What readers think about community

Editor's note: Here is a sampling of readers' responses -- posted on times-herald.com -- to our Thursday editorial, "We should celebrate this great place we call home." -- This great place? Really? Have you ever been locked out of your car in a department store parking lot? In the 40 minutes I waited on help to arrive, two people stopped to see if I needed help and one of them was from out of town. This place may be great, but the people are rude, apathetic and snobbish. -- I'm sorry you had a bad experience getting help. Your experience was the exception, not the rule. It has been my experience people are very helpful. Sometimes we get what we expect, so maybe next time expect something better and you will get it. I do. -- When I moved to Coweta 33 years ago, another newcomer told me I would never fit in because the town didn't accept newcomers. That is not true. I have never felt unwelcomed or unaccepted, but I bought into the community. I got involved in the community to help --not to change things. The people here knew the direction they wanted the community to go and what worked for them. As a newcomer, it wasn't my job to change directions, but to help carry through what the citizens had started. I love this Coweta home.
-- I love Coweta County. -- What I love about this area is how convenient it is to do the things I enjoy doing. The ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful mountains are all within a half day's drive. Great fishing lakes are a short drive in any direction. High Falls, Chattahoochee Bend, Spruill Bluff and FDR state parks are great and nearby. Callaway Gardens is a short drive away. Atlanta, with all its offerings, is 30 minutes away. The airport in close and convenient. We don't have to go anywhere else to shop. -- Coweta County has its minuses, which are many, but there are a few good things. After having traveled the world and many countries, I find the average American is rude, ill-mannered, unruly and self-serving. And it is no different than in Newnan, Ga. The people living on the west side of Newnan are more pleasant and more willing to be a neighbor. People on the east side of Newnan are spoiled and self-serving.


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