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Vol. 1, No. 10 H February / March 2018
Inside: Vicki Kaiser biked across the entire United States. Find out what her favorite tunes are in The Interview. There’s some seriously awesome local and live music happening this month. Check ut Kris Youman’s The Music column to find out what’s going on. So what’s hot and what’s not in the world of streaming video? The Fix with Jonathan Hickman will fill you in.
ARTS … Newnan’s Arts Scene … with Larisa Mitchell
Stare into the eyes of wild animals, lose yourself in the vastness of the Serengeti. Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s McRitchie-Hollis Museum is proud to host its 4th Annual Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Photography Competition for Spring 2018. The juried competition is comprised of dramatic images of nature featuring landscapes, wildlife, water, flowers and trees. Want to make an entry?
Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give Annual Community Blood Drive Wednesday, Feb 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Nixon Centre Brigadier General (Retired) Steve Ritchie Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. Newnan High School Hear the amazing story of Ritchie with the 555th Triple Nickel Fighter Squadron, who was the only Air Force Ace of the Vietnam War. It is free and open to the public. The Olate Dogs Variety Show March 4, 3 p.m.
The Nixon Centre The group won the seventh season (2012) of America’s Got Talent.
Many artists with NCAA (Newnan Coweta Arts Association) teach art classes around town. Explore watercolor painting with Carol Toole on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Corner Arts Gallery in Newnan on the Square. Emphasis is on
Langston Hughes, Shakespeare in Harlem Robin Williams once said, “Improv, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but when it does, it’s like open-field running.” Join Newnan Theatre Company for N.I.T.W.I.T.S. (Newnan Improv Troupe With Intelligent, Talented Stooges) Feb. 24 & March 24.
Salsa, the way the Little Black Dress makes it.
Visit www.simplepleasuresfoto.com for submission details. Deadline March 2.
Jonas Allen Also, Jonas Allen, one of the most famous artists from Haiti, has an exhibit coming up at NCHS’ museum February 22 through the end of March. His work has shown in National Galleries. Opening reception Feb 22, 6:30 p.m. More at www. newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com and more about Jonas Allen at www.facebook. com/jonas.allen
Carol Toole learning traditional techniques while experimenting with watercolors and subject matter to create original work using still life objects, photos, and of course your imagination.
ef NTC also performs Peter & the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, from March 1-11. Directed by Dale Lyles, the play is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. It is an offbeat original story of the orphan Boy who didn’t grow up to be Peter Pan. Young Molly, daughter of Lord Leonard Aster, is the Starcatcher of the title, and together they survive sea voyages, shipwrecks, pirates, mermaids, and the mysterious “starstuff” in a magical, funny, and finally bittersweet story of responsibility and bravery. Family friendly, but not a children’s show. March 1-11, 8 p.m. Thurs-Sat., and 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets are available online at newnantheatre.org.
So you want to see what can be done with a diablo or be a comedic writer? The Newnan Carnegie Library continues to offer enriching art related programming with at least two upcoming offerings. Artistic juggler Ron Anglin performs February 22 10-11 a.m. Learn to tickle funny bones using a pencil with
Ron Anglin Alex McRae’s Writing Workshops for Adults March 8, 2-3:30 p.m & Writing with Young Adults 4-5:30 p.m.
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The treasure of the month for the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia, is iControl and Audio Video, located on 9B Greenville St. Upstairs, Lou Carta is one of the new kids on the square. Lou has the finest electronics, which he installs with integrity and experience. Lou also offers smart home technology, home theaters, multi-room music and video plus much more. You are invited to come in for a free demo and coffee. Be sure to tell him Mr. Personality sent you. There is a lot going on around the Square, starting off this new year Gillyweed, as Valerie Dumas, is moving her unique store to 21 West Court Square between Leaf and Bean and Fabiano’s. Local Provisions, a oneof-a-kind culinary marketplace, will be opening this month in Gillyweed’s old location at 8 Jefferson St. There is, as I said, a lot going on at the Courthouse Square. 2018 is going to be a very good year on the Square, so come and watch. We seem to be having a wet, cold winter this year and a great place to get your wet and cold weather gear is at One Divine Design, located at 9 East Broad St. And by the way, they too are carrying my Personality Matters book as well as their Charles Rivers raincoats and sherpas and a whole lot more. I have been meeting many interesting people that just moved in and they seem to come from all over. The
last group I met came from Texas. I always tell people that this is the best kept secret of all of Georgia, but I am beginning to think that the word is getting out. Maybe I can become a tour guide this summer, you think? As always, whenever I have the opportunity to do so, I love to tell anyone that will listen just how much I love this amazing town of Newnan as I am truly living heaven on earth. I have to express my feelings in another poem I would like to share with you all here. My Life, My Gift, My Song Divine spirit has indeed blessed me as I am living my life inside a poem, or perhaps a song that I sing to the beat of my own heart from dusk to dawn. Footsteps of long ago, locked into the earth all throughout the globe give proof that we never are alone. Listen and hear the many voices through time and years of all the yesterdays and fading sounds of all tomorrows that is going, going, gone, was it but a dream? In the night sky, a twinkle of light, a star or two? What tales might they tell about the heavens and the hells? One again there is sound and movement in the universe as God reawakens creating a new world, a new you, a new me, a new us for all to see. Thank you Until next month, love Mr. Personality.
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I experienced my first “time-out” recently. Back in my day (never thought I’d write that phrase), bad boys were sent to their room. There was no “time-out,” rather it was used to recover from the whuppin they just got, or to cringe in anticipation of the whuppin to come. My parents’ preferred instrument of choice was one of my dad’s belts. Other friends experienced saplings, hair brushes or wooden spoons. Honestly, often said instrument was whatever was handy. I never had a time-out. I would love a time-out. Heck, I think time-outs should be part of every adult’s daily routine. “Sorry, not dealing with (fill in the blank here) I’m having a time-out.” Kids today have no idea how easy they have it. But I digress. The city of Newnan, along with its big brother, Coweta County, issued a time-out recently. Technically and legally, I believe they called it a “curfew.” Back in my day (just used it again), a curfew meant you’d better be home or the young lady you took out on a date better be back home by such and such a time. Otherwise, well, let’s not go down that path shall we?
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This curfew in question went from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. It was the result of a snow/ice situation that hit our area. Coweta County in fact got the most snow in the surrounding counties, measuring in at 3.3 inches if I remember correctly.
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Coweta closed schools for three days, which just goes to show you everything is relative. Back to the time-out. I’m sure the county and city got a little grief about issuing a curfew. Now there were some exceptions, first responders and others in public safety; the media; people having to go to work. That latter one made me chuckle. I can just see some guy going to work and he’s there all alone because there’s a curfew and no one is allowed out so they can’t come to his store. That’s called irony. Personally, I’m giving the city and county a pass on this one. My reasoning is pretty simple. The curfew was issued for one group of people in particular, and that would be those who use the phrase: “hey, hold my beer and watch this.”
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Public safety folks need to focus on protecting the safety, not idiots. ****** On a completely different subject involving idiots, let’s nix this whole “Tide Pod Challenge” now. For those in the dark, it involves kids, primarily teenage boys, challenging each other to eat one of those detergent pods you put in the dishwasher. I’m not sure how this became a thing; nor while they are picking on Tide; nor if you must use original Tide or can branch out into Sea Breeze or Rainstorm flavors. But enough already. Back in my day (third time) you ate a bar of soap because you cussed. ***** How to pass a budget and avoid a government shutdown: Stick all the Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle in a room with no Internet. They get to come out when they have reached agreement and the House and Senate approve the plan. If it’s good enough for the Cardinals electing the next Holy Father … Oh, and no paycheck for them and no back pay either for the days the government is shut down. I’m off for a time-out. Until next time.
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The Boyd Gallery just off the square has a Pop Up Show with Chantel Lynn Barber, free and open to the public. Friday, March 2, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Mar 3, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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By Larisa Mitchell continued from Page 1 series presents, Shakespeare in Harlem, Tuesday, March13, 6 p.m. by Dr. Stacy Boyd, Associate Chair and English Professor. Described as “Harlem’s Shakespeare”, Langston Hughes is one of the most important writers in the 20th Century. Known for urban, blues inspired poetry and association with the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes made significant contributions in fiction, drama and autobiography. Location Newnan Carnegie Library.
The great migration of fiberglass farm animals from Chicago to Newnan is about to occur! Newnan, A Storybook Town themed Fiberglass Art Project will appear on the Square in June 2018. Roosters, pigs, mules and cows arrive from Chicago in March and Newnan’s finest artists will begin to paint these forms into beautiful, whimsical and humorous works of art. Sponsors generosity benefits The ChildrenConnect Museum.
On Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. visit The Nixon Centre for the Arts to catch a lecture by Amor Towles. From Boston, a Yale and Stanford graduate, Towles’ first novel, Rules of Civility was a New York Times Bestseller. His second novel and the focus of his lecture, A Gentleman in Moscow, 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 numerous national newspapers and NPR. The book is being translated into over twenty languages including Russian. The novel is also being made into a 6-8 hour miniseries.
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SAVE THE DATE! Spring Art Walk in downtown Newnan is March 23, 5-9 p.m. Spend a pleasant evening strolling the square visiting shops, sipping wine and ogling all the sumptuous art offered by dozens of artists.
ef (After several years in advertising and working as a librarian, Larisa now lives AND works in Newnan. She handles marketing, promoting and organizing arts-related events, writing and other creative and business endeavors. A lover of rock music, folk art and reading, she’s always on the lookout for what’s next in the arts. She’s an empty nester who loves downtown Newnan and is in awe of the unique and talented people who make up our community.)
ART at the ADMIN features The Young Artists of Newnan & Coweta County with a Warholesque display that features soup through the eyes of Coweta’s youth. The Young Artists of Newnan & Coweta County is part of the Youth Arts Program sponsored by the Coweta County Recreation and Parks Department at the Harriet Alexander Art Center. For over 30 years, this program, founded by Bette Hickman, has been a creative outlet for thousands of local youth. Along with Teri Lewis, Miss Bette and assistant art teachers concentrate on introducing basic drawing and sketching techniques along with introduction to artist tools. Each year, the young artists study different artists, using a wide array of mediums. This year the artists were introduced to Andy Warhol, by reading the book “Uncle Andy’s”. The Art at the Admin installation features over 20 of the young artist’s conceptions of the theme of soup cans, introduced via that children’s book on the life of Andy Warhol. It is time for some “soup-ed” up art now through March 30 Art at the Admin is at the Main Entrance to the County Administration Building at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The gallery is open MondayFriday 8am – 5pm.
Cecil Cromwell February’s Artist of the Month
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“I stay cool, and dig all jive, That’s the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return.” The University of West Georgia, as part of its “The Other Night School, Spring ‘18”
The City of Newnan and the Newnan-Coweta Art Association has announced that Cecil Cromwell has been named February’s Artist of the Month.
Cromwell, who is an University of Georgia graduate, originally grew up in Virginia and began drawing and painting during his early childhood years. His interest in nature and wildlife – especially fishing – has also led to another passion: wood carving. Because of his painting ability and observation of nature, Cecil is able to make fish carvings which are very life-like in appearance. The fish carvings range in size from tie pin to life size. He carves many species of fish, including all members of the trout family, as well as salt water and other freshwater fish.
Cecil is employed with the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and has spent 30 years working to make the lives of children better. He and his wife, Maxine, live in Newnan. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.
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www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 Valentines Arts and Crafts Sunday, Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m. Need a last minute Valentines gift? Join us at the Visitor’s Center to make crafts for that special someone. All ages welcome. $5 parking. Couples Hike Saturday, Feb. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Miss out on Valentine’s Day plans? No worries, there is still time! Join our ranger for a leisurely walk on the River trail and spend some time with your sweetheart.Meet at the River trail entrance or stop by the Visitor’s Center for details. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather. $5 parking. February Fitness Hike Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keep up with those New Year’s resolutions with a long hike on our Wild Turkey Trail. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Visitor Center. All ages welcome. $5 parking. __________________________________
1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • www.thenixoncentre.net The Black Market Trust Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 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.
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. __________________________________
McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com __________________________________
The Carnegie Library 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/ N.I.T.W.I.T.S Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. We are the Newnan Theatre Company’s Improvisation Troupe. We perform unscripted scenes in order to improve our craft, explore theatrical relationships, and have a good time. Peter and the Starcatcher March 1-4, 8-11 Tony–winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best–selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. __________________________________
1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 https://www.newnancarnegie.com/ The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations, with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. __________________________________
Main Street Newnan 6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com Use this link to see their calendar of events, which includes classes from the University of West Georgia: https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com/events __________________________________ Coweta County Calendar of Events
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The Olate Dogs Variety Show Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m. Olate Dogs is an American dog trick act featuring father-and-son trainers Richard and Nicholas Olate. The group won the seventh season (2012) of America’s Got Talent, claiming the US$1,000,000 first prize.
Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 • 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ __________________________________
The Anne Quinn Powel Author Series Presents Amor Towles … Lecture and book signing Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. His thesis at Stanford, a short story cycle called “The Temptations of Pleasure”, was published in 1989 in Paris Review 112.
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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
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The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre
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Live Music For local music, please check out Kris Youman’s column elsewhere in this edition.
Professional Sports BASKETBALL
March 13, Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Thursday vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Hawks Chastain Park
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Feb. 9, Friday vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m.
Home Games at Philips Arena. For ticket info, call 404-878-3000 or 866-715-1500 or visit: nba.com/hawks __________________________________
Feb. 11, Sunday vs. Detroit Pistons, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 26, Monday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta United FC March 11, Sunday vs. D.C. United, 3 p.m.
Feb. 28, Wednesday vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www. sweetland.events/
March 2, Friday vs. Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. March 4, Sunday vs. Phoenix Suns, 3:30 p.m. March 11, Sunday vs. Chicago Bulls, 3:30 p.m.
March 17, Saturday vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7:30 p.m. All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit www.Atlutd.com __________________________________
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630 www.amphitheater.org/
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134 Farmer Industrial Blvd 18 Cavender Street 40 Hospital Road 770.251.4808 770.253.1622 770.253.1121 Same Personal Service • Same Dedication • Same Owners • Free City Delivery • Serving Newnan Since 1907
NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460 www.ncgmovies.com
Carmike 10 87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.252.8110 https://www.carmike. com/ga/carmike10-newnan-ga
660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org Mary J. Blige Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Rent Feb. 24-28
Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com
Water Source Plumbing Service, Inc., owned by the Drescher family, is proud to celebrate the fourth generation of master plumbers, Bobby and Kyle. It is wonderful to see the next generation carry on in the skilled trade of plumbing started by their father's grandfather back in the early 1900s. Pictured is Bobby and Kyle's great grandfather holding their grandfather outside his plumbing shop in 1932. If you are looking for an experienced plumber, call us today. Our trucks are in your neighborhood daily! Our office is located at 12 Tower Place in Newnan, GA. We are a family owned and operated plumbing business with generations of experience!
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Each month we cover some of the hot topics from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side.
The latest and hippest lingo … Update your lingo - in this day and age words are invented and reinvented daily, old words have new meaning and phrases often appear out of nowhere and take on a life of their own. The teens are saying things are “lit,” which most often means something is cool, good or they really like it. But our eldest son is a freshman in college and he says “lit” often means something entirely different to his friends. “Savage” is also a good thing, at least that is what the middle SON’s friends called me. I wasn’t sure at first, but if you understand the definition, it can mean fierce but it can also mean, cruel and uncivilized. I prefer to stick with the former and also assume it means I am cool. For some time “like” became a commonly used phrase, “like they say.” And Winters used to ask me, who is “they?” So now we have “join the conversation.” It can mean to just get up on what’s hip, or to give your input. Lately, however, it has referred to the discussion on sexual harassment and the #metoo movement. The thing about all the latest hip words, is they don’t stay hip for long. When things become too commonplace, you can be sure new words or phrases are on the way.
Not a coffee lover? Well, that is just fine So if coffee is not for you then why not try a multitude of teas. There are a large variety of flavors, standbys like Earl Grey but even peppermint, chai, mango and other tea blends. I love tea, but so does our columnist Angela McRae, who has even written a book on the subject. Check out the Downtown Olive or the two Herb Shop locations for some great choices. I personally love creating my own concoction that my friend Brenda shared with me which includes Red Rooibos, ginger and cloves. It is perfect any time of day or season. And if you have a percolator then just put it on and the house will smell wonderful all day. And while we're on the subject, why not polish up your favorite tea set (if you don’t have one, head to one of our great stores this side of the perimeter and pick one up) and gather your friends or children for a moment of relaxation and fellowship. When The SONS were little we had tea all the time and it remains a special memory for all of us. When they were younger it was apple juice, but they soon graduated to more refined palates. It was not what was in the cup that mattered most but the moments shared with them. Recently, our first floor flooded after a pipe burst and my neighbor Ruth showed up with a survival box - warm muffins, tea and a little jar of sugar and stevia. Tea and friendship just seem to go hand in hand.
Online selling Right here in our area more and more people are selling items online and in the classifieds. This naturally leads to deciding whether to mail the items or meeting somewhere to complete the transaction. They may sound nice on the phone or online, but who really knows in this day and age?The team at The Paper/The Shopper have a few recommendations to help you be safe with this latest trend. First, the Newnan Police Department and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office will let you meet at their respective parkings lots, and an officer will even come out to make sure everything goes okay. Also, make sure friends or a family member know who you are supposed to meet and where. If you can’t meet at the police station, make sure it’s a high visibility and very public place. And finally, always trust your gut. If it doesn’t feel right, then it might not be so don’t worry about walking away.
(Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONs of Thunder.)
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Briefly describe yourself and what you do. I am an executive at Piedmont Newnan hospital responsible for oncology services, community affairs and various other support services. My hobbies include fishing, scuba diving and endurance sports - - especially distance running and cycling. I have four sons and live in Moreland with my husband, Paul, a local chiropractor. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. The best business advice I’ve ever received was from my beautiful sister, who is the former president and CEO of Dow Corning. I have always struggled with self-confidence and at the time I was nervous about taking on a bigger role that had been offered to me in Piedmont. After a brief discussion about my fears and insecurities, she helped me to understand that I truly had paid my dues, that I had earned this opportunity and that I needed to “Assume the Position.” It is a phrase I use often now when coaching and developing my team. If I had it to do over … I would have spent more time with my parents before they passed away. I lost my father when he was only 58 years old from a heart attack and my mother passed away from emphysema when she was only 69. We lost them way too soon.
If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … I always loved all kinds of music and have been fascinated by the industry. If I wasn’t so passionate about healthcare, I would probably be in concert promotion or public relations in the music industry. Your go-to food. Progresso Light Chicken Noodle Soup with oyster crackers – my total comfort food. Favorite movies(s) The Sound of Music is by far my favorite. I can remember my father taking me out of school one afternoon when I was a young girl to go and see it in the movie theatre – it was magical. I know the words to every song and cry every time I watch it. It is a magnificent film.
You are going on an extended solo trip.
Dogs or cats?
What three albums and three books would you take?
Dogs all the way! I have always and will always have a dog. They are such precious, selfless and amazing animals.
Albums - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes; The Eagles, Eagles Live (recorded in Inglewood, California); and Sister Hazel, Absolutely. Books – Lean In, by Sheryl Sanberg; Les Misérables by Victor Hugo; Webster’s Dictionary. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know…
Your favorite quote and why “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
I lost 45 pounds when I was 21 years old on Weight Watchers.
Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished –
I still carry my Lifetime Weight Watchers card in my wallet to this day.
Cycling as part of an amazing 8-women team in the 2016 Race Across America tops my list. We raced 3,089 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland in just over 7 days. I loved experiencing our spectacular country via our country’s rural backroads. We trained pretty hard for almost a year for that event. I got a huge rush out of pushing my body to its physical limit.
You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why – My mother and father, Glenn Frey, Tom Petty, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own
Name an as yet unfulfilled dream – Someday I will travel to France to cycle all stages of the Tour de France route.
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Local realtor JC Meghrian Among Elite Real Estate Professionals JC Meghrian with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries. The designation was awarded to him by the National Association of REALTORSÂŽ for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.
As part of the CIPS network, he effectively represents the local community and the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties team overall to the South and metro Atlanta areas and beyond. Meghrian has been doing business since 2000 in Europe, the Middle East, and The Americas with multi-national corporations and local firms. The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, Meghrian has the knowledge and resources to efficiently work with international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States. For more information on JC Meghrian please visit http://jcmeghrian. bhhsgeorgia.com/ For more information on the CIPS designation, email CIPS@realtors.org or visit www.nar.realtor/whycips.
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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings …
[ ] If everyone agreed to stop ironing clothes, we’d save a lot of time.
[ ] Peachtree City is the safest city in Georgia, according to a recent ranking. Safe Home reviews and ranks security systems and offers crime prevention and security tips, and recently conducted a study to rank cities across the country according to safety. Using data from the U.S. Census from 2010 and FBI crime stats from 2015, researchers examined 37 cities in Georgia with at least 30,000 residents during the April 2010 to July 2014 time-frame. Peachtree City was named the safest in Georgia. It had a safety score of 90.36. Johns Creek was No. 2. With a population of 35, 202, Peachtree City had 18 violent crimes and 503 property crimes in a single year. Atlanta, which has a population of 464,710, had 5,203 violent crime and 25,556 property crimes within a single year. Its safety score was 56.25. Only Douglasville (54.38) and East Point (25.88) trailed behind ATL on the list.
Basketball League in 1979. Greenway, Jr. played in the Georgia High School North-South All-Star Game and later was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection as linebacker at UT-Chattanooga. The 16th Annual Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, and will be held the Coweta County Fairgrounds & Conference Center.
[ ] World illiteracy has more than halved between 1970 and today.
[ ] Humans will create more information as data in the next two days than was created in all of history up to the year 2003.
[ ] Twins Emersyn and Aiden were the first babies of the new year and were born to Neely Scruggs and Justin Mulliniks of Newnan. We had a photo of the twins in The Paper with them wearing onesies saying “Mommy, will you” and “marry our Daddy.” Mom said yes.
State Sen. Matt Brass, R-Newnan, was named chairman of the Senate’s Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee. After the 2020 Census, the committee will handle redrawing state and federal election districts.
There’s been some serious noise from downtown merchants over rate hikes regarding sanitation services the city of Newnan has taken over. Some restaurants are reporting more than 500 percent increases. And Oz Cutlery downtown has even threatened to shut down, saying he can’t afford the jump, according to a sign posted on a window at his store. In response, the city is going to review the rates, and will reduce them for six months to determine next steps.
[ ] Boys today will never experience the bone-chilling feeling when calling a girl and their dad answered.
Assistant District Attorney John Herbert Cranford Jr. was named as the district attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit by Gov. Nathan Deal. Cranford replaces long-time DA Pete Skandalakis, who resigned to become executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. Cranford said he will run in the special election this November to fill out the remainder of Skandalakis’ term, which ends in 2020. *[ ] Good moms let their kids lick the beaters covered in cookie dough. Great moms turn the beaters off first.
[ ] The Babies ‘R’ Us store in Newnan is among more than 180 stores retailer Toys ‘R’ Us plans to close. The New Jersey-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall. Most of the closings will take place from early February through mid-April, the company said, which has 880 stores. The Newnan location is at 221 Newnan Crossing Bypass.
[ ] Alfredda Abernathy and Willie Greenway, Jr., both former Newnan High standouts, will be inducted into the Coweta County Sports Hall of Fame. Abernathy remains as the all-time leading scorer at Alabama State and was the No. 1 Draft pick by the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Professional
We upload 100 hours of video to YouTube every single minute. That’s 16 years of recorded human history every day.
[ ] So everyone in Coweta County got a “time out” due to the snowstorm of Jan. 16-17. Said “time out” was in a reality a 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. curfew issued for just about everyone except for first responders and those really, really having to go to work. When was the last time you were grounded?
[ ] Looks like a Chipotle Mexican Grill and (surprise, surprise) another Starbucks are looking to locate around the 1200 block of Bullsboro Drive. Plans are still in the works, but there’s currently a gas station on the property, so we will just have to wait and see.
[ ] There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer used to land Apollo 11 on the moon.
[ ] A sad loss to report. Typo Market closed Jan. 31. Susan Hartford and her daughter Jessica Sutton decided to move back to Oklahoma where family is and will reopen a new store there. They will be missed.
Another closing. Mimi and Me, located at 8 Greenville St., posted a sign on the window saying they were closed until further notice. There is now a “for lease” sign out.
[ ] On a happier note, B. Young Beauty Studio and Spa announced a “coming soon” at 5 Jackson St. in downtown Newnan.
[ ] Hungry Howie’s Flavored Crust Pizza is moving into a building at the Publix Shopping Center on Bullsboro Drive. Construction should be completed by next month. There’s no dining space inside, so get the phone number in your smartphone now.
[ ] In 1990, an estimated 1 million people owned a mobile phone - in the entire world. Today, that estimate is between 5 billion to 6 billion.
[ ] The Newnan Coweta Boys and Girls Club was named Nonprofit of the Year during the annual grants award ceremony held by the Coweta Community Foundation. The nonprofit was honored for its operation and for having impeccable books and records, a committed board and an outstanding program, as well as a physical location in Coweta County and with Coweta residents on its board. The foundation distributed $50,000 to local nonprofits and school teachers this year.
[ ] Brooks Elementary School student Jack Reese won Coweta County’s district-wide Spelling Bee. The 5th grader became Coweta County’s 2018 spelling champion in the 17th round of the annual competition, spelling “lichenous” and “frontispiece” for the win. Arnall 7th grader Tae Kim came in second at the annual bee. The two students were finalists from among 25 elementary and middleschoolers who competed Thursday night.
[ ] Representatives of 100 Women Who Care Coweta County recently gathered to present their quarterly donation to CLICK (Certified Literate is Coweta’s Key). The group was launched in 2016 by the Coweta Community Foundation’s 2015 Woman of the Year, Leah Sumner, who used her platform to launch the new Coweta-based grassroots organization that focuses on coordinating funding for charitable organizations and needs in Coweta County. The group consists of 100 women who meet quarterly, each bringing $100 in quarterly contributions to benefit the community.
[ ] There are more people who are obese than are starving in the world. 30% of Earth’s population is obese, and 5% of these people die of this disease.
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The Little Black Dress’ Salsa For years, I have loved Mexican food. And my favorite Mexican restaurants are always judged by their salsa. And, with my love of cooking, I have always tried to make my own, having this deep aversion to store-bought salsas. (although some of the new specialty salsas are becoming better). Three months into our marriage, I walked into the kitchen and saw Corby busy cutting, dicing and all that other chef stuff. When I asked what she was making, she said “salsa.” Now, being the chef that I am, I merely nodded in that nice husband way and continued on, knowing she would have the same trouble I did. Imagine my surprise when she brought it out for me to try. This is so good we’re thinking about starting a little specialty business. Anyway, it’s the best salsa you will ever have - just remember to add/subtract to get it just the way you want.
3 to 4 fresh tomatoes, diced, seeds and all 1 yellow bell pepper 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 large purple onion 3 or 4 green scallions 2 jalapenos 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 bunch fresh basil Several good shakes of Tabasco sauce 3 or 4 garlic cloves, minced Juice from 1 lemon 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 large can (20oz ) tomato sauce (or just use fresh tomatoes and process in food processor) Beer as needed for liquid and to fortify the cook. Essentially, get a very large bowl and dice everything up and throw it all in together. One thing, with the basil and cilantro all you want are the leaves. Stir everything together and let it refrigerate for at least one hour. This is one where you need to really play with it and get it the way you want. Add this, subtract that. And isn’t that what cooking is all about? (John A. Winters is publisher of The Paper. You can find him, the Little Black Dress and the SONS of Thunder hanging out in the kitchen, or maybe near a fire pit.)
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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. __________________________________ Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Philly-style sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan * 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties. Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach,
Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper. They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto • 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m.
El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk. Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar.
The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday
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Ginger Queener Ends Term As CCF Chair
When the Coweta Community Foundation held its annual Grant Award Reception at The Newnan Centre on January 19, it was a bittersweet time for Ginger Queener, who marked the official end of her three-year term as the Foundation’s board chair. “No, I’m not going anywhere, and yes, I’ll still be involved since I have two more years to serve on the board,” Queener said with a laugh. She said some people think she is leaving the Foundation, while others were under the impression she served as the organization’s executive director as her full-time job. Like her fellow board members, Queener has served in an unpaid, totally volunteer capacity, and she already has a full-time job serving as vice president of wealth management for UBS Financial Services. Over the past three years, she held that job in addition to her volunteer work with the Foundation. As with many other nonprofit boards, the Coweta Community Foundation board is set up so that chairs and members rotate off after a certain period of time, and Queener has completed her three year-term as chair but not her five-year term as a board member. “It’s been an exciting three years,” Queener said, and she noted that she is very proud of what the board has accomplished in that time. Like a proud mother, she noted that the CCF board launched three new fundraisers that were all successful events coming out of the gate: the Power of the Purse, the Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper, and the Farm to Table dinner. The board also increased participation in its popular Payroll Deduction program. CCF is the only community foundation in the country that offers a platform by which companies big and small can allow their employees to be a part of the community’s giving. The board also had a goal of reaching out to the next generation and launched three new programs targeting Coweta’s future givers. The Community Service Team began with high school freshmen and sophomores who have an interest in serving the nonprofit community. “This program has grown each year, and we have enjoyed watching these young people learn about philanthropy,” Queener said. “I have heard so many great things about these youth, and we’re thrilled with the growth of this program.” In 2017, the Foundation partnered with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber to launch the Young Professionals in Philanthropy for those under 45 who are building their careers and have a heart for service. Most recently, CCF launched its By Kids, For Kids program. Children up to age 14 are provided with free piggy banks and encouraged to make giving a part of their daily lives. Another highlight of the board’s work these past three years, Queener said, is that the Foundation brought many excellent nonprofit training opportunities to Coweta. They hosted programs on how to build a better board, how to apply for a grant, and how to protect the community from childhood sexual abuse, all designed as new ways to help educate Coweta’s nonprofit leaders. The foundation’s grants process is perhaps one of the best-known ways the Foundation spreads the word about how it sends thousands of dollars back into the community to help Coweta nonprofits. Now, when the Foundation hosts its much-anticipated Grant Award Reception each January, Queener takes pride in hearing the entire audience join in saying what has quickly become the group’s motto: “What’s raised in Coweta, stays in Coweta.” But Queener is also quick to point out that the CCF board has been successful largely because of those who came before them. “Just think about the fact that the Foundation actually began in 1997 with its first project being the construction of Kids’ Castle Park,” she said. “And now, here we are twenty years later, and we’re once again helping with a playground, just last month presenting a grant for the Howard Warner Community Center Playground.” At the January 19 Grant Award Reception, new board chair Will Conoly noted that one day, someone is going to be called upon to follow Nick Saban as head football coach at the University of Alabama, and he joked that he now knows how that person will feel. The audience laughed, even Queener, although the Tennessee Volunteer and Georgia Bulldog fan admitted she had mixed emotions about being compared to Nick Saban. “I have had such a great time during my term as board chair,” Queener said, “and I can’t wait to see what Will and the rest of the board accomplish in the next three years.”
Coweta Community Foundation distributes $50,000 in grants at Grant Award Reception The Coweta Community Foundation held its third annual Grant Award Reception at The Newnan Centre on January 19, 2018 and distributed $50,000 in grants to 12 local nonproﬁts as well as eight Coweta County Schools. Also at the reception, the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club received the Foundation’s Nonproﬁt of the Year award.
Executive Director Lauren Odom of the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club accepts the organization’s award for Nonproﬁt of the Year at the Coweta Community Foundation’s Grant Award Reception on January 19 at The Newnan Centre. Looking on is 2017 Board Chair Ginger Queener.
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The Goodwill Work Experience for Coweta Residents • Real Life Center, Coweta Financial Assistance Program • Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club, Garden Club • Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Trays and Packing Film for 28,000 Meals • Howard Warner Playground, Construction of a New Playground • Coweta CASA, CASA Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Support • Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Brush With Kindness Program
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Superintendent’s Theatre Arts Resource Program • Communities In Schools of Coweta County, Coweta Schools Mentoring Program • CORRAL, Horse Sponsorship for One Year • Southern Conservation Trust, CAMP WILD: Summer Camp Scholarships for Coweta Children • Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Modular Wall System for Gallery Space and Touring Exhibits
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• Madras Middle, Ms. Christal Wagner, educator, “Percussion Instruments for Marching Band.” • Winston Dowdell Academy, Ms. Nekada Lewis, educator, “Reinventing the Media Center.” • Central Educational Center, Mr. Michael Britt, educator, “Studio Set.”
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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/)
What to Binge: Altered Carbon: Season 1 (February 2) - Adapted from a novel by Richard Morgan (writer of the video game “Syndicate”), “Altered Carbon” is an expensive looking science fiction adventure starring Joel Kinnaman (2014’s “Robocop”) as Takeshi Kovacs. Set 250 years into the future when death has been defeated by advanced technology, Kovacs is resurrected to investigate the murder (or so it seems) of billionaire Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy). The fantastic death-defying technology permits certain people to upload their entire essence into a chip that is then inserted into a new blank body when required. When pulled out of cold storage and resurrected, Kovacs’ new body (Kinnaman) is much different than what he had before. And in taking on the murder investigation, he’ll have to also investigate his new self and the motivations of those who employ him. Even though the environments are somewhat reminiscent of something from a Philip K. Dick adaptation (think “Blade Runner”), the series promises to be an original experience. What Movie to Watch: Mute (February 23) This one looks great from the trailers. And like “Altered Carbon,” it appears to exist in a future world where cars fly and mysteries have to be investigated and solved. Centering on a mute bartender named Leo (Alexander Skarsgård), this science fiction crime story involves gangsters and a missing partner. Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man”) is snarky as ever and Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”) looks like a youngish Steve Jobs with a mop-headed wig and round glasses. Directed by Duncan Jones (“Moon,” “Source Code”), who really knows how to handle special effects, I’m all in for this one when it hits Netflix. What Movie to Avoid: The Emoji Movie (February 8) - The great Patrick Stewart plays a character named “Poop.” Do I need to even say anything more?
What to Binge: The Looming Tower (February 28) - Based on the best-selling non-fiction book “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” this series is a big deal for Hulu. With a huge and talented cast and a controversial subject, the ripped from the headlines narrative features FBI counter-terrorism Special Agent in Charge John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels) following the rise of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the years prior to the 9/11 attacks.
What Movie to Watch: White Bird in a Blizzard (February 19) - This film is an overlooked curiosity. Directed by Gregg Araki (“Mysterious Skin”) and starring Shailene Woodley (“Divergent”), “White Bird in a Blizzard” is a 1988 set story concerning a teenage girl, whose world is thrown into chaos when her mother (played by Eva Green) suddenly disappears. Stylish and emotionally engaging, this is the 2014 movie that should have received more attention. Others worth watching: “Blazing Saddles,” “Manhunter,” and “The Warriors.” What Movie to Avoid: The Spirit (February 1) - When comics writer/ artist Frank Miller (“300”) collaborated with Robert Rodriguez on 2005’s adaptation of his graphic novel “Sin City,” the result was impressive and kind of magic. Director Rodriquez even agreed to a co-directing credit for Miller on that one. But the unique combination of animation-style visuals and masculine characters with a violent story-line just doesn’t translate well in “The Spirit,” which Miller directed all by himself. Set in the noirish-looking Central City, the film involves a cop named Denny Colt who returns from beyond to become the Spirit (Gabriel Macht). While the effects are more of the cool comics inspired visuals introduced in “Sin City,” the story here is just incoherent. Ultimately, this cinematic footnote is not worth visiting.
What to Binge: The Tick: Season 1B (February 23) - Splitting the first season in half enabled this funny-as-hell reboot of the Tick comic book to have essentially two launches. While these days an entire series is usually dumped onto a platform all at once, Amazon released the premiere season in two parts. This might be a blue-print for other shows that tend to exhaust or overwhelm viewers, who just can’t pace themselves to make it through an entire season that is completely available all at once. “The Tick” is the comic tale of Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman), who befriends a clueless blue superhero calling himself The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz). Together they take on the forces of evil, while, at the same time, trying to make sense out of their crazy lives. “The Tick” is insanely bingeable.
What Movie to Watch: Logan Lucky (February 16) - This caper film from “Ocean’s Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh was pretty magical. The pleasant story of the bumbling Logan brothers (played by Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) is less a heist movie than the story of a father and his young daughter. Soderbergh populates the story with interesting characters including a tweaked Daniel Craig as an explosive expert named Joe Bang. This is well worth your time.
____________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | February ~ March 2018 | The PAPER | 21 What Movie to Avoid: Rollerball (2002) - Both “Rollerball” films are available on Amazon Prime this month, and while the 1975 original is a good example of classic science fiction, the 2002 remake is just awful. Both story-lines deal with a violent futuristic sport on roller skates. But where the 1975 version was somewhat intelligent, if also a little slow, the remake is just an action-packed mess.
Arthouse Corner: The Shape of Water Having been nominated for 13 Oscars, and easily one of 2017’s best looking films, catching this one on the big screen is a good idea. In “The Shape of Water,” a mute cleaner named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) becomes smitten when she encounters an imprisoned Amphibian Man (Doug Jones) in a laboratory. The Amphibian Man has been captured and held against his will in the armored government facility run by the vicious Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). But when Elisa learns that the government intends to dissect the aquatic/terrestrial creature, Elisa and her friend Giles (Richard Jenkins) hatch a plan to free him. A wonderfully dark, adult fairy tale, director Guillermo del Toro (“Hellboy”) ventures back to his best work namely 2006’s perfect “Pan’s Labyrinth” delivering a true awards contender. A picture postcard in production design, del Toro’s talents have never been better used. NOTE: On February 9, check out the Oscar nominated short films (both animation and live action) at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta. It is always a treat to take in on the big screen in a proper theater all of 2017’s short films that are vying for the top awards.
Theatrical Teasers: Black Panther
from the Loft
‘And the Oscar goes to…’’ It’s that time of year again when the media is buzzing with speculation about who will get the next big award. We all think back to all the movies over the years that we loved and all the stars and characters we wanted to be like or maybe thought we were like. The excitement always builds when we hear the names; Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson, Olivia de Havilland, Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier, Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Meryl Streep, and Meryl Streep. Enough with the Meryl Streep thing! Today we have all the content we can consume at our fingertips with Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon and countless other services. I love the technology and the convenience of having hundreds of movies available at the flick of a switch, but unfortunately we have traded that for the experience of the movie theatre. I’ve seen The Greatest Showman twice in the last two weeks. Before you jump to conclusions and assume that I am either bored or that I have some affinity for tap dancing sideshow freaks, let me clarify.
I LOVE the Movies. Movies are made to be viewed on a 50-foot wide screen while sitting in a recliner and sipping on a real Coke and eating popcorn and I hope that experience never goes away. It’s still the greatest date night ever even if you have to get a second mortgage to afford the popcorn and Coke. Because of my love for the movies, I decided to give it a go since I’m retired and have plenty of time, or maybe I AM bored … oh well. The movie business is booming around here as I’m sure you know. If you haven’t figured it out yet, those little yellow signs with the three-letter code and the arrow on them are guiding crews and extras to sets all over the place. As an extra I’ve learned that everything in that business is in code. When they call to book you for a shoot it’s always in code. No photographs, no social media, no recording of any kind that might give away the secret. I’m not sure what the penalty for breaching that agreement is but I’m sure it’s something akin to going to prison with all the people who cut the tag off their mattress. In all seriousness, the movie/ television production business is HUGE business. It’s easy to get aggravated when the street is blocked off or you can’t park on the Square or you drove all the way to town to see Meryl Streep and they won’t let you anywhere near her, but they have good reasons for all that.
Marvel’s continuing expansion of their cinematic universe now extends to giving Black Panther a stand-alone adventure that’s been benefitting from terrific advanced buzz. Having introduced the character with a lot of flash in the last Captain America film, “Black Panther” picks up with hero T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) still mourning the death of his father, the king of the fictitious country of Wakanda. A technologically advanced secret nation, from the trailers, Wakanda looks something like Asgard, the realm once inhabited by Thor. Directed by Ryan Coogler (“Creed”), expect this Marvel outing to be narratively rich and visually stylish and, hopefully thrilling. “Black Panther” should serve as a warm up for the next Avengers film, “Infinity War,” coming this May.
“We all need illusions. That’s why we love movies.” Monica Belluci
I’ve also heard comments about how the productions interfere with normal business. That’s true for a few days when they are shooting but the long lasting economic impact is immeasurable. Here are some cases in point. Tour busses are still arriving daily in Juliette, GA, between Jackson and Macon, to allow those people who enjoy bus tours to visit the set of Fried Green Tomatoes, which was shot in 1991, the zombie business in Senoia seems like it will never die and poor lost souls are roaming all over Clayton County looking for Tara. They gotta eat somewhere! Now just imagine all the possibilities for that fabulous painted lady Victorian house on Greenville St. when that secret movie starring God knows who finally opens. See ya at the movies.
(Jim Coleman is twice retired as a financial advisor and flight attendant. A theatre geek, musician, arts administrator and preservationist, he lived a relatively obscure life until he crossed paths with Corby Winters. Jim chose Newnan as his new forever home five years ago and is dedicated to making our community the best it can be.)
“No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.” Roger Ebert
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The 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Saturday, May 5, 2018
Coweta County Fairgrounds Tot Trot begins at 8:15 AM 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM 5K begins at 9:00 AM (USATF certified/Peachtree Road Race qualifier) Runners and walkers of all ages welcome Race T-shirt guaranteed to all who register by April 30th Early packet pick-up on Friday, May 4 from 11 AM-7 PM at Dragonfly Running Company (10 LaGrange Street, downtown Newnan) Race day registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Academy Sports Gift Cards will be given to the top 3 participating schools. All proceeds from the RACE go to area adopting families, so the more participants we have, the more grant money we can give each family. Visit www.racefortheorphans.org for more information and to register. Contact Kelly Preston, RACE Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-310-8222 for more information.
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MLS #8297257 WELL MAINTAINED RANCH ON 1.9+/AC. Fenced bkyd w/gazebo in choice location! Lrg LR w/f/p & vaulted ceil. Kit w/granite ctops, upgraded cabinets, glass cooktop range/ oven. Sep b’fast rm w/bay window. Mstr w/ walk-in closet, garden tub & sep shower. Detached garage w/shop. Price Reduced to $204,900. (Jess)
54.922 ACRES on Frolona Road in Heard County. Professionally planted 1 year old pines. Clean stream. Lots of wildlife. Just $1,950 per acre. Frank _________________________________________________________
4.174+/- ACRES ON PALMETTO TYRONE ROAD fronting I-85 just north of Northgate High School across from Northgate Crossing S/D. Ideal for building lot or possible future commercial use. Lightly wooded. Barbed wire fence around property. 478’+/- Frontage on Palmetto Tyrone Road, 141’+/frontage on Hudgens Road, 429’+/- frontage on I-85. $49,500. Frank _________________________________________________________
509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville in Bohannon Woods. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________
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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 #8303235 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! Price Reduced to $146,900. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8301781 DELIGHTFUL RANCH ON OVER 2 ACS IN THE COUNTRY. Near Lone Oak. Vaulted Greatroom w/fplc. Nice Master suite. 3BR/2BA. Country kit w/range/oven & dishwasher. CTFront NTRA CORocking R deck. DoubleUN garage. Chair DERear Porch. Large oak trees. Great condition & move in ready. $149,900. (Frank)
MLS #8254594 ATTENTION HANDY MEN! Aluminum siding home needs repair but could be a good investment. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, living rm, kitchen & den. Partial chainlink fenced yard. Off street parking on west side of house. Needs work but sold ‘as is’. $29,900. (Frank)
MLS #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 #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)
11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________
MLS #8270470 CIRCA 1932 ERA BUNGALOW w/3 BR, full bath, living room, dining room & kitchen. Laundry connections are off the back porch. Front porch w/awnings. Deep lot w/small creek in back. $39,900. (Frank)
MLS #7583285 TREMENDOUS 6 BR, 5 1/2 BA BRICK & VINYL 2 STORY on 13.28 open & wooded acs in North Coweta! 24x60 BARN, Small Pond. 1 BR/1 BA IN-LAW SUITE, 2 BR/1 BA APT. Laundry chute. A lot of house & land for the money! $364,900. (Frank)
MLS #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 #8256081 PRIVATE, COUNTRY SETTING WITH YEAR ROUND CREEK. LESS THAN $3,100 PER ACRE! Several building sites w/mixture CT RA of beautiful hardwoods pines. Underground R CO&NT UNDE utilities already in place. Less than 5 minutes to I-85 & 10 minutes from downtown Newnan. $69,900. (Jess)
MLS #7635281 HEAVILY WOODED 96.209+/- ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plan available. Grantville City water CT acre) RA(3/4 NTpond CO & sewer. small DERand UNStream stocked with bass and bream. Ideal for Development or Recreational property. Easy access to I-85. ONLY $3,900/acre. (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)
_________________________________________________________ 28 BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per Lot. (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 _________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________
VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT ON CORNER OF FAIR STREET AND HAYNIE STREET. Lays well. Composed of 4 original lots so may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________
6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________
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Coweta County Schools Governor’s Honors nominees recognized at annual breakfast Coweta County School System’s student nominees to the 2018 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program were honored by their schools before moving on to interviews and auditions for the prestigious program. The nominees – sophomores and juniors from East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate High Schools and the Central Educational Center – were recognized at a morning program Jan. 11. Superintendent Steve Barker told this year’s 49 nominees and their parents that the annual breakfast program is one of the highlights of the year, and congratulated the students on their nominations to this year’s program, and thanked the student’s parents, teachers, counselors and administrative staff for their support of the student nominees. Newnan High School student Nathaniel Pylant – a nominee to this year’s GHP in music – performed the song “Evermore” from Beauty and the Beast for the breakfast. GHP alumnus Luke Turner – an East Coweta High School who attended the program as a Social Studies major last year – spoke to the students about what to expect at the annual program. Turner took courses in Theodore Roosevelt and America’s rise to superpower status, but also minored in math. He participated in a mock supreme court argument, and also experienced orchestral music and Broadway shows. “The purpose… is to find out what your passions are and thrive with them” he said. Turner said he met many new friends from around the
Abigail Phillips (Dance) Emily Prosser (Social Studies) Kate Turner (Mathematics) Cameron Williams (Comm. Arts) William Yang (Music)
Newnan High School student Nathaniel Pylant, left, performed for students, parents and dignitaries at the annual program, and East Coweta student and Governor’s Honors alumnus Luke Turner spoke to students about his experiences in last year’s program.
state “and I met myself.” This year’s nominees were introduced by their high school principals. Nominees from each school and their main area of study are: The Central Educational Center Madison Arsenault, East Coweta (Agricultural Science) Janie Edgar, Newnan (Engineering) East Coweta High School Sean Alexander (Science) Samantha Bartholomew (Comm.Arts) Angela Brown (Engineering) Aileen Cox (World Languages) Laura Denton (Music) Andi Hardy (Visual Arts) Holly Hind (Visual Arts) Isaac Jones (Visual Arts) Sangbin Lee (Visual Arts) Dylan Maldonado (Visual Arts) Sujit Patel (Engineering)
Northgate High School Alyssa Duncan (Visual Arts) Anne Minnick (World Languages) Ashley Dombrowski (Comm. Arts) Ashley Kangas (Music) Ashlyn Carney (Dance) Davis McIntire (Engineering) Jack Heatherman (Social Studies) Katharine Wisenbaker (Comm. Arts) Luke Hanks (Mathematics) Mallory Jackson (Communicative Arts) Morgan Robertson (Science) Olivia Sims (Mathematics) Samantha Morrison (Theatre) Samuel Pfliger (Mathematics) Wade Pickett (Science) Newnan High School Anastasia Mattingly (Dance) April Lindon (Social Studies) Anthony Lowe (Visual Arts) Austin Thornton (Music) Cambrie Salyards (Mathematics) Gabrielle Blevins (World Languages) Heather Sibley (Music) Jenna Stover (Social Studies) Jon Thomas Adcock (Music) Kaitlyn Adams (World Languages) Katherine Williams (Comm.Arts) Malena Powers (Communicative Arts) Nathaniel Pylant (Music) Radford Wyrick (Science) Zachary Quick (Mathematics) Ryan Potts (Social Studies) The nominees to this year’s Gov-
ernor’s Honors Program will attend state-level interviews or recitals in January and February. A successful interview may land them a spot in the prestigious summer residential program for gifted and artistically talented high school scholars. Students who are accepted as finalists are notified in March. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is an annual fourweek summer residential program for Georgia students, held June 17 through July14 this year. The highly selective program is designed to provide intellectually and artistically gifted sophomores and juniors challenging educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. During the four weeks of the program, students spend mornings in their major area of nomination, and choose a secondary area of study for the afternoons. The curriculum is supplemented with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances. Overall, the experience is designed to challenge and engage Georgia’s brightest students, and provide participants with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants. High School counselors, Central Educational Center staff, and school system curriculum administrators organized this year’s program.
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FEBRUARY 10 - SATURDAY Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet The 16th Annual Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet will take place at the Coweta County Fairground. Two former Coweta prep standouts – Alfredda Abernathy and Willie Greenway, Jr. – will be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class. The event begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program follows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Newnan or call 706672-2311. 275 Pine Road, Newnan • 706-672-2311 NJSL’s Casino Night 2018 Join the Newnan Junior Service League’s 3rd Annual NJSL Big Event/Casino Night at the Historical Train Depot in Downtown Newnan ~ 60 E Broad St. This year’s theme is Casino at Mardi Gras, so we will have plenty of fun accessories you can use to adorn your black tie optional attire throughout the night. A fabulous D.J., hors d’oeuvres, drinks and “fun money” are included. Tickets are $50 each, and all proceeds benefit Coweta C.A.S.A.an organization that diligently recruits, develops, and supports local citizens who serve as advocates for abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system in our community. https://www.njslserves.org 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 https://www.TheNixonCentre.net __________________________________
FEBRUARY 11 … SUNDAY Free Admission on 2018 Super Museum Sunday Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Free and open to the public. Sunday, 9 to 5. Check out … Roosevelt’s Little White House 401 Little White House Road, Warm Springs, Georgia 31830 Valentines Arts & Crafts at the Park Need a last minute Valentines gift? Join us at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park’s Visitor’s Center from 1 to 4 to make crafts for that special someone. All ages welcome. Parking fee: $5. Event Phone: 770-254-7271 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 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. 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 www. newnancarnegie.com 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com
FEBRUARY 12 … MONDAY Speaker at Newnan High School, 6:30 P.M. Hear the amazing story of Brigadier General (Retired) Steve Ritchie, 555th Triple Nickel Fighter Squadron, who was the ONLY Air Force Ace of the Vietnam War. This event hosted by the Newnan High School History Dept. and is free and open to the public. Contact Steve Quesinberry at Stephen. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Read more about Ritchie at https://generalsteveritchie.com 190 LaGrange St, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________
FEBRUARY 14 … WEDNESDAY
The Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give Annual Community Blood Drive Coweta Community Foundation’s Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give Blood Drive is on Valentine’s Day, and we’d like to encourage everyone to spread the word and help us sign up donors! The blood drive runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. You can sign up online at redcrossblood.org and use the code “cowetacf” when you register. 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan __________________________________
FEBRUARY 16 … FRIDAY
American Military History at The Carnegie Dr Walter Todd will be speaking on The Ironclads of the Civil Warfrom 2 to 4 p.m. Reservations requested, please call 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com __________________________________
FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY Couples Hike at the Park Miss out on Valentines Day plans? No worries, there is still time! Join our ranger from 6:30 to 8 PM at Chattahoochee Bend State Park for a leisurely walk on the River trail and spend some time with your sweetheart. Meet at the River trail entrance or stop by the Visitor’s Center for details. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 West Ga Jr Rodeo Free Fun Day for kids! Try Rodeo Events! WGJR Fun Day is a FREE event for youth (ages 2 to 19) to come out and give rodeo a try or to practice events they already enjoy! Saturday, February
17 at 10 AM - 4 PM at Heard County Covered Arena, 12080 GA Highway 100, Franklin, Georgia 30217 http://westgajrrodeo.com/ __________________________________
FEBRUARY 19 … MONDAY
Presidents’ Day FEBRUARY 19 & 20 … MONDAY & TUESDAY Auditions: First Things First Southside Theatre Guild at 7 p.m. Visit website for more info www.stgplays.com 20 W Campbellton Street, Fairburn, GA 30213
FEBRUARY 19 - 23 … MONDAY - FRIDAY
Coweta County School Mid Winter Break __________________________________
FEBRUARY 22 … THURSDAY Family Program at The Carnegie Comedic Jungling with Ron Anglin from 10 to 11 a.m. Call for info 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com
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 __________________________________
FEBRUARY 24 … SATURDAY
Fitness February Hike at the Park From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Keep up with those New Year’s resolutions with a long hike on our Wild Turkey Trail. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Visitor Center. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ Royal Baptist Church Kids Consignment Spring Sale March 2 - 3 __________________________________ Newnan First United Methodist Church Huge Children’s Consignment Sale March 2 - 3 __________________________________
MARCH 3 … SATURDAY
Southern Crescent Chorale Arise, My Soul at Spivey Hall For more information call 770.716.1231 or visit www.southerncrescentchorale.org 5900 Lee Street, Morrow, GA 30260 www.spiveyhall.org __________________________________
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
____________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | February ~ March 2018 | The PAPER | 25 America’s Got Talent. The 22 Olate Dogs create a high-energy, 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 https://www.TheNixonCentre.net __________________________________
MARCH 7 … WEDNESDAY Author Amor Towles Lecture at The Nixon Centre, 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 https://www.TheNixonCentre.net __________________________________
Taste of Senoia – Save the date!
The annual Taste of Senoia, hosted by the Senoia Optimist Club, is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in downtown Senoia. This major event will feature delicious food “tastes” from many of the local restaurants and shops, and it will also offer a large number of wonderful items that will be available through raffles and silent auctions.
Southside Theatre Guild
Love conquers all: Beauty and the Beast
The 2018 Taste of Senoia proves to be even bigger and better than last year. All of the funds raised will be used in supporting youth-oriented projects that the club undertakes each year. Please save the date! For more information about the Taste of Senoia, please contact Senoia Optimists Linda Loomis at 678-542-8735, Linda Hagler at 678-923-3563, or Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. You can also email email@example.com.
Emily Kimbell is in the middle and Sarah Gardner is on the right This Valentine’s Day come experience the magic of acceptance. Watch as it opens the heart to love, breaking the spell of shame and judgment holding an entire castle entrapped. Whether you’re young or old, the timeless story of Beauty and the Beast teaches us how to “not judge a book by its cover. ”
MARCH 8-11, 15-18 … THURSDAY - SUNDAY Peter and the Starcatcher at NTC Tony–winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best–selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 https://www.newnantheatre.org __________________________________
Southside Theatre Guild brings you the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his true self. This “tale as old as time” is performed by spectacular actors on an amazing set. Southside Theatre Guild, located in downtown historic Fairburn, offers a great opportunity to bring you or your entire family together for community theatre at its best. Emily Kimbell, who plays Belle , Sarah Gardner who plays Chip, Lauren Futch who is one of the Silly Girls, and Viola and Rachel Pike from the Ensemble are all from Coweta County.
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Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm starting Valentine’s weekend, February 15 – 25, 2018. Ticket and show information can be found at www.stgplays. com. Southside Theatre Guild is the oldest continuously running community theatre in the metro Atlanta area. STG is truly a community effort and operates solely by volunteers. 20 West Campbellton Street, Fairburn Georgia, 30213 www.STGplays.com
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MUSIC … Local & Live
We’re still in the beginning stages of the music scene for 2018 and Americana, Blues, Roots, Bluegrass, Country & Jazz , along with alternatives of all the genres are being performed on the stages of notable venues and tucked away in the corners of pubs, restaurants and coffee houses in Coweta County and surrounding areas. Conversations are buzzing about exciting new local talent and established bands we’ve heard throughout the month of January. The City of Homes is host to homegrown talent whether it’s clever, heartfelt songwriting or a party band with all of your favorite cover tunes. The best music is always Local and Live so mark the calendar as you browse below and we’ll see you out at a show soon! THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 thealamonewnan.com
… By Kris Youmans
FAT BOYS 485 Highway 16 W., Newnan, GA 30263 770.755.6909
Every Tuesday Open Mic at FATBOYS starts at 8 p.m. The winner performs on the following Wednesday night. Sunday Fundays start at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 H Leland Shine Feb. 18 H Josh Rodgers Feb. 25 H Kevin Lee March 4 H Audio Dose folk rock March 11 H Brittany Avery country and a dynamic voice
Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m. H Stevie Tombstone American folk, country & blues, Georgia born, veteran performer, guitarist & songwriter www.stevietombstone.net Feb.10, 9:30 p.m. H Good Time Charlie Feb.16, 9 p.m. H II Tone Def Feb. 23, 9:30 p.m. H The Gypsies Blues & rock with soul Feb. 24, 9 p.m. H Rock Band Karaoke
••••• VINYLYTE RECORDS/BROWN’S GUITAR MILL 28 S. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.282.0237
March 18 H Josh Rodgers Carly Gibson *Carly Gibson composes soulful, sophisticated music, sings beautifully and plays a mean guitar! www.carlygibson.net Don’t miss this Newnan Unplugged at Vinylyte Records/Brown’s Guitar Mill this is a great lineup.
March 25 H Rachael Wilson
••••• THE CELLAR / The Bays at The Firestone 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6328 www.thecellarnewnan.com
••••• SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB 335 Summergrove Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265 770.251.1800 Feb. 10, 9 p.m. H 3rd Shift acoustic cover band playing b-side gems, current rock & pop & tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s. H Friday Night Dinner and Live Music H Feb. 16 H Table 18 multi-genre acoustic duo featuring a wide range of covers and catchy originals Feb. 23 H The Dreamers March 2 H Pete & Pete
Feb. 14 H Valentine’s Day Dinner call for reservations! 4 course dinner, and a live three piece Jazz band for this annual event Feb. 16 H The Four Ts Feb. 17 H Battlefield Collective Feb. 23 H Two Broke Kings
March 9 H Barefoot Nina acoustic soft rock, folk, and oldies
Feb 24 H Jacob Steifel
March 16 H Table 18
March 1, 7 p.m. H Wild Leap Tap Takeover in The Bays w/ Fuel on Fire
March 23 H The Dreamers
March 3 H Joe Jack March 8 H Kevin Lee March 9 H Michael Zair
Feb. 9, 7 p.m. H Kris Youmans Band Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. H Newnan Unplugged featuring Carly Gibson*, Tyler Wallace, John & Lalla McGee, James Sennett, Thomas Oliver*. *Thomas Oliver is a poet, songwriter and former journalist for Atlanta’s largest newspaper, now living in Tybee Island, GA. Born in Atlanta, graduated from UGA ,also published an international best seller ‘The Real Coke,The Real Story’
H Every Wednesday 7 until 10 p.m. H Jazz @ The Cellar with Neal Waulchope & Toni Byrd
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GRAZING HERE 2808 GA Hwy 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269 www.grazinghere.com
PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE 1st Saturday of every month 10 a.m.
Open Mic Night with Blaire Morgan every Wednesday, sign up at 7:30 p.m. All sound equipment provided - food and drink specials.
Right up the road in PTC is a venue that hosts many of our local Coweta County performing artists. Happy to list them as a fine contributor to the local music scene. Along with a great menu, big stage, & super sound tech, Grazing Here has proven to be a place local musicians love to play! Feb. 9 H Kevin Lee Feb. 16 H Eley Road Southern rock, classic rock & country Feb. 17 H One Hit Wonderland Feb. 22 H Second Time Around Feb. 24 H Mock of Ages March 9 H Kris Youmans Band March 10 H Head Games Tribute to Foreigner
Blaire Morgan Live Acoustic music every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. on the patio and 8 p.m. inside.
••••• HALF SHELL 1690 Hwy 34 East, Newnan, GA 30265 770.502.9911
BRICKHOUSE NEWNAN 80 Newnan Station Dr, Newnan, GA 30265 770.683.2790 Feb. 9 & 10 H KISER alternative rock band performing dynamically captivating live shows Feb. 24, 9 p.m. H South Of Nashville Atlanta based country band specializing in 90’s covers
BRICKHOUSE LAGRANGE 141 Main Street Ste B, LaGrange, GA 30240 706.298.5485 www.brickhousegrillelagrange.com
Every Thursday at The Half Shell: Live Music starts at 6 p.m. and Appalachian oysters are 30 % off.
Feb. 10, 8:30 p.m. H Drew Ashworth Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m. H Original Complex rock n roll Feb. 17, 8:30 p.m. H Brickhouse Dueling Pianos
Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather ‘round, you can join in for a nearly 10 year tradition of making music on the square - everyone welcome!
••••• (Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on the local music scene, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!) Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column firstname.lastname@example.org )
Centre Strings is recruiting new members! Centre Strings, Newnan’s only community-student string ensemble is welcoming new and returning members. We rehearse every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:45 in room 607 of the Central Educational Center, 160 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Newnan. Anyone who has played violin, viola, cello, or upright bass for at least 2 years is welcome to join. We have members from ages 8 to 80. We do not audition. Centre Strings was built on the premise that music should not be competitive. Therefore, with the exception of the Concertmaster’s named Chair, none of the seats are auditioned. They are rotated throughout the season. We do two main concerts per year, one each semester. If you are interested in playing in chamber groups as well, we have a string quartet and a trio. You may also play solo pieces or solos with accompaniment, either orchestral or piano. The spring concert this season will be held on Tuesday evening, May 15, at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. In addition to works by Gershwin, Debussy, Mozart, Copland, Paganini, and Schubert, we will be playing “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran and “All of Me,” by John Legend. You will enjoy the warmth and camaraderie of Centre Strings while maintaining high standards of musical excellence! For further information, please e-mail the Music Director/Conductor, Dr. Lyn Schenbeck, at email@example.com or call 770-683-6837.
PAPER Real Estate
The Benefits of Listing
Your Home Early in 2018 With spring right around the corner, it is the time of year when sellers and real estate agents start to prepare listings for the “busy season”. More homes are sold in the spring and summer than any other time of the year. But there are several reasons why it’s a great time to go ahead and place your property on the market. We are still enjoying historically low interest rates but this will not last forever. 30 year mortgage rates are, currently, around 4%. Experts predict that these rates will rise to 5% by the end of the year (Realtor.com). There are many buyers, in our local market, that are scrambling to purchase a home while the rates are low. If you are purchasing another home after the sale of your own, listing and selling quickly will mean that you will be able to take advantage of the low interest rate on your new home. Inventory is very low in Coweta and surrounding counties. In fact, as of January 24th, 2018, there were less than 600 single family detached homes for sale, in Coweta County (according to GAMLS). Supply is low and demand is high so prices are increasing. I have seen more multiple offer situations and back-up contracts, recently, than I have ever seen before. Cash buyers are active as well. According to the National Association of Realtors, Cash investors accounted for 22% of all home transactions in November of 2017. The economy and people’s financial situations are stronger. Consumer confidence and the stock market are both way up. For the first time since 1960’s, the Fed has projected that the unemployment rate will drop below 4% (Realtor.com). The housing market has already reflected this. Existing-home sales increased 5.6%, in November of 2017, and reached their strongest pace in 11 years, according to the National Association of Realtors (Realtor.com). Not to be ignored is the GOP’s tax legislation, which nearly doubles the standard deduction. National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist, Robert Dietz says the income effect is that most people are getting a tax cut – which should help (buyer) demand (Realtor. com). This means more buyers will be looking for homes, with more money in their pocket. Lastly, but certainly not least, I wanted to discuss Millennials. As you may know, many millennials have been affected by student debt. But with market conditions improving, it’s a good time for millennials to make that big purchase. According to Realtor.com data, millennials could account for 43% of home buyers taking out a mortgage in 2018, a 3% increase from 2017. This means more buyers in the market and good things for sellers in 2018. (Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President-Elect of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)
Links for Linda + Lights for Linda = Large Donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lights for Linda luminarias glowed on Christmas Eve with remembrance and hope. What a wonderful way to cap off a year of unprecedented fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)! Lights for Linda began in 2010 to honor my sister, but grew to include Caroline’s Lemonade Stand, created by Caroline Hawes and coordinated by her grandparents, Don and Judy Sweeney and a golf tournament, Links for Linda, chaired by Jeannie and Tommy Hayes. The first year started with a twinkle of an idea, a grieving heart and the help of a compassionate neighbor, Eve Long. We were thrilled to donate $2000 to the LLS. As eight years flew by we grew to include a big-hearted board comprised of Cindy Aldrich, Susan Boyd, Pat Darrow, Terri Johnson, Jeannie Hayes, Debbie Holcomb, Connie Smith and Judy Sweeney who met months before December and did everything from working at the hot garage sales to freezing at the luminaria pick-up. What a dedicated group of friends who understand that a cancer cure is within reach.
Picture (L to R); Judy Sweeney, Alicia Fox, Jeannie Hayes, Susan Boyd and Chantal Robertson
over $14,000. At the end of December representatives of “Lights and Links” were honored to present Chantal Robertson, Atlanta Campaign Manager of the LLS, with our 2017 donation totaling $21,164.33. What a stellar way to cap off a memorable year! My heart is filled with gratitude to friends who donated their time/ talents and businesses who were quick to donate. It’s time for me to start a new chapter as I strive to make sense of the shooting star that was my sister. Writing “Lessons from Linda” seems to be my next way to pass on her light. I hope that someone will continue the coordination of our Christmas Eve tradition of lighting the way to a cancer cure with hope and remembrance. What used to be just a hopeful glimmer is becoming more radiant with each year! I am happy to mentor anyone who is willing to become the new light-bearer.
This year the board grew with the addition of the Links for Linda “Golf Club” led by Jeannie and Tommy Hayes and “rounded” out by Alicia & George Fox, Dennis & Diane Robertson and John Sanker. The committee who was and continues to be really t’eed off at cancer worked diligently from February to the tourney date of October 20. Thanks to the players and a generous community, led by Walt Best wishes for a year filled with good Gutierrez at Toyota of Newnan, they health and the joy that accompanies were proud to announce a donation of it!
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AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE.
A special free filing day will be held ONE day only Tuesday, February 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heard County Public Library, 564 Main Street, Franklin, GA, (706-675-6501).
Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for every Wednesday through April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the A. Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library, 25 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA, (770-253-3625).
Those wishing to take advantage of the free filing should bring a state issued I.D. for ALL taxpayers (husband & wife) a copy of last year’s (2016) income tax return,W-2 forms from all employers, unemployment compensation statements,SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits, all 1099forms showing interest and/or dividends and documents showing original purchase price of any sold assets/stocks, 1099-misc. showing any miscellaneous income, 1099-R form if you received a
The FREE help is also offered every Thursday, through April 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.at the Central Library 85 Literary Lane, (770683-2052).
pension or annuity, all forms indicating federal income tax paid; dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number); all receipts and canceled checks if itemizing deductions; Affordable Health Care Documents; Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents. It is very important that the taxpayer bring their copy of the previous year’s tax return. All taxpayers (husband & wife) will be required to sign for their tax return. It is not necessary to be an AARP member and ALL ages are welcome. www.cowetapubliclibrary. org
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Change your thinking can change your life Your words have power and can have a huge impact regarding what we believe about ourselves, whether it is true or false. Your self talk speaks life or even death. It is so important to remember that what you say to yourself all day long has a major impact on your mind, body, spirit and soul.
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We have an internal dialogue with ourselves all the time. That “internal dialogue” is what we often refer to as “self talk.” Sadly, most people struggle by continuing to say negative and unhealthy things to themselves rather than positive and encouraging thoughts and words. Research shows that we speak about 150 to 200 words a minute, but the internal dialogue or self talk in our thoughts is more like 1,300 words per minute. These are thoughts, images and sentences running through our minds all day long. So if you are constantly saying negative things to yourself, you, my dear friend, can’t help but begin to believe all those negative thoughts whether they are true or not. These thoughts will become your reality. We can be our absolute worst enemies. Such negatives thoughts can be debilitating. The bottom line is your self-image will reflect your belief system. Just like the saying, “you are what you eat, we can say, you are what you think.” The Bible says that we are to take every thought captive and also to focus on whatever is good, whatever is lovely, whatever is pure, whatever is noble - think on these things. Here is the great news, you have the power to change your life through changing your thoughts. It is a process that will take practice and repetition. But you can do it. Right about now, you might be thinking this sounds way to similar to when Dorothy was clicking her heels and repeating “there is no place like home.” Well, in a way, yes. You have to retrain your brain, and that takes repetition. Say whatever positive things you need to say, but say them. You don’t have to click your heels or tap your fingers, but research confirms that for many, some physical movement or action, along with being verbal, can insure greater retention. Here is how you start changing your life. Every time a negative thought pops in your head, say the opposite. And then state the positive outcome you want. The Bible says you can have what you say, so the more you speak good things rather than bad the better you will begin to feel inside and out. But understand, it will take dedication, time and practice; but you can do it. Write your own statement and I urge you to do so. Here are a few declarations to get you started: I am talented, smart, gifted and capable.
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I walk in freedom. I am forgiving I am confident I am loved. I am a gift. I am special and a treasure. God is providing for me. I respect my own and others boundaries. I ask for what I need. I am letting go of bad baggage that is weighing me down. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Be blessed and encouraged.
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