A job well done

As one of the volunteers handing out cold watermelon to the parched Georgia paddlers as they pulled into the park after 21 miles of paddling on the river last Thursday, I was in an enviable position to hear the positive comments about Newnan, Coweta and Chattahoochee Bend State Park (CBSP).

These comments were so positive, in fact, that I feel I must pass them on. In a nutshell, they loved our area and our hospitality. They were impressed with Wednesday’s River Fest event, our volunteers and sponsors, the beauty of our downtown, the great restaurants, the fun shops, and the overnight accommodations. They very definitely felt welcomed and vowed to return soon to spend more time in our beautiful county.

The atmosphere of camaraderie continued on Thursday, under the CBSP pavilion while participants partook in the refreshments, read The Newnan Times-Herald, and visited with GA Parks Director Becky Kelley and CBSP staff headed up by park manager Tim Banks. The GA Friends Group of CBSP, Newnan Main Street, the CBSP personnel, and all of the sponsors and participants should take a moment to reflect on a job well done.

State Representative Lynn Smith

Newnan



More Opinion

Enough with domestic violence

It started with a clip of a football player pulling his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator. Recently released additional video shows the ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? Some members of the East Coweta High School Marching Band were burned ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on unswerving ideals: He epitomized the expression "doing well by doing good." His chicken sandwiches made ... Read More


The president and ISIS

The greatest threat facing America is terrorism. Today, that terrorism shows its face through ISIS. They rape, torture and kill men, women a ... Read More


Take a moment

On this day in 2001, at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade ... Read More

Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? A pit bull terrier was put down after being stabbed at the local PetSm ... Read More