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Georgia's Top One-Win High School Football Teams

 

Not every elite team finishes the season undefeated. The vast majority of teams lose at least one game and with so many teams playing tough non-region games early in the season, many teams take their lumps early.

A perfect example is Camden County's 2009 team. The Wildcats lost to a nationally-ranked Grayson team in Week One, beat a Florida team in Week Two, and lost to perennial powerhouse Hoover (AL) in Week Three. After a 1-2 start, many people wrote off Kingsland team. Three months and twelve consecutive wins later and the Camden County Wildcats were the 5A champs.

Camden County's 2009 path was atypical, but could easily be repeated.

Asian Culture Festival In Newnan

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission in conjunction with The Asian American Business Association (AABA) will host it's second-annual Asian Culture Festival, on September 25th. This festival will take place during the traditional time of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

The event will be held at the Downtown Newnan Court Square from 11:00am to 4:00pm and the opening ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm. The festival features: local vendor-booths, selling a variety of merchandise, food, and beverages; including concessions dedicated to promoting various aspects of Asian culture.

There are numerous dance and cultural performance groups slated to attend and the festival will feature live performances. The festival will offer networking opportunities toward cultural exchange, in an effort to increase the awareness of Asian culture for Newnan residents.

UWG-Newnan Receives $2 Million Grant from Newnan Hospital

CARROLLTON, GA -- Newnan Hospital, Inc. announced today that it has donated $2 million, the largest one-time gift in University of West Georgia history, to benefit the School of Nursing at UWG-Newnan.

"This gift is cause for great celebration," said Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG. "It supports academics, our top priority, and recognizes the great achievements of our School of Nursing. It addresses a statewide and national need to increase the number of qualified nurses."

"The university already offers a full nursing program here, and we hope that this donation will inspire the future development of the program here at home in Coweta County," said Tom Moat, president of the board of directors of Newnan Hospital.

New Social Media Brand Ambassadors Practice from Mastermind Lets Brands Engage with Consumers

New Social Media Brand Ambassadors Practice from Mastermind Lets Brands Engage with Consumers

Atlanta-based Mastermind, a leading social, mobile, digital and promotion agency, this week launched an innovative Social Media Brand Ambassador practice designed to allow brands to actively engage customers, promote their products, and respond quickly to inquiries and complaints.  The agency will recruit ambassadors nationwide and engage them on behalf of clients to promote discussion and raise the level of social media conversation for specific brands.

Potential ambassadors will be chosen from a range of demographic groups, interest areas, and geographic regions.  Those interested in applying should go to www.mastermindmarketing.com.

Newnan Police Warm of Scam Alarm Salesmen

Due to complaints of illegitimate home security salesmen canvassing local neighborhoods, Newnan police want to warn residents of alarm scams. Beware of door-to-door home security scams. Residents who have fallen for this scam have experienced consequences like: double bills, non-working security systems, and a hard time trying to get their situation fixed. Newnan Police are advising their residents not to change their security provider without calling their original provider. 

There are several signs of an alarm scam which include:

1. Offering free upgrades or equipment. They might claim that your system is analog and will quit working. This is not true.

2. Claiming that your provider is out of business.

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A Look Back at Week 3's Prep Football Predictions

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA -- Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week was predicted to be a close one by Massey Matchups. Flowery Branch was supposed to get a 25-23 win over Apalachee.

Massey Matchups correctly predicted a Falcon win, but underestimated how many points would be scored in the game. The Flowery Branch-Apalachee game was an offensive battle that far exceeded the 48 predicted points of total offense. The final score for the Region 8-4A match-up was Flowery Branch 52, Apalachee 35.

Flowery Branch also won by a bigger margin than expected. Massey Matchups gave the Falcons a two-point edge. Flowery Branch actually won by 17.

"Sack Lunch Cinema" at The Carnegie

The Carnegie in Newnan will host the “Sack Lunch Cinema” program on Wednesday, September 15th at noon. The feature film will be “Sherlock Holmes”, rated PG-13, starring Robert Downey Jr. September 15th is also the Carnegie’s one year anniversary since re-opening in 2009 and cake will be served after the movie.

“This first year has really flown by”, said Amy Mapel, Media Coordinator. “We’ve had a good response from the community for the programs we’ve presented, the public computers, and the honor book system”.

Also coming up in September is the Armchair Travelers program on Friday, September 24th at 2 p.m., the Carnegie Literary Circle on Monday, September 27th at 10:30 a.m. and the Financial Seminar “How to Raise a Money-Smart Child” on Wednesday, September 29th at 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time is held every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Please call 770-683-1347 to make a reservation.