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Vol. 2, No. 6 H October / November 2018 INSIDE We’re starting a new column this month titled “The Chefs” and it’s pretty much what the name suggests. First up on the block is one-half of The Mad Mexican restaurant team.

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We’ve got photos. Taste of Newnan and the Senoia Cruisin’ to the Oldies car show.

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So the word for the upcoming last 3 months is “HallowThanksMas” Check out “The View” to learn all about it

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And be on the lookout for some scarecrows that might start popping up around downtown Newnan. Just sayin’

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Get your fix of zombies and superheroes on Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. over at Full Circle Toys in downtown Newnan

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Also in downtown Newnan is Oktoberfest, Oct. 19 from 5 - 9 p.m. Beer will be drunk. Food shall be consumed. Did we mention the beer?

Spot yourself at the 2018 Fall Taste of Newnan * taco supply limited

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The annual Power of the Purse is Oct. 25. Check out our calendars to get tickets for this very worthwhile event.

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Halloween is Oct. 31. But you knew that right? Right?

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Thanks to Will Blackburn with Blackburn Ops LLC., for these excellent photos.

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Senoia’s 14th Annual Car Show • Sept. 29, 2018

Thanks to Prudence Polloi Harms with PPH Photography for these awesome photos. Check out her work at prudencepharms.com


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Your Home • Your Future • My Commitment

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72 MAIN ST, SENOIA, GA 30276 • Proprieter Bebe Moore • 678.464.0365

Senoia Optimist Club Sponsors October 20 Barbecue to Support Childhood Cancer Research The Senoia Optimist Club will be hosting its fall barbecue on Saturday, October 20. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support research for childhood cancer through the Aflac Cancer Center (administrative expenses are funded via other means). The barbecue will be held at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. Serving is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. or until the club sells out – whichever comes first. Prices are as follows: Gallon of Stew $30; Quart of Stew $10; Pound of BBQ pork $10; and a Plate with beverage $10. Pre-sale orders can be made with any member of the Senoia Optimist Club – especially for those customers who will be unable to make it to the barbecue. For more information (including pre-orders, deliveries, drive-by pickups, etc.), please call 770.833.9242 or 770.312.9300, or email senoiaoptimistclub@ gmail.com.

Those interested in learning more about the Aflac Cancer Center and its cancer initiatives are encouraged to visit www.aflaccancercenter.org. The Brunswick stew for this fund raiser will be prepared by Bill Underwood and Carl McKnight, using the popular McKnight family recipe prepared so frequently in the past by the late Paul McKnight, Jr. Optimist and other volunteers will assist in the cooking. The BBQ pork and sauce will be prepared by Michael Couch, using techniques he undoubtedly learned from his family as he is at least a third generation local barbecue aficionado. Guests are welcomed at the Senoia Optimist Club’s meetings that are normally scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at local Senoia restaurants. Details are often posted on the club’s Facebook page (“Senoia Optimist Club”). If you are not yet associated with this organization but are interested in learning more or attending an event, please email the club at senoiaoptimistclub@ gmail.com or contact any member of the Senoia club. Feel free to also check out the club’s website

at https://www.optimistclubofsenoia.com/. To learn more about Optimist International, please call 800.500.8130 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

Michelle Warden (left) and Chance Leveillard (right) of the Senoia Police Department, along with Alyson Leveillard (center) enjoyed the delicious barbecue meal at the Senoia Optimist Club’s fundraiser last year. 100% of the proceeds from the upcoming barbecue at the Senoia Masonic Lodge on October 20 will be used to fund childhood cancer research.


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In studying truly successful people, there are certain traits they share. They are voracious readers; they are constantly learning; and they, for lack of a better word, daydream. By this I mean they just go off by themselves and take stock, of themselves, their companies, their lives. No one will accuse me of not daydreaming. My wife, aka the Little Black Dress and now also preferring the Paper Girl moniker, has looked over at me on more than one occasion and said, “you’re talking to yourself again, aren’t you?”

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Guilty as charged. I read a lot. I still prefer books, as in words on paper, but carry around a tablet that contains a small library so I don’t look like one of our public high school students hunched over with a giant backpack filled with text books And I am continuing to learn. I’m taking an online course through the University of West Georgia on InDesign. That’s an Adobe program we use to design ads and layout The Paper and The Shopper. And I’d like to plug UWG and their continuing education program. There is a class for everyone, from bartending to smartphone photography (I took that one) to Spanish and beyond. The Carnegie Library is another.You can read, take a course and daydream in a comfy chair all in one spot. Another thing I’m working on is improving my social media creds, which will help improve promotion of our advertisers and offerings for our readers. There is a wise saying that goes: “if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.” In other words, learn from others. Enter Alison, resident “cruise director” and social media guru for 15 Perry St. where Winters Media & Publishing, Inc. hang our shingle. She is teaching me the ways of Instagram. I’m learning there is a difference between a “story” and a “post.” And you can only “boomerang” in a story, which disappears anyway after a while, unlike a post, unless you delete said post. Oh, and a max of 10 photos in a post. When I ask why, I get the “because they say so.”

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Confused? Yeah, let’s talk “hashtags.” A hashtag is this - # - followed by a word or phrase that others will use to search for a topic of interest. Example, I’ve been putting up photos of our new Lodge cast iron hibachi and some rather awesome meals. So, after the post, I would write #lodge, #castiron, #grilledmarinatedsteak, #food, #hibachi, #johnisawesome and so forth. And sure enough, the cast_iron_community, along with Lodge, found me and now “follow me.” The latter meaning I post something they find interesting. As a minimalist in writing, I prefer a single hashtag. I created this one: #onehashtagtorulethemall (note the last part reads ‘them all’ and not ‘the mall.’) You are free to use. Now, if some of you are saying, but wait, that # isn’t a hashtag, it’s a “pound” sign, I simply say, thank you, thank you, thank you. See Alison? I’m not alone. Proof? When you get your debit/credit card in the mail and you have to call up to activate it, the little voice on the other end says “please enter your 16-digit account number followed by the “POUND” symbol. They don’t say “hashtag.” Which I guess just goes to show learning is an ever continuing process.

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Caregiver of the Month: Mariya Raycheva

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

Thoughts on Caregiving ... MARIYA RAYCHEVA – “Being a caregiver can be difficult. Sometimes it can cause a lot of emotional stress. However the power of a smile, a kind word, or even the smallest act of caring can turn a life around.That’s what I love about my job, and I’m happy to be a part of Home Helpers family.” Client Mrs. Gough (left), Caregiver Mariya Raycheva

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We Believe… The flu is nothing to sneeze at!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses annually since 2010. The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is eligible and at least 6 months old to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available. “Surprising to many, it can actually take up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to build immunity,” explained Angela Patterson, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at MinuteClinic. “Because of this, CVS Pharmacy recommends patients get their flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available to ensure patients are the most protected before flu season peaks. Furthermore, influenza strains tend to change each year, so it’s very important to get vaccinated annually to make sure you are protected.” Follow these tips to protect yourself and others during flu season: 1. Stay home if you’re sick. Flulike symptoms don’t always stop some people from going to work or out in public in general. A recent survey found: • 28 percent have gone to the supermarket • 12 percent have picked up a child from school or day care • 10 percent have taken public transportation. 2. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based cleansing gel. 3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. 4. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. The CDC warns that flu season has begun earlier than ever this year. Wesley Woods of Newnan urges everyone in the community to get the flu shot as soon as possible. We care about your health and well-being!

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Sports Related Concussion with a concussion or TBI require physical and cognitive rest to let the brain heal. With appropriate medical attention, 80-90% of concussion symptoms resolve in seven to ten days.

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can be caused by a blow to the head or body, which may include contact with another player, the ground or a piece of equipment such as a baseball bat or lacrosse stick. A concussion is a reaction by the brain to a force transmitted to the head from an impact or blow occurring anywhere on the body. Overall, a concussion results from the brain moving back and forth or twisting rapidly inside the boney interior of the skull. This type of injury results in a temporary loss of normal brain function. It is generally thought that concussion diagnosis involve a loss of consciousness. However, data shows that 90% of most diagnosed concussions do not involve loss of consciousness. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can occur immediately or over a period of time. Students/athletes with concussions may display very different symptoms and these symptoms are usually resolved over a period of time ranging from a few days to several weeks. In some cases, persistent symptoms can last beyond the generally accepted time frame and would be classified as a prolonged concussion. Approximately 10% of athletes have persistent signs and symptoms of concussion lasting more than two weeks. Symptoms of a concussion may include: Amnesia; confusion or appearing dazed; headache or head pressure; loss of consciousness; balance difficulty or dizziness, or clumsy movements; double vision, blurry vision; sensitivity to light and/or sound; nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; irritability, sadness or other changes in personality; feeling sluggish, foggy, light-headed; concentration or focusing problems; slowed reaction time, drowsiness; fatigue, sleep issues; loss of smell or taste. Concussion management depends on early recognition and appropriate treatment to reduce recovery time, prevent complications and safely return the patient to sport activity. Students who have been diagnosed

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The physical therapy treatments may address any or all of the components of concussion. Those can include include vestibular/balance, ocular/visual, cognitive, post traumatic migraine, cervical spine and potential anxiety/emotion/mood changes. Cognitive rest is as important as physical rest. Student athletes should avoid activities that require concentration or mental activity such as: computers, smartphones, video games, television, driving, texting, reading/ writing, homework, test taking, loud noises and or bright light during the initial recovery phase. As treatment progresses, these activities are reintroduced to daily activities. Return of symptoms would guide the rate of treatment progression. Initially, the student may only be able to attend school for a few hours a day or may only require rest breaks during the day. These would be considered classroom accommodations. There should be a gradual return to academic activities just as for physical activities. For the student, the bright lights and loud noises such as walking down a busy, crowded hallway may trigger a recurrence of the concussion symptoms. Physical activity is reintroduced in a similar fashion as cognitive activity. Athletes/ students are progressed through activity levels that increase in duration and intensity. There is a set protocol for the return to competition that all the Coweta county high schools have implemented and adhere to. The progression is carefully monitored and advanced on an individual basis. Concussions and head injuries (TBI) may never be completely eliminated from sporting activities or events. However, with ongoing research, improved equipment design and knowledge of athletic actions/activities, we have a better understanding on how to evaluate, diagnose and treat and prevent concussions. These advancements made as new information discovered will become the foundation for improved athletic skills/ techniques or, as necessary, rule changes to minimize the frequency and severity of concussions in sports. Russell Foley Georgia Bone and Joint Physical Therapy

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Working on the November issue! It’s not too early to advertise your holiday specials!

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Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

October, the month for the Taste of Newnan, Oktoberfest, the Munchkin Masquerade and Halloween complete with pumpkins everywhere. If you love Halloween,Temple Avenue and College Street are the places to be after dark as it is taken very seriously in this neighborhood for sure. Both ends of the street are blocked off. Police keep everyone safe and it is one big Halloween party, I kid you not. The treasure of the month for the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia, is Sea Glass Therapy, located at 18 Perry Street.This place is so amazing as it offers a variety of services at one location. You have clinical therapy with Jennifer Yaeger, personal style coaching with Elizabeth Giles and yoga and wellness with Rachel Murell, followed by massage therapy with Tanya Petty.You can call 601-331-0451 or reach them through www.seaglasstherapy.com Tell them you read about them in “The Paper.” Be sure to welcome the new kids on the block. You have Atlanta Trek - Newnan that can provide you with the latest style of bicycles and all the needed accessories. They are located on 9 West Broad St. Phone is 770-683-1046 and ask for manager Ian Buchanon and yes, they have rentals available. Another new kid is Matt Cone of the Downtown Sign Shop, located at 2C Jackson St. Call 678-673-6753 for all your signs, banners and design needs. The Rustic Rose and the Georgia Peach Boutique are two stores in one location. The owners are Heather Thompson and Cheyenne Hannah.The two can be found at 23 Jackson St. in the basement and you can check on them on Facebook. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I simply loved the Artwalk on the 14th. I just love Shakeya Shinholster, a beautiful your lady that paints amazing detailed pictures by holding her paintbrush in her mouth. She has a great attitude towards life and such a magnificent personality. She is a true joy to be around. I now have 203 kindred spirits on my spiritual love letter list, where I simply express my joy, spiritual love and experiences with all that allow me to do so. I reach out from my highest self to the highest-self of others in spiritual friendship. I am living each day from my heart. I speak from my heart and I listen from my heart and in doing so am always connected to divine spirit. I am meeting the most amazing personalities everywhere I go and my life is beyond expressing with words as divine spirit blessing me day after day is beyond my wildest dreams. If you would like to share you own joy, spiritual love and experience with me, write to: Mr. Personality Spiritual Love Letters c/o The Paper PO Box 757, Newnan, Ga., 30264 Thank you and until next time Love Mr. Personality


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Piedmont Cancer Genetics Launches Telegenetics for High-Risk Patients

Combining the latest in telemedicine with rapidly expanding knowledge about cancer risk, Piedmont Cancer Genetics has launched a telegenetics program for patients at high risk for breast cancer. One-in-8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. However, some women have a higher than average risk based on their family history, genetics or personal medical history, and early detection can dramatically improve survival rates by diagnosing cancers when they are most treatable. “A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as breast cancer,” Kelly Teed, board-certified genetic counselor at Piedmont Newnan, said. "Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, such as having a family history for breast cancer." The Piedmont High Risk Breast Cancer Program provides a detailed breast cancer risk assessment

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Having An Annual Exam With Your Gynecologist Should Be On Your To-Do List Oluwaseun Suzanne Cole, MD, Ob/Gyn at Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology in Newnan, shares why it is so important for women to have an annual exam each year with their gynecologist.

health issues women face.” through evaluation and examination and develops an early detection plan based on the patient’s risk. “Some risk factors, such as gene mutations passed from a parent, may result in large increases in breast cancer risk, so a patient may need a more comprehensive detection plan,” Teed said. “Other risk factors, such as age or hormone exposure, may only cause modest changes in risk, and therefore may only cause minimal adjustments in a patient’s current detection plan." The program was made possible by a donation from Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware of Hogansville and employs four genetic

counselors who will offer virtual visits via Piedmont’s telemedicine services while those counselors continue in-person visits. As the only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network® in Georgia, Piedmont is committed to transforming healthcare. “By incorporating telemedicine capabilities, we are now able to expand our high-quality, personalized care to even more patients, close to home,” said Linda Van der Merwe, Piedmont’s Executive Director of Clinical Oncology Services. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, visit piedmont.org or call 678.673.3094.

“Your annual visit is a time to discuss any changes or concerns over the past year,” says Dr. Cole. “In addition to a full body exam, we review your family history, any goals for the upcoming year such as starting a family or signs of entering menopause, and other

Reasons women need a yearly gynecologic exam: • In addition to a yearly physical with your primary care physician, women should also see their gynecologist yearly and take advantage of the knowledge of a specialist. • Gynecologists can address fertility issues, birth control, cancer prevention, sexually transmitted infections and other women’s health issues. • During the exam, your gynecologist will do a clinical breast exam, a pelvic exam to check your uterus and ovaries, a pap smear, and potentially screen for sexually transmitted diseases. •It is a great time to discuss contraception options, fertility if wanting to have a baby, and breast health. • If you are 40 or older, you will also need to do an annual mammogram. For those who haven’t reached their 40th birthday, Dr. Cole stresses the importance of monthly self breast exams. “Women know their bodies best and see their breasts every day, whereas I only exam them once a year. If you suspect something is abnormal or notice a lump, get it checked out right away,” advises Dr. Cole. “For adolescents, I recommend starting to see a gynecologist around age 11 or 12,” said Dr. Cole. “This establishes a baseline for future exams, builds trust with the physician and prepares them for what to expect when getting their period for the first time.” For more women’s health tips, visit piedmont.org. Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Newnan is accepting new patients and is located at 775 Poplar Road, Suite 120, Newnan, Ga. 30265 in the Piedmont Medical Plaza next to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. To make an appointment, please visit piedmont.org or call 770-400-4510.

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In the US, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. Schedule your mammogram today. Call: 678.237.4601


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MUSIC … Local & Live

It’s my favorite time of the year and although it may not feel like the seasons are changing, cooler weather is on the way! Fall festivals are popping up everywhere so keep an ear out for all of the live music featured at many of these events in the Coweta County area.

SummerGrove Golf Club

GRAZING HERE

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RPM’s Full Service

2808 Highway 54, PTC H 770.486.2696

15 Jackson Street, Newnan H 770.683.1414

The Wyatt Band … Oct. 12 A diverse cover dance band - high energy music bringing fun to every event

RPM is celebrating their third-year anniversary! … Oct. 12, 6 p.m. … Dinner Specials and Live Music w/ The Saltwater Band Reunion

Appetite for Destruction … Oct. 13 Open Hoot w/ Ross Childress … Oct. 18 Barstool Prophets … Oct. 19 blues, soul, funk & rock-n-roll, “loving & living the blues.”

335 Summergrove Parkway, Newnan H 770.251.1800

The Band 85 South … Oct. 20

Dinner & Music every Friday night!

Six Lug Rally … Oct. 26 “Old School is Cool” rockabilly, southern rock & outlaw country

Remember every Wednesday is Open Mic Night from 8-10 p.m. with host Blaire Morgan. Show up & sign up to play! - P.A. provided

Second Time Around … Oct. 27

BRICKHOUSE NEWNAN 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan H 770.683.2790 Drew Ashworth Live… Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Josh Purgason Live… Nov. 10, 8:30 p.m. Indie/Pop/Alternative Wild-Eyed Dream … Oct. 12 Full Circle … Oct. 19 & Off Ramp … Oct. 26 Matt Moskal … Nov. 2 & Full Circle … Nov. 9 Wild-Eyed Dream … Nov. 16 Off Ramp … Nov. 30

DRIVIN N CRYIN … Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Celebrating their 33rd Anniversary, this Atlanta based folk/rock act has toured most of 2018. They were inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015. With a gold record, 10 full length albums, & a handful of EPs to their name they still “refuse to rest” as their bio states. Their newest member is Laur Joamets (formally from Sturgill Simpson’s band) they will continue to tour the US and this show at The Brickhouse shouldn’t be missed!

Half Shell Oyster Bar & Hot Dog Shop

2 East Court Square, Newnan H 770.683.9545 James Sennett … Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Lerogie Sims … Oct. 13, 6 p.m. Live music, Abide drafts, & wings … Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Chad Jernigan … Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Ellis Lowery … Oct. 20, 6 p.m. JT Murphy … Oct. 26 Larry Mills Live … Oct. 27

Ron & John … Oct. 11 & Daniel Toole … Oct. 16 James … Oct. 25 & Daniel Toole … Oct. 30

The Mad Mexican (formally the Rednexican)

Live Music, Abide drafts, wings … Oct. 24, 6p.m.

1690 Hwy 34 East, Newnan H 770.502.9911 Matt Moskal … Oct. 18 & Jimmy & Tom … Oct. 23

Blair Morgan … Open Mic Night at RPM

Eric Congdon … Nov. 9 at The Alamo

Market Day in Downtown Newnan! Nov 3rd

The ALAMO

19 West Court Square, Newnan H 770.683.2526 ECHS Reunion w/ EROK … Oct. 12 II Tone Def … Oct. 19, 9 p.m. Lerogie, MarDe Brooks & Melody Kiser … Oct. 20, 9 p.m. Rock Band Karaoke w/ EROK … Oct. 26 Halloween Party w/ EROK … Oct. 27 Harry Potter Pumpkin Carving … Oct. 28 Halloween Game Night w/ EROK … Oct. 31 Madam Company … Nov. 3 A Bad Company tribute band playing some of the most celebrated music of the classic rock era. “Hard driving, no frills rock-n-roll.” Eric Congdon … Nov. 9 Eric plays everything from blues to Americana to world music & everything inbetween. He’s been described as having a low-key virtuosity and his finger picking guitar style radiates both skill & charm.

1st Saturday of every month through December enjoy handmade, homemade & homegrown products and gather ‘round to hear Pickin’ on The Square at the Courthouse! A great tradition of talented ‘pickers’ playing bluegrass, country, folk and all are invited to join in or stroll & listen… Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!) Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column krisyoumansband@gmail.com


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A Celebration of Nat King Cole … Too Marvelous for Words starring Keith David … Sunday, October 21 at 3 p.m. Christmas at the Centre with The Masterworks Chorale Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.

If you want to buy, sell or lease, JC Meghrian has the tools necessary to make it happen. Providing excellence in residential and commercial real estate purchases, leasing, and investment strategies for individuals and businesses. JC Meghrian, REALTOR®

John Denver Musical Tribute starring Ted Vigil Sat., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Recent shows have sold out or nearly so. Get your tickets early! The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd, Newnan, GA 30265 | 770-254-2787 https://www.thenixoncentre.net

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Please join with Thomas Crossroads Kroger staff and shoppers on October 24, 25 & 26 for Cram the Van. You can help with your donation of food items from our shopping list.

Thomas Crossroads Kroger 3150 GA-34 E, Newnan, GA 30265

Together we will serve elder adults unable to shop and prepare meals for themselves.

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

Newnan’s Premier Events Venue 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road v Newnan, GA 30265 v 678.673.5494 www.newnancentre.com

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TRENDS…

Each month we cover some of the hot trends from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or ] even tapping into your creative side. (Corby is known to many as the Little Black Dress and The Paper Girl. She has a passion for fashion and home decor and is crazy about fabulous shoes and anything in leopard print. She is a trained counselor and loves writing, ministering, speaking and offering businesses growth coaching. She treasures spending time with good friends, Winters and the Sons of Thunder.)

Leopard print is a must-have for Fall

Newnan Mercantile

Leopard is always popular, but this Fall you will see even more leopard than ever. I think leopard print is timeless. I know I’ve mentioned this print before, but trust me, it’s a must have. If animal print is outside your comfort zone then go for a small bag, scarf or even a bracelet. You will feel fabulous and trendy too.

Fluffing your home for Fall A quick way to get in the mood for fall is with candles. Newnan Mercantile on Newnan’s downtown square carries Park Hill candles and has perfect flavors like Autumn Gathering and Pumpkin Bourbon.

Sweaters are a staple this Fall

Newnan Mercantile I spoke with Gracie Martin at C.S. Toggery and she said that oversized fluffy comfy sweaters are hot this fall. Those sweaters will make quite a statement paired with leggings, cowboy boots or even fun hot pink knee high rain boots. Wearing these sweaters with high heels can also create a slim look when cinched with a great belt. And this is a trend that works for women of all ages.

Oversized Handbags Big oversized handbags are in. But in my opinion, were they ever really out? I, along with many others, think they are yet another timeless accessory. My favorite is the bag in a bag. You carry your essentials in a smaller purse within the big bag. And hey, even if you gain weight, those handbags will still fit.

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One other easy way to transform your home quickly is by creating a fall tablescape. You can do any look you want for very little cost or even invest in glass pumpkins as seen in this picture and use them for years to come. Create whatever look you want from elegant, rustic to fun depending on the age of your children and lifestyle.

Positive Preferential Parking Everyone wants to find the closest parking spot when we go to the store. But many stores are making sure those prime spots are set aside. Specialized parking for the handicapped have been around for decades, but there are some new trends, like those for pregnant women. The local Home Depot now has parking spaces reserved up close to the store for combat wounded veterans. What a simple yet awesome way to honor those who fought for us.

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Abby’s Angels is teaming up with Grady Hospital’s Injury Prevention Program to get teen drivers to pledge to drive safely. For several upcoming local high school football games, Grady will have their distracted driving simulator and drunk goggles for students and parents to try. Grady will have giveaways and educational material as well. Abby’s Angels will have a banner for each school. These banners will be there for students and parents to sign and pledge that they will drive with safety, responsibility, and distraction free. Those who sign and pledge will receive a raffle ticket. Drawings will be held at the games for FREE car washes, oil changes, gas cards, Starbucks, Chick-fil-a, and Texas Roadhouse gift cards. These banners will then go to each school to hang in a visual central location all year as a reminder of their promise and pledge.

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Abby’s Angels will also have a Safe Driving Selfie Station for the students to take photos with their friends and are encouraged to post on their social media and tag Abby’s Angels Foundation … #allforabby #abbysangelsfoundation #1Life1Choice #idrive2live #handsfreegeorgia #fridaynightlight

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A distracted teenager drove through a red light, smashing into the side of the Bacho van on Dec. 22, 2012. Abby and her father Stephen were air-flighted to Atlanta hospitals. The others were taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Stephen was in an induced coma for several weeks and has since recovered well, but Abby was taken off life support on Christmas Day. The family donated her organs. She was 9 years old. Check out website for more information … www.abbysangelsfoundation.org


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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables.Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. RPM Full Service Any joint that says dogs are welcome is going to be on this list. Any joint where the waitresses get fresh water in a bowl (with ice on really hot days) for said dog is, well, damn awesome. Seriously, take a bow. (or bow, wow) From a former gas station to a motorcycle shop to a restaurant, RPM Full Service is one of the best places in the county to eat outside with your favorite canine while sipping your favorite beverage and noshing on some great pub fare. Their Philly is among the best in town - and we know Phillies. Fans of Reubens (we are not) will swear on a lot of things saying there is none better and a half order is plenty. It’s giant. They’ve got wings, Indian bread tacos, Irish nachos, pork rinds, salads, burgers, and, well, the cod of thunder. Just imagine lots of different fried seafood smashed into a hoagie. It is an experience to eat.You will go into a food coma. Trust us on that. 15 Jackson St., Newnan - 770-683-1414 - www.rpmnewnan.com Monday - Closed • Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. • Sunday noon to midnight The Rednexican Stop me if you’ve heard this joke before - So a Mexican taco walks into a bar and sits down next to a Southern brisket. Okay, forget the joke, just name that joint. If you said Rednexican, go ask Chad for a free taco. The word “eclectic” comes to mind when describing this downtown Newnan restaurant where South of the Border meets Southern BBQ. You can sit at a table or at the bar and watch them cook, which is an extra 10 points in my book. For the uninitiated, the menu is on a big chalkboard right when you walk in. Might be a little confusing at first, so pay attention. Here’s how it works: No. 1. Pick a dish like the Slow Rider or the Uncle Rito in the first column. No. 2 pick your meat - chicken, ground beef, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage or black bean burger from the top of the second column. No. 3 your side, queso, guacamole, black bean-n-corn salsa, or pico de gallo from the bottom of the second column. Or go for one of their specialities: Pineapple Willie, Ramrod Cod, El Bubbarito, MauiWowie, or the P.I.M.P.P. Those are on the third column. Let’s put it this way, if you love Mexican food and BBQ and want it all at once, you will have a hard time beating this place. 2 E. Court Square, Newnan •770-683-9545 Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday -Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen I took two of the SONS of Thunder to check out a new restaurant the other day.We each ordered something different and shared to get that “complete overall official taste test.” Let’s just say when the SONS actually agree on anything, pay attention. Pulled pork? “Awesome.” Brisket? “Best I’ve had.” Smoked turkey? “Incredible.” Brunswick stew? “Thumbs up.” They demanded we take home a rack of ribs as well. The only other time I hear that much praise is when they are talking about the latest video game they just got. Personally, I think their secret weapon is their spicy, and I mean spicy, Alabama white sauce. Welcome to Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen, which has taken over the building in front of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus right on Jefferson Street. For more than 20 years, Steve Duncan and his team ran some of the best barbeque in Heard County. However, a fire wiped out the restaurant and Dunc, as he’s known to friends, decided to move to Newnan. Our gain, Heard’s loss. And while you are waiting for your food, just wave Dunc over, he’ll be happy to sit down and talk about whatever is on his - or your - mind. 98 Jackson St., Newnan • 678-673-6644 Closed Monday • Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday - Saturday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Sunday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Half Shell For those wanting to try a different kind of combo meal, you might want to visit L.A. Now since we focus on local joints, we’re not talking about Los Angeles, but rather Lower Alabama, and Wiregrass in particular. Welcome to The Half Shell, where Apalachicola oysters and hot dogs rule. Like we said, a different take on “combo meal.” You can get your dawg any old way, from Chicago to New York to Tex Mex to build your own. The buns are steamed and split down the middle, just how we like em.You can pretty much put anything on your oysters as well, or just eat them raw. You sit at a table or pony up to the bar and take a swivel stool. Also try out their crawfish and barbeque, which ranks right up there with some other joints. They have everyday specials and free Texas Hold’em on Tuesday and Saturday nights. 1690 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan (behind QuikTrip) • 770-502-9911 Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Closed Sundays

Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. • Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Philly-style sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan • 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito.You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Monday -Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac,Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk. Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you


_____________________________________________________________ fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia.They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip:You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties. Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood.This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page.You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front.You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m. The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights.You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. •CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings.You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings.You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday

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In the midst of all this craziness, I overheard a lovely grandmother type ask a child, “what are you gonna dress up as on Halloween?” Suddenly my creative mind went crazy. Of course, there are the usual choices; a witch, a hobo, a ghost or a princess. The next step is to become more character specific like Freddy Kruger, Superman, the Joker or a former or current President. The most creative one I’ve ever seen was at an adult Halloween party several years ago when someone came as Martha Stewart passing out recipes for no-bake cookies dressed in a jumpsuit that said “orange is the new black” on the back.

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But why waste all these resources in this big box store? Without even going back to the car you could transform yourself into a Pilgrim, a turkey (complete with feathers from the silk flower department) or a Christmas princess bedecked in a tree skirt with multi-colored sparkling garland and a tree topper for a crown. And we don’t have the space here to discuss all the possibilities of a couple of yards of velvet from the fabric department and a hot glue gun from aisle 7… Fabulous!! I’m happy to report that I don’t have the dilemma of making up my mind what I’m going to be at Halloween. I’m over 60, overweight, bald and short … that’s scary enough. Happy scary merry grateful HALLOTHANKSMAS from our house to your house.

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

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … Vintech Industries, a large manufacturer of auto parts, is bringing 30 jobs to Newnan. The company purchased 30,000-square-foot building in the South Newnan Industrial Park.

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A Netflix feature film, Sextuplets, was being filmed down at 19 Temple Ave. It’s about a man raised by adopted parents and never knew his biological family. He’s now raising his own family and starts looking for his past.

Folks around Arbor Springs may see a grocery store in the area. The center, including a 50,000-squarefoot anchor, would be located near Arbor Springs Parkway and Hwy. 154.

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Students from East Coweta High School honored Coweta Superintendent Steve Barker with original artwork, marking Barker’s term as the Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Teacher Georgie McMillan and several of her Advanced Sculpture students presented Barker a foil relief artwork with Barker’s name and “PRIDE” featured on it.

78 Two Coweta County School System students have been named to the Georgia School Superintendent’s 2018-19 Student Advisory Council. Aaliyah Phillips, of East Coweta High School, and Jessica Hicks, of the Central Educational Center, were both chosen for the state-level council.

78 The Newnan Junior Service League has named Abby’s Angels Foundation as their 2018-19 Grant Recipient.

78 The four-year graduation rate for Coweta County School System high school students was 84.8 percent in 2018. The Coweta County School System’s on-time graduation rate was approximately three percent higher than the state of Georgia’s average, which rose to 81.6 percent in 2018, according to a gradation report released by the Georgia Department of Education on Wednesday.

Uncle Bob’s is shutting down the old pumpkin patch. For nearly 20 years just about every kid in Coweta made a visit out there as part of a field trip. If you haven’t been, you’ve got until the beginning of November to say you’ve seen one of the county’s long-standing traditions.

Blickle U.S.A., has opened its U.S. headquarters at Coweta Industrial Park. The company makes wheels and casters. The current facility covers 55,000 square feet and can expand to more than 200,000.

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The city of Newnan has broken ground for its fourth fire station. This one will be located off of Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard.

Irony defined: “hyphenated.” “Non-hyphenated.”

Foundation Christian Church has given each student at Ruth Hill Elementary School a new pair of sneakers. It is the second year in a row the church has made the donation. What an awesome ministry and worth two thumbs up.

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Abby’s Angels is teaming up with Grady Hospital’s Injury Prevention Program to get teen drivers to pledge to drive safely. For several upcoming local high school football games, Grady will have their distracted driving simulator and drunk goggles for students and parents to try. Grady will have giveaways and educational material as well.

Crickets are really loud for something that gets eaten by everything.

78 Representatives from Piedmont Newnan Hospital recently presented a check for $15,000 to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation to support student scholarships and strengthen the partnership between the hospital and college. The gift is annual support as part of a five-year commitment signed in 2017.

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78 Five Below is opening another location here locally. The retail store where everything is $5-or-less is opening at The Overlook in Peachtree City, next to Michaels. Five Below presently has stores both in Newnan and Fayetteville. No opening date has been announced.

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Atlanta Range and Ordnance recently got a new shooting simulator.You can rent the room by the half or full hour. Pretty sure it’s the only public simulator in the county.

Newk’s Eatery is planning to open a new restaurant also in The Overlook. Newk’s currently has a restaurant in Newnan’s Ashley Park. Other stores in The Overlook include TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Ulta,Versona and Michaels and is located at 2760 Hwy. 54 West in Peachtree City.

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DELIGHTFUL, CHARLESTON STYLE HOME on 10+/- acs. Den w/fplc, formal DR. 5BR/4.5 BA. Top of the line kit, man cave, full fin bsmt & walk up attic. Salt water pool. 30x40 barn, circular drive. Add’l 18 acs avail. $849,900. (Jess or 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) _________________________________________________________ 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________

MLS #8461278 WELL-MAINTAINED 2 STORY. Fresh paint/new carpet. Lrg living area w/high ceilings. Kit w/bfast area, hdwd flrs. Laundry. Roomy mstr on main w/sitting area. Loft area/ Bonus upstairs. Secondary bdrms w/walk-in closets. Bsmt stubbed for BA. Walk to downtown Hogansville! $179,900 (Jess)

MLS #8392002 SMOKEY ROAD! Gorgeous Cape Cod on 11.5 acs. 5BR/ 5BA. Huge Great Rm w/stone fplc. Updated kitchen w/all the extras. Stunning in-ground pool. Sep. in-law suite w/kit. UNDER CONTRACT 4 Board Fencing. Breathtaking views of 18ac lake. $1,495,000. Up to 315 add’l acres available. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8423089 SPORTSMAN’S PARADISE on 135 ac in Meriwether Co. Metal barn, stocked 2 ac pond w/new dock. Deer, doves, turkeys & ducks! Approx4,896’ paved road frontage on Cedar Rock Rd. Area of big deer! New 24x24 equipment shed. Owner/Agent. $3,950/AC (Frank) +/-

MLS #8433277 HAPPY VALLEY BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED RANCH w/fin bsmt on 30+/- ac w/ barn & rental house. Gorgeous views. Original hdwd flrs thruout main level. Modern kit w/ granite counters. Sunken DR. Development Potential. Price Reduced to $749,900. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8459232 RARE FIND & OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH NEWNAN! Ideal for residential development. 32+/- Acs w/2 ponds. Extensive road frontage on Hwy 29N & Old Atlanta Hwy. Potential Commercial Development. Near Newnan Country Club & easy I-85 access. Price Reduced to $649,900. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8456774 SPACIOUS RANCH W/FENCED BACKYARD. Beautiful lake views in Lake Redwine. Foyer entrance, sep DR. LR w/ f/p. Screened porch access. Kit w/bfast bar & pantry. Roomy Mstr BR. Mstr BA w/garden tub, sep shower. Laundry room. Big secondary bedrms. $334,900 (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8166021 SPORTSMAN’S PARADISE CLOSE TO TOWN. Come see this 35.6+/- ac tract on Smokey Rd. Half heavily wooded & half open. 3 Ponds, 4 BR/3BA home plus 1BR/1BA guest house. Lots of Deer, Dove, Turkey & Ducks. Less than 3 miles from Downtown Newnan. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. $495,000 (Frank)

MLS #8436191 BEAUTIFUL RANCH W/FULL BSMT on 10+/- acs. Two 20x20 outbuildings. Modern kit w/granite ctops, new stainless appliances, breakfast area & large walk-in pantry. LR w/ hrdwd flrs. Office. Laundry rm. Price Reduced to $285,900 (Jess)

MLS #8431975 WELL MAINTAINED RANCH IN AVERY PARK! Fenced back yard w/patio. Spacious living area w/hardwood floor, gas f/p, vaulted ceilRACT CONT R Kitchen ing &UN diningDE area. w/granite ctops, bfast bar, pantry & stainless appliances. Large master w/walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub & double vanity. Price Reduced to $205,000. (Jess)

MLS #8416982 FANTASTIC NEW CONSTRUCTION. Open floor plan, hardwd flrs, mstr on main, sep DR, media rm, double garage on 1.6 ac wded lot w/ oversized deck. Kit w/granite island & walk-in CT RAf/p NT CO DERliving pantry.UN Spacious area w/gas & high ceilings. Pick your finishes! Price Reduced to $329,900 (Jess)

MLS #8446401 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. 2 Brick Office bldgs on bypass in Newnan. 21,000+/- sf on 3ac. Currently used as church & daycare. Pool, playground & 55 paved parking places. Shown by appointment. $1,495,000 (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8462753 UNIQUE FAMILY COMPOUND on 72+/acs on Flint River. Main hm w/vaulted Grt Rm w/stone f/p & exposed beams. Stunning views. 2 guest cottages. 4 stall barn w/apt. Rec rm, art rm, par 3 golf course, trap & skeet range, boat ramp on Flint River. Stocked pond. Sold ‘as is’. $1,250,000. (Frank/Jess)

NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm St. school & downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank FOR LEASE – White Oak Professional Center. 1100 sq.ft. to 8100 sq.ft. professional _________________________________________________________ BRING YOUR BUILDER & BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! Soil Study/Perc test complete. space near White Oak Entrance. $14.50/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________ Suitable for conventional septic system. Driveway installed and cleared. 525 ft. of paved road frontage. Mature Pines & hardwoods. Creek alongside back of property. $61,900. (Jess) _________________________________________________________ 48.7 ACRES with 28 platted lots in Downtown Hogansville. $266,000. Frank _________________________________________________________

COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________ 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ 6.564+/- ACRES ZONED GENERAL COMMERCIAL. Frontage on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain link fenced. $1,250,000. Frank (Owner-Agent) _________________________________________________________

RARE OPPORTUNITY IN DOWNTOWN SENOIA! Excellent location next to Synovus Bank on Hwy 16E with very high traffic count. Close proximity to booming downtown Senoia & Hwy 16/ Hwy 85 intersection. Easy access to Peachtree City & Sharpsburg! $499,900 (Jess/Frank) _________________________________________________________ EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON A SPACIOUS COMMERCIAL LOT W/EASY ACCESS TO MILLARD FARMER INDUSTRIAL BLVD, HWY 34E, ASHLEY PARK AND I-85! 1.297+/- Acre lot zoned commercial. $91,900. Jess _________________________________________________________ 1,120+/- S/F COMMERCIAL BUILDING on Hwy 29 south of Newnan. 1 Mile from I-85 at Moreland exit. Four additional outbuildings. $189,900. Frank _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice.

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LOCATIONS

Local Theatre

Around Downtown Main Street Newnan

6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com Oktoberfest • Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m. The Oktoberfest celebration is designed to bring beer enthusiasts downtown to enjoy a night of tasting craft brews. Over 30+ downtown businesses participants extend their business hours, and their hospitality, to downtown guest to serve as tasting locations for the different varieties of craft beer that is available for sampling.

The Carnegie Library

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

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Munchkin Masquerade • Oct. 31, 10-12 During the Munchkin Masquerade, preschool aged children from around the greater Newnan- Coweta area gather in downtown Newnan around the courthouse square to collect treats from downtown businesses. Market Day Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. Holiday Sip N’ See • Nov. 8, 5-8 p.m. During the Holiday Sip-and-See, downtown retail establishments extend their normal business hours to introduce their holiday gift items, and offer special promotions or discounts. This event is a great opportunity to get an early start on holiday shopping! _______________________________

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • newnantheatre.org/ The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan October 18-21, 25-28, 2018 Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-ensteen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds. _______________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 www.thenixoncentre.net • 770.254.2787 John Denver Musical Tribute Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Ted Vigil pays homage to the songs of late John Denver. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. His gift for the music and a polished and energetic performing style present a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music. _______________________________ _______________________________

Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ The Sleepy Hollow Experience Sept. 26 Nov. 4 _______________________________

Check Out Senoia Downtown Development Authority enjoysenoia.net University of West Georgia, Newnan campus Click on the link to see the university’s continuing education opportunities: https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com/events _______________________________

Downtown Trick or Treat Friday, October 26, 3-5 p.m. (or Merchant Discretion) Merchant Open House • Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday, December 9

McRitchie-Hollie Museum

Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events

www.explorecoweta.com

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20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • http://www.stgplays.com/ _______________________________

Small Business Saturday • Nov. 24 Light Up Senoia • Saturday, December 1

75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com _______________________________

Southside Theatre Company

www.enjoysenoia.net _______________________________

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290

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

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com

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

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

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

Atlanta Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. facebook.com/ chastainpark amphitheatre/ Maxwell Oct. 12 Lauryn Hill Oct. 13, 6 p.m.

2018 Sweetland Craft Beer & Musical Festival Oct. 20, 4 p.m. B-52s Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Philips Arena

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr), Atlanta, GA 404.878.3000 http://philipsarena.com

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

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org

Saturdays, Oct. 13, 6 to 11 p.m. & Nov. 10, 5 to 10 p.m.

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This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. Note: Golf cart recommended. Weather permitting.

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Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt Saturdays Oct. 13, 20, 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. Make Your Own Hiking Stick Saturday, Oct. 13, noon to 1 p.m. Come out and make your own bamboo hiking stick with a paracord wrap to take home and decorate it your own way! $5 plus $5 parking Campfire building 101 Friday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m. Come out and learn the proper way to build a campfire and get some tips from the ranger. We will light the best campfire and have s’mores for $1. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking. Hike and Paddle Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the river trail along with a moderate paddle down the Chattahoochee River. There will be a short paddle instruction before the paddle. Kayaks are available to rent, you MUST pre-register for this event. Meet at the visitors center. $30 kayak rentals are available if needed. $12 plus $5 parking. Pumpkin Carving Contest Friday, Oct. 26, 6-7 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin to carve/decorate for our pumpkin decorating contest! We provide carving tools and designs to choose from. Judging will be held on Saturday night after trunk or treat. $5 parking.

Lindsey Buckingham Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Peachtree City Night Market at Drake Field

Outdoors

Dance Theater of Harlem Oct. 13-14 School of Rock Oct. 16-21 Ghost Tour Oct. 25-30 Conversation with Bob Woodward Oct. 28 Vince Gill Nov. 3 So You Think You Can Dance Nov. 7 Brian Wilson Nov. 8

Zen at the Bend - Halloween Edition Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Join us for morning meditation and yoga right on the Chattahoochee River. Enjoy the sounds of nature, the river, and singing bowls lead by our Zen instructor. Bring water, a mat (or towel), socks, and positive energy! This event is kid friendly. $3 plus $5 parking. Halloween Coloring Contest Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-6 p.m. Pick up or print out our Halloween coloring sheet for our coloring contest 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a prize. $5 parking. Campground Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 27, 6-7 p.m. Dress up and come trunk or treat around our campground! $5 parking. _______________________________

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Professional Sports MLS SOCCER

ATLANTA UNITED FC Sun., Oct. 21 vs. Chicago Fire, 3 p.m.

All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit www.Atlutd.com ______________________________ NFL FOOTBALL

ATLANTA FALCONS Sun., Oct. 14 vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, 1 p.m. Mon., Oct. 22 vs. New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. All Home Games played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For ticket info, call 470-341-4500 or visit www.atlantafalcons.com/tickets/ ______________________________ NBA BASKETBALL

ATLANTA HAWKS Wed., Oct. 24 vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 vs. Chicago Bulls, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 1 vs. Sacramento Kings, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 7 vs. N.Y. Knicks, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $118-plus Tickets can be purchased thru Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All Home Games in State Farm Arena ______________________________

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 13 … SATURDAY Cycle For Life Bike Ride Fundraiser Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premier cycling event in Senoia. The annual event takes you through some of the most scenic terrain south of Atlanta. We feature well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics along the route, BBQ, a beer garden, live band/DJ, massages, kids zone and much more! 148 Pylant Street, Senoia GA 30276 https://www.Georgia.cff.org/cycle

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 27 … SATURDAY Autumn Chase Trail Race & Fun Run Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center & Newnan Utilities 11th Annual Race at Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park. 15K Trail Race 8 a.m., 5K Trail Race 8:30 a.m., 1 mile Fun Run 9:15 a.m. & Tot-Trot 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Jessica Griffith at 770-400-4954. piedmont.org/AutumnChase

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The CHEFS

Fall Taste of Newnan

(The Chefs column highlights our local culinary masters. They share a recipe that has a lot of meaning to them and, thankfully, how to make it. This month’s chef is Chad Smith, proprietor of The Mad Mexican on the square in downtown Newnan.) THE STORY: My family has operated the Redneck Gourmet in Newnan since 1990, where I first got my feet wet in the restaurant business my senior year at Newnan High school. I had a variety of restaurants through the years and opened The Mad Mexican five years ago this December. We strive to use the freshest ingredients with quick and amazing service. When we opened we were trying to do something everyone loves and we thought BBQ and Mexican. We slow cook all of our meats and pair them in Mexican dishes with southern sides - mac and cheese, collard greens, stew and pinto beans. My family has worked hard and we have an amazing staff and best of all the best customers you could ever ask for.” THE RECIPE Sloppy Joes Growing up and having a family in the restaurant business, we were always wanting something simple and quick when we got home from work and afterschool sporting activities. My family loved to cook, but used only specific ingredients while cooking. If ketchup was used it was Heinz ketchup; if it was worcestershire sauce it was Lea & Perrins; if we ate chips it was plain old Lays. Good ingredients make for good food. It’s crazy growing up like that, but I still do the same with my family.We would sometimes add some good old Kraft Mac & Cheese.We all used to sit down as a family and eat. Wow, how things have changed because everyone is on the go. This recipe is very easy and was a family favorite growing up. It’s much better than opening a can of Manwich and heating it up in microwave.

1 lb ground chuck ¼ cup yellow mustard 1 cup Heinz ketchup 1 small onion 2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins worcestershire 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 bag hamburger buns

Dice onion and add to ground beef and cook. Drain, rinse and add back to the pot. Add all the remaining ingredients and cook for 20 minutes on low. Place hamburger buns on top of plate and put a spoonful on top of each bun, ready to eat with a bag of regular Lays chips.

(Chad is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, with a minor in business. He and his wife Angela own The Mad Mexican and have two kids, Dylan and Cole.)

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Fall Into

Autumn

Visit All 3 Locations: Each Has Specialty Gift Selections! LEE-GOODRUM EASTSIDE

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CINEMA

The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/)

In theatres now: 9 Fix RATING The Sisters Brothers … l French auteur Jacques Audiard (“A Prophet”) makes his English language debut by delivering a sublime take on the classic American Western.

The Sisters brothers are Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) and his older sibling Eli (John C. Reilly). To put it bluntly, they kill people. And they aren’t bad at it. As hired guns in 1850s Oregon, they have come into the employ of the Commodore (Rutger Hauer), a shadowy gangster of sorts, who uses the brothers as his chief enforcers. When the Commodore sends them out to hunt and likely kill Hermann Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed), the brothers embark on horseback through mountainous terrain and several developing towns.

Capsule Reviews … New Rating System A “Fix" is recommended with a rating between 6 and 10 a “No Fix” with ratings of 1 to 5 isn’t.

Coming soon: First Man … October 12

Examples: A Star is Born - Fix (9/10); The Sisters Brothers - Fix (9/10); Night School - Fix (6/10). http://dailyfilmfix.com/ the famous Hollywood property that has been made now four times. In this telling, Cooper (also writing and directing here) plays alcoholic country rock superstar Jackson Maine, who discovers singing talent Ally (Lady Gaga) and gives birth to her career. The two fall in love, but when Ally’s career takes off and Maine’s crashes, the question is whether their relationship will survive. With great performances and a soundtrack likely to be a hot seller, “A Star is Born” is grand Hollywood entertainment featuring terrific musical and acting performances. 6 Rating: 6/10 Night School … l

Already heralded a one of the year’s best films, by critics who saw the film in its festival run, “First Man” is directed by Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”) and stars Ryan Gosling. Expect this movie to be a strong contender in all major awards categories. Featuring a spirited combination of g-force thrills and moving drama, this true story explores the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Gosling), as he prepares for the mission that made him the first man to walk on the moon back in 1969.

Halloween … October 19

“The Sisters Brothers” is one of the best Westerns I’ve seen in some time. Even though the thrust of the story is very heavy, and the violence abundant, the film is also funny and biting. The comedy naturally evolves fitting the otherwise horrific moments. Exploring the intersecting themes of fellowship, brotherhood, and friendship in a sustained and compelling way, the relationships develop meaningfully throughout the story. It’s touching how true and loyal Eli is to the people (and animals) in his life that he trusts. Reilly, with his big baby face, oafish mannerisms and awkward gait is absolutely perfect for the role, which might be his best to date. In a movie with four leading men, Reilly is the standout, the star, and should be recognized for his work. “The Sisters Brothers” is one of the year’s best films. 9 Fix Rating A Star is Born … l

This one will undoubtedly factor into the end of the year awards races. And for Lady Gaga, who was already a household name for her voice, she steps out fully, as both a musician and an actress delivering an award-worthy performance. “A Star is Born” is Bradley Cooper’s reimagining of

A scatological cartoon, “Night School” nonetheless tickles the lowbrow funny bone. In the film, Kevin Hart plays Teddy Walker, an arrogant fast-talker, who masks his learning disabilities with an endless sarcastic stream of jokes. It’s that approach that keeps him from completing high school. And years later, after making his mark as a top salesman of outdoor barbecue grills, he realizes that in order to advance his career, he has to get his general education diploma (GED). This means a trip to night school is in order. Once enrolled in an evening GED program, Teddy encounters his old high school nemesis, Stewart Paterson (SNL alum Taran Killam), who is now the school principal. Luckily for Teddy, the night school teacher, Carrie (Tiffany Haddish), is having none of Stewart’s authoritarian nonsense. Really a staging ground for a series of extended slapstick gags and a continuous flow of one liners, the talented cast carries “Night School” despite the cartoonish story they all occupy. Surprisingly, the jokes hit way more than they miss. But the misses are utterly leaden and almost derail the good natured comedy. On the strength of the cast alone, “Night School” is, at times, a funny film, but unfortunately, it is far from a good one.

Bearing the same name as it 1978 predecessor that has been remade once already and spawn several uneven sequels, “Halloween (2018)” promises to be an honest to goodness throwback slasher following up on the seminal film that arguably gave birth to the entire genre. And while there have been several sequels to John Carpenter’s famous “Halloween,” few have been able to capture the film’s scary pulse. Early reviews have been very complimentary. Surprisingly, “Halloween (2018)” comes from an unusual but talented team, headed by independent film expert director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride. These guys aren’t associated with horror films and wouldn’t instantly come to mind when considering a sequel to such a landmark piece of genre filmmaking. But maybe that is just what the doctor ordered. In this incarnation, Green and McBride bring back the original final girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, reprising her iconic role). The pitch is that this will be Strode’s final confrontation with the evil Michael Myers. It’s likely that we will get old-fashioned scares with some newfangled sensibilities, as this October shocker is bound to take a slash out of the weekend box office.

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“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” … Georgia O’Keeffe, American modernist painter; artist “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” … John F. Kennedy, former American President “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” … Anais Nin, American author and diarist “A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle.” … Grace Hartigan, American abstract expressionist painter

Young Frankenstein A Mel Brooks Musical By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Dracula at Wadsworth Auditorium Newnan Cultural Arts Commission with Southern Arc Dance Theater presents an original dance performance with live music Music Score by Doug Kees and Choreography by Paulo Manso de Sousa 5 p.m. www.southernarcdance.org or 770-683-3724 25 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Ave, Newnan, GA 30263 | (770) 683-6282 https://www.newnantheatre.org

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City of Newnan’s Artist of the Month - October: Donna Massey (Donna Massey Art) After a career change from education, Donna was able to refocus on her love of art. 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. Tickets are on sale for the 3rd Annual NCHS Oak Hill Cemetery Tour with the theme “Angels Are Among Us Here.” Go to Eventbrite.com ‘for tickets. https://www.eventbrite. com/e/angels-are-amongus-here-oak-hill-cemetery-tour-tickets-489168 70677?aff=ebdssbdestse arch… For more information call or stop by the NCHS offices at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St., Newnan, 770-251-0207.


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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is National BREAST CANCER Awareness Month

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 3 Scarecrows In The City Look for creative scarecrows displayed around Downtown Newnan Newnan Cultural Arts Commission https://www.cityofnewnan.org

OCTOBER 13 … SATURDAY EMC Coweta-Fayettte 2018 Member Appreciation Day & Annual Meeting 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Coweta-Fayette EMC Headquarters near Palmetto (registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Door Prizes, Bingo, Games & Free Concessions Piedmont Health Fair For more info www.utility.org or 770.502.0226

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OCTOBER 20 … SATURDAY Tour Oak Hill Cemetery Enjoy strolling through the old section with its impressive family monuments and loving sentiments. Visit the Marble Mausoleum. 3 p.m. $15 each. For info call 770-253-0500 or email elizbeers@att.net

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 20 … SATURDAY Senoia Optimist BBQ The Senoia Optimist Club will host a barbecue Saturday, October 20, to raise money to fund research for childhood cancer. The barbecue will start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. or until the club sells out. Pre-sale orders can be made with any member of the Senoia Optimist Club – especially for those customers who will be unable to make it to the barbecue on the 20th . Prices are as follows: Gallon of Stew $30; Quart of Stew $1; Pound of BBQ pork $10; and a Plate with beverage $10. Senoia Masonic Lodge

OCTOBER 13, 17 & 20 … WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS 2018 Coweta County Farmers Market Wednesdays downtown around the Square 9 to 1 Saturdays at Asa M Powell Expo Center 9 to 1 through October 20 For information call Cynthia Jackson at 678.378.2415

OCTOBER 13 … SATURDAY Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade Dogs and owners can strut their stuff Saturday in downtown Hogansville. The parade is free! Registration and parade starting point will be at Calvin Hipp Veterans Memorial Park. The parade will proceed up and down Main Street in historic downtown Hogansville. Prizes for Best Costume and more. Registration starts at 1 a.m., Parade at 11 a.m. http://www.hummingbirdfestival.com/

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OCTOBER 12 … FRIDAY Friday Night Football Central Christian vs. Creekside Christian East Coweta (Homecoming) vs. Wheeler Heritage vs. TiftArea Newnan (Homecoming) vs. Campbell Northgate … Bye • Trinity … Bye

OCTOBER 13 … SATURDAY Full Circle’s Zombie & Super Hero Day 10am-3pm. • 17 Jefferson St., Downtown Newnan

OCTOBER 20 … SATURDAY Johnny Cash Tribute Newnan Cultural Arts Commission in partnership with University of West Georgia at the Wadsworth 25 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA 30263 https://www.cityofnewnan.org

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OCTOBER 18-21, 25-28 …THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS Young Frankenstein A Mel Brooks Musical By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eyegore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Ave, Newnan, GA 30263 | (770) 683-6282 https://www.newnantheatre.org

OCTOBER 20 … SATURDAY Hike and Paddle - Fall Edition Come out to Chattahoochee Bend Park from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a 5.5 mile hike on the river trail along with a moderate paddle down the Chattahoochee River. Kayaks are available to rent if needed, you MUST preregister for this event. $12 per person plus $30 kayak fee (if needed) meet at visitor center. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263

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56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 13 & … SATURDAYS PTC’s Night Market at Drake Field Enjoy live music, food, beverages, and art under the stars, 5-10 p.m. Weather permitting. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. Note: Golf cart recommended. Also: Nov. 10* www.nightmarketptc.com 155 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 13 … SATURDAY Make your own Hiking Stick at The Bend Come out to Chattahoochee Bend Park from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and make your own bamboo hiking stick with a paracord wrap to take home and decorate it your own way! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan

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56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 19 … FRIDAY Oktoberfest Downtown Newnan from 5 to 9 p.m. Over 30+ downtown businesses participants extend their business hours, and their hospitality, to downtown guest to serve as tasting locations for the different varieties of craft beer that is available for sampling. https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com

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56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 20 & 21 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2018 Hogansville Hummingbird Festival The 2018 Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is an outdoor Festival for the whole family in historic small town Hogansville ~ a true small town festival, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. All proceeds benefit the Hogansville Charitable Trust. 400 East Main Street, Hogansville, GA. http://www.hummingbirdfestival.com

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OCTOBER 13, 20 & 27 … SATURDAYS Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt at The Bend Bring your camera to Chattahoochee Bend Park and take a look around for the items on our scavenger hunt list from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan

OCTOBER 19 … FRIDAY Campfire Building 101 Come out to Chattahoochee Bend Park from 6 to 7 p.m. and learn the proper way to build a campfire and get some tips from the ranger. We will light the best campfire and have s’mores for $1. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan

OCTOBER 21 …SUNDAY Too Marvelous for Words: A Celebration of Nat King Cole starring Keith David at The Nixon Centre Featuring a full jazz group plus strings, Too Marvelous for Words is a joyful, swinging, and theatrical journey into the music and life of one of America’s greatest artists, Nat King Cole. 3 p.m. 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 https://thenixoncentre.tix.com

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OCTOBER 13 … SATURDAY Cycle For Life Bike Ride Fundraiser Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premier cycling event in Senoia. The annual event takes you through some of the most scenic terrain south of Atlanta. We feature well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics along the route, BBQ, a beer garden, live band/ DJ, massages, kids zone and much more! 148 Pylant Street, Senoia GA 30276 https://www.Georgia.cff.org/cycle

OCTOBER 19 & 20 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Dracula at Wadsworth Auditorium Newnan Cultural Arts Commission with Southern Arc Dance Theater presents an original dance performance with live music Music Score by Doug Kees and Choreography by Paulo Manso de Sousa 5 p.m. www.southernarcdance.org or 770-683-3724 25 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA

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OCTOBER 22 & 23 … MONDAY & TUESDAY Newnan Theatre Company’s Auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Performances will be December 13 – December 22, 2018. Auditions will be on October 22 and 23, at Newnan Theatre Company at 6.30 pm. Auditions will consist of readings from the script and some basic singing exercises. No readings or songs need to be prepared. All roles will be cast for actors ages 11 – 13. Check

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56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 25 … THURSDAY 4th Annual Power of the Purse Fundraising Luncheon to benefit Coweta Community Foundation Women’s and Children’s Fund. Guest Speaker: Teresa Tomlinson. Silent Auction, Purses, Jewelry, Travel, More. Woman of the Year announced. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Newnan Centre. Sponsorships and tickets available. Seating is limited. Reserve today! 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd. https://www.cowetafoundation.org

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 26 … FRIDAY Pumpkin Carving Contest Friday, Oct 26, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM Come out to Chattahoochee Bend Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin to carve/decorate for our pumpkin decorating contest! We provide carving tools and designs to choose from. Judging will be held on Saturday night after trunk or treat. $5 parking. 770254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 26 … FRIDAY Senoia’s Downtown Trick or Treat Children accompanied by an adult can visit downtown Senoia shops for some treats • 3 to 5 p.m. https://www.enjoysenoia.com

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 27 … SATURDAY Autumn Chase Trail Race & Fun Run Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center & Newnan Utilities 11th Annual Race at Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park. 15K Trail Race 8 a.m., 5K Trail Race 8:30 a.m., 1 mile Fun Run 9:15 a.m. & Tot-Trot 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Jessica Griffith at 770-400-4954. piedmont.org/AutumnChase

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OCTOBER 27 … SATURDAY Zen at the Bend - Halloween Edition Join us at Chattahoochee Bend State Park from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for morning meditation and yoga right on the Chattahoochee River. Enjoy the sounds of nature, the river, and singing bowls lead by our Zen instructor. Bring water, a mat (or towel), socks, and positive energy! This event is kid friendly. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

NOVEMBER 3 & … First SATURDAYS Market Days first Saturdays April - December The Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com

Halloween Coloring Contest at the Bend Join us at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park from 5 to 6 p.m. Pick up or print out our Halloween coloring sheet for our coloring contest 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a prize. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

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Campground Trunk or Treat at the Bend Join us at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Dress up and come trunk or treat around our campground! $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 OCTOBER 27 … SATURDAY Oak Hill Cemetery Tour Experience Newnan’s Oak Hill Cemetery as never before and learn about some early citizens laid to rest during Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s 3rd Annual Oak Hill Cemetery Tour, “Angels Are Among Us Here,” 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27. The tours, scheduled every 20 minutes from 4 to 6:20 p.m., last approximately an hour and begin at McRithchie-Hollis Museum. Tickets $22 for adults, $11 for children age 12 and younger, may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com (just search for Oak Hill), or by visiting NCHS’s McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Not recommended for small children. More information at 770-251-0207. 74 Jackson St., Newnan

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NOVEMBER 4 … SUNDAY Daylight Savings Time ends

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 NOVEMBER 6 … TUESDAY Election Day

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 NOVEMBER 8 … THURSDAY Holiday Sip & See from 5 to 8 p.m. https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 NOVEMBER 8-11, 15-18 …THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS Down The Road Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Ave, Newnan, GA 30263 | (770) 683-6282 https://www.newnantheatre.org

56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 NOVEMBER 10 … SATURDAY Newnan Veteran’s Day Parade The Newnan Veteran’s Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Anyone who has questions is asked to call Nathan Thompson at 678-953-4270 or send me an email at newnanvetdayparade@gmail.com.

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OCTOBER 31 … WEDNESDAY Halloween & Munchkin Masquerade 10 a.m. to 12 noon Preschool aged children accompanied by adults are welcome to visit downtown Newnan businesses for some treats. https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com

NOVEMBER 10 … SATURDAY John Denver Musical Tribute starring Ted Vigil at The Nixon Centre 7 p.m. | 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 https://thenixoncentre.tix.com

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OCTOBER 27 … SATURDAY DEA Take Back Day at Cornerstone Bring all your old or unused prescriptions to Cornerstone Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2956 Sharpsburg McCollum Rd. (Thomas Crossroads)

OCTOBER 31 … WEDNESDAY Ghost Tour of Downtown Newnan with Elizabeth Be greeted by all those old souls who still haunt Downtown Newnan. And be spooked! 7:30 p.m. $15 each For info call 770-253-0500 or email elizbeers@att.net

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Real Mascots Wear Pink

Real mascots, as in Zen Monkey, White Monkey and Taku (flashback from one year ago) wear pink in support of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please, ladies, get your mammograms.


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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 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

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land must be kept in its qualifying use and cannot be used for any non-agricultural commercial business (epd. georgia.gov). Conservation uses are something else you need 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.georgia.gov). 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.

(Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President of the NewnanCoweta Board of Realtors.)

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