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“Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.” - Mozart

Vol. 4, No. 10 Y February 2021



We have a professional amatuer chef who’s been honing his skills during the lockdown. He’s got a shrimp angel hair alfredo just like, well, just like grandma used to make. The Dutch only had one tank in WWII and in Norse, the name “Siri” means “a beautiful woman who will lead you to victory.” Learn that and more over at Zen News. And despite the pandemic and all the chaos and sorrow it has brought, the Little Black Dress urges you to never forget your dreams as we push forward in this new “normal.” Check out her Notes from Jackson St. column.


View from the Pines with Jim Coleman

I’m Recovering Before you panic and wonder if you’ve passed me in the grocery store and you could possibly be exposed to the Plague, let me assure you that I’m not recovering from COVID-19. I’m recovering from a sickness that is far more serious than COVID.

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Before I disclose the thing I’m afflicted with I’d like to give praise to the Coweta County Health Department. Because of my advanced age, I was able to get the first COVID vaccination this week. Whoever organized the local effort to distribute the vaccine evidently used to work at Chick-fil-A. I’ve never seen anything so efficient and organized and staffed by polite professionals who were working outside in the cold and rain. Two of the workers even commented that I didn’t look old enough to be there which confirmed my theory that even fat looks good tan.

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Sinai Reynolds, born in Maryland circa 1777, and her husband Henry Reynolds were the first slaves mentioned by name in Coweta County history. Though Sinai’s early life history is unknown, she was living in North Carolina by 1810 with her husband and infant daughter, Nellie, as the property of Silas Reynolds. During the time of the cotton boom in Georgia, Silas moved the family to Coweta County. Sinai was considered to have a “favored slave position” due to her status as a household cook and her ability to read and write—a skill that was incredibly uncommon and illegal in some instances. Despite the terrible conditions under which Sinai lived, she was a resourceful and determined woman. She negotiated an agreement to earn her own income and became known in town for selling homemade ginger cakes and permission beer on the local street corner.

So what does HEART mean? Kelly Preston spells it out one way in her “The Little Things” post. Keep Newnan Beautiful is having another paper shredding event for your convenience. And The Backyard Association is having their monthly meeting. You can find out about those and other events inside.

The beginning of Coweta’s slave history

I’m recovering from a systemic sickness that is far more serious than any biomedical affliction. The pandemic that is spreading rapidly and is sucking the life out of American society is SOCIAL MEDIA. I’m far more terrified of that than I am of a virus that has a 99.3% survival rate. I even took a break from this column over the last few months because I’m disappointed and frankly disgusted to see what is happening in our culture. Whenever problems arise in our personal, businesses or social lives, it’s very easy to concentrate on and attempt to treat the symptoms. The danger is, we get distracted and forget to pay attention to the disease while we are treating the symptoms.

Unfortunately, her more “independent” status caused contention among town, and in 1839, the grand jurors of the Superior Court of Coweta County mandated that Sinai and Henry be “placed under the immediate control and management of some white person.” In response, Silas Reynolds sold Sinai and Henry’s son, Felix to his neighbor William Nimmons on June 5th, 1832 for $200. Two years later on April 4, 1834, Silas sold Sinai to Nimmons for $300. She was sixty years old at the time. Even though earning your own money as a slave was not a common practice, fortunately, Sinai was able to continue her previous working agreement with William Nimmons. Slave owners who did allow slaves to earn money did so under an arrangement called “hiring out their time”—which profited the slave owner as well. This is the type of arrangement that William Nimmons had with Sinai and Henry Reynolds.

I am thoroughly disgusted by the behavior that I have seen from just about everybody in the last few months. We are at a stage now where there is no right or wrong. There is only noise and it’s deafening. Nobody is right. Nobody is wrong. Lies are the truth. One of the reasons is that social media does not have the ability to assign a value to anything.

Under this agreement, a percentage of any money earned was paid to the slave owner. In addition, slaves were responsible to pay for food, housing, clothing, and supplies for themselves and any of their children that lived on the plantation. Any money left over could be kept and saved. It took Sinai and Henry until 1859, after decades of being enslaved, to purchase their freedom and the freedom of four of their children. The freed Reynolds family moved to Chicago,

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PAPER | February 2021 | _______________________________________________________________________ How’d we ever get so far down, and How’s it ever gonna turn around So I turned my eyes to Heaven I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?” Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of People living in poverty Children sold into slavery The thought disgusted me So, I shook my fist at Heaven Said, “God, why don’t You do something?” He said, “I did, yeah, I created you”

“The Little Things” with Kelly Preston Voices were raised in frustration and the child stomped up the stairs. I had raised my voice for lack of obedience. The child had raised his voice in frustration that playtime was over and the bedtime routine needed to begin. Reluctantly, the child made his way upstairs to shower. A little while later, I went up to the child’s room to talk, only to find the homemade Valentine I’d made for the child torn in two on the bedroom floor. I told the child this made me sad, and the child said he was sad, too. The child asked to be alone, with tears pooling in his eyes. I gave the child space, and I came downstairs with a broken heart. Eventually the child came downstairs, also. With tears in his eyes, he handed me the Valentine that he’d carefully put back together with tape. The child said “I love you” and gave me a big hug. I told him that I love him, too, and that I was sorry. I also told the child that like the repaired Valentine, God is the healer of all things broken. A teachable moment for us both. We all make mistakes. We all have pain.

Yes, God created us to help mend and heal the brokenhearted. Can we fix all of the world’s problems? No. But we can make a difference, just like my son taping his Valentine back together helped mend my heart. Speaking of HEART, here are some little things you can do to care for the brokenhearted: Help. Provide help in practical ways like taking a meal or picking up necessary items from the store. Encourage. Words or notes of encouragement can work wonders for a person’s heart. Affirm. Validate the person’s feelings of anger, sadness, or despair without trying to fix the situation. Reassure. Inform the person that he or she is not alone.

We all have broken hearts at one time or another. Yet in the midst of our pain and brokenness, God mends and heals. He is the God who knows what a broken heart feels like, and He is the God who can repair all that is broken. But He often chooses to use people to help with the mending and healing. In the words of singer/songwriter Matthew West (who did a concert a couple years ago at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan): I woke up this morning Saw a world full of trouble now, thought

Time. Love can be spelled T-I-M-E, so spending time with a hurting person may be just what the doctor ordered. What can YOU do to make a difference in someone’s life today? 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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________________________________________________________________________ | February 2021 | The PAPER | 3 The View from the Pines continued from page 1 Every idiot in the world has exactly the same platform and the same opportunity to spew whatever kind of stupid opinion or theory they please. And another of the symptoms of this disease … the DEATH of Journalism. I don’t mean CNN and FOX. I mean real Journalism. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I can’t help you here.


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• Your value to society has a number assigned to it, it’s called FOLLOWERS. • You hold your phone over your head when you take a selfie and then you edit before you post. God forbid that the real you should go out on the airways. • You are infuriated when you are forced to be subjected to opinions other than those you agree with. • You pontificate about epidemiology or constitutional law or any number of other topics that you are imminently unqualified to discuss. • You make value judgements about your fellow man based on a sign in their yard or a cap they have on. Here’s the #1 symptom. • You have been deluded into thinking that you are going to make a difference in the world or that you are going to change someone’s mind with your posts. The hammer is a great tool. Because of it we are able to build mighty structures and warm homes. But if I beat you in the head with it you will die. The hammer is still a hammer. The problem is in how the tool was used. I’m trying to recover. I have not watched network television since the first week of October. I realized that we have surrendered our morals and our rational thought to a handful of private companies that have convinced us that they have our welfare at heart.

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This column may or may not get posted on social media. You may or may not agree with what I have to say. Believe me when I tell you that a sign of my recovery is that I don’t care. 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. _________________________ ___________________ _________________

The History continued from page 1 Illinois. Though Sinai was able to earn her freedom, her life certainly came with intense heartbreak and tragedy. Two of her children born between 1810 and 1817 were taken from her—one sold to slave owners in the state of Mississippi, the other freed and sent to colonize Liberia. Her daughter Nellie remained enslaved in Coweta County, the cook of A.B. Calhoun. Sinai only enjoyed freedom for ten years, passing away at the approximate age of 92.

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Sinai’s legacy has lived on and many of the Reynold’s children and grandchildren became prominent members of their communities. Two of Sinai and Henry’s sons became barbers and Nellie’s son, Moses Calhoun (who was freed from slavery after the Civil

Sinai Reynolds, born in Maryland circa 1777, and her husband Henry Reynolds were the first slaves mentioned by name in Coweta County history. After decades of enslavement, Reynolds earned her freedom by selling homemade ginger cakes and permission beer on the local square.

War) became a prominent restaurateur and member of Atlanta’s black bourgeoises. Perhaps the most prominent member of the Reynolds family was Lena Horne— American singer, dancer, actress and Civil Rights activist. May the story of Sinai’s courage, tenacity, and boldness be remembered! Newnan-native, Emily Kimbell is the director of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and McRitchie-Hollis 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. _________________________ ___________________ _________________

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Since last March we have been living a life that seems almost unrecognizable to us. We have been divided and filled with anger, from political issues to COVID-19. We have grieved the loss of family and friends, and others we cannot touch. This past year has been anything but normal. Many say there is no such thing as “normal,” but I believe it to mean things remain somewhat constant. We expect certain things to happen. The sun and moon will set and rise. Gravity keeps us down. The expected is expected. But this year has been a rollercoaster of bringing the unexpected and the unknown to people of all ages. We are wearing masks and keeping our distance. Our children are often not in a classroom, but on a Zoom call. For more than a year we have heard and read tragic stories about the ravaging impact of COVID-19. I pray you have been spared, but I know John Winters and I have not. We have lost friends to this horrid disease, both young and old. Death is hard. Its impact is far-reaching, damaging friends and families without regard to economic or social status. Even counselors will tell you death is probably the greatest “stressor” for those who live on. We were built for relationships. We are relational beings and being away from family and friends during this pandemic goes against our very being. And at the same time, most of us are trying to rebuild lives uprooted by death, unemployment, reduced work hours, hunger and yes, a pandemic. Right now everyone needs love, grace, kindness and especially patience. When I hear people say children are resilient, it makes me absolutely crazy. Children are just like us, they get depressed, they get lonely, they question their decisions and being pent up in their house isn’t healthy for them or us. We cannot control all things that happen to us and come our way, but we can control some things. We can control our thoughts, our choices. We can work to get “unstuck” and continue to focus on our purpose and passions. We must fight to build our lives back to as much as “normal” as we can. For some of us, that means changing our path. Changing our focus from what we can’t control to what we can. Anyone can catch the virus. But we can lessen the odds by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and washing our hands. Through all of this pandemic, never forget your dreams, visions, goals, purpose and calling. Begin to set some specific, measurable, attainable and trackable goals to get started building the life and becoming the person you want to be. I want to invite you to fight for the life you want. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Especially now. Focus on what you can control. Take a step, even a small step, toward those goals. It is your choice, pandemic or not. And take this to heart, 6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 6-7)

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MLS #8641350 CIRCA 1790 COLONIAL PLANTATION ON 7 ACRES in both Coweta & Heard Co. Original condition! Ideal for Authentic Restoration. Needs work-sold RACT ‘as is’ UN w/noDE repairs byNT Seller. Probably R CO will not qualify for loan due to age/condition. Sold subject to tenant’s rights. New Price $220,000 . (Frank)

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My name is Jimmy Ellison and I was born and reared in Tyrone, GA. I am married to the former Beth Parrish and we have two sons, Will (26) and Ben (23). I am an ordained pastor in the Free Methodist Church and currently pastor of Newnan City Church, located in the heart of downtown Newnan.

American hamburger and sweet potato fries. Favorite movies(s). Top Gun, Stand By Me, Breakfast Club. Dogs or cats? I’m a dog guy. I currently have a black lab, pit-bull mix, named Dubya (as in George W. Bush).

Best piece of advice you’ve received. Own your decisions. Take responsibility for your life.

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why?

If I had it to do over …

Beth—she’s my wife and would be in charge of decorating and preparing the meal.

I would do a better job keeping a daily journal. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

Samuel Ellison—my great, great grandfather. He settled the Ellisons in Tyrone, GA in the mid 1800s including being one of the families to start the Hopewell Methodist Church.

Books … 1) The Bible, 2) Run with the Horsemen by Dr. Ferrol Sams, 3) In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson.

Martin Luther King, Jr.—Truly shaped the course of American history without being a politician.

I am in the McIntosh High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

“Just Do It”—Nike slogan. I believe God has a bias towards action.

John Wesley—I’m a Methodist pastor and would enjoy hearing Mr. Wesley’s thoughts on our current society.

Albums … 1) Hotel California by the Eagles, 2) The Essential Alabama by Alabama, 3) Drive by Alan Jackson.

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Your favorite quote and why.

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished. I have been married for 30+ years to Beth. I see this as my greatest accomplishment in life. Planning on 50+. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own.

George W. Bush—He’s my favorite President in recent history.

The more disciplined you are, the more freedom you will have in the future.

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream.


I want to do a pull-up in my 50s.

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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. ____________________________________________________________ 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 particular to the Tacos Carne Asada and the El Cabo.

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.

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.

Mimmo’s Gourmet Pizza … 770.486.8000 • 1014 Senoia Rd, Tyrone, GA 30290 • 770.486.8000 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 are also on the menu.

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. 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. 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. 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. Goldens on the Square … 770.251.4300 • 9 East Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 • 770.251.4300 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 ... 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.

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. 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. 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. 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.



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Mr. Personality Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

February, the month for Ground Hog Day and Valentine’s Day. For the Valentine’s Day shopper, keep in mind that you can order your chocolate from “Let The Eat Toffee,” located at 18 North Court Square, phone 770-683-0137. And you can get your flowers from Murphey Florist located at 6 LaGrange St., phone 770-253-5424. It’s a one-stop shopping experience right on the historic Courthouse Square. It seems that Mrs. Genelle Davenport has retired. She will indeed be missed by all of Newnan. I have truly been amazed by the strong spiritual energy and vibration I have felt permeating this very town of Newnan everywhere I go. It is truly very strong at the Courthouse Square, ever since I moved here eight years ago. From Day One I noticed this spiritual essence flowing throughout this town in all directions.

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I have discovered two new amazing stores that have good products and equally amazing staff. Karvelas Pizza Co. is one of them and they are located at 7 LaGrange St. Phone is 678-633-5620. Cleaver and Cork Butchers, located on 9 LaGrange St. is the other. Their phone is 470-414-1291

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I now have 403 kindred spirits on my God-given spiritual love letters ministry’s mailing list. You may have noticed that my reading list I recommend with the Book of the Month do indeed match up with my spiritual journey in that both book and path simply mirror each other, both in written content and through the spiritual experience I write about. Divine Spirit places books of wisdom in my path that I apply to my daily life in accordance to the way they speak to my heart, mind and spirit. It is such books that I recommend in the Book of the Month. This month’s book is titled “A Case for God,” by Karen Armstrong, written in 2009. Karen explores and explains how religion has become the foundation of humankind throughout history - from the primitive age of the “shaman” to today’s modern age of spirituality. I found this book to be a case for religion as opposed to a case for God. It explains how and why religion serves a purpose to all of humankind throughout history and why it declines in today’s modern age. A truly informative and interesting read.

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Bookmark with Nancy Carol Sanker

It’s February, the month of love. Oh, come on now, you may not be in love, looking for love or looking lovely, but let’s talk about one of the all-time faves of our book club. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman was selected back in the days when we focused on self-help books every February. Who knew this book would reach beyond communicating with our spouses and hand us the keys to relationship success? Time spent, physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service and gifts have different levels of importance to each of us. In today’s COVID-19 world, many of us are craving at least one of those - the physical touch of hugs. Luckily for many of us, the original Five Love Languages has spawned an entire family of helpful books. One of them, The Five Love Languages of Children by Chapman and Ross Campbell, provides valuable information we need now, more than ever. No matter what your mid-pandemic challenges are, one thing is for certain. Books to read, listen to and talk about are more important than ever. Our community is bursting at the bindings with free options. Aren’t we fortunate to receive the ongoing gift of literary riches?

Coweta Public Library System (CPLS) Come in out of the cold and find a book you love! Current hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday … 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday … 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday … 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curbside Pick-up: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Using any one of the four Coweta County Libraries is easy. The ecard provides access to all digital resources including GALILEO, eRead Kids, Mango Languages, Testing Prep Courses and more. You can even receive reserve notifications for your favorite books via text. Check the CPLS website and Facebook page for new virtual programming ( It may be cold outside, but these books at Coweta County’s four libraries are hot: • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear ----- Clear shows how to improve every day, no matter what your goals. • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig- Washington Post calls it a “feel good novel guaranteed to lift your spirits”. • Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner- Named one of Good Morning America’s most awaited books of 2021. • Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman- latest fast paced mystery with plenty of twists in the Decker/Lazarus series •The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins- According to Entertainment Weekly, “compulsively readable- a gothic thriller laced with arsenic”.

Coweta Ferst Foundation – Were you the first in your classroom to volunteer to read? Or were you like a relative of mine who counted ahead to see which paragraph she would be called on to read out loud and spent the next anxious moments practicing? You can instill reading joy and skills by signing your child up to receive an age-appropriate book each month, from birth to five years. Register at Need a Valentine gift? Help ensure the Ferst program continues by sponsoring a child’s reading adventures for $40 a year. Your Valentine will receive an acknowledgement of your thoughtful donation. To donate online: ferstfoundation. and specify that your contribution is to benefit Coweta County or donate by mail: Coweta Ferst Foundation, P.O. Box 336, Newnan, GA, 30264. February 20th - 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Writers Helping Writers at Corner Arts Gallery, Studio & Gift Shop on Court Square in downtown Newnan will begin hosting a monthly local writers’ group--every third Saturday. Join the cast of characters as they talk about writing, WIP (works-in-progress), writing journeys, and exchange advice. Contact Heartfelt thanks to T.M. Brown for reading a book by another hometown author, Angela McRae, to the residents of Monarch House Assisted Living. Mike reports that everyone is loving Emeralds and Envy, Angela’s “cozy mystery” antique shop whodunnit. Calling all authors, publishers and editors! You are invited to nominate a favorite book published in 2020 for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction. Poets are invited to submit their unpublished poems for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry. Cash prizes and recognition at an awards ceremony in Oxford, MS, 2022 are waiting for an author or poet you want to encourage. Details are at Book Clubs – Our group, Wine and Words, continues to be on sabbatical, but that doesn’t mean we’re not reading or … having a glass of wine. Meanwhile, we’re sharing our current books. One voracious reader is reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig while another is reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I am feasting on a love story that transcends countries, religions and decades in The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel, sweet recipes included.

What are you reading? I hope you find a book to love! 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 eight-year-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!

Nancy Sanker’s The Bookmark is sponsored by Coweta Public Library System The Newnan Carnegie Library – 1 Lagrange Street ( – 770.683.1347. Masks and social distancing are a must. Register for events on Eventbrite. *Please note that the Carnegie will be closed February 13 and 15 for President’s Day. • February 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Hometown Novel Night Virtual Writer’s Group– local and regional writer’s group – always on the second Tuesday of the month. • February 18th, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hometown Novel Nights: “Stories with Heart” starring Renea Winchester (author of ‘Outbound Train’), Anne Armistead (author of ‘Dangerous Conjurings’), and Debby Giusti (author of ‘Her Forgotten Amish Past’ and ‘Amish Christmas Search’). • February 10th and 24th Book Club with Lola continues! What’s better than reading to an attentive audience with four legs? Nothing! Register for a 15-minute segment between 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. for your little one to read to a furry, rapt audience. If your little person has not read to Lola before, please email Pamela Kemp:

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News and Musings …

Notes from here, there and the Internet … Sen. Matt Brass (R – 28, Coweta County) will serve as chair of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee for the first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly. “These committee chairs are uniquely qualified to develop real and lasting solutions aimed at building a better Georgia,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. [ [ [ In Norse, the name Siri means a “beautiful woman who will lead you to victory.” [ [ [ Since the start of COVID-19, daily fast food consumption has increased by 37 percent, according to MBLM’s Brand Intimacy COVID Study, which analyzes brands based on emotional connections during the pandemic. Although the fast food industry placed sixth out of 10 industries, overall performance has improved six percent since the previous study. The industry also ranks #1 for the archetype of indulgence, indicating that during challenging times, consumers turn to brands long associated with comfort, pleasure and pampering. [ [ [ Chick-fil-A regained its 2019 ranking as the fast food company with the strongest Brand Intimacy, which is the emotional science behind the bonds we form with the brands we use and love. McDonald’s moved up one spot to second place in the BIS COVID Study, while 2020’s top brand, Starbucks, moved to third. The remaining brands in the top 10 for the industry are KFC, Dunkin’, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy’s. [ [ [ The Dutch army only had one tank during WWII. [ [ [ The University of West Georgia’s College of Education (COE) was again praised for its efforts in advancing the health and wellness of UWG’s campus community and the west Georgia region at large. Only 166 universities and colleges are honored by the American College of Sports Medicine. Of those, only 77 receive a gold level of designation. UWG has achieved both honors for the fifth consecutive year, according to a university statement. [ [ [ Porsche’s first car, in 1898, was electric. [ [ [ Abigail Strickland, the special events coordinator for Mainstreet Newnan, took over as Main Street Manager effective Feb. 1. She replaces Courtney Harcourt, who served as manager for seven years. [ [ [ Officer Greg VanSant with the Newnan Police Department was recently promoted to Lieutenant. Lt. VanSant is unit supervisor of The School Resource Unit. [ [ [ When you snap your finger, it moves about 20 mph.

[ [ [ Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Atlanta nurse Kedra Phillips-Flippin recently received her second DAISY Award for going above and beyond to meet patients’ needs. Presented by the DAISY Foundation, the award honors and celebrates direct care nurses, faculty and students in more than 3,400 healthcare facilities around the world. [ [ [ The first baby born at Piedmont Newnan in 2021 arrived on Jan. 1 at 8:58 a.m. Parents Nerline Phanor (mom) and Jozue Sanon (dad) welcomed Zaniyah Sanon, a baby girl, who weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. She is their first child and arrived a few weeks early not being due until Jan. 17. [ [ [ The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments recently reappointed State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) as the Chairman of the House Natural Resources & Environment Committee. Rep. Smith will also serve as a member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and the Special Committee on Election Integrity, Creative Arts & Entertainment, Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment and Rules committees. [ [ [ The Coweta County Board of Education has named Dr. Cindy Bennett as the first principal of the new Blake Bass Middle School. Bennett is currently the principal of Lee Middle School, in eastern Coweta County. Blake Bass Middle School – Coweta’s seventh middle school – is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in August 2021. Bennett will remain in her current post at Lee through the end of the current school year. The school board is expected to name a new principal to succeed Bennett at Lee Middle School in July later this winter. [ [ [ The Drug Free Coweta Coalition announced that a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Services Administration (SAMSHA) grant has been secured. The $625,000 grant, which spans five years and provides $125,000 per year, will be used to continue and enhance the work of the coalition in opioid and prescription drug education and misuse prevention. [ [ [ The LINC bridge over Interstate 85 is now officially open with a recent ribbon cutting. This is a major section of the multipurpose trail project. And hey, it’s quite a view. [ [ [ Anheuser-Busch won’t be advertising its Budweiser brand during Super Bowl LV. Instead, it’s donating the money it would have spent on the ad to coronavirus vaccination awareness efforts. This will be the first “miss” by Budweiser in 37 years. Pepsi and Coca Cola also won’t be advertising those particular brands. [ [ [ If interested, Gov. Brian Kemp penned an op-ed titled “Here’s How We Kept Georgia Open For Business.” It’s easier to search for it than posting the actual link, trust us, it is waaaaayyyyy long. [ [ [ The Coweta County Public Library System and Volunteers from the AARP Foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for free. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning February 3 and ending April 15. The tax prep will take place at only one location – the Central Library, which is located at 85 Literary Lane in the Thomas Crossroads area. Meetings are by appointment only and can be made by dialing 770-683-2052. [ [ [ Willis Road Elementary teacher Noel Smith was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. He taught 5th grade. [ [ [

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Once sauce and shrimp are prepared, make the angel hair according to directions.

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The Film Fix … Streaming Edition 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. Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting

IN THEATERS (and Virtually) The Little Things - (Streaming on HBO Max and limited theatrical), l Fix Rating 7/10: Despite being “dumped” in January, “The Little Things” is a decent serial killer thriller. This 1990s set, well-made crime procedural has the unlikely pairing of Oscarwinning actors Denzel Washington and Rami Malek. They play two police officers attempting to locate a killer after a series of lurid murders. Washington plays Joe “Deke” Deacon, a semi-retired former detective who now holds a deputy position in a rural community. When he returns to the big city to retrieve evidence on another case, he’s drawn into a new murder investigation headed by hot-shot, rising star Jim Baxter (Malek). Their focus lands on the weird Albert Sparma, played by another Oscar winner, Jared Leto. As the mystery swirls, the threesome becomes locked in a battle of wills. The younger man, Baxter, might be a detective wunderkind, but Deke’s old-school techniques prove to be helpful. It’s refreshing that there’s little of the old guy/young guy rivalry nonsense. In this story, Baxter is only interested in closing the case, even if Deke solves the crime. Washington and Leto both adopt potbellies for their roles. While Leto looks awful in a pear shape, the extra pounds suit Washington’s 66-year-old, mature persona. Malek is pensive almost to excess, but there’s enough chemistry with Washington to keep folks interested. What ultimately works about the movie are the characterizations and creepy atmosphere combined with a somewhat unexpected concluding twist.


To All the Boys: Always and Forever (February 12): This is the third film tracking the on-going adventures of lovesick teen Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor). As high school draws to a close, Lara Jean and Peter (Noah Centineo) look to the future of their romance. But a pair of trips to South Korea and New York City might alter that trajectory. This one might be setting up the inevitable fourth film involving post-secondary educational goals. The Repair Shop (streaming now),


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8/10: With well over 100 episodes available, this

British import will likely charm everyone, particularly those “The Great British Baking Show” fans. Ever wonder what’s meant by “witness marks” on the inner workings of an old clock? Have you ever thought about what it takes to repair an antique piece of furniture? Need some advice on how to use epoxy? Well, in “The Repair Shop,” viewers get an inside look at some of

the country’s most talented restoration experts as they repair items brought to them by John Q. Public. And along the way, we not only learn about the skill and craft involved, but we hear the stories associated with the pieces as well.

Servant Season 2 (Steaming every Friday through March), l Fix Rating 7/10: M. Night Shyamalan’s engaging dramatic thriller proved to be one of Apple TV+’s biggest surprises. The story largely takes place in a single Philadelphia brownstone. Season two picks up right where season one left off, as Dorothy and Sean Turner (Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell) attempt to come to grips with the loss of their child and the mysterious “adoption” of another. The cast is great with “Harry Potter” alum Rupert Grint playing Dorothy’s boozing and hopelessly befuddled younger brother.

Bliss (streaming February 4), l Fix Rating 6/10: Writer/director Mike Cahill is interested in telling emotional and dramatic futuristic stories. His 2011 film “Another Earth,” a collaborative effort with writer/ actress Brit Marling, is a high-point in his science fiction work to date. “Bliss,” a film that captures his indie-film sensibilities, isn’t nearly as emotionally engaging as previous efforts, but it adopts the kind of near-future extended metaphor that does have a purpose and concludes profoundly. In “Bliss,” Owen Wilson plays Greg, a recently divorced father of two, whose mental health and addiction issues are beginning to weigh him down. When he loses his job, he meets the charismatic Isabel (Salma Hayek) in a nearby bar. Soon, the two become partners in a bizarre drug-induced romance that might lead them to a parallel universe. While Cahill’s narrative pushes the envelope and performances are entertaining, “Bliss” is an often purposely ugly looking and muddled film that frustrates viewers with the unreliable narrator conceit.

ARTHOUSE CORNER Minari (Theatrical February 12), l Fix Rating 9/10: Sure to be an Oscar favorite, writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” is an impactful and frank depiction of a Korean family starting a farm in rural Arkansas in the 1980s. Steven Yeun is Jacob, the family patriarch, who moves his family to a country community where they buy a plot of land and a trailer. He plans to grow Korean vegetables and sell them to restaurants and Asian grocery stores. It’s a project with potential, but his wife, Monica (Han Ye-ri), isn’t too keen on the idea.

When Monica’s mother, Soon-ja (Youn Yuh-jung), comes to live with them, she shares a room with her grandson, David (Alan Kim), who isn’t happy about it. And the mother-in-law’s presence doesn’t help the growing tensions between Jacob and Monica. So much about “Minari” is perfect—the setting, the performances, the space to breathe as the narrative unfolds. It’s an authentic portrait. And if you want to see another great film about the Asian American experience, check out “Driveways” streaming on various platforms. The Father (February 26) l Fix Rating 9/10: While “The Father” will be touted mainly for Anthony Hopkins’ fantastic performance, this complexly structured film is to be lauded all around. Directed and co-written by French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller, the movie takes place predominantly in one apartment. Its set-bound location doesn’t take away from the cinematic qualities. Hopkins plays Anthony, an older man suffering from a form of dementia. While his diagnosis isn’t specified, Alzheimer’s is undoubtedly the topic explored here. Anthony’s daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), is determined to keep her father at home and struggles to find someone capable of dealing with his peculiarities. In addition to forgetting things, Anthony sees things too, and his memories and visions often betray him. “The Father” isn’t a happy film, but I was captivated. Hopkins and Colman are terrific, and a scene at the end of the film reminds us why he’s one of the greatest actors of all time.

VIRTUAL TEASERS The Mauritanian (February 19), l Fix Rating 8/10: After watching “The Mauritanian,” I Googled Mauritania to discover that it’s a country on the Atlantic coast of Africa. This film tells the story of a man from Mauritania named Mohamedou Ould Slahi (played by Tahar Rahim). Due to his alleged connections with Osama Bin Laden, he’s taken into custody after the 9/11 attacks. He stayed in custody, including in Guantanamo Bay, for some 14 years, having never been charged with a crime. Director Kevin Macdonald (see “The Last King of Scotland”) explores the efforts of attorney Nancy Hollander (an excellent Jodie Foster) to give Mohamedou, aka The Mauritanian, due process. Whether he was ever a part of the 9/11 attack planning is doubtful, but the evidence collected was so tainted that any fair prosecution proved impossible. A handsome production with winning performances, chiefly by Foster and Rahim, “The Mauritanian” isn’t a stirring courtroom drama. Still, it’s an interesting and moving examination of missteps made in the aftermath of our nation’s terror tragedy. Supporting performances include Benedict Cumberbatch, as a Marine prosecutor, and Shailene Woodley as a young attorney.

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Local & Live 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

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

Currently the song remains the same on the music scene as far as events and local venues. Always check ahead to see if your venue has music and of course any changes in their hours of operation during this time. There’s a lot going on on-line so support musicians by watching, commenting and tipping. I have really enjoyed the shows streaming on social media. Check out the Cellar and The Brickhouse, they have a really good line-up for February! Thank you for reading The PAPER and supporting your local independent community businesses.

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 Check websites, social media pages for music updates! ________________

We like to feature local artists and this month it’s Stella Weaver!

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Stella started taking guitar lessons at Musicology in Newnan when she was just 6 years old. She also began voice lessons at an early age of 9.

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One of her first live performances was at Leaf and Bean at age 9.

or on his website. • Feb. 12 … Linecreek Brewery

At age 12 she wrote a jingle for Nissan of Newnan and performed it live on 92.5 The Bear. She regularly performs at the Tucked Away Music Day festival here in Newnan.

KRIS YOUMANS BAND Recording new album @ Southside Tracks Studio.

Stella’s set list doesn’t look like what you would expect from a 15-year-old. It includes classic rock, alternative and country genres. Her Dad has always inspired her love of the 70s, 80s, and 90s music.

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Besides singing favorite cover tunes, she is always working on the art of songwriting. She believes in finding what you love and working hard to perfect it and we believe she will meet all of her music goals! If you want to catch one of Stella’s shows check in at The Mad Mexican- Next performance is March 6th at 6 p.m. Here’s contacts, links & shows for some of the musicians in the area:

ADAM WRIGHT Newnan’s own Adam Wright 4and Shannon Wright have made a name for

DOUG KEES … live videos on Because Kindness is Contagious Facebook Check out the album Roots & Boughs (acoustic guitar instrumentals) on his website.

themselves over and over again in Nashville. Adam is a twice-nominated Grammy nominated songwriter, singer, producer, and musician. He’s written songs recorded and performed by Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, John Legend, Brandy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lonesome River Band, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks and others.

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His newest album “I Win” was written in the Spring of 2020 during lockdown.

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Check out Daniel’s website for upcoming events. CLAIRE MARTIN find Mary on 4 MARY Facebook and on her website at Classically trained on piano as a child, as a teenager took up the electric guitar and never looked back! GRANITE BAND / Ray Laue 4 DOUBLE and subscribe to their YouTube page. WASHINGTON on Facebook, 4 LEONARD Reverbnation and Instagram. - Live Streams on Facebook 4 PATRICKeveryHAGEN Sunday night at 8 p.m.

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HANNAH MCGARITY Look for Hannah’s music on YouTube Hannah is an 18 y/o singer songwriter and plays guitar, piano, ukulele. You’ll find some of her original music on YouTube. SAWDUST Newnan based band playing what’s 4considered ‘driving, honky tonk music’, influenced by Haggard, Waylon, Johnny Cash, etc. Find them on Facebook. Listen to WRFG RADIO 89.3 FM ! check out the schedules You can hear all genres in their playlists: One of my favorites is SAGEBRUSH BOOGIE hosted by Dave Chamberlain. Others include Good Morning Blues,The Jazz Forum, Global Drumbeat, and Bluegrass.

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HEYDREAMER and on Facebook at 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!

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THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770.683.2526 Call ahead to check on Live music dates.

• February 18 … Jeanine Duke • February 19 … Melody Kiser • February 20 … Pete & Pete Band February 25 … Toni Byrd • February 26 … Josh Gilbert

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GRAZING HERE 2850 Hwy. 54, PTC, GA • 770.486.2696 • February 6 … Dixie Red 8 p.m. • February 12 Bone Daddys 8 p.m. • February 13 Band 85 South 8 p.m. • February 19 2nd Time Around 8 p.m. • February 26 Dirty Roots 8 p.m. • March 12 Quarter Mile Rendezvous

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BRICKHOUSE GRILLE & TAVERN 80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770.683.2790 • February 6 … Chuckie P & Nick Ferrell • February 12 … Chase Tibbitts • February 13 … Lyssa Coulter • February 20 … 2 Broke Kings • February 26 … Tyler Hammond • February 27 … Chuckie P. & Nick Farrell • March 5 & 6 … Corbette Jackson

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WADSWORTH AUDITORIUM Jackson St., Newnan February 6 Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Romance by Sax w/ Luis Alsa & Friends Special vocal performances by Alison Wallace & Kevin Wallace

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THE MAD MEXICAN 2 E Court Square, Newnan • 770.683.9545 • February 5 … Joey Troup 6 p.m. • February 10 … Lerogie • February 12 … JT Murphy 6 p.m. • February 17 … Joey Troup • February 20 … Lerogie Sims 6 p.m. • March 6 … Stella Weaver

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