Zen Notes: Kris Youmans, Christy’s Cafe, Jay Jones and more local news

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By John A. Winters, Publisher

Kris Youmans, our very own music columnist for The Paper and front woman for The Kris Youmans Band,
is nominated in the Traditional Music category  in the Georgia Country Awards. Please vote for her at:
https://www.georgia-country.com/awards.php.  Kris and her band won this in 2016 and it’s time they win another with your help.

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One of our favorite breakfast/lunch joints – Christy’s Cafe – is closing. Okay, not completely, but they are going to start closing on Monday’s and Tuesday’s starting later this summer. You can breathe now.

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Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Newnan Junior Service League, Abby’s Angels Foundation is teaming up with Kate’s Club to offer free services for children to help them process and understand various grief issues they face. An orientation meeting will be held on September 22. Please see their ad in this edition for more information.

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Every mirror that you buy is used.

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Jay Jones, Coweta County’s emergency management director, is retiring after more than 30 years with the county. He will be working in a similar type capacity at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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“Marvel fans can now live out a fantasy in Georgia if they’re willing to shell out almost $1,000 a night. WSB-TV reports the cabin where Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, lived during the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ film was listed for rent on Airbnb. The three-bedroom cabin is located on a lake in Fairburn, about 30 minutes southwest of Atlanta. It’s listed at around $800 per night.”

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BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc., announced Truist as the name for the combined company, according to a press release. Truist will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank holding company serving more than 10 million households in the U.S.

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There is no winning in parenting, it’s all just damage control.

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This year’s Black Tie & Boots event, August 3, 2019 at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco, will feature country music superstar Craig Morgan.

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Jackson Mitchell Holdings, Inc. has purchased Little Giant Farmers Market Corporation, which operates five Georgia grocery stores. The company will continue to operate under the current corporate structure and Little Giant Farmer’s Market will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Jackson Mitchell Holdings, Inc., according to a press release. The locations in the deal include the original Riverdale location, the flagship store in Jonesboro, both Newnan locations, as well as the Decatur location.

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Trying to cut corners creates more corners.

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House Rep. David Stover, who represented parts of Coweta County, has resigned his post effective immediately. He cited family reasons. Stover represented District 71 since winning election in 2003.

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Some University of West Georgia news: UWG has been listed among the top four-year institutions with the highest increases in the percentage of underrepresented minorities. And, the university ranks ninth in the nation among public institutions that offer doctorates, placing ahead of nearly 200 eligible institutions, according to “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

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An Ouiji board says for ages 8 and up. So you have to be 21 to legally drink but can summon the dead when you are 8.

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Newnan High School has a couple of new coaches: Shani Jones takes over as women’s basketball coach and Trent Gatzemeyer as head men’s basketball coach.

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The Newnan Police Department has four new officers going on patrol after graduating from the police academy. Officers Michael Smith, Michaella Proctor, Coy Thompson & Brent Purinton will enter the Field Training Program now. And in other law enforcement news, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office announced that Tyler McDonald is the latest graduate of GPSTC Mandate Class #220.

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And of course, Lenn Wood won the special election and is the new sheriff of Coweta County. Wood took more than 70 percent of the vote. Congratulations.

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Neither cough, rough, through and though rhyme, but pony and bologna do.

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The Coweta County Board of Education approved a fiscal 2020 budget of $222 million. The approved FY 2020 budget provides a raise to school system employees, and does not project an increase in local property tax rates. The Board of Education has maintained an 18.59 mill property tax rate since first setting it in the summer of 2004.

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Where are the bad guys from in Russian and Chinese movies?

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