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Family Reunion Q&As with Kimbles Events by Design

| News / Events | June 20, 2017

Planning for huge event is crucial

From Kimble’s Events by Designs

Summer time and family fun go together like hamburgers and hot dogs. It’s the best time of the year for a family reunion.

Getting the whole family together in a time of fellowship, food and fun will make wonderful memories for years to come. In order to have that memorable experience you need to plan well, thinking through every detail.

The Event professionals at Kimble’s Events by Design share their advices below on some of the most frequently ask questions about family reunions.

Whether it’s your first reunion or 25th,  the Q&As below will help make it a huge success.

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Free Darkness to Light Training Offered

| News / Events | June 19, 2017

Event hosted by CCF and Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

From Special Reports

The Coweta Community Foundation along with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy will host Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training for nonprofit board members and nonprofit organization volunteers.

In February, the Coweta Community Foundation offered Darkness to Light training at The Newnan Centre with instructor Krista Gonce. She’ll be returning on July 18, when the Foundation will again offer this free training to the community in an effort to help end child sexual abuse.

The training will be held on Tuesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, and it is available to local nonprofits as well as any interested citizens.

Darkness to Light (D2L) has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000. With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 international locations, D2L provides individuals, organizations and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 6,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 500,000 parents, youth-serving professionals and organization volunteers in D2L’s award-winning Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program.

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2nd Annual Sporting Clays & Southern Supper raises $22,500

| News / Events | June 16, 2017

Event hosted by Coweta Community Foundation

From Special Reports

The Coweta Community Foundation hosted its Second Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper on April 29 at Blalock Lakes, and Foundation board chair Ginger Queener said the group couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s event, which raised $22,500 after expenses.

“This event grew from our first year,” Queener said, “and it is our goal to continue to grow this event for many years to come.”

Winners of this year’s sporting clays competition were:
• First Place Team — Welden Financial
• Second Place Team — Safehold Special Risk
• Highest Shooter — tie between James Welden, Mike Jackson, Walker Connolly, Matt Lott
• Lowest Scoring team — Progressive Heating and Air Ladies Team

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The Link Between Cancer and Genetics: What You Should Know

| News / Events | June 16, 2017

By Altovise Ewing, PhD, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

While taking active steps to reduce your risk of cancer is incredibly important, there’s a risk factor that is out of your control: your genes.

Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate, and for that reason, many people are diligent about staying on top of their health, whether through proper diet, exercise or annual screenings. However, knowing your family’s health history is just as crucial as scheduling your annual check-up, and it may be what helps you best understand your risk.

Cancer is caused by cells that grow out of control, particularly because of genetic changes. A percentage of cancers are thought to result directly from gene defects, called mutations, which are inherited from a parent. For this reason, it’s important to be equipped with knowledge of your family’s health history so that you can take preventative measures if possible.

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Coweta County School Board approves tentative 2017-18 budget

| News / Events | June 16, 2017

Final approval set for June 27

From Coweta County Schools Press Release

The Coweta County Board of Education voted to tentatively approve an operational budget of $196,039,029 for the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018), at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 13.

The approved FY 2018 budget provides a 2 percent raise to school system employees, and does not project an increase in local property taxes. The Board of Education has maintained an 18.59 mill property tax rate since first setting it in the summer of 2004.

Final approval of the budget will require a second vote, which is planned for a called meeting of the school board on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Board’s 237 Jackson Street Board of Education Office in Newnan.

The school system operates on a fiscal year that extends from July 1 until June 30 of the following year. The budget covers school system operations and other expenditures during the upcoming fiscal year. It is also based on revenue estimates including anticipated state educational funding during the upcoming year and local property tax revenue.

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The Staging Life: Landscaping or Land ‘Scaring’

| News / Events | June 14, 2017

By Nan Johnston, Southern Staging & Redesign

It’s time to get those yards in shape for summer selling season!  Do you have a nicely landscaped and well maintained yard or are you guilty of looking more like the Adams Family House from the old black and white television show?


Let’s get a check list going of the most important task to creating great curb appeal:

Shape or trim back unsightly trees and bushes.  You don’t want limbs to reach out and grab your buyer as they walk on your walkway to the front door.  It may be that some overgrown plants and bushes need to be removed and replaced with smaller fresher plants.

Weed flower and plant beds. Do you have a Garden of “Weeden” on your hands? This will require actually getting in there and pulling them out or spraying them with weed killer and then whacking them down with a weed eater.  

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Home, outdoor awareness helps fight chonic sinusitis

| News / Events | June 12, 2017

Piedmont Health offers patient-centered care in treating Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases

From Special Reports

Otolaryngologist Dr. Danielle Warner, who recently joined Piedmont Physicians ENT in Newnan, says taking the time to review environmental factors and things patients can do at home to relieve chronic symptoms from ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders is an important part of medicine and treatment.

Dr. Danielle Warner

“Simple things like removing carpet from the bedroom or wearing a mask when cutting the grass can help with allergy treatment,” says Dr. Warner. “When I meet with my patients, I get a full background on their symptoms, medications they have tried and information on anything else that may be contributing to their illness. I want to be their partner in care, ensuring that their individual patient preferences, needs and values, guide all clinical decisions.”

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, hearing loss affects one in ten Americans. Similarly, about 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints. Dr. Warner treats patients of all ages suffering from these and many other complaints including snoring, nighttime breathing issues and recurrent ear and throat infections.

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings …

| News / Events | June 12, 2017

Mr. Peanut wears open-toed shoes and yoga pants.


Susan Barber, AP Literature and American Literature teacher at Northgate High School, was named the Coweta County School System’s Teacher of the Year. She was among 31 teachers selected by their peers for the prestigious award. The three finalists were Barber, Anne Graner, Media Specialist at Ruth Hill Elementary School, and Mindy Baker, Sixth Grade Mathematics Teacher at East Coweta Middle School.


Donkey Kong got his name because his creator believed ‘donkey’ meant ‘stupid’ in English and wanted to convey the impression that the character was a “Stupid Ape”.


Local manufacturing company Grenzebach, which specializes in building materials, glass and wood technology, was named the Small Manufacturer of the Year (150 or fewer employees) for the 2017 Georgia Manufacturers Awards.


In the mid 1980s, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas was the voice for Sally, Charlie Brown’s little sister


The refurbished Howard Warner School is now a community center with a ribbon cutting building held recently. It will be used for a second Boys and Girls Club in Newnan. The facility was at one point the segregated African American school.

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The Shopper Kitchen: Blueberry Crumb Bars

| News / Events | June 12, 2017

A perfect recipe to welcome Blueberry season

By Angela McRae

Is there any fruit that’s more delicious than a fat, ripe blueberry plucked right off the bush? How I love that perfect little burst of blueberry goodness when I pop a fresh blueberry into my mouth.

For many years, I didn’t even realize we could grow blueberries here in Georgia. Like others, I believed that blueberries were strictly a northern crop. Then I began to discover blueberries growing in friends’ gardens here in Coweta County. A few years ago, when my parents moved into a new home in Tallapoosa, we were all delighted to discover that huge blueberry bushes were already growing on the property, so now I have the pleasure of enjoying fresh blueberries each year.

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Progressive Heating & Air, Carrier partner again with Coweta Community Foundation

| News / Events | June 9, 2017

From Special Reports

The Coweta Community Foundation has announced that Progressive Heating and Air and Carrier have become a Framing Level Partner.

As one of the Foundation’s Annual Partners, Progressive and Carrier agree to serve as a partner for the Foundation’s four signature events: the Grant Award Ceremony in January, the Big Give Community Blood Drive held each February, the Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper held each spring, and The Power of the Purse coming up this year on October 26.

“Progressive Heating and Air, along with Carrier, support the Coweta Community Foundation because of the endless support CCF offers our community,” said Progressive Sales and Operations Manager Samantha Brazie. “By supporting CCF, our funds are distributed among several nonprofits, all within Coweta County. They have a diligent process in which they require nonprofits to participate in order to receive funds, thereby making sure nonprofits are good stewards of their donors’ money. Huge thanks to CCF for their contribution in making Coweta County a better place to live and work!”

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