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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!

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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.

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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 to 10 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.

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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 thirty-two raised beds. Cathy served on the board of advisors for the Reynolds Nature Preserve and was vice 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! 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. 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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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed on May 19, 2005 by Johnnie B. Bell, unmarried, originally in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and recorded in Mortgage Book 481 at Page 286 on May 31, 2005, and modified in and corrected by Affidavit recorded April 8, 2013 in Deed Book 364 Page 182, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Randolph County, Alabama, and secured indebtedness having been transferred or assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Tr u s te e for C i ti g r o u p Mortgage Loan Trust Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-WF2 as reflected by instrument recorded in Mortgage Book 569, Page 466 of the same Office. Shapiro and Ingle, L.L.P., as counsel for Mortgagee or Transferee and under and by virtue of power of sale contained in the said mortgage will, on February 16, 2017, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder in front of the main entrance of the Randolph County, Alabama, Courthouse in the City of Wedowee, during the legal hours of sale, the following real estate situated in Randolph County, Alabama, to wit: Beginning at the SW corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 13, Township South, Range 12 East in Randolph County, Alabama, and run East along the South line of said Section 13, a distance of 577.50 feet to a fence corner at the SW corner of the William H. Bell property; thence due North along the West line of the William H. Bell property and across the county blacktop road a distance of 731 feet, more or less, to the North right of way line of said county blacktop road (The Roanoke to Lebanon Church Road); thence northeasterly along said North right of way line of the Roanoke to Lebanon Church Road a distance of 325 feet to an iron rod corner at the Point of Beginning of the property herein conveyed: thence North 27º 30' West a distance of 150 feet to an iron rod corner; thence 62º 30' East a distance of 125 feet to an iron rod corner; thence South 27º 30' East a distance of 150 feet to an iron rod corner on the North right of way line of said road; thence North 62º 30' West along said right of way line a distance of 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying and being in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 13 Township 21 South, Range 12, East in Randolph C o u n t y, Alabama__1751 County Road 79 Deed Book 121, Page 299 and Deed Book 215, Page 89, Randolph County, AL 36274 For informational purposes only, the property address is: 1751 County Rd

79, Roanoke, AL 36274. Any property address provided is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. Furthermore, the property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS, WHERE IS. Neither the mortgagee, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of the mortgagee make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition, including those suggested by Code of Ala. (1975) § 35-4-271, expressly are disclaimed. This sale is subject to all prior liens and encumbrances and unpaid taxes and assessments including any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender a nonrefundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars and no/100 ($5,000.00) in certified or cash funds at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in certified funds by close of business on the next business day thereafter at the Law Office of Shapiro and Ingle, LLP at the address indicated below. Shapiro and Ingle, LLP reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder, or to reschedule the sale, should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-WF2, and its successors and assigns Mortgagee or Transferee SHAPIRO AND INGLE, LLP 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28216 704-333-8107/ 16-011774 Attorneys for Mortgagee or Transferee Randolph Leader - Run ad: January 25, 2017, February 1, 2017, and February 8, 2017 (4-6)

STATE OF ALABAMA RANDOLPH COUNTY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Default having been made in the terms of that certain mortgage executed on the 18th day of February, 2016, by GARLAND W. PRUITT, an unmarried person, who is now deceased, to Fort McClellan Credit Union, which said mortgage is recorded in the Office of the Probate Judge of Randolph County Alabama, in book 608, pages 634-637, and default continuing, and by virtue of the powers of sale contained in said mortgage, and by virtue of Alabama Code Section 35-103 and 35-10-2, the following described property situated, lying and being in Randolph County, Alabama, will be sold at public outcry, for cash, to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Randolph County, Alabama Court House located at 1 Main Street South, Wedowee, Alabama, 36278, during the legal hours of sale on February 9, 2017: A parcel of land located in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 10, Township 19 South, Range 11 East, Randolph County, AL, being as recorded in deed reference book 356, pg. 200, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at an existing iron pin found (axle) marking the NW Corner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 10; Township 19 South; Range 11 East, Randolph Co., AL., thence S 3°53'32" E a distance of 301.43 ft. to an iron pin found (rebar); thence S 05°12'59" E a distance of 310.93 ft. to an iron pin set on the Easterly ROW of Old US Hwy #431 and the Point of Beginning of the hereafter described property; thence continuing along said ROW bearing S 10°40'28" E a distance of 200.00 ft. to an iron pin set; thence leaving the ROW bearing N 82°22'27" E a distance of 125.00 ft. to an iron pin set: thence N 10°40'29" W a distance of 200.00 ft. to an iron pin set; thence S 82°22'27" W a distance of 125.00 ft. to an iron pin set and the Point of Beginning. Being the same property described in that certain Deed recorded in Deed Book 356, Pages 200-206 in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Randolph County, Alabama. Subject to all easements, restrictions and reservations appearing of record. Said sale will also be made subject to any Federal Tax Liens and/or Special Assessments of any nature, if any, which might adversely affect the title to the property. The property is being sold "as is, where is". Said property is sold without warranty or recourse, expressed or implied as to title, use or enjoyment. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the mortgage debt and costs and expenses of foreclosure. The undersigned Attorney is attempting to collect a debt and any information provided can be used to collect the debt. Robert D. Carlee Attorney At Law P. O. Box 1467 Anniston, AL 36202 (256) 831-1006 Attorney for Fort McClellan Credit Union (3-5)

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AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PA R T I E S ENTITLED THERETO. Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certified funds made payable to Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in certified funds by noon the next business day at the Law Office of Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the address indicated below. Sirote & Permutt, P.C. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. The Mortgagee/ Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, Mortgagee/Transferee Elizabeth Loefgren SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 352555727 Attorney for Mortgagee/ Transferee www.sirote.com/foreclosures_403006 (2-4)

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Donald M. Brown and Kay B. Brown, husband and wife, originally in favor of Wells Fargo Financial Alabama, Inc., on the 22nd day of June, 2007, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Randolph C o u n t y, Alabama, in Mortgage Book 517 Page 790; the undersigned U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Wedowee, Randolph County, Alabama, on March 7, 2017, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Randolph County, Alabama, to-wit: Lot #13 in the HarperNichols Subdivision on the Roanoke Country Club Road, a plat of said subdivision being made by Hoyt Vinson, Registered Surveyor on March 1, 1965, and which said plat is recorded in the Plat Book of Randolph County, AL in Plat Book #1, on Page 66. Property street address for informational purposes: 11 6 9 Grandview D r, Roanoke, AL 36274 THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN "AS IS, WHERE IS" BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY E A S E M E N T S , ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT

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 artment has tentafor greater family participation at commencement ceremonies. The new order allows the school to recombine the graduation ceremony into one mined that the issuGeneral Permit is event. with the Water ram regulations f the draft permits, and a fact sheet as Other COVID precautions will be observed by high schools, and encouraged with attendees, during the graduation events. The order issued on describing the y for setting the April 30 removes limitations on crowd sizes during outdoor activities, so no student tickets will be issued for the three graduation events. and other application and related are available for This year’s high school graduations will all be in-person, on the schools’ home fields. The dates and times: ction electronically

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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.

Ruth Harris Doyal, Pagination 770.254.1421 • info@wintersmedia.net

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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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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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. 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

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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 #8978662 12 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS IN GRANTVILLE. $30,000 per lot. BULK SALE ONLY. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange and Columbus. Seller will only sell as a bundle, not individual lots. (Frank/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. 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 #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)

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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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City of Newnan Announces Summer Block Party Events for Saturday June 5 The city of Newnan welcomes community residents, business owners, and neighbors to partake in a family-friendly lineup of events to kick off summer in downtown Newnan. The city will host a Summer Block Party on Saturday, June 5, 2021, with a full day lined up of events: 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 5 bags/boxes, it’s $3 per bag/box. Have more than 10 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 & jellies, pottery, art, hand-woven baskets, leather products, etc. Hosted by Main Street Newnan. Newnan Carnegie Library Party 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Newnan Carnegie Library; 1 LaGrange Street Join the Newnan Carnegie Library during the hours of 9 a.m. – 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 and 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!

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My husband and I have been “sheltering in place” for so long, I almost forgot what it was like to be with friends. Never, in my entire life, have I been separated from friends for an entire year. Never did I even consider such a thing. If I had, I most likely would have underestimated the level of longing to just be with a sweet sister in Christ. While we expected the whole event to be over in a few weeks, I had to stay at home due to some pretty extensive surgery. In a few months my husband had his very own extensive surgery. With the two of us somewhat incapacitated during the scariest of COVID days, we had groceries delivered and didn’t leave the house unless we had a doctor appointment. We barely saw our kids or grandkids and were hesitant to hug when we did see them. The whole thing was unprecedented and we didn’t like it one bit. “Get the vaccine or don’t get the vaccine” was on our minds after the first many months of volunteer quarantine. With so much political unrest, we had stopped watching MSM (mainstream media) and started getting much more discerning over what was fed into our hearts and minds. We became very aware of what we feel are agendas. A new year came with very little change in our lives. We finally began going out a little, hoping our few visits to our favorite mom and pop restaurant would help to keep them in business. We wore masks (often still do) and we finally ventured into our church service. While the message was wonderful, I cried on the way home. In order to “stay safe,” we entered after everyone else through a side door, sat near that door, and left as soon as possible. The mask I wore was difficult to breathe in, and I was miserable. I saw the backs of friends I’d longed to see for nearly a year. I saw my pastor from a far distance. So many things were missing in that first visit; the hugs, the handshakes, the smiles. We missed our “family” of the church. Knowing it’s controversial, I’ll say this: we received the vaccinations. It took forever to decide and regardless of the outcome, I respect our decision based on the information we had at the time. There were no side effects and we have since enjoyed living our lives again. I joined several friends for a five-day crafting event. Fourteen days later, no one had the dreaded COVID. We shopped, went to restaurants and enjoyed one another’s company. I consider that time a huge gift, as I had been pretty much nowhere significant since March of 2020. I think the absolute best part of this whole experience is seeing my friends, my church family and my pastor in person. It is like a salve to my soul. I gave my testimony about my grandchild’s cancer recently at a women’s conference. It was the first time I’d shared it and my first speaking engagement in more than a year. When I was finished, I sat back down by my best friend. Overwhelmed at how God has worked in the life of this child, I cried on my friend’s shoulder. There’s something about having a sister in Christ to lean on. I am so thankful. Kathy Bohannon is a freelance writer living in Newnan with her husband, Ninja Man. An avid crafter, Kathy teaches at Kathy Bohannon Creatively Blessed on Facebook and YouTube. Kathy can be reached at kathybohan@ yahoo.com.


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Yamaha hiring additional 200 workers in Newnan From Special Reports 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. Based in Coweta County, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp of America (YMMC) designs and assembles four key product lines including Golf Cars, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Personal Watercraft and Recreational Off-road Vehicles (ROVs), or what many refer to as Side-by-Side vehicles. Yamaha has been in a state of growth for more than a year. Now more people are needed. “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.

“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. Our products help people to have memorable experiences, and our team members make all of those memories happen. We take pride in how we make lives better.” “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 are extraordinary. Full healthcare, medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, 401k with company match. 10 paid vacation days, 10 paid holidays per year. Yamaha is a diverse and dynamic corporation with over 1800 employees. We have limitless opportunities through our weekly job posting system and career assistance.” What do Yamaha employees say about the opportunities? “Yamaha will invest in you as much as you invest in Yamaha. If you take advantage of those opportunities, the sky can really be the limit for you with the tuition reimbursement, with the inhouse promotion opportunities, and getting to get that additional education like at Georgia Tech for certifications,” said Brandon

Marketing Consultants Pictured above – Angela H. is a production supervisor at Yamaha in Newnan who started 22 years ago on the assembly line. Yamaha gave her a real career with advancement opportunities. Now she manages 27 people. Smith, Safety Engineer, who first started at Yamaha as a contract worker and had his degree paid for by Yamaha. Right now, Yamaha is also offering monthly bonuses for contract workers. Yamaha is looking to fill open positions for assemblers, material handlers, welders, certified forklift operators and more. Additional information about available positions and how to apply can be found online at yamahajobs.com. Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) assembles WaveRunners, ATVs, Golf Cars and Side-by-Sides at our facility in Newnan, Georgia. Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC) was formed in 1986 and started manufacturing units in 1988. It now manufactures Golf Cars, ATV’s, Water Vehicles and Recreational Off-Road Vehicles for global distribution. YMMC celebrated 30 years of manufacturing at their Newnan location in June of 2018. Yamaha products are marketed through Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

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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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Save the dates … 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 is Brain Tumor Awareness Month _________________

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 and Jimmy Granauro & Ron Young at The Half Shell _________________

May 28, FRIDAY … Last Day of School & East Coweta High School Graduation 7 p.m. at Shoemake Stadium & 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, from noon to 5 p.m., 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. Don’t have a drum? We have those too!! And it’s FREE! See you there!! 19-B First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 _________________

May 31, MONDAY …

Memorial Day

& Senoia's Honor Our Veterans Come and help us honor our veterans at the Senoia Cemetery at 10 a.m. 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 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind Maguires. 3 p.m. Moment of Silence. _________________

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

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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 … City of Newnan’s Leisure Department Services

Summer Block Party

KNB’s Paper Shredding 8 a.m. to 12 noon Market Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library Party at Newnan Carnegie 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. City Trolley rides 1 to 8 p.m. Family Fun Day in the Park Greenville Street Park, 2 to 5 p.m. Movie Night in the Park Greenville Street Park, 8 to 10 p.m. & Pickin’ on the Square 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All musics welcome - any age, any level & 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. & Yeager Road Community Resource Center Mobile Food Pantry Fresh produce and more … 3 p.m. First come, first served. For info call 770.251.8378. southerndance.org dancestudio-pro.com 265 Yeager Road, Newnan, GA 30265 & 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

www.wintersmedia.net H May 26, 2021 H The SHOPPER H Page 17 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 & 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 _________________

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Backyard Association Meeting “A Year in the Life of a Hummingbird” at the Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association Meeting with Melanie Furr, Georgia Audubon Society lecturer and licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She will detail how to attract hummingbirds to your backyard at 7 p.m. via ZOOM, https://bit.ly/BYA2021MelanieFurr Meeting ID: 953 116 18455 Passcode: 567086 Call 770.254.2620 or email coweta.extension@uga.edu. More Information: www.ugaextension.org/coweta _________________

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

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June 14-18 Newnan Theatre Co. KidsCamp 9am-3pm, 2nd-5th grade 770.683. 6282. 24 First Ave., Newnan NewnanTheatre.org/kidscamp & Nixon Center’s Musical Theatre Camps For various grades throughout the month of June. Check their website for dates and themes. 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 _________________

ServSafe® Manager Training

The Food Industry’s Leading Food Safety and Sanitation Training Program

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

June 14, 21, 28,MONDAYS* … Farm to Main Street Farmer’s Market from 2 to 6 p.m. around the courthouse square in Downtown Newnan. The Market serves as a marketplace for locally-grown produce, homegrown plants, and homemade food items and showcases local artisans and farmers. MainStreetNewnan.com & Summer Movie Mondays at PTC’s The Avenues Bring a blanket, order dinner from Avenue restaurants and enjoy a movie under the stars. June 14 … The Croods: A New Age. 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.

2-Day Course

Hosted by UGA Cooperative Extension Coweta County June 21 - 22, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Coweta Extension Office 255 Pine Road Newnan, GA 30263 Cost: $140.00 Seating is limited.

Topics include:

Forms of Contaminants The Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving and Storage The Safe Food Handler Food Safety Management Systems Cleaning & Sanitizing

Pre-registration required no later than May 28, 2021.

For additional information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/foodsafecoweta

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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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Most Coweta County students returned to the classroom on Monday, April 12, after school closures following the widespread damage from the March tornado. [

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Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune has never worn the same dress twice on the show. She has been through more than 6,500 outfits. [

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Students at Atkinson Elementary School and Newnan High School – both of which were damaged significantly during the March 26 storm – returned to classes April 14. Newnan High students began classes virtually, and Atkinson students held classes in temporary quarters at West Georgia Technical College’s Coweta campus. [

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New officers were recently installed for the Newnan chapter of the NAACP. Immediate past Georgia State President Phyllis Blake, gave the oath of office and installed the following officers: President, Dr. Cynthia Finney; Vice President, Karen Smith; Secretary, Mel Kendrick; and Treasurer, Mary Griggs. [

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Larry Clifton was recently approved as the new warden of the Coweta County Prison by the Georgia Board of Corrections. Clifton, a 22-year veteran with the Corrections Division, will succeed long-time Warden Bill McKenzie who retires later this year. The appointment is effective July 1. [

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The initial damage assessment following the March tornado that struck Newnan and Coweta County assessment estimates a total of 1,744 impacted homes with approximately 120 sustaining major damage and 70 homes destroyed. [

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There are more people who have learned English as a second language than there are native speakers of it. [

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) said the number of jobs and employment numbers were up in every metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from February to March of 2021. The unemployment rate was down over the month in every MSA. For March, the unemployment rate was down and the labor force and employment numbers were up in every reported regional commission, according to a published report. [

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The March 26 tornado that hit Newnan caused more than $75 million in auto and home insurance claims, according to the Georgia Department of Insurance and Fire Safety. Those numbers are based on information from Georgia insurers and does not include commercial property, according to state officials. [

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This year’s high school graduations will all be in-person, on the schools’ home fields. The dates and times are: Newnan High School graduation will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 27, at Drake Stadium Northgate High graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 28, at Henry Seldon Field East Coweta Graduation will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 28 Shoemake Stadium. [

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Piedmont Newnan Hospital received an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national designation recognizing Piedmont Newnan’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This is the 13th consecutive grading period Piedmont Newnan has earned an ‘A’ grade. [

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East Coweta High School senior Gyeongtae “Sun” Moon was named Coweta County’s 2021 STAR Student, and later named the STAR student for Coweta’s region. East Coweta AP Chemistry teacher Candice Mohabir was chosen by Moon as his STAR Teacher, and shares the county-wide honor with him. [

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Alan Jackson’s Benefit Concert

T U O D L O S

RACE for the Orphans 2021 In downtown Newnan Sat., May 8. All photos courtesy of the awesome Christy Grote. Look for lots more photos @wintersmedia.net

Busy carpenter bees can cause damage but are more nuisance than threat By Stephanie Butcher Carpenter bees are a common sight this time of year and can cause aggravation for homeowners. The large, black and yellow bees begin emerging in March, April and May and can cause unsightly damage — and in some cases significant damage — to wooden structures like the eaves of houses, porches and decks. The carpenter bee got its name because of its ability to tunnel in wood with its jaws. The female bees create half-inch, round holes in wood to lay their eggs. Some signs of carpenter bees are sawdust that can be found on the ground or on the surface of an object beneath the hole. The holes lead to short tunnels into the wood and run horizontally with the grain. Trusses, overhangs, wooden decks and other exposed wood on houses attract the bees. Female carpenter bees looking to nest typically prefer bare, unpainted or weathered softwoods, but bees will still nest in wood that is treated or painted. Unlike termites, carpenter bees do not consume wood as food. Instead, they gnaw tunnels to create nesting sites and overwinter in the tunnels. Female bees lay eggs in the tunnels until the tunnels are full. Male bees do not drill tunnels, but they are protective of their territory. The male is distinguished from the female by a white spot on the front of the face. Although bumble bees and carpenter bees are often mistaken for one another, bumble bees have a hairy abdomen while carpenter bees have a bare, shiny black abdomen. Along with their difference in appearance, carpenter bees can be seen darting and diving around as well as “chasing” each other. Female carpenter bees seldom sting but will if disturbed or handled. Male carpenter bees cannot sting, but they often become aggressive and frighten people by flying around their heads. Carpenter bees are also primarily solitary bees, whereas bumble bees are social bees that nest together. Carpenter bee larvae are large and noisy. The noise they make may attract woodpeckers, which can do further damage to wood as they hunt for the larvae. CONTROL METHODS If carpenter bees are not causing major damage around your home, consider leaving them alone. Although they are not primary pollinators for many plants, they are effective at pollinating many vegetable plants like eggplants, tomatoes and more. In case of severe damage, the following are three methods that can be used to control carpenter bees: Prevention is key. Treat wood with thick coats of oil-based or latex paint or stain. It won’t make the wood “bee-proof,” but it does discourage the bees by making it less desirable to them. Treat the tunnels. Carpenter bees are most likely to be in their tunnels in the late evening. Just before sunset, apply an aerosol insecticide inside the hole that the carpenter bee has drilled, wait 24 hours, then plug the hole with dowel rods, plastic wood, caulk or other suitable material. Do not plug the holes without treating the inside first because the bees will simply drill their way out and all of your time and energy will have been wasted. Use traps. Carpenter bee traps are available at most lawn and garden centers, but results vary regarding their effectiveness. For more information about carpenter and other pollinating bees, visit bees.caes.uga.edu. To choose an appropriate insecticide or determine the best control method for your property, contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office or visit extension.uga.edu.

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Most preowned make and models available!

Come Celebrate with Smith Automotive Group

NISSAN STORES as they showcase

all of their

overstocked Stars (Cars)!

Special pricing throughout the month of May. Nissan of Newnan

783 Bullsboro Dr. (next to Zaxby’s), Newnan, GA 30263

770.254.3800

www.nissanofnewnan.com

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Smith Automotive Group, family owned and operated, offers a fresh, new approach to your car buying experience.

Because we care … continue to Stay Safe H Wear Your Mask H Use Hand Sanitizer and H Support the Tornado Victims.


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Are you considering moving to an assisted living community?

Why not Monarch House.

Even during the pandemic, the unique construction of Monarch House and its features allowed our residents to really never stop living the ‘senior life!’ A Letter from the Owner of Monarch House Assisted Living Monarch House has been coping with the COVID-19 virus by not only protecting our residents but also maintaining an active social program specifically aimed at keeping our seniors connected with each other and their families. With only 41 resident suites and over 25,000 sq.ft. of community space, it was that huge area of community space which allowed our residents to continue with the variety of daily activities during the pandemic allowing for social engagement that is so vital to the health of our Monarch House family. Our residents were able to use the many features of that community space – a 1950s vintage drug store diner, an intimate bar lounge, a salon, a library and rooftop patio gardens that surround a huge Solarium where residents nurture flowers, herbs & seasonal vegetables. Even with the COVID restrictions, our small family of seniors has continued to live life to the fullest ... in fact we never stopped. Our residents enjoyed ice cream socials, daily exercise classes set to music, pinball, skeeball, billards, daily matinee and evening movies in our theater with its huge screen, entertainers including singing groups, magic shows, art projects directed by local creative artists and literary readings by none other than author T.M. Brown. All of this has been an enormous benefit in keeping our residents engaged and it shows. And here it is in mid-May and family members are again welcome to spend time with their parents & grandparents in a safe environment that restores these vital connections. I am so very thankful that we have an outstanding staff of caregivers that have huge hearts and give loving attention to each and every one of our residents. Our Activities Director Dez Ross has boundless energy with a heart that is bursting with love for all of our seniors. Kaci Fowler is our resident nurse that attends to the individual health care needs of everyone. And overseeing all of this is our Executive Director Andy Brown. I jokingly like to say that I must be a genius to have brought Andy on in this important position. Andy always gives extra attention to the welfare of our residents and staff, and it shows. Thanks to all of you for your dedication to our Monarch House family!

While attempting to balance physical health and safety with emotional health was not easy during these unprecedented times, the Monarch House did just that! Thank you for providing my Mother (Lottie) with a healthier more fulfilling life in a family-like atmosphere.

– Tammy Worsham

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But, don’t take my word for any of this. Check out some of our family testimonials.

We rest easy knowing that Dad is in such a clean, cheerful environment where his safety and well-being always comes first.  Monarch House has given us our lives back and has given Dad (Ray) an opportunity to flourish among folks his age. Thanks – Jenny Baker Monarch House.

Thank you to the Monarch House administration and staff for making the very best of the virus crisis we’ve all lived through the past 14 months. You have done a great job following government guidelines, while at the same time remembering our family members are human beings with individual needs. All the extra activities to keep the residents engaged helped to keep them healthy and happy. Posting on FaceBook helped me feel in touch almost daily. The rooftop lounge, greenhouse and garden really helped Mom (Carolyn) not feel so restricted. We love and appreciate you, every day! – Diane and our extended family

Call TODAY to schedule your personal tour! 299 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan GA 30263 • 678-552-9867 monarchhouse.net • Facebook.com/MonarchHouseALF

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