The Newnan Times-Herald


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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 12, 2017 - 4:04 AM

In 1972, six men broke into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate office complex. The coverup by the White House was extensive, and would never have been uncovered except for the aggressive investigations by newspaper and television journalists. We stand at a similar point with President Trump and his ties to Russia.

What has happened to hospitality in the South? For nine years I worked in public safety, dealing with every category of society that exists. When I resigned my position with the county to pursue something part time, I just knew I would find myself working with the more polite side of society. Man, was I wrong. It seems as though courtesy and manners have all but disappeared.

Kudos to the Coweta County Board of Education for approving the technical-college readiness classes for high school students. Not all students should be expected to go to a four-year college. It should be more acceptable for students to choose a practical, rewarding technical college path.

Mr. Westmoreland, I hope you choose to forgo the gubernatorial run. Just continue to enjoy your semi-retirement, please.

The comments regarding the problem with the Hwy. 16/54 roundabout are right on. It's speed. As with most highway problems, it's not the road design or signage; it's speed. As I have seen over a 35-year outside-sales career, there are a lot of people in a hurry to meet their maker.

I was surprised to see in a Times-Herald survey that so many people thought the sentence for the Douglas County terrorists was too lenient. They aimed a shotgun at kids and threatened to kill them. People like that shouldn't be free.

If the bump-outs are causing such a problem for drivers, why not just get rid of them? Or is that solution too subtle for government to gasp?

Mr. Jones' March 8th editorial refers to "fake news sites that have popped up recently.” The only fake news I've seen is that published by the likes of the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC. None of those have popped up recently, and their continued hypocrisy is disgusting.

Re: Matthew Pierce's letter to the editor, March 8th, and his sob story of being a college graduate (boo hoo) and buying a house less than two years later (boo hoo). Nothing he said convinces me that our country needs a law forcing American taxpayers to provide and supplement health insurance for everyone.

If UK-born editorialist Matthew Pierce wants to live in a UK-style health care system, I suggest he take his Coweta bride back to merry old England, instead of creating a new socialist debacle here in the U.S. I'll note he was able to write his editorial in English instead of German, and to that I'll simply say, "You're welcome."

Once in your life you will need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher, but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.

I agree with last sounder about the roundabout, not big enough. Right now, it’s actually unsafe due to size. Are plans to enlarge in the works?

You know what's the most important thing to concentrate on when you're driving? Your driving.

I am sure the thought of putting the bump-out on Jackson street was well-intended, but like a lot of other well-intended things, it has not worked out that way. They are causing more problems than they are solving.