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From burn victim to firefighter By Sarah Fay Campbell sarah@newnan.com

At the delicate age of 3, Laura Bates was rescued from an accidental f ire burning rapidly through her Newnan home. Suffering burns spanning 45 percent of her tiny body, little Bates was given only a 20 percent chance of survival. Against all odds, Bates not only survived, but she thrived. Bates, as well as most children and adults who have suffered serious burns, rejects the term “burn victim.” “Saying burn victim is like dropping the F-bomb,” Bates said of herself and peers at the burn camp she attends every year. “We are not burn victims. We are survivors.” Now 16, Bates is an active member of the “Explorers” post at the Coweta County Fire Department. The inspirational young woman hopes to become a firefighter and

is a motivational speaker on the topic of survival. Bates has overcome what many would assume to be an insurmountable fear. From childhood, Bates was told she would never be able to do a ny thing physica lly strenuous. Because of the extent of the burns she suffered, Bates is unable to sweat, making it exceedingly difficult to regulate her body temperature. Strenuous physical activity could cause the teen to overheat, which could lead to rash, cra mping, ex haustion a nd even stroke. “W here I’m burned, the sweat glands — I don’t have them,” she said. “I was always told you can’t play sports, you can’t do this, can’t do that,” she said. “I wanted to play soccer when I was little but I couldn’t because I couldn’t sweat. Firefighting was out of the

Photo by Sarah Campbell

Burn survivor Laura Bates hopes to become a firefighter some day.

question.” But Bates’ twin sister, Emily, joined the Explorers, leading a friend from burn camp to inquire why Bates wasn’t joining the Explorers herself. After some consideration, Bates decided to go for it. She decided to find out on her own what her limitations were. Bates would go through one

Laura Bates, at age 5, in a fire engine on her first trip to burn camp.

scar tissue. “I have the skin of a 3-yearold right now,” Bates said. “ S c a r s don’ t g row. T he y stretch.”

The surgeries are to release the skin. Bates is too young for cadaver skin, so all her grafts

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“physical training” session to see what would happen. “I did n’t overheat or pass out,” Bates said. “And I thought, ‘this is for me.’” Bates is in the midst of her final round of surgeries. In seventh grade, it was discovered that Bates’ body wasn’t able to grow at its intended rate, due to extensive

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“The story behind the Pinewood name is because the company wants to be the antithesis of Hollywood,” said Matt Forshee, Fayette Board of Commissioners chairman.

By Clay Neely clay@newnan.com

Artichoke & Bean Salad with Tuna

Nutritious homemade meals for every occasion Family Features Whether you’re preparing a quick break­fast for the family, feeding a crowd at dinner or looking for a light lunch for yourself, the key to a delicious, nutritious homemade meal is just minutes away thanks to the canned foods in your pantry. “Canned fruits and vegetables are a must in my pantry. They are picked and canned at the peak of ripeness, hours after they’re harvested, locking in their flavor, freshness and nutrition,” says Kelsey Nixon, host of “Kelsey’s Essentials” on Cooking Channel and Food Network. “Having canned fruits and vegetables on hand

means a healthy snack, meal or side dish is achievable anytime.” In addition to nutrient-rich staples like tomatoes, corn and beans, Nixon recommends stocking up on ingredients such as canned olives, tuna, artichokes, pumpkin and chiles. These canned foods can elevate the flavors of a dish and breathe new life into some of your favorite recipes. Here are some more great tips and delicious recipes from Nixon: • Keeping a well-stocked pantry, or “Cantry,” will help you avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store after a long day. • Tomato-based canned

ingredients, like diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, are the most versatile when it comes to making a wide variety of recipes like chili, salsa, marinara sauce, soups or casseroles. • Canned fruits add an unexpected twist to savory dishes, and can transform recipes in exciting ways. Just add canned peaches to homemade barbecue sauce or canned pine­apple to curries and stir-fry recipes for a healthy and flavorful upgrade. For more information and to learn how you can get cooking with canned foods, visit: www. CansGetYouCooking.com.

“The growing film industry will be the biggest catalyst for economic growth in the south metro area since Hartsfield,” predicted Matt Forshee, chairman of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Forshee, a long w it h a n assortment of other representatives, spoke on behalf of the burgeoning economic growth and possibilities at the 2014 South Metro Development Outlook conference held in College Park on Wednesday. The discussion of the growing film industry in the south metro Atlanta area — which includes Coweta — sparked a flurry of flashing cameras and questions from the audience. Forshee shed a light on the impact that Pinewood Studios is currently having on the area and is projected to have in the future. “We spent four years trying to determine how we could grow the f ilm industry in our area but also just trying to understand the industry in general,” said Forshee. “It’s like no other.” “We want to have a home for major film activity. We have office spaces, set pieces and a town square. Our first phase is over 100,000 square feet of sound stage. We have top groups coming in from Los Angeles that say ‘there is

An aerial view of Pinewood Studios, located in Fayette County.

nothing like this in Los Angeles, it’s so modern,’” he said. According to Forshee, the econom ic i mpact for t he south metro region is enormous, having determined that for every million spent in a budget, there are 8.5 people hired. “When you’re talking about filming seven films a year, do the math,” said Forshee. “The amount is staggering.” A member of the audience asked Forshee how he is helping the community in terms of additiona l educationa l training. “From our aspect, education is a huge piece of the picture,” said Forshee. “We’re

working diligently on expanding our workforce. We have currently surpassed the ability to fill these kinds of jobs with the existing talent pool in Georgia so we’re importing from out of state. So the big question is, ‘How can we train Georgians to do these kinds of jobs?’” “Major things are happening now in this current legislative session,” said Forshee. “Southern Crescent has launched several training programs. A lot of that is, we had the cart before the horse. Now we need training. Pinewood purchased 750 acres across

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southside steam expo Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall March 15 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Time for February to disappear Like any business, there are days when you hear the expression “I’ll be glad when this day is over” a lot around here. Personally, I am glad February is over. The Little Black Dress does not like the term “hate,” so let’s just say I am not fond of February. As in the whole month. Because if something could go wrong, it did. We’ve already explained about those two blank pages where t he spor t s sec t ion was supposed to go. In a nutshell, our plate maker, which burns pages onto metal plates,

which are then put on the press, decided it didn’t want to play anymore. And so we were forced to run those two blank pages. I am not fond of February. Next up was a newsprint shipment. Now newsprint is pretty important for a newspaper because that’s basically what it’s all about. No newsprint, no print edition. Pretty simple. Now newsprint comes in huge rolls that can only be moved by a forklift. And it comes in two sizes - a full roll (equating to two full pages opened up or 25 inches wide )

JOHN WINTERS and “dinkies,” (a single sheet 12.5 inches wide) We got our shipment at the first of the month. The rolls are wrapped in brown paper, and to save space, two dinkies are packed together. In other words, it’s hard to tell whether a roll is a full roll or two dinkies until you open them up. This becomes important. So we are going through the daily allotment of newsprint without any problems. But pretty soon the press guys open up a roll and it’s two din-

After the horror Last week found me racing against the clock to finish my column before an ice storm took out the power. Here’s where I left off … … Right in the middle of a prepositional phrase, I heard a distant “craaack” as an icecovered limb fell, possibly on a power line near me. Another minute, another “craaack.” The lights flickered. My heart skipped a beat. As the third “craaack” echoed across the nearby creek I looked out the back window and saw a huge sweet gum tree begin 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. Another 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 ... Didn’t do a thing. Like a limp-spined politician testing the winds of public opinion,

the tree didn’t commit to falling — or anything else. It just leaned over and leaned back. Period. End of tree story. Beginning of icy nightmare. Or what passes for an icy nightmare in 2014. The power went out. The house was cool. We wore (lots of) extra clothes. The water was off. We drank bottled beverages. The oven was dead but gas stove burners heated bottled water for coffee and tea. W hen t h i ngs got rea l ly uncomfortable, my wife and I sat in the car, turned on the heater and were toasty warm in minutes. We got our news on the car radio. It didn’t sound any better than the TV version. After dark, candles were OK, flashlights were better. Small lights that attached to book covers and cap bills provided plenty of reading light. The morning after the power went out, the ice started to melt. By noon the roads were clear and stores were open. Power was being restored rap-

ALEX mcrae idly. Except on our street. Valentine’s Day dawned. The power was still out but our love blazed like a, a … whatever. We exchanged gifts in the car with the heat blasting away. Power was finally restored. It was g reat to have heat

kies. They check another roll, same thing. Best we can tell, the paper mill switched our order. We got way too many dinkies and not near enough full rolls. I am not fond of February. We a re now i n wh at i s known as “slight panic mode.” We trade 12 rolls of dinkies for six full rolls with the Fayette newspaper. We are still cutting it close. But we aren’t too worried. We had a shipment coming, set for last Thursday. On Wednesday of last week, the ice storm hit. And that storm knocked out anything and everything in Augusta, where our paper mill is located. And the paper mill informs us they have no idea when we will get our next shipment. They have no power, trucks can’t get in or

out. I am not fond of February. We are now in “slightly more panic mode.” It’s kind of tough to print a paper without, you know, paper. So we also went into “total conservation mode,” meaning we did anything and everything to conserve paper, going so far as to run two dinkies side by side (which is highly unusual.) At the same time last week, we are gearing up to do a double run - printing the next day’s paper as well as the previous day’s, which we couldn’t because of the storm. And I’m down at the warehouse and we all notice it is awfully quiet. Now, even when the press isn’t running, it’s still loud down there. We have four large air compressors that help power the press and inserter machine. The lights are on, but

not the compressors. We have three-phase power going down there and determine one of the phases is out. So we have two dailies to print and we’re getting close to deadline. And we are going to run out of newsprint in a few days. And we don’t have enough power to even run the press or the inserter. I am not fond of February. Long story short, Georgia Power comes to our aid. And honestly, they said the problem was fixed by using a hammer to hit some transformer or something that got stuck down the line somewhere. We got our power restored. We printed the papers. And on Tuesday, we somehow got our newsprint shipment delivered - with about one day to spare. I am not fond of February.

and water again. We turned on T V a nd watched endless — and expected — tales of “surviving”and “toughing it out” through what some insisted was a “Storm for the Ages.” I wasn’t among them. I’ve weathered plenty of ice storms and cold spells and power outages and the short-term inconveniences those events bring. But I’ve never really experienced life-threatening cold for days on end. I know someone who has. Gene Cook was still a teenager when he parachuted into France hours before Allied

troops hit the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Gene’s unit plowed through France into Belgium. That’s where he was a few days before Christmas when the German army launched a last-ditch offensive that became known as the Battle of the Bulge. The fighting went on for weeks during the coldest winter in decades. When they weren’t freezing — some to death — Gene Cook and his fellow GIs were being shelled by German artillery and trying to sleep for a minute or two in foxholes so cold that groundwater froze around the sol-

diers’ feet and legs. Supplies ran short and food was so scarce that Gene Cook celebrated Christmas Eve 1944 with a cup of hot water f lavored with candy. He called it Life Saver soup. Gene Cook survived. He has never forgotten those who didn’t. And he has never forgotten that brutal winter of 1944 and 1945 in the Ardennes Forest. Gene Cook knows what real cold is. I don’t. When the latest ice storm passed through, I thought about him and my winter weather “complaints” melted right away.

Ferst Foundation doubles efforts for children’s literacy By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com

The Coweta Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is looking to double its program enrollment this year. “We want to get them (the books) to children as close to birth as possible so they get the full cycle of books by the time they are five,” said Janie Lore, a member of the board for Coweta’s Ferst Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides age-appropriate books to children every month. Their mission is to provide that material for every child in Coweta County under the age of 5. To those who register, they send one book a month per child as well as tips for parents on how to maximize the books for their children. Lore says they send out

about 1,000 books a month now but want to have 2,000 children enrolled and receiving books every month. Their goal is to make sure as many children as possible are ready for kindergarten. To receive a book each month, parents or caregivers should go to cowetaferst. org and fill out the form in its entirety and mail it to Coweta Ferst Foundation, PO Box 336, Newnan, GA 30264. They must have a mailing address in Coweta County to receive their books. If not, they should check to see if their county has a Ferst Foundation and is enrolling children. Once registered, the child or children will begin receiving a book every month at no cost to the parents. The books will continue coming until they turn five.

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come from her own body. Most of the initial grafts came from her scalp, now doctors are utilizing skin from her hip. Most recently, Bates has undergone surgery for damage on her right arm, and is wearing a compression sleeve. Doctors have done all they can to relieve tension in her legs. The tightness of the scars cause pain in Bates’ back, along with problems with her legs. “You only see 15 percent of the scar,” Bates said. “The rest is wrapped around my muscles.” For a while after the fire, “my hands use to be drawn up,” Bates said. As part of physical therapy, she started drawing. In fifth grade she joined the art club, and now, she’s quite the artist. “So a lot of good things come from it. I probably wouldn’t ever have been an artist without it or be a firefighter without being burned. I try to look for the positive and stay away from the negatives,” she said. “I spent so many years on the negatives.” Bates experienced severe depression along the way on her long road to recovery. “I would look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I’m not good enough,’” she said.

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the street. Their goal is to convert the existing elementary school that is currently being used as their off ices into a film training school. “ A c c o r d i n g t o Fo r s h e e , Fayette County is currently working on creating a pilot program in order to develop career readiness. “We want kids training today that they can use their skill sets immediately,” said Forshee. “We need folks ready to go today.” Gra nt Wa i nscott, di rector for Clayton County Econom ic Development , a l so spoke on the impact that the film industry is having on not only jobs but for education.

But then came burn camp. “I used to think I was the only one. But there are over 100 campers there,” she said. Bates has attended camp for 11 years. “I’m going to cry when it is over,” Bates said about aging out of camp. “I only have two more years.” But she’ll go back for three years as a leader in training and then she plans to become a camp counselor. At burn camp, “they’re the ones that said, ‘Don’t let anything stop you. If you want it, you’re going to get it. Don’t let anybody say you can’t do it,’” Bates said. B u r n c a mp helped , but “my depression ended when I joined the Explorers,” Bates said. “There was no more ‘I can’t’ or ‘I’m not good enough.’ Because when you’re a burn survivor and you go though that, you can go into a burning building and still come out alive and unharmed, it shows you that there is hope. You’re not limited. They’re just scars. That’s all they are. They’re just showing your history.” B ate s rem em b er s s om e things leading up to her accident. But the next two years of her life, she barely remembers at all. “I was so drugged up,” she said. She still, sometimes, has memory loss. She remembers wanting to help her dad clean up the yard. He was cutting grass. The first

thing she decided to pick up and carry inside was the gas can. She took it into the laundry room in the basement, and set it on the dryer. Next to the gas water heater. “And then I saw blue flames coming out toward me. And that’s it,” Bates said. Fumes from the gas can were ignited by the f lame of the water heater. She ran out of the laundry room, and ended up huddled behind a bicycle and a table saw. That’s where her father, James, found her. Her dad told her that, when he went in to get her, “it was like the air was on fire.” That’s usually the sign a flashover is about to happen, Bates said. “ T h at ’s when ever y t h i n g catches on fire at one time, even the air, and it just kind of blows up.” She always wonders why that didn’t happen. “I’m pretty sure it was supposed to.” “Dad walked right through the fire” and found her “caught in a ring of fire,” Bates said. He suffered some first- and second-degree burns to his hands and permanent scarring to his lungs from the rescue. Bates said her mother later told her that, when she woke up, she asked, “Where is the little girl?” Her mother asked her what little girl she was talking about. “I said the one that was hugging me.”

She likes to think that is why her face and torso wasn’t burned. Perhaps she had a guardian angel. “I should have been burned in the front, too.” When her father found her, “I was basically cooked,” Bates said. “I always refer to myself as bacon.” Bates added, “I make horrible jokes — come with me to a bonfire. It’s actually therapeutic. I’m not making fun of myself, I’m making fun of what it is … some people can handle it and some people can’t.” Bates was taken to the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, where she stayed for two months. One reason Bates wants to become a firefighter is “to give another child the same chance I had.” During her motivational

speaking, Bates talks about fire safety, and when she gets older, she wants to work with the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. “Sometimes, you just wake up and you want to do something. That is really how that happened.” She goes to churches and talks about fire safety. “Fire hazards are everywhere,” Bates said. W h e n s h e te l l s p e o ple about the dangers of gas cans, many are surprised. “Anything can be a fire hazard,” Bates said. “Even if it says ‘nonflammable.’” “I wa nt to help people, to m a ke s u re t he y don’ t go through what we went through,” Bates added. Bates remembers the words of a friend: “I see great things for you.”

“Every time I do motivational speaking, I think back to that. I want to change somebody’s life,” Bates said. “I could die today knowing I changed somebody’s life. If I can reach one person, I’m satisfied. But reaching over 1,000 people — that would be amazing.” “God makes the impossible possible. I’m not supposed to be a firefighter. I’m not supposed to be in training,” Bates said. “I have scars all over me, yes, but do I see myself as ugly? No,” she said. “They don’t define me, they’re just scars. They show where I’ve been.” Bates mentioned her love of the song “Scars” by Colton Dixon. “In the song, he says ‘scars remind us who we really are.’ This is really who I am. I’m a burn survivor,” she said.

“Clayton State is in t he proce ss of open i ng a 10,000-square-foot film studio i n t he Jonesboro a rea and we will have job training,” sa id Wa inscott. “It ’s hard to go to the education com mu n it y a nd s ay, ‘ We need to spend a lot of money on jobs we think are coming.’ You have to create the demand. So, for us, the workforce readiness is extremely important because we want to employ every single Georgian possible. We don’t want to import talent.” Wainscott noted that the community is seeing a return of the talent that initially left for Los Angeles now returning back home. “They’re from our area and they have a soft spot in their hearts for the south side,”

said Wainscott. Forshee believes that the biggest benefactors of the expanding film industry are the small business owners. “Most of the production t hat comes on is contract work,” said Forshee. “It runs the gamut from landscaping to special effects — it’s across the board. For small business owners, it’s intellectual capital for many of them.” “ Trad it ion a l bu si nesses are adjusting their business model to accommodate the industry,” said Forshee. According to Wainscott, t h e G e o r g i a g ove r n m e n t sees the impact that the film i ndustr y is hav i ng on t he state and has no plans to tamper with any of the existing tax credits. A lso spea k i ng towa rd

entertainment and prosperity working together in the south metro area was Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards. Edwards spoke specifically to the challenges and rewards in regards to the undertaking of the TomorrowWorld music festival, which was held last year in the Chattahoochee Hills area. “When someone says they want to do something completely different in your area, you’re a bit suspicious. When t hey ’re com i ng f rom B elgium, then you’re really suspicious,” laughed Edwards. “Believe me, you’ve never seen permitting challenges u nt i l you’re dea l i ng w it h 100-foot stages with lights and bombs,” said Edwards. “When they told us that over

100,000 people would attending the festival, I flew off the chain. But out of all the places they looked around the entire country, they chose to come to South Fulton. So we’re very appreciative.” Edwards noted that it took the cooperation of the entire neighboring communities to make the festival happen. “It was a momentous undertaking, but we did it and we did it well. The organizers were so impressed that we signed a contract with them for 10 more years,” said Edwards. Also attending the conference was Lisa Smith, manager of Georgia Power’s Newnan office. “I think it’s great to hear about what’s going on in all the different areas so you can get the big picture so that you

can partner, network and meet other people,” said Smith. “It’s been wonderful.” The South Metro Development Outlook conference convenes professionals with an interest in fostering smart growth in the southern crescent, and highlights Atlanta and seven area counties: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. SMDO consistently features highly acclaimed speakers providing invaluable information relevant to south metro’s continued growth and today’s ever changing economy. Other program participants include elected off icia ls from t he seven-county region.

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

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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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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 n e 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

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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.

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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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INSIDE The second suspect believed to be Community Forum ........4 Sports ............................... 8 involved in a recent Newnan shootObituaries ..................... 5 Comics .....................10, 11 Healthy Living ................6 Classifieds ..................... 13 ing turned himself in at the Coweta County Jail. Taurean raven Morris, 19, surrendered to authorities on Jan. 15 and was charged with aggravated assault and was being held at the jail without bail. The other suspect Dekarri Marveno ruffin, 21, is also being held in the county jail without bond. The shooting occurred the night of Jan. 8 in an apartment on Christian

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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

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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

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Train collides with semi-truck Family of five survives early-morning crash without major injuries By Wes Mayer

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Coweta Fire Department responders work to place a back board in the cab of the truck struck by a CSX train Wednesday morning in order to remove the last of the five family members inside. the trailer shows the point of impact.

The family of five involved in a truck-train collision in north Coweta County Wednesday morning did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, and the CsX train did not have any leaks or hazardous materials spills, according to authorities. Part of the intersection at U.s. Highway 29 North and Ga. Highway 154 was closed for a rou nd fou r-a nd-a-ha l f hours. T he Coweta County Fi re Department responded to the accident at the intersection around 5:08 a.m. Wednesday. There was a family of three children and two adults still in the cab of the semi-truck when firefighters arrived. although none of the f ive were ent rapped , f i ref ig hters did use a hydraulic tool to remove part of the semi’s seat, Coweta Fire Department assistant Chief Mitch Coggin said. The children and one

adult did not appear injured but were transported to Children’s Healthcare of atlanta at egleston as a precaution, and the driver was transported to Grady Hospital in atlanta after sustaining a possible broken leg. There were three employees on board the CsX train, but they did not require any medical attention. The f latbed tractor-trailer truck was hauling granite when it was hit. The truck was traveling west toward U.s. Highway 29 when it was hit by the train traveling northbound. according to witnesses, the semi was pushed down the track about a quarter of a mile before the train could stop. according to reports from investigators with the Coweta County sheriff ’s Office, the wife of the driver told off iPhoto by Jeffrey Leo cers the truck’s brakes mal- This view shows the front of the functioned. The exact cause the intersection of U.S. 29 North and CSX engine that hit the truck at Ga. highway 154 Wednesday. the of the accident is still under engine needed a quarter mile to come to a stop. No one in the engine was hurt. investigation.

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One-year anniversary: Wallers changes lives for Ukranian orphans By Ana Ivey ana@newnan.com

One year ago today, the lives of three Ukrainian orphans were forever changed. With the adoption process finalized, Max, Ola, and Anna hopped on a transatlantic flight to America with Senoia residents John and Josee Waller. The Wallers officially became “mom and dad” to the three siblings. “I always wanted to adopt,” says John Waller, a Fayetteville native and Christian recording artist. But after the couple gave birth to their fifth child, Josiah, Waller’s wife had a change of heart. “We were at one of my concerts in Nebraska,” said Waller, “and there was a family there that had several adopted children from China. One of them really took to Josee. She just bonded with this little girl, and after that she said she was ready to adopt.” As their journey toward adoption began, the couple prayed for guidance. At first, they looked to China. But one night in a dream, Waller caught a glimpse of his now-daughter Anna. “In the dream, I was in an orphanage with a lot of older kids,” said Waller. “Out of the

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One night in a dream, Waller caught a glimpse of his nowdaughter Anna.

corner of my eye, I saw a little girl sitting by herself, shy, with bangs down in her face. I asked her what her name was, and she told me it was Anna.” Two days later, the Wallers learned about an organization, Project 143, based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The non-profit gives U.S. families opportunities to host children from Ukraine, Latvia and China. “We got an email with a picture,” said Waller. “She looked just like the girl in my dream, and her name was Anna.” Im mediately, the couple began making plans to host Anna and her brother Max for the summer of 2012. They also began filling out adoption papers without the siblings’ knowledge. Throughout the hosting and adoption process, the Wallers learned of a third sibling, Ola, who had been placed in another orphanage. Max was convinced that she had been adopted. He was wrong. “We decided before our first trip to Ukraine we were going to adopt her as well. We were going to bring them all back together.” To c e le b r a te h i s t h r e e adopted children, Waller, a prolific songwriter, wrote and recorded the song “Orphan” for his new CD, “Life is A Gift.”

The video for “Orphan,” was recorded primarily at Rock Ranch in Upson County. With well over 25,000 views on YouTube, the video has served as an inspiration to families who are contemplating adoption. One viewer left this comment: “Today I was feeling a little stressed about embarking on this journey. All of the ‘concerned’ opinions have dampened my spirit, and this video was exactly what I needed to remind me of the importance of what I am doing. Thank you!” Anna, who spent several years praying to be united with her family, portrays herself in the video. The 11-year-old, who loves to read her Ukrainian Bible and paint, is home educated along with the rest of her siblings. Waller is best known for his song “While I’m Waiting” featured in the movie “Fireproof” starring Kirk Cameron. His song “As For Me and My House” was nominated for a Dove Award for Short Form Music Video of the Year in 2012 by the Gospel Music Association. Waller and his band will take the stage for a free CD release concert beginning at 6 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville. His new CD will be available for a donation.

The 2014 Teachers of the Year for all 31 schools in the Coweta County School System have been chosen by their fellow teachers. Each of the 31 teachers will be honored on May 1 at the Coweta County Teacher of the Program. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. The Coweta County Board of Education presents this program each year with the Newnan Pilot Club.

The 2014 Teachers of the Year for Coweta County are: Elementary schools: •Lauren Scheu, 3 rd Grade (Arbor Springs) • Ca r r ie Du m m , 5 t h Grade (Arnco-Sargent)

•A m i P a t e l , 5 th G r a d e (Ruth Hill) •JoAnne Underwood, Kindergarten (Thomas Crossroads) •S a r a h L e a c h , 1 s t G r a d e (Welch) •Samiha Alexander, 5th Grade (Western) •K i m Ta y l o r, 2 n d G r a d e (White Oak) •Susan Kennedy, Special Education Teacher (Willis Road)

Middle schools •Rebecca Ryals, 6th Grade Social Studies (Arnall) •Craig Owens, 6 th-8 th Grade (East Coweta) •Amy Addison, 8th Grade Language Arts and Literature (Evans)

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•Misty Wilson, 7th Grade Literature and Language Arts (Lee)

•Ashley Wilkes, 5 t h Grade (Brooks)

•Michelle Clarke, 8 th Grade Math (Madras)

•Pa m Ba r f ield , 4 t h Grade (Canongate)

•Matt Nash, 7th Grade Special Education (Smokey Road)

•Jenny Walker, Kindergarten (Eastside)

•Jennifer Bailey, 6th -8thGrade Math (Maggie Brown)

•Shelene Long, 4 t h Grade (Elm Street)

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•Ellen T homas, 4 t h Grade (Glanton)

•Ji m Cromwel l , Economics (the Central Educational Center)

•Heather Reaves, 5 th Grade (Jefferson Parkway)

•Chris Sewell, AP Biology (East Coweta)

•Pam Smith, EIP Teacher (Moreland)

•Jo E l le n G ordon , M a t h Teacher (Newnan)

•Joyce McCain, Kindergarten (Newnan Crossing)

•Amanda Connell, Economics (Northgate)

•Bet h Wi llems, 3 rd Grade (Northside)

•Wendy Arnold, Special Education (Winston Dowdell)

Coweta’s Teachers of the Year are chosen each year from among the certif ied classroom teachers in Coweta County Schools, pre-kindergarten through 12 th grade, including special education, physical education, art, music, and media specialists. T hey a re selected by t hei r peers for t he qua lity of their teaching, professional development, teaching philosophies and methods, community involvement, contributions to education, and their ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. The county’s 2014 Teacher of the Year — who will also serve as the Coweta County nominee for state Teacher of the Year — will be announced at the May 1 program. The Coweta County School System is the only school system in Georgia with three county nominees chosen as Georgia Teacher of the Year, including Lorraine Johnson, Nancy Royal and Jamie Lipscomb. There have also been thirteen Coweta County semifinalists for Georgia teacher of the year since 1986. Central Educational Center Music teacher Dr. Lyn Schenbeck was named the Coweta County 2013 Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck was chosen as Coweta 2013 TOTY from among Teachers of the Year, and from among three finalists, including Thomas Crossroads Elementary School special education teacher Donna Hightower and East Coweta High School 11 th grade AP American literature teacher Randy Robbins.

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1-888-407-7162

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Hands on training for career opportunities in aviation, automotive, manufacturing and more. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM:

877-205-2968

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Drivers CDL-A

Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose company driver, owner operator, lease operator, or lease trainer. 877-369-6712 www.CentralTruck DrivingJobs.com

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500 VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES RVs/CAMPERS WATERCRAFT

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Ford Truck

866-950-5263

400 MARKETPLACE

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Autos Wanted

510

Mobile Homes For Sale

Wanted

423-255-8960

770-253-1015

Hacksaw

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24HR info: 770-253-2300

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office: 770-683-4807

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TO OUR READERS All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at this number: 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275.

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classifieds@newnan.com

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Mobile Homes For Rent

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Vacation Rentals

709

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770-454-6776 or online at:

www.gapress.org/georgia newspaperservice.html

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CALL 770.253.1576 TO PLACE YOUR TAX PREP AD

The Newnan Times-Herald will publish your ad FREE for 1 day.

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2014 Service Directory Concrete

Handicap Services

Home Improvement

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F&F Ornamental Iron

J. Veitch Construction, Inc.

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Free Estimates

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slabs • patios sidewalks • driveways

pool decks

/ replace

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• New Homes & Garages • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling • Tile Showers, Floors & Back Splashes • Interior/Exterior Painting & Staining

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Tree & Outdoor Services

free estimates

Family Owned & Operated

Special Offer:

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Vacation Property

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FOR RENT:

706-459-3030

600

678-340-0820

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Homes For Rent-Unfurn.

with land. Ready to move in. Seller financing (subject to credit approval). Lots of room for price. 3 BR, 2 Bath. No renters.

427

Medela

608

Mobile Homes

Cash paid for '66-'77 Ford Bronco. Father and son looking for project or an original. Let us know what you have.

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Electric Dryer. Good cond. $100.

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TO OUR READERS All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at this number: 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275.

866-952-5303

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EMPLOYMENT

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Open House Special! Forest at York

A beautiful new complex for residents aged 55 and over who live independently

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R E T N E ! N I TO W

Open House

March 8: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. & March 9: 12 - 3 p.m. PROPERTY AMENITIES • Secured Entry • After Hours Call Service • Community Room • Computer Room

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301 Calumet Parkway, Newnan, GA

770-683-9675

www.forestatyorkapts.com Requirements: 55 and older and income eligible, Section 8 vouchers accepted.

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We sell only BRAND NAME items in top-notch condition We pay TOP PRICES for your brand-name, genlty-used items We buy ALL SEASONS, ALL YEAR

Jewelr y

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Printed Jeans

Dresses

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SMITH & DAVIS

&

Save on Fall & Winter Merchandise as we make room for Spring Styles, PLUS a few specials on new Spring Shoes & Sandals to kick off the season of the sun (THE SOONER, THE BETTER).

FINAL MARKDOWNS

SPRING RUNNING SALE

FLANNEL SHIRTS

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For the Guys: Classic 100% brushed cotton from

and more Just a few examples:

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Great shoe at a great price!

MSRP $120.00

Now Just

$

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$

MSRP $135.00

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104

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% -

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MSRP

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SANDALS

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SMITH & DAV DAVIS

– Clothes & Shoes for the Whole Family Since 1965 – 1552 Highway 54 / Halfway Between Fayetteville & Peachtree City

www.smithdavisclothing.com

770-487-4183

Wednesday, March 5, 2014   |  MyConnection 5B

Better Hearing Changes Everything

Life brings us moments that can never be repeated. Moments that change our lives. Or the lives of others.

• Free Baseline Hearing Screening • Free Video Otoscopy • Written Explanation of Results • Written Recommendations Expires March 31, 2014

Dr. Tim Winstead

Dr. Shandi Dobbs

Audiologist

Audiologist

25 Bullsboro Drive • Newnan, GA

1260 Hwy. 54 West Suite 203 • Fayetteville, GA

770-251-2927

770-631-1833

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Check us out at

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Make a Positive Step... Visit With Us!

Savannah Court of Newnan presents...

March Events March 13 2:00 p.m.

Calling all Chocoholics... To a Chocolate Dessert Party! Indulge yourself with Delightful Desserts made of luscious chocolate!

March 17 2:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Party Remember the Patron Saint of Ireland and don’t forget to wear green!

March 19 2:00 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Are you caring for a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s? Are you tired and frustrated and don’t know what to do? Share your experiences with others who are going through the same struggles that you are.

March 26 2:00 p.m.

Resident Birthday Party - Wizard of Oz Theme Dress up as your favorite character and join us for cake and ice cream!

Services Offered. . .

• Three meals daily plus snacks • Housekeeping services • Laundry services

• 24-hour access to trained friendly staff • Assistance with medications and

RETIREMENT PCH COMMUNITY

personalized resident service plans • Fun and meaningful activities • Specialized Services for those with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory impairment

Call t for moday inform ore ation.

Personal Home Community Assisted Living Care and Memory Care Communities

Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities

27 Belt Road | Newnan, GA 30263 | 770.251.6639 Personal Care Home Permit No. 038-03-002-9

A signature property of

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www. SavannahCourtNewnan.com

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