Fundraiser for wounded warriors

alt

Traffic was backed up on U.S. Highway 29 north of Newnan on Tuesday as motorists waited for public safety officials involved in a run from Duluth, Ga., to Tallahassee, Fla., to go through. The group is raising funds for a campaign supporting families of military special operations forces.

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
Traffic was backed up for quite a while Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 29 north of Newnan, but it was for a good cause.
Military personnel, along with firefighters and police officers from Duluth, Ga., and Tallahassee, Fla., and other points in-between were in the midst of a three-day run from Duluth to Tallahassee in support of wounded special operations warriors.
Tuesday afternoon, a Duluth police car with flashing blue lights led a single runner down U.S. 29, with another Duluth police vehicle towing a support trailer behind him.
It was all part of a fundraising effort for Operation One Voice.
"Designed by police officers and firefighters, Operation One Voice is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the financial needs of the children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces soldiers," according to information on the organization's website.
This year the group, made up of 35 people, was honoring Neil Roberts, the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq, according to Sergeant Steve Daniels with the Duluth Police Department. The organization was started by his lieutenant, Bill Stevens.

"We run 24/7 for three days until we get to Tallahassee," Daniels said. "We have additional support teams up ahead sleeping right now and when we get up to them, they will take over."

The group sells commemorative "challenge coins" for $10 each, which can be ordered on their web site at operationonevoice.org .



More Local

School bus schedules available on NTH website

The 2015-2016 bus schedules for the Coweta County School System are now available on The Newnan Times-Herald website, www.times-herald.com. ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Dollar General rezoning, pension discussion on agenda

A public hearing on the rezoning of property at Fischer Road and Raymond Hill Road for a Dollar General store is on the agenda for Tuesday n ... Read More


senoia city council

Public hearing on trailer regulations set

Proposed changes to the city of Senoia’s ordinances that will forbid any temporary vending trailers in the historic district are on th ... Read More


briarwood commons

Sharpsburg rezoning public hearing Monday

The Sharpsburg Town Council will hold a public hearing Monday on the rezoning of property for the Briarwood Commons development. The town is ... Read More


NTH turns 150

UFO movie lands in Coweta

In the spring of 1979, Newnan played host to a Italian film company shooting a motion picture. Leone Film chose Newnan as the backdrop to th ... Read More

UPDATE

Authorities identify burglary suspects

Authorities have identified the three suspects arrested in a manhunt that ended on Paces Landing Court on Thursday. Timothy Cole Stevenson, ... Read More