Zen News & Coweta Notes: New speed limit, eyesores removed and invalid baptisms

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By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

Notes from here, there and the Internet …

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From NHS Principal Chase Puckett: WAY TO GO!  Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Boyd who was named the 2022 Music Educator of the Year by the Georgia Music Educators Association … at their annual conference in Athens.  Dr. Boyd’s passion for his craft and his students is another reason why it’s great to be a Newnan Cougar!

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The front of a hamburger is decided by your first bite.

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Hank Arnold, director of Coweta Force here in Newnan, was selected as one of 16 Recovery Ambassadors this year for the Georgia Recovers stigma-reduction campaign. Well deserved Hank!

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And let’s give a thumbs up to Deidre Bembrey, who has two state farm offices in the area. Her agency qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). This recognition is given to the top 6% of financial professionals in the world! The organization is a global, independent association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. 

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Mt. Everest is the world’s tallest cemetery.

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Time to slooooooooowwwwwwww it down. The speed limit in downtown Newnan has been reduced to 25 miles per hour. 

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A couple of big eyesores are no more. Demolition teams have completed tearing down the old Newnan Motel on Hwy. 29. And in downtown Newnan, crews are taking apart the old Caldwell Tanks plant. 

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Every day that someone you love wakes up is a great day.

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From multiple reports: For thousands of faithful folk, learning their children’s baptisms were invalid may have been crushing. But that’s what Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix said in a letter last month. “It is with sincere pastoral concern that I inform the faithful that baptisms performed by Reverend Andres Arango, a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix, are invalid.” Arango had been performing baptisms since 1995. But during each baptismal ceremony he’d say: “We baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” instead of “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

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If you found the perfect hiding spot, you did not find the perfect hiding spot.

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Ashley Park announced that 5.11, Inc. a global  innovator of tactical apparel and gear, will be opening its first location for southwest  Atlanta and third Georgia location. The retailer will occupy 4,000 square feet next to  Barberitos and is slated to open in fall 2022, according to a press release. 

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A new study said “Coweta County retail spending indicates that out-of-county shoppers account for 77.2% of sales transactions, generating $3.57 billion in revenue each year. The impact of these out-of-county purchases means that for every $1 of sales tax paid by a Coweta County resident, $4.41 of taxes would be paid by a non-resident shopper.”

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It’s hard to let someone know they are bad at taking criticism.

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Coweta Samaritan Clinic has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation (GBHCMF). The Clinic, which provides free primary and specialty healthcare services to uninsured adult Coweta County residents, will utilize the grant over the course of 2022 and 2023 for its Chronic Disease Management and Specialty Referral programs.

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Forty-two million Americans (almost 1 in 5 adults) think they will miss at least one credit card due date in 2022, according to a new WalletHub credit card survey.

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Every single person on Earth is here involuntarily.

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City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States which includes the facility in Newnan, expanding access to world-class research and cancer care to patients nationally.

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Nothing ruins a Friday faster than realizing it’s Tuesday.

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