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Wilcox’s Holliday novel leads to thrilling nomination By Bradley Hartsell bradley@newnan.com

Victoria Wilcox did some fact-checking and found the timeline of Doc Holliday’s accepted history didn’t add up. She spent the next 18 years researching the true life of Holliday, and now, Wilcox has been nominated for Georgia Author of the Year. “I was thrilled to receive that nomination,” said Wilcox, who lives in Peachtree City with her husband, Ronald. “It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the work that I’ve done. It brings a focus back to our Georgia history. People don’t really write about history about Georgia. They shy away from it.” After nearly two decades of research, Wilcox released the first of her historical fiction trilogy, “Inheritance,” in May. The series, titled “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday,” has the second book, “Gone West,” being released in May. Wilcox certainly did her research — scouring through

uled to spea k at the Senoia Historical Society on Feb. 13, but the event was postponed to later this month. “I never set out to be an expert on Doc Holliday,” admitted Wilcox. “I just wanted to know how a western legend came together with the South’s greatest novel.” T h at novel is “Gone With the Wind,” in a twist of fate Wilcox never could get off her mind. Her fascination began after spotting a white-columned house in Fayetteville. Always a histor y a f icion ado, Wi lcox sensed something significant about the home, which struck her as beautiful even as it was dilapidated. The house was, in fact, of historical significance, something Wilcox found out when her parents visited from California. Wanting to show them around the town, she inquired about the house to the local historical society and found out it was Doc Holliday’s

deeds, titles, arrest and public records — enough to write the definitive biography on the misunderstood western hero. Instead, she chose to write what she formally calls biographical historical f iction. Simple historical fiction takes a place and time in history and dramatizes the people and the story. Biographical historical fiction dramatizes the actual events of real historical figures. “I chose the novel format, partly because I like historical fiction,” Wilcox said. “I didn’t want people who just like history to read this. I wanted everybody to read this. I hoped it would be a beach book. “People who read it will call, who aren’t history people, and tell me they learned so much. And that’s what I want.” As a result of her work, Wilcox has become one of the foremost experts on Doc Holliday. She now travels the country to present at panels and give speeches, sharing the true stories she learned of Holliday. Wilcox was originally sched-

Victoria Wilcox, author of “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday, Book 1: Inheritance.”

W ilcox completed year s of research in order to discover “how a western legend came together with the south’s greatest novel, “Gone With the Wind.”

uncle’s house. Holliday played there often as a child, along with his cousins. To h ei g h te n t h e s tor y,

Melanie Hamilton, the fictional best friend of “Gone With the Wind” protagonist Scarlett O’Hara, is based on Mattie Holliday, according to Wilcox. Mat t ie Hol l iday wa s Doc Holliday’s cousin and teenage s we e t he a r t . O n W i lcox ’s website, she describes the intertwining of fates, “Doc Holliday being in love with Melanie from ‘Gone With the Wind’ — like literature and legend come together, the Old South meeting the Wild West and falling in love.”

The house, disheveled and useless, was set to be torn down and turned into a parki ng lot. Wi lcox went i nto action to preserve the history of the old house. Opening in 1996, it now stands today as the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Initially, that’s all Wilcox, the founding director of the museum, set out to do — to preserve the history of the old Holliday house. But “facts” and timelines of Holliday’s life kept turning up false. The research and truth

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Ray Sluk, president of Falcon Aviation Academy.

Falcon Flight Academy now one of China’s most valuable assets by Clay Neely clay@newnan.com As China continues to reign supreme as the world’s top exporter, the “Made in China” label has become a begrudgingly accepted fact of life in the world of business. However, one entrepreneur with a location in Coweta County has quietly turned the tables and now has become one of China’s most valuable assets. As president of Falcon Flight Academy, Ray Sluk has spearheaded the small flight academy into a destination point for future pilots from around the world. Falcon has schools in small Georgia airports, including Peachtree City, Ath-

Sluk has never looked back — acquiring his private license by that December, his instrument rating the following March, and then his commercial license. Sluk then invested in the Falcon Aviation Academy, purchasing a 20 percent stake in their stock. As he became further involved with the company, he suggested that the academy could become an international flight school through the use of the contacts he had made over the years. The company allowed Sluk to spearhead the expansion, and, in 2006, they received their first students from India. Two years later,

ens and the Newnan-Coweta Airport — Whitlock Field. Sluk originally left Peachtree City for China in 1991 and spent the next 12 years overseas as FedEx Vice President for China, Japan and Central A merica before return i ng home in 2003. “I walked into Falcon Flight Academy in September 2004 and asked about learning to fly,” Sluk said. “The instructor said he could take me up tomorrow.” However, Sluk didn’t feel like waiting. “It was 4 in the afternoon so I looked outside at the planes and asked him, ‘Can we go today?’ and he said, ‘Sure, let’s go.’” From that point forward,

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drawing determining placement. The first 22 students drawn will be awarded a spot in that school’s Pre-K class; the remaining names will be placed on a waiting list in case a spot in the class is available later. Elementary schools will accept applications Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selected students will be notified by the contact information provided on the application. After the drawings, parents will then formally register their child at the Central Registration Office, 167 Werz Industrial Drive. Registration will be held on different weeks depending on which elementary school a child will attend. Early registration for new Kindergarten students will be held separately in May. For m ore i n for m a t i on on the Pre-K program, visit the school system’s website at www.cowetaschools.org, or call the Pre-K office at 404-254-2800.

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Newnan Rotary Club marks 90 years The Newnan Rotary Club celebrated its 90th year with an event at the Depot History Center in downtown Newnan. The club was conceived in 1924 by a group of prominent business and professional men of Newnan. The club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Point and became a chartered chapter of Rotary International. The club began meeting at

A group of current and former Newnan Rotary Club presidents attending the club’s 90-year celebration at the Depot History Center on Feb. 27 included, from left, Don Phillips, Ray DuBose, Steve Davison, Bob Mason, Phil Vincent, Joe MacNabb, Clay Hudson, Bob Shapiro, Mark Mitchell, Joel Richardson, Rhodes Shell, Gerald Kemp, Jim Rogers, Dave Galloway and current president Walt Thompson.

• 1 teaspoon salt • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese • 1 cup diced cooked ham

• 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes • No-stick cooking spray • 1 tablespoon butter • 1 chopped onion (1 1/2 cups) • 1 diced green pepper (1 cup) • 8 eggs • 1/2 cup milk

medium heat and add butter. After butter melts, add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs and milk in large mixing bowl. Add salt, potatoes, cheese, ham and vegetables; mix to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and starting to brown.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray 9-by-13-inch pan with no-stick cooking spray. Fill hashbrown carton to fill line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Heat skillet over

Fill hashbrowns carton to fill line with hottest tap water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Cook turkey sausage and bacon according to package direc­tions. Crumble or chop. Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce and black pepper in bowl. Melt butter in 10- or 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened. Spread hashbrowns

• 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Original Hashbrown Potatoes • 4 turkey sausage patties • 6 slices turkey bacon • 8 eggs • 1/4 cup milk • 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce • Pinch ground black pepper • 1/2 cup diced onion • 4 slices or 2/3 cup shredded American or cheddar cheese

evenly in pan and part-way up sides. Cook without stirring until light golden brown and crisp on one side, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle crumbled sausage and bacon over potatoes. Pour eggs evenly over and arrange cheese on top. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; cook until eggs are set in center and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve from pan or slide onto platter, then cut into wedges.

Cheesy Potato and Apple Tarts

Yield: 12 servings (24 tarts)

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Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat water, 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to boiling in medium pot. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and mashed potato flakes with fork until smooth. Add shredded Gouda or Jack cheese and stir until melted. Cut pie crusts into 24 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Using minimuffin tin (with cups the size of 1 3/4-by-1-inch), place one pastry circle into each of 24 muffin cups, pressing slightly. Spoon

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Stay Connected with your community WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014

NEWNAN, GA • COWETA COUNTY'S NEWS SOURCE • ISSUE 16 • 1 SEctIoN, 14 PAGES • 50 cENtS

County teams take on region opponents

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Convenience store busted for gambling

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Patients face coverage deadline

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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Dog fighting sting nets 34 arrestsPatients in face coverage deadline Piedmont Healthcare working to resolve contract dispute with Aetna/Coventry Meriwether NEWNAN, GA • COWETA COUNTY'S NEWS SOURCE • ISSUE 16 • 1 SEctIoN, 14 PAGES • 50 cENtS

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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

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

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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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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

Bill would legalize sale of raw milk for human consumption

Convenience store busted for gambling

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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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The second suspect believed to be involved in a recent Newnan shooting 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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You never forget your first joint (With all the great new restaurants opening, I’m dusting off an old column about one of my favorites from years ago.) It’s the smell that hits you when you f irst enter. And it’s the smell you’ll always remember. There’s nothing else like it. Over time, you’ll start seei ng fa m i lia r faces, ot hers with that same craving. Habits may change, but you will always remember your first joint. And it probably was your father who made the introduction. T he n a me s d i f fer f rom city to town, but the decor is fairly constant. A friend may introduce you to his joint, and you’ll feel right at home. But your favorite joint is your hometown one, the one that ma kes the best burgers in the world. Mine was located in Tulsa, and every time we came back, it was the f irst food stop. A lways. Except Mondays, when they were closed. My dad first took me there, and for a while it was our Saturday morning ritual. I started taking the SONS of T hunder there. T hey, just like I did at that age, favor the stools at the counter. They

spin really well. The ketchup comes in glass bottles and it’s the slowest ketchup in the world. When I was young, one of the old-timers working the counter told me to squeeze the bottle. I did, he laughed and then I did, too, although I was a little embarrassed. Same thing happened to one of the SONS of Thunder. Same guy, same joke. Forty years apart. Yet, for more than 40 years, the place has held up pretty well, run by the same family. The booths are tired, as are a lot of the chairs. But that’s the way it always is. Over the years, the faces started to change. But the food always remained constant. Sometimes I like constant things. You can have a hamburger, cheeseburger, weinerburger, fish or grilled cheese. They also have “bowl” specials on different days — butter beans, navy beans or beef stew. There’s homemade chili and a few side dishes — cottage cheese, coleslaw and if you get the hamburger steak, which is what the LBD always gets, they give you two slices of white bread. The pies are homemade. They’re huge slices and you order them when you get your regular food order because

A burden lifted If you’re guilty of something, nothing beats a good excuse. I finally found one. Until age 13, the biggest sin I had committed was splitting an infinitive in a term paper about Native Americans. Then I hit junior high and my testosterone count and morals headed in different directions. Before long, I had bent or broken most of the Ten Commandments. I wasn’t proud. A nd I k new it was a ll my fault. But rather than take the blame, I took Flip Wilson’s advice and said, “The devil made me do it.” Who’s gonna argue with that? Me. Over and over and over. I finally threw in the towel and admitted I had no one to blame for my bad behavior but myself. Until now. News has just arrived suggesting I may have been a victim after all. That I’m not rea l ly a bad person . T hat all my transgressions were caused by a brand new medical disorder. This condition’s existence was just revealed in a study coordinated by A mer ic a n Un iversit y. It ’s called CUD — Caffeine Use Disorder. Color me a ff licted. A nd order me a double shot of espresso. Accord i ng to t he st udy, more than 50 percent of caffeine users have had trouble cutting back or cutting out coffee. This causes problems. A six or eight cup-a-day habit like mine can cause everyt h i ng f rom c ra n k i ne ss to insomnia to anxiety. CU D c a n even create a “physical dependence that interferes with daily functions.” This explains why I go to the store for M&Ms and come back with $50 worth of everything else. Or why I can’t keep up with who is married to — or sleeping with — whom on “Dallas.” And I thought I was just absent-minded. Si nce ca ffei ne use is “socially acceptable,” normal people rarely consider its negative effects. Luckily, the federal government is finally aware of my problem. Or will be when they get my letter asking for help. CUD isn’t an actual disability by anyone’s definition. But

JOHN WINTERS you sure don’t want someone else to get that last slice. They only make so many each day. The SONS favor coconut and chocolate. There has been one change in the food options. T hey no longer serve french fries. See, some of the employees, including the head cook, are veterans. They didn’t take too kindly to the French bailing on us during the Second Iraqi War. So they still serve fries, but now they’re Freedom fries. With a capital “F.” On the day of my wedding, I took all the groomsmen to lunch there. Ordered what I’ve always ordered — two cheeseburgers, mayo only, onions fried in. Side of Freedom fries, and, of course, a root beer. I don’t know where they get it, but it’s the best and coldest root beer around. Served in a frozen glass mug. A couple of years ago I went back during a family visit. I didn’t recognize a single face. New cook, new waitresses, new cook , even t he d ishwasher guy was new. New owners. And while the “ambi-

ance” was exactly as I remembered, it just wasn’t the same. I took the Little Black Dress there a week later, hoping, praying, my last visit was some imbalance in the galaxy or something. It wasn’t. Even the LBD said

it was different. Something was missing in the taste and I still can’t put my finger on it. Even the root beer — the one constant — seemed different. And Middle SON pointed out the coconut pie wasn’t as good. And that’s a big sign.

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A nd t h at m ade me sad . Because “your” joint should never change. We need a few constants in life, a few things we can always rely on. Life goes on. But I’m not really sure that’s such a good thing in this case.

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began piling up, and Wilcox knew she had the resources to write a Doc Holliday epic. “One of most commonly accepted facts about Doc Holliday’s life was in ‘Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal.’ In the book, it states that dying of con su mption , Hol liday sought the high, dry plains of the Western plateau,” Wilcox said. “Dallas, where Holliday went, is lower in altitude than Atlanta, and more humid than Atlanta. At the time, it was the second-least healthy place to

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China followed. “The FAA certifies us as a 141 f light school,” Sluk said. “There are about 3,000 flight schools in the U.S. and 10 percent are TSA SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) certified. Now, out of those, there are only 10 that are Chinese CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) 141 certified. We’re the only one in Georgia.” O n c e Fa l c o n a c q u i r e d their Chinese certification in December 2008, their first students finally arrived the following November. “T he CA AC li m ited t he amount of students we had at first,” Sluk said. “The CAAC has taken our quota from 30 to 60 to now 120 students and I’m about to make a trip to China this week with a request to go to 150 students and should happen by June or July. However, we’ll have to cap out at 150 due to constraints of the airport.” So why China? It comes down to supply and demand. “There is a huge need for

go behind the swamplands of Louisiana.” The author of that book, Stuart Lake, intended to write the definitive Wyatt Earp biography, but Earp had already spoken with another writer and his story was morally obligated to him. La ke, undeterred, wrote “Frontier Marshal” as a historical fiction — a dramatized version of history, where he invented many tales of Holliday’s life. These stories became accepted as facts by journalists, biographers and historians. “Since that time, every book and biography started with that Lake myth,” said Wilcox. “That’s the kind of thing I was up against.”

Wilcox says she found Holliday more interesting the more she learned about him. He was an educated dentist, born and raised in Griffin, Ga., who became one of the first practitioners of cosmetic dentistry, while his cousin established the first dental school in Atlanta. While Wilcox admits Holliday wasn’t a saint, she says he wasn’t the lousy drunk and killer history has painted him to be. Wilcox says Griffin has changed its tune on Holliday, someone the city wasn’t too proud of before learning the truth. “It’s changing people’s perception of Doc Holliday,” she said.

Holliday liked to drink and was a compulsive gambler. He was involved in a shooting in Dallas, something history laughed off, but Wilcox found to be more serious than that, though he was exonerated of any wrongdoing. But he was also a southern gentleman and a pioneer of westward expansion. It’s fascinating to Wilcox that a Ga. boy could brush with “the South’s greatest novel,” then head west and become a man of real social import. He also indirectly gave Wilcox the greatest job of her career. Wilcox moved from California with her husband while he attended Emory Dental School in Atlanta. After

school, Ronald Wilcox was offered a practice in Peachtree City. They quickly fell in love with the area. Wilcox bounced between teach i ng English , w riti ng plays, hit songs in Australia and television, staying busy while researching the life of Doc Holliday. Through it all, she managed to raise two children. Her daughter and granddaughter live in Newnan, a place Wilcox went for inspiration for her book. “We loved the area,” said Wilcox. “Fayette and Coweta are beautiful and have so much great history.” Who better to appreciate history than Wilcox? “Inher-

itance,” which details Holliday’s life during the Civil War and Reconstruction, has rewarded Wilcox’s curiosity with a chance in June to be named Georgia Author of the Year. She’s honored, of course, but she also deeply appreciates the man who started this journey for her. “The Holliday house would be a parking lot, and now there’s a museum. I never would have w ritten t hese books or traveled the country,” Wilcox said of Holliday’s impact on her life. “We saved a piece of Ga. history. I feel like his life has given me a life, and not a life I anticipated.”

pilots. When I left in 2000, FedEx had 660 aircraft in its fleet. That was more than all the aircraft combined in China at that time,” Sluk said. “Today, there are around 5,000 aircraft and they demand 10 -12 pilots per plane.” However, training in their home country is problematic for the students. Since the Chinese military controls the airspace, students can expect less than one hour of training per day, per plane because of the airspace. And there aren’t a lot of good f lying days because of the air pollution, according to Sluk. “If you look at the total student base, they make up about 40 percent,” Sluk said. “Most of the domestic students are part-time and are only here a few days a week. The Chinese are here all day, five days a week because it’s a 12-month program. We have approximately 60 instructors and the Chinese require a 2 to 1 ratio for a full-time instructor.” There are four certified flying schools in China and only 20 approved flight schools outside of China. The majority of training is done outside of

the country in places like the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, France and New Zealand due to the restrictions they face back home and the road to becoming approved by the Chinese government in a long one. “They want to see prior records and then start with your 141 certification,” Sluk said. “There were 32 foreign schools at one point but it has shrunk to 20. Some schools have up to 360 Chinese students. The smaller ones are around 30-60. Right now, we don’t want to get much bigger.” So what is the f inancial i mpact of t he prog ra m i n terms of the local economy? Each student ulti mately ends up bringing more than $100,000 dollars to the area and that’s a conservative figure, according to Sluk. “The contract we have with them includes two meals a day, transportation and flight t r a i n i n g , wh ic h i nc lude s books, headsets and uniforms. Then they need TSA approval approximately three times and it costs $130 each time,” said Sluk. “It’s pretty expensive.” All the Chinese students are recruited by airlines after com-

pletion of two years of undergraduate studies. The airlines require a 99-year commitment. The student then signs with the airline that will fund the majority of the training. And with 110 of their students currently residing in more t ha n 20 mu lti-room apartments at the Columns at White Oak, they’ll be expanding on that in June. “They do a good job for the local economy. White Oak likes it, the restaurants like it and these guys shop like crazy,” Sluk laughed. “It’s a big boom for local industry. The flight school employs mechanics and instructors so our total number of employees is currently around 100.” Students come in at different times of the year and the academy currently has 10 different Chinese airlines that are represented, including China Eastern — one of the largest three airlines in China. However, one of the largest challenges the Academy faces is recruiting and maintaining quality instructors on staff. Matt Bowley was hired by Falcon Aviation Academy in September as head of sales and marketing, in an effort to help

advance recruitment. “The U.S. passed a regulation last August that requires f irst off icers to have 1, 500 hours of f light ti me. T he instructor can work here and gain 100 a month, so 12 months later, you do the math,” Bowley said. “In such a short amount of time, an instructor can have the required number of hours to go to an airline. Most other schools can’t offer 100 hours a month. That’s what’s exciting about what we’re doing. It’s a fast track.” “Most want to go to the airlines,” Sluk said. “We’ve been talking about a pilot shortage for 10 years now. Six years ago, regulation was passed that took the retirement age from 60 to 65. Now, that time frame has passed so all the baby boomers are retiring out.” “It used to be a glamorous thing, being a pilot, but now people question spendi ng all this money to go to flight school, only going to work at an airline for three years at minimum wage,” Sluk said. Starting salary for a commercial airline pilot is between $20,000 to $24,000 for three years, according to Sluk. “It doesn’t pay well at first,”

said Sluk. “If you’re going to a four-year program, you’ll have six figures worth of debt. However, we can do the same thing for less than half that.” “China is like we were 50 years ago,” Sluk said. “Guys that leave here and go back to f ly in China are making more money in China than our instructors can make at a regional airline in the U.S.” While the surge for Chinese pilots has proven to be a lucrative stream of revenue for Falcon Flight Academy, Sluk is looking to build and diversify. “The current pilot shortage in China should last another 10 years. We would like to have other things to replace it with,” Sluk said. “We’re looking into domestic, European and South American markets.” Falcon has also hired a new financial analyst and is focusing on restructuring. “We’re going from one chief flight instructor to setting up an assistant chief for every 20 students,” said Sluk. With the purchase of their second King Air twin-turboprop aircraft just a few weeks ago, it would appear that the sky is the proverbial limit for Falcon Aviation.

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312

Frank's Family Restaurant

Hiring all positions

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1188 Collinsworth Rd.

Palmetto, GA 30268

Management

315

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email: Jeremy@s2tree.com

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014   |  MyConnection 1B

UNDERGRADUATE PREVIEW DAY SATURDAY MARCH 29 Make your campus visit count. Take a tour and meet faculty. Plus enter a drawing to win a $1,000 Scholarship.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014   |  MyConnection 3B

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014   |  MyConnection 5B

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Store Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday


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EXPLORE EASTER at the

Explorations in Antiquities Center

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