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Kiwanis Coweta County Fair generates memories of those simpler times By SAMANTHA BRAZIE, Special to The Shopper It’s Fair time, Shopper readers! When I reminisce about this event, it overwhelmingly reminds me of simpler times. Petting zoos, animal exhibits, competitions, cotton candy, funnel cake and rides that make you sick. The fair seems to hit all our senses, reminding us of some of the favorite times in our youth. So many memories, all wonderful. The Kiwanis Coweta County Fair is the first fair of its size that my kids went to and the first time they played carnival-type games. They spent lots of time with the animals, stuffed their faces full of food and rode as many rides as they could, resulting in the first time one of them threw up in the trash can in public. It’s where I learned my husband wouldn’t get on a Ferris wheel to save his life (there’s a story behind that I’ll tell you if you ask) and the very first time I let my youngest go with his sisters and brother without me in that type of setting.  When I was a kid growing up, my mom took us to the Wisconsin State Fair every year. The fair there started in 1851 and is quite a bit bigger than ours. Lots of goats, pigs, sheep, chicken and cattle which was similar. The biggest differences were that cream puffs were an absolute necessity in WI, and the state fair had a different concert every night. It’s where I saw Hootie and the Blowfish, the Beach Attendees at the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair take a ride on the Ferris wheel. Boys play with John Stamos and TLC.   Back then I decided that I loved the Tilt-A-Whirl and Music Express above all of the rides and if there were only two I could go on, those would be it. I would get my sister (and sometimes both sisters) to get on the Tilt-A-Whirl with me and lean in to spin it as fast as I could and give an evil laugh when my youngest sister would tell me to stop because she was going to get sick.   I’d sit on the outside of Music Express so I’d get squished and laugh like crazy when we started spinning crazy fast and the music got so loud we couldn’t hear anything else. Then there were bumper boats and go karts. Back when we didn’t worry about hand sanitizing in between everything we did and everyone drank from the same bubbler (water fountain). Maybe ignorant, but definitely simpler times.  But friends, do you know what I love most about our local county fair? Kiwanis is a wonderful asset to our community with many servant leaders running the organization that brings hundreds of volunteers together to help raise money for our local nonprofits. If I’m not mistaken, in 2019 alone they raised over $175,000 to give back to our community via a grant application process. Now more than ever it is important to support our friends and neighbors as we continue to recover from the tornado that devastated so many in March, as well as nonprofits that are still trying to survive through the impact COVID has had on their funding. If you don’t feel that you’re ready to attend the fair or don’t like fairs in general, you can always donate to Kiwanis via their website. Until next time! “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. “– Mother Teresa

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Always wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.

2021 Mega Pass available The Mega Pass gives you an unlimited ride armband to be used once any day during the Fair. You receive both admission and an unlimited ride armband for $30, a savings of $5. Mega Passes must be purchased between August 9 - September 15.

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WEEKDAYS MONDAYS* … Exercise is Medicine at The Carnegie 11:30 a.m. Crochet at The Carnegie 1:30 p.m. & Farm to Main Street Farmer’s Market Main Street Newnan’s Farm to Main Street Farmer’s Market is hosted every Monday from 2 to 6 p.m., now through October 11th. The Market serves as a marketplace for locally-grown produce, homegrown plants, and homemade food items and showcases local artisans and farmers. The Market is hosted weekly around the courthouse square in Downtown Newnan. Check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook page for more info or their website MainStreetNewnan.com _________________

WEDNESDAYS … Exercise is Medicine at The Carnegie 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga at The Carnegie 11:30 a.m. _________________

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS … Coweta County Farmer’s Market (Newnan) Come on out every Wednesday and Saturday to the Coweta County Farmer’s Market! (This event is held twice weekly through Saturday, October 16, 2021.) All produce is grown by local farmers and artisans, showcasing their fruits, vegetables, homemade food items, and homegrown plants. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center, 197 Temple Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 _________________

THURSDAYS … Caregiver Support Meeting Are you a friend or family member of someone who has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, dementia or alzheimer’s? Are you looking for support, answers, and resources? Join others, just like you, the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Troup Baptist Association For information call the Association Office at 706.884.1975. 1301 Washington Street, LaGrange, GA _________________

SATURDAYS … Senoia Farmer’s Market 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Senoia Farmers Market features fresh local vendors and exciting artisans. Visit their Facebook page for more information. 40 Travis Street, Senoia, GA 30276 _________________

September 10 & 11, FRIDAY & SATURDAY … NTC’s N.I.T.W.I.T.S. Ring of Improv II

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September 11, SATURDAY …

9.11 & 9/11/2021 (Sat.) First Responders 8:30 a.m. on the Court Square & 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Ceremony 20th Anniversary Sept. 11, 6:55 - 8 p.m.

20th Anniversary of the 9/11/2001 Attacks at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and on Flight 93. Community Candlelight Vigil Ceremony gathering to remember. Candles are given out upon arrival and lit when the 4 torches are. Bring your chairs. Veteran’s Park 30 Temple Ave Newnan - 770.251.6949 & Keris Kares Royal Run Newnan Register https://linktr.ee/Keriskares

& Keep Newnan Beautiful Paper Shredding Also, Dec. 4 keepnewnanbeautiful.org & ¯ Newnan Cultural Arts Commission’s Summer Music Series Jazz in the Park at Greenville Street Park with Atlanta Jazz Players 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring blanket, beverages, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for a family fun night. Facebook @NewnanCulturalArtsCommission & ¯ Collin Raye at Mill Town Music Hall MillTownMusicHall.com _________________

September 12, SUNDAY …

Coweta Remembers

9/11/2001 The Nixon Centre for The Arts Sunday September 12 • 3 p.m. Liverpool Legends “The Complete Beatles Experience” are four incredibly talented musicans and actors hand-picked by Louise Harrison-sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles! The Nixon Centre is so excited to FINALLY have them return after multiple “rescheduled dates”! 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan thenixoncentre.net _________________

September 16-26 …

Kiwanis Coweta County Fair at the Fairgrounds. 275 Pine Road cowetacountyfair.net _________________

September 17, FRIDAY … Fall Art Walk downtown Newnan 5 to 9 p.m., A celebration of local art! Stroll through over 25 locations and see the work of at least 40 artists, find a wide variety of art styles and mediums. Check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook and MainStreetNewnan.com & National POW/MIA Remembrance 11:45 a.m., They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them comrades. They are unable to be with their loved ones and families, so we join together to pay our humble tribute to them, and bear witness to their continued absence. Veterans Park, 30 Temple Ave., Newnan

20 years later WE still REMEMBER. HHHH

Court House Square Ceremony 8:30 a.m. HHHH

Candlelight Vigil Ceremony 7 p.m. Veteran’s Park Theme: “Where were you when the World Stopped Turning? Bring your chair

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September 18, SATURDAY … 16th annual Celebrating A Life: The Keesha Vessell Vasculitis Walk. The two-mile walk is to increase awareness of the disease and all donations are given to the Vasculitis Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with patients and families, medical facilities and physicians to support, encourage and educate. 8 a.m. Walk up registration 8:30 a.m. Welcome and door prizes 8:45 a.m. Walk through downtown Newnan There is no entry free. Donations can also be made directly to: Vasculitisfoundation.org. For more information, call Diann Alford at 678-416-9155. & Fishing Derby Reel ‘em in for kids! Bring your gear to Marimac Lakes Park (next to Senoia Public Library) for a free fishing derby for kids ages 5 to 15! (Parent/ Legal Guardian must be present.) Fishing equipment and bait available to those without equipment. To reserve equipment, please text or email Kevinmarais408@ gmail.com There is no cost to participate. Prizes for largest fish and most fish!! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Marimac Lakes Park, Senoia. Angler number assigned at registration. Derby: 9 a.m. - 12 noon • Weigh-In: 12 noon Please consider wearing a mask or face covering. Please social distance! The Optimist Club of Senoia Coordinator Kevin Marais Phone Number or text 315-396-4514 Kevinmarais408@gmail.com _________________ October 2, SATURDAY … BBQ - White Oak Presbyterian Church Sat., Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $12 per plate • $12 for quart of stew $12 for pound of BBQ • free iced tea Homemade desserts sold separately. Proceeds supports missions. White Oak Presbyterian Church 2796 Gordon Road, Senoia, GA 770.253.7904 • www.whiteoakarp.org _________________

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What is the role of the Fair Chairman? Work closely with sub-committee chairs to coordinate all aspects of the fair including finance, advertising, programming, sponsorship, operations, website support, etc.

Corby Carlin Winters, Marketing/Public Relations corby@wintersmedia.net

Kiwanis sponsors the fair to serve the community. Not only does it provide a great form of family entertainment, proceeds from the fair support over 35 non-profit organizations that serve varied needs throughout Coweta County.

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What’s new this year?

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This year we have expanded the amount and variety of entertainment to appeal to a wider audience. Fair goers can expect to see more live music, DJ’s, dancers, activities, and a nightly “parade”.

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What are some of the big “crowd pleasers” you’ve noticed over the years?

How much money has the Kiwanis Club put back into the community? The Kiwanis Club returns well over $150,000.00 per year to the community. What would be the perfect fair? 10 days of cool, dry weather with attendance exceeding 35,000.

Ruth Harris Doyal, Pagination 770.254.1421 • info@wintersmedia.net What do you do if you lose your phone, a parent,, or have some other question? Check the information booth (otherwise known as the Fruit Stand). What is the best deal? The Mega-Pass. Saves you $5 on arm band and entry costs on Friday and Saturday nights. What day is the best day to attend the fair?

What do you enjoy the most during the fair? Special Needs Day. Second Tuesday of the fair where Kiwanis hosts Special Needs children and adults during a time the fair is closed to the general public. The faces of joy will melt your heart. What do you wish more people would do at the fair? Go see the entries in the exhibit hall. There are some great photographers and artists in Coweta County!

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Why do the Kiwanis sponsor the fair?

Rides are always a big draw, along with animal exhibits, animal acts, and dare devil acts. And the food!

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I would say Sunday or Monday-Thursday. To save money, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays are free entry days, so you save $5.00. Any other suggestions? Get your Mega-Passes early. Check our website at cowetacountyfair.net for purchase options, hours of operation and entertainment schedules.

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What You Should Know About Your Credit Score

your available credit, a small drop in your score will occur. For example, if you have a credit card with a $10,000 credit limit, an outstanding balance greater than $3,000 would hurt your credit score.

By Candace Tucker, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, UGA Extension Coweta County Are you confused about credit scores? If so, you are not alone. A recent Consumer Federation of America (CFA) survey found that a large percentage of consumers incorrectly answered wide-ranging questions about credit scores and their impact.

Length of credit history accounts for fifteen percent (15%) of your total score. The longer your credit history, the higher your credit score. Paying off liabilities will positively impact your score but keep available lines of revolving credit (credit cards) open to increase the length of your credit history.

Whether your goal is to establish credit, repair damaged credit, or improve your credit score, the first step is understanding the factors that influence your credit score. Otherwise, the actions you take could do nothing at all or even damage your credit. There are three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. Federal law entitles you to receive a free copy of your credit report every twelve months from each Credit Reporting Agency. As a Georgia resident, you are entitled by the Fair Business Practices Act to receive two additional free credit reports from each credit reporting agency per year. You can obtain your free credit report by calling 1-877-322-8228 or by visiting annualcreditreport.com. Information from your credit reports is used in a mathematical formula to determine your credit score. Credit scores range from 300 to 850 and are a snapshot of your creditworthiness at a specific point in time. You’ll see lots of different scoring systems, but most lenders use the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) score. According to FICO, a FICO score is “a three-digit number based on the information in your credit reports. It helps lenders determine how likely you are to repay a loan. This, in turn, affects how much you can borrow, how many months you have to repay, and how much it will cost (the interest rate).” The higher your credit score, the better. Credit scoring systems are multifaceted and vary among different businesses. Some systems may consider additional factors or may weigh factors differently. However, most ways of calculating your

The types of credit you use account for ten percent (10%) of your total score. The right kinds of credit, such as a major credit card or two, a mortgage, and an installment loan (such as a car loan) will help your score. Lenders generally do not like to see too many lines of credit. Having a lot of retail store cards or finance company loans will lower your score.

score consider these types of information: payment history, credit utilization, length of credit history, types of credit, and new credit or inquiries.

New credit and inquiries determine the last ten percent (10%) of your credit score. Applying for new credit produces a hard inquiry on your credit report. More than one hard inquiry a year is likely to adversely affect your score. Avoid applying for new credit if you plan to apply for a loan in the near future. The drop in your credit score could affect the rate you receive on a mortgage or auto loan, causing you to pay more interest in the long run.

Your payment history accounts for more than a third (35%) of your total score. Have you made payments on time for any credit cards, loans, and any other liabilities in the past? Your credit report shows payments made on time and highlights payments that were more than 30, 60, 90, or 120 days late. Even one late payment negatively impacts your credit score and remains on your credit report for seven years.

Adapted from Michael Rupured, UGA Cooperative Extension.

Credit utilization accounts for almost a third (30%) of your credit score. This is an indication of your available credit. Maxing out your credit cards hurts your score. If you use more than thirty percent of

To establish or rebuild your credit score, pay attention to these five areas. By making improvements in these areas for at least six months, you could see an increase in your credit score. The benefits to raising your credit score are lower interest rates, lower payments and more money saved over time.

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution. Candace Tucker is the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent for University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension Coweta County. Her role involves providing Coweta residents unbiased, research-based information on health, nutrition, financial management, home safety and family relationships through educational programs and community outreach.

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September: Perfect time to review some healthy aging tips Over 20 years ago, September was designated Healthy Aging® Month. It was introduced when the baby boomers were about to turn 50 by Carolyn Worthington, the publisher of Healthy Aging magazine. It was a time when “no one wanted to talk about growing older,” Worthington explains. “Today as the boomers turn 60 and 65, it’s a different story.” The focus of September’s Healthy Aging Month is to inspire older adults to improve their overall health and well-being. Healthy aging is more than physical wellness; it involves being healthy physically, mentally, socially, and financially. September is the perfect time to take stock of your life. Are you where you thought you would be at this age? COVID-19 threw us all a curve ball. If you got off track, what do you need to do to jumpstart and get back on track? Is there a new sport or civic club that you are interested in checking out? Take advantage of Healthy Aging Month to really look at where you are and begin to plan accordingly. So, what are some tips for to get started? • Get back in church. For many people, church not only fills their spiritual needs, but it also fills their social needs. COVID put us on our couches on Sunday morning. And while it was great “going to church” in our pajamas with a cup of coffee, we missed out of the social aspect of community. Get off the couch, get dressed and go back to church. • Get back to any other social, civic or support group that went “virtual” or completely stopped, when COVID hit. Many folks relied on their support groups to help them feel not so alone, in what they were going through. For those of you in LaGrange and Newnan, we have started our support/resource groups back and in person. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia or Alzheimer’s and would

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like information on one of these groups, contact me at beth@solutionsbybeth.com. • Talk to your financial advisor, banker and / or elder law attorney. Do you have everything in order? Does your family know where your important documents are? Do you? Take this time to take a really good look at your legal and financial health. • Start an exercise routine. I know you get tired of hearing this, but exercise is the key to a healthy, long life. Exercise is good for the heart, the brain and good for our emotional health. Take a walk, take a class, take up pickleball! Just move! • Exercise your mind. Learn something new. Put together a zigsaw puzzle. Go to informational talks and workshops. Learn to play poker. Find something that interests you and dive in. • Do something for someone else. Schools are back in session. Is there a school where you can volunteer? How about volunteering at the senior center or Meals On Wheels? It feels good when you know you’ve made a difference in someone else’s life. It is never too late to get proactive about aging. This September, make it a priority to plan and take steps toward creating and maintaining a healthy, active, thriving, albeit aging lifestyle! Beth Dow is a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Educator, CAEd and Geriatric Care Manager. Readers can contact her at beth@solutionsbybeth.com.


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A Cookie Salute to a Classic Candy Bar I’m always so grateful for readers who let me know that they read and enjoy this column in the Coweta Shopper, and when I have requests, I definitely take them to heart. Recently, a lovely lady in town who regularly saves these recipes told me that she particularly enjoys the cookie recipes, so I decided the time was right to share one of the easiest, tastiest ones I know—Hershey Bar Cookies. With fall gatherings just around the corner, these cookies are perfect for everything from tailgate parties and fall festivals to after-school snacks. When it’s time to bake cookies, I always appreciate a good pan cookie recipe since there’s no scooping, cutting, or rolling involved. These super quick and delicious cookies are made in a jelly roll pan. The one I use is a nonstick Wilton jelly roll pan that measures 15.25 x 10.25 x .75 inches. You mix the crust ingredients, spread the dough in the pan, and bake it. After it’s cooled for a bit but is still warm, you top the cookie base with the Hershey Bars, let them melt, then spread them across the baked cookie before adding the nuts. Although the original recipe calls for regular-sized candy bars, I like to use the giant Hershey Bars since that means a little less packaging to unwrap. This recipe comes from one of my old tearoom cookbooks, the I Love to Cook Cookbook & More published in 2000 by Ryan’s Daughters Tea Room, which once operated in Terra Haute, Indiana. I don’t believe this tearoom is in business any longer, so I’m glad it will live on through the recipes it shared. If you, too, love the classic taste of good old-fashioned Hershey Bars, you will love these cookies! Angela McRae is a freelance writer and editor from Newnan, and you can find out more about her work at angelamcrae.com. Email questions and comments to her at angelamcrae@charter.net

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Hershey Bar Cookies Dough: o 1 large egg yolk o 2 sticks butter, softened o 1 teaspoon vanilla o 1 cup light brown sugar o 2 cups all-purpose flour o Pinch of salt Topping: regular 1.55-ounce Hershey Bars) o 2 Giant (7-ounce) Hershey Bars (or 8-10 ) o 1 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts

ng bowl of an electric mixer, combine Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixi bs are the size of peas and the all dough ingredients and mix until the crum a jelly roll pan prepared with cooking mixture is moist and dough-like. Spread in l edges are beginning to brown. Let spray and bake for 15-20 minutes, just unti hey Bar pieces on top and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then place Hers , it will be easy to spread with a knife melt. Once the chocolate is melted enough pecans. (If you find that the chocolate to cover the cookie base, then sprinkle with pop the pan back into the oven for hasn’t melted enough for easy spreading, just e warm for easy cutting later. Another another minute or two.) Score cookies whil topping settle into the chocolate as tip: I refrigerated my cookies to help the nut red and enjoy! it firmed up. Cut into bars or squares as desi

Join CSA and start Fall Garden to save $$$ on fresh produce Grocery prices continue to rise, and shoppers will need to stretch their dollars in order to feed their families. Over the past year, food-at-home prices have increased by 2.6 percent, and there doesn’t seem to be an end to the price hike. The costs to prepare food at home are expected to increase up to 3 percent this year and between 1.5 to 2.5 percent in 2022, with prices at restaurants predicted to rise even higher, according to the Consumer Price Index. Consumers will need to think outside the box to reduce their food expenses. Here are some ways to save on fresh produce:

Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Co-Op Country Gardens Family Farm in Newnan offers three different vegetable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) sessions each year, in spring, summer and fall. CSA members commit to buying a certain amount of produce during a particular session. The fall CSA lasts 10 weeks and runs from Oct. 6 to Dec. 9. The farm also has milk and egg subscriptions. Each week’s produce may be different, and the farm will have eight to 10 different fruits and vegetables available for purchase. Shoppers can select their produce in-person or place an order online for their items to be packaged and brought out curbside. The farm is committed to growing vegetables using organic methods and environmentally sound farming practices. To participate, shoppers will need to sign up for a CSA membership. They can choose either a seasonal or annual membership and designate how many vegetable shares they would like to receive. A share is the average package of vegetables at the grocery store, such as one bundle of carrots. Then, shoppers will select a pick-up day, either Wednesday or Thursday between 1 and 7 p.m. In each 10-week session, consumers can skip one week and make it up later, but they need to notify the farm in advance.

Country Gardens Family Farm is at 2050 McCollum Sharpsburg Road (Highway 154) in Newnan. The farm also offers classes and workshops throughout the year to teach the community how to grow, cook and preserve healthy food. For more information about the CSA and to view the lists of vegetables produced each season, visit https://countrygardensfarm.com/csa/, email mikec@ countrygardensfarm.com or call 770-251-2673 or 404-944-7851. Grow a Fall Garden If you have a green thumb or want to give gardening a try, growing your own vegetables is a great way to save money on fresh produce. Here’s a list of vegetables from HGTV and Good Housekeeping that can be planted in mid-to-late summer for a fall harvest: broccoli, brussels sprouts, beans, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, collards, green onions, kohlrabi, lettuce, cauliflower, peas, kale, parsnips, radicchio, celery root, asparagus and garlic. Contact the Coweta County UGA Extension Office: For home gardeners who need some guidance or have questions about best practices for gardening, the Coweta County UGA Extension Office is a great resource. Call 770-254-2620 to ask experts your home and gardening questions. Fall Gardening Tips: HGTV and Good Housekeeping offer some tips for planting a fall garden: • Get started early. To have a successful fall and winter harvest, gardeners might need to start many

late season crops in the peak of summer, which is August in most regions. Fast-growing crops like lettuce and radishes can be planted in late September, but other crops like broccoli and carrots need several months of prime growing conditions before frost and reduced daylight become an issue, according to Good Housekeeping. • Know how long it takes crops to grow. Because the time to maturity varies by crop, HGTV recommends checking seed packages or seedling container tags to get an idea of when plants will be ready for harvest. Each crop has a predictable lifespan, and we can anticipate how long it takes for plants to reach a harvestable size. This estimate should be fairly accurate, though it will vary slightly based on environmental conditions, according to Good Housekeeping. Some crops need to be harvested before the first frost arrives, so organize your planting so crops have time to reach maturity before they encounter cold temperatures. Check The Old Farmer’s Almanac for the frost dates for your location: https://www. almanac.com/gardening/frostdates. Then, come up with a planting date by planning backwards. Broccoli is sensitive to frost and freeze, but the crop can be covered and protected if there’s an early cold spell. Meanwhile, kale, parsnips and collards can handle the freeze. • Harvest summer crops. If space is limited in your garden, it’s important to harvest early season crops to make room for new fall plantings. Because of Georgia’s warm weather, some summer crops might also be able to grow a little longer. • Realize that crops last longer in fall. Cool weather allows crops to stay longer in the garden after they’re mature. For instance, broccoli, cabbage and kale can live for months after they reach maturity. Fast-growing crops like spinach, cilantro and lettuce hold their quality much longer when planted for fall harvest. Gardeners may be able to harvest from their garden through the cold season and into early spring, according to Good Housekeeping. Find a Community Garden: If you don’t have space

to grow a garden at home, consider using containers to plant crops such as herbs, lettuce or tomatoes or finding a community garden. New Leaf Community Garden has community garden space available in Coweta County. The nonprofit organization, which is located off Salbide Ave. in downtown Newnan, allows local residents to lease raised beds. Each box is $85 for the full year. Then, the lease will need to be renewed. All gardeners are welcome, regardless of their level of experience. The boxes, which are made of cedar wood, measure 4 feet by 8 feet by 10 inches. Individuals leasing a bed will need to provide their own supplies, such as soil, soil amendments, compost, seedlings and plants. Since some boxes already have soil from previous use, gardeners might only need to add soil amendments. Gardeners will be given a list of guidelines to follow for every raised bed, including a strict no chemical or pesticide rule, to maintain the garden’s standard of being as natural and organic as possible. To help further the garden’s mission of educating, feeding and nourishing the people of Newnan through a sustainable community garden, each gardener is asked to join one of the following groups: composting, watering/harvesting, grounds keeping and mentoring. For more information, visit http://www. newleafcommunitygarden.com/ or email nlcg30263@ gmail.com to lease a raised bed. Shop Local Produce Stands One of the most popular produce stands locally is The Veggie Patch Produce Market, located at 1502 Hwy. 29 North at the Hal Jones Road Roundabout. They carry fresh local produce which includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, eggs, Amish butter, local honey, jams and jellies, boiled peanuts and even plants, pumpkins and Christmas trees. The Veggie Patch is open seven days a week from March to early December. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also find them on Facebook.


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Appraisals & Home Buying If you have purchased a home before or been around the real estate business you have probably heard of the appraisal process. This is something the average person typically does not give much thought to. In the real estate world, the appraisal can be the make or break part of a transaction. An appraisal can even be a “bad word” in real estate transactions. A home appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true, or fair market, value of what a home is worth. Lenders order an appraisal during the mortgage loan process so that there is an objective way to assess the home’s market value and ensure that the amount of money requested by the borrower is appropriate. Some people believe that the true market value is when a seller and buyer agree on a price. This may be true but the lender needs a way to assess this value of the property being purchased. Appraisers, in Georgia, are regulated by the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board. Generally, the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board’s Appraisal Act requires appraisers to meet certain standards in order to conduct business and prohibits a wide variety of unfair trade practices. Appraisers must meet both education and experience requirements, complete an examination and undergo a criminal history report. Most lenders will select their appraiser from a pre-approved pool or que of appraisers. You may want to ask your lender about their appraiserselecting process when you apply for a loan. Local appraisers seem to have a better grasp for current conditions of the local real estate market. As part of the appraisal process, the appraiser will take a trip to see the home in person. The appraiser will look at factors like condition, upgrades, amenities, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, room size, ceiling height, lot size, etc. They may even measure the house to make sure the sq ft from the MLS and county tax assessor is correct. The challenging part of the process for the appraiser is selecting appropriate and recent comparable sales near the property to create a value for the property. Appraisers will look for

properties with similar factors as those mentioned above. The comparable sales need to be within a certain radius (usually a few miles) of the subject property, or the property being appraised. Appraisers can adjust and weigh the comparable sales to help create the value for the property being appraised. It is normal for an appraiser to use 3-5 recent sales to create a value for the subject property. Some properties are more difficult to appraise than others. For example, it may be hard to find a recent comparable sale for a 10,000 sq ft property on 100 acres. In that case, the appraiser will need to open up their criteria.

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Keith Ross Opens Independent Insurance Agency After providing insurance services for 16 years with Country Financial, (formerly Cotton States Insurance Co.), Keith Ross has decided to open an Independent Insurance Agency. Keith will be specializing in personal lines, life insurance and commercial lines.

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the Top Overall Agent in the While at Country Financial, Keith Southern District with County earned 11 All American Awards, the Financial. award recognizing the top financial “I feel that these awards could not representatives in the company. This have been achieved without my award is based on sales and meeting great clients and my wonderful staff the needs of his clients. Keith also helping me along the way,” Keith earned 13 All Star awards, a bi- said. Keith’s wonderful and long-term annual award. Those two awards Keith has been married to Lee Anne staff, Vickie Garner and Elizabeth represent the top 3% of agents with for 36 years, and they have lived Brownlee, will be joining him as well. the company. in Coweta County for 34 of those Combined, Keith and his team have Keith’s proudest accomplishment years. They have three children and 60 years of knowledge and expertise came in 2015 when he was awarded four grandchildren. Keith serves

as president-elect of the Newnan Kiwanis Club, is an affiliate member of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors, and has served several terms on the board of directors of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, an organization dear to his heart. He also serves on the finance committee at Newnan First Baptist Church and is a member of the Glory Sunday School class. Keith and his staff welcome all their current and previous clients to drop by and say hello at the new office.

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MLS #8938323 IDEAL 10.13+/- ACRES ZONED COMMERCIAL (C-2) ON HWY 74 (Senoia Rd). Adjoins Georgia World of Beverages. 579’ frontage on Hwy 74 & additional frontage on Landrum Rd (385’+/-). $3,500,000. (Frank/Jess)

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MLS #8843212 POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL! 4.35+/- Acs at Exit 41 (Moreland exit) across from new Amazon & Bridgeport Industrial Park. Approx. 325’ frontage on Hwy. 29. Ideal for development. Hot area of growth. Adjoins Newnan Coweta Airport. 25 min. to Atlanta Airport. $1,500,000. (Frank)

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MLS #9017564 GONE WITH THE WIND! NICE LEVEL LOT IN NEWNAN CITY LIMITS with all utilities available. Ideal for slab. Storm damaged home was recently removed and lot cleared. $29,900. (Frank)

MLS #8949885 PALMETTO AREA! 45.202 +/- ACS. Ideal for developing into mini cattle or horse farms. Secluded away from Tommy Lee Cook Road by a 60’ easement. Palmetto area w/easy access to I-85, heavy wooded and open land. Reduced to $6,995/ACRE. (Frank/Steve)

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12 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS IN GRANTVILLE. BULK SALE ONLY. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange and Columbus. Seller will only sell as a bundle, not individual lots. $420,000. (Frank/Jess).

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON HWY 34E IN SHARPSBURG 7 Acres with long roadDE frontage w/high traffic count and close UN R CONTRACT proximity to I-85 & Peachtree City. Perfect location for commercial development or church. $899,900 (Jess)

NICE BUILDING LOT AT 22 ROBERTS ROADS IN NEWNAN. Site of former home. All utilities available.CT Convenient to BullsRA R CO UNDEand boro, downtown Newnan I-85.NT $29,900. (Frank)

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509+/- WOODED ACS w/approx 200 acs in Grantville City CT 100 acs in MeriNT&RA limits, approx. 200UN acs DE in Coweta approx R COCo wether Co. Frontage on Minnie Sewell & Hwy 29 & CSX RR. Ideal for development. Owners/Brokers. $15,000/ac. Frank/Chip. ______________________________________________

2 WOODED VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. $60,000 per lot. Frank/Jess. ______________________________________________ ATTENTION BUILDERS AND INVESTORS: 109 LOTS in Chestnut Glen, Manchester. $30,000 per lot. Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess. ______________________________________________

NICE LEVEL BUILDING LOT WITH ALL UTILITIES IN SARGENT. Slab is already in place. Only $29,900! Frank

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NICE BUILDING LOT IN TOWN. Site of former home. All utilities available. Convenient to Bullsboro, downtown Newnan and I-85. $29,900. (Frank)

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12 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange and Columbus. Sold ‘as is’. $420,000 Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess ______________________________________________

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON HWY 34E IN SHARPSCT proximity to I-85 RA BURG 7 Acres w/high traffic and close CONT R count UNDE & Peachtree City. Perfect location for commercial development. $899,900. (Jess/Frank)

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! 4.35+/- Acs at Exit 41 (Moreland exit) across from new Amazon & Bridgeport Industrial Park. Approx. 325’ frontage on Hwy. 29. Ideal for development. Hot area of growth. Adjoins Newnan Coweta Airport. 25 min. to Atlanta Airport. $1,500,000. (Frank)

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MLS #8979742 TWO WOODED VACANT LOTS IN WEST COWETA ON EAST COGGINS ROAD. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. $60,000 per lot. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8959258 NICELY WOODED LOT IN DEVELOPED SUBDIVISION. Subject to Covenants & Restrictions. Possible bmnt lot. Lot 15 has 15’ easement along west boundary for access to detention pond. $29,900. Add’l Lots 16 & 17 available at $29,900/ea. (Frank)

MLS #9036544 CUSTOM A-FRAME ON 20 GORGEOUS OPEN AND WOODED ACRES ON SMOKEY ROAD in area of estate sized homes! Fabulous rustic greatroom w/exposed beams and stacked stone f/p. Open & updated fully equipped kitchen. 4 Bedrooms & 2 updated Baths. Exposed beams with frame tongue & groove construction. 24x24 Carport. 36x42 Barn with new 14 foot overhead garage door with opener, and full bath. Great second home, getaway or vacation style living as a first home. Open land plus lots of mature pines and hardwoods. Fire pit. Perimeter is completely fenced. Lots of extras! Wildlife abounds. Extremely energy efficient. $549,900. (Frank/Jess)

______________________________________________ Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Zen Monkey’s

News and Musings …

Notes from here, there and the Internet … [ [ [ Georgia Power employees from Plant Wansley are continuing to serve their local schools near the plant as a new academic year begins, according to a published report. Recently, the local Citizens of Georgia Power employee volunteer group completed a landscaping project at Arnco-Sargent Elementary School in Newnan. As part of the project, volunteers planted flowers, mulched, and potted new plants for the school’s 9/11 Memorial Garden. [

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Steve and Marie Swope recently provided a philanthropic gift of $50,000 to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation to start the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Their generous donation will fund transportation to and from confirmed medical appointments for patients and purchase medical supplies for at home care for cancer patients who are underinsured or uninsured in Coweta and surrounding communities. [

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Local indie filmmaker and actor Grant Weaver wrapped production on an upcoming 5-episode web series called Unaware. Scenes were recently filmed in downtown Newnan at Redneck Gourmet, Wadsworth Alley, and the Salbide Avenue bridge. Grant is a senior at Newnan High School and a film intern at the Central Education Center. Stay tuned for more. [

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The city of Newnan hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the C. Jay Smith Memorial Park. The skate park will be the newest (and largest) skate park pump track combination in Georgia. [

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Piedmont Newnan Hospital is postponing its popular fundraiser due to COVID. In a prepared statement, “We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Piedmont Newnan Soiree, originally scheduled for October 22. Due to the alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in our hospital and our community, and uncertainty on when this fourth wave will end, we believe the safest decision is to postpone the Soiree until Spring 2022.” [

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Hubbell Jewelry Design will move from their Greisen Trail location to downtown Newnan in September. Their new location will be 9 Greenville Street South, where Downtown Olive was previously located. Hubbell Jewelry Design is family-owned and have been doing business in Coweta County for 29 years. [

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Mainstreet Newnan has come up with another downtown event: Join us on Saturday, October 23, 2021, for the Spirits & Spice Festival from 2-7 p.m. Event attendees will be able to get their “boos” on by walking the Downtown Spirits Trail and purchasing specialty cocktails at different participating locations, spice things up by tasting numerous types of chilis at the Chili Cook-Off, and have some skele-fun on the Twisted Trolley Tour ride. The event will feature live music, a craft market, and activities for the kids. [

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Kathy Bohannon’s

I had to pray for every single step all the way to infusion. Yes, the fear overcame me, the knowledge that I would need to be strong for my child and grandlittle when all I wanted to do was curl up on the concrete parking lot and wait to be scraped up by something, anything, that could move my body so I didn’t have to. My heart prayed all the way. “One step, Lord, please just give me one more step.”

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“One step, Lord, please just give me one more step.” When I was expecting my first child, I was afraid of what would happen during labor and the pain I would be in. I considered if I would be able to endure the moments leading up to what it would take to eventually hold my child in my arms. I was fearful. My first cruise was in celebration of my husband’s 50th birthday. I was so afraid that I was sick the night before. I didn’t want to go, yet it was important to him, so even though being on a ship was the last thing I wanted, I went.

He gave me every single step I needed. There are so many things to be fearful about today. But not once do the scriptures tell us that God has given us the spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 makes it clear: “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Philippians 4:6 also addresses this. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer … let your requests be known to God.” I asked for comfort and guidance during my pregnancy. God gave me the incredible comfort of a vision of my child. I knew I would see her and I was changed at that moment, knowing He would see me through. I prayed about my fear on the ship, God comforted me and gave me the tools to navigate my anxious heart. He removed the fear that froze me in place, gave me a step by step miracle so I could help with my daughter and grandlittle. God doesn’t GIVE us fear, but He can surely take it away. The times we are living in can be endured by His promises. The fear? Since He doesn’t give it to us, we shouldn’t want it, keep it, feed it or share it. God has us. He is still in the business of miracles. We just need to ask Him the way. Kathy Bohannon can be reached at kathybohan@yahoo.com

I’ve never been one to jump into dread and anxiety, but for better or for worse, I am one who takes control. Having once survived a fire, I’m always aware of exits. It’s just what I do; look for exit signs in large buildings, hotels, etc. I didn’t actually realize it to be a “thing” until there was an emergency in a movie theatre and I quickly looked around to see which adult had too many kids with them. I knew I’d help get those kids out if needed. My latest “fearful” event was the scared-stiff moment in my first day of caregiving for my grandlittle Wren. Her mom and I were in charge of getting her to the hospital for a week of chemo. I drove to Atlanta, we unloaded our gear into a wagon, and I watched as my daughter pulled that 16-month-old baby in the wagon towards the elevators. My legs would absolutely not move. My knees were locked. As the wagon went further away, I pleaded to God to give me “just one step.” He did.

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Find Out More and Grow with Us Everything we do reflects how much Winpak cares for our employees and wants to keep them and help them succeed. We’re eager to tell you more about our available jobs, our exceptional products, and a workplace that feels like more than just work. Contact:

WFIjobs@winpak.com or call 678-633-8788

Contributing to a Sustainable Future

About Winpak Ltd.

At Winpak, sustainability is more than just a buzzword, it’s engrained in how we work and manage our resources. We provide opportunities for active employee engagement in various initiatives which align with our sustainability pillars. This enables us, as an organization, to work together to become a better corporate citizen and contributor to a better planet. “They really show their appreciation for you.” V. Smith

“Our products are mainly used in food packaging and medical applications.” H. Phan

Winpak designs and supplies innovative packaging to some of the world’s largest brands. As an employee of Winpak Films, you are part of Winpak Ltd., an $853 million company with 12 manufacturing facilities in North America encompassing locations in Illinois, New Jersey, California, Canada and Mexico. Our facilities’ total floor space would cover 40 football fields and we employ more than 2,500 people. We started operations in 1978, and our corporate headquarters is in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Winpak is listed on the TSX (WPK).

I T ’ S O U R N AT U R E T O P R O T E C T T M

WINPAK Films Inc. 100 Wihuri Pkwy., Senoia, GA 30276 WFIjobs@winpak.com • 678-633-8788 Winpak.com/WFIjobs

What We Produce in Senoia Capabilities in our 300,000 square-foot Senoia plant encompass: Blown Film Extrusion — Barrier and non-barrier films for high performance MAP bags and sealant films Barrier Shrink Film Extrusion — PVdC and EVOH barrier films; Traditional, High Abuse, Bone Guard Converting Operations — Bag and pouch making; Shrink bag converting; Ten-color flexographic printing; Photo polymer plate making; In-house graphics.

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Meet Master Gardener

Marcy Ward

Meet one of our fun and delightful Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, Marcy Ward By Marci Moore, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer for Coweta County When Marcy Ward moved from Miami, Fla., to Newnan, Ga. in 1996, she discovered a new world of gardening and friends, the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. Marcy put the MGEV program in the recesses of her mind until she knew it would be the right time for her to become a Master Gardener. An employee of Delta Airlines, Marcy could not commit to the 10-week training schedule since she was still working, but as soon as she could, she became a Master Gardener. In April 2014, Marcy graduated from the MGEV program along with 25 other Master Gardeners. Marcy’s first big project was working the Spring Plant Sale, held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds with thousands of plants available to the public for purchase. It’s an intense day for Master Gardeners, and it’s the day that the graduating MGEVs learn about what really happens at the greenhouse and the dedication and teamwork of participating in the MGEV program. When Marcy moved from Miami, she sadly left 160 orchids and roses. In August 2020, she moved to a home in Summergrove and began planning and planting, using her experienced MGEV skills and knowledge. She reimagined her plain yard with a patio, a pergola and a new deck. Her Summergrove landscape is now meeting her expectations with the help of her handy contractor who brings her vision to fulfillment, despite changes as the project progresses. As a Master Gardener, she participates in the Spring and Fall plant sales and preparation, the Coweta County Fair exhibit registration, the greenhouse watering team, and the MGEV hospitality team. A gardening hobby that she enjoys is growing sedums, and she has also worked at Callaway Gardens in the sedum area.

Learn about Native Plants with Gardener Jim Rodgers At Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association Meeting

Founder Jim Rodgers of the Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville has been gardening and propagating native plants for more than 30 years. Although Rodgers has some formal training in botany and landscape design, most of his knowledge is self-taught through fieldwork, textbooks, and gardening. Rodgers will share his knowledge of native plants during his lecture, “Collecting, Cleaning and Sowing Native Seeds” at the Sept. 14 meeting of the Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Backyard Association. Rodgers owns and operates Nearly Native Nursery, a walk-in retail and mail-order business in Fayetteville that specializes in native trees, shrubs and perennials for low-maintenance landscapes that will attract native wildlife. Nearly Native Nursery supplies native plants to many botanical gardens throughout the U.S. including Mt. Cuba Center in Maryland and the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Rodgers, who has been involved in many plant rescues and reclamation projects, is very knowledgeable on native plant identification, species habitat and propagation. His love for education has blossomed into a passion that is evident at Nearly Native Nursery as he reaches out to people who Where we are interested in gardening with native plants. treat Rodger’s latest project, the Native Oasis Botanical Garden, is a 1.5-acre garden in theyou beginning stages and is fast becoming a home for specimen displays and experimental gardens. This is a small like gold. but intensely planted garden, as diverse as any garden in the country. The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Extension Office, 225 Pine Road, Newnan. To register for plants and other gardening goodies, please contact the extension office at 770-254-2620. More Information: www.ugaextension.org/coweta Family Owned since 1969

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Her landscape plantings consist of forsythia, azalea, hydrangea, hibiscus, iris, succulents, lavender varieties, heirloom roses and container plantings. She looks forward to adding plants to her new landscape canvas and continuing her Master Gardener volunteer work.

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Marcy, a joy to be around, always has a smile on her face and is willing to jump in. Like many Master Gardeners, she is on the continuous learning road. Please introduce yourself to Marcy at one of our Backyard meetings. PLEASE NOTE: We are pleased to return to in person Backyard Association meetings. The Backyard Association meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Extension office. Each month we feature a gardening expert, and these educational opportunities are open and free to the public. Pre-register to be entered into the drawing for prizes - we look forward to seeing you on September 14.

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Estate Sale/ Auction

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ESTATE SALE AUCTION – SET FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 AT 9 A.M. The Estate of Anna and the late Marshall Pritchett. Tools, Trailers, Heavy Equipment, Vehicles, Motorcycles, Nice Selection of Guns – Shotguns, Pistols and Rifles, plus lots more too much to list. 175 Blackwelder Road, Bowdon GA 30108. Scotty Hicks Auction Service, 770-301-6000, www.mwestrealty.com.

A-1 BUILDING/HANDYMAN SERVICES Licensed and Bonded We do Framing, Electrical, Plumbing, Doors, Windows, Roofing, Flooring, Drywall, Concrete etc. Mike @ 678.409.8600 Quality work at its finest ...

CLEAN WHEAT STRAW AND MULCH HAY. $3.50 per bale. Frank Barron 770.231.9535.

TREE REMOVAL – 24/7 Emergency Service, Tree-Shrub Pruning and Trimming, Commercial and Residential, Licensed/Insured. Want It Your Way, Call Us Right Away. Misael’s Tree Service & Stump Grinding. 678-301-0153.

WE BUY: scrap metal, junk cars, old appliances, stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dish washers & batteries. Gentry Recycling 770.253.5770.

HOME IMPROVEMENT We proudly do painting, remodeling, decks, doors, basements, gutters, windows, roofing, columns, flooring, plumbing, kitchens, wood repair, electrical. ALL types of handyman jobs. NO job too small. Successfully over 30 years in business. 770.252.5458. Very reasonable rates.

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WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for aluminum, copper, brass. Gentry Recycling 770.253.5770.

Vehicles

WE BUY CARS – LKQ PICK YOUR PART buys cars 7 days a week. For info, call 1.800.962.2277 or visit: www.lkqpickyourpart.com

Real Estate

HUD HOMES FOR SALE For more information call:

Angie Hogsed 678-472-8384 Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors 14 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga. 30263 770-253-6990

www.hudhomestore.com www.lindseysrealtors.com

Commercial Property

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 4.35+/- ACRES AT EXIT 41 (Moreland exit) across from new Amazon & Bridgeport Industrial Park. Approx. 325' frontage on Hwy. 29. Ideal for development. Hot area of growth. Adjoins Newnan Coweta Airport. 25 min. to Atlanta Airport. $1,500,000. Frank, Lindseys, Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990.

Services

HOME TOWN HANDYMAN 770.253.6308, 770.715.5964 - No job TOO big, or TOO small. 9.22 ARNOLD’S UPHOLSTERY - Home Furniture and Auto Interiors. 770.304.4643 9.22 10% OFF ANY TREE SERVICE for senior citizens and veterans from Arbor Tech Tree Service when you mention this ad. Experts in tree removal, trimming/pruning, and stump grinding. Emergency service. Free Estimates. Certified ISA Arborist on staff. Call 678.633.2986.

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CAREGIVERS – Home Helpers of GA & AL seeking qualified Caregivers. Available shifts – days, evenings, overnight and/or weekends. Competitive wages, extensive training, supportive work environment and paid time off. Apply online at ApplyToBeACNA.com or call 678-876-5118. CARROLLTON, GA – Parts department help needed – drivers, counter help and stock help. Must be over 21 with valid driver’s license and insurance. Great pay and benefits for right candidate. Apply at Scott Evans Nissan or Scott Evans Dodge to Rob or Tony. 770-834-5050 or 770-832-8222

Pets

NEWNAN COWETA HUMANE SOCIETY. Check out our website for list of animals at local animal control facility and foster care animals. Call 770.253.4694 • www.nchsrescue.org

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BENEFITS – Progressive Heating Air & Plumbing now hiring HVAC Techs, Installers, Apprentices & Plumbers. Benefits include Ongoing Training, Medical-Dental-Vision Insurance, 401K Retirement, Paid Holidays & Vacation. Send resume to news@progressiveac.com or apply at progressiveac.com. NOW HIRING – Accepting applications to fill position of Tire Technician. Apply in person at Sharpsburg Tire, 6551 Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg.

NOW HIRING Parts department help needed, two stores, need drivers, counter help and stock help. Must be over 21 with a valid driver’s license and insurance. Great pay and benefits for right candidate. Carrollton, GA. Apply at Scott Evans Nissan or Scott Evans Dodge to Rob or Tony. 770-834-5050 or 770-834-5050.

Marketing Consultants If you like flexible hours, working from home and want to be well-compensated for your hard work, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., a multi-media company with a weekly direct-mail publication, monthly entertainment publication and website, is seeking Marketing Consultants. These positions are commission-based, offer protected sales territories and have four weeks vacation per year. The ideal candidates will have a friendly and outgoing personality, excellent communication skills and must be detail oriented. To apply, send résumé with references via mail or email to: John Winters, Publisher Winters Media & Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 Email: john@wintersmedia.net No Phone Calls Please.

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