Newnan Family

'Survey Says' ... Popes on 'Family Feud'

by Alex McRae

alt

Submitted Photo

The Pope family stands with “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey. From left are Janet, Susie, Terri, host Steve Harvey, Tresa and Sonia.

Local viewers may be watching their TV sets a bit closer than usual this Monday, as the Pope family from Newnan will square off against the Parker clan of Lansing, Mich., in the TV hit show “Family Feud.” 

“It was just a wonderful time,” said Sonia Pope.

“They treated us wonderfully. Steve Harvey was very down-to-earth and just so nice and he and the staff made us all feel really comfortable. We had a blast. It was a wonderful experience.”

According to information from the show’s producers, the Pope Family – which includes Sonia, an executive assistant; mother Susie, a nurse; aunt Terri, an office manager; cousin Janet, a nurse; and cousin Tresa, a business owner – will be playing for up to $100,000 prize money plus a brand new car when they appear with the King of Comedy, host Steve Harvey. 

“Since Harvey took over as host of the show, viewership has increased nearly 50 percent overall,” show officials said.

“Harvey brings down the house five days a week as he puts contestants on the spot and mines laughter from the crowd with every remark, gesture and eye roll he makes.”

The show airs at 7 p.m. on WUPA (The CW 69).




More Local

Coweta schools welcome 101 new teachers

The Coweta County School System welcomed 101 new teachers at its annual new teacher orientation earlier this week. In his remarks to the new ... Read More


Suspect in pizza restaurant robbery apprehended

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Newnan pizza restaurant at gunpoint Sunday was arrested shortly after he fled the scene. At 10:12 p.m ... Read More


Suspected gang youth arrested for drive-by gunplay

Two Newnan men and a juvenile suspected of acting together to perform a gang-related crime were arrested Saturday after they attempted to fl ... Read More


AAMCO to locate training center in Shenandoah

AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care, will open its new AAMCO University in Cow ... Read More


Plane crash victim critical

As of Tuesday, Lawrence Kelly, one of the men injured in Saturday’s single-engine small plane crash in northern Coweta County, remaine ... Read More

3 suspected drug dealers arrested after fleeing

Two men and a woman suspected of dealing drugs were arrested Friday after a Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputy located them in an u ... Read More