy the rest of summer in comfort by hanging out around the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in Georgia. This month the treasure on the Square, is Bolton’s Bakery, a family-owned and operated business. They have been in Newnan a little more than a year. They can create whatever tasty ideas you may desire. They make all kinds of cakes, traditional, wedding and custom cakes as well as all types of pies, including tasty fried pies and much, much more. Bolton’s Bakery is located on 13 E. Broad St. Hours are Monday noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to tell them Mr. Personality sent you and try out one of their cinnamon rolls that are the size of your head. Yum. This month is a great opportunity to bring your children to the Courthouse Square and take lots of pictures to remember this summer for years to come. I am starting up a Free Hugs Movement that I hope will sweep through this state like wildfire. You may have seen me dancing with my Free Hugs sign, it is my answer to the question, “What would Jesus do?” Jesus would encourage us to embrace each other. So get yourself a Free Hugs sign and a Free Hugs tshirt and join me in my Free Hugs Movement. You can find Free Hugs t-shirts in many colors at One Divine Design located at 9 E. Broad St. I will be writing more about them in my next column.

It has come to my attention that the Howard Warner Boys and Girls Club need to come up with $41,000 for their new playground and I would like to see this new playground become a reality. But I feel I cannot ask others to donate unless I do the same. So I ask everyone who is 100 percent happy with their life as it is today, right now, to match my donation of $20 and everyone who is less than 100 percent happy with their life at this time to donate $1. The Howard Warner Boys and Girls Club is an important addition needed in our community and as such it requires the collective efforts of the community as a whole. Any amount you can give will be a help that will benefit the boys and girls of our community. I am honored to do what I can with what I have, so I shall be supporting more community projects and other charities and asking for your support as well. Thank you Until next month Love Mr. Personality

Turin Antique Tractor Association, Inc. presents the 23rd Annual

Turin Antique Farm Power Show & Tractor Pull • Sat., August 19 Sponsored By Coweta County Farm Bureau

Activities Include • Parade at 10 a.m. • Tractor Pull, • Slow Race, and • Kids Pedal Race

Highway 16 Turin, GA (all parking beyond show area, around Will Banks Road) Individuals wishing to participate in the parade, tractor pull or display tractors may bring them after 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18th. Weight Classes: (Stock - Modified - Modern Farm), 3000, 3500, 4500, 5500, 6500, 7500, 8500, 9500, 10500, 12500, 14000 and Open Info: Bill Banks 678.300.4923; Billy Banks 770.294.4263; Joe Christopher 678.378. 7426; Geoff Tinsley 678. 300.1168 or visit website www.turintractorpull.com


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

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

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The Paper’s website (www.thecowetapaper.com) 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. The Shopper’s website (www.thecowetashopper.com) 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.

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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: https://www.gofundme.com/adam-mossand-family

    The West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s annual Black Tie and Boots fundraiser brought in more than $45,000, breaking last year’s record. Country artist John Michael Montgomery performed in front of a large crowd at the West Georgia Tech Murphy Campus Conference Center in Waco. The foundation also gave its Spirit of Giving Award to the Hightower family. The award recognizes outstanding commitment and generosity to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation and technical education.

  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-yearold died at Atlanta Medical Center of blunt force trauma.

  Is the “s” or the “c” silent in the word “scent?”

  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.”

  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 Chickfil-A, is expected to be completed Aug. 31.

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 divisions. 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.

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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 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.

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  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 newsnow11. com, 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. Newsnow11.com, 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.

  The West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s annual Black Tie and Boots fundraiser brought in more than $45,000, breaking last year’s record. Country artist John Michael Montgomery performed in front of a large crowd at the West Georgia Tech Murphy Campus Conference Center in Waco. For more, see page 24.

  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. For more, see page 27.

  The total solar eclipse will be Aug. 21 with 96 percent totality in our area around 2:30 p.m. Elementary schools will dismiss later than normal that day.

  In 2015, more people were killed from injuries involving taking a selfie than from shark attacks. This does not, of course, include those killed in any of the Sharknado movies.

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The Great Race Rookie Winners Olivia and Genna Gentry

Congrats to all the WINNERS

Expert (and Overall): Jody Knowles & Beth Gentry 1932 Ford

44.55 seconds

Grand Champion: Howard & Doug Sharp, 1916 Hudson,

1 minute and 00.72 seconds

Sportsman: Mike Weaver & Craig Jongerius, 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

1931 Ford Model A, 1 minute and 46.11 seconds

Rookie: Olivia & Genna Gentry,

1963 Dodge Dart, 2 minutes and 33.44 seconds

X-Cup: Galax, Virginia

1928 Ford Model A Roadster, 4 minutes and 34.56 seconds


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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. New Joints … Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties. Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Mesquite Tree If you’re out on Hwy. 34 in Sharpsburg, you need to check out a new family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant - Mesquite Tree. The menu is up on big signs along one wall. You start by picking your dish: tacos, tortas, chimichangas, burritos, flautas, enchiladas, or topopos. Next your protein: steak, grilled or shredded chicken, pork and so forth. Ordering is done up at the counter, where you can also check out all the fixins. Service is fast and friendly and there’s a variety of sauces to try out. When ordering, try the burrito “enchilada” style with cheese and sauce. Pretty outstanding. And their guacamole is pretty much out of this world as well. It’s the kind of place you can bring the whole family and have a great meal and not break the bank. 3500 Hwy. 34 East • 470-414-7822 Tues - Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday. __________________________________ Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach, Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper. They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto • 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as

relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk. Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or

tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m. The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY Healthy Food Cafe with a Touch of Thai In the mood for some Asian food? How about a “Touch of Thai” at the fairly new Healthy Food Cafe located across the street from the Coweta County Administrative Building? They’ve got Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli, Thai Dumplings, Curry Soups, Boba and Thai teas and much, and we mean, much more. Be careful when you say you want it spicy, because it will make your head sweat ordered that way. But it will clear any congestion out too. James handles the front and makes the healthy drinks, while wife Ladda is the master chef. 33 East Broad Street, Newnan • 770-683-6644 Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday

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The

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Newnan Theatre Company

Briefly describe yourself and what you do …

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/ Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.

I’m a former assistant school superintendent from Meriwether County, an assistant secretary for adult education under the Bush administration, a map editor for McGraw Hill and worked with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. I consider myself a happy, energetic person who loves young people and is willing to try just about anything. I am a God-loving senior citizen. Best piece of business advice you’ve received … Don’t walk behind, and don’t walk in front. Walk beside the person and learn everything. If I had it to do over … I would have stayed in college the first time and not gotten married. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream … Learning to swim. If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … On an island in the Dominican Republic.

Music would be Minnie Riperton, Barry White and C.K. and the Gospel Redeemers. Books would be the Bible, a dictionary and Plato’s Republic.

Your go-to food …

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know …

Dogs or cats?

That I worked in the Bush (Senior) Administration in the Education Department. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? My mother - she was such an elegant and exquisite lady. My soulmate, Robert, he is easy like Sunday morning. My daughter Pam, she has magnificent taste. Daria, my niece because she is an excellent chef and food designer. Dr. Beverly McCray, my friend who is fun, intelligent and keeps it going.

Nuts.

Cats. Your favorite quote and why … “The calamity is not in not reaching your dream or goal, but having no dream or goal to reach.” I believe everyone should have dreams and goals. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own … To thine ownself be true. Like who you are and enjoy.

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. Director: Tony Daniel Cast: Atticus Finch … Lamar Payne Jean Louise “Scout” Finch … Sonya Thomas Jeremy “Jem” Finch … Fletcher Martin Dill Harris … Jack Higgins Miss Maudie … Kelly Banks Miss Stephanie … Louisa Grant

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The Tips, Trends and Trendsetters 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.

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.

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.

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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THEATRE Newnan Theatre Company

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/ Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.

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.

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 friends. Before the switch

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.

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable–access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer (and son) Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a ratings smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer! Director: Terri Whitley Cast: Dolly Biddle … Andi Laaker Isobel Lomax … Mary Caroline Moore Stephen Biddle … Corey Hendrick Robbie the Camera Operator … Amanda Love

Let Corby know you enjoy her Tips & Trends!

After the switch

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

If you have ideas for articles please share with her corbywinters@gmail.com

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Five Cornish Game Hens 1 (32-ounce) container of chicken broth 2 cups of Uncle Ben’s rice Sauce: 1 stick of butter 1/2 jar of red currant jelly optional: a very fine bourbon. The amount is up to you Game hens are usually frozen so you need to thaw them out. Rinse them and clean them off like you would any other chicken. For the sauce, melt the butter and jelly over a very low heat. If you are feeling adventurous, add some bourbon. Note - it doesn’t take a lot of bourbon, maybe 1/2 a cup or so. But again, that’s up to you. Yes, you may taste the bourbon during cooking time. If you think you need more sauce, just add more butter/ jelly/bourbon to your liking. We usually pour the sauce over the birds beforehand - just let it all marinate really well. Coat both sides. I somehow always end up doing this as The Dress has this thing about raw chicken. You can set the birds aside in the sauce and place in the refrigerator for a while. However, we’ve found it’s best to bring the birds back up to room temperature before cooking. Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven. Add the rice next and then place the hens - breast-side up, on top of the rice. If you’ve got any sauce left over, pour that in as well. If you’re using an oven, bake at 350 degrees. To check for doneness, internal temperature should be about 170 degrees. For a 14-inch Dutch oven, we place 12 briquettes under the oven and 24 on top. Cooking time is about an hour, and you might have to refresh the coals toward the end. The top of the birds will turn a dark brown/red color, which is what you want - don’t worry, you didn’t burn them. (John A. Winters is publisher of The Shopper and The Paper. He lives in Coweta County along with his wife, Corby, aka the Little Black Dress, and their three sons, affectionately (at times) known as the SONS of Thunder)


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WEEK DAYS Coweta County Senior Services, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. MONDAYS @ Central Community Center. TUESDAYS @ Welcome Community Center WEDNESDAYS @ Senoia Community Center THURSDAYS @ Panther Creek Community Center in Sargent For more info on any of the Senior Programs throughout the county, contact Patricia Hood at 770.252.6429 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!. Information is available for visitors and vendors at www.mainstreetnewnan.com 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 THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 at The Carnegie PreSchool Read & Run Ages 2 to 5. 10 a.m. The Carnegie invites you to 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 http://www.newnancarnegie.com AUGUST 11 & 12 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Kids Consignment Sale Royal Baptist Church Annual Kids Consignment Sale Friday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 2 pm.. Clothing, furniture, toys, maternity, etc. Everything except highlighted items will be half price Saturday. Check out website for more info www.rbckidsconsignment.webs.com 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 770.254.7271 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 AUGUST 12 … SATURDAY 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 day-use 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 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 … 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, 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 http://www.newnancarnegie.com 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 golflifeladies@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/GolfLifeUSAstuff. 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA AUGUST 17 … THURSDAY FOOTBALl Newnan vs Carrollton @ UWG

AUGUST 17 … THURSDAY 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 http://www.newnancarnegie.com 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. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org 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 http://www.newnancarnegie.com 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 Parish Hall at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Tom Lukens at 678.423.3164 33 Greenville Street, Newnan AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY 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. For more information call Bill Banks 678.300.4923; Billy Banks 770.294.4263; Joe Christopher 678.378.7426; Geoff Tinsley 678.300.1168 or visit website www.turintractorpull.com Highway 16 Turin AUGUST 19 … SATURDAY RiverFest 2017 Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park host the RiverFest at Greenville Street Park from Noon - 4:00 PM • Riverfest … Kayak demos, mountain bike demos, mountain bike pump track, rock walls, food trucks, live music and more. http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com AUGUST 21, 22 & 23 … Mon., Tues., Wed. Citizen’s Firearm Safety Course Coweta County Sheriff’s Office offers Citizen’s Firearms Fundamental 3 part program 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 ac-


_______________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | August / September 2017 | The PAPER | 17 companied by parent or guardian) must attend all 3 sessions. For more information contact Marsha Dailey 678.423.6739 or mdailey@coweta.ga.us 560 Greison Trail, Newnan AUGUST 23 … WEDNESDAY History with Elizabeth Please join the Newnan Carnegie Library and local historian Elizabeth Beers. She’ll discuss Nonagenarians starting at 10. Call to reserve your spot. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan http://www.newnancarnegie.com AUGUST 25 … FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Newnan @ Starr’s Mill AUGUST 26 … SATURDAY Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Recycling Event Keep Newnan Beautiful’s Recycling Event is Saturday 8 a.m. http://www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org AUGUST 26 … SATURDAY Joe Gransden Big Band Show Featuring Carmen Bradford The Joe Gransden 16 Piece Big Band is quickly becoming one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. Joe and his Big Band return to The Nixon Centre for the Arts with guest singer, Carmen Braford from The Count Basie Orchestra, to pay tribute to the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, celebrating her 100th Birthday! 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 Student / Senior and $20 Adults. Check out web for more info http://www.thenixoncentre.net 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd Newnan, GA 30265 AUGUST 26 … SATURDAY Chattahoochee Bend State Park Hooch Hike and Paddle A 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch and break for lunch. Then a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. Saturday, August 26 • 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM Saturday, September 30 • 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM Saturday, October 28 • 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM Glow In The Dark Bowling Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Saturday, August 26 • 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Saturday, September 30 • 8 PM to 9:30 PM Saturday, October 28 • 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM 770.254.7271 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 AUGUST 30 … WEDNESDAY AARP Driver Safety Program at the Carnegie from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take the 8 hour classroom refresher course. Class is designed for drivers 50+ years old. Possible auto insurance discounts. Call Mike Daves at 770.502.0586 to register. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. All ages welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan http://www.newnancarnegie.com

SEPTEMBER 1 … FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ECHS vs Maynard Jackson Northgate vs Starr’s Mill

Saturday * September 2 Sunrise on the Square 5K Road Race Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road Race begins in Downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes”. The race is a USATF certified course featuring chipped timing, where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including: long flat stretches, downhill, and uphill sections. Runners are given options to pursue a 5K route, and a 10k route. This event is hosted by Main Street Newnan, in partnership with Communities in Schools, who will receive all profit from the race. For more information visit http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com or call 770253-8283 & Market Day First Saturday of every month from April-December, around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers.http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com downtown Newnan SEPTEMBER 2 … FIRST SATURDAYS Walk With The Doc in conjunction with Main Street Newnan’s Market Day event. First Saturday @ 8:30 a.m. at Piedmont Fitness Center. To register, visit piedmont. org/docwalk or call 877.527.3712. 26 West Court Square, downtown Newnan www.piedmont.org/docwalk • 877.527.3712 SEPTEMBER 4 … MONDAY Labor Day Arts Festival Handmade Local Art from over 50 artists, Live Music, Food, Face Painting and More 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. around the court sqauare Court Square, downtown Newnan SEPTEMBER 7 … THURSDAY 7 Bridges - The Ultimate Eagles Experience 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 http://www.TheNixonCentre.net SEPTEMBER 8 … FRIDAY Fall Art Walk Friday, September 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. ~ a celebration of local art! Businesses extend their hours to host store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com SEPTEMBER 8 … FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Newnan @ Etowah East Coweta vs LaGrange Northgate vs Douglas Co. SEPTEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Newnan Police Department: 1st Annual Car, Truck & Rat Rod Show 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. Saturday, September 9 from 9 to 2 at 1 Joseph Hannah Blvd. (Public Safety Complex). All money raised will benefit community outreach programs. For more information call 770.254.2355 ext 140 or email elee@cityofnewnan.org 1 Joseph Hannah Blvd., Newnan Public Safety Complex

The Kitchen Witches September 14-17, 21-24 Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan http://www.newnantheatre.org SEPTEMBER 15 … FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Newnan vs Washington-Atl East Coweta @ North Cobb Northgate @ Creekside SEPTEMBER 16 … SATURDAY Chili & Blues Festival Music, food, arts crafts and much more. downtown Grantville SEPTEMBER 16 … SATURDAY Celebrating A Life: The Keesha Vessell Vasculitis Walk Saturday, September 16, Registration: 8:00 AM 2 Mile Walk begins at 8:45 AM. Temple Avenue Veterans Park @ corner of Temple Ave & Jackson Street. No entry fees, donations only. All money goes to the Vasculitis Foundation to further both research and awareness. Free T-Shirt while they last. Door prizes. More info email diannrip12@aol.com SEPTEMBER 19 … TUESDAY Taylor 2 - American Modern Dance 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 http://www.TheNixonCentre.net SEPTEMBER 22 - October 1 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair http://www.cowetacountyfair.org 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA SEPTEMBER 22 … FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALl Newnan vs West Forsyth HC East Coweta @ Arabia Mtn Northgate vs South Paulding SEPTEMBER 23 … SATURDAY Fido Fest 5K/1 Mile Fun Run Newnan Coweta Humane Society is hosting the “Fido Fest 5K/1Mile Fun Run” in Ashley Park, Newnan on Saturday, September 23 at 8 a.m. Register now! Early registration open! Race is September 23! Register at: http://www.active.com/ newnan-ga/running/distance-running-races/fidofest-5k-and-fun-run-2017 SEPTEMBER 29 … FRIDAY Pianist Joey Alexander 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 http://www.TheNixonCentre.net

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Main Street Newnan 6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com Coweta County Farmer’s Market Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13,. 10 .m. to 1 p.m. The Coweta County Farmer’s Market offers locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh cut flowers. The market opens on the second weekend in June, and typically closes during the middle of October. Chattahoochee Bend State Park Riverfest Aug. 19, noon - 4 p.m. Greenville St. Park Riverfest comes back to Newnan again and is bigger and better than ever. Kayak demos, Mountain bike demos, mountain bike pump track, rock walls, food trucks, live music and more. All funds raised at this event go towards the Chatt Bend MTB Trail Fund. Sunrise on the Square 5K/10K Race Saturday, Sept. 2 The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road Race is a local favorite, and has been held annually in Downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for over 25 years.The race is a USATF certified course featuring chipped timing, where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including: long flat stretches, downhill, and uphill sections. Fall Art Walk • Friday, Sept. 8, 5 - 9 p.m. The Art Walk Event is our celebration of local art, is hosted twice a year in downtown Newnan! During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. __________________________________

LIVE MUSIC

Chastain Park

19 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 Check website for more info http://thealamonewnan.com/event-calendar/ __________________________________

Graceland Presents Elvis Live in Concert Thursday, August 17, 8 p.m.

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park

Sunset Jazz Festival Saturday, August 19, 6 p.m.

110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www.sweetland.events/ TajMo • Friday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’, coming May 5, 2017 on Concord Records. __________________________________

1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 https://www.newnancarnegie.com/ __________________________________

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com __________________________________

Il Divo Monday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.

22 CELLOS, The Score Tour Friday, September 22, 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series … Aug 26 - Dionne Warwick Sept. 10 - Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo I TOTO Spotlight Shows … Aug 18 - Petty Vs. Clapton featuring The Pettybreakers & Journeyman __________________________________

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org An American in Paris, A New Musical August 15-20 K-Ci & JoJo and Dru Hill Sept. 2

1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • www.thenixoncentre.com

Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long Sept. 3

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A Night of Classic R&B Lalah Hathaway and Avery Sunshine Sept. 16

Francoise Gilet Retrospective Through Aug. 31

The Carnegie Library

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper Monday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630 http://www.amphitheater.org/

The Cellar

20 Jefferson St., Newnan 770-683-6328 http://www.thecellarnewnan.com/events __________________________________

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www.facebook.com/ chastainparkamphitheatre/

Joe Gransden Big Band Saturday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Back by popular demand, Joe Gransden Big Band will have special guest Carmen Bradford, paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald in honor of her 100th Birthday. The 7 Bridges Road Thursday, Sept. 7 The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is back with a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. __________________________________

Philips Arena

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr) Atlanta, GA (404) 878-3000 http://philipsarena.com

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LOCAL THEATRES

OUTDOORS

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

BASEBALL

425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/ To Kill a Mockingbird Adopted by Christopher Sergel, from novel by Harper Lee. August 17-20, 24-27. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. 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 Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith Sep 14–17, 21–24 Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable–access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! __________________________________

www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 Games for the Campers Saturday, August 12, 4 to 6 p.m. 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.

Hooch Hike and Paddle Saturday, August 26, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Setpember 30, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch and break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking.. Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Saturday, August 26, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking.

Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 • 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ Robin Hood Through Aug. 27 Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. • Sundays 2 p.m. The Farmer’s Market Hideaway Cabaret Wednesdays - Sundays 8 p.m. The Open Air Kit Kat Club __________________________________

For more information visit http://www.georgiastateparks.org or call 770-254-7271 __________________________________

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__________________________________ Turnin Antique Tractor Pull Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. Behind the Fire Station on Hwy 16 E Will Banks Road __________________________________

MOVIES The Legacy Theatre 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 http://www.thelegacytheatre.org/ __________________________________

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

THE CEMETERY CLUB by Ivan Menchell September 15, 16, 17, 18 Evening performances (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) begin at 8:00 PM. Sunday Matinee Performances begin at 2:30PM. __________________________________

Aug. 18, Friday vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 19, Saturday vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 p.m. Aug. 20, Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:35 p.m. Aug. 21, Monday vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 22, Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 23, Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 25, Friday vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 26, Saturday vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:10 p.m. Aug. 27, Sunday vs. Colorado Rockies, 1:35 p.m. Sept. 4, Monday vs. Texas Rangers, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 5, Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 6, Wednesday vs. Texas Rangers, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 7, Thursday vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 8, Friday vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 9, Saturday vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. Sept. 10, Sunday, vs. Miami Marlins, 1:35 p.m. Sept. 15, Friday vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 16, Saturday vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. Sept. 17, Sunday vs. New York Mets, 1:35 p.m. Home Games at SunTrust Park. Ticket prices range from $5-$143, depending on opponent. For info, call 404-577-9100 or visit www.Braves.com • https://www.mlb.com/braves __________________________________ WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Atlanta Dream

Aug. 15, Tuesday vs. Connecticut Sun, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, Wednesday vs. Seattle Storm, 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Saturday vs. Indiana Fever, 6 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18-$58 For info, call 877-977-7729 or visit http://www.dream.wnba. com __________________________________

SOCCER

Atlanta United Sept. 13, Wednesday vs. New England Revolution, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Saturday vs. Orlando City, 4 p.m. Home Games moved to Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com

For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit http://www.Atlutd.com __________________________________ FOOTBALL

Atlanta Falcons Aug. 26, Saturday vs. Arizona Cardinals (Exh.), 7 p.m.

Southside Theatre Company

20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • http://www.stgplays.com/

Atlanta Braves

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

Aug. 31, Thurs. vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Exh.), 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Sunday vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m. Home Games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium For ticket info, call 404-223-8000 or visit http://www.atlantafalcons.com __________________________________


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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.

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 followup 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 driven 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.

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.

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 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 celebritybased 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

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


_______________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | August / September 2017 | The PAPER | 21 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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Briefly describe yourself and what you do … My name is Emory Palmer. I am a husband to my beautiful wife Jennifer and father to my two fast-growing sons Bo and Jack. I am a proud 1987 graduate of Newnan High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. I am also a Superior Court Judge in the Coweta Judicial Circuit and preside over the State general jurisdiction courts in Coweta, Carroll, Troup, Heard and Meriwether Counties. Best piece of business advice you’ve received … Focus on taking action. Every organization is full of people who are good at planning things, going to meetings, having conference calls, etc. But nothing truly great was ever done at a committee meeting or on a conference call. Try to put your energy into taking action. If I had it to do over … I would go with my instincts more and would have asserted myself more when I was younger. It took me a while to figure out that a lot of the people I was deferring to weren’t as smart as I was. I kept my mouth shut a lot of times when my instinct was correct and I should have spoken up. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? Albums: 1. Willie Nelson, Phases and Stages … Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama; this is REAL outlaw country. 2. Jimmy Buffett, A1A … The best of Buffett’s Key West albums; when I listen to this record I instantly unwind. 3. Lyle Lovett, Road to Ensenada … Lovett has always seemed like a pretty cool guy to me; this album really brings that out. Books:

issues that the founders never thought of. 3. Abraham Lincoln – The rail splitter was one of the great political operatives of all time and a fantastic lawyer. I’d like to pick his brain. 4. Winston Churchill – Another great political operative. I’d like to know how he maintained that reservoir of courage in the early days of World War II. 5. Lewis Grizzard – I wouldn’t want all politicians, and I never got to meet him. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream I’d like to own a restaurant. I love to cook and I daydream about this all the time.

1. The Bible … I’m a Christian, but even if you’re not this is a profound book. If you don’t have one, buy one. If you do have one, read it!

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

2. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry … Greatest novel ever about the American West. I never get tired of it.

I’d be a diplomat. I took the Foreign Service exam and was waiting for a slot when I got accepted to law school.

3. Rising Tide, John M. Barry … This compelling book is a history of efforts to tame the Mississippi River, farm the Mississippi Delta, and how the 1927 flood changed both the Delta and America, socially, politically and economically. Not enough people know this story. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know … When I was in college, I lived in China for a year. I travelled all over the country and became pretty fluent in Mandarin. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why 1. Marcus Tillius Cicero – Cicero was a rival of Julius Caesar and did it all: politician, lawyer, author, soldier and philosopher. Everyone should read his essay on friendship. 2. James Madison – I’d like to ask the author of the U.S. Constitution and Federalist No. 10 how he would deal with some of the modern

Your go-to food. The special at Sprayberry’s BBQ. Dogs or cats? Dogs. I don’t get the feeling that cats like people all that much. You can’t say that about dogs. Your favorite quote and why Mark Twain said: “the only thing you need in life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.” I was pretty old before I realized how true that often is. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own Life goes by pretty fast. Try to focus on what you are doing right now and doing the best you can at whatever that is. Try to avoid focusing on mistakes of the past or on worries about the future. Live in the present.


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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)

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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

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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.

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, hopeThe “nightmare scenario” for a real fully with the help of their agent, the estate transaction is a low appraisal. difference between the contract price These are the two words that can and appraisal value. keep a real estate agent awake at


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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 stu-

dents, 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 allow 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

Country music star John Michael Montgomery performs at the 16th annual Black Tie & Boots, hosted by the West Georgia Technical College Foundation. 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.”

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.


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An Evening from Around the World Wine Tasting Boys And Girls Club Fundraiser At Train Depot The Shopper and The Paper were a proud sponsor.


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Salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force

(CAF) Dixie Wing 15th Annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 21-22, 2018. 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 Airport-Falcon 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. Historians consider WWII the pivotal event of the 20th century, involving more than 30 countries and 100 million people from 1939 to 1945. The United States’ entry in the war in 1941 ultimately provided the Allies with a decisive advantage as the Arsenal of Democracy. Of the 16 million men and women who served in United States Armed Forces during World War II, the Veterans Administration estimates less than 620,000 are alive today. “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.” Created during the American Civil War, the Medal of Honor is the oldest continuously issued combat decoration of the United States armed forces and is traditionally awarded by the President of the United

States in the name of the U.S. Congress at formal ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

a regional tradition, selling out each of the last four years.

According to the Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States, 3,515 Medals of Honor have been awarded to the nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration’s inception, with 471 awarded for actions during the WWII.

“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.”

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

WWII Heritage Days and Keep ‘em Flying have drawn enthusiasts to Peachtree City from throughout the southeast. Local civic organizations and schools are invited to participate. For more information about WWII Heritage Days, please visit www.wwiidays.org.

Bill Bach of Shine N Drive on Bullsboro Drive recently had new flagpoles installed to display the American and Georgia flags. Thanks for your patriotism Bill!


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Piedmont Newnan Donates $75,000 to WGTC Foundation 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.

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.

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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: www.cdc.gov/aging

This article is courtesy of Wesley Woods of Newnan, a senior living community on 54 acres offering independent apartments and cottages, personal care, memory care and nursing care, all on one campus

770-683-6833 • wesleywoodsnewnan.org 2280 North Highway 29 | Newnan, GA 30265


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