Zen News: Michelle Murray, Drew Fausett, Dennis McEntire, Mary Thompson and more

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By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

Notes from here, there and the Internet …

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Employee Spotlight: Deputy Sheriff Michelle Murray is the first Black female deputy employed by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. With almost 4 decades of service to her community, DS Murray is the longest tenured employee with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. We are extremely grateful for her many years of service and hope she has no plans on giving up her spot on top of the “longest tenured” list any time soon.

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The severed head of a sea slug can grow an entirely new body.

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From CCSO: The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sgt. Drew Fausett on being awarded the American Legion 2022 Police Officer of the Year. In 2014, Sgt. Fausett came to work for our agency in the Patrol Division. He served as a Field Training Officer for three years, then was promoted to A Shift Patrol Corporal. Sgt. Fausett was recently promoted to C Shift Patrol Sergeant.

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The heads on Easter Island have bodies.

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Dennis McEntire, General Manager of Newnan Utilities, was elected as the Department of Transportation (DOT) Board Representative for this region. This is also the first time a business leader from Coweta has been elected to this prestigious seat, according to a published report.  In fact, 48 of the last 50 years the representative has come from our neighboring community Columbus.  

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The hottest spot in the world is in Libya.

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The Board of Regents named former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as chancellor of the University System of Georgia (USG).

Perdue began his duties as the system’s 14th chancellor on April 1, 2022. The Board began its national search in January 2021, following an announcement by Chancellor Steve Wrigley that he would retire July 1, 2021. In the interim, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration Teresa MacCartney has served as acting chancellor.

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You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during a flight.

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Coweta County Board of Education meeting recognized Ruth Hill gifted teacher and GAGC (Georgia Association for Gifted Children) Gifted Program Teacher of the Year, Mary Thompson. We were so thankful that her 3rd graders and their parents were able to join us.

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Well, it looked like someone thought there was a drive-thru at popular downtown eatery Christy’s Cafe. Turns out the damage to the sign, fencing, sidewalk and stairs was all due to a police chase. An officer performed a PIT maneuver nearby, sending a fleeing suspect’s car into the cafe. Suspect was arrested and Christy’s is open for business.

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Rabbits can’t puke.

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For all you zombie lovers, scenes for the finale of The Walking Dead were shot around downtown Newnan last month. A Zombie Finale rather than Apocalypse so to speak.

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Congratulations to Seho Young, who won the first prize of $15,000 in the Wadsworth Piano Competition! Second ($7500); Aleksandra Kasman; Third ($5000): Ryan Jung. Thanks to everyone who participated in and assisted with this year’s Competition.

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The “M’s” in M&Ms stand for “Mars” and “Murrie.”

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Mission Mbale, a 501c3 non-profit located in Newnan, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant by the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation. This grant was awarded to further develop the two medical clinics which Mission Mbale’s partnership with Ebenezer Christian Ministries based in Mbale, Uganda helps to support.

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