The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Community support ensures accurate, timely COVID-19 stories


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Apr. 08, 2020 - 3:36 PM

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Several weeks ago, The Newnan Times-Herald opened our paywall to allow the public free access to our ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With information changing on a daily, if not hourly basis, we felt it was our duty to give our community the most accurate and up to date coverage in order to help combat the wealth of misinformation out there.

For newspaper people, this is what we’re made for. Even more so for a community newspaper like ours.

Along with the hard and fast articles featuring numbers and statistics, we believe it’s equally important to showcase how a community like ours is handling the challenges.

This week, we showcased how local churches, ready for Holy Week, are coming to terms with delivering a message to a virtual audience and the pressures they’re facing in the middle of the global pandemic.

For those in recovery from substance abuse, the idea of quarantining alone is a daunting proposition. The NTH took a look at the challenges of those battling addictions face without in-person meetings.

And across our community, residents are spending their time in quarantine looking to help those who don’t have the option to stay home. From preparing meals to making protective gear, Coweta continues to step up to the plate to help those on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

These stories and more are made possible because of readers who support our newspaper through subscribing or making a tax-deductible donation at https://givebutter.com/NTH

As many news organizations are closing their doors due to a sharp decrease in advertising, your donation ensures that we will continue to be able to report on the issues and challenges facing our community.

In the last week, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support from those who have donated to our COVID-19 news fund or began subscribing.

Your support will help our local reporters gather factual, community-based news, which is more crucial now than ever.

No matter what, we’ll continue to give you our best because this community deserves nothing less.