Zen News and Coweta Notes: Coach Max Bass, Piedmont Newnan, and more

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Pictured above is from the Newnan High School Twitter feed on Jan. 22 following the passing of Newnan High legendary coach Max Bass. The photo is taken at the Georgia Athletics Coaches Association Hall of Fame as part of his 2019 induction.

By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

Notes from here, there and the Internet …

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Tim Cofield was recently approved to serve as Deputy Warden of the Coweta County Prison by the Georgia Board of Corrections. Cofield, a 23-year veteran with the Corrections Division, succeeds Larry Clifton who stepped into the role of Warden in July 2021 following Bill McKenzie’s retirement.

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From Dr. Chase Puckett, principal of Newnan High School: “It is with great sorrow that I share that legendary coach and lifetime cougar Max Bass has passed away.  While his positive impact and influence live on, his loss will be felt by many in our community and across our state. Newnan High School is a better place because of our time with Coach Bass. Please join me in lifting up the Bass family in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn his passing and celebrate his life.  ‘Once a Newnan Cougar, always a Newnan Cougar’.” His overall record was 203-103-7 in 29 seasons as Newnan High’s head coach. 

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The first person convicted of speeding was going eight miles per hour.

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The local nonprofit Can’t Never Could Inc. has announced that Kevin Daniell is serving as its 2022 chairman. A CNC board member prior to that, Daniell was a friend of founder Rob Estes and got to know him at Newnan’s First United Methodist Church as well as through Bible study and mission work.

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Those heads on Easter Island have bodies.

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Visitors and patients at Piedmont Newnan Hospital must now wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when at the hospital. “The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19,” said Robert Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Piedmont Newnan. “We are updating our policy to be in-line with updated Centers for Disease Control policies.”

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There is no such thing as “pear cider.”

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Nora Anne Moeckel, 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 19.5 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Piedmont Newnan Hospital at 1:06 a.m. on January 1, 2022. This is the third child for the proud parents of all girls, Joshua and Rachel Moeckel, who said they were hoping she would arrive prior to the holidays but Nora was stubborn and came on her own time. 

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The feeling of getting lost inside a mall is known as the Gruen transfer.

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Your nostrils work one at a time.

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