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The last time an EF-4 had been reported in Georgia was on April 27, 2011 in Ringgold. Kirk Mellish, meteorologist at WSB-Radio, says the parent supercell thunderstorm of the tragic Newnan tornado originated near Baton Rouge, La., around 4 p.m. EST and tracked more than 400 miles before spawning the tornado originally in Clay and Randolph counties in Alabama. The National Weather Service released its Public Information Statement on March 29, which takes readers into almost a neighborhood-by-neighborhood account of this tremendous storm. The following is the NWS report.

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Start to Finish Entering the spring season, only 9 tornadoes of EF-4 strength (166-200 mph) had been recorded in Georgia since such records began in 1950. The 10th occurred around 11:55 p.m. in Newnan and Coweta County on March 25.

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Throughout the day and evening of March 25th into the early morning of March 26th, several supercells moved into north and central Georgia bringing a few tornadoes, including a long-track, violent tornado through Newnan as well as straight-line wind damage, large hail, and widespread flooding. The most damaging tornado originated from a supercell thunderstorm that first spawned a long-tracked EF2 tornado in Clay and Randolph Counties in Alabama just before 11 p.m. ET. The tornado lifted near the state line, but another tornado quickly redeveloped around 11:37 p.m. in western Heard County west of Franklin and continued almost 39 miles east-northeast through Coweta and Fayette County with maximum winds up to 170 mph occurring over southwest and southern parts of Newnan. A violent, EF4 tornado that tracked 39 miles across Heard, Coweta and Fayette Counties first formed near Redland Drive north of Hwy. 34 around 11:37 p.m. with only minor damage to trees. The tornado traveled east-northeast gradually gaining intensity and producing more widespread damage to trees and power poles on Hwy. 34, 1.3 miles west of Franklin. The tornado grew in size and strength as it entered Franklin and crossed the Chattahoochee River with winds around 130 mph and a path width around 850 yards or 1/2 mile. Damage in Franklin was extensive with several homes heavily damaged or destroyed. Two homes had roofs blown off completely, and a large stand of pine trees was completely snapped or uprooted on the north side

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MLS #8934315 NEW ON MARKET! CHOICE LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT on Senoia Rd (Hwy 74) at Fulton/Fayette Co. line. 39.87+/- open & wded acs. 4 Houses on property. 2+/- ac pond. Frontage on 2 rds. Public water, electric, gas & phone avail. $3,500,000. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8869569 EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! 3 or 4 BR, 2 BA w/Kitchen & Living/Dining area w/ fplc, lrg carport & outbldg. Property also CT R CONTRA UNforDEcommercial approved or residential use! Ideal for sales office/small business or residence! Reduced to $159,900. (Jess/Tom)

MLS #8937453 RARE FIND! NICELY WOODED FAIRLY LEVEL BUILDING LOT AT Blalock Lakes close to the Clubhouse, pool and lake. CT NTRA UNDER COwith Gated neighborhood lakes, stables, hunt club and covenants. See to appreciate! $75,000. (Frank)

MLS #8868573 LOT FOR SALE IN THE CITY OF NEWNAN! Walking distance to Newnan High School and Atkinson Elementary. Just off RACT DER CO UNStreet. LaGrange City NT of Newnan utilities available. Reduced! $25,000. (Jess)

MLS #8847875 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! 88 +/- acres w/ brick 3BR/3 BA ranch. LR, DR, den w/ fplc, office/study, fully equipped kit, ! In-ground bfast areaSO & pantries &LD sunrm. LD! SO pool. Guest house. Stocked pond! $1,250,000. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8953813 NEAT & NICE STUCCO & BRICK HOME ON SUMMERGROVE GOLF COURSE & adjacent to wildlife preserve area! 2BR/2BA, greatrm w/fplc & dining area, kitchen w/island, pantry, solid surface countertops & appliances. Sunrm. Patio. $289,900. (Chip/Frank)

MLS #8875170 HIGH VISIBILITY CORNER ON I-85 & GORDON ROAD. 6.564+/- Acres. High fence for security. 1017+/- S/f frame ofCT& a/c plus fice building central heat NTRA R CO UNDEwith 787+/- s/f warehouse. Zoned Light Industrial. Owner/Agent. $995,000. (Frank)

MLS #8804436 EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON HWY 34E IN SHARPSBURG 7 Acres with long road frontage w/high traffic count and RACT City. DERtoCO close UN proximity I-85NT & Peachtree Perfect location for commercial development or church. $899,900 (Jess)

MLS #8641350 CIRCA 1790 COLONIAL PLANTATION ON 7 ACRES in both Coweta & Heard Co. Original condition! Ideal for Authentic Restoration. work-sold LD! ‘as is’ w/no LD! SO SONeeds repairs by Seller. Probably will not qualify for loan due to age/condition. Sold subject to tenant’s rights. New Price $220,000 . (Frank)

MLS #8938323 CHOICE 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’+/-). Adjoining 39.87+/- acs is available if needed. $3,500,000. (Frank/Jess)

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509+/- WOODED ACS w/approx 200 acs in Grantville City limits, approx. 200 acs in Coweta Co & approx 100 acs in Meriwether 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. $19,500 per lot. Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess. _______________________________________________________________ 45.7+/- ACS OF PRIME TIMBER LAND. Great hunting tract, 2 food plots. 1,331+/! of property. Do not go on property LDside Public road frontage, Red Oak Creek fronts west ! SO SOLD without appointment. Property currently leased for hunting. Owners/Brokers. $5,000/ ac. (Chip/Frank) _______________________________________________________________

MLS #8901411 45.7+/- ACS OF PRIME TIMBER LAND. Great hunting tract, 2 food plots. 1,331+/Public road frontage, Red Oak Creek fronts westSO side SOLD!Do not go on LDof! property. property without appointment. Property currently leased for hunting. Owners/ Brokers. $5,000/ac. (Chip/Frank)

MLS #8817367

LOCATION! LOCATION! 255+/-acs fronting on I-85 & Walt Sanders Rd between Shenandoah & Pattillo Industrial Parks between Exit 47 & 51. At site of proposed new interchange on I-85. 4761.12’ frontage on Walt Sanders Rd & 2742.63’ frontage on I-85. $60,000/ac. Owner/Agent. (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 _______________________________________________________________

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN HOGANSVILLE. Successful operating hardware store in Hogansville has 4,500 sq.ft metal store building built in 2001 plus 2,600 sq.ft metal warehouse with loading dock and 2 roll up doors on 1.49 acre corner lot. Inventory and most. equipment is included. Call Tom or Frank for an appointment to see or to find out more about this property. $449,900 _______________________________________________________________ FOR LEASE: WHITE OAK PROFESSIONAL CENTER. 1,873 sq. ft. professional space near White Oak Entrance. $16/SF & $3 CAM. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874 _______________________________________________________________

MLS #8888936 FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ESTABLISHED HARDWARE STORE IN DOWNTOWN HOGANSVILLE. 4,500+/- sf retail bldg. 2,600+/- sf warehouse w/loading dock & 12’ roll-up door. Property is almost fully fenced on a 1.49+/- acre lot with double road frontage. $449,900. (Tom/Frank)

MLS #8648916

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)

MLS #8918370 PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE IN DOWNTOWN NEWNAN! Walking distance to courtsquare. Lower and upper levels availableLEA for lease. SED!Call for rates and details. (Jess)

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)

MLS #8867053 FANTASTIC COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY IN NEWNAN CITY LIMITS! 3+/- Acs w/1,200’ + of frontage on Southerland Dr. & North Ave. Corner lot. Easy access to downtown Newnan, Ashley Park & I-85. $450,000. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8934796 WOW! WELL MAINTAINED RANCH home on spacious lot w/large fenced bkyd in Northgate School District. Living Room with highUN ceilings f/p. NT Updated kitchen. RACT DER&CO Gorgeous lake in subdivision. Excellent location. $207,000. (Jess)

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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) _______________________________________________________________ EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON HWY 34E IN SHARPSBURG 7 Acres w/high traffic count and close proximity to I-85 & Peachtree NTRACTCity. Perfect location for commercial R CO UNDE development. $899,900. (Jess/Frank) _______________________________________________________________ 6.5+/- ACRES ZONED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL. Corner lot. Great visibility on I-85, Gordon RACT Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain linkNT fenced. New Price $995,000. Frank (OwnerR CO UNDE Agent). _______________________________________________________________ Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.


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Natural Disasters and Real Estate What happens if a property that you are buying or selling is destroyed? With the recent tornado that destroyed parts of Newnan, some of you may be wondering this. Hopefully, this is not your current situation. Most Realtors here use the Georgia Association of Realtor (GAR) Forms for contracts. The purchase and sale agreement specifically has language dedicated to this situation. Section 3C of this form states: Risk of Damage to Property. Seller warrants that at the time of closing the Property and all items remaining with the Property, if any, will be in substantially the same condition (including conditions disclosed in the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement or Seller’s Disclosure of Latent Defects and Fixtures Checklist) as of the Offer Date, except for changes made to the condition of Property pursuant to the written agreement of Buyer and Seller. At time of possession, Seller shall deliver Property clean and free of trash, debris, and personal property of Seller not identified as remaining with the Property. Notwithstanding the above, if the Property is destroyed or substantially destroyed prior to closing, Seller shall promptly give notice to Buyer of the same and provide Buyer with whatever information Seller has regarding the availability of insurance and the disposition of any insurance claim. Buyer or Seller may terminate this Agreement without penalty not later than fourteen (14) days from receipt of the above notice. If Buyer or Seller do not terminate this Agreement, Seller shall cause Property to be restored to substantially the same condition as on the Offer Date. The date of closing shall be extended until the earlier of one year from the original date of closing, or seven (7) days from the date that Property has been restored to substantially the same condition as on the Offer Date and a new certificate of occupancy (if required) is issued. If you are, or know, a Realtor whose home has been damaged by the recent tornado in Newnan, please remember the Georgia Association of Realtors’ Disaster Relief Fund for Realtors: GAR Disaster Relief Fund 6065 Barfield Road NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328 Toll free 866-280-0576 Fax 678-922-7750 www.garealtor.com Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and former President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.

Tornado continued from page 1 of Franklin. A large wall and roof of a large industrial building on Mary Johnson Dr were ripped off. The tornado continued east-northeast south of Hwy. 34 and crossed into Coweta County around 11:54 p.m. The tornado gained strength as it moved along JD Walton Rd., north Smokey Rd., then traveled along Smokey Rd. with trees falling on some homes. Intensity increased to EF-2 levels again near the Mountain Creek and Woodlawn Farms neighborhoods near where Smokey Rd. intersects Fields Rd. and Holbrook Rd. Winds quickly increased further to over 150 mph (EF-3 intensity) near Timberland Trail, south of Smokey Rd. Many homes had major damage and one home had all but the back wall collapse. The family survived with no injuries by taking shelter in their bathtub. The tornado crossed Smokey Rd. and Belk Rd. and reached its The National Weather Service map shows the numerous tornadoes from March 25. maximum intensity of 170 mph as it The tornado became weak as it crossed I-85 and only caused minor entered the western city limits of Newnan. One home at the end of damage to trees and businesses on the southern end of Ashley Park Fairview Dr. had all exterior and interior walls removed. Four homes and CTCA. However, the tornado reintensified near the Windsong along Arlington Ct., north of Lagrange St., were destroyed with one and White Oak neighborhoods near Shenandoah Blvd. and White having all exterior and interior walls removed but leaving a yellow Oak Dr. just east of the Newnan city limit, with max winds of 120 vehicle nearly untouched in the garage. The path width at this point mph. As it continued east-northeast, it weakened again but still was approximately 1850 yards or just over 1 mile. produced damage to trees and power lines, some falling on homes As the tornado moved east of Boone Dr., it directly struck Newnan as it crossed Sullivan Rd. and Lora Smith Rd. and passed over the High School and surrounding athletics fields causing broken Thomas Crossroads area. In neighborhoods south of Andrew Bailey windows and doors and extensive roof and structure damage. The Rd. north of Hwy. 34, several homes had damage from falling original high school building was built in 1952 with brick walls trees. The tornado weakened further with more sporadic damage and sturdy stone and woodwork, yet the only wall failure was to to several trees as it crossed Fischer and Minix Roads into Fayette a portion of the second-story brick wall near the front of the main County. campus building. While the tornado did appear to weaken from After the tornado crossed into Fayette County and northern this point onward, it continued into the southern part of downtown Peachtree City, it snapped a few trees near MacDuff Parkway where and passed directly over the Coweta Justice Center and adjacent homes were being constructed. Portable restrooms and other light administrative building which houses the courts, 911 facility and construction materials were blown away or blown down. A few trees many other government functions. Extensive roof and window were downed on CSX railroad near Senoia Rd. and along Hwy. 74 damage and some interior wind and water damage occurred at the near Kedron Dr. Large trees blocked the entrance to the Kedron Hills facility. neighborhood at Loring Lane and Peachtree Parkway. The tornado Numerous homes continued to receive damage from winds and finally lifted near Astoria Lane at the northeast end of Kedron Hills falling trees as it moved east-northeast, crossing East Broad St. and in Peachtree City around 12:30 a.m., making the total path length Grieson Trail with 120-135 mph max winds. 39 miles and lasting 53 minutes.

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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. ____________________________________ Apollo’s Steaks … 770.667.4811 • 45 Robinson St., Suite D Authenic Philly cheesesteaks, cheesecake and more! CC’s Wings … 770.252.2755 • 23 Franklin Road, Newnan Do a pretty big take-out business. Usual flavors with fish and burgers on the menu as well.

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Christy’s Cafe … 770-683-7512 • 27 Jackson Street, Newnan One of the more popular breakfast joints in town. Regulars know the secret menu. Also open for lunch. The front porch is popular, especially with dog owners. Down home grub. Chylaca’s Mexican Restaurant & Grill … 770.252.6821 20 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan • 3154 E. Hwy. 34, Newnan Two locations serving up some of the best dishes around. People rave about their salsa and rice. We are also partial to the Tacos Carne Asada and the El Cabo. Coweta Country Junction … 770.253.5999 1502 Hwy. 29 North, Newnan Arguably the best wings in the county. Big and juicy. One flavor - awesome. Need to call ahead to order.

RPM Full Service … 770.683.1414 • 15 Jackson Street, Newnan Great pub food. Those into Reubens give it high marks. They have this Cod of Thunder that we aren’t sure anyone has ever finished. A very dog friend porch that always gets high marks. She Craft Company … 678.884.6323 • 929 Senoia Road, Tyrone The chef calls it “Asian Confusion.” We call it fun and unique. A Korean/Chinese/Southern place - grilled brussel sprouts meat Bulgogi sliders.

Tammy’s Neighborhood Corner Cafe … 770.755.7757 12 Bonnell St., Newnan Great Southern food at even better prices. Everything from turkey wing to pigs feet and hamburger steak. Home of the $3 breakfast. Tomo …770.254.8588 • 90 Glenda Trace, Ste K, Newnan An excellent Japanese restaurant hidden in a strip mall. The only downside to this place is finding a seat. From Bento boxes to off-the-wall sushi, this is as authentic as it gets. Town and Country … 770.251.8070 • 8 Franklin Road, Newnan Their slogan is “Come back to the country.” And that’s what you get. Homestyle breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just good food without all the bells and whistles. Probably the nicest waitresses around as well.

Goldens on the Square … 770.251.4300 9 East Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 The menu changes daily but there are always several meat/fish offerings, vegetables, salads and desserts. If you are looking for some good ol’ Southern comfort food, you would be hard pressed to beat Golden’s. The Half Shell … 770.502.9911 • 1690 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan Hot dogs and oysters. Hey, it’s an Alabama thing. Onion rings, fried mushrooms are a secret hit. And don’t forget the crawfish. Japaneck Frank Hibachi Cuisine Food Truck … Facebook: Japaneck Frank for times and locations. 678.633.0528 or 678.756.1906. This joint is all about something different. Different foods, different cooking styles, different locations … different. Think flat tops, shrimp, steak, salmon, grilled veggies, ginger sauce, the perfect fried rice and trailers and personal chefs and ...

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JR’s BBQ … 404.391.3846 • 191 Pine Road, Newnan He’s located on the side of the road in a little trailer. The smoker is outside. Just go ahead and stop for a BBQ sandwich and you will be hooked.

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The Redneck Gourmet … 770.251.0092 11 N. Court Square, Newnan Where you go to see a lot of people you know. It’s unpretentious with a little quirkiness - think Redneck Caviar. Hamburgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and salads. Everyone eats here.

Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen … 678.673.6644 98 Jackson Street, Newnan Great joint that includes beef brisket, all-you-can-eat catfish and shrimp, smoked chicken and pulled pork. Killer banana pudding and their white sauce is The Bomb.

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Mimmo’s Gourmet Pizza … 770.486.8000 1014 Senoia Rd, Tyrone, GA 30290 The pizza is dead-on with every topping you would want. Their cheesesteak is top-notch. And they have “build your own” pasta specialties where you chose the pasta, the sauce and the protein. Strombolis, Calzones and Chicken Parmesan and wings also on menu.

Sprayberry’s Barbeque … 770.253.4421 229 Jackson Street, Newnan Everyone, everyone has eaten at Sprayberry’s. And that includes vice presidents, senators and a slew of others. One of the oldest businesses in Coweta County, for many, it is their go-to spot.

Fabiano’s Pizzeria … 770.683.2683 19 North Court Square, Newnan Very popular pizza joint. It’s their other items that really make a hit soups, sandwiches, garlic knots and bowls of tater tots.

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Matt’s Small Town Pizza … 770.599.1226 53E Main St, Senoia, GA 30276 There is nothing “smalltown” about their pizza, or wings or anything else. Very casual atmosphere with beer, wine and even gluten free pizza if you prefer.

Dixie Dogz Cafe … 470.414.7258 • 6549 Ga. 54, Sharpsburg Hamburgers, tater tots and hot dogs are their speciality. But the kicker is their chili is of the Cincinnati kind. If you’ve never had it, understand it’s made with cinnamon. You just need to try it.

El Taquito … 770.252.2777 • 1389 Hwy. 29 South, Newnan It’s located inside a gas station. Their Coke is from Mexico and has sugar. This is the real deal. They have photos up above the counter and you can just point and salivate at the same time.

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The Mad Mexican … 770.683.9545 2 East Court Square, Newnan Southern BBQ meets Mexican tacos. A unique take on Mexican dishes - burritos, quesadillas, nachos - with that Southern flair. Now serving margaritas … and awesomeness.

La Morelence / The Mexican Store … 470.414.7179 • 272 Greenville Street, Newnan For those who love Hispanic food, this is your grocery. They’ve got a counter inside as well, where they can make just about anything you crave. Lisa Créperies … 48 Main Street downtown Senoia Cafe: 770.727.9566 www.lisascreperie.com Lisa’s Créperie has some amazing dessert crépes. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t try their breakfast and lunch “sandwich crépes.” Let’s just say their simple ham and cheese creépe would put your mama’s to shame and make her cry. And the “Lisa’s Crépe,” which is basically a ham crépe on steroids, is awesome. Heck, everything is. Come support this veteran-owned joint right in the middle of downtown Senoia.

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Mr. Personality Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

April, the month of Good Friday and Easter. I am truly excited that Market Day is coming back to the Courthouse Square and with the return of Spring weather perhaps we can return back to the good old days before COVID-19. I am truly blessed that the virus has failed to steal my joy. I am, however, aware that others have not been as fortunate. Let’s please pray for them. My spiritual journey of the past eight years is now leading me into the world of higher consciousness, teaching me to become more fully aware of my surroundings, my behavior and my God-given purpose than ever before. This has pretty much become a path within a path, or to put it another way, a journey within a journey. The past eight years have indeed been a blessing and I cannot express in mere words how much fun and joy I am experiencing every day, twenty-four seven.

survival. They literally work themselves to death, generation after generation ever since the beginning of time. I collect bee books and with my memory loss no matter how many times I read about anything, it is as for the first time. I do love honey and the effect it truly takes on the part of the bees just to provide me with one spoonful of honey is indeed amazing. My book of the month is titled “Beekeeping,” by Joachim Petterson, a fascinating read. I suggest everyone who loves honey read up on the life of honey bees. You may come to appreciate them even more. Until next time, love and respect … Mr. Personality Spiritual Love Letters Ministry c/o The Paper, PO Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 Lee-Goodrum Eastside is now

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Market Day, May 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market will feature over 55 unique spaces, with a variety of one-of-a-kind gift items. Market Day favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams & jellies, pottery, art, hand-woven baskets, leather products, etc. __________________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts

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Live Music

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Peachtree City 2021 events … April 24th | Bark for Life, Shakerag

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Fox Theatre

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April 30th | Walk for Water We are excited to be back in person for the Second Annual Peachtree City Walk4Water. Our walk will make the four-mile loop around Lake Peachtree, beginning and ending at Peachtree City Church of Christ. Check in begins at 5:30 with the walk beginning at 6:30. If you prefer to avoid the crowd, you may walk virtually anytime between April 30th and May 15th. http://www.ptcchurch.com/walk4water 201 S. Peachtree Parkway | 770.487.9246 May 15th | Kids to Parks Day, Drake Field May 28th | The Camp 2021, The Hilton Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center May 29th- 31st | 2021 Atlanta Air Show, Falcon Field July 4th | Independence Day Celebration/Parade September 18th | Shakerag Festival, Shakerag September 25th | Dragon Boat Races

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The Carnegie Library

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

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Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, PTC 770-631-0630 amphitheater.org/ ____________ 2021 Concert Series On Sale Now! Check website tickets going fast! ______________

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NCHFH’s Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament returns May 24 at Newnan Country Club Registration is currently open for the tournament. Registration prices are $125 per golfer, $500 per foursome. Registration includes breakfast, green fees, drink tickets, and the awards luncheon and raffle following the tournament. https://www.nchfh.org/tincupregistration _______________________________ _______________________________

Movies

NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460 ______________

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The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

1175 Senoia Rd., Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 Check website and social media pages for upcoming events. http://www.thelegacytheatre.org/ _______________________________

Southside Theatre Guild

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Professional Sports NBA Basketball

ATLANTA HAWKS April 9, Fri, Chicago Bulls, 8 pm April 11, Sun, at Charlotte Hornets, 1 pm April 13, Tues, at Toronto Raptors, 7:30 pm April 15, Thurs, Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 pm* April 18, Sun, Indiana Pacers, 1 pm April 20, Tues, Orlando Magic, 7:30 pm April 21, Wed, at N.Y. Knicks, 8 pm April 23, Fri, Miami Heat, 7:30 pm April 25, Sun, Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 pm** April 26, Mon, at Detroit Pistons, 7 pm April 28, Wed, at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 pm April 30, Fri, at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 pm May 1, Sat, Chicago Bulls, 8 pm May 3, Mon, Portland Trailblazers, 8 pm May 5, Wed, Phoenix Suns, 8 pm May 6, Thurs, at Indiana Pacers, 8 pm * Televised by TNT ** Televised by NBATV All other games televised by Fox Sports Southeast* _______________________________ MLB Baseball

ATLANTA BRAVES April 9, Fri, Philadelphia Phillies, 7:20 pm April 10, Sat, Philadelphia Phillies, 7:20 pm April 11, Sun, Philadelphia Phillies, 7:08 pm* April 12, Mon, Miami Marlins, 7:20 pm April 13, Tues, Miami Marlins, 7:20 pm April 14, Wed, Miami Marlins, 7:20 pm April 15, Thurs, Miami Marlins, 12:20 pm April 16, Fri, at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 pm April 17, Sat, at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 pm April 18, Sun, at Chicago Cubs, 7:08 pm* April 20, Tues, at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 pm April 21, Wed, at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 pm April 23, Fri, Arizona D-backs, 7:20 pm April 24, Sat, Arizona D-backs, 7:20 pm Apri 25, Sun, Arizona D-backs, 1:20 pm April 26, Mon, Chicago Cubs, 7:10 pm April 27, Tues, Chicago Cubs, 7:20 pm April 28, Wed, Chicago Cubs, 7:20 pm April 29, Thurs, Chicago Cubs, 7:20 pm April 30, Fri, at Toronto Blue Jays, 6:37 pm May 1, Sat, at Toronto Blue Jays, 3:07 pm May 2, Sun, at Toronto Blue Jays, 1:07 pm May 4, Tues, at Washington Nats, 7:05 pm May 5, Wed, at Washington Nats, 7:05 pm May 6, Thurs, at Washington Nats, 4:05 pm * Televised by ESPN Television schedule for all other games TBA. _______________________________ MLS Soccer

ATLANTA UNITED April 13, Tues, Alajuelense, 6 pm April 17, Sat, at Orlando City SC, 3 pm April 24, Sat, Chicago Fire FC, 8 pm May 1, Sat, at New England Revolution, 7 pm May 9, Sun, at Inter Miami CF, 1 pm Television schedule for all games TBA. _______________________________

The View

the GOP legislature repealed the excise tax exemption on jet fuel, which will cost the airline hundreds of millions of dollars, the same day that the new Democrat Senator from Decatur called for a boycott of Delta. Hmmmm. I guess my grandfather was right when he said, “If you sleep with dogs, you get fleas.”

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Then there was the EF-4 tornado. I am always fascinated how disaster ALWAYS brings people together. After a year of being sequestered at home with mindless television, with no human contact and stress levels that make you want to slap somebody, here comes something that touches us all at the very depth of what it means to be human.

with Jim Coleman

As I try to make this column as timely as possible, it seems to me that as we attempted to wind down a pandemic that idiocy turned to lunacy and then to chaos in one short month. As I was thinking about a topic a few weeks ago, we were being inundated with the trials and tribulations of a B-minus television actress whining on television with her multi-billionaire neighbor about the trials and tribulations of life at Buckingham Palace. For some unknown reason we all seemed to be genuinely interested in the earth-shattering news that there is a lack of privacy inside the privileged life of the British royal family. That was combined with a confession that she had no idea what she was getting into and didn’t even bother to GOOGLE her husband before she married him. If privacy and a lack of “protection” is what you are worried about, why would you prance around on world-wide television complaining about it. Just let me say that Meghan Markle’s definition of “cut off” is not exactly the same as mine! Mark Twain once said, “If people think you are an idiot, don’t open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Then there is poor Delta Airlines. They paid who knows what to their lobbyist to aggravate the Georgia Legislature into passing a voter reform law that they could at least live with, then they had to cave to internal pressure once the law was passed and issue a memo in opposition to it. To retaliate,

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We are reminded, harshly, that acts of God touch us all … rich and poor, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin or any other differences. There is no need to expound here on the miraculous examples of compassion and care that have been exhibited in this community in the past days. We have all felt it and witnessed it. Houses can be fixed, trees will grow back and we will continue on. We won’t look or feel exactly the same as we once did, but we will carry on. When I look back on the things that have monopolized our time and attention over the past year, I hope we can all be thankful, in some strange way, for the wake-up call sent to us by nature or God or whatever you call it. The things that are important in the wake of a disaster are the things that should be important all the time. We forget that and we slip back into self-centered idiocy and we remain there until the world once again, in some strange way, gets our attention. Jim Coleman is twice retired as a financial advisor and flight attendant. A theatre geek, musician, arts administrator and preservationist, he lived a relatively obscure life until he crossed paths with Corby Winters. Jim chose Newnan as his new forever home five years ago and is dedicated to making our community the best it can be.

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Coweta County NAACP Branch Officer Installation

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To all our friends in Coweta, Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone affected by the scope of last week’s tornado. As been our experience with the wonderful people in Coweta, there’s no doubt Newnan and the surrounding areas will return stronger than ever. God bless all of you. – The Crumpton Family

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Emotional soup? Yes. It’s swirling around us. Newnan is a stew of devastating loss, compassion, flexibility, creativity and just a pinch of frustration. Coordinating outreach is a challenging task, but grace and gratitude abound. The dedicated individuals, companies and organizations who are rescuing Newnan are too numerous to list here. I hope they feel a warm embrace of thanks. What has been your light in this dark stew? Faith, prayer and friends are obvious answers, but I also tripped over the warm glow of a vintage postcard. It had a bird on it. How could I resist? The first two stanzas of this beautiful poem by Douglas Malloch are perfect to share as we limp through our pollen-laced Spring. You Have to Believe in Happiness You have to believe in happiness Or happiness never comes. I know that the bird chirps none the less, When all that he finds is crumbs. You have to believe that winds will blow, Believe in the grass, the days of snow, Ah, that’s the reason the bird can sing: On his darkest day he believes in Spring. We have certainly had dark days. The following literary events and books offer us light, refuge and escapism. Coweta Public Library System (CPLS) - National Library Week is April 4-10. The theme this year is “Welcome to Your Library” so the welcome mats are out and they’re waiting to greet you. Current hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday – 1 - 6 p.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m.- 2: p.m. Curbside Pick-up: M-F - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Using any one of the four Coweta County Libraries is easy. The ecard provides access to all digital resources including GALILEO (Georgia’s Virtual Library), eRead Kids, Mango Languages (over 70 languages taught at your own pace), Testing Prep Courses and more. And it’s all available for my favorite four-letter word, FREE! You can even receive reserve notifications for your favorite books via text. Check the CPLS website and Facebook page for new virtual programming (cowetapubliclibrary.org).

What’s new at the Central Library? The Vivid Blooms Art Exhibit will be available to view beginning April 5 at 9 a.m. through May 7. Rae Duncan, professional artist and creator of these huge magnificent blooms, is a resident of Newnan and serves on several boards, including the Friends of the Library. Rae’s free-standing will also be available virtually at https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/bit.ly/vividblooms. The A. Mitchell Powell Library apparently used magic fertilizer! It grew an outside garden of story pages called a Storywalk® appropriately named I See Spring by Charles Ghigna. The goal of this project, originated by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, is to encourage families to exercise their minds and bodies. Hop on over to outside the Powell Library to enjoy a creative and colorful installation which encourages children to enjoy the magic of reading in a new way. _________________________ ___________________ _________________

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The Newnan Carnegie Library (NCL), 1 LaGrange Street (www.newnancarnegie.com), 770.683.1347. Masks and social distancing are a must. Register for events on Eventbrite. Good news! The Carnegie has returned to regular hours. M-F – 9 a.m-5 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE– What goes hand-in-hand with the hope of Spring? Planting seeds! The Carnegie is offering free seeds and soil to get you started. Hometown Novel Nights (HNN) Author Programs co-hosted by the Carnegie are overflowing like my favorite German watering can. In April these programs will be virtual on Zoom, but hold on to your garden gloves … in May the programs will be Hybrid with a live panel of authors, an audience and the convenience of Zoom for those unable to attend.


______________________________________________________________________________________ www.wintersmedia.net | April 2021 | The PAPER | 15 Saturday, April 10 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Tips on Writing Crime and Police Procedural Stories - Dana Ridenour, Retired Undercover FBI agent and award-winning author of Behind the Mask, Beyond the Cabin and Below the Radar. Dana will share real life details from her storied career. Get a sneak peek into her own books and career background at DanaRidenour.net. Co-hosted by the NCL Zoom. Registration on Eventbrite required. Monday April 12 – 6:30-8 p.m. HNN Writers Virtual Meeting – Tips to encourage, enlighten and embolden writers at all levels. In these meetings writers reach out to their peers by sharing helpful critiques and comments. Submit your max. 10-page sample (Word or pdf format) by the first Monday of each month to angie.gallion@ yahoo.com. Thursday, April 15 – 6:30-8 p.m.– Inspirational Stories with guest authors, Heidi Chiavaroli, Kim Williams, Gail Palotta with Mike Brown, Moderator. When the world seems too dark, we all need some light – much more than the battery-operated kind. These three award-winning authors will serve us some much-needed hope and inspiration, right in the comfort of our homes. Register to receive your Zoom link at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/148827564251. Saturday, April 17 – 10:30 a.m.– Beth McCoy, author of You Can Choose Joy. This event is free, but registration is required at nclf-bethmccoy.eventbrite.com. Beth’s book tells the story of a journey filled with laughter, sadness and despair, balanced by many miracles and hope. Perfect. Right? Monday, April 26 - 9:30 a.m. – The Carnegie Literary Circle will discuss The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. Currently the limit of 10 in-person tickets has been met, but you can choose the online ticket option and receive the Zoom link to join beforehand. The title for the next month will be announced on the Tuesday after each meeting. _________________________ ___________________ _________________

Wednesday, April 14 – 11 a.m. - Peachtree City Library – Join Obie, the multi-talented canine, in his usual second Wednesday time slot as he reads the classic tale, Puss and Boots. Obie currently has over 131k views on Pinterest – I think he needs to spring for an agent! _________________________ ___________________ _________________

Once again, abundant thanks to everyone who has so generously shared their time, talents and funds to help Newnan and all the people who make up our beautiful community, recover. _________________________ ___________________ _________________

Nancy Carol Sanker landed in Newnan via Ohio, Colorado and California. The constants in her life are her love of family, friends, fundraising and books. Nine years ago, she created Lights for Linda to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of her sister. Now she looks forward to illuminating the literary opportunities and fundraisers our community offers readers of all ages. Nancy’s 11-year-old book club provides fresh, new titles while her two and eightyear-old grandchildren keep her aware of books for “littles.” Who knew a cow could type? Your contributions about book clubs, Little Free Libraries, events and fundraisers will lead The Bookmark to success! nancysanker.wintersmedia@gmail.com

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with Jonathan W. Hickman

Capsule Reviews … New Rating System - A “Fix" is recommended with a rating between 6 and 10! a “No Fix” with ratings of 1 to 5 isn’t. http://dailyfilmfix.com/ Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/)

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The 93rd Academy Awards will be handed out live on Sunday, April 25th. The COVID delayed ceremony promises to be as normal as possible, although some virtual appearances by the stars are likely. Eight films vie for the best picture honor this year. Of the diverse field of nominees, the leader has to be “Nomadland.” The moody, utterly American feature stars Frances McDormand as a widow who takes to the open road living in her van and working odd jobs. “Nomadland” received six nominations, including for McDormand as best actress and Chloé Zhao for best director; both are frontrunners in those categories. Look for “Nomadland” to be the big winner of the evening. In the acting categories, the late Chadwick Boseman will likely be posthumously awarded best actor for his exemplary work in the excellent August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” This choice will come at the expense of Anthony Hopkins, who was never better in “The Father.”

Synchronic (April 16)  Fix Rating 7/10 - After finding success with low-budget science fiction movies (see 2017’s “The Endless”), co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead step up their game with the intriguing time-travel thriller “Synchronic.” They get a big help from a winning cast with Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan playing New Orleans paramedics who stumble onto a new drug that might allow addicts to visit the past and the future. This smallish feature is worth your, well, time.

As mentioned earlier, McDormand may pick up her third award for acting, but she does face fierce competition from Carey Mulligan, who wowed viewers in “Promising Young Woman.” A surprise performance of 2020 was Paul Raci’s thoughtful turn in “Sound of Metal,” where he plays a deaf Vietnam veteran who runs a home for others like him. A virtual unknown before this role, the 72-year-old drew on his life growing up with deaf parents and his own experiences serving in Vietnam. It’s a standout performance.

And while Raci may have given us one of the year’s most special surprises, in the best-supporting actress category, many were captivated by newcomer Maria Bakalova’s comedic work opposite Sasha Baron Cohen in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” In fact, Bakalova stole the movie in many ways, playing Borat’s desperate and resourceful daughter. The best-supporting actress field is one of the most competitive in years, with former winner Olivia Coleman and seven-time nominee Glenn Close as solid contenders. Watch the Oscars on ABC starting at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 25.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier: (new episodes every Friday)  Fix Rating 7/10 - After the departure from the norm with the first few episodes of “WandaVision,” the MCU firmly returned with “Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” The weekly series is just what fans expect, and the chemistry between the two title heroes will delight viewers. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are great, and a new Captain America joins them, played well by Wyatt Russell.

Godzilla vs. Kong: (streaming now and in theaters):  Fix Rating 6/10 - With the tragic destruction related to Newnan’s devastating tornado, it’s difficult to watch the title titans stomp through a major city. But there’s no denying that there’s fun to be had in this bonkers expansion of Legendary’s MonsterVerse. Yes, Godzilla and Kong do fierce battle while also encountering a new threat.

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Devil May Care: (all seven episodes streaming now)  Fix Rating 8/10 - This animated series is gleefully profane and hilarious. “Devil May Care” is a show that will appeal to fans of “Futurama,” and it’s every bit as edgy and keenly observant. From the warped mind of “Robot Chicken” creator Douglas Goldstein, “Devil May Care” follows the hapless Beans who finds himself in Hades running the Devil’s social media campaigns.

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French Exit: (Streaming and in theaters)  Fix Rating 6/10 - Michelle Pfeiffer is excellent as Francis Price, an aging New York socialite whose money has nearly run out following her husband’s suspicious death. With her aimless, dutiful son, Malcolm (played by Lucas Hedges) in tow, she heads to a friend’s apartment in Paris. Once there, her depression manifests itself, hinting that a big crash is on the horizon. This unusual film is entertaining if also a bit hit or miss. The Human Voice: (limited theatrical)  Fix Rating 7/10 - Oscar winner Tilda Swinton plays a woman on edge in writer/director Pedro Almodóvar’s 30-minute, experimental short film. The movie is almost exclusively Swinton, whose character is dealing with a bad breakup from her ex-lover. With his dog as her steadfast companion, the woman must come to grips with a new independent life. It’s a neat little project that’s playing in limited release coupled with an Almodóvar classic, 1988’s “Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”

Virtual Teasers: Mortal Kombat (streaming HBOMax and theatrical on April 23) - A reboot of the franchise based on the best-selling video game adapted for the screen back in 1995, “Mortal Kombat” (2021) hopes to get right what the first attempt failed to accomplish. The question is, will this movie use in some way the 1995 film’s popular theme music? The story follows an MMA fighter (played by Lewis Tan) who must assemble the Earth’s greatest champions to participate in an epic battle with the universe hanging in the balance.


______________________________________________________________________________________ www.wintersmedia.net | April 2021 | The PAPER | 17 The major storm damage from a tornado that touched down in Newnan March 25 has left many without power and substantial damage to their homes. There’s need for batteries, basic living necessities, can goods, clothing and toiletries, etc. Foundation Newnan is accepting donations throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 30 Greenville St., Newnan, GA 30263. If you’re interested in donating items, follow Foundation Newnan on Facebook and Instagram for an updated list of most needed donation items. Georgia Red Cross. Call, click, or text to give: visit redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Listen to your local iHeart Radio station for the latest. #NewnanStrong

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Originally when I moved to Georgia, I lived in Fayetteville. My husband and I thought about living in Coweta County, but the area was not growing much in 2001. However, not long after moving to Fayetteville, we regretted not finding somewhere here. After a few years there, moving to Florida for a job and relocating back in Coweta County, I feel like one of the most important parts of my Journey began. Newnan specifically has meant a lot to me, including new beginnings. It is where we’ve raised our kids most of their lives. It’s where my daughter met her husband, had our first granddaughter and where my son joined the Marines. It is where I’ve gotten out of my comfort zone more than ever in my life, took chances, and in a lot of ways – pivoted my Journey completely. A lot of that has to do with the people I have met here. Newnan has gifted me with the most diverse group of friends I’ve ever had in my life. Also, the strongest community. During COVID, I’ve watched as people have completely changed direction and figured things out to stay in business. I’ve seen people change careers to keep working and support their family … well, I (and I’m sure you, too) have seen a lot. What I have always known is that Coweta County is resilient. We fight, and we do more than survive – we thrive.

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Newnan‘s Kris Youmans Band has a unique rootsy, country sound with a bit of Western swing that makes them a perfect edition to GPB’s Georgia’s Country Connection series at GPB.org/Country.

… by Kris Youmans

We are fortunate she writes The Music column for us at The Paper.

Enthusiastic fans of live music have waited a long time to be a part of an audience. Many of the large concerts are being planned into the latter part of this year and even later into 2022. The good news is Music is starting to come to the surface slowly and surely in local venues with restrictions that we can all abide by for as long as it takes. Keep your ears open for great music online and in venues where possible. We’ll all be out and about before you know it. _______________________________ ________ _______________________ Here’s contacts, links, shows for some of the musicians in the area: DOUG KEES -look for his live videos on Facebook www.dougkees.com official website. Doug has some great musical plans in the works! He’s recording at Bakos Amp Works in Atlanta and looking forward to a release date in late spring/early summer. He’s in the process of mixing and mastering his own projects as well as collaborating with some of his favorite musicians & friends … I’ll keep you updated Also, check out the album Roots & Boughs (acoustic guitar instrumentals) on his website. LEONARD WASHINGTON on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation DANIEL TOOLE - Daniel Toole Music on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music and www.onedanieltoole.com Next show in this area is at Abide Brewery on 4/16/21 and check out Daniel’s website for all upcoming events. MARY CLAIRE MARTIN - find Mary on Facebook and on her website at www.marymartinmusic.com her upcoming events will be listed. Mary was classically trained on piano as a child and as a teenager took up the electric guitar & never looked back! DOUBLE GRANITE BAND /Ray Laue www.doublegraniteband.com subscribe to their YouTube page and find them on Facebook 4/23/21 Griffin Moose Lodge 8 p.m. 6/26/21 Hangar 92 Douglasville, GA

CALLISTA CLARK New EP Release! Callista is from Williamson, GA, started singing & playing in church, has created a huge following while recording her videos on YouTube, and has become quite a songwriter! She’s under the Big Machine label and the new EP really showcases her amazing talent. She’s getting airplay on a lot of country stations, The Highway SiriusXM, and locally that would be 92.5 The Bear. Contact your favorite country radio stations and let them know you want to hear Callista Clark in their rotation follow her on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. www.youtube.com/callistaclarkmusic KRIS YOUMANS BAND www.krisyoumansband.com Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio The PETE & PETE BAND performing a wide variety of music-pop, rock, country, R&B, Motown, Oldies, Blues, Dance music and more. https://www.facebook.com/PETE-PETE-BAND-107236997813690 Catch the band at The Cellar 4/24/21 and 5/29/21.

Also ‘The Petenixs’ will be playing the Olde Courthouse Tavern in Fayetteville on 4/23/21 at 8 p.m. HANNAH MCGARITY - Find Hannah’s music on youtube www.youtube.com/hannahmcgarity Hannah is an 18 y/o singer songwriter and plays guitar, piano, ukulele. You’ll find some of her original music on YouTube. JEANINE DUKE is well known in Newnan for playing the music we love to sing along to. Jeanine says she loves being with people and music is one of the paths that leads to developing friends and fans. Family is very important to her, and it was her older brother who introduced her to music. He left his Kay guitar with her when he returned to the Navy and Jeanine was mesmerized. James Taylor, Carole King and other folk artists from that era, influenced her songwriting early on. Catch Jeanine in The Bays on 4/15/21.

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Local & Live Venues … Call venues for updates! THE CELLAR / THE BAYS 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 770.683.6328 John Hensley • April 8 Josh Gilbert • April 9 The Knotty G’s• April 10 - Americana Jeanine Duke • April 15, 7-10 p.m.

PATRICK HAGEN - 52 weeks of Live Streams on Facebook ! Tune in every Sunday night at 8 p.m. ADAM WRIGHT Newnan’s own Adam Wright & Shannon Wright are husband and wife singer/songwriters - both growing up in musical families. Adam is a twice-nominated Grammy nominated songwriter, singer, producer, and musician. He’s written songs recorded and performed by his uncle Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, John Legend, Brandy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lonesome River Band, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks and others. His newest album “I Win” was written in the Spring of 2020 during lockdown. The Associated Press says “I Win is a quarantine accomplishment, craft and care are reflected in the way he packs clever rhymes and wordplay into concise tunes” LEROGIE - find him on Facebook and on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/Lerogiemusic

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The Whiskey Preachers • April 16, folk & country duo from Carrollton Chuck & Nick • April 17, 8 p.m. Amber Jean • April 22, 80s & 90s Country & Rock Michael Keeth • April 23 Pete and Pete Band • April 24 Capo 3 • April 29 Mike Oregano • April 30 Call ahead to check on any live music dates. _________________ ______________________

THE HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOTDOG SHOP 1690 Hwy 34 E, Newnan • 770.502.9911 Every Thursday in April 6 p.m. Specials on appetizers and beer on Thursdays along with great music!

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SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770.251.1800 Friday Night Dinner & Music The Wyatt Band • April 9 one of Georgia’s top rock bands playing diverse cover tunes Capo 3 • April 16 a blend of rock, country & folk with great vocal harmonies Toby Nix • April 23 Midnite Cruzer • April 30, classic rock from the 60s,70s, 80s The Dreamers • May 7 Off Ramp • May 14 _________________ ______________________

COCHRAN MILL BREWING COMPANY 27 Word Street, Fairburn, GA Blues & Brews • April 9, 6 p.m. Every Friday in April! Garrett Wheeler • April 10, 6 p.m. Jeremy Neese • April 16, 6 p.m. John Paul Barry • April 17, 6 p.m. _________________ ______________________

LINE CREEK BREWING CO. 150 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City Midwest Food Bank Donation Drive • April 17 Mary Martin 6-9 p.m.

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BIG SHOTS KITCHEN & BAR 102 B Guthrie Way, Peachtree City • 770.629.5591 Every Sunday 12:30-3 P.M. Jeanine Duke _________________ ______________________

RPM Full Service 15 Jackson Street, Newnan Every Sunday, Ross Pead starts around Noon on the Patio! _________________ ______________________

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HEYDREAMER (Melody Kiser) https://heydreamer.com on Facebook at facebook.com/heydreameratl

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THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770.683.2526 Call ahead for events, dates and times.

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HeyDreamer is recording their second album at Real2Reel Studio in Jonesboro. Will Turpin from Collective Soul is producing the album and the band loves every one of these new songs! Big announcement for the band is that they will be playing the Mello Festival in the UK in May this year. JOSH PURGASON www.joshpurgason.com Watch his video ‘Yin to My Yang’ on YouTube or on his website.

Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog (who also has an ear for music!) Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column krisyoumansband@gmail.com. _______________________________ ________ _______________________

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Whiskey Preachers

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______________________________________________________________________________________ www.wintersmedia.net | April 2021 | The PAPER | 19 Eddie Owen presents Songwrites in the Round at The Red Clay Foundry, 3116 Main Street, Duluth Some of our best local songwriters will be joining together for a great songwriters round in a listening room setting. Social distancing followed at the venue. Tickets are still available or you can buy a $5 streaming ticket online at Eddie Owen Presents April 23 Doors open at 7 p.m. Songwriters: Mary Martin, Melody Kiser, Daniel Toole, Corbin Hoates _________________ ______________________

BRICKHOUSE Grille & Tavern-NEWNAN 80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770.683.2790 Clay Page • April 9, 9 p.m. Chase Tibbitts • April 17, 9 p.m.

GRAZING HERE 2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770.486.2696 All Shows Start at 8 p.m. Jet City • April 9 No Limitz • April 10 - playing rock & everything from Etta James to Alice in Chains Fuze • April 16 Hunter Callahan Band • April 17 Wicked • April 23 6 Feet Back • April 24 - experienced high energy local group playing music from the 70s & 80s Quarter Mile Rendezvous • April 30 _________________ ______________________

Mill TOWN MUSIC HALL Bremen, GA • 770.537.6455 All shows start at 7:30 p.m. T.Graham Brown & Lee Roy Parnell • April 10 Lorrie Morgan • April 17 Josh Turner • April 30 _________________ ______________________

PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE 1st Saturday of every month! (Around the Newnan Courthouse on the square) Pickin On The Square starts around 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. and is for all ages and levels of play. Join in the fun by singing along or bring your acoustic instrument. Lots of networking for musicians going on during the performances. _______________________________ ________ _______________________

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THE MAD MEXICAN 2 East Court Square, Newnan 770.683.9545 Lerogie • April 7, 6 p.m. Joey Troupe • April 16, 6 p.m. Lerogie • April 23, 6 p.m. ______________________

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ABIDE BREWERY 110 Werz Industrial Blvd., Newnan Daniel Toole • April 16, time to be determined ______________________

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LaGrange’s BRICKHOUSE GRILL 141 Main St., LaGrange 706.298.5485 Corbette Jackson • April 17, 8 p.m. - local favorite, American Idol contestant and Nashville recording artist

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Get written bids from at least three contractors. Be skeptical if the bid is too low. Cheaper is not necessarily better.

Always insist on a contract for work to be performed, with all guarantees, warranties and promises in writing. Agree on start and completion dates and have them written into the contract. Never pay for the entire project before the work begins. Consider paying no more than one-third of the total cost as a down payment, with remaining payments tied to completion of specified amounts of work, and the final payment not due until the job is completed. Be skeptical of any contractor that offers to pay your insurance deductible or offers other no-cost incentives, as these can be signs of fraud. You should always talk to your insurance company before committing to any repairs or even allowing a roofer to inspect your roof for any damage. Check with the Better Business Bureau (bbb.org) to if there are any complaints against the business.

Make sure that the tree removal has a valid arborist license by visiting the International Society of Arboriculture’s website at www.isa-arbor.com.

Make sure that general contractors, electricians, plumbers and heating and air conditioning contractors are licensed by going to the Secretary of State’s website at sos.georgia.gov. Note that certain specialty occupations such as roofers, tree removal services, painters, drywall contractors and repair handymen are not required to be licensed by the state.

If you think that you may have been the victim of home repair fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by visiting consumer.ga.gov or by calling 404-651-8600 or 1-800-869-1123 (toll-free in Georgia, outside of the metro Atlanta calling area).

April is the month that Abby’s life is celebrated and remembered. Thank you for sharing Abby’s living legacy with us. Psalm 91:11

We come together each April to share the gift that is organ donation and honor Abby for the gifts she gave to 4 people Christmas Day 2012 at the age of 9.

Emory Palmer In Need of Kidney We are also joining together with great purpose and asking our community to support a faithful community servant, veteran, son, husband, father, and friend Emory Palmer … He is now actively seeking a living donor to avoid dialysis as he is in end-stage kidney disease. For further information please visit emory.donorscreen.org

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HISTORY with NCHS Emily Kimbell

The City of Homes

Usually when I write these monthly articles, I conduct research and consult archives to describe a historical moment or story from our county’s past. Conducting research is quite possibly my favorite part of being the director of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. I love the history of my hometown, and I truly believe that our town has one of the richest, most beautiful histories in our entire country. Much of Newnan’s history is wrapped up in its nickname “The City of Homes.” There are many theories as to how the city got this nickname. Many believe that the moniker developed due to the wealth in Newnan during the late 19th century. After an investment into the railroad system by leading Newnan citizens during the mid1800s, Newnan saw a dramatic increase in economic prosperity, even becoming one of the wealthiest towns per capita in the United States for a period. The city became known for its “tremendous and beautiful homes,” especially for being such a small town. Others believe that the nickname derived from Newnan’s status in the Civil War as a hospital town. Due to its role in the Civil War, Newnan was spared much of the action during the War and the town was spared from destruction. Regardless of how Newnan received its nickname, the grand antebellum homes have stood as a beautiful reminder of Newnan’s history.

The Simms home, built circa 1870, as it stood on LaGrange Street in Downtown Newnan.

It certainly was devastating when we watched these homes that have stood for over 200 years fall during the EF-4 tornado that hit Coweta County on the evening of March 25. One of the worst hit homes was the Simms home on LaGrange Street. This house was built between 1870 and 1880 by Civil War Captain John Simms. The home was known for its wraparound porch and four fluted Corinthian columns and pilasters. After the tornado, the columns were destroyed along with the entire second floor of the home. Especially as an individual whose job is focused on preservation, the photos of these damaged and destroyed historic homes made my heart hurt.

The effects of the tornado on the historic Simms home.

However, as I reflect on our City of Homes and witness the response to the disaster, I think back to the reason that I love history

so much and why I decided to study history. History is not about facts, figures, or dates; rather it is about people, their story, and the impact that they leave behind. There is a relatively new theory in the humanities field called microhistory, which essentially states that the narrative of our history is not told from a global perspective or from a “zoomed”-out point of view. Rather it is the collective story of each individual that makes up our history. It is everyone’s experiences that teach out about our past. American sociologist C. Wright Mills summarized the concept with this quote, “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both,” meaning that we must understand the story of each person in order to understand the story of our community and world. What I see when I look at our community is the story of individuals. The outreach and response to the tornado has been unbelievable to witness. Our whole community has stopped and put lives on hold to help those in need. We’ve realized that it is our community members that matter - their stories, their needs, their thoughts.

Even though our houses were destroyed, we are still the City of Homes. Homes are full of people. It is the people that make a home such a special place, and Newnan has proven yet again that we are a family, we are a place that cares about each individual, we are a home. *Both photos courtesy of Matt Hagelston Newnan-native, Emily Kimbell is the director of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and McRitchieHollis Museum. Emily is currently finishing her doctoral studies at Georgia State University, where she also teaches English Composition courses and is an active member of her community often seen on stage in local theatre productions and writing for local media outlets.

COVID-19 SUMMARY

March: Coweta adds 373 cases, 30 deaths From Staff Reports The Skinny – Coweta County recorded 373 new COVID-19 cases in March, the lowest total reported in a month since July. Below is a COVID-19 summary for the month of March with data from the Georgia DPH on Coweta County, neighboring counties and the state of Georgia. COWETA COUNTY Coweta County confirmed 373 new COVID-19 cases in March for an average of 12.0 per day. In addition, Coweta had 30 deaths (0.96 per day) and 29 hospitalizations (0.94 per day). The 373 cases were the lowest monthly total since 629 was recorded in July. Ironically, the 30 deaths were the third-highest total for a month, trailing only February (41) and January (31). The positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta as of April 4 is 10.1 percent. And in the last two weeks of March, it has dropped to 3.0 percent. Overall through April 4, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 8439 cases, 181 deaths (with an additional 12 probable deaths) and 319 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 22nd in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases and 19th in deaths due to COVID. Coweta’s single-day highs follow: 160 cases (Dec. 31), 4 deaths (8 times, last March 25), 6 hospitalizations (May 12), 118 consecutive days in double-digit cases (Nov. 14-March 12). GEORGIA For the month of March, Georgia confirmed 32,665 new COVID-19 cases for an average of 1,053.7 per day. Also included were 1,459 deaths (47.1 per day) and 2,721 hospitalizations or

Georgia cumulative COVID-19 totals through April 4, 2021. Source: Georgia DPH

87.7 per day. March was the first month since the pandemic began a year ago to be below 2,000 cases for all 31 days. The high daily count for cases came on March 3 with 1,796, for deaths was 140 on March 3 and for hospitalizations was 162 on March 2. The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia as of April 4 is 10.6 percent, and in

the last two of March weeks, was at 4.8 percent. Through April 4, Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 855,839 cases, 16,749 deaths, 59,094 hospitalizations and 9666 ICU admits. Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (10,379 on Jan. 8); deaths (184 on Feb. 12); hospitalizations (611 on Jan. 6); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12).

COWETA WEEK-BY-WEEK IN MARCH – Cases, Deaths, Hospitalizations March 1-7 ... 149 cases (21.3 per day), 8 deaths, 11 hospitalizations March 8-14 … 104 cases (14.9 per day), 5 deaths, 9 hospitalizations March 15-21 … 62 cases (8.9 per day), 6 deaths, 3 hospitalizations March 22-28 … 40 cases (5.7 per day), 11 deaths, 4 hospitalizations March 29-April 4 … 54 cases (7.7 per day), 1 death, 11 hospitalizations

Single-week highs: 495 cases (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 70.7 cases per day (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 12 deaths (Jan. 31-Feb. 6; Feb. 7-13) and 12 hospitalizations (Feb 28-March 6).

COWETA MONTH-BY MONTH – Cases, Deaths, Hospitalizations March … 41 cases (1.4 per day), 2 deaths April … 154 cases (5.1 per day), 2 deaths May … 222 cases (7.2 per day), 5 deaths, 14 hospitalizations June … 250 cases (8.3 per day), 6 deaths, 9 hospitalizations July … 629 cases (20.3 per day), 4 deaths, 32 hospitalizations August … 953 cases (30.7 per day), 7 deaths, 16 hospitalizations September … 379 cases (12.6 per day), 21 deaths, 24 hospitalizations October … 385 cases (12.4 per day), 16 deaths, 20 hospitalizations November ... 640 cases (21.3 per day), 5 deaths, 25 hospitalizations December … 1620 cases (52.3 per day), 10 deaths, 36 hospitalizations January …1866 cases (60.2 per day), 31 deaths, 32 hospitalizations February … 886 cases (31.6 per day), 41 deaths, 39 hospitalizations March … 373 cases (12.0 per day), 30 deaths, 29 hospitalizations April … 41 cases (10.25 per day), 1 death, 9 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 1866 cases (January), 60.2 cases per day (January), 41 deaths (February) and 39 hospitalizations (February).


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Zen Monkey’s

News and Musings …

Notes from here, there and the Internet … The Kia Telluride has won the 2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award in the 3-Row Midsize SUV category. The award recognizes models with the lowest depreciation among competitors during the first five years of vehicle ownership. Depreciation is often the most significant yet unexpected cost incurred during ownership of a vehicle and can impact overall value. [ [ [ With better weather, you might want to check out the new 9-hole disc golf course open on Temple Ave. at the Coweta Recreation Department. Another 18-hole course is underway at the Hunter Recreation Complex off Highway 16. [ [ [ If people stranded on desert islands don’t clean up their “HELP,” signs before they leave, there are going to be a lot of rescuers not finding anyone. [ [ [ The Coweta County Transfer Station, which burned down last March, should be reopening by the end of the month. Everybody whoop, whoop.

The city of Newnan has purchased the old Caldwell Tanks property in downtown Newnan. A comprehensive plan is underway to determine what to do with it and many other aspects of Newnan.

Mainstreet Newnan will not be rescheduling the Spring Art Walk that was canceled due to the tornado. [ [ [

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Coweta County Fire Chief Pat Wilson resigned effective March 31, 2021, citing personal reasons. Chief Wilson has led the 220-member unit for five years and was selected in 2016 after a nationwide search. “Chief Wilson brought a new perspective and approach and we are better as a result of his leadership and contributions,” said Michael Fouts, County Administrator. “We wish him the best as he moves to the next phase of his career.”

The Vidalia Onion Committee said Vidalia onions are on the official menu for the 2021 Kentucky Derby and will be featured in several dishes served to patrons of the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.

[ [ [ Extra fries in your bag is going to become a thing of the past once fast food workers are replaced by robots. [ [ [ Congrats to Coach Franklin Deloach ... Found this on the East Coweta High Twitter feed over the weekend. East Coweta Baseball Coach Franklin Deloach earned his 500th career victory last month as the Indians defeated Glenwood Academy, 6-3. Congratulations Coach!

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[ [ [ Georgia Power employees at Plant Yates near Newnan recently donated $10,000 to local area schools and nonprofits. [ [ [ Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Greg Dozier named Dr. Julie Post, Vice President of Student Affairs at Gwinnett Technical College, as the new president of West Georgia Technical College. Post has a rich educational background in secondary and post-secondary education as well as higher education administration. After serving as a high school teacher and then an adjunct instructor, she joined Gwinnett Technical College in 2005. [ [ [ Schools put hundreds of kids in cafeterias and then get mad when they are loud. [ [ [ All Coweta County schools will remain closed through April 12, the end of summer break, due to the impact from the recent tornado. [ [ [

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Yamaha Motor Manufacturing of America in Newnan recently donated a new golf cart to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The golf carts are driven by hospital volunteers and provide a free shuttle to those coming into and leaving the hospital. “Yamaha has been a great partner and supporter of our hospital over the years and we thank them for their continued generosity, not only to our hospital but also to the community as a whole,” said Mike Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan. [ [ [ Imagine a world with biodegradable nerf darts. [ [ [ Georgia Bone and Joint has expanded to Griffin in Spalding County. The practice took over a former one, known as Orthopaedic Solutions, located there. [ [ [ Lottery tickets come with a “you lose or your money back” guarantee. [ [ [ Ron Groover of Newnan has been selected by the NCAA as one of 11 individuals to work the 2021 Men’s Basketball Final Four. He is a former girls softball coach at The Heritage School. [ [ [


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“The Little Things”

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The tiny but mighty hummingbird in our garage would have been safe from the elements of the world, but he wouldn’t have thrived. In like manner, one of the hardest yet most rewarding parts of parenting is letting go and encouraging our children to spread their wings and FLY.

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In just over two years, our oldest child will be headed off to college (Lord willing!), so the question I often ask myself is, “How am I preparing him (and the rest of our children) to be ready to leave the nest?” There are plenty of times I don’t want to answer this question but rather deny the fact that our oldest will soon be edging his way out from under our wings. But at the same time, I have to entrust our son to our Heavenly Father whose wings are strong enough to hold him, and all of our children, forever.

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As I walked away from the garage that day, I wanted to wrap my children into my arms but they quickly ran off to play, so I had time to also ponder this truth—God desires for all of His children to thrive and live in freedom. He doesn’t want us trapped, but rather He calls us to a full and abundant life (John 10:10). Some questions I considered and encourage you to ponder, as well: In what ways am I trapped? Am I thriving or merely surviving? In what areas do I want to experience more freedom? How can I spread my wings and FLY? Thank you, little hummingbird, for reminding me of some huge truths. Once again … it’s the little things that often speak big.

Kelly Preston is a nurse-turned-stay-at-home-mom to four amazing and energetic children. Though she sometimes forgets to buy toilet paper amidst their busy schedules, Kelly finds time to run RACE for the Orphans, a non-profit focused on supporting adoptive families. She loves Jesus, people, a really good book, and pondering the little things.

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