Bill Curry, center, shakes hands with Newnan attorney George Rosenzweig at the Atkinson-Arnall Tribute Dinner, the Coweta County Democratic Party’s annual fundraiser. Curry, a professional football player who later coached several powerhouse college teams. He decried racism as “foolishness” in his keynote remarks at the event at the Newnan Centre. Seated are David and Margery Klepinger. Dennis Thompson, standing right, is a longtime Coweta Democratic leader and a friend of Curry since childhood. See stories on the Atkinson Arnall Dinner in Sunday’s issue of The Newnan Times-Herald.