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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., Newnan, GA 30263


NOW THRU DEC. 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, GA 30263


THROUGH DEC. 14 2nd Annual Coat Drive

We will be accepting new and gently used winter coats. Please help a needy person in our community this winter. All items will be donated to Outreach organizations such as: Coweta Samaritan Clinic & One Roof. We also will be accepting: hats, gloves, mittens, scarves & sweaters. Mitchell Powell Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263




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


WEEK DAYS Coweta County Senior Services MONDAYS 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at new Central Community Center, 85 Literary Lane, next to the Central Library and soccer fields. TUESDAYS @ Welcome Community Center WEDNESDAYS @ Senoia Community Center THURSDAYS @ Panther Creek Community Ctr in Sargent Various activities are planned for each week including board games, crafts and light refreshments are served, according to Patricia Hood who coordinates the programs at each of the centers. In addition, one meeting each month is set aside for a covered dish lunch with a program or speaker. Several day trips for those interested are also planned periodically throughout the year. For more info contact Patricia Hood at 770.252.6429 ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 3 TUESDAYS Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. The Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on the NOVEMBER 23 … THURSDAY fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are Thanksgiving! _______________________________ movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses NOVEMBER 23 … THURSDAY the elements of narrative, imagery, music and commu9th Annual Thanksgiving Meal nity to develop artistry and grace while addressing such For those without family which to share the day OR for PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, those struggling to provide a Thanksgiving dinner, we isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged invite you to join us Thursday, November 23rd from to participate at no charge. Call 770.683.3724 or email 11:30-3:00 at Crossroads Church, Hwy 154 location. To for more information. RSVP please contact 41-A Newnan Station Dr., Newnan 30265 ~~ delivery available upon request. __________________________________ Hwy. 154, Newnan, GA _______________________________ WEDNESDAYS Swingin’ Ol’ Dudes at Christian City NOVEMBER 24 … FRIDAY Music is a great way to unwind, remember the good years Sensory Awareness Night Hike and have fun! Residents at Christian City have a great time Fri., Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join the ranger for an at our Swingin’ Ol’ Dudes event listening and dancing to easy night hike along the River Trail with experiments the smooth sounds of jazz and other music from nostalgic to test your senses. We will have hot cocoa to keep your times every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Christian hands warm and taste buds happy on this cool night! City Auditorium. Bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes. Dress appropriately 7290 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291 for cooler weather. Ages 8 and older. Admission: $5.



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Crochet at The Carnegie 2 p.m. at The Carnegie. Call for details. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

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Encouraging Words …



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. 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.” 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. Read more about this extraordinary woman elsewhere in this edition on Page 9. ******* One other thing I can’t control is that Joe Williams, the former owner/publisher, is packing up his typewriter and ending his column, much to my dismay. He promised to write every now and then when he gets riled up, and will continue his “Encouraging Words” for now. Please see his column on Page 18.


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“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” … Mark Twain

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uuuuu “The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” … Lao Tzu

uuuuu “When we give cheerfully and accept gracefully, everyone is blessed.” … Maya Angelo

uuuuu “Before you ever receive the wonderful treasures of a happy lif , you must first give. Give of yourself. Be of service to others. Only what you give can be multiplied back into your own life. That is the law of the harvest,the law of the ten-fold return. If you give nothing, even if it is multiplied, you receive nothing.” … Mary Kay Ash

uuuuu “Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return.” … Luke 6:38


Think About It! The Shopper Distribution A free weekly publication distributed utilizing the power of direct mail along with selected outlets. Direct-mailed to 10,800+ unique residential and business addresses each week. ZONE A includes areas in … Downtown Newnan, UWG Campus Area/ Platinum Point, LaGrange Street, Avery Park, Newnan Lakes, Poplar Road, Temple Avenue, Corinth Road, Blalock Lakes, Stonebridge, Lower Fayetteville Road, Moreland, Grantville ... 10,873 addresses ZONE B includes areas in … Canongate, Palmetto-Tyrone Road, Minix Road, Fischer Road, Andrew Bailey Road, Hwy 34 East, Lora Smith Road, Hwy 154 North, Lower Fayetteville Road, Shenadoah Boulevard, Peachtree City … 11,356 addresses ZONE C includes areas in … Arbor Springs, Lake Redwine, Happy Valley Circle, Timberidge, Cedar Creek Road, Newnan Country Club, Lake Hills, Hwy. 29 North, Macedonia Road, Roscoe Road, Jim Starr Road, Hwy. 27 North, Sargent, Hamilton Place, Hwy. 34 West, Powers Crossroads ... 11,202 addresses ZONE D includes areas in … SummerGrove, White Oak, Sullivan Road, Poplar Road, Piedmont Newnan area, Hwy 154 South, Sharpsburg, Bob Smith Road, Lower Fayetteville Road, Turin, Senoia, Starr’s Mill, Haralson, Alvaton ... 11,671 addresses ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 5



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



Backyard Association Meeting The Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association free presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County office. Call the Extension office for reservations and to register for door prizes. Call 770-254-2620 or email More Information: www.ugaextension. org/coweta 255 Pine Road, Newnan • 770.254.2620



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



FUMC Job Network Meeting The program begins at 6 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church - Parish Hall located at 33 Greenville Street, Newnan the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 33 Greenville St., Newnan • 770.253.7400



Multiple Sclerosis Support Group A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Heritage Clubhouse. Anyone interested in attending can call 770-354-4951. 168 Scenic Hills Dr., Newnan, GA 30265



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



Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant on Bullsboro in the back-meeting room. A short business meeting is held and then we will have a guest speaker. Sharon 770.683.4758. 605 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan, GA 30263



Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court) ~ 27 Belt Rd, Newnan GA 30263. This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details call Susan Goodson 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan


Don’t Leave Your Family With An “Unwanted” Inheritance

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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Piedmont Newnan donates $75,000 to UWG Newnan A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

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Payable over five years, the gift solidifies the partnership between Piedmont and UWG as the university continues to grow its presence in Newnan and Coweta County. “We’re excited to partner with the University of West Georgia and enhance the UWG Newnan student experience and increase connections to the community," said Mike Robertson, CEO, Piedmont Newnan Hospital. "As a not-for-profit organization, our success enables us to give back and support local partners like the University of West Georgia, aligning our healthcare focus with its student’s needs to promote academic success and healthy living.” Specifically, the gift will be used to support academic programming, which will aid progression through degree programs and help students graduate with skills needed by area employers. UWG plans to hire additional adjunct faculty for Newnan; develop new, expanded classes and curricula; and provide instructional equipment. In addition, the university plans to restructure advisement, allowing students direct contact with specialists as they sign up for classes. "We're working to make it easier for students to have the traditional, complete college experience in Newnan," said Dr. David Jenks, UWG's associate vice president for academic affairs. "From student services and advising to providing a wide variety of classes and research facilities, they can study, learn and graduate right here."

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UWG Newnan also is exploring plans to use a portion of the gift to enhance study areas, improve wi-fi service and increase connections to the Newnan community by creating a welcome area where visitors can learn more about the university.

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"We are excited to explore new opportunities with Piedmont Newnan Hospital and identify learning experiences that add value for students, while training the future of healthcare leaders Coweta County," said UWG President Kyle Marrero. "We are committed to helping students succeed as we help develop our region's workforce."

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The partnership is working, with Piedmont hiring 61 new graduates - about a third of its new nursing hires - in the last two years. West Georgia's partnership with Piedmont also ensures students stay healthy as they study. The Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center in downtown Newnan provides free memberships to UWG students. Nearly 250 students have enrolled since the partnership started.

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Piedmont Newnan Hospital was proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival on October 21-22 in downtown Hogansville. The hospital hosted a Talk with a Doc series on Sunday, Oct. 22, featuring six local physicians. Physician lineup included Suzanne Cole, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Roger Chen, MD, urology; Katherine Honeycutt, AuD, audiology; Danielle Warner, MD, otolaryngology; Sravanthi Sanivarapu, MD, endocrinology; Bharat Puchakayala, MD, gastroenterologist.

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-long achievement of its students and proudly serves a population of over 22,000 students and close to 3,000 staff members. The funds were made available through Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s community benefit program and will directly make a positive impact on the health of the youngest in our county.

Photo of check presentation made at the September 12 Coweta County School System board meeting.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital has made a donation of $15,000 to the Coweta County School System for the 2017-2018 school year to purchase nine additional audiometers and fund baseline and ImPACT concussion testing for all student-athletes. The funds will directly benefit Coweta County School Health, a support service which assists the school system at large to advance the well-being, academic success and life-

“We thank our community and patients for supporting their local hospital,” said Michael Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan. “As a not-for-profit organization, our success enables us to give back to our community and support local partners like the Coweta County School System, aligning our healthcare focus with their students’ needs to promote academic success and healthy living at an early age.” The State of Georgia requires a vision, hearing, dental and nutritional assessment upon school entry and a school nurse is responsible or following up on any one of those assessments in which a student did not pass. The audiometers are used in the schools to screen students for potential hearing loss and with the

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additional machines more students can be tested on-site in a timelier manner. “Currently we only test if there is an identified problem, but our goal in the future is to incorporate regular routine hearing screenings,” said Sally Millians, RN, BSN, Nationally Certified School Nurse. “Earphone use is prevalent and earphones and ear buds can cause hearing loss if used at a high volume for a prolonged amount of time. We hope through frequent screenings, we can catch problems at an early stage and prevent any loss.” The donation also provides funding for all student-athletes in the Coweta County School System to undergo baseline concussion and Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive (ImPACT) Testing to ensure proper treatment in the case of a brain injury. “The safety and health of our students is a top priority and through this generous donation from Piedmont Newnan Hospital we will have the tools we need,” said Dr. Steve Barker, Coweta County School System Superintendent.

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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.

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.

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By Kids, For Kids A new program just for Coweta kids was announced at the Oct. 26 Power of the Purse. In an effort to promote philanthropy among Coweta’s youth, the Coweta Community Foundation is now providing piggy banks for kids under the age of 14 (through eighth grade) to fill with change.

2017 Power of the Purse features Minda Dentler; Nancy Mader named Woman of the Year The Coweta Community Foundation’s Power of the Purse fundraiser, held at The Newnan Centre on October 26, 2017, featured speaker Minda Dentler, the first woman wheelchair athlete to win the Ironman World Championship, a long-distance triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. Dentler, an AIG financial services executive who lives in New York with her husband and daughter, shared the story of how she was born in India and contracted polio as an infant, leaving both her legs paralyzed. Left in an orphanage, she was adopted by an American family when she was three, and her adoptive family was a very athletic one. Through a series of surgeries, Dentler learned to walk with leg braces and crutches, and she became interested in handcycling and then the triathlon.

Several dates will be available for kids to drop off their deposits, and they will even have their own passbooks to help them keep track of the amounts they are depositing and the total balance of how much money they have given throughout the year.

In 2012 she made her first attempt at completing the Ironman World Championship, but she didn’t finish the race. She said she felt embarrassed and that she had “messed up” but made a decision not to let that “so-called failure” define her. She decided to compete again, and under incredible pressure and intense heat, on October 12, 2013, she became the first female handcycling athlete to complete the race. She had a 14:39:14 finish, swimming 2.4 miles, handcycling 112 miles and pushing a racing wheelchair 26.2 miles. It’s often said that you have to see something to believe it, but Dentler told the audience, “I think you have to believe it before you see it.” She encouraged everyone to answer two questions: “What is your Ironman?” and “What is your finish line?”

In October and November of next year, five nonprofits that work with children will be selected. The children themselves will vote on a recipient, and a grant for the total amount given by the kids that year will go to the organization of their choice.

Also at the luncheon, Nancy Mader of Newnan was named the Foundation’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Mader, who is well known for her work in the fight against pancreatic cancer, which took the life of her father, said she was honored and humbled to receive the award. “Minda, my Ironman is to change the story of pancreatic cancer,” she said. She held up her award and said, “This is for you, Daddy.”

Banks may be obtained by contacting the Foundation at 770-253-1833 or emailing info@ Dates to drop off deposits include December 2, 2017 at Market Day in Downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; February 3, 2018 at Coweta Community Foundation Offices at 75 Jackson Street, Suite 400, from 10 a.m. to noon; April 7, 2018 at Market Day in Downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; June 2, 2018 at Market Day in Downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; August 4, 2018 at Market Day in Downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; October 6, 2018 at Market Day in Downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ironman World Championship winner Minda Dentler speaks at the Coweta Community Foundation’s 2017 Power of the Purse.

With 2017 Woman of the Year Nancy Mader, second from left, are Power of the Purse Chair Vicki Kaiser, CCF Chair Ginger Queener, and 2016 Woman of the Year Norma Haynes.

This was the third year for the Power of the Purse, which benefits the Coweta Community Foundation’s Women’s and Children’s Fund. The purse-themed event featured flower-filled purses as table arrangements and a popular Silent Auction of designer purses and accessories.

November Calendar

• Nov. 30 — The Farm to Table Event 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm at CS Toggery Lot on Perry Street

The Farm to Table Event brought to you by Real Talk on the Square to benefit The Coweta Community Foundation. The event will feature Chef Jarrod of Knife and Stone providing the main course, the Salad Course by The Cellar and Meat and Greet will provide the dessert course. Seating will be at 6:00 PM with live auction items in between courses! Ticket includes dinner and a glass of wine! Come be a part of the inaugural event for CCF - only 150 seats available

• Dec. 7 — Lightwire 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm at Donald Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts - 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA

• Dec. 9 — Newnan Christmas Parade 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm Downtown Newnan • Dec. 16 — Carpenters Christmas 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm at Donald Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts - 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA

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I subscribe to a number of weekly newsletters and receive a lot of blogs and posts by noted speakers throughout the country. Honestly, most of these articles get glanced over and easily discarded, some catch my eye and draw me in. One such article passed through my screening mode the other day from a friend who is a consultant and public speaker by trade. This speaker travels the country and even to other nations to teach sales training and techniques. He’s very good as what he does and has my respect for that. However, a recent post was about visualization and how to see your goal in your mind: to dream it happening. He even used a Bible verse to make his point, though I can’t seem to find it in my versions of the Bible. "The wicked man's fears will all come true, and so will the good man's hopes." Visualization is a bit tricky. I think I understand what my friend was trying to say, but to visualize something in one's own mind opens opportunity for self-deceit and unrealistic dreams. When we pass anything through our own mind, the filters we use are not always lined up with scripture, or in context with the way Christ thinks. Our mind is not a good filter. It is filled with troubles, anxieties, experiences, feelings and emotions. I've always had a dream to fly a plane, in fact, as a young man I had dreams to become a pilot merely to have a missionary shuttle service to take missionaries wherever they wanted to go. I could see myself doing this. But, there was a problem. I have terrible eyesight which prohibits me from getting a pilot’s license. Thus, it was reasonable to realize this was an unrealistic dream and I could visualize it all I wanted. The FAA would not issue a license to me. So visualization goes greater than setting your mind on something, especially for a Christian. We often set our minds on something only to find out later that what we intended or desired did not meet or serve God's calling for us. If, by conscience sake, we try to analyze everything through the mind we'll visualize, perceive and understand things analytically and with reasoning; which also means our mind can be changed by a life lesson, a failure, peer pressure and circumstances. So to make

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up your mind, to visualize the future or a goal to be attained, is to me, short of hocus pocus and testing God's will. Can we be determined? Can we set our will? Can we be fully focused on the prize? I hear the word of Paul when I read it that way. Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. As a Christian, we must follow Christ, and Him only - not our mind, our will or our goals and dreams. But, follow Christ’s mind by faith which requires us to be fluid, flexible and willing; like clay in the potter’s hand. To me, visualization is a way that we can stubbornly determine our own destiny and set our minds like a flint come hell or high water. Yet, while being quite successful in life one might find himself far outside of God's will. Therefore, our goals and determination boils down to the matters and intent of the heart of a person. Facing challenges with the heart has nothing to do with reason, but rather with faith. It's amazing to see how someone’s heart causes them to do the unexpected, the unexplainable, and to step out of established boundaries or outside-the-box, often at the ridicule and jest of others. With faith, if the heart is set on something, your heart dictates your drive, direction, and sense of purpose beyond what the "mind" can withhold or accept. The mind can only deal with reasoning, but the unreasonable is achieved with the heart. Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. The heart is the inner man, and when released from captivity it can blow the boundaries of the mind far, far away. Look at Jesus Christ. The mind would say, don't go to the cross ... this world will not understand or accept this act as reasonable, and they will not follow that path. However, the heart of Jesus only said, "it is worth the price because it will be pleasing to my Father." That was all Jesus needed to "know!" And, our destiny was changed because of His HEART. Let me know if I can help.

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November Trends and Trendsetters

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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.

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.

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.

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. 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. ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 13

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 Ansley Mercer. 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.

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Besides making candles Gail has a designer booth at Rockin B Antiques.

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.

Gail is one of those that has a great business mind and flows with creativity. That is a wonderful combination I believe.

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.

Cheers to creative entrepreneurial women like Gail who follow their passions and share them with us.

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Holiday Wreath Workshop Written by: Karen Mansour/ANR Program Assistant

Why not start the holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door or home at the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ wreath-making workshop on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 a.m? The workshop will be held in the large and warm Coweta County Fairgrounds/Exhibit Hall located at 275 Pine Road, Newnan. This is a wonderful opportunity for MGEV’s to share a craft while you create a lovely, fragrant holiday wreath to take home. Workshop materials include fresh boughs from fir trees, which will be used to fill a 20-inch wreath frame. Attendees are encouraged to bring unusual greens, cones, fruits, assorted decorations, ribbon and/or your favorite ornaments to include on your wreath. Attendees will

need to bring gloves to wear, scissors, hand pruners, apron and/or work shirt. Come enjoy a morning of Christmas carols and festive treats to help you get into the holiday spirit while making a beautiful holiday decoration for your home. Reservations are required as the workshop is limited to 40 guests. Fee for the workshop is $40 per person. Please make checks payable to: Coweta County Extension/4-H. Submit your registration by noon on November 27th to the Coweta County Extension office located at 255 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia 30263. Information is also available at For questions, please call 770.254.2620 or email

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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.

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Do not get caught up in all the seasonal or holiday décor.

That can be difficult when all of the retailors have had merchandise out since before the 4th of July! Here’s why …

If you decorate your property that you are selling in seasonal or holiday décor and the MLS photos show these decorations, that can hurt your sale. How? If for some reason you haven’t sold 2 or 3 months later and we are already into a different season, a buyer can look at your MLS photos, notice your “last seasons” décor and have a negative thought such as “hum, they have been on the market since Fall. This is the first

of January and it hasn’t sold. I wonder what’s wrong with it?” They will start filling in the blanks - overpriced, bad condition, questionable location, on and on. Have the MLS photos taken, then lightly decorate for the season, if you must. To learn more about how to make your house showready, contact me.

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Small Business Saturday Shop Small Y’all! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 25th in Downtown Newnan! Small Business Saturday is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Small Business Saturday was found by American Express in 2010 and is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This event supports the local economy and promotes our community. Participating businesses include: Arthur Murphey Florist, Blue Fern Merchant, Blue Moon Boutique, Corner Arts Gallery Studio & Gift Shop, Dolled, Downtown Olive & Kitchen Supply Co., Dragonfly Running Company, Ellie Mack Boutique, Fine Lines Art & Framing, Gillyweed, Greenhouse Mercantile, Grit & Grace Studio to Streetwear, Kendra’s, Kendra’s 2, Kyle Kahn Studios, Let Them Eat Toffee, Mayfair on the Square, Mimi and Me Boutique, Morgan Jewelers, Newnan Mercantile, Polish Me Pretty Nail Salon & Boutique, Smart Solutions, Inc.,The Alamo, The Boyd Gallery, Typo Market, Wildwood Trader.

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Groups receiving funds from the Jaycees were CORRAL, Newnan-Coweta Public Safety Committee, Guitars Not Guns, Sheriff ’s Youth Home, Camp Dream, Newnan Coweta Youth Association, 4 H Fishing Rodeo and BB Tournament, Project Safe, Special Olympics, Rutledge Center, Bridging the Gap, Angel’s House, Meals on Wheels, Humane Society, CLICK, Samaritan Clinic, Toys for Tots, American Legion, VFW, Boy Scout Troop 45, Cub Scout Troop 45, One Roof, Newnan Community Theatre, Backpack Buddies, Camp Sunshine, Camp Kudzu, Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, DFACS, Baby Brave Heard County

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Volunteer Opportunities for Dec. 2 Tour of Homes! This walking tour gives participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these beautiful homes dating from the early 1900s decorated with fresh wreaths, garlands and floral arrangements. Guests may tour the homes at their own pace from 4 to 9 p.m. For those who aren't comfortable walking, a complimentary shuttle bus is available with stops along the tour. The McRitchie-Hollis Museum at 74 Jackson Street will serve as the Ticket Center of this year's tour. Will Call will be at the Museum and this will be the only place that you can purchase day of tickets. The Museum will also have refreshments to enjoy. There is parking behind the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. This is a stop for the complimentary shuttle. "We need a few more people to help with the Tour of Homes," said NCHS VP Ginny Lyles. Shifts are available 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm and 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact her at A portion of the proceeds will help the Coweta Samaritan Clinic, a non-profit organization that offers free medical care to the uninsured residents of Coweta County. Your Tour Booklet is your ticket to get into the Homes on the Tour. You will pick up your Tour Booklet at Will Call, which is located at The McRitchie-Hollis Museum the night of the tour. Your paypal receipt is NOT your ticket. Online Ticket Sales ends at midnight, December 1st. for $20.00. On Dec.2nd they are $25.00 and will only be sold at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum for that day. The Newnan Christmas Tour of Homes Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 4 to 9 pm.

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Pumpkins and spice with Angela and everything nice For November, however, I’m happy to continue to try many of the new pumpkin products and recipes that I come across, and I have been pleased to see an uptick in the number of pumpkin recipes in food magazines this year. One thing I did not find, though, was a recipe for a quick bread featuring pumpkin combined with another favorite food flavor, salted caramel. The joke last fall was that an automotive place was offering pumpkin spice oil changes. This fall the joke—at least I think it was a joke—was that some Lutheran church was offering pumpkin spice communion. A friend and I talked about switching denominations, because some of us take our pumpkin spice very, very seriously. I can’t recall exactly when pumpkin spice flavoring first became a culinary celebrity, but it’s definitely reached that status now. I have pumpkin spice coffee creamer, I use Pumpkin Pie Chapstick, and I even tried some pumpkin spice candy bars that, sadly, did not live up to their pumpkin promise.


From ice cream to brownies and even tea bags, salted caramel-flavored products seem to be enjoying their 15 minutes of fame. I do hate to miss out on a food trend, so I experimented with a new muffin recipe, drizzled some caramel and sea salt on top, and voila, a new fall treat. These would also be great as a breakfast bread on Thanksgiving morning, and baking them in cupcake baking cups makes them grab-and-go convenient for anyone who might be eating on the run this month. I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I’m so thankful for all the lovely new readers I’ve met through The Shopper Kitchen this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Sea Salt & Caramel Topping

• 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 sticks butter, softened e • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spic •• 1-1/ e eggs larg 2 • 1-1/2 cups light brown sugar chopped pecans cup 3/4 • • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling rardelli) • 1 cup caramel-flavored baking chips (I used Ghi

two muffin pans with 18 Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line cupcake baking cups. baking powder, baking soda, In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, another large bowl, use a In e. and pumpkin pie spice and set asid n sugar till blended well. brow hand mixer to combine the butter and addition. Add the can each er Add eggs one at a time, beating well aft mixer, add the flour of d spee st of pumpkin and beat well. Using lowe mixture and blend until combined. ng cups with batter (which Use an ice cream scoop to fill the baki Sprinkle pecans and a pinch will be thick!), filling each cup 3/4 full. minutes, just until muffins are of sea salt over each. Bake for 28-30 t caramels according to package firm. Let muffins cool completely. Mel to drizzle caramel over top of directions and use a spoon or piping bag muffins. Yields 18 muffins.

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Together, we have relived experiences of growing up, living and working in Coweta County, and some of the more colorful folks many of us knew. We discussed everything from the horse running away with me to the man who rode his horse through the courthouse. We reviewed my family’s eventful road trips to South Georgia, and the chaos of getting ready for church. And you now know about the “Bursting open” of my cowboy suit pants in the second grade, and the “dropping” of Lawyer Cranford’s britches in the courtroom. I conveyed my experiences of working at the “Tastee Freez” for fifty cents per hour and delivering newspapers for a whole lot less. My interest in race cars, classic cars, motorcycles and boats may have been shared a few times too many, however, as I was paying for the printing and postage, I got to choose the subject. So there. My writing was at least 97% true, although somewhat "embellished as needed” From the beginning, I decided I would “not let the facts get in the way of a good story!” The writing I enjoyed the most involved topics that would give encouragement to the “disenfranchised” among us, sharing some of my personal experiences and struggles which finally led to success. And each month I would compile a group of quotes about overcoming failure, making friends, not giving up,

being positive, using time wisely, smiling, and looking for some good where it’s hard to find. I called this column “ENCOURAGING WORDS”, and the last quote was always a Bible verse relating to the subject matter, giving me a “quiet opportunity” to share my faith. A whole lot of men and women told me it was just what they needed to hear that particular day. So I now sit at my computer, writing what is to be my final article for the “Shopper.” I sold this publication to John Winters and my one-year transition period has ended. John knows his business and has already built on, and improved, what I was able to do. I still get out in our great community some and enjoy saying hello to my loyal readers. I have really enjoyed it. But as my wife, Nadine, always recommends, “DON’T STAY TOO LONG AT THE PARTY!”


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Newnan Kiwanis Club donate more than $180k to local nonprofits

Newnan City Hall partners with the Newnan Coweta Art Association every month for this display. The art exhibit is located in the City Manager's office waiting area. Creative and fine arts have long been part of Donna Massey's life. In high school she studied art; however, she chose to pursue a degree in Christian Education. Throughout the years, she has enjoyed art as a hobby, but after a career change, Donna again refocused on her artwork. Acrylics are Donna's medium of choice, having discovered their versatility while in high school. She enjoys painting pastoral landscapes that depict a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. Local and regional exhibits of Donna's original paintings have been at the Carnegie Library in historic downtown Newnan, the Peachtree City Public Library, Newnan City Hall, and the Coweta County Administrative Building. For the past five consecutive years, she has had paintings juried into the Newnan Coweta Art Association's (NCAA) Annual Member Show. Originally from Alabama, Donna and her husband currently live in Newnan, Georgia. She is an active member of the Newnan Coweta Art Association.

The Newnan Kiwanis Club recently donated more than $180,000 to local nonprofits. The money came from proceeds raised from the club's annual Kiwanis Coweta County Fair. The club recently held a steak supper at the Newnan Utilities Cabin for representatives of the various charities. Checks were handed out after the dinner. Among the groups receiving funding were: Angel’s House, Backstreet Arts, Boy Scouts, Pack 45, Boy Scouts of America Coweta District, Bridging the Gap, Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association, Christian City Children’s Village, Click Organization, Communities in Schools of Coweta County, Continental Societies Inc., Newnan Chapter, Corral, Coweta 4H. Coweta CASA, Coweta County Genealogical Society, Coweta County Special Olympics, Coweta Distinguished Young Woman,

Coweta Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Coweta-Newnan Boys & Girls Club, Coweta Samaritan Clinic, Coweta STEM Institute, Family Patterns Matter, Ferst Foundation, Helping Hands Holiday Dinner, Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity Newnan-Coweta Youth Associates, Patrons of the Centre, Purified Living Ministries, River Life, Rutledge Center, St Vincent de Paul, Sheriff ’s Office Project SAFE, Sheriff ’s Youth Homes, Stepping Stones, Summit Family YMCA,Toys for Tots, University of West Georgia, Young Life. Including payments to other nonprofits volunteering at the fair, the Kiwanis gave out more than $212,000 this year to local charities.

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

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soil type, productivity and a reduced fair market value factor. 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. 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 (

to consider when purchasing acreage or a 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 (epd. 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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MLS #8170512 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 #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)

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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)

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 #8215873 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)

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

MLS #8269089 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)

MLS #8251826 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)

MLS #8256081 PRIVATE, COUNTRY SETTING WITH YEAR ROUND CREEK. LESS THAN $3,100 PER ACRE! Several building sites w/mixture of beautiful hardwoods & pines. Underground utilities already in place. Less than 5 minutes to I-85 & 10 minutes from downtown Newnan. $69,900. (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 #8217354 RECENTLY RENOVATED 2-STORY BRICK w/fin bsmt & fenced bkyd in lake community. Choice N. Coweta location. New Granite c’tops & SS appliances in kit. Den w/brick fplc & built-in bkcases. 12x20 screen porch. Sep DR, LR w/hdwd flrs. Foyer, RV parking, outbldgs. Price Reduced to $299,000. (Frank/Jess)

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. Price Reduced to $448,000. (Frank/Jess)

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POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL LOT w/road frontage on busy Hwy 34E. 9.89+/- acs. Excellent RACT R CONT DECrossroads location close to Peachtree City,UN Thomas 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.


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Q. I want a beautiful shade tree that will have good fall color. What do you recommend? A.

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There are many options for shade trees that provide magnificent fall color. Just look around Coweta County and you’ll see plenty of beautiful trees glowing with red, yellow and orange this fall.

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Some of my favorite trees for fall color are the tulip poplar, Chinese pistache, dogwood, maple and gingko. This is just a short list, and you may have other favorites, but this will give you a place to start. Tulip poplars have brilliant yellow foliage in the fall, but their mature size can be 60-80 feet tall. Make sure that you plant it in an area where it can grow.

Proper planting Follow proper planting times and planting methods and you will enjoy your tree for years to come. Early to late fall is the optimal planting time for planting container grown trees and late fall is best for balled and burlapped trees. You’ll want to wait until late winter to plant bare root trees.

Chinese pistache have striking colors and a beautiful rounded shape. Their leaves change color and drop quickly, so their color doesn’t last as long as some others, but they are one of my favorites. Dogwoods have beautiful flowers in the spring and deep red leaves in the fall. When the sun shines through on a crisp fall day, the tree almost glows. They prefer light shade, so don’t plant them in full sun.

For more information about planting trees, contact For more information about planting trees, contact UGA Cooperative Extension in Coweta County at 770254-2620 and ask for the publications, “Shade Trees for Georgia” or “Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines”.

Maples can steal the show in the fall. I have seen some fantastic maples in Newnan neighborhoods. One lady once told me that each fall parents will bring their kids by her yard to take pictures underneath her sugar maple. Check out the red maple cultivar, ‘October Glory” or the sugar maple cultivar, ‘Bonfire’. Gingko trees have a unique leaf shape and are a striking yellow in the fall. If you’re looking for a native tree, then this one might not work for you, but they grow well here. One word of warning about gingkos. The female trees produce fruit that has an undesirable odor, so verify with the nursery that you are purchasing a male tree. Whichever tree you choose for your landscape, there are several things you should consider before making your final selection.

Planting Site Always remember, right plant, right place. Decide where you will plant your tree and then consider its mature size. Don’t plant a tree two feet from your home that has a mature size of sixty feet. No matter how beautiful the tree, you will not be happy when the root system begins to damage your foundation or when its limbs begin to scrape against your home.

Backyard Assocation meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at at the UGA Extension – Coweta County at 255 Pine Road, Newnan. Call the Extension office for reservations and to register for door prizes. 770.254.2620,

If you see a tree that you like but can’t identify it, you can always email a picture of it to the Extension office for identification. Make sure that you get a picture of the entire tree, a close up of the leaves and a picture of the trunk. Email it to The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.

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The Film Fix ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 23

… Where film buffs get their fix with Jonathan W. Hickman Capsule Reviews. (Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended and a “No Fix” isn’t.)

November 3 … Thor: Ragnarok - FIX RATING 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. Blade of the Immortal - FIX RATING 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. November 10 … The Square - FIX RATING Written and directed by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund (“Force Majeure”), “The Square” proves to be uncomfortable and provocative entertainment. A satire about the conflict between political correctness and free speech, it is highly recommended. The story concerns a contemporary art museum curator named Christian (Claes Bang) attempting to launch an edgy art exhibit. Things begin to go downhill after Christian after an empty interview with a journalist named Anne (Elisabeth Moss), who he also seduces. But while Christian embarks on an advertising campaign for the new exhibit, his cell phone is stolen, and he decides to have fun with the thief. Of course, this does not go down well. Featuring a number of jaw-dropping sequences especially one in which an actor impersonates a wild ape at a dinner party, “The Square” bites hard on social

mores exposing the inherent hypocrisy associated with some of the loudest voices sounding the political correctness alarm. Still In Theaters and In Release … The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) - Netflix - FIX RATING Writer/director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”) assembles an ensemble cast including Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman to tell an episodic story about a dysfunctional family. Funny and sometimes moving, Hoffman’s turn as the Meyerowitz family patriarch is getting award season buzz. See it also for Sandler’s emotional performance. The Florida Project - FIX RATING From director Sean Baker (“Tangerine”), “The Florida Project” is my favorite films of the year so far. The story revolves around the transient residences of a motel in Orlando, Florida, near Disney. The struggles of single mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) and her daughter Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) are heart-breaking. Baker breathes so much authenticity into the film that it almost seems like a documentary. Look for Willem Dafoe to receive lots of awards notice (if not a golden statue) for his supporting work here. Blade Runner 2049 - FIX RATING Exploring and expanding on the universe created back in 1982, “Blade Runner 2049” is a worthy sequel. Taking place 30 years after the first film, the story is a similar detective story narrative but with a new Blade Runner (played by Ryan Gosling) still hunting rogue replicants. Visually striking and seamlessly linked to the original, this sequel will definitely please die-hard fans. And, yes, Harrison Ford returns in his iconic role. American Made - FIX RATING In “American Made,” Tom Cruise plays 1980s drug smuggler Barry Seal, whose relationship with Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel was exploited by various U.S. government agencies. And it wasn’t that Seal didn’t benefit from playing both sides. As this immensely entertaining picture vividly shows us, for a while, Seal was on top of the world, sometimes, quite literally. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - FIX RATING The misadventures of a slick group of British secret agents spills over to the States, in the over-the-top sequel to the 2014 hit. And while it’s bigger, it’s weaker than the one that came before. What works in “The Golden Circle” are largely surface laughs. The frantic action is of the video game variety, and while all sequences are sufficiently shaken and stirred and fantastically mounted, they are not any more special than what we have all become so familiar with in other movie properties. But director Matthew Vaughn understands that taking this universe and the comic book genre too seriously risks exposing the ridiculous flaws in the entire artifice. A tongue in cheek goes a long way here. Jungle - FIX RATING In “Jungle,” Daniel Radcliffe plays a guy who has to slice open his forehead and pull out a creature that’s

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embedded itself in a wound. This is a movie that starts with a story about a rainforest immersion experience but becomes a harrowing and horrifying tale of survival. Based on a true story, it’s an effective, inspiring bit of endurance cinema. Thank You For Your Service - FIX RATING Excellent tale of American soldiers struggling with unseen injuries following tours in Iraq. From the writer of “American Sniper.” Starring Miles Teller in a winning performance. All I See Is You - NO FIX RATING Blake Lively plays a blind woman who is amazingly able to see after an operation. But this new ability puts a strain on her marriage. “All I See Is You” takes an interesting premise and delivers neither drama nor thriller. Told so incrementally, this one will have you checking your watch less than half way in.

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … Perfection is the best way to describe the 2017 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 on Thursday, agreeing to a fouryear contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams worth $42 5million. 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. ***** Congratulations to Newnan Plaza Shop and and Pawn, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. They are located at 167 Greenville St. ***** 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 Fredrick 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. ***** True courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to proceed in spite of it. ***** CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta, which manage IT systems for businesses, was named the 2017 Small business of the Year. The annual event is put on by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Southtowne Motors and UBS Financial Services. Renee Horton American Family Insurance was the winner for the Entrepreneur Category (one to five employees), Stirling Promotions was the winner for the Growth Category (six to 19 employees), and Georgia Academy of

Dance & the Performing Arts was the winner for the Employer Category (20 to 99 employees). CMIT was in the Growth Category. ***** In case you missed it, the Heisman Trophy was at Nissan of Newnan earlier. Not to fear, we’ve got a video interview with Lane Crider, executive manager, talking about it. See it at ***** Mr. Personality has come out with the perfect Christmas/ Birthday gift. His 2018 calendar complete with photos of him in various downtown locations - is now available at all hip locations. The cost is $20 and proceeds go to benefit the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and Angel’s House. ***** Be someone’s hero. ***** The NTH has a new publisher, or rather make that two. Clay and Beth Neely were recently named co-publishers. Beth is the daughter of Billy and Marianne Thomason, who are the president and vice president, respectively, of the NTH, and is the fifth generation of the family to oversee the newspaper. Clay has covered public safety, business and local government since joining the paper in 2013. We wish them well. ***** Change yourself and your fortunes will change. Portuguese proverb. ***** 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. ***** 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 AlanJackson 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 charttopping 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.” ***** 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 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 sideby-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 SEALNaval 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. ***** ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 25


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November 29 … ZONE A includes areas in … Downtown Newnan, UWG Campus Area/Platinum Point, LaGrange Street, Avery Park, Newnan Lakes, Poplar Road, Temple Avenue, Corinth Road, Blalock Lakes, Stonebridge, Lower Fayetteville Road, and Moreland, Grantville ...

December 6 … ZONE B includes areas in … Canongate, Palmetto-Tyrone Road, Minix Road, Fischer Road, Andrew Bailey Road, Hwy 34 East, Lora Smith Road, Hwy 154 North, Lower Fayetteville Road, Shenadoah Boulevard, and Peachtree City …

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Seniors can get assistance with heating bills When temperatures get cooler outside, many people simply turn up the heat in their homes. However, for senior citizens and individuals with limited incomes, cool weather can bring stress and worry about how heating bills will be paid. Several programs are available to assist local residents:

n LIHEAP A federally-funded program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is assisting low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians with their heating bills by making direct payments to home energy providers. Starting Nov. 1, Georgia seniors who are 65 and older can apply to LIHEAP for heating assistance. Other eligible individuals and families can apply starting Dec. 1. The funds will be administered on a first come, first served basis through local Community Action Agencies until funding is no longer available. Last year, the average customer received between $310 and $350 in assistance with their heating bills, according to a press release issued by the Division of Family and Children Services. To qualify, a household’s total annual income must be less than or equal to 60 percent of the poverty guidelines that are in effect. For a household of one, the income threshold is $22,045. For a household of five, the income threshold is $49,178. Those interested must apply through their local Community Action Agency, which can be found by visiting http://www.georgiacaa.



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org. Coweta County residents can apply for LIHEAP by calling the Social Services Center, 53 Savannah St. in Newnan, at 770-253-3864. Applicants must bring the following information to apply for heating assistance: • The most recent heating bill or statement of service from their heating provider. • The Social Security numbers for each member of the household. • Proof of citizenship for each member of the household. • Proof of income for the last 30 days for each adult member of the household. This can include, but isn’t limited to, a paycheck stub or public assistance verification letter. • Verification of Social Security or unemployment benefits for all applicable household members. For more information about the LIHEAP program, contact the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services at 404-657-3426. n Coweta-Fayette EMC Senior Assistance Programs

Coweta-Fayette EMC offers several programs to assist senior citizens with their electric bills, including a special billing cycle and senior citizen discounts. Senior Billing Cycle: Coweta-Fayette EMC has a special billing cycle

for senior customers that extends the payment due date to the first of the month and allows for the timing of Social Security checks. Senior Citizen Discount: Seniors who meet certain requirements are eligible for a $6.50 waiver off the monthly service charge. To qualify, customers must be 65 or older with a total household income of $15,000 or less per year. In addition, the electric service account must be at the senior’s primary residence, individually metered and in the senior’s name. Proof of income is required. Levelized Billing: Each month, seniors pay the average of their bills from the past 13 months, rather than paying high bills during some months and low bills during others. This helps seniors fit their power bill into their budget. Bank Draft: Using bank draft to automatically pay their power bill each month makes things easy for seniors. With bank draft, seniors don’t have to remember their bill’s due date, travel to pay their bill or mail in a payment. *To take advantage of these payment methods, the account must have a zero balance. There is no extra charge for these payment options. **If you’re not a Coweta-Fayette EMC customer, check with your service provider about rate plan options (including special rates for seniors) and senior discounts. Georgia Power, Gas South, SCANA Energy and Georgia Natural Gas offer these options for customers. Georgia Power, SCANA Energy and Georgia Natural Gas offer senior discounts, and Gas

South offers discounts to veterans and active military personnel.

n Weatherization Assistance Individuals with low to moderate income, particularly the elderly and handicapped, might also qualify for assistance to weather-proof their home through the Community Action for Improvement Inc. Weatherization Assistance Program. The program is designed to make homes more energy efficient and help people save hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills, with average savings of 30 percent. Homes that are weatherized require less energy to heat and cool. For qualified homes, the Weatherization Assistance Program will complete the following energyconservation measures: • Perform a blower door test to check for air leaks • Seal your house to reduce air leaks • Add insulation where necessary • Replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs • Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors where necessary • Install weather stripping and caulk where necessary The Weatherization Assistance Program serves Coweta, Carroll, Douglas, Harris, Heard, Meriwether, Muscogee and Troup counties. To apply, contact Trish Flowers at 706-884-5888 or tflowers@cafi-ga. org. For more information, visit

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NEWNAN FLORIST, 194 Greenville St. Shop 3,000 square feet, house 1,400 square feet, storage building 600 square feet. All 3 for $225,000. Call 770.301.4024, 770.301.4040 12.20 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest st. (Temple Ave./ Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/ Jess, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest st. (Temple Ave./ Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/ Jess, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990 1600 SQ FT BUILDING FOR LEASE zoned for church presently. 686 at Hwy 29 North. 678-378-7688


HOLIDAY SALE Local Newnan rep for Empire Today. Carpet • Hardwood • LVP • LVT • Ceramics • Laminates and Custom Window Treatments. Please call Cheryl 678.378.6215 for in home consultation. 11.22 MASTERSHINE CARPET CLEANING 3 rooms $49.95. Sofa, loveseat & chair $89.95. Flea treatment available. 770253-9345, cell 678-850-7331 HOME IMPROVEMENT – We proudly do painting, remodeling, decks, doors, basements, gutters, windows, roofing, columns, flooring, plumbing, kitchens, wood repair, electrical and yard cleanups. ALL types of handyman jobs. NO job too small. Successfully over 30 years in business. 770-252-5458. Very reasonable rates. 11.29 ADVANCED SERVICES – Formerly Advanced Pressure Washing and Advanced LawnCare. We now offer Bobcast Services, Forestry Grinding and Brush Clearing, Grading, Storm Cleanup, Tree Removal, Pressure Washing, Landscaping and Lawn Care, as well as 24Hour Emergency Cleanup. Look for our coupons in The Shopper and save $50 and $200, respectively, off services. Call 678-392-7210. ‘ BOSS TREE SERVICE Free estimates. Expert tree removal. Stump grinding. Professional Tree Climbing. Pruning. Trimming. Chipper Service. Complete Clean Up. 770-251-8000.


YARD PREP Trim crepe myrtles, leaf work, clean up / haul off, some tree work. Free estimates. 20+ years experience. Licensed / insured. Commercial / Residential. Call Lee Sellers Lawn Care Service 470-686-9441, 678416-5177 or visit web https:// leesellerslawncareservices. com/ REMODELING CONTRACTOR in Coweta co. since 1993. Kitchens, baths & basements remodels. Also, custom wood work, drywall, painting, doors, windows, decks, and wood rot repairs. Many lines of cabinetry for low prices. Call Mike at Above & Beyond Carpentry 678-673-9560. 11.22


HOME EXTERIORS, additions, siding, gutters, overhang, roofing, pressure washing, flat concrete work - driveways, patios, etc. 678416-2870 James Shelnutt ‘ HANDYMAN SERVICES. Large or small jobs done, no need to worry. Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Doors, Windows, Roofing, Flooring, Drywall, Ceramic Tile, etc. Credit cards accepted. Michael Thomas 678-409-8600 Quality work for a reasonable price. * ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ceiling fans, 220 volt outlets, seecurity lighting, additions, remodeling, new homes. Commercial work. Licensed and insured. 770.502.7774, 404.271.3937 ‘

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MECHANIC / TECH needed. Must have own tools, drivers license, be dependable. Apply in person at Maw & Paw Kettyle, 10 McBride Street. 11.22

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HOME HELPERS of Georgia & Alabama is looking for those individuals who want to make a change in someone’s life. If you live in Coweta, Fayette or Troup County and want to work between 15-40 hours apply today. Please apply online at or call 678-876-5118

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Citizen of the Year nomination deadline fast approaching There’s still time to nominate someone for Citizen of the Year, but you need to hurry. The deadline for submitting nominations is Dec. 1. The annual event will be held on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnan Centre. This will be the first time the event is being held at the Centre and sponsors, the Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta County, are hoping more people will be able to attend with the change to the larger venue.. According to event chairs, “the COTY 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. The Citizen of the Year award annually recognizes an individual with these characteristics:” * The nominee must live in Coweta County, and his/ her civic and volunteer activities must be centered in Coweta County and the surrounding area. * Consideration will be given to those who demonstrate leadership and performance in multiple areas of community service over a period of years. * The nominee may be an individual from any walk of life, and there are no requirements or restrictions relating to gender, age, race, religion or ethnic background. The nomination form, in both PDF and electronic

versions, can be found at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce website: http://www. Tickets are on sale and include: • Corporate sponsorships: $350 for a table of eight, priority seating and publicity in the program • Regular sponsorships: $250 for a table of eight and includes publicity in the program. • Individual tickets: $30 per person. January 13 is the deadline for reserving tables, and January 20 is the deadline for reserving individual tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 5 at Southtowne Motors of Newnan, Lindsey's Inc. Realtors, Toyota of Newnan, and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber. For more information, contact Walt Gutierrez at 770.502.1333 or Nancy Walden at 770.596.6428. Christmas music origins

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Scores of artists have released Christmas albums or holiday-infused singles during their careers. Christmas music can be broken down into two distinct categories: traditional hymns and carols and popular secular songs. Some believe that the religious standards have been passed down since the earliest days of Christianity. However, that is not so. Before the 12th century, music wasn't typically included in religious services, and even then music was included only sporadically. In present day, religious tunes identified as Christmas music typically are not sung until Christmas Eve and thereafter until the Epiphany. Many of the oldest Christmas songs are not old at all. Many popular carols sung today are less than 200 years old. The world's most popular Christmas carol was originally a poem penned in 1816 by Austrian Catholic priest Josef Mohr. Two years later, Mohr asked Franz Xaver Gruber, an organist and local schoolteacher, to put his words to music. The resulting song, "Silent Night," was not translated into English for 40 years. "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" also originated from a poem and had the original opening line of, "Hark how all the welkin rings." The subsequent version was more catchy, and the faster-paced accompaniment was courtesy of Felix Mendelssohn, added 100 years after the poem was written. "Jingle Bells," a nonreligious tune that has become synonymous with Christmas, was not originally written as a Christmas tune. In fact, the song was intended to celebrate Thanksgiving. Christmas music is diverse, with lively tunes, modern interpretations and religious classics enjoyed through the years.

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Small Business Saturday Shop LOCAL on Small Business Saturday - November 25th - and take advantage of sales and promotions that are available on this special day! & Small Business Saturday - Shop Local Spend Saturday in Downtown Senoia, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., visiting all of our unique shops and impressive restaurants! Help support our town by keeping your dollars local - and also find fun and special home decor, clothing, gifts and much more! 68 Main Street, Senoia, GA 30276 __________________________________ Games at the Park Sat., Nov. 25, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet on the Helipad in front of campground #1 for some games of all ages! Admission: $1. Parking fee: $5. Event Phone: 770-254-7271 Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling Sat., Nov. 25, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets for family outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages welcome. Admission: $3. Parking fee: $5. Event Phone: 770-254-7271 Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263




Sygma Job Fair Employer will be hiring on the spot Monday, Nov. 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Newnan Career Center. Call 770-254-7494 or 770-254-7412 to register. Warehouse Associates, 15+ immediate openings. Pay starts at $12.75/ hour. Ideal candidate qualifications: Stable work history; Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required; Ability to lift up to 55 pounds continually. 30 Bledsoe Road, Newnan, GA 30265


Literary Circle at The Carnegie The City of Fallen Angels by John Berendt will be the November title. Mon., Nov. 27 at 9:30 a.m. Reservations required, please call 770.683.1347 to sign up. 1 LaGrange St., Newnan, GA




34th Annual Can-A-Thon Hosted by Newnan Junior Service League ~ Our 34th Annual Can-A-Thon will be held on Tuesday, November 28th, from 7AM to 7PM! 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


O Christmas Tea 2017 Tuesday, November 28, 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. Hosted by Business Women of Fayette and Coweta County. Contact Ellie White-Stevens at 2443 Hwy. 54 West, Peachtree City


NOVEMBER 29, 30 & DECEMBER 1 … Christmas Open House at Poplar Shop Shop for seasonal fashions and holiday accessories at Piedmont Newnan’s gift shop Nov. 29 from 9 to 5; Nov. 30 from 7 from 9 to 7:30 and Dec. 1 from 9 to 5. 745 Poplar Road, Newnan, GA 30265 __________________________________

NOVEMBER 30 … THURSDAY Computer Basics: emails Nov. 30 … Microsoft Word II Learn more editing and formatting functions of Microsoft Word. Call to register and for more information. Mitchell Powell Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263


NOVEMBER 30 … THURSDAY The Carnegie Hosts “Fall Food with Chef Carlin” On November 30th at 2:30 p.m., The Carnegie Library will be hosting Chef Carlin Breinig for a fall cooking class. Chef Carlin will be teaching how to make maple glazed chicken, honey sweet potatoes and pumpkin dip with pears, apples and ginger snaps. This class is limited to 25 participants and registration is required. Please call 770683-1347 to reserve your spot. Chef Carlin is the owner of Chef Carlin Personal Chef Service. She is a Certified Personal Chef and a member of The International Association of Culinary Professionals. She has been recognized by The White House as a Champion of Change. She is certified in food safety through the ServSafe program. To find out more regarding this program or to make a reservation, please contact The Carnegie Library at 770-683-1347. The Carnegie Library is located on the historical downtown square at 1 LaGrange Street Newnan, Georgia 30263. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


NOVEMBER 30 … THURSDAY A CCF Farm to Table Event A Farm to Table Event benefitting Coweta Community Foundation, hosted by Real Talk on the Square. A night of amazing culinary cuisine by Newnan based Chef Jarrod Reeder of Knife and Stone, Live Art Auction, Live Music and our very own Man about Town, Brandon Tutman as Emcee. Tickets: $75pp or $145 per couple. Sponsorships available. Contact CCF @ 770.253.1883. Ticket info C.S. Toggery Lot on Perry Street __________________________________ 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, kid’s activities and holiday carolers. We will light the star on top of the hospital at 6:30 p.m. Bring your new, unwrapped toy to support kids in need in our community through our Toys for Tots collection. Thurs., Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 745 Poplar Road, Newnan, GA 30265 __________________________________ 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. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born— that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. 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, GA 30263 __________________________________ DECEMBER 1 … FRIDAY Recycled Bottle Christmas Tree Look for it in the park … Greenville Street Park __________________________________ DECEMBER 1 … FRIDAY UnSilent Night Prepare for a very “UnSilent Night” to occur in Newnan Greenville Street Park on Dec 1 at 7 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 four different new age musical pieces played simultaneously on boomboxes and mp3 players as those gathered “promenade” from the park to the courthouse and back. Artistically designed lanterns are sure to add a magical illumination. To take part go to unsilentnight. com/participate.html 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. Greenville Street Park __________________________________

DECEMBER 1 - 3 … FRIDAY - SUNDAY Barnes & Noble Bookfair to benefit Newnan’s Carnegie Save your holiday shopping for these special days when a percentage of each purchase is gifted by Barnes & Noble to fund new additions to our honor book shelves at the Carnegie. Just say “Carnegie” at the checkout counter! A calendar of special free events during these days, sponsored by NCLF, will be posted closer to the date. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Ashley Park 342 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY Christmas Tour of Homes 2017 This fund raising event is hosted by Newnan Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten. Tickets 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. __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY MGEV Holiday Wreath Workshop Enjoy a morning of Christmas carols and 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. 9 a.m. - 12 noon at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Building Sandy Creek Room. Limited to 40 attendees. 770.254.2620 with questions. 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ DEC. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 … SATURDAYS-SUNDAYS Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive Santa will visit Peachtree City neighborhoods on a fire engine, collecting non-perishable foods and toys for those in need this holiday season. Event covers three weekends, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10, and Dec. 16 & 17. __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY Whitesburg Christmas Bazaar Sat., Dec. 2, from 9 to 5 at Whitesburg Elementary School. Come do all your Christmas shopping in one place! This is a Christmas Indoor Vendor Event hosted by Whitesburg Christian Church Mission Team benefiting the upcoming mission trip to the Domenican Republic. We will have shopping from many different vendors, concession stand, and Santa will also be making an appearence for pictures! 868 Main St., Whitesburg, GA 30185 __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY Light Up Senoia Food, games and the Parade, plus meet Santa Claus Sat., Dec. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.! 68 Main St., Senoia, GA 30276 __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY SummerGrove Photos with Santa Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Hosted by Lights for Linda SummerGrove, GA 30265 __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY Hometown Holiday Visit The Fred for a community holiday musical program. Food & drinks will be available for purchase in the concession stand, and families can take advantage of the onsite fire pits to make s’mores. After the performances, grab a free glow necklace for the kids and hop on your golf cart ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 29


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to follow Santa through the Luminary Trail. This journey on illuminated cart paths will lead you to City Hall for the lighting of the tree. Then at Drake Field, children can visit with Santa in his tent, add their talent to the coloring wall, participate in holiday crafts, and warm up with complimentary apple cider. 5:00: Performances at The Fred, 6:30: Luminary Trail, 7:00: Lighting of Tree, 7:15: Visits with Santa 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … FIRST SATURDAYS Market Day Main Street Newnan’s 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 booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items. 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! __________________________________ DECEMBER 2 … SATURDAY Jingle Bell Trail 5K The Jingle Bell Trail is a 5K/1 Mile Fun Run organized by Peachtree City Elementary School. Join them for their Annual 5K and 1mile Run! Always the 1st Saturday in December! There’s Jingle Bells on shoes, holiday music filling the air, and Santa stopping by for a visit. As always, we offer a quality full-color long sleeve T-shirt. Candy, fruit, and water are also provided. Run with nearly 1000 runners from across the state and help raise funds to support Peachtree City Elementary School. 201 Wisdom Road, Peachtree City __________________________________ DEC. 5 & 19 … 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS Special Offer for Caregivers Renew Fitness Center offers Caregivers the opportunity to renew, restore and refresh in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Take advantage of their Therapeutic Toning Tables, Jeanie Rub Massage and Infrared Sauna and more. The times are from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, call for more info – 770-683-6100. Renew Fitness is located at 2730 Hwy 34E, Suite C, Thomas Crossroads


DEC. 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. __________________________________ DEC. 6 & 20, & … 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 golflifeladies@gmail. com or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA


DECEMBER 7 … THURSDAY American Red Cross Blood Drive 1 to 6 p.m. at Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center 197 Temple Ave., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ 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 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. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787


DECEMBER 8-9 … FRIDAY-SATURDAY Society of Seven’s 2nd Annual Christmas Show 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 Saturday, Dec. 9 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. 14 East Washington Street, Newnan __________________________________ DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Kindness Fitness Day Saturday, December 9th, 9:00am-11:00am at Newnan Carnegie Library. High School youth bringing role play and activities to elementary age youth. Bullying can be addressed with kindness and respect. Refreshments and Fun. For more info 1 LaGrange St., Newnan, GA


DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Luminaria kit/card pick-up day Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Lights for Linda at SummerGrove Golf Club 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265 SummerGrove, Newnan, GA 30265 __________________________________ DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Children Connect Children Museum’s First Annual Christmas Party The Children Connect Newnan’s Children Museum is having Our First Annual Christmas Party December 9thdoors open at 10 a.m till 3 p.m. Come visit Santa and receive a gift, Ride Champion the Wonder Pony, Come work in our elves workshop and make a keepsake ornament. Tickets cost $6 per child and can be purchased at the Children’s Museum on Temple Ave, Newnan GA (470)4142455 or on our Facebook page childrenconnectmuseum. Temple Ave., Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Western Horse Celebration Hosted by Georgia Arabian Horse Association Sat., Dec.9 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Talaria Farms. There will be demos, lunch, vendors, clinics and fun! For more info 1101 Emmett Young Rd, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Newnan Christmas Parade Christmas Around the World The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Saturday, December 9th, beginning 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. This year each winner of the following categories will receive a cash prize of $150. The following categories are: Large Business; Small Business; Church; School; Civic / Non-Profit * People’s Choice will be voted on Facebook by the public and on the city’s website the next day and they will receive a plaque for this honor. The entry fee is $35. __________________________________ DECEMBER 9 … SATURDAY Night Market in Peachtree City Enjoy live music, food trucks and (adult) beverage kiosks, and arts and crafts vendors * Golf Cart recommended * This event is intended for those 18 and older (no children’s activities provided) 5 to 10 p.m. 151 Willowbend Rd / Drake Field, Peachtree City, GA 30269 __________________________________ DECEMBER 10 … SUNDAY 2nd Annual NJSL Luminaria The Newnan Junior Service League “Light Up Newnan” is on December 10 at 6:00 p.m. This event directly benefits our 2017-2018 grant recipient, Coweta CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and all proceeds will go towards the training of volunteers to become court appointed advocates for abused and neglected children in our community. 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 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. __________________________________

DECEMBER 10 … SUNDAY O Holy Night at FUMC Experience the spirit & music of Christmas performed by the choirs of Newnan FUMC Sunday, Dec. 10 3 and 6 p.m. 33 Greenville St., Newnan • 770.253.7400 __________________________________ DECEMBER 11 … MONDAY Second Luminaria kit/card pick-up day Mon., Dec. 11, 3-7 p.m. Hosted by Lights for Linda at 55 Lake Shore Dr., SummerGrove, GA 30265 __________________________________ DECEMBER 12 … TUESDAY Inspirational Book Discussion Ages 18 & up, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join in discussion of books that inspire you to live more fully and creatively. Dec. 12 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Central Library • 770.683.2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265


DECEMBER 14 … THURSDAY Page Turners Book Club Central Library’s book club meets once a month to discuss the monthly selection. So, if you’re interested, grab the book and join us for an hour of fun with other bibliophiles. Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Branch. Ages 18 and up. Dec. 14 - “Camino Island” by John Grisham Jan. 18 - “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265


DECEMBER 14-17, 21-23 … THURS.-SUN. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz based on the television special by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson; stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw & Ruby Persson Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________ 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, 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! ! 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787


DECEMBER 17 … SUNDAY Masterworks Chorale’s Messiah 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. 3 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church 33 Greenville St, Newnan, GA 30263


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Emmanuel Baptist Church “Where Every Visitor Is An Honored Guest”

3911 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan, GA 30265 Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship Service: 11 :00 AM Sunday Evening: 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening: 7:00 PM 678-489-5699 770-304-2659

Pastor Terry Arp

  Small, Friendly, and Family Focused Congregation  Conservative Music Program with singing from a Hymnal  Age appropriate Sunday School and Children’s Church Programs  Teen and Junior Teen Youth Programs Wednesday Nights “Thy word  Loving, Caring Nursery Care available is a lamp Independent, Fundamental, Traditional Bible preaching church

“The Way Church Used To Be”

unto my feet and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105


At Thanksgiving, give thanks to your parents I can remember standing in the parking lot at Chick-Fil-a in LaGrange, probably 15 to 20 years ago, and fussing about something my momma had said or done. I don’t remember exactly what it was, momma had a way of getting to me sometimes. She would tell me that I had gained weight… like I hadn’t noticed. She would give me money for a haircut, because “I obviously didn’t have the money to get a haircut or I wouldn’t be wearing it like that!” She had her way. As I was fussing, the person I was talking to said: “Aren’t you lucky that you still have a momma to drive you crazy?” Man, that hit me like a 2 by 4. She had lost her mom, and here I was rubbing Beth Dow in her face that I still had a mom that drove me crazy. I was lucky enough to have a mom and a dad. I know now that I really didn’t know how lucky I was back then. My dad has been gone for 3 years now. My mom, while physically still here, has been stripped of any resemblance of who she was by Alzhiemer’s. There is no longer any communication and when you look into her eyes, there is no one looking back. Though she is not really gone, I have lost her also. When you lose someone, some days are harder than others. Last March, I had a fairly serious surgery and on the way to the hospital I realized that this was the first major medical event I had been through without my parents. They had always been there, both of

them. Through childbirth, biopsies, illnesses – they were always right there. But not this time. The same feeling came over my husband a few weeks ago. He lost his mom 14 months ago. Phillip was sick, with flu like symptoms, and had just woken up from a cold medicine induced nap when he said, “I just had the feeling that I needed to call mama to let her know I was sick.” See, that is something we used to do, call our mommas to let them know that we were sick or not feeling well. Not because they could do anything about it, but just because we “needed” our mamas to know. We are not alone, being parentless – most of our closest friends do not have their parents. It is a club you will join eventually as you get older. As we approach this Thanksgiving season, I ask you not just to call your mom and dad and tell them that you love them, but let them know how thankful you are for them. I know it is easy to put them on the back burner with so many other people, jobs, and challenges, demanding your time. I know that it is easy to get frustrated with them for the often-unfiltered things they say or do. But I also know that no matter how mad you may get at them now, no matter how much you don’t see eye-to-eye on things, no matter how much or how little you see them today, once they are gone, you would give anything to have one more Thanksgiving with them. n Beth Dow is the owner of Home Helpers and Direct Link of GA & AL. For more information, you can reach her at 678-876-5118 or visit their website: newnanga/home.

A Hidden Treasure In the beautifully restored old courthouse on the Square in downtown Newnan is the home of the Coweta County Convention & Visitors Bureau. If you have never paid a visit there, you should do so right away. It is a treat. People from all over the United States (6,524 through August of this year alone) and from countries all over the world (116 so far) have enjoyed the delights found in this tiny space. Recently, the Bureau included a display of Coweta’s own Alan Jackson. Along with other items of Alan’s famed career is a display of clothing items which the famed Cowetan has worn. There is also a display of the always interesting “ Murder in Coweta County” items, and of course, you can find The Walking Dead right there. The gift shop, though very little, is surprisingly filled with all kinds of Coweta and Georgia items which visitors always appreciate being able to purchase as a reminder of their trip to Coweta County. Most especially do folks like to buy the beautiful post cards which each tells a story of our County and our City of Homes. There are books available which have been written by Coweta County authors and food items made right here in our state. As the holidays approach, you can do your Christmas shopping right there in that little shop and have a wonderful time exploring at the same time.

There are maps of every kind located in shelves along the walls including Walking Tours of our City and Driving Tours of our City and County. There are maps to guide you on the tour of the Chattahoochee Bend State Park and of the Brown’s Mill Battlefield, just a sampling of the brochures available. Through August of this year, 2,946 Coweta County people have visited this “Hidden Treasure”, and if you have not done so, make it a point to come by. You will be in for a real treat. And, if you have never visited the restored Court Room, you won’t believe what a treat that is. Time stands still when you walk into that room. Memories of the famous trial which is portrayed in “Murder in Coweta County” will make you pause. Now, the Probate Court often uses the Court Room, and many weddings have taken place there. I am thankful every day that our county leaders chose to save that treasured old building and that it houses our Visitors Bureau with all the “hidden treasures” there. Make your plans to come to Downtown Newnan and visit the Coweta County Convention & Visitors Bureau for an unbelievable treat. I can promise you will not be disappointed. God Save America Norma Haynes

Links for Linda exceeded its goal What happened when a gorgeous Fall day collided with 75 golfers who were “playing through” for a cancer cure? The results were pure magic and lots of fun! Thanks to a generous community, Links for Linda exceeded its goal which was $8888. These funds will be presented to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support their vital education, support and research.

This inaugural golf tournament which included a catered lunch and a chance to win a Toyota on the hole-in-one challenge, took place at the Summer Grove Golf Club on Friday, October 20. After seven months of planning, the “Golf Team” led by Jeannie and Tommy Hayes and completed by Dennis and Diane Robertson, Alicia and George Fox and Nancy and John Sanker welcomed major sponsors, golfers, volunteers and hole sponsors who were tee’d off at cancer. Many thanks to everyone involved for making this event so successful! ❦ November 22, 2017 ❦ The SHOPPER ❦ Page 31

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