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Vol. 2, No. 1 H May / June 2018

INSIDE: How about some Jamaican Curry Shrimp for dinner? We’ve got the recipe. Photos, photos and more photos. We’ve got plenty from the Abby’s Angel’s Foundation Fun Run, as well as the #newnanstrong community rally and the annual Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon. Pilot, serial entrepreneur and co-owner of 15 Perry Street, come meet John Shaak, who’s leading the charge in coworking space. Check out our new Teen Page that’s focusing on social media this month.

in Newnan

WHAT’S HOT Noises Off May 10-13, 17-20 Called the funniest farce ever written. Newnan Theater Company 24 First Avenue Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo May 18-19, 8-11 p.m. Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road Memorial Day Duckie Race Saturday, May 26, 2-3 p.m. Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Jess Barron

Associate Broker Million Dollar Club - Life member

678-857-9350 “Serving All of Newnan and Coweta County Since 1948”

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The View

from the Loft

that is free. Think about that. Did you ever wonder where all that money came from? ADVERTISING! If you do an internet search for “sofas,” have you ever wondered why your FACEBOOK feed suddenly has WAYFAIR links on it? Algorithms! And that’s all I know about that except that I know somebody is paying a bunch of money for that.

Are you hacked? Remember there are two kinds of “hacked.” One has to do with your technological life, the other has to do with your general attitude. I’m both!

I don’t have any solutions to these issues but here is a list of things I think might help.

It seems like every day we hear about yet another information “breach.” It’s not a breach, it’s irresponsibility. I gave you something and you lost it. It has been going on for years but for me the wakeup call was the Equifax incident. Equifax has everything in the world about us. If you are buying a house you will have to write a letter explaining why your VISA payment was 4 days late in 2013 because of the information Equifax has on you. It affects your acceptance, your interest rate and all the terms of your loan, yet when they allow somebody to steal it, it’s just a big old OOPS, we’re sorry, and everybody moves on. By the way, if your dog died, your kid got married or you were on a two week safari to Kenya, that’s not an excuse for your payment being late.

It’s presumptuous to think that anybody really cares what you are doing. Nobody’s opinion has ever been changed by a social media post. When you are flying, there is no need to text your love ones saying “we’ve landed.” If you don’t land, that information will be on CNN. Meals are much more interesting and important when phones are absent. Make an effort to speak to people in the grocery store, restaurant, plane or sidewalk. Now I have to Google the best chicken and waffles in Atlanta, navigate there and check in on social media to let you all know what I really think about it!

Now it’s FACEBOOK. Who is surprised about that? I guess Mark Zuckerberg got a surprise when he was summoned to Parliament and Congress in the same month that his net worth plummeted down to $62 billion.

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

Don’t get me wrong, I love technology. But let’s think through this. We have all told FACEBOOK everything about ourselves. We chat, post pictures, pontificate about politics and admire each other’s children all on a medium

FRANK BARRON Broker 770-231-9535 “Serving All of Newnan and Coweta County Since 1948”

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Thanks for 70 great years!

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MLS #8170512 WEST POINT LAKE – DEEP WATER 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with CT and NTtoRA panoramic access LaGrange CO DEREasy UNviews. I-85. Fish, boat or ski in your backyard! Just 89,900. (Frank)

MLS #8166021 RUSTIC 4BR/3BA on 35.6+/- open & wded acs w/1.5 ac pond on Smokey Rd. Totally renovated 1BR/1BA guest house w/sep kit & BA, new roof, new garage drs & flring. Lots of timber & wildlife. Good neighbors. Easy access to Newnan & LaGrange. $495,000. (Frank)

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

MLS #8327961 SENOIA AREA! COUNTRY 5BR/3BA ON 7+/- ACS W/PVT STOCKED POND. Updated Kit w/double oven &RA granite CTctops. NT R CO UN&DE Downstairs upstairs Master Suites! LR w/masonry f/p. Formal DR. Hardwd flrs. Reduced to $379,900. Sold ‘as is’. (Frank)

MLS #8355792 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA w/FENCED BACKYD in choice Northgate location. Fresh paint. Spacious LR w/high ceilings & fplc. Tiled kit w/deep cabinets & granite counters. MBA w/garden tub, sep shower & tiled flr. 2 BR’s u/s w/shared BA. Screen breezeway w/Bose sound system. Reduced to $209,900 (Jess)

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

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509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville in Bohannon Woods. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________


2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________

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

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

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

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

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

MLS #8357861 87 ACRES ON TERRELL RD & PERDUE RD IN MERIWETHER! Timber cut in 2016. Some hardwd remain. Stream & possible lakesite. 823’+/- frontage on Terrell Rd & 1214’+/- frontage on Perdue Rd. Currently under CUVA for tax purposes. $1950/per acre. (Frank) +/-

28 BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per Lot. (FRANK) _________________________________________________________

2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm St. school & downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________

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RARE OPPORTUNITY IN DOWNTOWN SENOIA! Excellent location next to Synovus Bank on Hwy 16E with very high traffic count. Close proximity to booming downtown Senoia & Hwy 16/ Hwy 85 intersection. Easy access to Peachtree City & Sharpsburg! $499,900 (Jess/Frank) _________________________________________________________ 6.564+/- ACRES ZONED GENERAL COMMERCIAL. Frontage on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain link fenced. $1,250,000. Frank (Owner-Agent) _________________________________________________________

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)

MLS #8371569 WELL BUILT 1960 ERA BRICK RANCH on 21+/- open & wooded acs w/stream. Formal DR. Spacious den. 3 BR/2 BA. 2 year old central heat & a/c. Carport w/utility rm. Partial bsmt. 3 roomy storage bldgs. Great northwest Coweta location. Lots of wildlife. $219,900. (Frank)

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MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. Price Reduced to $429,900. (Frank/Jess)

BRICK RANCH W/CIRCLE DR IN LAKE REDWINE! 3 BR/3 BA. Foyer w/transoms/ chandelier. High ceilings. Lg LR w/wood burning f/p. Kit w/lg Corian island. Bkfst area. Master BR w/custom ceilings & lg walk-in closet. MBA w/dbl vanity, jacuzzi tub & sep shower. 3 car garage $419,900 (Jess)

MLS #8349485 RARE FIND & OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH NEWNAN! Ideal for residential development. 32+/- Acs w/2 ponds . Extensive rd frontage on Hwy 29N & Old Atlanta Hwy. Potential Commercial Development. Near Newnan Country Club & easy I-85 access. $899,900. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8371013 MODERN OPEN FLOOR PLAN in North Newnan. Large open greatrm w/stone f/p, new hardwd flrs & dining area. Kit w/lrg granite island, bfast area, stainless appliances. Lrg secondary BRs. Bonus rm could be 5th BR. Big loft area upstairs. $359,900. (Jess)

6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair & Haynie St. Lays well. Composed of 4 original lots/may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ FOR LEASE – White Oak Professional Center. 1100 sq.ft. to 8100 sq.ft. professional space near White Oak Entrance. $14.50/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

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So I asked the Youngest SON of Thunder if he wanted to go downtown and help me photograph the demonstration. “You think it will be safe,” he asked. I paused, thought about it, and then said, “It’s probably the safest place in America right now.” “Yeah, but aren’t they like Nazis or something,” he said, adding, “aren’t you worried about them starting a riot?” I told him it wasn’t the neo-Nazi group I was worried about, but rather the so-called “counterprotestors.” I’ve covered my share of protests, KKK marches, white power, black power, fill in the blank protests/rallies over the years. The results have always been the same. It is not the group holding the protest that starts the trouble, it’s those holding the “peaceful” counter-protest where problems begin.

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A few observations from the April 21 National Socialist Movement rally at Greenville St. Park and the counterprotest. And a comment or two.

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Who’s the problem?: Of the 10 or so arrests, all were counter demonstrators. Only a couple of those gave their hometown as Newnan. News reports said they were found with fireworks, wasp sprayers with a 25-foot range and smoke bombs. Typical picnic supplies.

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How many? Not a single neo-Nazi protester was arrested. How many II? If there are more media present than neo-Nazis at a neo-Nazi rally, you’re doing it wrong. Don’t be rude: If you are going to hold a rally for the sole purpose of spewing your propaganda, at least have the courtesy to show up on time. The neo-Nazis reserved the park for two hours. They were 45 minutes late. There were about 700 public safety employees and hundreds of counterprotesters and the curious waiting on you. You lose a lot of credibility in your message if you can’t just be on time. Plus it’s rude. Don’t need you: I got really tired hearing over and over, “Power to the people. Newnan strong.” The leaders obviously weren’t from Newnan, many said so to the television news cameras. Plus you could tell by their accent. Stay home.

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Get your own: Notice how evil always tries to confiscate something good? Those counter-protesters were all over #newnanstrong. Some community leaders in Newnan came up with that slogan, heck they even sold t-shirts. More importantly, that was the theme of an incredible community rally the night before. #newnanstrong is for us, get your own term. The definition of irony: Dozens of public safety personnel watched as counter-demonstrators marched through downtown chanting, “Cops and the Klan go hand in hand.” Basically, protesters protected by the very ones they are protesting against. Bless their little hearts. Wait, what:? Going through a security checkpoint? 9mm strapped to your side? No problem. But no knives of any kind, no bottled water, no pens, no pencils. #newnanstrong: We are an awesome community. The way people from all walks of life, religious or atheist, liberal or conservative, came together united against hate was a sight to behold. Thank you: To the hundreds of public safety personnel who came down with the sole purpose of protecting life and property, thank you. Professional, polite, courteous, firm, with a “don’t test me” air tied to a “you get one shot” theme. Youngest SON summed it up best: “I can’t believe how polite the cops are … but there’s no way I would ever want to mess with those guys.” Until next time …

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John Shaak

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. I’m a husband married to Lisa for 31 years, father to Audrey 28, Allie 24, and Andrew 19, Commercial airline pilot and serial entrepreneur having started and operated many businesses over the years. Lisa and I own 15 Perry Street, a coworking complex offering virtual offices, meeting rooms, private offices and workspaces in downtown Newnan. Best piece of business advice you’ve received.

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know

Your go-to food.

I’m a native of the Jersey Shore.

Greek Gyro Favorite movies(s)

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why

Just Friends, Top Gun, Airplane, Joe Dirt

My spouse, Lisa Shaak (living, and best when she is with me). My dad, Dr. Phil Shaak (no longer alive, because he was a very wise man and I miss him).

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Nikola Tesla (deceased, because he invented darn near everything. Amazing mind). Richard Branson (very alive, great energy and what an inspiring entrepreneur).

Do your best.

Steve Jobs (deceased, invented technology that has changed our lives. Love to hear his story)

If I had it to do over …

Elvis Presley (deceased, because he’s the king of Rock ’n’ Roll!)

Your favorite quote and why Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale because it’s the truth!

I would have applied to Delta earlier. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? Music is hard to narrow down. Playlists or automated “stations’ are how I listen now and as for books, 1) the NIV Bible, any John D MacDonald, Travis McGee novel and Lee Child, Jack Reacher novel. Preferably, an iPad with all of my books and music, ha.

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished

Retire to a big catamaran in the BVI

Became a pilot

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

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own

A physician. I was a paramedic and loved it. Medicine just made sense to me.

Hang in there. No one said this would be easy.

We Believe… That a little retail therapy can be beneficial, both mentally and physically. Surprisingly, shopping can actually be good for you! And you don’t necessarily have to spend a penny to reap some positive effects, like: 1. Social connections. Shopping with family or friends, even interacting with other shoppers and sales associates, offers an opportunity to get out and connect with other people. 2. Exercise. Believe it or not, you can put in a lot of steps on a shopping excursion. Try mall walking, browsing from shop to shop on your local streets or even making a few extra laps around your favorite grocery or big box store. 3. Increased creativity. Sometimes, shopping can an effective means of getting your creative juices flowing. Try “window shopping” to formulate a plan for putting together the perfect outfit or furnishing your dream bedroom. And if you decide to spend some of your hard-earned pennies? Researchers at the University of Michigan recently confirmed that retail therapy has some emotional benefits: “…making shopping choices helps to restore a sense of personal control over one’s environment and thus helps alleviate sadness.” One of the best-kept shopping secrets on the south side of Atlanta is the Wedgewood Boutique at Wesley Woods of Newnan. Located just off the main lobby, this unique shop stocks a wide selection of reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages and occasions, chic ladies’ apparel and accessories, baby gifts, home décor, handbags, jewelry and more. Special events like the Holiday Sale, Bunny Bash and End of Summer Clearance feature seasonal items at bargain prices. Ready to indulge in a little retail therapy of your own? Come shop the Wedgewood Boutique! Hours are Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and closed on Saturday. Follow Wesley Woods of Newnan on Facebook and be the first to know about special promotions at the Boutique. Wesley Woods of Newnan offers an energetic lifestyle in an elegant Southern setting. Call 770-683-6833, visit to learn more.

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We are more careful with money in video games than with money in real life.


Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity recently recognized 10 individuals and one group. Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Larry & Rita Wilson, who have volunteered 5,995 and 4,811 hours respectively. Silver award winners include a men’s group from the Rutledge Center who have volunteered over 500 hours and Mary Van Geuder, a Newnan resident who has volunteered over 300 hours. Bronze awards were given to Newnan residents: Patti Grant (148 hours), Butch Jones (117 hours), David Mitchell (155 hours), Leon Roberts (190 hours), Dennis Yokers (170 hours) and Senoia residents John Anderson (176 hours) and Kirby Belwood (123 hours).


If you spill paint on your lawn, you can watch paint dry and grass grow at the same time.


The United States Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the Newnan-Coweta Chamber with a 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “We are thrilled to once again be honored with 5-Star Accreditation,” said Newnan-Coweta Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby. “Our chamber has been able to excel under the strong leadership of Immediate Past Board Chair John Hall and 2018 Board Chair Andy Miller.”


Volleyball is just an intense version of “don’t let the balloon touch the floor.”


Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new president at West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Scott Rule, TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning, and Research has been named President of West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Rule brings more than 28 years of experience in technical education to West Georgia Technical College.


Tired of boiling water every time you make pasta? Boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and freeze it for later.


A new assisted living and memory care facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. The project is undertaken by the Watercrest Senior Living Group and will be located at Lower Fayetteville Road and Summerlin Blvd. The 107-unit complex includes 75 assisted living and 32 memory care units.


Zen Monkey’s News and Musings …

The Coweta Community Foundation is accepting applications for new board members. The Foundation board is an all-volunteer board and likes to emphasize that it is a “working board” whose members will be asked to make a significant investment of time and energy. Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Questions may be directed to Nominating Committee Chair LaVann Landrum at The Coweta Community Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)3 organization that helps focus local philanthropy on the community’s changing needs.


Noses run but feet smell


Lot of musical chairs happening downtown. Southern Charm has moved into the old Mimi and Me location on Jackson Street. Ellie Mack and Newnan Mercantile are moving into the spot that Morgan Trophy was in on North Court Square. And Morgan’s is moving to Thomas Crossroads.


Dr. LaToya Stephens, an OBGYN who delivers at Piedmont Newnan, completed her first Boston Marathon. “Running the Boston Marathon is like the Super Bowl of running for me. It’s the culmination of countless days of early morning trainings that was put in when no one was there watching in the cold, heat, rain, before and after long days of call, simply because that was what was on the training plan. The physical training is only half of the process. The ultimate test is surviving the mental battle during the race,” she said.

art and community.”


Arnall Middle School seventh grader Jessica Yang recently won second place in the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s statewide essay contest. Yang’s placement in the GSNA’s “Let’s Move!’ contest allowed 30 Arnall students to attend the association’s Literary Consortium dinner at the University of Georgia and interact with UGA athletes. The annual essay contest is part of GSNA’s commitment to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles.


Meghan Proctor of Hubbell Jewelry Design in Newnan picked up a pair of first place awards at the recent Alabama & Georgia Jewelers Convention. Proctor earned top honors from the Georgia Jewelers Association in the Jewelry Design Contest – Category 3 and also brought home the Jeweler’s Choice Overall Award. The award-winning pendant is made of 14K white gold, with diamonds and a 27-carat aquamarine. It’s on display at Hubbell Jewelry Design, located at 772 Greisen Trail.


The people who invented the internet, video games and smartphones all played outside as children.



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


Piedmont Newnan Hospital was one of 750 hospitals nationwide, and one of only 15 of the 74 graded hospitals in Georgia, to receive an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. That’s according to The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers.

From the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Facebook page: “Many thanks to all of you in the community for supporting the Master Gardeners annual Spring Plant Sale! Because of your support we were able to completely sell out over 5,000 Plants. The proceeds of this sale are used to fund many local projects including 4-H and the Boys and Girls Club. Thank you!”

Beginning May 1, Newnan Music Center will make a couple of changes to its daily operations. First, business hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Second, Larry Mills will take over as store manager. Newnan Music Center is located at 282 Bullsboro Drive.


Backstreet Arts was the recipient of a $500 grant from the Community Service Team, which is the youth arm of the Coweta Community Foundation. Executive Director Kim Ramey accepted the award on behalf of Backstreet Arts. The mission of Backstreet Arts is “to provide a safe, welcoming, creative environment to anyone who may benefit from the healing powers of



Your first birthday is really your second.


Northgate High School senior Ashley Stephens was named the recipient of the third annual Community Service Team scholarship from the Coweta Community Foundation. Members of the Community Service Team operate as a board and form relationships with local nonprofits. The goal is for these young leaders to have the opportunity to sit on a local nonprofit board by the time they are juniors or seniors in high school.


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MUSIC … Local & Live

Go ahead and jump for joy because lovely weather, beautiful blooms, cool events and hot music all go hand in hand and lead to quality time with friends & family here in Coweta County! From Main Street Newnan events to the Sounds of Summer at Ashley Park, you can hear live music at its best from your favorite songwriters, acoustic groups and cover bands in the pubs and clubs of downtown Newnan and in nearby venues. Supporting your local music scene will be easy in the upcoming months with so much talent featured at shows near you.

THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 H May 11, 9 p.m. … Caleb Atwood solo acoustic / no cover May 12, 9 p.m. … Parker Crutchfield & Friends One of our very favorite singer/ songwriters -Parker will be joined by some talented folks on stage presenting nothing but great music!

THE CELLAR / The Bays at The Firestone 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6328 H May 5th … Cinco De Mayo Party Matt Lyons 1-4 p.m. Sweet Grass Sally 9-12 p.m.

VINYLYTE RECORDS/ BROWN’S GUITAR MILL 28 S. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.282.0237 MAY 26, 7-9 p.m. … NEWNAN UNPLUGGED Featuring Sober Up PussyCat, Mia Whiting Tallant, Robert Furhman & more. A singer/songwriter show where the focus is on original music in a listening room environment, stroll in, BYOC & enjoy some of the best local & regional performers while browsing the great selection of vinyl.

TUCKED AWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL Main Street Newnan Presents… May 12, 2-6 p.m. Event attendees will visit stages placed in public parking lots & alleyways. There will be diverse musical talent on every stage representing different genres.

May 18. 9 p.m. … Michael Zaib Louisiana-born and Georgia raised, American singer/songwriter Zaib brings soul, country, folk & rhythm & blues to his originals.

May 10 … Caleb Atwood 6-9 p.m. country & classic rock May 11 … Four Ts 9-12 p.m. eclectic mix of covers & originalsrock, blues & americana

May 12 … Joe Jack May 17 … James Arthur 6-9 p.m. May 18 … 2 Broke Kings 9-12 p.m. ... the adventures of Steven Wines & Ross Childress May 19 … Wild Eyed Dream 9-12 p.m. ...classic rock, pop, & country May 24 … Jeanine 7-10 p.m. May 25 … Matt Lyons Project 9-12 p.m…. Soulful southern rock and blues

May 19, 9:30 p.m. … Good Time Charlie Specializes in multiple genre covers, audience requests, the band has been friends and has performed together for years, always a good time! May 25, 9 p.m. … Rock Band Karaoke June 16, 9 p.m. … Clover’s Revenge & The Muckers FAT BOYS 485 Highway 16 W., Newnan, GA 30263 770.755.6909

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Local students at the Fayette based music studio, The Ugarte Studio, will be presenting A Spring Concert: Our Greatest Show! on Saturday, May 19 at The First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City in Smith Hall. The concert starts at 7:00 pm with a Meet & Greet right after the performance. Doors open at 6:45. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under at the door; and $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under with advanced. To purchase tickets a, please visit “The concert will focus around the music of The Greatest Showman” said Pia

Ugarte Elliott, Founder and Director. “It’s amazing how this movie musical has been received by audiences” she explained. “And it deserves it. All the music is really good. You can’t help wanting to dance. Everybody is very excited!” Members of the studio represent many different cities of Atlanta: Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan, Sharpsburg, Tyrone, Fairburn, McDonough, Atlanta Metro, Stone Mountain and Thomasville; as well as other states like Tennessee (Chattanooga) and other countries (Peru.) For more information, please visit

1st Saturday of every month 10 a.m. Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather ‘round, you can join in an almost 10-year tradition of making music on the square. Everyone welcome.

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

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

Outdoor parties are upon us Warmer weather means more lawn parties, pool parties and barbeques. Among the tips I want to share are taking a shawl since weather in the South can be unpredictable. A great pair of sunglasses are always a hit too. I also seriously recommend wearing wedges and not high heels to outdoor lawn parties. That is unless you want to walk around on your tiptoes the entire time. Trust me, that is exhausting. “Rules” can be broken. You can wear white before Memorial Day, I just suggest holding off on the white shoes and white linen. And yes, you can wear suede in the summer. I know that makes some squeamish, but I have the most beautiful summer suede sandals and can’t wait to wear them.

Maxie is a fancy name for long dresses In the Sixties, long fun flowing dresses were so popular. They seem to come and go but they are popular again this season. Maxi Dresses can actually be cool to wear to those summer lawn parties. Dressy shorts for fancy occasions or special events are popular and it takes women of confidence to wear them. You can find some at Second Glance Consignments. They are snappy, fun and sexy.

Full flowing tops are still popular as ever and are very forgiving if you have not shed those few extra Winter pounds. Loose and effortless tops paired with slender pants and heels can make woman feel and look fantastic. Hats are a perfect accessory for women and gentlemen alike whether you are at the pool or at a party. Hats are perfect protect for your face from the sun and good for you gentlemen with a little less hair on top (sorry). Some of the greatest hats were on display on May 5 at the Hats and Hooves party, benefitting Community in Schools.

More fashion scoops Whether you call it teal, turquoise or peacock, this color is all the rage in clothing and home decor. I have always loved these colors.

And they are popping up everywhere from chairs, sofas, pillows to clothing to purses. The actual peacock prints, and the peacock feather designs on clothing are fabulous right now. So if you are looking to add a pop of color to your home or your wardrobe you can certainly find it right now.

Scarves are a timeless trend and if anyone tries to tell you they are out well they are simply out of the loop. Scarves can be tied to your purse, draped around your neck or wrapped over your hair like Jackie O. This is an elegant look but around this side of the perimeter it may require some moxie to pull it off. Scarves can change up an outfit in seconds. (If you can handle all the drama which goes on Bravo's Southern Charm you can see Kathryn Calhoun Dennis wearing scarves.) More summer must haves are an awesome pair of sunglasses that you love. I love Big Bold Sunglasses and it has made some of my friends crazy. “Corby, those are too big for your face,” they say. But I say, if you love them then that is all that matters. Remember, It is about your fashion passion. Best news yet, even if your weight fluctuates, sunglasses are like shoes and will always fit. If you are feeling down in the dumps, sunglasses can literally brighten your day.

I met a beautiful women the other day and we discussed our love for sunglasses. She said how she loved to collect them and I had to confess that I do the same. So this summer remember it’s all about hats, sunglass and yes, sunscreen.

A little vitamin D is great for us and is a little sunshine. But a sunburn can cause long term damage. So sunscreen is a must for all ages. Caring for your skin today has long term benefits down the road.

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Coweta County launches an Opioid Coalition When I finished my Masters Degree in Counseling back in 1994, I began working in Washington, D.C. The drugs people most struggled with were crack and marijuana., as well as alcohol. There was no mention of meth and other popular drugs of today. Back then we certainly were not discussing prescription drug abuse. But now, tragically, all over the country opioid addiction is on the rise. Coweta County is taking this issue very seriously and is facing it head on. An opioid coalition was created to make a positive impact on Coweta County, The Coweta Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, or (C- SAP), is a grassroots and community-driven group with a broad spectrum of community leaders to address prescription substance abuse, prevention and protection in our community.

The opioid coalition is using data-based strategies to work together to reduce access and the misuse of opioids to protect individuals. The coalition and many in the community know we need intervention and prevention strategies in place. So the various subcommittees are focused to help bring about the best level of communication to our community, addressing the dangers associated with opioids and provide educational awareness.

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By Larisa Mitchell

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso

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It’s May and summer is fast approaching. This signals the annual wrap-up of many arts-related events that were planned for the year at least until the fall months arrive. Yes, surely there will be arts-related activities and events during the summer months, but they may be fewer and further between during the lazy, hot days of summer when most folks are trying to “get away.” At certain times of the year we may have to “dig a little deeper” to find engaging arts events in the community, but art is here and you can always create engaging arts moments for yourself as well! This summer make a goal to take in a play, a concert, a book talk or poetry reading, an art exhibit, a dance performance, a lecture, perhaps a fashion show. And why be just an observer or consumer of art? Pick up your paint brushes, choose a well reviewed novel, take a dance class. You’ll come away richer for it and perhaps with a little less dust on your soul. Newnan is poised as a city known for hosting quality arts to enrich the lives of those who live and visit here. Think Savannah, Decatur, Athens . . . Okay, so Newnan is not quite there yet, but we are building it. When art is well supported, more art tends to come. So please get out and enjoy the arts events made available in Newnan. The best is yet to come! Below is a list of places you can take in the arts in our community. Go to the websites, become a patron, follow on Facebook and Instagram, visit the physical location, volunteer, buy tickets, make a donation, take a friend. With your help Newnan can become the next Georgia town well-known for the quality art it supports!

The cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, Newnan Theatre Company Newnan Theatre Company Our little theatre company is an awesome one. It’s like the little theatre that could. It just keeps pumping out quality show after quality show. Become a patron! Attend a few shows. It’s a fun date night and a great way to engage in theatre without driving to the big city. Located at 24 1st Ave, NTC seeks to make their location their permanent home and is taking donations to make it happen. Help out these fine folks by making a contribution today!

••••• Other places to engage with Newnan’s Art Scene include …

A dance performance at the Nixon Center The Nixon Center for Performing Arts This venue has a surprising number of unique and dynamic performances each year. Located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan, office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon - Fri. Become a patron and get special invitations to events with others who support performing arts. Office 770-254-2787.


Storytellers at NCHS’ Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

Scottish painter Peter Tudhope at Gray Cottage ArtRez The Newnan Art Rez program offers emerging and mid career artists a retreat where they can pursue visual, literary, and musical projects. Artists are hosted in the historic Gray Cottage located on Clark St near downtown Newnan. This is the location of many art exhibits and demonstrations as is the Carnegie Library, which hosts several Art Rez lectures annually. The Gray Cottage allows artist to get away from everyday pressures to create unencumbered while at the same time offering our community an opportunity to engage with the artists in the program.

••••• Backstreet Arts where you can participate or volunteer with the weekly art classes and activities that go on there weekly. Located at 19-B First Avenue, Newnan. Pay them a visit. You’ll be glad you did. 770-940-ARTS (2787) or Corner Arts, Gallery & Studio is a place where amatuer artists display, sell and create art. Take a class from one of their many weekly offerings. Shop in the storefront. Located at 30 S. Court Sq, Newnan. 678-633-5705 Also, The Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan Coweta Public Libraries, Newnan Coweta Art Association, The Boyd Gallery, Three Hearts Farm, and more!

••••• Newnan-Coweta Historical Society NCHS, under the leadership of Executive Director Jeff Bishop, has grown exponentially with its annual offerings. It has become a leader for arts based programming that supports and educates with a focus on local history. Annual membership and volunteer opportunities are available. Located at 74 Jackson, St. NCHS’ McRitchieHollis Museum and the Historic Train Depot located at 60 W. Broad, have both become locations for quality arts related programs. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues - Sat. Office 770-251-0207.


Jazz in the park, Newnan’s Greenville St. Park A world renowned fiddler performs Wadsworth Newnan Cultural Art Commission The Newnan Cultural Art Commission (NCAC), is the city of Newnan arm that supports the arts in Newnan. Most scheduled performances take place in The Wadsworth Auditorium located at 25 Jefferson St. and additionally at Newnan’s beautiful Greenville St. Park located downtown. Enjoy the annual Wadsworth concert, a country

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

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Newnan Theatre Company’s Noises Off May 10 - 20

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce the opening of the raucous comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn on Thursday, May 10th. The show will run through May 20th. It will be presented in the NTC Mainstage arena.

Mowbray (Ralpn Myers) from turning his hearing aids off and keeping him sober. Lloyd’s stage crew, Tim Algood (Luke Bennett) and Poppy Norton-Taylor (Ann Moore) are just trying to stay above water.

Highly regarded as one of the funniest shows ever written, Noises Off tells the story of a theatre troupe trying its best to get ready to open a show called “Nothing’s On.” Lloyd Dallas (Lance Smith), the very stressed director, is down to his last three Valiums trying to deal with his cast, his stage manager, and his love life. The lead actress, Dottie Otley (Andi Laaker), was a star at one time and is valiantly trying to be one again. Actor Gary Lejeune (Chaz Ferguson) is still a good actor, but he cannot seem to manage to make a complete sentence when he is not acting. Actress Belinda Blair (Michelle Mason) is everyone’s “stage mother,” but she, too, is feeling the pressure. Brooke Ashton (Emily Kimbell), the sexy co-star, is all about looks and not much in the way of intelligence. Frederick Fellowes (Cody Baum) is a competent actor who doesn’t handle stress well and handles violence even less so. And everyone is trying to keep Selsdon

“This show is a gift for anyone who has ever done theatre or seen a show,” says director Tony Daniel. “The first act is the cast’s horrific last rehearsal before opening night. The second act is a painfully funny look at what can go on during backstage during a show. And the third act is the show itself, near the end of its run, when everyone is so tired of one another they cannot even bear looking at one another.” “The cast of the show has the very crazy job of playing both actors and the characters those actors are supposed to be playing. And it becomes very difficult for those actors to keep their backstage antics, feuds, and fights from getting on stage. But, of course, when stress kicks in, anything can happen, and usually does.” “We’ve all been in shows that come down to the wire, getting the set built, the cast ready, the cues set, so this is almost a labor of love,”

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Newnan Theatre Company presents NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn May 10-20. Pictured are (L-R seated): Michelle Mason and Cody Baum, (L-R standing in front): Lance Smith, Ann Moore and Andi Laaker, (L-R standing in back): Emily Kimbell and Charles Ferguson. Visit for more information. says Michelle Mason, the actress playing Belinda. “I’ve never been in a show where this much goes wrong, thankfully, but I have been in shows with actors who drive the others crazy, or a set with doors that keep sticking shut. It’s fun to be able to make fun of all that.” Noises Off opens May 10th at Newnan Theatre Company and runs through May 20th. Tickets are on sale now and are available by visiting the NTC website, , or by calling 770.683.6282. Showtimes are 8 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 3 PM on Sunday. If there are any questions about the show’s content, please call Newnan Theatre Company at 770.683.6282 for details.

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Mr. Personality May, the month to enjoy to the fullest before the intense heat of summer is upon us. I have a lot to talk about now that the Main Street events have started. We had our first Market Day of 2018 on April 7th, the Spring Art Walk back in March was a great success as was the Taste of Newnan on April 12.

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I loved to see all the many happy people, the largest crowds at both events having a good time all around the Courthouse Square and you can bet I was having a good time as well. So many free hugs and conversations to share wore me out, but I was still smiling when I left. Have I mentioned that I truly love this wonderful town?

It is simply worth visiting just to meet the lady that runs the shop Tuesday through Thursday. Her name is Vikki Lynn and she has a sweet sparkling personality that is bigger than she is, another must see for yourself. Next up are two amazing people I had the honor of meeting a few weeks ago that left an impression on me that this town is simply overflowing with talented people. T.M. “Mike” Brown, the author of The Shiloh Mystery series, has written two books titled “Sanctuary” and “Testament” and is working on book number three. You have seen him and his wife with their books at Corner Arts. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are an amazing couple and I enjoy conversing with them at every opportunity.

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The next amazing up and coming personality and music star will soon be Katie Mix, the 17-year-old offspring of Richard Mix, the owner of Full Circle Toy Store. They are selling Katie’s music CDs at the low price of $5. I suggest you buy one now before she becomes the next Madonna. I am in the process of having Katie Mix on my Goodwill Ambassador show on 99.1 FM on Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. at some point so Newnan can hear from her firsthand, her hopes and plans and I can not wait to buy the next CD. Katie has that girl next door appeal and I just love her blue hair and sunglasses look. She is already dressing like a star. Each day of life is a gift from the divine spirit and I pray that I am making the most of it by sharing my joy and my God-given gift with all whom I meet daily. I am truly living Heaven on Earth. Thank you Until next month, love Mr. Personality.

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FOOD ZONE Jamaican Curried Shrimp

I’ve been playing around with curry dishes lately. Summer is coming up, it’s going to get hot, so why not have something spicy? Makes sense, right? Anyway, I’m all about shrimp, and will eat it any way it’s offered. So I’ve been trying to perfect my own Jamaican Curried Shrimp after borrowing ideas from multiple websites. A thing about curry. Two primary styles are Eastern, like Indian or Thai, and Caribbean or Jamaican. I’ve been playing around with the latter. The differences between the two boil down the spices and if you want to know more, let me introduce you to Mr. Google. Anyway, on with the ingredients. And as always, feel free to add or subtract. For example, you will rarely find any recipe of mine with green peppers in them. Why? I don’t like green peppers. But you will find yellow and red peppers in my recipes. Why? I like them. And you will find them in this one as well. Shopping list: 1 large Dutch-style oven 1 to 2 pounds of shrimp, depending on your crowd. Couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil to coat the bottom of above mentioned Dutch oven. Tablespoon or so of minced garlic. Or, a couple of cloves minced up 1 or 2 Scotch bonnets, diced. See next line for word of caution. 2 tablespoons of curry powder. You might want to start with 1 if you aren’t sure. If you like spicy, keep adding. 1 small purple onion 1 small red and 1 small yellow pepper diced up. If you want green, that’s your call. 1 cup coconut milk About a cup of broth - seafood, chicken, doesn’t matter. 2 chopped up green onions 1 large diced tomato Directions: Coat the bottom of the Dutch oven with the olive oil. Turn heat up to medium and add purple onion, garlic and curry powder and scotch bonnet(s). Let it saute for a couple of minutes. Add the bell peppers and stir them around, then add coconut milk and the stock. Bring all that to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 8 minutes or so. Add the shrimp and green onions. Cook for another five minutes or so until shrimp are done. Toss in some diced tomatoes and serve it up.

NOTES: I like to butterfly shrimp. Again, Mr. Google is your friend. But basically, take a small sharp knife and cut along the back of the shrimp until you can spread it apart but still in one piece. Cut too deep and you will have two slices of one shrimp. I’ve been known to just saute the butterflied shrimp in another skillet with some creole spices and add them to the Dutch oven just before they are cooked through to give it another zest. We usually serve this with jasmine rice. Put the rice in the bottom of a bowl for each person and spoon over the curried shrimp. You can also just serve it like a curried shrimp soup without the rice.

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

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

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

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

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Abby’s Angels Foundation 5K Rainbow Run & Fun Day Saturday, April 21 ‌ the annual "awesome" day in memory of Abby Bacho The 3rd Annual

look for more photos on our website and our Facebook page

Thank you to our sponsors, participants and attendees for making the event a tremendous success. Together we raised $8,143!

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Our panel of experts …

Ask The Expert

by Sarah Paschal

Andy Page Andy Page has spent more than 14 years developing his marketing talents starting with non-profits, then a marketing agency followed by director of marketing for a major corporation to now owning his own digital agency, 5Multimedia. Andy focuses on solving problems for his clients, rather than trying to sell a service or package. His talent is in finding the best route for his customers to take to help them generate leads to increase their sales.

Seth Winters “What do you do when you fall? You pick yourself back up.”

s C B eA

What do you see as the biggest impact of social media?


Social media helps shrink the world. From when I was in college to now, social media has expanded reach. We can see news faster and keep up with people all across the world.


Are people losing the ability to “talk” to each other in real life? Yes. A lot is lost because of kids today being given devices. There’s a lot of benefits to going out and “building a fort.” Social media causes more people to feel entitled to give their opinion, and it makes talking down to someone easier because they can hide behind the keyboard, and there are less repercussions.

Sarah Paschal Christian Gay Levi Winters “We’re all stories in the “Information is like a “The world is not end, just make it a good lantern you can use to in your maps and books. one.” lead the way for others.” It’s out there.”



How does social media impact one’s social skills? A lot of people have lost the art of talking and communication because they would rather text than have a conversation. People are becoming too reliant, and they can’t have an intelligent conversation. Social also makes people quicker to respond in a negative way. What are the positives of social media? Social media helps connect backgrounds and connect businesses. People with the same goals and same “niche” can come together and share ideas. Social media also helps makes news faster which means people can respond faster. What are the negatives? People on average spend 40 minutes watching Facebook videos every day. Do we really want that? Social media has reshaped how we socialize, and it has become a kind of addiction. It is both the creation and the downfall of jobs. People can get away with almost anything, and people have lost compassion for others because people would rather video than help someone. From a marketing perspective, there’s a lot of data that can get into the wrong hands because people have everything from Facebook profiles to GPS. Social media can lead to conflict because we see everything, and it can glamorize the wrong things like drinking. Everyone’s personal brand is on display so you have to be careful because people perceive you by your image on social media.

Social Media Survey … nearly 100 surveyed! How many hours a day Unlimited … 5-8 … 2-5 … Less than 2 … None …

are you on social media? 33 21 18 18 3

What social media platform do you use? List all you use Facebook … 34 Twitter … 37 Instagram … 59 Snapchat … 66 Text/Messenger … 71

TBH … To Be Honest SMH … Shaking My Head IDK … I Don’t Know FTW … For The Win HBD … Happy BirthDay BRB … Be Right Back TTYL … Talk To You Later TLDR … Too Long Didn’t Read #MCM … Man Crush Monday #WCW … Woman Crush Wednesday #TBT … Throwback Thursday IRL … In Real Life AMA … Ask Me Anything b/c … Because FOMO … Fear Of Missing Out IDC … I Don’t Care TY … Thank You YW … You’re Welcome GM … Good Morning GN … Good Night DMs … Direct Messages ICYMI … In Case You Missed

poll …

Do your parents check your social media posts? Yes … 31 No … 57 What social media platform do you use the most? Facebook … 4 Are you on social media during meal times? Twitter … 4 Yes … 27 Instagram … 27 No … 62 Snapchat … 38 Text/Messenger … 24 Do you think your parents are on social media too much? Do your parents place limits on your time? Yes … 29 Yes … 26 No … 58 No … 65

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Oscar is what we’d call a “power user,” someone who is almost always on. Caitlyn, on the other hand, is jokingly “off the grid” in that you will rarely find her using social media.

TOP 5 …


“I like reading about what other people are doing and the events in their lives,” said Oscar about why he’s on so much. He said there are days he’s on eight hours or more.

(as of May 3rd) 1) … Nice For What (Drake)

When asked if he sees any negatives, Oscar admits that “I really become out of focus in school. It’s hard to be away from my phone.” He doesn’t think all that time he spends on social media is a problem, but added that “it depends on who you ask. I would say ‘no,’ but my family and friends would say it is.” Caitlyn, on the other hand, really uses her phone to call friends or play games.

2) … God’s Plan (Drake) 3) … No Tears Left to Cry (Ariana Grande) 4) … Meant To Be (Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line) 5) … Psycho (Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign)


She doesn’t use social media because “there’s just a lot of stupid people and a really negative environment.” To talk with friends, Caitlyn, a junior this year, said she just texts them rather than getting on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or one of the other platforms. In fact, she doesn’t even have social media accounts. And does she feel like she’s missing something? “No, no really,” she replied. “There’s just a lot of cyberbullying, negativity and a lot of trash talk.

ALBUMS … (as of May 3rd) 1) … beerbongs & bentleys (Post Malone) 2) …The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)-Various Artists

Northgate High School senior Ashley Ann Stephens is the recipient of the 2018 Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Scholarship

Calendar …

Wednesday, May 23 … Central Education Dual Enrollment Graduation 7 p.m. at Nixon Centre Thursday, May 24 … Northgate High School graduation, 7:30 p.m. at Henry Seldom Field Friday, May 25 … Newnan High School graduation, 7:30 p.m. at Drake Stadium Friday, May 25 … Last day of school Saturday, May 26 … East Coweta High School graduation, 9 a.m. at Shoemaker Stadium

For 2018 NCHS 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 application was open to all local students, not just those in public schools. It 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. Stephens plans to attend Mercer University with a major in History on the Pre-Law track and a minor in Music.

4) … KOD (J. Cole) 5) … When Legends Rise (Godsmack)


May 1 - May 11 … EOCT testing Friday, May 28 … Trinity graduation at Crossroads Church (Hwy 16)

The presentation was made by Gary Welden of the NCHS Scholarship Committee during Northgate’s Honors Night held Tuesday, May 1 at the Donald Nixon Centre.

3) … Graffiti U (Keith Urban)

Saturday, June 2 … Heritage graduation, 6 p.m. at Nixon Centre


MOVIES … (as of May 3rd)

1) … Deadpool 2 (May 18th) 2) … Overboard (May 4th) 3) … Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25th) 4) … Life of the Party(May 11th) 5) … Breaking In (May 11th)

••••• Upcoming

GAMES … (as of May 3rd)

Saturday, June 2 … SAT and SAT Subject Tests Saturday, June 9 … ACT test



1) … Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Switch 2) … Detroit: Become Human 3) … State of Decay 4) … H1Z1 5) … Agony


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Real Estate

Industrial Real Estate Update … Orchard Hills and More





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The local real estate market as a whole is booming. Industrial real estate development in Coweta County is especially strong. One of the largest projects is the development where Orchard Hills is on Hwy 16, near Gordon Rd. This property was once Orchard Hills Golf Course. I learned to play golf at Orchard Hills and have many fond memories out there. That being said, this development is great for jobs and will have a huge economic impact on Coweta. The Orchard Hills Business Park project is being managed by the Meadows Development Corporation. According to the Orchard Hills Business Park website, they have developed over 2,000 acres of major office, industrial and business park properties. The Orchard Hills development will take place on 281 acres. The site plan can be accessed on their website ( The plan includes a one million square square foot building, 478,000 sq. ft. building, a 425,000 sq. ft. and several other buildings including medical and office buildings, retail, ponds and a “neighborhood” grocery store. Andre Howard and John T Bourbonnais are partners of the Meadows Development corporation and Jason Morganroth is listed as an investor on the Orchard Hill Business Park Website. Andre and John both reside in Atlanta. Occupying that largest building will be APL Logistics. Both the Orchard Hills Business Park and APL Logistics plans were submitted to Coweta County Planning and Zoning Department for review on 5/10/2017. APL Logistics identifies itself as an “end-to-end Worldwide Supply Chain Management Company. There are several other large industrial and commercial plans under review right now. In fact, Kawasaki has already started construction on their expansions, buildings 100, 200 and 300 at 60 N. Amlajack Blvd, in Newnan. Covered RV Storage of Georgia, LLC submitted a plan on last fall to Coweta County for a 154,925 sq. ft. building near the business park at Orchard Hills on Hwy 16. Danko Concrete Construction submitted a plan for review on 1/16/2018, for an 11,000 sq. ft. building, on Coweta Industrial Parkway, which is part of the area that the organization Pattillo developed, by the Sharpsburg-McCollum exit off I-85. Not far away, there is a project titled “Northpointe Business Center” submitted on 8/24/17 on Raymond Hill Rd that would occupy 7,200 sq. ft. of building. With much of the real estate focus on housing, it is important we do not forget the tremendous impact that industrial real estate has on the county tax base and job opportunities. Newnan and Coweta County is a growing area for industrial occupants. The Coweta County Planning and Zoning Department is an excellent resource for more information on these projects. (Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)

Jess Barron

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NEEDED 2018 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations Needed … The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is looking for nominations for the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards. All nominations are due by May 12, 2018. Award winners will be announced May 26. Historic structures, facades, landscapes, etc. that have been rehabilitated must have been completed sometime during the last three calendar years. "At NCHS we are working to preserve the past, and to recognize those local partners, both private and public, who have invested time and money into helping preservethe community's unique historic character," said NCHS Executive Director Jeff Bishop. Nominations and completed forms should be mailed to Jeff Bishop, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Historic Preservation Awards, P. O. Box 1001, Newnan GA 30264.

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Local Theatre

Around Downtown Main Street Newnan

6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 Tucked Away Music Day Saturday, May 12, 2-6 p.m. Event attendees will have the unique opportunity to visit stages placed in public parking lots and alleyways throughout the district. We encourage everyone to shop and dine local during the event! There will be a small artisan area, and many of our downtown retailers and restaurants will offer specials and promotions during the event. Musical talent will be very diverse, where each stage will represent a different genre. Market Day Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and oneof-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more! Summer Wined Up Friday, Saturday, June 8 Individual tastings occur at a different downtown business, where guests should expect to perform a “wine walk” that moves through over 25 host locations. The merchants who host this event will feature different hor d’oeuvres and a variety of whites, reds, and specialty blend wines for guests to sample. _______________________________

University of West Georgia, Newnan campus Click on the link to see the university’s continuing education opportunities: _______________________________

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo May 18-19, 8-11 p.m. Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road _______________________________

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 _______________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 _______________________________

Homes of Distinction Newnan’s Annual Spring Home Tour June 9, 2018 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour starts at the Newnan Historic Courthouse Visitor’s Center and features homes in the Historic Cole Town District

470.414.2455 The Carnegie Library

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


Noises Off • May 10-13, 17-20 Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and Murphy’s Law gets tested to its maximum in this hysterical show. _______________________________

All ticket sales benefit the ChildrenConnect Newnan Children’s’ Museum _______________________________ Check Out Senoia Downtown Development Authority _______________________________

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

Southside Theatre Company

20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • First Things First May 10-13 and 17-20 _______________________________

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 Godspell Book by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz An inventive and joyful musical of the Gospels. April 20 - May 13, 2018 _______________________________

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Live Music Atlanta


Professional Sports

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

Chattahoochee Bend State Park


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

Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. chastainpark amphitheatre/ Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly with Anthony Hamilton Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. John Fogerty/Z.Z. Top: Blue and Bayous Tour Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.


Archery at the Park Saturday, May 19, 1-3 p.m. Come out and learn a new skill or practice an old one. We provide the equipment and a safety course before the program. Ages 8 and up. Call the office to register. $8 plus $5 parking. 770254-7271.

Philips Arena

Glow In The Dark Bowling Friday, May 25, 8-10 p.m. Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking.

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

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 Anita Baker May 10-13 Mike Epps., DeRay Davis and Tony Rock May 12

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

Volunteer Work Day Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will join Chattahoochee Bend Friends for a day of working on Trails and landscapes for the park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. 770-2547271.

Harrick Connick, Jr. Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m.

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

Carmike 10   87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.252.8110 https://www.carmike. com/ga/carmike10-newnan-ga More info call: 770.254.7271

Sensory Night Hike Saturday, May 19, 7-9 pm. See how strong your senses are in the dark. Use your survival instincts to capture sounds and smells as you walk through the forest at night. Please bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes. Meet at Day Use area parking lot. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Friday, June 8, 8 p.m.

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

425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

Primus and Mastodon May 16 Live From Here With Chris Thile May 19 Hamilton May 22 - June 10

Memorial Day Duckie Race Saturday, May 26, 2-3 p.m. Join us for our fourth annual Memorial Day Duckie Race. Ducks can be rented for $1 at the Visitor Center until 1:30 pm. The race starts at 2:00 pm down on the Wild Turkey trail creek. Meet at the visitor center where the naturalist will guide you to the race. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Junior Ranger Camp June 5-7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for a junior ranger adventure! Learn to canoe, build campfires and survival shelters. Ages 7 and up. Kids must bring their own lunch, water, and wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors. Call the office for details and registration. Registration required. Two camps will be hosted in June. The second is June 26-28. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. _______________________________

Peachtree City Night Market at Drake Field Live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars, Saturday, May 12, 5 – 10 p.m. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are @nightmarketptc provided. Note: Golf cart recommended. 155 Willowbend Rd., Drake Field, Peachtree City, GA 30269


ATLANTA BRAVES Tuesday, May 15 vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. Thursday, May 17 vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. Friday, May 18 vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, May 19 vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. Sunday, May 20 vs. Miami Marlins, 1:35 p.m. Monday, May 28 vs. New York Mets (DH), 1:10 & 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m. Thursday, May 31 vs. Washington Nationals, 7:35 p.m. Friday, June 1 vs. Washington Nationals, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, June 2 vs. Washington Nationals, 4:10 p.m. Sunday, June 3 vs. Washington Nationals, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 vs. New York Mets, 12:10 p.m. Thursday, June 14 vs. San Diego Padres, 7:35 p.m. Friday, June 15 vs. San Diego Padres, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, June 16 vs. San Diego Padres, 5:10 p.m. Sunday, June 17 vs. San Diego Padres, 1:35 p.m. All Home Games played at SunTrust Park Ticket Prices range from $8 – $95 For info, call 404-522-7630 or visit: ______________________________ SOCCER

ATLANTA UNITED FC Sunday, May 20 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2 vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m. All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit ______________________________ BASKETBALL

ATLANTA DREAM Saturday, May 26 vs. Dallas Wings, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 vs. Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3 vs. Phoenix Mercury, 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 vs. Connecticut Sun, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14 vs. Indiana Fever, 11:30 a.m. All Home Games played in McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech. Ticket prices $22 to $85. For info, call 1-877-977-7729 or visit

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The Healthy


The stuff that can make you crazy You lose your keys. You lose your dog. You can’t find your phone and on top of that you are late for an important meeting. Or maybe ... You get home with all the hamburgers and there are no fries. Or you’re at the checkout line at the grocery store and realize you forgot the eggs in the deepest darkest part of the store. So you have to haul yourself all the way back to get them or worse yet, you fill your cart and get ready to check out and you realize you left your wallet at home. Have you been there? Haven’t we all experienced the wacky inconveniences of life? You know the stuff of life that makes us crazy. They can be a real pain in the neck. But in the middle of the mess we are blessed and our mess becomes our message. I bet some of you can relate just a smidge? Many things make us crazy, but the world will continue to rotate on it axis when things go awry. My minister friend always loves to remind me that God is not taken by surprise by our circumstances. Yet, we must remember that it is in those crazy inconvenient moments, when we are convinced we can’t learn anything from what’s happening to us and around us, that we can. As I have said before, He can use the good, the bad, the ugly and yes even the wacky if we only let Him. We can learn peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control and so much more. But we must try to seek support when the stuff of life is getting us down or overwhelming us and yes, driving us crazy. Francesca Battistelli has a really cute song about the stuff that drives us crazy. I invite you to check it out sometime. Remember, the ever-present world is always watching and our children look to us to see how we handle the difficulties of life. Even the flooding of a house, job loss, puberty mixed with hot flashes. These things are a part of everyday life and they can drive you crazy, So the next time you are inconvenienced and frustrated how will you deal with those? Life is full of things that don’t go our way, but remember that the stuff that drives you crazy just might be an opportunity to change your life for the better or the life of others around you! So today may we be crazier about focusing on love and joy in our lives than focusing on things that are the stuff that drives us crazy!

~ Coach Corby Contact Coach Corby with thoughts, comments at

There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full. ~ Henry Kissinger

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MAY 10 … THURSDAY Newnan Police Department Golf Tournament Newnan Country Club … additional info: Officer Griffith phone: 770.254.2355 ext. 143, email: or Cpl. Lee phone: (770).254.2355 ext. 140, email: Newnan Country Club


MAY 10-13, 17-20 … THURS.-SUN. NTC’s Noises Off by Michael Frayn Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263


MAY 10-13, 17-20 … THURS.-SUN First Things First by Derek Benfield at Southside Theatre Guild 20 W Campbellton St., Fairburn, GA 30213


MAY 12 … SATURDAY Charity Bass Tournament Knights of Columbus Assembly 3199 hosts a Charity Bass Tournament at West Point Lake to benefit the Families of Fallen Patriots. The tournament offers $7,000 in cash prizes* (*based on 100 boat field). To register or for more information contact Roland Roger Jr., 770.328.0498,


MAY 12 … SATURDAY Soles For Cole 5K 5K Race through Senoia • 1 Mile Cole Dash Concert by The Alternative, Food and Fun• 5 to 11 p.m.


MAY 12 … SATURDAY Southern Crescent Chorale’s Awesome ‘80s 8 p.m. at Southern Ground Amphitheater 301 Lafayette Ave., Fayetteville


MAY 12 … SATURDAY Tucked Away Music Festival 2 to 6 p.m. downtown Newnan. Event attendees will have the unique opportunity to visit stages placed in public parking lots and alleyways throughout the district. Musical talent will be very diverse, where each stage will represent a different genre.


MAY 12 … SATURDAY Volunteer Work Day at The Bend Volunteers will join Chattahoochee Bend Friends for a day of working on Trails and landscapes for the park. Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263


MAY 12 & … SATURDAY PTC’s Night Market at Drake Field Enjoy live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars, 5 – 10 p.m. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. Note: Golf cart recommended. Also: June 2, July 14, August 11 & 155 Willowbend Rd Drake Field, Peachtree City, GA 30269


MAY 13 … SUNDAY … Mother’s Day


MAY 17 … THURSDAY PTC’s Food Truck Frenzy at Lake McIntosh 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake McIntosh 3501 TKD Blvd., Peachtree City, GA 30269


MAY 18 … FRIDAY Trinity Graduation at Crossroads Church (Hwy. 16)


MAY 18 & 19 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Howard Warner Playground Build Days Volunteers needed May 18 & 19 to work on the Howard Warner Community Center Playground 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. You can sign up on the Coweta Community Foundations webpage 55 Savannah Street, Newnan, Georgia 30263


MAY 18 & 19 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Coweta Cattleman’s Annual Rodeo look for ad in this issue Coweta Fairgrounds • Pine Road


MAY 19 … SATURDAY Hickman’s Film Premiere The Power of Place A movie by Newnan’s own Jonathan Hickman celebrating the rebuilding of the Howard Warner Historic Playground • May 19, 12:30 p.m. Howard Warner Boys and Girls Club 55 Savannah St., Newnan


MAY 20 … SUNDAY Alice in Wonderland It’s a Tea Party Southern Arc Dance Center & Family Patterns Matter are partnering to host Alice in Wonderland It’s a Tea Party Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. An afternoon of whimsical fun with characters from Alice In Wonderland that brings mothers & daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters together for a time of finding logic and bonding in today’s Wonderland Society. Tickets are $10 at Southern Arc Dance Center 40 Greenway Court, Newnan, GA 30265


MAY 23 … WEDNESDAY CEC Graduation 7 p.m. at The Nixon Centre


MAY 24 … THURSDAY The Greatest Pirates Story Never Told Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA 30263


MAY 24 … THURSDAY Northgate High School Graduation 7:30 p.m. at Henry Seldom Field


May 25 - 28 Buddy Poppies Look for VFW Tables set up at various locations throughout the weekend giving out the Buddy Poppies. Donations are always welcome. We distribute these poppies to remind everyone of the blood shed by our soldiers for our freedom. Please wear one proudly.


MAY 25 … FRIDAY Coweta County School Last Day of School & Newnan High School Graduation


MAY 26 … SATURDAY East Coweta High School Graduation


MAY 26 … SATURDAY Inaugural Senoia Summer Dead Bash 5 to 11 p.m. Party with your favorite actors and artists (A portion of the proceeds benefit charity nonprofits:)


MAY 26 … SATURDAY Flags on Graves Anyone who would like to participate in placing flags on veteran graves at local cemeteries should meet at the Coweta Veterans Club at 9 a.m. Flags and water will be provided. Bring a long screwdriver to poke holes in the ground for the flag. 130 Veterans Club Rd., Newnan, GA


MAY 27 … SUNDAY Black Jacket Symphony at Sweetland The Black Jacket Symphony presents Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Gates open 7 p.m. Concert 8 p.m.


MAY 28 … MONDAY Memorial Day Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of the service men and women who died while serving our great country during a war.


MAY 28 … MONDAY Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Park in Downtown Newnan, next to McKoon Funeral Home. The public is invited to lunch after the ceremony at the Coweta Veterans Club.

• • • • •MAY 28 … MONDAY Senoia’s Memorial Day Remembrance & Street Festival


JUNE 2 … SATURDAY Heritage Graduation 6 p.m. at The Nixon Centre


JUNE 2 … FIRST SATURDAYS Pickin’ on the Square downtown Newnan • 10 a.m.


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For golfers who love a challenge.


Don’t miss NCHFH’s 2nd Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament inspired by the 1996 Kevin Costner film by the same name. Seven of the 18 holes at Planterra Ridge will become “specialty” holes utilizing alternative equipment such as a baseball bat, billiard cue, hockey stick, etc. Golfers will enjoy a fun and challenging game while raising much needed funds for NCHFH’s first development: East Broad Townhomes, providing 11, 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhomes to families in need of affordable housing in Coweta County.


UNABLE TO PLAY? Sponsor a registration or foursome for our local first responders. To learn more, email

JUNE 2 & 6 … SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAY 2018 Coweta County Farmers Market Saturdays at Asa M Powell Expo Center 9 to 1 Wednesdays at Newnan on the Square 9 to 1 June 2 through October 20. For information call Cynthia Jackson at 678.378.2415 JUNE 5 … TUESDAY 2nd Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament Sat., June 5, 10 to 3. A Newnan Coweta Habitat For Humanity (NCHFH) 2nd Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament will raise much needed funds for the construction of the East Broad development which will provide 11 townhouses for individuals and families in need of affordable housing in Newnan. Companies/organizations interested in sponsoring this event can visit for more information. Registration begins in mid-April 2018. To learn more, visit Planterra Ridge Golf Club. 500 Clubhouse Dr., Peachtree City


JUNE 8 … FRIDAY Summer Wined Up Friday, June 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT THE TOURNAMENT? Call (770) 252-9049, ext. 211 or email

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Plantrerra Ridge Golf Club, Peachtree City Shotgun Start: 10 am Cost: $125 Single Player / $400 Foursome (Includes: Golf, greens fees, drink tickets, BBQ luncheon and awards ceremony!)


JUNE 8 & SEPTERMBER 14 … FRIDAYS Jazz In The Park Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Greenville Street Park Greenville St., Newnan, GA 30263


JUNE 9 … SATURDAY Sweetland presents The Steel Wood at Wild Leap Brew Co.

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

Streaming Selects: What to binge: “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” - The late night talk icon’s Netflix series is a one-on-one interview with popular and interesting people. This month David is interviewing comedian Tina Fey (May 4) and Howard Stern (May 31). What movie to watch: “Faces Places” - With this documentary, French filmmaker Agnès Varda finally received an Oscar nomination. In “Faces Places,” she collaborates with photographer/muralist J.R. as they travel from town to town taking photographs and pasting up giant murals on the walls of communities. The visuals alone make this one worth seeing, but the relationship between the filmmakers makes the movie even more special. What to avoid: “The Break with Michelle Wolf” - While I’ll likely watch this, I’m sure that a huge swath of readers will want to avoid comedian Michelle Wolf’s comedy talk/variety show, “The Break with Michelle Wolf.” It premieres on the streaming platform on May 27. If you haven’t heard, Wolf got raves and rants about her performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner last month. And she has probably as many defenders as she does detractors based on a simple Google search. I have to admit that the attention she received for the dinner performance certainly makes this show a little more interesting. What to binge: “Picnic at Hanging Rock” - If the show is as good as the trailer tease, this limited series, that is a new adaptation of the Joan Lindsay novel, shouldn’t disappoint. The original take on the material, director Peter Weir’s 1975 feature film, is something of a classic in Australian cinema. The new 6-episode limited series stars “Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer as headmistress Mrs. Appleyard. The story involves the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governesses on Valentine’s Day in 1900. What movie to watch: “The Crow” - With superhero/comic book movies dominating theaters (“Deadpool 2” is a notable May release), it might be interesting to look back as some earlier attempts to translate comic strips to the screen. “The Crow,” released back in 1994, was directed by the talented Alex Proyas (“Dark City”). But the movie was most known for the tragic death on set of Brandon Lee (Bruce Lee’s son). Lee is excellent in the starring role, and the film was largely successful. While there are sequels, the big news is that the character is slated to be rebooted with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”) in the title role and a proposed October 2019 release date. What to avoid: “Baywatch” - Making its way to Prime on May 12, “Baywatch” isn’t worth your time. Apparently, this was a dream project for Dwayne Johnson, who gives his all in the lead, but he just can’t overcome a terrifically lame script that contains so many wrong-headed jokes. And it’s sad, the film’s opening sequence teased something campy in a good way, but instead this theatrical adaptation of the long-running television series fails to even meet the relatively cheesy quality of its inspiration. What to binge: “The Handmaid’s Tale” - Entering its powerful second season, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is impressive television. By building on novelist Margaret Atwood’s ideas that are now more than thirty years old, the producers manage to contemporize the narrative in a particularly relevant manner. It should resonate with even the most hardened and cynical viewer. If you’ve not seen season one, it is available in its entirety

on Hulu and is necessary viewing before jumping into season two. What movie to watch: “Dirty Pretty Things” - Nominated for the Oscar for best original screenplay by Steven Knight (see his great film “Locke”), “Dirty Pretty Things” helped introduce us to gifted actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”). In “Things,” Ejiofor plays Okwe, a Nigerian immigrant living as part of the underground economy in London. He’s also a trained surgeon, who becomes mixed up in an illegal medical scheme. This riveting little thriller also features Audrey Tautou, fresh off her star-making turn in “Amélie.” What to avoid: “The Matrix” sequels - Okay, this month, Hulu has all three “The Crow” sequels. I’ve not seen “The Crow IV: Wicked Prayer,” but the two films before it are just okay. They don’t kill the relative power of the original. But what the Wachowski’s did with the fantastic ideas of the first “Matrix” in “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” is nothing short of a tragedy. While “Reloaded” has its moments, “Revolutions” is the weakest in the trilogy and hinted at the problems that continue to plague Wachowski productions to this day (“Jupiter Ascending” comes instantly to mind). Watch the first one again and forget “The Matrix” sequels that should be forgotten.

Arthouse Corner: The Rider … Easily one of the best films I’ve seen so far this year, “The Rider” is a unique experience, exposing the viewer to a part of this county that we’ve not seen very often on screen. The story is based somewhat on the real-life experiences of rodeo star Brady Jandreau, who perfectly stars as Brady in the film. Starting after Brady has had a horrible injury while riding in competition, we see him as he fights to find his way in a new and uncertain world. Brady’s crippling brain damage prohibits him from doing what he loves—riding. And the shots of him on a horse against a open range are nothing short of epic. Beautifully lensed and crafted, this collaboration between Jandreau and Beijing director Chloé Zhao will likely make some critic’s end of the year lists. “The Rider” is highly recommended.

Theatrical Teaser: Avengers: Infinity War … After ten years of cinematic development, “Avengers: Infinity War” brings the Marvel universe together to fight a tragic villain named Thanos. And what might have been a messy team-up experiment is remarkably cohesive and eminently satisfying. The story revolves around Thanos’ quest to hold all the infinity stones so that he alone can wield infinite power. The reason why this is his life-long mission is part of the mystery of the film, which I dare not reveal. And when we initially meet him, he’s already well on his way to capturing all the stones. Those stones that remain include but are not limited to one thought to be in the possession of Thor’s people and two on planet Earth. There is really something for everyone in “Avengers: Infinity War.” Thematically, the concept of good vs. evil is in play, but the very nature of evil is an ultimate question dealt with somewhat clumsily. The pace of the film is so frantic and driven that hardly any time is left for a bit of calm and reason. Still, the complex handling of the effects of the accumulation of absolute power are embodied well in the devastating character of Thanos. His place in the MCU is so immense that two movies may not be enough to cover it all.

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Purchase and/or Donate: Appliances, Building Materials, Electronics, Furniture, Household Goods & More! When you shop, donate or volunteer, you help Coweta families in need of affordable housing. Schedule your free donation pick up online at Donations accepted Tuesday - Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Don’t Miss Our Charity Golf Tournament! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Planterra Ridge Golf Club, Peachtree City Shotgun Start: 10 am Single Player $125 / Foursome $500 To sponsor or register for the tournament, visit Tournament proceeds will support the construction efforts of NCHFH’s first development: East Broad Townhomes which will provide 11, 3 bedroom/2 bath townhomes to Coweta families in need of affordable housing.

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Your fund guide to arts, music and more