Zen News & Notes: Coweta-Fayette EMC, Alicia Sands, Dennis McEntire and more

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By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

Notes from here, there and the Internet.

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From Coweta-Fayette EMC: CFEMC is honored to have been awarded the Coweta STEM Corporate Partner of the Year! Maggie Reenstra, Community and Economic Development Coordinator, received the award from Dr. Donald White of the CCSD and the Coweta STEM Institute. We are committed to our members and partnering with our schools to prepare students for jobs in energy. Preparing students today for the technical and STEM jobs of the future is critical to our community and we are thrilled to be involved with students in our area!

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We are as close to 2100 as we are to WWII.

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Welcome! … To Alicia Sands, the new girls head basketball coach at Northgate High School. Sands previously was the assistant coach for three years at East Coweta High School. 

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White Castle has no king and Burger King has no castle.

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More than just a Fair … Indeed, the Coweta County Fairgrounds and Conference Center is open year-round! The complex hosts events on a daily basis from weddings and receptions, to family reunions, birthday parties, corporate events, conferences and banquets. Upcoming Events – Coweta Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo on May 13-14 and the Cruzin Coweta Car Show on May 21.

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The most important step in folding a fitted sheet is lying to yourself about what a rectangle looks like.

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Nicholas Jonassen of Trinity Christian School in Coweta County has been named one of 14 recipients of the Walter Harrison Scholarship in 2022. The scholarship is sponsored by the electric cooperatives in Georgia, including Coweta-Fayette EMC. Recipients were chosen based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their service to the community.

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Mermaids wear bras despite not needing support underwater.

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State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) announced that the Georgia Senate gave final passage to House Resolution 594, legislation that would provide tax relief following natural disasters. HR 594 has been sent to Governor Brian Kemp, who is expected to sign it. “I am grateful to my colleagues in the Georgia General Assembly for putting aside political differences to love our neighbors greater than ourselves,” said Rep. Smith.

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We don’t know what the biggest lie in history was because it is still being believed.

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Dennis McEntire, the Don of utilities and a major community leader, is retiring from Newnan Utilities. During his 33-year tenure, he was responsible for the management of all organizational departments including electric, water, and wastewater. When he started as general manager, it had 58 employees and 7,000 customers. Today, Newnan Utilities has 100 full-time employees and serves over 10,000 electric and over 19,000 water customers. 

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There are people in the world who are so confident, they are the first ones to clap in a concert.

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Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (CFEMC) selected two local high school students to represent CFEMC on the 2022 Washington Youth Tour, which involves a week-long trip to Washington D.C. to learn more about our nation’s capital. Niyah Cameron, a junior at Whitewater High School; and Jackson Terrell, a junior at Newnan High School, were selected to participate in the all-expenses-paid leadership experience sponsored by electric membership corporations (EMCs) in Georgia, including Coweta-Fayette EMC.

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