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Piedmont to offer mammograms at discounted price in October


Atlanta, Ga. – Various Piedmont imaging locations will offer digital screening mammograms at a discounted rate of $75 throughout October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


According to the American Cancer Society, nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Research indicates the key to beating the disease is catching it early, usually through a regular screening (i.e., breast self-exam or screening mammogram).


“It is important women get screened for breast cancer, regardless of their family history,” said Jeffrey Allen, M.D., medical director of the Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “Eighty percent of women who are diagnosed don’t have any reported risk factors, which include family history, race and ethnicity. This means that almost any woman is at risk for breast cancer, especially those over the age of 40.”


Participating locations, which offer extended hours and weekend appointments, include:


  • Piedmont Imaging at Piedmont West
  • Piedmont Imaging at Kennesaw
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
  • Piedmont Outpatient Center at East Ellijay
  • Piedmont Fayette Hospital Women’s Imaging Center
  • Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center at Summit Healthplex

No physician referral is required to schedule a mammogram; however, it is required that women being screened have a doctor to receive the screening results. Patients should bring a picture I.D. with them to their appointment. The discounted mammogram price cannot be used in conjunction with insurance coverage and payment is requested at time of service. For more information, visit piedmont.org/mammogram.


You’re Invited


Please join us for our October Early Bird Breakfast when we welcome back Dr. Stuart Gulley.  Dr. Gulley is President of Woodward Academy and previously served as President of LaGrange College for 13 years.  In addition to our keynote speaker, we will hear updates from West Georgia Health, this month’s sponsor spotlight.  Our coffee sponsor is Merry Market!  The event will be Tuesday, October 8 at 7 am at Del’avant.  Contact LeTisha (letisha@lagrangechamber.com) to make your reservations.


Chamber Events


Thursday, October 3, 10:00 am:  Expo Planning Meeting; contact LeTisha (letisha@lagrangechamber.com) for more information.

Friday, October 4, 7:45 am:  Networking Group meets upstairs; contact Page (pestes@lagrangechamber.com) for more information.


Mark your calendars for a great small business workshop sponsored by SunTrust Bank on October 15.  More information will be circulated next week!


Did You Know?


September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, which is a great opportunity to take a little time to get prepared.  Large-scale disasters and unexpected events can and do occur in Troup County.  In addition to encouraging families and individuals to prepare, plan and stay informed, please make sure your business is ready.  Visit www.ready.ga.gov/Your-Business for more information.


Volunteers Needed!


TEEN MAZE is scheduled for October 28-November 1 at the Callaway Conference Center.   Volunteers are needed throughout the event.   Opportunities are on October 28 for setup from 10 am to 5pm; October 29 from 5-9 pm, October 30 from 8 am to 12 pm; October 30 from 12-4 pm; October 31 from 8-11 am; October 31 from 11 am to 2 pm; November 1 from 8 am to 12 pm, and November 4 from 8 am to 12 pm for clean-up.  Volunteers must complete a registration form and background check by October 4 and attend a volunteer training session (4 sessions are offered for your convenience).  Please contact Jane Gannon Simms at the Troup County Health Department at 706-298-3650 to volunteer.  This is a vital program to educate youth how decisions they made today have consequences tomorrow.  Please volunteer a few hours of your time!



Events for a Good Cause


The LaGrange Woman’s Club invite you to attend their Fall Into Fashion Show on September 27 at 12 noon at Del’avant.  Call 706.884.1732 for tickets.


Join the West Point Lake Coalition and the US  Army Corps of Engineers for the annual lake cleanup on September 28 from 8:30-12:00 noon; lunch will be provided.  More than 1,000 volunteers are needed!  Contact Rocky Millenbine at 706.845.6113 or rocky.g.millenbine@usace.army.mil to participate.


HOPE for a Day Walk will be held on  Saturday, September 28 from 8 am to 1:30 pm on the Square in Downtown LaGrange.  Registration forms for the 10 miles walk can be obtained from Troup County Parks & Recreation and PC Sign & Screenprinting or online at www.bfflhopeforaday.com.


Breast Cancer Awareness Cookout will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 11 am to 2 pm at LaGrange Healthcare, 100 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange.  In addition to a free hot dog lunch, they will have great teaching tools—including samples of breast forms designed to train individuals to self-check for breast cancer—that could save your life!


Woof!  Support the LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society’s Pet Show from 9 am to 12 pm on Lafayette Square on Saturday, October 5.  There will be vendors, music, adoptions, giveaways, the pet show itself and so much fun.  Bring the family!


Leggin’ It For Literacy 5K Fun Run (October 19, 7-11:30 pm, Downtown LaGrange).  Run downtown when the sun goes down.  5K Race to benefit CLCP promoting literacy resources and awareness.  Music, tot trot, Country’s BBQ sandwich and sweet tea for all participants.  Contact Debbie Burdette (Debbie.burdette@westgatech.edu) for more information and to register.


West Point Scouts Trail Run (October 19, 8:15-11:30 am).  Join a 1 mile fun run and two 5K trail runs to benefit local scout troops.  Cost is $20 for one race, $30 for two or $35 for three races.  Free t-shirt for each applicant if you register before October 10.  Contact Joel Finlay at Finlay.joel@gmail.com for more information and to register.


Run with the Warriors 5K Race (October 19, 9 am).  Start at Highland Country Club and finish at Highland Park Field.  Race to benefit LaGrange Academy.  Cost $25 in advance/$30 day of race.  Register online at www.lagrangeacademy.org or call 706-882-8640.


Darkness to Light Community Awareness Breakfast (October 23, 7:30-9:30 am, Del’avant).  Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services and Troup Family Connection Authority will host a breakfast introducing the Stewards of Children curriculum “ Darkness to Light,” a research driven child abuse awareness effort.  Contact John Harrell at 706-302-7546 for more information or to register.



Fun, Meaningful Events & Activities


Open Auditions for NHCT’s Production of “Vintage Hitchcock:  A Live Radio Play” will be held September 30 and October 1 at 7 pm at the New Horizon Theatre in downtown West Point.  No preparation is required.  Actors ages 18+ only.  Show dates will be October 30-November 2.


Market on Main (Saturdays from 8  am to 10 am in Carmike Cinema parking lot).  Purchase locally grown produce and homemade goodies.  Sponsored by the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority.


LA in Action Day (Wednesday, October 2, 11 am to 11:45 am, LaGrange Academy).  Take a few minutes and come see what a day is like at LaGrange Academy.


Faces of World War II:  West Georgia (Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main Street, LaGrange; May-October 6).  The exhibit was prepared by guest curators Isabelle Knight, Bobby Cammon and Terry Hoppe and displays photographs, news clippings, uniforms, weapons and much more—all dating from 1941 to 1945.  All of the materials relate to men and women who served in World War II who were originally from this area, who later lived her or those that have family in the area.  The stories are fascinating and cover the earliest days of the war until its end.  The exhibit is open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is free.


Visual Artists Alliance Exhibit (LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway).  See the incredible works of local artists, including the renowned farm series by Annie Greene.  Exhibit will be on display from August 23 until September 27.


Barbie Beach Photography Exhibit (LaGrange Art Museum & Cochran Gallery on Lafayette Square).  Barbie Beach is a sand pit at a crossroad in Turin where Barbie dolls (and other vinyl creatures frolic in the theme du jour.  Lynda and Steve Quick began Barbie Beach in 2006 after a power company cut down a climbing rose busy that stood in the spot while doing right-of-way maintenance.  Not it draws tourists from around the globe.  Enjoy the photography of this kitschy spectacle.

The Rockin’ Resource Troup Expo and Taste of Troup will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at the Callaway Center.  Mark your calendars to attend the Business-to-Business portion from 3-5:30 pm followed by the general public from 5:30-7:00 pm.


Hills & Dales Estate will host their annual lecture on October 8 at 6:30 pm.  Peter Hatch, retired Director of Gardens & Grounds at Monticello and Jefferson scholar, will speak about Thomas Jefferson the gardener.  After the lecture, Hatch will sign copies of his new award-winning book entitled, “A Rich Spot of Earth.”  Cost is $10 admission for general public and free for passholders. Reservations are required; call 706.882.3242.


Under the Prairie Moon, A Celebration of the American West (LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange; October 11-February 15).  The exhibit celebrates the American West and features the Andy Warhol  Cowboys and Indians Suites, Southwest  Native American relics and artifacts on loan from a local private collector; the black-and-white photography of US Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and landscapes of the southwest by Keith Rasmussen.  Opening reception will be from 7-9 pm on Friday, October 11.


Go Panthers!  LaGrange College Homecoming (October 11).  Weekend full of multiple activities, sports events, reunions, etc. to celebrate Homecoming on the Hill!


New Harmonies:  Celebrating  American Roots Music (Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main Street, LaGrange, October 12-December 3).  The Smithsonian exhibit about American music comes to LaGrange.  Special events spotlighting roots music will be held during the exhibit.  Take advantage of this chance to see  American musicians, listen to America’s music and hear the story of freedom.  The main beat of the exhibition is the ongoing cultural process that has made America the birthplace of more music than any other place on earth.  The exhibit is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council.


Basket Weaving:  Decorative Wall Basket (October 12, 9 am to 1 pm, Callaway Gardens).  Discover the job of basket weaving by making a delightfully charming wall basket, “Morning Mail.”  The basket features a hard wood oak handle hand carved in Tennessee.  Weave the basket and then use your creativity to embellish with natural materials.  Appropriate for beginner or intermediate basket weavers.  All supplies  will be provided.  Fee is $50 for general admission/$45 annual pass holder.  Call 1-800-CALLAWAY to register.


Fall Color Painting Worship with Nan Cunningham (October 13, 10 am to 4 pm, Callaway Gardens).  This workshop is extremely informative and lots of fund.  Any level welcome to attend.  All mediums included but acrylic emphasized.  You’ll use nature’s natural color from the Gardens to enhance your painting style with inventive and symphonic color harmony.  $225/$202 pass holder.  Call 1-800-CALLAWAY to register.


Lip Balms, Creams & Salves—On My! (October 12, 10 am to 12 pm, Callaway Gardens).  Take part in this class taught by estate horticulturist Charlotte Baker and learn the basic techniques for making your own healing, soothing lip balms, cream and salve from herb infused oils.  Participants will make some of each emollient to take home.  $30 per person.  Pre-registration required; call 706-882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org.


Stories in the Garden (October 13, 2 pm, Hills & Dales Estate).  Come sit in the pecan grove and be entertained by the engaging storytellers of the Azalea Storytelling Festival.  Free admission!  Reservations are required.  A limited number of chairs will be provided but guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.  In case of rain, the event will be held in the Visitor Center.  Guests will enter through the Hills & Dales Drive entrance gate and be directed to parking.  The gate will close at 2:15 pm.  Call 706-882-3242 to register.


Celebrating a Life Well-Lived (October 15, 7:30 pm, Callaway Auditorium).  The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra honors long-time board member Ida Florine Tarver with a selection of her favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite, and stirring vocal performances from Nathaniel Greene, Rev. Willie T. Edmondson, John Dreber and others.


Rain Garden/Dry Stream Bed:  how to transform a drainage problem into a garden showplace (October 19, 10 am to 12:30 pm, Callaway Gardens).  Learn how to turn a challenging landscape situation into a garden highlight.  Learn the basics and then visit a couple of sites where this has been done.  Bring your own sack lunch.  Free $35/$31.50 pass holder.  Call 1-800-CALLAWAY for more information.


Identifying Birds by Sign and Sound Workshop at Hills & Dales Estate (October 19, 10 am to 12:30 pm, Hills & Dales Estate).  Ornithologist Georgann Schmalz will teach you how to identify the most common residents and migratory birds in our region by both sight and sound.  The program will include recorded bird songs and calls to help you learn and remember which birds make what sounds.  $35 per person.  Call 706-882-3242 to register.


Hogansville Hummingbird Festival (October 19-20, Downtown Hogansville).  It’s the 16th Annual Hummingbird Festival!  Enjoy more than 100 arts and crafts vendors with handmade products as well as an art competition, exhibits and demonstrations.  Antiques, international food court, music, entertainment and children’s activities provided.  Fun for the whole family!  Kickoff dinner and silent auction at Victoria Belle Mansion on Thursday, October 17.


Hogansville House of Horrors (October 19, 25, 26, & 31, Royal Theater, Downtown Hogansville).  The Old Royal Theater of Hogansville is stirring in its mouldering grave.  Entities are rising from the dust and debris of the decades—and you may have to meet them face to face!  You can explore these haunted tunnels yourself for four terror-filled nights in October if you are brave enough—or foolish enough.  It’s no place for the faint of heart!


3D Journeys at LaGrange College:  Flannery O’Connor and Andalusia (October 21, 10 am, Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall).  Dr. Anthony Wilson, Associate Professor of English and Southern literary scholar, will discuss Flannery O’Connor’s most famous short story collection, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” paying special attention to “Good Country People.”  Free!


Merry Market (October 24-26, Callaway Conference Center).  Kick off your holiday season at the 3rd Annual weekend shopping extravaganza.  A variety of unique and specialty merchants from around the country will be selling items for your giving needs.  $5/one-day general admission or $25 ticket for the preview party on October 24 and shopping throughout the weekend.  Call 706-884-8292 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.



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 The 2013 Fall Taste of Newnan, an annual event hosted by Main Street Newnan, will take place on Thursday, October 3rd in our beautiful and historic downtown.  The event, which begins at 5:00pm and lasts through 8:30pm, will feature a wonderful assortment of local restaurants and caterers spread across North and South Court Square offering a “taste” of their delectable treats.


In addition, this year’s event will feature a Kids Zone along West Washington Avenue, equipped with rides, games, face painting and so much more  With more than 40 participants registered, this year’s event is sure to impress.


Live entertainment will feature Jonny Diaz, a Christian main stream artist from Nashville, Tennessee and Paige McCauley, an Atlanta singer and songwriter with country flare.  The entertainment is being sponsored by The Joy 93.3 FM, in partnership with The Southern Credit Union.  The live entertainment will be located along West Broad Street.  In addition, tables and chairs will be set up adjacent to the live music stage for those attendees looking to relax and enjoy the event.


Tickets will be sold for $1.00/each at the event or you can beat the crowds and purchase your tokens in advance at one of the following locations: Let Them Eat Toffee, Wellness Center of Piedmont Newnan, R. DuBose Jewelers and Encore Decor.


This season’s event will feature ice cream, BBQ, Italian ice, pizza, ribs, baked goods, pasta, seafood, Chinese and Thai selections, candied apples, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, roasted corn, fresh squeezed lemonade, kettle corn and so much more.


Free public parking lots are available on the corner of LaGrange Street and Spring Street, First Avenue and Spring Street, East Broad Street and Perry Street, as well as East Washington Street and Perry Street.


The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.


As with all Main Street events, this is rain or shine.


For more information, please visit www.tasteofnewnan.com ;

     The City of Newnan press release below contains the exciting news that the entertainment at this year’s Taste Of Newnan will include a performance by an excellent vocalist, Paige McCauley.  McCauley has performed in Newnan three times as a member of the female vocalist group Zaphyra created by Pia Ugarte:  in 2008 in “The Christmas Mist” Concert at The Wadsworth,  in 2010 at the “Mist of Night and Moon” Concert at The Wadsworth and at the “A Touch of Christmas” concert at the Ten East Washington restaurant.  She also played starring roles in several theatrical performances in Fayette County — as Cinderella for the Backyard Kids Theatre, and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz for Twilight Theatre.  Information on her recent shows in Atlanta and other places is available on her website http://www.paigemccauley.com/

Callaway High School 2013  Homecoming Parade
Thursday, September 26
7:00 PM but get here early for seats!
Downtown Hogansville, Georgia

A Modern Tribute to ABBA…Thank You for the Music

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Newnan, GA

A Modern Tribute to ABBA…Thank You for the Music

Thank You for the Music – A Modern Tribute to ABBA is an exciting and dynamic tribute to the Swedish pop super-group ABBA.  Powerful harmonies, high-energy dance and the unforgettable hits of ABBA, make this musical tribute one not to be missed. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take a Chance on Me, Fernando and Mama Mia are only the beginning of this nostalgic musical journey.
Join us as we turn back time, and re-live the moments of our past…moments when we heard each and every one of ABBA’s truly timeless hits.  Thoroughly entertaining for adults and kids alike, Thank You For The Music will make you fall in love with ABBA all over again.
The Centre For Performing & Visual Arts             1523 Lower Fayetteville Road             Newnan, Georgia 30265
Phone: 770-254-ARTS (2787)             Fax: 678-423-1854

The Broadway Boys In Concert at The Arts Centre on October 5
The Broadway Boys

Patrons of the Centre & The Centre

The Broadway Boys

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Newnan, GA
Imagine watching a show with unparalleled vocals and explosive energy. Imagine classic songs being completely reinvented. Imagine an evening full of showtunes presented with a contemporary flare. You’ve just envisioned the Broadway Boys.
The Broadway Boys were created in June of 2005 to play a single night at a club in New York City. The overwhelming response and a packed bar forced the club to bring the boys back again for another sold out evening. Realizing that this group had serious growth potential, The Boys decided to focus and develop their product into the “symphony of sound” that they have become.
The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to showtunes and classic pop songs. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.
The group serves two main purposes:
Introducing audiences outside the theater community to genres of music they may not be familiar with by fusing Broadway music and Pop styles.h.
Presenting the Broadway community and its audiences, often sick of singers rehashing the same old songs, with new arrangements of songs they are all too familiar with.
Having captured the attention of audiences in New York City the Broadway Boys have taken their show across the country. With their eyes set on performing in new and exciting venues, the Broadway Boys are always looking for new projects. With an explosive evening of entertainment, capable of large venue production, complete with choreography, sets, and light design, as well as intimate performances skills, the possibilities for the Broadway Boys are endless.
The Centre For Performing & Visual Arts             1523 Lower Fayetteville Road             Newnan, Georgia 30265  Phone: 770-254-ARTS (2787)             Fax: 678-423-1854

On today’s show, Patrick talks with Derrick Lewis from Explorations in Antiquity.


Barnes & Noble in Newnan is pleased to host seven local authors with new titles on Thursday, September 26th from 6-8PM. From Paranormal Romance and Fantasy to Inspiration and Memoir, customers are sure to discover a new favorite author. Please join us as we celebrate and support our local talent. Participating authors are:

Dylan Higgins: The Stirring: Book Two of the Emblem and the Lantern
Lauren Mitchell: Things Pondered from a Mother’s Heart
Michael Sherrard: Relational Apologetics
Jillian Neal: Within the Realm
Peggy Holloway: My Journey with Meniere’s Disease
Shanon Grey: Meadow’s Keep
David Wilson: The Night Mayor
J.C. Barb Community Relations Manager Barnes & Noble, Inc.

September 28th 7:30 PM
Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors/Students $22, and Children $15!
Karen Olivo starred as Anita in the acclaimed Broadway revival of West Side Story, directed by Arthur Laurents, a role which garnered her the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Karen originated the role of Vanessa in the Tony Award-winnng musical, In The Heights. She also originated the role of Faith in Broadway’s Brooklyn the Musical!
Workshop for Children
Ages: 2nd Grade and Up!
Saturday, September 28th 10am-2pm
Cost: $60 per student
All participants will learn a song to perform with Karen in concert at 7:30 pm that night!
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

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