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Virginia Jones, MD Hand / Upper Extremity
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MLS #8380327 LAKE REDWINE. Handsome, traditional 3BR, 2 ½ BA w/lake view. Master on main, vaulted greatrm w/fplc. Formal DR, updated kit w/granite island, built-in convection & microwave ovens, breakfast rm, hardwd flrs, front & back porches Pvt landscaped bkyd. $359,900 (Frank/ Jess)
MLS #8166021 SPORTSMAN’S PARADISE CLOSE TO TOWN. Come see this 35.6+/- ac tract on Smokey Rd. Half heavily wooded & half open. 3 Ponds, 4 BR/3BA home plus 1BR/1BA guest house. Lots of Deer, Dove, Turkey & Ducks. Less than 3 miles from Downtown Newnan. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. $495,000 (Frank)
MLS #8352932 SPACIOUS BRICK RANCH in Lake Redwine! Foyer entrance. High ceilings, hdwd flrs & shutters. LR w/fplc. Sunrm w/skylights. Kit w/lg RACT NTw/hdwd COMBR R area. DE CorianUN island. Bkfst flsr & lg walk-in closet w/ built-ins. MBA w/dbl vanity, jacuzzi tub, sep shower. Big secondary BRs w/ pvt BAs. $419,900 (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8403361 ATTENTION DEVELOPERS. 96.2 WOODED ACRES on Grandma Branch Rd in downtown Grantville with utilities available & stocked pond. All preliminary plans for a 130 lot subdivision in file. Easy access to I-85, Newnan, and LaGrange. A real buy at only $3,900 per acre (FRANK) +/-
MLS #8355792 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA w/FENCED BACKYD in choice Northgate location. Fresh paint. Spacious LR w/high ceilings & fplc. Tiled RACT MBA kit w/deep & granite NTcounters. DER CO UNcabinets w/garden tub, sep shower & tiled flr. 2 BR’s u/s w/shared BA. Screen breezeway w/Bose sound system. Reduced to $209,900 (Jess)
MLS #8327258 DELIGHTFUL CUSTOM BRICK 4BR/4.5BA on pvt lake. Pvt dock. 4BRs includes downstairs mstr suite, Vaulted GR w/fplc. Updated kit w/ss appliances, bfast area, bar. Formal DR. Full bsmt stubbed for 2 BA & 2nd kit. Office, den, hardwd flrs, Triple garage. Freshly Painted thruout. Reduced! $675,000. (Frank/Jess)
509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ +/-
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) _________________________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________________________
MLS #8356195 SUPERB BRICK OFFICE BLDG IN CHOICE HWY 34 LOCATION. Very high traffic count. Easy access to I-85!RA Second office NT CT R CO UNDEw/own area downstairs entrance. Could be leased as separate office. Outbuilding. Pond located on back of property. $499,900 (Jess/Frank)
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 #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)
SMOKEY ROAD! Gorgeous Cape Cod on 11.5 acs. 5BR/ 5BA. Huge Great Rm w/stone fplc. Updated kitchen w/all the extras. Stunning in-ground pool. Sep. in-law suite w/kit. 4 Board Fencing. Breathtaking views of 18ac lake. $1,650,000. Up to 315 add’l acres available. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8401653 CUSTOM BUILT DENTAL OFFICE on corner lot. Reception area & waiting room w/ nurses station, covered portico, 4 pvt exam rms, 1 four-person Exam Rm, 1 pvt office w/ pvt BA. 3BA including handicapped access. Kit w/dining area/refrigerator/microwave. $495,000 (Frank)
MLS #8357861 87 ACRES ON TERRELL RD & PERDUE RD IN MERIWETHER! Timber cut in 2016. Some hardwd remain. Stream & possible lakesite. 823’+/- frontage on Terrell Rd & 1214’+/- frontage on Perdue Rd. Currently under CUVA for tax purposes. $1950/per acre. (Frank) +/-
48.7 ACRES with 28 platted lots in Downtown Hogansville. $266,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm St. school & downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________ 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair & Haynie St. Lays well. Composed of 4 original lots/may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ 6.564+/- ACRES ZONED GENERAL COMMERCIAL. Frontage on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain link fenced. $1,250,000. Frank (Owner-Agent) _________________________________________________________ RARE OPPORTUNITY IN DOWNTOWN SENOIA! Excellent location next to Synovus Bank
MLS #8408297 BRING YOUR BUILDER & BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! Soil Study/Perc test complete. Suitable for conventional septic system. Driveway installed and cleared. 525 ft. of paved road frontage. Mature Pines & hardwoods. Creek alongside back of property. $61,900. (Jess)
MLS #8371569 WELL BUILT 1960 ERA BRICK RANCH on 21+/- open & wooded acs w/stream. Formal DR. Spacious den. 3 BR/2 BA. 2 year oldCT central RA CONT DERw/utility heat & UN a/c. Carport rm. Partial bsmt. 3 roomy storage bldgs. Great northwest Coweta location. Lots of wildlife. $219,900. (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 $429,900. (Frank/Jess)
FANTASTIC NEW CONSTRUCTION. Open floor plan, hardwd flrs, mstr on main, sep DR, media rm, double garage on 1.6 ac wded lot w/oversized deck. Kit w/granite island & walk-in pantry. Spacious living area w/gas f/p & high ceilings. Pick your finishes! $339,900. (Jess)
MLS #8349485 RARE FIND & OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH NEWNAN! Ideal for residential development. 32+/- Acs w/2 ponds . Extensive road frontage on Hwy 29N & Old Atlanta Hwy. Potential Commercial Development. Near Newnan Country Club & easy I-85 access. Price Reduced to $799,900. (Jess/Frank)
MLS #8371013 MODERN OPEN FLOOR PLAN in North Newnan. Large open greatrm w/stone f/p, new hardwd DE flrs & dining area. Kit w/lrg UN R CONTRACT granite island, bfast area, stainless appliances. Lrg secondary BRs. Bonus rm could be 5th BR. Big loft area upstairs. Price Reduced to $349,900. (Jess)
on Hwy 16E with very high traffic count. Close proximity to booming downtown Senoia & Hwy 16/ Hwy 85 intersection. Easy access to Peachtree City & Sharpsburg! $499,900 (Jess/Frank) _________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________ EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON A SPACIOUS COMMERCIAL LOT W/EASY ACCESS TO MILLARD FARMER INDUSTRIAL BLVD, HWY 34E, ASHLEY PARK AND I-85! 1.297+/- Acre lot zoned commercial. $91,900. Jess _________________________________________________________ 1,120+/- S/F COMMERCIAL BUILDING on Hwy 29 south of Newnan. 1 Mile from I-85 at Moreland exit. Four additional outbuildings. $189,900. Frank _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice.
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There is some quadratic-like formula that illustrates that as your children get older, you somehow get, well, dumber.
They know everything. Just ask them. Seriously. I love the teenage years. Really. I digress. The reality is I wanted a new, and yes I will admit, bigger television. And I wanted one that had everything included and I could do it all with one remote. I mean access my stereo, Netflix, HBO, television, and so forth without going through a lot of hoops. Honestly, I was just tired, and frankly couldn’t remember which input I had to hit for the music to play and was it HDMI 2 or HDMI 3 for movies and did the optical cable go in the input or output … you know what I mean. So Eldest said I needed a “smart TV.” That raised an immediate eyebrow. Sort of like when someone says “You can trust me,” or “I will take your secret to the grave” or “I’m not racist, I have (fill in your ethnic selection here) friends.” I digress. So we head off to the Big Box Store Of Electronics and after debate on the proper number of pixels per square inch we finally get it narrowed down. I ask Eldest about setup and he gives me the hand wave off and goes, “Simple. No problem.” This again leads me to raise an eyebrow because I have experienced a “Simple. No problem” electronic set up with him before, which led to the Little Black Dress coming in and telling us to both go into timeouts. Let’s just double check with an “associate” or “customer service advisor” or “experience satisfier.” “Can I push one button and get to Netflix?” I ask. “Yes sir.” “Spotify? YouTube? Hulu? Saved movies? Playlists? Bluetooth to tie with my “smartphone.” “Uh, yes sir,” he said and looks at me like I might know something. So I look over at Eldest and give him the “see, someone thinks I’m not a complete moron look” and he just shakes his head and walks off. So we get this “smart TV” home and Eldest spends about 30 seconds getting it programmed. And he’s going so fast I don’t have a clue what is going on. “So just remember this is the home button and you start here and then scroll down if you want 4K or just regular HDTV is here and Netflix is a hardwired button and …” I’m already lost. “Okay, let’s start at the beginning. How do I change channels with the remote when I’m watching television?” “You can’t.” “Wait what? Volume?” “You can’t. That’s not what this remote does.” “Why do I have a remote, and the only remote I might add, that comes with this television and it can’t change channels or the volume? What does it do?” “You can switch over to Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, YouTube, HBO Now, Showtime …” he keeps on talking as I just shake my head and walk out. So I have this “smart TV” remote that can do anything, except switch television channels. Sort of like my “smartphone” that can do anything except something simple, like be able to talk to someone without having to constantly say, “can you hear me now?” “Smart” isn’t always better. Until next time.
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Throughout your life you’ll be faced with many disappointments. Perhaps you’re dealing with a disappointment right now. Whether someone you trusted or loved let you down, whether something in your work, business or family didn’t go right, or whether your life isn’t where you want it to be – life just seems to have a way of kicking us when we’re already down. Disappointment is not an easy thing to face, but standing strong in the face of disappointment and picking yourself up afterwards is critical to living a good life. “When disappointment weighs on you like a rock, you can either let it press you down until you become discouraged – even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping stone to better things.” … Joyce Meyer Disappointment is nothing but an eye opening learning process for your future endeavors.” … Edmond Mbiaka “Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.” … Murray Gell-Mann “The simple solution for disappointment type depression is to get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going!” … Peter McWilliams “Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment.” … Evan Esar “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your heart and mind as you live in Christ Jesus.” … Philippians 4:6-7 U U U U U U U U
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Senior discounts available at retailers, movie theaters & more Getting older can have its benefits, such as getting senior discounts. Seniors can use their age to their advantage and save on clothing, movie tickets, cell phone plans and more. Below are some local businesses that offer senior discounts, but seniors shouldn’t be afraid to ask about deals at places they visit frequently.
Retail Stores Ross: On Tuesdays, shoppers who are 55 and older get a 10 percent discount. Kohl’s: Each Wednesday, Kohl’s offers a 15 percent discount, in store only, for customers age 60 and older. Seniors must present identification to verify their age. The senior discount can’t be used in combination with other percent-off discounts. Dollar-off discounts, such as Kohl’s Cash coupons, Yes2You Rewards and promotional gifts, will be applied prior to percentoff total purchase discounts and coupons. The offer is not valid on several categories and brands of merchandise. For more information, visit kohls.com. Belk: Starting July 10, Belk will start a new discount day for seniors, military and teachers every Tuesday. Customers 55 and older will receive 20 percent off sale and
clearance items storewide. (They will get 15 percent off home items and shoes.) Shoppers are not required to use their Belk card to take advantage of the savings. Walgreens: Walgreens has Seniors Day on the first Tuesday of every month and offers customers who are 55 and older or AARP members a 20 percent discount on eligible, regular priced items. To receive the savings, seniors must have the store’s Balance Rewards card. Goodwill: Goodwill doesn’t have an official senior discount, but customers of all ages can get 50 percent off items marked as the color of the week at Goodwill retail stores. Movie Theaters Regal Entertainment Group: At Regal Entertainment Group theatres, seniors age 60 and older can get a discounted rate on movie tickets all year round. In Newnan,
Regal Georgian Stadium 14 is located at 232 Newnan Crossing Bypass (Ashley Park). AMC Theatres: At AMC Theatres, seniors age 60 and older can get a special rate on movie tickets all year long. The company also has a new offer for people of all ages at AMC Classic Newnan 10, located at 87 Newnan Station Drive in Newnan. For movies showing before 4 p.m., children, adults and seniors can get tickets for $4.99 plus tax.
Cell Phone Companies Sprint: Sprint has launched a new discount plan called the Unlimited 55+ Plan for people age 55 and older. New customers who are 55 and older can get two lines of unlimited data, talk and text for a total of $70 (equals $35 per line) with autopay. The first line is $50 per month and the second line is an additional $20 per month. Seniors who enroll in the plan will receive Sprint Global Roaming, which allows them to travel worry-free and stay connected with text and basic data for no additional charge in more than 185 worldwide destinations. They will also get unlimited mobile hotspot data at 3G speeds and be able to stream videos in DVD quality with speeds up to 480p+ resolution, music
at up to 500kbps and streaming cloud gaming at up to 2Mbps. The offer is available for a limited time only. To sign up, seniors should visit their local Sprint store and bring a valid ID to verify their age. They can bring, buy or lease their phone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/55plan. T-Mobile: T-Mobile offers the T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ plan for customers age 55 and older. Under this plan, qualified customers can get two lines for only $60, taxes and fees included. The first line is $50, and the second line is $10 after a $5 per line autopay discount. Seniors will receive unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data, along with other T-Mobile ONE benefits, such as unlimited text and data roaming and low flat-rate calling in more than 140 countries and destinations. They can also use their T-Mobile number on compatible phones, tablets and PCs and get free gifts on T-Mobile Tuesdays simply for being a customer. To sign up, new customers age 55 and older can stop by their local T-Mobile store with valid ID to verify their age. Current customers can visit a local T-Mobile store, call 1-800-TMOBILE or visit their website https://www.t-mobile.com.
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In being prepared to weather the storm. Hurricane season is now underway in the U.S. and, despite our distance from the coast, we in north Georgia are often affected by storms that come from the southeast and the Gulf of Mexico. This year, weather experts believe the country can expect an above average storm season. Regardless of whether these predictions come true, it’s always a good idea to take a proactive course of action ahead of issued hurricane warnings. Here are a few tips to get prepared: 1. Think about purchasing a generator. In the event of loss of electricity, a generator can keep critical appliances running. Lights stay on, devices stay charged and weather updates are available on television, radio or online. It can also provide power if someone in the home is dependent on electricity for life-sustaining medical equipment. 2. An emergency hurricane kit for the family and any pets should be easily accessible within the home. In addition to food and bottled water, the kit should include a flashlight, first aid kit, battery-powered radio, a whistle to signal for help, and an assortment of hand tools. 3. Outages and the need for fuel go hand-in-hand. During a power outage, you still might need to be out and about or possibly relocate to a different location, so ensuring that your car is fueled is important. In a worst-case scenario, your car can serve as a source of light, heat and electricity. A portable generator is far better suited to provide backup power, though, so make sure it has clean fuel, as well. Store fuel in approved containers. (A more detailed list of power outage safety tips can be found at www.Generac.com/hurricane-prep.) The safety of our residents and staff is of utmost importance at Wesley Woods of Newnan. We have a plan for every type of emergency situation; come see how we’re prepared to weather any type of storm! Call 770-683-6859, visit wesleywoodsnewnan.org, and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.
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Senoia Area Blood Drive on August 6th
On Monday, August 6th, you will have an opportunity to give blood in the Fellowship Hall at the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. This blood drive is co-sponsored by the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club.
downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past Matt's Smalltown Pizza and the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the City Park or State Highway 85. The church is on the right - only about 2 blocks east of Main Street.
The local blood drive hosts will be serving their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with the goodies provided by the American Red Cross. There just may be home-made cookies available, too! Free coupons associated with several of the Senoia area businesses will also be provided to donors.
Donors at the Senoia blood drive are again asked to bring one or more non-perishable food items. These items will be made available to a local food bank in order to help those around us who are in need.
The Senoia United Methodist Church is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets. For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the
While “walk-ins” are welcome, potential donors may either sign up online at
Cynthia Echols was one of the gracious donors at a blood drive earlier this year at the Senoia United Methodist Church.
http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). In addition, Senoia Optimist Club member and blood drive coordinator Ellen Ingram may be contacted at 770-842-4533.
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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat While Pregnant
There are some advantages to being pregnant during the summer months (like wearing flip-flops and dresses and going on vacation) but hot, muggy summer days are certainly not one of them. Summer heat is notoriously uncomfortable for pregnant women and can pose some unique risks, such as overheating (which increases the risk for pregnancy loss), dizziness, fainting and dehydration.
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If you are wondering how to beat the heat without staying cooped up indoors all summer, check out these tips from Oluwaseun Suzanne Cole, MD, Ob/Gyn at Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology in Newnan.
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1. Go for a swim. “Swimming is a great workout during pregnancy because of the low amount of stress and resistance it puts on the body – and it cools you off at the same time,” said Dr. Cole. “The cool water can also help with swelling.” 2. Seek shade. Sun exposure doesn’t pose any more of a risk than usual, but it’s cooler in the shade. “If your skin is prone to melisma, which are dark patches that can appear on your face or neck during pregnancy, reducing your sun exposure may help,” Dr. Cole said. 3. Drink more water. “Pregnant women need an extra eight ounces of water for every hour in the sun to stay hydrated,” said Dr. Cole. To prevent dehydration, try carrying a water bottle with you. Also, adding slices of fruit – such as lemons, oranges or cucumbers – can give your water a hint of flavor and a cool, refreshing taste. “In extreme cases, dehydration can cause contractions and even preterm labor, so it is important to stay hydrated,” said Dr. Cole. 4. Avoid unnecessary changes in body temperature. Your body has to work hard to adjust to continuous spikes and declines in temperature. “When going outside, try wearing light-colored, breathable clothing and a hat to keep your body cool,” advises Dr. Cole. “Also try to schedule your appointments in the morning or at the end of the day when it isn’t as hot outside.”
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5. Put your feet up. “When it’s hot outside, pregnant women tend to get swollen legs and feet more quickly,” said Dr. Cole. Putting your feet up when you sit down can relieve the swelling. Wearing flip-flops or sandals gives your feet air and helps with swelling as well. For more ways to stay safe during your pregnancy and tips for preparing for baby’s arrival, visit piedmont.org. Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Newnan is accepting new patients and is located at 775 Poplar Road, Suite 120, Newnan, GA 30265 in the Piedmont Medical Plaza next to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. To make an appointment, please call 770-400-4510.
Piedmont Newnan recipients of The DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses recognizes the super-human work nurses do every day.
January 2018: Barbara Jackson, 8MS
February 2018: Jeremiah Booher, ED
March 2018: Debbie Camp, ED/Stroke
April 2018: Jennifer Elliott, ED (pictured center)
May 2018: Jenny Burleson, ED
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Tax-Free Exchange for Dummies You probably have heard of tax-free exchanges or maybe you have completed one yourself. If you are a real estate investor and you are not using 1031 Tax-free exchanges, you certainly should be. With a 1031 exchange, you are able to defer paying taxes on the sale of a property. If you reinvest the proceeds in a new property, this is considered an “exchange” rather than a sale. This will allow you to avoid a large capital gains tax. The legislation and “rules” for tax-free exchanges are constantly changing so it is important to stay up to date with the latest changes. As it stands now, both properties involved must be investment properties, whether you intend to lease the new property or flip the home for profit. For example, you cannot sell an investment home, then put the profit into a property that you intend to live in yourself, and avoid taxes. Also, the home or property you are buying must be equal to or worth more than the property you just sold.
EASING! There are several rules to follow when completing a 1031 exchange. As you might expect with government and taxes, it is a complicated process. Once you decide to do a tax-free exchange, the proceeds from the sale of the first property will be held in an escrow account by
an independent third party. You cannot access this money until you close on a new property. Forty-five days is the amount of time you have to identify a new property, once the first home closes. Once you find the property, you have another 180 days to complete the purchase. Real Estate transactions are fluid and often complicated. Properties do not always close on time, or sometimes, close at all. Due to this unpredictability, many investors choose more than one property to buy to hedge themselves should one not close. There are several rules involved with this and I will not bore you with the details. More information can be found on IRS.gov and Realtor.com With the local real estate market growing stronger and stronger by the day, it might be a good time for you to invest. I hope this article will provide you with the ability to save some money. If you are already investing, I hope this article will improve your bottom line.
(Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)
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July 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. (Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONS of Thunder.)
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Tassels are no longer just for home decor or your graduation hood. You can always find them on furniture, light fixtures, and candlesticks, but now they are popping up everywhere. Now you see them as part of necklaces, and even earrings and keychains. They can be fun and even a little sexy. But not all tassels are created equal. Be sure the ones you use go with your face and hair color and length. It’s all about proportions.
Take a road trip in a rental car Everyone gets the idea of renting a car because you had to fly to another city for work. Or, if the car was in the shop for a long time, you might need one so you don’t go stir crazy. But recently I’ve noticed that many are renting cars to use for vacation travel - starting at their front door. There are many reasons to do so: save wear and tear on your own vehicle; you need something bigger; or you want something really fun to drive. Mel Kendricks, director of marketing with ValueMax in Newnan, said among the options are SUVs of all sizes, as well as trucks, including the Titan. Whether a quick weekend getaway or a beach vacation, you can also find a snappy sports car to play in. ValueMax has cars available for daily and weekly rentals and another perk is they do not charge for mileage.
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A timeless trend is walking and riding bikes on our old country roads. But I am always concerned about people on these back roads. Trash cans and mail boxes are often in jeopardy of being hit, but they are nothing compared to a human life. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I see wearing dark clothes at night. You may not want to wear bright colors, but safety comes first. Dragonfly Running sells lights for shoes as well as reflective wear that help for that night time ride, run or walk. Remember, safety first.
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Coweta County Schools commence 2018-19 year on August 3 Coweta County Schools will begin the 2018-19 school year on Friday, Aug. 3. Parents and students will be able to visit schools and meet teachers a day earlier on Thursday, Aug. 2. School Orientation will be held at separate times for Coweta’s middle, elementary and high schools on Aug. 2: • Middle Schools: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(all middle schools) • Elementary Schools: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (all elementary schools). • High Schools: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (all high schools) Representatives from the school system’s transportation department will be available at all schools during the Aug. 2 orientation and on the first day of school
to provide information about bus schedules. School bus routes for the new school year will also be posted on the school system’s website before the start of school. Parents who wish to enroll their elementary-age children in the school system’s tuition-based After School Program will also be able to do so on Aug. 2 and 3 at their child’s schools. Representatives will
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In an instant, I became a caregiver. Now what? Most often the role of caregiving is not something that comes to us slowly. It hits us abruptly, after a loved one’s illness, fall or hospital stay. If you have just begun this caregiver journey, you may not know how you are going to do this especially since your plate is already full. How do you gain the confidence you need to do this caregiving thing and do it right? You take it one step at a time. First. You need to pull up every bit of courage and patience you have from your toe nails and tell yourBeth Dow self YOU CAN DO THIS! You may have doubts, you may not know how, but you can survive this. Next. Learn everything you can about the illness or injury that your loved one has. Read, Google and go to workshops. Third. Call a mandatory family conference. This can be in person, by phone or by Facetime. The purpose of this call is to get everyone on the same page – this is what we are dealing with, this is what it means, and I cannot do it alone. I am going to survive this and I need your help to do so. If you need help with this conversation ask a trusted friend, pastor or a Geriatric Case Manager. Fourth. Run do not walk to your nearest Elder Law Attorney, Financial Advisor, Banker and VA specialist.
You need to know what financial resources are available to help with care. You need to know if name changes on property, bonds, etc., need to happen. You need to make sure all your legal paperwork – wills, trusts, power of attorney – are in order. If your loved one is a veteran, you need to know what is available to them. Fifth. Commit to not doing this alone. Caring for someone does not mean that you provide 100 percent of the care. The best care you can give your loved one may not be the care you provide. How many super heroes have you seen save the world all on their own? You have got to let someone else help. Sixth. Do not isolate. Isolation is one of the most damaging effects that caregiving has on the caregiver. Continue to go to church, go out with friends and find a support group. Seventh. Consider that your loved one may not be the only one that needs to be medicated. Caregiving is stressful. One doctor said that 97 percent of all illnesses could be traced back to stress. You have got to survive this – for yourself and for your loved one. Go to your doctor, get a checkup and get on something to help you with anxiety, stress and depression. And last. Don’t forget to laugh. It has been proven that laughter improves your mood and helps the chemicals in your brain maintain balance. Caregiving is hard but you can do this ... one step at a time.
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It’s Blueberry Time! Many years ago now, I had the pleasure of house-sitting for my friends Art and Ruth Schroeder of Newnan when they were off on one of their many jaunts across the country. My friend Ruth had beautiful gardens that needed tending—she’s one of those women who can smile at a plant and it grows a foot—so I knew that keeping her beloved plants alive would be part of my duties. I received lists of what needed watering when and how much. One plant might need “just a little drink,” while others needed “a good soaking.” But the best of the instructions informed me that I could feel free to pick and eat all the blueberries I wanted while I was there. Blueberries? In Georgia? Indeed, the Schroeder gardens had lush blueberry bushes that were producing quite nicely during my time at their home, and I plucked and ate the sweet berries to my heart’s content. Ruth was born on an island in Maine, and I have always loved to hear about her life there and about Maine’s legendary blueberry crop. I’m not sure I had ever seen a live blueberry bush until that time of house-sitting for my friend, but today, I’m aware blueberries grow quite well in Georgia. About the time the caramel craze hit our country, I began to notice that recipes with “brown sugar” in the title were all the rage, and I wondered if I could find one that included brown sugar and blueberries. When I couldn’t, I experimented until I came up with a recipe I liked. Now who doesn’t like blueberries? They’re perfectly packaged, they come in a beautiful color, and they’re a good source of Vitamin C and fiber. And each July Fourth, how on earth would we make all those American flag cakes without blueberries to represent the stars on the flag?
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Front row/left: Ed Atkinson, Melanie Atkinson, Doris Cook, Nancy Ballard, Judith Shelnutt, Rosyln Johnson. Second row/left: C. R. Phillips, Shanna Campbell, Patty Ellis, Katrina Brown, Mark Hess, Kathy Olmstead, David Fowler. Back row/left: Drew Brown, Michael Williams, Carol Kraft, Diane Cook, Beverly Yeager, and Audrey Harrelson By Coweta MGEV, Marci Ward Here in Georgia more than 3,000 active MGEVs (Master Gardener Extension Volunteer) volunteer their time across the state each year, contributing more than one hundred seventy-thousand hours of volunteer service. This translates to almost $4 million dollars in service donated annually by volunteers. As of December 2017, 86 Coweta County MGEVs volunteered 6,964 hours and traveled nearly 37,000 miles serving Coweta residents last year. They also participated in 29 hours of advanced training and 143 hours of continuing education to improve their skills. The 2018 Coweta County MGEV class graduated in April, and nineteen new volunteers have hit the ground running. These trainees are now working hard to complete their 50 hours of volunteer service this year in order to become certified Master Gardeners. After this year, they will be required to complete at least twenty-five hours of volunteer service to maintain their certification.
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There are many ways for volunteers to complete their service hours. For instance, you may have spoken with one of our volunteers through the Master Gardener help desk at the Extension office or seen them at the fairgrounds if you attended the Master Gardener Plant Sale a few months ago. MGEVs support our community by providing research-based lawn and garden
recommendations and by presenting workshops and presentations to local community groups like 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, and church groups. MGEV fundraisers like the plant sale provide resources to support scholarships, free monthly Backyard meetings for homeowners, Nature Trail improvements, the Fall Tree Festival, and online resources for you, the citizens of Coweta County! The process to become a Master Gardener is competitive, so an interview and application are required. After acceptance into the program, potential MGEVs being an extensive training program, which includes forty hours of class taught by exceptional subject matter experts and then is followed by an exam. Once you complete the course and earn your volunteer hours, you have achieved your goal. Do you have the desire to get dirt on your face and sit back looking at the beauty you have worked so hard to create? If so, then contact the UGA Cooperative Extension office in Coweta County to find out more about joining the happy family of Master Gardeners. You can stop by the office at 255 Pine Rd, Newnan, GA 30263 or call (770) 254-2620 and ask for Karen Mansour or a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, and come play in the dirt with us!
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Is Your Advertising Working Against You? It’s more than getting attention. Advertising is about building a connection between what your offer and the people who potentially need or want it. There must be a connection. Today’s media, regardless of the source, are inundated with automobile ads. You might be in the market for a new car or truck. But does 30-seconds of advertising help you decide? Does the intrusion of the same advertising spot over and over and over help in your decision to visit the dealer? When I was in the car sales industry, each time a new buyer walked into the dealership we needed to discover which of the four attributes of a vehicle was most important to that customer?
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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … ***** Bobby Welch, executive director of The Rutledge Center, announced his retirement. The timing was perfect as the center for disabled youth and adults celebrated its 50th anniversary. Welch was executive director from 1998 until June 1. ***** Debby Volk, clerk for the city of Senoia, was named Georgia Municipal Association Clerk of the Year. ***** The Coweta County Board of Education approved a $209 million budget for fiscal 2019. The budget includes a 1 percent raise for school system employees. No tax increase is anticipated. ***** Christian City has launched the Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program to provide private and public foster care, foster-to-adoption and public adoption for children within a 50-mile radius of their location, which is just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The program is designed to help children from newborns to the age of 21 years find a loving home. ***** The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for Small Business of the Year. They are: Lauren Bollinger of Cleaning With a Cause, Newnan; Ellie White-Stephens of Dirt1X, Sharpsburg; Cecelia Hilton of Fine Lines Art & Framing, Newnan; Maridee Wise of Goldens on the Square, Newnan; Michael Durand of J&M Pool Services, LLC, Senoia; Ryan Gates of Knox Pest Control Inc., Columbus; Gene Quick of Mid-Georgia Garage Doors, Inc., Newnan; Ryan Smith of Monster Tree Service, Newnan; Tim Smith of Moto-Tec-it.com, Newnan; Susan Erwin of The Lighting Studio, Senoia ***** With the closing of all US Toys ‘R’ Us stores, mascot Geoffrey is headed for the unemployment line. But not so fast: The San Antonio Zoo wants the defunct toy chain to shift its famous giraffe to a new gig, that of conservation ambassador for, well, giraffes. As CNN reports, the zoo wants Toys ‘R’ Us to donate the rights to Geoffrey so that he can use his celebrity to preserve the fewer than 100,000 of his flesh-andblood brethren left on the planet. ***** Water is a beverage where the flavor is based on temperature ***** New stores moving into downtown Newnan. The Cookie Barr has opened at 8 East Washington. And Sea Glass Therapy had a grand opening at their new location at 18 Perry Street. ***** Squirrels are basically rat hardware running on monkey software. *****
The Hands-Free driving law is, if you are reading this after July 1, now in effect. You can’t hold your phone, text, email, etc. You can use Bluetooth or other handsfree ways to make calls or listen to music. Just don’t pick up the phone - literally. ***** An actor’s job is to convince you they are not an actor. ***** Four Coweta County School System employees were honored as 2018 “Leaders of the Year” in recognition of their contributions to their schools. Newnan High School Principal Chase Puckett was chosen as Principal of the Year. Jefferson Parkway Assistant Principal Rebecca Minerd was chosen Assistant Principal of the Year. Student Services Director Evan Horton was chosen Central Office Administrator of the Year. Coweta County School System HVAC Technician Steve Addison was the recipient of the 2018 “Robert Lee Leadership Award”. Addison is a 27-year employee of the school system. ***** Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager was nominated by President Trump to become U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia. Yeager has been sheriff in Coweta since 1993. The marshal’s service is the law enforcement arm of the federal court system. ***** Having someone throw a cup of hot coffee at you will wake you up faster than just drinking a cup. ***** Coweta County School System Bus Technicians Jamie Cash and Tim Thrower tied for first place in the West Georgia RESA regional School Bus Technicians Competition this spring, sending both to state competitions. “We’re very proud of Jamie and Tim. This is a great honor,” said Coweta County School System Transportation Director Judy Gresham. ***** At Home, a major home decor retail store, is moving into the former Gander Mountain location at 361 Newnan Crossing Bypass. ***** BBQ Kitchen has opened up at the old Casaburgers location in front of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus ***** And the last of the Mohicans, er, the last of the Munchkins, has also passed. Jerry Maren died recently at the age of 98. ***** Yamaha Motors is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing at its location here in Newnan. The plant has made more than 3.5 million vehicles ranging from golf cars to ATVs. ***** No free lunch. Lunch prices are going up five cents throughout the Coweta County School System - $2.80 for elementary students and $3.95 for middle and
high schoolers. ***** The world’s first “Bond girl” has passed away at the age of 90, Variety reports. Eunice Gayson played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love. ***** The Coweta County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) as a 2018 Exemplary School Board. The Coweta County board was among only 35 Georgia school boards out of 180 to meet the requirements for the GSBA distinction this year. This GSBA Board Recognition Program requires a higher level of commitment from school boards and individual members. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform based on governance standards which challenges boards, but creates a culture of success for students and communities. ***** “Dammit I’m mad” spelled backwards is “Dammit I’m mad.” ***** Northgate graduate Arthi Shankar and rising senior Ashley Dombrowski took first place in the Anatomy category of this year’s Georgia Science Olympiad, held at Emory University. Shankar and Dombrowsky (then a senior and junior) beat out 40 competing teams in the subject competition to come in first. ***** Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors is celebrating its 70th anniversary of doing business in Coweta County. Congratulations on this milestone! ***** Look for Med Afford to open soon in downtown Grantville. ***** Drawing trees with a pencil is somewhat morbid. ***** Taco Bell is planning another location. This one will be located at the intersection of Lower Fayetteville Road at Newnan Crossing Boulevard. ***** Smart phones are probably responsible for reducing graffiti in bathroom stalls. ***** Newnan Music Center will be closing July 14. Owner Joel Dover said he’s decided to go back into full time ministry. ***** First day of school is Friday, Aug. 3. You can hear the collective wails of parents throughout the county. ***** A Starbucks/Chipotle Mexica Grill is under construction at 1200 Bullsboro Drive, next to Kohl’s. ***** If you built a Chick-fil-A in the middle of nowhere, a town would move to it. *****
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The Film Fix
… Where film buffs get their fix with Jonathan W. Hickman
Capsule Reviews. (Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended and a “No Fix” isn’t.) Films in Release: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom … V No Fix RATING “Fallen Kingdom” is a new low in the series.
What could have been another “John Wick” or “Purge” just kind of petters out. And this is a real shame, because Foster and Bautista make a great pair. H H H H H American Animals … Fix RATING
Some years after the tragic events chronicled in 2015’s “Jurassic World,” the man-made dinosaurs once again control the island. But a volcano now threatens their existence, promising yet another extinction level event (at least for them). Congress debates whether to intervene. We get an extended cameo featuring series veteran Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in which he once again spouts the most logical course of action— let them die on the island. Meanwhile, an ecological group led by Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is lobbying to save the dangerous creatures. And when Dearing’s political efforts fail, her team is recruited by billionaire Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) and his second in command Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) to relocate a number of the animals to a new island. Of course, there are sinister forces at play that promise to ruin everything. Or do they? Frustrating and, at times, non-sensical to the extreme, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” fails to capitalize on the promise hinted at with the last flawed, but fun, installment. H H H H H Hotel Artemis … Fix RATING
When Waikiki (Sterling K. Brown) and his brother Honolulu (“Atlanta’s” Brian Tyree Henry) botch a robbery during a massive Los Angeles riot, they turn to the Hotel Artemis to patch them up. A private emergency room housed within the decaying walls of an old hotel, the Artemis was set up to service the medical needs of criminals. Run by The Nurse (Jodie Foster) and her dutiful, bulked up orderly named Everest (Dave Bautista), the nasty looking place features some high-tech medicine. And while Waikiki and Honolulu (named after rooms in the hotel) are mortally injured, The Nurse is more than capable of plugging up the worst of the worst. While the futuristic setup is great and the characterizations by Bautista and Foster engaging, “Hotel Artemis” doesn’t really know what to do with them. The final sequences feel rushed and utterly contrived. While not as bad as 2010’s “Repo Men,” things do get a bit wacky and gruesome. It’s all a bit of a letdown, although getting there is fun.
July Releases to Watch Out For: July 6 Ant-Man and the Wasp This locally shot Marvel entry showcases the lighter side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following up to 2015’s fun “Ant-Man.” And as hinted at in the first film, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) indeed gets help in the form of The Wasp/Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). These heroes can get really, really small, but The Wasp’s suit allows her to take flight. And they’ll do battle with a mysterious character known as the Ghost. Count me in for this big and little comedic superhero adventure. H H H H H The First Purge
Part documentary, part thrilling narrative feature, Bart Layton’s cautionary tale takes a real life event and uses the event’s actual players to explain and dramatically recreate a terribly stupid crime. When college students Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) and Warren Lipka (Evan Peters) decide to spice up their lives by committing a little heist, they have no idea what they are really doing. They have a simple plan to steal priceless library books, but it’s not a crime to be carried out by criminals-in-training. And bringing in a couple other clueless students (including a jock played well by Blake Jenner) doesn’t help. As things go from bad to worse to worser, these youngsters find their future slipping farther and farther out of reach. “American Animals” relies on a hybrid approach by using documentary style interviews with the real perpetrators (Lipka, Reinhard, Allen, and Borsuk) to tell the story of a botched robbery from four different points of view. It’s a fascinating followup for filmmaker Layton, whose last film was the fantastic “The Imposter.” H H H H H
Great work by Jodie Foster and Dave Bautista isn’t enough to fully elevate “Hotel Artemis,” a futuristic action thriller set in a members-only emergency room for high end criminals. But it is fun to see all the pieces assembled by writer turned director Drew Pearce (“Iron Man 3”) in his feature film debut.
Ginsburg, a love fest works best when the character in focus is rich, textured, and undeniably interesting. This is a film that, while a must for fashionistas, will also work for fashion novices. H H H H H
The Gospel According to André … Fix RATING
The biscuit is part of the South. And André Leon Talley’s southern background, partially linked to his love of his grandmother’s cooking, helped usher him into the center of the fashion universe. It’s something he hasn’t forgotten. A style guru and journalist, Talley is profiled well by Kate Novack in the documentary “The Gospel According to André.” Raised by his strong-willed grandmother, we learn a lot about his unique perspective as Novack gives Talley the mic. It is a fashionable life narrated by the man himself and many of the towering designers of the fashion age. Like “RBG” released earlier this year, “Gospel” is in love with its subject. But like that profile of Ruth Bader
The “Purge” franchise continues with a prequel. Series creator James DeMonaco, who is still on board as writer, hands over directing duties to Gerard McMurray (producer of the excellent “Fruitvale Station”). “The First Purge” deals with the events leading up to the initial violent governmental policy of nationwide purging. The always watchable Marisa Tomei stars. H H H H H July 20 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again The original cast of the hit “Mamma Mia!” return this time to celebrate Sophie’s pregnancy. But even with a cast this big, with loads of star-power (Meryl Streep, anyone?), in a sing-a-long fantasy, nothing could be bigger than the return of Cher to the big screen to play one hot grandma. H H H H H July 27 Mission: Impossible - Fallout This is the sixth “Mission: Impossible” feature film. And it still stars ageless male Tom Cruise, as edgy hero Ethan Hunt, a mysterious spy among spies. 2011’s “Ghost Protocol” effectively rebooted the series that has been very lucrative for Paramount and Cruise, a producer from day one. In “Fallout,” Hunt and his IMF team take on a nuclear threat. It’s a mission that is pretty impossible. Cruise does most of his own stunts! H H H H H
(Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting https://filmproductionlaw.com/)
Check out our sister publicaton The PAPER for another article by Jonathan Hickman. He shares his thoughts on the best shows to view on streaming services.
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Three local physicians make Atlanta Magazine ‘Top Doctors’ list From Special Reports Atlanta Magazine recently named 140 physicians who practice at Piedmont Healthcare to its annual list of Top Doctors. Dr. Vasileios J. Assikis, Dr. Phillip H. Beegle, Jr. and Dr. Richard H. Jadick are among those named who practice locally. “At Piedmont Healthcare, it is our vision to transform healthcare and to create a destination known for being home to the best clinicians who always puts patients first,” said Leigh Hamby, M.D., chief medical officer of Piedmont Healthcare. “These doctors are fulfilling that vision and we’re proud to call them members of the Piedmont family.”
Dr. Vasileios J. Assikis
Dr. Phillip H. Beegle, Jr.
All three see patients in their offices in the Medical Plaza next to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, where they also do
Dr. Richard H. Jadick
surgeries. Dr. Jadick is with Piedmont Physicians Urology. Dr. Assikis is with the Piedmont Cancer Institute and Dr.
Caregiver of the Month: Joanna Parks
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JULY 18-20 & … WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY Lyrical Lunches at Grantville Library FREE lunch program for children and teens ages 2-18 years continues. The Grantville Branch Library with the aid of our sponsor will provide free nutritional meals for the entire summer. Through July 27 … except when library is closed. Sponsor: Rising Phoenix Enrichment Program, Inc. For more information, call the Grantville Branch at (770) 683-0535. 100 Park Drive, Grantville • 770.683.0535
JULY 18 & 21 & … WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS 2018 Coweta County Farmers Market Wednesdays at Newnan on the Square 9 to 1 Saturdays at Asa M Powell Expo Center 9 to 1 Now through October 20. For information call Cynthia Jackson at 678.378.2415
JULY 18 … WEDNESDAY Teen Lounge (ages 11-17yrs.) at Senoia Library This program allows teens to have a chance to come together in a safe place during the summer, participate in various musical craft and activities, and have a great time as they share special interests and hobbies. Session 2) Solar Oven: Hotdogs & S’mores Wed., July 18 at 4 p.m. Ages 11-17. Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant Street, Senoia, GA 30276
JULY 18 … WEDNESDAY Drop-in-Crafts Program at the Library Wednesdays, July 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Drop by the children’s area and make a musical craft or other fun things. The STEAM cart has lots of fun stuff to make and do. Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ JULY 18 … WEDNESDAY Lego Robotics Day at the Carnegie Part of the Carnegie’s Children’s Programs 10 a.m. Ages 7-12. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 18, AUGUST 15 & … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday at the Newnan Centre from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunches will be provided, but reservations must be made each month. A short business meeting and then a guest speaker. For more info and location call Sharon 770.683.4758. 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan
JULY 18, AUGUST 15 & … 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). 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
JULY 19 … THURSDAY Armchair Travelers-Iceland at the Carnegie The Carnegie from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 19 & … EVERY OTHER THURSDAY Darkness to Light (D2L) Support Group Resurrection Lutheran is pleased to announce Darkness to Light (D2L) Support groups for individuals diagnosed with Bipolar disorder any type. The D2L support group meetings focus on mutual aid and strategies for living the fullest life possible. By sharing experiences, insights, and ideas, people get peer-to-peer support from their peers. Participants will develop wellness plans and learn how to discuss their illness with loved ones. The meetings are every other Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. We hope to see you there! 1250 Lora Smith Road, Newnan,GA 30265 __________________________________
JULY 19 … THURSDAY BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) This is a time for all crafters to meet, share ideas, and work on their current projects. Crafting help will be available during this time. Class is limited to 12 participants. Thursday, July19 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 15 & up. Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.599.3537 148 Pylant Street, Senoia, GA 30276
JULY 19 … THURSDAY Drumming Up The Stories at the Carnegie Part of the Carnegie’s Children’s Programs 10 a.m. All ages. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 21 … SATURDAY Newnan UNPlugged James Tyler Wallace, Emma Bacon, Daniel Toole, and more to come! Check out Newnan Unplugged’s Facebook page Vinylyte Records/Brown’s Guitar Mill 28 South Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
JULY 21 & 28 … SATURDAYS Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Bend Come out Saturdays in July, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263
JULY 19, AUGUST 16 & … 3RD THURSDAY New Dementia Caregiver Support Group Piedmont Sixty Plus Services is offering a new dementia caregiver support group in Coweta County that will meet monthly and provide emotional support and practical information to family and friends caring for those with memory loss. The group is open to anyone in the community who is a nonprofessional caregiver or family member of a person with dementia. No registration is required and there is no charge for the support groups. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, in the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center in the Piedmont Newnan Medical Plaza next to the hospital. For questions or to learn more about sixty plus services, please call 404.605.3867 or visit piedmont.org/sixty-plus. 775 Poplar Road, Suite 340, Newnan
JULY 21 … SATURDAY Mary Poppins Tea Party at Nixon Centre Jolly Holiday with Mary Poppins Tea Party ~ for the entire family Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. The Nixon Centre for the Arts. $10 per person … enjoy tea, snacks and crafts. Special appearance by the cast of Mar Poppins. Purchase tickets fromm The Nixon Centre. Hurry! Limited seats!! www.thenixoncentre.net 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA __________________________________
JULY 19, AUGUST 16 & … 3RD THURSDAY Newnan-Coweta Arts Association Meet The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month. Hospital Road, Newnan
JULY 21 & 28 … SATURDAY Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Bend Come out Saturdays in July from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Archery at the Park at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 21, 1 to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. No experience necessary; beginners welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263
JULY 19-AUGUST 26 … THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS Peter Pan at Serenbe Playhouse a world premiere adventure continues Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. The Mado Hideaway at Serenbe JULY 18-AUGUST 12 … WEDNESDAYS-SUNDAYS Titanic The Musical at Serenbe Playhouse To find a better life, we must get on that ship… board our ship of dreams this summer as we mount a larger than life floating world full of magical impossibilities. An ensemble cast of 40 Playhouse favorites and Atlanta all-stars will board a three-story structure representing the largest and fastest ship of its time: Titanic, constructed in the middle of a lake which will be submerged nightly. Honor will be paid to those who boarded this ill-fated voyage as we celebrate their stories of hope, heartbreak, and strength. Godspeed Titanic, Sail On! Wednesdays-Sundays 8 p.m. 9110 Selborne Lane, Suite 210, Palmetto, GA www.serenebeplayhouse.com __________________________________ JULY 19-22 … THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS Flowers for Algernon at STG Southside Theatre Guild presents the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse July 19-22, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (770) 969-0956 or firstname.lastname@example.org 20 W Campbellton St., Fairburn, GA 30213 __________________________________ JULY 20 … FRIDAY DINNER Food Truck Frenzy at Lake McIntosh 5 to 8 p.m. 3501 TDK Blvd, Peachtree City, GA 30269
JULY 20 … FRIDAY American Military History “The Banana Wars at the Carnegie from 2 to 4 p.m. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 21 … SATURDAY NTC's Summer Movie Madness Summer Saturdays concludes July 21 at 8 p.m. with an ‘80’s theme night with food, fun and Back to the Future … dress in your best 80s. http://www.newnantheatre.org 24 1st Ave, Newnan, GA 30263
JULY 21 … SATURDAY SRC Finale Program at the Central Library Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. SRP Finale program at the Central Library, 85 Literary Lane, Newnan GA 30265. Must have received a VIP All-Pass for completing reading challenge to attend finale. Central Branch Library 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265 __________________________________ JULY 22 & 24 & … SUNDAYS & TUESDAYS BINGO! at Coweta Veterans Club Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo every Sunday at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday 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. Info 770.251.6949 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan
JULY 23 … MONDAY Carnegie Literary Circle The Carnegie’s Litarary Circle meets Monday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time. Reservations required. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 23 … MONDAY PTC’s Movie Mondays - Wonder Our outdoor movie series is back this summer! Come watch the heartwarming and inspiring family movie Wonder at The Avenue Peachtree City’s Central Park 6:30 p.m.
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until. Bring a blanket, grab popcorn and enjoy the fun under the stars. Bounce house, face painting and giveaways begin 2 hours prior to show time. This is free event, donations benefit the Friends of Fayette County Animal Shelter who will bring adoptable dogs to the event. Weather permitting. 239 City Circle #1050, Peachtree City, GA 30269
JULY 23-27 & … MONDAY-FRIDAY Lyrical Lunches at Grantville Library (All ages) FREE lunch program for children and teens ages 2-18 years. The Grantville Branch Library with the aid of our sponsor will provide free nutritional meals for the entire summer. Except when library is closed. Sponsor: Rising Phoenix Enrichment Program, Inc. For more information, call the Grantville Branch at (770) 683-0535. 100 Park Drive, Grantville • 770.683.0535
JULY 23, 24, 25 & … MON., TUES., WED. Sheriff’s Office 2018 Citizens’ Firearms Class Citizen’s Firearms Fundamentals is a three part community program designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns). The program consists of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions. Students must attend all three sessions. Contact Marsha Dailey, 678-423-6739, or by email, email@example.com for information or to register. Course size is limited and pre-registration is required. Other dates: Aug. 20, 21, 22. Sept. 24, 25, 26. Oct. 1, 2, 3. 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA __________________________________ JULY 23 … MONDAY Crochet at the Carnegie Ages 8+ are welcome for Crochet at 2 p.m. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 24 … TUESDAY Family Craft Day at the Carnegie Part of the Carnegie’s Children’s Programs 10 a.m. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 24, 31 & … TUESDAYS Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. The Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on the fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged to participate at no charge. Info? Paulo Manso de Sousa at 770.683.3724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 41-A Newnan Station Dr., Newnan 30265
JULY 25 … WEDNESDAY Lego Day Invention at the Carnegie Part of the Carnegie’s Children’s Programs 10 a.m. Ages 7-12. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 25 - 29 … WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY Southern Conservation Trust’s Camp WILD 8:30-a.m.-1 p.m., Line Creek Nature Area, Peachtree City
JULY 26 … THURSDAY Southeastern Reptile Rescue at the Carnegie Part of the Carnegie’s Children’s Programs 10 a.m. Ages 6+. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 26 … THURSDAYS The Carnegie Presents Intro to Stop Motion Film for Young Adults The Carnegie Library’s Stop Motion Film for Young Adults series concludes July 26 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Learn to plan and make stop-motion films with our Stik-Bot Studio and iPad! Four sessions will include story-boarding, team film making, and a showing of our completed short films. Space is limited and registration is required, please call 770.683.1347 or register online at EventBrite. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 26 … THURSDAY Yarn Burners Storytelling The Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners Storytelling group reunites to plan events for the fall and to share a few stories. Join this group to hone your storytelling craft, hear stories, have fun and meet a few new friends Thurs., July 26, 5:30 p.m. at The Leaf n’ Bean in downtown Newnan. Information on Facebook: Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners Storytelling 22 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
JULY 26-28 … THURSDAY-SATURDAY S.T.A.R. presents Mary Poppins East Coweta, Newnan, and Northgate High students are sure to wow the audience with their practically perfect musical performance of Mary Poppins - one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, Thurs.-Sat., July 26-28 at 7 p.m. https://thenixoncentre.tix.com/Schedule. aspx?OrgNum=5497&framed=true 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA __________________________________ JULY 27 … FRIDAY Instagram for Adults at the Carnegie The Carnegie from 2:30 to 4 p.m. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 27 & 28 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Newnan Shakespeare in the Park Looking for a FREE night of FUN in downtown Newnan? Look no further. “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” is coming to Newnan’s Greenville Street Park July 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. “Midsummer,” one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works and a crowd pleaser, may best be described as a romantic comedy. If you’ve never attended a Shakespeare production or even if you have, this will likely be an enjoyable evening outdoors as you take in a little lighthearted theater. Newnan High School Drama Department and Newnan Theater Company alums James Hendley and Madeline Sain are teaming up to bring Shakespeare alive in Newnan with their outfit “Newnan Shakespeare Company,” a.k.a “Newnan Shakes.” Both Hendley and Sain are also college theater majors who have been honing their acting chops with theater companies since graduating. They look forward to bringing their passion for theater and Shakespeare to their hometown. Says Hendley, “Midsummer is a timeless comedy that has wide appeal. It was an obvious choice for our first production.” They encourage attendees to bring a picnic, a chair and if they wish, a jar to catch fireflies! Facebook: Newnan Shakespeare Company and newnanshakes.com 14 1st St., Newnan, GA 30263 http://newnanshakes.com __________________________________ JULY 28 … SATURDAY Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Bald Eagle Program at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 28, 1 to 2 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Join our naturalist to learn about the bald eagles we have here at the park. This short hike will lead us to the eagle nest. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263
JULY 28 … SATURDAY Writer’s Night in Moreland Writer’s Night is coming to the Moreland Hometown Heritage Museum. Local authors T.M. Brown, George Weinstein, Lee St. John and Steve McCondichie will have an informal discussion on the craft of writing. Each author has a unique style and way of interpreting the world. Sat., July 28 3-5 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. 7 Main St, Moreland, GA 30259
JULY 28 … SATURDAY Senoia Fireworks Make-up date for the Senoia Fireworks is July 28 at 9 pm! Make plans now! www.enjoysenoia.net 68 Main St, Senoia, GA 30276
JULY 30 … MONDAY Crochet at the Carnegie Ages 8+ are welcome for Crochet at 2 p.m. To find out more regarding this event, please contact The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 31 … TUESDAY Outdoor Family Program: So Long Summer at the Carnegie Part of the Carnegie’s Children’s Programs 10 a.m. Contact The Carnegie Library for more information 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 newnancarnegie.com
JULY 31, AUGUST 28 & … LAST TUESDAYS Living with Stroke Support Group Meeting 2 to 3 p.m. HealthSouth offers a monthly stroke support group that is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a stroke including patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Physicians, therapist, dieticians and many others offer new information, guidance, resources and support to make the road to stroke recovery easier to navigate. HealthSouth, 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. Newnan or call 678-552-6253 for more information. 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan
AUGUST 1 & … 1ST WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at https://www.1millioncups.com/newnan, www.facebook.com/1MCNewnan/, and free tickets at https://1millioncups-newnan.eventbrite.com/ 15 Perry Street, Newnan
AUGUST 2 & … FIRST THURSDAY Senoia DDA Promotions Committee Meets Join the Senoia DDA Promotions Committee Meetings the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 68 Main Street, Senoia, GA
AUGUST 3 … FRIDAY Coweta County Schools … First Day of School __________________________________ AUGUST 3 … FRIDAY Pop-Up Reception at The Boyd Gallery David Boyd Jr. of The Boyd Gallery is excited to host a popup reception in honor of fine art photographer Katheryn Nee on First Friday in August. Nee is known as an urban explorer whose photographs feature haunting images of both urban and rural abandonment. August 3, 6-9 p.m. 14 East Washington Street, Newnan __________________________________ AUGUST 3 … FRIDAY Screen on the Square featuring Peter Rabbit The Screen on the Square Event begins at 8 p.m. on South Court Square in Historic Downtown Newnan, where a family-friendly, animated film will be featured in a litter-free, smoke-free environment. The event is free to the public, and we welcome crowds of all ages! Families are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on and pack a picnic supper to enjoy during the event. Check out website for info https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com __________________________________
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EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY on a spacious commercial lot with easy access to Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Hwy. 34E, Ashley Park and I-85! 1.297+/- acre lot zoned commercial. $91,900. Jess Barron, Lindseys, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.
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1,120+/- S/F COMMERCIAL BUILDING on Hwy 29 south of Newnan. 1 Mile from I-85 at Moreland exit. Four additional outbuildings. $189,900. Frank Barron, Lindseys, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.
TOWNSHIP COINS – WE BUY coin collections, offer free in-store appraisals, we buy gold, silver and plated silver. 770-254-2727
WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for aluminum, copper, brass. Gentry Recycling 770-253-5770 WE BUY: scrap metal, junk cars, old appliances, stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dish washers & batteries. Gentry Recycling 770-253-5770
2007 FORD F150 TRUCK super crew. In excellent running condition and appearance, 150,000 miles. $12,000. Please call Lili 404.704.6951 WE BUY CARS – LKQ PICK YOUR PART buys cars 7 days a week. For info, call 1-800-962-2277 or visit: www.lkqpickyourpart.com
87 ACRES ON TERRELL & PERDUE ROAD in Meriwether County. Stream & possible pond site. Tons of wildlife. Only $1,950/per acre. Lindseys, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990. 11.12 WOODED ACRES with bold stream on Witcher Road. $7,500 per acres. Frank Barron, Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990 or 770231-9535 BUILDING LOTS IN CHANDLER’S RUN. East Coggins Rd., Hummingbird Estates & other areas. Frank Barron 770231-9535. Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors. 770-253-6990.
WINDOW OFFICE FOR RENT … 15 Perry Street. $599 per month. Check out website for more info 15PerryStreet.com or call 770.755.7477 your ad here
110 TEMPLE AVE. Commercial building with waiting room, 3 offices, 2 restrooms, large parking area for lease. Ideal for car lot. $1,500 per mo. Frank Barron, Lindseys, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990. 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
OLD VETERAN AND SON HANDYMAN SERVICES General repairs, yard work, cut grass / edge / weedeat / blow, undergrowth removal, trash removal, concrete repairs, shrub / limb / tree pruning / removal. 40+ years experience. Current references. 24 Hour Storm Cleanup. Call 678.953.7418, 770.502.7607 7.25 CRUD BUSTERS PRESSURE WASHING 35 years in Coweta County. Who you gonna call? Crud Busters for all your pressure washing needs. And remember: your best bet is to hire a vet. Call 770.550.7777 8.29 LAWN SERVICE by Jimmy Kelley, 678.877.4783, email@example.com 55 Longwood Ln, Newnan BALL & ASSOCIATES Seal coating, striping. Local. 404.509.8942 8.8 YARD PREP Leaf work ~ clean up and removal, clean up / haul off, some tree work, trim crepe myrtles. Free estimates. 20+ years experience. Licensed/insured. Commercial/Residential. Call Lee Sellers Lawn Care Service 470686-9441, 678-416-5177 or visit web https:/leesellerslawncareservices.com/
REMODELING CONTRACTOR in Coweta co. since 1993. Kitchens, baths & basements remodels. Also, custom wood work, drywall, painting, doors, windows, decks, and wood rot repairs. Many lines of cabinetry for low prices. Call Mike at Above & Beyond Carpentry 678-673-9560. 7.25 PRESSURE WASHING – H2O Soft Wash offers pressure washing for houses, roofs, driveways, sidewalks & more. Free Estimates. Licensed & insured. Call 678340-8776. 6.27 SHARPENING – Knives, Scissors, Garden Tools. 850556-0111 or drop off at Arnall Grocery or Southern Roots Nursery. 8-8 A-1 ROOFING COMPANY For all your roofing needs & repairs. Stop leaks today! Free estimates! Licensed / insured. Mike 678-409-8600 ARBOR TECH TREE SERVICES – Tree removal, stump grinding, pruning & trimming, certified arborist on staff. 24-hour emergency service. Mention this ad & get 10% off any service thru 2/28/18. Call for free estimate, 678-633-2986. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ceiling fans, 220 volt outlets, seecurity lighting, additions, remodeling, new homes. Commercial work. Licensed and insured. 770.502.7774, 404.271.3937 HOME IMPROVEMENT – We proudly do painting, remodeling, decks, doors, basements, gutters, windows, roofing, columns, flooring, plumbing, kitchens, wood repair, electrical and yard cleanups. ALL types of handyman jobs. NO job too small. Successfully over 30 years in business. 770-252-5458. Very reasonable rates. 7.25 HANDYMAN SERVICES. Large or small jobs done, no need to worry. Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Doors, Windows, Roofing, Flooring, Drywall, Ceramic Tile, etc. Credit cards accepted. Michael Thomas 678-409-8600 Quality work for a reasonable price. *
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BBQ KITCHEN now open. Accepting applications at 98 Jackson St., next to University of West Georgia. GREAT STYLES IS CURRENTLY HIRING Hair Stylists – full or part-time – at both Newnan & Peachtree City locations. Haircuts only, no color services. Why join Great Styles: Great hourly pay with weekly direct deposit; great family oriented work environment; Friendly staff; Flexible work schedule. Must be certified/licensed, have great attitude and be team player. Call Melissa at 678642-3443 or email at melissa. email@example.com. 7.11 BETTER HEALTH CLINICAL RESEARCH in Newnan, Ga Clinical Research Coordinator Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in healthrelated field and/or successful completion of formal clinical training program (i.e. EMT, LPN, RN, MA, MLT, or similar). Clinical Research experience preferred. Job Description: • Assists in conducting clinical research studies • Guards patient/subject safety and well-being as the utmost priorities • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with staff members, monitors, and Sponsor/CRO/IRB personnel • Attends Investigator Meetings, Site Initiation Visits, Interim Monitoring Visits, online Study Coordinator meetings/webinars, and Site Closeout Visits • Schedules and conducts study subject visits • Enters study data accurately, completely, and in a timely manner • Strives to achieve and/ or maintain professional certification or licensure Qualified candidate may submit resume to ClinicalTrials@ GaPainCare.com
BETTER HEALTH CLINICAL RESEARCH in Newnan, GA Clinical Research Assistant 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 proprietar y Sponsor information, and confidential contractual or business information of the employer and/or business associates Qualified candidate may submit resume to ClinicalTrials@ GaPainCare.com HOME HELPERS – We are one of the area’s fastestgrowing home care agencies, and we need your help as we continue to grow and help more families in need. Seeking qualified caregivers to help our wonderful clients (primarily seniors) stay safe and independent in their homes. Available shifts – days, evenings, overnight and/or weekends. We offer competitive wages, extensive training, supportive work environment and paid time off. Please apply online at ApplyToBeACNA.com or call 678-876-5118.
NOW HIRING – Winters Media & Publishing, Inc. is seeking a full-time Business Development Executive. This position offers a protected sales territory, gas allowance and four weeks paid vacation per year. The ideal candidate will have a professional appearance and attitude, with a friendly and outgoing personality. Hours can be flexible, but quality time must be invested in order to be successful. To apply, send résumé with references via mail or email to: John Winters, Publisher Winters Media and Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264
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To schedule, visit www.HelpSpayNeuter.org or call 770-304-7911 HELP is a non-profit veterinary hospital providing high volume, high quality, low cost spay/neuter surgery, as well as yearly vaccines, for all dogs and cats. All income levels accepted. Financial assistance is available to those receiving SSI, disability, food stamps, WIC, or proof of low income. Inquire about specific neighborhood targeted grants that may be available in Clayton and Spalding counties. Pets must have an appointment and must provide proof of rabies vaccine,or we can vaccinate for $10. For more information, including monthly specials, how to donate, how to volunteer, or our transport schedule, please visit www.HELPSpayNeuter.org.
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Controlling the grub stage generally has little effect on the overall damage caused by adult beetles since adults can fly into your landscape from up to a mile away. Most homeowners rarely have grub populations large enough to cause damage to home lawns. Treatment may be necessary if more than five to ten grubs per square foot are present in lawns. Late summer and early fall insecticide applications are most effective at killing young grubs. The key to controlling Japanese beetles is to catch them early in May or June. For small infestations, you can handpick or knock adult beetles off plants and drown them in soapy water. This is an effective control option for managing small infestations and preventing them from attracting more beetles. If your life is crazy busy like most of us, and you don’t notice these pests until half of your rose bushes are infested in July, then they can be controlled with carbaryl, which is sold under the trade name, Seven. Read and follow the pesticide label’s application rates and safety precautions. If you don’t like the idea of using a spray, then you can use traps. Phermone traps work, but they tend to attract more beetles to the area than would normally be present. Don’t put them in your garden or near your ornamentals. Place them in an area that will lure beetles away from your prize plants. For more information about common landscape pests and how to get rid of them, call the Coweta County Extension office at 770-254-2620 and ask for the publication, “Control of Common Pests of Landscape Plants”. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution.”
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