Georgia’s ‘Times-Herald’ Celebrates Milestone Birthday

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By: E&P Staff

The Times-Herald in Newnan, Ga., celebrates its 145th birthday today.

Started as a sideline by two Newnan lawyers in the days following the end of the Civil War, the Times-Herald dates back to Sept. 9, 1865, when its first edition was published by lawyers J.S. Bigby and J.C. Wootten. It was the first post-Civil War newspaper started in Georgia.

The locally owned, family-owned community daily reports on the people and events of Newnan and Coweta County. It is owned by the Thomasson family, which was involved in publishing newspapers in Carroll County, Ga., and in Arkansas before coming to Newnan.

A special edition today includes a special birthday section detailing the history of the Times-Herald, an update on new employees, a look a new technology at the newspaper, a story about how community newspapers remain a vital link to the community it serves, and advertising from many of Newnan’s local businesses and industries.

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