Dear Editor: Your Sunday editorial decrying "flag-draped coffins" stirred conflicting emotions in my soul. First, you confused the issue by comparing reactions to the Iraq War with those of Vietnam. Have you actually heard any reasonable commentator who "vilified" the brave soldiers who have served in Iraq? The only rightful villains in this story are those who sold us the lie about "weapons of mass destruction" and the non-existent connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11/01 attacks.
Dear Editor: I can only guess that reader Ron Slade's smoking letter to the editor was in response to Nat Harwell's article on the number of months remaining for President Obama's (hopefully one term) in office. Containing his anger as he composed his missive must have left Mr. Slade with his wits caught down and sudden memory loss with what the object of his frustration (President Bush) had to deal with during his two terms in office.
Could it be possible that his assessment of Bush failed to recollect that we were attacked by terrorists who would ...
Last week Senate Republicans took the lead in moving major pieces of legislation to reform Georgia's Transportation system and clean up Methamphetamine labs. The Senate also paused to honor a Georgia war hero. Recent reports say that Georgia is now ranked twelfth in the nation in terms of transportation congestion. Georgians spend more time in cars than they do with their families. In rural areas, the development and maintenance of roads is a major issue that impacts local economies.
Senate leaders took a major step forward in transforming the way transportation projects and funding are handled by introducing the ...
March 03, 2009|
By John Douglas
The House passed the supplemental budget last week. This bill is the device for adjusting the present budget (fiscal 2009, which ends on June 30) based on tax receipt trends. Overall revenue is down enough to require roughly 8 percent cuts in most of the major components of the budget. The only significant exception is education, which will be cut by about 5 percent. This budget does include the Homeowner's Tax Relief Grant, in order to keep local governments from having to cut more services. The bill moves on to the Senate now, and we will get to work ...
March 03, 2009|
By Doug Holt
Jack Hays Morgan Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died peacefully at his home March 3. The son of Joe Carter and Margaret Hays Morgan, he was born in 1919 and lived his entire life in Newton County until serving in the United States Navy during World War II. On his return, he started the area's first pulpwood yard which is still in operation today. Mr. Morgan served his community in various political arenas as well as serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Newton County Commission Chairman. He was appointed by ...
A plain mess: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at 3192 Washington Street, Covington. The building used to be a florist. Now it sits in total disrepair.
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On Sunday: Rain and snow in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon. Windy, with a snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs are expected to be around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. North winds from 20 to 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
February 28, 2009|
National Weather Service
Bruce and Vicky Giles of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Lorien Kelly Giles to Steven Richard Moran Jr. of Carrollton, son of Steven Moran Sr. of Newnan and Theresa Moran of Covington.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas Saunders of Richmond, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter Samantha Taylor Saunders to Tucker Arthur Watson of Winston-Salem, N.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Todd Watson of Oxford.