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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 03, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Montgomery to headline WGTC fundraiser

John Michael Montgomery will perform at the West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Black Tie & Boots concert on Saturday, July 29 at WGTC’s Murphy Campus.

The country singer has a list of hits including “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That.”

The event includes a buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Guests are treated to valet parking, professional photos and a walk on the red carpet. All proceeds support student scholarships.

For information on sponsorships, contact Jada Marcum at or 678-664-0516.

Epstein earns nursing degree

Miranda Rae Epstein, daughter of Brian and Rhonda Epstein of Newnan, received an Accelerated-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in Missouri recently.

While attending Goldfarb, Epstein was an active member of Student Nurses Association and was presented with the Award of Clinical Excellence for her graduating class.

Epstein says she plans to work at Barnes Jewish Hospital on a Thoracic Surgery floor/PCU and

eventually go back to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing


DIY Summer School online for young students

Georgia's Pre-K Program and DECAL are sponsoring DIY Summer School, an online resource to prevent “summer brain drain.”

Experts say children experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer, which an cost them around two months of grade-level equivalency.

To help counteract that loss, free online resources for parents, caregivers, teachers and summer program directors are available at

Thompson wins Samford University nursing award

Samford University's Ida Moffett School of Nursing held its annual spring award ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of the school's undergraduate students in both the traditional and accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, and among honorees was Peachtree City student Rachel Thompson.

Thompson, a junior from Peachtree City, received the Marion A. Marx Nursing Scholarship. This award is part of the Baptist Health Foundation awards.