The Newnan Times-Herald



Postmistress faces big job

Welcome to Olga L. Dockery, who was recently sworn in as the 45th postmistress for Newnan, and thanks for your commitment to improving customer service. Jul. 23, 6:48 PM

Time to weigh in on tax hikes

The Newnan City Council, Senoia, Sharpsburg, the Board of Education and the Coweta County Commission are considering tax increases for property-tax owners, and landholders may want to have something to say about it. Jul. 23, 5:47 AM

Coweta shows support for education

What we are bragging about here is you. Jul. 21, 10:24 PM

Bus discipline proposal shows common sense

Parents and citizens have the opportunity to weigh in on a policy revision pending before the Coweta County Board of Education having to do with school-bus discipline which warrants discussion. Jul. 20, 9:30 PM

Safety remains a priority

Worker safety should always be a top concern for employers Jul. 20, 6:00 AM

Sound Off

County again wants to raise taxes.

July 22, 2016

We need to appreciate our law enforcement people. One day we may need them, and they might be "too busy.”

July 21, 2016

Without the Quality Corridor rules, everyone can pursue their own profit-driven self-interests.

July 16, 2016

​No-zoning zone: Since when do zoning regulations amount to "exercised communism?" You would not want to live in a place with no zoning rules.

July 15, 2016

Please visit or Abby's Angels Foundation Facebook page. This foundation was created to forever honor our daughter Abby Bacho.

Letters To The Editor

Critics not man enough to ride with cops

The action taken by a cop's supervisor is none of your business. Jul. 21, 10:18 PM

​Create a complaint system

An officer should not only obey the law, but should show both civility and even common courtesy to someone they have pulled over, detained, or arrested. Jul. 20, 9:31 PM

​Lucky to have good officers, community leaders

Just because there have been a few bad cops does not mean that all police are bad, evil. Jul. 20, 9:34 PM

​Police are always blamed

My training started long before the police academy Jul. 20, 5:59 AM

​Calls for gun control hide real motive

Could the gun control rhetoric spewing out of Washington have some hidden (ulterior) meaning? Jul. 16, 11:56 PM

Gays tolerate murderous hatred, not condescension

We Christians are commanded by Jesus to love our enemies. We don’t have to feel warm and fuzzy or sentimental toward them, of course, but we aren’t allowed to hate or injure them. Rather we’re enjoined to pray for them. Jul. 17, 1:12 AM

The United States of Banta?

​Again, we are confronted with the Constitution of the United States of America as interpreted by Frank Banta. Jul. 17, 12:02 AM

​Ferguson’s ads deceive by omission

When a would-be politician omits words from a statement by his opponent, then he is turning it into an out-and-out lie, and he himself becomes the liar, as is the case with Drew Ferguson in his mail-out brochure against Mike Crane. Jul. 16, 6:47 AM

​We need reasonable gun control

I am an American citizen, and I should have the right to live without fear of another citizen shooting me with an assault rifle, with a 30-shot clip and armor-piercing shells. I do not have a problem with rifles or pistols to protect yourself, but the citizens should not have better firepower and equipment than the police. Jul. 16, 6:47 AM

​Lending a hand proves there are good people

Recently, I made a trip to the Kroger at Thomas Crossroads. As I approached the crosswalk in front of the store, I stopped to let some shoppers cross. The vehicle approaching from the opposite direction also stopped. Jul. 15, 6:21 AM


Alex McRae

​Covered in shame

I finally broke down and watched an hour or two of the Republican Convention. Jul. 23, 6:50 PM

Guest Column

​House tries to defang environmental activists

I believe that taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for legal fees or damages under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act, and my amendment to the Interior Appropriations Act bans it. Jul. 23, 5:50 AM

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Ever since I was little, I knew all good things must come to an end. Jul. 23, 5:52 AM

Precinct Press

​Haul away the loudest protesters

When I arrived, I observed about 60-70 African-American males in their early 20s standing in the middle of N. Highland Avenue, just outside a newly opened hip-hop club. Jul. 21, 10:21 PM

Guest Column

​It’s safer to stay away from a convention

I'm watching at a safe distance from Cleveland and Philadelphia Jul. 20, 5:58 AM

Alex McRae

​What doesn’t work. And what might.

During a recent memorial service for five Dallas police officers killed by a sniper, President Barack Obama delivered remarks that—for the most part—were not only comforting, but suitable for the occasion. Jul. 16, 11:53 PM

Precinct Press

​Even a hail of gunfire from a black, racist sniper in Dallas, Texas, ending the lives of five police officers can't quell the angst of those hell-bent on seeing mindless protesting and rally cries as if police are the "boogie-man" for all the social distress in this country. Jul. 15, 6:19 AM

Guest Column

​Whatever you do, do your best

This week, Ben Pitts asked Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Georgia, to speak to the Carroll County Bar Association. Jul. 13, 6:29 PM

Guest Column

​Clarkston goes down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, he is careful to make one distinction to his interviewer. Jul. 12, 4:42 PM

Alex McRae

​Fond political memories

No one expects politicians to be perfect. Jul. 09, 11:38 PM


Gathering Time St. Smyrna

Gathering Time St. Smyrna

Newnan Police Chief Buster Meadows speaks at a community forum, hosted by St. Smyrna Baptist Church in Newnan, to talk about strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

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Ugandan Thunder at Carl Miller Park

Parker Madliak Remembered

Parker Madliak Remembered

In this short, court-ordered documentary, the brief life of Parker Madliak is honored, and the dangers of texting and driving are addressed.

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