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By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

Notes from here, there and the Internet …

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The #Newnanstrong – A Tornado Relief Benefit Concert raised $54,000 for Bridging The Gap in support of those devastated by the Newnan tornado. The event was held at The Fred and featured multiple artists.

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Georgia is the latest state to allow college athletes to be paid after Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a measure that he says ensures they be “fairly compensated” for their “name, image, and likeness.” “This bill will encourage more student-athletes to come to Georgia to receive both a great education and the opportunity to compete at the highest level,” Kemp said.

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“When does a joke become a dad joke?”

“When it becomes apparent.”

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Supporting increased opportunities in emerging disciplines, the University of West Georgia announced the establishment of the School of Communication, Film and Media, effective July 1. The new school will initially offer two bachelor of science degrees – one in mass communications and another in film and video production – and four concentrations in the general degree of convergence journalism, digital media and telecommunication, film and video production, and public relations, according to a school statement. .

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Spending two seconds to pick up a quarter off the floor is the same as a $450/hour job.

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Newnan resident, Gloria Barnes, MSN, RN, director of Quality & Risk at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Atlanta, is the recipient of the DAISY Nurse Leader Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an esteemed honor in the nursing profession. Barnes’ steady leadership shined through the pandemic, highlighted by designing and operating the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic with laser focus on employee health and safety. The preparedness of Barnes enabled CTCA Atlanta to administer every COVID-19 vaccine dose it received, and to respond immediately and effectively when an employee suffered a severe reaction.

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“If Wookies have a 400-year life span, then Han Solo is basically like Chewbacca’s third dog.”

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The Coweta County Transfer Station, where you take stuff you want to get rid of, is back open. It’s been closed since a fire destroyed it last year.

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RACE for the Orphans raised a whopping $62,000 this year. All proceeds go toward helping bring 10 children home to their forever families. Major thanks to the participants and sponsors for making this happen.

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Gummy worms have more bones in them than actual worms.

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The Christian City Teen Board is hosting the second annual Race for Safe Place on Saturday, June 12. The 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk event will take place on the beautiful 500-acre Christian City campus in south Fulton County. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m.

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Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (CFEMC) has selected Madeleine Pardue, a high school junior at The Heritage School, to represent CFEMC at the 2021 Georgia Electric Cooperative Youth Tour (YTGA) – a virtual leadership experience. The program will be held June 22-24, 2021.

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“Your password has probably locked you out more times than it has locked other people out.”

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All three Coweta County School System high schools – East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate – have been recognized once again as being among the country’s “Best High Schools” by U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News recently released its 2021 “Best High Schools” list, which recognizes high-achieving public, magnet and charter schools across the U.S.  U.S. News’ 2021 Best High Schools numerically ranked 17,857 high schools nationwide this year as a part of its survey, and schools with a national rank in the top 40 percent achieved status as “Best” high schools.

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“You can remember that you forgot something but you can’t remember what you forgot.”

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From the Coweta County School System: the Coweta County School System will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks.  We strongly encourage mask-wearing by individuals who are not vaccinated, and want to be clear that any individual wishing to continue wearing a mask while attending school and/or school events should feel free to do so.

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“Light bulbs were such a good idea that they became the symbol for a good idea.”

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Newnan-native Alan Jackson’s concert benefiting Newnan tornado victims sold out the same day general admission tickets went on sale. Roughly 16,000 tickets were sold for the June 26 concert at the Coweta County Fairgrounds, where Jackson will be joined by several fellow musicians.

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