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PAPER It’s What You Need…

Vol. 1, No. 2 ★ June 2017


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HITS June 9 … Friday

Summer Wined up

Individual tastings occur at different downtown business, where guests should expect to perform a “wine walk” that moves through over 25 host locations.



Jazz In The Park

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission presents Jazz In The Park - Greenville Street Park Friday, June 9, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Bumpin’ The Mango is featured performer. This is a free event. Blankets and picnic baskets welcome; please no glass containers. More info at


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Screen On The Square

Main Street Presents “SING” at 8 p.m. Popcorn, Italian Ice, Bouncy houses and more will be available at 5:30 p.m.on the South Court Square



The Great Race 2017

Employees at Food Outlet on Temple Avenue went all out for Memorial Day with a patriotic theme made out of cartons of Coke products. Owner Greg Crook said he saw something similar online a couple of years and asked his team to come up with something similar. We’d say it was well done.



Mr. Peanut wears open-toed shoes and yoga pants.

  Susan Barber, AP Literature and American Literature teacher at Northgate High School, was named the Coweta County School System’s Teacher of the Year. She was among 31 teachers selected by their peers for the prestigious award. The three finalists were Barber, Anne Graner, Media Specialist at Ruth Hill Elementary School, and Mindy Baker, Sixth Grade Mathematics Teacher at East Coweta Middle School.

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Rally Along the Dixie Highway~ at noon in downtown Newnan, East Broad Street. The Great Race starts in Jacksonville, Fla. on June 24 and makes several stops along the Dixie Highway and ends in Traverse City, Mich. on July 2. For more info

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Local manufacturing company Grenzebach, which specializes in building materials, glass and wood technology, was named the Small Manufacturer of the Year (150 or fewer employees) for the 2017 Georgia Manufacturers Awards.


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In the mid 1980s, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas was the voice for Sally, Charlie Brown’s little sister

  The refurbished Howard Warner School is now a community center with a ribbon cutting building held recently. It will be used for a second Boys and Girls Club in Newnan. The facility was at one point the segregated African American school.

  Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.

  Bill Headley completed a quest that took 60 years. He recently graduated from the University of West Georgia. The kicker is he’s 82. Headley enrolled at Auburn University in his early 20s, but flunked out and joined the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He later headed up Headley Construction.

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Frank Henderson and Steven Quisenberry from the History Department at Newnan High School present John Skinner, commander of VFW Post 2667, a check for $12,000. The money was raised from the Veterans 5K Run.

Newnan’s 4th


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The parade will begin at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:00 a.m., and will end at Greenville Street Park between 9:30- 10:00 a.m.

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Briefly describe yourself and what you do I am a happy person and I enjoy and love my family, friends, church, and my town of Senoia. I have enjoyed being a part of many civic clubs and organizations. I sell Premier Designs Jewelry and Watkins products. Best business advice you’ve ever received? Always look after your own business, and don’t leave it to someone else to manage. If I had it to do over again? I’ve been happy with my life and would not change much, if anything. I enjoyed high school, Tift College, teaching english, P.E., and coaching the girls basketball team at Newnan High School. I was extremely happy to move to Senoia to be with my new husband, Jimmy Hutchinson. We have two fine children, Beth and husband Woody Tripp and grandchildren, Hutch, Willis, and Maggie Tripp. Jim has a wonderful son who we call Jay, but is actually J. B. Hutchinson, IV. After Jimmy’s death, I met and married another fine man, Ralph T. Arnold. With Ralph I inherited his sweet family. I have been so blessed.

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with Jane Hutchinson Arnold son Tape of hymns that were for his late mother. A mixed album with Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, George Strait, and Tim McGraw. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. I am the youngest of seven children, and my father was also a seventh child in his family. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? Billy Graham, my mother, my daddy, Jimmy, and Jesus. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream Jimmy and I had planned an Alaskan Cruise after retirement but were unable to go because of his health issues. If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … Maybe I would travel more or possibly serve on a mission trip. Your go-to food.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

A tomato at any meal and chocolate anytime.

The Bible, “Jesus Calling” a daily devotional, a romantic novel or book of short stories. The music would be beautiful instrumental music, Alan Jack-

Dogs or cats? We have always had dogs and cats for most of my

life. My children loved both. We have neither at this time. Your favorite quote and why “Wise people change their minds and fools never do”. This means that if you see things differently, you are free to change your mind. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own? Don’t procrastinate, use your time wisely, get advice from people with experience doing what you want to do, realize that everyone does not think the same way that I do.

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ing wage to $11 per hour, an amount that exceeds the federal minimum wage by more than 50 percent. The new standard will include employees at all seven of Piedmont’s hospitals as well as Piedmont’s employed physician practices and corporate services. Approximately 250 current Piedmont employees will benefit from the increase.


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  The ratio of chickens to humans on earth is 8:1

  ZEN continued from page 1 It was only 66 years between the Wright brothers first flight and man landing on the moon.

  Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare have signed a Letter of Intent, initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations. Should the negotiations prove successful, Columbus Regional will become Piedmont’s regional “hub” for clinical services in Southwest Georgia. Columbus Regional Health’s two hospitals – Midtown Medical Center and Northside Medical Center, as well as its John B. Amos Cancer Center, MyCare Urgent Care Centers and multiple physician practices – would be included in the partnership.

  Kicking off June 5, the 2017 Summer Reading Program will feature visits by Cochran Mills Reptile Show, Mad Scientist Doc Atoms, Drummer Dave Holland, and fan favorite Magician Ken Scott. In addition, other featured shows will be a visit from The Zoo Atlanta Zoomobile, Mindcraft Mobile Interactive science museum, and the Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey. For more information, check out .

  There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court building and it is known as “the highest court in the land.”

  West Georgia Tech has expanded its GED-to-college program – which allows students enrolled in Adult Education classes to apply to certificate and diploma classes at the college – from only four eligible programs to approximately 100 programs, now including almost all of the college’s certificate and diploma classes. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in one of West Georgia Tech’s Adult Education classes, have passed two of the four GED subtests and have met the entrance (Accuplacer) requirements of the program to which they’re applying.

  Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is actually Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog

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Filming for a movie believed to be The Trouble with Grandpa” was held at the former Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Hospital Road. It stars Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Uma Thurman. The film project is identified on signs as “Marro.”

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The largest country in the world without a river is Saudi Arabia

  Derenda Rowe is retiring as head of the One Roof Ecumenical Outreach Alliance, which she held found more than 10 years ago. moved to Coweta 13 years ago, she had no idea she’d end up running a nonprofit organization – let alone becoming its founding executive director. Dr. David Gregory, former homeless liaison with the Coweta County School System, will be the new executive director. One Roof was founded by several local churches and provides various services for needy Cowetans, including a food pantry and thrift store.

  The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor

  Officials at Piedmont Healthcare are raising the start-

There’s a big “Going Out of Business” sign outside of Gander Mountain in Ashley Park. But it’s not all bad. Camping World acquired Gander’s leases and employees, but all of the company’s inventory must be sold off first As of now, plans are to reopen the Newnan store after that.

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Moss on a rock is just a mini forest on a mini mountain

  Famous TV preacher Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria have been accused of colluding with the devil after they posed for photos with their son as he graduated from the University of Texas. The renowned televangelists documented their son Jonathan’s graduation in Austin on Saturday by taking photos of themselves throwing a ‘Hook ‘em Horns’ hand signal. The spirited hand gesture has long been used at the university to represent its Texas Longhorn Bevo mascot. But it clearly didn’t bode well with some of their millions of Twitter followers who complained the megachurch family was using the devil’s sign.

  It took the creator of the Rubik’s Cube, Erno Rubik, one month to solve the cube after he created it; the current world record is 5.55 seconds.

  A multi-use trail system throughout Coweta County has gotten approved by both the city of Newnan and county commissioners. The approved master plan calls for a 25.5 mile trail that is broken down into 15 segments.

  The ratio of chickens to humans on earth is 8:1

  According to a new report by FilmL.A, 17 feature films were shot in Georgia in 2016, beating California as the top location for feature film production. That also makes the state the number one filming location in the world. The report said the United Kingdom came in second for shooting with 16 feature films, with Canada taking third place with 13. Meanwhile, California was in fourth place with 12 feature productions and New York, and Louisiana tied for fifth place.

  If you sneeze while travelling at 60 mph your eyes are closed for an average of 50 feet.

  Longtime politician and former U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland said he is not running for governor. Westmoreland represented Coweta County for 12 years in Congress and another 12 in the Georgia State house.

  The 2017 Leadership Coweta class graduated with 21 professionals. Sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, Leadership Coweta provides existing and emerging leaders with unique opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge of Coweta County and to sharpen their leadership skills and to network with leaders from across the community.

  A Veterans 5K Run, organized by Newnan High School students and history professors, collected $12,000. The money was then donated for veterans programs and accepted by John Skinner, commander of VFW Post 2667, during Memorial Day ceremonies.

  Typo Market in Downtown Newnan is moving a couple of doors down and to street level. The store’s new address will be 11 Greenville Street, which was occupied by the Army Tactical store. Grand opening is set for July 1 with a grand prize drawing of $100 of store products that day.

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John Michael Montgomery to headline Black Tie & Boots The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that John Michael Montgomery will headline its 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots concert at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco on Saturday, July 29.

sponsorships mean direct support to WGTC students in the form of scholarships.”

Montgomery joins the long and star-studded list of country music performers who have graced the Murphy Campus stage, including Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Wynonna & the Big Noise and last year’s performer Kellie Pickler.

“We are extremely excited to have John Michael Montgomery as this year’s performer,” said West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel. “This concert is not just a fun event, but also a chance to focus on the success of our students with the support of the community and our business and industry partners. It’s a great time for everyone.”

Singer of popular love songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That,” Montgomery was born in Danville, Ky., to parents who imparted a lifelong love of music. “Where most people have chairs and sofas in their living rooms, we had amplifiers and drum kits,” Montgomery said. “The family band played on weekends throughout the area, and my brother Eddie and I eagerly soaked up everything about it.”

WGTC President Steve G. Daniel said he’s thankful for the continued support that has made Black Tie & Boots a “staple event” over the past 16 years.

Though Black Tie & Boots has become one of the most highly anticipated events in West Georgia, its purpose has remained the same. All of the proceeds raised from the event support student scholarships. For more information about becoming a corporate partner, contact Jada Marcum at Jada.Marcum@ or 678-664-0516.

The event includes a buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Guests are treated to valet parking, a professional photographer and a walk on the red carpet. This year’s attire is the event’s traditional “black-tie optional.” And, of course, boots.

Montgomery took over lead singing chores after his parents divorced, and he performed for a while in a band called Early Tymz with Eddie and their friend Troy Gentry. Nashville talent scouts began hearing about and then seeing Montgomery perform, and by the early ‘90s he had a record deal.

Sponsorships, which include concert tickets and admission to a “meet-and-greet” reception with Montgomery, are now available for purchase. A limited number of individual and group tickets will be made available on July 1 pending availability.

The hits followed steadily, with songs like “Rope The Moon,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “No Man’s Land,” “Cowboy Love,” “As Long As I Live,” “Friends” and “How Was I To Know” establishing him as one of the elite acts of the era.

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He received the CMA Horizon award and was named the ACM’s Top New Vocalist, setting off a long series of awards that included the CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist, and a Grammy nomination.

“We are humbled and honored by the tremendous support from our business partners and from the community every year,” said Kim Learnard, Executive Director of the WGTC Foundation. “Corporate

John Michael Montgomery will headline the West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s 16th annual Black Tie & Boots event on Saturday, July 29. Montgomery has sold 16 million albums and notched 15 No. 1 singles on the country charts over his 25-year career. For more information on Montgomery, visit www.

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Build a Better World with Coweta County Library System This summer, the Coweta County Library System invites all Coweta families to help “Build a Better World” by reading, experimenting and attending fun library sponsored programs. There will be performers, workshops and parties throughout the summer. Juvenile readers who compete the reading challenge will win a Golden Ticket which will allow them entry into the action packed Finale Party. Teen and Adult readers will read for a weekly prize. Registration for Summer Reading will begin May 15.

Show, Mad Scientist Doc Atoms, Drummer Dave Holland, and fan favorite Magician Ken Scott. In addition, other featured shows will be a visit from The Zoo Atlanta Zoo-mobile, Mindcraft Mobile Interactive science museum, and the Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey. Please check the library’s website and schedule handout for additional performers.

ties for girls (with an emphasis on building). Other STEM sessions include Robotics classes and LEGO building days. In addition, there will crafting classes which will focus on being creative while also being eco-friendly.

There will be also be several workshops held by the library that will focus on the popular STEM curriculum. The library will be partnering with Girl Scouts of America to present hands on STEM activi-

At the end of the summer, all readers who have earned a golden ticket will be able to attend the Summer Finale Party at Central Library. The Finale will take place on July 22 and will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Activities at the Finale include a photo booth, Face Painting, Mindcraft Mobile Interactive Science Museum, a story time and craft booths. There will also be magician, Arthur Atsma; Balloonist Laurel Alford; and cold treats prepared by the Frigid Frog.

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Kicking off June 5, the 2017 Summer Reading Program will feature visits by Cochran Mills Reptile


By LaTina Emerson The Coweta County School System is officially on summer break, and local kids will have plenty of free time during the next few months to relax, have fun and enjoy days with no tests and homework. For parents searching for budget-friendly ways to entertain their kids this summer, these deals offered at local theaters, skating rinks, bowling alleys and more are great ways to save on summer fun. n Regal Entertainment Summer Movie Express Kids can enjoy $1 movies all summer through Regal Entertainment Group’s 2017 Summer Movie Express. Starting June 6, family-friendly films will be screened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In Newnan, come to Regal Georgian Stadium 14 at 232 Newnan Crossing Bypass. Two movies will be featured each week and will play on both days. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. Here’s a schedule of the family-friendly movies and their ratings: Week 1: Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG), Ice Age: Collision Course (PG) Week 2: Trolls (PG), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) Week 3: Monster Trucks (PG), Penguins of Madagascar (PG) Week 4: Rio 2 (G), The Boxtrolls (PG) Week 5: The Secret Life of Pets (PG), Sing (PG) Week 6: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG), Ratchet & Clank (PG) Week 7: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG), The Adventures of Tintin (PG) Week 8: Happy Feet Two (PG), Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG) Week 9: Storks (PG), The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) For more information, visit https://www.regmovies. com/movies/summer-movie-express. n Junction Lanes in Newnan Junction Lanes Family Entertainment Center has daily specials to help customers save money on a friendly game of bowling with family and friends. Countdown to Midnight: On Fridays and Saturdays, bowl for three hours starting at 10 p.m. for $21.99, two hours starting at 11 p.m. for $15.99 and one hour starting at midnight for $9.99, plus tax. These prices are per person and include shoe rental. Night Owl Special: On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 8 p.m., bowl up to three hours (until close at 11 p.m.) for $13.99 per person, plus tax. Shoe rental is included. Sunday Buck Night: On Sundays from 7 p.m. to close at 11 p.m., enjoy $1 games, popcorn and sodas. Bowl-A-Pa-Loo-Za: Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to

7 p.m., bowl for two hours for $11.99 per person, plus tax. Shoe rental is included. The last sell time is 5 p.m. Junction Lanes is at 141 Newnan Station Drive in Newnan. Lanes may be limited on any day, so call for availability. For more info, call 770-683-2695 or visit n Carnegie Library in Downtown Newnan In June, bring your kids to free children’s programs at the Carnegie Library at 1 LaGrange St. in Newnan. Here are some of the scheduled events: June 5, 12, 19, 26: Crochet activity, 2 p.m., ages 8 and up June 8: Lego Day “Angry Birds,” 10 a.m., ages 7 to 12 June 13: Jennifer Daniels Music and Stories, 10 a.m. June 14: American Girl Club, 10 a.m., ages 7 to 12 June 15: Shakespeare 4 Kids! “Shrew,” 10 a.m., ages 4 and up June 20: Random Family Craft Day, 10 a.m. June 22: Chef Carlin, 10 a.m., all ages June 27: Southeastern Reptile Rescue, 10 a.m., all ages June 28: The Art of Reading, 10 a.m., ages 2 to 5 June 29: Lego Day “Robotics,” 10 a.m., ages 7 to 12 Call 770-683-1347 one week in advance to reserve seats. For updates, visit n Grantville Splash Park The Grantville Splash Park at 92 Post St. in Grantville is open through Labor Day. The park is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is $1 per person.

Chef Carlin from past SRC

Ken Scott from past SRC

n Lowell Paintball in Carrollton Lowell Paintball at 2277 Whooping Creek Road in Carrollton is a professionally run paint ball facility focused on safety and fun. The facility is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekdays by reservation. Ask about specials. To make reservations, call 770-854-CAMP (2267). For more information, visit the website: n Banning Mills in Whitesburg Historic Banning Mills Adventure Park at 205 Horseshoe Dam Road in Whitesburg offers a variety of activities for family fun. The Screaming Eagle Zip Line tour, the world’s longest and largest zip line canopy tour, has six levels. The adventure park also offers Birds of Prey shows and nature events for $5 per person, the world’s tallest freestanding climbing wall, power free falls, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking trails, a day spa offering massages and facials and more. For more information, please call 770-834-9149 or visit their website: http://www.historicbanningmills. com/. Ask about discount codes.

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Newnan: A Storybook Town Story Contest

The Newnan Coweta-Art Association and Children Connect: Newnan Children’s Museum are gearing up to do another fabulous art installation of large fiberglass pieces painted by local artists. The theme for this new art installation will be “Newnan, a Storybook Town.” Included as part of this new installation will be the publication of a Newnan storybook written and illustrated by a local author and artist. To that end, the Newnan Carnegie Library is hosting two concurrent contests to find our author and illustrator! The entries will be judged by a panel including members of the Newnan Coweta Art Association, The Newnan Coweta Historical Society, and staff from the Newnan Carnegie Library.

Contest 1: We invite participants to send in entries consisting of children’s picture book length stories that touch on the history of the city of Newnan and include farmyard animal characters such as donkeys, pigs,


sheep, and cows. The winning story will be published as a storybook locally along with illustrations from the winning illustrator.

Contest 2: We invite participants to submit two illustrations of farmyard animals suitable for characters in a children’s storybook. The winning illustrator will be asked to illustrate the winning story for a completed storybook to be published in anticipation of the new fiberglass art installation in Newnan. Artists and Writers are welcome to enter both contests simultaneously. Deadline for entry into both contests is July 31st 2017. Please submit entries in person at the Newnan Carnegie Library located at 1 LaGrange St. Newnan, GA 30263 or by email to ewood@ For questions, please contact the

Carnegie at 770-683-1347. Profits from the initial printings of the resulting storybook will benefit Children Connect: Newnan’s Children’s Museum.

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MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. $463,000. (Frank/Jess)



MLS #8114695 BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS HOME IN CHOICE NEWNAN LOCATION. Near ASHLEY PARK, CTCA, PIEDMONT NEWNAN HOSPITAL & I-85! Foyer entrance. Lrg greatrm/ family rm, f/p. 9’ ceilings & dining area w/patio access. Lrg mstr on main w/trey ceiling. Huge bonus rm. Oversized garage. Wheelchair friendly. $269,900. (FRANK/JESS)

LOTS/LAND _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 3.9+/- ACRES PLATTED for 24 townhome lots w/paved streets w/curb & gutter. CT TRA CONnear City water & sewer available.UConvenient downtown Newnan, restaurants & NDER location shopping. Easy access to I-85 & Atlanta. Sold ‘as is’. $228,000. Frank/Jess _________________________________________________________ 4.174+/- WOODED ACRES on Palmetto-Tyrone Road and Hudgens Road. Choice North Coweta location. Just $59,900. Frank. _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________

MLS #8191772 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. Well maintained 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA in sought after Newnan area in great school district. Oversized mstr w/vaulted ceiling. Custom, upgraded kitchen w/tile flr, custom island, tiled backsplash & walk-in pantry. Dining room w/coffered ceiling. Beautiful low maintenance yard. Priced below recent appraisal! $263,900. Jess.

3 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________ CHOICE 10.13 ACRES ZONED COMMERCIAL (C-2) ON HWY 74 (SENOIA ROAD) near Tyrone. Adjoins Georgia World of Beverages. 579’ frontage on Hwy 74 and 385’ frontage on Landrum Road. $2,500,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ FOR LEASE ~ 5 JACKSON ST. – Downtown store building. 1452 sq. ft. $1250 per month. Call Robert Hinely 678.877-5874 (Owner, Agent). _________________________________________________________

MLS #8018914 LOOK NO FURTHER than this fabulous craftsman style home on 16.65 ac w/its own pvt 2 ac stocked pond & detached 1BR/BA guest house w/double garage & shop. Main house features spacious greatrm w/fplc, formal DR, full equipped kit/with all the extras, breakfast rm, 5BR/4 ½ BA, full bsmt w/theatre rm. See to appreciate. $549,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8155946 509.35+/- WOODED ACRES with approximately 200 acres in Grantville City limits. Approximately 200 acres in Coweta Co. & approximately 100 acres in Meriwether Co. Approx. 7,400’ frontage on Minnie Sewell Rd, approx. 4,000’ on Hwy 29 & approx. 6,400’ on CSX RR. Ideal for development. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/AC. (Frank/Chip)

_________________________________________________________ 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/Jess _________________________________________________________ POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL LOT w/road frontage on busy Hwy 34E. 9.89+/- acs. Excellent location close to Peachtree City, Thomas Crossroads and I-85! Currently zoned Rural Conservation. $75,000. Jess _________________________________________________________ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair Street and Taylor Street. Just off Temple Avenue. Just $55,000. Frank Barron, Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors 770-231-9535. _________________________________________________________

Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price & terms subject to prior sale & change without notice.

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The Tips, Trends and Trendsetters with Corby Carlin Winters

Each month I strive to share current trends and ideas that are popular and impact our lives in positive ways. It is so hard to imagine that June is upon us and summer is here. Many are headed to the beach while others are opting for the Staycation.

Men layer too and for some of them they wear it so very well. Lorraine Beckman and her Rockin’ B Antiques are a bit of a legend with their great consignment booths. One such booth is 109, where Barbara sells her fabulous jewelry. Women will shop and literally spend an hour in Barbara’s booth, which she loves to call the Gathering of the Goddesses. Whatever your jewelry style, make sure it’s yours and let your personality shine.

I love covering style, fashion, health, wellness, beauty, relationships and everyday life tips and trends. It is my desire to bring you a variety of fun topics and sometimes, life-changing trends. I hope you enjoy them and please feel free to share The Paper and The Shopper with friends and family.

Summer vacations are a big deal, often more to children than to their parents. Not everyone can afford that special trip but let’s say you do. The vacation scenario looks a bit like this …

Layering bangles, bracelets and cuffs Stacking and layering bracelets, necklaces and rings is so hot! I love to layer, layer, layer. I always have but it is so popular right now. Someone once said to me “I can’t believe you wear such big jewelry and so much for such a short person. Oh well, I must say I do love “big” jewelry and layering it is indeed my thing and for many others.

The Staycation

You plan the trip, it’s time to go. You start packing which seems endless. You gather snacks for the trip. You board your animals and everyone loads in the car. And of course in the first ten minutes one of the munchkins asks that infamous question “are we there yet?” Honestly, I am already tired thinking about the trip. Here are just some ideas for your staycation ~ Get your bikes and head to Peachtree City and have lunch at one of their many fabulous restaurants or get a latte at Starbucks and dessert to take to the park. If you are a hiking person head to The Chattahoochee Bend and follow an orienteering path created by The Eldest Son of Thunder for his Eagle Project. I promise you will have great family bonding time. Also just head to downtown Newnan, shop, eat and fellowship. If you are a Walking Dead fan then go right over to Senoia and take in all the sights, eat and shop in their wonderful stores You might also want to head up to Serenbe and walk the labyrinth and have dinner at The Hill. But let me be perfectly honest my favorite words I like to hear at a staycation is “Miss Winters it is time for your massage and facial.” Now that is my kind of staycation.

Purchases with a Greater Purpose Can Be A Blessing You can find great jewelry everywhere in our neck of the woods, from thrift shops to consignment shops and local speciality stores. Jewelry can add fun, whimsy or sophistication to any outfit for women of all ages. If you layer cuffs and bracelets you may want to then go less on the necklaces. But I have friends that go all out and layer everything at all the same time and it totally works.

lection of unique curated goods. Kenya sells merchandise that gives back and helps those around the world from selling their beautiful handcrafted leather bags called “Live fashionably.” When you purchase one of these bag you help women in Ethiopia. You can also find colorful pillowcases made locally in Newnan by Erin Lamb, a young artist and philanthropist who has been spotlighted in The New York Times. For each sale a portion is given back to help children go to school Guatemala.

Businesses in our local communities are working to change the world and the lives of men, women and children everywhere. Greenhouse Mercantile in downtown Newnan is one of those stores that give back through the merchandise they sell on East Washington. Owner Kenya Brantley offers a col-

Blue Moon Boutique, also in downtown Newnan, is owned by Gay Koran and carries the TOMS brand. That includes TOMS shoes, sunglasses and handbags. If you purchase any handbag women are given birth kits, the sale of sunglasses provides eye care and for the sale of each pair of shoes a pair of shoes is given.


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One Roof Ecumnical Minisrty uses its thrift shop sales to help those in our community. They offer financial assistance, a food pantry, and some life encouragement, When you spend money there your purchases go to helping others.

A Healthy Glowing Face Facial sheets and under eye boosts are all the rage in Hollywood and even in our neck of the woods. Looking and staying young is a multi-billion dollar business and it continues to grow. Many women experience ageism.

Rucking or Hiking - Call It Want You Want - It Is Exercise

However, often men catch a bit of a break on this one. Men can age and no one seems to judge them. But let’s be honest, women are not so lucky. But taking care of your skin and health is important at any age, eating right, drinking lots of water are great way to keep your skin young and vibrant. Moisturizers and sunblock are critical for longer term care of your skin for years to come. There are many products and skincare lines but the most important thing is to find what works best for you, your skin and gives you the results you want. But don’t be fooled, products can only do so much and whether your friends are telling you are not some are definitely going under the needle for botox and other fillers. Do not be so quick judge. But I will say these facial sheets are awesome and you can find them all over the area at various price levels.

So recently Winters learned all about a new activity called Rucking. Best yet, so did I. However, as I overheard the video Winters was listening too I was certain they were talking about good old hiking. Something we have done for years while living in Alaska and also being a part of Boy Scouts. But I was wrong, evidently if you put on a back pack, grab a hiking stick and start walking around your neighbourhood, then you are rucking. But do the very same thing in woods it is called hiking. This makes me laugh a bit because I’m certain some city folks are spending a lot of money to get specialized Rucking gear. And maybe they need it. Good news is if it gets men and women exercising then that is awesome. The important key is to stay healthy. We must exercise. So before you run out and spend loads of money buying an official rucking backpack, do your research. You just might grab a backpack from your garage and put some hand weights or heavy books in the back. I have done this many times and had no idea I was actually Rucking. The most important thing you need to know is get busy hiking, Oh, I meant to say Rucking. Call it rucking, hiking, walking. Bottom line is exercise and get moving.

Let Corby know you enjoy her Tips & Trends! If you have ideas for articles please share with her

Mr. Personality has given his personal seal of approval to The PAPER, a new publication from Winters Media and Publishing Inc. The PAPER focuses on entertainment, food and “what to do” and is a sister publication to The Shopper, also published by Winters Media. Check out The Paper’s new website

Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a fashionista. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONSs of Thunder.

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18 hour $ for 125 3 1sessions Reflexology can help with seasonal allergies by working certain pressure points on the face and head as well as the feet. The use of essential oils and cold stones will further enhance the treatment.

allergy relief

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plantar Fasciitis

stress relief

maternity reflexology

Footpaths Aromatic Reflexology 19 Perry St., Suite 10, Newnan, GA 30263

770.683.3338 (FEET) Jeanette Jackson NBCR/CA ARCB certified Reflexologist


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Visit All Three Locations ~ Each has unique gift selections!

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The DOWNTOWN Farmers Market The DOWNTOWN Coweta County Farmers Market will open for the season on June 7, 2017 on South Court Square. The Coweta County Farmer’s Market is hosted weekly on Wednesday’s from 9:00am- 1:00pm, and offers locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers, plants and much more! The market opens on the second weekend in June, and typically closes during the middle of October. The market is facilitated by the UGA Coweta County Extension office, in partnership with Main Street Newnan and Coweta County. It is open weekly, at two different local sites. On Wednesday’s, the market is hosted around the courthouse square in Downtown Newnan, and at the Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center on Saturday mornings. Information is available for visitors and vendors at (please see event calendar). Free parking is available along downtown streets, and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots, located at: 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue, 50 East Broad Street, 65 East Broad Street, 41 East Washington Street, and 22 East Broad Street.

Shop, Compare, SAVE!

• Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Clothing • Name Brand • Purses • Jewelry • Books • Toys • Accessories • Cookware • Dishes and More 255 Temple Ave, Newnan, GA 30263 next to Food Outlet • 770.683.7705




Briefly describe yourself and what you do I am the husband of Brenda, the father of James and Matthew and the grandfather of five of the smartest kids on earth. My son James and I own Welden Financial on Spring Street in Newnan where we do Financial Planning and Wealth Management. My family is active in the Newnan First Methodist Church and I am a member of the Newnan Kiwanis Club. Best business advice you’ve ever received? It was to do something you enjoy doing and always do what is in the best interest of your client.

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? My parents and their parents. I know that is six, but my ancestors were all married. I always enjoyed listening to them talk while they were alive and I miss them. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream The one dream I have is to form and fund a foundation to support education and the arts in our community,, mainly music and the performing arts. If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

I would not change much. If I had to name one thing, it would be to travel and spend more time with the kids when they were young.

If I was not doing what I am doing I would be sad. I am enjoying life.

Always take a hard copy of the Bible. If I was going be where I could play an album, I would take my iPhone and listen to biographies of the founding fathers of our country.

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If I had it to do over again?

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

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Dogs or cats? Neither. Nothing aggravates me more than being out enjoying life with someone and they have to go home to let the dog out or they cannot go somewhere because the dog will miss them. Pets are for old people and kids.

Your favorite quote and why Walt Disney “If you can dream it you can do it.” What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own? Try it, you can do it. It may take more than one try. Failing only hurts for a short while, succeeding feels good as long as you can remember.

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“A Perfect Place T ~ Shopping, F NOW OPEN

South Atlanta’s Preferred Dancewear Provider “Located in the heart of historic Downtown Newnan, Grit & Grace is South Atlanta’s preferred Dancewear and Streetwear provider. Visit us to experience the area’s largest selection of premium dance and athleisure apparel, including master pointe shoe fittings. We also offer a wide variety of accessories and gifts for the tiny dancer to the professional! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the industry’s latest fashions!” 7 Greenville St., Newnan • 678.552.9798

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Chicken Stir Fry w/Broccoli Bento Sampler • Thai Dumplings Curry Soups • Boba Tea • Thai Tea Hot Green Tea • Smoothies & Much More! * Thai cooking with herbs is what makes our food healthy.

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To Spend The Day Food, Fun” a collection of curated goods…

e Street, St. B wn Newnan

Blue Moon offers a variety of trendy clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, a variety of unique gifts & more. 6 Greenville Street • 770.683.7730




QUARE • DOWNTOWN NEWNAN • 678-621-0373

Now Serving Hot Fresh Brewed Local Coffee 6A East Washington St. • 678.857.9025 Monday - Saturday 8- 5

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ARTS _______

Now Selling Wishbone T-Shirts! 32 Jefferson Street, Downtown Newnan 770.253.7061

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 3 to 5 pm for an Artist Reception: “Wandering Words” - Works from Books by Mia Broder “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” “A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.” - Holly Golightly DOGWOOD GALLERY & FRAMER 1175 Senioa Road North, Suite N | Tyrone, GA | 770-774-3524


Good at All 3 Locations.Must present coupon. 1 coupon per customer. Expires 06/30/17.

• Walk-Ins Welcome • No Appointment Necessary SUMMER HOURS: NOW OPEN until 8 p.m. at both Newnan locations.

GREAT STYLES Great Haircuts. Great Price.

n 1108 Bullsboro Dr., Ste. 108, Newnan Pavilion 770-683-8433 n 487 Hwy 29N, Little Giant Shopping Ctr, Newnan 770-253-1525 n 2705 Hwy 54 W, Ste. 5, Peachtree City 770-631-1335

The Newnan City Hall Artist of the month for June is Kim Wright with a beach theme!




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.

El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan - 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday noon - 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

23 Franklin Road, Newnan - 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk. Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift

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Redneck Gourmet

Southern-style casual deli, local hangout (770) 251-0092 Mon - Sat. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 11 East Court Square

Healthy Food Cafe

Casual Thai cuisine and health shakes (770) 683-6644 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 33 East Broad Street


Upscale Thai cuisine and sushi bar (770) 683-7515 Mon - Thurs 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sat. noon to 10:30 p.m. Sun. noon to 9:30 p.m. 16 North Court Square


Newnan’s pizzeria joint (770) 683-2683 Mon. - Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 19 North Court Square


Got a favorite joint? Let us know about it and we’ll check it out: __________________________________



Each issue we highlight restaurants from specific areas. This issue: Downtown Newnan

Wishbone Chicken

Chicken joint and Southern restaurant 770-253-7061 Mon-Wed. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs-Fri. 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 32 Jefferson Street

Leaf and Bean

Speciality coffee and teahouse 770-683-7290 Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sun 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 22 West Court Square

Oink Joint

CC’s Wings

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All things barbeque 770-755-7999 Mon-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri-Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 East Washington

Golden’s on the Square

Cafeteria-style home cooking 770-251-4300 Mon-Sun 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 9 East Court Square

La Fiesta

Casual Mexican with all the favorites 770-251-3637 Mon-Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 - 10 p.m. Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 Jackson Street

Mexican dishes with a Southern flair (770) 683-9545 Mon. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2 East Court Square

Mother’s Kitchen

Southern comfort food (770) 683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 .m. to 3 p.m. 33 ½ East Broad. It’s down an alley. Just ask

The Cellar

Fine dining dinner with exotic meats. Casual lunch outside or in (770) 683-6328 Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m. 20 Jefferson Street

Meat N Greet

Hip gourmet burgers with craft beers and bourbon (770) 683-4664 Mon. to Thurs, Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 11: a.m. to 11 p.m. 11 Jefferson St.

Christy’s Cafe

Homestyle breakfast and lunch (770) 683-7512 Mon. to Sat. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. __________________________________


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SUNDAYS & TUESDAYS BINGO! at Veteran’s Club Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo on Sundays at 6 p.m.,. & on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. 770.251.6949 after 3 • 130 Veterans Rd.

WEDNESDAYS DOWNTOWN Farmers Market The DOWNTOWN Coweta County Farmers Market opens for the season June 7 on South Court Square. Open from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. and offering locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers and plants. downtown Newnan •

SATURDAYS Farmers Market

The Coweta County Farmer’s Market is hosted at the Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers. 197 Temple Ave., Newnan

JUNE 7, 21 & … 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Golf Life Ladies Golf Life Ladies is also known as “The Social Golf League. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at White Oak Golf Club. For more information, e-mail Kim or Samantha at or visit 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan, GA

JUNE 9 … FRIDAY Summer Wined up

The Summer Wined-Up is the downtown winetasting event. Individual tastings occur at different downtown business, where guests should expect to perform a “wine walk” that moves through over 25 host locations.

JUNE 9 … FRIDAY Jazz In The Park

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission presents Jazz In The Park - Greenville Street Park Friday, June 9, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Bumpin’ The Mango is featured performer. This is a free event. Blankets and picnic baskets welcome; please no glass containers. More info at

JUNE 13 … TUESDAY Life Hacks for the College Bound

The Newnan Carnegie presents Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia, who will discuss the importance of education, preparing for college, opportunities that are available to students and valuable insights into the college life. Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. at The Carnegie. The Newnan Carnegie • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan 770.683.1347 • send events to

June 18th … Sunday ~ Father’s Day JUNE 23 … FRIDAY Screen On The Square Main Street Presents “SING” at 8 p.m. Popcorn, Italian Ice, Bouncy houses and more will be available at 5:30 p.m.on the South Court Square in historic downtown Newnan The event is free to the public. Families are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on and pack a picnic supper to enjoy during the event, or come early and dine at one of our downtown restaurants.

JUNE 25 … SUNDAY The Great Race 2017 Rally Along the Dixie Highway~ at Noon in Downtown Newnan, East Broad Street. The Great Race starts in Jacksonville, FL on June 24 and makes several stops along the Dixie Highway and ends in Traverse City, MI on July 2. For more info • 1.800.989.7223


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We will have Adult, Large Print, Young adult and Children’s titles in fiction and nonfiction.  But -we will have more than just books. We will also have DVDs, CDs, & VHS.  We are including cases and some puzzles for sale as well. Mitchell Powell Library • 770.253.3625 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263


Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan on the first Saturday of every month from April-December, around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more!


Piedmont Newnan Hospital hosts its monthly Walk with a Doc the first Saturday of the month (May-Nov) at 8:30 a.m. at the Piedmont Fitness Center in downtown Newnan, right before Market Days. Each month will feature a different physician. 26 West Court Square, downtown Newnan • 877.527.3712

JULY 4 … TUESDAY FOURTH OF JULY PARADE The parade will begin at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:00 a.m., and will end at Greenville Street Park between 9:30- 10:00 a.m.

Auditions Kitchen Witches Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for The Kitchen Witches, a comedy by Caroline Smith. Cast consists of 2M/2F. Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and will be held June 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at Newnan Theatre Company. Performance dates for the show are Sep 14–24. Visit for more info.


Is it “trash or treasure” in that attic, closet or barn? Find out at a special one-day-only event this summer, brought to you by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Now is the time to dig out and dust off family heirlooms or curious, eccentric pieces that may be in your homes to find out their value, history and whether items are indeed “trash or treasure!” On Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Newnan, NCHS hosts “Trash OR Treasure -- “What’s in Your Attic?”, a first-of-its kind event for NCHS. The special event will include brief lectures on popular collection items such as art, dolls, jewelry, furniture, books, textiles, comics and toys. Appraisers and specialists deliver the talks, give background information and reveal the worth of entries submitted for appraisal.

No curious objects in the house that you need appraised? No worries! A $5 ticket is available for those who would like to attend the event without submitting an entry. Spend as much time as you like perusing the items submitted, catching lecture sessions or networking with fellow collectors. Enjoy delicious offerings available for purchase from food vendors at the event. Non-entry tickets will be available up to and throughout the day of the event. Starting at 10 a.m. on July 15, about every half hour antiques specialists will present an engaging 15 to 20 minute “talk” on various collectibles with time for questions from the audience. A schedule of the “talks” about collectibles will be posted prior to the event on the event Facebook page and on the NCHS website. NCHS hopes that entrants and ticket holders will make this a day of fun, learning and networking with other collectors. Food vendors will be available onsite for lunch or refreshment. All proceeds from Trash OR Treasure goes toward NCHS sponsored programs being held monthly at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, the Historic Train Depot and other locations in and around downtown Newnan. The idea to introduce a “Antiques Roadhouse” (the popular TV series) type event in Newnan is the inspiration of NCHS board member Ginny Lyles. Lyles while going through items from her childhood home became enthralled with the history, and yes, value, with so many of the items, some family heirlooms, that she was discovering. When talking with another NCHS board member, President Lisa Harwell, about the items, the idea was born to have a fundraiser for NCHS that encouraged others to bring in their collectibles, artifacts and other items of interest to discover their origin and value.

Those submitting items for review and appraisal must do so before the July 1 deadline for entries. Purchase tickets through the NCHS website, the event Facebook page or by visiting One item may be submitted for every entry ticket purchased at $25. There is no limit on the number of entry tickets. Once an entry is submitted, a form is sent to the entrant for completion. The form requires a photo, description and any known information about the item(s) being submitted. Entrants will physically bring items to the event being held at the Historic Train Depot located at 60 E. Broad St, Newnan, GA, on the day of the event, July 15. NCHS hopes to have about 75 entries for appraisal. The value of entry items is revealed the day of the event, July 15, 2017 at the Historic Train Depot.

Historian, local author and NCHS Executive Director Jeff Bishop says, “Coweta County has a rich and multi-layered background with folks from all walks of life, many who come from families that have been in the area for multiple generations. Inevitably there are items that have passed down among the family lines to those who may not know the history or value of the items they now own. This is an unique opportunity to learn about such items.” Lyles adds, “No item is too big -- as long as it can be brought to the Depot, or small, too expensive or too inconsequential. Cowetans have items that are meaningful, but may not have a high value and items that may have significant value, but not much meaning. This event is for everyone’s participation and enjoyment.” Entry tickets are $25 for every item entered with a July 1 deadline and can be purchased at, or by link from the NCHS webpage, the Trash OR Treasure Facebook page, by calling 770251-0207 or by visiting the NCHS headquarters at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St, Newnan, GA 30263. Non-entry tickets available for just $5.

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Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador I am so excited at the opportunity I have been given by John Winters to share what is nothing less than a rare treasure and the best kept secret in all of Georgia. Each month I shall be sharing one of the many treasures of the Courthouse Square in Mr. Winters’ new publication, “The Paper.” Thanks to Ryan O Neal at WQEE 99.1 FM. I shall be doing the same thing on the radio each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. It will be Newnan’s “Goodwill Ambassador Radio Show.” On June 1st I was on the radio talking about the amazing Market Day that is displayed on the Courthouse Square the first Saturday of every month. A lot of very nice people with lots of talent set up their tents and display their wares. If you can think it, they have it. Anything from goat milk soap to local honey and wooden ink pens and much more, much, much more. I think the best part off Market Day is the people themselves. The vendors and shoppers all make for a positive, fun-filled conversation and amazing experiences. You have the smell of caramel popcorn and fried donut holes permeating the air adding a bit of circus atmosphere to the whole thing. I am devoted to truly become Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador, I shall do all that I can to promote the Courthouse Square and all the many unique places and stores, each with their own ambiance and personality. Every place from Let Them Eat Toffee to Leaf & Bean and the Carnegie Library, just to name a few, I will be bringing attention to all these rare, amazing treasures and the amazing people behind them. My intention is to let everyone know just how awesome and amazing the Courthouse Square truly is from one end of town to the other - including the Greenville Street Park. My main desire is to see a large mass of people from out of town walking alongside people from intown with their cameras every day of the week. I would love to see all the young and old musicians playing and practicing all over the Courthouse Square. Too many times I had people tell me, oh I never go to the Courthouse Square! I want these people to know just what they are missing, a real treat of a lifetime, an opportunity to preserve a unique historical monument. I hope your kids and grandkids and great grandkids will be able to enjoy this wonderful place called the Courthouse Square. Please help me get the word out and hand a friend a free copy of “The Paper” and tell them to read the Newnan Goodwill Ambassador column. Until next month. Love, Mr. Personality.

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AROUND DOWNTOWN 6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283

Market Day Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. Coweta County Farmers Market Every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Wined-Up Friday, June 9th, 5 to 9 p.m. Individual tastings occur at a different downtown business, where guests should expect to perform a “wine walk” that moves through over 25 host locations. The merchants who host this event will feature different hor d’oeuvres and a variety of whites, reds, and specialty blend wines for guests to sample. Jazz in the Park Friday, June 9, 8-10:30 p.m. Greenville Street Park Bumpin’ the Mango is the band performing this year. The event is free to the community and is presented by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission. National Selfie Day Wednesday, June 21

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • __________________________________ NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460

Can’t get away? Check out the

“Little Free Library”

Screen on the Square Friday, June 23, 5 to 10 p,m.

The 2016-2017 Leadership Coweta class, a leadership development program of the Chamber, has been working on a project of networks of “little free libraries” around Coweta. The libraries are on the honor system which allows anyone to borrow a book or put a book there. It’s a way for people to share books they enjoy with others. Locations include Newnan’s First Avenue Park, the Boys and Girls Club in Newnan, downtown Senoia, and near the Coweta County Fire Station 7 on Fischer Road. For more information, visit

The Great Race contestants will be stopping in downtown Newnan for lunch Market Day Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. Fourth of July parade Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m. The Fourth of July Parade will begin at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:00 a.m., and will end at Greenville Street Park between 9:30- 10:00 a.m. Main Street Newnan welcomes the community to meet at Veteran’s Memorial Park by 8:30 a.m. Registration is not necessary for participants unless they intend to use any type of motorized vehicle to pull a float. There is also no registration fee to participate. __________________________________

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m.

1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 __________________________________

Gypsy Kings Sat., June 17, 8 p.m. Buckingham McVie Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m. Dispatch and Guster Sat., June 24, 6 p.m.

Southside Theatre Company

Sheryl Crow, Be Myself Tour Sun., June 25, 8 p.m.


John Mellencamp, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour Tues., June 27, 7:30 p.m.

PO Box 616, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956

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

140 W Wieuca Rd NW Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www.facebook. com/chastainparkamphitheatre/ Paul Simon Friday, June 2, 8 p.m.

The Legacy Theatre Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342

ATLANTA Chastain Park


Take the most creative selfie in each store that has a balloon outside. The top 3 most creative will win a prize from Main Street.

The Great Race • June 25, noon:


Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 Robin Hood - A new adaption by Rachel Teagle June 2 - August 18. Fridays and Saturdays - 11 a.m. Sundays - 2 p.m. The Farmers Market Hideaway

Philips Arena

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr), Atlanta, GA 404.878.3000

Macbeth June 22 - July 9 Wednesdays through Sundays 8 p.m. The Waterfalls __________________________________

1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • Art Camp • June 12-16 Rising 4th to 6th grade students Art Camp • June 19-23 Rising 1st to 3rd grade students Theatre Camp • June 19-23 Rising 4th-6th grade students Theatre Camp • June 26-30 Rising 6th to 9th grade students __________________________________

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 The Avett Brothers June 8-10, 8 p.m. Mama Mia June 13-18




OUTDOORS Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 More info call: 770.254.7271 Hooch Hike and Paddle Saturday, June 10, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770254-7271. Junior Ranger Camp Tuesday, June 13 - Thursday, June 15 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy an adventure filled three day camp here at Chattahoochee Bend. Archery, hiking, campfire building, and science experiments are only a few of the many adventures you’ll have at this camp. Learn about wild animals, dangerous plants, and survival skills too. Registration is required. Space is limited. $60 plus $5 parking.


Atlanta Braves June 5, Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. June 6, Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. June 7, Wednesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. June 8, Thursday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. June 9, Friday vs. New York Mets, 7:35 p.m. June 10, Saturday vs. New York Mets, 4:10 p.m. June 11, Sunday vs. New York Mets, 1:35 p.m. June 16, Friday vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. June 17, Saturday vs. Miami Marlins, 4:10 p.m. June 18, Sunday vs. Miami Marlins, 1:35 p.m. June 19, Monday vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:35 p.m. June 20, Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:35 p.m. June 21, Wednesday vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:35 p.m. June 22, Thursday vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:35 p.m. June 23, Friday vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:35 p.m. June 24, Saturday vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4:10 p.m. June 25, Sunday vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:35 p.m. Home Games at SunTrust Park Ticket prices range from $5-$143, depending on opponent For info, call 404-577-9100 or visit • __________________________________ WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Atlanta Dream Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Saturday, June 24, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking. __________________________________


Atlanta United June 17, Saturday vs. Columbus Crew SC, 7 p.m. June 24, Saturday vs. Colorado Rapids, 7 p.m. Home Games at Bobby Dodd Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit __________________________________

June 23, Friday vs. Chicago Sky, 7:30 p.m. June 30, Friday vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Home Games at McCamish Pavilion Ticket prices range from $18-$58 For info, call 877-977-7729 or visit __________________________________

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19 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 __________________________________ Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www.sweetland. events/ Music and Movies on the Lawn Friday, June 2 Vince Gill • Friday, June 9 gates open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Paw Day Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to noon The LaGrange Police Department Paw Day is back! Come meet our K9 teams and see them in action with demonstrations throughout the event. Free Music and a Movie Friday, June 30, gates open at 6 p.m. Sunsets at Sweetland series sponsored by Downtown LaGrange Development Authority. Meet and Greet with some of LaGrange’s WWII heroes in the Boyd Pavilion from 7:00 to 7:45pm. Concert begins at 8:00 – Sweetland stage. At dusk, Sing, an animated movie will be shown on Sweetland’s great lawn. The Molly Ringwalds Saturday, July 1, gates open at 7 p.m. __________________________________ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630 Paul Anka Celebrating 60 Years of Hits His Way Saturday, June 24 __________________________________ __________________________________

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 __________________________________

The Falcons http://www. _______________

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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman Streaming Selects “Will & Grace” Returns to NBC Everything old is new again. With rebirths of old shows like “The X-Files” and even “Roseanne,” network television is turning to old titles in order to compete with streaming platforms. Of course, the streamers have stolen old shows and rebooted them with a certain level of success. Needless to say, the risk adverse environment that would rather trade on a former brand instead of creating something new and innovative is bound to produce some utterly boring content. It’s been there, done that.

will reportedly be based on just three days in lock-up as guards investigate where the gun came from during the riot of last season. All or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams (Amazon Prime)

Amazon Studios’ collaboration with NFL Films last year on “All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals” proved to be a winner on the Prime streaming service. The follow-up is streaming now and tracks the Rams as the team hires a new head coach, Sean McVay, and struggles to adjust to their new home. But after watching the 5-plus minute musical trailer for the new season of the popular and groundbreaking 1990s sitcom “Will & Grace,” I’m hopeful that we’ll get insightful laughs that aren’t merely recycled. The whole gang is back and they are in on the joke—they’re older and still as dysfunctional. But they look terrific in their late 40s and 50s. While Debra Messing has been recently on network programming, Eric McCormack has found some success with the Netflix original “Travelers,” which was renewed earlier this year for season 2. Megan Mullally, the eldest of the group, really looks fabulous, appearing slimmer but still as saucy as ever complete with a instantly appearing martini in hand. And everyone’s favorite openly gay next door neighbor, Sean Hayes is still on the prowl for hot guys. Things appear to have changed very little since the show wrapped in 2006 after 8 seasons.

CW’s “Riverdale” Renewed for Season 2 Okay, the announcement that this unique take on the classic “Archie” comics was coming back for a second season was announced in March, so, I’m late to the party on this one. With the CW having shot the pilot for the upcoming “Insatiable” at the Newnan courthouse in March, local readers should be familiar with the network that has found success with shows like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries” and, of course, “The Flash.” My daughter couldn’t live without “Jane the Virgin” for a time, so, young people have gone all in for the CW.

Based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel, Starz has captured the imagination of the comic book crowd and then some. This adult focused fantasy involves the evolution of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle in a star-making role), an ex-con released from prison early due to the death of his wife and best friend.

Once on the outside, he discovers that his ex (played in fantastical fashion by Emily Browning) may have been having an affair with his best friend when the two passed away in a car crash. Floating and aimless, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who hires him as a personal bodyguard. Wednesday is a mysterious, odd sort of man who inhabits some kind of murky, dangerous, supernatural world. But because Shadow has given up on his life, he takes each and every strange occurrence in stride, but, also, playing the straight-man that helps us ease into the unusual state of things. “American Gods” is like nothing on television at the present time. It’s sexy in a “Game of Thrones” sort of way, but, at the same time, thought-provoking as it engages viewers to think about the hereafter.

Theatrical Teasers “Wonder Woman” (June 2)

Look for new episodes of “Will & Grace” on NBC this Fall. “Orange is the New Black” - Season 5 (Netflix June 9th) Hackers may have tried to spoil the new season of Netflix’ edgy female-driven prison drama, but many of us, including this writer, will by-pass the illegal viewing options and take in the show in the now traditional way—streaming it from Netflix. As the show searches for ways to retain its audience, this season

“American Gods” Tells Its Mythic Tale (Starz Sundays 9PM)

I caught an episode of “Riverdale” on the CW website, where several are freely available. Even though I dumped myself headlong into the middle of season one, I got into this teen “urban Greek tragedy.” Obviously darker and more angst ridden than the comics that inspired it, the show has a lush noir look and an appropriately overly dramatic soapy feeling to it on a guilty pleasure level (think the late Wes Craven’s stylized “Scream” franchise). The casting is clearly in on the joke featuring the likes of TV veterans Luke Perry and Robin Givens in prominent supporting roles. To catch up with the entire series, episodes can be purchased online at Amazon and VUDU.

Director Zack Snyder thankfully takes a break and hands “Wonder Woman” over to “Monster” director Patty Jenkins, who will attempt to rescue the flagging Warner Bros. DC cinematic universe from another critical dud. And even though “Suicide Squad” was successful at the box office, it would be hard to call it a bone fide hit. Consistent with the launch of the character in the critical disaster that was “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” actress Gal Gadot returns to the Amazon princess title role this time in

_______________________________________________________________________________________ her own stand-alone adventure. With this DC entry, we should get something like the first Captain America film and less like Snyder’s video game “Batman v. Superman” visuals and his hammy, overly serious handling of comic book material. The trailers for “Wonder Woman” tease a potentially strong WWII story as meta-human Diana Prince (WW’s alter ego) of the Amazons leaves the sheltered safe haven of her island and ventures into the outside world. With the guidance of American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), Diana naturally gets entangled in the world conflict in an attempt to repel German hegemony. Expect a nostalgic romp to set-up with extra goodwill the “Justice League” film, helmed by Snyder, coming to theaters in a big way in November.

Arthouse Corner “Wakefield” - Review (Landmark Midtown Art Cinema - June 16) It pays to be clever, but extending a clever idea over the course of a feature film is hard to do. Writer/Director Robin Swicord (“The Jane Austen Book Club”) spins a captivating yarn early in “Wakefield” only to see the idea or central gimmick of the film sour in its last third. The story has Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston), a lawyer living in a suburb of New York, withdrawing from his rather ordinary life and taking up refuge in the attic of his garage. The key to his withdrawal is that he does this with no notice and seemingly disappears. This leaves his wife, Diana (Jennifer Garner) and two kids in the dark. Where’s Daddy? Howard manages to stay hidden away in the attic for something like a year, all without his family and friends knowing. Right, the whole thing is terribly contrived, but the early stages of his escape builds in an interesting and credible way. Through Howard’s eyes we’re able to spy on Diana as she grapples with the mystery and eventually moves on. Since the focus is solely on Howard, the viewer gets as worn down as he does. The effect is that the monotonous closing third of the film is boring and frustrating. Howard’s motivations are selfish, which makes him a fairly unappealing character who essentially does nothing but lay around in an attic and dig in garbage bins for food and supplies.

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PAPER Real Estate Jess Barron

New Construction Homes in Coweta County The real estate market in Coweta County is booming! New construction is a positive sign that the local economy is healthy and Coweta is loaded with new homes right now. There are currently 212 new single family detached homes for sale (per GAMLS on 5.30.17) that were built, in 2017, or being constructed. New construction prices range from $139,000, in Belmont Park (Newnan), to $797,000, in Arbor Springs (Newnan). There is new construction being built in established neighborhoods like Arbor Springs, Lake Redwine, Madison Park, Northgate Preserve and Savannah Woods. Newer developments like Newnan Cotton Mill, are also coming along with new homes. The Gordon Rd area, with new construction in developments like Kindlewood and Gordon Estates, has seen a significant amount of activity. Senoia is a very hot area right now also. There is new construction, in the following subdivisions, just to name a few: Fieldstone, Fox Hall, Heritage Pointe. These homes range from the mid $200,000’s to the low $400,000’s. When buying new construction, it is important to lean on your agent and the builder’s agent for

guidance. The agents Jess Barron is an Associate Broker will know the process with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President-Elect of the Newnanfor new construction, Coweta Board of Realtors. as it is very different transaction than a resale of a home. Most builders will offer pre and post-closing walkthroughs on your new home. Most builders will offer a warranty on the home. Some builders will offer incentives like paying your closJess Barron ing costs. I have even seen trips and cruises offered, by builders, in some neighborhoods. These are things you certainly want to check for. You can expect a new home to take three to six months, from start to finish, to be completed.

Wined UP in DOWNTOWN • June 9 hurry! tickets selling fast.

Cranston is fine in the role, but the script lacks joy and humor giving him little to do but pine away and generally act miserable. “Wakefield” is a interesting experiment. It’s a short film masquerading as a feature.

They’re All Popcorn Worthy!

We’re not Monkeying around. Working hard on July issue!

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Coweta Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2017-2018 Community Service Team In the fall of 2015, the Coweta Community Foundation launched its first Community Service Team for local freshmen and sophomores. Members of the team met monthly to study local nonprofits and learn more about how they operate, and at the end of the year, they chose to give a grant to the Community Welcome House. Building on its successful first year, the group added even more members for the 2016-2017 school year, and they recently awarded their second grant, this time to the Coweta Organization for Riding, Rehabilitation and Learning (CORRAL). Now, the group is once again opening its application process to new members. The objectives of the Community Service Team are to: • Build awareness of local nonprofits among high school students. • Provide an opportunity for active participation in local nonprofit organizations. • Train young teens to serve as auxiliary board members of local nonprofits during their junior and senior years. • Bring new ideas and youthful energy to local nonprofit agencies.

• Provide an opportunity for the team to research and select one local nonprofit to receive a grant for a special project or program. Membership will be determined through an application and interview process among high school students. Students will attend no fewer than five monthly meetings during which they will be introduced to the various nonprofit organizations serving Coweta citizens. The students will also participate in two workdays with a nonprofit agency. This could include working at the nonprofit, attending a board meeting or a tour. In addition, the team will also participate in two volunteer events for The Foundation, which will also include working with nonprofit agencies. The first meeting will be the parent and team member welcome meeting on September 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Central Educational Center. At the end of the student’s two-year participation, nonprofits may invite the participant to serve as an auxiliary member of the Board of Directors. In addition, a standout team member will be awarded a $500 scholarship from the Coweta Community Foundation. Leading the program are Foundation board members Cynthia Bennett, a retired Coweta County educator, and Deidre Bembry, a local State Farm insur-

ance agent. Ginger Queener, chair of the Coweta Community Foundation, said, “Our Community Service Team has far surpassed our expectations for this group of young leaders, and we can’t wait to start our third year this fall. We’ve had some incredible feedback about these youth and look forward to welcoming new members to the team.” Application forms are available online at https:// Applications must be received via email by August 30, 2017 for consideration, and late applications will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Lisa Bullard at or call 770-253-1833. The Coweta Community Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)3 organization that helps focus local philanthropy on the community’s changing needs. The Foundation manages individual gifts and bequests as an endowed pool of assets, distributing grants to a wide variety of organizations that enhance and support the quality of life in Coweta County, while maintaining the charitable intent of the donors. For more information, call the Foundation at 770-253-1833.

HATS and HOOVES Derby Affair 2017

Communities In Schools Fundraising Event

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Faces of Philanthropy What’s raised here, stays here.

Community Service Team ends year with luncheon at Banning Mills Sam Huynh, an East Coweta High School eleventh grader, received our second annual Community Service Team scholarship on May 6, 2017 at Banning Mills. The scholarship was presented at a luncheon following a morning of team-building exercises.

CST Leader and Foundation Board Member Cynthia Bennett congratulates scholarship recipient Sam Huynh as Sam’s father, Tim Huynh, looks on.

After lunch, the youth heard from another young leader, Greater Atlanta Christian School eleventh grader Kendall Robinson, founder of the nonprofit Love Rolls, which collects donations to provide toilet paper to the homeless. Also at the event, Board Member John Herbert Cranford Jr. introduced Community Service Team members Bailey Babb, Seiler Rivers and Chloe Epstein, who presented this year’s CST grant to the Coweta Organization for Riding, Rehabilitation and Learning (CORRAL). Founder Marie Powell accepted the award on behalf of CORRAL, a therapeutic horseback riding program that will soon celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Marie Powell of CORRAL accepts a grant for the organization from Seiler Rivers and Chloe Epstein.

“This is a great organization and a great group of young people,” Powell said in accepting the grant. She encouraged them to keep giving back to the community and said, “Every time you help somebody else, you’re going to be blessed.”

Also assisting in the day’s events were Coweta Community Foundation Board Members Cynthia Bennett, leader of the Community Service Team, and Board Member Joseph Wyant. Ashley Stephens, Northgate High School eleventh grader and 20162017 chair of the Community Service Team, and Michelle McGrath, Northgate High School tenth grader and vice chair of the CST, presented certificates of appreciation to their fellow team members, who included Elizabeth Alexander, Newnan High School tenth grader; Gracie Armour, Newnan High School tenth grader; Bailey Babb, Northgate High School tenth grader; Bailey Barnett, Newnan High School ninth grader; Gracie Bolton, Landmark Christian School tenth grader; Amanda Bridges, Landmark Christian School tenth grader; Megan Czerwinski, Northgate High School tenth grader; Christopher Daisy, East Coweta High School tenth grader; Chloe Epstein, East Coweta High School tenth grader; Mia Fisher, Northgate High School tenth grader; Tevyn Fudge, East Coweta High School tenth grader; Michaela Fuller, Newnan High School ninth grader; Sam Huynh, East Coweta High School eleventh grader; Gracie Martin, East Coweta High School tenth grader; Katelyn McMath, Landmark Christian School tenth grader; Morgan Miller, Northgate High School tenth grader; Samantha Morrison, Northgate High School tenth grader; Meredith Rielly, Northgate High School tenth grader; Seiler Rivers, Landmark Christian School ninth grader; Ryan SpicerGordon, East Coweta High School tenth grader; Tyiena Stafford, East Coweta High School tenth grader; Silvia Thompson, Northgate High School tenth grader; Sarah Warburton, East Coweta High School tenth grader; and Cameron Williams, Northgate High School tenth grader. Applications for the 2017-2018 Community Service Team are now available from the CCF office. For more information, call the Foundation at 770-253-1833 or visit

Second Annual Saturday Down South raises $22,500 We are pleased to announce that our Second Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper raised $22,500 after expenses! Thanks to the support of all those who sponsored and attended this event, the Foundation will be able to continue to enhance our community’s quality of life through our grants program, the educational tools and resources Jessica Sandlin, Cliff Sandlin, Candice provided to our nonprofit agencies, our Sears and Carson Sears enjoy the Southhigh school Community Service Team, ern Supper. and our newly launched Young Professionals In Philanthropy in conjunction with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber. This year’s Saturday Down South definitely met the goal of the 20th anniversary theme of “Come Grow With Us!” This event grew from our first year, and it is our goal to continue to grow this event for many years to come.

Joey Pendley, owner of Penco Restora-

Board member Susan Paulk and her tion, with his son Cole at the Saturday husband, John, were among the co- Down South sporting clays shoot. chairs for the event. “Saturday Down South was once again a fun and successful event,” Susan said. “It amazes me how the citizens of Coweta County continuously come together to support our community through the Coweta Community Foundation.” Board Member Angela Munson and her husband, Brennan, were also cochairs for the event. Angela said they were proud to be a part of the event and that she is so pleased that “the proceeds from Saturday Down South will go toward meeting the current needs right here in Coweta.”

Michael Schricks, Vice President of Operations at CTCA shoots sporting clays.

we’re already looking forward to April 14, 2018 and the Third Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and And for those who like to plan early, Southern Supper.

Nonprofit Calendar June 8th – Land For Life – Southern Conservation Trust – 6:00 PM Scarborough Farm, Brooks, GA June 19th – Family Camp – 9:00 AM at River Life, Inc. June 20th – Coweta Family Collaborative – Coweta Family Connection – 11:45AM Heatherwood Baptist Church June 30th – Community Service Team Applications Open for Coweta Community Foundation Check Out Website For Updates, More Information


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