If everyone agreed to stop ironing clothes, we’d save a lot of time.

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Peachtree City is the safest city in Georgia, to a recent ranking. Safe Home reviews and ranks security systems and offers crime prevention and security tips, and recently conducted a study to rank cities across the country according to safety. Using data from the U.S. Census from 2010 and FBI crime stats from 2015, researchers examined 37 cities in Georgia with at least 30,000 residents during the April 2010 to July 2014 time-frame. Peachtree City was named the safest in Georgia. It had a safety score of 90.36. Johns Creek was No. 2.With a population of 35, 202, Peachtree City had 18 violent crimes and 503 property crimes in a single year. Atlanta, which has a population of 464,710, had 5,203 violent crime and 25,556 property crimes within a single year. Its safety score was was 56.25. Only Douglasville (54.38) and East Point (25.88) trailed behind ATL on the list.

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Boys today will never experience the bone-chilling feeling when calling a girl and their dad answered.

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State Sen. Matt Brass, R-Newnan, was named chairman of the Senate’s Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee. After the 2020 Census, the committee will handle redrawing state and federal election districts.

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Assistant District Attorney John Herbert Cranford Jr. was named as the district attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit by Gov. Nathan Deal. Cranford replaces long-time DA Pete Skandalakis, who resigned to become executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia.  Cranford said he will run in the special election this November to fill out the remainder of Skandalakis’ term, which ends in 2020.

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Good moms let their kids lick the beaters covered in cookie dough. Great moms turn the beaters off first.

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A sad loss to report. Typo Market closed Jan. 31. Susan Hartford and her daughter Jessica Sutton decided to move back to Oklahoma where family is and will reopen a new store there. They will be missed.

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The Babies ‘R’ Us store in Newnan is among more than 180 stores retailer Toys ‘R’ Us plans to close.retailer plans to close more than 180 of its 880 U.S. stores, including the Babies ‘R’ Us store here in Newnan. The New Jersey-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall. Most of the closings will take place from early February through mid-April, the company said, which has 880 stores. The Newnan location is at 221 Newnan Crossing Bypass.

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Alfredda Abernathy and Willie Greenway, Jr., both former Newnan High standouts, will be inducted into the Coweta County Sports Hall of Fame. Abernathy remains as the all-time leading scorer at Alabama State and was the No. 1 Draft pick by the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1979. Greenway, Jr. played in the Georgia High School North-South All-Star Game and later was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection as linebacker at UT-Chattanooga. The 16th Annual Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, and will be held the Coweta County Fairgrounds & Conference Center.

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World illiteracy has more than halved between 1970 and today.

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Humans will create more information as date in the next two days than was created in all of history up to the year 2003.

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Twins Emersyn and Aiden were the first babies of the new year and were born to Neely Scruggs and Justin Mulliniks of Newnan. We had a photo of the twins in The Paper with them wearing onesies saying “Mommy, will you” and “marry our Daddy.” Mom said yes.

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There’s been some serious noise from downtown merchants over rate hikes regarding sanitation services the city of Newnan has taken over. Some restaurants are reporting more than 500 percent increases. And Oz Cutlery downtown has even threatened to shut down, saying he can’t afford the jump, according to a sign posted on a window at his store. In response, the city is going to review the rates, and will reduce them for six months to determine next steps.

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We upload 100 hours of video to YouTube every single minute. That’s 16 years of recorded human history every day.

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So everyone in Coweta County got a “time out” due to the snowstorm of Jan. 16-17. Said “time out” was in a reality a 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. curfew issued for just about everyone except for first responders and those really, really having to go to work. When was the last time you were grounded?

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Looks like a Chipotle Mexican Grill and (surprise, surprise) another Starbucks are looking to locate around the 1200 block of Bullsboro Drive. Plans are still in the works, but there’s currently a gas station on the property, so we will just have to wait and see.

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There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer used to land Apollo 11 on the moon.

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Another closing. Mimi and Me, located at 8 Greenville St., posted a sign on the window saying they were closed until further notice. There is now a “for lease” sign out.

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On a happier note, B. Young Beauty Studio and Spa announced a “coming soon” at 5 Jackson St. in downtown Newnan.

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Hungry Howie’s Flavored Crust Pizza is moving into a building at the Publix Shopping Center on Bullsboro Drive. Construction should be completed by next month. There’s no dining space inside, so get the phone number in your smartphone now.

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In 1990, an estimated 1 million people owned a mobile phone – in the entire world. Today, that estimate is between 5 billion to 6 billion.

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There are more people who are obese than are starving in the world. 30% of Earth’s population is obese, and 5% of these people die of this disease.

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The Newnan Coweta Boys and Girls Club was named Nonprofit of the Year during the annual grants award ceremony held by the Coweta Community Foundation. The nonprofit was honored for its operation and for having impeccable books and records, a committed board and an outstanding program, as well as a physical location in Coweta County and with Coweta residents on its board. The foundation distributed $50,000 to local nonprofits and school teachers this year.

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Brooks Elementary School student Jack Reese won Coweta County’s district-wide Spelling Bee. The 5th grader became Coweta County’s 2018 spelling champion in the 17th round of the annual competition, spelling “lichenous” and “frontispiece” for the win. Arnall 7th grader Tae Kim came in second at the annual bee. The two students were finalists from among 25 elementary and middle-schoolers who competed Thursday night.

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Representatives of 100 Women Who Care Coweta County recently gathered to present their quarterly donation to CLICK (Certified Literate is Coweta’s Key). The group was launched in 2016 by the Coweta Community Foundation’s 2015 Woman of the Year, Leah Sumner, who used her platform to launch the new Coweta-based grassroots organization that focuses on coordinating funding for charitable organizations and needs in Coweta County. The group consists of 100 women who meet quarterly, each bringing $100 in quarterly contributions to benefit the community.