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MLS #07109462 GReat laKe RetReat on 27.8 Wooded acRes w/5 Acre Lake, North Coweta, 4BR/4BA, vaulted GR w/fp, Rec. Room, huge gourmet kitchen. 12x50 screen porch, In-law Suite w/2nd kitchen. Easy access to Atlanta. $799,900.

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MLS #07175522 MaGniFicent coUntRY estate on 16.5 acRes, 4 acre stocked lake, terrace, Gunite pool w/cool decking. 5BR/4.5BA, upgraded Kitchen, Greatroom w/fpl, family room, In-law Suite, 4 Stall Barn & Stable, 4 board and electric fencing. $799,900.

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MLS #07253422 tWo stoRY Plantation hoMe on 34 mostly open acres, overlooking private stocked pond has 5BR/4.5BA, fabulous kitchen, LR, DR, Den, office, exercise room & more. See at $695,000. (FRANK or JESS)

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iMMacUlatelY Maintained. Well Insulated and Well Built Home on 16.5 Acres & half interest in 4 acre stocked lake. 4 fenced pasture, huge walk-up attic. Shop area. 3BR/3.5BA, Greatroom w/fp, Formal DR, Country Kitchen. $650,000.

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BeaUtiFUl histoRic VictoRian in great condition! 4BR, 2BA, 7 fireplaces, 11’ ceilings, picture molding through-out, original heart pine floors, Greatroom, Dining Room & pocket doors & bookshelf, kitchen with tile countertops, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove. Beautiful stain glass windows. In ground pool, 3 outbldgs. New Price $349,900.

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tWo stoRY 1900 eRa hoMe, 6BR, 5.5BA, foyer w/ceramic tile floor, 7 fireplaces, LR w/fp, parlor w/fp, huge formal DR, den w/fp, kitchen w/ all appliances, breakfast area, sitting room, walk-in pantry & Butler’s pantry. In-law Apt. w/2nd Kit. All drapes, rugs & chandeliers to stay. NEW PRICE: $315,000.

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s a child, I used to wonder what things would be like when I grew up – perhaps you did, too. Well, I’m not sure I ever really “Grew Up”, but I’ve gotten a good bit older and have seen a whole bunch of changes in Coweta County. It’s always easy to say that things are not the way they were in “the good old days”, but I suspect each generation has felt similar longings for the way things “used to be”.

In this issue of the Shopper, we have included an interesting article by Anna Williams about downtown Newnan in the late 1800’s. And I’ll bet you that as that generation grew older, many complained that those newly invented automobiles were ruining their horse businesses, and that telephones and moving pictures caused far too much “unnecessary socializing”. And it’s not just the City of Newnan, but the once thriving communities that have seen some dramatic changes. My wife and I married in 1969, lived in Atlanta for a year, then came back to Coweta County, and honestly, we thought things were a little behind the times here. The Alamo Theater had closed so we had to drive (back) to Atlanta just to see a movie. And while there, we would enjoy a Big Mac, as there was not a single McDonald’s here. But there had been a “Shopping Center” in Newnan for over ten years. It was only a block from the square with only 4 stores! The Newnan Country Club was just that, a nice club out in the country. Basically the east side of the “City” ended about where the water tower is now located on Bullsboro. Hwy 34 was a very curvy two-lane road that connected Newnan … So we may call with Fayetteville. Peachtree City didn’t exist then, but there were three little those earlier times the “good old days”, country stores at Thomas Crossroads where one could buy gas, bread, some but Coweta County now has much more cheese crackers and a sack of tomatoes or apples. And the only way to get to to offer than it has ever had. Atlanta was to drive up Hwy 29 through Palmetto, Fairburn and College Park, as the “expressway” had not yet reached Coweta County.

Senoia, Sharpsburg, Turin, Grantville and Moreland were still thriving rural communities with a rather “relaxed” way of living, which I have come to enjoy so much. (I hope they can be successful in trying to keep things that way.) And our county map was dotted with other, even smaller, communities such as Madras, Welcome, Roscoe, Sargent, Arnco, East Newnan and Raymond and Haralson, which have now been almost absorbed by the developing rural subdivisions. So we may call those earlier times the “good old days”, but Coweta County now has much more to offer than it has ever had. We can purchase almost any goods or services we need with more convenience, our new neighborhoods are attractive and up to date, and our county leaders are seeing to it that this growth is going in a positive direction. We are replete with medical care and prosperous businesses. New schools and colleges are being constructed, and our entertainment and cultural arts are of high quality. Yes, we may be a little more spread out but Coweta County is still a pretty darned good place to live. And Nadine and I will not be moving back to Atlanta!

Joe Post Script: Grandpa lived in town but owned a hundred acres on that curvy little narrow road going to Fayetteville. It was the northwest corner of Thomas Crossroads and cost him less than $10,000. It’s a shame he forgot about me when he made his will!


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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

In Newnan since 1997

Cook’s Pest Control finding its home in Coweta County By Joey Howard The Coweta Shopper

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If you ask District Manager Jason Mooney about the jingle, he simply says “They should play that all the time.” No doubt, if you’ve lived in Coweta County for any length of time, you’ve heard the Cook’s Pest Control jingle via a TV or radio commercial. “Looky, looky, looky, here comes Cooky ... Cook’s Pest Control.” “It just sticks in your head,” said Cook’s Mooney. “I’ve had people when I walk into a place - actually start singing that to me.” Mooney heads a staff of 23 at the Cook’s Pest Control Sharpsburg office, located at 3500 Hwy. 34 East in Thomas Grace Plaza. It’s a district office that serves much of South and West Metro Atlanta. “We moved the office from Fairburn,” Mooney said. “The location was better and the accessibility was better. We cover not only Coweta, but Fayette, Douglas, and Carroll Counties all the way down to Columbus.” “But we truly love it here. Coweta is a nice, growing area and just seemed to be the right place. We’ll eventually build a permanent facility and I’d just soon build it here. Our overall plan is to continue growing, which we’ve done here in the last year or so, when our staff had only 16 employees.” Cook’s Pest Control handles the usual suspects – termites, ants, spiders, mosquitos, bed bugs, carpenter bees, nuisance birds and rodents. And Mooney says that termites are actually in a different category. “We have a different department just for termites,” he said. “Termite just focuses on termites, because that’s its own little problem and we have to address it differently.” Anyone that is interested in a service which Cook’s Pest Control provides gets a Free Home or Business Inspection. Even though the inspection is free, it’s critical in determining a course of action needed.

Pictured above is the front of the Cook’s Pest Control office located in the Thomas Grace Plaza just at 3500 Hwy. 34 East.

“We want to see what’s going on,” Mooney says. “We can determine what the problem is and where it’s coming from. That’s the first thing in pest control ... know what you’re treating for. We can’t just go in and willy-nilly spray. We want to make sure we’re focusing on what the problem is.” “If you are having a problem with ants, we need to focus on taking care of the ants. What kind of ant. If its roaches, what kind of roach. That’s going to determine our treatment methods. Even though an ant is an ant, they eat different things. A carpenter ant is going to be interested in a different thing, than say a fire ant.” Occasionally, pest control can run into an emergency situation. “Bees are a big thing as are wasps and hornets,” Mooney says. “It’s something people really get freaked out about. And it’s something that really scares people, especially those with allergies. In that case, it is an ASAP-type thing.” Mooney feels two areas really separate Cook’s Pest Control from its competition - training and customer service. Mooney says people are probably surprised when they find out just how much training Cook’s technicians undergo prior to working in the general public.

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“Our technicians typically have 160-plus hours worth of training before they go into the field,” Mooney says. “Most companies don’t do that. We’ve hired people from other companies that say ‘I rode with a guy for two days and then they stuck me in a truck’. We’ve got computer training that’s very extensive. We send our techs to Decatur, Ala., for a week of training in class and hands-on.” “And Cook’s actually built a house where we do more training. It has almost every condition that we would run into out in the field. It’s got everything we would need to train our people.” Mooney says the customer service factor is of prime importance in doing business. “When I’m interviewing someone to become a part of our staff, I ask them if they know what business that we’re in. They say ‘pest control’. I say that’s the industry we’re in. The business we’re in is customer service because customer service is how we get paid. A happy customer will always pay their bill. An unhappy customer ...” “If someone is unhappy, they are always welcome to call us. We will always make additional trips to make sure they are happy. That is paramount.”

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ARNALL GROCERY COMPANY Serving Coweta County since 1869 Some of the products we sell:

u Feed, Seed, Fertilizers, Lawn & Garden,

Seasonal Plants, Local Honey & Jams

u Pesticides • Herbicides • Fungicides Flea & Tick Control • Fire Ant Treatment Bermuda Grass Hay Bales • Pine Straw Wheat Straw • Grass Seed u Variety of Feed for horses, dogs, birds,

cattle, deer & poultry from 3 major brands: Southern States, Cavalor & Purina u We carry Organic Products for your Garden, Lawn or Farm u Paper & Janitorial Products for office, churches, daycares & industries ---- Locally Owned and Operated ---32 East Washington Street • Newnan GA 30263

770-253-4556 • www.arnallgrocery.com

4th of July Celebration in Newnan

Main Street Newnan kicks off Newnan’s Fourth of July activities with a parade at 9am on Friday, July 4th. The Newnan Rotary club kicks off the fireworks festivities at 5:30pm where the gates at Drake Stadium will be open with family fun and fireworks until dark. Concessions will be available at 6pm. Traditional holiday fare will be on hand with hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks. There will be musical entertainment by Musicology’s Doug Kees from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The event is sure to please the whole family with bounces houses provided for children along with free souvenirs for the kids. Returning as emcees for the evening are Cathy Wright of the University of West Georgia’s Newnan campus and State Representative Lynn Smith. The night’s program will be Patriotic celebrating Independence Day. Independence Day has become a day for remembering our military, celebrating our freedoms and enjoying summer. Fun, festivities, food, children’s activities and entertainment will be at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium. Sponsored by the City of Newnan, Coweta County, Coweta County Schools and The Rotary Club of Newnan. This is Newnan Rotary Club’s 29th year sponsoring the fireworks. Fireworks begin at dusk. Admission is free.

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Save on fun activities around Coweta this summer Summer is the perfect time for family and friends to enjoy fun activities together, such as bowling and skating. It’s possible to have a great time and not break your budget. Here are some ways to save:

u BOWLING To save on a game of bowling, select a less expensive day and time to visit Junction Lanes Bowling Center, 141 Newnan Station Drive. It’s cheapest to bowl on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon, which costs $1.87 per game/ per person or $9.99 per lane/per hour. The second cheapest time to bowl is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., which costs $1.99 per game/per person or $10.99 per lane/per hour. Junction Lanes lists several specials on its website: • Bowl-A-Pa-Loo-Za! (All you can bowl for two hours): Every Sunday from 12 noon to close (11 p.m.), bowl all you want for $9.99 plus tax, per person, which includes shoe rental. Bowlers must purchase the offer by 9 p.m. • Night Owl Special: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to close (11 p.m.), bowl all you can up to three hours for $9.99 plus tax, per person, which includes shoe rental. • Thursday Buck Night: Games, pop-

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corn and 20 ounce sodas are $1 each plus tax on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to close (11 p.m.). • Countdown to Midnight: Every Friday and Saturday night, bowl all you want starting at midnight for $9.99 plus tax, per person. Also, bowl all you want starting at 11 p.m. for $12.99 plus tax, per person and starting at 10 p.m. for $15.99 plus tax, per person. • Discount coupons are available at www.junctionlanes.com. Current coupons include buy one game of bowling and get one free, among other deals. For more information, call (770) 683-2695.

Also, for only $14, patrons can have access to unlimited laser tag, the playground, skating and skate rental. The offer is valid Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here are some additional specials offered by Starlite: • Monthly Membership Pass: Purchase a monthly skating membership and skate up to 20 times each month for only $19.99. The membership includes skating and free skate rental from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. A family monthly pass is also available for only $50 and includes up to three children and two parents. The offer is available for June, July, August and September. • Skate free for a month when you purchase a pair of skates for $99 or higher. • Friday Night Family Fun: Every Friday night from 6 to 11 p.m., get free unlimited pizza and soft drinks with $12 paid admission. Admission includes skating, unlimited laser tag and the playground for children 10 and under. Skate rental is an additional $2. For more information, visit starliteofsharpsburg.com or call (770) 252-9500.

than two dozen family attractions, thrill rides and three mini golf courses. The fun park no longer charges an admission fee. Instead, visitors can buy individual tickets for rides and attractions for $1 each or 50 tickets for only $40. Special discounts at Fun Junction USA include: • Military and Senior Discounts: Military personnel and seniors 55 and older receive 15 percent off admission. Proof of service or age is required. The military discount is available to active service, veterans and household family members. For info, visit funjunctionusa.com or call (770) 460-5862.

u PLAYTIME This summer, parents can save on admission for their children to Monkey Joe’s, 354 Newnan Crossing Bypass in Newnan, by purchasing a Frequent Jumper Card. The card is $35 for children age 2 and under and $60 for children 3 and over. The punch card allows 11 admissions, which do not expire. The regular admission price is $5.99 u SKATING per visit for children age 2 and under and Families can skate for less at Starlite $9.99 per visit for children of other ages. Family Fun Center, 55 Thomas Grace An- u GO CARTS Also, sign up for Monkey Mail at www. nex in Sharpsburg. Each Monday from 4 to Fun Junction USA, Formerly Dixieland monkeyjoes.com or at Monkey Joe’s loca9 p.m., people of all ages can skate for only Fun Park at 1675 Highway 85 North in Fay- tions to receive information about special $4 ($2 admission, plus $2 skate rental). etteville, Ga., offers go-cart tracks, more promotions and discounts.


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Walk With a Doc Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. at Carl Miller Park Newnan, Ga - Members of the Coweta County community are invited to Walk With a Doc on Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. at Carl Miller Park in Newnan. The event is part of a series of walks facilitated by Piedmont Newnan Hospital to help the community get active and have better access to physicians. The June 28 walk will be led by Garnet Craddock, M.D. of Southern Vein Care located in Newnan and Peachtree City. A member of Piedmont Physicians Group, Dr. Craddock is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of

the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Craddock will take a few minutes at the start to talk about a health topic of his choice. During the walk, participants can freely ask Dr. Craddock questions. The walk will begin at the main pavilion of Carl Miller Park, which is located at 70 Sewell Road. Participants will receive a free pedometer to help them keep track of the number of steps taken as well as a complimentary Walk with a Doc T-shirt. The walk will last approximately 45 minutes. The event is free, but registration is required by calling 877-527-3712.

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Toenail fungus infection (“onychomycosis”) is an extremely common infection of the nails by fungus. The infection is stubborn, difficult to treat, and results in unsightly and often painful toenails. Treatments are often slow, time-consuming and far from 100% effective. If you have this difficult to treat condition and are between the ages of 18-70 you may be eligible to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Mark Ling, testing a topical investigational medication for the treatment of mild to moderate toenail fungus infection. To qualify, you must have fungal infection of one or both of your big toenails, but the infection must involve between 20% and 50% of the nail, no more, or less. All study visits and study medication are provided at no cost to you and qualified participants may be eligible for compensation for time and travel. For further information please contact my research staff at 770-252-6900 or visit www.healthyskinresearch.com

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“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change and be a better version of yourself ”. ~ Madonna

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Publication schedule changes for next few weeks The Coweta Shopper print edition schedule will change in the next 2 weeks. The print edition will be published on Wednesday, July 2 as normal for our Week A mail routes across Coweta County.

The print edition will not publish on Wednesday, July 9, but will return to its normal Week B mail routes on July 16. Week C will publish on July 23 and Week D on July 30. You can always view community events and ads online at www.thecowetashopper.com.


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Piedmont Newnan Hospital and The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Tues., July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of the hospital. The American Red Cross is seeking to increase blood donations during the summer months, a time when donations typically drop, as part of its campaign, “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.”

To give blood, a donor must be: in good health; age 17 years or older; weigh at least 110 pounds; not have donated blood within the last 56 days. To schedule an appointment for the blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” located in the left center of the page and enter sponsor code: piedmontnewnan.

SENIOR CARE

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QUESTION: What age is a good age to get one of those fall buttons?

I dive and the most important part of my scuba gear is my life support equipment. This is the equipment that ensures I get air under the water. Without it, I don’t come up. Similarly, I look at fall buttons (personal emergency response systems, PERS) as life support equipment for aging. The number one reason that people over 65 end up in the ER is due to a fall. But often it is not the fall itself that does the most damage. It is the length of time the person that fell is left on the ground that contributes to irreversible damage and even death. Anyone that lives alone or spends a large amount of time alone needs a PERS. Falls happen. The older we get, the more prone we are to falling. Minimize the risk of injury from a fall by getting help as soon as possible. What age is a good age to get a button? If you’re asking the question, it’s time. If you would like more information on Personal Emergency Response Systems, call or email me.

Beth Dow is the owner of Home Helpers and Direct Link of GA & AL. She is a Certified Senior Advisor, Certified in Alzheimer’s Care and Geriatric Case Management. She understands firsthand what it means to be a caregiver and knows how hard it can be. Beth started Home Helpers because she wanted family caregivers to know that they didn’t have to feel alone. To submit your question, please email: JustAskBeth@gmail.com. For more information about Home Helpers and Direct Link of GA & AL, please call 678-876-5118 or email: homehelpersgaal@bellsouth.net.

Coweta County Public Schools Dates to Remember July 31-Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Sept. 1 Oct. 13 Nov. 24-28

Teacher Work Days 1st Day of School Labor Day Holiday Student Holiday Thanksgiving Break

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When it comes to small business, national recognition is hard to come by. That’s why when Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama took home The Pioneer Award last week from a national conference, it was big news. Beth Dow and her husband Phillip are the owners of a local Home Helpers franchise here in Coweta, Troup, Muscogee and Lee (Ala.) Counties. It was their local senior-care franchise that earned The Pioneer Award for exemplifying innovative thinking and creativity in the pursuit of excellent customer/client care. “To know that out of 300 franchise owners that represent close to 600 different territories, that we ‘stand out’ … well, that’s just cool,” Dow said. “We have been in business for seven years now and this has been the hardest thing I have ever loved to do.” Dow, who contributes a Senior Care Q&A column to The Coweta Shopper, says her company started with a staff of only one employee in Auburn, Ala. “We’ve grown to a staff of 90 in Coweta, Troup, Muscogee and Lee Counties,” said Dow. “Being recognized for our hard work and dedication to our clients by our franchise is affirming and humbling.” Home Helpers Franchise Systems recognizes its franchise owners annually at a national conference, this year held at Las Vegas. The franchise system identifies those franchise owners who truly exemplify the system’s spirit and mission while effectively growing their businesses, doing so while supporting the system as a whole. “Our goal at Home Helpers of

Beth Dow, owner of Home Helpers of Georgia & Alabama, holds The Pioneer Award which was given to the local franchise at its national convention.

Georgia and Alabama is to help (our senior customers) to stay in the least restricted environment, enabling you to heal, recover or age to your greatest potential,” Dow said. “We provide home care, where ever your home may be.” “We can provide services such as cooking meals, cleaning homes, providing transportation, all the way to providing personal care – such as bathing and dressing. Some folks have called us ‘Assisted Living at Home’ and even ‘Nursing Home Prevention.’” Beth and Phillip have been married for 36 years and live on a family home in Lone Oak. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law and one grandson. Beth and Phillip are both Certified Senior Advisors and Beth is certified in Alzheimer’s Care and Geriatric Case Management.

Local author and small business owner, Stacey Livingston of Newnan, will have a book reading / signing on Sunday, June 29 for her fiction adventure “Shattered.” Livingston, also co-owner of Baby Dimensions on Baker Road, has spent three years working toward publication of her E-day book series. “Shattered” is Book 1 and she is now nearing completion of Book 2, “Bedlam.” The book reading / signing is from 2-4

p.m. at Baby Dimensions, 20 Baker Road just off Hwy. 34 East. “Shattered” is set for the most part in North Georgia and Tennessee and is a modern-day adventure story about a new weapon that is detonated over modern America, destroying all modern conveniences. Jack Denton was laughed out of the military 10 years ago for trying to warn the government of this exact problem. Now, the very people who scorned him are asking for his help to make things right again. You can bring your book or purchase books at the signing for $15 (tax included). For more info, call 770-502-0225.


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Zac Brown’s Southern Ground is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Senoia Social on Saturday, July 5. The Senoia Social benefits Camp Southern Ground and begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Great music and live performances on Southern Ground’s Downtown Stage will be from 11:30 a.m. until sunset. Rides & Activities will be in the Kids Zone, and participants can also find

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Local Artist Martin Pate’s work featured at The McRitchie-Hollis Museum The McRitchie-Hollis Museum has opened a new exhibit featuring local artist Martin Pate’s work. The exhibit will run through October. The new exhibit, “Local Color,” features sixteen original paintings by Pate, including Civil War scenes, Coweta landscapes, and views of the Court Square. “We are thrilled to showcase not only a talented artist, but also one that calls Newnan home,” said Keri Adams, McRitchie-Hollis interpreter. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. One of Pate’s favorite subjects is the historic 1904 courthouse, which is featured in several of the paintings exhibited at the McRitchie-Hollis. “My personal paintings of Newnan usually revolve around the architectural history…that’s what first caught my interest and caused me to move here,” said Pate. On what inspired him to paint local scenes, Pate said, “Newnan has been my home since 1984 and I’m prone to draw inspiration from places I call home…Georgia and South Carolina in particular.” Pate remembers being interested in art before starting kindergarten. “My brother and I used to sit and watch our aunt paint. She lived with us temporarily when I was 5 or 6. There was a magic quality to it,” Pate recalled. He followed his brother to the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, studying graphic design and illustration for three years. The exhibit features a number of Civil War-themed paintings in recognition of the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Brown’s Mill this summer. A special reception is being planned to unveil Pate’s newest painting, which depicts a scene from the battle. The painting will be used in promotional materials for this summer’s special Sesquicentennial events.

Missed The Spring Selling Market? Most sellers are coached and geared up to have their house on the market before the spring selling season, while in reality, life gets in the way, there are projects that still need finishing and next thing you know, you’ve missed the season.

is going on in their lives. They don’t want to move into a house and have a “honey-do” list. They have busy lives, with families, activities and want to move into homes that are in move in condition. As a seller, it’s in your best interest to complete that “honey-do” list before you go on the market.

Before: Dated kitchen and personal paint choices kept this house on the market for almost a year. After: Neutralizing the paint colors and Don’t panic. While spring is histor- updating countertops, sink & faucet was a successful move for this seller.

“I’ve always loved history. Some of my earliest drawings as a child were soldiers, including Civil War era,” Pate said. One of the largest works in the exhibit titled “Goin’ Home” was inspired by an idea Pate has for a graphic novel about a wounded Confederate soldier who is cut-off behind enemy lines, trying to come home. “The Historical Society is excited to feature Martin’s work, especially those of historical and architectural scenes – it’s really such a beautiful way to capture what makes Newnan and Coweta so special,” Adams said. Admission to both the museum and the exhibit is $5 per adult, $2 per child 12 or younger and seniors, and free to all NCHS members. Parking for the museum is located in the old Newnan Hospital lot on Carmichael Street with handicap accessible parking in the museum’s brick driveway on Clark Street. The museum is located at 74 Jackson Street. Those needing more information about the exhibit or museum, or would like to join the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, should call 770-251-0207 or email executivedirector@newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com .

ically the best time to sell, it’s not the only time. Yes, the experts are continuously saying list now, rates are increasing, buyers need to get settled before this or that … the truth is, buyers need houses all year long.

It’s easy for a seller to say, oh well I don’t want to do that because I might not choose what the next owner would like. Guess what? IF they are interested in a home that needs updating, they are going to reduce more off the price of the house than it would have cost you to do the work before you listed. If you are trying to maximize your asking price, that work needs to be completed.

Keep in mind though that the construction business has started back up with a bang, so it’s still essential that you have your projects and repairs completed, updated your fixtures and stage the house to compete. Buyers are going to compare So don’t panic about missing “the new housing to owner occupied and selling season”. Do your homework as a seller your property needs to and put it on the market once it’s measure up! completed. There will always be buyers out there! Studies have shown that the largest group of buyers are under the age of To be sure you’ve made the correct 48. What does that mean to you as a choices in updating your house to seller? You have to think about what sell, contact… Nan Johnston, Southern Staging & Redesign, nan@southern-staging.com www.southern-staging.com


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The Peach, the Shrew and Avenue Q Summer shows at NTC By Joan Doggrell Newnan Theatre Company is offering three exciting youth productions this summer: Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” and a much newer play, “Avenue Q,” by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx. The Taming of the Shrew June 26 – June 29 William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” directed by NTC’s Managing Director Jennifer Dorrell, will be performed by junior high school students in NTC’s Black Box. You know the story. Bianca and Katherina are daughters of a rich Venetian merchant. The younger daughter, Bianca, is both beautiful and agreeable and has many suitors. But her sister, Katherina the shrew, drives away every man who seeks her hand. The father won’t let Bianca marry until his older daughter is wed. Matters stand at an impasse until Petruchio arrives in town. He needs a rich wife to repair his fortune and determines to marry Katherina “will ye or nill ye,”as he tells her. The wedding takes place, and thus begins the most famous “Battle of the Sexes” in literary history. How will NTC’s talented young players interpret this conflict that has provoked controversy among scholars and feminists for over 400 years? In the end, has Kate really been tamed, or has she simply learned to play the game of “obedient wife” to her own advantage? You’ll have to see the play to find out. All ticket prices are $10.00. Performance times are as follows: June 26-28, 8 p.m. & June 29, 3 p.m. James and the Giant Peach July 17 – July 20 Donna Provencher is directing “James and the Giant Peach,” also taking place in the Black Box. “This is a really fun, fanciful story,” said Provencher. “The humor is very British. The story line is a classic tale of a mistreated child who, through magic, becomes a hero in a fantastic alternative world.” That world happens to be inside a giant peach, where he meets a variety of talking (and friendly) insects. “These kids are just so passionate and enthusiastic: a wonderful group, very talented and worth watching as they morph into ladybugs, spiders, grasshoppers, and centipedes” said Provencher. “They all seem to be clicking well and having fun.”

All ticket prices are $10.00. Performance times are as follows: July 17-19, 8 p.m. • July 20, 3 p.m. Avenue Q July 24 – July 27 “Avenue Q” is a fresh new musical still playing in New York’s West End. Remember all those positive messages you got as a child watching “Sesame Street,” all about the limitless possibilities life offers, even to oddballs? Well, “Avenue Q” is a grown up parody of “Sesame Street.” The youthful characters live on Avenue Q, a long way from where the rich and famous live on Avenue A, because so far, none of those possibilities have materialized for them. The majority of the Avenue Q residents are real puppets, hand held by live, visible puppeteers who speak and act for them on stage. Only three characters are human. One of them is the apartment house manager Gary Coleman. (Remember him from “Diff ’rent Strokes?”) “It’s a very funny show about life, a take on the traditional story of young people living in poverty while they struggle to succeed in the big city,” said Bruce Patterson, who is directing the music. “In the middle of conversations, the characters burst into song, just as they do on ‘Sesame Street.’ A lot of the melodic themes suggest those familiar motifs.” “This somewhat controversial musical gives high school students the opportunity to play roles that they would not ordinarily be able to do,” added Patterson. “We are working hard to handle sensitive issues in a manner appropriate for this age group. Our staging will be a little more tasteful than that of some of the touring groups with adult actors.” Nevertheless, the content is adult. “Avenue Q” is not appropriate for children – even though it has puppets. All ticket prices are $10.00. Performance times are as follows: July 24-26, 8 p.m. • July 27, 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770.683.6282. If you have questions regarding the content of any show, email Artistic Director Tony Daniel at artistic-director@ newnantheatre.org.  Joan Doggrell teaches English at West Georgia Technical College.

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Cookbook authors are Rebekah Williams (of Newnan) and her daughter Amelia Cronic (formerly of Newnan, and married to Drew Cronic, daughter-in-law of Anne and Danny Cronic) will discuss how and why their cookbook came to be, have samples for tasting, answer audience questions, and have a cookbook signing.


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Newnan’s T hriving Downtown: 1880-1911. ater opened during the era of silent films, and can be seen on a 1911 map labeled “moving pictures”. The movie theater featured one screen and 241 seats.

Newnan was a surprisingly prosperous town in the late 1800s. The same railroads that made Newnan a logical choice for a hospital town during the Civil War supported bustling industries in textile production and manufacturing. Fire insurance maps from the 1880s to 1911 show that Newnan’s downtown was the location of beautiful homes, cotton warehouses, and steel manufacturing, as well as venues for entertainment and a wide variety of available goods and services. Although some of Newnan’s historically significant architecture built during this era has been lost through the years, much of it can be seen in the present day. The 1868 Virginia House Hotel is one of the oldest surviving structures in Newnan’s downtown. The foundation of this hotel was the former Golden Star Hotel, and dates to the mid-19th century. This structure operated as a hotel for over 90 years and is now used for commercial offices. It is rumored that several famous individuals including Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, once visited this hotel. Built in 1895, the Murray Warehouse Block is a rectangular, red brick building that once served as a cotton warehouse. The building features white trimmed dentil molding, granite belt courses, brick piers, and cast-iron storefronts. During the late 19th century the Murray Warehouse Block conducted cotton trading business as well as printing business. The building currently stands in its original location the corner of Brown and West Washington Streets. Although it is not used for its original purpose, it serves as a reminder of Newnan’s roots in the cotton industry.

A few doors down, the space that now houses The Alamo Theater at 19 West Court Square was built in 1880 as a commercial building, home to a harness shop, general store, and a butcher through the decades. A blacksmith, and later a barbeque stand once occupied the alley space behind. The building was converted into a movie theater with one screen and 551 seats in 1928. View of South court Square and the Southern School of Telegraphy from the eastern corner of the court square. Photo courtesy of the Vanishing Georgia Collection of the Digital Library of Georgia.

some common architectural trends for downtown churches built in Georgia during this period. Congregations that had previously worshipped in log cabins in the town’s early years prospered and built larger, more permanent sanctuaries for their growing congregations. Newnan’s First Baptist Church was founded in 1828 by seven pioneers to the area. Construction began on the church’s previous historic sanctuary in 1845, and was later used as a hospital during the Civil War. By 1884 First Baptist outgrew the old, wood-frame church and built the historic sanctuary seen today. Construction was finished in time for First Baptist to host the Georgia Baptist Convention in April of 1886. Another one of downtown Newnan’s historic churches, Central Baptist Church, on the corner of Broad Street and Brown, was built in 1898. This beautiful church features similar elements of late gothic revival architecture as other historic Newnan churches including masonry construction, square corner towers, and stained glass.

Downtown Newnan continues to be a thriving commercial area when many small town squares in Georgia are struggling to adapt to changes in the American lifestyle since their heyday. Newnan’s historic commercial district is home to restaurants, shopping, and a wide array of businesses much like it was from 1880-1920 while meeting the needs of a growing and changing population. The historic Newnan Hospital, built in 1925 will soon be the latest location for the University of West Georgia in Newnan. This practice of adaptive reuse ensures that historic structures are preserved for future generations by being converted to meet the needs of the community. The buildings built in Newnan’s historic court square during the late 1800s stand today as a reminder of the town’s unique history and bear the markings of many changes and trends of the decades in between. Perhaps most importantly, Newnan’s historic downtown provides current citizens, old families and newcomers alike, with a tangible link to the past through its physical structures. Newnan’s historic districts give our community a distinct character and foster a sense of place for those who are visiting as well as those who are lucky enough to live among such rich history.

The Mount Vernon First Baptist Church is credited as being the first African American, Baptist congregation in Newnan. The beautiful, brick, gothic revival church located on Pinson Street was built in 1899, 36 years after the congregation’s founding.

Above is a photograph from the 1890s, taken from East Court Square looking West, showing the original location of the Confederate Memorial. East Court Square in 1889. At this time, the Confederate Memorial statue sat at the corner of Jefferson and Washington, looking South. Photo courtesy of the Vanishing Georgia Collection of the Digital Library of Georgia.

Today, the Confederate Memorial statue can be found on the east side of the Coweta County Courthouse, however, that is not its original location. It once stood in the middle of the street on the intersection of Jefferson and Washington. Due to increased automobile traffic during the 1920s, the statue was moved from the center of Jefferson Street by sliding it along with logs, then placed on a block of ice so that as it melted, it lowered the statue into place in it’s current spot! Alongside these commercial buildings, Newnan built several beautiful historic churches in the late 1800s and first decade of the 20th century, three of which are still used today. These structures share

With the Male Academy and secondary school for women, known as College Temple, education was not overlooked in Newnan. Newnan’s Carnegie Library was the first Carnegie Library in Georgia, and is the only one in the United States that has returned to its original use. Built in 1903, the Carnegie Library features a reading room, meeting space, and hosts a number of events for all ages. This building has not undergone any significant changes to it’s exterior since it’s construction and therefore looks very much like it did over a hundred years ago. Some of the original hexagonal pavers and granite curbing can still be seen in the sidewalk outside the Carnegie. The Reese Opera House, which opened in early 1883 welcomed comedians, singers, and other performers to Newnan, but also housed retail such as a jewelry store, dry goods, a tobacco store, and a grocer over the decades, and later was the location for the Southern School of Telegraphy. The Gem Theater was once located a few doors down from the Alamo’s current location. The the-

Before the present day fire station next to the Municipal Building served Newnan’s downtown, the historic fire station was located on LaGrange Street, where Smart Solutions Medical Supply is currently located. Photo courtesy of the Vanishing Georgia Collection of the Digital Library of Georgia.

Anna Williams, a life-long resident of Newnan, Georgia, earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Agnes Scott College. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Georgia State University. She is also the summer intern for the Newnan MainStreet program.


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AUCTION

ESTATE AUCTION Newnan, 3990 Happy Valley Circle. Saturday, June 28: Preview 9 a.m. Live auction 10 a.m. Very nice dining, bedroom and misc. furniture, curio, rolltop desk, hunting gear, fishing gear, dozens of tools, gas edger and trimmer, 12 mini trailers, lawn and garden tools, patio set, grill and much more! Call 770-252-3006, photos at www.bishopauctions. com GAL#2626

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MALIBU KAYAK 2 person 12 foot, seats/oars, $450. DOG PEN Chain link 12’ x 8’ X 6’ $145. FISHING BOAT 9.7H motor and trailer, V haul 18 ft. $1900. 1985 GMC CABALLERO $1000. Call 770-3015453 6.18 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE: 4 plots, 3 vaults, 3 marks (valued at over $15,000) in section #3 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Inc., off Roscoe Road. Price open for discussion. 678-873-1813 ‘ 5’ CREDENZA, dark wood with sliding doors on front, only $50. Traditional love seat, tan, very clean. - $175. 770-2548929 (Near downtown Newnan) ‘

WHEAT STRAW HAY ideal for planting grass. $3.50 per bale. Frank Barron 770-2319535.

VEHICLES

INSURE YOUR Motorcycles, ATVs, Watercraft, Motor Homes, Travel Trailers and more. Call Williams Insurance 770-253-2435, 6.25

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

WANTED: GOOD USED CARS – Get average trade-in (up to $12,000) for your good import car (2004 or newer Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota) using NADA.com. Local dealer helping others. Get CASH NOW! 770-500-5354 7-2

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3Br/2Baths with office and sun room, sits on crawl space, on 5± acres. 3 car garage attached, steel structure w/private drive. Great for R.V. or a Big Rig. Kim 770-560-6008 MLS#07206192 Lindsey’s Inc. 770-253-6990 #239

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3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, in great neighborhood. Washer, dryer hook ups. New appliances. Butcher block countertops. Huge fenced backyard. $625 month. 404-795-1665 7.2 1 Bedroom, 1 BATH – Single-family home for rent in West Coweta County. Fenced yard. $490/month plus $400 deposit. Small pet okay with $200 non-refundable pet deposit. Call 404-358-4100 7-2 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in Coweta County, 6 Cherokee St, off Sprayberry Rd, Small eat-in kitchen, carport, large backyard, central heat & air, gas & electric, $600 per month, $600 security deposit. Available 8/1/14. Call 770-3012501. 6.25

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19.08 Acres on Hwy 27 near Moreland. $7,500 per acre. Frank H. Barron. Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors, 14 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263. 770-2319535. 86 PRISTINE ACRES, 2 horse barns, 24 stalls, party house with gourmet kitchen, 50’x150’ shop with 51x50 workshop, 14 paddocks, 5 run in sheds, sprinklered dressage arena, additional land available. $990,000. Frank Barron, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 770-253-6990. MERIWETHER CO. 214 mostly open acres on Hwy 54. 2 barns, gorgeous building sites, 2 lakes, fenced pasture, $5,000 per acre. Frank/Jess Barron, Lindsey’s Inc., 770-253-6990. MERIWETHER CO. – 153 heavily wooded acres, 25 yr. old pines, 6 planted food plots, new 5.5 Ac. stocked pond, good road system throughout. For Sale Only! $3500/Ac. Frank Barron, Owner/Broker 770-231-9535. 75.717 WOODED ACRES near Hogansville, Stream & pond site. Several food plots & long frontage on 2 roads. $3350 per acre. Frank Barron, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 14 Jackson St., Newnan 770-231-9535.

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MIMS TREE SERVICE WARRANTY - covers fallen trees and large branches that are not covered by your insurance company. $185 per year. For more info, go to our website: mimstreeservicewarranty. com 6.25

FOR RENT – 16 Bullsboro Drive – 4,944+/- Sq. Ft. Office or Retail space. 15 parking places. $4,000/mo. Frank Barron, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors, 14, Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263. 770-231-9535

ROSSI BOBCAT SERVICE Light clearing, grading for washed out driveways - sod outbuilding pads & more. Move downed trees to burn pile. $75 per hour with 4 hour minimum. Call Mike 678-378-8196 6.25*

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HOME EXTERIORS additions, siding, gutters, overhang, roofing, pressure washing, flat concrete work driveways, patios, etc. 678-4162870 James Shelnutt ‘

PCB, FL. Edgewater Resort 2 & 3 BR Condos, Ocean Front or Golf Villas. Free beach set ups daily Call 205-410-1490 www.EdgewaterRentals.com

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SUB CONTRACT WORK WANTED truck, trailer, 2 men, zero turn mower, weedeaters, edger, blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, brushcutters, DR machine, yard vac, grass catchers. Liability insurance. 30 years experience. Inside Coweta county $60 hour, 4 hour minimum. Outside Coweta $75 hour, 8 hour minimum - plus fuel surcharge. 678-340-0820 6.25

BATHTUB RESURFACING Repair and/or refinish bathtubs, showers, porcelain, fiberglass, cultured marble vanities, kitchen countertops, cut down bathtub to convert to a shower, install grab bars. Call for free estimate. 678-326-7711 7.16 CRUD BUSTERS PRESSURE WASHING 32 years in Newnan. All your pressure washing needs. Who you gonna call? Crud Buster David West. Always your best bet to hire a vet. 770-550-7777 7.2 D & M HOME IMPROVEMENTS & PAINTING, General Repair. Call for estimates. 678-326-3870, 678-340-5538 www.trueimpressionsga.com 7.16

MOVING HELP loading, packing, driving. Across town or across the country. 8 years experience. Charles 770-328-4002 ‘ Small Business Owners: Be efficient with affordable computer training, specifically tailored to your employees’ tasks using Microsoft Office and powerful shortcuts. Visit www.tutoryou.org or call Nancy Olsen 678-340-9178. 7.2

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HAPPY DAY LAWN CARE Complete Lawn Maintenance. Grass Cutting, Weed Eating, Mulching, Landscaping. BBQ Wood - Hickory, Pecan, Cherry. Firewood $100 pick up or $120 delivered, stacked. Delivery available. 770-251-0512, 404247-3580

NOW accepting applications in person 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Southern Converters / Tingue Brown, 309 Dividend Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269. Position: Experienced Textile Cutter. Hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting pay $10 / hour; after 45 days of training, increase to $10.50 / hour (benefits available). Requirements: Must have exceptional communication skills. Must have a full understanding of the English language, both written and spoken. Must have good math, problem solving and analytical skills. Must have the ability to understand basic schematics and diagrams. Must have the ability to use a variety of hand tools including, but not limited to, electric cloth drills, electric material cutters, rulers and tape measures. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more and be able to be on foot for 8+ hours. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment under deadlines. Must be able to work independently and as a team. Must be able to drive a forklift (certification is a plus). Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Good attendance is critical. Send resumes and / or apply in person to: Southern Converters / Tingue Brown, Attn: Shawn Summers, 309 Dividend Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269 7.2

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ceiling fans, 220 volt outlets, security lighting, additions, remodeling, new homes, commercial work. Licensed and insured. 770-502-7774, 404-271-3937 ‘

DUMP TRUCK Drivers needed. Must have 2 years recent experience. Must be DOT compliant. We utilize E-Verify. Fax work history & Contact information to 770-996-8502 ‘

Township Coins recommends more than one appraisal when buying or selling coins/ gold/silver. Free in store appraisals. 3500 Hwy 34 East, Sharpsburg 770-254-2727.

Newnan Peachtree Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is now hiring. We are looking for honest, friendly folks with a strong work ethic. We have a brand new state-ofthe-art facility, and are looking to fill a very limited number of positions. Benefits offered are medical, dental, disability, 401k and bonuses. Positions are available: Sales, Internet, Technicians, and Service Advisors Call Shane at 678854-6700 *

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Large or small jobs done, no need to worry. Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Doors, Windows, Roofing, Flooring, Drywall, Ceramic Tile, etc. Credit cards accepted. Michael Thomas 678409-8600 Quality work for a reasonable price. * TOP NOTCH CLEANING Service LLC, “Specializing in Commercial Services” Home Maid Cleaning, Move In & Move Out Service. Remodeling Clean Up. Turn Key Rental, Apartment or Commercial Cleaning. Buff & Wax Service. Licensed & Bonded. Credit cards accepted. 770-683-1508 office, 678-409-8600 cell # ‘

boss tree SERVICE Free estimates. Expert tree removal. Stump grinding. Professional Tree Climbing. Pruning. Trimming. Chipper Service. Complete Clean Up. 770-251-8000.

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CNAs Needed – Home Helpers of Georgia is looking for CNAs to work in the Coweta County area. Must be available to work 20-30 hours per week, some weekends. Please apply online at: www.applytobeacna. com 7.2 PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER - Looking to fill a parttime bookkeeper position immediately in Newnan. Must have experience with invoicing, billing, preparing bank deposits and keeping records organized. Also need experience with computer accounting software. No tax or payroll required, but should be very detail oriented. Hours can be flexible – two or three mornings or afternoons per week. Please contact Joe Williams at joe@ thecowetashopper.com. HELP WANTED – Looking for mature person (preferably at least 30 years old) able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must work weekends and have clean background. Apply in person. Grantville Package Store, 5320 Hwy. 29, Grantville. SEEKING HIGHLY MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL for a rewarding career in financial services. Willing to educate. PT / FT. Contact Donald 770-6839900 6.25 Diesel Technicians Needed Immediately – Earn up to $27 per hour. Large dealership in Newnan. Email resume to: shannona@ americantruckgroup.com 6-25 Veterinary Technician with experience in a veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital to work at local nonprofit volume spay/neuter clinic. Schedule is typically four 8-10 hour days (off on Fridays) with occasional brief Saturday assignments. Work directly with the Vet. Highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude. Surgical experience highly desirable. Email resume to helpspayneuterclinic@gmail.com or fax to 770-304-7912. EEO/M/F.

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Advertiser’s Index Arnall Grocery Company .......................................................................6 Better Health Clinical Research .............................................................20 Big Daddy’s BBQ & More ......................................................................5 Boss Tree Service...................................................................................5 Cook’s Pest Control ...............................................................................2 David Parker Handyman Services ..........................................................17 Dr. Ralph Davis, Chiropractor ................................................................7 Engineered Comfort Specialist ................................................................2 Franklin Road Animal Clinic .................................................................13 Go-Kart World ......................................................................................4 Guaranteed Cars & Credit .....................................................5,7,9,11,13 Hearing Doctors of Georgia .................................................................10 Heather’s Heavenly Vapes ....................................................................16 Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama .................................................9 Juliana’s Galleries ..............................................................................12 Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors .......................................................................2,11 McGuire’s Buildings ........................................................................2,11 MedaPhase ...........................................................................................8 Mims Tree Service Warranty ...................................................................... 17 Moreland Mulch & Bobcat Service ........................................................11 Newnan-Coweta Habitat For Humanity ReStore ....................................12 Newnan-Coweta Chamber...................................................................14 Newnan Home Improvement ..................................................................4 New Tech Photography ..........................................................................8 Pioneer Ford .......................................................................................19 Pontoni Hair Design & Skin Care Salon .................................................10 Quick As A Wink ...................................................................................1 Rehydrate Now......................................................................................9 Security Finance ....................................................................................6 Stacey Livingston Book Signing ...............................................................9 Steve Boyd & Company........................................................................17 Stump Grinding...................................................................................17 Superior Tree Service ...........................................................................17 The Dog House .....................................................................................5 Township Coins .....................................................................................4 TruCut Tree Experts .............................................................................11 Vein Specialists of Georgia.....................................................................7 Williams Insurance Agency .....................................................................5


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Author Larissa Reinhart from 2 to 4 PM, at Ashley Parks Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be promoting the 4th installment of her Cherry Tucker Mysteries series: Death in Perspective. Ms. Reinhart will meet the public & sign copies of her books.

Discoveries In Space Join Dr. James Sowell, Astronomer & Director, Georgia Tech Observatory, 10 a.m. at Carnegie Auditorium. Free but call to reserve your seats 770-6831347. More info at newnanclf.com 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

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Chattahoochee Bend Riverfest set for Downtown Newnan Kayaking on Newnan’s Downtown Square? That’s right and it’s all part of the Chattahoochee Bend Riverfest set for Wednesday, June 25 from 4:309:30 pm. A 30 ft. x 60 ft. pool will be constructed on the Square for test driving kayaks, a tug-of-war competition and so forth. An Art Walk and Exhibits, plus music and dancing and a Paddling Film Fest at the Carnegie Library are all part of the festivities. The event benefits the Friends of The Chattahoochee Bend State Park. For more info, visit: bendfriend.com.

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June 26 … New Writers Night from 6 to 8 PM at Ashley Parks Barnes & Noble will host the following authors in the front of the store at tables selling their books. Connie Bratcher: Inspirational Messages in Poetry: Shine the Light. Sid Brown: Duncan’s Posse and Duncan’s Yankee. Martin Harmon: The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend. Jimmy Orr: The God Questions. P.S. Rawlins: Angel’s Kisses. Beau Sides: Lessons From China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education. Please join us to welcome these authors and their new releases.

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June 27 … PUBLIC MEETING … The Board of Trustees for the Coweta County Salary Deferral Plan and Matching Plan will hold a meeting in the Coweta County Commission Chambers located at 37 Perry Street, Newnan on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of discussing retirement plan investment advisory services and other purposes.

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June 28 … Gluten-free with No Apologies at The Carnegie, 10:30 a.m. Cookbook authors are Rebekah Williams (of Newnan) and her daughter Amelia Cronic (formerly of Newnan, and married to Drew Cronic, daughterin-law of Anne and Danny Cronic). They will be talking about how and why their cookbook came to be, have samples for tasting, answer audience questions, and have a cookbook signing. The Carnegie, Downtown Newnan, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan, 770-683-1347, newnancarnegie.com

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Walk With a Doc set for Carl Miller Park. Members of the Coweta County community are invited to Walk With a Doc on Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. at Carl Miller Park in Newnan. The event is part of a series of walks facilitated by Piedmont Newnan Hospital to help the community get active and have better access to physicians. The June 28 walk will be led by Garnet Craddock, M.D. of Southern Vein Care located in Newnan and Peachtree City. A member of Piedmont Physicians Group, Dr. Craddock is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Craddock will take a few minutes at the start to talk about a health topic of his choice. During the walk, participants can freely ask Dr. Craddock questions. The walk will begin at the main pavilion of Carl Miller Park, which is located at 70 Sewell Road. Participants will receive a free pedometer to help them keep track of the number of steps taken as well as a complimentary Walk with a Doc T-shirt. The walk will last approximately 45 minutes. The event is free, but registration is required by calling 877-527-3712.

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Cruise-In & Bike Night at Great South Harley-Davidson ~ 4 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Door prizes, music, 50/50, cruiser-of-the-month awards. Free to all. All vehicles welcome. 4th Saturdays, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25. 185 East Hwy. 16, Newnan, off Exit 41, I-85. Mary 706-668-7731, rdcoupe@gmail.com for info.

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June 29 … Church Concert Mt. Gilead UMC is hosting a concert for The Tin Roof Band at the church on June 29, 2014 at 11:00 am. A picnic lunch will follow the concert. Mt. Gilead is located at 2651 Hwy 16 East, Sharpsburg GA. For more info or questions please contact the church office at 770-254-8876

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AARP Drivers Safety Class at the Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class fee for certificate $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Bring drivers license, AARP card if member and a brown bag lunch. To register call Roger Echols, instructor, 770-927-1693.

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July 4 … Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Friday July 4th Join MainStreet Newnan as we celebrate America’s birthday. Line up at 8:30 and parade starts at 9. 4th of July Fireworks will be presented by the Newnan Rotary Club at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium.

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July 5 … Downtown Senoia to host 2nd Annual Southern Ground Social Zac Brown’s Southern Ground is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Senoia Social on Saturday, July 5. The Senoia Social benefits Camp Southern Ground and begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Great music and live performances from Southern Ground’s Downtown Stage from 11:30 am until sunset. Rides & Activities will be in the Kids Zone, along with great food and shopping. For more details, visit: senoiasocial. com.

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July 26 … A Window Into The Past The Night After The Battle of Brown’s Mill at Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, 155 Millard Farmer Rd., Newnan. Advance sales only. Purchase tickets at the Coweta County Visitor’s Bureau, 1904 Courthouse, Downtown Newnan. Evening tour times are 5, 6:30, 8 and 9:30 p.m. $15 per person. Park at the historic site. For more info Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association, 678-596-6892.


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August 16 … 6th Annual Ride for Fragile Kids and Family Fun Day at Great South Harley-Davidson, 185 Hwy 16 East, Newnan ~ begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m. There’s a fully escorted motorcycle ride. The Varsity will

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September 28 … Victoria Wilcox , local author, will visit the Senoia branch of Coweta Public Library and sign and discuss her latest book, Inheritance, the first in her trilogy Southern Son:

The Saga of Doc Holiday. This novel is an epic tale of heroes and villains, and more. Saturday at 3 p.m. Senoia Branch, 148 Pylant St., Senoia, GA 30276. 770-599-3537

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