The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make eye contact and confidentially state who they were. Conversation naturally begins as they genuinely inquire who the people next to them were.
Members of the community gathered together to support our county's elected officials prior to the beginning of Monday's state legislative session, hearing the theme of leadership during an annual legislative prayer breakfast Friday.
On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving discounts to former and current military members, and a variety of thank yous.
Walking through the children's books section at the local big-box store there are a ton of cute stories for modern children with dinosaurs, witches and wizards, farm animals and other objects that are cool to generation X and millennials.
A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that's not the scariest part of the freedom-of-speech-dampening motion.