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"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence." … Johann Wolfgang van Goeth

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? 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. I’ve lived in Nebraska, Washington, D.C., Alaska and other places where 3.3 inches is referred to as a “dusting” and nobody got too worked up. In five years in Alaska, where snow is fairly frequent, they never closed school for white powder. Ever. 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.” Public safety folks need to focus on protecting the safety, not idiots. ******

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. Until next time.

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"Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind." … Bryant McGill

uuuuu "If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind." … Norman Vincent Peale

uuuuu "Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas." … Henry Ford

uuuuu "Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle our skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." … Samuel Ultman


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 off for a time-out.

"Today is the only life you are assured of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto!" … Dale Carrnegie

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"The enthusiastic person will find ways around any setbacks. They may fall down, but they are quick to stand up again." …Don McArt

uuuuu "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God through Christ Jesus." … 1 Thessalonians 5:18-19

uuuuu "Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord." … Romans 12:11

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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.




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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.

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.

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 Gutierrez at Toyota of Newnan, they were proud to announce a donation of over $14,000.

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.

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We Believe… In the power of social connections to keep us active and healthy. Having close relationships and staying socially active are essential to maintaining quality of life. According to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, having regular positive interactions with family and friends and being involved in several different social networks can help older adults be healthier. In fact, continuing research shows that social interaction in older adults can result in proven health benefits such as lower blood pressure and potentially reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and even Alzheimer’s disease. Interaction with others is also helpful in keeping loneliness at bay and preventing the depression that comes with isolation. There are many ways older adults can ensure their healthy connections to friends and find opportunities to make new connections, such as: • Taking time every day to call or visit someone • Meeting neighbors • Interacting with people of all ages • Using social media like Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family • Taking a class to pursue a passion, learn something new and meet new people • Volunteering to help others and deepen a sense of purpose • Participating in a group form of exercise as a fun way to socialize while keeping fit A retirement community is another great way to enhance social connections while providing a secure and comfortable lifestyle. One of the biggest benefits of living in a retirement community is the wealth of opportunities to make new friends and participate in activities that nourish body, mind and soul. Wesley Woods of Newnan is a vibrant retirement community, offering an energetic lifestyle in an elegant Southern setting. We invite you to learn more about us and the many 770-683-6833 • opportunities we provide for those very important social connections — call 770.683.6833, 2280 North Highway 29 | Newnan, GA 30265 visit us online at, or follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. Wesley Woods of Newnan is a senior living community, offering independent apartments and cottages, personal care, memory care and nursing care on a lovely 54-acre campus.

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Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament So, you might not be able to get a front row seat to that little golf tournament held every April in Augusta. But not to worry. There’s not only a chance to watch, but to play as well, in what is one of the best local golf fundraisers around. The Newnan Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, April 19, at the Newnan Country Club. It’s all for a good cause as proceeds go to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, which helps eliminate childhood diseases all over the world. The tournament is set up to be fun for everyone regardless of how far or how right you hit your drives. It’s a four-person (yes, ladies, please join us) scramble with no handicaps. Each team must play two holes of their choice from the back blue tees and two holes of their choice from the red or front tees. Cost per team is $340, which includes one mulligan per team member (do-overs for you non-golf types.) There will be pro shop credit for closest to the pin on the four Par 3’s. Top three teams will get pro shop credit and there will even be a prize for the worst (oh, let’s just say highest scoring) team.

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Happy Valentine's ~ XOXO Alan Jackson set for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction From NASHVILLE, TENN. – Newnan’s own Alan Jackson will take his place among music’s most-notable composers and lyricists as it was announced Feb. 6 that he is among the 2018 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’ll formally become a member during this year’s Induction & Awards Gala June 14 in New York City. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create music. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Jackson will become one of just over 400 songwriters so honored. Jackson’s induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame comes just months after he was enshrined as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the latest in a long line of accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the  Heritage Award  as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. “I started writing because somebody told me I needed some original material. I’d never even thought about writing or studied songwriting,” Jackson recalls. “There are different aspects of your career, and they all bring different rewards and feelings…but the songwriting is very fulfilling,” the humble Georgian has said. “Songwriting is definitely the most creative part.” Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts.

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4 Common Health Resolutions and How to Keep Them Resolving to be healthier in 2018? Piedmont Newnan Hospital shares tips on how to make four common health resolutions stick throughout the year.


Lose weight. One of the most common health resolutions made each year, losing weight is top of mind for most people after the holidays. “The thought of starting your weight loss journey can be daunting but the trick is to start small and set realistic goals,” said Jessica Griffith, Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center. “Commit to a simple lifestyle change such as walking more or eating at restaurants less. Celebrate your wins and build upon your success by setting another goal once that lifestyle change has become a habit.” Piedmont Newnan has a fitness center in downtown Newnan for those interested in membership.


Quit smoking. “If there’s one thing you can do to instantly improve your health, it is to stop smoking,” Toyin Chigbundu, Respiratory Therapist and Freedom from Smoking class instructor, said. “Your risk for heart disease, stroke and a host of other conditions is lowered as a result. Additionally, your lung function and circulation improve within the first few weeks of quitting.” Need help? Check out the smoking cessation resources available at Piedmont. A current session is underway until March 13.

Freedom from Smoking - Kellie Hines, left, and Toyin Chigbundu, right, respiratory therapists at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, instruct the smoking cessation classes and are pictured with a past graduate.


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Get screened. Perhaps the easiest resolution to make and keep is to schedule a same-day appointment with a primary care physician and get screened. Better health starts with prevention. Conditions such as heart disease, cancer and stroke all are largely preventable. Combined with making healthy lifestyle choices, preventive screenings are some of the best things you can do to maintain good health.

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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.

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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 muchanticipated 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.” ❦ February 14, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 9 770-253-1833

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

Foundation awards $50,000 in grants at 2018 Grant Award Reception The Coweta Community Foundation held its third annual Grant Award Reception at The Newnan Centre on January 19, 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. The Foundation kicked off the awards portion of its program by presenting 2017-2018 Leadership Awards to Goodwill Southern Rivers, Real Life Center and Boy Scouts of America-Flint River Council. These leaders were thanked for their leadership and commitment to CCF’s nonprofit partners and the Foundation itself. Next came the announcement of the winners of the Coweta County Schools Classroom Educational Grants. In the fall, the Foundation opened a mini grant cycle for educators in the Coweta County School System. The Foundation awarded eight grants totaling $4,500 in the areas of elementary, middle school and high school education. The schools chosen to receive the classroom grants include Newnan Crossing Elementary, Ruth Hill Elementary (which received two different grants), Northside Elementary, East Coweta Middle, Madras Middle, Winston Dowdell Academy and Central Educational Center. 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 as 2017 Board Chair Ginger Queener and Board Secretary and Grant Committee Chair Michelle Boyd look on.

Also this year, the Foundation chose to award grants to 12 local nonprofits, and the process began last year with two grant sessions that applicants had to attend to be able to apply. In the fall, grant committee members met to review the applications as well as supporting documents such as budgets, audits, tax returns, bylaws, and lists of board members. Site visits were also conducted. The recipients and the projects they will support include: Goodwill Southern Rivers, 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; Patrons of the Centre, STAR Program — 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. Also at the event, CCF presented its Nonprofit of the Year Award to the Newnan/ Coweta Boys & Girls Club, whose executive director, Lauren Odom, accepted on behalf of the club. 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.

Representatives of the 12 nonprofit grant recipients celebrate their awards at the January 19 Grant Award Reception.

At the conclusion of the program, Incoming CCF Board Chair Will Conoly presented a plaque of appreciation to the outgoing chair, Ginger Queener. It was also announced that the Foundation’s fundraising goal for 2018 is $100,000, with a goal of $500,000 over the next five years.

February 2018 Nonprofit Calendar • Wed., Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give, Donald Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts

• Wed., March 7, 7 p.m., Lecture with author Amor Towles, Donald Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts

• Tues., Feb. 20, Coweta County Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Heatherwood Baptist Church

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United Bank Raises Awareness for Tax Identity Theft From United Bank Press Release As the 2018 tax season gets underway, United Bank is urging all customers to take extra precaution when filing their tax return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” said Lori Tucker, United Bank Executive Vice President. “Consumers must be suspicious of any communication from the IRS – through email, text or social media – that requests personal information, and should keep a watchful eye out for missing W-2s and mail containing sensitive financial information.” Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number in order to fraudulently claim the refund. Identity thieves generally file false claims early in the year and victims are unaware until they file a return and learn one has already been filed in their name. United Bank is offering the following tips: • File early. File your tax return as soon as you’re able giving criminals less time to use your information to file a false return. • File on a protected Wi-Fi network. If you’re using an online service to file your return, be sure you’re connected to a password-protected personal network. Avoid using public networks like a Wi-Fi hotspot at a coffee shop. • Use a secure mailbox. If you’re filing by mail, drop your tax return at the post office or an official postal box instead of your mailbox at home. Some criminals look for completed tax return forms in home mailboxes during tax season. • Find a tax preparer you trust. If you’re planning to hire someone to do your taxes, get recommendations and research a tax preparer thoroughly before handing over all of your financial information. • Shred what you don’t need. Once you’ve completed your tax return, shred the sensitive documents that you no longer need and safely file away the ones you do. • Beware of phishing scams by email, text or phone. Scammers may try to solicit sensitive information by impersonating the IRS. Know that the IRS will not

contact you by email, text or social media. If the IRS needs information, they will contact you by mail first. • Keep an eye out for missing mail. Fraudsters look for W-2s, tax refunds or other mail containing your financial information. If you don’t receive your W-2s, and your employer indicates they’ve been mailed, or it looks like it has been previously opened upon delivery, contact the IRS immediately. If you believe you’re a victim of tax identity theft or if the IRS denies your tax return because one has previously been filed under your name, alert the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490. In addition, you should: • Respond immediately to any IRS notice and complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit. • Contact your bank immediately, and close any accounts opened without your permission or tampered with. • Contact the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit records: Equifax,, 1-800-525-6285 Experian,, 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion,, 1-800-680-7289 • Continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must do so by paper. More information about tax identity theft is available from the FTC at and the IRS at

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Caregiver of the Month: Teresa Shumpert


ome Helpers of GA & AL will once again recognize and celebrate the relationship between caregivers and the families they serve in 2018. As people age, there are times when a little help, a little companionship, a little reassurance helps. Being independent does not mean doing everything by yourself. Being independent means being in control of your lifestyle, your schedule and the way in which your needs are met. Home Helpers of GA & AL will pay tribute throughout 2018 to its Exceptional Caregivers – who bring life, enjoyment, and independence, to their clients daily. Teresa Shumpert explains why she chooses to be a Caregiver: “I enjoy being with senior

citizens and taking care of them. I love working with Mrs. Coleman, she has taught me so much.  She has taught me things that are good to know in life.” Client Minerva Coleman: “It is a pleasure having Teresa.  She is honest, patient, kind, thoughtful and a pleasure to have around.  I am very grateful for her.”


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February Trends and Trendsetters Each month we cover some of the hot trends 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.)


February offers time to resolve a healthier lifestyle in 2018

Happy February. The month of February has a lot of great holidays in it. Valentine’s Day – the holiday of love. It also has President’s Day, which often means a day of no school and no work. It has Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent which marks 40 days of fasting in preparation of Easter. It has it all, including my favorite – Groundhog Day! Now Groundhog Day is my favorite for two reasons: No. 1, it is my birthday. And as someone once said, “I don’t look at it as growing old. I think of it as ripening.” And I, like many of you, still have a lot of ripening to do. The No. 2 Beth Dow reason is because Groundhog Day is the mulligan of all days. It is the “do over” day. If you didn’t get something right, you can have a redo. According to statistics of the 40-45 percent of American adults who make an annual New Year’s resolution, only 64 percent of those maintain their resolutions after the first month. So, for the 36 percent who have fallen by the wayside, or for those who didn’t make a resolution, February is Your month! The top 3 resolutions – by a long shot – are: weight loss, starting an exercise program and stop smoking. But if you listed all three on your list, you are almost destined to fail. Research has shown that the more items on your list, the more likely you are to fail at all of them. So, this year

if you want to get healthier – and you should all want to get healthier – pick something. Pick one thing that will help you be healthier this time next year. And within that resolution keep it simple, obtainable and measurable, instead of “I’m going to lose weight.” Resolve that for 30 days you will not eat any potato chips, ice cream or candy. Take that small step, accomplish it, and then for the next 30 days pick something else that you can eliminate. I have found that the best way to lose weight is a simple calorie counter. You can download one, free, on your phone. You just put in what you are eating, and the app tells you how many calories it contains and – based on your weight (where you want to be), height and age – how many calories you can have in a day. It is a great way of tracking calories and losing weight. If you want to add an exercise program to your day, don’t start with an extreme fitness body building routine. Decide that you will walk to your mail box and instead of driving to it just down your driveway. Decide that for the month of February you will take the stairs or take a 30-minute walk three times a week. If you make your resolution singular, short-timed and obtainable, you are much more likely to obtain it. Resolutions are not just for January. Resolve this year – every month this year – to end 2018 healthier than you began it and then plot how to do just that. Come on, you can do it! Ripen this year. Like a fine wine, we can get better with time. ❦ February 14, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 13

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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with Angela Unusual ingredients can be unusually good

“There’s no way those ingredients could taste good together.” Have you ever thought that? I sure have.

While I enjoy reading vintage recipes and cookbooks, sometimes the ingredients strike me as hard to swallow—literally. An old Marshall Field’s restaurant menu once listed among its lunch selections a “Minced Tongue and Horseradish Sandwich.” I’ll stick with the pimiento cheese, thank you very much. Some recipes’ ingredients reveal food fads of another day. Marshmallow recipes, for instance, became popular in the thirties, and who would argue that those marshmallow-filled fruit salads and marshmallow-topped sweet potato casseroles haven’t stood the test of time? I wonder whether such recipes were viewed skeptically when they first appeared. I have to admit that some unusual-sounding combinations of ingredients have turned out well. When I first heard about fudge made with Velveeta cheese, for instance, it sounded far-fetched but actually tasted good. And what about that mainstay of many a potluck, those tiny sausage links all gussied up with barbecue sauce and grape jelly? They may be low-fuss treats, but I’m always happy to see those on a party table.


Several years ago, I began to really study my collection of tearoom cookbooks, not all of which are from tea-and-crumpet establishments. This country’s earliest tearooms served hearty fare and were more likely to resemble meat-and-three restaurants than the Palm Court at the Ritz, so some of their recipes are just old-fashioned comfort food. Stella Riley Pinson of the now-closed Idyl Hours Tea Room in Cypress, Texas, published a book of her recipes years ago, and I discovered “The Idyl Hours Cookbook” for sale online. Once I read it, I had to try one of the entrée recipes out of sheer curiosity. A chicken dish made with onion soup mix, French dressing (which I do not like), and apricot preserves? It sounded just odd enough to be intriguing, and it was both simple and delicious. If you want an easy weeknight meal, give this one a try. Just don’t tell your family what’s in it!

Almond and Apricot Baked Chicken

re brand is fine) • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix (sto ch dressing Fren ntry Cou 's • 1 (16-ounce) bottle Ken s erve pres • 1 (18-ounce) jar apricot • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 tablespoon sugar • 1 cup slivered almonds ll mixing bowl, add the onion Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sma preserves, stirring with a wire soup mix, French dressing and apricot -inch pan prepared with whisk until combined well. Using a 9x13 sauce mixture. Add chicken cooking spray, spread one-third of the of the sauce evenly on top and breasts to the pan, then pour the rest ll skillet, melt butter and sugar bake for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a sma ture is bubbling. Add almonds over medium-high heat, until the mix s are coated well. Remove and stir constantly until all the almond has cooked. Use the caramelfrom heat and set aside until chicken ken has finished baking. Serve ized almonds as a garnish when chic over rice if desired. (Angela McRae is a freelance writer and editor from Newnan, and you can find out more about her work at Email questions and comments to her at

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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. ***** Boys today will never experience the bone-chilling feeling when calling a girl and their dad answered. ***** 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. ***** 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 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. ***** 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. ***** 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 middle-schoolers 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. ***** ❦ February 14, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 17

The Staging Life

Refresh Your Living Space

Refreshing your living space doesn’t have to be an expensive project unless you want it to be. No matter what your budget, there is a resource or store selling these suggested purchases in all price ranges. Go out there and have fun with it. What would like to change in your living space?

Now that the holidays are behind us and the holiday décor is put away (or mostly put away), you may want to refresh your living space but not really sure how to do so. Believe it or not, depending on your budget one has a few options to many. $100-500 budget – Let’s say you have a gift card or cards burning a hole in your pocket and you want to use it for your space. A good way to start is to declutter the room, re-arrange the furniture, paint or purchase a new piece of art, throw pillows or even a rug. New lamps are a great way to update a room and solid window panels can soften up some of those hard edges in a space. $1000 – 2000 budget – This is one way to spend your income tax returns. After decluttering, updating the wall color and re-arranging furniture, adding “healthy” plants, replacing a few pieces of tired worn out furniture or updating the built-in lighting is a great

For more information about refreshing or updating your space, either to live or to sell, contact Southern Staging & Redesign.

way to freshen up a space. Add dimmer switches to your overhead lighting and perhaps increase the quality of the above mentioned purchases. Reupholstering old chairs or sofas that are still in good shape can also be and option and a great way to update color of fabric choices.

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

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

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

MLS #8305346 STUNNING BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS. Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/brick f/p, separate dining room, updated NTRA DER CO kitchen overlooking backyard andCT acreage. UN Spacious master bedroom w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. New Price $495,000 (Frank/Jess)

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

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

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)

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MLS #8207751 WELCOME AREA. Front & Back porches. 1900 era 3 Bedroom Farmhouse on 10.33 CT pine NTRA R COacres. +/- UN mostlyDE hardwood Original floors. Storage room off back porch. SOLD ‘AS IS”. New Price $69,900. (Frank & Jess)

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 #8212829 CLASSIC LAKEFRONT 4BR/3BA IN NORTH COWETA in well-established n’hood. Easy access to Newnan & I-85. Long frontage CT& FR RA NTGR on pvt UN stockedDE lake. Spacious w/fp R CO 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 #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. $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)

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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)

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The Film Fix

… Where film buffs get their fix with Jonathan W. Hickman

Capsule Reviews. (Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended and a “No Fix” isn’t.)

Best Picture Oscar Nominee Reviews: The Post - Fix RATING Note: Meryl Streep’s nomination for Best Actress is her 21st Steven Spielberg teams again with Tom Hanks (they last worked together on 2015’s “Bridge of Spies”) to tell the story how the Washington Post’s Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), the nation’s first female major newspaper publisher, fought President Nixon and the government over the leaked Pentagon Papers. Meryl Streep is very special here. I liked this film so much that I wanted to go right back into the theater and watch it again.

§§§§§§ The Shape of Water - Fix RATING Note: 13 Oscar Nominations When a mute girl named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) encounters an Amphibian Man (Doug Jones) while cleaning a laboratory, she’s smitten. The Amphibian Man has been captured and imprisoned 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.

§§§§§§ Call Me By Your Name - Fix RATING Note: Best Original Song nominee as well and likely winner Given the present political climate, this 1980s set romance might trouble some viewers with its controversial story of an older man engaged in an explicit affair with a 17-year-old. The film concerns young Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who has an affair with his father’s mid-20s graduate student assistant (played by Armie Hammer). “Call Me By Your Name” is very powerful as it exposes loss of innocence and the importance of one’s first love in a mature, albeit graphic, way.

§§§§§§ Phantom Thread - Fix RATING Note: Likely Best Original Score Winner “Phantom Thread” is a film for a very narrow audience. While this character study of a renowned 1950s London dressmaker has many comedic moments, I’d hardly consider it a comedy. The drama that is “Thread” focuses on major fashion player Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who with

his no-nonsense sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) attempts to stay relevant in a constantly evolving competitive fashion marketplace. The siblings’ delicate balance is upset when the eccentric Reynolds takes on a mistress, a waitress named Alma (Vicky Krieps), who becomes his partner and muse. Essentially targeted at fans of the director Paul Thomas Anderson (see “Magnolia” and “There Will Be Blood”), the film is gorgeous, but, at times, a laborious struggle.

§§§§§§ Darkest Hour - Fix RATING

Actress In “Three Billboards,” Mildred (Frances McDormand), a grieving mother of a raped and murdered girl, decides to call out her town’s Chief of Police (Woody Harrelson) by adorning three billboards with questions concerning the department’s commitment to the case. Written and directed by the great Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”), the story sets up many of the familiar elements we’ve seen in classic Westerns. But trust me, what feels familiar, isn’t. As the narrative unfolds, it moves in unusual ways. Mildred, the Chief, and the town are all going through a transition. And circumstances just might force them all to listen to one another. British filmmaker McDonagh gets the speech pattern of the divided midwestern/southern state of Missouri down by crafting dialogue that feels undeniably authentic. And, of course, it helps that McDonagh’s words are performed by some of the best and most interesting actors working today.

§§§§§§ Get Out - Fix RATING Note: Writer/director Jordan Peele is nominated for Best Director

Note: Gary Oldman is likely to win Best Actor Not to be confused with “Dunkirk,” the stunning evacuation narrative that briefly masquerades as a war film, “Darkest Hour” is more about a singular powerful performance rather than telling a cohesive and satisfying story. Playing very much like the pilot of an epic television mini-series, Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill in the early days of his administration as British Prime Minister. “Hour” suffers from comparisons to other World War II era projects like “The Crown” that focuses partially on Churchill later in life. And to add to the televisual nature of the whole affair, “Darkest Hour” ends abruptly, which would have been an excellent cliffhanger for episode two had this been a BBC series. Nevertheless, Oldman is superb in the lead.

§§§§§§ Dunkirk - Fix RATING Note: Director Christopher Nolan’s first nomination for Best Director “Wars are not won by evacuations.” British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said in a speech on June 4, 1940. Marked by subtle moments of epic silence and a unique story structure, writer/director Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is a timeless classic. Destined to improve upon multiple viewings, Nolan’s distinct narrative unfolds delicately even as the chaos and deafening tragedy of the historical events are horribly on display. Possibly Nolan’s best film, which is saying a lot, the story does not misstep. Because of the complex structure, Nolan is able chronicle quite nearly the entire event while keeping the running time relatively short, particularly by his standards. The war may not have been won with an evacuation, but Churchill’s admission that the battle was a “colossal military disaster” could not diminish his recognition that the evacuation was a “miracle of deliverance.” And that miracle meant the world.

§§§§§§ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Fix RATING Note: Frances McDormand is front-runner for Best

Topping the Southeastern Film Critics Association and Atlanta Film Critics Circle lists, “Get Out” could quite realistically be named best picture at the 2018 Academy Awards. This hugely entertaining horror social satire from comedian turned director Jordan Peele is a blistering comment on race in America. During a year that marked a historic low point with the tragic racially charged events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a film like “Get Out” seemed prophetic. The story is simple enough, Rose (Allison Williams) takes her boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), home to meet her parents, Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener). A potential conflict concerns the fact that Chris is African American and Rose is white, but initially after meeting Dean and Missy, everything seems cool. Of course, first impressions are deceiving as Chris realizes that the smiling faces mask some dark secret. Spoiling the layers of this horror/thriller would be unforgivable, as “Get Out” might be one of the most clever suspense films to vie for the end of the year top awards since “The Sixth Sense.”

§§§§§§ Lady Bird - Fix RATING Note: Writer/director Greta Gerwig is the 5th woman to be nominated for Best Director One of two mother/daughter dramas to really make an impact in 2017, the other being the guilty pleasure “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird” is the best coming of age film since 2007’s “Juno.” The story follows a young girl who has renamed herself Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan). Her mother (Laurie Metcalf) is a hard-working nurse trying to convince her daughter to calm down and go to a local college. But Lady Bird’s dream is to go to school in New York far away from Sacramento. Her last year of high school is an amusing and profound adventure. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” is immensely entertaining right from the comedic opening sequence. (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting ❦ February 14, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 19

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Keep 2018 resolutions while staying on budget At the start of a new year, many people make health and fitness resolutions to get in shape, lose weight or eat healthy. If these were among your goals for 2018, are you on track or do you still need to get started? Perhaps finances are hindering your efforts to meet your health and fitness goals. For many, the added expenses of gym memberships or restocking their pantry and freezer with healthy foods aren’t in their budget. If you’re looking for ways to save money on health and fitnessrelated expenses, here are some tips: Ask for discounts – If you’d like to join a gym, take fitness classes or hire a personal trainer, don’t be afraid to ask for discounts. Many gyms offer membership discounts at the beginning of a new year, so maybe it’s not too late to find some savings. Throughout February, Barefoot Lizard Yoga Studio at 3500 Highway 34 East in Sharpsburg is offering two classes for the price of one for the Super Gentle: Healing Your Back classes. These classes assist with strengthening the back, making it more flexible and preventing future back problems. With the deal, participants can attend the Tuesday class and come back to the Thursday class for free. The classes are held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 706-957-6255 or visit Work out in the park, your neighborhood or around town – If you don’t want to spend money on a gym membership, then consider walking or jogging in your local park, your neighborhood or

around town. These are economical options, especially if you’re not sure if you’ll visit the gym regularly. Also, take the stairs at work and other venues, instead of using the elevator, to burn extra calories. Always consult with a physician before starting a rigorous exercise routine. Exercise at home – It’s possible to get fit in the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have home exercise equipment, such as a treadmill, elliptical machine or exercise bike, consider using yoga or exercise DVDs to help get in shape. You’ll only need to purchase the DVD and a yoga or exercise mat. Also, dumbbells, resistance tubes, jump ropes and performance balls are reasonably priced tools that you can use at home to get toned and burn fat. Lastly, invest in a pedometer, which is available for less than $20, to keep track of the number of steps you’re taking each day. Eliminate junk food and invest in a healthy diet – Many of us spend a significant amount of cash on foods and beverages that are unhealthy for our bodies and bad for our wallets. This money could be better spent on healthier food options, such as fruits and vegetables. However, many people feel healthy eating is beyond their budget. A 2013 study

by the Harvard School of Public Health found that a healthy diet (high in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish) can cost $1.50 more each day per person, compared to an unhealthy diet with lots of processed foods, meats and refined whole grains. For a family of four, this is an extra $2,200 per year. Still, healthy eating has longterm financial savings, such as a lower risk of serious and expensive chronic diseases as you get older, according to WebMD. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to purchase pricy organic or gluten-free foods or buy from a food co-op. Instead, focus on eating more whole foods and fewer processed ones. WebMD recommends these tips to keep grocery bills low and eat healthy: • Pay attention to portion sizes. A bag of chips may seem cheaper than a bag of apples, but you can actually get more total servings out of a bag of apples. • Plan your meals ahead of time. This helps you avoid impulse shopping, such as buying a cartful of fruits and vegetables that ends up rotting and going to waste. (Establish a weekly menu and make sure you have the required ingredients so you won’t be tempted to ditch your meal plan.) • Choose cheaper protein. Protein is one of the most expensive items on your grocery list, so instead of buying red meat or fish for protein, buy a cheaper option, such as lentils. • Buy in season. Pay attention to which fruits and vegetables are in season and purchase these items to get the best deals. • Purchase frozen produce. If the fruits

and vegetables that you want aren’t in season, buy them frozen instead to save money. Look for sales – To reduce your grocery costs, try to purchase foods when they’re on sale. Review the weekly sales ads for grocery and discount stores and stock up when items are on sale. Meat, for instance, can be frozen and stored until later. When you decide to prepare a meal with this ingredient, you’ll already have the item handy, purchased at a cheaper price. Generic foods are often cheaper than brand name foods, but you can occasionally get deals on brand name items with coupons and store specials. Discount stores, such as ALDI, advertise having cheaper prices than their competitors. ALDI reports that customers can save up to 50 percent on ALDI exclusive brands. If you buy vitamins and other nutritional supplements, watch out for sales and special promotions. Use coupons – Download digital coupons from your grocery store’s website and clip coupons from the newspaper or inserts mailed to your home to save money on grocery items. Be consistent – Whatever you do, it’s important to be consistent. Whether you invest in a gym membership or home exercise equipment, you must use it regularly in order to get your money’s worth and see improvements. If you have trouble staying motivated, find an exercise buddy who can hold you accountable. Even if you can’t meet your exercise target for the day, it’s better to do something than nothing at all.

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FREE SPACE in Downtown Grantville for small Urgent Care Medical Office. I will give rent-free space to qualified Urgent Medical Care Provider for one year of 3 year lease. I will pay 50% remodel costs. Urgent Medical Care provider will pay all utility costs. Street parking is available. Grantville Pharmacy is right across the street Call Rochelle Jabaley at 770-583-3758

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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 ( 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.

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% ( 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 ( 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 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.

The economy and people’s financial situations are stronger. Consumer (Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President-Elect of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)

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Written by: Marci Moore – Coweta County MGEV Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEV) have a great spring lineup for those of you that enjoy digging in the dirt while growing beautiful gardens, flowerbeds and awesome lawns! On March 13th Dr. Tim Bowyer will provide information to those wanting to be the envy of the neighbors with the thickest and greenest lawn on the street or just keep their lawns in good health! The turf grass program will address how to bring your lawn back in the spring and how to spot potential lawn damage that may have been caused by this winter’s unusually cold temperatures. He will also be sharing tips on how to enjoy your lawn with minimal work. Dr. Bowyer, a resident of Newnan, whose career and hands-on experience in grass, water and soil technologies spans nearly 40 years, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on turfgrass for golf course, athletic field and landscape uses. Dr. Bowyer began his career in 1973 as an assistant professor of turfgrass pathology and agronomy at the University of Georgia. He has authored more than 50 scientific and professional articles and papers dealing with turfgrass health and maintenance. He has conducted research on turfgrass variety performance, pest resistance and control and turfgrass production, and has provided management and research services to a number of industry companies including Southern Turf Nurseries and Patten Seed Company. Dr. Bowyer founded the US based International Turfgrass Services, providing agronomic consulting and GREEN SOLUTIONS to the turfgrass consumer industry and has conducted business in 37 countries around the world. April 10th’s Backyard Presentation will be “How to Be Sherlock Holmes in Your Garden.” Ever puzzled over a diseased flower or a shrub with holes in the leaves? How can you figure out what is afflicting your plants without being a plant pathologist or an entomologist? Let Atlanta's garden guru, Walter Reeves, teach you how to look for patterns in the plant damage you see. This will help you know whether a bug, a disease or something else has caused the problem. Bring your weeds, insects or plant damage for Walter to inspect and lend his expertise "While You Wait!" Walter Reeves is retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, where he worked for 29 years. He hosted “Gardening in Georgia” on Georgia Public Television for ten years. He has been a popular guest on radio for the past thirty years, and currently hosts “The Lawn and Garden Show” radio call-in show on News Talk WSB every Saturday morning from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. He also manages, which contains more than 10,000 articles and answers to many garden questions; he also edits and publishes “The Georgia Gardener” bi-weekly e-mail newsletter. Mr. Reeves has also just completed his twentieth year writing a weekly column of gardening questions & answers for the Thursday Living section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. All Backyard Presentations are held on the second Tuesday of each month, January - November starting at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension office located at 255 Pine Road, Newnan. Call the Coweta Extension office at 770-2542620 or email if you would like to register for wonderful door prizes. Lastly, make sure you put April 14th on your calendar to support the MGEV Spring Plant Sale. These are locally MGEV grown, hardy plants at very reasonable prices. Proceeds support the entire MGEV program including educational programs like those listed here. for more info ❦ February 14, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 23

Ask your County Agent Stephanie R. Butcher

County Coordinator Agricultural & Natural Resources Agent UGA Extension – Coweta County

Q. Since spring will be here before we know it,

is there anything I can be doing right now to prepare for pollinators that will be coming soon? I want to do my part to protect them.


That’s a great question. As a matter of fact, there is something that you can do right now. Have you ever thought about building a nesting box for native bees? Late winter is a great time to make nesting boxes. It’s a neat indoor activity for a dreary, cold winter day that kids can help with too. Make the boxes now so they are ready to set out in early March. When most people think about bees, honeybees usually come to mind. But there are more than 500 other native bee species that live in Georgia. Native bees nest in the ground or in cavities, like hollow stems or bored holes in wood. According to the Xerces Society, only 250 female orchard mason bees are required to pollinate an acre of apples.

Make plans to salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing 15th Annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 21-22, 2018. For more information about WWII Heritage Days, please visit

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Adding native bee nesting sites to your garden is one of the easiest ways to increase pollinator numbers. The most common types of nests are drilled wood or bundles of hollow tubes, like straws or thin bamboo. Nests should be placed 3 to 8 feet off the ground and positioned facing south or east. To build a drilled wood nest, drill a 3- to 5-inch hole in untreated wood without going all the way through the wood. Then, drill a variety of hole diameters, from one-quarter of an inch to three-eighths of an inch, all approximately three-quarters of an inch apart. Holes that are smaller in diameter should be 3 to 4 inches deep, and holes more than one-fourth of an inch in diameter should be 4 to 5 inches deep. The native bees that will fill these cavities will usually produce a single generation each year. These bees typically live for four to six weeks, and they are focused entirely on reproducing, laying eggs and storing food for the next generation. Female bees will make individual cells in the cavities, where they will lay one egg and pack away little balls of pollen they collect on an average of two to 20 foraging flights. Once enough is food stored, they seal the cell with clay or grass and begin work on the next cell. It takes about 24 hours for these female bees to complete one cell. One female native bee may produce 20 to 40 eggs in her life, which will typically fill two to five straws or cavities. These cavities will sit, sealed over, until environmental cues like temperature and humidity trigger the emergence of the next generation of adults.


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You should consider your nesting boxes as “disposable”. You will only want to use them for about a year before you replace them with a new box. This will keep bacteria and fungus from growing in the box. For more information about building nesting boxes or protecting pollinators in your landscape, contact the Coweta County Extension office at 770-254-2620 and ask for “Creating Pollinator Boxes to Help Native Bees.” The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.




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FEBRUARY 14 … WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups Wednesday at 9AM at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at newnan,, and free tickets at 15 Perry Street, Newnan


FEBRUARY 14 - 17 … “Revelation 101: Finding Jesus in the Book of Revelation” The Peachtree City SDA Church in Sharpsburg, is hosting an exciting series of meetings titled “Revelation 101: Finding Jesus in the Book of Revelation” from February 9 - 17. You will glean new insights that will affect your outlook on life and influence how you live for Jesus day by day. A free dinner will be served each night at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation given from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Free childcare is also provided for kids ages 3 - 10. Register now Peachtree City SDA Church 4957 Hwy 34 East in Sharpsburg __________________________________ FEBRUARY 14, 21 & … WEDNESDAYS Tax Preparation and Free Electronic Filing 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. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for every Wednesday through April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For information and details items to bring, visit the Coweta Public Library System website: A Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.3625


FEBRUARY 14 … WEDNESDAY Free CPR for the Community Learn and practice life saving skills … adult hands-only CPR, child / infanct CPR (with breaths), using an AED, relief from choking and more. Non certification training provided by Newnan CPR., 678.796.8277 • Wed., Feb. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Bridge Community Center at 225 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City __________________________________ FEBRUARY 15 … 3RD THURSDAY Newnan-Coweta Arts Association Meet The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month. Hospital Road, Newnan


FEBRUARY 15 … THURSDAY BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) From 4:30 to 6 p.m. for ages 15 & up. A time for all crafters to meet, share ideas, and work on their current projects; crafting help available during this time. Class is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 15 … THURSDAY Free CPR for the Community Learn and practice life saving skills … adult hands-only CPR, child / infanct CPR (with breaths), using an AED, relief from choking and more. Non certification training provided by Newnan CPR., 678.796.8277 • Thurs., Feb. 15 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Newnan Carnegie • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


FEBRUARY 15 … THURSDAY Public Notices 1. The Board of Trustees for the Coweta County Group Pension Plan will hold a meeting in the Coweta County Commission Chambers on Thursday, February 15, at 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of retirement plan

discussions and other purposes. The Board of Trustees for the Coweta County Salary Deferral Plan and Employee Matching Plan will hold a meeting in the Coweta County Commission Chambers located on Thursday, February 15, at 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of retirement plan discussions and other purposes. As set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Coweta County government does not discriminate on the basis of disability and will assist citizens with special needs given proper notice. For more information, please call Tom Corker at (770) 254-2608. 37 Perry St, Newnan, GA 30263 2.


FEBRUARY 15 ~ APRIL 12 … THURSDAYS Tax Preparation and Free Electronic Filing AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help. Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is offered every Thursday through April 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 the Central Library Central Library • 770.683.2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265


FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 19 … THURSDAYS Zumba at Grantville Library Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind! It’s fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow Latin and international rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while targeting your legs, abs, gluts and arms. Join Ms. Misha Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and get fit and have a great time at the Grantville Branch Library! Registration is required. Grantville Branch Library • 770.683.0535 100 Park Drive, Grantville, Georgia 30220 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 15 - 25, THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS Beauty & The Beast at Southside Theatre Southside Theatre Guild, located in downtown Fairburn, presents this ‘tale as old as time’ by spectacular actors on an amazing set. Emily Kimbell, who plays Belle, Sarah Gadner plays Chip, Lauren Futch is one of the Silly Girls, Viola and Rachel Pike are part of the ensemble and they’re all from Coweta County. February 15 - 25 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m. 20 West Campbellton St., Fairburn __________________________________ FEBRUARY 16 … FRIDAY AARP Drivers Safety Class AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held on Feb.16th from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Senoia Library. The class will review the rules of the road and also discuss new state of Georgia driving laws. The class is open to ALL ages and you do not have to be an AARP member to attend. Class costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non members. Class completion could also save you $$$$ on your car insurance! All attendees please bring your drivers license, AARP card if member and a brown bag lunch. Call to register. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


FEBRUARY 16 … FRIDAY American Military History at The Carnegie Dr Walter Todd will be speaking on The Ironclads of the Civil War on Friday, February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Reservations requested, please call 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


FEBRUARY 16 … FRIDAY Free CPR for the Community Learn and practice life saving skills … adult handsonly CPR, child / infanct CPR (with breaths), using an AED, relief from choking and more. Non certification training provided by Newnan CPR., 678.796.8277 • Fri., Feb. 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Newnan - Univ. of W. GA 80 Jackson St, Newnan, GA 30263


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FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY Couples Hike at the Park Miss out on Valentines Day plans? No worries, there is still time! Join our ranger Saturday, Feb 17, 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


FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Saturday at The Help Spay / Neuter Clinic from 9-10:30 a.m. First come, first served. Flea and tick prevention medications are available as well. We offer rabies ($10), microchip ($25) DHPP ($10), kennel cough ($10), leptospirosis ($10), deworming ($5-$10), heartworm tests ($15) for dogs. For cats, we offer rabies ($10), microchip ($25), FVRCP ($10), FELV ($15), deworming ($5-10) and combo tests ($25). No exam fee. Also March 10 12 Crescent, Newnan, GA 30263


FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY Computer Basics: The mouse and keyboard Thursday at 11:00 a.m. February 17. Learn how to use a mouse--clicking, scrolling, and moving and some basic functions of the keyboard. Registration is required. Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY Gil Shaham, violin & Akira Eguchi, piano Spivey Hall 7:30 PM 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow, GA 30260


FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY Father Daughter Dance Girls ages 6-12 and their dads/father figures will enjoy a fun-filled evening featuring a red carpet entry, light refreshments, a professional keepsake photo, music, and dancing. Online registration Registration deadline is FEBRUARY 14, 2017. Photos start at 6, dance begins at 7. Space is limited, and this event fills quickly. Please register early! Questions ? 202 Fieldhouse Drive, Peachtree City


FEBRUARY 17 … SATURDAY 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 from 10 to 4 at Heard County Covered Arena, 12080 GA Hwy 100, Franklin, GA 30217


FEBRUARY 17 & 18 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY Chattahoochee Valley Poultry Association 2018 Winter Show 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263


FEBRUARY 18 … SUNDAY UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Come support the Concert Choir conducted by Alex Sutton; Chamber Singers conducted by Kevin Hibbard as they present their concert at 3:00 in the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. Admission is free 775 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116


FEBRUARY 18 … SUNDAYS Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” continues Glenda Davis concludes a lively 4-part discussion on Henrik Ibsen’s classic, controversial and still relevant today,“A Doll’s House”. Sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation. Sundays at 2pm, Feb. 18th. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

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FEBRUARY 19 … MONDAY Presidents’ Day


FEBRUARY 19 … MONDAY Community CPR Training Mon., Feb. 19 at 11:00 a.m This non-certification course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. This class is for individuals ages 12 and older. A public service provided by Newnan CPR. Registration is required. Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 19 & 20 … MONDAY & TUESDAY Auditions: First Things First Southside Theatre Guild at 7 p.m. Visit website for more info 20 W Campbellton Street, Fairburn, GA 30213 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 19 - 23 … MONDAY - FRIDAY Coweta County School Mid Winter Break


FEBRUARY 20 … TUESDAY Family Movie at The Carnegie Despicable Me 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Includes drawing for Free Minion Toys. Reservations required. Call for info Food Is Medicien at The Carnegie from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m . Call for info 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


FEBRUARY 20 … TUESDAY LEGO® Crazy Action Contraptions Ages 7-13. Join us on February 20th at 3:00 p.m. for LEGO® Crazy Action Contraptions program! Students will be challenged while building one of the 16 high-performance projects from the supercharged Speedster to the Squeezeclaw Grabber to the Wall Rocket Racer all of these contraptions spin, stretch, speed, or otherwise spring into action! Registration is required. Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ FEB. 20 … 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS Special Offer for Caregivers Renew Fitness Center offers Caregivers the opportunity to renew, restore and refresh in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Take advantage of their Therapeutic Toning Tables, Jeanie Rub Massage and Infrared Sauna and more. The times are from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, call for more info – 770-683-6100. Renew Fitness is located at 2730 Hwy 34E, Suite C, Thomas Crossroads


FEBRUARY 20 … 3RD TUESDAYS Multiple Sclerosis Support Group A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Heritage Clubhouse. Anyone interested in attending can call 770-354-4951. 168 Scenic Hills Dr., Newnan, GA 30265


FEBRUARY 21 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday. Senior Friends monthly meetings are at the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville Rd. The monthly meetings are from 11:00am until 1:30pm. Lunch provided, but reservations must be made each month. A short business meeting is held and then a guest speaker. For more info call Sharon 770.683.4758. 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan


FEB. 21, MARCH 7 … 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Golf Life Ladies Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League,” where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.. at White Oak Golf Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at golflifeladies@gmail. com or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA


FEBRUARY 21 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court) ~ 27 Belt Rd, Newnan GA 30263. This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details call Susan Goodson 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan


FEBRUARY 22 … THURSDAY Free CPR for the Community Learn and practice life saving skills … adult hands-only CPR, child / infanct CPR (with breaths), using an AED, relief from choking and more. Non certification training provided by Newnan CPR., 678.796.8277 • Thurs., Feb. 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Grantville Library 100 Park Dr, Grantville, GA 30220


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


FEBRUARY 22 … THURSDAY Author Party * Contest Winners Revealed Winners of the 2017 Writing and Illustration Contest will be announced at the Coweta Public Library System Author Party on Thurs., Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Branch, 25 Hospital Road., Newnan __________________________________ FEBRUARY 23 … FRIDAY CPR Training (ages 12 & up) Learn Life-saving skills: Adult hands only CPR, child/infant CPR (with breaths), use of an AED, relief of choking for adults, infants and children. Learn how to distinguish heart attack and cardiac arrest and how to act. Friday, Feb. 23rd @ 10.30am Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276 __________________________________

Royal Baptist Church Kids Consignment Spring Sale March 2 - 3

__________________________________ MARCH 3 … SATURDAY AARP Drivers Safety Class An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held at the Powell Library in Newnan on March 3rd from 10:30 to 3:30. The class is open to ALL ages and will review the rules of the road and provide an update on new Ga. driving laws. Class completion could save you $$$$ on your car insurance! Class costs: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non members. To register call 770 253 3625. All participants please bring your drivers license, AARP card if member and a brown bag lunch. Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263


MARCH 3 … SATURDAY Southern Crescent Chorale Arise, My Soul at Spivey Hall For more information call 770.716.1231 or visit 5900 Lee Street, Morrow, GA 30260


MARCH 3 … SATURDAY Dealing With Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide Workshop This caregiver's workshop on Dealing With Dementia will take place at the First United Methodist Church in Moreland on Sat., March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All attendees will go home with new knowledge plus receive the book – Dealing With Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide. This 350-page book is one of the most comprehensive books on caring for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia to date. The book is of real life, hands on and easy to access information. RSVPs are needed for materials and lunch. Please email: or call 678-5906599 to reserve your spot. 16 Church Street, Moreland GA 30259


FEBRUARY 23 … FRIDAY Black History Month with Dr. Danny Allen at The Carnegie from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call for info 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


FEBRUARY 23 … FRIDAY Senoia Area Historical Society’s Open House

The Senoia Area Historical Society will showcase the artwork of local artists Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Maureen Schuyler 770.599.9916 or SAHA Museum, 6 Couch Street, Senoia __________________________________

FEBRUARY 26 … MONDAY Carnegie Literary Circle The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash Monday at 9:30 a.m. Reservations required, please call to sign up. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


FEBRUARY 27 … TUESDAY Tax Preparation and Free Electronic Filing AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help. 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 Heard Public Library • 706.675.6501 564 Main Street, Franklin, GA

__________________________________ Newnan First United Methodist Church Huge Children’s Consignment Sale March 2 - 3


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Emmanuel Baptist Church “Where Every Visitor Is An Honored Guest”

3911 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan, GA 30265 Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship Service: 11 :00 AM Sunday Evening: 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening: 7:00 PM

Pastor Terry Arp



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



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

678-489-5699 770-304-2659

 Independent, Fundamental, Traditional Bible preaching church  Small, Friendly, and Family Focused Congregation  Conservative Music Program with singing from a Hymnal  Age appropriate Sunday School and Children’s Church Programs  Teen and Junior Teen Youth Programs Wednesday Nights “Thy word  Loving, Caring Nursery Care available is a lamp “The Way Church Used To Be”

unto my feet and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105

Nissan of Newnan contributes to Newnan-Coweta Humane Society



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


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



Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. The Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on the fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged to participate at no charge. Call Paulo Manso de Sousa at 770.683.3724 or email for info. 41-A Newnan Station Dr., Newnan 30265

(Pictured above, Linda Earhart, president of the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, Angie Whitlock, NCHS cat director, and Kim McCurry, dog foster coordinator, accept a check from Lane Crider, general manager of Nissan of Newnan, and Taylor Fisher, Major Metro Dealer Operations Manager for Nissan North America.) Lane Crider, general manager of Nissan of Newnan, talks about the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society and all the work the organization does in helping animals in the video below.


The dealership recently donated $1,150 to NCHS, which was equal to $50 for every Nissan Titan sold during a fundraising campaign over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups at 9AM at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at,, and free tickets at 15 Perry Street, Newnan

“Nissan of Newnan is committed to continuing our support for the NCHS in the future,” Crider said. “The acts of compassion and devotion that these women and men perform daily to help those without a voice is awe-inspiring and deserves applause and support from our community.



WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS NCHFH’s Volunteer Orientation Volunteer Orientation at Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and the first and third Saturdays each month. For information or to sign up for a volunteer orientation, contact Eric Miller at or call (770) 252-9049, ext. 211 216 Bullsboro Dr., Suite B-1, Newnan •


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