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The Staging Life

Best Time To Sell Your House?

It’s winter time and most home owners that are thinking of selling their house are not hearing what I’m about to advise. Start Preparing Now!

Have the interior walls and trim painted with a fresh coat of paint. It will help remove set in odors and make the house comparable with a newer home.

Why, especially since most of the real estate advice one hears is the best time to sell is in the spring. However, think about this, if everyone is waiting to sell until spring, could that hurt you or help you?

Replace the appliances, if needed and update any fixtures, countertops and hardware.

We’ve always heard that “the early bird gets the worm” and that is also true when preparing and showcasing your home to sell.

All of this takes time and although not impossible to accomplish in a 2 week time frame it is extremely improbable and can really take its toll on a family trying to live in the home while the work is taking place.

Go ahead and clean up the yards, throw away the empty flower pots and trim down the dormant plants.

Once all this hard dirty work is complete, then it’s time to “showcase” the home.

Get the house pressure washed and paint what is necessary.

For more information about what work needs to be completed and how to showcase your home to sell, give me a shout.

Have the carpets professionally cleaned or replaced as well as having the wood floors polished or refinished.

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

The 2017 Coweta Public Library System- Author Party & Student Story Writing Contest The Coweta Public Library System is hosting the annual Student Story Writing Contest in conjunction with its Author Party on Feb. 22, 2018. This year the selected genre is Sci-Fi/Fantasy highlighting the book, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L ’Engle. The story contest winners will be announced at the Author Party. The featured author of the party is Mike Artell, who is both an award winning author and illustrator. Write a short fantasy or science fictin or sci-fi/fantasy gentry story (1,000 to 2,500 words). Or create an original art piece based on the book "A Wrinkle in Time." Entries must be typed, double-spaced or single sided, 8.5" x 11" paper. All entries will be displayed at the Coweta Public Library System for 30 days following the pirze party. The categories are: juvenille (3rd to 5th grade); youth (6th to 12 grade); and adult (ages 18+). All entries must include a title page with name, address, phone number, email address, age/grade (if applicable) and school attending (if applicable). Entry deadline is Jan. 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. Submit to any of the Coweta Public Library System branches.*** ❦ January 10, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 3

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 more on the Coweta Pickleball Club or learning to play pickleball contact Billy Perkins at cowetapickleball@gmail. com.

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Encouraging Words

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"You go through life wondering what it's all about, but at the end of the day, it's all about family." … Rod Stewart

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 … And so a new chapter, or year starts. And from all of us at Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., we hope it will be joyous and prosperous. More importantly, we hope you find your calling for this year and that in all you do, may you be content. If there is nothing new, then maybe you don’t need new resolutions or a new this or that or just fill in the blank. Maybe what and who you are, are just fine. 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. 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.

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

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"A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness, and where the physical and spiritual needs of children can be met." … David Bednar





"My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am - our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and my own independence." … Charlize Theron





"A real man loves his wife and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and contentment in life than simply being a good husband and father." … Frank Abagnale





(However) "Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt our closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard, but God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time." … Lex Luger





"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." … Proverbs 22:6


So this year, just flip the dog as needed … because what comes around …





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Mr Personality's Book Signing

A collaboration with longtime educator and media specialist Larisa McMichael, the children’s book focuses on what’s important in life: friendship, perseverance, loving what you do, and “blowing bubbles on the 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.

In January 2013, after leaving a town “where there was nowhere to go and not much to do for a man on foot,” William Crenshaw – better known to Newnan residents as “Mr. Personality” – discovered the Newnan Courthouse Square.

had a job waving a sign for a local business,” said Mr. Personality. “Divine Spirit and the friendly people of Newnan are still guiding me through an amazing adventure going into my fifth year. Every day in Newnan is a joy and a blessing!”

“It seemed tailor-made for me, Mr. Personality,” he said.

Known to many as the flashily-dressed, rose-chewing elder statesman of the Newnan sidewalks, to follow up on the wild success of his debut calendar, Mr. Personality now has his first book, called “Personality Matters.”

Within his first several days he had his first job, entering the “sign business,” as he describes it. “I

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.

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 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 … ***** Earth without art is just “eh”. ***** Barbers on the Boulevard recently opened in Avery Park, just across from the Little Giant Shopping Center. They specialize in classic and modern cuts for men, beard maintenance and shaves. The staff includes owner/operator 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 Hil Restaurant is closing its location in Serenbe and will be moving to downtown Senoia. 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. ***** If you replace the “W” in Where, What, and When with a “T”, you answer the question. *****

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!” ***** 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. ***** The brain named itself. ***** 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-year-old 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.’ *****

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. ***** Lotte Mart, an Asian grocery store, has closed their 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

***** 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. ***** 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. *****

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Miller Quads Turn One


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General and Colorectal Surgical Care Piedmont Physicians Surgical Specialists of Newnan specializes in comprehensive surgical care.

In December, Piedmont Newnan Hospital threw the Miller quads a birthday party to celebrate them turning one on Dec. 16. Their parents, Justin and Kortney, shared stories from their first year with hospital staff and commented that the babies are all doing great - crawling, saying dada and each have their own personalities. Kenlee is the only girl - a princess, Bryant is mischievous, Brandon innocent and Brayden the sweet one. Their parents also said it is all about teamwork and having a routine. The quads all sleep through the night and have since each one came home from the Piedmont Newnan’s NICU last February. The four joined the couple’s oldest son, Bentlee, who recently turned five. Kortney commented that he is such a good big brother and is always entertaining the four. The quads made history last year when their birth was the first set of quadruplets born at Piedmont Newnan and rare with only one in 700,000 naturally conceived. “Every time one of our NICU babies celebrate a milestone, such as a first birthday, it is a celebration for us all,” said Ashley Maxwell, clinical manager of Piedmont Newnan’s Level 3 NICU. “We got to know the Miller family early on in Kortney’s pregnancy and all worked together for months to prepare for their historical birth. It has been so much fun to watch them grow and see their individual personalities develop this past year.”

Ibrahim Adamu, M.D., FACS, FASCRS General and Colorectal Surgery

William Statton, M.D., FACS General and Thoracic Surgery

We offer the following services: General and Colorectal Surgery Procedures • Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery • Minimally Invasive & Open Hernia Surgery • Laparoscopic Appendectomy • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery • Minimally Invasive Splenectomy • Robotic Procedures • Vascular Access

• Minimally Invasive Antireflux Surgery (GERD) • Hemorrhoid Surgery & Banding • Minimally Invasive Colon Resection • J Pouch Procedure • Colonoscopy (Screening, Diagnostic & Therapeutic) • Breast, Colon, Bowel & Lung Cancer Surgery

Piedmont Physicians Surgical Specialists of Newnan 710 Newnan Crossing Bypass Suite 200 Newnan, Georgia 30263 678.423.7860

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Happy first birthday Kenlee, Bryant, Brandon and Brayden!

Kellie Hines, left, and Toyin Chigbundu, right, respiratory therapists at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, instruct the smoking cessation classes.


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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 (

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 ( 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 ( 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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Suggestions Video game consoles can save you tons in energy costs According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average household owns 24 consumer electronics products, which are responsible for 12 percent of household electricity use. ENERGY STAR-certified audio/video equipment is up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional models. We own more and more of these types of electronics, take video-game consoles for example. If a video-game fanatic is on your holiday shopping list, consider updating his or her video game console to a newer model.

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Newer consoles use a lot less energy than older ones. Still, gaming consoles are so energy inefficient that the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimated a couple of years ago that they consume enough electricity nationwide each year to power every house in Houston, Texas. Game consoles cost a collective $1 billion in energy costs each year. Of that total, $400 million is used while the gamers are sound asleep. The NRDC found that while the consoles are in standby mode—when nobody is using them—they still “listen” for voice commands, like “turn on,” which takes a lot of energy. In fact, the report said, some consoles consume more energy each year while in standby mode or playing videos than they do for playing games. Video streaming on a console is especially energy-intensive, said the report, which noted that watching high-definition movies on a video player or TV uses far less electricity. Still, console manufacturers are adding energy-efficient features to newer models. (Chellie Phillips is the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for Coweta-Fayette EMC. She has over 20 years of experience in the electric utility field.)



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Every sales call has good and bad. Rare is the perfect sales call. Even when you succeed with a signed agreement, a professional will always debrief for the sake of improvement. • What went well? • What didn’t go quite as planned? • When did I stutter and why? Was it nervousness, unprepared, caught off-guard, failure to practice the presentation, distractions, faulty equipment, late arrival, decision maker not present, etc?

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• Did I leave money on the table? Did I fully meet the client’s goals and objectives? • Is there any uncertainty to the longevity of the relationship?

Debriefing Is Important No matter the years of experience you may have, the best sales people will always strive to be better. These professionals are always watching others and how they conduct business, they are always learning and never satisfied with knowing just enough, and they always debrief every sales call even if it is with one’s self.

When you ask yourself questions like these, answer honestly, and make the appropriate changes or improvements, then you truly are working towards a professional status. What other questions would you ask yourself? I’d love to know your answers. Email me at Let me know if I can help. 678-877-5005

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) _________________________________________________________

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

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

MLS #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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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 RA of beautiful hardwoods pines. Underground R CO&NT UNDE utilities already in place. Less than 5 minutes to I-85 & 10 minutes from downtown Newnan. $69,900. (Jess)

MLS #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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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. ❦ January 10, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 11

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Job Network Update … Starting in 2018, the Job Network at Newnan First United Methodist Church is changing from holding monthly meetings to holding a limited number of job fairs during the year. Initially, job fairs are planned for April 17th and August 14th. An additional meeting to help job seekers prepare for the April job fair is planned for Tuesday, March 13th. A third job fair will be planned for late October or November if local employers and our supporters see the need. Over the past year with the improving economy and low unemployment in our area, the number of job seekers and employers coming to our monthly meetings has been on a steady decline. On the other hand, the job fairs held at the Parish Hall, over the last year, have remained popular with our job seekers and employers. And the job fairs have continued to draw large numbers of job seekers and employers who want to participate. The change to seasonal job fairs is intended to keep this important program relevant and viable for our community.

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You visited family for the holidays and had a great time, but can’t shake this nagging feeling that things just didn’t seem right with your aging loved one. You live miles away. Is there anything you can do to help? Yes. If you have a “gut” feeling that things aren’t right, go with your gut. Get your thoughts down on paper. What was it that didn’t seem right? Once you get them down, organize them from “most cause for concern” and “least cause for concern.” The “most cause for concern” will be things like Beth Dow medication errors. Did you notice the medications being messed up; out of date; did they mention missing doses? Another “most” concern, would be concern over driving. Did you notice dents and scrapes on the car? Did you ride with your loved one and was terrified? Did you notice lots of expired food in the refrigerator or did your loved one look as if they had lost weight since the last time you saw them? Next, a little research. Find out what type of senior services are available in their area. Check for services from the

local Area Agency for Aging. Look for senior centers. Many senior centers not only provide transportation and socialization, but one meal or more a day. You also need to check for senior housing. What is available and what are the costs and advantages. Does the area have a gerontologist and an elder law attorney? These folks specialize in the needs of the senior citizen and are better able to help with their needs than a regular general practitioner or lawyer. If you don’t have time to do this research, find a local Geriatric Case Manager. They will not only do the ground work for you, but will help you build a plan for your aging loved one, and even help you present the plan to them. The key here is to address your concerns, and not chalk it up to their aging. Just because you may live miles away does not mean that you can’t help. You can help them to live a better, more independent life by addressing your concerns now. A present concern often turns into a future crisis. A future crisis that can be reduced or eliminated altogether. Saying nothing, is not the answer. For more help on how to start the conversation or to help figure out what is needed, contact Beth Dow at

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Sandy Holcomb ~ January 2018 Newnan City Hall Artist Sandy Holcomb is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Artist of the Month for January. She resides in Fayette County and is a retired middle school teacher. 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.

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A new dip for the new year Do you eat the traditional Southern foods on New Year’s Day each year? I grew up in a home that faithfully observed the New Year’s food traditions, which included eating collard greens and black-eyed peas to ensure prosperity. In the book “Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table,” Edward H. Davis and John T. Morgan write, “We boldly conjecture that a forkful of collards contains more Southern history than any other bite.” They say collards were eaten in the Southern colonies by the time of the American Revolution, and they note that collards have been appreciated by Southerners including Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. But why do we eat collards at New Year’s? Davis and Morgan say, “The New Year’s Day tradition of eating collards and black-eyed peas is said to derive from the notion that eating foods that look like money (dollar bills and pennies) may help bring riches in the coming year.” I personally don’t mind cooking the ones straight from my dad’s garden and filling up the house with their scent, but


I don’t always have access to fresh collard greens on January 1. So today, I simply head for the freezer aisle at the grocery store and buy a few bags of frozen collards to see me through. Now I recognize that collard haters exist. I feel sorry for them. And in the interest of their financial well-being, I want to help them. Here’s a way to get some collards into folks who insist they don’t like collards. Years ago, I came across a recipe for a turnip green dip in Southern Living and made quite a few tweaks to it. The result quickly became my favorite New Year’s dish. If you want to go all Southern fancy, bake some cute cornbread sticks and serve them along with the dip as a fun appetizer as you entertain throughout January.

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• 1 small onion, diced • 5 bacon slices • 1/4 cup white grape juice • 1 teaspoon minced garlic ards, thawed • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen chopped coll cut into squares • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, • 1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream es • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flak • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1/4 teaspoon salt . Remove bacon and drain on Cook bacon in a large pot until crisp or so of drippings in pot. Sauté paper towels, reserving a tablespoon 4 minutes, then add white onion and garlic in drippings for 3 to stirring well. Add collards, grape juice and cook 1 to 2 minutes, es, salt and 1/2 cup of the cream cheese, sour cream, pepper flak n, until cream cheese is melted Parmesan cheese. Cook, stirring ofte nish with crumbled bacon and and mixture is thoroughly heated. Gar before serving. You can also heat remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese like to keep it warm for a New this in a slow cooker on low if you’d off games. Enjoy, and Happy Year’s party or one of the football play New Year!

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

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. 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.

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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.

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 incorporating them into their wardrobe. White is wonderful in Winter as well.

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.

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.

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Plan to improve your finances in 2018 Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve your finances? The task may seem daunting, but the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to assess your financial situation, set goals and develop a plan to achieve them. Personal finance experts at West Georgia Technical College and the University of West Georgia offer some tips on how to improve your finances in 2018. Joey Sanders, an accounting instructor at West Georgia Technical College in Carrollton, teaches a personal finance class and gives the following advice to his students: Participate in a spending challenge: For at least two weeks, write down every amount you spend and what you spent it on, regardless of how large or small. Bring a notebook or journal with you. Look for patterns. Where is your money going? What are you spending it on? This exercise is usually very eye opening. Based on the information revealed by the spending journal, estimate how much money you wastefully spend over the course of a month, a year, five years and even 40 years. Here is an example: • A $3 cup of coffee per day times five days per week = $15 • $15 times four weeks = $60 per month • $60 per month times 12 months = $720 per year (This accounts for only 48 weeks, so you get the equivalent of four weeks per year to splurge.) • $720 times five years = $3,600 • $720 times 40 years = $28,800 • If you invest that $60 per month into a retirement fund for 40 years (basically, age 22 to 62) that will earn a 12 percent return and you will have over $712,000. Increase

the investment to $100, and it equals $1.1 million. Establish an emergency fund: If you do not already have an emergency fund in place, work as quickly as possible to accumulate at least $1,000. These funds should not be used for anything other than an absolute emergency. Develop a budget: Initially, this will be one of the hardest things to do simply because people see budgets as too restrictive. Keep in mind that you’re basically telling your money where to go. The best budget to develop at this point is a zerobased budget. Before you receive your paycheck, designate on paper where every dollar will go. In addition to big expenses (rent/mortgage, automobile, insurance, utilities, groceries, etc.), be sure to include an amount for clothing, saving and items that you’ll need to pay for later in the year. Setting aside a small amount each pay period is much easier than coming up with a large amount at one time. The budgeting process will be ongoing and require frequent refining, especially initially. Don’t worry if you don’t get it right on the first paycheck. It usually takes about three months before things start to smooth out. Don’t give up or feel discouraged. Stick with the plan. Work on debt retirement: Personal

finance gurus have varying opinions when it comes to debt retirement strategies. Some suggest ignoring the interest rates, starting with the debt with the lowest balance and working aggressively to pay it off, while making minimum payments on the others. Once the lowest balance is paid off, then apply the amount you’ve been paying on it to settle the debt with the next lowest balance. Continue this process until all debts are paid in full. Other financial gurus suggest attacking the debt with the highest interest rate first. Either strategy works. At the University of West Georgia, Kim Holder, director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy, and Kendall McCamy, senior financial aid advisor in the Financial Aid Office, offer these financial tips to students: Create a financial safety net in your life for when uncertainties arise. The first step to having a financial safety net is starting an emergency fund with three to six months of expenses saved. This removes the stress of day-to-day realities like car trouble, unreliable appliances or unexpected medical bills. The key is to make sure you classify only true emergencies as emergencies. Set goals to reach your big picture and write them down. Monthly and yearly goals keep you engaged, but your goals must be S.M.A.R.T., which stands for Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Relevant and Time-bound. Write your goals down and put them on the fridge, mirror or any place you’ll come into frequent contact with them. Manage outstanding debt and avoid future debt to build wealth. If

you have debt, work on aggressively paying it off, while avoiding taking on new debt such as a car note or credit cards. It only takes one financial mistake to derail all the progress you’re making. Avoid asking “How much down?” and “How much per month?” Plan for uncertainties by purchasing insurance. Protecting your wealth is as important as growing it. Avoid unnecessary financial strain beyond what your emergency fund can handle by purchasing insurance. Insurance is relatively inexpensive and will help you sleep better at night because it decreases your risk. Allow compound interest to work for you by investing for the long term. Einstein once called compound interest “the eighth wonder of the world.” Investing $50 per week from age 22 to age 65 can create a million dollar nest egg. We tend to think in linear terms (5+5+5), but compounding interest works exponentially (5x5x5). Harness this exponential growth over decades. Stay on track! Slow and steady wealth requires focus and patience. There are millions of investment “opportunities” out there, but only you know what’s best for you. As your wealth grows, maintain sound judgment and discretion to avoid traps. Even when markets fluctuate, stay consistent. Ask for help from professionals when you don’t understand. No one knows everything there is to know about wise investing, and that’s okay. When you’re not sure what to do or have questions about how to manage your money, contact a professional. ❦ January 10, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 17

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… Where film buffs get their fix with Jonathan W. Hickman Capsule Reviews. (Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended and a “No Fix” isn’t.)

Capsule Reviews In Theatres Darkest Hour - Fix RATING

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

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), a waitress named Alma (Vicky Krieps). Essentially targeted at fans of the director Paul Thomas Anderson (see “Magnolia” and “There Will Be Blood”), the film is gorgeous, but, at times, a laborious struggle. Downsizing - V No Fix RATING Polarizing writer/director Alexander Payne (who gave us the wonderful “The Descendants” and the iconic “Sideways”) assembles a talented cast for this high-concept social satire. In the fantastical “Downsizing,” Matt Damon plays Paul Safranek, a man who decides to get small. In the future a technology has emerged that can solve the world’s resource problems by shrinking people. Of course, things don’t go according to plan, and when Paul awakens from the life-changing procedure, he discovers that his wife (Kristen Wiig) didn’t go through with it. Scoring points early by skewering consumerism, “Downsizing” is like three movies in one. The final third reminds us of “Joe Versus the Volcano” and feels a little forced making it a somewhat edgy comedy that’s more goofy than impactful. Molly's Game - V No Fix RATING 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 elicit game of high stakes poker. When she’s busted by the FBI, Molly turns to attorney Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba) for representation.

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.

As an 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. The Shape of Water - Fix RATING

Phantom Thread - Fix RATING

“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

When a mute girl named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) encounters an Amphibian Man (Doug Jones) while cleaning a laboratory, she’s smitten. The Amphibian Man has been captured and imprisoned in the armored

government facility run by the vicious Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). But when Elisa learns that the government intends to dissect the aquatic/ terrestrial creature, Elisa and her friend Giles (Richard Jenkins) hatch a plan to free him. A wonderfully dark, adult fairy tale, director Guillermo del Toro (“Hellboy”) ventures back to his best work namely 2006’s perfect “Pan’s Labyrinth” delivering a true awards contender. A picture postcard in production design, del Toro’s talents have never been better used. The Disaster Artist - V No Fix RATING Note that “The Room,” a constantly circulating midnight film, is making another limited theatrical run this month. Watching it first before seeing “The Disaster Artist” is probably a good idea. If Tommy Wiseau (writer/director/star of “The Room”) is in real life anything like his depiction in “The Disaster Artist,” he has no business being around a movie set. There is a terribly uncomfortable scene in this film that should act as a cautionary tale for any prospective filmmaker. Tommy (played in eerie parody by James Franco) appears on set nude with a bag of some sort covering his genitals. What he does next is horrifying. Fans of the 2003 feature “The Room” will probably see “The Disaster Artist” as an extension of the running joke that has propelled the awful source material to cult infamy all over the world. “The Room” is a bad movie on every level. Having attended a midnight screening of the film filled with rabid fans, I can attest that it is a subversive crowd-pleaser. “The Disaster Artist” tells the behind the scenes story of how a film that is so bad could have been made. Thankfully, I don’t think that Franco’s take on the story of the creation of this cinematic anti-triumph paints the central protagonist, Wiseau, in a favorable light. As a cautionary tale, Franco’s behind-the-curtain narrative succeeds, but as a comedy, it’s more disturbing and subversive than a laugh riot. Major January Releases: Insidious: The Last Key - January 5 Veteran actress Lin Shaye once again plays Dr. Elise Rainier, who investigates her most fearsome and personal haunting that takes hold of her own family home. The Commuter - January 12 Ageless action star Liam Neeson is back playing an everyman who uncovers and gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his commute home. Look for Vera Farmiga, Sam Neil and Patrick Wilson to add to the interesting faces that Neeson inevitably punches over and over, while plying his particular set of skills. 12 Strong - January 19 Chris Hemsworth (Thor) steps outside the Marvel universe for this based on true story war film. The trailer teases some striking images of our soldiers riding horses into battle in Afghanistan. Count me in. Maze Runner: The Death Cure - January 26 “The Death Cure” looks like another entertaining entry in the “Maze Runner” franchise that has evolved in the shadow of “The Hunger Games” and the eventual failed “Divergent” property. In this installment, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) undertakes a mission to find the cure to a disease known as the “Flare.” (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting

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The only way to know if your home has a high level of radon is to test it. This is an easy DIY project. Radon test kits are available from several sources including local retailers, some county extension offices, and by ordering online from UGA Extension (www. Kits purchased online cost $13, and this includes the kit, shipping, lab analysis, and results. If the radon level in your home is high, you can have a radon reduction system installed. You should also consider testing your well water. Another dangerous gas that gets lots of attention during winter months is carbon monoxide. Most people are more familiar with carbon monoxide (CO) than radon. This deadly gas is also colorless, tasteless, and odorless. Each year, unintentional CO poisoning results in more than 400 deaths in the U.S. There are several sources of CO in your home. These

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Photo Credit: UGA Cooperative Extension include fuel-burning appliances like water heaters, heating systems, space heaters, generators, and fumes from vehicles idling in an attached garage. The most common warning signs of CO poisoning are headache, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath and confusion. If someone is displaying these symptoms, get them outside the house immediately then call 911. There are several simple things you can do to prevent CO poisoning. One of the most important things is to install a battery operated CO detector or one with battery backup near sleeping areas. You should also have your heating system inspected annually by trained service technicians. For more information about radon or carbon monoxide, contact the Coweta County Extension office at 770-254-2620 or visit The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.

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


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


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


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




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



Backyard Association Meeting The Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association free presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County office. Call the Extension office for reservations and to register for door prizes. Call 770-254-2620 or email More Information: 255 Pine Road, Newnan • 770.254.2620



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


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


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


3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. A short business meeting is held and then we will have a guest speaker. Call Sharon at 770.683.4758 for location information. 605 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan, GA 30263


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


JANUARY 10 … WEDNESDAY Dog Obedience Classes Dog obedience classes for beginners will start January 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coweta County Recreation Dept. Dogs must be at least five months old to attend. The course is ten weeks in length for a fee of $150. For further information, contact the Recreation Dept. at 770-254-3750 or instructor Vicky Jones at 770-253-1427. 39 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.1427


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


JANUARY 11 … THURSDAY Writing with Alex McRae at The Carnegie Join award winning writer and humorist Alex McRae for a class on writing at the Carnegie. He will be sharaing his home grown and well earned writing experience in a small, intimate environment. Call to reserve your spot in this limited space class. An ongoing series ~ Thursday, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8 and April 12 at 2 p.m. Alex offers the class for Young Adults on the same days at 4 p.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


JANUARY 11 … THURSDAY “Winter Bliss” Social Club Come and enjoy a cozy afternoon at the Senoia Library creating a lovely winter craft as you warm up with hot chocolate and marshmallows on a chilly day. Girls (ages 7-12 yrs.). Thursday, Jan. 11th @ 4:30 pm Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


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 13 … SATURDAY “Zen with Friends” with Rachel Wilson, L. Ac. Rachel will provide participants with acupuncture treatment and educate them about the basics of Chinese medicine, including how to make wise nutritional and lifestyle choices based on each individual’s constitution. She is committed to promoting a synergy of healing and raising awareness within our community. Class is limited to 7 participants. Registration is required. Saturday, January 13, 2018 10am-2pm Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


JANUARY 16 … 3RD TUESDAYS Multiple Sclerosis Support Group A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Heritage Clubhouse. Anyone interested in attending can call 770-354-4951. 168 Scenic Hills Dr., Newnan, GA 30265


JAN. 16, FEB. 6 & 20 … 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS Special Offer for Caregivers Renew Fitness Center offers Caregivers the opportunity to renew, restore and refresh in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Take advantage of their Therapeutic Toning Tables, Jeanie Rub Massage and Infrared Sauna and more. The times are from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, call for more info – 770-683-6100. Renew Fitness is located at 2730 Hwy 34E, Suite C, Thomas Crossroads


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,, and free tickets at 15 Perry Street, Newnan


JANUARY 17 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. A short business meeting is held and then we will have a guest speaker. For more info and location call Sharon 770.683.4758. 605 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan, GA 30263


JAN. 17, FEB. 7 & … 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Golf Life Ladies Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League,” where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.. at White Oak Golf Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at golflifeladies@gmail. com or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA


JANUARY 17 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court) ~ 27 Belt Rd, Newnan GA 30263. ❦ January 10, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 21


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This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details call Susan Goodson 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan


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


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


JANUARY 18 … THURSDAY Paper Crafts 101 (ages 15& up) While experimenting with a variety of paper crafting techniques (folding, embossing, stamping, paper piecing, etc.), patrons will discover ways to make paper projects for seasonal occasions. Class is limited to 10 participants. Thursday, January 18th@ 4:30 pm Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


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


JANUARY 22 … MONDAY Carnegie Literary Circle Monday, January 22 at 9:30 a.m. January’s selection is Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo da Vinci. Reservations required, please call to sign up. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


JANUARY 23 … TUESDAYS Freedom from Smoking Program Tuesdays ~ January 23 ~ March 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM The Freedom from Smoking program can provide you with the skills and support to quit smoking for good. Using a positive behavior approach, the program shows you how to become a non-smoker. The support from a group program, lead by an expert that understands how hard it is to quit smoking, can make the difference in helping you stay smoke-free. The program will help you develop a plan to quit that will work for you. Available Seat(s): 25. Adults, ages 18 and older Piedmont Newnan Hospital 745 Poplar Road, Newnan GA 30265


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 Shake-

speare’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. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan



Citizen of the Year

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


JANUARY 26-27 … 3rd Annual Newnan Robert Burns Scottish Heritage Weekend Celebration A Scottish heritage weekend of activities to celebrate Newnan’s ties to sister city Ayr, Scotland. Enjoy Celtic music, dance, food, drink and more. Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. A Newnan Outlander Adventure Stage Show and After Party at Newnan Theatre Co. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. Whisky Tasting at The Cellar Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. Concert at The Cellar. Free. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:15 p.m. Community Auld Land Sync Sing A Long at The Courthouse Square. Free. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Burns Supper and Dance at Newnan’s Historic Train Depot. More info at and tickets at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd, Newnan


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


JANUARY 27 … SATURDAY 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 back pack at any Coweta Public Library ~ 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. Flea and tick prevention medications are available as well. We offer rabies ($10), microchip ($25) DHPP ($10), kennel cough ($10), leptospirosis ($10), deworming ($5-$10), heartworm tests ($15) for dogs. For cats, we offer rabies ($10), microchip ($25), FVRCP ($10), FELV ($15), deworming ($5-10) and combo tests ($25). No exam fee. Come see us! Also Feb. 17, March 10 12 Crescent, Newnan, GA 30263


JANUARY 28 … SUNDAY Barks and Recreation at Chatt Bend Sun., Jan 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Recycle your old t-shirts & 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


JANUARY 29 … MONDAY Jewelry Creations for Beginners A beginner’s class to learn the precise techniques to create stunning jewelry to own or give as a gift. Registration is required. Monday, January 29th at 4pm Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


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 10year 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 1000 runners! Registration is open and sponsor info is available at __________________________________ FEBRUARY 3 … SATURDAY Kindness Fitness Day Saturday February 3rd, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 Lagrange St, Newnan On the Court Square. High School youth bringing role play and activities to elementary & middle age youth Bullying can be addressed with kindness and respect. Refreshments and Fun __________________________________ FEBRUARY 3 … SATURDAY Paper Shredding Keep Newnan Beautiful • 6 First St., Newnan


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 oraccident victims with traumatic injuries. To schedule your appointment go to

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WEST POINT LAKE – Deep Water 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Just $89,900. Frank, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990. BUILDING LOTS IN CHANDLER’S RUN. East Coggins Rd, Bohannon Woods & other areas. Frank Barron 770-2319535. Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors. 770-253-6990. HEAVILY WOODED 96.209± ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plat already available. Grantville City water & sewer. Stream & small pond stocked w/bass & bream. $3,900/ac. Frank, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH doublewide. References required. Call 678.378.4158 1.10 NEWLY REFURBISHED APARTMENT in Grantville. Adults Only, No Inside Smoking NO pets. $500 includes water & sewer.770-583-3758

Commercial Property 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest st. (Temple Ave./ Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/ Jess, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990

Commercial Property

1600 SQ FT BUILDING FOR LEASE zoned for church presently. 686 at Hwy 29 North. 678-378-7688


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Clinical Research Assistant Job Description Ideal candidate has completed a formal clinical training program (i.e. EMT, LPN, MA, MLT, or similar) and Clinical Research experience is preferred. Job Description: • Assists one or more Clinical Research Coordinators in conducting clinical research studies • Guards patient/subject safety and well-being as the utmost priorities • Assists with screening of potential study subjects according to protocol’s inclusion and exclusion criteria • Assists with collection, processing, packing, and shipping of blood and/or urine specimens • Labels all tubes/containers immediately • Performs ECGs • Enters study data accurately, completely, and in a timely manner • Respects and protects subject/patient privacy and confidentiality, confidential proprietary Sponsor information, and confidential contractual or business information of the employer and/or business associates

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