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The pursuit of independence By Bradley Hartsell bradley@newnan.com

T he ter m “ i ndependent filmmaker” doesn’t get much more apt than with Grantville’s Colby Doler. Doler turned $1,000 and three days of shooting into an award-winning short film, “Red River Ode,” all while working a day job to pay the bills. Doler says he became interested in film at 17, when the 2006 movie “Broken Bridges” was filmed in Grantville. From there, Doler began reading books on film and networking with other filmmakers. “The next step was picking up a camera and figuring out who I was behind it,” said Doler. Wanting to be independent, the 2006 Newnan High graduate opted against film classes. Rather than learn the same things as everyone else, Doler chose to experiment on his own. Once he found his own way with a camera, Doler sent his work ethic into overdrive. “The last three years, I’ve really been into film hardcore,” he said, referring, in part, to the set work he did for movies like “Dumb and Dumber To” this year and

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“The Fat Boy Chronicles” in 2010. I n 2 0 1 1 , D ol e r m a d e a found-footage film he shot in Grantville. “It’s a terrible film, but it’s still my history,” said Doler of one of his earliest works. He says he’s working on a sequel, one he’s confident will turn out better than the first. That confidence is largely sparked from finishing in the top five of the Louisiana Film Prize.

Grantville’s Colby Doler sets up a shot in the woods for his award-winning short film, “Red River Ode.” The film placed top five in Louisiana Film Prize’s annual contest.

The Louisiana Film Prize was established in 2012 by a group who saw the need for a short film contest by smalltime independent filmmakers. The idea was spurred on by a decade-rise of movies being filmed in Louisiana, similar to the boom Georgia has experienced over roughly the same time period. The new film contest found its way into Dol-

er’s sights just before time ran out. “We found out about the Louisiana Film Prize a month before the deadline, which was ridiculous,” recalled Doler. “We had a $1,000 budget, and we filmed in three days. I edited for two weeks and then submitted it.” “I crossed my fingers and found out in July we were

selected,” Doler said of the hectic shoot, one that sent his co-director, Corey Hamett, to the emergency room after filming in the woods for three days. “I’ve never gone to f ilm school. I always wanted to be independent. It felt really good to be recognized for this award,” Doler said. Doler, co-wrote, co-directed,

edited — even acted in — “Red River Ode,” a 12-and-ahalf minute short film about a prisoner in 1918 who goes on the run after escaping from a chain gang. While attempting to hide in the woods, the prisoner realizes all is not as it seems. Doler claims there’s “no

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Kristen Moore of Newnan uses her guitar in a classroom in Kiwawu. “You are a missionary wherever you go,” she said.

Uganda experience changes lives By W. Winston Skinner winston@newnan.com

Kristen Moore grew up in Newnan in a home where faith and mission service were part of the environment. Now, she looks back on time spent in Uganda as life-changing. Moore, 26, will never forget her experience teaching school in a small village in Uganda. Her work was done through the Pennies for Posho mission organization. She continues working with Ugandan Thunder, a popular children’s choir touring in the southeastern U.S. Moore has come to know the children visiting the U.S. “I know their personalities … speak their version of English,” she said. A few weeks ago, Moore began a six-month stint working with the choir, which will be singing at a Coweta school along with churches in adjoining counties. Her connection with the children is part of a years-long process of spiritual growth. “I can really see God preparing me step-by-step for a l itt le bit more,” Moore reflected. “The experiences broke my heart in many ways. It saved my life and gave me perspectives that I never would have had,” Moore said of her missions experience. Moore worked with the

Moore looks back at her time spent in Uganda as life-changing.

choir in 2008 and met Dr. Ted “Big Daddy” Moody, who founded Pennies for Posho a couple of years later. Moody was in the U.S., back from a stay in Uganda. Moody asked Moore to consider being a house mother for visiting choir members. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done — because I’ve never been a Mom,” Moore said. Becoming a mother for a group of youngsters from another culture was enjoyable and enriching — but also quite challenging. Moore spent time in Kenya while in college, and subsequent to her time as a choir Mom, Moore went to Uganda

to teach in a village — working day after day with youngsters who wou ld become members of a visiting choir. “It’s actually harder to be in America with Ugandan kids than it was to be in Uganda teaching,” she said. In addition to major duties with the children in a practical sense, Moore said the choir Mom job also required lots of praying. “You’re not getting enough sleep. You’re trying to protect very sheltered children from American culture to the extreme,” she said. Playing host to Ugandan Thunder is different from working with international college exchange students —

or an immigrant family. “People see these kids, and they want to help in some way,” she acknowledged. “You may not be able to do things for them in your American way.” Moore said the children are a blessing. Their visits tear down walls in churches — including racial barriers. “They’re little missionaries to America,” she said. “A lot of our churches need missionaries to come and minister.” While living in Uganda, Moore taught grades four, five and six — two classes of each grade in Kiwawu, a village near Mityana, an administrative city of about 39,000. The school was built with help from churches in America. The mission house, where Moore lived, had bedrooms, toilets and showers. There was electricity at the mission house — sometimes. T here was a lways t he chance power would falter while she was doing some chore that was much easier with electricity. Irregular power made it harder to cook using leftovers and to freeze foods for use later. There was a gas grill used to prepare meals — a luxury in some ways since most people living in the area cooked with charcoal.

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ACROSS Newnan aarp tax aide Central Library February 27 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free tax preparation will be offered at Newnan’s Central Library on 85 Literary Lane weekly on Thursdays from February 27 through April 10. For information on what items to bring, please visit the CPLS website below.

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relay for life yard sale Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center March 1 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The 2014 Coweta County Relay for Life team is hosting its annual spring yard sale to raise funds for the American Cancer Society..

Info: 770-254-2620 www.coweta.ga.us

spring art walk Main Street Newnan March 21 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Enjoy great local art as you stroll through downtown Newnan visiting the merchants that host this event.

Info: 770-253-8283 www.mainstreetnewnan.com

1. Bikini, e.g. 6. U.S. central bank 9. Old World duck 13. _____ New Guinea 14. Luau souvenir 15. *Middle-earth region 16. Not slouching 17. Be in a cast 18. *Black Beauty 19. *Greg Heffley’s brother 21. Take without owner’s consent 23. Compass dir. 24. Agitate 25. OB-GYN test 28. “The Sun ___ Rises” 30. Marked by smallpox 35. Misfortunes 37. Flock members 39. Alluring maiden 40. Surveyor’s map 41. *King of the Elephants 43. Long forearm bone 44. Carried a torch 46. Buddhist teacher 47. *Piglet and Winnie-the-Pooh, e.g. 48. Quill-dipping vessel 50. *”Froggy Goes to ____” 52. E or G, e.g. 53. Adam’s apple spot 55. *Shel Silverstein’s constrictor 57. *”The Jungle Book” protagonist 60. *Roald Dahl title character 64. Painting support 65. Poor man’s caviar U.S.D.A. Select Beef 67. Dora the Explorer’s farewell Bone-In 68. Accent mark 69. PC monitor technology, accr. 70. *Children’s literature, e.g. 71. Fusses 72. Lawyers’ league 73. Swelling.

“Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times” goes beyond the mythical images of Lincoln to examine his beliefs and his impact on the nation.

Lincoln exhibit comes to UWG The University of West UWG associate professor of Georgia will host the national history, and Dr. Keith Hebert, traveling exhibit “Abraham UWG assistant professor of Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a history, will engage in a conMan for All Times” at Ingram versation and audience diaLibrary, on campus. logue for “Lincoln: The Road The exhibit began on Lin- to Emancipation.” coln’s birthday, Feb. 12, and Special public parking will ends on March 7. be provided in the Townsend This free and public exhibit Center gated lot beginning at will include two programs on 10 a.m. 33. “Sesame Street” Muppet DOWN Lincoln’s life and legacy. The conversation and dia34. *”_____ of a Wimpy Kid” 11. Impersonator “A b r a h a m L i n c o l n : A logue will delve into Lincoln’s 2. Hawaiian tuber 36. Flight segment Man of His Time, a Man for views on race and slavery and All Times” goes beyond the the meaning of the Emancipa3. Kind of column 38. Actress ____ Gilbert mythical images of Lincoln tion Proclamation. Lincoln’s 4. Filthy dough 42. “Dancing with the Stars” number to examine his beliefs and legacy holds a special place 5. Sonia Sotomayor or Gloria Estefan, e.g. his impact on the nation. 45. Thumb drive, e.g. w it h i n A merica n h istor y 6. Antiaircraft fire The exhibit traces Lincoln’s resulting in numerous schol49. Rolodex abbr. 7. European org. path from a man of his times, arly biographies and f ilm 51. Thick soup humbly born, self-taught, and 8. “Likewise” portrayals. hardworking, to the president 54. Approximately, as in date 9. *Old Woman’s home Nearly 150 years after his who with virtually no admin10. Type of missile, accr. 56. Helped ist rative ex perience suc- assassination, historians con11. Gaelic ceeded in guiding a divided tinue to probe Lincoln’s writ57. *Amelia Bedelia, e.g. 12. *Like Willie Winkie nation through the crises of ing and speeches in search of 58. Norse capital fresh insights into what led secession and Civil War. 15. *Abused beagle 59. Marries The exhibit examines how Lincoln to issue the Emanci20. Jimmy Fallon’s guest, e.g. and why Lincoln championed pation Proclamation. 60. Self-referential 22. Not square The exhibit was organized emancipation, the ways in 61. Pick-up ____ 24. Sears’ partner by the Gilder Bonus Pack Claxton Fresh Lehrman Instiwhich his capacity for intelSugardale Any Size Package tute of American History 25. *Pig-tailed, read-headed nine-year62. Student’s quarters lectual and moral growth Frying Chicken Thighs Spiral Sliced Fresh shaped his presidency, the and is sponsored by Ingram old 63. Away from port manner in which Lincoln’s Library’s Penelope Melson 26. To bet everything 64. Greek H eloquence changed the nation, Society. It is made possible 27. Isometric core exercise and his plan for the country’s in part by grants from the 66. Scepter’s partner 29. ____ vs. Class National Endowment for the future. 31. 1973 event in Chile e.g. Solution on Page 5 Tomorrow, Feb. 27, at 11 Humanities and the Carroll a.m., Dr. Keith Bohannon, EMC Foundation. © StatePoint Media 32. Russia’s prosperous peasant

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Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 6 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 3/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 teaspoon minced garlic 4 green onions, minced (about 1/2 cup) 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Healthy Request® Tomato Soup 1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce 1/2 cup water 1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup whole kernel corn 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves Stir chili powder and cumin in small bowl. Season chicken with chili powder mixture. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 min­utes or until browned on both sides. Add garlic and onions and cook; stir for 1 min­ute. Stir in soup, picante sauce and water and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add beans and corn. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Hearty Chicken & Vegetable Chowder Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour Servings: 6 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 large onion, minced (about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Healthy Request® Cream of Celery Soup 1 cup nonfat milk 1 cup water 2 medium red potatoes, diced (about 2 cups) 1 large zucchini, diced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup whole kernel corn 2 cups diced cooked chicken 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 min­utes, stirring occasionally. Stir in soup, milk and water and heat to a boil. Stir in potatoes, zucchini and corn. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occa­sionally. Stir in chicken and parsley and cook until mixture is hot and bubbling.

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Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 4 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Healthy Request® Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 1/4 cups water 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, crushed 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed 1 cup instant mashed potato flakes 1 cup fat free evaporated milk 1/4 cup shredded 2% milk Cheddar cheese Heat oven to 350°F. Stir soup and 1/4 cup water in large bowl. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, onion powder and poultry season­ing. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and vegetables to soup mixture and stir to coat. Spoon chicken mixture into 2-quart round casserole. Microwave remaining water in microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Add potato flakes and stir until water is absorbed. Stir in milk and remaining black pepper. Loosely cover and micro­wave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until mixture is hot. Spread potato mixture over chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken mixture is hot and bubbling.

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The little bird that could (In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have decided to not run my annual “Obligatory Day” post. Instead, something a little different for your taste buds.) My mother first introduced me to this dish, one I have played with over the years and now can say, voila, I’ve nailed it. T hese ga me hens a ren’t really game birds, nor do they come from over the Atlantic in Cornwall, England. Nor do they have an a Cornish accent, which if you’ve ever had the opportunity to talk with someone from Cornwall, you realize

you might as well be talking to a Zulu. Their accents are so thick I don’t think they understand each other and just use pantomime to get their point across. A ny way, t hey a re some weird hybrid of something. Basically, think of them as a small chicken adequate for one serving. A dwarf chicken, so to speak. You can cook them in the oven, following the below recipe — just put everything in a big pan and cover it with foil. Or you can be adventurous and do it old school, in a Dutch

JOHN WINTERS oven. Said Dutch oven is not really Dutch by the way. Since there are five members of our tribe, we cook five hens naturally. Your mileage may vary. For this, we use a 14-inch Dutch oven, which, again, isn’t really from Holland. Five cornish game hens 1 (32-ounce) container of chicken broth 2 cups of Uncle Ben’s rice

Storm watch As January closed for business, Georgia’s response to a m ajor w i nter stor m got everyone’s attention. Especially the people who make jokes on late night TV. Faster than a Yankee comedian could say “Southerners can’t drive on snow,” interstate highways became parking lots, grocery stores ran out of everything but skim milk and tofu, and precious children were forced to sleep at school s bec au se bu se s couldn’t run. T he T V pictures looked like a promo for “The Walking Dead.” Actually, the storm was more inconvenient than i ntolerable. Gr id lock v ictims gritted it out. No one got rickets or scurvy. And those

stranded school kids? They had a ball. There’s always an upside to these things. T hings returned to normal and the grim memories faded. But as Valentine’s Day approached, forecasters predicted another storm. Worse than the first. Forecasters said Storm II wasn’t just bigger. Wasn’t just badder. They said it was a “Call the Guinness Book of World Records” storm. One media outlet was so frazzled it said the approaching storm was of “historical” nature. (Since “historical” means “concerning past events,” the forecaster should have used “historic.”) But I digress. And whine. I figured that if a storm was

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Game hens are usually frozen, so you need to thaw them out. Rinse them and clean them off like you would any other chicken. For the sauce, melt the butter and jelly over a very low heat. If you are feeling adventurous, add some bourbon. Note – it doesn’t take a lot of bourbon, maybe 1/2 a cup or so. But again, that’s up to you. Yes, you may taste the bourbon duri ng cook i ng ti me. If you think you need more

sauce, just add more butter/ jelly/bourbon to your liking. We usually pour the sauce over the birds beforehand — just let it all marinate really well. Coat both sides. I somehow always end up doing this, as The Dress has this thing about raw chicken. You can set the birds aside in the sauce and place in the refrigerator for a while. However, we’ve found it’s best to bring the birds back up to room temperature before cooking. Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven. Add the rice next and then place the hens breast side up on top of the rice. If you’ve got any sauce left over, pour that in as well. If you’re using an oven,

bake at 350 degrees. To check for doneness, internal temperature should be about 170 degrees. For a 14-inch Dutch oven, we place 12 briquettes under the oven and 24 on top. Cooking time is about an hour, and you might have to refresh the coals toward the end. The top of the birds will turn a dark brown/red color, which is what you want — don’t worry, you didn’t burn them. And enjoy.

of popsicle-izing before they are dug out and defrosted. If you’re on a well, as I am, an unpowered pump can leave you without water. Ice is bad news. I said my prayers a nd got prepa red. Anyone can do it. Start by stocking up on batteries, candles and used furniture to burn in the fireplace (or the front yard). Next, fill the tub with water for toilet f lushing and set aside pots and pitchers of clean drinking water. If the furnace fails you can always warm up in the car. You can also cook stuff on the car engine if you’re in a tight. Food’s not a problem. But … without proper power adaptors, some cars won’t charge the laptop. Like mine. When the laptop dies, I have a hard time sending

stuff to editors, publishers and Facebook friends. If the power failed and icy roads kept me from driving to a wireless Internet hotspot, I was sunk. The column had to be finished before the power fa iled, as it surely would, according to every weatherperson this side of Egypt. Tuesday evening, the sleet and snow slid in. I searched feverishly for a column topic, but couldn’t concentrate for worrying about the storm. Wednesday morning, inspiration hit, followed closely by heavy ice on trees, power lines and the cover on the gas grill. I knew I had to get going … deadline was just hours away and the ice was thickening faster than Oprah on holiday. R ight in the middle of a prepositional phrase, I heard

a d i sta nt “cra a ack ” a s a n ice-covered limb fell, possibly on a power line near me. A not her m i nute , a not her “craaack.” The lights f lickered. My heart skipped a beat. A s t h e t h i rd “c r a a a c k ” echoed across t he nea rby creek, I looked out the back w i n d ow a n d s a w a h u g e s we e t g u m t re e b e g i n to dance. It shook, it shimmied, it groaned, squeaked and tottered. Then it started leaning right toward the house. The lights flickered again. My heart raced. So did my digestive system. A nother flicker, longer. I forced myself to look outside. The nightmare had started. The sweet gum was falling, huge, ugly, ready to crush anything in its path. The End was near. And I could only watch as it ...

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Three Grantville businesses find strength in numbers By Clay Neely clay@newnan.com What might a thrift shop, game store and pizza parlor have in common? Not much on the surface but if you take a closer look, you’d find a common theme. “It’s like a small family, down here” said Dawn Clark who runs A New Dawn thrift, jewelry and antique store who opened their doors in downtown Grantville on Dec. 6. “I was in itia lly worried about moving here because it wasn’t on Main Street, but it turned out to be the best decision we ever made” said Clark. Her husband, David, helps out around the store when he’s not busy with his own small landscaping and contracting company. Nex t door to t he t h r i f t store, Chad McFee runs Infinite Realities, a toy-comic-collectable store. He opened his doors Nov. 13. Origi na lly a n i nventor y supervisor for Fresh Express, McFee decided that it was time to pursue his own business. After doing collectors shows for years, McFee found himself at the point where his per-

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T here were about 45 - 60 students in each of Moore’s cl a sse s . She enjoyed getting to know the students as individuals. “Over there, they’re kids. T hey ’re not l it t le a ngels . They’re not helpless,” she said. Moore grew up in Newnan and graduated from Newnan High School in 2005. She spent time with her grandparents in Colquitt. The visits served

sonal collection was too large to pack up anymore. “The opportunity just presented itself,” said McFee. “I always thought that having my own store would have been out of my price range. It’s not a fast-moving business.” However, McFee feels location and price made it a great fit and he is optimistic about the future. “Word’s getting out,” said McFee. “We’re slowing gaining momentum. ” The last piece of the puzzle was Peter Stasio. Originally a native of Long Island, Stasio worked for the Home Depot before getting transferred to Newnan 15 years ago. After living in Fayetteville for a few years, he found himself in Moreland. Then, he was laid off. “I was making too much money, so they let me go,” Stasio laughed. “I had always thought about having my own pizza place though.” One fateful evening, Dawn Clark ran into Peter Stasio at the laundrymat. Stasio’s washing machine was broken and the Clarks had just moved across town and hadn’t h ad t i me to con nect t hei r as a recreational and spiritual outlet. Her parents, Warren and Mary Faye Moore, created a home where she could grow toward a strong faith — one that spurred her to action. Moore felt a call to missions. Moore attended Georgia College in Milledgeville where she graduated with a degree in outdoor recreation in 2009. Once the choir tour is over, Moore is not sure what her next step will be. “Just being with Him (God) is the best thing,” she said. “I know He’s preparing me for what’s next.”

Getting the word out about an alliance has proven to be a bit of a challenge but all three Grantville businesses believe it’s only a matter of time.

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no longer have to rely on getting on the interstate to go out to eat or shop. “Our approach to running a successful small businesses is through working with each other and not competing,” said Dawn. “I think that was one of the biggest problems in the past in this town. For us its about family and helping each other out.” “ We’re ba sica l ly t r y i ng to work together to improve Grantville,” said Stasio. McFee believes that one of the best parts about having his business on the corner is that all of the owners truly do look out for each other like a family,. “If I have to run out on an errand or run home, they have my back,” said McFee. “They’ll watch the store until I can return and I’ll do the same for them. We never have to worry about closing or losing business.” I n McFee’s a nd Sta sio’s establishments, Dawn has a flyer at their store where if you bring it to her her store, you’ll get 10 percent off your purchase. “On this corner, what makes us unique is the support of

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Life in a time of Civil War Evans Middle School students see history up close By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com

Last week, Evans Middle School students in Scott Zachry’s eighth grade Georgia history class experienced what life was like during the Civil War. Zachry organized a program featuring Civil War reenactor Scott Gilbert, who created a small Civil War camp outside of Evans. The camp included tents, equipment, and two additional reenactors. All these elements helped create a picture of a sol-

dier’s life during the Civil War. “W hat I love about this event is it gives them (the students) a more realistic version of what war was like rather than watching it on TV and hearing me talk,” said Zachry. Zachry met Gilbert when he was at another school before coming to Evans School. When he switched, he asked Gilbert to do his presentations there. “It started in Coweta and has grown from there,” said Zachry. He said Gilbert was able to

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Education Briefs Three locals graduate from GSSU The following area residents were among 400 who graduated from Ga. Southwestern State University during fall 2013 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Nicole P Irwin of Newnan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kathryn P Stover of Palmetto graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing. Aslam F Gangji of Fayetteville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

Willis earns academic honors CU Zerric Keli Arv Willis of Fairburn, freshman at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, named to Dean’s Academic Honors List.

Stover named to President’s List at GSSU Kathryn P. Stover, a resident of Palmetto, made the Fall 2013 President’s List at Ga. Southwestern State University. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0 with a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Burston named to President’s List at Chowan Sierra Burston of Grantville was named to the President’s List for fall 2013 at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. Winners are full-time students who have accomplished a grade point average of 3.8 or better for the semester.

Area students named to Dean’s List at GSSU The following local residents made Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Ga. Southwestern State University: David C Crabtree of Newnan, Meggan R Scott of Sharpsburg, Mallory A Underwood of Senoia, Hannah E Ruiz of Palmetto, Briana S Courtois of Fayetteville, and Eboni C Williams of Fayetteville.

Sterrey named to Dean’s List Joe Sterrey of Newnan was

named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Sterrey is a freshman majoring in Marketing.

Area students named to Dean’s List at Samford Samford University in Birmingham named the following students to the Dean’s List for fall semester: Joshua D Baker of Brooks, Natalie C Cerasoli of Sharpsburg, Kierstin N Cusumano of Fairburn, Chris R Longoria of Newnan, A l y s a R R a m b o of Fa i rburn, and Rachel G Shirey of Fayetteville.

Lincoln Memorial awards degrees to local students L i ncol n Memor i a l Un iversity in Harrogate, Tenn., awarded education specialist degrees to local students: Raymond Henderson of Newnan, Lea Henderson of Newnan, Kimberly Judge of Fayetteville, Karla Wilson of Turin, Ta m mye Hicks of Senoia , Amanda Sherer of Grantville, Grant Williams of Newnan, Vera Harris of Newnan, Liberty Bennett of Newnan, Marcela Sample of Fayetteville, Adam Daigler of Newnan, Sheleen Ferry of Senoia, Suzanne Brooks of Newnan, Ruby Burton of Newnan, and Bradley Willem of Newnan.

Community Connection Ly n n Brow n , a nd G eorge Thomas Philpot. From Senoia: Christina Marie Ezell.

Rathert named to Dean’s Honor Roll at FHSU K rista Michelle R at her t of Newnan has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Kee named to Dean’s List at Harding Alyssa Kee of Newnan has been named to the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

Barnett attends Space Camp Jack Ba rnett of Newna n recent ly attended Space Ca mp at t he US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.

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Ha n na h P. Dick inson of Peachtree City was named to the Dean’s List at Va. Military Institute for the fall semester. Dickinson, a junior, is majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Dickinson.

The following local students earned degrees from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. John Reynolds III of Grantsville earned a bachelor’s in diversified agriculture. Allison Morris of Newnan earned an associate’s in family and consumer sciences. Allison Gordy of Sharpsburg earned an associate’s in wildlife technology. Heather Haynie of Fairburn earned an associate’s in nursing.

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Shorter University in Rome has named the following local students to the Dean’s List for fall of 2013. From Newnan: Edith Guadalupe Avila, Caleb McKinley Britt, Nicole Ashley Elder, Emily Paige Fusan, Erin Serena Gould, Kevin Scott Jones, Corrine Latanya Kirk, Kaitlyn Marie Talley, Desireé Antoinette WatsonIsom, and Terri Pope Wright. From Sha rpsburg: La ndon Keith Allensworth, Cassie

Valdosta State University has announced the names of area students for fall 2013 Dean’s List. From Newnan: Lea nne Bishop, Lecresha Chaney, Shanel Clark, Donovan Colton, Megan Coomes, Tamelia Hall, Sarah Hamma n, Elizabeth Ka minsk i, Krista Leschke, Sarah Moseley, Lindsay Schultze, and Marshall Williams. From Sharpsburg: Jonathan Johnson, Hunter Lewis, and Jessica Vandiver.

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2013 graduation. Betty Eason of Newnan, master of education, curriculum and instruction; Elizabeth Kaminski of Newnan, bachelor of arts, history; Chanbory Pey of Newnan, master of education, adult and career; Rachel Robertson of Grantville, bachelor of science, chemistry; Jessica Vandiver of Sharpsburg, bachelor of business administration, marketing; Reginald Daniel of Fayetteville, bachelor

Locals earn degrees from VSU Valdosta State University has announced students from fall

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Piedmont Healthcare working to resolve contract dispute with Aetna/Coventry By Clay Neely clay@newnan.com

a contract dispute between P ie d mont He a lt hc a re a nd aetna /Coventr y i nsura nce might leave Coweta County area policyholders searching for an alternative to their current physicians and hospitals

Bill would legalize sale of raw milk for human consumption

by Feb. 1 if a resolution is not reached. last week, local customers of aetna/Coventry received a letter in the mail from Gregory Hurst, CeO of Piedmont Healthcare, explaining that the two companies have been in negotiations over a contract dispute that is currently set to

expire on Jan. 31. accord i ng to Hu rst , t he agreement would include not only Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital, but also more than 1,000 physicians who make up the Piedmont Physicians Group, Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians and Piedmont Clinic.

“We are optimistic about completing negotiations and reaching agreement within the next few weeks,” said Hurst in a press release. “However, if the contract expires, aetna/ Coventry will be forcing HMO members to f ind new doctors, and both HMO and PPO patients with aetna/Coventry

may incur higher out-of-pocket costs for care they receive at Piedmont hospitals and with Piedmont physicians as out-ofnetwork providers, beginning February 1.” “While there is no cause for great alarm at the time, it is important that you have the facts,” continued Hurst. “We

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By SaraH Fay CaMPBell sarah@newnan.com

raw milk — milk that is unpasteurized and non-homogenized — is prized for the antibodies, probiotics and enzymes it contains, and for its delicious taste. raw cow and goat milk have become popular as health foods for those seeking a natural diet, and small farmers across Georgia produce and sell raw milk to eager customers. But the state of Georgia doesn’t allow the sale of raw milk for human consumption. To get around that, raw milk producers must label their milk fo r “ p e t u s e only.” a n e w bi l l introduced i n t he G e orgia legislature aims to change that. State rep. Stover David Stover, r-Palmetto, is one of many co-sponsors of House Bill 718, which would allow the sale of “ungraded raw milk” as long as the milk is prominently labeled as such. “It’s ludicrous to think we can’t buy that product for human consumption,” Stover said. He said he is not a milk drinker, but he is "a person who believes in organic foods and natural foods. That is just where I stand. I feel it is healthier for you.” If you research the pasteurization process, “it won’t make you feel good about what you are drinking,” Stover said. “This is something people have been asking me for.” rep. Scot Turner is the bill’s main sponsor. Georgia is currently one of 17 states that forbid the sale of raw milk for human consumption. It is one of only four that allow the sale for pet food. Only 12 states allow the retail sale of raw milk, with some restrictions. Some other states allow on-farm sales. Though natural food proponents rave about raw milk, government officials decry it as dangerous. according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, from 1998 to 2011, there were 148 separate outbreaks related to consumption of raw milk or raw milk products reported to the CDC. These resulted in 2,384 illnesses, 284 hospitalizations and two deaths. Between 1993 and 2006, there were a total of 121 dairy-related disease outbreaks reported to the CDC. Of those, 60 percent (73 outbreaks) were related to

are working diligently to renegotiate this contract on behalf of our five hospitals and physicians without creating undue a n x iet y or wor r y for ou r patients.” according to aetna/Coventry public relations spokesman

By Clay Neely by Feb. 1 if a resolution is not clay@newnan.com reached. last week, local customers a contract dispute between of aetna/Coventry received a P ie d mont He a lt hc a re a nd letter in the mail from Gregaetna /Coventr y i nsura nce ory Hurst, CeO of Piedmont might leave Coweta County Healthcare, explaining that area policyholders searching the two companies have been in negotiations over a contract dispute that is currently set to

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The tractor trailer, filled with hay, was cut in half by the train, and there were no injuries.

Train splits hay truck in half at Moreland rail crossing By WeS Mayer news@newnan.com

a train cut through a tractor-trailer rig stuck at an intersection in Moreland in south Coweta County on Tuesday, sending hay flying and sparking a dangerous materials threat. The truck, carrying a load of hay, was stuck on the tracks facing the highway at the intersection of Dingler road and U.S. Highway 29 in Moreland when a train rolled t h rough t he i ntersection and split the trailer in half. according to initial information from photographer Jeffrey leo of The Newnan Times-Herald after speaking with officials at the scene, the driver of the truck had exited the cab prior to the accident, and there were no injuries. The train, however, was

What is described as a large dog fighting operation in Meriwether County was put to an end by multiple law enforcement agencies late Sat u rday — with help from Coweta authorities. around 10:30 p.m., authorities w it h t he Meriwet her C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s O f f i c e , C owe t a C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s Office, Georgia Department of Natural resources, Woodbury Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Spalding County Sheriff ’s Office and animal control converged on a suspected organized dog fighting event on Happy Hollow Drive off Highway 362, according to a press release from the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office. The Coweta Sheriff’s Office and DNr provided helicopter air support for the raid. “O u r n a rcot ics u n it h a s worked tirelessly on gathering intelligence on the event, and at a moment’s notice, they ‘rallied up’ and met at the training center where a briefing was conducted,” according to Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith in the press release. Sm it h sa id off icers f i rst formed a perimeter around the event, then helicopters shined spotlights on the participants and spectators — who f led and ran into the arms of waiting authorities. Suspects who attempted to hide in bushes were located using the Coweta County helicopter’s FlIr — forward looking infrared —

for an alternative their curcameras, said lt. Col. to Jimmy rent physicians and hospitals yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. a total of 34 people were taken into custody. authorities found a large fighting pit with an injured and bleeding female pit bull terrier inside, the Meriwether sheriff said. animal Control Officer Beth Miller was able to take the injured dog and another into protective custody. authoritiesByalso more SaraHseized Fay CaMPBell than $28,000sarah@newnan.com in cash, 26 vehicles of thoseraw arrested, iveis milk — milk fthat unpasteurized and non-homogguns, two generators, lightenized — is prized for the antibodies, probiotics and enzymes ing equipment, the fighting pit it contains, and for its delicious and a catering truck, the shertaste. raw cow and goat milk have iff said. a large catering truck become popular as health foods for those Wings seeking a natural diet, ca lled express was and small farmers across Georserving friedgiachicken fish produce andand sell raw milk to eager customers. to those gathered atstate theofevent, But the Georgia doesn’t allow the sale of raw Smith said. milk for human consumption. To get raw milk “according toaround FBIthat, intelliproducers must gence, one of the offenders is label their milk fo r “ p e t u s e wanted by U.S. Marshals on only.” a ne w bi l l a federal indictment accusing introduced him of dog fighting,”i naccordt he G e orgia legislature i ng to Sm it h . “Oneaims ofto change t he that. seized guns was reported stoState rep. Stover David Stover, len to the Manchester Police r-Palmetto, is Department.”one of many co-sponsors of House Bill 718, which would “I am saddened by what I allow the sale of “ungraded raw milk” scene,” as long as thethe milk saw at this crime is prominently labeled as such. sheriff said. “It’s ludicrous to think we can’t buy that product for “However,human I amconsumption,” very proud Stover said. He said he is not a milk of all these drinker, law enforcement but he is "a person who believes in organic We foods officers that were involved. and natural foods. That is just know in the dog world, wherefighting I stand. I feel it is healthfor you.” these events ier carry the highest If you research the pasteuriprocess, “it won’t make potential of zation being extremely you feel good about what you dangerous. are alldrinking,” officers Stoverdissaid. “This is something people have played the highest level been asking me for.”of prorep. Scot Turner is the bill’s fessionalismmain while showing sponsor. is currently one ‘armed’ force Georgia to minimize theof

Bill would legalize sale of raw milk for human consumption

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expire on Jan. 31. accord i ng to Hu rst , t he agreement would include not only Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital, but also more than 1,000 physicians who make up the Piedmont Physicians Group, Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians and Piedmont Clinic.

“We are optimistic about completing negotiations and reaching agreement within the next few weeks,” said Hurst in a press release. “However, if the contract expires, aetna/ Coventry will be forcing HMO members to f ind new doctors, and both HMO and PPO patients with aetna/Coventry

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may incur higher out-of-pocket are working diligently to renecosts for care they receive at gotiate this contract on behalf Piedmont hospitals and with of our five hospitals and physiPiedmont physicians as out-of- cians without creating undue network providers, beginning a n x iet y or wor r y for ou r patients.” February 1.” according to aetna/Coven“While there is no cause for great alarm at the time, it try public relations spokesman is important that you have the diSpUTE, page 2 facts,” continued Hurst. “We

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The tractor trailer, filled with hay, was cut in half by the train, and there were no injuries.

Train splits hay truck in half at Moreland rail crossing

What is described as a large dog fighting operation in Meriwether County was put to an end by multiple law enforcement agencies late Sat u rday — with help from Coweta authorities. around 10:30 p.m., authorities w it h t he Meriwet her C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s O f f i c e , C owe t a C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s Office, Georgia Department of Natural resources, Woodbury Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Spalding County Sheriff ’s Office and animal control converged on a suspected organized dog fighting event on Happy Hollow Drive off Highway 362, according to a press release from the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office. The Coweta Sheriff’s Office and DNr provided helicopter air support for the raid. “O u r n a rcot ics u n it h a s worked tirelessly on gathering intelligence on the event, and at a moment’s notice, they ‘rallied up’ and met at the training center where a briefing was conducted,” according to Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith in the press release. Sm it h sa id off icers f i rst formed a perimeter around the event, then helicopters shined spotlights on the participants and spectators — who f led and ran into the arms of waiting authorities. Suspects who attempted to hide in bushes were located using the Coweta County helicopter’s FlIr — forward looking infrared —

cameras, said lt. Col. Jimmy yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. a total of 34 people were taken into custody. authorities found a large fighting pit with an injured and bleeding female pit bull terrier inside, the Meriwether sheriff said. animal Control Officer Beth Miller was able to take the injured dog and another into protective custody. authorities also seized more than $28,000 in cash, 26 vehicles of those arrested, f ive guns, two generators, lighting equipment, the fighting pit and a catering truck, the sheriff said. a large catering truck ca lled express Wings was serving fried chicken and fish to those gathered at the event, Smith said. “according to FBI intelligence, one of the offenders is wanted by U.S. Marshals on a federal indictment accusing him of dog fighting,” accordi ng to Sm it h . “One of t he seized guns was reported stolen to the Manchester Police Department.” “I am saddened by what I saw at this crime scene,” the sheriff said. “However, I am very proud of all these law enforcement officers that were involved. We know in the dog fighting world, these events carry the highest potential of being extremely dangerous. all officers displayed the highest level of professionalism while showing ‘armed’ force to minimize the

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