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Posted: November 6, 2009 12:30 a.m.

November is Family Month

Gabriel Khouli/

Focus on the family: Bishop John Knorrp and Mayor Kim Carter declared November to be Family Month in Newton County. Both explained how strong families create a strong society.

For the second year the City of Covington declared November Family Month, and Mayor Kim Carter and Bishop John Knorrp read proclamations describing the importance of families to a strong society.

"I’m excited to be here again, as we together stand and say families are important to Covington," said Knorr, who is with the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "So many ills in society could be righted if children were raised in a family where parents love them and care for them and are a part of their lives. Not just by providing a TV, a car and the material possession in life, parents need to provide that, but a lot more."

Carter then read the city’s proclamation naming November Family Month.

"Whereas the City of Covington, Georgia recognizes family as a fundamental unit of a society and an essential part of cultural, social and spiritual fabric that comprises our communities," Carter said.

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