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INSIDE: Interviews with a couple of great subjects, the Coweta Woman of the Year and the Newnan city manager. _______________________________ Crab bisque - do we really need to say more? We’ve got the imitation and real crab recipes depending on your wallet. _______________________________ Downtown Newnan is home to a growing trend in shared office space - 15 Perry St. is in The Trends. _______________________________ Mr. Personality is in the house, talking about … __________________________________

CHECK OUT: Christmas Tour of Homes • Dec. 2 Tickets are on sale at the Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse. Cash only please! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Homes are in the College-Temple district. _______________________________ Newnan Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. The theme is “Christmas Around the World!” The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands. Every year there is a float contest that goes along with the parade. _______________________________ A Charlie Brown Christmas Newnan Theatre Company By Charles M. Schulz. Dec 14–17 21–23 Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. Downtown Newnan _______________________________ Serenbe Playhouse The Snow Queen Nov. 30 - Dec. 30 The Natural Playground at Serenbe


Superheroes are out in force protecting Gotham, er, Coweta County, from any nefarious undertakings. They recently stopped by Full Circle Toys for Superhero and Zombie Day.



Venustraphobia is the fear of beautiful women.

  Piedmont Newnan Hospital was one of 832 hospitals nationwide, and one of only 14 of the 74 graded hospitals in Georgia, to receive an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S., based on a recent study. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. healthcare system. “Patient safety is our number one priority,” Mike Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan, said. “Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades help people make informed decisions when choosing where to seek medical care. Achieving this top grade demonstrates our commitment to creating a superior and safe experience for our patients.”

East Coweta Lady Indians Softball Team. On the last weekend in October, East Coweta captured the GHSA Class 7-A State Softball Championship with a 10-0 blanking of Etowah. Head coach Franklin DeLoach led the Lady Indians to a perfect 36-0 record as East Coweta brought home its first fast-pitch softball state title.

  Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.

  Former Newnan High and UGA standout linebacker Alec Ogletree hit the jackpot, after agreeing to a fouryear contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams worth $42.5 million. Ogletree was drafted 30th overall by the Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft. He is in his 5th season with the Rams and has started a total of 57 games during his career, racking up 441 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 5 interceptions.

  Perfection is the best way to describe the 2017

  Zen continued on page 6

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Clay Shoot Tournament Winners The Coweta County Sheriff's Department recently hosted their first S.A.F.E. (Students Are For Education) Clays For Kids Sporting Clay Shoot Tournament at Blacklock Lake. Congratulations to the winners.

November is the month of my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, a day I look forward to counting my many blessings. However, since I have been in Newnan almost five years, I am not sure I can count that high. The best kept secret in all of Georgia, the Courthouse Square, is the place to be at any time of the year. This month’s treasure belongs to “Garlic,” a Thai cusine and sushi bar located at 16 North Court Square. The owner, Chai, has been open for five years. The hours are Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is a great place for family and date night dining. I couldn’t get enough of the coconut soup, it is so good. Garlic has something for everyone to enjoy plus a large selection of beer, wine and sake. Come see for yourself and tell Chai that Mr. Personality sent you. The Oakhill Cemetery tour was a big success thanks to all who participated. I was there and it was truly amazing to see all that talent in one place. I want to salute Southern Arc Dance Center for an excellent job well done. I also want to give a thumbs up to the person that was amazing as the angel statue. He truly looked like yard art, a great job and a fun performance. October 14 was a busy day around the Square. I only wish I could have attended every event. They had Yoga in the Park at Greenville Street Park and Zombie and Superhero Day at Full Circle Toys, plus the Oakhill Cemetery tour that same afternoon.

Be sure to save the date, December 15th or 16th, as Southern Arc Dance presents The Nutcracker at the Wadsworth Auditorium. I am playing the part of the magic uncle and I just love working with all the talented children. I am truly having the time of my life and I intend to become a regular sight at Southern Arc from now on. I have been bitten by the acting bug. Sunday night I was attempting to express in words what I feel in my heart and mind about living in this wonderful town of Newnan. In effect, I was counting my blessings and it turned into a poem of sorts. I would like to share it with you in The Paper.

1st place team, Coweta 4H Team Coaches, (Oldest 4Her’s around) Lt. Jamie Hixon, clay shoot organizer, Stan Roughton, Ray Yeager, Jr., Matt Morgan, David Morgan, Sheriff Mike Yeager.

Blessings From Within I am living inside a poem spoken upon a summer breeze, surrounded by songbirds and honey bees dancing among the wildfires and blooming fruit trees, a bubbling brook in the background sings sweet music, a most beautiful sound. A whip-poor-will cries out in the coming night as the sun sinks slowly out of sight. I hear a faint voice floating past the beaver dam, whispering, ‘be still and know that I AM.” Bridging the Gap and Backstreet Art are both in the same building, located at 19 First Street, and both can use whatever help you care to provide during these holiday months. Please drop by and see how you can help.

2nd place team, Atlanta Range Ordinance - Lt. Hixon, Shane Henderson, Bill Decker, James Weldon, Gary DeGeorge, Sheriff Mike.

Thank you and until next month, Love Mr. Personality

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I need a mulligan. Well, correction, the Little Black Dress needs one. For those late to the game, the LBD is a nickname I give my wife. That’s because, well, she dresses up a lot, and is usually in black, hence … And a “mulligan” refers to a stew made up of various odds and ends. It’s also a golf term and refers to replaying a stroke because the one hit before stunk. Let’s call it a “redo” and it’s the latter definition we will refer to in this column. October is the LBD’s birthday month. Yes, you read that correctly. She likes to “savor.” It’s a month because sometimes the actual day or days surrounding aren’t so great. A couple of years ago, the day before her birthday, one of the LBD’s best friends was taken off life support. Kelly had fallen down a flight of stairs at a restaurant a few days before. She never woke up.

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We are going to forget this year too. It started with calling me to let me know the radiator was leaking. Badly. And swaying in the front suspension she noticed recently was a little more serious that we thought. Bottom line? Repairs will be north of a month’s mortgage. At the same time, the LBD has to take Youngest SON to the doctor (again) because he has missed so much school due to a migraine/sinus infection/dead throat/etc. So she takes my car. I get dropped off at the shop because the car will be ready by end of day. If you at this point said, “bet it’s not,” well, step up and get your prize. Steve, the owner, takes me home. Probably because he felt sorry for me and the fact I put his kids through college on repairs. But this meant there were no flowers picked up, much less items for a great birthday dinner. But you know what? I had the money to cover the repairs. And we had still had two cars. What we would call “First World problems.”

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I bring all this up because I got the opportunity to hear Minda Dentler speak at the third annual Power of the Purse fundraising event for the Coweta Community Foundation. Minda was from India. As an infant, she contracted polio, paralyzing her from the waist down. After being abandoned in an orphanage, she was adopted at the age of three by an American family, and through multiple surgeries, she learned to walk with leg braces and crutches. “And she learned to walk with leg braces and crutches.” One would think that would be good enough. One would not be Minda. She decided to do something a little different, like become a triathlete. On Oct. 12, 2013, she became the the first female handcycling athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship, in Kona, Hawaii. It is where the best of the best triathlon athletes complete. The 1% of the 1%. She swam 2.4 miles. She handcycled 112 miles. She pushed a racing wheelchair 26.2 miles. Her time was 14:39:14. That’s fourteen “hours,” 39 “minutes” and 14 “seconds.” All in one day. Using only her arms and hands. “Focus on what you can control,” she told the crowd. How true. We can’t control busted radiators or contracting polio. But we can decide that the story does not end there, just like Minda.


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Nancy Mader

Briefly describe yourself and what you do.

Dogs or cats?

I am on the board of directors of Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare which is an all-volunteer fundraising board that assists cancer fighters and their families with non-medical financial stressors due to their fight. I am also the Advocacy Chair for the Atlanta affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My passion for changing the story of pancreatic cancer is due to losing my daddy, aunt and grandmother to this insidious cancer. (She will never say this, but Nancy was also named the 2017 Coweta Woman of the Year at the recent Power of the Purse fundraiser for Coweta Community Foundation)


Best piece of business advice you’ve received.

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

Always do what you say you are going to do and always give it 110%. If I had it to do over … I would have gone to medical school. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? I love music so three albums is a tough one, but most likely it would be Delbert McClinton’s Live from Austin (most of the songs will make you dance in your seat), The Eagles Live, and Boz Scaggs Greatest Hits Live (more mellow). Books would be anything by Mary Alice Monroe, Judith Keim, and/ or Nancy Thayer for light reading. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know I loved horses when I was very young. I would draw them all the time and gallop around trying to imitate a horse. Could I have possibly wanted to be a horse? Ha!!! You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? First and mostly importantly would be my Daddy. He died too young and I feel that there are so many things that I would like to ask and share with him. Second would be my fraternal grandmother because I never had the opportunity to know her at all as she died before I was born. Third would be my maternal grandfather because we shared so many educational-type things together and I would love to work one more algebra problem with him. Fourth would be Cissy Hass because I would love to be able to see that beautiful smile once again and fifth would be Eva Cassidy because hopefully she would sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow for us. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream The dreams of a reliable diagnostic tool for pancreatic cancer as well as a cure! If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be A doctor. Your go-to food. Salmon. I love it! Favorite movies(s) Lots, but loved Dirty Dancing and Ethan Hawke.

Your favorite quote and why “Can’t never could” because my Daddy drilled that into my head. Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished Being a voice for pancreatic cancer to honor my Daddy’s legacy but also for all those who have lost the battle, those who are in the battle and those that will face the battle.

Don’t think that going to medical school was impossible. After all “Can’t never could.”

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings …

Zen continued on page 1

  Congratulations to Newnan Plaza Shop and and Pawn, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. They are located at 167 Greenville St.

  People will eat the same thing for breakfast every day of their lives yet freak out if they eat the same thing for dinner two nights in a row.

  Hamilton Bohannon has been inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. the Newnan native is a musician and songwriter. Each year graduates of historically black colleges are inducted for major contributions made in their respective fields.

  An estimated one million people died building the Great Wall of China.

  Pete Skandalakis, the Coweta District Attorney for the past 25 years, is retiring and will take over as the executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. That group works to train prosecutors across the state.

  Your mother has known you longer than you have known yourself.

  More than 1,000 residents from Peachtree City and surrounding counties joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 7. Participants raised more than $185,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Numerous walkers and teams from Coweta County participated in the event as well, including sponsors Wesley Woods, Kason Industries, Express Employment Professionals and Monarch House.

  Be someone’s hero.

  Bonnell Aluminum company is continuing a tradition of supporting student literacy that has spanned nearly a generation. The Newnan company donated dictionaries to over 1,600 Coweta County third grade students this week. Bonnell employees visited all 19 Coweta County elementary schools throughout the county on Monday and Tuesday to personally deliver Merriam-Webster dictionaries to students. It is the 17th year the Newnan company has sponsored the county-wide donation.

  Change yourself and your fortunes will change. Portuguese proverb.

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  Piedmont Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente have finalized a new contract, ensuring patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities extending through the 2021 plan year. The negotiation and agreement were completed several months in advance of the contract termination date. The new Piedmont and Kaiser Permanente relationship includes Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Piedmont Rockdale Hospital.

  There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out. Russian proverb.

  Newnan native and country music legend Alan Jackson cemented his place in Country Music history as he formally became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at the Museum’s annual Medallion Ceremony. He joined the echelon of 130 of Country Music’s greatest names as this year’s Modern Era Artist inductee. “It’s an honor,” a humble Jackson said after his name was revealed in April. “For a man who loves country music there is no higher honor. This is the mountain top!” In selecting Jackson for membership alongside the greatest names in the genre, the Country Music Association noted, “With dozens of chart-topping singles, tens of millions of albums sold, and an unparalleled reputation as a singer and songwriter, he ranks with The Beatles, Elvis Presley and a very small handful of other transcendent artists who stand out like signposts in pop music history. He has blended the old and new in a musical style that is urban and rural, rugged and raw. He took the sounds of Country Music in his youth, and blended them with modern production in a way that made him an immediate star.”

about the cooperative business. This year, James W. Fulton, Jr. (Seat 3 Fayette County), Elwood Thompson (Seat 2 Coweta County), and Ross Henry (Seat 1, Counties other than Coweta and Fayette) were re-elected for three-year terms. Chicken Salad Chick, famous for its pulled pork sandwiches, or is it chicken salad (can’t ever get it straight) is opening its Newnan location the first part of November. It’s located in Ashley Park at 214 Newnan Crossing Bypass. This is the 14th restaurant of the franchise in the state.

  Newnan-based Yamaha Motor Corp.provided a new side-by-side, the Viking VI Special Edition, to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation for auction at its annual fundraiser near San Diego. The Viking VI SE raised $17,000 toward the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s fourth consecutive year of aiding NSW, totaling nearly $90,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients. The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation is a San Diegobased 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the NSW families on a local, national and global scale.

  Nancy Mader, vice president at Southtowne Motors and a driving force in the fight against pancreatic cancer, was named the 2017 Woman of the Year during the third annual Power of the Purse fundraiser for Coweta Community Foundation. We can’t think of a better honoree. Congratulations Nancy.

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  When the sun rises, it rises for everyone. Cuban proverb.

  Nominations for the 2018 Citizen of the Year are now being accepted, and the winner will be named when the Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta host the Citizen of the Year dinner in January. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. This award is designed to honor an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship within our community, someone who has demonstrated exemplary vision, civic pride, and a strong commitment to a better Coweta through volunteerism and community involvement.

  Smartphones are really just pocket watches.

  Coweta-Fayette EMC had its largest attendance at its annual meeting with more than 3,500 attending. The annual meeting brings members together to participate in the democratic cooperative process – electing their board members and learning more

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. ~ George Carlin

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If you are among America’s estimated 75 million baby boomers, there are a few financial facts and figures you should know, such as: • Middle-income boomers are carrying more debt into retirement than ever before.

• If you have enough assets to cover your debt when you pass away, creditors will receive their due from your estate. However, it matters whether your home is your primary asset and whether your spouse or another family member is a co-applicant or co-signer on an account. Your mortgage and other debts, such as credit card bills or car loans, could fall to them. Proceeds from life insurance can be used to pay down your mortgage and debts, as well as help pay for funerals and other final expenses. Here are four tips to help you figure out whether purchasing life insurance is right for you: 1. Determine your need: Does someone depend on you financially? Are you lacking the funds to cover your final expenses? If yes, consider life insurance to help protect your family’s future. A beneficiary can use the money for living expenses o r to pay off debts. 2. Understand the three major different types of life insurance: Term life, whole life and universal life. All three types pay a death benefit but each can differ in terms of coverage length, premium flexibility, cash value accumulation and distribution, and other factors. 3. Decide how much life insurance you need: How much coverage would your family need if something happened to you? What expenses need to be covered or debts paid off? How much is set aside for savings? The answers will help you determine the type and amount of life insurance you’ll need. 4. Consider seeking professional guidance: Options are available for nearly any income and asset level, age and risk tolerance. An insurance professional can help you evaluate your life insurance options and costs based on your needs and circumstances.

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Cleatus Phillips

Briefly describe yourself and what you do. I’m the Newnan City Manager, which is appointed by Mayor and Council to manage the day-to-day operations of the city of Newnan. I moved to Newnan 18 years ago with my wife Jennifer and we have 3 teenage daughters. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. Maybe not business advice but management advice, “respect others if you expect to be respected.” If I had it to do over … I had a gift being able to punt a football incredibly well, but never thought about or knew how to get college attention. How cool would it have been to punt a football for a career! You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? I’ll mix up the music a little: Storytellers with Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Core by Stone Temple Pilots, and Legend by Bob Marley. I honestly don’t read a lot other than professional magazines and leadership books, so I’ll stick to music. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. Up until a few years ago I was actively racing motocross, doing jumps like I was still a teenager. I did trade that in recently for mountain biking, but I still love to jump off rocks and ride obstacles that I probably shouldn’t. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why. I am a huge Yankees baseball fan, so I am going to load up my table with former Yankee greats Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream. To watch a game in every Major League Baseball Stadium. If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … Probably building homes. I got started building homes right out of college and I still enjoy watching the process of a home coming together.

Cleatus Phillips with daughters and niece. Your go-to food. Tacos, not even close! Favorite movies(s) I’m also not a big movie goer, as I just can’t keep still long enough. I do have few favorites, typically comedies. Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandler is a classic that I watch often and it never gets old. I also watch Tombstone anytime I get a chance. Dogs or cats? Dogs. Don’t care much for cats walking across my countertops and dining table. Your favorite quote and why. Vince Lombardi has many famous quotes, but my favorite is “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished. It sounds overly simplified but the best decision I ever made was to move to Newnan for my career and raise our family. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own. You will be challenged and there will be highs and lows. Keep everything in perspective, be patient, and always maintain your integrity.

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Main Street Newnan 6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 Plaid Friday • Friday, Nov. 24 On Plaid Friday, (the day after Thanksgiving,) shop in downtown Newnan and simplify your Day-AfterThanksgiving experience! Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses, especially during the holiday season. Wear Plaid attire during Plaid Friday and expect to SAVE, as numerous downtown businesses will offer a significant discount to any customer wearing plaid clothing! Santa on the Square • Nov. 24, 6-8 p.m. During the event, Santa visits downtown Newnan to greet children, who are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and read him their Christmas list! The downtown streets will close within the hours prior to the event, as Santa will be making a special trip from the North Pole to the downtown Newnan Square!S anta will arrive downtown in a Fire Truck, and will immediately light the beautiful downtown Christmas Tree before the event begins.


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19 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 Check web for info http://thealamonewnan. com/event-calendar/ Soul Sessions with Tyler Wallace Every Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Extremities By William Mastrosimone Nov. 9–12, 16–19 Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack and rape her.

A Charlie Brown Christmas By Charles M. Schulz Dec. 14–17 21–23 Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson __________________________________

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Market Day • Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan every month from April-December, around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month

Newnan Christmas Parade • Sat., Dec. 9, 6 p.m. The theme is “Christmas Around the World!” The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands. Every year there is a float contest that goes along with the parade. The entry fee is $35.

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Masterworks Chorale’s Messiah Dec. 17 | 3:00pm Newnan First United Methodist Church Masterworks Chorale joins with the Chancel Choir of Newnan First United Methodist Church in a presentation of one of the most well-known and beautiful representations of the story of Christmas through music. Former Newnanites, soprano, Sarah Taylor Umberger and mezzo soprano, Gwendolyn Reid Kuhlmann, along with tenor, Daniel Weisman, will join the choirs and chamber orchestra to sing the solo portions of Handel’s Oratorio. This a FREE concert. A love offering will be taken.

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It’s A Wonderful Life Adapted for the stage by James Rodgers, based on the film directed by Frank Capra Nov. 30–Dec. 3, 7–10

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Small Business Saturday • Saturday, Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday is a nationally celebrated shopping event that takes place within downtowns, and other small businesses across the United States. The day is intended to encourage American shoppers to consider buying from small retailers and merchants as they check off their holiday gift lists. The timing of this annual shopping event is intentional, as it always occurs on the 4th Saturday of November, following “Black Friday,” and prior to the recently established “Cyber Monday” shopping events.


Lady Gaga Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. Dead and Company Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. Katy Perry Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

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John Prine Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker Dec. 8-28,

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1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • Lightwire • Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King.This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts. Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas is a family-friendly holiday show that celebrates the classic Carpenters’ Christmas recordings! Only at this show can you hear their greatest hits like “Close to You,” “Yesterday Once More,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and all your holiday favorites! With Harry Sharpe directing the show, Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage, accompanied by a 7-piece Nashville band. You’ll hear enthralling stories and entertaining sing-along songs, making this is one heart-warming holiday show that’s fun for the whole family! Check out website for more info __________________________________

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



Chattahoochee Bend State Park


425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 More info call: 770.254.7271 Scavenger Hunt Saturday, Nov. 11, noon to 3 p.m. Breeze through the fallen leaves as you search for items on the scavenger hunt! Lists will be given out at the Visitor Center with items you can find around the park. Bring your completed list with your items to the office for a special prize! $5 parking. Hooch Hike and Paddle Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.. to 3 p.m. Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch and break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking.

The Carnegie Library

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. __________________________________

Nov. 12, Sunday vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. Nov. 26, Sun. vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Dec. 3, Sunday vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Dec. 7, Thurs. vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:25 p.m. Home Games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium For ticket info, call 404-223-8000 or visit __________________________________ BASKETBALL

Atlanta Hawks Nov. 15, Wed. vs. Sacramento Kings, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Sat. vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Wed. vs.

Sensory Awareness Night Hike Friday, Nov. 24, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Join the ranger for an easy night hike along the River Trail with experiments to test your senses. We will have hot cocoa to keep your hands warm and taste buds happy on this cool night! Bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes. Dress appropriately for cooler weather. Ages 8 and older. $5 plus $5 parking.

Los Angeles Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Fri. vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Sat. vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Thurs., Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Mon. vs. New Jersey Nets, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Sat. vs. Orlando Magic, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Thurs. vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m.

Games at the Park Saturday, 2-3 p.m. Meet on the Helipad in front of campground #1 for some games of all ages! $1 plus $5 parking. Glow in the Dark Bowling Saturday, Nov. 25, 8:30 to 9:30 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. For more information visit or call 770-254-7271 __________________________________


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Home Games at Philips Arena. For ticket info, call 404-878-3000 or 866-715-1500 or visit: __________________________________

MORE EVENTS … Coweta County Calendar of Events Christmas Tour of Homes • Dec. 2 This event is hosted by Newnan Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten. Tickets will be on sale beginning in November at the Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse. Cash only Please! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Homes are in the College-Temple district. __________________________________

Senoia Downtown Development Authority Merchant Open House Friday, Nov. 10, 5-8 p.m. One of the highlights of the Open House is a Pop-Up Art Gallery in each of the participating merchant stores. Rising Starr Middle School will showcase artwork from 150 of its students in the Pop-Up Gallery. Light Up Senoia Saturday, December 2 Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday, Dec. 10 __________________________________

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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.

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Workspaces that change the way we do business this side of the perimeter Are you one of those who is tired of working at home or all alone? Do you seek a space to meet potential business clients? Do you need a professional place for business meetings and to lead seminars? Then 15 Perry Street in downtown Newnan has just what you need. John Shaak has created a different kind of workspace, one that has been trending in big cities for years. 15 Perry Street is state-of-the-art from the Internet to office equipment and focuses on building businesses, relationships and community. Shaak is an entrepreneur and has a passion, as seen at his building, to help others succeed personally and professionally.

Fall and early winter in our area of the country are a perfect time to enjoy taking the indoors out. The temperatures are cooler and foliage is still quite beautiful. Also we no longer have pesky insects. Some spaces are intimate and cozy with maybe a fire pit while others are expansive backyard spaces with covered decks, flagstone, brick, lights, ceiling fans, grand cooktops and grills. All these spaces add up to making a wonderful time outdoors. Some even had multiple areas for dining, dancing and conversations. Outdoors spaces are one of kind and your individual personal style should be reflected in them. Whatever your space or style, it should make you happy. Most experts will tell you to do a little bit to your yard each year. Eventually, you will have quite a masterpiece. Daniel Lichty of Litchy Brothers Construction in Newnan did the following outdoor space at our friend’s home and it is indeed spectacular. This year, why not get going on your own outdoor escape.

This creative space brings businessmen and women together from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and gives them an opportunity to meet in this unique work event. Shaak said that “15 Perry Street is a place where those with dissimilarities experience a collision of opportunity.” Although, 15 Perry Street is currently at full capacity, expansion ideas are always in the works. But not to worry. People can still pay what is called a “drop in fee” to use open office space, internet services and other amenities. There are three conference rooms and one training room. I have a whole new appreciation for this co-working trend and I think this trend is here to stay.

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Celebrating the holidays with friends and family can be fun. It can also be stressful and quite hectic. I hope this holiday season will be filled with laughter, music, friends, family and a heart of gratitude and great memories. I hope we focus this season on the significant, and not the insignificant things that make us crazy. Your holidays may not be perfect, but what’s really perfect anyway? Remember this is your one life to live and we are mere travelers here. Treasure the small things. And this year may we seek to give gifts that will leave a legacy and eternal blessings. Those would include love, compassion, forgiveness and words of encouragement.

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A woman of substance I really enjoy meeting fun, talented and creative women. I have many friends who fit the bill and one of those gals is Gail Mercier. She is also a true business woman. Being a retired accountant for the state of Georgia, this gal can work a spreadsheet like nobody's business. Her personality and passion for life, family and friends is infectious. She lights up a room not only with her vibrant personality but also with her very own designer handcrafted candles called g.Mercier. Gail began making candles about nine years ago. She also has dabbled in soaps and lotions, but the candles really stuck. She has spent years testing fragrances and she makes 15 different kinds of candles and they are all 100% soy. They have a burn time of approximately 50 percent longer than paraffin candles. The wick is made of braided cotton and paper which make her candles safer. Several of the popular scents are cedar and saffron. You can purchase her candles for less than $10. Besides making candles Gail has a designer booth at Rockin B Antiques. Gail is one of those that has a great business mind and flows with creativity. That is a wonderful combination I believe. Cheers to creative entrepreneurial women like Gail who follow their passions and share them with us. 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.

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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. __________________________________ 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. Mesquite Tree If you’re out on Hwy. 34 in Sharpsburg, you need to check out a new family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant - Mesquite Tree. The menu is up on big signs along one wall. You start by picking your dish: tacos, tortas, chimichangas, burritos, flautas, enchiladas, or topopos. Next your protein: steak, grilled or shredded chicken, pork and so forth. Ordering is done up at the counter, where you can also check out all the fixins. Service is fast and friendly and there’s a variety of sauces to try out. When ordering, try the burrito “enchilada” style with cheese and sauce. Pretty outstanding. And their guacamole is pretty much out of this world as well. It’s the kind of place you can bring the whole family and have a great meal and not break the bank. 3500 Hwy. 34 East • 470-414-7822 Tues - Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday. 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 Fa-

biano’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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The Completely, Real, Totally Fake, Crab Bisque We were first introduced to this scrumptious dish back when we lived in Alaska. And being Alaska, our hosts used real King Crab, caught that morning. It’s incredibly versatile, serve it as a soup dish or with a little extra, you can make it a meal all to itself. And let’s face it, you might not have any real lobster or crab around, or maybe you just don’t want to shell out the bucks. You can make this with imitation crab or lobster and it’s almost as good as the real thing. To make it more of a meal, you just add more cream or cheese. Basically, just make it thicker. Like just about everything we cook, change it around to suit your tastes. There’s really no one way to make this. Sometimes we make it thin and serve as a soup, sometimes really thick as a main meal.

One stick of butter Three or four scallions Three or four shallots One diced tomato Large box of Velveeta cheese or Mexican cheese Pint of Half and Half or milk One large box (32 ounce) chicken stock Real or fake crab/lobster and as much as you want. When using fake, we use three to four packages you can find at any grocery store seafood section. Pepper, cayenne or your favorite spicy seasoning. We use a big pot to cook this in – like an eight-quart or so and wide. Melt one stick of butter over low heat. Dice up the scallions and green onions and throw them in with the butter. Sauté for a couple of minutes to cook the onions and shallots, but be careful not to burn the butter. Turn down the heat to low and pour chicken stock into the pot. Velveeta as you know is very soft, so just start pinching off pieces and throwing them in the pot. With a large box, start off by using about one-quarter of the box. You want to let the cheese melt, but you need to keep the heat closer to low, medium-low so you don’t burn anything. A key is to keep stirring to ensure the cheese melts. Add the milk or Half and Half. You can also use cream if you want it thicker. Throw in some pepper, cayenne or whatever spicy seasoning you like. Throw in the fake/real crab/lobster and stir some more. Now just play around with it. Want it thicker? Just add more cheese. Sometimes when we make this for a meal, we literally use the entire box of Velveeta. It’s all up to you. Want it spicier? Just add more seasoning. There is no right or wrong way with this – make it the way you want to.

(John A. Winters is publisher of The Paper. You can often find him in the kitchen hanging out with his wife, Corby, known as the Little Black Dress, and their three boys, or the SONS of Thunder)

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NOW THROUGH November 24 Coweta County Can-a-thon During these difficult economic times please help us make sure no family or child goes hungry in Coweta County. Please consider donating at least $2 or two cans of food for the can-a-thon. Mitchell Powell Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd. NOVEMBER 9-12, 16-19 … THURS.-SUN. Extremeties By William Mastrosimone Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack and rape her. The tables turn when Marjorie is able to subdue Raul and keep him tied up in her fireplace. When Terry and Patricia, Marjorie’s roommates, come home, they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: call the police or take matters into their own hands? Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan NOVEMBER 10 … FRIDAY Veterans Day Celebration in Tyrone Please join us at Veterans Memorial Park for our annual Veterans Day Celebration. The event will begin at 11 a.m. Arrowood Rd, Tyrone NOVEMBER 10 … FRIDAY Senoia Merchants Open House The Senoia Merchants Open House is scheduled in Downtown Senoia from 5-8 p.m. One of the highlights of the Open House is a Pop-Up Art Gallery in each of the participating merchant stores. Rising Starr Middle School will showcase artwork from 150 of its students in the Pop-Up Gallery. downtown Senoia NOVEMBER 11 … SATURDAY Veterans Day Newnan Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 11 at 9 AM Contact Nathan Thompson for info 678.453.4270. Historic Downtown Newnan Veterans Day Observance Saturday, November 11 at 9 a.m. hosted by Grantville Veterans Association Come and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate oath. Veterans Park, Lone Oak St., Grantville Newnan Veterans Day Vendor Exhibit Saturday, November 11, 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Coweta Veterans Club Coweta Christmas 2017 19th Annual Alpha Delta Kappa Chi Chapter Coweta Christmas, Sat., Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. Open to the public. Local children’s choral and dance groups. Vendors selling Christmas gifts. Silent auction. Children’s Secret Santa Shop. Photos with Santa. Children’s crafts (minimal charge). Food, drinks and fun! Coweta County Fairgrounds 255 Pine Road, Newnan

NOVEMBER 11 & 12 … SAT. & SUN. 5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. NOVEMBER 13 THROUGH DECEMBER 13 Toys for Tots We will be collecting new unwrapped toys. Toys can be dropped off at any CPLS Branch. Mitchell Powell Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan NOVEMBER 15 … WEDNESDAY Christmas Card Signing for Deployed Troops hosted by Bomber Girls LRC Senoia. Coweta Veterans Club from 6 to 9 p.m. We will be hosting an event for people to come out and sign Christmas cards to go into our Stocking Care Packages to deployed troops. We will supply the cards, just drop by the Veterans Club and write away! Donations are always welcome to help with postage costs of the packages. 130 Veterans Club Drive, Newnan NOVEMBER 15, and … 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYS Golf Life Ladies Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League,” where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.. at White Oak Golf Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA Thanksgiving School Break Nov. 20-24 NOVEMBER 23 … THURSDAY Thanksgiving! 9th Annual Thanksgiving Meal For those without family which to share the day OR for those struggling to provide a Thanksgiving dinner, we invite you to join us from 11:303:00 at Crossroads Church, Hwy 154 location on Thanksgiving. To RSVP please contact outreach@ ~~ delivery available upon request. Hwy. 154, Newnan NOVEMBER 24 … FRIDAY Plaid Friday Wear Plaid attire during Plaid Friday and expect to SAVE, as numerous downtown businesses will offer a significant discount to any customer wearing plaid clothing! & Santa on the Square Santa on the Square from 6- 8 p.m. Santa visits downtown Newnan to greet children, who are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and read him their Christmas list! Santa will arrive downtown in a firetruck, and will immediately light the beautiful downtown Christmas Tree before the event begins. NOVEMBER 25 … SATURDAY Small Business Saturday Shop LOCAL on Small Business Saturday and take advantage of sales and promotions that are available on this special day!

& Small Business Saturday - Shop Local NOVEMBER 28 … TUESDAY 34th Annual Can-A-Thon Hosted by Newnan Junior Service League ~ Our 34th Annual Can-A-Thon will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Members of NJSL will be collecting your cans and donations at the Court Square in Downtown Newnan, and outside of Morgan’s Jewelers at Thomas Crossroads. Thank you for helping us stock the Coweta Community Food Pantry! Downtown Newnan Thomas Crossroads Morgan’s Jewelers NOVEMBER 28 … TUESDAY O Christmas Tea 2017 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. O Christmas Tea ~ a networking event for women, benefiting Coweta Domestic Violence Resource Center, formerly Community Welcome House. Featuring a Silent Auction, Dancers from the Nutcracker, Full Dinner and Live Music of the Season at Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets: $90 each. Tables of 8: $650. Sponsorships Available. Advanced Tickets only by November 17. Hosted by Business Women of Fayette and Coweta County. Contact Ellie White-Stevens at 2443 Hwy. 54 West, Peachtree City NOVEMBER 30 … THURSDAY Starry Night In Newnan Join Piedmont Newnan for a family-friendly event to kick-off the holidays, featuring photos with Santa Claus, refreshments, kids activities and holiday carolers. The event will conclude with the lighting of the star on top of the hospital, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 745 Poplar Road, Newnan NOV. 30-DEC. 3, 7-10 … THURS.-SUN. It’s A Wonderful Life adapted for the stage by James Rodgers, based on the film directed by Frank Capra In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play, and the love and support of one’s family and community. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY Christmas Tour of Homes 2017 This fund raising event is hosted by Newnan Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten. Light Up Senoia Saturday, December 2 SummerGrove Photos with Santa Sat., Dec 2, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Hosted by Lights for Linda SummerGrove, GA 30265 Market Day Around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan, from 10 a.m. – 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

______________________________________________________________ | November / December 2017 | The PAPER | 19 vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. DECEMBER 5-6 … Chattahoochee Bend will be closed to the public December 5–6, due to natural resource management. This closure applies to all park property. The park will reopen on December 7. We apologize for any inconvenience. DECEMBER 7 … THURSDAY Lightwire ~ A Very Electric Christmas In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan 770.254.2787 DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Newnan Christmas Parade The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. The theme is “Christmas Around the World!” The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands. Every year there is a float contest that goes along with the parade. The entry fee is $35.

DECEMBER 10 … SUNDAY 2nd Annual NJSL Luminaria The Newnan Junior Service League “Light Up Newnan” starts at 6:00 p.m. This event directly benefits Coweta CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and all proceeds will go towards the training of volunteers. Each Luminaria kit is $1, and includes 12 candles, 12 white bags, 12 votive cups, and sand. You can place your orders online or download the Luminaria order form at www. All Luminaria kits can be picked up on December 9 from 9:30-2:30 at Newnan First United Methodist Church located at 33 Greenville Street in downtown Newnan. Senoia’s Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday, December 10 DECEMBER 14-17, 21-23 … THURS.-SUN. A Charlie Brown Christmas By Charles M. Schulz When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan


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DECEMBER 15 & 16 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY The Nutcracker at The Wadsworth The Nutcracker, a family tradition, based on the Tchaikovsky classic. Choreographed by Paulo Manso de Sousa. Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. $20 general admission. For more information call 770.683.3724, visit www.southernarcdance. org, email Presented by The City of Newnan Cultural Arts Commission. Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St., Newnan DECEMBER 16 … SATURDAY The Carpenters Christmas Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas is a family-friendly holiday show that celebrates the classic Carpenters’ Christmas recordings. You’ll hear enthralling stories and entertaining sing-along songs, making this is one heart-warming holiday show that’s fun for the whole family! 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan 770.254.2787 DECEMBER 17 … SUNDAY Masterworks Chorale’s Messiah 3 p.m. Masterworks Chorale joins with the Chancel Choir of Newnan First United Methodist Church in a presentation of one of the most well-known and beautiful representations of the story of Christmas through music. Former Newnanites, soprano, Sarah Taylor Umberger and mezzo soprano, Gwendolyn Reid Kuhlmann, along with tenor, Daniel Weisman, will join the choirs and chamber orchestra to sing the solo portions of Handel’s Oratorio. This a FREE concert. A love offering will be taken. Newnan First United Methodist Church 33 Greenville St, Newnan

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Master Gardener Extension Volunteers invite you to our

2017 Wreath Workshop

9AM – 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 2nd $40.00 PER PERSON (Workshop limited to 40 Attendees)

Lightwire ~ A Very Electric Christmas • December 7

Held at Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Building, (a comfortable, heated facility) • 275 Pine Road, Newnan Questions: Call The Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620 Enjoy a morning of Christmas carols & holiday treats to get in the festive spirit and take home your very own decorative wreath. With MGEV supervision, create a lovely, fragrant Christmas wreath to take home. Workshop materials include fresh boughs from fir trees, used to fill a 20-inch wreath frame adorned with a bow of your choice.

Registration Coupon

Fill in and return with payment to: Coweta County Extension Office, 255 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 no later than Friday, November 27 at 12:00 noon. Make checks payable to Coweta County Extension 4-H.


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Recommendations for Attendees: Bring unusual greens, cones, fruits, assorted decorations, ribbons and/or your favorite ornaments to include on your wreath. Also bring gloves to wear, scissors, hand pruners, an apron and/or a work shirt. PROCEEDS SUPPORT COWETA MASTER GARDENER EXTENSION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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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: Marvel’s “The Runaways”

What to Binge: If you’ve not already absorbed all of season two of “Stranger Things,” which I highly recommend, there’s a dark new superhero series of note to check out. Marvel’s “The Punisher” Marvel is everywhere these days, and as noted below, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the “MCU”) scores a major success with the new “Thor” installment. “The Punisher” has been around for decades, dating back to 1989 when Dolph Lundgren first cut an imposing figure in the role. Unfortunately, the 2004 Thomas Jane version left much to be desired mainly due to an unhinged, villainous performance by John Travolta. Then in 2008 “Punisher: War Zone” with Ray Stevenson in the lead charmed fanboys but failed to ignite the franchise. This new Netflix take on the character is part of the street level collection of supers that reached a new level with “The Defenders.” And this spin-off from “Daredevil” looks promising, especially the casting of “The Walking Dead’s” Jon Bernthal. Look for “Marvel’s The Punisher” to drop episodes on November 17. Which Movie to Watch: Mudbound Word is that this Netflix original film is really award-worthy (regardless of its presence on the streaming platform). I’ve not seen it, yet, but, as of my deadline, it’s charting at a very solid 95% on RottenTomatoes. From director Dee Rees, who gave us the significant 2011 film “Pariah” and 2015’s HBO feature “Bessie,” “Mudbound” tells the story of two families struggling to make a place for themselves in rural Mississippi in the time after World War II. Share-cropping, racism, and the realities of economic scarcity threaten to tear the families apart. An attractive cast with Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, and Rob Morgan certainly make this one worth checking out. What to Avoid: Chappie From writer/director Neil Blomkamp (“District 9”), this uneven science fiction entry was a definite miss. The near future story concerns the future of law enforcement involving the use of robots. When a designer (Dev Patel) programs a police droid (Chappie) to think for itself, the powers that be want to eliminate it. With a hammy supporting performance from Hugh Jackman, this film should have been lighter and less violent in order to capture a broader audience of younger kids that might buy the ridiculous tale.

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Spreading the love around, lesser Marvel comic properties can be seen on a myriad of platforms. This one sounds somewhat familiar and may attract the same audience that has made “Riverdale” a bit of a teen fascination. “The Runaways” has a group of teens banding together to right some wrongs when they discover that their parents are really super-villains. Expect the first season to set up the world and provide multiple origin stories in hopes of launching an on-going series. Which Movie to Watch: Spaceballs / Punch Drunk Love Hulu is positioning itself nicely for the holidays with a fairly extensive selection of James Bond films (even including “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”). But if you’re not in the festive mood to be shaken, yet, not stirred, might I recommend some Mel Brooks slapstick with “Spaceballs,” or on the other end of the spectrum, a decidedly serious turn from funny-man Adam Sandler in “Punch Drunk Love.” No one can avoid the chuckles as “Spaceballs” spoofs “Star Wars” perfectly. But it was “Punch Drunk Love” that gave critics hope that we would avoid the endless stream of snarky comedies from Sandler. However, that was not to be (exhibit “A” see his Netflix offering “The Ridiculous 6”). Still, his recent performance in another Netflix film “Meyerowitz Stories” is in the nature of award-worthy. What to Avoid: Rollerball (2002) This failed remake of the 1975 semi-classic is wrong in so many ways. While the attractive cast is strong (led by Chris Klein of “American Pie”), it has none of the campiness or social commentary that helped the original overcome clunkiness. The science fiction storyline revolves around the increasingly violent sport of Rollerball that is used in the future to control and appease the masses. Skip this one and watch the original Norman Jewison directed “Rollerball” starring James Caan, which is also available this month on Hulu.

What to Binge: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon has struggled to find its footing with original material and has had problems with the waive of sexual harassment revelations resulting in the resignation of key content executives. Enter “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” a women empowerment narrative of sorts set in the 1960s. Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards”) plays the title character Mrs. Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a housewife who finds herself blamed for her husband’s failure as a standup comic. But when she discovers her own talent for comedy, Midge is forced to choose between her perfect life as a housewife or a risky one in comedy during a time when women are still expected to stay at home.

______________________________________________________________ | November / December 2017 | The PAPER | 21 Which Movie to Watch: Shot Caller Amazon also has a healthy selection of Bond films (the same as Hulu, and yes, they have “Octopussy"), but if you’ve seen them all (twice), might I suggest the prison/crime film “Shot Caller.” Staring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, of “Game of Thrones” fame, this masculine narrative follows a man who goes to prison and joins a white supremacist gang to survive. But when he gets out of the big house, he’s forced to honor his gang connections on the outside. Look for “Shot Caller” on Amazon Prime on November 16. What to Avoid: Allied This Brad Pitt 1942 set narrative directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) failed to find a popular or critical audience when it was released last year. The story has Pitt playing an intelligence officer, who has a romantic encounter with a French Resistance fighter (played by Marion Cotillard) in North Africa. But when they meet again in London, he discovers that she might not be who she seems. Didn’t we see this kind of thing when he starred opposite his ex Angelina Jolie in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith?” Well, no, I suppose, but at least that one was funny and didn’t try to be too self-important. “Allied” hits Amazon on November 10.


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Recommended Streaming Platform: FilmStruck Cord cutters, and there are a growing number of you who no longer rely on cable for television services, may want to check out this streaming platform that is tailored to the cineaste. What I like about FilmStruck is that it furthers my film education with short documentaries and extras that provide great insight into some of the most significant films in history. Note that the full Criterion Collection of films is available on FilmStruck as part of their curated library. Platforms like FilmStruck and the horror lovers application Shudder provide specific ways to find and discover great on demand content without having to resort to browsing the endless selections on the huge all-you-can-eat players (Netflix, I’m talking about you). Look for my suggestions periodically as we move toward a la carte TV.

Arthouse Corner: Blade of the Immortal The 100th film by master director Takashi Miike (“13 Assassins,” “Audition”), “Blade of the Immortal” is one blood soaked, gory affair. Following an epic battle, samurai swordsman Manji (Takuya Kimura) is given the “gift” of immortality by an old woman who infects him with blood worms. Flash forward 50 years, Manji is approached by a young girl named Rin (Hana Sugisaki), who seeks revenge for the murder of her parents. “Blade of the Immortal” is a wild ride. And while the film is a lot of bloody fun, the narrative is lacking in coherence requiring the viewer to take notes to keep up with the story threads. But Miike’s visuals have to be appreciated as Manji does battle with constantly inventive weaponry against an array of increasingly ridiculous, but entertaining foes. If only I cared about any of the characters, the graphic displays would have had greater impact. Still, those displays are worth the price of admission.

Theatrical Teasers: Thor: Ragnarok: Easily the best Thor movie yet, “Ragnarok” is a blast from the opening scene until the credits roll. Infused with wacky comedic sensibilities by director Taika Waititi, Marvel proves that it has figured out how to make an entertaining comic book film. The story has Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returning home to Asgard to discover his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) likely nearing the end of the reign. But will Thor take the throne or will the evil Hela (Cat Blanchett) take over? Filled with colorful characters and powered by a retro synth score along side Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” this superhero adventure will be worth revisiting.

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value factor.

What is CUVA?

This typically results in a significant reduction of property taxes. Landowners receive a reduced ad valorem tax rate for their property. (epd.georgia. gov). Yes, this will save you money! The term of a conservation use is 10 years. The owners must promise to maintain their lands in designated use (agricultural, forestry or environmentally sensitive) for 10 years. Landowners can re-enroll after 10 years if they wish to remain in CUVA.

Certain properties, including agricultural lands, forestlands, and environmentally sensitive areas, may be eligible for reduced property tax rates through conservation use valuation assessment (CUVA). The properties are assessed according to a combination of soil type, productivity and a reduced fair market

The CUVA program is administered by each county’s tax assessor’s office. Requirements per county may be different, but typically a minimum of 10 acres is required. Some counties have recently increased this to 25 acres. No more than 2,000 acres may be enrolled in CUVA by one non-industrial, private landowner. Foreign citizens and foreign corporations are not eligible to enroll. The land must be kept in its qualifying use and cannot be used for any non-agricultural commercial business (

Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and PresidentElect of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.

Following up on last issue’s article regarding land sales, conservation uses are something else you need to consider when purchasing acreage or a

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home on acreage. There are significant penalties for landowners who break the conservation use before the end of the 10-year period. Owners who break the conservation use covenant must pay back to the taxing authorities TWICE the savings they received over the life of the covenant to the point it was breached, plus any applicable interest. If the property is sold during the covenant period, the new landowner must agree to continue the covenant or be responsible for penalties and taxes due if the covenant is breached under their ownership ( If you are buying land, a farm, or a home on acreage, one of the first things you should check is if the property is a conservation use. Your Realtor can place language in your purchase and sale contract that will protect you in the event there is a conservation use. CUVA is a great way to save money on taxes. Acknowledgement and agreement of CUVA, in writing, by the buyer and seller, is very important in a real estate transaction. You do not want to be stuck paying the penalty on breaching the conservation use.

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WEST POINT LAKE – DEEP WATER 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Just 89,900. (Frank)

MLS #8217354 RECENTLY RENOVATED 2-STORY BRICK w/fin bsmt & fenced bkyd in lake community. Choice N. Coweta location. New Granite c’tops & SS appliances in kit. Den w/ brick fplc & built-in bkcases. 12x20 screen porch. Sep DR, LR w/hdwd flrs. Foyer, RV parking, outbldgs. $319,900. (Frank/Jess)

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WELCOME AREA. Front & Back porches. 1900 era 3 Bedroom Farmhouse on 10.33 +/- mostly hardwood acres. Original pine floors. Storage room off back porch. SOLD ‘AS IS”. 79,900. (Frank & Jess)

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

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NEW ROOF! Well-Maintained 2 story on corner lot in SummerGrove. 9’ Ceilings. Spacious LR w/fplc. Sep DR. Kit w/granite c’tops, ss appliances & bfast area. New fixtures thruout. Laundry rm. Loft/living area upstairs. Double garage w/shop area. Price reduced to $259,900. (Jess)

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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)

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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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WELL MAINTAINED & PVT RANCH! Like New w/fenced yard on 1.89+/- ac in choice North Newnan location. Lrg greatrm w/f/p. Master w/ walk-in closet. Lrg laundry/mud rm. Rocking chair front porch. HVAC, appliances, water heater, lighting, carpet & flooring all updated in 2016 & fresh paint! $189,900. (Jess)

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DELIGHTFUL 2-STORY HOME ON 5.71+/- MOSTLY OPEN ACRES near Moreland. 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, LR, formal DR, hardwd flrs, fully equipped kitchen & full bsmt. Easy access to I-85 at Moreland exit. See to appreciate. $329,900. (Frank/Jess)

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


WELL MAINTAINED 2-STORY ON BSMT in choice North PTC location. 2-story foyer entrance w/20’ ceiling. Hardwd flrs. Sep formal DR. LR w/f/p. Kit w/ss appliances, bfast area & bar, pantry & office nook. Lrg master. Easy I-85 access! $329,900. (Frank/Jess)

SOLD MLS #8274308

RECENTLY RENOVATED RANCH w/new flooring, new carpet, new stainless steel appliances & fresh paint on wooded, cul-de-sac lot. Great room has fireplace. Kitchen with island & breakfast area. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. A must see. Will not last long! $119,900. (Jess)


MLS #8160544 STUNNING BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS. Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/brick f/p, separate dining room, updated kitchen overlooking backyard and acreage. Spacious master bedroom w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. Reduced to $475,000! (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8238258 ‘SUMMER OAKS’ IN GAY, GA. Fabulous 1938 era brick Cape Cod on 180+/- open & wded acs w/2 ponds, barn, 2 steel bldgs, greenhouse, guest cottage, pavilion w/fplc on pond. 100+/- acs fenced & cross fenced. Updated kit. Formal LR & DR. B’fast rm. Den w/ fplc. 5 BR/3BA. $1,250,000. (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) _________________________________________________________ 4.174+/- WOODED ACRES on Palmetto-Tyrone Road and Hudgens Road. Choice North Coweta location. Just Reduced! $49,500!. Frank. _________________________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________________________

MLS #8166021 RUSTIC 4BR/3BA CHALET on 35.62 open & wded acs w/1.5 ac pond on Smokey Rd & approx. 12 acs open-ideal for pasture. Plus 1BR/1BA guest house w/sep kit & ba, driveway paved, new roof & flooring. Main kit needs appliances & Mstr BA needs fixtures. All await you to finish as you choose. $495,000. (Frank)

MLS #8268350 RECENTLY RENOVATED & well maintained home in choice North Fayette location w/easy access to PTC, airport & Atlanta. Fenced bkyd w/deck/patio/garden area. New 4T a/c unit. Foyer entrance, Sep DR, Chef’s kit, open floor plan to LR. Loft area upstairs w/vaulted ceiling. $389,900. (Jess)

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2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ 18 ACRES! BEAUTIFUL, OPEN LAND w/ 500’ of frontage on Hwy 54/Lone Oak Rd, partially wooded. 2 miles from I-85 & 1 mile from Meriwether Industrial Park Dr. $79,900. (Jess) _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ EAST ALABAMA! – GREAT HUNTING TRACT! – 92.8 OPEN & WOODED ACRES. Several streams & possible pond sites. Lots of deer & turkeys. Possible dove Field & food plots. $239,900 (Frank) _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price & terms subject to prior sale & change without notice. _________________________________________________________

MLS #7635281 HEAVILY WOODED 96.209 ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plan available. Grantville City water & sewer. Stream and small pond (3/4 acre) stocked with bass and bream. Ideal for Development or Recreational property. Easy access to I-85. $3,900/acre. (Frank) +/-

MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. $463,000. (Frank/Jess)

COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL LOT w/road frontage on busy Hwy 34E. 9.89+/- acs. Excellent location close to Peachtree City, Thomas Crossroads and I-85! Currently zoned Rural Conservation. $75,000. Jess _________________________________________________________ COMMERCIAL FOR RENT OR LEASE. 5 Jackson Street. 1500 sq.ft. Office or Store Building in Downtown Newnan. $1,250/per month. Owner/Agents. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________

COMMERCIAL 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. _________________________________________________________

6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/Jess _________________________________________________________

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 Newnan Theatre Company will have two heartwarming productions this holiday season --

Prepare for a very “UnSilent Night” to occur in Newnan Greenville Street Park on December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Organized by Dale Lyles, the event, first created in New York in the 90s, is officially called “Phil Kline’s UnSilent Night”, and centers around 4 different new age musical pieces played simultaneously on boomboxes and mp3 players as those gathered “promenade” from the park to the courthouse and back. On his blog, Dale describes the music as “an evanescent cloud of chimes and angelic choirs.” Says Lyles, “Kline released a CD in the 90s. When I bought it and read what the piece was about, I immediately wanted to do it here. So I’ve wanted to do this for 25 years.” Artistically designed lanterns are sure to add a magical illumination. To take part go to and download one of the four tracks, then be sure to get your batteries charged for old school boomboxes and digital devices. Bring your own paper lantern if you wish. Let’s see what Christmas magic Mr. Lyles has in store!


A colorful new picture book with accompanying calendar featuring Mr. Personality is out. “Personality Matters” presents unique quotes by Mr. P with professionally shot photography of him in and around downtown Newnan. Enjoy seeing many of his creative outfits as he pops in and out of some of Newnan’s well-known shops and landmarks. Learn some of the wisdom he has to share with quotes such as “Every day I do what I can with what I have” and “Death is a friend who will escort me off the stage when my act is over.” The book, sure to be a hit with fans, is available at many downtown locations and the Newnan Coweta Historical Society gift shop, retails for $25 with proceeds benefiting Angels House, NCHS and money toward a new mural by ArtRez. Information about book signing talks/parties released soon on Facebook, https://

 Cows, mules and pigs - OH MY!! Purveyor of art in these parts, “Miss Bette” Hickman, reports that the Fiberglass Sculpture 2018 Project kicks off in late November. “Newnan A Storybook Town” is the theme. Colorful, creatively painted fiberglass farm animals will begin to pop up around town this Spring. The project benefits Newnan’s Children’s

3 p.m. For the second and final week, Dec. 21-23, the Thursday and Friday shows are both at 8 p.m., and there will be two Saturday shows - 3 p.m. matinee and 8 p.m. - with no Sunday show. Tickets to both shows --


“It’s a Wonderful Life” tells the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from small town Bedford Falls, whose dreams quashed, gets a visit from his guardian angel, Clarence, on Christmas Eve to save him from despair. Clarence shows George that the world is a better place with him in it and that he has had a wonderful life indeed. The dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play, and love and support of family and community. It’s a Wonderful Life has eight performances from November 30-December 3 and December 7-10. The Thursday- Saturday shows are all at 8pm, and both Sunday shows are at 3pm.

In late November the Newnan Coweta Historical Society is hosting an opening reception for an exhibit of local artist Sherry Cook. The exhibit will show through December. Cook is a prolific artist who always knew she would make her living with a paint brush. During her 30-year career she has journeyed through ceramics, handmade paper, mixed media, sheet metal and encaustics. Her pieces are full of personality, often reminding the observer of a memory that brings a smile.The recurring themes in her work reflect the enduring themes in her life: love, family, friendship, nature and animals. Don’t miss this colorful, moving art exhibit and a chance to talk to Sherry! www.

 Society of Seven, a group of Newnan’s finest artists, is having their 2nd Annual Christmas Show, Friday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse hundreds of works of art many depicting scenes from Newnan and the South. Also features David Boyd, Sr. and Rosalyn Moore McKoon. The Boyd Gallery, 14 East Washington Street. Open to the public and FREE.

In “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, and Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas also has eight performances: from Dec. 14-17, the Thursday-Saturday shows will be at 8pm, and the Sunday show is at

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

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