Coweta News, Notes and Musings

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By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

News from here, there and the internet.

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While some people have the cash to pay for their phones upfront, others will finance their purchase. In fact, more than 1 in 5 Americans think that the new iPhone is worth going into debt, according to a nationally representative survey conducted by WalletHub.

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In one day, the United Kingdom went from having a male prime minister and female queen to having a female prime minister and a male king.

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A 14-year-old girl was charged with arson for setting a fire at a Walmart in Peachtree City, according to police. The preliminary investigation found the fire was intentionally set in the paper goods aisle of the store, the Peachtree City Police Department said in a press release. 

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The “Small Town Throwdown” concert at Ashley Park recently raised $53,000 for the Coweta Community Foundation. Headlining artist Brantley Gilbert led the concert lineup which also featured, LOCASH & Gyth Rigdon, & Dee Jay Silver. It was produced by Palmetto Entertainment.

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Eight hours of drinking is binge drinking; eight hours of TV is binge watching; but eight hours of sleep is not enough.

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For those of you who keep track of these kinds of statistics, Georgia ranked 19th for Happiest State, according to Wallethub. Also, Atlanta ranked 18th among best cities for coffee lovers.

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A fire destroyed the building housing the popular Heirloom Market and Bakery. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The market was located on Hwy. 54 close to the Fayette County line.

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Hotel California is a negative Yelp review with a two-minute guitar solo.

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David Boyd Sr., one of  the great “characters” of Newnan, died at the age of 83. He was a well-known political cartoonist and held court at the Redneck Gourmet for many years. God broke the mold after creating Boyd. We here at Winters Media will deeply miss him.

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Welcome to the Nanny State: Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the US because the windows can pinch a person’s fingers when being rolled up. Tesla told US safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction, per the AP

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Ribs are “pork on a stick.”

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The Newnan Kiwanis said nearly 45,000 people attended the 2022 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, which set a new attendance record for the annual event.This year’s Fair ran 11 days,  Sept. 15 through Sept. 25, with an average daily attendance of just over 4,000. Fair Chairman Scott Cortner said new rides and entertainment were the focus of 2022. And nearly perfect late Summer, early Fall weather certainly didn’t hurt.

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The Coweta Samaritan Clinic has announced two additions to its staff. Amy Boren, RN, has been named Nurse Manager and Christy Van Drew has been added as Practice Manager. Two valued team members – Ginny Lyles and Peggie Lawson – had announced their respective retirements thus creating the need to add Boren and Van Drew to the staff. 

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The only loser in an argument is the one who didn’t learn anything from it.

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The Coweta County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is launching a Tornado Assistance Program to help unincorporated residents impacted by the March 2021 tornado.The program will initially focus on removing standing damaged trees within 125-feet of residences. Up to $10,000 may be allocated per parcel based on the site assessment.

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On September 16, 2022, the West Georgia Technical College Foundation celebrated the 20th annual Black Tie & Boots event. The event set a new record by raising a net profit of more than $150,000 in proceeds.

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Dogs were much happier before TVs and cell phones came along.

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