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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Job numbers increased more than 12,000 from June to July to an all-time high in Georgia and were up almost five percent over the year. Job gains included opportunities in Accommodation and Food Services, 4,100, Health Care and Social Assistance, 2,400, Retail Trade, 2,000, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, 1,500, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, 1,400, Wholesale Trade, 1,100, and Finance and Insurance, 1,000, according to a published report. “Georgia’s jobs numbers continue to climb reinforcing the state’s position as one of the nation’s best places to find employment,” said Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

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Often, the thought of getting fast food is actually far superior to actually getting it.

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Major kudos to the board of the Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Clubs for being named the “High Performance Board of the Year.” The honor came from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Georgia Area Council.

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Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld, which has theaters in Ashley Park, is preparing to file for bankruptcy within the next few weeks, after the post-pandemic return to cinemas didn’t prove as profitable as expected. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the London-based Cineworld is expected to file for bankruptcy in both the UK and US having amassed $4.8 billion in debt. No word on what will happen with the Newnan location as of yet.

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You never see commercials for the companies that make commercials.

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The Coweta County School System Transportation Department has begun offering the “Bus Bulletin” notification system, which lets parents and students know when there are bus schedule changes or delays of 10 minutes or more for specific school bus routes. The text-based notification service is free and can be signed up for at BusBulletin Registration on the Coweta County School System’s website.

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The Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Coweta County hosted their sponsors, supporters, and friends at the Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Wine Tasting at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Newnan. The 250 guests in attendance were treated to a variety of different tastes and flavors of beer, bourbon & wine, along with a delicious light dinner.  The event raised over $60,000 with the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coweta County.

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It’s probably a little disappointing to be No. 11 on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

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Coweta County 4-H’ers received top honors at the 79th annual Georgia 4-H State Congress event. State Congress includes the state-level Project Achievement competition, Leadership in Action contest, Master 4-H awards, as well as recognition of youth development professionals, supporters, and public officials for their contributions to the success of the Georgia 4-H program.

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Crust is bread armor.

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The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Department of Volunteers recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students who are children or dependents of full-time and part-time Piedmont Newnan Hospital employees. “It is an honor to be able to assist the children and dependents of our hospital employees with their education costs,” said Jeannie Johns, Piedmont Newnan volunteer coordinator and a member of the scholarship selection committee.

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Slogans found on a T-shirt or two or three or …
“Cremation is my last chance for a smoking hot body.”
“Gaslighting is not real, you’re just crazy.”

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