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Vol. 2, No. 2 H June / July 2018

INSIDE: He’s been called the Most Interesting Man in Coweta, check out our interview with Gary DeGeorge, Jr., owner of Atlanta Range and Ordnance.

Sneak peek of the 2018 "Newnan A Storybook Town Fiberglass Project" that will soon be hitting downtown

Sometimes the only way to reach teens is on their level. Head over to Corby’s column on one way to do that. Never in the song does it say Humpty was an egg. And right now you are saying it to yourself to see if that is true. That and more zen inside. How about a spicy grilled corn, feta cheese, black bean and jalapeno salad? Recipe inside.

TO DO: Don’t forget to pick up a World’s Greatest Dad coffee mug. June 17 is Father’s Day. Check out Summer NewnaNights, held the second Thursday of the month and on June 14 and July 12. It’s from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenville Street Park and features family friendly music and entertainment as well as various festivities and vendor booths. Independence Day is once again on July 4. There’s a parade downtown starting at 9 a.m. and the annual Newnan Rotary Club fireworks show at Drake Stadium starts at 5:30 p.m.

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the text. He sent a response and a few more and he also said he was sorry. But he also voiced his frustration and so did I. Then I said again, I love you.


Reaching Teens On Their Level Parents aren’t always right. Right? We can be wrong. It is not always easy for parents to admit that, but when we accidentally hurt our child’s feelings or blatantly mess up, it is important for parents to say “I’m sorry.” When the Eldest SON was fifteen years old we had a particularly big disagreement. It started out as not that bad, but it soon grew into something more. After an hour of trying, we still could not come to some common ground. Everything I said upset him and everything he said upset me too. So we agreed to not talk any more and go to bed. I went to my room to rest, but just tossed and turned. It was then that I decided to TEXT him. Yes, we are less than three rooms and 60 feet away from one another yet miles apart when it came to hearing each other’s point of view. Unfortunately, good old regular communication was not working so I decided to speak his language. So I texted him. I met him where he was and used the written word to try to come to some common ground. The text started with short sentences at first to open the lines of communication. The words “I am sorry” and “I love you” were certainly included in

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A few minutes later he appeared at my bedroom door. By now I was worn out and did not sit up. I kept my head on the pillow and he said, I love you and I said, I love you too. He went back to his room and moments later he reappeared. This time I got smart and sat up in my bed. Once again he said, I love you, and again so did I. But this time I said come in and sit for a minute and let me hug you. Needless to say, it was a great way to end the day and a disagreement. For two-way communication to occur the lines have to open and so do our hearts. We must also have a desire to forge a strong healthy relationship with our children, tweens, teens and young adults. However possible we must be willing to do it. But that also means we must be willing to do what it takes to forge that relationship. Words like, “I hear you,” “I am sorry,” “I am on your side,” “I am your advocate,” “will you forgive me” and most important of all “I will always love you” are critical to building that kind of relationship that will endure over time. These are key words to building a strong healthy relationship with our kids no matter if they are two or 52. So yes, I know texting might seem a bit crazy to some, especially to a generation who never heard of it until 10 years ago. But I will say I have never loved texting more as I did that night with the Eldest SON. If texting can bring about restoration and a precious relationship to me, then I am all for it. But the most important thing I learned is that sometimes we have to meet people where they are, rather than always expecting them to meet us where we are.

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That massive collective sigh you heard recently came from thousands of Coweta County students moments after walking out of school for the last time - at least for a couple of months.

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We can also attribute that sound to hundreds of teachers, administrators and support staff, and a pretty big collection of parents. No more “rock, paper, scissors” as to who will get up to take the snowflakes to school. Or at least go down the hall to wake said precious ones up because the five alarms you set for them somehow did nothing to awaken the Kraken.

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And for those who have discovered the source of the Nile, aka, how to train your kids to actually wake up on time, pour their own cereal and make it to the bus stop without awakening anyone, well, I salute you. Yet times moves on. The question of “have you finished your homework” is replaced with “why don’t you have a job?” The second question you will ask, and this if your kids haven’t hit the job market yet is, “how can anyone sleep this long?” And the third is simply a statement, “no, playing video games is not a job and you can become a video programmer after you mow the lawn.” Speaking of jobs, if your kids are fortunate to have one, you get the opportunity to explain to them “life.” By this I mean Mr. FICA. “Who is this FICA guy and why is he taking all my money,” the Eldest asked after getting his first paycheck. “And why is the state of Georgia and the federal government taking my money. I’m not even legally an adult.” “Why?” he asks. Yeah, why is water wet and fire hot.





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And now for something completely different. There is a saying about how you can tell a lot about a community by how it treats those who can’t help themselves. I think Coweta does an incredible job with the numerous nonprofits here. The Coweta Community Foundation helps nonprofits not only survive, but thrive. The foundation serves as an umbrella 501-c3, gives out thousands of dollars in grants each year, and holds training sessions for nonprofits on a multitude of issues.

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Each year, the Newnan Kiwanis Club holds the Newnan Coweta Fair. This past year the civic club doled out more than $200,000 to local nonprofits, many who would not be able to keep their doors open without that financial help. For many nonprofits, getting their message out - what they do, what they need, how you can help is one of the hardest things they face. Any money they get is poured right back into the agency. They rarely have funds to tell their story. We can help in that area through our new Give BIG campaign. It’s pretty simple. Individuals, businesses and organizations can “adopt” a nonprofit and donate a paid ad for them to use as they want in The Paper. In turn, the donor gets an acknowledgement for their donation. Already, Abby’s Angels Foundation, Backpack Buddies and the ChildrenConnect Museum have benefited from this campaign from the generosity of others. Do you have a favorite charity? Do you know a nonprofit that could use some publicity? Give us a call about helping them out.

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Where is Don Rickles when you need him? I ask in reference to a rhetorical question that has been rolling around in my head for some time now, “When does political correctness stop governing civility and just become a paranoid obsession?” I want to be clear before I go any further and risk being labeled as “politically incorrect.” I am vehemently opposed to any kind of harassment or public ridicule that hurts or damages individuals or groups, whether intentionally or not. Harassment or embarrassment based on sex, race, national origin or sexual preference are unacceptable and should be considered bullying and be dealt with appropriately.

that in the earlier examples the insults and the jokes were not mean spirited, were not directed at individuals and they were self-deprecating first. You have to have the ability to laugh at yourself before you should laugh at others. So here is what I draw from all this; Be nice, follow the Golden Rule, before you press ENTER assess yourself because you’re probably not as cute or as important as your mother said you were, remember that it takes a lot of energy to be mean and hateful and most the most important thing- LOOSEN UP. Oh! … and if you have somewhere important to go and you really want to make an impression, take a gay guy shopping with you. Even if you don’t learn anything new at least you will look Fabulous. Now to borrow a phrase from Don Rickles, why don’t all you hockey pucks get out of here, read the rest of this paper and go make somebody’s day.

With that being said, let’s lighten up the conversation a bit. As many of you, I grew up in the Sixties and Seventies watching Archie Bunker, George Jefferson, Joan Rivers and the great Don Rickles. While most agree that all these people and many more were great entertainers, I submit that their contribution to society served an even higher purpose. They made us laugh through some of our most difficult social situations and they forced us to see ourselves and others in a different light using humor as a tool. As a result there was a paradigm shift in society’s ideas about race and national origin. For a more contemporary reference for the younger crowd, in the Nineties and early 2000’s, along comes Will and Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Suddenly a subject that was forbidden to speak of even in private and rarely addressed in public was the premise of two of the hottest shows in television. Suddenly within a few short years comes another societal shift that has brought monumental change to our modern world. So what’s different today? I believe the biggest problem today is that the technological ability to spew opinions is not directly proportionate to the intelligence of the one spewing. As a result, everything that is posted, tweeted or texted appears, on the surface, to be of equal value. The other difference is

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

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In taking charge of your health at every age, especially later in life. In fact, there are many things you can do right now to stay healthy, active and pain-free as you age. Here are five tips from well-known physician and author Dr. Bob Arnot for taking charge of your health, beginning today: 1. Give good health a shot. Get your flu, shingles and pneumonia immunizations. Follow your doctor’s advice about regular cancer screening tests, stress tests and bone density measurements. Head off some of the problems of aging before they occur. 2. Stay mentally alert. Read the newspaper every day. Do the crossword puzzle. Play bridge or chess. Take—or teach—a class. Keeping your mind engaged could ward off the brain changes that lead to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 3. Don’t smoke. You’re never too old to quit. 4. Eat right. Make sure your grocery list includes lots of fresh produce, a few lean meats and low fat dairy products. Choose brightly colored vegetables such as carrots and broccoli and deep-colored fruit such as berries and peaches for their high nutritional value. Read the labels and watch out for products that are high in fat, sodium and sugar. 5. Be physically active. Regular activity can help delay, prevent or manage many costly chronic diseases faced by adults 50 years old or older. Try walking, bicycling, water aerobics or dancing. Strength training such as lifting weights can help you improve your balance. A retirement community that promotes active aging will offer many resources —such as walking trails, a fitness center and tasty, nutritious dining — to partner with you in taking charge of your own health. Wesley Woods of Newnan is just that kind of community, offering an active, healthy lifestyle in an elegant Southern setting. Call 770-683-6859, visit, and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Congrats to the Trinity Lions baseball team, which won the GISA Class AAA state title. They beat Frederica two games to one at Mercer University.


Nowhere in the song does it say Humpty was an egg.


Remain calm. At least for the next 30 days or so if you are trying to drive on Lower Fayetteville Road. The section between the Newnan Centre roundabout and Summerlin Boulevard is closed to thru traffic while construction crews work on the first section of LINC, a 25-mile multi-use trail system that will eventually work its way throughout Newnan.


We built an atomic bomb 20 years before we invented color television.


The Five Guys burger joint in Ashley Park is back open after a remodel. Arguably the best fries in town.


It appears Uncle Maddio’s is reopening as “now hiring” signs are in the store windows. The pizza parlor shut down for several weeks and no one was sure what was going on.


Luck is hard work residue.


Newnan Junior Service League presented Coweta CASA with a check for $20,000. The money will be used to recruit and train new “Court Appointed Special Advocates” for children in Coweta County.


The Coweta Community Foundation has announced the establishment of a Bike Coweta Fund with the Foundation as a way for bicycling enthusiasts and supporters to help make Coweta a safe and bike-friendly community. Chris Doane, one of Bike Coweta’s board members, says they are “dedicated to advocating on behalf of local and visiting cyclists in Coweta County. Bike Coweta’s goals are to provide a safe and bicycle-friendly community to local citizens and to encourage cycling tourism to the area.”


The Hands Free Georgia Act was signed by Gov. Deal. It prohibits holding a cellphone while driving. That includes, texting, browsing and most other issues. Phones can be used with wireless earphones or the phone’s speaker.

Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … •••••

To be happy is a great decision.


Elm Street Elementary School’s music teacher, Josh Tate, was named the Coweta County School System’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. The other two finalists were Lori Beuttenmuller, an English as a Second Language teacher at Welch Elementary School; and Cathrine Nolan, a science and agriculture teacher at the Central Educational Center.


A new car dealership has opened in Newnan. Located on the Newnan Crossing Bypass, Honda of Newnan is owned by Hendrick Automotive Group.


Northgate High School senior Ashley Ann Stephensis the recipient of the 2018 Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Scholarship. The presentation was made by Gary Welden of the NCHS Scholarship Committee during Northgate’s Honors Night. The $10,000 scholarship is for for local students intending to pursue a college education in a history-related field.


Cowetans raised more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society at the 2018 Coweta Relay for Life.


A sold-out crowd of four hundred guests attended the inaugural Drive & Dine event at Porsche Experience Center Atlanta to raise $243,000 in support of Christian City Children’s Village and the Safe Place program. Event proceeds will help provide abandoned, abused, runaway and homeless youth a safe home in a loving family environment to heal their wounded spirits and thrive at Christian City Children’s Village.


Accept what is. Let go of what was. And have faith in what will be.


About 300 new jobs are expected to be created when Saddle Creek Logistics Services moves into a 1.2 million square-foot industrial building at the Coweta Industrial Park. The company provides supply chain programs for retailers, manufacturers, and ecommerce companies.


Construction will soon start on the first section of LINC after city officials awarded a $2.8 million contract to Lewallen Construction Co. LINC is a planned 25-mile multi-use trail system that will wind its way throughout Newnan.

The first section will link Newnan Crossing Blvd. to the The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts and nearby areas. This section is about one and a half miles long.


Don’t die before you are dead - Rachel Wolchin


The Coweta Community Foundation has announced the establishment of the Friends of Coweta Pickleball Fund with the Foundation. “Pickleball is an inexpensive sport compared to almost any other sport, but currently we have limited courts and limited times when the courts can be used since basketball and volleyball take precedence,” said local pickleball enthusiast Billy Perkins. He said pickleball is the country’s fastest-growing sport, and according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, pickleball now has nearly 2.5 million players.


Jennifer Key has been named chief nursing officer at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, bringing with her more than 19 years of experience in nursing and leadership. “Jennifer has been an integral part of the hospital’s leadership team, leading women’s services since 2014,” Michael Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan, said. “She brings a strong passion and ability to engage all levels of nursing and hospital operations.”


Never use your wizard wand to stir your coffee.


The Coweta County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Newnan Carnegie Library are collaborating to present a two-night event featuring the movie “Murder in Coweta County.” This year marks the 70th anniversary of the murder and 35 years since the movie aired. Dick Atkins, the producer of the CBS made-for-TV movie, will discuss the memories of making the movie in neighboring counties in 1982. The movie was based on the book of the same name written by Margaret Anne Barnes, a local newspaper reporter at the time of the Wallace trial. It aired in February of 1983 and starred Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash. The events will be in mid-July.


The Newnan Police Department is now an official “Safe Place,” a location where youths can seek safety after running away or being kicked out of their homes. Such designations act as shelters until help agencies can meet with the kids to assess their needs and get them housed and fed.


Needless to say, the phrase “needless to say” is actually needless to say.


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MUSIC … Local & Live

… By Kris Youmans

THE CELLAR /THE BAYS AT THE FIRESTONE 20 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA H 770-683-6328

Here’s what’s happening in the local music scene, and as always is the case in our community there is something for everyone.You’ll hear a room full of music in so many of the venues and plenty of serenading and guitars on the outdoor patios. Summer is around the corner and live music is taking center stage. See you out at a show soon!

June 8th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Fuel on Fire June 9th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Hardy Boyd Band June 14th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … The Right Swipes June 15th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Michael Zaib June 16th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Battlefield Collective

THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 H June 8th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … II Tone Def June 9th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Shane Secor June 15th, 9:30 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Sweet Grass Sally June 16th, 5-7 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Musicology Summer Camp Concert June 16th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … The Muckers w/ Clover’s Revenge June 22nd, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … You Like It I Love It June 23rd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … SWEETBAY BLACKLIGHT MOUNTAIN is a small festival style event taking place here in Newnan @ The Alamo.

June 21st … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Matt Damon June 22nd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Melody Kiser June 23rd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Leonard Washington June 28th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Jeanine June 29th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Sailing To Denver June 4th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … The Four Ts

SUMMERGROVE 335 Summergrove Parkway, Newnan, GA H 770-251-1800 Call for times... June 8th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Barefoot Nina June 15th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Offroads June 22nd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Wild-Eyed Dream (The Dreamers) June 29th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Full Circle July 28th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Wyatt Band

FAT BOYS 485 Highway 16 West, Newnan, GA 30265 H 770-755-6909 Every Tuesday Open Mic- sign up @ 7:30 p.m. Winner plays on a Wednesday night slot! The show is in its second year & has expanded from six acts to eleven, including a full set by SWEETBAY. Music starts at 4 p.m. Acoustic acts will feature Jacob Tranter 4 p.m., Sara Greer 4:30 p.m., Jerry Schutjer 5 p.m., Sofia Caterina 5:30 p.m., Audio Dose 6 p.m., Scott Ivey 6:30 p.m., Melody Kiser 7 p.m., Chad Lesesne 7:30 p.m. Full Bands Malibu 8 p.m., JST FRNDS 8:40 p.m., SWEETBAY 9:25 P.M. June 30, 9:30 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Final Answer Band ASHLEY PARK Sounds of Summer Every Friday evening in June Local bands, food, fun and friendship from 6 to 8 p.m. near Dillards. June 8th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Kris Youmans Band

June 10th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ …Rachel Wilson June 17th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ …Josh Rodgers

VINYLYTE RECORDS/BROWN’S GUITAR MILL 28 S. Court Square, Newnan, Ga H 770-282-0237 Newnan Unplugged … June 16th, 7 p.m. … features some of the very best local, regional & touring singer/songwriters in a listening room environment on the Vinylyte stage. Sara Greer, A.M. Rodriguez, Nathan Sennett & more guests to be announced. Come in and hear a room full of music while you browse the best vinyl selection around.

June 15th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Leonard Washington June 22nd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Tyler Wallace

Bring a chair and a cooler if you like! Follow Newnan Unplugged Facebook page for event updates & added performers.

June 29th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … SWEETBAY

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______________________________________________________________________ | June / July 2018 | The PAPER | 9 Have you talked to Doug Kees about his recent tour with Michelle Malone? Many followed along on the virtual tour with them, & I personally can’t wait to hear more about some of the very cool venues they played as the band introduced Michelle’s new album Slings and Arrows to audiences in the New England area! This rootsy, blues, rock & soulful album is climbing the Billboard charts. “An album made in Georgia by Georgia musicians” says Michelle. A wonderful album performed by an amazing group of musicians- make plans to see their Live shows - go to for tour dates & recent news.

H H Featured Musical performer for June H H Sara Greer H H Sara Greer was born in Atlanta, lives in Newnan, just turned 17 on May 31st and has been playing, writing & performing in a wide variety of venues, opening for some notable acts in metro Atlanta area for quite some time. I’m always impressed by her confidence, beautiful voice, & songwriting beyond her years. She’s inspired by the music of Prince and Katy Perry and you can hear the strength and storytelling from the heart from the very first note she sings. H She recently opened for Tusk - a Fleetwood Mac tribute band @ Southern Ground Amphitheater H on June 8th she’ll sing the National Anthem in Montgomery, AL. H She’s one of our featured guests at Newnan Unplugged on June 16th H She’s also playing the Blacklight Mountain festival at The Alamo June 23rd. Other shows around metro Atlanta include H July 6th … Food Truck Friday in Duluth H July 7th … Twisted Taco Fayetteville, GA H Tin Roof Cantina June 18th … Eddie Owens Presents @ The Red Clay Theater in Duluth. For a full list of Sara’s performances go to REDNEXICAN 2 E. Court Square, Newnan, Ga 30263 H 770-683-9545 June 15 … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Lerogie June 16th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Lance Mapp June 22nd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Joshua Purgason

GRAZING HERE 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City, GA H 770-486-2696 June 8th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Into The Further energetic, classic rock favorites June 9th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Meansville classic rock

DUFF’S FAMOUS WINGS Hot Summer Nights Summer Series 3150 Hwy 34 East, Newnan, GA 30265 H 678-423-8694 Duff’s is hosting an acoustic music series for the summer! Every Saturday through July 28th … Live music and specials on food & drinks 9 p.m. ~ Midnight June 9th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Ryan Clifford June 16th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Melody Kiser June 23rd … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Amber Jean June 30th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Kevin Lee

June 15th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … 2 Broke Kings Ross Childress & Stephen Wines always pack the house! June 16th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Crossroads Rebellion playing everything from Zac Brown to Zeppelin June 22nd, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Cougar Love acoustic duo singer/songwriters with a rock flare June 23rd, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Band 85 South country rock & classic rock June 29th, 9 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos

July 7th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Kolton Stooksbury July 14th … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Daniel Toole July 21st … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Ryan Clifford RPM FULL SERVICE 15 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA H 770-683-1414 Every Wednesday at 7:30 Blaire Morgan hosts Open Mic. …♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫…

PICKIN ON THE SQUARE Downtown Newnan on the Square 10 a.m. 1st Saturday of every month join this fun group of local musicians who have gathered round the courtyard to entertain the folks who stroll our beautiful downtown Newnan…

You never know who will sign up to play each week but drop in to hear the talent on stage, while enjoying something delicious from the menu! …♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫…

BRICKHOUSE 80 Newnan Station, Newnan, GA June 15th, 8 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … BIG SMO Charismatic, Tennessee born & raised, topping country and rap charts with his unique message through music June 29th, 8 p.m. … ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ … Coy Bowles and the Fellowship A member of the Zac Brown Band, collaborative writer on Colder Weather, Knee Deep & Sweet Annie, Coy is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & performer. …♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫…

Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!) Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column

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Each month we cover some of the hot topics from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side. (Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a fashionista She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONS of Thunder.)

Cast iron is an old classic for the modern kitchen When my mother passed away, one of the many things we kept were her cast iron skillets. They sat in the garage, like many do all over the country, collecting dust. Soon, however, the SONS started getting into Cub and Boy Scouts, camping trips and of course, some serious outdoor cooking. Well, John Winters cleaned up those skillets and ended up getting even more, including three pretty large dutch ovens. Those of course were accompanied by all kinds of cook books and cast iron “gadgets.” But I will say, Winters learned to make some incredible and unforgettable meals for scouts, their families and friends. After Scouts, all those cast iron ovens and skillets weren’t used too much. In fact, they sat outside and were neglected. And then we had our house flood and the cleanup crew took all our pots and pans away, along with everything else that was downstairs, to storage so we could start repairs. And that’s when Winters rediscovered those cast iron skillets. Let’s face it - cast iron cooking, whether in a skillet or oven, it classic. They will outlast you and you can plan to give them to your kids and grandkids. There are just so many options with cast iron. I have become quite proficient cooking steaks in cast iron on our stove and then finishing them off in the oven. Winters loves to sear shrimp or scallops or fixings for fajitas. He’s even done Cornish game hens with a bourbon and red currant jelly sauce! Cast iron does need a bit of tender loving care. Don’t let them soak in water and don’t use soap to clean. Instead, hot water and a stiff scrubber will work. You can also put some warm water in the skillet and let it boil to remove any stubborn spots. And always remember to put a light coating of cooking oil on after use. Wipe it down with a towel and it will last a lifetime literally.

Getting help getting healthy Getting healthy is not alway easy. Some can do it on their own, others need a push from someone else. Trying it all by yourself can sometimes be hard getting off unwanted pounds. But there is nothing wrong at all with getting help and support from others or some program. So if you are not ready for summer clothes, swimsuits and beach trips, here

are some places that will help. I would like to suggest you check out PhySlim right here in Newnan. They create individualized weight loss programs just right for you. You will receive counseling from a certified physician and certified nurse practitioner. PhySlim offers more overall healthcare programs that are much more than counting calories. They offer a plan, support and years of proven weight loss success. You can also find therapeutic toning tables, cardio equipment and infrared saunas all in one spot at Renew Fitness, owned by Linda and Jim Lane. Now if you think you are too young for toning beds or assume this is for people of a “certain age,” then think again. It is a great workout. They offer support, encouragement, individualized help and a friendly social environment. Renew is especially helpful for those who have been injured or are facing certain health issues.

Art for the old and young This month downtown visitors will get to see 2018’s “Newnan, A Storybook Town” fiberglass project. This is the third year for the artistic displays that will dot the streets of downtown Newnan and the Courthouse Square. This year features roosters, pigs and cows. Previous years featured horses and trains and cars. These works by local artists are simply fabulous. I adored them all at a “sneak peek” and artist reception recently. You can just see the hard work, dedication, love and painstaking detail that went into all of them. The project goes to raise awareness and $20,000 in funding for the ChildrenConnect Museum. As a counselor, I have seen lives transformed by simply stopping for a moment to create a vision board, paint a painting or even expressing one’s feelings through a letter that is burned and not sent. Seeing children create is even more exciting. They have no limitations, no fear of what they seek to create. They simply create. Art touches the soul and breathes life into a weary soul and into the world. One of my favorite artworks was of a pig with the words, “love, hope and encouragement. “ Because love, hope and encouragement can change just about anything, especially the hardest heart. So check out all these super fabulous farm animals that will bring awareness and attention to the ChildrenConnect Museum. I hope this will continue to be a timeless trend!

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Make Vacation Bible School a part of your children’s summer plans Vacation Bible School, or VBS, has a been a constant for children every summer for years. The first VBS can be traced back to Hopeville, Illinois, in 1894. D.T. Miles, a public school teacher, who wanted to share more about the Lord than she could in the public schools. Fast forward and churches this summer fill to the brim with children, volunteers and pastors all celebrating with music, skits, crafts and the Bible. I have seen first hand the powerful impact VBS has on both children, families and the church. As a former Director of Children’s Ministries, I want to share a list some churches offering VBS in our our area and thank all those who help put on these activities. It takes countless people and months of preparation to put together these wonderful educational and fun summer events. In this day and age of social media and so many things vying for our children's attention, the good news is that churches this summer will still be filled to the brim with laughter, songs, and children jumping up and down for Jesus!

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Real Estate

Spring Selling Season Continues The spring time is the best time to sell your home. More homes are sold between springtime through the fall than any other time of the year (per GAMLS). Real estate correlates with both the weather and school year. Buyers prefer to look at homes when the weather is nice. Families prefer to move their families once the school year is over so kids don't have to change schools mid-year. The last day of school for Coweta County is May 25th. When considering the average market time to sell, a 30-60 day closing process, it's best to list in the spring to accomplish a late spring or summer move. Pictured is the May 2018 graduating dog obedience class taught by Vicky Jones through the Coweta County Recreation Department. From left to right, Helen Hebbe Tedder and English Springer Spaniel “Trou,” Tami Vickers and Miniature Poodle “Zoe,” Melissa Eelman and Borzoi “Merlyn,” John Winters and mixed shepherd “Taku,” Dean Eelman and Borzoi “Bambi” and Leslie Bochy and Great Pyrenees “Smoky.” Wait, did someone say "Taku?" Guard dog of The Paper and The Shopper? Why yes, they did. Congrats to all.

The first day of spring was March 20th. As a Realtor, we have seen activity pick up tremendously the last two months. Home owners have listed their homes for this busy time and contacted real estate agents for assistance in pricing and marketing. Many sellers have already closed and moved on. There is still time left for you to capture the busy selling season. The next part of this article will provide some helpful tips, from, for selling your home. TIP # 1

Get realistic about how much your home is worth

It is natural to think your home is priceless, or hope it is worth at least more than when you bought it. Many sellers make the mistake of placing a pie-in-the-sky price on their home with the hopes that some buyer will bite. But the reality is, overpriced homes tend to sit and sit on the market. Potential buyers begin to think that something is “wrong” with a house when it sits, on the market, and become apprehensive to pursue the property. You want to be able to make a great first impression when the home hits the market. A correct price can often result in multiple offers and a contract price well-above list price.

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Keep clutter from creeping in TIP # 2 Clutter can make a spacious home feel claustrophobic. It is crucial that you toss, donate, gift, or recycle anything you do not love or use. This is also true for those hidden areas like your closets and cabinets. Buyers will poke their heads in these areas. You must also be able to de-personalize your property. Buyers will need to be envision themselves in your home. Family pictures, souvenirs, trophies, etc., along with clutter, prevent the buyers from doing so. TIP # 3

Keep your home show-ready 24/7

It can be difficult to keep your home picture-perfect for buyers all the time, but it is well worth the pain and suffering. Having your property listed on the market will require you to live a certain way while your home is listed. This means keeping your home clean and presentable at all times. This includes smells and pets. Landscaping and keeping a yard “fresh” is to not be overlooked. You do not know when that perfect buyer will be calling to your home!

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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. __________________________________ The Half Shell For those wanting to try a different kind of combo meal, you might want to visit L.A. Now since we focus on local joints, we’re not talking about Los Angeles, but rather Lower Alabama, and Wiregrass in particular. Welcome to The Half Shell, where Apalachicola oysters and hot dogs rule. Like we said, a different take on “combo meal.” You can get your dawg any old way, from Chicago to New York to Tex Mex to build your own. The buns are steamed and split down the middle, just how we like em. You can pretty much put anything on your oysters as well, or just eat them raw. You sit at a table or pony up to the bar and take a swivel stool. Also try out their crawfish and barbeque, which ranks right up there with some other joints. They have everyday specials and free Texas Hold’em on Tuesday and Saturday nights. 1690 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan (behind QuikTrip) 770-502-9911 Mon: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Tues - Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sundays Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Philly-style sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan * 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties.

Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach, Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper. They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto • 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk.

Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m. The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday

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Mexican-Style Salad This is one of those dishes you can make in a few minutes while tailoring it to your taste buds by just adding this and subtracting that. I was pan-searing some very nice large sea scallops one night and wanted something light to go along with it. Basically, a salad without lettuce. After staring at the pantry and the refrigerator for a bit, I narrowed it down to some type of Mexican-style salad - corn, beans, cilantro, some cheese. You get the picture. This is just one of those recipes where you just throw in what you want. You can use red, kidney or (fill in your favorite) beans. Same with the various peppers, whatever you feel like. If you want a spicy salad, go with jalapenos; milder, try banana peppers. Below is the version we came up with. Ingredients: Two regular cans of black beans Three ears of corn, on the husk. One medium red and one medium yellow pepper One cup of cilantro leaves One cup of feta cheese Two jalapeno peppers Quarter-cup of olive oil Juice from small lime. Empty the beans into a strainer and wash all the juice off. Once washed, throw them in a big bowl. Dice up the red, yellow and jalapeno peppers and add them to the bowl. The feta cheese should be crumbled and the cilantro diced up. Yep, add them to the bowl as well. Lots of options on the corn - microwave in it their husks, boil them or grill them, up to you. For this instance, I did the microwave trick. Rule is about 4 minutes for the first and add about 1-2 minutes for each additional ear. Cut the kernels off of the cob and throw the corn in with everything else. OR, for something a little different, try this: after the corn is cooked, grill the cob. You can do this on a grill, or if you have a gas stove, just hold the ear with some tongs over the flame until the kernels start to cook and begin to look burnt. Cut the kernels off and throw them in the bowl and mix everything together. Add the olive oil and juice from the lime. Mix some more and let it sit for an hour or so if you can.

That’s it. Other than the enjoying part. (John A. Winters is president of Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., which publishes The Paper. You can usually find him, his wife the Little Black Dress and their three boys known as the SONS of Thunder somewhere near the kitchen or a fire pit.)

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By Larisa Mitchell

Music …

Theatre …

“Jack shall have Jill, Nought shall go ill, The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well.” -- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer’s Night Dream Huh? Look, it makes no difference if you are connoisseur of Shakespeare’s plays or not, the point is a FREE Shakespeare play, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” is coming to Newnan’s Greenville Street Park soon. “Midsummer” is one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works and a crowd pleaser. If you’ve never attended a Shakespeare production, this may be your time to give old Wills a try!

Jazz in the Park returns to Greenville Street Park June 8, 7:45 p.m. Sit on a blanket enjoying the sounds of jazz under the stars or dance to the breezy rhythms -- either way this is sure to be an enjoyable evening taking place near the heart of downtown Newnan. The event is presented by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission and is in conjunction with Main Street Newnan’s Summer Wined Up the same evening. Robin Lattimore and band are performing. There will also be food trucks. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE!

Newnan High School’s 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! Nightly July 26 - 27, 7:30 p.m. Greenville St. Park. More on Facebook: Newnan Shakespeare Company and

July 26-27 H 7:30 p.m.

Storytellers … The Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners Storytelling group reunites to plan events for the fall and to share a few stories. Storytelling is being touted as one most important skills of the 21st century in business and life. Join this group to hone your storytelling craft, hear stories, have fun and meet a few new friends. Meeting is Thurs, July 26, 5:30 p.m. at The Leaf n’ Bean in downtown Newnan. Information on Facebook: Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners Storytelling

Movies … 2018 Summer Movie Madness is coming to Newnan Theatre Company! Movies showing Saturday nights June 23, 30, July 7, 14, and 21 at 8 p.m. at the theatre located at 24 First Ave near downtown Newnan. Enjoy revisiting or experiencing for the first time classic movies in the comfort of theatre seating and air conditioning! And yes, POPCORN! This year’s summer movies include “The Maltese Falcon,” “Rear Window,” “Frankenstein, “ and more. Check out selections and ticket information at Tickets are only $5 each and will be available online or at the box office. Note: Grand finale July 21 at the Back to the Future/80’s night event. Guests will have access to unlimited play on arcade games, food, and the movie. Dress 80’s style. $25 or FREE for season ticket holders.

Boogie Nights, NewnaNights! Main Street Newnan is hosting a monthly summer event series in Downtown Newnan during the months of JuneAugust. The Summer NewnaNights take place on Thursdays from 6- 8 pm, and will feature the music of Rock n’ Roll Jones, Matt Lyons, Leonard Washington and other entertainment. Each event takes place in the Greenville Street Park. The Greenville Street Park will also be filled with various festivities and vendor booths. Downtown businesses will stay open late during the Summer NewnaNights, and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests.

After several years in advertising and working as a librarian, Larisa now lives AND works in Newnan. She handles marketing, promoting and organizing artsrelated events, writing and other creative and business endeavors. A lover of rock music, folk art and reading, she’s always on the lookout for what’s next in the arts. She’s an empty nester who loves downtown Newnan and is in awe of the unique and talented people who make up our community.

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Art Exhibit …

There’s a camp for everyone NCAA (Newnan Cultural Arts Association) has an ongoing artwork exhibition at Southern Arc Dance Studio. The art, created by NCAA members, graces the large hallway gallery of the dance studio. Enjoy the works of local artists Martin Pate, Rae Duncan and others. Southern Arc Dance Studio will host an Artist Reception on Saturday, June 9 (5 - 7 pm) for incoming artists/art. All are invited to attend and bring guests. Southern Arc is becoming a wonderful gallery space to view compelling, locally produced artwork. For more information

in Coweta County … check out these websites … Chattahoochee Bend State Park The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts, Newnan Theatre Co.,

“Murder in Coweta County” Events Planned for July 17-18 70 Years after Murder in Coweta County “Behind the Story/Behind the Movie” The Coweta County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Newnan Carnegie Library are collaborating to present a two-night event featuring the movie “Murder in Coweta County.” This year marks the 70th anniversary of the murder and 35 years since the movie aired. Dick Atkins, the producer of the CBS made-for-TV movie, will discuss the memories of making the movie in neighboring counties in 1982. The movie was based on the book of the same name written by Margaret Anne Barnes, a local reporter at the time of the Wallace trial. It aired in February of 1983 and starred Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash. Events begin Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. with a

screening of the movie at the Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan. Atkins and Winston Skinner will talk about the movie prior to the screening and then field questions and discuss more after it. Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. a panel discussion is planned in the second floor courtroom in the historic courthouse. Taking part in the discussion with Atkins and moderator, Skinner, will be some relatives of the real people involved in the “murder” events and portrayed in the movie. Among those anticipated to join Atkins on the panel include relatives of the victim, Wilson (aka William) Turner; relatives of Steve Smith (owner of the murder site Sunset Tourist Camp); relatives of Judge Samuel

Boykin; relatives of Meriwether Co. Sheriff Hardy Collier as well as a relative of one of the accused, Henry Mobley, among others. Various memorabilia, including some items once owned by the villain of the movie, Meriwether County resident John Wallace, will be on display at the historic courthouse in Newnan that Wednesday evening. There is no charge for admission for either of the evening events, but reservations are required because of seating limitations. For the first event at the Carnegie, call the Library at 770-683-1347. For the second event at the Historic Courthouse, call the CVB at 770-254-2627.

The perfect location for wedding receptions, fundraisers, business meetings, banquets and trade shows. Come see the hidden gem people are talking about!

Newnan’s Premier Events Venue 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road v Newnan, GA 30265 v 678.673.5494

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Local Theatre


Around Downtown Main Street Newnan

6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 Summer NewnaNight June 14, 6-8 p.m. The Summer NewnaNights will take place on Thursdays from 6:00pm- 8:00pm, and will feature family friendly music and entertainment! Each event will take place in the Greenville Street Park. The Greenville Street Park will also be filled with various festivities and vendor booths. Fourth of July parade July 4, 9 a.m. Market Day Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-ofa-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more! _______________________________

Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • _______________________________


The Carnegie Library

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


Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 Peter Pan • May 31 - August 26 Get ready to sail to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning and go on a magical adventure with the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan! After defeating Captain Hook and taking over his ship, we join Peter deep in the forests of Neverland where he lives it up with his band of Lost Boys. However, it seems like the party might be coming to an end as the Lost Boys yearn for home. And with the return of Peter’s nemesis, Hook, seeking revenge, Peter is faced with his greatest battle yet. _______________________________

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 _______________________________ University of West Georgia, Newnan campus Click on the link to see the university’s continuing education opportunities: _______________________________

Outdoors Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 More info call: 770.254.7271 Archery at the Park Saturday June 16, 1-4 p.m. Come out and learn a new skill or practice an old one. We provide the equipment and a safety course before the program. Ages 8 & up. Call the office to register. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-2547271. Junior Ranger Camp June 26-28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for a junior ranger adventure! Learn to canoe, build campfires and survival shelters. Ages 7 & up. Kids must bring their own lunch, water, and wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors. Call the office for details and registration. Registration required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. _______________________________

Peachtree City Night Market at Drake Field Live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars, Saturday, July 14, 6 – 11 p.m. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are @nightmarketptc provided. Note: Golf cart recommended. 155 Willowbend Rd., Drake Field, Peachtree City, GA 30269


_______________________________ Check Out Senoia Downtown Development Authority _______________________________

Southside Theatre Company

20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • _______________________________

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 _______________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 • 770.254.2787 Lion King Theatre Camp June 18-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rising 4th to 6th graders High School Music Theatre Camp June 25-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rising 6th to 9th graders _______________________________

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

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www.

Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. chastainpark amphitheatre/ Brandi Carlile June 24, 6:30 p.m.

Professional Sports





Sun., June 24 vs. Portland Timbers, 4:30 p.m. Sat., June 30 vs. Orlando City SC, 7 p.m.

Tues., June 12 vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m. Wed., June 13 vs. New York Mets, 12:10 p.m. Thurs., June 14 vs. San Diego Padres, 7:35 p.m. Fri., June 15 vs. San Diego Padres, 7:35 p.m. Sat., June 16 vs. San Diego Padres, 5:10 p.m.

Sun., July 15 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21 vs. D.C. United, 3:30 p.m. All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269

Sun., June 17 vs. San Diego Padres, 1:35 p.m.

For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit ______________________________

Fri., June 22 vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:35 p.m. Sat., June 23 vs. Baltimore Orioles, 4:10 p.m.

3 Doors Down July 6, 7 p.m.

Sun., June 24 vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:35 p.m.


Mon., June 25 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:35 p.m.


Barenaked Ladies July 7, 7 p.m.

Tues., June 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:35 p.m. Wed., June 27 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 12:10 p.m.

Thurs., June 14 vs. Indiana Fever, 11:30 a.m. Fri., June 22 vs. Connecticut Sun, 7 p.m.

Tues., July 10 vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:35 p.m.

Martina McBride June 22, 8 p.m.

Wed., July 11 vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:35 p.m.

Fri., July 6 vs. Seattle Storm, 7 p.m.

Fri., July 13 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:35 p.m.

Sun., July 8 vs. Phoenix Mercury, 3 p.m.

Sat., July 14 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m. Sun., July 15 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:35 p.m.

Philips Arena

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr) Atlanta, GA (404) 878-3000

Eddie Money and Starship June 23


Ticket Prices range from $8 – $95 For info, call 404-522-7630 or visit: ______________________________

Fri., July 13 vs. Indiana Fever, 7 p.m. Sun., July 15 vs. Washington Mystics, 3 p.m. All Home Games played in McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech. Ticket prices $22 to $85. For info, call 1-877-977-7729 or visit ______________________________

The Carnegie Library's June 2018 Children's Programs All programs are free, but registration is required as space is sometimes limited. Please call 770.683.1347 or email for more information

Monday, June 25 … Crochet 2 p.m. Ages 8+ are welcome

June 11 … Book Time with Birdie 9:30 a.m. Ages 5-7

Tuesday, June 26 … Rock Painting 10 a.m. All Ages

Tuesday, June 12 … Family Game Day 10 a.m. All Ages! June 13 … Art of Reading Bette 10 a.m. Ages 6-12

Thursday, June 21 … Chef Carlin 10 a.m. All Ages!

Wednesday, June 27 … Coco The Movie 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 28 … Dr. Magical Balloons 10 a.m. All Ages!

Thursday, June 14 … Shakespeare 4 Kids! 10 a.m. “How Shakespeare Won the West” Ages 5+ NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 Third Day Farewell Tour June 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m.

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

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342

Hamilton May 22 - June 10

Newnan Carnegie Library 770.683.1347 / 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan, GA

June 18 … Book Time with Birdie 9:30 a.m. Ages 5-7 Tuesday, June 19 … Summer Music Fun 10 a.m. Ages 3 - 6 Wednesday, June 20 … Pixel Art 10 a.m. Ages 6+

Look for more information and July's calendar

SouthSide Cycling Club Ride for Piedmont Cancer Wellness Century • Metric Century • 31 Mile Ride • Free 8 Mile Family Fun Ride

Join Us in Senoia, Georgia!

Saturday, July 7, 2018 Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. – Mass Start at 8 a.m. Century route opens at 7 a.m. Free event socks for all registered by June 7th Spin through the quiet country roads of beautiful Coweta, Pike and Meriwether Counties. Proceeds provide support to Piedmont’s Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness centers, which offer cancer patients and their caregivers complimentary professionally-led programs such as massage therapy, professional counseling, support groups, cooking demonstrations, art therapy, exercise programs and more. Get additional ride details at Register online at 06587-0218

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The This summer, the Coweta County Library System will be rocking with fun activities, great reads and exciting performers. As part of the state-wide summer reading campaign called “Libraries Rock”, the ever popular reading challenge will be back and the prizes for winners are sure to be a hit! Everyone who completes the reading challenge will be invited to a VIP finale party featuring magic, music and more. Registration is free.

Kicking off Monday, June 4, the 2018 Summer Reading Program will feature visits by Lee Bryan- that Puppet Guy, Dr. Magical Balloons, Animal Adventures, and fan favorite Magician Ken Scott. In addition, other featured shows include Magician/Musician Arthur Atsma, Juggler Todd Key, Mad Scientist Doc Atoms, Lew-E the Clown and the Reptile Wrangler.

All readers who complete the minimum reading requirement for their age group will be invited to attend the Summer Finale Party at Central Library. The Finale, on Saturday, July 21 will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. New activities this year include a Wax Hands booth, the Trackless Train, Touch-a-Truck, Cricket’s Petting Zoo, and a Green Screen Picture. Returning activities will be Face Painting, Ballooning and Library Crafts. There will also be an appearance by magician Arthur Atsma and a visit from the Reptile Wrangler. Refreshments will be provided.

Information on the Summer Reading program and all summer activities can be found on the library system’s website at and on the Coweta School System’s website at www.coweta. Additionally, staff at all branches of the Coweta County Library system are pleased to help with questions and information needs. For more information on Summer Reading and any other program at Coweta Libraries, please see the library’s website or visit your favorite Coweta library branch.

“Traditional, Digital & Here for You” Central Library 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265 A. Mitchell Powell, Jr. Branch 25 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA 30263 Grantville Branch 100 Park Drive, Grantville, GA 30220 Senoia Branch 148 Pylant Street. Senoia, GA 30276

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Summer Wined Up Friday, June 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Around The Square Downtown


Jazz In The Park Fridays, June 8 and September 14 Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Greenville Street Park Greenville St., Newnan, GA 30263


Sweetland presents The Steel Wood at Wild Leap Brew Co. Saturday, June 9


Sheriff’s Office 2018 Citizens’ Firearms Class Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13 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, for information or to register. Course size is limited and pre-registration is required. 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA


Summer NewnaNight June 14, July 12 and … 2nd Thursdays Main Street Newnan’s Summer NewnaNights will take place in the Greenville Street Park on 2nd Thursdays from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., and will feature family friendly music and entertainment as well as various festivities and vendor booths.


Atlanta Fest at Six Flags Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16, Atlanta Fest returns to Six Flags Over Georgia & Hurricane Harbor for 3 incredible days of music, rides, fellowship and incredible acts like Colton Dixon, Micah Tyler, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Phil Wickham, and Michael W. Smith with more to come! For info, tix …


Archery at the Park Saturday, June 16, 1-4 p.m. Basic instruction and archery equipment provided. Archery field is located behind the day use comfort station. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Chattachoochee Bend State Park 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


Father’s Day … Sunday, June 17


Tuesday, July 17 • 6 p.m. • Free Carnegie Library • Downtown Newnan Commentary by producer Dick Atkins and newspaper editor Winston Skinner Movie Screening follows Wednesday, July 18 • 6:30 p.m. • Free Historic 1904 Courthouse • Downtown Newnan Panel hosts: producer Dick Atkins and newspaper editor Winston Skinner For info or to make reservations, contact the Coweta County Visitors Bureau, 770-254-2627 or the Carnegie Library, 770-683-1347.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Saturdays, June 23 and July 14 The Help Spay/Neuter Clinic Vaccine clinic from 9-10:30 a.m. First come, first served. 12 The Crescent, Newnan 30263


Junior Ranger Camp at the Bend Tuesday-Thursday, June 26-28 Come out Tuesday, June 26-28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

to Chattahoochee Bend State Park and join us for a junior ranger adventure! Learn to canoe, build campfires and survival shelters. Ages 7 and up. Kids must bring their own lunch, water, and wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors. Call the office for details and registration. Registration required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


JULY 4 … WEDNESDAY Independence Day & Main Street Newnan’s 4th of July Parade Main Street Newnan welcomes the community to meet at Veteran’s Memorial Park by 8:30 a.m. Registration is not necessary for participants unless they intend to use any type of motorized vehicle to pull a float. There is also no registration fee to participate. & Newnan Rotary 4th of July Fireworks 5:30 to ?! Also drawing winner for Coweta Community Foundation’s Car Raffle. Drake Stadium & Moreland’s 4th of July Barbecue and Puckett Station Arts & Crafts Festival Kids Bike Parade and Pet Parade at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. Arts, crafts, music and more. Barbecue starts around 11 a.m.


Pickin’ on the Square July 7, & … First Saturdays, 10 a.m. downtown Newnan


July 7, & … FIRST SATURDAYS Market Days July 7, & … First Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. Open to the public and no charge for admission.


SouthSide Cycling Club Ride for Piedmont Cancer Wellness Saturday, July 7 Century, Metric Century, 31 Mile Ride, Free 8 Mile Family Fun Ride Sat., July 7 in Senoia. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Century route opens at 7 a.m., Mass start at 8 a.m. Get additional info at


Makers Day 2018 Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8 Artisans Heritage Guild of Newnan-Coweta


Summer NewnaNight Thursdays, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m.


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Coweta Schools announce four new principals for 2018-19 From Coweta County Schools Press Release The Coweta County Board of Education has approved new administrative positions for the 2018-19 school year, including new principals for four Coweta County elementary schools. Ben Tarleton has been named as the new principal of Atkinson Elementary School. Tarleton will take the place of Principal Latrina Gates, who will become the school system’s Title I and Pre-K Coordinator. Tarleton is an 18-year educator who began his career at Newnan High School in 2000 as a social studies teacher, and who also taught social studies at Valdosta High School.  He has served as an assistant principal at Evans Middle School since 2010.  Jillian Andrew has been named as the new principal of Brooks Elementa-

New principals at Coweta County Schools for the 2018-19 year: (l to r) Ben Tarleton, Atkinson Elementary; Yovandra Curtis, Glanton Elementary, Jennifer Whetstone, Willis Road Elementary; and Jillian Andrew, Brooks Elementary.

ry School. Andrew will take the place of Principal Amy Harrison, following her retirement this year. Andrew is a 15-year educator who began her career at Palmer Trinity School in Miami Florida in 2003, teaching social studies. She moved in 2008 to Smokey Road Middle School, teaching social studies, and has served since 2015 as

Brooks Elementary School’s assistant principal. Yovandra Curtis has been named as the new principal of Glanton Elementary School. Curtis will take the place of Principal Lisa Skinner, following her retirement this year. Curtis is a 21-year educator who began her career as a 2nd Grade teach-

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er at Balmoral Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1997. She moved to East Coweta Middle School in 2006, teaching 8th Grade science, and since 2009 has served as East Coweta Middle’s assistant principal.  Jennifer Whetstone has been named as the new principal of Willis Road Elementary School.  Whetstone will take the place of Principal Charles Smith, following his retirement this year. Whetstone is a 22-year educator who began her career as a 6th Grade teacher at East Coweta Middle School, and also taught 7th Grade at East Coweta and at Evans Middle School summer school.  She moved in 2004 to Willis Road as a 5th Grade teacher, and in 2013 became the assistant principal at Thomas Crossroads Elementary School, where she has served since that time. 

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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 #8305346 STATELY BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/ brick f/p, separate DR, updated kitchen overlooking backyard & acreage. Spacious master BR w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. $495,000 (Frank/Jess)

MLS #7635281 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 kit w/deep cabinets & granite counters. MBA 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 #8356195 SUPERB BRICK OFFICE BLDG IN CHOICE HWY 34 LOCATION. Very high traffic count. Easy access to I-85! Second office area downstairs w/own entrance. Could be leased as separate office. Outbuilding. Pond located on back of property. $499,900 (Jess/ Frank)

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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) _________________________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________________________

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MLS #8327258 SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT, BRICK TWO STORY ON FULL BSMT IN CHOICE ARBOR SPRINGS! 4BR/4.5BA. Deck overlooks lake. Fenced bkyd. Hardwds on main. Formal LR, w/fplc. DR w/butler’s pantry. Kit w/bfast rm & ss appliances. $699,900. (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)

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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)

WELL BUILT FOUR SIDED BRICK RANCH ON QUIET CUL-DE-SAC with newer roof, central heat and a/c, double pane windows and paved carport, living room. formal dining room, spacious den, 3 bedrooms, full updated bath, storage building. Price Reduced to $129,900! (Frank/Jess)

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

MLS #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) +/-

28 PLATTED BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per Lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm 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

MLS #8270470 CIRCA 1932 ERA BUNGALOW w/3 BR, full bath, living room, dining room &CT kitchen. NTtheRA DER CO UN Laundry connections are off back porch. Front porch w/awnings. $39,900. (Frank)

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 old central heat & a/c. Carport w/utility rm. Partial bsmt. 3 roomy storage bldgs. Great northwest Coweta location. Lots of wildlife. $219,900. (Frank)

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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 RANCH in heart of downtown Newnan! Lrg LR w/f/p & mantle. Sunrm. Sep DR. Modern updated kitchen w/granite counters. Deck overlooks fenced backyard w/ gorgeous pecan trees and 10x16 storage shed. Heated & cooled bsmt offers large living area. $199,500. (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)

RARE OPPORTUNITY IN DOWNTOWN SENOIA! Excellent location next to Synovus Bank 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) _________________________________________________________ 6.564+/- ACRES ZONED GENERAL COMMERCIAL. Frontage on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain link fenced. $1,250,000. Frank (Owner-Agent) _________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

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with Gary DeGeorge, Jr Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. I was very lucky to grow up in Estero, FL, where the Everglades meet the Gulf of Mexico. After jobs in the motorsports/watercraft and construction industries, I moved to Newnan in 2000. I have two amazing boys, 10-year-olds Peyton and Dominic, and built Atlanta Range and Ordnance in 2012. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. Two from my Uncle Sam:


“It’s only zeros. What’s the difference if you go broke for $1million or $10 million, you’re still broke.” “Can’t reach the moon if you don’t shoot for the stars.” If I had it to do over … Go bigger, earlier in life. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? Alice In Chains Unplugged Pink Floyd Wall

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Maroon 5 Greatest Hits SAS Survival Handbook A word puzzle/brain teaser book Something inspirational Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. I’m very nice. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? My Grandfather - kindest man ever, and I miss him every day. Thomas Edison- I grew up near his winter estate and would love to hear about old Florida and all of his inventions. My best friend and cousin, Luke. My parents - they’re my parents.

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished Made it to 41, I’ve been successful, healthy, have been awarded “Worlds Greatest Dad” by my boys, and opened Newnan’s first indoor gun range, when others tried but couldn’t make it happen. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own.


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Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

Mr. Personality June, the month of lazy days and warm summer nights. I hope to see large crowds of people spending their free time exploring the many amazing shops and down home style restaurants. This would be a great opportunity to take pictures and build memories.


all of Georgia, is Southern Charm, a vintage marketplace located at 8 Greenville St. It is owned and run by Holly and Amber Gleasure. This store is truly packed with amazing treasures for any and all occasions. Be sure to stop by and see for yourself. There are three brand new shops that just moved into the Courthouse Square, such as B. Young Beauty Studio and Spa, at 5 Jackson St.;Sea Glass Therapy on 18 Perry St.; and Newnan Mercantile at 15 North Court Square. I have visited each of these unique places and I shall be writing about them in greater detail as well as interviewing them on my Mr. Personality Goodwill Ambassador Radio Show, which airs each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. on 99.1 FM.

A big salute and two thumbs up for our Newnan Police Department during the protest of the neo-Nazis. They did an excellent job protecting our beautiful town.

Speaking of interviews, I had the honor and pleasure of having Plenty Raven Feathers, a shaman priestess, on my radio show May 10. You may have seen her walking around the Square, her picture and short story is in the local paper for Wednesday, May 16.

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I was delighted to speak with her both on and off the radio as we seem to have many of the same spiritual experiences. She is indeed a kindred spirit. Her personality is like a people magnet as it draws people toward her everywhere she goes. I am looking forward to conversing with her at every opportunity.

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS Certain age and income restrictions apply Lake Peachtree Cleanup June 16, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Utilities included in group month The Fayette Water Guardians volunteer will

Kuerig • Vacuum • Blender • Mixer * Restrictions apply, see Property Manager for details

be taking on Lake Peachtree for cleanup on Saturday, June 16. They are seeking volunteers without kayaks or canoes since the lake level will still be low for the spillway construction (small jon boats needed to help bring full trash bags back to the boat docks). Volunteers will meet at Battery Way Park, 110 Battery Way, at 8 a.m. to pick up trash on the lake banks and park grounds. The County government will supply bottled water, trash bags, and trash grabbers. Sign up by June 11 to receive a free Water Guardians t-shirt as well. A liability waiver is required. Register at off Highway 34 behind theWaterGuardians@ Newnan Peacht with name, daytime phone number, contact email address, and t-shirt size. 110 Battery Way • Battery Way Boat Docks, Peachtree City, GA 30269


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Applications for Interim Executive Director now being accepted From Special Reports The board of directors of the Coweta Community Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the position of interim executive director of the Foundation, with candidates welcome to express their interest if they wish to be considered for a permanent position as executive director as well. The Foundation celebrated 20 years

of service in 2017, and the board has decided to search for an executive director to help fulfill its mission of serving the community. The executive director of the Coweta Community Foundation will have

complete responsibility for the business, management, development, public relations and operations of the Foundation. The executive director will be reporting directly to the board chair and the executive committee. “Our Community Foundation has grown tremendously in recent years, and we believe it’s time we hire an executive director to help us keep the momentum we’ve gained,” said board chair Will Conoly. “With so many

More photos of the 2018 "Newnan A Storybook Town Fiberglass Project" that will soon be hitting downtown

programs and projects under way, along with the day-to-day management that’s required on our business and operations side, the Foundation now needs someone in this position, and we look forward to hiring this individual.” A link to the executive director job description is available on the Foundation’s Facebook page, and interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to info@

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

Streaming Selects:

Binge … Queer Eye (June 15th) - The Netflix reboot of Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” became a major hit for the streaming giant. Therefore, another season was guaranteed. In season 2, the guys take on the style woes of a trans person, a first for the franchise. Movie … Cutie and the Boxer (June 14) - This 2013 documentary about New York husband and wife artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara is a real treat. Ushio pioneered the art of boxing painting, which involves donning boxing gloves to literally punch the paint on the canvas. But his talented wife has plans of her own. The conflict between the two, who have had a rocky relationship, is moving and insightful. Avoid … Righteous Kill (June 1) Simply put, watch “Heat” instead. The idea of pairing “The Godfather: Part II” actors together for a gritty crime procedural might look good on paper, but in practice, it failed to take maximum advantage of the magnetic qualities of its stars. But if you really need to see Robert De Niro and Al Pacino mixing it up on screen, check out Michael Mann’s “Heat.” And you won’t have to wait that long (next year) to see them together in “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s next film about Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) and his alleged killer Frank Sheeran (De Niro).

Binge … Leprechaun series - Your wish has been granted. In all its awfulness, every “Leprechaun” film (7 total) are streaming on Amazon this month. That’s right, you can watch the first one starring none-other-than Jennifer Anniston and Warwick Davis and trace the storied history of the wacky franchise through “Leprechaun: Origins.” Watch the Leprechaun go to space and back to the hood, along the way, comically killing those that probably have it coming. Movie … Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (June 1) - This surprisingly entertaining sequel to the Abel Ferrara 1992 NC-17 rated movie that originally starred Harvey Keitel might bear the “Bad Lieutenant” name, but it is a completely different animal. Other than the title, both movies share lurid settings, this one set in Louisiana, and crooked cop subject matter. Nicolas Cage is good as a double police detective. Werner Herzog directs.

Avoid … Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (June 1) - Since you’ve gotten enough cheese by binging each and every “Leprechaun” film, there is no need to revisit “Allan Quartermain.” This exploitive adaptation of the H. Rider Haggard novel that was a sequel to the equally laughable film “King Solomon’s Mines” was an attempt to jump on the “Indiana Jones” bandwagon. Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone star.

Binge … Cloak & Dagger (June 8) This Freeform series comes to Hulu after its June 7th premiere. And while you can’t exactly binge this appointment television series, you can play catch up on Hulu if you are a cord-cutter. “Cloak & Dagger” are a part of the Marvel universe that I fondly remember, having kept my copies of the original 1980s limited comic book series. The story follows two teens who are drawn together as they discover themselves burdened with superpowers. The comedy is gritty and deals with drug abuse and inner-city issues. One wonders if the dark tone of the source can be preserved on TV. Movie … Spawn - Long before “Deadpool” made R-rated comic book movies cool, 1997’s “Spawn” ventured into dark almost horror territory to bring Todd McFarlane’s hero to the big screen. And the film was pretty shocking in that the effects were impressive for the time. Talk is that McFarlane is now rebooting “Spawn” with Jamie Foxx in the lead as a Blumhouse superhero horror film. The “Spawn” story is about a mercenary (played by Michael Jai White), who is killed and then becomes the soldier of the Devil. Avoid … 1492: Conquest of Paradise - Year’s before “Gladiator,” director Ridley Scott found himself on the losing end of a sizably budgeted historical epic about Christopher Columbus (played by French actor Gérard Depardieu). While the film has its defenders, it was a huge box office flop and audiences failed to endorse it. There are so many better Scott films to watch, this shouldn’t be the one to consume your evening or even your Sunday afternoon.

HBO: Westworld - Both second seasons of “Westworld” and HULU’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” are hard to watch, but they are impossible to just give up. With “Westworld,” season two is a complete labyrinth. The confusing narrative takes place in different times and, possibly, places. The synthetic characters impossibly meld with the flesh and blood variety. It’s really messy. Of interest are two episodes where some of the characters leave the old West setting and find themselves in a Japanese shogun environment. But while the story is so frustrating that you will need a cheat sheet, it is never boring.

Arthouse Corner: American Animals (June 6) Part documentary, part thrilling narrative feature, Bart Layton’s cautionary tale takes a real life event and uses the 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. Their bright idea is to steal rare and priceless books from the university library and fence them. It’s a simple plan but not one to be carried out by criminals-in-training. “American Animals” uses a hybrid approach by using interviews with the real perpetrators (Lipka, Reinhard, Allen, and Borsuk) to tell the story of a botched robbery from four different points of view. Ultimately, we know the theft was a failure and the foursome were caught and prosecuted, but what really happened? Well, that depends on who is on camera. It’s a fascinating followup for filmmaker Layton, whose last film was the fantastic “The Imposter.” Blake Jenner is also in the cast.

Theatrical Teaser: Incredibles 2 (June 15)

While “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom” opens on June 22, I suspect that “Incredibles 2” will continue to have bite in its second weekend. After waiting 14 years, we finally get a sequel to Pixar’s wonderful “The Incredibles.” The first superhero family is back and this time Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) has to play Mr. Mom, as wife Helen (Holly Hunter) aka Elastigirl is called back into action. But saving the world might be easier than taking care of Jack-Jack, as his destructive powers continue to develop.

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