Zen News, Notes & Musings: C.S. Toggery closing in Downtown Newnan

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By John A. Winters, Publisher

C.S. Toggery, purveyors of exceptional women’s and men’s clothing, will be closing. The downtown Newnan store posted: “It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that C.S Toggery will be closing, tentatively effective November 30th … It has been an honor being able to serve this community these past 6+ years. We are grateful to those who have shown continued love and support through all the highs and lows. We opened with the hope of growing and servicing the community for years to come. We wish circumstances allowed us to continue doing what we love.”
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The East Coweta Lady Indians won the Class 7A Softball State Championship  in Columbus with a 9-0 victory over Mill Creek. The victory marked the second consecutive year the Lady Indians and Coach Franklin DeLoach have won the state title. East Coweta finished the 2018 season with a stellar 32-2 record. Combine that with the perfect 36-0 mark from a year ago and the Lady Indians have now compiled a two-year record of 68-2. Impressive in any league on any level. Excellent work ladies.
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The Coweta County School System’s average score on the SAT was 1082 among 2018 graduates, placing the system 33 points above the national average and 28 points above the state average on the college entrance exam. 2018 was the second year of reporting for the newly-reformatted SAT.  The reporting shows test results for 2018 graduates on the SAT’s Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test sections, and is scaled between 400 and 1600 points.Coweta County’s overall performance on the SAT rose 3 points in 2018, placing the school system 21st out of 175 Georgia school districts reporting on the SAT, or in the top 12 percent of the state.  It was the fourth year in a row that the Coweta County School System scored higher than both national and state averages.
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Chin Chin restaurant has closed and will be replaced  by Gogi Korean BBQ and Sushi. The restaurant is located in the Newnan Promenade off Bullsboro and across the street from Walmart. From their Facebook page: “It has been an honor serving Newnan’s finest people since 2004. Thank you so much for supporting us and we wish everyone great health and successful years to come.”
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Until the 19th century, anyone who experienced speeds of more than 60 mph was falling to their death.
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100 Women Who Care voted to donate this quarter’s contributions of $10,000 to Meals on Wheels of Coweta! Each member of the organization donates $100 every quarter and then vote on which non-profit to give the money to. Those interested in becoming involved in 100 Women Who Care and would like a spot on the waiting list, can contact the group at [email protected] .
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You just lost part of your childhood. Caroll Spinney, legendary puppeteer best-known for Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch, retires after nearly 50 years on Sesame Street.
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There are very few things more frustrating that watching someone else use the computer.
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Hurricane Michael caused at least $3 billion in losses to Georgia’s agriculture industry, according to early estimates from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists. Total estimates included; pecans and trees at $560 million; $300 to $800 million from cotton; and $480 million in vegetables.
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The Coweta County prison now has a rooster – and four laying hens. The chickens will help get rid of bugs in the prison garden. Oh, and also provide some nice brown eggs for the inmates.
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Amazon is doing to department stores what department stores did to small businesses.
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Junction Lanes Family Entertainment Center Owner Ryan Huber said construction crews are creating an area for at least 50 interactive arcade games, bumper cars and a rock climbing wall.
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West Georgia Technical College raised a record $60,000 from its 17th annual Black Tie & Boots fundraising event. Country band Lonestar performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the West Georgia Tech Murphy Campus Conference Center in Waco. The technical college has a campus in Newnan.
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Someone has to deliver Digiorno pizzas to the grocery store.
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Three new restaurants are gearing up to open soon, or just have, at Ashley Park. Poke City will be located next to Great American Cookies The restaurant offers poke bowls, which consist of marinated fish tossed over rice and topped with vegetables. Barberitos is a burrito-inspired restaurant based in Athens. They will be located next to Men’s Warehouse and focus on farm-to-table ingredients. Positanos Pizza will be open for lunch and dinner and cooks their pizza in a wood-fired volcanic stone oven built in Italy.
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The 2018 ACT results showed Coweta County School System students overall outscored national averages and matched the state of Georgia’s average score on the college entrance exam. The school system’s average composite ACT score was 21.4 in 2018, compared to a Georgia composite score of 21.4 and a national composite score of 20.8. That was down slightly from Coweta’s average Composite ACT score of 21.7 last year. The ACT is a national college admissions examination that measures what students learn in high school to determine their academic readiness for college.
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The city of Newnan’s Fire Department received a grant of more than $20,000 from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to help purchase new equipment as well as technology improvements.
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Abby’s Angels Foundation announced that Abby’s Closet #43 is ready to greet students at Mount View High School in Welch, West Virginia. This was the high school where Abby’s parents, aunts & uncles, and cousins attended and graduated. The foundation honors Abby, who was killed in a car accident by a distracted teen driver. The closets provide school supplies for students in need, as well as a place to relax.
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Zombies are the ultimate “if you can’t beat em’, join em’!
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You may not know her name, but odds are you’ve tried her recipe for … green bean casserole.  The Thanksgiving staple, created by Dorcas Reilly, is loved by millions. The 92-year-old recently died of Alzheimer’s disease.  Campbell Soup officials said the dish, made with green beans and cream of mushroom soup topped with crunchy fried onions, is the most popular recipe ever to come out of its corporate kitchen.
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Piedmont Newnan Hospital donated $15,000 to the Coweta County school system. The donation for the 2018-2019 school year will be used to purchase 10 new automatic external defibrillator (AED) units.
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Raisins are grapes that gave up their looks for immortality.

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