If you thought you were the only one feeling financial strain, think again. The state is in the midst of a budget crisis and in July, Gov. Sonny Perdue asked all state funded agencies to cut 3.5 percent from the 2009 budgets. Since then, that number has jumped to 6 percent across the board with the possibility for more in 2010.
The last week of August always brings an air of finality for me. In the mid-20th Century, many Georgia school systems waited until after Labor Day to begin the academic year. So, for those who remember Ford unveiling the Edsel, the last week of August still represents the true end of summer.
While campaigning for office, Covington Mayor Kim Carter promised a more inclusive local government policy. By inviting Covington voters to attend a town hall meeting this week, she has followed through on her promise and we commend her for it.
Last week our online poll asked participants whether they were happy to see the downtown Covington civic center/hotel project moving forward with the official selection of a private developer and approval of bonds to fund the building's construction. The poll results showed half of the participants felt the building was needed and half did not.
Amanda Donaldson-Jacques and Bobby Jacques of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Summer Lynn Jacques at Newton Medical Center March 26. She weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.