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Tuesday, November 1
Morning Buzz
7:30 – 8:30am 
Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Speaker:  Vicki Kaiser, Executive Director of Oncology, Support Services & Community Affairs, Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Morning Buzz is designed to help Young Professionals 21-45 connect with other YPs while learning information that will help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
Admission to Morning Buzz is $10 per person, and breakfast is provided.  Reservations required.  Seating is limited.
For more information, call 770.253.2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

November 3 Winter Wonderland Big Expo
3 – 7pm
Summit YMCA
1765 Hwy 34 East, Newnan
Presented by Delta Community Credit Union and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, our 22nd annual Winter Wonderland Big Expo is something you do not want to miss! Come out to the Summit YMCA this Thursday from 3 – 7pm to see what local businesses have to offer! Bring one of our ads from the Times-Herald, 85 South Out and About or The Shopper for free admission! General admission is $5 at the door.

WHEN: Friday, Nov 4th 10am – 7pm
Saturday, Nov 5th 10am – 5pm
Sunday, Nov 6th 12pm – 4pm
SETUP: Thursday, Nov 3rd Noon – 7pm
WHERE: Coweta County Fairgrounds
Golden Creek Room (Exhibit Hall)
275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263
Off exit 41, Hwy 16 West, turn left onto Pine Rd.


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The Power of the Purse luncheon benefitting the Coweta Community foundation was a huge success.

Congratulations Ginger and her whole team of volunteers and sponsor…

Walt Gutierrez
Toyota of Newnan recently celebrated its tenth anniversary here in Newnan. Located at 2 Herring Rd., Toyota of Newnan prides itself on offering a large selection of quality new and used cars right here in Newnan. Toyota of Newnan is a longtime supporter of the Chamber, particularly known for its Toyota of Newnan Golf Ball Drop at our Golf Classic each year, and they are one of our Gold Enhanced Investors. Owner Walt Gutierrez was also chosen Coweta’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary, Walt and Toyota of Newnan!

November is Native American Heritage Month, and Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will host an educational program on Creek Indian history 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St.
The presentation is free to members and the public. Barbara Kawulich Ph.D., will discuss land fraud and the Creeks before Indian removal from Georgia in the early 1800s.
Kawulich is a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Technology and Foundations at the University of West Georgia. Her interests include evaluation and research methodology, particularly qualitative methodologies, and issues of interest to indigenous women.
Kawulich says that she has spent years studying Creek women because they are a group that has been traditionally overlooked.
“You read that these women were immature and immodest, and I wanted to refute that,” said Kawulich.
In fact, Creek women have “sown the seeds of culture,” she said.
“Today Creek women are the backbone of the Muscogee Creek Nation,” she said. “They are responsible for continuing the culture.”
One of the symbols of the tribe is the turtle, she said.
“That means good luck in Creek culture, but it is also a symbol of the women, because they wear turtle shells around their calves when they are dancing,” she said.
She said many people don’t understand that the early Creek Nation was really a confederacy of various remnants of earlier tribes.
“It was not one nation. It was a confederacy of independent chiefdoms,” she said. “There were 60 to 70 different towns.”
It was a matrilineal society, rather than a patrilineal one, like that of the Europeans, she said.
“The children belonged to the mother, and clans were grouped through the matrilineal lines,” said Kawulich. “And just because the women didn’t serve as chiefs doesn’t mean that they didn’t have power behind the scenes.”
The earliest written accounts of the people who later joined the Creek confederacy are recorded in the journals kept by the Hernando DeSoto expedition, she said.
“Those early encounters occurred in the 1500s,” said Kawulich. “Women are rarely mentioned throughout history, but this is one of the most well-documented expeditions.”
Among famous Creek women from Georgia history is Mary Musgrove. She was “one of the most well-known women in Creek culture,” according to Kawulich.
In 1733, Musgrove began to serve as a translator for newly arrived Georgia Governor James Edward Oglethorpe, which she did for a number of years.
Among published work, Kawulich co-edited “Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences” and “Doing Social Research: A Global Context” with Drs. Claire Wagner (University of Pretoria) and Mark Garner (University of Aberdeen) and has numerous articles in such journals as Advancing Women in Leadership, Journal of Research in Education, Journal of STEM Education, Studies in Higher Education, Qualitative Sociology Review, Field Methods Journal, and Forum: Qualitative Social Research, among others.
She and her co-authors are pursuing further research in the area of gaps in the literature on learning and teaching research methodology.
Kawulich recently served as a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), where she gave several lectures related to reflexivity, qualitative research methods, and blended learning.
Kawulich earned her B.S., Bachelor of Science in Physiological Psychology, University of Georgia, 1975; her M.S., Master of Science in Human Resources, Georgia State University, 1983; and received her Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development, Georgia State University, 1998. Her dissertation was on Muscogee (Creek) Women’s Perceptions of Work.

The Original Coca-Cola Concoction
Soon after the beverage hit the market, Coca-Cola Founder John Pemberton sold his remaining interest in the company to Asa Candler, shortly before his death in 1888.
Although many today might consider themselves addicted to Coca-Cola, the beverage was originally created as an addiction-free alternative to painkillers.

Suffering from a serious wound and morphine addiction during the Civil War, John Pemberton began experimenting with opium-free painkillers in 1866. One of John’s first concoctions, called Pemberton’s French Wine Cola, was said to help depressed and alcoholic war veterans, as well as “ladies, and all those whose sedentary employment causes nervous prostration.”

When Atlanta passed temperance laws, the pharmacist created the non-alcoholic version we drink today in 1886, which was first served at Jacobs’ Pharmacy.

Caroline Parsley, The 100 Companies

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next week at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St., for two new exhibits.

Tiffany Thomas’ new solo art exhibit, SPECTRUM, will feature a variety of oil and acrylic works on canvas, as well as a mix of plein air, still life, and vibrant abstract paintings. All of the artwork will be for sale.

Tiffany Thomas attained a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Valdosta State University in 2008. Afterwards she chose to grow her artistic roots in Newnan, and started her own custom art business several years ago. Her art is colorful and energetic with bold brush work, and she uses a variety of subjects as inspiration to move paint across a canvas. Tiffany shows her art regionally, and has art in private collections across the United States.
Also opening this week: Coweta County Remembered. A selection of historic photographs from the vast NCHS image collection will be on display beginning next week, highlighting Coweta County’s rich past. The images will be grouped by theme, including education, agriculture, and industry.
Come join us to celebrate local talent at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum!
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
30 Temple Avenue

Newnan, GA 30263



“We would not have many of the city’s greatest restaurants if Patrick Terrell, the owner of Ma Mason, hadn’t opened his place on the patio of a little house on Melrose Avenue. Patrick knew great talent. He brought Wolfgang Puck, Mary Sue Millikan, Susan Feniger, Claude Segal and Mark Peel into his kitchen. He knew the front of the house and how to staff it and also how to deal with the guests. He knew how to place them in the dining room. It was a place to be seen even in the afternoon.”

LaGrange Art Museum: In the Land of Pasaquan

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