A big thank-you to everyone

As I sat in my kitchen reading the piece that Bradley Hartsell had so eloquently and passionately pieced together on the fundraiser my son had in raising community awareness on the syndrome Marfan, I was overcome with a sense of peace and gratitude to my Lord for bringing us to this town called Newnan.

It all started with wanting to try and teach Max, my son, a life lesson. A life lesson on how reaching out and giving back to others should be part of his blueprint of life. These golfers, schoolmates, neighbors, new acquaintances and now The Newnan Times-Herald were the ones that showed not only Max but my entire family how to walk and live that message.

Generous contributions of one’s money for a cause close to our hearts, in addition to the the words written in your paper by Bradley Hartsell, sent an important message to our children everywhere on the spirit of giving. In August, we chose to move our family and mother from Boca Raton to Newnan.

The amazing outreach from our neighbors, friends, golf community, Max’s school, and Newnan definitely “solidified” that this town without question is our place to be. A place with an amazing town, school and people, a town where the most important qualities and legacies can be found literally in your backyard. Thank you.

Eliza Lyles

Newnan



More Opinion

You are never too old to learn

Next week we expect the majority of parents will be high-fiving each other. The reason? Schools across Coweta County will be back in session ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: On the passing of a member of our law enforcement family: Our thoughts and ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, on proposed Internet rules: Large corporations can't always be trusted to do the right thing. But n ... Read More


A note from the publisher

A lot has occurred at The Newnan Times-Herald over the last few months, and I believe it’s an appropriate time to let you know what we ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!?: Grantville has a new police chief, the third one in about as many yea ... Read More

Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on the Affordable Care Act: A private foundation issued a report claiming 20 million Americans "gained cover ... Read More