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Volunteers Left to Right: Front Row- Jimmy Taylor, Kathy Zolad, Lynn Glassbrook, Melissa Staton, Linda Gantert . Back Row - Ed Spraley,Rich Emery,Myron Coxe, Chuck Posta, Richard Nielson, Willie Boyd.

Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE. Volunteers have completed over 400 returns already this year.

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Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for every Wednesday through April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the A. Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library, 25 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA, (770-253-3625). The FREE help is also offered every Thursday through April 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 the Central Library 85 Literary Lane, (770-683-2052). Those wishing to take advantage of the free filing should bring a state issued I.D. for ALL taxpayers (husband & wife) a copy of last year’s (2016) income tax return,W-2 forms from all employers, unemployment compensation statements,SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits, all 1099forms showing interest and/or dividends and documents showing original purchase price of any sold assets/stocks, 1099-misc. showing any miscellaneous income, 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity, all forms indicating federal income tax paid; dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number); all receipts and canceled checks if itemizing deductions;Affordable Health Care Documents; Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents. It is very important that the taxpayer bring their copy of the previous year’s tax return. All taxpayers (husband & wife) will be required to sign for their tax return. It is not necessary to be an AARP member and ALL ages are welcome. ❦ March 7, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 3

NCHS offers new $10,000 scholarship The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society has established a new $10,000 scholarship for local students intending to pursue a college education in a history-related field. NCHS has offered $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each local public high school for many years, but the newly-established Scholarship Committee, headed by JoAnn Ray and Gary Welden, wanted to do more to encourage the study of history. The new $10,000 scholarship will be available to all local students, not just those in public schools, and will be issued in increments of $1,250 each semester. “The committee decided the historical society needs to take a position that will encourage talented students to consider a career in history-related studies and will generate enthusiasm and interest from parents, students, educators, and guidance counselors,” said Welden, who first proposed the idea to the committee. Students must be local residents and must be eligible for a high school graduation certificate or diploma. They must also intend to pursue history as a major or minor field. The feeling of the committee is that the previous scholarships “did very little to attract the attention of students, guidance counselors, or parents,” they said. “We feel history is an important field to have some basic knowledge about, just to be a good citizen, if nothing else,” said NCHS Executive Director W. Jeff Bishop. “History helps us understand change, and understand how the world we live in came to be.” NCHS also hopes to help preserve and protect local history, and that’s nearly impossible unless people learn to appreciate it, Bishop said. “So this scholarship is really an investment in our community and its future, and part of our bid to protect and preserve its past,” Bishop said. The scholarship application is now available at the NCHS website, www. Look for it also on the NCHS Facebook page. Home school students, private and public school students, online learning students, and all other graduating seniors are invited to apply. The deadline to submit an application is April 1.


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HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH is in May. To celebrate local historic preservation efforts, NCHS is bringing back the "Preservation Picnic" to the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Do you know of any local historic preservation efforts done in the recent past that deserve recognition? Please let us know! Contact us at 770-251-0207 or at

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Sometimes my wife leaves a voice message that makes me go, “wait, what did she say?” Not too long ago I got just such a message. Usually, if she doesn’t reach me, she will just text. But no text this time, just the voice message. 1918 - 2018

I should have picked up on that clue. The message went like this: “The walls are flooding. I’m not kidding, the walls are literally flooding.” This was said in a somewhat incredulous tone, one of those: “you’ve got to be kidding me,” “this isn’t really happening,” “why haven’t you answered your phone,” “Get home now” type tones. “Wait, what did she say?” And right about that time, one of my employees said, “your wife is on the phone.” Sure enough, turns out a water line leading up to one of the upstairs showers broke in two places. Water ran for some time between the outside walls and the interior room sheetrock. Eventually, the sheetrock just gave up and we got the infamous “the walls are flooding.” By the time I got home, about every towel, blanket and anything else that would absorb water was outside. All were soaking wet. And my wife was working away with two or three mops at once, trying to somehow dam the river. The good news is our house is on a slab. Thus, no water cascading down into a lower level. The bad news is our house is on a slap. Thus, water just spread throughout the entire first floor. I started in on the calls: plumbers to fix the leaks; the insurance company to start that whole insurance thing. This is the first time in 50-plus years I’ve experienced a freezing pipe break. I’ve lived in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Washington, D.C., and even Alaska. And the only time I get a pipe break is in Georgia. Go figure. Fast forward to today. All the carpet, wood flooring and tile are gone. The movers came and did just that, hauling off just about every piece of furniture from the first floor. All the bottom cabinets in the kitchen are gone. All the plates and books and silverware and pots and well, pretty much everything, is gone. We have a refrigerator and a stove. But try cooking for more than a couple of days without running water and it gets old. Real old. We finally rigged up the old sink balanced between two sawhorses. Having a second story helps. Knowing that our “stuff ” is safe in some warehouse is comforting, especially when you know there are thousands of people who just went through three separate hurricanes and have no “stuff.” No stuff, no nothing. We are now in the rebuilding phase. We got a lot of suggestions about where to get this or that in Atlanta. We intentionally did not. Everything we are doing is local. Our contractor is local. The people who cleaned up and tore up floors and moved our stuff are local. Our flooring is coming from a local company and they will also install it. All the carpentry, the cabinets and sheetrock are being done by local labor. Everything we’ve purchased so far has come from local sources. I’m in the business of promoting local business. That’s my job. Everything I need to rebuild I have found right here in Coweta County. And that makes me happy. Shopping local keeps tax dollars here. It keeps locals employed. It makes for a better community. Let’s all do our part. Until next time.

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John Like Us On Facebook The Coweta Shopper Follow Us On Twitter @CowetaShopper The Shopper is published by Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., P. O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 The Shopper has successfully served the Coweta county area for over twenty years with our consumer-oriented guide consisting of a wide variety of retail and service advertisers, along with classified advertisements.

=== "Every human being is under construction from conception to death. You are born, you suffer, you die. But fortunately there's a loophole - the wonderful news that God responds to mercy and repentance. When God forgives us and purifies us of our sin, He also forgets it. Forgiveness results in God dropping the charges against us."

=== "When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural. But growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the giver of grace - the Lord Jesus Christ."

=== "Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact - men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do."

=== "The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here. I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face."

=== "It's not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray. Prayer is simply a two-way conversation with God."

=== (But) "The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course."

=== "My home is in Heaven, I'm just traveling through the world. I'm not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I am going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me'."

=== " For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." . . . . John 3: 16

The Shopper Distribution A free weekly publication distributed utilizing the power of direct mail along with selected outlets. Direct-mailed to residential and business addresses. ZONE A includes areas in … Newnan, Moreland and Grantville ZONE B includes areas in … Thomas Crossroads, Canongate & Peachtree City

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United Bank Raises Awareness for Tax Identity Theft From United Bank Press Release As the 2018 tax season gets underway, United Bank is urging all customers to contact you by email, text or social media. If the IRS needs information, they take extra precaution when filing their tax return to prevent their exposure to tax will contact you by mail first. fraud. • Keep an eye out for missing mail. Fraudsters look for W-2s, tax refunds or “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal informaother mail containing your financial information. If you don’t receive your tion and submit false tax claims,” said Lori Tucker, United Bank Executive Vice W-2s, and your employer indicates they’ve been mailed, or it looks like it has President. “Consumers must be suspicious of any communication from the IRS been previously opened upon delivery, contact the IRS immediately. – through email, text or social media – that requests personal information, and If you believe you’re a victim of tax identity theft or if the IRS denies your tax should keep a watchful eye out for missing W-2s and mail containing sensitive return because one has previously been filed under your name, alert the IRS financial information.” Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490. Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number in order to fraudulently claim the refund. Identity thieves generally file false claims early in the year and victims are unaware until they file a return and learn one has already been filed in their name. United Bank is offering the following tips: • File early. File your tax return as soon as you’re able giving criminals less time to use your information to file a false return. • File on a protected Wi-Fi network. If you’re using an online service to file your return, be sure you’re connected to a password-protected personal network. Avoid using public networks like a Wi-Fi hotspot at a coffee shop. • Use a secure mailbox. If you’re filing by mail, drop your tax return at the post office or an official postal box instead of your mailbox at home. Some criminals look for completed tax return forms in home mailboxes during tax season. • Find a tax preparer you trust. If you’re planning to hire someone to do your taxes, get recommendations and research a tax preparer thoroughly before handing over all of your financial information. • Shred what you don’t need. Once you’ve completed your tax return, shred the sensitive documents that you no longer need and safely file away the ones you do. • Beware of phishing scams by email, text or phone. Scammers may try to solicit sensitive information by impersonating the IRS. Know that the IRS will not

In addition, you should: • Respond immediately to any IRS notice and complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit. • Contact your bank immediately, and close any accounts opened without your permission or tampered with. • Contact the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit records: Equifax,, 1-800-525-6285 Experian,, 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion,, 1-800-680-7289 • Continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must do so by paper. More information about tax identity theft is available from the FTC at and the IRS at

We Believe… It’s never too late in life to learn something new. Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo, at age 87, said, “I am still learning.” So there must be something to it! Research has shown that it’s not only your body that needs exercise to stay fit — your brain needs a workout, too. Activities like reading, playing a musical instrument, learning a new language, playing bridge and other cognitively stimulating exercises have been associated with a slower rate of mental decline. One of the best ways to stay mentally sharp is to embrace a love for lifelong learning. According to the National Education Association there are many advantages of lifelong learning for retirees, including the opportunity to: • Pursue your passions. You’re no longer trying to complete a degree or fulfill educational requirements, so you can pursue areas that speak to your passions or explore a subject just for the fun of it. • Take your time. A common concern of retired individuals is having so much free time and wondering how to keep busy. Immersing yourself in courses of study that really interest you can make the hours sail by. • Keep your mental edge. Learning and studying works your brain just like a treadmill works your legs and lungs. • Stay socially engaged. It’s easy to become isolated after you retire but enrolling in a class or workshop can open up new social connections, which sociologists have found can increase happiness along with physical and emotional health. A retirement community that promotes active aging is a great resource for the learning opportunities that keep the mind engaged and fit! Wesley Woods of Newnan is a vibrant retirement community, offering an energetic lifestyle in an elegant Southern setting. We invite you to learn more about us and the full complement of activities we offer to nourish the mind, along with body and soul! Call 770-683-6859, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. Wesley Woods of Newnan is a senior living community, offering independent apartments and cottages, personal care, memory care and nursing care on a lovely 54-acre campus.

770-683-6833 • 2280 North Highway 29 | Newnan, GA 30265

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Caregiver of the Month: Taneisha Sanders


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

Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament So, you might not be able to get a front row seat to that little golf tournament held every April in Augusta. But not to worry. There’s not only a chance to watch, but to play as well, in what is one of the best local golf fundraisers around. The Newnan Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, April 19, at the Newnan Country Club. It’s all for a good cause as proceeds go to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, which helps eliminate childhood diseases all over the world. The tournament is set up to be fun for everyone regardless of how far or how right you hit your drives. It’s a four-person (yes, ladies, please join us) scramble with no handicaps. Each team must play two holes of their choice from the back blue tees and two holes of their choice from the red or front tees. Cost per team is $340, which includes one mulligan per team member (do-overs for you non-golf types.) There will be pro shop credit for closest to the pin on the four Par 3’s. Top three teams will get pro shop credit and there will even be a prize for the worst (oh, let’s just say highest scoring) team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. Registration is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The Club will provide a box lunch and Buffalo Rock is providing soft drinks. All winners also receive a $20 car wash from Shine and Drive on Bullsboro Drive. Hey, it’s a tournament you can’t refuse. For more information or to register a team or sponsor a hole, please email Chip Barron at ChipB@

Taneisha Sanders explains why she chooses to be a Caregiver: “I love being a caregiver. I love to

make people happy and feel good about life. I love to care for a family’s loved ones, and to put a smile on their face! Remember we all will get up in age one day and may need someone to lend a helping hand to us.” Spouse of Taneisha’s Client: “I am very appreciative of Taneisha for her sense of awareness and for being proactive.” Taneisha Sanders March’s Exceptional Caregiver

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Make plans to salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing 15th Annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 21-22, 2018. For more information about WWII Heritage Days, please visit ❦ March 7, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 7

What happens if you take too much acetaminophen? The flu virus is sweeping the nation with the state of Georgia reporting over 670 hospitalizations in the metro Atlanta area since Jan. 1. Flu sufferers looking for relief may turn to medicines containing acetaminophen, a pain-relieving drug like Tylenol, to reduce their fever and ease their symptoms. When used as directed, acetaminophen is safe and effective, but taking too much can lead to severe liver damage and potentially death.

hospitalizations and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure each year, with the highest rate among patients aged 15-24.”

“More than 600 medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, contain the active ingredient acetaminophen,” says Jeffrey Folk, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “People who take more than one medicine at a time may be putting themselves at risk for an acetaminophen overdose.”

1. Always read and follow the label. Never take more medicine than the label says.

What are the symptoms of an acetaminophen overdose? Symptoms of an acetaminophen overdose may mimic flu or cold symptoms. Early signs, less than 24 hours, can include:

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Cramping Fatigue Loss of appetite Nausea Stomach pain Sweating Vomiting

Worsening symptoms include urinating less than normal, pain in the upper right side of your abdomen and an enlarged liver. If you notice signs of an overdose, call your local poison control center or 911 immediately. “Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide,” says Dr. Folk. “It accounts for more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 26,000

New Dementia Caregiver Support Group

How to use acetaminophen safely The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition recommends these four steps to use acetaminophen safely:

2. Know if your medicines contain acetaminophen. “It is important to check the active ingredients listed on the labels of all your medicines to see if they contain acetaminophen (sometimes listed as “APAP,” “Acetam,” or other shortened versions of the word),” Dr. Folk says. “Also ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if your medicine contains acetaminophen as the active ingredient.” 3. Take only one medicine at a time that contains acetaminophen. You can take too much acetaminophen if you use more than one medicine that contains acetaminophen at the same time. Do not exceed the recommended dose on any product containing acetaminophen. 4. Ask your healthcare provider or a pharmacist if you have questions about dosing instructions. And always inform your physician of all other medicines (over-the-counter and prescription) and supplements you take. It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Flu shots are available at Piedmont’s urgent care locations, primary care offices and at many pharmacies.

Endocrinology Care Piedmont Physicians Endocrinology of Newnan specializes in comprehensive endocrinology services.

Dementia affects one in 10 people age 65 and older, requiring many friends and family members to become caregivers for their loved ones and relatives. Piedmont Sixty Plus Services is offering a new dementia caregiver support group in Coweta County that will meet monthly and provide emotional support and practical information to family and friends caring for those with memory loss. “The more tools they have, the better the caregiver will be and this is one tool we can provide,” said Tori Sorrells, LCSW, sixty plus coordinator at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The group is open to anyone in the community who is a nonprofessional caregiver or family member of a person with dementia. No registration is required and there is no charge for the support groups.

“Caregiving can be stressful and isolating,” said Sorrells. “This is a safe place that encourages them to express their challenges and learn from each other’s experiences.” The support group has three components – support, education and sharing of tips, tricks and advice. Members dictate each meeting based on their needs with the end goal to empower caregivers to feel more hopeful, normalize their emotions so they feel less alone, and provide informal education to help them cope with and manage the disease, as well as understand the patient and be more compassionate. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, beginning March 15, in the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center located at 775 Poplar Road, Suite 340, Newnan, Georgia, in the Piedmont Newnan Medical Plaza next to the hospital. For questions or to learn more about sixty plus services, please call 404.605.3867 or visit

Jian Pang, M.D. Endocrinology

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Diabetes Thyroid Disorders Osteoporosis Calcium and Parathyroid Disease • Vitamin D Deficiency Piedmont Physicians Endocrinology of Newnan 2401 Newnan Crossing Blvd. East Suite 200 Newnan, Georgia 30265 770.400.7800

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When the Coweta Community Foundation held its annual Grant Award Reception at The Newnan Centre on January 19, it was a bittersweet time for Ginger Queener, who marked the official end of her three-year term as the Foundation’s board chair. “No, I’m not going anywhere, and yes, I’ll still be involved since I have two more years to serve on the board,” Queener said with a laugh. Like her fellow board members, Queener has served in an unpaid, totally volunteer capacity, and she already has a full-time job serving as vice president of wealth management for UBS Financial Services.


As with many other nonprofit boards, the Coweta Community Foundation board is set up so that chairs and members rotate off after a certain period of time, and Queener has completed her three year-term as chair but not her five-year term as a board member.


“It’s been an exciting three years,” Queener said, and she noted that she is very proud of what the board has accomplished in that time. Like a proud mother, she noted that the CCF board launched three new fundraisers that were all successful events coming out of the gate: the Power of the Purse, the Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper, and the Farm to Table dinner.


The board also had a goal of reaching out to the next generation and launched three new programs targeting Coweta’s future givers. The Community Service Team began with high school freshmen and sophomores who have an interest in serving the nonprofit community. “This program has grown each year, and we have enjoyed watching these young people learn about philanthropy,” Queener said.

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In 2017, the Foundation partnered with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber to launch the Young Professionals in Philanthropy for those under 45 who are building their careers and have a heart for service. Most recently, CCF launched its By Kids, For Kids program. Children up to age 14 are provided with free piggy banks and encouraged to make giving a part of their daily lives. The foundation’s grants process is perhaps one of the best-known ways the Foundation spreads the word about how it sends thousands of dollars back into the community to help Coweta nonprofits. Now, when the Foundation hosts its much-anticipated Grant Award Reception each January, Queener takes pride in hearing the entire audience join in saying what has quickly become the group’s motto: “What’s raised in Coweta, stays in Coweta.” At the January 19 Grant Award Reception, new board chair Will Conoly noted that one day, someone is going to be called upon to follow Nick Saban as head football coach at the University of Alabama, and he joked that he now knows how that person will feel. The audience laughed, even Queener, although the Tennessee Volunteer and Georgia Bulldog fan admitted she had mixed emotions about being compared to Nick Saban. ❦ March 7, 2018 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 9

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Free educational opportunities in Coweta County Education paves the way for a better future, and sometimes people need assistance making their academic dreams come true. In Coweta County, residents have access to several free educational programs, including dual enrollment that allows high school students to take college and technical college classes, GED preparation courses and English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes. Learn more about these exciting opportunities:

Dual Enrollment High school students in grades 9 to 12 can apply for dual enrollment in West Georgia Technical College and take classes that will satisfy requirements for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or technical college program. To enroll, students must take a free Accuplacer placement test or the ACT or SAT exams and submit an application to West Georgia Technical College. They must also meet with their high school counselor and complete required forms. Then, they can register for classes. To sign up for summer or fall semester classes, the priority deadline is April 2. “The technical programs we have set up in Coweta at CEC (Central Educational Center) are cosmetology, culinary, dental assisting, nurse aid, automotive, welding, game design, criminal justice and early childhood education,” said Leigh Cunningham, the high school coordinator for West Georgia Technical College. “Those are one or two semester programs, and they earn a technical certificate in that area that they can go to work with. Or, they can build on it and earn their diploma or associate’s degree in that area. We had a student a year or two ago who graduated from welding, and he’s making $80,000 straight out of the pro-

gram. There’s a lot of money to be made in those technical programs for students who are going straight into the work force. “We also offer core classes. Those are the degree-level courses they would need for any associate’s or bachelor’s degree. We have those available at CEC during the day, evening or online, and then we also offer some of those at the high schools. We have two classes at East Coweta and Newnan high schools, math and English. We’re looking to add more of them at each location for the fall and possibly add some at Northgate. We have a lot of options for the core classes, and it provides a lot of flexibility for scheduling. We can make it work for any student’s schedule, whether they play sports or work.” The core classes usually count toward high school graduation requirements. Students should consult with their counselor to make sure they’re on the right track. “The credits will transfer to any University System of Georgia school, but if the student goes to a private school or out of state, they’ll need to check with that school to make sure they’ll accept their credits. But in general, a lot of them do because of that agreement with the University System of Georgia. I had a student who graduated last school year and between her core credits and AP (Advanced Placement) credits, she had 56 credit hours when she started at UGA this school year. So she only has two more years to finish her four-year degree. That’s a big success story for how it can

really work for you.” All tuition fees and books for the core and technical college classes are covered by the state of Georgia. Students might need to pay a $20 lab fee for science classes or purchase a uniform for some of the technical college classes, such as nurse aid or dental assisting. “You can save a lot of money taking these classes while you’re in high school,” Cunningham said. “It’s a great opportunity for the students. Our learning environment, especially with the technical programs, is very hands-on and gets them ready for the workforce. The core classes are a good way to get a head start on those associate’s or bachelor’s degrees for students who are going into a four-year university.” For more information or to apply for dual enrollment, email or visit https://www.westgatech. edu/admissions/dual-enrollment/. GED classes West Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education program offers free classes to help students prepare for the GED test. The classes, available to anyone 16 years old and older, are offered at varying times at several locations: WGTC Coweta Campus (morning, afternoon and evening), Central Education Center (mornings), Goodwill Thomas Crossroads (mornings) and Ruth Hill Elementary (evenings). Individuals who are under 18 must have a parent or guardian present during registration and should bring a withdrawal form from their last high school in order to participate. All students must attend a registration session and complete a skills assessment before starting classes. The skills assessment gives instructors an idea of what skills stu-

dents need to work on. Then, students are placed in class and can work toward attaining their GED. The time it takes to earn a GED varies and depends on students’ skill levels, how long they’ve been out of school, whether they use any academic skills (math, reading or writing) daily, whether they have any learning disabilities and how much time they’re willing to invest in and out of the classroom. The county’s GED testing center is at the WGTC Coweta Campus. The cost for the GED test is $160 ($40 per subtest, four subtests). Students must pass all four subtests to earn a GED: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Students who qualify are eligible to receive GED testing scholarships. Last year, WGTC Adult Education students were awarded more than $20,000 in GED testing scholarships. The WGTC Adult Education program led the state last year for students completing GED classes. Over 450 students enrolled in classes in Coweta County and almost 100 earned the GED credential. For more information on GED class registration or testing, visit or call 1-855-500-GEDS (4337). English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes West Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education program also offers free English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes for beginners or those working toward earning their GED. The classes are available at Central Education Center during the evenings. Students must bring government issued ID to the registration session. For more information, visit adulted or call 1-855-500-GEDS (4337).

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In today’s time, many people believe that we, as a country, are more divided than ever. It is important to remember those like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what all they sacrificed to enable great things like the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The real estate practice, while not perfect, is more just than ever thanks to the Fair Housing Act and its amendments through the years. As a Realtor, we are held to a code of ethics. Realtors strive to be just and fair in all our transactions. Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President-Elect of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.

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Building is booming New construction from roads, buildings to businesses and houses are popping up all over our area. You can’t get in your car and head anywhere without noticing it. Highway 29, Lower Fayetteville and Poplar Road are just some areas where growth is in full throttle. Roundabouts continue to be built and brand new roads seem to appear out of nowhere. Soon we will have a new exit at Poplar Road off of Interstate 85 for easy access to Newnan Piedmont Hospital. Needless to say, restaurants, gas stations and so much more are on their way. The economy is thriving right now and that is evident through all the business and real estate growth. That means employment opportunities too.

Movie theatre extravagance And an impromptu decision to go to the movies used to be easy. But before you grab your kids and keys, you might want to read this latest trend. Not long ago, I thought I would treat the SONS and take them and their friends to the movies. But Lordy, going to the movies today is a whole new adventure. I can’t remember the last time I went to the movies before this latest adventure. We have a great theatre system at home and really don’t see the need to go out to a theater and spends lots of money. But clearly things have changed in the 21st Century, and I had a lot to learn. Theaters are stepping up their game. No more sticky floors and chairs that flip up when you stand up. No waiting in long lines. Now you make reservations online and even reserve the seats you want. Now you can sit in big recliner chairs and actually put your feet up. You can still get your popcorn and candy. But now you can order pesto chicken on focaccia bread, or pepperoni pizza, steak sandwiches and tacos and cheese cake and much more. This is not your parents movie theater. Heck this wasn't even mine. Our kids

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Libraries were always too quiet for me and I am most often too loud for them. But that said, I love them and find them inspiring. If you don’t want to get distracted from reading by household chores or just plain old life, then I highly recommend going to one of our many beautiful libraries. The Senoia library is truly amazing and one of a kind. If you want to escape then head over there. I promise you can find a peaceful place to read and renew at this library. It overlooks a lake and has a massive covered porch. It’s a great place to relax and then hit lunch at one of the great spots in town. And don’t forget all the libraries are gearing up for their spring and summer programs so check out our calendars in The Shopper to find out more.

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Local company Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama recently was presented with a pair of national awards. Executive Director Grant Dow leads the Newnan-based company, stepping into the leadership role that his parents – Beth and Phillip Dow – held for many years. The national recognition came in the areas of company growth and client satisfaction. The first honor was a 2018 Pinnacle Club Award for growth among the Home Helpers locations. The Newnan office was recognized as the No. 3 office in growth for the past year. The second accolade – Provider of Choice Award – was presented by Home Care Pulse. Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama scored 97% in client satisfaction. The scores were gathered by an independent research firm based on monthly interviews of current and past clients.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup After I made my first corned beef and cabbage meal in the slow cooker about ten years ago, I enjoyed the meal so much that it became a tradition to make it on or near St. Patrick’s Day each year. The grocery stores sure make it easy. They package up this pre-brined, ready-to-cook brisket along with its own spice packet and park it by the entrance where shoppers can’t miss it. One year, though, I forgot to buy the cabbage and had to head back to the store. Later, stores started putting the cabbages right there by the packages of corned beef, a helpful pairing to any busy grocery shoppers who might have too much on their to-do lists. (Ahem.) Have you ever wondered how this cut of meat came to be known as “corned” beef? Or perhaps you’ve wondered whether it actually has anything to do with corn? I did. And it turns out that it has something to do with the salting process. It’s no surprise that salting beef as a means of preservation has been around for thousands of years, but the term “corned beef ” dates only to the 1660s. According to an article by Matt Blitz on, “Originally the word


‘corn’ came from the Germanic word ‘kurnam,’ meaning ‘small seed.’ In the 17th century, salted beef started taking on the name ‘corned beef ’ in some parts of England because of the large ‘kernels’ of rock salt used to preserve it.” And soon, Ireland became the center of the corned beef trade. I’ve often wondered why I don’t cook corned beef and cabbage more often. So this year, I’ve experimented and cooked a Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup that is a great way to enjoy the flavors of this dish anytime — and it’s also a fine way to use up any leftover corned beef you might have. You can serve this with a salad and some crusty rolls, or go all out on the Irish theme and serve it with slabs of Irish soda bread. However you choose to serve it, enjoy—and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup • 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 2 cups celery, chopped inch pieces 2 cups baby carrots, chopped into 1/2quartered , toes pota w 4 cups unpeeled baby yello slices ch 1-in into d 1 head of cabbage, shredde h brot 8 cups low-sodium chicken 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons coriander 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste pped (I used thin-sliced 1/2 pound pre-cooked corned beef, cho corned beef from the deli) onions, celery, and carrots. In large stock pot, melt butter and add 7 minutes or just until softened. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 to h, bay leaves, coriander, garlic Add potatoes, cabbage, chicken brot uce heat and let simmer for 1 salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Red l heated through. Remove bay hour. Add corned beef and cook unti leaves. Yields 10-12 servings.

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

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

MLS #8297257 WELL MAINTAINED RANCH ON 1.9+/AC. Fenced bkyd w/gazebo in choice location! Lrg LR w/f/p & vaulted ceil. Kit w/granite ctops, upgraded cabinets, glass cooktop range/ oven. Sep b’fast rm w/bay window. Mstr w/ walk-in closet, garden tub & sep shower. Detached garage w/shop. Price Reduced to $204,900. (Jess)

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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 _________________________________________________________

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MLS #8327961 SENOIA AREA! COUNTRY 5BR/3BA ON 7+/- ACS W/PVT POND STOCKED. Updated Kit w/double oven & granite ctops. Downstairs & upstairs Master Suites! LR w/masonry f/p. Formal DR. Hardwd flrs. Reduced to $425,000 or for lease at $1,875 per month-no pets! Sold ‘as is’. (Frank)

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

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

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LOTS/LAND _________________________________________________________ 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________

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

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

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The Master Gardener

Written by: Marci Moore – Coweta County MGEV

Set the morning of April 14th aside for the Spring Plant Sale at the Coweta County Fairgrounds sponsored by the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEV) of Coweta County! Want to know what all goes into this amazing sale? This is an educational and training opportunity for our Master Gardener volunteers that benefits you, providing exceptional quality plants and value. In December, a planning meeting is held to determine what plants are needed to start your gardens and flower beds based on prior year demand. Decisions are also made regarding how many pots, seeds, bags of potting soil, plant markers, and signage are required and our Spring Sale Coordinators order everything. After the first of the year, an inventory team plans how many plants of each type we can produce and support for the spring sale. Often master gardeners with an abundance of beautiful plants offer a dig at their home and master gardeners convene and dig and take these plants to our greenhouse to begin preparation for either propagation or potting. We have four intake days a year for MGEV’s to share their special plants. Our greenhouse team also plants seeds to start annuals, vegetables, and herbs, as well as coordinates the propagation of woody plants, shrubs, and perennials. This team also uses a software program to maintain a database that provides valuable information about each plant on pot stickers. Another team shows up daily to water the tender plants to ensure their successful growth Finally, our Spring Sale Coordinators, Dave Granroos and Denise Dasher, in addition to ordering all that is needed, determine how many tables we will need and how many master gardeners will be needed for the sale. MGEVs will assist you at the Plant Sale with your selections, adding up your orders and helping you pay so you can be on your way home with your new beautiful plants! The hours and manpower of trained master gardeners is astonishing and it’s all for you! And you may wonder what happens to the funds from the sale. Well those funds support the Coweta County Extension & 4-H program including scholarships, and educational workshops. Now you know what goes into the Spring Plant Sale and you are the only missing part to make it a success so mark your Calendar for April 14 at 8:30 a.m. to be at the Coweta County Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road bring a wagon or wheeled tote for your convenience. See you there!

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Henbit is a winter annual weed that germinated this past fall and early winter. On warm winter days, it takes advantage of the sunshine and grows well in areas where soil moisture is good and turfgrass is thin. This weed is often confused with purple deadnettle, but the same herbicide will control both weeds. Henbit is nearing the end of its life cycle and will die back as the weather gets warmer in late spring and summer. The best time to treat for this weed is in the fall when you can apply a preemergent prior to its germination. I have spoken with several homeowners already this year whose lawns have been taken over by henbit lately. You can apply a herbicide to control broadleaf weeds such as henbit, but if you don’t include a management strategy for improving your lawn along with a chemical control option, then you are going to wind up right back where you started this time next year. The best way to control henbit in lawns is to manage your turfgrass so that it is thick and lush, making it difficult for henbit to grow. Make sure that you soil test so that you can fertilize and lime as needed for a healthy soil. If your pH and fertilization are not adequate, then you can bet you’re going to deal with more weeds than you would otherwise. Post emergent herbicides with 2,4-D listed as the active ingredient will control henbit. There are also 3-way products containing 2, 4-D that are available,

and they will control a wider range of broadleaf weeds. No matter which product you choose, make sure that the herbicide you purchase is labeled for application on your particular type of turfgrass and always read and follow all label directions. Herbicides should be applied when weeds are small. As weeds reach maturity, they become harder to control. Even if you choose to treat henbit with a post emergent herbicide, you should still soil test. Fertilize and lime your lawn based on the soil test recommendations and also consider applying a preemergent herbicide in early fall to help prevent these weeds next year. CAUTION: Do not apply herbicides to lawns that are in spring transition, that is – when they are greening up. You also want to avoid applying herbicides when temperatures are above 90 degrees. For more information on lawn management this spring, call the Coweta County Extension office at 770254-2620 and ask for UGA publication, “Strategies to Control Winter Weeds” and “Soil Testing for Home Lawns”. Photo Credit ‘Henbit 1’: Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Photo Credit ‘Henbit 2’: North Carolina State Extension Photo Credit “Purple Deadnettle”: Michigan State University Cooperative Extension

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



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

1ST THURSDAY Senoia DDA Promotions Committee The Senoia DDA Promotions Committee meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Senoia Welcome, 68 Main Street, Senoia, GA

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WEEK DAYS Coweta County Senior Services Mondays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Community Center, 85 Literary Lane, next to Central Library / soccer fields. Tuesdays @ Welcome Community Ctr Wednesdays @ Senoia Community Ctr Thursdays @ Sargent’s Panther Creek Community Center Various activities are planned for each week including board games, crafts and light refreshments are served, according to Patricia Hood who coordinates the programs at each of the centers. In addition, one meeting each month is set aside for a covered dish lunch with a program or speaker. Several day trips for those interested are also planned periodically throughout the year. For more info on any of the Senior Programs contact Patricia Hood at 770.252.6429 PF-0000844683-01


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


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


Backyard Association Meeting The Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association free presentation begins at 7 p.m., on the 2nd Tuesday at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan. Call for reservations and to register for door prizes. Call 770254-2620 or email 255 Pine Road, Newnan



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


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


LAST TUESDAY Living with Stroke Support Group 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. HealthSouth offers a monthly stroke support group that is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a stroke including patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Physicians, therapist, dieticians and many others offer new information, guidance, resources and support to make the road to stroke recovery easier to navigate. HealthSouth, 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. Newnan or call 678-552-6253 for more information. 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd.,


3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday at The Newnan Centre starting at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided, but reservations must be made by contacting Louise Swint at 678 423-9289. For more info call Sharon 770.683.4758. 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd,



continue the right balance in daily life The Sandwich Generation was a term first coined by Dorothy A. Miller in 1981. Miller originally used it to refer to women in their 30s and 40s, who were taking care of their children, while having to meet the demands of their parents and employers. The term has since grown to include both men and women, and due to societal changes and an increase in our longevity, is now affecting many generations. Beth Dow The Sandwich Generation still refers to those trying to balance children, parents and jobs, but now also includes balancing grandchildren, retirement, leisure time and the health of the person trying to do it all. The issue doesn’t seem to end or resolve. The Baby Boomer generation (born between 1946 to 1955), has been joined by Generation Jones (born mid-50s to mid-60s) and the Baby Busters Generation (born between mid-60s to 1980). Three generations of people, and a fourth one coming fast, trying to figure out how to do it all and stay healthy. The truth is you can’t. No one can. So, we settle for being stressed out, overweight, over or under medicated, tired, putting our dreams on hold… for just a little while longer. We let promotions, or job transfers, pass us by. We delay our “second acts” of retirement, we postpone that “trip

of a lifetime,” we allow guilt to control our decisions. We allow close relationships to suffer or let prospective relationships go. We try to make everyone happy then fail at doing so and once again feel guilty. What are we doing?!?! Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something repeatedly and expecting the same result. As Susan Pewter, motivational speaker of the 1990s used to scream, “Stop the Insanity!” I am telling you, it is time to do something different. I often tell folks some variation of this statement, “It is your job, your responsibility, to be sure that a loved one’s needs are taken care of and they are safe. It is not your responsibility to do it by yourself. Sometimes the best care you can give to someone is care that is not provided by you.” Often, immobility is caused by lack of information or lack of time. We don’t know how to find help or we know there is help there but we just don’t have time to research it. There are people who can help you find services: home care, meal preparation, transportation. There are people who can help you find housing and legal help. And there are people who can help you develop a plan that will reduce your stress and guilt. If you would like help in getting connected with someone who can help you, email me at I don’t have all the answers, but I know lots of folks, and I am confident one of them can help you find your answer.

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … ***** Ephebiphobia is a fear of young people. ***** Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama recently won a pair of national awards. The first honor was a 2018 Pinnacle Club Award for growth among the Home Helpers locations. The Newnan office was recognized as the No. 3 office in growth for the past year. The second accolade – Provider of Choice Award – was presented by Home Care Pulse. Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama scored 97 percent in client satisfaction. The company is now run by Executive Director Grant Dow, who took over the Newnan-based company from his parents, Beth and Phillip Dow. ***** A cowboy, without any cattle, is a headless horseman. ***** Stevi B’s, a popular pizza restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet, has closed. The pizza parlor was located in the Walmart shopping center complex on Bullsboro Drive. No sign or any other indication if they are moving or closed for good. ***** Looks like Uncle Maddio’s has met a similar fate. The pizza parlor, in Ashley Park in front of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, hasn’t opened for some time. There’s no note or other information available. A quick Google search says it is “temporarily closed.” ***** Restaurant servers who give customers plastic drinking straws they haven’t asked for will have to suck up a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine or six months in prison under a controversial bill in California. The bill was introduced in the State Assembly by Majority Leader Ian Calderon who said he wanted to ‘raise awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic straws on our environment.” He claims more than 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day. ***** We are all for term limits, especially for those pesky folks up in Washington, D.C. But there are exceptions to every rule. As in the case of Ginger Jackson-Queener, who has stepped down after her three-year term expired as chairwoman of the Coweta Community Foundation. She made an incredible impact, increasing funding each year and raising the visibility of local non-profits. Two thumbs up and a golf clap, madam. And to Will Conoly, the new chairman, we wish you well. ***** Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world in 2017. Pending confirmation from industry trade group Air-

ports Council International, 2017 marks the 20th consecutive year ATL will be named the busiest airport in the world. ATL remains the only airport ever to reach the 100 million passenger mark in a single year; 2017 is the third consecutive year it surpassed this milestone.

Bananas are still considered the best fruit for pretending to take a phone call. *****


The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said Corvaglia Group, a Switzerland based supplier to the beverage industry, will build a new manufacturing facility in Newnan. The new operation will create a variety of advanced manufacturing jobs and bring an investment of $25 million to Coweta County. “Our economic development successes are based on strong partnerships, and Corvaglia’s decision to build a facility in Newnan is a result of these efforts,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our economic development partners played a huge role in landing this project, and I am grateful for their commitment to the state. Coweta County is perfectly suited to meet the needs of this company, and I look forward to their future success.”

Congratulations to Coweta County EMS, which won the 2017 State of Georgia Medical Service of the Year award. “I’m so proud of our team for this great accomplishment. The CCFR Team exemplifies the true meaning of ‘Service Excellence.’ I can assure you that we will continue to provide the highest level of “All Hazards” service delivery for the citizens and visitors to Coweta County, this is our commitment to an amazing community,” said County Fire Chief Deron “Pat” Wilson.

Alan Jackson will be among the 2018 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The association is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create music. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Jackson will become one of just over 400 songwriters so honored.

***** People who fall in love lose an average of two friends each. ***** Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was the “designated survivor” during President Trump’s State of the Union address. Perdue, who is now Agriculture Secretary in the Trump administration, was kept at a secured location until after the address. If the entire line of presidential succession had been wiped out in a disaster, Perdue would have become president.

***** You would have to consume 480 bananas to die from a potassium overdose. ***** The Lee Middle School Math Team recently took first place at the West Georgia regional Mathcounts competition at the University of West Georgia, earning the team a spot at the state finals. This is the fifth consecutive first place finish for the school. The team consisted of students Michael An, Matthew Nix, Do-kyong McDonald, Nathan White, Andrew Brown, Beomseok Kang, Alex Carroll, Lyong-kyong McDonald, Jiho Oh and Alex Carroll, and was sponsored by teachers Lynette Hanus and Staci Kelly. The team competed against the 40 students of the school’s math club to earn their spots on the competition team. ***** Those serving on a U-Boat in WWII had a survival rate of just 30 percent ***** Fastenal Company is furthering its partnership with West Georgia Technical College, giving $3,000 toward student scholarships for WGTC commercial truck driving students. West Georgia Tech offers both day and evening commercial truck driving courses on both the Carroll and LaGrange campuses. The day program takes eight weeks and the night program takes 10 weeks to complete. *****


***** Glass is just caramelized sand. ***** Urban Air Adventure Park recently announced that it will open a new location in the former H.H. Gregg location on Newnan Bypass Crossing. Urban Air Newnan will feature 30,000 square feet of trampoline and adventure park attractions. Urban Air Newnan will be furnished with wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, Dodgeball Courts, Stunt Airbag, Slam Dunk Tracks, Runway Tumble Track, The TUBES Obstacle Course, The Urban Warrior Course™, and Warrior Battle Beam. Urban Air Newnan will also be home to the Urban Air Adventure Hub, which includes exclusive adventure park attractions that can only be found at Urban Air, such as an Indoor Ropes Course, Indoor Climbing Walls, Pro Zone Performance Trampoline Pit, and the exhilarating new attraction Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. Guests can also go grab a bite to eat at the Urban Cafe. ***** Newnan Fire Chief David Whitley is retiring after 30 years with the department. He first joined NFD in 1987 as a firefighter. Back then, there was one fire station and about 25 employees. Those personnel have more than doubled, and the city hopes to add a fourth station next year. We thank you for your service. *****

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

Capsule Reviews. (Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended and a “No Fix” isn’t.) In Theatres: Black Panther - Fix RATING

not seen this 2018 update, the trailer definitely has the cheesy “Death Wish” sequel vibe. If you don’t know already, “Death Wish” is about a regular guy named Paul Kersey (Willis), who becomes a gun toting vigilante after his wife is murdered. Alternate movie suggestion: If you really want a macho action throw-back check out Vince Vaughn in “Brawl in Cell Block 99.” Vaughn is at his best as a tough criminal, who has to battle his way from prison to prison in order to save his wife (Jennifer Carpenter) from bad guys on the outside. This film, available on most streaming services, was last year’s exploitation sleeper. And the hard hitting action is relentless, as Vaughn lets his fists do most of the talking.

Earnest, socially important, and undeniably heartfelt, “Black Panther” certainly pulls the right emotional levers focusing on the theme of the forgotten and the lost. But with its questionable adherence to a quaint, outmoded monarchical state system, the film falls short of the transcendent picture it should have been. Following the death of his father as covered in “Captain America: Civil War,” T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has to fend off the claims by others to the Wakandan throne. My problem with this exciting and well-made film is largely that it celebrates rule by royal blood instead of by a progressive democracy. But the good news is that future installments can hopefully deal with Black Panther/T’Challa’s abdication and a transition to a more democratic political system. The utopia that is Wakanda just can’t be maintained under authoritarian rule.

§§§§§§ Game Night - V No Fix RATING Light and entertaining early, “Game Night” can’t capitalize on the romantic chemistry between it’s likable leads (Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams) and deliver on it’s comedic thriller tease. The story is about a neighborhood game night that goes terribly wrong when several couples leave the living room and the board games behind. After an amusing set-up, never, at any point, does the crime story that dominates the entire second half of “Game Night” make sense, or add the least bit of intrigue or risk. It’s all fairly incoherent and unimportant. The characters go blindly into the dangerous night, but what’s really missing is the sense of danger.

§§§§§§ March Releases: Death Wish - March 2 Holy cow! Horror auteur Eli Roth (“Cabin Fever”) and Bruce Willis tackle another adaptation of the Brian Garfield novel that was effectively made with Charles Bronson back in 1974. The numerous sequels to the original were almost uniformly awful and, although I’ve

§§§§§§ The Cured - Fix RATING - March 9 Just when you thought the zombie genre was all played out, we get “The Cured,” which tries to grapple with what happens when the zombies become human again. Following an outbreak that turns people into zombies, a cure is miraculously discovered. Slowly, the cured are returned to society only to discover that society doesn’t want or trust them anymore. Ellen Page (“Juno”) stars as a single mother, whose husband was a zombie victim. When her brother in law returns having been cured, she has to learn to live with what he may or may not have done as a zombie. One interesting concept is that once cured of the disease, the survivor remembers the terrible things that he or she did as a zombie. Intelligent and pretty scary as things begin to unravel, “The Cured” is a worthy addition to the zombie canon.

§§§§§§ Tomb Raider - March 16 Taking on the role once played by Angelina Jolie, Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is Laura Croft. In this reboot, Croft gets marooned on the same island where her father disappeared. This means that to survive and leave the island, Croft has to solve a mystery and fight her way through what appears to be from the trailers, surprise, surprise a tomb. I’m not expecting a hole lot from this one. But it’s good to see southerner and just all around great guy Walton Goggins in a prominent role playing Croft’s nemesis.


Pacific Rim Uprising - March 23 I’m excited about this one. Director Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 “Pacific Rim” was both familiar and original with Godzilla like creatures facing off against enormous robots. With this sequel 2018 Oscar nominee del Toro isn’t in the director’s chair, but he is listed as one of the producers. Building on the original, the “Uprising” story follows Jake Pentecost (“Star Wars’” John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost (one of the leads from the first movie), who reunites Jaeger pilots to face down a new Kaiju (monster) threat. Lots of stuff will be destroyed as the battles rage.

§§§§§§ Ready Player One - March 30 Let’s hope that this science fiction film that features a lot of retro video game references doesn’t turn into another “Pixels.” Steven Spielberg brings the ‘80s infused science fiction novel by Ernest Cline (who also co-writes the screenplay) to 21st century cinemas. And from the numerous trailers available online, “Ready Player One” looks incredible. The near-future story has the creator of an important virtual reality game leaving a hidden Easter Egg behind when he dies. Finding the Easter Egg in the game will bring the finder great wealth and power over something called the OASIS. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), an avid gamer, joins the search, which promises to change the way the world operates. With ample 1980s references and modern special effects, this genre mashup should bring in viewers young an old.

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

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. … Alfred Hitchcock

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


MARCH 7 ~ APRIL 12 … WEDNESDAYS AARP Tax Aide AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help. Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for every Wednesday through April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For information and details items to bring, visit the Coweta Public Library System website: A Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770.253.3625


MARCH 7 … WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at,, and free tickets at 15 Perry Street, Newnan


Author Amor Towles Lecture at The Nixon Centre Wed., March 7 at 7 p.m. Mr. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over forty weeks in hardcover and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book is being translated into over twenty languages including Russian. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by EOne and the British director, Tom Harper, to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787


Teen Tech Week Programs at Powell Library Solar Bug Building Program Wednesday, March 7 at 4 p.m. Registration required. Anytime this week ask to see our Makey Makey kits too Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ MARCH 8 ~ APRIL 12 … THURSDAYS AARP Tax Aide AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help. Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is offered every Thursday through April 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 the Central Library Central Library • 770.683.2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265


MARCH 8 - APRIL 19 … THURSDAYS Zumba at Grantville Library Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the

body and the mind! It’s fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow Latin and international rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while targeting your legs, abs, gluts and arms. Join Ms. Misha Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and get fit and have a great time at the Grantville Branch Library! Registration is required. Grantville Branch Library • 770.683.0535 100 Park Drive, Grantville, Georgia 30220 __________________________________

MARCH 8, APRIL 12 … THURSDAYS Writing with Alex McRae at The Carnegie Join award winning writer and humorist Alex McRae for a class on writing at the Carnegie. He will be sharaing his home grown and well earned writing experience in a small, intimate environment. Call to reserve your spot in this limited space class. Alex offers the class for Young Adults on the same days at 4 p.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


MARCH 8-11 … THURS.-SUN. Footloose the Musical Whitewater High School Fine Arts Department’s Footloose the Musical - March 8, 9 & 10 at 7 p.m.; March 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets $15 / $12. 100 Wildcat Way, Fayetteville __________________________________ MARCH 8-11 … THURS.-SUN. Peter and the Starcatcher adapted for the stage by Rick Elise, based on the novel by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry music by Wayne Barker Tony–winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best–selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ MARCH 8 … THURSDAY “Irish Banner Bonanza” Social Club All young ladies, ages 7 - 12, are invited to the Senoia Library to celebrate the Irish St. Pat’s Day as we make an awesome banner. We will have a “green” treat to eat too! Registration is required. Thursday, March 8th @4:30pm Senoia Branch Library • 770.253.3625 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276 & Christian City Coffee & Classics Arts Alliance invites you to the Welcome Center to enjoy Coffee and Classics at 5 p.m. ~ 40's Big Band Swing. RSVP / info 770.703.2749 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City, GA


MARCH 9 … FRIDAY Coweta County School Teacher Work Day & “Kids Home Depot Winter Fun Workshop” Ages 5-12. Come join Home Depot of Peachtree City and have some fun as they lead participants on how to build a cool project to take home. Registration is required. Friday, March 9th@4pm Senoia Branch Library • 770.253.3625 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


MARCH 10 … SATURDAY Financial Independence Workshop Saturday, March 10th 12p-2pm “Budgeting 101” Ages 18 & up. The Senoia Branch Library has partnered with Sisters for Society Corporation to bring you a series of financial workshops to help to become more knowledgeable about the complexities of finance. Every other month, presenters will delve into different financial topics that will help you to better understand each topic and to become proactive in reaching your financial goals. Registration is required. Senoia Branch Library • 770.253.3625 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276 & Mt Gilead UMC Sharpsburg Annual BBQ Sat., March 10 • 11am till 2 pm at 2651 E Hwy 16, Sharpsburg & Homeowner Orientation Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity's Homeowner Orientation is Sat., March 10 at 9 a.m. Sign up by contacting Mary Spearman at or call (770) 252-9049 ext. 210 . 216 Bullsboro Drive, Suite B1, Newnan & Paint Recycling Keep Newnan Beautiful • 6 First St., Newnan & The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is the most glam women’s running series in the nation. It encompasses a full weekend of activities, hosting a Health & Fitness expo, 5K and half marathon run with more pre- and post event celebrations! 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peachtree City’s Shakerag Knoll 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City & 2018 PTC Wine Fest … Wine & Warbirds Peachtree City’s 2nd Annual “Wine and Warbirds” Saturday, March 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM! Tickets include unlimited tastings of dozens of wines from all over the world, entertainment and a souvenir glass! Food available for purchase. Saturday, March 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM at 244 City Circle Suite 2000B, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. & Hike and Paddle at the Bend Saturday, March 10, 8 AM to 2:30 PM. It's the best time of year here at the Bend. Enjoy a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside trail with a nice easy float down to the Day Use Area boat ramp. Boats are available to rent, or bring your own. Registration is required. $12, $30 boat rental $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Dutch Oven Delights Club at the Bend Saturday, March 10, 4:30 PM to 6 PM. We will come together at shelter number 1 and learn to use the Dutch Oven. Swap some recipes and share some food that you will prepare. You bring Ingredients, we bring the charcoal. Dutch ovens will be available to use for the beginners. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 & Night Market at Drake Field Enjoy live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars, Sat., March 10 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Note: Golf cart recommended. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. 155 Willowbend Rd / Drake Field Peachtree City, GA 30269 & Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic The Help Spay / Neuter Clinic Sat., March 10 from 9-10:30

Masterworks Chorale's She Walks In Beauty | March 24 | 7 p.m. In honor of moms, sisters, girlfriends, sweethearts, best friends, wives, and those women who are all things to us, Masterworks will sing of their strength, warmth, kindness, love, and passion. Bring your best girl and join in an evening of love and support of those who nurture us and keep us grounded.

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a.m. First come, first served. Flea and tick prevention medications are available as well. We offer rabies ($10), microchip ($25) DHPP ($10), kennel cough ($10), leptospirosis ($10), deworming ($5-$10), heartworm tests ($15) for dogs. For cats, we offer rabies ($10), microchip ($25), FVRCP ($10), FELV ($15), deworming ($5-10) and combo tests ($25). No exam fee. Also March 31 12 Crescent, Newnan, GA 30263


MARCH 11 … SUNDAY Daylight Savings Time begins


MARCH 11 … SUNDAY Georgia’s Other Civil War at The Carnegie NCLF Program: Georgia’s Other Civil War Sun., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The War to End All Wars and its Impact on the South. Was WWI our first Total War? Join Jamil Zainaldin, PhD, History, Univ. of Chicago, as he offers his unique and thought provoking insights into the mobilization of the WWI on the 100th anniversary of its end. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347


MARCH 12 … MONDAY Can’t Never Could March Dinner The 5th annual Can't Never Could March Dinner at the Newnan Centre featuring Inky Johnson with a special tribute to the late Can't Never Could Founder, Rob Estes. Ticketed seating for $75 each, couples are $150 and tables of 10 for $750. Email for more info 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan & Lego Club at Powell Library Lego Club: Monday, March 12, 3:30– 5:30 p.m.  “Colorful Creations”  What can you create with only one color of Legos? No registration required. Powell Branch Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263


MARCH 12, 13, 14 & … MON., TUES, WED. Sheriff’s Office 2018 Citizens’ Firearms Class Citizen’s Firearms Fundamentals is a three part community program designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns). The program consists of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions. Students must attend all three sessions. Contact Marsha Dailey, 678-423-6739, or by email, for information or to register. Course size is limited and pre-registration is required. Other dates: April 2, 3, 4. May 7, 8, 9. June 11, 12, 13. July 23, 24, 25. August 20, 21, 22. Sept. 24, 25, 26. Oct. 1, 2, 3. 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA __________________________________ MARCH 13 … TUESDAYS Inspirational Book Club at Central Library Come join in discussion of books that will inspire you to live more fully and creatively. Attend one or all. Ages 18 & up. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman April 10 - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner May 8 - Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265 & Senoia Lego Club The Senoia Library invites children, ages 5 to 11, to join our Lego club. Club members are encouraged to bring their latest LEGO creations to show and tell. Members will enjoy LEGO activities including building challenges. LEGO bricks will be provided by the library. Registration is required. Tues., March 13th@ 4 pm Senoia Branch Library • 770.253.3625 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276 & Langston Hughes: Shakespeare in Harlem presented by Dr. Stacy Boyd, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of English, UWG. Described as the “Poet Laureate of the Negro Race” and “Harlem’s Shakespeare,” Langston Hughes is one of the most important AfricanAmerican writers in the twentieth century. Known mostly for his urban, blues-inspired poetry and his association with the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes also made signifi-

cant contributions in fiction, drama, and autobiography. Join us as we discuss Harlem’s vogue and some of Hughes’s lesser known texts. Sixth in the “The Other Night School” series presented by the University of West Georgia. Full schedule: 6:00 p.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan & Parkinson’s Support Group Newnan’s Parkinson’s Support Group monthly meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. in Room 201 at Newnan FUMC. (Get off the elevator and go left.) 770.253.7400 • 33 Greenville Street


MARCH 14 & 17 … WED. & SAT. Brush with Kindess Orientation JNewnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity's Brush with Kindness Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. Sign up by contacting Mary Spearman at or call (770) 252-9049 ext. 210 . All homeservice events are held at 216 Bullsboro Drive, Suite B1, Newnan


MARCH 15 … THURSDAYS Page Turners Book Club at Central Library Central Library’s book club meets once a month to discuss the monthly selection. So, if you’re interested, grab the book and join us for an hour of fun with other bibliophiles. Ages 18 & up. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 - “Clockwork Dynasty” by Daniel H. Wilson April 19 - “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI “ by David Grann May 17 - “The Noticer: Sometimes All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective” by Andy Andrews Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265 & History with Elizabeth: Women in Coweta Come to the Carnegie for an informative presentation with local historian Elizabeth Beers to learn more about Newnan and its history. 2:30 p.m. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • 770.683.1347 & New Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Piedmont Sixty Plus Services is offering a new dementia caregiver support group in Coweta County that will meet monthly and provide emotional support and practical information to family and friends caring for those with memory loss. The group is open to anyone in the community who is a nonprofessional caregiver or family member of a person with dementia. No registration is required and there is no charge for the support groups. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, beginning March 15, in the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center in the Piedmont Newnan Medical Plaza next to the hospital. For questions or to learn more about sixty plus services, please call 404.605.3867 or visit 775 Poplar Road, Suite 340, Newnan & Newnan-Coweta Arts Association Meet The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month. Come and join the fun. Hospital Road, Newnan & Christian City Recreation Center Grand Opening Your invited to Christian City’s Recreation Center Grand Opening on March 15. Ceremony begins at 5 p.m. followed by entertainment, light refreshments and tours. Please park at Welcome Center and take shuttle to event. For more info call 770.703.2730 or twright@christiancity. org 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City


MARCH 15 … THURSDAY Paper Crafts 101 (ages 15& up) While experimenting with a variety of paper crafting techniques (folding, embossing, stamping, paper piecing, etc.), patrons will discover ways to make paper projects for seasonal occasions. Class is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. Thurs., March 15th @4:30pm Senoia Branch Library • 770.253.3625 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276


MARCH 16 … FRIDAY Ask A Lawyer Day at Powell Library The Coweta County Library System is hosting The Georgia Legal Services Program, Piedmont Regional Office “Ask a Lawyer Day” event for Coweta and surrounding county communities on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Public Library. This is a free event. Pro Bono Attorneys from Atlanta and surrounding counties will be on hand to provide free advice on a variety of legal issues, such as: Family, Consumer, Bankruptcy, Wills and Estates, Landlord Tenant Law, and more. The public will be able to speak privately with these attorneys during event. For more details, contact the Private Bar Coordinator at The Piedmont Regional Office, Georgia Legal Services Program at: (404) 894-7707, or our toll free number 1-(800) - 822-5391. 25 Hospital Road., Newnan __________________________________ MARCH 17 … SATURDAY 12th Annual ShamRock Run The 12th Annual Newnan Junior Service League’s ShamRock Run is a 5K or 10K USATF certified course and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. This year’s charity beneficiary is Coweta C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides advocates to children in foster care - giving them special attention and a voice in court. See for more information. & Colors for Life Ballet Performance Colors for Life ballet performed by Southern Arc Dance Theater to support Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare at Wadsworth Auditorium 7 p.m. Sponsored by Newnan Cultural Arts Commission 25 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA 30263


Calendar space is very limited this week … Look for more events on our Facebook page and in the latest issue of The PAPER and in our next issue of The Shopper

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Garage Sale

GARAGE SALE rain or shine Saturday, March 10, 9 to 5. Furniture, books, bridal gown, clothing. 17 Crepe Myrtle Road, Newnan

Estate Auction

ESTATE AUCTION Big Estate at 1515 Welcome Road on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. with preview at 9. Beautiful upscale family room, kitchen and bedroom furnishings. Also office furniture. Many lots of cabin decor and great decorator items along with lots of great antiques and collectibles. Patio furniture, lawn equipment, pressure washer and yard tools. 100’s of items. See photos at 678.557.7074 gal#2625

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WE BUY CARS – LKQ PICK YOUR PART buys cars 7 days a week. For info, call 1-800-962-2277 or visit:

Land/Lots WEST POINT LAKE – Deep Water 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Just $89,900. Frank, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990. BUILDING LOTS IN CHANDLER’S RUN. East Coggins Rd., Hummingbird Estates, Bohannon Woods & other areas. Frank Barron 770-231-9535. Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors. 770-253-6990. 54.922 ACRES on Frolona Road in Heard County. Professionally planted 1 year old CT of NTRALots pines. stream. DER CO UNClean wildlife. Just $1,950 per acre. Frank, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.

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SEEKING FEMALE ROOMMATE. Room for rent at Lullwater at Calumet Apartment Homes. Large master bedroom with adjoining full bath and huge walk in closet overlooking beautiful trees and pond. Partially furnished, no deposit required. Rent includes utilities, Cable TV, HBO, Wi-Fi Internet. Call Barbara 678.876.0102 NEWLY REFURBISHED APARTMENT in Grantville. Adults Only, No Inside Smoking NO pets. $500 includes water & sewer.770-583-3758

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OLD VETERAN & SON HANDYMAN SERVICES yard care, mow, weedeat, edge, blow - starting at $50. Pressure washing homes start at $125. Gutter / roof cleaning, shrub trimming, brush / limb / tree removal. 24 hour emergency storm clean up. Free estimates. 770.502.7607, 678.953.7418

YARD PREP Leaf work ~ clean up and removal, clean up / haul off, some tree work, trim crepe myrtles. Free estimates. 20+ years experience. Licensed/insured. Commercial/Residential. Call Lee Sellers Lawn Care Service 470-686-9441, 678-4165177 or visit web https:// leesellerslawncareservices. com/


SHARPENING – Mobile Sharpening Service sharpens knives, scissors and garden tools in Coweta County. Has Newnan drop-off locations. Call 850-556-0111. 3.7 ARBOR TECH TREE SERVICES – Tree removal, stump grinding, pruning & trimming, certified arborist on staff. 24-hour emergency service. Mention this ad & get 10% off any service thru 2/28/18. Call for free estimate, 678-633-2986. HOME IMPROVEMENT – We proudly do painting, remodeling, decks, doors, basements, gutters, windows, roofing, columns, flooring, plumbing, kitchens, wood repair, electrical and yard cleanups. ALL types of handyman jobs. NO job too small. Successfully over 30 years in business. 770-252-5458. Very reasonable rates. 3.14 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ceiling fans, 220 volt outlets, seecurity lighting, additions, remodeling, new homes. Commercial work. Licensed and insured. 770.502.7774, 404.271.3937 HANDYMAN SERVICES. Large or small jobs done, no need to worry. Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Doors, Windows, Roofing, Flooring, Drywall, Ceramic Tile, etc. Credit cards accepted. Michael Thomas 678-409-8600 Quality work for a reasonable price. *

REMODELING CONTRACTOR in Coweta co. since 1993. Kitchens, baths & basements remodels. Also, custom wood work, drywall, painting, doors, windows, decks, and wood rot repairs. Many lines of cabinetry for low prices. Call Mike at Above & Beyond Carpentry 678-673-9560. 3.21 HOME EXTERIORS, additions, siding, gutters, overhang, roofing, pressure washing, flat concrete work - driveways, patios, etc. 678416-2870 James Shelnutt ‘

Help Wanted NOW HIRING – Winters Media & Publishing, Inc. is seeking a full-time Business Development Executive. This position offers a protected sales territory, gas allowance and four weeks paid vacation per year. The ideal candidate will have a professional appearance and attitude, with a friendly and outgoing personality. Hours can be flexible, but quality time must be invested in order to be successful. To apply, send résumé with references via mail or email to: John Winters, Publisher Winters Media and Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264

Email: No Phone Calls Please

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D.O.T. PHYSICALS Daily with 2 locations to serve you. 7285 Hwy 16, Senoia, 770-599-0505 and 2511 Hwy 34 East, Newnan, 770-573-0167. NRCME Examiners. Visit for info. Mention this ad & save $10. HOME HELPERS – We are one of the area’s fastestgrowing home care agencies, and we need your help as we continue to grow and help more families in need. Seeking qualified caregivers to help our wonderful clients (primarily seniors) stay safe and independent in their homes. Available shifts – days, evenings, overnight and/or weekends. We offer competitive wages, extensive training, supportive work environment and paid time off. Please apply online at or call 678-876-5118. LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER / ASSISTANT Salary plus 2 rooms and private bath. Phone, cable, internet included. Must love pets / tolerate cigarette smoke. Valid drivers license and background check required. References will be contacted To apply call 770.252.9820 3.7

Pets NEWNAN COWETA HUMANE SOCIETY. Check out our website for list of animals at local animal control facility and foster care animals. Call 770-253-4694

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The Staging Life

Prepare House Exterior for Spring Market No matter what Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction was about having 6 more weeks of winter weather, the temperatures that we’ve been experiencing lately makes us want to be outside. It’s a perfect time to get ahead with some of the outdoor task needed to get house ready for the Spring market. •

First of all, treat exterior for carpenter bees. Most first time home buyers are not familiar with these creatures and to have hundreds of them flying around the exterior soffits and gutters, it can be quite alarming to them. NOW is the time to treat them. There are DIY kits one can order online or contact your pest control company and get on their schedule. Time is of the essence on this one! Then you will need to clean the siding and windows once the house has been treated for the carpenter bees. Bee treatment and the bees leave a big mess and streaks the windows. Pressure wash or gentle spray the siding, clean with solution if needed to remove any mildew or stains.

Access for painting needs after siding and trim has been cleaned. Occasionally, cleaning will reveal some bare spots and those need to be addressed. DIY or hire a painter, but get on their list ASAP!!!! Every GOOD RELIABLE painter is super busy right now. Don’t hesitate to get on their list. Don’t overlook the drive way and side walk! These tend to get dark and dirty quickly, due to tree sap, airport pollution and dirt washing during rain storms and will definitely need cleaning. Is that really necessary, one may ask? ABSOLUTELY! New construction is going strong and your house is in competition with these brand new shiny homes. While you’re out there, check the roof! If it’s stained, it will need to be cleaned. Same reason as above… new constructions homes don’t have stained roofs and buyers don’t understand why the staining occurs or if it compromises the roof condition. Just go ahead and mark that off their “worry” list.

For more information on what work is required to prepare your house for the spring market, contact…. (Nan Johnston is a professional home staging consultant from Newnan with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Check out her website for some interesting before and after photos at Feel free to contact her at )

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with Ken Hammock (Ken Hammock is a 30-year marketing veteran and is the Corporate Engagement Specialist for The JOY FM. You can reach him via email at

Can You Rule By Consensus? I’ve seen businesses operate by consensus. Managers don’t step up to train staff to work within a prescribed system. Rather, the manager’s mode of operation allows all staff to have a say, to provide input, to experiment and test ideas, systems, and tactics. The sales structure becomes a mesh of roque representatives doing things “their way.” There are several devastating issues with consensus management: 1. The manager never captures or earns the respect from those under his/her responsibility. A title will not garner or require respect if the manager never demonstrates decisive knowledge or leadership. Who can follow someone who doesn’t lead? 2. When decisions are made, many of the representatives it affects will merely buck the system or ignore the implementation of the results. If open ideas and open discussions are so fluid, what makes anyone think the results and decisions aren’t the same. What cements compliance? What keeps rogue reps or an indecisive manger from forcing an indefinite discussion about procedures and systems? 3. Dysfunction becomes the norm. No standard or system is ever accepted, fully. Some comply, some do not. Discussions continue and manager concerns are unheeded. Now, I believe a healthy work environment thrives on input from all employees. Everyone should see the value of his/her input. Each person should have the confidence to suggest and discuss change. In the end, though, the manager must be very decisive and have the ability, knowledge, and fortitude to defend his or her decision. Then, all employees affected by the change must adhere to that system or seek other opportunities. Training employees to work a prescribed and accepted system is more geared for success. Periodic system reviews allow changes, discussion and input. But, without an established and standardized system protected by decisive, knowledgeable managers, anarchy and chaos will rule. Let me know how I can help.

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Nissan of Newnan contributes to Newnan-Coweta Humane Society

A few shots from Newnan’s annual Oscar Night fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta/Coweta County. Great event, great cause.

(Pictured above, Linda Earhart, president of the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, Angie Whitlock, NCHS cat director, and Kim McCurry, dog foster coordinator, accept a check from Lane Crider, general manager of Nissan of Newnan, and Taylor Fisher, Major Metro Dealer Operations Manager for Nissan North America.) Lane Crider, general manager of Nissan of Newnan, talks about the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society and all the work the organization does in helping animals in the video below. The dealership recently donated $1,150 to NCHS, which was equal to $50 for every Nissan Titan sold during a fundraising campaign over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. “Nissan of Newnan is committed to continuing our support for the NCHS in the future,” Crider said. “The acts of compassion and devotion that these women and men perform daily to help those without a voice is awe-inspiring and deserves applause and support from our community. “Nissan of Newnan will always be a donation point for animal shelter supplies as well,” he added. “It may not be common knowledge that not only pet food and toys, but everything from cleaning supplies to old clean towels to office supplies are needed to operate an effective shelter.

Look for more photos in the March / April issue of The PAPER later this week!

Crider said individuals can drop off donations any time at the dealership.

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