The Shopper's December 20, 2017 issue

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706-882-0054 The 2017 Coweta Public Library System- Author Party & Student Story Writing Contest The Coweta Public Library System is hosting the annual Student Story Writing Contest in conjunction with its Author Party on Feb. 22, 2018. This year the selected genre is Sci-Fi/ Fantasy highlighting the book, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L ’Engle. The story contest winners will be announced at the Author Party. The featured author of the party is Mike Artell, who is both an award winning author and illustrator. Mr. Artell will discuss his writing and illustration process, answer questions from all participants, and be available for a brief book signing. Write a short fantasy or science fictin or sci-fi/ fantasy gentry story (1,000 to 2,500 words). Or create an original art piece based on the book "A Wrinkle in Time." You may enter 1 or both options in your age category. Entries must be typed, double-spaced or single sided, 8.5" x 11" paper. All entries will be displayed at the Coweta Public Library System for 30 days following the pirze party. The categories are: juvenille (3rd to 5th grade); youth (6th to 12 grade); and adult (ages 18+). One winner receives a $50 gift card and a runner up receives a $25 gift card for each category. All entries must include a title page with name, address, phone number, email address, age/grade (if applicable) and school attending (if applicable). Entry deadline is Jan. 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. Submit to any of the Coweta Public Library System branches.*** ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 3





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Publisher’s PAGE

Encouraging Words …



“Dear Santa”

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2: 8-14) It was a year ago Thanksgiving eve that Corby and I signed way more papers than I can remember and then shook hands with Joe Williams. When the dust settled, we had bought The Coweta Shopper from Mr. Joe, and it has been a whirlwind ever since. Reflecting back on this past year, a lot happened. Not only did we change the name from The Coweta Shopper to The Shopper, we also just moved from Pine Road to 15 Perry St. in downtown Newnan. The first change made it more attractive when moving into adjoining counties; the second put us much closer to advertisers and a much better business environment. We added a lot of features to The Shopper, and increased distribution to around 45,000. That gives us a penetration - around 85 percent - no one can come close to. We also have well more than 3,000 in Peachtree City. Our biggest move was starting The Paper this past summer. It’s designed as a “what to do, see, eat” in the area. And based on the response, which has far exceeded our expectations, it’s filled a much needed gap. It is not replacing The Shopper, rather complementing it with additional features and providing another vehicle for our advertisers. We started with 2,500 copies a month. We’ve doubled that circulation and are looking at doubling again soon. We started with no newspaper racks, we now have 25 throughout the county and just ordered another 25. We started with about 30 businesses taking copies of The Paper to distribute. We are now about to hit 100. We are continuing to add columns as well. There’s a theater/film/on demand column, and other columns on the arts, real estate, trends, best food joints, the music scene, interviews with some great local residents and well, who knows what’s next. So thanks to everyone, readers and advertisers alike. Despite the craziness that has become Brown Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and whatever else the marketers come up with, I hope you take a moment and just pause. Pause and remember what this time of year is really about. It’s about a baby who was born in a manger, who within a brief life spanning less than 35 years, changed the world like no other. To this day his is despised, hated, and even forgotten. For others, he is honored, worshipped and followed as the Savior, Christ the Lord. There really isn’t a middle ground here. For my part, on behalf of the entire team of The Paper and The Shopper, I’d like to take a moment and say, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers and advertisers. And our wish for you is that each of you have a prosperous 2018 and focus on what is important, what is eternal, what matters. And please, as you celebrate the holidays and new year, SHOP LOCAL!

The SHOPPER Staff John A. Winters, Publisher, Editor Joseph E. Williams, Publisher Emeritus Corby Carlin Winters, Marketing/Public Relations Rusty Kuehl, Advertising Sales 770-301-6410 • Joey Howard, Digital Editor / Sales 404-698-0734 • Ruth Harris Doyal, Composition 770-254-1421 •


Like Us On Facebook The Coweta Shopper Follow Us On Twitter @CowetaShopper The Shopper is published by Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., P. O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 The Shopper has successfully served the Coweta county area for over twenty years with our consumer-oriented guide consisting of a wide variety of retail and service advertisers, along with classified advertisements. Our office is located at 15 Perry Street, Newnan, GA 30263 Mailing address is: P. O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 9 - 4. The Shopper reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising as we feel is in the best interest of our publication.

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Hello, it’s me again. Hope you are doing well. This will be my 70th Christmas and you have never let me down. However, I’ve been a little slack this year and haven’t accomplished the things I had hoped to. I have the resources and ability but I just didn’t come close to being the person I want to be. In other words, “I’ve been bad!” So this year, Santa, and inasmuch as I’m probably no longer on your list, at least bring me a few tools. Nothing I could purchase. Not the ones for sawing, hammering or turning bolts. This year I need a few personal development tools to help me move from where I am to where I want to be, and I promise to use them to be a better person. Here is a list of what I will probably need for my “project”, but you might have a few others in your bag. (1) GRATITUDE for the resources I now have. I’ll start with these, gathering others as I move forward. (2) WISDOM to advance in the direction that is best for me, those around me, and my community. (Health, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual.) (3) ABILITY to set some realistic goals and to make specific, measurable plans to carry them through to realization. (4) DISCIPLINE to make a habit of doing the things that will move me toward the goals I set, and do so every day, properly and at the right time. (5) RESOLVE to continue moving forward toward the person I want to be, even in the face of temporary set back backs and disappoints. (6) DECISION not to allow myself to dwell on what I didn’t accomplish yesterday, but what I will achieve today. I’ll give you a full report of my progress before next Christmas since I am keen to get back on

your list! That way I can ask for some parts I need for the electric train you brought me back in 1951. Still have it!

Your friend “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians: 4-13

The Shopper Distribution A free weekly publication distributed utilizing the power of direct mail along with selected outlets. Direct-mailed to 10,800+ unique residential and business addresses each week. ZONE A includes areas in … Downtown Newnan, UWG Campus Area/ Platinum Point, LaGrange Street, Avery Park, Newnan Lakes, Poplar Road, Temple Avenue, Corinth Road, Blalock Lakes, Stonebridge, Lower Fayetteville Road, Moreland, Grantville ... 10,873 addresses ZONE B includes areas in … Canongate, Palmetto-Tyrone Road, Minix Road, Fischer Road, Andrew Bailey Road, Hwy 34 East, Lora Smith Road, Hwy 154 North, Lower Fayetteville Road, Shenadoah Boulevard, Peachtree City … 11,356 addresses ZONE C includes areas in … Arbor Springs, Lake Redwine, Happy Valley Circle, Timberidge, Cedar Creek Road, Newnan Country Club, Lake Hills, Hwy. 29 North, Macedonia Road, Roscoe Road, Jim Starr Road, Hwy. 27 North, Sargent, Hamilton Place, Hwy. 34 West, Powers Crossroads ... 11,202 addresses ZONE D includes areas in … SummerGrove, White Oak, Sullivan Road, Poplar Road, Piedmont Newnan area, Hwy 154 South, Sharpsburg, Bob Smith Road, Lower Fayetteville Road, Turin, Senoia, Starr’s Mill, Haralson, Alvaton ... 11,671 addresses



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


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



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

__________________________________ MONDAYS & FRIDAYS Exercise Is Medicine at The Carnegie 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Mondays and some Fridays at The Carnegie. A wellness class for prevention and management of chronic disease conditions. Call for details. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

__________________________________ ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 5 TUESDAYS Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged to participate at no charge. Call 770.683.3724 or email for more information. 41-A Newnan Station Dr., Newnan 30265





FUMC Job Network Meeting The program begins at 6 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church - Parish Hall located at 33 Greenville Street, Newnan the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 33 Greenville St., Newnan • 770.253.7400


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


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

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


3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant on Bullsboro in the back-meeting room. A short business meeting is held and then we will have a guest speaker. Sharon 770.683.4758. 605 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan, GA 30263


Backyard Association Meeting The Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association free presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County office. Call the Extension office for reservations and to register for door prizes. Call 770254-2620 or email More Information: 255 Pine Road, Newnan • 770.254.2620



Parkinson’s Support Group Newnan’s Parkinson’s Support Group monthly meeting will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in Room 201 at Newnan FUMC. (Get off the elevator and go left.) 770.253.7400 • 33 Greenville Street




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


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Home for the Holidays While many of us rely on technology to communicate with each other by cell phone, video chats and social media, the holidays present a unique opportunity to spend time in person with family members, particularly older family members we don’t see on a regular basis. This face-to-face time provides a chance to observe behaviors that may go undetected over the phone or e-mail. Certain changes in these behaviors from year to year may indicate a need for long-term care. While each passing year will likely show some changes in an older family member’s capabilities and function, it’s important to focus on changes in behavior as compared to what is considered normal for that person. For example, if a person who is usually outgoing and conversational now seems withdrawn and isolated or if someone who has always been physically capable of caring for him or herself is now struggling to bathe and dress or make simple meals, it’s probably time for the family to consider making a long-range plan for care. The best time to plan is before that care is needed. Many people mistakenly assume Medicare will pay for all long-term care such as home care, personal care, assisted living and nursing care, but this is not the case. Since there are strict limits to what Medicare covers, more and more seniors consider purchasing long-term care insurance to defray such costs. You can start your search about long-term care insurance online. The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) can provide valuable information such as an assessment of need, direction on developing a plan for long-term care and more; visit Also, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsors an educational site at Best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season with your friends and family. 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

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Mike Robertson, Piedmont Newnan CEO, pictured with Barbara Tumperi, longtime member of our volunteer team, who flipped the switch to light the star on top of the hospital.

Scenes from Piedmont Newnan Hospital's annual event on November 30th

Business Women of Fayette & Coweta’s 2017

O Christmas Tea - November 28, 2017 at Peachtree Hotel & Conference Center photos provided by Meghan Stewart Photography Over 130 local business women gathered together recently for O Christmas Tea. This holiday classic event hosted by the Business Women of Fayette and Coweta raised over $30,000 for Coweta Domestic Violence Resource Center in Newnan. Entertainment featured carolers from Masterworks Chorale, professional classical guitarist Matt White and eighteen dancers from Peachtree City Civic Ballet performing scenes from the Nutcracker. “We are so pleased to have raised over $140,000 in the last nine years for the survivors of domestic violence,” said O Christmas Tea chair Ellie White-Stevens, Creative Director of Dirt1x. “We had amazing sponsors support us, like Hope Diamond Sponsor Powers Heating & Air, Diamond Sponsors Community Association Management, and Cronic Automotive Group. We were also pleased to have the support of Gold Sponsor The Shopper/The Paper.”

Hospital staff who helped make the night a success.

South Metro Church Choir singing Christmas carols. ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 7

Newnan High School Cheerleaders Raise $3,200 for Piedmont Cancer Wellness

The Newnan High School Cheerleaders donated $3,200 to the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Funds were raised from t-shirt sales for the Newnan High School Pink Out game. Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan offers free support services and programs such as yoga, cooking demonstrations, expressive art classes and counseling to anyone affected by cancer, regardless of whether they are a Piedmont patient. The check was presented to Piedmont Newnan during the football game at Newnan High School on Friday, Nov. 3 where players, cheerleaders and fans alike sported pink clothing and accessories in support of breast cancer awareness.

Meet Dr. Osawe Dr. Osawe is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests include fibroids, abnormal bleeding, minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery. She cares for patients from adolescence to geriatrics. In her spare time, Dr. Osawe enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Medical Degree: SUNY Upstate Medical University Residency: The Ohio State University Medical Center Learn more about Dr. Osawe by visiting

Obosa Osawe, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology 775 Poplar Road, Suite 120 Newnan, Georgia 30265 770.400.4510


Herzig offers minimally invasive spine surgery option for those suffering from chronic spine conditions David Herzig, MD, who specializes in neuro and spine surgery, joined Piedmont Physicians group last year. A new minimally invasive spinal surgery he performs at Piedmont Newnan Hospital is commonly used to treat chronic spine conditions including spinal stenosis; degenerative, bulging or herniated discs; pinched nerves and sciatica. The minimally invasive surgery is a safe, effective alternative to traditional open neck or back surgery, through an incision less than one inch that is less destructive to normal muscle and ligaments. “Most patients feel instant relief and wake up with significant improvement,” said Dr. Herzig. “The surgery typically lasts 1-2 hours and most go home the same day, are off pain medications within two weeks and back to normal activities within 4-6 weeks.” Patients of all ages suffering from neck or back pain that is radiating pain into their arms or legs may be good candidates. An office visit can determine the best method of treatment and no referral or imaging is required to be seen in consultation. “This minimally invasive procedure allows patients to return home sooner and be back at work quicker,” Herzig said. “It’s exciting to offer something that no one else in this area is and keep patients close to home for care.” Dr. Herzig is accepting new patients. To learn more, contact Piedmont Physicians Group Neuro Spine at 404-299-3338.

10th Annual Autumn Chase Raised Close to $20,000 for Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center The 10th annual Autumn Chase, held on October 28, serves as the annual fundraising event for the Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center in downtown Newnan. The unique race around the lakes at Newnan Utilities drew almost 400 participants and raised close to $20,000 to support community fitness programs. “This event allows the fitness center to offer free exercise classes onsite at the fitness center, as well as out in the community, like our Exercise is Medicine classes,” said Jessica Griffith, Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center marketing and fitness coordinator. The annual event is the last Saturday in October and includes a 15k and 5k trail race, plus a 1-mile fun run and “Tot Trot.” “Because the center is not-for-profit, we are able to enhance our equipment and offer more classes,” said Griffith. “We could not have done this without Dennis McEntire and his team at Newnan Utilities, our wonderful sponsors and the amazing volunteers.” This year’s race was hosted by Newnan Utilities, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center. Major sponsors included Metro Atlanta Ambulance Services, Cargill, OrthoAtlanta, HealthSouth, Georgia Pain & Spine Care, Amazing Smiles Dental, Georgia Bone & Joint and several others.

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Coweta Community Foundation issues Annual Report in time for Annual Appeal The season of giving has officially arrived in Coweta County, and the Coweta Community Foundation is now sending out its Annual Report and informing supporters about its Annual Appeal for those who wish for their tax-deductible year-end giving to benefit the local community. For the last 20 years, the Coweta Community Foundation has been able to support many nonprofit organizations located right here in Coweta County. Thanks to the generosity of this community, the Foundation in January will award $50,000 in grants to several nonprofit organizations and educators that serve Coweta County. Gifts may be made online at www.cowetafoundation. org as either a one-time or recurring donation. Giving may also be made through gifts of securities; by opening a Donor Advised Fund; through a bequest in an estate plan; or through a gift of life insurance. CCF board members are available to talk to prospective donors about making a gift and to answer any questions. For more information, please call 770-253-1833 or email

Support CCF by bidding on the Lowe’s of Newnan Christmas float At last year’s City of Newnan Christmas parade in downtown Newnan, the Newnan Lowe’s store won first place among floats in the Large Business category. It was a repeat performance for the local home improvement superstore, which had won the award for four years in a row. And once again, the store donated the pieces of its float for an auction to benefit the General Grants Fund of the Coweta Community Foundation. One of the store’s assistant managers, Mike O’Brien, is also a member of the Foundation’s board. He reports that Lowe’s will again be auctioning off the pieces of this year’s Christmas parade float to benefit the Foundation

Coweta Community Foundation’s Community Service Team elects new executive board The Coweta Community Foundation’s Community Service Team recently elected its executive board for the 2017-2018 year. Board members include Ashley Stephens, a Northgate High School twelfth grader, chairman; Samantha Morrison, a Northgate High School eleventh grader, vice chairman; Ashlyn Carney, a Northgate High School eleventh grader, secretary; Michelle McGrath, a Northgate High School eleventh grader, treasurer; and Sam Huynh, an East Coweta High School twelfth grader, social media and public relations coordinator. In the fall of 2015, the Coweta Community Foundation launched its first Community Service Team for local freshmen and sophomores. Members of the team met monthly to study local nonprofits and learn more about how they operate, and at the end of the year, they chose to give a grant to the Community Welcome House. Building on its successful first year, the group added even more members for the 2016-2017 school year, and they awarded their second grant, this time to the Coweta Organization for Riding, Rehabilitation and Learning (CORRAL). In the fall of 2017, the third group of communityminded high school students, CCF’s largest yet, was selected. They’re already busy learning about the world of Coweta nonprofits and will again be awarding a grant before the end of the school year. The objectives of the Community Service Team are to build awareness of local nonprofits among high school students; provide an opportunity for active participation in local nonprofit organizations; train young teens to serve as auxiliary board members of local nonprofits

The Coweta Community Foundation’s Community Service Team recently elected its executive board for the 2017-2018 year. Board members include, from left, Samantha Morrison, vice chairman; Ashley Stephens, chairman; Michelle McGrath, treasurer; and Ashlyn Carney, secretary. Not pictured is Sam Huynh, social media and public relations coordinator.

during their junior and senior years; bring new ideas and youthful energy to local nonprofit agencies; and provide an opportunity for the team to research and select one local nonprofit to receive a grant for a special project or program. Leading the program are Foundation board members Cynthia Bennett, director of programs for the NewnanCoweta Chamber and a retired Coweta County educator; Deidre Bembry, a local State Farm insurance agent; and Michael Nix, executive director, local government, 911 Authority for the State of Georgia.

after the December 9 parade in downtown Newnan, so watch our Facebook page for more information. Last year’s Lowe’s float featured an entire Christmas village, including Lowe’s Hardware, a schoolhouse, a church and Tiller’s Toy Shop. Lowe’s employees noted that the late John Tiller, who was for many years one of the store’s managers, was instrumental in establishing the Lowe’s float tradition five years ago and loved working on the floats. After Tiller died unexpectedly, his coworkers decided to honor him by naming one of the float pieces in his memory. Because Tiller and his son were known for their love of remote control cars,

"Tiller’s Toy Shop” was chosen as a fitting tribute.

Non Profit Calendar

• Jan. 8 — 100 Coweta Women Who Care 6 to 7 p.m. • Jan. 9 — Coweta Family Collaborative - RePack The Backpack and Resource Expo

4:30 pm — 6:30 pm at Central Educational Center - 160 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Newnan, GA For more information, please contact Carol Breissinger at 770-480-3258 or • Jan. 16 — Coweta County Family Connection Meeting 4 to 5 p.m. Heatherwood Baptist Church, Monthly Collaborative Meeting

• Jan. 19 — 3rd Annual Grant and Awards Ceremony 9 to 10 a.m.

Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 Please join us as we award $50,000 in grants and leadership awards to nonprofit agencies and educators in Coweta County. Seating is limited and a continental breakfast will be served.

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Thank you to our annual partners


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Saints win the 7-8 year old league championship The SAINTS, led by head coach Adrian Moss, recently won the Coweta County Recreation Department’s 7-8 year old championship for the 2017 season. This years players include: Kameron Ackols, Cooper Boone, Kason Copeland, Bennett Croyle, Raja Dunbar, Colton Gasaway, Jackson Gilmore, Jalin Hardaway, Kwasi Hawthorne, Jayden Knox, Ashton Lawless, Tegan McCaw, O'Ryan Moss, Bryse Pfauth, Bernardo Stallings, Beau Story, Quinten Webb, Tyler Williams.

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Ravens crowned as the 9-10 year old league champions

The RAVENS, led by head coach Rick Gemmel, recently won the Coweta County Recreation Department’s 9-10 year old championship for the 2017 season. This years players include: Isaiah Alford, Augustus Anderson, Zyon Arnold, Chance Davis, Zadarious Dorsey, Jaden Dutton, Jake Hannah, Brody Harmon, Derrious Hinton, Tuff Hudson, Noah Knowles, Joshua Knowles, Hayes Maginnis, Jojo Mosley, Tyshun Saunders, Michael Smith, Micah Wright, Levaun Williams.

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A revolutionary thought: Redefining ROI Rather than a Return on Investment, view your marketing, branding, advertising, business model as a Reach Of Influence. In the millennial economy, the desire to do business is more than the minuscule discounts, big sales, and seasonal offers. Highly engaged and savvy consumers are looking for products and services which make a measured difference in our society. Whether it’s social reform, ecological advances, protecting our environment or some other form of doing good, millennials, the second largest consumer base in our economy, want to support and promote companies with a cause. This trend is driving companies to find a deeper purpose to their mission statement and way of doing business. You’ll find companies like Subaru which now advertises its commitment to never impact any landfill in the production of their vehicles. Toms Shoes, a viral sensation, provides a pair of shoes, water, safe birth and bullying prevention with every purchase you make. Diff Eyewear gives much needed eyewear to deserving people with every consumer transaction of glasses. So, manufacturers and retailers are looking beyond the ROI (return on investment) as their business model. They are now looking for Reach of Influence (the new ROI) by building

their goals around a purpose. It’s smart business that goes beyond transactional relationships. This model builds loyalty, creates trust, and positively promotes reputation. Reach of Influece: Reach is to touch and communicate with the largest number of people possible through action, power, or association. Influence is to affect, sway, exercise influence, or to hold the capacity as a compelling force to affect the actions, behaviors, and opinions of others. Reach-of-Influence overpowers the transactional-based Return-on-Investment by demanding a deeper relationship with the customer. Reach of Influence is less self-centered and more inclusive. It truly builds reputation beyond the positive attributes of the product, service and customer care. It tells your customers that you are there, for the long journey ahead. What is your Reach of Influence? How can this change your message and marketing? Let me know if I can help.

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Take a closer look next time when going home With the distance between parents and their adult children averaging 280 miles, the holidays are often the only time that families get together for an extended visit. If you have not seen your parents or older loved ones for a while, this may be a good time to take a close look at how they are aging. So what behaviors should cause concern? Below are just a few. Mail: Are there stacks of mail sitting on a desk or table? Unopened mail, past due notices and even stacks of apparently unread magazines, may be a sign that your parent or loved one is having trouble keeping up with bills, or may be spending money recklessly. Cooking: Does your loved one Beth Dow usually cook or have a special dish that they always make, but this year they didn’t make it? That could be a sign that they can’t remember the recipe, they can’t remember what order to use the ingredients, or the entire process is now just overwhelming to them. Driving: If your older family member still drives, look around the car and garage for scrapes, scratches, dents and dings that may be cause for concern. Suggest running a quick errand and have your loved one drive. Observe his or her driving for any safety concerns.

Function: Keep an eye and ear out for unusual behaviors or comments. Does your loved one seem increasingly forgetful, hard of hearing or visually challenged? Do they appear to be unsteady when walking? If you are with them more than one day, are they changing clothes? Are they repeating the same stories, questions or jokes? Social: Ask your loved ones about social events and attendance. Do they still go to church? Are they involved in any civic organizations? Do they meet with friends? Do they spend most of their time in their home with no interaction from other people? Is this behavior different from their past behavior? If you do note areas of concern, but your loved one is not in imminent danger, don’t address your concerns during your visit. Wait. Talk to them later. Let them know of your concerns and be sure to stress your goal is to help them remain independent. If you need help, on how to begin this conversation, a good place to start is with a Geriatric Care Manager. They are trained to not only help you with the conversation, but will also help you and your loved one decide how to move forward with your findings. n Beth Dow is a Geriatric Case Manager, a Certified Senior Advisor, a Certified Alzheimer’s Educator and the Founder/Owner of Home Helpers of GA & AL. For more information on how Beth can help you, your family, or to have her speak to your group, contact her at bdow@HomeHelpersHomeCare. com. ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 11

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Homeowner Educational Programs Coming in 2018 Written by: Kim Magyar, MGEVolunteer The winter solstice will arrive on December 21 this year, and as our days have shortened and the darkness comes early, the Master Gardeners are spending less time in their yards and gardens. This time of year allows us to rest from our busy days of yard and garden work, and start to enjoy and prepare for the holiday season. We anticipate travel, the company of friends and family, delicious meals, holiday parties, festive decor, and songs of joy. Of course, this is the season of magic for our children and grandchildren, and we tend to put our yards and gardens on the back burner until the warmer, longer days of spring arrive. So join us in 2018 at our monthly Backyard Association (BYA) programs which require absolutely no work on your part! These free programs are held the second Tuesday of each month from January to November at 7 pm at the Coweta County Extension building, 255 Pine Road. All are welcome to join us and hear our informative guest speakers talk with compelling enthusiasm about their subject matter. This year, topics have included: mysterious trees, bulbs beyond daffodils, “nearly” native plants, and proven perennials for Georgia gardens. After the short presentation, you'll have the opportunity to win plentiful door prizes provided by our supporters: Mr. Bob Lott of Southern Roots Nursery, Mr. Kevin Martin of Breaking Ground Nursery, and Ms. Helena Hall of Lowe's of Newnan. On April 10, 2018, the BYA speaker will be the well-known “Georgia Gardener.” This columnist, author, and radio/TV host has a huge following in our area and we expect a packed house. A preferential seating section will be available for those who attend our January, February, and March programs. Please call the Extension Office at 770254-2620 to register for these free programs and to be entered for the great door prizes. Hope to see you on January 9, 2018! The BYA programs are a great way to learn about relevant gardening topics with other like minded folks. There is no fee or “membership” to attend these 1 hour sessions. The final Backyard


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Assocation program of 2017 was held on November 14 and Mr. Keith Caudell, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Peachtree City store, talked about thoughtful bird feeding stations and the importance of having clean water sources for our feathered friends. Birds are a great source of color, activity, and interest during the winter season. The habitat you create for birds can attract year-round avians. Mr. Caudell displayed many types of functional and fun bird feeders and told us how to attract fan favorites--bluebirds, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds. And once the hummingbirds return in spring, be sure to change your hummingbird food and clean your feeder every 3-4 days during the summer, as the nectar can ferment in our Georgia heat and therefore be dangerous to the little birds. The Coweta County Extension Office and your Master Gardener Extension Volunteers wish you a peaceful and bright holiday season and we look forward to serving you in 2018!


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December Trends and Trendsetters

Go bold Red is always a great idea that is perfect for the holidays.

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

Savoring the Holiday season

This fashion trend is for those who have bold, confident personalities and not for the shy. It can be fun and festive, but it can also be a power statement. Men can simply add a red tie for a big fashion statement or go for a red jacket for a lasting impression. Photographer Mike Colletta loves the red dinner jacket shown here on my friend Thomas Ashley and so does Mr. Personality and I! If you don’t own a little red then this year would be a great time to get your red on. So hit your local shop and stock up. Even Santa knows the power of red.

Savoring and celebrating the holidays with friends and family is so important. But finding the good in the midst of the stressful and quite hectic moments is so important too. I hope this holiday season will be filled with laughter, music, friends, family and a heart of gratitude and great memories. I hope we focus this season on the significant and not the insignificant things that make us crazy.Your holidays may not be perfect, but what’s really perfect anyway? Remember this is your one life to live and we are mere travelers here. Treasure the small things. And this year may we seek to give gifts that will leave a legacy and eternal blessings. Those would include love, compassion, forgiveness and words of encouragement. So what if the house isn’t spotless and the meal is not perfect. It is not the end of the world. Remember to embrace the moments and savor them.

Gifts which leave a legacy Giving gifts is at the heart of Christmas and giving to those in need is the true meaning, whether you give of your time, talents or your treasures. With far more than 200 nonprofits in our neck of the woods, we have ample opportunities to change lives this holiday season and leave a lasting impact. Each year hundreds of thousands of dollars are given to help children and adults all over our community. This past November, The Kiwanis Club of Newnan awarded $180,000 in grants to 40 local nonprofits to help them continue their mission. (this is only a portion that they gave out this past year).

Shop local Take a look around the corner, up the street and in every nook because you will find fun, fabulous and creative shops. These stores are owned and operated by men and women who care about our community. They hand pick their merchandise and they know your name. When we shop locally, what is spent here stays here and is reinvested in our community. These amazing shops will not disappoint.

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

Last January, The Coweta Community Foundation awarded S40,000 in grants and 100 Women awarded $30,000 dollars over the year. We can make a difference and we can change the face of our community by investing in it. And more importantly, by changing just one person’s life, we can change the lives of many. These gifts do not gather dust or wind up in an estate sale either. For something different and fun, how about making a donation in honor of someone this Christmas and simply mail them the Christmas card and tell them what you did. I am sure it will make them smile too. With so many wonderful non profits in our community … feeding the homeless, providing school supplies for kids, working with those with special needs … there's something for anyone who wishes to help others. ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 13

Coweta County Family Connection's RePack the BackPack & Resource Expo Tuesday, January 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Central Education Center 160 MLK Drive, Newnan During the event, Coweta County students, and their families, will receive free school supplies, meet 30+ local resource agencies, and visit with KISS 104.1 and Monica Pearson.

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How does this effect a seller and the use of these colors when preparing their house to sell? My advice is to use the bolder stronger colors as accents as in throw pillows, throws, window treatments and accent walls. Then use the softer colors as wall, bedding and upholstery choices.

The Staging Life 2018 Color of the Year & The Effects of Selling It’s that time of the year when different paint companies choose their “Color of the Year” and all of us paint color junkies await the news. Now I know there are many interior designers that are fantastic at using color and awesome at guiding us on how and where to use these trendy colors, but when your preparing your house to sell, using the current color of the year can go either bad or good. Let’s take a look at some of the choices: The first two choices are in the blue/green family. Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year is call Oceanside. It’s a deep blue/green (I call it teal) color inspired by travel, and the blue/green of the ocean.

Behr as chosen a color called In the Moment. It is a cool tranquil version of the stronger above color, inspired by the blue spruce. Benjamin Moore has gone totally in the opposite direction and has a color called Calente as their color of the year. It’s vibrant, full of energy and RED! Glidden has gone very dark with a color called Deep Onyx. It’s almost black and great for exterior doors or shutters, interior doors and cabinets. Olympic has a similar tone called Black Magic another almost black. Dutch Boy has gone totally in another direction than the above companies and has Sandstone Tint as their color choice. It’s a warm greige (beige/gray) and will make a great neutral wall choice

If you choose to use one of the bolder colors of the year on a wall or in a room, you may be risking losing a buyer in the event that they may like the color but they don’t want to “live IN” the color and don’t want to go to the hassle and expense to paint it a more neutral choice. So choose wisely when selecting a color to update your house before selling and if you need some help, give me a shout! (Nan Johnston is a professional home staging consultant from Newnan with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Check out her website for some interesting before and after photos at Feel free to contact her at

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

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

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

MLS #8244938 JUST REMODELED SPLIT LEVEL HOME WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF DOWNTOWN NEWNAN AND SCHOOLS. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, LR, Formal DR, den w/stone f/p. Fresh paint thruout. Fully equipped kitchen. Central a/c. Price Reduced to $129,900. (Frank)

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

MLS #8215873 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! Price Reduced to $146,900. (Frank/Jess)

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

MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. Price Reduced to $448,000. (Frank/Jess)

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

MLS #8212829 CLASSIC LAKEFRONT 4BR/3BA IN NORTH COWETA in well-established n’hood. Easy access to Newnan & I-85. Long frontage on pvt stocked lake. Spacious GR w/fp & FR w/f/p in bsmt. Loft area. Screen porch & deck overlooking lake. Updated kit w/b’fast area. Price Reduced to $375,000. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8251826 WELL MAINTAINED 2-STORY ON BSMT in choice North PTC location. 2-story foyer entrance w/20’ ceiling. Hardwd flrs. Sep formal DR. LR w/f/p. Kit w/ss appliances, bfast area & bar, pantry & office nook. Lrg master. Easy I-85 access! $329,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8256081 PRIVATE, COUNTRY SETTING WITH YEAR ROUND CREEK. LESS THAN $3,100 PER ACRE! Several building sites w/mixture of beautiful hardwoods & pines. Underground utilities already in place. Less than 5 minutes to I-85 & 10 minutes from downtown Newnan. $69,900. (Jess)


MLS #8160544 STUNNING BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS. Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/brick f/p, separate dining room, updated kitchen overlooking backyard and acreage. Spacious master bedroom w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. Reduced to $475,000! (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8238258 ‘SUMMER OAKS’ IN GAY, GA. Fabulous 1938 era brick Cape Cod on 180+/- open & wded acs w/2 ponds, barn, 2 steel bldgs, greenhouse, guest cottage, pavilion w/fplc on pond. 100+/- acs fenced & cross fenced. Updated kit. Formal LR & DR. B’fast rm. Den w/ fplc. 5 BR/3BA. $1,250,000. (Frank)

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509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville in Bohannon Woods. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 4.174+/- WOODED ACRES on Palmetto-Tyrone Road and Hudgens Road. Choice North Coweta location. Just Reduced! $49,500!. Frank. _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________

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

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

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2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ 18 ACRES! BEAUTIFUL, OPEN LAND w/ 500’ of frontage on Hwy 54/Lone Oak Rd, partially RACT R CONT DEMeriwether wooded. 2 miles from I-85 & 1UN mile from Industrial Park Dr. $79,900. (Jess) _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________

770.253.6990 Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price & terms subject to prior sale & change without notice. _________________________________________________________

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

MLS #8269089 WELL-MAINTAINED & PVT RANCH! Like New w/fenced yard on 1.89+/- ac in choice North Newnan location. Lrg greatrm w/f/p. Master w/walk-in closet. Lrg laundry/mud rm. Rocking chair front porch. HVAC, appliances, water heater, lighting, carpet & flooring all updated in 2016 & fresh paint! Reduced to $187,500. (Jess)

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COMMERCIAL FOR RENT OR LEASE. 5 Jackson Street. 1500 sq.ft. Office or Store Building in Downtown Newnan. $1,250/per month. Owner/Agents. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________

COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE – White Oak Professional Center. 1100 SQ.FT. TO 8100 SQ.FT. PROFESSIONAL SPACE NEAR WHITE OAK ENTRANCE. $14.50/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________

6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 15

Suggestions Don’t let energy efficiency take a holiday No matter how you celebrate, energy use tends to increase during the holiday season. With more guests in your home and activities taking place, your electric meter spins a little faster than usual, costing you more money. Celebrate the holidays efficiently so you don’t have to worry about a high electric bill. Decorating

If you decorate with strings of lights, consider LED (light-emitting diode) options. They use over 80 percent less energy than traditional strings of lights and have a longer life. Make sure to purchase high-quality strings from reputable sources. Safety and the lifetime can be compromised in less expensive LED strands. Place strands of electric lights on timers so they automatically turn on in the evening after the sun sets, and turn off around bedtime. You won’t have to think about plugging and unplugging them, or spend money powering them when unnecessary. Decorate with less lighting. Consider a natural,

Deck the Halls with Safety in Mind If you put up a live tree, buy one with fresh, green needles. If the greenery isn’t fresh, it can lead to a greater fire risk. Keep the tree’s base holder filled with water at all times – even if you have to water it more than once per day. Choose a spot for your tree that’s at least three feet clear of fireplaces and other heat sources. String lights that have the Underwriters Laboratory mark. It means that engineers have tested samples of lights for risk of ire, electric shock and other hazards. Plug no more than three strands of lights together or into the same outlet. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using electrical decorations.

Before you plug in last year's lights, inspect them for cracked sockets, frayed, loose or bare wires and loose connections. If you have to replace a light bulb or fuse on a strand of lights, unplug it first. Replace faulty light strands and electrical decorations rather than trying to repair them. Keep lights and electrical decorations out of the reach of children and pets. They can cause a shock or fire if misused. Some lights are designed for indoor use only. Check yours before hanging them outdoors. Turn off decorations and lights before leaving the house or going to bed.

Warmest Wishes for a Safe and Wonderful Holiday Season

vintage feel for your decorations. Use items like pinecones, greenery, candy canes, popcorn strings and gingerbread. The whole family can get involved in decorating the home with these safe and festive items. Cooking • Cook with your microwave, toaster oven or slow cooker whenever possible. Small appliances cook quickly and more efficiently than your oven. • When you do use the oven, cook more than one item at a time. Have a ham, sweet potato casserole and rolls that all need to cook in the oven? Make some adjustments to cooking temperatures and times, and put all your dishes in at once to take full advantage of the heat that’s being produced. • Don’t peek! It’s tempting to open the oven door to check on holiday treats. Use the oven light instead, and keep the door closed. This will retain the heat where it belongs—inside the oven. • Glass and ceramic dishes allow you to cook food at a lower temperature than metal baking dishes. If the recipe calls for a metal baking pan, and you substitute glass or ceramic cookware, reduce the temperature by about 25 degrees Fahrenheit. • Have food defrosted before you cook. Simply planning ahead can cut cooking times and energy use in half. Place any frozen dishes in the refrigerator the night before so they are ready to go in the oven the next morning. Around the house Turn down your home’s thermostat a few degrees. Extra people bustling around the home and the oven warming food will heat up your home a few more degrees. Take advantage and adjust your thermostat accordingly. You will save some money on your bill, and your guests will still be comfortable. (Chellie Phillips is the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for Coweta-Fayette EMC. She has over 20 years of experience in the electric utility field.)

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Some of my earliest Christmas memories are of going to Atlanta to shop at both Davison’s and Rich’s. I sure miss them. I love this country’s old department stores and have made a hobby of researching recipes from their restaurants and tearooms.

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While I’ve yet to find a recipe from Davison’s, I have made the fruit salad, chicken salad, cheese straws, and coconut cake from Rich’s. The cake is never as good as it was from the Rich’s Bake Shop, though, because as the saying goes, “You can’t compete with a memory.” So instead I’m creating new memories and trying new recipes from other department stores. One of the best is a Christmas recipe from an old department store in Cleveland, Ohio, the Halle Brothers Company. You know the beautiful Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry? She was named after this department store. And curiously enough, when she was in college, she worked for the Cleveland store that was one of Halle Brothers’ competitors, the Higbee Company. That would be like naming your son Davison and having him go to work for Rich’s, I suppose. (The Higbee department store, by the way, is where little Ralphie in A Christmas Story first lusted over that Red Ryder BB gun in the window, so tuck that in your cap in case you’re ever on Jeopardy!)


But it was Halle Brothers who made my day by publishing a book of their store’s favorite recipes in 1999, and I happily snagged a copy on eBay. Since I adore the tart flavor of cranberries, I had to try the Halle’s Cranberry Bread, which is now one of my favorite Christmas treats. I bake this Cranberry Bread in mini loaves and give it as gifts. You can bake this recipe in 3 x 5-inch loaf pans to share with several friends, or for one deluxe gift, bake it in a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap, and tie it up with a pretty tea towel and ribbon as a gorgeous gift from your kitchen. And from my kitchen to yours, Merry Christmas!

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• 1 cup granulated sugar • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder n salt • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoooon • 2 tablesp s shortening • Juice and zest of 1 orange • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling waterchopped pecans • 1 cup • 1 egg, beaten • 1 cup fresh cranberries, cut in halves

der, baking soda and salt. In Sift together flour, sugar, baking pow orange zest, shortening, boiling separate large bowl, combine juice, the liquid ones and blend just water and egg. Add dry ingredients to berries and mix well. Pour into until combined. Add pecans and cran spray. Allow batter to stand for pan (or pans) prepared with cooking degrees for 60-70 minutes or 20 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 es out clean. (Bake for only 50 until a knife inserted in the center com Yields 1 large loaf or 3 mini minutes if you’re baking mini loaves.) loaves.

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So why don’t we see this every year? Because when temperatures decrease gradually and we have a later frost date, then soils have already cooled down. Usually by the time we have our first real cold snap, the cooler air is more evenly distributed through the grass canopy which causes grass to go dormant more evenly across your lawn. One word of caution about warm season grasses and winter dormancy. If you take the opportunity to treat winter annual weeds with a nonselective herbicide in your bermuda grass lawn after it goes dormant, make sure that your bermuda grass is completely dormant before doing so.

Even though bermuda grass may appear dorPhoto Credit: Stephanie Butcher, mant (brown grass), Coweta County Extension Coordinator Without getting into all sometimes our winters of the complicated scidon’t get cold enough for entific formulas for why the grass to go completely this phenomenon happens, it is basically caused by a dormant. Check the turfgrass rhizomes down next to difference in the way heat is distributed throughout the the soil surface before applying herbicides. If you see individual blades of grass—called ‘thermal convective any green, then the plant is not completely dormant and motion’. See what I mean about not getting too compli- could be damaged if it comes into contact with herbicated? cides. This commonly happens around sidewalks where We had an early and quick cold snap this year. In fact, radiant heat from the concrete keeps the turfgrass next it was the earliest first frost date that we’ve had in several to it warm enough to prevent dormancy. years. We went from extremely warm air temperatures to extremely cold air temperatures very quickly. Soil temperatures were still pretty warm and provided a buffer with rising warm air that protected some turfgrass from the cold air moving through the grass canopy. In lawns with a lower mowing height, you may not have seen this pattern, whereas lawns with a higher mowing height would have shown the pattern.

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Capsule Reviews December 8 The Shape of Water (preview)

over the leaked Pentagon Papers. The resulting Supreme Court decision in the case was a landmark ruling against prior restraint and was a precursor for the Post’s Watergate coverage that was to follow.

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) delivers a fairy tale love-story between an amphibian man (Doug Jones) and a lonely woman (Sally Hawkins) set against the backdrop of the Cold War. del Toro had proven that he can seamlessly mix eye-popping special effects with meaningful storylines better than anyone. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (preview)

December 22 All the Money in the World (preview) After the revelations of alleged sexual misconduct by Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott made the shocking decision to reshoot part of the film (already finished) with Christopher Plummer replacing Spacey. “All the Money in the World” tells the story of the real-life kidnapping of billionaire Jean Paul Getty’s grandson and the attempts of the boy’s devoted mother (Michelle Williams) to convince Getty to pay the ransom. Downsizing - Fix RATING In the fantastical “Downsizing” narrative, Matt Damon plays Paul Safranek, a man who decides to “get small.” In the future a technology has emerged that can solve the world’s resource problems by shrinking people. Of course, things don’t go according to plan and when Paul awakes from the life-changing procedure he discovers that his wife (Kristen Wiig) didn’t go through with it.

Easily the front runner for best picture, “The Post” might be reminiscent of 2015’s award winner “Spotlight.” However, given the current political climate, “The Post” is likely to resonate with even a broader segment of viewers. Meryl Streep is very special here, so, look for her to be in the discussion for best actress. I liked this film so much that I wanted to go right back into the theater and watch it again. December 29 The Greatest Showman (preview) Hugh Jackman stars as the legendary showman P. T. Barnum in this musical that tells of his rise and his impact on the transformation of show business. The cast also includes Zac Efron and Michelle Williams in this colorful extravaganza set to song. Molly’s Game (preview) Oscar winning writer Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) makes his directing debut by adapting Molly Bloom’s book about the Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game leading to an FBI investigation. Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirsty”) plays Bloom in this exciting looking biographical drama. Phantom Thread (preview) Now that multiple Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting (if you believe it), director Paul Thomas Anderson might have the distinction of directing the actor in his last role. Even without Day-Lewis’ announcement, any Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”) film is something of an event. This one is a 1950s set story about a renowned dressmaker (Day-Lewis) who becomes involved with a young woman.

Scoring points early by skewering consumerism, “Downsizing” feels like three movies in one, with the final third reminding us of “Joe Versus the Volcano” and feeling a little forced. Still, there’s a lot to like here, including Damon’s bumbling everyman performance and a breakout by Hong Chau who plays the film’s most endearing and interesting character, a Vietnamese dissident who is shrunk against her will as political punishment. The Post - Fix RATING Steven Spielberg teams again with Tom Hanks (who last worked together on 2015’s “Bridge of Spies”) to tell the story how the Washington Post’s Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), the nation’s first female major newspaper publisher, fought President Nixon and the government

Denzel Washington plays the title character, who talks in riddles throughout “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” And, sadly, solving any one of his brain teasers isn’t very interesting. Ultimately, Roman is an unlikeable, frustrating character in a film that has no idea what it’s about. Viewers will be confused and frustrated even as a valiant Washington tries in vain to make us care. Justice League - V No Fix RATING After the undeniable failure of last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the question was whether a good movie could be built upon the foundation of a bad one? And after seeing “Justice League,” the answer is that it is possible only to make a better one. “Justice League” is hardly a bad movie, but it continues director Zack Snyder’s inability to find the magic that makes Marvel films consistent winners. Call Me By Your Name - Fix RATING

December 15 This follow-up to 2015’s franchise reboot has Rey (Daisy Ridley) joining Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to learn more about the Force. Directed by Rian Johnson (“Looper”) expectations are high for the next chapter in the “Star Wars” saga.

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Still In Theaters and In Release Coco - Fix RATING After the lightweight cash grab that was this summer’s weak “Cars 3,” for inspiration, Pixar appropriates the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The result is a blunt, manic film that is worthy of their award-winning canon, but not as important as it should have been.

Given the present political climate, this 1980s set romance might trouble some viewers with its controversial story of an older man engaged in an affair with a 17-year-old. The film concerns young Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who has an affair with his father’s mid-20s graduate student assistant (played by Armie Hammer). “Call Me By Your Name” is very powerful exposing loss of innocence and the importance of one’s first love in a mature, albeit graphic, way. Hammer and Chalamet along with Michael Stuhlbarg might find themselves all nominated for acting awards. Loving Vincent - Fix RATING Hand-painted in the Vincent van Gogh style by over 100 artist-animators, “Loving Vincent” is a unique cinematic experience combining highly stylized visuals with a fascinating take on the famous painter’s life. This detective story, in which a young man falls into an investigation surrounding the facts of van Gogh’s death, “Loving Vincent” is a front-runner for the animated Oscar (watch out Pixar). Murder on the Orient Express - Fix RATING

Delivering an old-fashioned cinematic experience, Director Kenneth Branagh breaks no ground with this quaint retelling of the popular Agatha Christie who-done-it. The cast is fun, but the mystery is kind of flat. By the third act, as the humor is drained and the self-important exposition becomes exhausting, you just want them to get on with solving the riddle. The Breadwinner - Fix RATING Like “Loving Vincent,” this one is worth mentioning because it is likely to give Pixar competition for best animated feature honors. Set in Afghanistan, the story is about a young girl forced to disguise herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Visually striking with hand-drawn animation and a worthy story, it’s my favorite animated film of the year. (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 23

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … ***** Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else. ***** Barbers on the Boulevard recently opened in Avery Park, just across from the Little Giant Shopping Center. They specialize in classic and modern cuts for men, beard maintenance and shaves. The staff includes owner/operator Chrissy, with Debbie and Nickie – all are Barber Stylists. Walk-ins always welcome at their 10 The Boulevard shop, which is open Tuesdays thru Saturdays. Call 678673-6810 or visit their Facebook page for more info. ***** Students and teachers in Coweta County schools raised 181,969 donated food items or cash equivalents for this year’s Coweta County Can-A-Thon, organized by the Newnan Junior Service League. East Coweta High School topped giving among Coweta’s schools, with 20,941 items raised. The school’s Student Government Association led the way at ECHS, organizing a student-teacher basketball game and other events for this year’s food drive. Canongate Elementary raised the most among elementary schools, with 19,017 cans and equivalent cash donations, and Lee Middle School topped Coweta’s middle schools, with 16,721 cans or equivalent cash donations. Other schools raising more than 10,000 items included Newnan High School, with 15,743 items raised, and Madras Middle, which raised 14,572 items. ***** East Coweta Middle School has been recognized by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement with a 2017 Gold Award for Greatest Gains. The middle school was one of only 37 schools across the state to receive the 2017 Gold award. The award recognizes schools that have achieved academic growth over the last three years in the top three percent of schools in the state, as indicated by the school’s progress score on the Georgia College and Career-Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). ***** Coweta’s own Masterworks Chorale will join the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Chancel Choir to present George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, Part I, ending with the beloved “Hallelujah Chorus.” This free concert, Masterworks’ gift to the community, will take place in downtown Newnan in the FUMC sanctuary. Artistic Director Kathy Bizarth will lead the performance. Accompaniment will be provided by David Kinrade, organist, chorus master and Minister of Music for Newnan First United Methodist Church, and a chamber orchestra. The event is Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. ***** One of our favorite food joints may have some new management. There’s a sign up at Bee’z Eat’s offering to sell a “turn-key” operation. That includes training by Bee’z himself and purchasing his proprietary recipes. We can tell you the Mac and Cheese alone is worth some serious cash. We will continue to follow this, because we are talking about an institution here. *****

***** Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ***** For the third consecutive year, Northgate High brought home a GHSA State Cheerleading Championship after claiming the 6A title. Head Coach Sarah Frazier has built quite the dynasty as her Northgate cheerleading squads have now won eight state championships in the past 11 years. Northgate won five straight 4A titles (2007-2011), then after a three-year drought, captured one 5A championship (2015) and the last two 6A crowns (2016-17). ***** Alison Wallace is stepping down as executive director of Bridging the Gap. She is taking on a new title as founder/director of community engagement. John Melia was named as interim executive director. Melia started the Wounded Warrior Project back in 2003 after being wounded in a helicopter crash and seeing how soldiers were treated. Bridging the Gap started in 2009 giving away food to those in need. It now provides food, showers and laundry services to the homeless, as well as local assistance and emergency shelter.


Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. ***** The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which adds a penny in sales tax, will stay on the books for another six years. Country residents approved extending the tax, which begin in 1986, with about 65 percent of the vote. However, less than 10 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. Tsk, tsk. The estimated $140 million in revenue will go to pay for pre-approved capital projects. ***** Mike Chrzanowski has been named the new president of Newnan-based Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America. The Newnan plant manufactures many of Yamaha’s most popular vehicles, including full-size ATVs, side-by-sides, WaveRunners and golf carts. Chrzanowski was previously the company’s executive vice president and took over is new role Nov. 1. He will oversee the company’s three manufacturing plants and more than 1,000 employees. Chrzanowski joined YMMC in 2001 as a plant manager, bringing with him previous experience leading and managing key operations in the automotive industry.


Attention all zombies, finally filming for the 8th season of The Walking Dead has started. Proceed to makeup as producers are hoping to wrap everything up by the time you read this. ***** Why does the Newnan-based Red Roof Inn have a green roof? ***** Candy Vogue in downtown Newnan announced it is closing its doors for good right before Christmas. “These past two years in Newnan, Georgia, have been filled with

many sweet memories and we will miss the shop greatly, but it is in the best interests of our family to leave at this time,” the store posted on its website. ***** The city of Newnan is about to hold its next Newnan Citizen Academy, a free six-month course provided to city residents, business owners, and property owners to educate and inform the citizens of Newnan about every aspect of city government in Newnan. The course is an intensive, hands-on program on how city departments operate and how critical decisions are made that affect the quality of life in Newnan. Participants are given the opportunity to tour city facilities and hear directly from department managers, professional staff, and elected officials. For more information, please visit or contact Gina Snider, public information officer at 770-253-2682 x 203 to sign up. ***** Hopefully, sometime during the shelf life of this publication (meaning December) crews will reopen Greison Trail and we can do away with that pesky detour. ***** Ashley Park today announced that Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop is set to open its first Newnan location this December next to GameStop and DSW Shoes. The store is known as one of the country’s largest collections of saltwater taffy and glass-bottled sodas. This shop will feature more than 500 different bottled sodas, thousands of candies from across the world, old-fashioned tin signs, classic concert posters, novelty items, and throwback trinkets and toys. Rocket Fizz will also have hard-to-find, imported candies from around the world, including Japan and Europe. ***** May not need the mowers anymore. The Coweta County Board of Education is seeking bids for artificial turf at the three public high school football fields. This doesn’t mean the board will actually make the switch, but it gives them the opportunity to look at the costs, as well as pros and cons. ***** Never in the history of “calm down” has anyone calmed down by being told to “calm down.” ***** West Georgia Technical College named Lauren Birriel, an Associate Degree Nursing student from Sharpsburg, as its 2018 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner and Murphy Campus Clinical Laboratory Technology instructor Dr. Phyllis Ingham as its 2018 Rick Perkins Award winner. GOAL is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, which honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. The Rick Perkins Award is designed to recognize and honor technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields. ***** Not all heroes wear capes. ***** ❦ December 20, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 25

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The Epiphany occurs 12 days after Christmas, which falls on January 6 (or January 19 for some Orthodox churches that celebrate Christmas on January 7). The Epiphany celebrates the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men, who visited Jesus shortly after his birth. The Epiphany is celebrated by Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Among Hispanics, the day is known as El Día de los Reyes. Many traditions are included in Epiphany celebrations. According to the Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University, three historical traditions of the Epiphany include baking a "Kings' Cake," marking a door lintel with the Magi's blessing, and participating in worship with lighted candles. Some families also exchange gifts on the Epiphany to commemorate the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh that the Three Wise Men presented to Jesus upon arriving at the manger.

Chalking doors Celebrants of the Epiphany can mark their own doors, also called "chalking the doors." This tradition is a centuries-old practice that serves as a request of Christ to bless the homes marked so that all those who dwell inside remain blessed throughout the year. The marking includes the first digits of the year, followed by the initials of the Magi - Caspar, Malchior and Balthazar - followed by the last digits of the year. For 2018 the formula should read: 20+C+M+B+18. Others believe the letters represent the abbreviation of the Latin phrase "Christus mansionem benedicat," or "May Christ bless the house. King cakes King cakes vary by region. In Spain, local bakers make a special ring-shaped roll. In France, it is a flat almond cake with a toy crown cooked inside. In Mexico, bakers put a figure of Baby Jesus inside a cake. The person who finds the figure is awarded the honor of baking or providing the cake for the following year and hosting the Epiphany celebration. Lighting candles Individuals are urged to keep candles lit on the Epiphany. This is to symbolize how Jesus' presence on Earth was comparable to light entering a darkened world.


The arrival of the New Year beckons an important religious celebration that extends the magic of the Christmas season.

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DECEMBER 20 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant on Bullsboro in the back-meeting room. A short business meeting is held and then we will have a guest speaker. For more info: Sharon 770.683.4758. 605 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan, GA 30263


DECEMBER 20 … WEDNESSDAY Gentle Yoga at The Carnegie at 1:30 p.m. with Yvette Carnegie Cooks: Cookie Swap Please join the Carnegie Library for Carnegie Cooks: Cookie Swap. We will have a fun afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. of sharing recipes and holiday stories. Please bring at least eighteen of your favorite cookies to share and swap. Please call 770-683-1347 to reserve your spot. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan, GA


DEC. 20, JAN. 3 … 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Golf Life Ladies Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League,” where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.. at White Oak Golf Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at golflifeladies@gmail. com or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA


DECEMBER 20 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court) ~ 27 Belt Rd, Newnan GA 30263. This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details call Susan Goodson 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan


DECEMBER 21-23 … THURS.-SUN. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz based on the television special by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson; stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw & Ruby Persson When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ DECEMBER 21 … THURSDAY “Polly’s Card Crafting Class” While using a variety of techniques patrons will learn to make handmade cards for special occasions on Thursday, Dec. 21st @ 4:30 p.m. Check with Library Staff for this month’s specific type of cards being designed. Registration Required. (Ages 15 and up). Senoia Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, Ga. 30276


DECEMBER 21 … THURSDAY Magical Comedy with Ken Scott at The Carnegie Thurs., Dec. 21, at 10 to 11 a.m. The Carnegie Library presents Magical Comedy with Ken Scott on Thursday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. Ken Scott combines comedy and magic for an amazing show. Please call 770-6831347 to register for this free program or register online at Poetry with Jessie Janeshek at The Carnegie Thursday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m. The Carnegie hosts “Poetry Reading by Newnan ArtRez Artist in Residence Jessie Janeshek. Ms. Janeshek will be reading from her po-

etry and answering questions. To find out more or to make reservation, call 770.683.1347 1 LaGrange St., Newnan, GA


DECEMBER 21 … THURSDAY Whoville Holiday Party Celebrate the holiday season and dress up in your pajamas or as your favorite Dr. Suess book character. Enjoy songs, games, crafts and more. Thurs., Dec. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Grantville Library • 770.683.0536 100 Park Drive, Grantville, GA 30220


DECEMBER 22 … FRIDAY Red Cross Blood Drive in Peachtree City At Peachtree City Library, Floy Farr Room, Friday, December 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Use sponsor code: PTClibrary when making your appointment. 201 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City __________________________________ DECEMBER 25 … MONDAY

Christmas! __________________________________ DECEMBER 28 … THURSDAY Family Movie Day at The Carnegie Thursday, December 28 ~ The Carnegie Library presents Family Movie Day! They will be showing two different family movies on Thursday, December 28th. First up will be FROZEN at 10:00 a.m. And then at 1:30 p.m. they will be showing JACK FROST. For more information or to register please call 770-683-1347 or register online at All programs at The Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


DECEMBER 29 … FRIDAY American Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Adults) The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Friday, December 29 from 10:00am to 3:00pm the Central Library. Those interested in donating blood at the library may choose to save time by scheduling an appointment online at and click on “Make a Blood Donation Appointment”. It is not necessary to make an appointment; however, benefits of registering online include receiving email reminders. Central Library • 770.683.2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265




New Years Day! __________________________________ JAN. 2 & 16 … 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS Special Offer for Caregivers Renew Fitness Center offers Caregivers the opportunity to renew, restore and refresh in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Take advantage of their Therapeutic Toning Tables, Jeanie Rub Massage and Infrared Sauna and more. The times are from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, call for more info – 770-683-6100. Renew Fitness is located at 2730 Hwy 34E, Suite C, Thomas Crossroads



Pickin’ on the Square Jan 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather round, you can join in for a nearly 10year tradition of making music on the square. Everyone welcome! around the square downtown Newnan



Bring One For The Chipper Bring your Christmas tree to be chipped into mulch Sat., Jan. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at 6 First St., Newnan. Keep Newnan Beautiful • 6 First St., Newnan



Financial Independence Workshop “Taxes 101” Jan 6, 12 to 2 p.m. (Ages 18 & up) The Senoia Branch Library has partnered with Sisters for Society Corporation to bring you a series of financial workshops to help to become more knowledgeable about the complexities of finance. Every other month, presenters will delve into different financial topics that will help you to better understand each topic and to become proactive in reaching your financial goals. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up. For more information & registration, call the Senoia Branch at (770) 599-3537. Senoia Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, Ga. 30276



Book Talk/Signing with A.J. Tata General Anthony "Tony" Tata served 28 years in the US Army, and his last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the Allied and Joint Task Force in Afghanistan where he earned the combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star. Currently, he is the National Security Expert for One American News Network on Tipping Point. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on Fox News, the NBC Today Show, the CBS Early Show, and CNN. General Tata will discuss cyber warfare as it relates to his novel, Direct Fire (Kensington Books, Dec. 26, 2017). The event is from 2 to 3 and is free and open to the public, as is coffee and dessert. Book sales on site. 201 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City



Peter & the Starcatcher Auditions Peter & the Starcatcher is the story of how the boy we know as Peter Pan came to be. The script is funny, literate, silly, heart-warming, and eventually heart-breaking. Auditions will be on Sunday/Monday, January 7 - 8 at Newnan Theatre Company from 7:00–9:00 p.m. 24 First Ave., Newnan • 770.683.6282



CCFC Repack the BackPack / Resource Expo The Central Education Center on On January 9, 2018, CCFC will be hosting the second annual RePack the BackPack / Resource Expo. During the event, Coweta County students, and their families, will receive free school supplies, meet 30+ local resource agencies, and visit with KISS 104.1 and Monica Pearson. 255 Pine Road, Newnan • 770.254.2620


JANUARY 10 … WEDNESDAY Intro to Photography at The Carnegie The Carnegie Library Presents Intro to Photography, a practical, hands on photography class covering the basics of photography at 10 a.m. This class is specifically designed for using photography for your small business but is open to all. This class will be taught by photographer, Susan Crutchfield. Registration is limited to 20 participants. To register for this free class please call 770-683-1347 or register online at to reserve your spot. All programs at The Carnegie are open to the public and free of charge. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan



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JANUARY 18 … THURSDAY Page Turners Book Club Central Library’s book club meets once a month to discuss the monthly selection. So, if you’re interested, grab the book and join us for an hour of fun with other bibliophiles. Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Branch. Ages 18 and up. Jan. 18 - “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265


JANUARY 19 … FRIDAY American Military History at The Carnegie Please join The Carnegie Library for American Military History with Dr. Todd. from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Walter Todd has a Ph.D. in History but focuses mainly on American Military History. Dr. Todd has been a professor at The University of West Georgia as well as West Georgia Technical College where he is a faculty member in the history department. Dr. Todd enjoys sharing his love for America’s past, present, and future through his teachings. Dr. Todd will be speaking on The Ironclads of the Civil War. All programs at The Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan



Citizen of the Year Annual event sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta County will be Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnan Centre. For more information, contact Walt Gutierrez at 770.502.1333 or Nancy Walden at 770.596.6428. 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd, Newnan

__________________________________ JANUARY 26-27 … 3rd Annual Newnan Robert Burns Scottish Heritage Weekend Celebration A Scottish heritage weekend of activities to celebrate Newnan’s ties to sister city Ayr, Scotland. Enjoy Celtic music, dance, food, drink and more. Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. A Newnan Outlander Adventure Stage Show and After Party at Newnan Theatre Co. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. Whisky Tasting at The Cellar Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. Concert at The Cellar. Free. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:15 p.m. Community Auld Land Sync Sing A Long at The Courthouse Square. Free. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Burns Supper and Dance at Newnan’s Historic Train Depot. More info at and tickets at


JANUARY 26 … FRIDAY AARP Drivers Safety Class An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held on Jan. 26th at the Central LIbrary from 10:30 to 4:00. The class will review ways to keep you safer on the road and also cover new Ga. driving laws. Class completion could also safe you $$$ on your car insurance! The class is open to ALL ages. Class costs are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non members. To register call 770.683.2052. All participants please bring your drivers license, AARP card if member and a brown bag lunch. Central Library • 770.683.2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265


JANUARY 27 … SATURDAY The Alternative January Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM in The Unity Auditorium. The Alternative is all about awakening dreams, uniting communities, and amplifying hope. For more info, email 311 Smokey Road, Newnan, GA 30263


FEBRUARY 1-4, 8-11 … THURS.-SUN. We Found Love and an Exquisite Set of Porcelain Figurines Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. The Farndale Ladies are back!! Flushed by their “successes,” the stalwart veterans of the Dramatic Society are poised to conquer yet another dramatic idiom: their current pro-

duction sails the luxury ocean liner SS Farndale Avenue into the world of thirties musical comedy. The ladies prove that the age of elegance, glamour and enchantment is not dead...well, not quite. Circumstances almost beyond their control threaten to wreck the evening’s entertainment, but the ladies and Gordon, in true Farndale form, soar above such mundane matters to present some catchy numbers and a stunning underwater sequence! Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________

FEBRUARY 3 … SATURDAY 2018 Run For Angels & Chicken Q We are gearing up for our 2018 Run for Angels & Chicken Q benefitting the Angel’s House, a children’s home for girls in crisis. The run will be in downtown Newnan on February 3rd. Our race is an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier and last year we had over 1000 runners! Registration is open and sponsor info is available at __________________________________


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FEBRUARY 10 … SATURDAY Black Market Trust The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a new and exciting sound. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 11 … SUNDAY Folk Songs of World War One at The Carnegie 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. His time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage: a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. He has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs and folktales, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages. Describing his new program “Folk Songs of World War One”, Miller reflects that many of the songs of this war have become part of the English-language oral tradition. Seventy million military personnel participated in the First World War (1914-1918), the so-called “War to End All Wars” and this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of this first, but not last, world war. Sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan



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Presidents’ Day __________________________________ FEBRUARY 22 … THURSDAY Author Party * Contest Winners Revealed Winners of the 2017 Writing and Illustration Contest will be announced at the Coweta Public Library System Author Party on Thurs., Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Branch, 25 Hospital Road., Newnan __________________________________

MARCH 4 … SUNDAY The Olate Dogs Variety Show Quality entertainment for all ages is something we take great pride in and this event is for children and children at heart. In 2012 on the seventh season, the audience of America’s Got Talent would meet a family like no other. A father, a son and a story that touches the heart of everyone that sees the bond between man and his best friend; or in this case friends. The Olate Dogs and Olate family were the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, receiving the $1,000,000 and headlining The Palazzo in Vegas that year. The 22 Olate Dogs create a highenergy, fast-paced theatrical act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. The stunts, furiously wagging tales and joyful leaps into their owners arms will delight young and old. 3 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________ MARCH 7 … WEDNESDAY Author Amor Towles Lecture at The Nixon Centre Wed., March 7 at 7 p.m. Mr. Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, which was published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book has been translated into over 15 languages, its French translation receiving the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. Mr. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over forty weeks in hardcover and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book is being translated into over twenty languages including Russian. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by EOne and the British director, Tom Harper, to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 __________________________________


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MARCH 10 … SATURDAY 2018 PTC Wine Fest … Wine & Warbirds Peachtree City’s 2nd Annual “Wine and Warbirds” Saturday, March 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM! Tickets include unlimited tastings of dozens of wines from all over the world, entertainment and a souvenir glass! Food available for purchase. Saturday, March 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM at 244 City Circle Suite 2000B, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. Visit Peachtree City __________________________________ MARCH 11 … SUNDAY

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MARCH 23 … FRIDAY Spring Art Walk Fri., March 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Newnan __________________________________ MARCH 24 … SATURDAY Masterworks Chorale’s She Walks In Beauty In honor of moms, sisters, girlfriends, sweethearts, best friends, wives, and those women who are all things to us, Masterworks will sing of their strength, warmth, kindness, love, and passion. Bring your best girl and join us in an evening of love and support of those who nurture us and keep us grounded. Tickets: Adults – $15 | Student w/ID – $5 | Children (6 & under) – Free. 7 p.m. at The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787


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Senator rides with NCE students to Capital From Special Reports On Dec. 7, 160 third graders and teachers from Newnan Crossing Elementary made their first field trip of the year to the Georgia State Capital, and had the added excitement of riding along with their state Senator. Newnan Senator Matt Brass (District-28) accompanied the students on their school bus ride to the Gold Dome. “Senator Brass showed our students what it means to be a caring and thoughtful legislator,” said 3rd grade teacher Ashley Vasconcelles. “The students were going to see first – hand our social studies standards in action,” said Vasconcelles. “Senator Brass and his staff organized our day and made sure we were exposed to the many different parts of our state government. Several students, knowing the senator resides in Newnan, asked if he would be going to and from the capitol with us on the school bus. ” Her students used their writing

160 students from Newnan Crossing Elementary School visit the state Capital on December 7 with Senator Matt Brass.

time to send Senator Brass persuasive letters inviting him to ride the bus with them. A theme was established –

“Ride the Bus With Us!” Each student created a rough draft and Vasconcelles conferenced with them to work

on sentence structure, details and conventions. Their final letters were typed, printed and delivered. Student Kennady Duncan was concerned that the senator would be lonely and not have anyone hear his singing voice if he drove by himself. “(If you ride with us) You will have people to talk too and you can sing pretty loud and won’t have to sing by yourself.” Azaria Newton used the negativity of Atlanta traffic to help convince him, “Atlanta has the worst traffic ever.” Jaida-Lee Morrison said “…Mrs. V’s hair is curly like Mrs. Frizzle’s hair on the Magic School Bus. If you rode the bus with us it would be like one big adventure.” Cidney Zamora wrote, “You can also get to know us. If you do not ride with us, then we will talk a lot when we get there.” The Senator took them up on their offer. He and state Representative Lynn Smith, of Newnan, helped them tour the Capital building and took photos with the students and teachers.

Barker named 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year From Coweta County Schools Press Release Dr. Steve Barker, Coweta County’s School Superintendent, has been named the 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association (GSSA). The honor was announced on Friday afternoon at the GSSA Awards Luncheon at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel in Atlanta. He will now be entered into consideration for National Superintendent of the Year. Barker was nominated for the honor by the Coweta County Board of Education. He was selected for the honor from among four finalists, including Samantha Fuhrey of Newton County Schools, Dr. Michael Duncan of Pike County Schools, and Wes Taylor of Lowndes County Schools. The finalists were “singled out for their leadership abilities and their excellent skillsets in working with their boards, staff and local communities,” said GSSA Executive Director John Zauner. “They all face challenges and do so with high integrity and dynamic and supportive leadership styles… They all strive to create a kinetic and innovative educational environment for their students to be successful.” “Dr. Barker is very deserving of this recognition,” said Coweta County Board of Education Vice-Chair Amy Dees. “Many parents are unaware of the hours he spends advocating for the students here in Coweta County. As a parent, he is genuinely concerned for the success of this district, and as its leader he strives for greatness.”

Dr. Steve Barker

“Coweta County is fortunate to have Dr. Barker serve as our Superintendent of the Coweta County School System,” said Board Chairman Larry Robertson. “He is totally committed to the success of each and every student within our school system, and that success is the end goal in everything he does.” Dr. Barker will serve as Georgia’s nominee in the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National School Superintendent of the Year competition. Barker has served as the Superintendent of the Coweta County School System since 2011. He began his career in the school system in 1990 at Evans Middle School, and served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal at Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools during the 20 years before he became Superintendent. Barker earned his B.A. in Education with an emphasis on Social Studies from Shorter College, his Master’s from the

State University of West Georgia, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is a native of Dalton, Georgia, and is married to Karen Barker, and has two children – Cade and Lily. Barker was nominated by the seven members of the Coweta County Board of Education for GSSA Superintendent of the Year. In their nomination, board members said that Barker “has maintained an incredible level of respect from our educators and has continued to bring fresh and innovative ideas into our district” as Superintendent. “For the past seven years, Dr. Barker’s

main goal is student achievement. He strives to see our students succeed,” board members said, noting Barker’s academic support for schools, his steady leadership in managing Coweta County’s academic program and accountability, and his support of community involvement and innovative practices to raise student achievement. Board members also cited Barker’s open communication with stakeholders, wide community involvement, strong management style, and conservative financial stewardship in support of his nomination.

Coweta County Schools donate over 180,000 items to Can-A-Thon From Coweta County Schools Press Release Students and teachers in Coweta County schools raised 181,969 donated food items or cash equivalents for this year’s Coweta County Can-A-Thon, organized by the Newnan Junior Service League. East Coweta High School topped giving among Coweta’s schools, with 20,941 items raised. The school’s Student Government Association led the way at ECHS, organizing a student-teacher basketball game and other events for this year’s food drive. Canongate Elementary raised the most among elementary schools, with 19,017 cans and equivalent cash donations, and Lee Middle School topped

Coweta’s middle schools, with 16,721 cans or equivalent cash donations. Other schools raising more than 10,000 items included Newnan High School, with 15,743 items raised, and Madras Middle, which raised 14,572 items. Truett’s Chick-fil-A sponsored this year’s drive. The top classes at the elementary, middle and high school levels for this year’s Can-A-Thon will be given passes for free Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the Newnan restaurant. In all, the Newnan Junior Service League Drive raised 216,300 items community-wide. All donations go to the Coweta Community Food Pantry. Coweta County’s public schools raised 84 percent of all donations in Coweta County for the Can-A-Thon.

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