Debate-watching events set at Octane starting Wednesday

By W. WINSTON SKINNER
winston@newnan.com
A local woman is organizing gatherings for Cowetans to watch the presidential debates.
Rebecca D’Spain has planned Dinners & Debates. which will be held at Octane, 21 Bullsboro Dr., this coming Wednesday and again on Oct. 11, Oct. 16 and Oct. 22.
Each of the gatherings will be from 8-11 a.m. The televised debates run from 9-10:30 p.m., D’Spain noted.
She said RSVPs can be sent to www.barackobama.com , but she said the event is open to anyone.
“I would like to reiterate that all community members are welcome to attend,” D’Spain said. “This is not a ‘Democrats only’ event.”
D’Spain stressed the debate gatherings are “sponsored by me but not for me.” Her goal is for the communal debate watching to be “for everyone in the community who is interested in this vital decision,” she said.
“These events are expected to be peaceful, respectful and bi-party,” D’Spain said. “The election is about everyone.”
Meals will be dutch treat.

The first presidential debate – on domestic policy – will be held Wednesday. The Oct. 11 debate will have the vice presidential candidates debating foreign and domestic topics.

The second presidential debate on Oct. 16 will feature a town meeting format, and the final presidential debate on Oct. 22 will focus on foreign policy.

Democratic participants will be Barack Obama, president, and Joe Biden, vice president. Republican participants will be Mitt Romney, president, and Paul Ryan, vice president.



More Local

Gray found guilty of rape

Guilty was the verdict reached in the sleepwalking rape trial of Benjamin Gray. After three hours after beginning their deliberation, the ju ... Read More


Sexsomnia or rape? Verdict in jury’s hands

Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial of Benjamin Gray concluded Friday. Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Herb Cranford ... Read More


118 Newnan High students tested for TB

More than a hundred tuberculosis exposure tests were administered at Newnan High School on Friday, as earlier in the week a NHS student was ... Read More


Senoia man arrested after fleeing from officer

A Senoia area man was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Coweta County Jail after allegedly leading a Coweta County sheriff's deputy on a hig ... Read More


UPDATE

Wreck victim in fair condition

James Hand, who was injured in a motor vehicle crash Thursday morning, was listed in fair condition Friday at Atlanta Medical Center. Hand w ... Read More

Prescribed burn smokes out Lake Redwine

A large fire that brought days of smoke and acrid smells to the Lake Redwine area was a prescribed burn that was done in accordance with cur ... Read More