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he city of Newnan’s long-delayed multiuse complex will open next month, board members were told recently. The Newnan Centre, located next to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts off Lower Fayetteville Road, will hold an invitation-only opening June 18. “This is a chance for us to thank everyone who has been involved in this project and to show the facility off to potential businesses that could use it,” said Parks Avery, chairman of the Newnan Convention Center Authority, which oversees the complex. A ribbon cutting is planned for June 20 at 10 a.m. with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Avery Commerce. A open house for the public is set for June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first official function will be June 27, a luncheon for Habitat for Humanity. The center includes a main building, a tiered outside amphitheater that can seat about 1,200, and a 1,000-square-foot pavilion. Covered walkways lead from the main building to the pavilion, which is heated but not air-conditioned, and also to the performing arts center. The main building houses a business center and boardroom, which could be used as a bridal room for weddings. It also will have a full kitchen, various sized tables, different seating arrangements, risers for stages, and a dance floor. The main room can be divided into four different sizes

to accommodate various functions. Groundbreaking was in August 2011. However, in the early months of 2012, the general contractor ended up having cash flow problems. The planned opening in April 2012 started getting pushed. Within another couple of months, contractor D.Dean and Associates was fired and worked stopped. Then started negotiations with the insurance company that bonded D.Dean to recoup funds and get a new contractor. Headley Construction of Newnan was named the new contractor and is completing the work. “They [Headley] are really busting to get it done,” Avery said. “It’s going very well and it is really coming together.” Avery said kitchen equipment is installed, as are most of the tiling, wallpaper and trim work. The stereo equipment is installed and testing on it is starting. About the only thing that probably won’t be completed by the grand opening is the pavilion, although workers will be close on that.

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Landscaping, including new trees and sod, also are being planted. As of now, there’s only been a couple of hiccups. Someone stole the security cameras, and the granite top in the men’s restroom will have to be replaced because it wasn’t the right one.

What bet ter way to christen Newnan’s state-of–the-ar t, new convention center than by attending Newnan- Coweta Habitat for Humanity’s “Building Better Communities” luncheon. Attendees of the event will get a first glimpse of the Newnan Centre and celebrate the accomplishments of the partnerships of local businesses, civic leaders and members of the community. According to Andy Ivey, development director for Newnan-Coweta Habitat, “This is not just a fund-raising event, but a friend-raising event.” He emphasized the event will be an opportunity to raise funds for the internationally-known, non-profit organization, as well as an opportunity to discover other ways of supporting an organization that has partnered with local families to provide suitable housing in the NewnanCoweta area since 1994. The “Building Better Communities” luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. on June 27 at the Newnan Centre, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road. A delicious meal will be served as well as a large helping of laughter from one of America’s top comediennes, Anita Renfroe. For tickets or more information, contact Andy Ivey at 770-252-9049, extension 15, or development@


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When savory meets sweet, it’s simply a perfect union — especially when planning a sizzling summer-time menu. Nothing brings the palate more pleasure than a cooked sausage, slightly seared, and topped with crunchy, fresh salad and salsa toppers.

Embrace a range of simple yet flavorful ingredients First, select a tasty base for your recipe that can be quickly and easily spiced up, such as smoked sausage. Then choose a range of fresh ingredients, such as herbs, vegetables and fruits, that when simply paired together create a delicious dish. Get creative and try unique ingredient combinations, such as red onions paired with tart green apples or mangoes. An intense blend of flavors, along with the savory appeal of sausage, will surely satisfy even the most hard-toplease appetites. Challenge your flavor bravery by incorporating other flavor pairings into your sausage and burger toppings. Your local farmers’ market is a one-stop shop for fresh, local ingredients that are found in the below recipes. It can also serve as an interactive source of inspiration where you might find an herb, vegetable or fruit you’ve never tried that will easily spice up your own summertime recipe.

By JEFF BISHOP Special to The Newnan Times-Herald Newnan youths looking for some relief from the summer heat (and boredom) might want to consider looking up Mizzle Enterprise on Macedonia Road. The Urban Dictionary defines mizzle as “a type of weather between mist and drizzle; very fine, almost cloud-like rain.” Kendall Mack of Newnan has his own definition. “It’s about being positive. Nothing negative,” said the young rapper and aspiring record producer. Known as “K-Mack” when he performed his raps locally and even internationally two years ago, Mack said he now wants to help other aspiring hip hop artists produce music and gain exposure. The young man, a Newnan High School graduate, said he sees a lot of talent in Coweta County and he wants to use his experience to help other young people get the same kinds of opportunities he had. “I got to go overseas, I got to go to Japan and Sweden. I got to be on BET. I had my share. Now I want to give back


From left are Marquez Mack and brother Kendall Mack. Known as “K-Mack” when he performed his raps locally and even internationally two years ago, Kendall said he now wants to help other aspiring hip hop artists produce music and gain exposure.

to the community and give others those same kinds of opportunities,” he said. “You don’t have to go anywhere else. You can be right here in Newnan and still be successful.” He said the Internet gives today’s aspiring artists a platform and networking opportunities that their hip hop forebears in the 1980s and early ‘90s could only dream about. From the time he was 9 years old Mack used the Internet to release his songs and videos. Other Coweta rappers are doing the same thing. “I just want to help other artists out,” said Mack. Currently he is helping to shepherd the new careers of several local rappers as well as his own brother, Marquez Mack, performing under the name “Quez.” “I want to write songs about life,” said the younger Mack, an NHS student. “My friends at school like the songs I’ve done. I’ve just got to keep doing it and never give up. My brother has helped me a lot.” Mack said he relished his time as a young opening act for artists like Nelly, T.I., Roscoe Dash, Travis Porter, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, Shawty Lo, Fabo, Chris Brown and oth-

ers. He also flew to New York to be a guest speaker on BET’s 106 and Park. But he said that now he wants to step back and work “behind the scenes” to “help other artists out.” “You can’t really go by what your friends or family say is good or not,” he said. “It’s basically all about getting that one hit record. If you don’t have that hit record, it doesn’t matter what your beats are or your lyrics. You aren’t going to get any attention or feedback from a record label. You have to be lyrical, and you have to be versatile, and you have to really deliver something on the track.” Mack said he developed a small niche because he didn’t believe in cursing and rapping about drugs and violence on his records. “That’s just who I am,” he said. “I was trying to make a change in the industry. But most of all I just had to be myself. Nothing negative, all positive.” While major record companies and producers charge aspiring talent exorbitant fees to evaluate new material, Mack says that’s not YOUNG ARTISTS, Page 6

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NEWNAN MARKET DAY Historic Downtown Newnan June 1 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The best home-grown, homemade or handmade products this side of Atlanta with over 60+ vendors! Stroll the streets of downtown and discover unique products.

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PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE Historic Courthouse Square June 1 11:00 a.m. All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Historic Courthouse Square and play. All music genres and skill levels are welcome. Acoustic only.

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READING PEP RALLY Central Library June 5 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Reading Pep Rally combines art, music, audience participation and lots of laughter! Kids will be excited about reading!

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1. Enthusiastic approval 6. Network with an eye 9. Train track 13. Beamed or glowed 14. Atilla, e.g. 15. "Beats me!" 16. Shinbone 17. Tropical American cuckoo 18. America's singing choices 19. *"School's Out" singer 21. *"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: ___ ____" 23. Endorsement 24. Harper and Bruce, e.g. 25. A cool ___, as in money 28. South American Indian people 30. Raja's money, pl. 35. *Essay's main ____ 37. *Truant ofďŹ cers 39. *Done at the mirror before prom 40. Organization formed in 1949 41. Bone-chilling 43. Picked up by one of senses 44. Expels from community 46. Actresses Ryan and Tilly 47. Of higher order or level 48. 1/100th of a ruble 50. Like nay-sayers 52. Gas type 53. Sir Francis Drake's "Golden ____" 55. Approximated landing time 57. Individual 61. *Final assessments 64. Santa Anna's siege site 65. Sarcastic 67. User ID + password 69. Letter's end 70. Canal locale 71. About to explode 72. Field worker 73. Caustic chemical 74. Yielded


1. PST plus three 2. All the rage 3. One of Los Lobos 4. Opposite of cation 5. Kitchen whistler 6. Blacken 7. Dog holder 8. Like a snicker 9. Paul of "This Is 40" 10. Dwarf buffalo 11. Inwardly 12. *Summer learning ____ 15. Excavates 20. Derive 22. "___ the land of the free ..." 24. Helen Keller did this 25. Capital of Belarus 26. "Potato State" 27. Reduce pressure 29. *Read in English class 31. *Formal affair

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32. Downy duck 33. Be theatrical 34. Wheel stopper 36. Blue-ribbon 38. *Done to a yearbook 42. Poly- follower 45. *For underachievers in summer 49. Kith partner 51. Right-leaning character 54. Handrail post 56. Love intensely 57. *Colorful accessory to cap and gown 58. Assortment 59. Magician, in the olden days 60. Arab ruler 61. Swirling vortex 62. Exclamation of surprise, archaic 63. Surfer's stop 66. Bit of sunshine 68. Flanders of "The Simpsons"

A ll four branches of the Coweta County Public Library System a re ta k i ng pa r t i n the annual Summer Reading Program and all of the fun activities that coincide with the reading contests. Sig n-up for t he va r iou s reading programs is open. This year's themes are: AdultsGroundbreaking Reads; TeensBeneath the Ser vice, a nd Children - Dig into Reading. All contests levels will feature cool and desirable prizes such a s K i nd le readers , a Nabi tablet and a treasure chest of goodies. In addition to the books and reading, the library will once again offer an outstanding schedule of performances and special events. For summer, e a c h l i br a r y w i l l of fer a weekly show at a uniquely scheduled time. Library System Director Jimmy Bass states that this is a beneficial change especially created for Coweta families. “ T h i s new s c he du le w i l l a l low c h i ld ren a nd t hei r pa rents to see mu lt iple programs during the week or get a second chance to see a

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missed program.� On Tuesdays, the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Library will offer a program at 11 a.m. and the Grantville Library will offer one at 2 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Central Library will host a program at 11 a.m. while the Senoia Library will begin its programs at 2 p.m. The slate of performances, events and special prog ra ms w i ll be ava i lable on the library’s website, w w w. cowetapubliclibrary. org. Print copies of the summer schedule can be picked up at all libraries. In addition, the library now has an electronic newsletter that will be keeping subscribers apprised of all library events, including summer reading. Sign-up for this secure and confidential service can be completed on the library website. Bass said, “The e-newsletter is really taking off; it is a great way to stay connected with our customers and to ensure that they are receiving news about everything we offer.� All reading contests and specia l events w i l l r u n through the end of July.

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Historic Downtown Newnan June 14 5:00-9:00 p.m. Stroll the streets and sample wines as you stop in and visit with our downtown merchants. This is an event that you don't want to miss. Tickets will be availble for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.

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Thinking of Beau At last count, we have three dogs, two cats, two gerbils and a ball python at our abode. I did not get to “pick” any of them. I don’t have my own pet. My last one died many, many years ago. I don’t know why I’ve been thinking of him this week, but I have. Anyway, here’s an old column I wrote about him decades ago: I n a med h i m Beau mont , although I often called him Beau — but never Bo. He was a total surprise when he suddenly showed up at my door. I could easily hold him in my hand. He seemed to weigh nothing at all. It was my junior year in college, and suddenly I had a major responsibility before me. He was of mixed race. Yet over the years I learned that made him unique. The timing could not have been worse — I had a major Russian history exam the next morning. I called my professor at home and simply said, “my girlfriend just gave me a dog.” H i s reply, to h i s cred it , was “so when do you want to reschedule your exam?” Yep, I was now the proud owner of a German ShepherdBorder Collie mix. That first night was memorable. I always wanted a dog that would sleep at the foot of the bed so I put little Beau there. I awoke in the middle of the night with him straddling me and peeing all over me. He never slept in my bed again. But I loved him fiercely. He went to classes with me, we walked miles in the woods toget her. He bit me once because I wouldn’t stop on one particular trail. He finally ran a few yards ahead of me, jumped a log and attacked something. When I got there I found a big snake he had just killed. He proudly carried that scar on his nose from that day forward. We traveled the countr y together: Virginia, Oklahoma, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Alaska. He never ran, he hopped. And he loved to chase rats, even when there weren’t any. “Go get the rat, Beau,” the LBD or I would say, and laugh as he hopped around looking for them. We aged together. A few years ago, the Little Black Dress, who was the daughter of a veterinarian, brought up the absurd idea of getting him “fixed.” I took it personally. I mean this was my dog. In the end, she convinced me solely because her dad told me he would live longer. Of course, I was told he would never raise his leg again — ha, till the end he continued to do just that. My dog was still a stud. The Alaska winters became


harder and harder for him. And once again The Dress stepped in to deal with the issues I simply couldn’t. She constantly reminds me that one girlfriend gave me the dog, another commissioned a huge painting of him — which takes a prominent space in every house we live in and is the first thing unpacked and put up — while she is the one who took care of him. When it got to the point where he couldn’t walk up the stairs, I knew it was time. So I decided a Viking funeral would be the only way. I’d put him on a little raft, set him adrift on our favorite fly fishing stream, light it on fire and watch the tide take him out. Once again The Dress, after talking with her dad, stepped in. She gently informed me it probably wou ld not be as romantic and heroic as I thought. And so she made the arrangements. Friends came over loaded down with wine. Beau, my then one-year-old, first-born Son of Thunder and I went for a final romp. The vet came over to our house. I put him down on his favorite blanket and played his favorite song — “Too Many Rivers To Cross” by the reggae band UB40. I held him in my arms while the vet injected him first with a muscle relaxant. When the song reached the perfect spot, I nodded, the vet gave him another injection. Beau looked at me, I believe with a knowing but understanding look, and then he died. He was my best friend. I’ve kept his collar and still carry a picture of him in my wallet. I’m fortunate in having other best friends now — The Dress especially and my two Sons of Thunder. They have filled a huge gap. I’m lucky. One day I’ll get another dog, although it might be a while. I still miss Beau; plus The Dress said there was no way she was going to potty train three babies at once.

I bored my pals senseless bragging about how the caper would come off. No problem, I said. Done deal. Sixth-grade bombshell June Johnson was dying to spend some time in my bony arms. And so when the music came up and the lights went down at the annual 4-H Club banquet, I cleared my throat, walked right up to the girl of my dreams and, as my buddies looked on, croaked, “Uh, June, you want to dance?” When she hissed “With you?” Don Holmes laughed so hard milk spewed from his nose. I simply curled up and whimpered softly. I have since been careful about boasts I can’t back up. But I don’t hesitate to say that when it comes to road trips, I am a legend. Call me the Maestro of motoring. My secret is staying spontaneous. At least when choosing a route. The latest outing offered me a chance to discover dazzling new sights, sounds and adventures between Georgia and Wisconsin. In the interest of better motoring and marital bliss I started by looking for spots I knew would appeal to my wife, Angela. Which is how we wound up in Paducah, Ky. And yes, Paducah is waaaay out of the way. But Paducah offers something you won’t find anywhere else...the National Quilt Museum. Paducah was the perfect pick. First, because I had never been there and love visiting new places. Second, because if the National Quilt Museum lived up to Angela’s expectations I would earn enough brownie points to pick the next stop with no questions asked. Paducah was swell, and I got to see lots of it while Angela browsed the museum.

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When she came out, she was beaming. So was I. Mostly because I had spent the previous evening choosing our next stop — a place that had Me written all over it. Peoria, Illinois, is pleasant, attractive and relatively harmless. It is also home to Caterpillar International. Caterpillar has recently opened a Visitors Center featuring loads of equipment to play with and drool over. When Angela heard me gush at the thought of seeing that much heavy yellow metal in one place she took it in stride. She even went to Catland with me. Our tour started in a “theater” featuring 66 plush movie seats. All the seats were filled. Better yet, they were all in the bed of a Caterpillar dump truck. And not just any dump truck. The Cat 797 is the world’s largest mechanical drive haul truck. I repeat: the world’s LARGEST truck. And I was sitting in it.  The lights went down in the “theater” and the promotional film began. For 10 minutes the screen was filled with images of giant machines doing giant machine things. It was heavy equipment porn, complete with heavy breathing throughout the theater. 

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Grilled Beef Hot Links with Mango Salsa

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 2 cups chopped fresh mango 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Salt to taste 1 package Beef Hot Links 6 sausage buns, split Combine mango, black beans, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt in medium bowl. Grill links over mediumlow heat according to package directions. Place grilled sausages in buns; top generously with mango salsa. ...and Radiation Services knows patients ServeOncology any remaining salsa with tortilla chips. shouldn’t have Substitute links with any flavor of we smoked sausage to travel farTip: for excellent cancer care. In fact, know all about or substitute 1 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped, for combining compassionate care with state-of-the-art technology in black beans.

Cancer Knows Many Faces Cheddar Wurst and Apple Kabobs

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what his new undertaking is all about.“Some companies will charge you 25 or even 100 dollars, and then you may not even hear back from them,” he said. “I’m not like that. I will take a look at those songs for free. We will take a listen and see what the next step needs to be.” He said he is also looking for opening acts for his brother as he performs locally and at Atlanta venues. “I think there’s a real movement going on here, a real scene developing,” he said. Mack said he continues to stay positive even though his own major label record deal fell through due to “management terms and agreements.” “You cannot make it without

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New Piedmont Newnan opens Tuesday By ALEX MCRAE Piedmont Newnan Hospital officially opens Tuesday at its new campus at 745 Poplar Road. But before that can happen the aging facility on Hospital Road must be officially closed. It’s not a process that happens with the flip of a switch or wave of a magic wand. Moving from the old facility to the new is actually a balancing act that requires keeping both facilities open for more than a week as people, equipment and procedures underPhoto by Jeffrey Leo go a transition that allows no for error. There was activity Friday at the new Poplar Road campus of Piedmont Newnan Hospital, set to offi- room It’s not a process anyone the and hospital cially open Tuesday. On Friday, outpatient radiology procedures began at the new outpatient lab and respiratory center opened. The Poplar Road Command Center, from which the takes lightly. But, so far, the procedure is going smoothly final move will be overseen Tuesday, opened Friday during daytime hours.

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