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“It is only those who do nothing that make no mistakes.”

Vol. 3, No. 11


March 2020


Our own music columnist, Kris Youmans, has offered herself up as tribute for The Interview. ____________

Why are so many teens not getting their driver’s license the millisecond they turn 16? Check out our column, Notes From Jackson Street for one idea. ____________

We’ve got a new joint for you to check out. If you are ever in the Tyrone area you need to check out Mimmo’s Pizza. It’s a New York style joint and they’ve got lots more than just pizza. But you will have a hard time finding a seat. ____________

If you’ve never checked out Broadway Hi-Fashions, you might just want to. It’s Mr. Personality’s go-to clothing store, so read his column to learn more.

… Joseph Conrad

Main Street Newnan announces 2020 Events Calendar

From Staff Reports A fun-filled calendar of exciting activities for downtown Newnan has been announced by Main Street Newnan. Over 45 events are scheduled for 2020 with the first event set for Friday, March 27 – the Spring Art Walk. The Taste of Newnan will continue to be held just once a year. The 2020 date is set for Thursday, April 16. Other featured events set are Market Day, Farmer’s Market, Summer Wined Up, Summer NewnaNights, Fourth of July parade, Labor Day Sidewalk Sale, Sunrise on the Square Road Race, Fall Art Walk, Oktoberfest, Tucked Away Music Festival, Munchkin Masquerade, Holiday Sip and See, Plaid Friday, Santa on the Square, and Small Business Saturday. Below is the 2020 event-by-event list sponsored by Main Street Newnan. • March 27, Friday … Spring Art Walk



If you are a Beatles fan, you need to check out Liverpool Legends on March 26 at The Nixon Centre. They are known for giving the “Complete Beatles Experience.” ____________

And on March 27, the Spring Art Walk returns to downtown Newnan. ____________

Serenbe Playhouse will have a nearly month long production of Spring Awakening, “an angsty rock musical about the trials and tribulations of life.” Starts March 18 and runs into mid April. ____________


• April 4, Saturday … 1st Market Day • April 16, Thursday … Taste of Newnan • May 2, Saturday … Market Day • June 6, Saturday … Market Day • June 10, Wednesday … Farmer’s Market … (also June 17, 24) • June 11, Thursday … Summer NewnaNights • June 19, Friday … Summer Wined Up

• November 7, Saturday … • November 20, Friday …

Market Day Holiday Sip and See

• July 1, Wednesday … Farmer’s Market … (also July 8, 15, 22, 29) • July 4, Saturday … Fourth of July Parade / Market Day • July 9, Thursday … Summer NewnaNights

• August 1, Saturday … Market Day • August 5, Wednesday … Farmer’s Market … (also Aug. 12, 19, 26) • August 13, Thursday … Summer NewnaNights • September 2, Wednesday … Farmer’s Market … (also Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30) • September 4, Friday … Labor Day Sidewalk Sale • September 5, Saturday … Sunrise on the Square Road Race / Market Day • September 18, Friday … Fall Art Walk • October 2, Friday … Oktoberfest • October 3, Saturday … Market Day • October 7, Wednesday … Farmer’s Market (also Oct. 14) • October 24, Saturday … Tucked Away Music Festival • October 30, Friday … Munchkin Masquerade

• November 27, Friday … Plaid Friday / Santa on the Square • November 28, Saturday … Small Business Saturday • December 5, Saturday … Market Day Check out our website, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and our print publications to keep you updated on these and other events throughout 2020.


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Planting perennials for spring got you scratching your head? How do you know which plants are right for your garden? Which perennials grow best in Coweta County? Where can you find them and how will you know what grows well in your yard? Lanie Riner, who owns and operates Thunderwood Farms in Woodbury with her husband, Gray, has the answers and knowledge you need. She’ll discuss “The Best Perennials for Your 2020 Garden” at the Tuesday, March 10, meeting of the Backyard Association. The BYA is an educational program sponsored by the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan. The Thunderwood and Riner names have become synonymous with industry leadership since Riner was recognized as the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) Young Professional of the Year in 2011 and the GGIA Communicator of the Year in January 2020. “For the past 10 years, our focus at Thunderwood Farms has been on growing the best perennial cultivars for the southeastern United States, providing the highest quality and fair pricing to the green industry, all while working diligently to be good stewards to the environment and our green industry,” says Riner, who advocates for Georgia’s green industry. The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.

Save These Dates!


March 27 - Spring Art Walk, 5-9pm April 04 - Market Day, 10am-2pm

April 16 - Taste of Newnan, 5-8:30pm May 02 - Market Day, 10am-2pm

SUMMER June 06 - Market Day, 10am-2pm June 11 - Summer NewnaNights, 6-9pm June 19 - Summer Wined Up, 5-9pm July 04 - July 4th Parade, 9am July 04 - Market Day, 10am-2pm

July 09 - Summer NewnaNights, 6-9pm Aug 01 - Market Day, 10am-2pm Aug 13 - Summer NewnaNights, 6-9pm June 10 - Oct 15 Wednesdays Farmer’s Market


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AUTUMN Sept 04 - Labor Day Sidewalk Sale Sept 05 - Sunrise on the Square Road Race, 8am Sept 05 - Market Day, 10am-2pm Sept 18 - Fall Art Walk, 5-9pm

Oct 02 - Oktoberfest, 5-9pm Oct 03 - Market Day, 10am-2pm Oct 24 - Tucked Away Music Fest, 2-7pm Oct 30 - Munchkin Masquerade, 10am-12pm June 10 - Oct 15 Wednesdays Farmer’s Market

WINTER Nov 07 - Market Day, 10am-2pm Nov 20 - Holiday Sip & See, 5-9pm Nov 27 - Plaid Friday

Nov 27 - Santa on the Square, 6-8pm Nov 28 - Small Business Saturday Dec 05 - Market Day, 10am-2pm

Saturday, April 25th 10:00am - 1:00pm Rain or Shine. In the event of bad weather the market will be moved indoors.

The Heritage School is excited to host the 2nd annual Grove Market event for young learners in our community. Young entrepreneurs and small business owners have the opportunity to learn about business in a fun and exciting way! The Heritage School will host up to 65 “Kidpreneurs” for their own market. The Grove Market invites all Kidpreneurs from our local community to be a part of this opportunity. Participants must be current first graders through sixth graders to apply. If you know of any potential Kidpreneurs who might enjoy this opportunity to learn and grow, please encourage them to apply. All applications must be submitted via the Grove Market website by March 23rd. The application and more important informatiom is available on the website.


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Notes from Jackson Street



John A. Winters, Publisher, Editor john@wintersmedia.net Corby Carlin Winters, Marketing/Public Relations corby@wintersmedia.net

Back in the day … sigh .... okay, last century, getting one’s driver’s license was a big deal. In Oklahoma where I grew up, you could get your permit at 15 ½, and your license on your 16th birthday. I am not aware of anyone who did not get said license on said 16th birthday. No one. That statement is important so bear with me. On my special 16th day, my mom and I were driving to the state patrol office where you took an eye test and a driver test. On the way, we were sideswiped by another car. I was driving the old family station wagon at the time. On a side note, I realize more than half our readership has never seen a station wagon, nor a rotary phone. Let’s just say a station wagon was just as long as your massive SUVs of today, but squashed down in height to a regular car. Meaning of course, you did not need a ladder to get in. Anyway, we ended up taking my mom’s Cadillac. It was obvious the state trooper did not think a 16-year-old should be driving a Cadillac. This was not a good start to our first meeting. One of the first skills was proving I could parallel park. I could not and after about 5 minutes, the trooper just told me to move on to the next phase. I will point out that years later I lived in Washington, D.C., where all you can do is parallel park. I can proudly say that give me three inches of space, and I can get that car parked in one turn.

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Anyway, I passed. Let’s fast-forward to today’s kids. I know of several kids, including my three boys, who did not get their driver’s license on their 16th birthday. In fact, my oldest didn’t get his until he was 17; the second-oldest, who is now 19, still doesn’t have one; and my youngest recently turned 16 and … no. I was talking to another dad about this, here’s looking at you, Russ. He pointed to a car in their driveway which was just waiting. Waiting for his 16-year-old to get his driver’s license. Pretty much like the little pickup sitting in our driveway waiting for anyone left to get their license. “What gives?” I ask, as he agreed he was legal the day he turned 16.

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And Russ came up with a great reason, and I have yet to debunk it. “Video games,” Russ said. And he was right. Back in the day (see first paragraph), if you wanted to see your friends, you got in your car. If you wanted to see a potential significant other, you got in your car. Food? Get in your car. Go to (fill in the blank), get in your car. And now? Everyone is hooked up with headphones and a speaker mouthpiece talking with each other while killing zombies or bidding on My Little Pony accessories. And they can see each other if they want to. They can always raid the kitchen for food. And those significant others? Video time with your favorite chat app. And that’s because teens these days don’t seem to date as much as just “hang out” at wherever location or online. On the bright side, the amount of money I’m saving on car insurance is incredible and worth a chauffeured trip or two. Until next time.


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Christian City’s Drive & Dine March 28 Want to experience a “fast” way to make a difference in a child’s life? Join us at the Porsche Experience Center for an evening of fast cars, fine food, live and silent auctions and inspiring stories. Website for tickets and sponsorships: https://christiancity.org/driveanddine/ For more information phone 770-703-2636. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Porsche Experience Center located at 1 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30254. Visit their webiste https://www.porschedriving.com/atlanta _________________


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Christian City’s Community Champion Awards October 29 at Georgia Aquarium Do you know an individual, non-profit or business organization that has made an indelible impact on improving the greater Atlanta community? Proceeds benefit Christian City where children in dire need of safety and a loving home and family can get the help they deserve. Children served by Christian City Children’s Village, Crossroads Foster Care and Adoption and Safe Place Runaway and Homeless Youth programs lack loving home environments and the basic necessities of life. Your participation and support of the evening helps us ensure that these children get the care of adults they can trust and a safe place to live and helps provide food, clothing, medical care, educational supplies, and more. For more information 770.703.2636. The VIP Reception is from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner and Program starts at 7 pm. The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker St., Atlanta, GA 30313. For more information 770.703.2636. Website to buy tickets or sponsor the event: https://christiancity.org/communitychampion/


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The Journey with

Samantha Brazie

How well do we really know ourselves? I would venture to say that whether you’re talking with a teenager or a baby boomer, they are pretty convinced they know themselves better than anyone else does. They know what is best and what is right for their own lives. Looking back on my teenage years and twenties, I was definitely of that mindset. It wasn’t until my mid-thirties and realized how unhappy I was when it dawned on me that maybe I didn’t know myself as well as I thought I did. From the outside looking in, I had a wonderful family, stable job, friends and an over all well-rounded life in general – perception versus reality. Everyone has gaps. Lord knows I do. However, I truly believe the best way to happiness is identifying our gaps to bring greater awareness of who we are as people. I was constantly putting myself down and my emotions were all over the place. There were some obvious issues that I could pinpoint, but it wasn’t until I started peeling the layers of my own onion that I really started to see who I was and how to be happy. No matter where you are or where you go, a gap exists between the two. This could have to do with your income, time, health, you name it. Being aware decreases the chance of getting stuck and not understanding what is happening. You could look at improving your circumstances (asking for a raise) or making a big change (finding a new job). Or – you could know there are gaps like I did, but just don’t really know where most of them were. I had to really pull myself back and look at what was making me feel like something was missing in my life. I dealt with the obvious first and hoped I would (magically) start feeling better, which worked for a little while …

until I started having that sinking feeling again that something was missing, something was wrong. I started trying to figure out how I could at least get closer to feeling happy and work from there. What I have learned over the years is that I must be intentional about knowing what I want, why I want it and have a plan on how to get there. It doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking – three steps will usually do the trick. Less, and I might not have thought it through enough; more and it could be too overwhelming. My end goal would usually be a) fix it or b) move on. Sometimes I thought fixing it would help when all along, I should have moved on. However, sometimes we have to go through the work and do our best before that realization hits us. Friends, at the end of the day – you must own your life and your happiness. No one can or should be able to do that for us. Knowing who you are and doing your best to enjoy your Journey is challenging at times, but a road well worth traveling. There is no better satisfaction than being able to look back at your life and see where you’ve come from. In the words of one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss: “You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s A Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!” Questions? Comments? Email me at balanced.brazie@gmail.com.

Save The Date!

MARCH 7 … SATURDAY, 8 a.m.

NJSL Shamrock Run

The 14th Annual Newnan Junior Service League ShamRock Run is a 5K or 10K USATF certified course and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Come take a run through downtown Newnan’s beautiful historic neighborhoods and charming court square. This year’s charity beneficiary is Coweta FORCE, an organization that provides addiction recovery support to the local community. Visit njslserves.org for more info ____________________________________________________________

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Caregiver of the Month H

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Reserve your spot at any of the following four branches:

YA (Young Adult) Book club A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson.

Central Library, 85 Literary Lane • 770-683-2052

 Thursday, March 19 … Central Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Beyond the Book for grades 4-5. Selection TBA.

 Tuesday, March 10, ages 16 & up, 3D Floral Silhouettes. with Nancy Carol Sanker It’s Spring … more or less. Thoughts turn to things that are fresh, blooming and new. Do you have a new little person on your lap who is enjoying the magic of books? I spotted a book at the Central Library called How to Raise a Reader that provides valuable tips. Newnan must know how to raise authors, too. T.M. “Mike” Brown, Angela McRae, Lee St. John, Pat McKee, Mitch Parker and John McCall are just a few authors who have contributed homegrown volumes to our shelves. Watch for the May 5 launch of Mike Brown’s Purgatory, the sequel to his well-received Sanctuary. Your littles will enjoy the delightful book written by John McCall (who plays Big Mo at the Fox in his “spare time”) and Mitch Parker about Lester and Chester, their resident goats. Two-day old Chester was adopted just as winter was blending into spring. What will you be doing as winter becomes a memory? Thanks to our libraries, bookstores, and the Nixon Centre, Newnan is blooming with book-related options. They’re just waiting for you to pick your favorites. Newnan Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange Street, downtown Newnan Now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Register for events at Eventbrite.

 Saturday,

April 4 … Best-selling author Patti Callahan Presentation and Book Signing. Now is the time to register for your free tickets to attend the launch of the paperback version of Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Coffee meet-andgreet starts at 10:30 a.m. and Patti’s presentation and book signing begin at 11 a.m. What’s so special about the paperback edition? It features extras including: • An expanded discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs • Ten things you may not know about Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis’s love story • A Behind the Scenes Essay: Oxford- The City. *Many thanks to the Newnan Carnegie Foundation for funding this program. *More Carnegie news – The Carnegie has partnered with the East Coweta Future Business Leaders of America to facilitate a mobile library at Watercrest Senior Living. When a partnership is created there are multiple winners! Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road • 770-254-2787

 Wednesday, April 1 (NO fooling!), 6-8 p.m. You are invited to the launch of Ariel’s Island, a debut legal thriller by local author, Pat McKee. Refreshments will be served at this free event. Books will be available for signing.

 Friday, March 13 … Barnes & Noble, 7 p.m. –

 Saturday, March 28, noon to 2:30 p.m., Pio-

neer Woman In the past “cooking the books” was not something you willingly participated in, but now the Central Library has a Cook the Book event on the last Saturday of the month you’ll crave! Here’s the recipe - the Library chooses a cookbook and your yummy task is to cook/bake any item from the book and bring it to the library for eager sampling. Instead of the traditional book discussion, you’ll be talking about anything food related. What’s not to love about this new riff on a book club? Get ready…in April you can choose any recipe from a Rachael Ray cookbook. Grantville Branch, 100 Park Dr. • 770-683-0535

 Thursday, March 12, 4 to 5 p.m. Kids in the

Kitchen with Ms. BeLinda for ages 5-12. Enjoy mixing, measuring, baking and best of all, tasting!

 Thursday, March 26 – 4 to 5 p.m. Kids Crafty Activities for ages 5-12.

Powell Branch, 25 Hospital Rd. • 770-253-6235

 Saturday, March 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Geronimo Stilton Party for grades 2-5.  Monday, March 16, 5 to 6 p.m. for ages 5-12 – Coweta STEM Institute will help kids design a path and code a sphere to travel the path.

 Thursday, March 19 … Central Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Page Turners Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci.  Monday, March 23 … The Carnegie, 9:30 a.m.The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.  The Cottages Book Club (aka Wine and Words) just celebrated a 12-year birthday. Members are reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.  Check on Southern Fried Book’s website for their March book club selection and pop into this indie bookstore at 29 Jackson St. (next to Christy’s Cafe) to buy the book or a book-related gift. There’s a TOT Children’s reading time for ages 2-8 at 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday every month. You’ll love the well-stocked children’s room. And then there’s the beaded book curtain … seriously, you have to go! Newnan is offering an exceptionally beautiful spring bouquet of literary activities. Have fun making your selections!

Senoia Branch, 148 Pylant St. • 770- 599-3537

 Monday,

March 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Social Club Craft n’ Creations for ages 11-15.

 Thursday, March 12,

4 to 5 p.m. Card Makers for ages 18 – Paper crafting including folding, embossing, stamping and piercing. Book Clubs Please note the varying locations. Here’s info for all of you who want to join/start a book club or who simply need tempting book suggestions:

 Tuesday, March 10 … Central Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Inspiring Reads - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.  Tuesday, March 10 … Barnes & Noble @ The Forum at Ashley Park, 342 Newnan Crossing Bypass, 7 p.m. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.  Thursday, March 12 … Central Library, 11:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Gentle Reads Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. Save the Date!

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! nancysanker.wintersmedia@gmail.com

Nancy Sanker’s The Bookmark is sponsored by Coweta Public Library System

On the weekend of June 5 - 7, Newnan, the homebase of writers, poets and songsters such as Erskine Caldwell, Lewis Grizzard and Alan Jackson invites bookworms from all around to visit their fair town to “Git Lit!” Help celebrate all things southern and literary during Southern Litfest 2020.

Check our website, our social media pages and Shopper issues for updates!



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Consigning Closets

Get Set!

Go Register!

April 25, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coweta County Fairgrounds, Newnan Register at active.com or www.abbysangelsfoundation.org

to walk / run in the most

colorful 5K of the year! Can’t be there in person? You can be an ANGEL RUNNER! See active.com for details.

Family Fun Day is FREE following the Rainbow Run.

CONSIGNING CLOSETS IS FOR SALE! After 20 successful years of operating one of the largest and most successful consignment businesses for expectant mothers and infants-teens, we have decided to retire. If you participated in our semi-annual events, you were an integral part of our success and we would like to extend our gratitude! As we close this chapter, perhaps YOU may be interested... Consigning Closets is for sale (mailing list, domain names, and equipment). We are currently accepting offers - please direct inquiries to: Vicki@ConsigningClosets.com


Three Cowetans were recently inducted into the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame

Your participation supports the work of Abby’s Angels Foundation and celebrates Abby’s life and legacy.

Just a few photos of Kindness Week participants.

Terrelll Reed (represented by his son, Todd), Robin Byrd Goad and Lloyd Knott were inducted into the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame.

Robin Byrd Goad has won 20 international medals, including two Golds, and is ranked among the top females in the world and the most ever won by an American female weightlifter. She was also a member of the inaugural Women’s Weightlifting Olympic Team. Lloyd Knott was a physical education instructor and health athletic trainer at East Coweta High School, where he served for 36 years. He was elected to the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and was named Trainer of the Year throughout the Southeast by the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association. Check out our Facebook pag and website for more information …


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Terrell Reed was a multi-sport athlete who spent 26 years coaching and teaching, including 24 as teacher and coach at Newnan High School. He served as head basketball coach for 15 years and won more than 200 games. He was named Region 6-AAAA Coach of the Year in 1981-82 and won the Region 6-AAAA championship his first year. He passed away in 2009.

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Trends and Trendsetters

There are so many new trends happening in social media, politics, business and fashion. Look for 2020 to be filled with many new trends while still holding on to those timeless trends. (Corby is known to many as the Little Black Dress and The Paper Girl. She has a passion for fashion and home decor and is crazy about fabulous shoes and anything in leopard print. She is a trained counselor and loves writing, ministering, speaking and offering businesses growth coaching. She treasures spending time with good friends, Winters and the Sons of Thunder.)

I love seeing people embracing their gifts regardless of their age. This month’s trends highlight those types of people. One of the best parts of owning The Shopper and The Paper is having the opportunity to work with so many great businesses and meeting so many awesome men, women, teens and even children who are fulfilling their passions. Not long ago I was fortunate to meet Bonnie Holberg. Miss Bonnie is a true lovely Southern Steel Magnolia. She was married to Frank Holberg of Holbergs Fine Furniture in Senoia. Bonnie is a very talented business woman in her own right with quite the creative flair. She makes handcrafted bunnies, baby blankets and hanging baby diaper bags. She also makes precious dresses for children as well as pillows and hand towels too. She has been selling her designs in shops around Fayette and Coweta County for many years and is back at Rockin B Antiques on Highway 154. Easter is right around the corner and it is a perfect time to stop by Bonnie’s booth and check out her one of a kind creations.

My generation was privileged to grow up with a hero in a cardigan and sneakers Mr. Rogers made a lasting impact on the lives of millions of children and adults alike. I adored him and every moment of the show, from the crafts to the puppets to the songs. But in my opinion, he was one of a kind, almost an anomaly. He was misinterpreted by some and made fun of by others. But he was faithful and every child was mesmerized by his genuine kindness. He spoke to “us” about death, loss, anger, fear, loneliness, kindness and so much more. He told us we were unique, and uniquely special.

Bonnie’s bunnies, blankets, bags and more I watched the Tom Hanks film and the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and there were moments I cried my eyes out. The love Fred Rogers showed to all those around him was simply inconceivable to many. And as I watched I realized how much I too loved working with children myself in children’s ministry and the power we have touching children’s lives. In a world full of so much turmoil we need to take more opportunities to impart love, kindness, acceptance, and sincerity. Although Mr. Rogers has passed away, his legacy lives on in the hearts of so many touched by his endearing love. And we can carry on many of the lessons he taught us.

Young students create business that changes lives Recently, I was at an event hosted by Circa Antique Marketplace and met many wonderful creative people. I spotted a group of teens showing off their artwork and soon learned how truly extraordinary and smart these young entrepreneurs are. The students attend Legacy Homeschool Co-op in Fayetteville and they’re in a business and entrepreneurial class together. Their project is called Kids helping Kids International, Inc. and they sell a variety of their own creations from string art, candles, rice bags and sugar scrubs. All the proceeds and I mean ALL proceeds go to helping pay for children in Peru to go to school. I adore seeing young people changing the lives of others. You can check out their Etsy Shop at Etsy.com/kids4kidscreations.


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Save the Date!

Saturday, May 16 Keris Kares Royal Run: The Superhero Edition Downtown Newnan



JOIN US! We are gathering volunteers for the upcoming Royal Run! If interested, visit KerisKares.org


Keris Kares Art Boxes

A few photos of recent recipients of Keris Kares Art Boxes.

help support teachers, honor Keris, and add color to a child’s life.

Spreading love, joy, and hope one box at a time. Keris Nicole Bembry was four years old when she learned in November of 2013 she had an inoperable brain tumor. On July 12, 2015, she gained her wings. Keris Kares mission is to provide hope for families dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis by providing spiritual, emotional, and financial support. To learn more. visit


This ad was generously donated by Deidre K. Bembry State Farm as part of our Give BIG campaign to highlight, promote nonprofits. deidre@asktheinsurancelady.com


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AROUND DOWNTOWN Main Street Newnan

6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com _______________________________ Friends of Wadsworth Concert Saturday, March 14 • Wadsworth Auditorium Enjoy classical chamber music by world-renowned musicians. Tickets are $25. Patron tickets are also available and include private artist’s reception. brownpapertickets.com or 770.253.2682, ext. 236. __________________________________ Newnan Theatre Company BBQ and Brews Saturday, March 14, 5-10 p.m. • 60 Broad St. The evening will consist of wonderful pork BBQ, beef brisket and chicken with all the fixins provided by Alley’s Barbecue! There will be a wide selection of craft beers from some of the best local breweries from the Southside as well as a selection of beverages for those seeking a wider variety at our open bar. __________________________________ Spring Art Walk • March 27, 5-9 pm. The Art Walk Event, our celebration of local art, is hosted twice a year in downtown Newnan! During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will __________________________________ be served by some of our local businesses. Market Days Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 50 unique spaces, with a variety of oneof-a-kind gift items including fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams & jellies, pottery, art, hand-woven baskets, leather products, etc. _______________________________ Additional Shows at Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA African Children’s Choir • Sunday, March 8 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. __________________________________ Smooth Jazz Festival • April 4 The first inaugural Newnan Smooth Jazz Festival will be held at the historic and newly renovated Wadsworth Auditorium and host smooth jazz recording artist and saxophonist Luis Alas and the All Star Funksters. The show will also feature Atlanta’s own Tre Denard Band. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Benefiting Hope Global Initiative Community Development. _______________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265

www.thenixoncentre.net 770.254.2787 __________________________________ Liverpool Legends This show is SOLD OUT! Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. Liverpool Legends is back with “The Complete Beatles Experience!” These four, incredibly talented musicians and actors were hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. Louise’s involvement in LIVERPOOL LEGENDS makes them the ONLY Beatles Tribute Band with a direct family link to the original Fab Four. __________________________________ Masterwork Chorale’s Mass of the Children Sunday, March 29, 2:30 p.m.featuring East Coweta Middle School 7th and 8th grade Choirs. Adults $15. Student w/ID $5. Children (6 & under) Free. __________________________________ Book Launch • April 1 The Patrons of the Centre and the Nixon Centre will host the book launch for Pat McKee’s novel Ariel’s Island - A legal thriller of the future - today. Meet the author and get your book signed. Books available at the event for purchase. 6-8 p.m. __________________________________ JigJam • Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as “I-Grass” (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. All tickets distributed. _______________________________


https://www.thenixoncentre.net/ copy-of-school-system for Coweta County school events _______________________________

Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events www.explorecoweta.com _______________________________ 6 Couch St, Senoia, GA 30276 senoiaareahistoricalsociety.org

75 Jackson St., Newnan • 770.251.0207 newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com March 6: Member Appreciation Night in Honor of Edgar Hollis March 6, 5:30 p.m. at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum __________________________________ NCHS Lecture Series • March 17 6 to 8 p.m. at Train Depot __________________________________ Night at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum • April 3 7 to 10 p.m. at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum _______________________________ Check out Emily Kimbell’s History Column elsewhere in this issue. _______________________________

Spring Awakening • March 18 – April 12 An angsty rock musical about the trials and tribulations of life. Wednesday – Sunday 8 p.m. _______________________________

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

1175 Senoia Rd., Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 http://www.thelegacytheatre.org/ __________________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________

Southside Theatre Guild

20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • http://www.stgplays.com/ _______________________________

The Carnegie Library

1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 https://www.newnancarnegie.com/ __________________________________ Blackwell Prize-Winner Graham Barnhart March 10 A reading by poet and US Army veteran Graham Barnhart. A reception with light refreshments at 6 p.m. and the reading at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. eventbrite.com __________________________________

Senoia Area Historical Society

McRitchie-Hollis Museum

9110 Selborne Lane, Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ __________________________________

10th Anniversary Celebration Visit and celebrate with a special St. Patrick’s themed museum social. Discover lovely, sometimes quirky museum artificacts in a Scavenger Hunt. Prizes awarded. Food, fun, friendship 6:30 p.m. light refreshments, 7 p.m. the fun begins. _______________________________


(info@bikecoweta.com) Visit their website -

bikecoweta.com for everything related to cycling in Coweta and surrounding areas. _______________________________ Pantone 424

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Mark Warren Presents "What Made Wyatt Earp Tick" • March 20 Author and Western historian Mark Warren reveals the true nature of Wyatt Earp and explains why he has deservedly entered the pantheon of American heroes. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Presentation and__________________________________ Book Signings. eventbrite.com Best-selling author Patti Callahan • April 4 Patti Callahan April 4th at 10:30 a.m. for the launch of her paperback edition of Becoming Mrs__________________________________ Lewis! More info: www.newnanclf.com Best-selling author Marie Benedict’s “Lady Clementine” • April 8 Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for “tea and biscuits” and a meet and greet with Marie. At 4 p.m. her presentation starts, followed by a booksigning. More info: www.newnanclf.com __________________________________ Look for more events in Nancy’s Bookmark column _______________________________




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Mon., March 9 … Charlotte Hornets, 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 11 … N.Y. Knicks, 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 14 … Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 18, OKC Thunder, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, Washington Wizards, 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 31, New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, Charlotte Hornets, 7:30 p.m. Tues., April 7, Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 15, Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. All Home Games played in State Farm Arena. Ticket prices start at $13 in Upper Deck. Tickets can be purchased thru Ticketmaster. com or by calling 866-715-1500. _______________________________ MLS SOCCER


Sat., March 7, FC Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Sat., March 14, Sporting Kansas City, 7 p.m. Sun., April 19, Portland Timbers, 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $22 in Upper Deck. Tickets can be purchased thru Ticketmaster. com or by calling 470-341-1500.

CLASSIC Newnan 10 87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.352.8000 http://cinematreasures.org/ theaters/41859 ______________

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org ______________ Little Big Town March 7 ______________ NPR Comedy News Quiz • March 12 ______________

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com ______________

Dark Girls 2 March 15 ______________ Miss Saigon March 17-22 ______________ Bill Maher March 28 ______________

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

Check out musician Kris Youmans’ column on local live music elsewhere in this publication.

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www. sweetland.events/ ______________ The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Led Zeppelin IV March 27 ______________ 2020 concerts includes Black Jacket Symphony, Styx, Emmylou, Fantasia, Amy Grant and more. Visit website for more info and tickets ______________

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City 770-631-0630 amphitheater.org/ ______________ beyond Coweta • The Atlanta Opera: Porgy & Bess 3.7-15 • George Lopez 3. 14 • Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence 3.19 • Black Violin: The Impossible Tour 3.20 • Jay Leno 3.21 • Atlanta Ballet: Giselle 3.27-29 • Terry Fator 4.2 all at Cobb Energy Arts Center • US Navy Band March 12 at Columbus’ River Center • Professional Bull Riders Unleash The Beast March 14 & 15 Infinite Energy Center ______________

All Regular Season Home Games played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium _______________________________ BASEBALL

ATLANTA BRAVES Fri., April 3, Miami Marlins, 7:20 p.m. Sat., April 4, Miami Marlins, 7:20 p.m. Sun., April 5, Miami Marlins, 1:20 p.m. Mon., April 6, San Diego Padres, 7:20 p.m. Tues., April 7, San Diego Padres, 7:20 p.m. Wed., April 8, San Diego Padres, 12:20 p.m. Fri., April 17, San Francisco Giants, 7:20 p.m. Sat., April 18, San Francisco Giants, 7:20 p.m. Sun., April 19, San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m. Ticket prices start at $13 / $17. Tickets can be purchased thru Ticketmaster. com or by calling 404-577-9100 (option 6) All Regular Season Home Games played at Truist Park. _______________________________ Senoia Alive After Five • March 20 Come to downtown Senoia the 3rd Friday of the Month and Shop from 5 to 8 p.m. Eat, Shop, Live Music and more. downtown Senoia



Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 www.gastateparks.org/ ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 __________________________________ Homeschooling in the Park - All About Trees Wednesday, March 18, 10-11 a.m. Join our naturalist to learn about native trees found in Georgia along with a craft to take home! Meet at the cabin’s picnic shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. _______________________________ ________ _______________________

Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. livenation.com/ venues/25162/cadence-bank-amphitheatre-at-chastain-park ______________

State Farm Arena

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr), Atlanta, GA 404.878.3000 statefarmarena.com ______________ Martin Lawrence March 7 ______________ Erykah Badie March 13 ______________ Andre Rieu March 15 ______________ Gabriell Iglesias March 21 ______________ and more. Check out website statefarmarena.com ______________

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Local all-star cheerleading champs



2245 Hwy. 34 @ Sullivan Road accessunited.com 770.567.7211

First row left to right: Briley Boerstler, Annsley Dickerson,Taylor Beck, Brooklyn Gosdin. Second row left to right: Lyra Diamantides, Reagan Brown, Brooklyn Wilson, Tatum Nungesser. Third row left to right: Ashlyn Cox, Ryleigh Husack, Addyson Horton, Addison Brubaker, Mackenzie Waldron.

Recently, The Rock Athletics all-star cheerleading team “Ruby” won the Cheersport National Championship in Atlanta a competition totaling over 22,000 athletes in itself. To accomplish this amazing feat, the team out-scored thirteen other cheer teams in the Youth Level 1 small division. There were teams from throughout the entire United States that competed in this division. The Ruby team is comprised of thirteen athletes and is based out of Peachtree City at a tumbling and All-star gym called The Rock Athletics. The Rock is owned and operated by Jimmy and McCall Hearn. The team is coached by JoAnna Dobbs and Samantha Burke. As a result of their win at Cheersport, Ruby received an at-large bid to D2 Summit, which is an international competition that will be held in Orlando, Florida in May.

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Interview with Kris Youmans

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did.

Eat a Peach - Allman Brothers Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison Eric Culberson Live at the Bamboo Room Nick of Time - Bonnie Raitt (sorry - listed four ). I admit I would be listening to music more than reading. The World according to Mr. Rogers The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society Country Music

Tater Tots from Fabiano’s (& when in Savannah it’s brother Mickey’s shrimp & grits.)

Dogs or cats? Dogs … specifically Hank the Dog.

Use your resources & ‘don’t be skeered’ to ask for what you need.

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

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The Green Mile, The Sound of Music, & most recently Knives Out - a modern “whodunit” movie.

Best piece of business advice you’ve received.

Simple … I would have pursued a proper music education and gained knowledge through world travel.


Favorite movies(s) …

I am a mother of three, a songwriter, front person of the Kris Youmans Band, CMA at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia, contributor to The Paper, & Slim’s significant other.

If I had it to do over …

Your go-to food.

Your favorite quote and why. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why. My mother Ellen, because she was full of wit & wisdom. Warren Hall because he would ask the guests all the right questions & then play steel guitar for them. Jimmy Carter, so I could talk to him about his humanitarian efforts. Paul McCartney, so I could get advice about songwriting over a cup of tea. Tom Hanks, because he’s talented, funny and just a good dude. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream: Record an album with my family. They’re all talented - some would sing, some would write, a few would create the artwork, and some would take care of the business of promoting & selling.

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know:

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

I used to show champion Dachshunds in the American Kennel Club shows when I was a teenager.

I would be in my hometown of Savannah watching the tide come in, smelling the salt marsh & the mud.

“I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said “yes,” when all it meant was extra work for you & helpful only to somebody else.” … Mr. Rogers Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished: Nothing makes me happier than my children, they are kind humans, aware of other’s needs, compassionate, talented & full of fun. Also, I’m extremely glad I moved to Newnan. Being a part of the Newnan music scene through Newnan Unplugged, through performing with the KYB, organizing musical fundraisers & contributing to The Paper, have all been rewarding. And I am extremely proud our band was chosen by Georgia Public Broadcasting to help promote the Ken Burns documentary ‘Country Music.’ The video and interview still air on GPB. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own: Don’t get discouraged so easily , keep your dreams in sight, only surround yourself with people who support you and what you love and do the same for others.

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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 GPB.org/Country. We are fortunate she writes The Music column for us at The Paper.

… by Kris Youmans We’re highlighting local musicians or bands and this month “Local and Live” will feature Tim Shepard. If you know someone who should be in the ‘spotlight’ let me know - Support local and live music. krisyoumansband@gmail.com hooked ever since. L&L: What part of the creative process do you enjoy the most?

THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770.683.2526 Trivia … Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Service Industry Night … Every Wednesday night Ladies Night … Every Thursday night ATL UNITED Watch Party … March 7, 7 p.m. Bucky Lastard Remembers The Alamo folk, punk band … March 13 ATL UNITED Watch Party … March 14, 7 p.m. w/ EROK Karaoke at 9 p.m. Sweet Grass Sally, originals & covers of country, Americana, country blues … March 20 3rd Shift … March 21 II TONE DEF … March 27

TS: I probably enjoy the performance more than anything. Typically if I’m writing a song, I have a story I want to tell so it’s a huge release for me when the story comes together- especially if someone else can benefit from the stories or lessons I’ve learned. So I reckon I enjoy all of it! L&L: Who would you like to collaborate with if given the opportunity? TS: Wow … If I could pick just one it would be Jason Isbell, but I wouldn’t kick Chris Stapleton outta bed for eating crackers. Both write songs I can’t stop listening to.

Local & Live: Tim, tell us how you got started in music, how were you influenced. Tim Shepard: I was first introduced to music by the radio! My mom used to blast the radio so loud you couldn’t help but listen. So as a child of the 80s, I was hooked to a huge mix of artists that pretty much everyone was listening to at that time. Singing in the car was and is still my happy place. As far as my roots are concerned, my parents often had fondue night & they’d always have Willie, Waylon & Merle playing … so I had a strong love for country music early on. Fast forward to my teenage years and I’d have to say LC Lane was my biggest influence on my singing. He was the music director at First Baptist Church in Newnan. He gave me my first solo with the choir. Getting over that fear of singing in public was huge for me. I definitely owe him - I’ve been

L&L: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be? TS: I would give my left thumb to open up for Blackberry Smoke and keep on until I had no fingers left. L&L: Where are you now with your plans for yourself & the band? TS: Right now I’m proud to say that the band is still together! Sweet Grass Sally continues to play wherever we’re welcomed. Pat Mrizek & I continue to write together & if we weren’t so busy with families and life issues, there’s no doubt we would be a lot busier. We’re content with what we’re doing now & hope to be together another eight years if people still wanna listen. You can hear us next at The Alamo on March 20th.

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Kris Youmans & Her Mighty Fine Band Kris Youmans Band, Americana, western swing, country … March 28, 9:30 p.m.

      WADSWORTH AUDITORIUM 25 Jefferson St., Newnan The African Children’s Choir in Concert … March 8, 6:30 p.m. Friends of the Wadsworth Concert … March 14, 7 p.m.

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THE CELLAR 20 Jefferson St., Newnan • 770.683.6328

THE NEWNAN HISTORICAL TRAIN DEPOT Newnan, GA • newnantheater.org/bbqbrew

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen • 770.537.6455

Jazz in The Bays Wednesdays 7 p.m. Acoustic music in The Bays Thursdays Live Music Fridays at 8 p.m. Live Music Saturdays 8 p.m. Live Piano featured in The Cellar the last Friday of every month 5:30 p.m.

BBQ & BREWS for the Newnan Theater Company … March 14 Live Music by Kris Youmans Band 5 p.m.

Shows at 7:30 p.m.

Neal & Leonard … March 4 Matt Moskal … March 5 Blaze Alley Band, rock, blues & country … March 6 The Kool Kids … March 7 Toni Byrd & Rod Harris … March 11

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      THE HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOTDOG SHOP 1690 Hwy 34 E, Newnan • 770.502.9911 Music from 6-9 p.m. Lerogie … March 3

Steve Wariner … March 14 Crystal Gayle … March 21 Bellamy Brothers … March 28 Gatlin Brothers … April 4

      GRAZING HERE 2808 Hwy. 54 West, Peachtree City • 770.486.2696 Music starts at 9 p.m. Dixie Red … March 6 Flux … March 7 Eley Road … March 13 Second Time Around … March 14 The Band 85 South … March 20 Andrew’s Bros Dueling Pianos … March 27 Gravity … March 28

      Josh Gilbert Josh Gilbert, singer/songwriter with a southern rock/pop, blues & Americana sound … March 12

THE BRICKHOUSE 80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770.683.2790

Mark Miller … March 13 Sundowner Motel, Americana, alt-country, folk … March 14

Amber Jean … March 19

Hunter Flanagan Hunter Flanagan, country singer / songwriter based in west Georgia. Hunter was named best overall country artist in 2019 by Georgia Country Awards … March 5

Lydia Simonds & Joe Harrell … March 20

Larry Mills … March 10

The Gypsies … March 17 Neal & Leonard … March 18

Jackie Green … March 12 Wyatt Acoustic, rock n roll cover tunes, motown, country in an acoustic setting … March 17 JT Murphy … March 19

Thomas Gay … March 31

Brett Westgrove Debut, singer/songwriter, combining traditional country music roots with his own musical personality he brings a refreshing take on the classic American genre … March 6

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Into The Further, experimental rock … March 14

THE MAD MEXICAN 2 E Court Square, Newnan • 770.683.9545

Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles … April 4

Kelly Colleen … March 24 Zack Whitley … March 26

Dean Taylor & The Better Days Dean Taylor & The Better Days, covers & originals roots /rock/ Americana songs … March 21 Toni Byrd & Rod Harris … March 25 Jeanine Duke … March 26 Camille Rae (Bays) … March 27 Maury Allums (Cellar) … March 27

Brett Wesgrove

Joey Troup … March 4 Lerogie … March 11 Stella Weaver … March 13

Relative Sound … March 27 & 28 The Police Experience … April 18

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Jimmy Bass … March 18

WEST GEORGIA COUNTRY NIGHTS 1625 Bankhead Hwy., Carrollton

Logan Winkles & Hartley Station … March 28

Larry Mills … March 21

The George Britt Band … March 21

Joey Troup … March 25

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Lerogie … March 28

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ABIDE 110 Werz Industrial Blvd., Newnan Lerogie… March 6, 6 p.m.

      SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB 335 SummerGrove Pkwy, Newnan • 770.251.1800

4th Annual St Pawtrick’s Day Tails & Ales … March 14, 7 p.m. … Live Music, food trucks, games, & raffles to support Hearts ‘n Homes Rescue! Family friendly, pet friendly

Friday Night Dinner & Music:

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Check our website, our social media pages and Shopper issues for music updates!

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The Dreamers … March 6 Pete & Pete … March 13 Stil, classic rock playing covers from the 60s to the 90s … March 27 Full Circle … April 3 Barefoot Nina, playing a diverse mix of acoustic soft rock, folk, oldies with great vocal harmonies … April 10

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

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Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program Provides Grants to 44 Nonprofits, Totaling More Than $500,000 Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities the organization serves, has made more than $500,000 in community benefit awards. Those grants were spread out among 44 nonprofit organizations that serve the local communities where Piedmont’s 11 hospitals are located. Piedmont serves communities in which 70 percent of the state’s population resides. These grants work to address two key areas identified in Piedmont’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, as identified by the Internal Revenue Service: increasing access to care and addressing the opioid epidemic. Piedmont’s largest grants equaled $25,000. “Our continued goal is to make a positive difference in every life we touch and our community benefit grant program is providing grants to more organizations this year and granting more funds overall,” said Thomas Worthy, vice president of government and external affairs at Piedmont Healthcare. “The communities that our hospitals are a part of become even stronger when nonprofit organizations, like the great ones with which we are partnering, become healthier and livelier through these grants.” Among those receiving grants were: • Coweta FORCE, which provides support for primary and wraparound services for individuals and their families who are dealing with opioid and other addiction issues. • Coweta Samaritan Clinic, which supports specialty care and advanced diagnosis coordination. • Drug Free Coweta, a community coalition working to address substance abuse prevention in Coweta County. • Meals on Wheels Coweta, an organization that provides increased meal service for low-income, high-need Coweta County residents The grant program, which extends financial support to community-based nonprofit organizations providing specific health-related services and programs for at-risk and underserved populations, focuses direct service, access to primary and specialty care, community-based health support services and social determinants of health.

In addition to the grants program, Piedmont also provides other services and programs to the community, including free lab services for its charitable clinic partners, cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit partners, financial assistance to low-income patients and robust educational programs for aspiring health professionals. In Fiscal Year 2019 (ending June 30, 2019), Piedmont provided an estimated $314 million in community benefits to its communities. For more information about Piedmont’s community benefit programs, including more detail on our grant program, please visit https://www.piedmont.org/about-piedmont-healthcare/community-benefit/grants.

Heart Support Network expands to Piedmont Newnan The Dottie Fuqua Women’s Heart Support Network, which started at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and expanded to Piedmont Fayette, thanks to generous donations from Fayetteville resident and Foundation Board Member Vicki Turner, further expanded to hire a fulltime program coordinator and began serving Piedmont Newnan this year thanks to a grant from the Cigna Foundation. The Women’s Heart Support Network focuses on prevention, clinical care, and support to reduce heart disease among women and promote longterm heart health and wellness. Avril James, program coordinator for the Women’s Heart Support Network, is hosting several upcoming events locally, including basic meditation for beginners and women’s heart yoga. Piedmont believes in helping women nourish, flourish and thrive. All Heart Support Network events are FREE and open to the public with registration. Discover upcoming activities near you by visiting piedmontred.org. ###

You’re Invited to Join us for Lunch with a Doc! Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Piedmont Newnan Hospital Conference Room 5 We cordially invite you to join us for a Community Lunch and Learn with General Surgeon, Dr. Ibrahim Adamu. Dr. Adamu specializes in the treatment of colorectal cancer at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. He will be discussing the signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention strategies for common colorectal diseases including cancer, diverticulitis, and hemorrhoids. Lunch will be provided and space is limited. Please RSVP by March 20th at piedmont.org/DocLunch to make your reservation today!

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Prevention and early screening key to healthy heart, says cardiologist One in three women will have heart disease in her lifetime and heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing more women than lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer combined. The good news is heart screenings and prevention can help improve your heart health and, in some cases, stop heart disease before it’s too late. “Women, often caregivers, are too busy taking care of others and don’t personalize the seriousness of heart disease, believing it is something to worry about later in life,” according to Rani Shah, D.O., a cardiologist with Piedmont Heart Institute. “But by discussing your heart health with your physician early, between the age of 20-39, and every five years after that, you can identify any risk factors you may have, including knowing your calcium score and any family history of premature heart disease.” Heart disease poses a particular threat to women in Georgia, which has the 12th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country, due to lifestyle factors that contribute to a higher rate of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. More than half of all women in Georgia are obese and overweight, according to the American Heart Association. Additionally, over 15 percent of women smoke cigarettes – another risk factor for heart disease. For women who do not have a pre-existing heart issue, Piedmont offers a screening inclusive of a physical exam, lab work and complete health history. Women who participate in the screening receive a comprehensive heart health report they can take home with detailed recommendations and next steps. For more information or to sign up for the women’s heart health screening at Piedmont, visit piedmont.org/womensheart.

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HISTORY with NCHS Emily Kimbell

The Flu Is Nothing New!

The end of winter/beginning of spring typically brings thoughts of warmer weather, spring break vacations, and blooming flowers. Unfortunately, this time of year also brings flu season, and this year has brought extra concern with the outbreak of over 81,300 global cases of the coronavirus—a family of viruses that can cause illness ranging from the common cold to severe respiratory syndrome and associated complications. In February, the United States confirmed its first case of the virus from an individual without travel history or direct exposure, causing an increase in concern and warranting a statement from the President. Most people do not associate the field of health and medicine with history, but, in fact, outbreaks, like the coronavirus, have repeatedly occurred throughout global history. On March Soldiers: Emergency hospital during 11, 1918, the United States saw its influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas. first reported case of the Spanish flu Emergency hospital during influenza epidewhen Private Albert Gitchell of the mic Photo from: (NCP 1603), National MuArmy went to the hospital at Fort Ri- seum of Health and Medicine. ley, Kansas, with cold-like symptoms. Over 100 of his fellow soldiers complained of similar symptoms by noon of the same day.

Georgia Bone and Joint Physical Therapy strives to provide the highest level of care for each patient on an individual basis. This patient-centered approach allows our therapists the ability to provide hands on care with various treatment techniques including Manual Therapy, ASTM/Soft Tissue Mobilization, Spinal Manipulations, Core Stabilization/Strengthening, and Low Level LASER Therapy to name a few. The same therapist will provide care from evaluation through the final visit ensuring constant care. We believe this model helps our patients and athletes recover faster to get back to their normal active lifestyle following injury or surgery by reducing pain, as well as getting the athlete back on the field and preventing future injury. We specialize in outpatient, orthopedic/musculoskeletal conditions with Physical Therapy, Occupational/Hand Therapy, and Sports Medicine rehabilitation. Our commitment to state of the art education includes on-going onsite learning activities and mentoring, teaching at university level physical therapy programs and continuing education ensure we provide the most current and evidence-based physical/occupational therapy evaluation and treatment. This includes the latest research in exercise, concussion management, pain science, and pain management. Our team approach will develop a personalized therapy program tailored to the patient’s specific needs. To schedule an appointment, call 770-502-2175. To schedule an appointment, call:

Newnan 770-254-7850 or Peachtree City 770-692-9444.

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The virus spread quickly across the country and reached the state of Georgia in September of the same year when 138 soldiers were diagnosed, and Camp Gordon in Atlanta was placed under quarantine. On the whole, the country was unprepared for the pandemic, especially with the distraction of WWI, which left America short on supplies and medical professionals. When the flu hit the States right as the war was enSpanish Flu: ding, measures were not properly in Photo from US Naval Historical Center. place to combat the illness, and fear became the reaction. To combat the virus, the Atlanta City Council resorted to limiting or banning public gatherings at businesses, churches, schools, and theaters. Even funerals were limited to 15 minutes. Remedies for the virus were limited and often based in lore. Liquor, particularly whiskey, was thought to have high medicinal value, and saloons and dispensaries were spared the restrictions placed on other businesses. Others advised taking a teaspoon of baking soda three times a day or aspirin; perhaps the most unusual suggestion was for ailing persons to lie on their back on the floor in front of an open fire. The Spanish flu pandemic eventually came to an end by the summer of 1919; however, it created devastation in its year in the United States. The virus infected over 500 million people and killed at least 50 million people worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 675,000 died from the infection and caused the average life expectancy to drop by 12 years. Documenting these outbreaks is essential, and history certainly plays a role in preventing future pandemics. By noting and understanding how outbreaks start and illness is spread, we avoid mass medical confusion. History and science work in sync to combat community issues so that that progress can be made, and outbreaks like the coronavirus remain manageable. 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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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. http://dailyfilmfix.com/ Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/) the Boys I’ve Loved Before’s” Lana Condor, Victoria Justice, Analeigh Tipton, and “Boyhood’s” Ellar Coltrane.

IN THEATERS ★ The Invisible Man (review) ● Fix Rating 7/10 A creepy voyeuristic visual scope and an emotional, connective central performance elevate this modern update of the classic H.G. Wells novel. Writer/director Leigh Whannell has merely taken the idea and title from Wells and fashioned underneath it a completely different story. But what shines through is that invisibility often results in homicidal behavior. In this tale of a transparent man living among us, abused woman Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) goes to great lengths to escape the control of her tech millionaire romantic companion, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). After drugging him, she slips out in the middle of the night to take up secretly in the home of a police detective named James (Aldis Hodge) and his teen daughter, Sydney (Storm Reid). But in the days following her departure, Cecilia learns that Adrian has committed suicide. And when Adrian’s lawyer brother, Tom (Michael Dorman), summons her to his office, Cecilia is informed of a trust established in her name. It’s a trust with conditions. As Cecilia starts her new life without Adrian, she finds it impossible to loosen up. She can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. And, you know, maybe her feelings are valid. Unlike Wells’ story that relies on fantasy alchemy, Whannell, whose last movie, “Upgrade,” combined science fiction and horror, creates a new sort of invisible man reflective of the times in which we live. Moss is excellent as the woman initially driven mad, but who decides to fight back. The film’s scares are aplenty as the camera plays the role of the intruder and the sound design accentuates every creak or bump. It’s a handy bit of genre filmmaking, even if it shies away from crucial story elements from the novel, like the question of how the invisible man stays warm, or the frightening idea of an invisible cat. Few viewers will miss those items, however, and enjoy the shocking moments, action, and campiness of this clever horror/thriller.


What to Binge: Ozark - Season 3 (March 27) - Netflix found gold in this gritty Jason Bateman/Laura Linney starring vehicle. Like “Breaking Bad,” the story has an everyman, and his family is forced into the world of organized crime. “Ozark” trades meth production for money laundering and follows Martin “Marty” Byrde (Bateman), his ruthless wife (Linney), and crafty children as they flee Chicago and the violence of a drug cartel to take up residence in the rural Missouri Ozarks. Naturally, the cartel tracks him down, but Marty strikes a risky deal, he’ll make their drug proceeds clean by running the funds through various businesses in his new community. This excellent show is not to be missed. Extra Credit: Tootsie (March 1) - It’s impossible not to recommend this multiple Oscar nominee from 1982, which works as a comedy and social satire even decades after its release. Jessica Lange won the Academy Award for her supporting work playing a fellow actress that befriends Dustin Hoffman’s drag incarnation as soap star Dorothy Michaels.

What to Watch: Hillary - Docuseries (March 6) - After making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, this four-hour series drops onto the Hulu streaming platform amid a heated Democrat primary battle. Fans of the former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and presidential candidate will likely breathe in every minute of this long-form bio. But given Clinton’s polarizing effect, this project will likely receive a divisive reception.

Fix Rating 7/10 Summer Night (March 11) Shot in Newnan, this charming film directed Joseph Cross has a lot going for it. The story takes place over one night, and locals will recognize various downtown locations, including Newnan’s iconic Alamo Theater. The attractive cast includes “To All

What to Watch: Stargirl (March 13) - Not to be confused with the upcoming CW superhero series of the same name, Disney’s “Stargirl” is a teen, romantic drama about youngster Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) who gets through high school by being anonymous. But when he meets a new student, who calls herself Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal), he begins to step out of his shell, as he unravels her mystery. “Breaking Bad’s” Giancarlo Esposito, who also has a key role in “The Mandalorian,” is, also, in the cast.


Theatrical Teasers:

A Quiet Place Part II (March 20): This is the hotly anticipated follow-up to 2018’s surprising hit “A Quiet Place.” Co-writer/director John Krasinski is back (at least, in the director’s chair, spoiler, his character died in the last one). And Krasinski’s real-life wife, Emily Blunt, will reprise her role as fearless family matriarch Evelyn Abbott. There’s more story to tell as we learn about the war-torn, apocalyptic world introduced in the first film. Cast includes Noah Jupe and Cillian Murphy.

What to binge: The Pale Horse (March 13) - Based on the 1961 novel by esteemed detective novelist Agatha Christie, “The Pale Horse” concerns a death list and its connection to a trio of witches. The trailers emphasize a supernatural force could be involved. In the wake of last year’s blockbuster “Knives Out,” in which writer/director Rian Johnson channeled Christie, if also creating his own original story, interest in Christie has risen. Look for Kenneth Branagh to reprise his role as Hercule Poirot in “Death on the Nile” this October. Extra Credit Binge: Luther - Season 5 (March 23) Returning for another season after four years away, Idris Elba once again suits up to play grumpy, manof-action DCI John Luther.

What Movie to Watch:

What to Binge: Amazing Stories (March 6) - Stephen Spielberg returns to executive produce this new version of the popular 1980’s television series of the same name. This anthology features ten episodes from various directors promising to transport the viewer to “worlds of wonder.”

What Movie to Avoid: Pet Sematary (2019) (March 19) - This pointless new adaptation of the morbid Stephen King material is a melancholy, unpleasant affair. Check out the 1989 version instead.

Mulan (March 27): This is the first PG-13 rated live-action Disney adaptation, and it looks epic. The “Mulan” story is well-known to audiences. In this version, Yifei Liu (“The Forbidden Kingdom”) plays the title character, a girl who secretly assumes the role of a male warrior to take her father’s place in the Imperial Chinese Army. The trailers make a good case for this one to be an action-packed, emotional coaster-ride. Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) directs.


The View

from the Loft

with Jim Coleman

I’m Just Saying! I thought the media circus around Harry and Meagan was ridiculous. I even wrote about it in my last column which, if you missed it, you can find online. I thought the coverage of that story was about as absurd as it gets, and THEN … in February here comes Harvey Weinstein, the Democratic debates and now (cue the music) Coronavirus. I have been considering all these topics individually and trying to pull together some threads of wisdom that connect all these, in hopes that I could draw some profound conclusions that might change society. When I reach those conclusions, I’ll be happy to pass them along to you, free of charge. In the meantime, the only thing I know to do is throw out some thoughts that are running through my ADD brain and hope that they hit the page in my normal slightly sarcastic but profoundly humorous style. Sexual harassment in any form is bad and I don’t think anybody should be subject to it and the perpetrators should be prosecuted. I’m also not a victim blamer but, come on! If Harvey Weinstein walked out in a bath robe, would you stay? Lesson 1: legitimate business deals are not negotiated in hotel rooms

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with the interviewer half dressed. Lesson 2: If you have any talent, you have the drive and you have prepared yourself, the opportunities will come to you in time. I’m Just Saying! Have you ever seen anybody walk that fast pushing a walker? I’m Just Saying! Oh, and if my multi-billion dollar empire just collapsed because of my stupidity, you’d probably need to swing me by the cardiac unit on my way to prison. I’m Just Saying! I try not to be political but there is just too much fodder out there, I can’t help myself. Lesson 1: College is not free. Trade school should be free. I can tell you what jet mechanics, plumbers and electricians make and we need more of them than we need recreation therapists and sports marketers. Lesson 2: If you think minimum wage is going to $15 an hour and that people on minimum wage can then afford a Big Mac, I have some property to show you as soon as the tide goes out. I’m Just Saying! And what about this feeding frenzy around Coronavirus? Lesson 1: Flu kills thousands of people in our homeland every year and we still have school, ride public transportation and eat out. The flu will KILL you. Lesson 2: Small children, the elderly and otherwise infirmed people are more susceptible to EVERY disease than the general public. Lesson 3: Listen to doctors, not talking heads on television. Doctors say, get a flu shot and you ignore them but if Anderson Cooper says a pandemic is coming you hoard food, wear a mask, cancel travel, close school and sit at home with a bologna sandwich and watch the world’s economy collapse? I’m Just Saying! The twenty first century “opiate of the people” has become the mass media. Use your head. I’m Just Saying!

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Doug Hand joins Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors

Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Hand to its staff of full time Real Estate Professionals. Doug Hand was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is a second generation realtor. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a BS in Business. Doug’ father, Bob Hand, worked for years in real estate including Lindsey’s Realtors and is cousins with Frank and Chip Barron. Doug has over 10 years experience as a licensed realtor. Doug started out working on the residential side representing buyers and sellers for Prudential Real Estate (now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) and then transitioned into working as the Director of Operations and Business Development for real estate investment firm, Orkin and Associates. Doug’s experience spans all aspects of residential and commercial real estate including land / buil-

ding acquisition and sales, corporate relocation, commercial lease negotiation, portfolio / property management and government relations / development entitlement. Doug has a real passion for real estate and has developed an extensive network of real estate relationships over the years and he stays connected with numerous local government, economic development and business leaders. He is excited that the Atlanta area and especially Fulton /Coweta / Fayette and surrounding counties are well positioned for commercial and residential growth in the coming years. Doug is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), Georgia Multiple Listing Service and Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors. Doug is married with two sons and lives in Peachtree City. Doug is a big sports fan and enjoys playing

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golf, going to concerts and spending time with family. Please reach out to Doug with any real estate needs or questions. He would be glad to help!



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MLS #8648718 BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY ON 3.13 AC+/-! Serene setting w/creek. Hardwd flrs on main. Kit w/granite counters & bkfst area. LR w/stone f/p & woodburning stove. Sep DR. Master on main w/new carpet. Renovated master bath. 3 BRs upstairs & bonus rm. Shop. Reduced to $325,000. (Jess)

SPECTACULAR HOME W/TONS OF UPGRADES! Has spacious living room w/f/p & hdwd floor. Lg eat-in kitchen. Office. Big media / bonus room. Enormous master suite w/gorgeous trey ceiling & spa-like master bath! Oversized cul-de-sac lot. Reduced to $375,000 (Jess)

MLS #8714042 FOR RENT - RECENTLY RENOVATED 3 BR, 1 BA home on 2 acres, near St. Marks, in Meriwether County. Has LR w/f/p, huge back deck, front porch. Central heat & a/c. $850/mo (Owner/ Agent) Frank or Robert.

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SPACIOUS LOT IN NORTH NEWNAN in choice Longwood Subdivision with easy access to I-85, downtown Newnan and Ashley Park! Reduced! $39,900. (Jess)

MLS #8670075

CIRCA 1790 COLONIAL PLANTATION ON 12.6+/- ACS in both Coweta & Heard Co. Original condition! Ideal for Authentic Restoration. Needs work-sold ‘as is’ w/no repairs by Seller. Probably will not qualify for loan due to age/condition. Sold subject to tenant’s rights. Reduced to $295,000 . (Frank)

BEAUTIFUL 4.5+/- ACRE TRACT WITH A MIXTURE OF HARDWOODS & PINES! Ideal for building your dream home in a peaceful and private setting. The property is less than two miles from Serenbe, with easy access to I-85, Hartsfield Jackson Airport and Atlanta. $69,900. (Jess)

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BEAUTIFUL 4.5+/- ACRE TRACT WITH A MIXTURE OF HARDWOODS & PINES! Ideal for building your dream home in a peaceful and private setting. The property is less than two miles from Serenbe, with easy access to I-85, Hartsfield Jackson Airport and Atlanta. $69,900. (Jess) ________________________________________________________ 12 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange and Columbus. Sold ‘as is’. $300,000 Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess ________________________________________________________ 509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville ________________________________________________________ _city limits. Long rail frontage. Owner/Agent. $12,500/ac. Frank/Chip. ATTENTION BUILDERS AND INVESTORS: 109 LOTS in Chestnut Glen, Manchester. $15,000 per lot. Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess. ________________________________________________________

MLS #8678404 HIGH VISIBILITY CORNER ON I-85 & GORDON ROAD. 6.564+/- Acres. High fence for security. 1017+/- S/f frame office building with central heat & a/c plus 787+/- s/f warehouse. Zoned Light Industrial. Owner/Agent. $995,000. (Frank)

MLS #8741138 WELL MAINTAINED 5BR IN PERSIMMON CREEK. Lrg open plan w/ gas f/p & vaulted ceilings in living area! Kit w/ bfast area, granite ctops, bfast bar, ss appliances, pantry & laundry ctr. Master w/double trey ceiling. Fin bsmt. Fenced bkyd w/saltwater pool! $465,000 (Jess)

MLS #8688250 CA 1910 HOME RENOVATED HISTORIC HOME! Beautiful original hdwd floors. Updated kitchen w/island, stone f/p & bkfst area overlooking the back deck & fenced yard! Lg LR w/f/p. Spacious & private screened porch. Garage has a shop, plenty of storage & finished bonus room above. A Must See! Reduced! $289,900. (Jess)

MLS #8 742405 NEAT & CLEAN RANCH ACROSS FROM ELM ST ELEMENTARY. 3BR/1.5BA, Living-Dining combo, Den, Real hardwd flrs thruout, Central a/c & natural gas heat. Kit has new stove, dishwasher & refrigerator. Deck. Fenced backyard & 12 x 16 wooden storage bldg! $175,000 (Frank)

MLS #8647438 29,260+/- S/F INDUSTRIAL SPACE NEAR DOWNTOWN NEWNAN! Easy I-85 access. Zoned Heavy Industrial. Completely fenced! Rail access! 3.825+/- Acres! Two buildings-each with warehouse space, dock doors, drive-in doors & office space. Reduced! $525,000. (Jess/Tom)

MLS #8505307 LOCATION! LOCATION! 255+/-acs fronting on I-85 & Walt Sanders Rd between Shenandoah & Pattillo Industrial Parks between Exit 47 & 51. At site of proposed new interchange on I-85. 4761.12’ frontage on Walt Sanders Rd & 2742.63’ frontage on I-85. $60,000/ac. Owner/Agent. (Frank)

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2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETACT CO. New shopping nearby. NTRA UNDERof CO Subject to covenants/restrictions Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/ each. Frank. ________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access ________________________________________________________ _to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank.

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6.5+/- ACRES ZONED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL. Corner lot. Frontage on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain link fenced. New Price $995,000. Frank (Owner-Agent). ________________________________________________________

Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. 770.253.6990 ______________________________________________________________

MLS #8648916 PALMETTO AREA! 45.202 +/- ACS. Ideal for developing into mini cattle or horse farms. Secluded away from Tommy Lee Cook Road by a 60’ easement. Palmetto area w/easy access to I-85, heavy wooded and open land. $361,616. (Frank/Steve)

MLS #8721950 COUNTRY FARMHOUSE W/BSMT on pvt 5+/- acs. 2 outbldgs. Hardwd flrs. Sep DR. Open kit & LR w/stone f/p & 15+’ ceiling. Kit has pantry, breakfast area. Mstr w/trey ceiling & access to breezeway/deck overlooking fenced bkyd. Mstr BA w/sunken tub, lrg walkin tile shower. $369,999. (Jess)

MLS #8734542 TREMENDOUS 6 BR, 5 1/2 BA BRICK & VINYL TWO STORY HOME on 13.28 open & wooded acs in North Coweta County! 24x60 Metal shed. Small Pond. 1 br, 1 ba in-law suite, 2 br, 1 ba apt. Laundry chute. Hookup for RV. Sold “as is”. $259,900. (FRANK)

MLS #8694494 FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ESTABLISHED HARDWARE STORE IN DOWNTOWN HOGANSVILLE. 4,500+/- sf retail bldg. 2,600+/- sf warehouse w/loading dock & 12’ roll-up door. Property is almost fully fenced on a 1.49+/- acre lot with double road frontage. $449,900. (Tom/Frank)

MLS #8692037 CUSTOM A-FRAME HOME ON 20 GORGEOUS OPEN AND WOODED ACRES ON SMOKEY ROAD w/barn, 4 bedrooms w/master on main, 3 baths, vaulted living room w/stone f/p. Custom hardwoods. Huge back deck, fire pit. See to appreciate. Reduced! $499,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8640088 CHARMING RANCH ON PRIVATE 19+/- AC! Lrg LR. Sunrm. Office. Kitchen w/bkfst area & bar. Dbl pantry! Lrg BRs-each w/own BA. New carpet in LR/ BRs. Fresh paint thruout. Lrg front yard. Circular driveway w/gazebo. Several outbldgs. Detached garage/shop. Creek on property. $269,900. (Jess)

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN HOGANSVILLE. Successful operating hardware store in Hogansville has 4,500 sq.ft metal store building built in 2001 plus 2,600 sq.ft metal warehouse with loading dock and 2 roll up doors on 1.49 acre corner lot. Inventory and most. equipment is included. Call Tom or Frank for an appointment to see or to find out more about this property. $449,900 ________________________________________________________ FOR LEASE White Oak Professional Center. 1100 to 5000 sq.ft. professional space near White Oak entrance. $16.00/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. ________________________________________________________ Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. 770.253.6990 ______________________________________________________________


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The increases discussed above reflect that we are in a strong seller’s market, especially new construction. The strong data above is great for developers and builders, but not necessarily good for the average buyer as the cost of home ownership has increased. You have to wonder how long the substantial increases in value will last and if it will all burst at some point. That is an article for another time.


PAPER Real Estate

Residential New Construction in Coweta County 2020

Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and former President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.

It is difficult to drive through Coweta County right now without seeing some residential new construction in progress. Coweta County experienced a 19.4% increase in pending new construction sales and a 31.9% increase in closed new construction sales from January 2019 to January 2020 (per Georgia Multiple Listing Service). In the same time period, the total new volume increased 56.2% from $35,000,000 to over $55,000,000. The average sales price, on new builds, increased 18.4% from over $255,000 to $303,045. The new construction listings are closing quicker also. The average days on market decreased from 88 to 79 days from January 2019 to January 2020. According to Georgia MLS, of the 604 active single-family detached listings in the county, 245 were constructed after 2019. That is nearly half the market. Here is a breakdown of the new construction for sale by city: • Newnan … 118 Listings For Sale • Senoia … 67 Listings For Sale • Sharpsburg … 24 Listings For Sale • Grantville … 14 Listings For Sale • Turin … 13 Listings For Sale • Moreland … 8 Listings For Sale Here is what I am seeing day-to-day on new construction in the marketplace: Builders are still providing incentives like closing cost credits, through both themselves and preferred lenders, as well as allowances on upgrades and appliances. I am seeing fewer builders considering contingency sales though. The new construction sales are moving so quickly that builders are not willing to wait on the buyers’ current home to sell. I am seeing more and more closing dates missed as a small supply of workers and contractors are hurting builders to meet deadlines. Other factors slowing down construction time are weather and the permit processes with the cities and county.



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There are actually more parking spaces than seats. It’s not a drive-thru, more of a take-out and delivery type place - but only up to eight miles. So if you are ever in the Tyrone area and you love New York pizza-style joints, then Mimmo’s is your place.

Bee’z Eat’s … New Location Coming Soon! Po’boys, cheesesteaks, burgers, grilled/fried/blackened fish and shrimp. Many consider it their favorite joint. Fights break out over the mac-and-cheese when it runs low. Cafe Dionne … 678-857-3196 • 3500 Hwy. 34 East, Sharpsburg Reminiscent of a New Orleans flavor, they’ve started Jazz nights and dinner. Big spot for brunch and their shrimp and grits are to die for. 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. Christy’s Cafe … 770-683-7512 • 27 Jackson Street, Newnan One of the more popular breakfast joints in town. Regulars know the secret menu. Also open for lunch. The front porch is popular, especially with dog owners. Down home grub. Chylaca’s Mexican Restaurant & Grill … 770-252-6821 • 20 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan • 3154 E. Hwy. 34, Newnan. Two locations serving up some of the best dishes around. People rave about their salsa and rice. We are also particular to the Tacos Carne Asada and the El Cabo. Coweta Country Junction … 770-253-5999 • 1502 Hwy. 29 North, Newnan Arguably the best wings in the county. Big and juicy. One flavor - awesome. Need to call ahead to order. 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.

The pizza is dead-on with every topping you would want. Yes, even pineapple but we will let that slide. Their cheesesteak is top-notch and we are very choosy about those. And they have “build your own” pasta specialties where you chose the pasta, the sauce and the protein.

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. Fat Boys … 770-755-6909 • 485 Hwy. 16 West, Newnan What we like to call the 17th best dive bar in America. Their specials are killer. Known for their fried shrimp, hamburger steak and country fried steak. Oh, and their brisket, how could we not mention their brisket. 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. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine … 770-683-8646 • 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan In reality, a take-out joint. But if you like curry or jerked style food, this is your place. You have to call ahead to order the red snapper dinner. Just do it. 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.

Strombolis, Calzones and Chicken Parmesan are also on the menu. And if wings are your thing, order up 100 either naked or breaded with a dozen different sauces to try. Really, it’s definitely worth the drive when you have that New York pizza joint craving. Mimmo’s 1014 Senoia Rd, Tyrone, GA 30290 • 770.486.8000 Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday mimmospizzatyrone.com ____________________________________________________________



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. ____________________________________________________________ The Huddle House One of the great things in life is choice. For example, if you want a pancake for breakfast you should be able to do that and not be forced with a “waffle only” option. And you can get your choice of waffles or pancakes and a whole lot more down at the Huddle House off Interstate 85’s Exit 41. Dick Ford and his wife, Pam, have owned the franchise for 23 years. He’s served on the Moreland City Council as well as being mayor. So although it’s a franchise, it’s plenty local for us. And where do we start? For hashbrown lovers how about “your favorite breakfast meats, scrambled eggs and American cheese stuffed between layers of our crispy hashbrowns.” We love country fried steak. It’s awesome. We also love our philly cheesesteaks. They serve it on Texas toast and it will put you in a heavenly coma. Fried shrimp? Why, yes please and just throw in the hamburger steak behind. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night cravings, this place will give you a darn good meal at a very fair price. 1430 U.S. 29, Newnan, GA • 770.253.1749 • Open 24/7 ____________________________________________________________

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. 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. Mother’s Kitchen … 770-683-3033 • 33 1/2 Broad Street, Newnan Southern home-style that your mother, or in this case, “Mother” makes for you. Their fried chicken is a big hit. Heck, everything is pretty much a hit. You will see everything from guys in suits to construction workers. Cash or check only. 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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For Seniors, you have choices in living life ‘Your Way’ Care Levels and Service Regarding care levels and needs, Home Helpers caregivers keep records of services performed for each client and report any changes in status to his/her supervisor. The agency supervises the caregivers, including regular visits to check on the work each is doing. In fact, Home Helpers will tailor an in-home care plan to fit a client’s lifestyle and provide companion and personal care services such as bathing, dressing, feeding and transferring, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and much more. That’s “your way” and the choices you’ve selected. An independent contractor has no formalized supervisor for guidance nor an on-going training program for flexibility in care when a client’s needs change.

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Live life your way. Think about that for a second … “your way.” That’s powerful. It’s a term our society defines as strength, independence, and confidence. Yet for seniors today – those folks entering their golden years – “your way” can quickly fade to confusion, anxiety and uncertainty. The senior living industry is complex and difficult to navigate, especially when it comes to selecting an in-home healthcare provider. Three areas are vital to consider when making that choice: • Do you select an agency here in Coweta County or an individual who works independently, like a neighbor or relative or fellow church member? • What level of care or service do you require? • And lastly and most importantly, what is the cost? Agency vs. Independent Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama is an agency which provides comprehensive in-home healthcare. And for Home Helpers, “in-home” can be defined in many ways – in your hospital or rehabilitation room, your skilled care or assisted living room, your independent living apartment or your home or residence of many years. That’s “your way” wherever you call home. Home Helpers employs certified and trained caregivers to provide specific health and personal care assistance and nursing services. Home Helpers is the employer and handles all the necessary tax and payroll requirements for each caregiver, plus is bonded, assuming the risk and coverage liability along with worker’s compensation insurance and has an administrative staff that manages the schedule and fill ins if a caregiver needs to take time off. Their lineup of exceptional caregivers makes sure a client’s activities of daily living, skilled healthcare oversight and services like medication management continue

without interruption. An independent contractor assumes the personal risk and liability themselves, plus the client is responsible for social security taxes, Medicare, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, withholding payroll taxes and filing government forms. And if they need time off, who will fill in? They are not obligated to find a replacement. Another layer of administrative policies to consider is a new Georgia law. Anyone with direct access to seniors – whether an agency or independent – is required to have a fingerprint background check, performed through the Georgia Criminal History Check System. Home Helpers ensures all of its caregivers undergo fingerprint background checks to comply with state regulations.

What about the cost Finally there is the cost factor. Realistically, price should never be a barrier to receiving exceptional care. And Home Helpers offers its impressive, comprehensive list of services at the special March rate of $16 per hour – as competitive a rate as any in Coweta County. Privately-employed providers may appear less expensive at first glance, but when you consider the care coverage gaps for holidays and time off, the personal risk and liability plus the responsibilities of tax and payroll requirements that fall on you, maybe cheaper is not better. Just remember, when your loved one is recovering from a surgery, illness or injury, a little help goes a long way. And since 2007, Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama has been providing that help and helping seniors live life “their way.” They have maintained a commitment of exceptional care with proven solutions and outstanding caregivers for your senior loved one. To learn more, call or text 678-597-9510 and ask for Home Helpers’ no-obligation, face-to-face meeting in your home and take advantage of the March pricing special. You can also visit homehelpers4you.com.

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … Notes collected from here, there and elsewhere: 

The University of West Georgia’s Freshmen Math Program (FMP) has won the 2020 Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Curricular Innovation, according to the university. The University System of Georgia (USG) award recognizes teaching and instruction that bolsters first-year student achievement, promotes a purposeful program and career choice, and creates an environment where positive academic mindsets thrive, catapulting students toward degree completion. The review committee voted unanimously to recommend the UWG Freshman Math Program for the award. 

Dogs are taller when they sit than when they stand. 

Newnan ranked 26th among the top 67 safest cities in Georgia, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The organization releases the report each year using crime and other statistics. Peachtree City was eighth and Fayetteville was 14th. Full list is at: https://www.alarms.org/safest-citiesin-georgia/ 

Attendees at the annual Oscar After Party Gala helped raise more than $115,000 benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. The two local clubs are the Boys and Girls Club of Newnan and also Howard Warner. 

Never laugh at your partner’s choices. You are one of them. 

Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities the organization serves, has made more than $500,000 in community benefit awards, according to Georgia CEO. Those grants were spread out among 44 nonprofit organizations that serve the local communities where Piedmont’s 11 hospitals are located. 

Coweta County and the city of Newnan government are creating a new tourism marketing arm for the two entities. The new organization is called Explore Newnan Coweta Inc., and is funded by the motel/hotel tax. 

At some point, an earthquake has caused someone to lose a game of Jenga. 

The Newnan Carnegie Library is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Newnan by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). 

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta honored its partners, volunteers and teen leaders of the year during its Celebration of Community Champions: 2020 Vision event at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Feb. 10. Locally, Cindy Luckie of Summit Family YMCA here in Newnan, was recognized as an Individual Volunteer of the Year and Logan A. Meadows, also of the Summit Family YMCA, was honored as a Teen Leader of the Year. 

The letter “X” is probably used more in math than in English. 

The 2020 Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Class inductees – Robin Byrd Goad, Lloyd Knott and Terrell Reed – were recently honored during the organization’s annual meeting. 

Heart disease kills more women than lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer combined, according to Bukola Olubi, M.D., a cardiologist with Piedmont Heart Institute. It is estimated that one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime while one in three women will have heart disease in her lifetime. 

Newnan High School Principal Chase Puckett was named Georgia’s High School Principal of the Year. The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) presented Puckett with the honor at a surprise visit recently to the high school. 

Light hits you at the speed of light - and it doesn’t hurt. 

Newnan has been named a 2019 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Newnan achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

Smart Solutions, which sold medical equipment from its downtown Newnan store on Jackson Street, is closing. Word is a pizza parlor will be moving in. 

The Central Christian Lady Crusaders captured their 7th straight state championship with a 40-31 victory over Georgia Christian Academy. Coach Justin Stephens helped lead his squad to a 28-3 overall record this season and the Georgia Association Private and Parochial Schools Division 1 title. 

Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s February First Friday Hereo Jessica Kessinger This month Piedmont Newnan’s First Friday Hero program honors Jessica Kessinger, Coweta County Fire Department, for going above and beyond the call of duty. Jessica joined Coweta County Fire Rescue Station 12 in 2018 as an EMT and firefighter. In September, she had just completed a 24-hour shift and was on her way to the airport to board a flight to visit family when she witnessed a head-on collision between a motorcyclist and a Ford F-150 truck. She immediately pulled over and offered assistance. The motorcyclist had been thrown into the air and his helmet landed 20 feet from his body. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Jessica immediately began CPR, opened his airway and continued CPR until crews and Air Life arrived on-scene. The motorcyclist suffered multi-system trauma, including multiple broken bones and other severe injuries. If Jessica had not stopped to offer assistance, the young motorcyclist, who is a father of two, probably would have been in respiratory arrest by the time crews arrived. Piedmont Newnan is honored to present Jessica Kessinger with Piedmont Newnan’s First Friday Hero award for going above and beyond the call of duty. She is a role model and always willing to go the extra mile for her fellow firefighters and EMTs. Her quick selfless actions saved this young man’s life that day.

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Mr. Personality Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador March, the month of high winds, kite flying weather and that much closer to Spring. The treasure of the month for the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia, is Broadway Hi Fashions, located at 6 Jackson Street. They are open Monday through Saturday. Call 770-253-7014 and tell ‘em you saw it in The Paper.

be. What I do no longer need to be met with someone’s approval. I am now the youngest member of the “Old Club” and I am accepted and embraced by the others, even the oldest members welcome me. I am met with love and understanding everywhere I go. I am truly living in peace and harmony. I feel I am in heaven on Earth and all is well with the world and my place in it. For me, God is no longer a conversation, a concept or a question, God just is. He is a presence in my reality beyond expressing in words.

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24/7 and every day is a spiritual adventure. I am having fun with the experience of being able to go away for a while and not even leave my house. I keep forgetting to worry or to be afraid and other cool stuff like that. Remember, you can write to me at: Mr. Personality Spiritual Love Letters Ministry c/o The Paper PO Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264 Until next time, peace, love and respect. Mr. Personality

In my second half of my life’s journey I am happy

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In fact I just bought a nifty pair of red shoes from Harry, the friendly owner. They do have a layaway plan and it truly works for me. Should you desire to look as sharp as Mr. Personality, this is the place to go.

Tuesday Mornings 10 to 11 a.m. Faith Works with

Pastor Jimmy Ellison Wednesday Mornings 10 to 11 a.m. Health, Happniess, and Harmony Hour with Dr. Louis Boynton

Be sure to catch my Newnan Goodwill Ambassador radio show each Thursday at 9:30 a m. on 99.1 FM. Ask Brian O’Neal, the manager, how to sponsor my radio show. Simply call 678-673-6318. You can see I have returned to B. Young Beauty studio and have had Shannon orange up my beard again. I just love this place, the positive energy vibration is strong. B. Young is on 5 Jackson Street. The phone number is 770-683-0704. Tell them Mr. Personality sent you.

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Know Your Rights with Charles H. Cauble Thursday Mornings 9:30 to 10 a.m. Good Will Ambassador

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This month I’m adding a Book of the Month review. This month’s book is titled “The Gift of Years” - growing older gracefully written by Joan Chittister. This book of wisdom speaks about the second half of our life’s journey and the positive side of growing older.

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Should you be thinking of retiring soon, I would suggest reading this amazing book as there is indeed an upside to aging that I am discovering every day. Yes, I found the each day I am doing less, I remember less but I have discovered I am truly enjoying life more. I have more freedom to be the me I desire to

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