Winters Media & Publishing: Top Facebook posts, Website stories for 2021

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From Staff Reports

The Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, COVID-19 and the devastating tornado dominated both lists of most-viewed Facebook posts and website stories on Winters Media and Publishing digital platforms in 2021. 

A simple Facebook post (facebook.com/wintersmediapublishing) announcing the return of the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair was pushed on Winters Media social media platform and the views went off the charts. When the dust settled, there were 33,536 views of the Aug. 4 post clearly making it the most-viewed social media posting for the year. Indeed, folks had missed the Fair since the 2020 edition was canceled due to COVID-19.

Across on the Winters Media website (wintersmedia.net), the National Weather Service’s full tornado report story had just under 3,000 views to top all website reads. This story documented the entire path of the tornado that hit Newnan on March 26 and listed estimated wind speeds and initial damage assessments.

Social media posts – as simple as a couple relating to customer Arnall Grocery Company – can explode with viewers at a moment’s notice. Within 24 hours of a Retirement Party announcement on Dec. 17 for long-time Arnall Grocery employee Mr. Henry, it accumulated 14,069 views on Facebook. Another popular post was Arnall Grocery’s Christmas Candy arrival, which generated over 4,300 views on Nov. 18.

Other popular Facebook posts included Coweta County setting a record for COVID-related hospitalizations on Sept. 15, Newnan High Principal Chase Puckett penning a couple of letters (regarding Masks and Tik Tok videos) that resulted in over 5,000 views each. Two more stories on tornado recovery events were next featuring Central Baptist Church and Great South Harley-Davidson. 

Runner-up on the Winters Media website for most viewed stories was the schedule announcement for the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair. The History column, written by Emily Kimbell and appears in The Paper, had a pair of Top 10 stories. The first was Remembering Mayhayley Lancaster and the second was a look back at Newnan High, Central High and Desegregation. Other most-viewed stories included Coweta County School System events (online registration and year-end graduations), Piedmont Newnan canceling all elective surgeries, longtime Sharpsburg couple Clint & Carla Cook Smith’s deaths due to COVID-19, Brightmoor Southern Ground’s Summer Concert Series announcement and Alan Jackson’s return to Newnan for a Benefit Concert.

Below are both 2021 lists of the most popular posts/stories on Winters Media and Publishing digital platforms.

TOP 20 FACEBOOK POSTS

1. Don’t Miss This; 2021 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair is back!, 8/4
2. Mr. Henry of Arnall Grocery Company calls it a career, 12/17
3. Coweta sets record for daily hospitalizations, 9/15
4. NHS Principal Chase Puckett writes letter regarding masks, 9/1
5. NHS principal writes letter regarding TikTok video, 9/17
6. Old-fashioned Christmas Candy has arrived at Arnall Grocery, 11/18
7. Central Baptist Church opens doors to help storm victims, 3/27
8. Great South Harley-Davidson to host ‘We Are Newnan Benefit Ride’, 3/30
9. Take out so good from Japaneck Frank, 1/7
10. NHS Students can pick up food, toiletries following storm, 3/26
11. ELEVATE Coweta Students congratulates Ruth Hill, Western Elementary, 8/16
12. LINC bridge covered with fallen trees from storm, 3/26
13. Ruth Hill and Western Elementary Schools named Reward Schools, 8/16
14. Former Food Outlet now Crook’s, 10/21
15. The Varsity at The Mad Mexican?, 12/20
16. Stores closing; owner retiring after 30 years in business, 9/8
17. Opening Days to the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, 9/4
18. Wisteria Gardens offering 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes, 11/4
19. Rick Hubbell, co-owner of Hubbell Jewelry Design, dies, 9/12
20. Local Couple die days apart from COVID-19, 8/26

TOP 10 WEBSITE STORIES

1. National Weather Service releases full report on tornado, 3/31
2. Kiwanis Coweta County Fair set for Sept. 16-26, 8/10
3. The History: Remembering Mayhayley Lancaster, 10/18
4. Coweta County Schools online registration now available, 5/5
5. Piedmont Newnan Hospital cancels all elective surgeries, 8/20
6. Coweta County Schools planning year-end events, 3/4
7. The History: Newnan High, Central High & Desegregation, 9/11
8. Longtime Sharpsburg couple die days apart due to COVID, 8/27
9. Brightmoor Southern Ground Amphitheater announces summer concerts, 5/15
10. Alan Jackson to return to Newnan for Benefit Concert, 5/20

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