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INSIDE: Want to know who Mr. Personality would like to include in a dinner party? We’ve got the answer as Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador submits to The Interview. _______________________________ Ever cooked in a Dutch Oven? We’re talking about the ones with raised lids and legs the kind you use with charcoal and/or fire. Check out a fantastic recipe for a shrimp, sausage and chicken jambalaya. _______________________________ Up for some binge watching? Jonathan Hickman has your thumbs ups and downs on the latest releases from all the streaming channels. _______________________________ So what’s up with that word “pansy.” The reality is that little flower is a lot tougher than you think. Find out more in “The View From the Loft.” __________________________________

TO DO: Got a William Tell gene inside you? Join Robin Hood and his Merry Band as well for a day of archery at Chatt Bend State Park. Saturday, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m. _______________________________ The Citizen of the Year will be named January 25, 6:30 p.m., at The Newnan Centre. _______________________________ It’s time for all things Scottish. The Third Annual Newnan Robert Burns Scottish Heritage Weekend Celebration is Jan. 26-27. Check out the calendars inside for more information. _______________________________ Take your dog out to Chatt Bend on Sunday, January 28, for Bark and Recreation. Bring a couple of old t-shirts to make into toys for your furried friend. Pre-register required. _______________________________ Pickin on the Square is back with a date set for Saturday, Feb. 3

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Just two days after their birth, baby girl Emersyn and baby boy Aiden helped Dad Justin Dad Justin Mulliniks with a marriage proposal to Neely Scruggs by wearing onesies that said “Mommy will you” and “marry our Daddy.” Mulliniks got down on one knee and popped the question to which Scruggs said “yes.”

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Earth without art is just “eh”.

[ ] 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 was 56.25. Only Douglasville (54.38) and East Point (25.88) trailed behind ATL on the list.

[ ] 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.

[ ] Barbers on the Boulevard recently opened in Avery Park, just across from the Little Giant Shopping Center. They specialize in classic and modern cuts Zen continued on page 6

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Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

Mr. Personality

My book titled “Personality Matters” can be found at Let Them Eat Coffee and at One Divine Design as well as at Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. The book is $25 with proceeds going to NCHS, Angel’s House and Art Rez. My 2018 calendar can also be found at NCHS. This brand new year demands fresh new ideas as well as a brand new look for Mr. Personality. I shall be exploring new ways to extend my freedom of expression at every opportunity. This year I shall let my beard grow completely out, just for giggles. On Dec. 15, and 16, I had the honor to take part in the play “The Nutcracker” at the Wadsworth Auditorium. It was choreographed by Paulo Manso de Sousa of Southern

Ok ... the Holidays are OVER!. .. time for Summer.

Then, just like a wedding, it’s over and in this part of the world we plan for our usual 21 days of cold weather ... Then, ta da, SPRING! So, I ask rhetorically, “What in the world is going on around here?”

The treasure of the month is Allison Performance Hobbies, located on 12 Greenville Street. They have all the RC brands of cars, trucks, planes, drones and trains - all radio-control. They carry spare parts plus they do repairs. You break it, they can fix it.

My Newnan Goodwill Ambassador radio show, that comes on every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. on WQEE, 99.1 FM, is in need of sponsors. If you would like to sponsor Mr. Personality’s radio show, call Ryan O’Neal, phone is 678-673-6318.

View from the Loft

In October that first little briskness in the air is so exciting. The stores start to put out Christmas decorations, the LL.Bean catalog arrives full of beautiful plaid and flannel clothes that you would burn up in if you wore them in Newnan and everyone is comparing notes, sharing recipes and planning for the best holiday season ever.

January is a brand new year, complete with a new opportunity to plant only good and positive ideas for the 2018 harvest season. May the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret of all of Georgia, grow in prosperity daily.

Glenn McWaters, the new owner, gives out free fresh popcorn every Friday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-Fri., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to tell them that Mr. Personality sent you and try the popcorn, it is very tasty.

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We began December with snow! SNOW!! Think about it. Seventy degrees, then a week later, SNOW. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow. I think it’s beautiful. It’s beautiful for exactly 48 hours.

Arc Dance. There was a good turnout on both days. I was truly impressed by the devotion and professional demeanor of all the young people that made up the entire cast. I had the easy part in the play as many of the younger ones had to change costumes as much as five times during the play. There were two things I discovered about myself while performing in this wonderful play. One is I cannot wait to see what other plays I can be included in. Two, I simply must have my very own cape. I want to thank everyone, dancers, parents, stagehands, the young children, the entire cast and Southern Arc Dance, Paulo Manso de Sousa and all who came to watch the play as my life was enriched by the entire experience. This amazing experience is truly a fitting end to this year, 2017, and I can hardly wait to discover what blessings the divine spirit has prepared for me in 2018; the start of year six in Newnan, heaven on earth. Till next month … Love, Mr. Personality

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Just enough time to get a day or two off and to get a couple of pictures of the kids and the dog with a winter wonderland background. And don’t forget the house. Everybody needs a picture of their house from the end of the driveway to post on Facebook to convince friends from all over the world that the suburbs of Atlanta are … a virtual winter paradise, just like Vermont. Now wind chills are in the single digits, the fun of winter is pretty much gone and the next 65 days loom in front of us and make us wish we had actually ordered something from L. L. Bean. The unseasonably cold weather has given me time to ponder. Pondering is like ciphering but there is no math involved. Since I don’t have a yard at the Loft, I have a bunch of potted plants out front appropriately planted with pansies. As I was tending them one day and admiring their colorful blooms in the midst of all this winter bleakness, I thought about the disrespect we have cast upon the pansy. In everyday language, “pansy” has become synonymous with weak, scared, tentative, chicken and even sissy. Yet here, two days after being covered in snow, these little unassuming flowers pop back up, drink up the melting snow and continue to contribute their bright colors as a contrast to the bleakness of winter. They are the epitome of strength, endurance, purpose and confidence. Shame on the person who ever misused the word, pansy. I’m sure there is a lesson here for all of us if we just take a moment. Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year. I was told to always have a resolution that was attainable, so in 2018 I have resolved to give up dieting. No telling what this winter has in store for us. I don’t know how you feel but if we get snowed in again in the next few weeks I don’t intend to rush to the store for bread and milk. If I have to sit in the Loft for three or four days I do NOT want a sandwich and a bowl of cereal. I’m headed for the seafood department and the county line. Use your imagination. And don’t forget to ponder the pansies.

(Jim Coleman is twice retired as a financial advisor and flight attendant. A theatre geek, musician, arts administrator and preservationist, he lived a relatively obscure life until he crossed paths with Corby Winters. Jim chose Newnan as his new forever home five years ago and is dedicated to making our community the best it can be.)


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A new year begins. New resolutions, new promises, new … Which leads me to a verse in Ecclesiastes, verse 9 in chapter 1 to be exact. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” In other words, what goes around … Back in the 1800s, laws were passed in England forbidding feeding prisoners lobsters as the crustaceans were considered inhumane as food. Now they are so expensive at restaurants you have to ask your waiter what the “market price” is. We used to beg our parents for new jeans after they got ripped up. We were embarrassed. Now, we spend upwards of $300 to have them “professionally ripped” prior to purchase. What goes around …

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Maybe you might try to “just flip the dog.” Some explanation might be in order on that phrase. Years ago I was a publisher in Alaska at an afternoon newspaper. Well, it was time for the presses to start rolling, and nothing was happening. I went down and noticed several people huddled around one of those old Mac computers. The problem was every time they tried to print out a page to film, the image was reversed. If it stayed like that, the entire paper would print backwards. Sort of like trying to read a right-to-left page versus a left-to-right page and flipped on top of that. And they had tried everything - rebooting, unplugging, rewiring - you get the picture. And nothing worked. And we were seriously past deadline. And then I noticed the dog.

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I don’t know if they still have them, but on the old Macs there was an icon of a dog. Depending on which way the dog was showing - upside down or right side up - determined which way the page would print out. So I asked about the dog and they explained the above. And in my brilliance I suggested they flip the dog. And of course everyone immediately told me we couldn’t do that because then the image would come out wrong and that wasn’t the problem and the dog was facing the right way and so on and so on. So again in my brilliance I ask the simple question: “Isn’t the image coming out the wrong way now?” And again I’m told how they can’t flip the image because that would be completely backwards and so on and so on. By this time I’m pretty fed up, and simply say, “just flip the dog.” So they did. And hit print. And the image came out the right way. And we went to press. The point, obviously, is what should have happened didn’t. In fact, the only way to get it to work was to do a complete 180. Sometimes it’s okay to throw out the rules, forget what the experts say, or the way it’s always been done. And in reality, sometimes don’t try to replace it, just hit it from a completely different angle. So this year, just flip the dog as needed … because what comes around …

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Mr Personality

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? Mother Teresa, Death, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus Christ, Satan. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream.

Briefly describe yourself and what you do.

Live in Tibet for a year.

I am a street entertainer, local sign waver and Newnan’s self-appointed Goodwill Ambassador and columnist extraordinaire for “The Paper.”

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

Best piece of business advice you’ve received. Be a team player and a good listener.

Your go-to food? Soups and stews.

If I had it to do over … I would make the most of all opportunities to live life to the fullest in all ways possible.

Favorite movies(s)? The Color Purple, Shane, Old Yeller, The Man Who Would Be King, Secondhand Lions, Crash.

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

Dogs or cats?

The Best of Jazz; The Best of the Blues; The Best of Bach.

Cats. Anyone can own a dog; no one can truly own a cat.

I am glad that my search for divine spirit put me on a spiritual journey that led me to this state and to Newnan, which has become Heaven on earth for me every day for the last five years.

This Thing Called You - Ernest Holmes; The Secret Teachings of All the Ages - Manly P. Hall; Mind is the Master - James Allen.

Your favorite quote and why?

What advice would you give your younger self

From the Bible: “A tree is known by the fruit it bears.” I apply this quote to people I meet for the first time. I simply look for the fruit that tells me what type of tree (person) they are. Good trees bear good fruit and vice versa.

just starting out on their own?

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know

To know that every day is to learn, to do, and to be. Embrace life and live it to the fullest, listen to the still voice from within, it is divine spirit.

I am a chronic introvert.

Understanding Your Social Security Options Baby boomers can expect to live to around age 85, according to the Social Security Administration. But seven out of 10 boomers do not feel confident that they have the financial resources to live comfortably in retirement to age 85, according to a study conducted by Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement. To ensure you can look forward to the years ahead, make retirement planning a priority. Strategies for building the financial resources you’ll need vary based on your age. Building up your savings and projected income for retirement will help support your desired lifestyle as well as make you less reliant on Social Security, which was never designed to fully replace wages. Many people who plan to use Social Security as their primary source of income in retirement don’t realize that it usually won’t be enough to cover their expenses. First, make sure you understand when you’re eligible for full benefits. Even though you can claim benefits at age 62, you won’t receive your full benefit until you reach full retirement age (which currently is 66 and two months). If you can hold off until age 70, your benefit will increase by 32 percent. Next, create a monthly expense plan to determine how much money you’ll need to cover the costs of daily living when you’re no longer working. Also, consider working with a financial adviser, who can help you identify affordable and secure options available to protect your assets, continue saving, and provide additional income so that you aren’t relying only on Social Security. It’s never too late to explore your options. You can find many resources online with good information about retirement planning. One of these is www.BankersLife.com. This article is courtesy of Wesley Woods of Newnan, a senior living community on 54 acres offering independent apartments and cottages, personal care, memory care and nursing care, all on one campus

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings …

Zen continued on page 1 for men, beard maintenance and shaves. The staff includes owner/operator Debbie and her daughter, Chrissy. Walk-ins always welcome at their 10 The Boulevard shop, which is open Tuesdays thru Saturdays. Call 678-673-6810 or visit their Facebook page for more info.

[ ] Alison Wallace is stepping down as executive director of Bridging the Gap. She is taking on a new title as founder/director of community engagement. John Melia was named as interim executive director. Melia started the Wounded Warrior Project back in 2003 after being wounded in a helicopter crash and seeing how soldiers were treated. Bridging the Gap started in 2009 giving away food to those in need. It now provides food, showers and laundry services to the homeless, as well as local assistance and emergency shelter.

[ ] The Hill Restaurant is closing its location in Serenbe and will be moving to downtown Senoia.

[ ] Newnan Christmas Parade winners: Large Business: 1st place Lowes, 2nd place: Piedmont Newnan. Small Business: 1st Place: Jake Stanley State Farm, 2nd Place: Kettleworks. Non Profit/ Civic: 1st Place: Lukes’ Big Heart, 2nd Place: Coweta Lookouts. Church: 1st Place: Unity Baptist, 2nd Place: Foundation Christian. School: 1st Place: Coweta Charter School, 2nd Place: Western Elementary

[ ] Jess Barron, with Lindsey’s Realtors, is the 2018 Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors president. Congrats Jess.

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

Newnan location at 1045 Highway 34 East, in the Walmart shopping center. The store was open just under a year.

[ ] Another closing: Pollo Tropical - Chicken on the Grill. Let’s face it, they probably had one of the worse locations for a restaurant imaginable with only one way in on Bullsboro Drive. Recent store posting: “We really appreciate our loyal guests and it has been our pleasure serving you. Unfortunately, we have made the hard decision to to close this location. We hope you will visit us at one of our other Atlanta locations.”

[ ] Rob Estes, co-founder of Can’t Never Could, died just before Christmas. He and his wife, Christi, created the foundation after learning he had glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor with no cure. Their foundation works to offer help to people facing life crises. Estes’ family asks that donations in his memory go to Can’t Never Could, Inc., 10 Sherwood Drive Newnan, GA 30263 or online at www.cantnevercouldinc.com

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The brain named itself.

Trae Westmoreland was named the new president of the Coweta County Development Authority. Former president Greg Wright left this summer and was named senior director of community and economic development with Coweta-Fayette EMC. Westmoreland brings more than 15 years of sales and economic development experience to the authority. He spent seven years working at Georgia Power in Community and Economic Development, focusing on industry and business recruitment.

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[ ] Excellent community effort - a fundraising goal of $70,000 for a new community playground at the old Howard Warner School has been reached. The Boys and Girls Club are now located at what is now a community complex. Howard Warner used to be a public school and later school offices. The Coweta Community Foundation sponsored the fundraising drive.

When with a “T”, you answer the question.

AOL has finally killed off AIM. If you have no idea what that means or what those acronyms mean, you’ve also never seen a rotary phone and have no idea what a phone booth is. AOL said the 20-yearold instant message service, once considered the premier program, “‘tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift’, but admitted ‘the way in which we communicate has profoundly changed.’

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Local Provision, a “one-of-a-kind culinary marketplace,” is set to open on Jefferson Street in downtown Newnan in February. According to a statement, “We have hand selected the finest culinary offerings from our favorite local farms and artisanal producers. More than just a destination for fine products, Local Provisions is built on the idea that lifelong friendships are forged over cooking, eating and sharing great food!”

The long nightmare, er, detour is over at Greison Trail. Road crews created a large traffic circle (roundabout) at the intersection of Greison Trail and what will be the McIntosh Parkway. The parkway will connect downtown Newnan and Ashley Park.

The new restaurant will be named Bistro Hilary, with an opening in downtown Senoia expected in January. The Hil has been around for 10 years and is named for Hilary White, the executive chef. Her husband Jim is the general manager. The restaurant is known for its farm-to-table approach.

[ ] The Department of Labor is shutting down its Newnan branch and will consolidate work in Carrollton. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler cited an improving job market for the consolidation. Individuals who used the Newnan office can use career offices in LaGrange, Griffin and College Park. Newan unemployment claims will be transferred to the Carrollton Career Center at 275 Northside Drive.

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Pickleball "Jingle" Tournament … and Everyone's A Winner The Coweta Pickleball Club held its first “tournament” on Sunday, December 17th, however it wasn’t actually a tournament. It was a “Jingle”! You may be asking, what is a Jingle? It was the idea of Billy Perkins, newly appointed USAPA Ambassador for Coweta County and Jill McKnight, President of the Coweta County Pickleball Club. They wanted to get all the players from the different parts of the county who play at various venues together for organized play and a social. Perkins explained, unlike a tournament there would be no losers and unlike a social there would be exercise and perspiration!

All players were encouraged to wear festive apparel with a prize given for the best. And, since one can’t have a Jingle without a bell, bells were given to all the participants to wear on their shoes. The event was a huge success that raised over six hundred dollars, which was donated to Angel’s House, a temporary foster home for young girls in Coweta County. There were over 30 registered players and many spectators who came out to watch at the Coweta County Recreation Department on the cold, rainy day. The Jingle allowed players a chance to meet and play pickleball, all for a great cause. Everyone said they had a great time and plans are already being made for next year’s Jingle.

For information on the Coweta Pickleball Club or learning to play pickleball you may contact Billy Perkins at cowetapickleball@gmail. com.

MainStreet Newnan’s Win the Window Win the Window is a downtown scavenger hunt that showcases our wonderful downtown businesses. Players are required to visit downtown businesses to find clues, known as “Hidden Gems” (historic photos of Newnan). The Hidden Gems are framed and placed amongst merchandise, or displays with in each business. The players must find the clue, and upon doing so are entered into a drawing at every location they visit. The more businesses that players visit, the more likely they are to WIN THE WINDOW! The prize for Win the Window is on display at 21 West Court Square (formerly Knight Printing). Each Wednesday beginning January 10th a winner will be announced and a new window will be displayed for one week all throughout the month. Drawings take place weekly on Wednesday, and the

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JANUARY 13 … SATURDAY Keep Your Resolution Fit Hike at Chatt Bend Sat., Jan 13, 10 AM to 12 PM. Keep true to your resolution (or try something new) and join us on a 3 mile moderate hike to the river and back. Get your 10,000 steps in for the day. Hikers can turn back at any time. Bring water and snacks, wear sturdy shoes. Please pre-register. $5 parking. Archery at the Park at Chatt Bend Sat., Jan 13, 1 PM to 3 PM. Whether you’re an archery pro or just learning, join us for a day of fun. All participants must participate in the safety course. We provide all equipment and instruction. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. Ages 10 and up. $8 plus $5 parking. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan • 770.254.7271 __________________________________ JANUARY 15 … MONDAY Martin Luther King Jr Day __________________________________ JANUARY 17 … WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups Happy New Year everyone! 1 Million Cups is back on January 17th at 9AM at 15 Perry Street. We have 2 presenters, Quantum Courses and Life That Counts. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at https://www.1millioncups.com/newnan, www. facebook.com/1MCNewnan/, and free tickets at https://1millioncups-newnan.eventbrite.com/. 15 Perry Street, Newnan __________________________________ The Atlanta Boat Show • January 18 - 21! Georgia World Congress Center __________________________________ JANUARY 18 … THURSDAY Armchair Travelers with Gordon Kilgore An exciting presentation from photographer and traveler Gordon Kilgore at The Carnegie. Gordon will speak and show photographs of his travels to the ABC Islands of the Southern Caribbean. Thurs., Jan. 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call to register and reserve your spot. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com __________________________________ JANUARY 19 … FRIDAY American Military History at The Carnegie Please join The Carnegie Library for American Military History with Dr. Walter Todd. from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Todd has a Ph.D. in History but focuses mainly on American Military History. He will be speaking on the Ironclads of the Civil War. All programs at The Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge. www.newnancarnegie. com 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com __________________________________ JANUARY 23 … TUESDAY The Other Night School at The Carnegie Tues., Jan. 23, 6 to 7:15 p.m. The University of West Georgia presents The Other Night School: Bull-Baiting, Bears, and Beheadings: A Shakespeare Story. Dr. Meg Pearson, Chair & professor of English. We’ve learned about Shakespeare’s words, now let’s learn about Shakespeare’s world. Join us for an evening of bear-baiting, beers, and beheadings as we take a tour through the mad world of Renaissance London and its theaters. westga.edu/sota 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com __________________________________

JANUARY 25 … THURSDAY Citizen of the Year Annual event sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta County will be Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnan Centre. For more information, contact Walt Gutierrez at 770.502.1333 or Nancy Walden at 770.596.6428. 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd, Newnan __________________________________ JANUARY 26-27 … 3rd Annual Newnan Robert Burns Scottish Heritage Weekend Celebration A Scottish heritage weekend of activities to celebrate Newnan’s ties to sister city Ayr, Scotland. Enjoy Celtic music, dance, food, drink and more. Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. A Newnan Outlander Adventure Stage Show and After Party at Newnan Theatre Co. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. Whisky Tasting at The Cellar Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. Concert at The Cellar. Free. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:15 p.m. Community Auld Land Sync Sing A Long at The Courthouse Square. Free. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Burns Supper and Dance at Newnan’s Historic Train Depot. More info at newnanrobertburns.com and tickets at eventbrite.com __________________________________ JANUARY 27 … SATURDAY 8th Annual Flower Festival and Tea St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newnan will have their 8th Annual Flower Festival and Tea on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 2pm. The church will be filled with beautiful flower arrangements inspired by great works of art, there will be a music recital, guest speaker and full sit down English Tea. Tickets are $25 per person, available from the church office, 770-253-4264. 576 Roscoe Rd, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ JANUARY 27 … SATURDAY Geocaching at Chatt Bend Sat., Jan 27, 12 PM to 1:30 PM at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We’re going out with the Official Chatt Bend Geocaching map and a GPS device to hunt caches in different locations throughout the park. Bring your own GPS or share ours. For beginners to experts, all ages. Please pre-register. 5 plus $5 parking. Full Moon Flat Rock Hike at Chatt Bend Saturday, Jan 27, 6 PM to 7:30 PM. This is an easy 1 mile hike at sunset around the unique flat rock trail. The granite outcropping area has wide open area for viewing the moon rise. A telescope will be set for your use. Please pay with cash. $5 plus $5 parking. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan • 770.254.7271 __________________________________ JANUARY 27 … SATURDAY The Joy of Hiking Check out a state park pass and a hiking backpack at any Coweta Public Library and you and your family can take advantage of the beauty of nature and get some exercise. Rebecca from the Chattahoochee Bend State Park will share her knowledge of the necessary essentials to enjoy a safe and enjoyable outing. Registration is required. Saturday, January 27th 11am- 12 noon with a short question and answer session Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276 __________________________________

JANUARY 27 … SATURDAY Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Saturday, January 27 at The Help Spay / Neuter Clinic from 9-10:30 a.m. First come, first served. 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. Come see us! Also Feb. 17, March 10 12 Crescent, Newnan, GA 30263 helpspayneuter.org __________________________________ JANUARY 28 … SUNDAY Barks and Recreation at Chatt Bend Sunday, Jan 28, 1 PM to 2:30 PM. Recycle your old t-shirts and turn them into a toy your dog will love. Bring two t-shirts and your furry friend. After toy making, we’ll go on a dog pack hike along the river to enjoy the scenery. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please pre-register. Free treats! $5 per dog. $5 parking. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan • 770.254.7271 __________________________________ FEBRUARY 1-4, 8-11 … THURS.-SUN. We Found Love and an Exquisite Set of Porcelain Figurines Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. The Farndale Ladies are back!! Flushed by their “successes,” the stalwart veterans of the Dramatic Society are poised to conquer yet another dramatic idiom: their current production sails the luxury ocean liner SS Farndale Avenue into the world of thirties musical comedy. The ladies prove that the age of elegance, glamour and enchantment is not dead...well, not quite. Circumstances almost beyond their control threaten to wreck the evening’s entertainment, but the ladies and Gordon, in true Farndale form, soar above such mundane matters to present some catchy numbers and a stunning underwater sequence! Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 https://www.newnantheatre.org __________________________________ FEBRUARY 3 … SATURDAY Pickin’ on the Square Feb 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather round, you can join in for a nearly 10-year tradition of making music on the square. Everyone welcome! around the square downtown Newnan __________________________________ FEBRUARY 3 … SATURDAY 2018 Run For Angels & Chicken Q We are gearing up for our 2018 Run for Angels & Chicken Q benefitting the Angel’s House, a children’s home for girls in crisis. The run will be in downtown Newnan on February 3rd. Our race is an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier and last year we had over 1,000 runners! Registration is open and sponsor info is available at https://www.theangelshouse.org __________________________________ FEBRUARY 3 … SATURDAY Paper Shredding Keep Newnan Beautiful • 6 First St., Newnan https://www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org __________________________________ FEBRUARY 5 … MONDAY Blood Drive Blood Drive SUMC February 5 from 1PM -6PM. Your donation may give more life to kids fighting cancer, older adults battling chronic illnesses or accident victims with traumatic injuries. To sched-


_____________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | January ~ February 2018 | The PAPER | 9 ule your appointment go to redcrossblooddrive.org/ rapidpass __________________________________ FEBRUARY 10 … SATURDAY Black Market Trust The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a new and exciting sound. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 https://www.TheNixonCentre.net __________________________________ FEBRUARY 14 … WEDNESDAY Valentine’s Day __________________________________

The 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Saturday, May 5, 2018

Coweta County Fairgrounds Tot Trot begins at 8:15 AM 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM 5K begins at 9:00 AM (USATF certified/Peachtree Road Race qualifier) Runners and walkers of all ages welcome to participate Race T-shirt guaranteed to all who register by April 30th Early packet pick-up on Friday, May 4 from 11 AM-7 PM at Dragonfly Running Company (10 LaGrange Street, downtown Newnan)

Race day registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Academy Sports Gift Cards will be given to the top 3 participating schools. All proceeds from the RACE go to area adopting families, so the more participants we have, the more grant money we can give each family. Visit www.racefortheorphans.org for more information and to register. Contact Kelly Preston, RACE Director, at kelly@racefortheorphans.org or 770-310-8222 for more information.

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

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 kitchen overlooking backyard and acreage. Spacious master bedroom w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. New Price $495,000 (Frank/Jess)

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

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

MLS #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. Double garage. Rear deck. Rocking Chair Front Porch. Large oak trees. Great condition & move in ready. $149,900. (Frank)

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4.174+/- ACRES ON PALMETTO TYRONE ROAD fronting I-85 just north of Northgate High School across from Northgate Crossing S/D. Ideal for building lot or possible future commercial use. Lightly wooded. Barbed wire fence around property. 478’+/- Frontage on Palmetto Tyrone Road, 141’+/frontage on Hudgens Road, 429’+/- frontage on I-85. $49,500. Frank _________________________________________________________ 509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville in Bohannon Woods. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 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) _________________________________________________________

JESS BARRON Associate Broker 678-857-9350

770-253-6990 www.LindseysRealtors.com

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

MLS #8303235 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! Price Reduced to $146,900. (Frank/Jess)

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

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

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

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

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2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ 18 ACRES! BEAUTIFUL, OPEN LAND w/ 500’ of frontage on Hwy 54/Lone Oak Rd, partially RACT R CONT DEMeriwether wooded. 2 miles from I-85 & 1UN mile from Industrial Park Dr. $79,900. (Jess) _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________

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POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL LOT w/road frontage on busy Hwy 34E. 9.89+/- acs. Excellent

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

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

MLS #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 #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. Reduced! $204,900. (Jess)

MLS #8256081 PRIVATE, COUNTRY SETTING WITH YEAR ROUND CREEK. LESS THAN $3,100 PER ACRE! Several building sites w/mixture CT of beautiful hardwoods pines.RA 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 #8269089 WELL-MAINTAINED & PVT RANCH! Like New w/fenced yard on 1.89+/- ac in choice North Newnan location. Lrg greatrm w/f/p. DER CONTRACT MasterUN w/walk-in closet. Lrg laundry/mud rm. Rocking chair front porch. HVAC, appliances, water heater, lighting, carpet & flooring all updated in 2016 & fresh paint! Reduced to $187,500. (Jess)

location close to Peachtree City, Thomas Crossroads and I-85! Currently zoned Rural Conservation. $75,000. Jess

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VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT ON CORNER OF FAIR STREET AND HAYNIE STREET. Lays well. Composed of 4 original lots so may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________

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

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6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price & terms subject to prior sale & change without notice.


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Live Music

LOCATIONS

Around Downtown

Main Street Newnan

Third Annual Newnan Robert Burns Scottish Heritage Celebration Weekend Jan. 26-27

Use this link to see their calendar of events, which includes classes from the University of West Georgia: https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com/events __________________________________

A Newnan Outlander Adventure Stage Show and After Party — Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 1st Ave, Newnan, GA 30263. Tickets $20 (ages 12 and under $10) Whisky Tasting: Saturday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m. at The Cellar at Firestone 20 Jefferson St., Tickets $25. Ceilidh Celtic Concert: Sat., Jan. 27, 4:30 p.m. at The Cellar. FREE. Community Auld Lang Syne Sing A Long: Saturday, Jan. 27, 6:15 p.m., Newnan Court Square, FREE. Burns Supper and Dance: Saturday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Newnan Historic Train Depot. Tickets $48. For more information or tickets stop by McRitchieHollis at 74 Jackson Street or call us at 770251-0207. We keep our web site here at www. newnancowetahistoricalsociety updated, as well as regular posts on our Facebook page. Also, look for more details at newnanrobertburns.com or newnanburnsweekend.com __________________________________

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park

6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com

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

For local music, please check out Kris Youman’s column elsewhere in this edition.

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

110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434

Atlanta The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 https://www.newnancarnegie.com/ The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations, with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. __________________________________

Coweta County Calendar of Events www.explorecoweta.com & Senoia Downtown Development Authority http://www.enjoysenoia.net

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Local Theatres

Chastain Park

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

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org

Philips Arena

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

The Lion King Jan. 10-28 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit February 8, 8 p.m.

Lana Del Rey Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/

We Found Love and an Exquisite Set of Porcelain Figurines Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue

Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 • 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ __________________________________

by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Feb 1–4, 8–11, 2018

The Farndale Ladies are back!! Flushed by their “successes,” the stalwart veterans of the Dramatic Society are poised to conquer yet another dramatic idiom: their current production sails the luxury ocean liner SS Farndale Avenue into the world of thirties musical comedy. The ladies prove that the age of elegance, glamour and enchantment is not dead...well, not quite. Circumstances almost beyond their control threaten to wreck the evening’s entertainment, but the ladies and Gordon, in true Farndale form, soar above such mundane matters to present some catchy numbers and a stunning underwater sequence. _________________________

Southside Theatre Company

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

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

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

1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • www.thenixoncentre.net The Black Market Trust Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a new and exciting sound. Check out website for more info www.thenixoncentre.net __________________________________


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Outdoors

Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 __________________________________

Keep Your Resolution Fitness Hike Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Keep true to your resolution (or try something new) and join us on a three-mile moderate hike to the river and back. Get your 10,000 steps for the day. Hikers can turn back at any time. Bring water and snacks, wear sturdy shoes. Please re-register. $5 parking. Archery at the Park Saturday, Jan. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. Whether you’re an archery pro or just learning, join us for a day of fun. All participants must participate in the safety course. We provide all equipment and instruction. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. Ages 10 and up. $8 plus $5 parking.

Geocaching Saturday, Jan. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m. We’re going out with the Official Chatt Bend Geocaching map and a GPS device to hunt caches in different locations throughout the park. Bring your own GPS or share ours. For beginners to experts, all ages. Please pre-register. 5 plus $5 parking. Full Moon Flat Rock Hike Saturday, Jan. 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m. This is an easy 1 mile hike at sunset around the unique flat rock trail. The granite outcropping area has wide open area for viewing the moon rise. A telescope will be set for your use. Please pay with cash. $5 plus $5 parking. Bark and Recreation Sunday, Jan. 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Recycle your old t-shirts and turn them into a toy your dog will love. Bring two t-shirts and your furry friend. After toy making, we’ll go on a dog pack hike along the river to enjoy the scenery. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please pre-register. Free treats! $5 per dog. $5 parking. ____________________________

Movies

Professional Sports BASKETBALL

Atlanta Hawks Jan. 12, Friday vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Monday vs. San Antonio Spurs, 3 p.m. Jan. 17, Wed. vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Saturday vs. Chicago Bulls, 5 p.m. Jan. 22, Monday vs. Utah Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Wed. vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Sat. vs. Washington Wizards, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Mon. vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Wed. vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Tuesday vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Friday vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Sunday vs. Detroit Pistons, 3:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Home Games at Philips Arena. For ticket info, call 404-878-3000 or 866-715-1500 or visit: nba.com/hawks __________________________________


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

Coffee, conversation places and spaces Coffee houses, diners and cafes have been trending for years all over the country and continue to thrive right here in our area. In downtown Newnan, there is The Leaf and Bean and Christy’s Cafe and then over in Senoia is the Senoia Coffee and Cafe. Each are special and unique places with their own vibe. To me they have that special similarity to the television shows “Friends” and “Cheers.”

New, old and what is left behind The New Year is a perfect time to let go of things you no longer need. There are a couple of times each year when it really feels great to let go of your stuff. Why clutter up your home with things that no longer serve you well and no longer bring you joy? You can also sell treasures in the classified ad section of the The Shopper or you may simply want to donate them. Think about donating to such places like: New Beginnings, One Roof Thrift Shop and Salvation Army, Goodwill, Bridging the Gap and in Peachtree City you can go to Clothes Less Traveled and Wellspring PTC Treasure. If you are looking to make a little cash, you can take items to places like Newnan Plaza Shop and Pawn, or you can take your clothes to Second Glance in Sharpsburg.

The Leaf and Bean

If you enjoy people and conversation then you’re in luck because you can pop into any one of these places and catch up with old and new friends as well as enjoy great coffee. At Leaf and Bean you can choose different seating areas, from outdoors tables, indoor seating, to comfy sofas where you can chill out, chat or play board games. Senoia Coffee and Cafe has tall tables, while Christy’s moved to a larger location with an old Southern home feel where you can eat inside or out on the porch. For some local coffee, Senoia Coffee and Cafe exclusively offers locally roasted Coffee by David. Savage Boys Coffee Roaster is also locally roasted right here in Newnan and can be found in several stores in Newnan including Corner Arts and Bloom Organics Market and Boutique in Peachtree City. Bloom Organics is a great shop ~ everything it sells is locally made. Now I grew to love coffee when I married John Winters, but I grew up in a home of tea lovers and will share more about tea another time.

Take a road trip in a rental car Many are opting to rent a car to take a vacation, whether it is to save their existing car from additional mileage, their car may be unreliable and older, or they need a larger vehicle to put the whole family into. Mel Kendricks, director of marketing with ValueMax in Newnan, said many are opting for the Titan truck for the bowl games, like the Rose, Peach or Sugar. Or you can find a convertible or other zippy car to run into Atlanta with. ValueMax has cars available for daily and weekly rentals and another perk is they do not charge for mileage. They also have great business hours to help accommodate our busy lives.

Before you throw something out, ask yourself, would or could someone use this? If the answer is yes, then sell it or share it with someone who will be blessed by it. And just because you do not not love something does not mean someone else may not. An unloved purse can have a purpose on the shoulder of a woman as she starts a new career. And shoes may help someone step into their life purpose.

What we are wearing Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant all wore scarves and looked fabulous in them. Scarves are a timeless classic trend and more and more men are opting for this great look. In my opinion scarves will simply never be out. Our middle SON of Thunder is pictured here with Miss Nora Ann Wood, his former school counselor and our dear friend. I love this picture of Nora Ann in her winter white and Seth with his scarf. Even Seth’s Language Arts teacher Mr. Johnson at Newnan High School wears scarves. I met him the other day and he looked like a true professor with his scarf wrapped loosely around his neck. My friend, Frank Harper is a lawyer, assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 2193 and he pulls off this classic scarf look too, pictured here with his wife Melissa and son Will. Their daughter Meredith also is styling the cold shoulder trend. The “cold shoulder” is fun and kicky and all the rage right now. It is not necessarily appropriate for a board meetings, but women of all ages are sure having a great time


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incorporating them into their wardrobe. White is wonderful in Winter as well. Scarves may be worn by men of all ages but one must have the confidence to pull them off. So if you want that stylish look but keep rethinking it, may I suggest you try it out. It just may be your new favorite timeless trend.

Flowers, Flowers And Yes, Even A Touch Of Glass Decor and Pottery There are artists and then there are Artists. I met a true artist and her name is Valerie. She owns Bedazzled Flower Shop. But it is much more than a flower shop; more like walking into a magical creative haven for those who can appreciate what is before them. That includes an outdoor garden with potted bonsai trees, pottery masks and bowls as well as glass mirrors and wind chimes

Best things to buy and save on in January • Winter outerwear such as coats, gloves and hats • Bedding and linens • Furniture • Holiday decorations • Hold off on televisions and computers just a bit longer Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a fashionista. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONs of Thunder.

This is one amazing gal with an awesome team. I adore flowers any time of year, but certainly Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to give flowers to someone you love. I am crazy about white orchids, pink roses and purple hydrangeas. (That’s a hint, Winters) But some love daisies and others lilies. If you want to make it even more special, check out their incredible glass and pottery.

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Dutch ovens have been around since, well, the Cro-Magnon times. I realize that is rather odd, considering there were no “Dutch” people during that prehistoric period. I can only assume some Neanderthal was the head cook, and everyone called him “Dutch” for some unknown reason. They just made the name up, which I guess is rather obvious because, again, there were no “Dutch” people at the time. Anyway, Dutch ovens are usually made of cast-iron and weigh about the same as a Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re still wondering what it is, it’s that black pot-looking thing you got from your grandmother who got it from her grandmother. It’s currently sitting in your garage because you have no idea what to do with it, and every time you go in said garage, you slam your toe against it.

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Back when the three SONS of Thunder were in various Cub and Boy scout packs/troops, yours truly decided to learn Dutch oven cooking. I had the flu and was delirious when I ordered a couple. Let’s just move on to the recipe, shall we?

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Then they’d shoot the cook. Dutch ovens are pretty popular with the Boy Scouts, which is kind of funny because no Boy Scout can actually lift one. So it’s up to the dads to bring the ovens to the campfire, usually on the back of an ATV. We’re not breaking our backs just to teach kids old-school cooking.

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The Dutch oven is basically a portable (depending on how strong you are) oven, made famous by Festus and other cowboy cooks on TV shows. They’d cook everything in it to feed the cowpokes, who were fine with that until they discovered the hot sauce came from New York City.

There is a science to all this, which I’ll get to in a minute. There’s also some “extras” you can use to help, well, keep you from burning your skin off. Been there, done that. It really, really hurts. Courthouse Square.” A book signing was recently held at the museum as part of the NCHS open house. Proceeds from the book benefit NCHS and other local non-profit charities. The book, featuring photos by local photographer Aaron Heidman, showcases local businesses such as Deals For Dollars, Broadway Fashion, Leaf n’ Bean coffee shop, and Christy’s Café. “Every day he awakens with the purpose of making people laugh, smile, and marvel at this fashion sense,” said co-author Larisa McMichael, “helping businesses gain traction with customers, and perhaps most importantly promoting Newnan as an amazing place to live and work.” Copies are available at local venues such as the McRitchie-Hollis Museum gift shop, 74 Jackson Street.

TOOLS: A 16-inch Dutch oven. A 12-inch, deep version, will do, but I strongly suggest the 16-inch. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, that’s okay. Just measure the diameter of the one your grandmother left you. Two other points - first you need one that has legs on the bottom. A flat-bottomed Dutch oven will not work. Second, you want one where the lid is flanged, that’s to keep the charcoal, which I’ll get to, from going into your food. A lifter. This is a medieval torture-looking device. Also very similar in appearance to what the ancient Egyptians used to yank out the brains of the pharaohs before mummification. It’s used to “lift” - hence the name - the lid up. You can also use a pair of really long pliers. You do not want to try to lift a hot Dutch oven lid. Trust me on this. Long fire-retardant gloves. I say retardant because when you go to the big Hardware Store That Has Everything, you will see fire-proof gloves. They lie. Such items do not exist. But these gloves will give you an extra five seconds before your hand melts.


____________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | January ~ February 2018 | The PAPER | 17 Charcoal. Just your basic Kingsford ones will do. Don’t use chunks or natural or whatever because, I hate to say this, there is math involved. Also, don’t use hickory-flavored or apple-cinnamon or whatever because well, you just don’t do that with a Dutch oven. Long Tongs. For placing the charcoal, which I’ll get to in a minute. Ingredients: This is enough to feed a Boy Scout troop and even some dads. Or rather, it’s enough to feed the dads and we might share some with the boys if we’re feeling generous. 4 pounds of uncooked medium shrimp, tail and shell removed. 3 pounds of uncooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces. 2 pounds of smoked Polish Kielbasa sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces. The kind that’s already cooked. 4 cups of rice 2 cans (10 1/2 ounce) Onion-Mushroom soup. You can also use French Onion or whatever you like. 4 cans (use the soup can to measure) of water 2 (8 ounce) cans of tomato sauce 3 sticks of butter, cut into chunks 2 bunches of green onions/scallions 2 cans (10 ounce) of Ro-Tel diced tomatoes. I favor the ones with cilantro added. 1 (32 ounce) box of chicken broth. Use about half of it starting off, it you need to add more liquid, then use the remainder. 1 small jar of minced garlic Several strong dashes of your favorite hot sauce Salt and pepper as desired Cooking: Spray your Dutch oven with a little vegetable oil and then throw all of the above ingredients into the Dutch oven. Stir it all really well so it’s all mixed together. Seriously, that’s it. But please note I said everything under “ingredients,” not under “tools.” In other words, do not mix in the charcoal or the gloves or … You get the point. Next, start your charcoal. You want 39 briquettes. Yes, 39 - I told you earlier there was a science to all this. You see, the Dutch oven experts have various charts and graphs to determine the number of coals needed to get a Dutch oven to a specific oven temperature. And for once, I am actually serious. Please note the 39 briquettes are for a 16-inch stove to hit 350 degrees. Do not use 39 briquettes for a 12-inch oven. A 12-inch uses 25 briquettes for the same temperature. Again, it’s that science thing. You can check the internet and find the various cooking charts. Once your charcoal has a nice red glow to it, the math kicks in. The rule of thumb is one-third on the bottom, two-thirds on top. Or, put 13 briquettes under the oven in a circle pattern; and 26 briquettes on top of the lid in a checkerboard pattern. Oh, and make sure the lid is on the oven. Okay, so about every 20 minutes or so you have to do the rotation dance. Basically, turn the oven one-quarter turn clockwise, and turn the lid one-quarter turn counterclockwise. Use that lifter thing I was talking about to rotate the lid. What you’re doing is just moving the oven around over the coals to even out the heat. After 45 minutes or so, lift the lid up. Again, use that lifter thing or some pliers. Trust me. Stir everything real well and put the lid back on. If you want a little more liquid in your jambalaya, add the remaining chicken stock and/or more water. About this time I fire up another 20-25 briquettes. After about an hour of cooking I will add those - again, one-third on bottom, two-thirds on top. That’s just to keep the oven at a constant temperature because the original coals are dying. The recipe, at least for me, takes about an hour and thirty minutes to an hour and forty-five minutes. The rice should be soft and the shrimp pink. Do not try anD eat a shrimp if it’s not pink. Again, just trust me. Enjoy. (John A. Winters is publisher of The Paper. You can find him, the Little Black Dress and the SONS of Thunder hanging out in the kitchen, or maybe near a fire pit.)


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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. __________________________________ Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Philly-style sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan * 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties. Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach,

Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper. They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto • 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m.

El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk. Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar.

The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday


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Questions like these: What does the life I want look like? What does it feel like? What doesn’t it look like and feel like? What kind of plan do I need to get where I want to go? My favorite questions ever are also, What is no longer serving me well? and What is keeping me tethered to a life I no longer want? Draw a picture, write down scriptures or cut out words that are inspirational to you and hang them on your mirror or wall. You can create a vision board and even tell a friend what you want to be when you grow up and by all means make a plan. Then take a moment and write down just a short note to yourself and clarify your dream. The new year is perfect time to do so. Then list 5 to 10 things you will need to do to get you on your way to fulfilling the dreams and purpose you desire for your your life! It is important to have short term goals and long term goals. Set some specific, measurable, attainable and trackable goals to get started building the life and becoming the person you want to be. And by all means if you need help in reaching your goals recrute help. Then go after your dreams! Blessings for the 2018!

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CINEMA

The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/)

Streaming Selects:

to another, they will be killed by horrifying traps. But as much as the traps threaten, the real danger may be from within themselves. Others worth watching: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Frank, and Secretary. What Movie to Avoid:

What to Binge: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (January 5) - Jerry Seinfeld’s award-winning talk show takes a unique approach by placing Jerry in an assortment of odd cars while he chats with fellow comedians and his celebrity friends about their craft and life. This is a pick-it-up-and-put-it-down type show that you can join in at any point in any season.

What Movie to Watch: The Force (January 29) - This festival favorite documentary makes its debut on Netflix this month. Shot in Oakland, California, documentarian Peter Nicks follows police officers as they patrol the violent streets.

What Movie to Avoid: Wild Hogs (January 14) - This film is just awful. The impressive cast includes Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta, William H. Macy, and Ray Liotta. The result is a weak comedy road picture about some wannabe bikers who do battle with a gang. Wince-inducing…

What to Binge: The Path (Season 3 Premiere January 17) - Hulu’s original series starring “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul is worth checking out. This well-made and acted show sucked me in for season one. The story has a man experiencing a crisis of faith and converting to a controversial following. Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, also, star. What Movie to Watch: Cube (January 1) All three “Cube” films will be streaming on Hulu this month, but the first one is the best. Years before “Saw,” filmmaker Vincenzo Natali’s scary and fascinating “Cube” was a break-out low budget hit. The film concerns six strangers that wake up imprisoned in a futuristic room (perfectly square, hence, the name “Cube”). If they do not make their way from one room

10 to Midnight - Several Charles Bronson pictures are available this month on Hulu and other platforms, and 1983’s “10 to Midnight” in indicative of the downward slide of the tough guy actor’s career in the 1980s. This one is particularly grizzly, and back then, Roger Ebert started his review by calling it “a scummy little sewer of a movie.”

What to Binge: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Season 1 - Given the success of Netlfix’ anthology series “Black Mirror” (season 4 of which is on Netflix now), Amazon gets into this game with this series of stand-alone stories inspired by the writings of the late Philip K. Dick (who wrote the source material for “Blade Runner”). Count me in. What Movie to Watch: Capote - Filmmaker Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”) made his narrative feature debut with this wonderful take on famous writer Truman Capote. Of course, it helped that the lead was played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the best actor Oscar. The story tightly focuses on Capote’s process when researching and writing the novel “In Cold Blood.” Catherine Keener (“Get Out”) plays Capote’s assistant Harper Lee. What Movie to Avoid: Cool World - Director Ralph Bakshi is an animation pioneer. “Fritz the Cat” in 1972 was followed by several other relative successes like “The Lord of the Rings” in 1978. But “Cool World” was one of his attempts to bridge the gap between straight animation and live action. After the relative failures of “American Pop” in 1981 and “Hey Good Lookin’” in 1982, you can blame “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” for a studio green lighting “Cool World.” This messy film, the director’s last theatrical feature, is possibly only of interest for the pairing of a young Brad Pitt with Kim Basinger, who voices the shapely animated creation Holli Would.

Arthouse Corner: Phantom Thread “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 marketplace. The siblings’ delicate balance is upset when the eccentric Reynolds takes on a mistress (later his partner and muse),


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Theatrical Teasers: The Post 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. Streep is very special here, so, look for her to be in the discussion for best actress. “The Post” should compete in many Academy Award categories, but sadly given the current push for new voices and edgier story-telling, Spielberg’s old-fashioned way of doing things won’t likely result in any wins. Molly’s Game Exhausting but well-written and acted, “Molly’s Game” is Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directing debut. Based on the book by the real Molly Bloom, the story has former Olympic skier, Molly (Jessica Chastain), moving from the competitive world of skiing to the illegal and illicit game of high stakes poker. When she’s busted by the FBI, Molly turns to attorney Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba) for representation. As a introduction to Sorkin’s directing abilities, “Molly’s Game” is more than adequate. But it stands as a typical example of his often wonderful, yet, overwrought screenplays. Here, presumably because Sorkin is at the helm, there was no one to tell him to throttle back. What worked for him with the excellent and Oscar-winning “The Social Network” becomes overwhelming here. Still, there’s a lot of like in the film, especially Chastain and her chemistry with Elba.

Jonathan’s list of the year’s ten best films

1 2

. Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan’s WWII historic epic is a triumph of form and substance.

. The Florida Project - A film that literally oozes with authenticity that is often painful to watch, which makes for a firm but fair depiction. And it’s pretty magical too.

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. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - In a year in which Christopher Nolan played marvelously with structure and Aaron Sorkin tried his hand at both writing and directing, it could be argued that the writing in Three Billboards is the best of the best.

4 5

. The Post - One of the year’s most important films.

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. Call Me By Your Name - One of the year’s most controversial films might also be one of the most romantic.

. The Square - A foreign film that bites hard on social mores exposing the inherent hypocrisy associated with some of the loudest voices sounding the political correctness alarm.

. The Shape of Water - No film looked better than Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” in 2017. A wonderfully dark, adult fairy tale, director del Toro (Hellboy) ventures back to his best work namely 2006’s perfect “Pan’s Labyrinth" delivering a true awards contender.

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. I, Tonya - What is truth? Director Craig Gillespie’s arguably revisionist but immensely entertaining “I, Tonya” takes a look at one of the darkest scandals in sport leading up to the 1994 Olympics.

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. Get Out - 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.

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. Blade Runner 2049 - While “The Shape of Water” is clearly one of the best looking films of 2017, “Blade Runner 2049” should be considered for best cinematography for thirteen-time Oscar nominee, Roger Deakins. Director Denis Villeneuve delivers a narratively interesting and provocative science fiction epic.

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MUSIC … Local & Live

The New Year is here and along with setting personal goals and looking forward to a successful 2018, you’ll see our community and surrounding areas hosting great talent & entertainment. Some of the plans of our local musicians might be to ‘branch out’ in the music world, to record their original tunes, or to collaborate with fellow musicians on projects and events. If asked why they perform they will say its because they want to share what they love and their biggest reward is playing to an appreciative audience.

… By Kris Youmans

EP and plan on kicking off a Southeast tour in the Spring of 2018. Melody is an extraordinary guitarist and this band from Sharpsburg is one to watch!

The best music is always Local and Live so mark the calendar and plan on getting out to enjoy & support some of your old favorites and new discoveries on the stages of Coweta County. See you at a show soon!

THE ALAMO

19 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 • thealamonewnan.com

ute to some of their childhood faves like Greenday, Relient K & Blink 182. SWEETBAY is a local Indie Rock band with members Lance Mapp, James Tiernan, Zach Deloach delivering high energy and acoustic original music.

Kiser

*Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Callista Clark & Brake McGaughey Rising stars! Amazing vocals , original tunes & covers-a duo with a bright future ahead...

*Jan. 12, 9 p.m. II Tone Def No Cover

*Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Kris Youmans Band A touch of Western swing, traditional country, Americana & a group of musicians providing that high & lonesome sound- Patrick Thompson, Barefoot Slim, David Puett, & Jerry Lee. *Feb. 10 7 p.m. Hunter Callahan

Melody Kiser

*Jan. 13, 9:30 p.m. Todd Prusin Experience *Jan. 19, 9:30 p.m. Quarter Mile Rendezvous *Jan. 20, 9 p.m. Rock Band Karaoke *Jan. 26, 9:30 p.m. The 4 T’s

FAT BOYS

*Jan. 27, 9 p.m. Fundraiser / Tim Shepard **Sunday Funday The Alamo opens at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday

VINYLYTE RECORDS / BROWN’S GUITAR MILL

28 S. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 www.vinylyterecords.com

Hunter Callahan

485 Highway 16 W, Newnan, GA 30263 770.755.6909

BRICKHOUSE

80 Newnan Station Dr, Newnan, GA 30265 https://m.facebook.com/BrickhouseNewnan 770.683.2790 Every Tuesday Open Mic starts at 8p.m. Sunday Fundays: start at 3 p.m. *Jan. 7, Brittany Avery *Jan. 14, Leland Shine *Jan. 21, Josh Rodgers *Jan. 12 and Jan. 13, 10 p.m. Tom Dixon Band

*Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Newnan Unplugged presenting some of the best local, regional and touring singer/ songwriters performing up close & personal in a listening room environment. This month features Abe Partridge, Sara Greer, Hunter Callahan, Daniel Toole, Natalie Jane Hill, & Daniel Meets Danbury. BYOC-bring a fold out chair or lean and listen while you browse the vinyl collection in this unique venue. Stage Shows @ Vinylyte Records/ Brown’s Guitar Mill: *Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Cardiac Half and SWEETBAY both appearing on this night! Cardiac Half is a pop punk rock band paying trib-

*Jan. 28, Amber Jean

*Jan. 20, 9 p.m. Broadcast 90 authentic 90’s rock *Feb. 2, 10 p.m. Drivin & Cryin *Feb. 9, 10 p.m. Kiser *Feb. 10, 10 p.m. Kiser *Feb. 23, 9 p.m. Eley Road KISER Kiser is a high energy alternative rock band that is fronted by siblings Christian and Melody. Kiser’s roots began with mother Aundie who shared her passion for music with her children. They’ve been performing as a band since 2015, winning awards, playing notable venues & basically ‘wowing’ their audiences. They are recording a debut

RPM Full Service

15 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 rpmnewnan.com 770.683.1414 Pickin on the Patio 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and 8 p.m. on Saturday nights. *Every Wednesday 8 p.m. Open Mic


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The CELLAR at The Firestone

20 Jefferson St , Newnan, GA • 770.683.6328 www.thecellarnewnan.com 770.683.6328 *Jan. 12, 9 p.m.SWEETBAY *Jan. 13, 9 p.m. Joe Jack Band

Blaire Morgan @ RPM

CORNER TAVERN

*Jan. 19, 9 p.m. Melody Kiser *Jan. 20, 9 p.m. Sylvia Rose Trio *Jan. 26, 9 p.m. 2 Broke Kings

125 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265 • 770.683.4227 *Jan. 20, 9 p.m. Almost Kings Band A high energy fun party rock/hip-hop band ,10 years and going strong including playing at The Grammys in Los Angeles in 2012!

SUMMERGROVE

335 Summergrove Pkwy, Newnan, GA 30265 770.251.1800

(Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, Ga where she was part of the River Street Music scene early in her career & is greatly influenced by music in the southern culture. She has lived in Newnan for over 12 years & is the host of Newnan Unplugged. She also fronts the Kris Youmans Band & won the Georgia Country Awards Traditional Artist of 2016. Kris’ interests are focused on the local music scene, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music. Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column. krisyoumansband@gmail.com )

*Jan 27, 9 p.m. Leonard Washington *Feb. 16, 9 p.m. The Four Ts *Every Wednesday

Friday Night Dinner & Live Music: *Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Barefoot Nina *Jan. 19, 7 p.m. The Dreamers *Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Pete and Pete

7 to 10 p.m. Jazz @ The Cellar with Neal Waulchope & Toni Byrd Toni is a versatile vocalist, world class recording artist & winner in the 2014 Black Women in Jazz Awards.

GRAZING HERE in PTC

2808 Ga Hwy 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269 www.grazinghere.com Right up the road in PTC is a venue that hosts many of our local Coweta County performing artists. Happy to list them as a fine contributor to the local music scene and along with a great menu, big stage & super sound tech, Grazing Here has proven many times over to be a place local musicians love to play! *Jan. 12, 9 p.m. Cougar Love- Kolton Stooksbury & James Ferguson *Jan. 13, 9 p.m. Second Time Around Classic Rock *Jan. 19, 9 p.m. Balls of Fire *Jan. 20, 9 p.m. Departure *Feb. 2, 9 p.m. Sippin on Southern

The HALF SHELL

Pete and Pete @ Summergrove

1690 Hwy 34 East, Newnan, GA 30265 770.502.9911

*Feb. 9, 9 p.m. Kevin Lee *Feb.16, 9 p.m. Eley Road *Feb. 17, 9 p.m. One Hit Wonderland

*Feb, 9, 7 p.m. Barefoot Nina *Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Table 18

PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE

1st Saturday of every month 10 a.m.

BIG JOES

1329 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA 30265 www.bigjoesgrille.com *Jan. 31 7 p.m. The Four Ts

Every Thursday at The Half Shell Live music starts at 6pm and Apalachicola oysters are 30% off!

Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather around, you can join in for a nearly 10 year tradition of making music on the square around the courthouse -everyone welcome!


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ARTS Newnan’s Arts Scene

… By Larisa Mitchell

ef Get ready to paint the town plaid at the 3rd Annual Newnan Robert Burns Weekend Celebration Jan 26 & 27. The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission, Newnan Coweta Historical Society, Newnan Theatre Company and the Order of the Tartan Chattahoochee Hills Chapter, co-sponsor this lively and entertaining event that celebrates Newnan’s unique relationship with sister city, Ayr, Scotland hometown of Scotland’s Bard, poet Robert Burns well-known for writing from the heart about life and love. On Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., see “A Newnan Outlander Adventure” stage show and after party at Newnan Theatre Company. Tickets $20 ($10 12 and under). Enjoy music by The Robert Mitchell Trio (thesoundofsleat.com), Doug Kees, January Duo, Rusty Tate, The McGees with dancing by The Southern Arc Dance Company. On Saturday Jan 27, 3:30 p.m. there’ll be a whisky tasting at The Cellar (tickets $25) along with a FREE Ceilidh Concert at 4:30 p.m. featuring some of the same musicians, followed by a Community Auld Lang Syne Sing-A-Long around the Courthouse Square at 6:15 p.m. The culminating event is the traditional Burns Supper Saturday evening 6:30 p.m.at the Historic Train Depot complete with literary toasts, ceremony, dancing, haggis and more! Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event at eventbrite.com or 770-251-0207.

meant to play the Stache.” Lyles added, “While Peter & the Starcatcher is definitely family friendly, it is not a ‘children’s show.’ It’s a very sophisticated script that I’m glad to have had the opportunity to tackle at NTC.” March 1-11, 8 p.m. Thurs, Fri, and Sat & 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets are available online at newnantheatre.org.

ef The Newnan Coweta Historical Society celebrates its 45th anniversary with a special exhibition telling Coweta County history through objects from the collection. Curator Jessie Merrell has selected 45 objects, some that have not been seen in some time. Inspired by similar object-based exhibits at the Smithsonian and the Atlanta History Center, “45 Years, 45 Objects” features photographs, clothing, paving blocks, movie props, and other objects from Coweta County’s past that tell the story of our community. Items include a Civil War era surgical kit, a pageant dress featuring historic homes of Newnan, and a form used in the manufacture of ladies’ hosiery NCHS’ McRitchie-Hollis Museum is open 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

flowers, ice, light, motion… almost anything in which I can discover new images.

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Newnan Theatre Company will perform Peter & the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, from Mar 1-11. Directed by Dale Lyles, the play is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. It is an offbeat original story of the orphan Boy who didn’t grow up to be Peter Pan. Young Molly, daughter of Lord Leonard Aster, is the Starcatcher of the title, and together they survive sea voyages, shipwrecks, pirates, mermaids, and the mysterious “starstuff” in a magical, funny, and finally bittersweet story of responsibility and bravery. Former Newnanite Mike Funt, now a professional actor and educator in Los Angeles, brings his skills as an internationally-recognized clown and clowning instructor to bear on the role of the ludicrous pirate Black Stache. Director Lyles said, “Mike and I began working together when he was still in high school, and I am thrilled to be working with him again. When I saw the show on Broadway, the first thought I had was that Mike Funt was

(After several years in advertising and then working for Woodward Academy, Larisa now lives AND works in Newnan. She handles marketing, promoting and organizing arts-related events, writing and other creative and business endeavors. A lover of rock music, folk art and reading, she always on the lookout for what’s next in the arts. She’s an empty nester who enjoys downtown Newnan and appreciates the unique and talented people who make up our community.)

The Carnegie Library’s calendar has interesting arts related items coming up with the Gordon Kilgore photography presentation “Armchair Travelers: ABC Islands of the Caribbean”, Jan 18, 2:30 p.m. Mr. Kilgore will show samples of his photography and give a talk. Secondly, The Dolls House 4 Part Lecture Series explores the themes of the play and compares the 1973 movie starring Anthony Hopkins. With The Dolls House, playwright Henrik Ibsen questions the traditional roles of men and women in 19th century marriages. Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 and Feb 18 at 2 p.m. For more information visit newnancarnegie.com

ef Newnan photographer and artist, Billy Newman, has an exhibit which opens Feb 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at Grange Hall Gallery. Hosted by Art Farm at Serenbe, the exhibit is free and open to the public. Newman says, “With my camera, I reveal images unseen through our normal human vision. I explore plants,

The Nixon Centre for the Performing Arts hosts The Black Market Trust, “Gypsy Jazz” Sat., Feb 10, at 7 pm. The group’s sound is characterized by a hybrid of both new school pop and old world jazz. They take inspiration from the Beach Boys’ singing and layering of instruments. Blackmarkettrust.com, nixoncentre.net for info and tickets.

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The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Art 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • https://www.TheNixonCentre.net

Sandy Holcomb ~ January 2018 Newnan City Hall Artist Sandy Holcomb is named NewnanCoweta Art Association’s Artist of the Month for January. She resides in Fayette County and is a retired middle school teacher. Recently, Holcomb, and eight other Georgia artists went to Italy on a plein air painting trip. They stayed in a villa in the mountains above the city of Lucca in the Tuscany region. The group went out on daily painting excursions that were close enough to be day trips. The paintings she is exhibiting at City Hall are mostly paintings that were painted in Italy. Except for one piece, all of the exhibited artwork was begun as plein air paintings. After retiring from teaching middle school (not art), she began to paint a great deal more. Holcomb painted with watercolor and pastels for a few years but fell in love with oils when she tried them. She mostly paints with oils now. “I feel very blessed to be able to paint at this point in my life. I think I may appreciate it more now than I would have when I was younger,” Holcomb comments. Sandy Holcomb is a member and past president of the Fayette Soci-

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ety of Fine Art in Fayetteville. She is also a member of Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in Blue Ridge, GA, and the Fayette Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs. She has had several paintings in the Governor’s offices in the capital over the past three years. Recently, Governor and Mrs. Deal added one of Holcomb’s painting to their private collection, after it had hung in his ceremonial office for a year. Holcomb is a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and the Fayette County Retired Educators. Holcomb remarks, “Newnan is a great place with so many talented artists. I have so enjoyed getting to know and to become friends with so many of them.” Sandy Holcomb is a member of 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. Come and join the fun.

THEATRE Newnan Theatre Company

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/ Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. The Farndale Ladies are back!! Flushed by their “successes,” the stalwart veterans of the Dramatic Society are poised to conquer yet another dramatic idiom: their current production sails the luxury ocean liner SS Farndale Avenue into the world of thirties musical comedy. The ladies prove that the age of elegance, glamour and enchantment is not dead...well, not quite. Circumstances almost beyond their control threaten to wreck the evening’s entertainment, but the ladies and Gordon, in true

The Black Market Trust bring their swinging sound to Newnan at the Donald W. Nixon Centre For The Arts on Saturday, Feb 10 at 7:00PM The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album “The Black Market Trust,” a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series “Happy Endings” and the Hulu original program “Casual.” The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys, and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album “II” featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of “Route 66”. The Black Market Trust’s musical roots run deep, and their new album “Just One of Those Things” reflects that. The five members of The Black Market Trust … Jeffrey Scott Radaich, Chris Irwin, Brian Netzley, Brandon Laws and Nick Coventry imbue the album with an obvious love of music and contagious, upbeat, toe tapping joy. The title track, the much performed Cole Porter classic “Just One of Those Things”, feels fresh and optimistic as performed by the group. “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys is especially poignant sung in Radaich’s tender baritone. “Please Stay”, a Black Market Trust original in the style of Jamaican Rocksteady, showcases the group’s lyric writing ability and wide range. The rapport The Black Market Trust has built from their many live performances together is evident when listening to “Just One of Those Things”. The cohesion and communication that developed through their many performances together shines through, and makes for a compelling listening experience. The live performances are a hallmark of the group and they continue to perform live as much as possible to get a chance to interact with their fans. The Nixon Centre for the Arts is located at1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. Call 770.254.2787 or visit website: http://www. TheNixonCentre.Net for info and tickets.

Farndale form, soar above such mundane matters to present some catchy numbers and a stunning underwater sequence! Cast & Crew Director - Mary Caroline Moore Stage Manager - Craig Pollock Cast Thelma - Andi Laaker Mrs. Reece - Terri Whitley Felicity - Allison Yost Audrey - Megs Free Gordon - Tony Daniel


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How to Obtain Your Real Estate License It’s a great time to be in real estate. The number of members for the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors grew 13.6 % in 2017. The process of attaining a real estate license consists of several parts. The next few paragraphs will take you through that process. Applying for a real estate license requires a background check or GCIC report. The Georgia Real Estate Commission/Board may deny a license/classification to any applicant who has a prior criminal conviction(s) or a disciplinary action(s) imposed by any occupational licensing body. In order to verify a background check, the Commission/Board requires all applicants to obtain and submit a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) report, or an equivalent state-wide criminal background report from their state of residence for non-resident applicants. If you do have prior criminal convictions and/or disciplinary actions, the commission recommends that you apply for background clearance before scheduling and paying for an examination (Grec.state.ga.us). There are educational requirements that one must meet in order to be eligible to take the state examination. In addition to being a high school graduate or obtaining a certificate of equivalency, the applicant must complete specific real estate related education. You must also be at least 18 years old. 75 hours of education is required from a school approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. You may also submit hours from approved universities and colleges as part of the 75 hour credits needed to Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP). 25 hours of post-license education is required within your first year of licensure (Grec.state.ga.us). There are several great schools around the Atlanta area that offer education. The GREC website has several school listed on their website. Many brokers and real estate officers offer education opportunities as well. Once you meet your required education hours, you must pass the state exam.

Applicants for all types of real estate licenses must take and successfully pass a qualifying examination prior to license approval. The exam is administered by AMP and has been developed to protect the public interest by assuring that potential licensees understand basic legal requirements and business practices in the real estate brokerage industry. The state exam is administered by AMP but approved by the Commission. The examination fee is $115. Persons applying for a salesperson's license must apply within twelve months of the date they took the examination; or after twelve months have passed, they must retake the examination. Once your application to sit for the examination has been approved and you have successfully completed the examination, you are eligible to receive your license on the same day you pass the examination. The cost to receive a license is $170 if you obtain it within 90 days of taking the exam. The fee increases to $340 if you obtain you license between 90 days and 12 months. If you fail to apply for your license within 12 months, you must retake the examination to qualify for licensure (Grec.state.ga.us). Once you obtain your real estate license you can expect several real estate companies to contact you, if they have not already. Selecting a real estate broker to work for is an essential decision in your real estate career. I would look for a company where you will gain experience and training early on. An office culture that you fit into and that you enjoy is very important also. With a healthy local real estate market, it’s a great time to jump in!

(Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President-Elect of the NewnanCoweta Board of Realtors.)

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