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Posted: October 25, 2011 7:09 p.m.

Missing signs

To the editor: I have no real interest in the city of Covington elections. I do live outside the Covington city limits and just don't spend any time in Covington unless I have to. The bizarre events and extensive coverage of the police action concerning a candidate removing another candidate's signs has been, well, amusing to say the least.

The reason I am writing is because of several candidates in the past who have presented concrete evidence, photos and even videotape of candidates stealing other candidates signs. Certainly the thefts were committed by much more notable personalities than Mr. Sigman. (Offering much more newsworthy coverage).

No actions were taken in any of these instances. So my question is, since they have the evidence from these past thefts still available, and this type of incident has been elevated to garner more publicity than the moon landing, are they now going to arrest these alleged violators?

And, most amusing is the fact that city of Covington employees were seen recently removing all the "NO SPLOST" signs whether on private or personal property. When will those arrests take place?

But this is the one that takes the cake. Floyd Street residents who had a "No Rails To Trails" sign clearly in their yard, on their property for months, had a disagreement with the city over some new, that I'm not familiar with, regulation about fallen limbs in their yard or on the street. The day after the disagreement, their No Rails to Trails sign was removed from their property. When will this arrest take place?

Life is strange at best but I am a firm believer in The Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the phrase "equal protection under the law" which seems to have been eliminated from our local standards, depending upon who the lawbreaker is. Could we do something about this problem? I will gladly have the evidence from past atrocities regenerated and delivered to law enforcement in the event the original evidence has disappeared.

Samuel M. Hay, III
Newton County

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