Winners of drawing contest named

by Ellen Corker

Remember those blank pages in the Feb. 1 edition of The Newnan Times-Herald?

“When it rains it pours,” as the old saying goes. After a string of problems and delays because of the January winter storm while trying to print and deliver newspapers, we ultimately had a machine break — the piece of equipment used to make printing plates for our press. As we were about to print that Saturday’s edition, there was no way to make any more plates.

The result? Two blank pages in the paper.

After a big, collective sigh, it was time to make lemonade out of lemons and have some fun.

The Times-Herald’s readers were invited to enjoy the white space and draw or paint that masterpiece they’ve always had in the back of their mind.

Readers were invited to submit their creations to the newspaper offices on Jefferson Street in Newnan, and we are sharing the best ones from three age categories today.

Winning in the youth category are the “co-creations” of Newnan youngsters Sophia Watruba, age 7, and of Billy Watruba, age 6.

In the high school age group, the winner is the creation of Regina Bauer, age 16, a student at Northgate High School. Her drawing is titled, “Aion: Songweaver,” based off a character in the online fantasy MMORPG website.

In the adult division, the winner is the submission of Thomas Bagby of Sharpsburg, who created a very realistic version of a Times-Herald front page header with a winter scene and thoughts of what headlines might have been included on those pages.

Each will receive a cash prize for their efforts.



More Local

Thursday NAACP meeting cancelled; group meets tonight

The NAACP mass meeting scheduled for Thursday at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church has been cancelled.  The Coweta NAACP branch is ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UKRAINE CRISIS IS A TEST OF OBAMA ... Read More


Habitat for Humanity hampered by gunfire, crime

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A Habitat for Humanity official says that gunfire and gang graffiti are hurting the nonprofit's efforts to b ... Read More


Governor signs sweeping tax-break law

When the tax-free holiday will be for the next school year and what other industries are getting a break with the new law. Parents will get ... Read More


Freeze Warning, gusty winds for Middle Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible across much of north and central Georgia. The National Weather Service has issu ... Read More

Two-vehicle accident slows One Lane of Bullsboro Drive

Two vehicles were involved in an accident Monday afternoon on Bullsboro Drive which slowed Newnan traffic during rush hour. The accident occ ... Read More