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CNC announce changes to Grey Matters dinner event on August 30 By Can’t Never Could, Inc.

PAPER SHREDDING EVENT Saturday, September 11 8 a.m. - Noon Behind Newnan City Hall

First 5 Bags or Boxes are FREE for Coweta County Residents. After that, $3 per Bag or Box.

The local nonprofit Can’t Never Could is scheduled to hold its annual Grey Matters Dinner Event on August 30 at the Newnan Centre, but plans for the event have been revised. MAP International President and CEO Steve Stirling was originally scheduled to speak about his personal journey as well as MAP International, the Christian organization providing medicines and health supplies to others around the world. “Sadly, Steve just learned he has been diagnosed with cancer and will be unable to join us,” said Christi Estes, CNC board chair. “We are so sorry that he won’t be with us, and our prayers are certainly with him during this difficult time.” Because of Stirling’s news as well as the rising number of COVID cases in the community, Estes said, CNC has made the difficult decision to turn this year’s dinner into a drivethrough event. “The good news,” Estes said, “is that we will still offer a delicious dinner served in a custom cooler bag, and participants will also have the opportunity to win fabulous raffle prizes.” Pickup will be on August 30 from 5-7 p.m. at The Newnan Centre. Those who have purchased tickets already may RSVP to and let organizers know whether they will be picking up a meal, prefer a refund, or simply want their ticket purchase to be used as a tax-deductible donation. Can’t Never Could, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to helping individuals and groups who are facing adversity and personal battles. Through monetary donations, support, and faith in Jesus Christ, CNC aims to instill determination and hope in those who are experiencing these challenges. Can’t Never Could says it makes these contributions “with the desire to glorify Christ, who provides strength in all circumstances.” For more information about CNC, please visit

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Newnan Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament Newnan Country Club

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Thursday, September 30 9 a.m. Registration • 10 a.m. Shotgun Start

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$400 per team (including 2 mulligans per player) includes 18 holes, cart and lunch

Hole-In-One $1,000 Give Away to first player to make a hole-in-one on Hole #17 For more information or to register contact Chip Barron, Golf Committee Chairman 770.301.6843, Submit checks and forms by 9.10.21

Time to reflect ... ‘What will your legacy be?’ August is “What Will Be Your Legacy Month!” When a person dies, the mark they leave on the world represents their legacy. It is about  the richness of one’s life, including what that person accomplished and the impact he or she had on people and places. Ultimately, the story of a person’s life reflects the individual’s legacy. We took this opportunity to visit residents at The Claiborne at Newnan Lakes Retirement Community and asked them what they felt their legacy would be. Here are some of their answers. “My legacy is that I hope people will remember me as always being honest, polite and respectful.” – Curtis Adamson “My hope is that Adamson everyone will never forget my loving and caring way of living and my sense of humor.” – Lucy Craig

Senior Living Advice with BETH DOW, Geriatric Care Manager

“I’m always doing things for others, it’s just what I do. So I guess I want my legacy to be for people to know that I’m a very giving person.” – Helen Dunham “Happy Go Lucky is the type of person or legacy that I want to leave.” – Shirley Hasty “I’m sure people will Hasty always remember me saying this … I’ll meet you on the Golden Shore in Heaven!” – Edna Stolar

“Laughter. That’s what has always made me happy. I have always liked to laugh!” – Jeanne Morales

We all want to be remembered. And based on what these seniors told us, being remembered as a happy, kind, good person, is the best legacy one can leave behind.

“Just remember me as a people-person. I’ve just always liked people.” – Joan Dando

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Notes from Jackson Street

John A. Winters, Publisher, Editor Joseph E. Williams, Publisher Emeritus

There is a line in Godfather III (the weakest of the trilogy in my opinion) where our hero/villian(?) says, “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” The Godfather realizes he will never escape the empire he created. His past will always be his future. Sort of like COVID-19 these days.

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We thought we were done. Masks and vaccines saved us. Yet, COVID-19 is back with a vengeance, potentially more dangerous than ever.

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People continue to refuse the vaccine, which has proven to be very effective. They continue to disregard the science that continually evolves. They deny the numbers.

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They rely on Facebook as their truth meter. On July 30, there were 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Coweta County. That’s the most in a single day since 34 cases on March 9. We averaged 13.9 new cases in that July 30 week, the highest since 14.9 per day from March 8-14. In that same time period, the United States had a single day of more than 100,000 cases, the most since March. Florida had more than 21,500 in a single day - the most since the pandemic started. A few other facts and headlines: • The Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be spread by vaccinated people as easily as the unvaccinated. • The C.D.C. is expected to release data showing that vaccinated people may transmit the Delta variant, a finding that prompted its new masking advice. • 83 percent of new cases are from unvaccinated people.

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• More than 30 percent of the nation has yet to be vaccinated. • More than 60 percent of Cowetans are NOT vaccinated.

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Are the exact same arguments used by Pro-Choice advocates. The irony is, well, fascinating. Jim Coleman, who writes a column in our sister publication, The Paper, wrote about this very same issue. He’s just funnier. “If you have eaten a Big Mac, Whopper, Bubba Burger, McRib, fries or onion rings in your life then don’t use the excuse that you care about what goes in your body. COVID is still out there.” We are getting so desperate to get people to save their lives that New York City is now offering $100 if you come in and get vaccinated. President Biden is suggesting other states follow suit and is mandating that 4 million-plus federal workers get vaccinated or be prepared to wear a mask and get tested at least once a week. So what do us vaccinated folks get? A lot of crap from the unvaccinated. Google, Facebook Netflix and more than 600 universities are all issuing mandates to get vaccinated. This whole “you can’t make me” is getting tiresome. You have gotten tetanus shots, flu shots, polio, measles, chickenpox, plus a host of others throughout your life. You take all kinds of medicines and you don’t have a clue what is in them or their impacts. Advil? Tylenol? Don’t have a clue. And let’s not forget Mr. Coleman’s earlier reference to various fast food groups. Go get the vaccines. The life you save may well be your own.


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Wait! Don’t get rid of them just yet. These are freshwater bryozoans. They may look strange, but these globs are actually large, gelatinous colonies made up of hundreds or thousands of microscopic animals called zooids that are prehistoric animals dating back to the Cambrian period. Their name, bryozoan, means “moss animal” in Latin. Bryozoans are firm and slimy to the touch and are most often found attached to underwater limbs, pipes, logs or boat docks. They can be many different colors including clear, green, brown, and reddish brown. They are found as far west as Texas and as far north as Ontario, but their growth is temperature dependent. When waters warm up in the spring bryozoans will grow quickly, but they disintegrate when water temperatures cool and will remain in sediment until the following year when waters begin warming again.

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Since bryozoans are a source of food for fish, they form colonies for protection because as they get larger, bream cannot eat them. This is when you may start to notice them. Some can even get as large as basketballs. These interesting creatures filter water as they feed by consuming algae and removing sediment. They are an indicator of good water quality and overall pond health, but they can sometimes cause problems by clogging pipes and water filters if they grow in the wrong place. They are not usually a problem though and can be physically removed if needed. They will not hurt you. For more information about pond management, contact UGA Cooperative Extension in Coweta County at 770-254-2620 or coweta.

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Save these dates … ✍ August 26-29, THURSDAY - SUNDAY …

Clue: On Stage at Newnan Theatre Co. 24 First Ave., 770.683.6282 _________________

August 27, FRIDAYS … Shamrock Market in Tyrone Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shamrock Park for an evening of food and fun! The event will feature vendors, including: Farm Hounds, Frios Popsicles, Gina Home Baked Goods, Lisa’s Creperie, , Pottery 7 Then Some, Big Easy Food Truck, EnSue’s Smoothie, Milton’s Nuts, Mooving Café and more. See ya there. & Sunset Sounds at Drake Field Corbette Jackson 7 to 10 p.m. Food vendors on site. Beer/wine will be available for purchase For more info and FAQs visit 155 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269. _________________

August 28, SATURDAY … Keep Newnan Beautiful Stream Cleanup Join us at CJ Smith Park from there we will move to the cleanup location. We will pick up some trash before it gets into a local creek. This particular location feeds into the creek on a new section of the linc. Contact the KNB office to register for this event at 678.673.5505. Spaces are limited _________________

August 30, MONDAYS* … Farm to Main Street Farmer’s Market Main Street Newnan’s Farm to Main Street Farmer’s Market is hosted every Monday from 2 to 6 p.m., June 14th-October 11th. The Market serves as a marketplace for locally-grown produce, homegrown plants, and homemade food items and showcases local artisans and farmers. The Market is hosted weekly around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan. Check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook page for more info or their website _________________

September 3 - 6, FRIDAY - MONDAY … Labor Day Sidewalk Sale downtown Newnan, check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook and _________________

September 4, SATURDAY … Sunrise on the Square Road Race 5K 8 a.m. , downtown Newnan, check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook and & Market Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. downtown Newnan Check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook page for more info & Pickin’ on the Square 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All musics welcome - any age, any level _________________

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September 10* & 11, FRIDAY & SATURDAY … N.I.T.W.I.T.S. Ring of Improv II at Newnan Theatre Co. 24 First Ave., 770.683.6282 • www.newnantheatre. org _________________

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September 17, FRIDAY … Fall Art Walk downtown Newnan 5 to 9 p.m., check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook and & MIA/POW Ceremony 11 a.m. Veteran’s Park. Bring your chair. _________________

September 18, SATURDAY … 16th annual Celebrating A Life: The Keesha Vessell Vasculitis Walk. The two-mile walk is to increase awareness of the disease and all donations are given to the Vasculitis Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with patients and families, medical facilities and physicians to support, encourage and educate. 8 a.m. Walk up registration 8:30 a.m. welcome and door prizes 8:45 a.m. walk through downtown Newnan There is no entry free. Donations can also be made directly to: For more information, call Diann Alford at 678-416-9155. & Boyz II Men at Sweetland Amphitheater _________________

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Kitchen with Angela

Enjoying Georgia’s number one fruit Not long ago, something prompted me to rank my favorite fruits, and that was a challenge. My list looked something like this: mangoes, watermelon, blueberries, grapes, peaches, pineapple, apples, cranberries, oranges and bananas. Now mangoes are a little exotic, and cranberries don’t grow in the South, so that leaves me with eight other favorites, and blueberries are high on the list. In recent years, I’ve been delighted to learn that blueberries are now considered a “superfood.” An article on says, “Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of doctors and nutritionists. Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory.” And while Georgia continues to be known as the Peach State, I’m still surprised that blueberries are actually the number one fruit produced here. According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, “Yep, they beat the peach with 18,328 acres producing 39 million pounds of blueberries valued at over $120 million.” Impressive! I like to eat blueberries straight off the bush, and I also enjoy baking with them and watching these sweet little super fruits burst into purple goodness in cobblers, muffins and even cookies. I usually end up with more blueberries than we can eat at my house, so I freeze them and enjoy cooking with them all year long. The sunny combination of blueberries and lemon is a favorite, and one of the recipes in my files is a sweet bread that I first made years ago. It features the goodness of fresh blueberries and a light lemon glaze that is the perfect topping for this easy summertime sweet.

Recipe Blueberry-Lemon Loaf o 1 cup all-purpose flour o 1 cup whole wheat flour o 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder o 1/2 teaspoon baking soda o 1/2 teaspoon salt o 1 (8-ounce) container plain yogurt o 1 teaspoon each of vanilla and lemon extracts o 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest o 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

o 1 cup granulated sugar o 2 large eggs o 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries o 1 teaspoon lemon juice o 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In mixing Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 5 x rt, ng soda and salt. In another bowl, mix yogu bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baki extracts and lemon zest.

r. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each Using a stand mixer, cream butter and suga beat, then add one-third of the yogurt mixaddition. Add one-third of the flour mixture, mixtures have been added. Finally, gently stir ture and beat. Repeat twice more until both r evenly in pan and bake for about an hour in the blueberries with a spatula. Spread batte out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes before removing loaf. Yields 1 loaf.

lemon juice and just enough confectionLemon Glaze: Combine one teaspoon of fresh istency (about 3 tablespoons). Combine well, ers’ sugar to make an icing of drizzling cons then drizzle in a thin stream over cooled loaf.

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A graduate of the 2020 UGA Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) class, Jerry Allen is a member of the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team and he is serving our community currently. Jerry has been helping serve meals, cutting trees, and assessing damage from the March 26, 2021 tornado. He said it has been a joy to watch Newnan citizens’ faces when he tells them his work is free as a community outreach service. Jerry shared the story of he and his volunteer partner riding around looking for homes that needed help from the Relief Team. They came across a truck handing out water and chicken sandwiches and they were grateful as they hadn’t eaten for hours. There were two extra sandwiches, so Jerry and his partner said they would take them and share with someone that needed them. As they were driving, they came upon an elderly lady standing at the end of her driveway. She was looking at her damaged home and mangled car and was weary from the stress of seeing her life torn apart. Jerry and his partner asked her if she wanted the two extra chicken sandwiches--and she was delighted as she had no electricity in her damaged home and had been living on peanut butter and jelly. They asked if they could pray with her and she said she truly needed the love. Jerry said it was a rewarding prayer for all three of them. Jerry is also an active member of the Unity Baptist Church on Smokey Road. The church sustained tremendous damage, including one building that needs to be demolished. Jerry is the Administrative Project Manager for the church repairs and rebuilding. He is a retired Navy Chief and has years of experience in managing the Data Centers for both Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia. Jerry’s job background provided him substantial training and knowledge to handle such major projects. Jerry stays busy in his personal life by walking 3 ½ to 4 miles three times a week through downtown Newnan, as well as working out with his wife, Karen, at a local gym. He is an avid fisherman, reader, and loves photography. He photographs flowers and trains--yes, trains. Jerry is a train enthusiast (he says “train geek”) and is building an HR Model Railroad of his own. He loves to watch the VRF (Virtual Railroad Fan) website seeing rail traffic videos across the country. Jerry was actually at the Jewel of Vienna Bed and Breakfast in Vienna, GA, the night of the tornado. He and his wife had planned to ride the short line from Cordele to Americus. Naturally, their plans were changed and the next morning they headed back to Newnan to help with the clean-up. Jerry’s garden specializes in raised bed vegetables and has drip hoses in the beds to keep them at the perfect moisture point for steady growth. He is working on a natural area with native Georgia plants, as well as rose beds, hydrangeas, and perennials. As an MGEV, Jerry routinely works the Help Desk, both the spring and fall plant sales, the McGuffey nature trail, and in the greenhouse--he helps wherever he can. Jerry believes you make life what you want it to be and his goal is to continually look for opportunities to help people. To talk to him, you know he is sincere, warm and caring, and truly wants to give to his neighbors. He is truly Newnan Proud . . . and we are proud of him!


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Escalation Clauses in Real Estate Contracts In an increasingly competitive real estate market, we are seeing more usage of escalation clauses in real estate offers and contracts. An escalation clause, also known as an escalator, simply states that a buyer will pay a certain price for a property but will increase their offer to a certain amount if the seller receives an offer higher than the buyer’s initial offer. For example, a buyer may offer $200,000 for a property, but be

You typically see an escalation clause written in the special stipulations of a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) or an exhibit to the PSA. Escalation clauses typically have increments and a maximum. For example, a buyer may offer $200,000 for a property and be willing to increase their offer by $5,000 above the highest offer on the table for the seller. So, if the seller receives another offer from another buyer for $205,000, the former offer/buyer with the escalation clause would go up to $210,000 and win the bidding, at least in theory. Escalation clauses can be good things and the difference between a buyer winning a bid on a home or losing out to another offer. They also can cause problems and cost buyers money if they are not written and executed correctly. The problem with escalation clauses is that not every seller or seller’s agent will accept them. As a buyer’s agent, it is essential that you contact the seller’s agent to obtain as much information as you can so you can help your client secure the property they desire. A buyer needs to make sure that there are in fact multiple offers on the property. You should ask about the seller’s willingness to entertain

FRANK BARRON Associate Broker 770-231-9535

Another negative of escalation clauses, is that the buyer is essentially “showing their cards” in a negotiation. The buyer is telling the seller, in writing, what the maximum is that they are willing to pay for a property. This is a huge no-no in negotiating. Sometimes, the demand and need for a house is so high, the buyer does not care. It is important to try and not be emotional when you purchase real estate. Maintaining a level head and not overpaying for a property is very important. You will be glad you did when it comes time to sell the property later.

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

JESS BARRON, GRI Associate Broker 678-857-9350 “Serving All of Newnan and Coweta County Since 1948”

escalation clauses. Some sellers will prefer that every interested party make their highest and best bid for the property, with no escalation clause. We see many sellers call for a deadline for everyone to submit their highest and best offers in multiple offer situations.

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MLS #8938323 IDEAL 10.13+/- ACRES ZONED COMMERCIAL (C-2) ON HWY 74 (Senoia Rd). Adjoins Georgia World of Beverages. R CONTRACT UNDE 579’ frontage on Hwy 74 & additional frontage on Landrum Rd (385’+/-). $3,500,000. (Frank/Jess)

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109 RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN MANCHESTER, GA! Manchester city water, sewer & electricity available. Schools nearby! Walk to downtown Manchester. $30,000 per lot. BULK SALE ONLY. (Frank/Jess)

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MLS #9017564 GONE WITH THE WIND! NICE LEVEL LOT IN NEWNAN CITY LIMITS with all utilities available. Ideal for slab. Storm damaged home was recently removed and lot cleared. $29,900. (Frank)

MLS #8949885 PALMETTO AREA! 45.202 +/- ACS. Ideal for developing into mini cattle or horse farms. Secluded away from Tommy Lee Cook Road by a 60’ easement. Palmetto area w/easy access to I-85, heavy wooded and open land. Reduced to $6,995/ACRE. (Frank/Steve)

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12 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS IN GRANTVILLE. BULK SALE ONLY. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange and Columbus. Seller will only sell as a bundle, not individual lots. $420,000. (Frank/Jess).

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON HWY 34E IN SHARPSBURG 7 Acres with long roadDE frontage w/high traffic count and close UN R CONTRACT proximity to I-85 & Peachtree City. Perfect location for commercial development or church. $899,900 (Jess)

NICE BUILDING LOT AT 22 ROBERTS ROADS IN NEWNAN. Site of former home. All utilities available.CT Convenient to BullsRA R CO UNDEand boro, downtown Newnan I-85.NT $29,900. (Frank)

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509+/- WOODED ACS w/approx 200 acs in Grantville City CT 100 acs in MeriNT&RA limits, approx. 200UN acs DE in Coweta approx R COCo wether Co. Frontage on Minnie Sewell & Hwy 29 & CSX RR. Ideal for development. Owners/Brokers. $15,000/ac. Frank/Chip. ______________________________________________

2 WOODED VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. $60,000 per lot. Frank/Jess. ______________________________________________ ATTENTION BUILDERS AND INVESTORS: 109 LOTS in Chestnut Glen, Manchester. $30,000 per lot. Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess. ______________________________________________

NICE BUILDING LOT IN TOWN. Site of former home. All utilities available. Convenient to Bullsboro, downtown Newnan and I-85. $29,900. (Frank)


12 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange and Columbus. Sold ‘as is’. $420,000 Bulk Sale Only. Frank/Jess ______________________________________________

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6.5+/- ACRES ZONED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL. Corner lot. Great LD!16. Completely chain ! SO visibility on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. SOLD link fenced. New Price $995,000. Frank (Owner-Agent). ______________________________________________

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON HWY 34E IN SHARPSBURG 7 Acres w/high traffic countNT and close proximity to I-85 R CO RACT UNDElocation & Peachtree City. Perfect for commercial development. $899,900. (Jess/Frank)


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! 4.35+/- Acs at Exit 41 (Moreland exit) across from new Amazon & Bridgeport Industrial Park. Approx. 325’ frontage on Hwy. 29. Ideal for development. Hot area of growth. Adjoins Newnan Coweta Airport. 25 min. to Atlanta Airport. $1,500,000. (Frank)


MLS #8979742 TWO WOODED VACANT LOTS IN WEST COWETA ON EAST COGGINS ROAD. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. $60,000 per lot. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8959258 NICELY WOODED LOT IN DEVELOPED SUBDIVISION. Subject to Covenants & Restrictions. Possible bmnt lot. Lot 15 has 15’ easement along west boundary for access to detention pond. $29,900. Add’l Lots 16 & 17 available at $29,900/ea. (Frank)

MLS #9036544 CUSTOM A-FRAME ON 20 GORGEOUS OPEN AND WOODED ACRES ON SMOKEY ROAD in area of estate sized homes! Fabulous rustic greatroom w/exposed beams and stacked stone f/p. Open & updated fully equipped kitchen. 4 Bedrooms & 2 updated Baths. Exposed beams with frame tongue & groove construction. 24x24 Carport. 36x42 Barn with new 14 foot overhead garage door with opener, and full bath. Great second home, getaway or vacation style living as a first home. Open land plus lots of mature pines and hardwoods. Fire pit. Perimeter is completely fenced. Lots of extras! Wildlife abounds. Extremely energy efficient (Frank/Jess)

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Notes from here, there and the Internet … Through July 30, Coweta has registered 212 COVID cases (7.1 per day), 5 deaths (0.1 per day) and 10 hospitalizations (0.3 per day). By comparison, Coweta’s June daily averages were 2.5 cases per day, 0.3 deaths and 0.8 hospitalizations.. [ [ [ Dr. Ralitsa Akins is the new vice provost at the University of West Georgia. Akins will lead academic planning to ensure UWG’s programs remain successful and relevant to the demands of the 21st century across multiple campuses in Carrollton, Newnan and Douglasville.

Foundation is now returning to the community as quickly as possible. Truist made a $20,000 donation that helped the fund reach its $400,000 milestone, and Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America made a $55,000 donation that helped it reach the $500,000 milestone. [ [ [ Newnan resident Rosanna Bowles, a Clinical Laboratory Technology student at West Georgia Technical College, has been awarded a national scholarship from the American Society of Clinical Pathology. In a continuing effort to encourage young people in the laboratory profession, the ASCP offers scholarships to outstanding students enrolled in an accredited laboratory science program in their final clinical year of education. [ [ [

[ [ [ A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on Wednesday, July 21 for McDaniels Acura of Newnan – a new auto dealership expected to open in the summer of 2022. It will be a Gen 4 facility, the first of its kind among Acura franchises, be 26,000 sq. ft. and employ 200 people. Owner Bill McDaniels says he will have three dealerships on the property site within three years. The Acura dealership site is located at the corner of Newnan Crossing Bypass and McIntosh Parkway, just in front of CTCA.

[ [ [ The Coweta Community Foundation says it is grateful for all the donations that have been given to its Tornado Relief and Recovery Fund since the March 26 tornado, and they note that local businesses have been key in donating the funds that the

As of July 26, Coweta County has confirmed more than 9,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. [ [ [ With travel on the rebound, Delta Airlines has announced the hiring of 2,216 Georgians since January 1 to join the ranks of the now nearly 30,000 who work for Delta in the state of Georgia. [ [ [

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Christian City said Ambassador Andrew Young will be the guest speaker for the 2021 Community Champion Awards. The September 28 event honors an extraordinary group of philanthropic leaders who have dramatically improved the lives of individuals in metro Atlanta and beyond. The Community Champion Awards will pay tribute to Dan Cathy in the Individual category, The Home Depot in the Corporate category and 100 Black Men of Atlanta in the Nonprofit category.

Nearly 800 students graduated from the summer commencement at the University of West Georgia. Of the 771 degrees conferred to graduates, 429 were at the graduate level, with the remaining 342 degrees being earned at the undergraduate level. [ [ [

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For the first time in its history, the Port of Savannah has moved 5.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, growing cargo volumes by 20 percent in FY2021, or nearly 900,000 TEUs compared to the previous year, according to a published report. “American companies continue to choose the Port of Savannah as a critical gateway to global trade,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

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[ [ [ Can’t Never Could, the local nonprofit that serves those facing adversity and personal battles, has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to students whose lives have been affected by cancer. The CNC Scholarship is designed for students who will be furthering their education and who have experienced financial burdens due to having an immediate family member with, or personally experiencing, cancer or brain tumors/illness.

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My husband Ninja Man and I went on a short trip a week or so ago. We loaded the car with a suitcase, snacks and our two pups and headed up to Cleveland, Tennessee for the Gerald Wolfe Gospel Music Hymn Sing held at Lee University. Traffic on the perimeter was, as expected, awful. There was a steady flow of awful until we were well out of the suburbs of Atlanta. I had to laugh when Ninja Man told me the perimeter would take us “around” Atlanta. Yes it would, I told him, if this were forty years ago. Atlanta has spread well beyond the perimeter that we knew when we were teens. About four hours later, we arrived at the pet friendly hotel, met up with friends from Newnan and headed out for dinner. The music we heard that night was amazing. Hearing and singing the old hymns took me back to my spiritual roots at Red Oak First Baptist Church near my childhood home in College Park, GA. Those days, so far behind me now, came to life as Gerald Wolfe introduced hymn after hymn. It was like a hug to my heart as I was taken back to memories of my mom in the choir loft, wearing a burgundy choir robe, looking like an angel. Mom sang hymns not only with her fellow choir members, but also every single day in our home. I enjoyed hearing her sweet voice almost as much as she enjoyed singing. Whenever mom spent time at her organ, I knew she was learning whatever upcoming Cantata was on the calendar. The chapel of Lee University was ideal for the Gerald Wolfe event. Though I don’t know much about things like acoustics, the music was perfect to my ears and even better, to my senses. It was especially moving when Gerald called on a group of young college students in the congregation to sing, giving precious young voices to some ages-old hymns. It was one of my favorite things to witness that night. In Touch Ministries was there to film the event, and I’m already eager to receive our copy of the DVD so we can enjoy it over and over again. My husband and I have been attending churches for many years where contemporary Christian music is played, and though we do enjoy the contemporary lyrics and tunes, I look forward to hearing again the old gospel songs we sang that night. The next morning, we went to breakfast with our friends, still basking in the wonder of the previous evening. We were thankful to have been able to go, especially knowing now that I would have missed out on all those heart hugs the old songs gave to me. We had great weather, enjoyed the event and being with friends we love made the whole trip just right. Ninja Man and I agreed to take the roads less traveled to return home. We didn’t see the first traffic jam, but we did see cows, farms, small towns and roads that curved up and down hills. Taking those back roads just seemed to tie a big beautiful bow on the whole package that began as a little two-day trip. It was nice to get away, and even better to have the heart hugs from those old gospel songs. I think it’s time to get out my hymnal and pick up some of mom’s favorite tunes to sing here at home. Kathy Bohannon is a speaker, wife, mom and avid crafter. She can be reached at


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Food Pantries helping families in need here in Coweta County Challenging economic times and rising food prices are making it difficult for some families and individuals to put food on the table. To assist with local food insecurity, food pantries, churches and other charitable organizations in Coweta County are providing free food to local residents. Here are some places to receive assistance: The Salvation Army Newnan The Salvation Army Newnan has a food pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon for Coweta County residents. To receive assistance, individuals must present a photo ID and complete required paperwork. The nonprofit organization offers a variety of other services, including clothing, utility and rental/ mortgage assistance. The Salvation Army Newnan is at 670 Jefferson St. in Newnan. To access the food pantry, visitors should go to the social services door. For more information, visit or call 770-251-8181. Bridging the Gap Bridging the Gap offers weekly food distribution on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Visitors should bring photo ID to receive the food donation. The faith-based organization feeds more than 300 local families and also supplies shower and laundry facilities, case management and referral services, a clothing closet and household goods. The shower and laundry facilities and clothing closet are available by appointment. Bridging the Gap also provides home delivery to individuals and families who are shut-in or lack transportation to receive services. Home delivery services include food, clothing and household items.

The organization is at 19 First Ave. in Newnan. For more information, visit https://www.btgcommunity. org or call 770-683-9110. One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach is a nonprofit organization serving Coweta County that offers food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance. It operates the Coweta County Food Pantry, which is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Clients can come to the Coweta County Food Pantry every month to pick up a box filled with canned goods, breads, staples, fresh fruits and vegetables (as donated) and meat. The pantry also offers kid bags with peanut butter, jelly, cereal and snacks. The organization also has a thrift store bag sale on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Visitors can fill up one bag of clothing for $15. All proceeds go to support the mission. The thrift store is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach is at 255 Temple Ave. in Newnan. For more information, visit, call 770-683-7705 or email Alpha Omega Mission Center (AO House) The Alpha Omega Mission Center (AO House) is a ministry of First Baptist Church in Newnan and

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the Western Baptist Association that provides food, clothing and assistance. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Photo ID is required. The Alpha Omega Mission Center is a facility located behind First Baptist Church at 15 W. Washington St. in Newnan. For more information, visit https://www. or call 770-683-6477. Yeager Road Community Resource Center The Yeager Road Community Resource Center, a ministry of Newnan First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, has a Mobile Food Pantry. On the first Saturday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m., those in need can get free food. The donations are available first come, first served. The upcoming dates for the Mobile Food Pantry are Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. The Center is at 265 Yeager Road in Newnan. For more information, visit https://yeagerrdresourcecenter. org/ or call 770-251-8378. Backpack Buddies of Georgia Backpack Buddies of Georgia is a nonprofit organization created to supply economically disadvantaged children in the Coweta County School System with food for the weekend. The nonprofit also provides holiday break bags to assist families during long school holidays. Each weekend bag includes two breakfast items, two lunch items, two fruit cups and a variety of snacks. This fall, Backpack Buddies will partner with the Coweta County School System to deliver weekend bags to students in Coweta County. The nonprofit organization will deliver weekend bags to all Coweta County schools with the help of volunteers. Backpack Buddies is at 96 Werz Industrial Blvd.

in Newnan. For more information, visit https:// or call 678-770-8618. Palmetto Community Food Pantry Palmetto Baptist Church has a food pantry, the Palmetto Community Food Pantry, that is open each Monday (including holidays) from 3 to 6 p.m. to citizens of Palmetto. Families in crisis can come once a month to receive a bag of food and a word of encouragement. Food donations are also available by appointment. The Palmetto Community Food Pantry is at 548 Main St. in Palmetto, Ga. For more information, visit or call 770-463-4642. Grace Evangelical Church Grace Evangelical Church hosts a Mobile Food Pantry each month in support of the Real Life Center and in collaboration with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The next Mobile Food Pantry is Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. The Mobile Food Pantry is open to the public on a first come, first served basis, and there are no eligibility requirements. Food items may include vegetables, canned goods and baked goods. The monthly food pantry is held in addition to the regular Food Pantry at the Real Life Center, a nonprofit organization designed to help give families financial, emotional and spiritual support. Grace Evangelical Church is at 164 Flat Creek Trail in Fayetteville, Ga. For more information or to find out if there is a cancellation in the event of inclement weather, visit or https://reallifecenter. org/ask-for-help/mobile-food-pantry/ or you can dial 770-631-9334.

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