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Over 33 billion videos were viewed by the U.S. Internet audience in June 2012 alone. The popularity of online videos is rising, with no peak in sight. All over the world people are tuning into their iphones, ipads, youtube and other devices to watch their favorite TV shows, clips and internet videos.  There is no doubt that the future or Television lies within the Internet.

CowetaTV.com allows viewers to submit, share and view videos from Coweta County. It is sort of like a local access television channel, but on the web. While traditional cable providers offer a limited service area, and a scheduled time to tune in for your favorite shows, CowetaTV.com allows viewers to watch programs on demand, from anywhere in the world.

“Look at a map of Coweta, which is our local cable provider’s coverage area. Now look at a map of the world, that is CowetaTV.com’s coverage area”. said Emily High-Massengill, creator of CowetaTV.com. “Internet is the future for video advertising and TV. It is exciting that Coweta now has an outlet to the whole world.”

CowetaTV.com’s goal is to constantly add more videos, both user submitted and professional produced content. Approved content producers are NuLink, TVTown, MyCoweta.com and the list is growing.

The only requirement is that all videos somehow tie back to Coweta, whether it’s a business, individual, school or event. Current productions include Tasty Treats, a Cooking Show for Kids, an Arts Show and Sports Program. If you have a show idea, CowetaTV.com is accepting new productions and offers production services.

CowetaTV.com is Coweta’s only internet channel. It allows viewers anytime, anywhere to Watch What Happens in Coweta. CowetaTV.com is owned and operated by Hover Video Productions. Visit CowetaTV.com to watch videos, submit your own videos, or request a taping of your next event.

If you would like more information, please contact Emily High-Massengill at 770.715.6444, or visit www.CowetaTV.com

The LaGrange Symphony Guild presents the annual My Favorite Things Luncheon on September 17, 2012 at Highland Country Club. Tablescapes, created by nearly twenty different groups and individuals, will showcase the creativity of symphony supporters.

The event will also include musical entertainment and a preview of the 2012-13 LSO season provided by Patricio Cobos, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor. Table viewing will begin at 11:00am with lunch served at 12 noon.

“The main emphasis of this year’s event is promoting LSO season ticket sales and guild membership,” said Guild President Libba Bowling. “I am grateful to co-chairs Nancy Stevens and Mary Anne Shepherd for their leadership for this year’s luncheon. It will be a wonderful experience and you will be supporting a worthy cause, our own LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. I Hope to see you there!”

Those who attend the luncheon and are also members of the Symphony Guild and current season ticket holders will be eligible to win a 3 day stay in a Destin, FL condo, plus 2 additional season tickets. Located on the Links Gold Golf Course, the condo has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and sleeps 7 people comfortably.

All proceeds benefit the LaGrange Symphony Guild. Tickets are $25 and must be reserved by September 12. For more information call Mary Anne Shepherd at 706.884.7044 or contact the LSO office at 706.882.0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org.

Support the Non-Profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Enjoy a
World-Class Event; Players Receive a $200 Callaway Golf Gift Card and More

 PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (8/27/2012) – Callaway Gardens® will host the 10th annual Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF) Golf Tournament September 21, 2012.  Proceeds from the tournament, co-sponsored by Callaway Golf® and Odyssey Golf®, enable the ICCF to share the wonders of nature with thousands of schoolchildren by providing funds for diverse environmental programs available at Callaway Gardens.

“In celebration of the tenth anniversary, this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever,” said Rick Wolf, director of golf at Callaway Gardens.

This tournament celebrates the great spirit of Callaway Gardens’ founder, Cason J. Callaway, who believed that golf should be a pleasant experience in beautiful surroundings as well as introducing children to nature.

Teams will receive a bevy of goods with entry into this can’t-miss event:

  • Competition round on your choice of Mountain View or Lake View courses, plus a Thursday or Saturday bonus round
  • $200 Callaway Golf Gift Card per player, redeemable for the latest clubs, apparel, footwear, bags and more
  • Pre-round skills challenge and special guest
  • Lunch
  • Closest-to-the-pin contests, great door prizes and raffle for a set of Callaway Razor clubs
  • Access to demo clubs, launch monitor and Callaway Golf Merchandise Tent, where gift cards may be redeemed
  • Awards ceremony and reception
  • Complimentary beverage cart during round


There are two courses and formats from which to choose:

  • Mountain View Course: Dog Fight – each player plays own ball; points awarded for bogeys, pars, birdies, eagles and double-eagles/aces
  • Lake View Course: Yellow Ball Scramble – players take turn playing yellowball while rest of team plays traditional scramble; team score is sum of yellow ball scramble scores.


Corporate sponsorship packages are available at the Bronze ($2,500), Gold ($5,000) and Platinum ($10,000) levels.


Proceeds from the event go to the day’s biggest winners:  the students who receive the opportunity to experience the educational and horticultural programs of Callaway Gardens.  In addition to a host of programs and initiatives, the not-for-profit foundation hosts more than 30,000 schoolchildren in the Gardens each year, provides internships for college students and supports Callaway Gardens’ acclaimed Birds of Prey program.


Tournament day registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a luncheon to follow.  Shotgun starts on both the Mountain View and Lake View courses will begin at 1 p.m.


Registration fee is $1,000 per four-person team. This event will fill up fast so sign up today – CLICK HERE for registration form or call Clarissa Chaudoin at 706.663.5170!


For the first year this event is on a Friday.  Make a weekend of it! Overnight accommodations are available – CLICK HERE or call 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292) for reservations. Enter or mention Rate Code ICCF.


Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.


– The Newnan Junior Service League (NJSL) will host its eighth annual Bargain Bash on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Welcome Center located at 1792 Welcome Road.  This event will feature new and gently used home goods, toys, children’s and adult apparel, holiday décor and more for sale at bargain prices.  The NJSL will also have its three award-winning cookbooks and food items from the cookbooks for sale at this event.  All proceeds from this year’s event will support “Christmas in Newnan”, an outreach program that provides Christmas meals and gifts for Coweta County families.


For more information on the Bargain Bash and the Newnan Junior Service League, including how to support its fundraising efforts for the Coweta Community, visit njslonline.org.

 About Newnan Junior Service League

The Newnan Junior Service League (NJSL) is an organization of women committed to enhancing the quality of life in Coweta County through dedicated service, volunteerism, and leadership.  Members of the NJSL volunteer 60 hours or more of their time each year to local organizations, including Coweta County Public Schools, Cambridge House, Rutledge Center, One Roof Ecumenical Alliance and the Community Welcome House.  The NJSL also hosts various fundraising events throughout the year to benefit local not-for-profit organizations.  The sale of three award winning cookbooks, created and sold by the NJSL, funds the NJSL scholarship program, which supports Coweta County women pursuing higher education.  For more information, visit njslonline.org.  

In our community there are some people who are absolutely essential to our well-being. Our emergency services personnel are truly some of those special people. 
We are appreciative because they keep an eye on our property. We are thankful because they speed to our aid when we have an emergency. We are appreciative because they keep our community a safe place for us to live and worship.
Perhaps we have forgotten to say it in the past, but right now Senoia United Methodist Church wishes to take an opportunity and let our emergency personnel know how we really feel. They are in our prayers.
In response to their good service, we would like to invite members of our emergency services (law enforcement, fire services, EMS, etc.) and their families to join us for a special service of worship on September 9, 2012, at 10:55 AM. During this service we will remember the sacrifices of those effected by the events of the September 11 World Trade Center attack and have a time of prayer for those who serve our community in the same manner.
Please let us know of your intent to attend as we hope you will join us after worship for a covered dish dinner where we want to get to know you better.
We look forward to our time together!

For more information visit the church website: www.senoiaumc.org or email the church office: office@senoiaumc.org

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Become a part of Callaway Gardens’ 14th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, August 31-September 3, 2012, by joining a chase crew.  Chase crews follow balloons in flight and recover them once they’ve landed.  It’s a terrific way to get involved with your community and experience ballooning first hand.

Crews assist pilots with inflating, launching, “chasing” and packing the balloons.

A good pair of gloves and a little time are all that are needed.  In return, crew members learn about ballooning and have access to the balloon festival and all the great activities and attractions at Callaway Gardens.

There is a Balloon Glow on Friday, August 31, with setup beginning around 7 p.m. The launches are Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, between 6:30 a.m. EDT and 7:30 a.m. and again between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Crew volunteers should be available at these times.

Balloons fly wherever the wind blows and usually travel five to seven miles before landing.  Chase crews maintain radio contact with a balloon pilot. Once the balloon has landed, the crew assists with retrieving a balloon and its passengers and  escorting them back to Callaway Gardens.

Approximately 150 volunteer chase crew members are needed.  Crew members must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license and be able to volunteer at the Balloon Glow on Friday night and for both flights on Saturday and Sunday.  Each balloon needs a four or five-member crew.

If you are interested in becoming a chase crew member or if you have questions about the event, please contact Andy Brown, Callaway Gardens’ recreation director, at 706-663-5043 or at abrown@callawaygardens.com.

The Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival will be an exciting time and a great way help make this event safe for members of our community and successful for the thousands of visitors who will be in town to enjoy Labor Day weekend.

Broadway and Cabaret Performer, Robert Ray returns to Fairburn’s Southside Theatre for 2 nights only, August 24 and 25 in a brand new concert entitled, “And the Beat Goes On.”

This will mark Ray’s 4th consecutive August appearance at Southside in what has quickly become a late summer community tradition.

Ray who graduated from Campbell High School in 1970 went on to appear on Broadway, in Europe and Atlantic City and has enjoyed a distinguished career as a producer, director and performer.

He has appeared in many of the nation’s great theaters such as The Kennedy Center, Wolftrap and The St. Louis Muny Opera which seats over 14,000 people.

Closer to home he has performed at The Alliance Theater, The Strand Theater, Macon Opera House, Highland’s Playhouse and The FoxTheatre. In 2005 Ray directed and produced “The 75th Anniversary of The Fox Theatre.”

He has produced 4 CD’s including a live recording of one of his most popular Cabaret Shows, “Johnny Mercer…Too Marvelous for Words.”

“And the Beat Goes On” marks Ray’s 40th year in show business and will feature a 7-piece band and numerous guest vocalists performing songs made famous by some of Ray’s favorite artists of the 70’s like Bob Seger, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Franki Valli and Lionel Ritchie.

In the 2nd act Ray and Company will perform songs of inspiration taken from the Broadway, Gospel, Jazz and Country repertoire.

All of Ray’s previous shows at Southside have been complete sellouts so purchase early and get ready to laugh, sing, clap and cry.

To order tickets by phone call: 404-284-0967
To order online go to:

The Newnan Citizen Academy will begin registration for the academy August 3rd. The deadline for registration is Friday, August 31st.

The City of Newnan holds an annual Newnan Citizen Academy in the fall. The academy this year will begin September 11th and go through October 23rd. The academy is a series of classes for citizens to educate and inform the citizens of Newnan about every aspect of city government in Newnan. The course will be an intensive, hands-on program on how city departments operate and how critical decisions are made that affect the quality of life in Newnan.  Participants are given the opportunity to tour city facilities and hear directly from department managers, professional staff, and elected officials.  Gina Snider, the city of Newnan’s Public Information Officer will be the ambassador for the Academy. There is a limit of 30 participants accepted into the academy each year.

The Citizens’ Academy was started in the Fall of 2004 and has proven to be so successful that we are starting our ninth session. Over 150 people have graduated from the Academy, and many have gone on to serve on various boards and commissions.

 What you can learn

  • Residents will do many exciting things with the Academy including:
  • See a Newnan fire truck and equipment, including HAZMAT
  • See how taxpayers’ dollars are spent
  • Get a first-hand look at citywide revitalization and development through Main Street Newnan
  • Meet Newnan City Manager, Cleatus Phillips
  • Learn about different rezoning classifications in your neighborhood
  • Learn how Keep Newnan Beautiful and Public Works is keeping your neighborhood clean
  • Learn what happens at Newnan City Council meetings
  • There is a project due at the end of the academy.

““The city is implementing a group project this year. This will give citizens even more of an opportunity to learn and retain the information from the academy. It will be very hands on and I hope citizens will take advantage of this exciting opportunity.” We always have a lot fun every year,” said Gina Snider, Public Information Officer.

Registration begins August 3rd for the 2012 academy. Please contact Gina Snider at gsnider@cityofnewnan.org  or 770-253-2682 ext 203 to register or for more details.




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