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president and treasurer for the Clayton County Master Gardeners before transferring to the Coweta County MGEV program in 2020. Cathy completed the rigorous horticultural training twice in order to become a MGEV in both Clayton and Coweta Counties. She is a passionate gardener and student!

Meet Master Gardener Cathy LeBar

Cathy is most interested in native plants, fruit and vegetable gardening (especially strawberries and asparagus) and herbs. She makes her own compost and is always glad to teach others how to start a compost pile. As a Coweta County MGEV, she helps with the greenhouse committee, Backyard meetings, James E. McGuffey Nature Center project, the Boys & Girls Club program, and performs site visits where she helps other homeowners improve their landscapes.

We Got Her from Clayton County and We’re NOT Giving Her Back

By Marci Moore, Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteer

Master Gardener Extension volunteers (MGEVs) often transfer from other counties, and Coweta County won a prize when Cathy LeBar moved here from Clayton County! Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Cathy grew up on a 25-acre farm and learned at a young age about hard work and creating with her own two hands. Cathy’s mother was an artist, so when Cathy was old enough to hold a paint brush, she learned to oil paint. As an adult, Cathy worked for OshKosh B’gosh, Carter’s and several other companies where she had a successful 30-year career in design and merchandising. In fact, she won several national awards. When Cathy left the apparel design world, she spent ten years working for Delta Air Lines and moved to Coweta County in 2019 after she and her husband, Dan, were married. Cathy has always stayed active and was the president of the Clayton County Community Garden from 2012-2019. The garden began as twelve raised beds and when she left in 2019, the garden had grown to thirtytwo raised beds. Cathy served on the board of advisors for the Reynolds Nature Preserve and was vice

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Cathy’s interests are vast and demonstrate creativity and a genuine love of nature. Like her mother, she still enjoys oil painting, but she also sews, knits, crochets, weaves and makes lovely jewelry. Most recently, she has begun creating beautiful glass flowers to add an artistic flare in her landscape. As a member of the Georgia Mushroom Club of Atlanta since 2016, she has learned to forage for chanterelle mushrooms. Cathy also nurtures beautiful roses and has been a member of the Fayette Rose Society since 2019. She hopes in ten years to be a master rosarian, which requires national membership, continuous education and sharing her knowledge. Out of all the activities in which Cathy participates, what she loves the most is giving back to the community through the Coweta MGEV Program. This girl is an energizer bunny on steroids and just keeps going and going and… we are so glad to have her as a member of the Coweta County MGEVs. Please say hi to Cathy when you meet her at one of our events.

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Seniors can rent medical equipment, get Medicare assistance to buy As people age or suffer from injuries or chronic illnesses, they might require assistance to move around or complete routine tasks safely. Seniors and individuals who are experiencing mobility issues might need the help of durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers. In addition, many older adults could benefit from home modifications because their homes no longer fit their needs. Devices such as railings, grab bars and shower chairs would make it easier for seniors to continue living in their own homes. However, many seniors aren’t obtaining these items, often because they can’t afford them, according to a recent article in The New York Times. Here are some ways for seniors and people with mobility problems to secure durable medical equipment:

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If people only need durable medical equipment for a short amount of time, they should consider renting these items in order to save money. Newnan Health Solutions at 15 Baker Road in Newnan rents a variety of durable medical equipment, including wheelchairs, knee scooters, walkers, rollators (walkers with a chair), crutches, cushions and pillows for people who are bedridden, and bathroom aides (raised toilet seats and grab bars). “People that need durable medical equipment short term, they can rent it from us on a day-to-day basis,” said Jan Smit, who owns Newnan Health Solutions with his wife Suzette. “It’s much cheaper than buying it if you only need it for a short period.” Newnan Health Solutions also offers items to make life easier, such as shoe horns to assist with putting on shoes, devices to help put on compression socks and compression hosiery and tools to help people raise themselves, pick up items off the floor and put a jacket over their shoulder if they’re having issues with movement. The retailer also sells belts that

can help with moving bedridden patients. For more information about items available at Newnan Health Solutions, call 770-683-6772 or visit https://www. newnanhealthsolutions.com/. Customers will need to pay out of pocket for these items because Newnan Health Solutions doesn’t have accounts with insurance companies to file claims on behalf of patients. However, customers will receive a receipt they can use to claim a refund. Absolute Medical Equipment Inc. at 30 East Gordon Road in Newnan also sells medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, seating and positioning equipment, respiratory products, hospital beds and more. For more information, call 678-854-9234 or visit https://www. absolute-medical.com.

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If seniors and individuals with mobility issues need to use durable medical equipment on a longterm basis, Medicare Part B is one way to pay for it. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers medically necessary durable medical equipment if a person’s doctor prescribes it for use in their home, according to Medicare.gov. Some items that are covered include: blood sugar meters, blood sugar test strips, canes, commode chairs, continuous passive motion devices, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices, crutches, hospital beds, home infusion services, infusion pumps and supplies, lancet devices and lancets, nebulizers

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Notes from Jackson Street

John A. Winters, Publisher, Editor john@wintersmedia.net Joseph E. Williams, Publisher Emeritus j.e.williams3605@gmail.com Corby Carlin Winters, Marketing/Public Relations corby@wintersmedia.net

In 2020, our nation and world faced the COVID-19 pandemic. Friends and family broke apart over political views and ideology. There was loss and grief, and long-term repercussions still lingering from both of the above issues. Many took a hard stance on the left or right … sadly, there seemed to be no common ground.

Joey Howard, Digital Editor/Business Development 404.698.0734 • joey@wintersmedia.net Levi Winters, Social & Visual Media levi@wintersmedia.net

Anxiety, loneliness, anger and trouble seemed to be everywhere you looked. Suicide, depression and addiction numbers rose to new levels not seen before, hitting the old and young alike.

Seth Winters, Ad Design sethswinters@gmail.com

And just as we started to get our footing back with COVID vaccines, Coweta County faced another trial. The March 26 EF-4 tornado tore a wide swath through the county, destroying 75 homes and seriously damaging more than 100 and impacting over 1,500 overall.

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Once again Newnan and the county faced a disaster - this time the weather. It seems that everywhere you turn there is heartache and trouble. However, beauty does come out of ashes. But just as John Winters and I have personally seen, dreams sometimes turn to ashes right in front of our eyes. Yet, we have seen other dreams arise out of the ashes and that God’s grace abounds. And out of the ashes from the tornado, beautiful things happened across our hometown. Our community has united like never before. Chainsaws were drawn like swords, trucks and citizens rallied like an army, and people came side by side to aid total strangers. It reminds me of a scene from The Lord of Rings trilogy, “the beacons of Minas Tirith are lit. Gondor calls for aid.” The beacons were lit across our community, Newnan called for aid and hope was rekindled. I believe there is more unity and compassion than ever before. Families are being reunited, help has arrived in the form of bulldozers and heavy machinery capable of picking 100-year-trunks fallen to the side to clear streets and homes. People continue to rise to the occasion - donating food, helping make face masks. We are seeing more generosity, grace and love than we have in quite a while. In our community, we are more concerned about asking how we can help rather than worrying about the color of one’s skin or their political views. And that my friends is a great thing. If we have learned anything this year I believe most realize we were built for relationships and that isolation and even the simple lack of human touch is not healthy nor normal. We need each other. And the tornado showed the best traits of the people of this community. Indeed, hope has been rekindled ...

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Can’t Never Could, Inc. encourages brain tumor awareness through ‘Go Grey in May’ campaign May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and a Coweta nonprofit has decided to “Go Grey in May” this year to raise awareness about brain tumors and fund brain tumor research they hope will one day lead to a cure. Go Grey in May is also a reference to the grey ribbon that is the symbol of the fight against brain tumors. Can’t Never Could, Inc. observes Go Grey in May each year in honor of its founder, Rob Estes. In August 2013, Rob was diagnosed with Grade IV glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. After the removal of a five-centimeter tumor in his right frontal lobe, he lived on for more than four years, and during his fight with glioblastoma, Rob and his family realized the importance of faith, community, perseverance and hope. They also realized the importance of helping others in their times of adversity, so in 2013, Rob and his wife, Christi, started a nonprofit to help those facing similar challenges. The name “Can’t Never Could” was inspired by Rob’s mother. He said that when he was growing up and complained about something he couldn’t do, his mom would always reply, “Can’t never could.” Today, Can’t Never Could says it is “dedicated to helping individuals and groups who are facing adversity and personal battles. Through monetary donations, support and faith in Jesus Christ, Can’t Never Could wishes to instill determination and hope to those who are experiencing these challenges.”

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Can’t Never Could is known for its generosity in helping people facing all kinds of adversity in life. Last year alone, they awarded grants totaling more than $80,000, a 20 percent increase over previous years. These grants assisted individuals with everything from abdominal cancer to brain cancer, breast cancer, leukemia and pancreatic cancer. One of the recipients had been injured in a car accident. “Because of the coronavirus pandemic and now the tornado, we’ve experienced an increase in the number of grant applications,” Christi Estes said. “For that reason, we’d love for the community to remember to ‘Go Grey in May’ and help us as we help some of the most vulnerable members of our community.” Can’t Never Could provides college scholarships to high school seniors whose families are facing financial challenges due to cancer or a brain illness, and it also provides scholarships for students with learning disabilities to attend Squirrel Hollow Camp at The Bedford School in Fairburn. Each year, Can’t Never Could holds a major fundraiser, its Grey Matters Dinner Event. Past speakers have included Jeremy Williams, Vince and Barbara Dooley, Denise Jackson, Aimee Copeland, Bobby Henline, Inky Johnson and Ashley Smith Robinson. The next dinner event is slated for August 30, 2021 at The Newnan Centre and will feature Steve Stirling, president and CEO of MAP International, a Christian nonprofit whose mission is to provide medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, which advocates on behalf of the brain tumor community in the United States, over 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor, and more than 84,000 more will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor in 2021. About 28,000 children in the U.S. are currently fighting brain tumors. The median age at diagnosis for all primary brain tumors is 60, and brain and central nervous system tumors are the third most common cancer among those 15-39. To make a donation to the Go Grey in May fundraiser, individuals may visit cantnevercouldinc.com and click on the “Give” tab at the top of the page. For more information, please email cantnevercouldinc@gmail.com.

Nissan of Newnan, Continental Societies Sisters and Coweta Branch NAACP support the tornado victims. Drop off your donations … water, nonperishable items, diapers, hand sanitizers … at Nissan of Newnan, 783 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan. Thank you and thank you Scott Smith and Dr. Cynthia Finney. #NewnanStrong


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Kitchen with Angela The Art of the Finger Sandwich

One of the things I most enjoy about the return of warmer weather is that sandwiches can easily serve as meals. A sandwich with a cold filling is often my lunch choice in spring and summer, and depending on how they are presented, many sandwiches can serve as food for brunches, lunches, receptions, and all sorts of springtime occasions, everything from birthdays and bridal showers to graduation parties and more. “Finger sandwiches” have long been a staple of party tables. I used to think that the name referred to the fact that we eat them with our fingers, but then I read that, instead, it’s simply a reference to the sandwich being the width of a finger. If I may offer you one tip that will forever change your sandwich making, it is this: Freeze your bread before cutting it into triangles, rectangles, or other shapes. My friend Marilyn Miller of Portland, Oregon, shared this tip with me years ago, and it revolutionized my sandwich making when preparing finger sandwiches. No longer did I have to fret over sandwiches with smooshed bread. By freezing the bread and cutting it ahead of time, you have bread that will stand up to just about any filling, and by the time your guests sit down to brunch or lunch or the party, the bread will have softened and have the perfect texture—and appearance. One easy sandwich I learned to make years ago is the ribbon sandwich, which is the three-layer-cake-slice of finger sandwiches. It’s basically a multiple-layered sandwich sliced into thin “fingers” with “ribbons” of filling in between. Whip out three slices of your frozen bread, cut off the crusts, then spread a thin layer of filling over the first slice. Top with the second slice of bread. Add a second thin layer of filling. Top with the third slice of bread and you’re done. Then you can slice the layers into three or four fingers, and you will have ribbons of filling showing.

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One easy recipe I’ve enjoyed using for ribbon sandwiches is this tasty cheese spread, a recipe that came from a booklet I found on eBay. The recipes were published by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Venice, Florida, and dated 1999. A tasty change from the usual pimiento cheese, this spread also makes for a pretty presentation.

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

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May 20, THURSDAY … Hometown Novel Nights at The Carnegie Join David Allman, Donna Black and Mike Nemeth and moderator Scott Ludwig for what promises to be a great evening discussing The Spice of Variety. Join us in-person or over Zoom from 6:30 to 8 p.m.! 1 LaGrange St.., Newnan, 770.683.1347 • newnancarnegie.com & Local & Live Music … Josh Purgason at PTC’s Avenues 6 p.m. Rod Harris at The Cellar/The Bays¯ Ross Pead at The Half Shell _________________

May 20-23, THURSDAY-SUNDAY … Becky’s New Car at Newnan Theatre Co. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and in a middling life – with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night Becky is offered nothing short of a new life… and the audience is offered the chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. Due to limited seating, tickets must be purchased online at www.newnantheatre. org. The box office will open one hour before show time for check in. We will not be selling tickets at the box office. When purchasing your tickets, you will be asked to tell us the size of your party so that we can group seats accordingly. If you have any questions call our box office 770.683. 6282. 24 First Ave., Newnan NewnanTheatre.org _________________

Join Keep Newnan Beautiful, Main Street Newnan, Newnan Carnegie Library, City of Newnan’s Leisure Services Department, and the City of Newnan for a Summer Block Party on Saturday, June 5, 2021!

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Saturday, June 5 Below is a full lineup of events taking place that day: Paper Shredding 8 a.m. to 12 Noon | Newnan City Hall (Back Parking Lot) Join Keep Newnan Beautiful for an on-site paper shredding event behind Newnan City Hall. The first 5 bags/boxes are free for Coweta County residents. After the first five bags/boxes, it’s $3 per bag/box. Have more than ten bags/ boxes? Contact Keep Newnan Beautiful at 678.673.5505. Market Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Downtown Newnan Square The Market will feature over 55 unique spaces, with a variety of one-of-a-kind items. Market Day favorites include fresh, locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, pottery, art, hand-woven baskets, leather products, etc. Brought to you by Main Street Newnan. Newnan Carnegie Library Party 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Newnan Carnegie Library Join the Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for book giveaways, a City trivia game, star weaving crafts for the kids, a recipe swap for the adults, and comic book art for the teens! There will also be an ice cream truck on-site! City Trolley 1 to 8 p.m. | Various Stops | FREE Rides It’s BACK! The City Trolley is back in operation and is ready to take you, the family, and your friends around the city to enjoy, explore downtown Newnan and Ashley Park just in time for summer break! Hop on and ride all weekend long with easy access to the following stops: Newnan City Hall, Dillard’s @Ashley Park (West Entrance), and Regal Cinemas @ Ashley Park. Brought to you by the City of Newnan. Family Fun Day in the Park 2 to 5 p.m. | Greenville Street Park Bring the family out for a day of fun at the park with giant bubbles, Legos, and music! Brought to you by the City of Newnan’s Leisure Services Department. Movie Night in the Park 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Greenville Street Park After a day of fun in the park, bring the family back for the showing of the Lego Movie and popcorn from Kettleworks Popcorn Truck (for purchase). Brought to you by the City of Newnan’s Leisure Services Department.

Save the Date! Saturday, June 5, 2021! See you there!

May 21, FRIDAY … Senoia Alive After FIVE 5 to 8 p.m. • check Facebook page for info & Local & Live Music … Cody Joe Hodges Duo at The Cellar Barefoot Nina at SummerGrove Golf Club • Lerogie at The Mad Mexican • Second Time Around at PTC’s Grazing Here _________________

May 22, SATURDAY … Grantville’s The Bricks on Church Street Performance & Event Center Grand Opening in downtown Grantville from noon to 7 p.m. featuring Psycho Devilles and Melody Kiser. Town of Brooks Farmers’ Market 9 a.m., 963 GA-85-Conn, Brooks Check Facebook page for more info & Local & Live Music … Stephen Wines at The Cellar Luis Alas & Soul Search at PTC’s Grazing Here _________________

May 22-23, SATURDAY-SUNDAY … 2021 Atlanta Air Show, Peachtree City at Falcon Field, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. https://airshowatlanta.com/ visitpeachtreecity.com _________________

May 23, 30, SUNDAYS … Community Drum Circle: Feel the BEAT at BACKSTREET! Join Backstreet Arts Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to express yourself through the art of drumming! We provide a safe (sanitized & socially distanced) and welcoming environment to people from all walks of life and experience levels. Don’t have a drum? We have those too!! And it’s FREE! See you there! 19-B First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 _________________

May 24, MONDAY … Literary Circle Book Club at The Carnegie 9:30 to 11 a.m. to discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s The Book of Longings! Join us in-person or over Zoom! 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • newnancarnegie.com _________________


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fighting and scheming to try and beat out other buyers to purchase a home. We are seeing multiple offer situations with over 20 offers on a single home. A real estate agent in another county said she received over 100 offers on the same property.

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Listing Inventory, Still An Issue Realtors and home buyers alike are waiting for a significant improvement in the supply of real estate listings. As of April 27, there were only 220 single family detached homes for sale in Coweta County per the Georgia Multiple Listing Systems (GAMLS). At one point earlier this year, this number dipped below 200 listings. While 220 is an improvement, that number is still historically low. We are seeing the same issue across the state of Georgia. In fact the number of new listings in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 decreased 10% from Q1 of 2020, according to the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR). The average days on market for a listing dropped 34% year over year. The number of pending sales, closed sales and the average sales price all increased dramatically year over year. The average sales price in the state of Georgia is $323,831. We are in a very strong seller’s market. If you have friends in the real estate business or if you are ever on social media, you have probably seen some humorous memes and posts regarding how intense this market is. Well, it is all true. Buyers are

Displaced tornado victims are also looking for housing. Some people are looking for temporary housing and rentals, while others are purchasing. I have been surprised at the number of people who are looking to purchase while the situation with their current home is being resolved. This tragic situation has only increased the demand for housing in the county. There is hope for buyers though. Besides, historically low interest rates, there are some positive things to consider moving forward. There is a significant amount of new construction being built and coming to the market right now. D.R. Horton’s development at Poplar Preserve features homes in the $200,000 and $300,000 price ranges. D.R. Horton is also building homes in Senoia at Heritage Pointe in Senoia in the $300,000 and $400,000 price ranges. Parkside Estates in Palmetto, a Hughston Homes product, is offering homes in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range. It is hard to say how much longer these current market conditions will last. In my 15 years of being a licensed Realtor, I have never seen the market this competitive. I do not find this to be sustainable. I do see the current conditions continuing in the near future but after that I am not sure. We could be at or near the peak of a seller’s market. Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and former President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.

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MLS #8959558 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED RANCH IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NEWNAN on fin bsmt. Kitchen w/granite counters, new stainless steel appliances. LD! open floor LD! SOLarge SO plan. Sunroom. Wrap-around driveway. Gorgeous, fenced bkyd. $339,900. (Jess)

MLS #8938323 CHOICE 10.13+/- ACRES ZONED COMMERCIAL (C-2) ON HWY 74 (Senoia Rd). Adjoins Georgia World of Beverages. 579’ frontage on Hwy 74 & additional frontage on Landrum Rd (385’+/-). Adjoining 39.87+/- acs is available if needed. $3,500,000. (Frank/Jess)

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

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509+/- WOODED ACS w/approx 200 acs in Grantville City limits, approx. 200 acs in Coweta Co & approx 100 acs in Meriwether Co. Frontage on Minnie Sewell & Hwy 29 & CSX RR. Ideal for development. Owners/Brokers. $15,000/ac. Frank/Chip. _______________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. $60,000 per lot. Frank/Jess. _______________________________________________________________ ATTENTION BUILDERS AND INVESTORS: 109 LOTS in Chestnut Glen, Manchester. $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 _______________________________________________________________

MLS #8970393 FABULOUS 4-SIDED BRICK ON FINISHED BSMT ON CUL-DE-SAC IN NORTH NEWNAN. Saltwater pool. WellRACT R CONTOpen UNDE maintained & upgraded. flr plan w/ great rm, hardwd flrs, stone fplc. Dining area. Kitchen w/granite counters. Mstr on main. $749,900. (Jess/Frank)

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

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

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

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

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

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN HOGANSVILLE. Successful operating hardware store in Hogansville has 4,500 sq.ft metal store building built in 2001 plus 2,600 sq.ft metal warehouse with loading dock and 2 roll up doors on 1.49 acre corner lot. Inventory and most. equipment is included. Call Tom or Frank for an appointment to see or to find out more about this property. $449,900 _______________________________________________________________ FOR LEASE: WHITE OAK PROFESSIONAL CENTER. 1,873 sq. ft. professional space near White Oak Entrance. $16/SF & $3 CAM. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874 _______________________________________________________________ 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 #8888936 FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ESTABLISHED HARDWARE STORE IN DOWNTOWN HOGANSVILLE. 4,500+/- sf retail bldg. 2,600+/- sf warehouse w/loading dock & 12’ roll-up door. Property is almost fully fenced on a 1.49+/- acre lot with double road frontage. $449,900. (Tom/Frank)

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

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

MLS #8843212 POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL! 4.35+/- Acs at Exit 41 (Moreland exit) across from new Amazon & Bridgeport Industrial Park. Approx. 325’ frontage on Hwy. 29. Ideal for development. Hot area of growth. Adjoins Newnan Coweta Airport. 25 min. to Atlanta Airport. $1,500,000. (Frank)

MLS #8959109 NICE BUILDING LOT AT 22 ROBERTS ROADS IN NEWNAN. Site of former home. All utilities available. Convenient to Bullsboro, downtown Newnan and I-85. $29,900. (Frank)

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

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … Notes from here, there and the Internet … A new Zaxby’s is being built at 179 Bullsboro Drive. Groundbreaking will begin in the fall with an opening planned in the first quarter of 2022, according to a company spokesperson. [

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Alan Jackson returns to Newnan for Tornado Benefit Concert

From alanjackson.com Country Music icon Alan Jackson will return to his hometown of Newnan next month as he headlines a special concert event to benefit relief efforts in and around Coweta County. Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson will find the superstar bringing three decades of hits to the stage in an area recently ravaged and still recovering from a devastating spring tornado. The June 26 concert will take place at Newnan’s Coweta County Fairgrounds (275 Pine Rd., Newnan GA, 30263). Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, May 21 at 10 am ET via https:// premierproductionstickets.com/csc?3643#/. Ticket prices start at $49.99, and pre-sale opportunities will be available. On March 26, an EF-4 tornado – just shy of the most-powerful ranking on the National Weather Service’s scale – ripped across Newnan…the city where Jackson and his wife, Denise were born, raised, met and married. At least 70 homes were completely destroyed, many others suffered major damage, and – all told – over 1700 structures were impacted and compromised. Proceeds from Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson will benefit the Coweta Community Foundation, which is managing charitable efforts to help the people of Newnan in the wake of the storm. Donations to the Foundation’s relief efforts can be made via their website. Cornerstone Building Brands is the presenting sponsor of Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson. The event is driven by Southtowne Chevrolet. Additional details – such as special guests – for the concert will be forthcoming. Alan Jackson’s touring history has taken him all over the U.S. and around the world. His concert performances have been seen by millions in such far-reaching places as Australia, Norway and Brazil; he’s played iconic stages ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Ryman Auditorium. His June Where I Come From concert in the town where this “Small Town Southern Man” grew up will be the latest in his storied line of memorable and notable live concert events. For more information, visit: https://www.alanjackson.com/benefit.

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High Schools finalize Graduation Dates following Kemp’s Executive Order From Coweta County Schools Press Release East Coweta High School will hold its 2021 Graduation ceremony on one night – Friday, May 28 – in light of an executive order which has lifted many COVID restrictions. Governor Kemp’s Executive Order 04.30.21.01 removed several public COVID-19 restrictions, including limitations of crowd size in public gatherings. East Coweta High had originally planned to hold two graduations, splitting their large graduating class between two nights, to allow for greater family participation at commencement ceremonies. The new order allows the school to recombine the graduation ceremony into one event.

of West Georgia Newnan Campus. Additional information concerning parking for both schools will be shared in the near future. More information on 2021 graduations, inclement weather back-up plans (rain dates), arrival times, parking, and other event plans will be available on the high school’s websites.

Other COVID precautions will be observed by high schools, and encouraged with attendees, during the graduation events. The order issued on April 30 removes limitations on crowd sizes during outdoor activities, so no student tickets will be issued for the three graduation events. This year’s high school graduations will all be in-person, on the schools’ home fields. The dates and times:

Newnan High School’s graduation

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Northgate High graduation

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will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 28 at Shoemake Stadium “These students deserve to graduate together, all at one time,” said East Coweta Principal Steve Allen. “I am excited for everyone that we can do this, and I look forward to seeing everyone together at Shoemake Stadium on May 28.” Newnan High School announced last week that their 2021 graduates would be able to attend commencement ceremonies in Drake Stadium on May 27. The Newnan High Campus has been closed for inspection and repair since it was struck severely by the March 26 tornado. The 2021 NHS commencement ceremony will shift to 5 p.m. that day so the ceremony can be held during daylight hours, since the storm damaged the field’s lighting.

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Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, (YMMC) is immediately hiring over 200 new contract employees to keep pace with the growing demand for all Yamaha recreational products assembled at its Newnan, Georgia facility. “The last year has only made more people want to find ways for their family to enjoy time together. Demand for our products has never been stronger, and that’s why we need to increase the size of our team,” said Bob Brown, Vice President of Finance and Operations Support. “This year we have even increased the starting contract wages to $16.50, which we feel will attract the best people to our incredible, diverse, talented team.” “By this summer, Yamaha will have produced over 4 million power sports recreation vehicles,” said Richard Jones, Vice President of Operations. He continued, “Our greatest hiring need is vehicle assembly. Team members are eligible for full Yamaha hire at 30 days. Within 9 months most associates make $19 an hour. Yamaha benefits

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Save the date … May is National Foster Care Awareness Month Foster. Adopt. Volunteer. Give. Contact Christian City’s Bianca Arnold at barnold@chirstiancity.org for more info _________________

May 19, WEDNESDAY … Local & Live Music … ¯ Joey Troupe at The Mad Mexican ¯ Ron Bryant at Fairburn’s Cochran Mill Brewing Co. _________________

May 20, THURSDAY … Hometown Novel Nights at The Carnegie Join David Allman, Donna Black and Mike Nemeth and moderator, Scott Ludwig for what promises to be a great evening discussing The Spice of Variety. These Georgia authors bring you expertise from writing in an array of genres. Join us in-person or over Zoom for an unforgettable discussion about their journey and their work from 6:30 to 8 p.m.! Book signings and sales will enable attendees to support the Carnegie with their purchases. Seats are limited. 1 LaGrange St.., Newnan • newnancarnegie.com & Local & Live Music … ¯ Josh Purgason at PTC’s The Avenues 6 p.m. ¯ Rod Harris at The Cellar/The Bays ¯ Ross Pead at The Half Shell _________________

May 20-23, THURSDAY-SUNDAY … Becky’s New Car at Newnan Theatre Co. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and in a middling life – with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life… and the audience is offered the chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. Beckys New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Due to limited seating, tickets must be purchased online at www.newnantheatre.org. The box office will open one hour before show time for check in. We will not be selling tickets at the box office. When purchasing your tickets, you will be asked to tell us the size of your party so that we can group seats accordingly. If you have any questions call our box office 770.683. 6282. 24 First Ave., Newnan NewnanTheatre.org _________________

May 21, FRIDAY … Senoia Alive After FIVE 5 to 8 p.m. • check out their Facebook page for info & Local & Live Music … ¯ Cody Joe Hodges Duo at The Cellar ¯ Barefoot Nina at SummerGrove Golf Club ¯ Lerogie at The Mad Mexican ¯ Second Time Around at PTC’s Grazing Here & ¯ Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute at The Fred SOLD OUT 201 McIntosh Trail, PTC • amphitheater.org & ¯ Jo Dee Messina at Mill Town Music Hall MillTownMusicHall.com _________________

May 22, SATURDAY … Grantville’s The Bricks on Church Street Performance & Event Center Grand Opening in downtown Grantville from noon to 7 p.m. featuring Psycho Devilles and Melody Kiser. & Local & Live Music … ¯ Stephen Wines at The Cellar Luis Alas & Soul Search at PTC’s Grazing Here _________________

May 22-23, SATURDAY-SUNDAY … 2021 Atlanta Air Show, Peachtree City at Falcon Field, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, visit https://airshowatlanta.com/

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May 22, SATURDAY … Town of Brook’s Farmers’ Market 9 a.m., 963 GA-85-COnn, Brooks Check Facebook page for more info _________________

May 23, 30, SUNDAYS … Community Drum Circle: Feel the BEAT at BACKSTREET! Join Backstreet Arts every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to express yourself through the art of drumming! Find healing in the rhythms and fun in the community! We provide a safe (sanitized & socially distanced) and welcoming environment to people from all walks of life and experience levels. Don’t have a drum? We have those too!! And it’s FREE! See you there!! 19-B First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 _________________

May 24, MONDAY … NCHFH 4th Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament Newnan Country Club • Shotgun Start: 10 a.m. https://www.nchfh.org/tincupregistration & Literary Circle Book Club at The Carnegie Join the Literary Circle Book Club at the Newnan Carnegie Library from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s The Book of Longings! Join us in-person or over Zoom! 1 LaGrange St., Newnan • newnancarnegie.com _________________

May 26, WEDNESDAY … Local & Live Music … ¯ Lerogie at The Mad Mexican _________________

May 27, THURSDAY … Newnan High School Graduation Drake Stadium, 5 p.m. & Local & Live Music … ¯ Mary Martin at The Cellar Jimmy Granauro & Ron Young at The Half Shell _________________

May 27 & 28, THURSDAY & FRIDAY … East Coweta High School Graduation Thursday for grads with last names A-K and Friday for grads with last names L-Z 7 p.m. at Shoemake Stadium _________________

May 28, FRIDAY … Last Day of School & Northgate High School Graduation 7:30 p.m. at Henry Seldon Field & Local & Live Music … ¯ Josh Gilbert at The Cellar Highway Katz at SummerGrove Golf Club Bella Regazza at PTC’s Grazing Here _________________

May 29, SATURDAY … Sauce Daddy’s Wing Cook Off and Hot Wing Eating Challenge / Fireworks in Senoia Sauce Daddy’s will hold a “Wing Cook Off” and a “Hot Wing Eating Challenge” on Saturday, May 29th, on Travis Street (by Sauce Daddy’s). Music, wings, and a beer tent will be available. For more info, contact Chris Stevers at 770.727.9183, The City of Senoia will sponsor fireworks at Merimack Lake at 5 p.m. Planned activities are live bands, food trucks, and activities for the kids. Fireworks will actually begin at dark. & Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding Adults, teenagers, 9 a.m. Pinecrest Boat Ramp apm.activecommunities.com & Local & Live Music … ¯ Pete & Pete Band at The Cellar _________________

May 30, SUNDAYS … Community Drum Circle: Feel the BEAT at BACKSTREET! Join Backstreet Arts every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to express yourself through the art of drumming! Find healing in the rhythms and fun in the community! We provide a safe (sanitized & socially distanced) and welcoming environment to people from all walks of life and experience levels.

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May 31, MONDAY …

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& Senoia’s Honor Our Veterans Come and help us honor our veterans at the Senoia Cemetery. Following that program, a golf cart parade, moving towards parts of Senoia, will follow. The day’s activities will end with a short program and a mini-concert presented by the 116th Army Band at 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind Maguires. _________________

June 4, FRIDAY … Local & Live Music … ¯ The Pete & Pete Band at SummerGrove Golf Club _________________

June 4,FRIDAY … Coweta County Parks & Recreation’s Nerf Fortnite at Temple Ave Complex A great opportunity for team building and communication in an exciting, fast-paced activity. Various obstacles, gear and nerf guns will be in place for a fun activity for ages 7-14. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Contact Coweta Co. Rec. Dept. for info 39 Hospital Road, Newnan _________________

June 4-6,FRIDAY-SUNDAY … Southern LitFest ‘21 A Celebration of All Things Southern various locations downtown and around Friday 1:30 to 4 p.m. Children’s Programming Friday 4 to 6 p.m. Hometown Author Meet & Greet Friday 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner Under the Stars & … Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakout Author Sessions Saturday 5 to 7 p.m. Bourbon on the Porch Check out more at https://southernlitfest.com/ _________________

June 5, SATURDAY … Market Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Newnan • Check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook page for more info MainStreetNewnan.com & Pickin’ on the Square 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All musics welcome - any age, any level & Keep Newnan Beautiful Paper Shredding Also, Sept. 11 and Dec. 4 keepnewnanbeautiful.org & Community Yoga in the Park First Avenue Park, Newnan, 10 to 11 a.m. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat and some water to drink. & Hansel & Gretel at Wadsworth Auditorium 5 p.m. Call 770.683.3724 for info, tix southerndance.org dancestudio-pro.com 25 Jefferson St., Newnan & ¯ Mickey Gilley at Mill Town Music Hall MillTownMusicHall.com _________________

June 7-11 Newnan Theatre Co. KidsCamp 9am-3pm, 2nd-5th grade 770.683. 6282. 24 First Ave., Newnan NewnanTheatre.org/kidscamp _________________

June 9-12, WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY … Southern Twine Market Curated Vintage + Home Decor Marketplace, 10 to 5 p.m. 284 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan 678.326.1652 _________________

June 10, July 8, August 12 - THURSDAYS … Summer NewnaNights Main Street Newnan is proud to announce a monthly summer event series at Greenville Street Park on the 2nd Thursday of June, July and August from 6 to 9 p.m. Family friendly music, entertainment and the park will also be filled with various festivities, food trucks and vendor booths/sponsor booths. Some downtown businesses will stay open late during the Summer NewnaNights, and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests. Check out Main Street Newnan’s Facebook page for

more info or their website MainStreetNewnan.com & ¯ Ricky Skaggs and Mo Pitney at Mill Town Music Hall MillTownMusicHall.com _________________

June 11, FRIDAY … Local & Live Music … ¯ Phil & The Blanks at SummerGrove Golf Club & ¯ Satisfaction at Southern Ground Amp southerngroundamp.com _________________

June 12, SATURDAY … Race for Safe Place Christian City’s 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk Registration at 8 a.m., Run at 9:30 a.m. Info & Sign up bit.ly/rfsp2021 or call 770.703.2636 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City & Local & Live Music … ¯ Night Train at Newnan’s Brickhouse The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience _________________

June 14, 21, 28,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 MainStreetNewnan.com & Summer Movie Mondays at PTC’s The Avenues The Avenue Peachtree City’s outdoor movie series is back. Bring a blanket, order dinner from Avenue restaurants and enjoy a movie under the stars. June 14 … The Croods: A New Age June 28 … Dolittle July 12 … Tom & Jerry July 26 … Ray and the Last Dragon Movies start at 6:45 p.m. These are complimentary events, open to the public. All donations benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Weather permitting. Subject to change. _________________

June 14-18 Newnan Theatre Co. KidsCamp 9am-3pm, 2nd-5th grade 770.683. 6282. 24 First Ave., Newnan NewnanTheatre.org/kidscamp & The Donald Nixon Center’s Musical Theatre Camp: Disney’s Moana, Jr. Rising 4th-6th Grade June 14-June 18 Musical Theatre Camp Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., Rising 6th-9th Grade June 21-June 25 Elementary Art Camp Mixed Media Madness! Rising 1st-5th Grade, June 14-June 18, and June 21-June25 Middle Art Camp Art of the 60s Rising 6th-8th Grade June 16-June 18 Middle Art Camp Mad Hatter Papier-Mache Rising 6th-8th Grade June 21-June 25 High Art Camp Draw Cool Stuff Like a Superhero! Rising 9th-12th Grade June 21-June 25 Space is very limited! The Nixon Centre for the Arts TheNixonCentre.net • 770.254.2787 _________________

June 18, FRIDAY … Main Street Newnan’s Summer Wined-Up Main Street Newnan’s Summer Wined-Up is back • Friday 5 to 9 p.m. MainStreetNewnan.com & Senoia Alive After FIVE 5 to 8 p.m. • check out their Facebook page for info & Sunset Sounds at Drake Field 7 to 10 p.m. Join Peachtree City’s Recreation and Special Events Dept. at Drake Field for this free summer concert series. Food venders on site. Beer/wine will be available for purchase. Also July 30, August 27 _________________


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