One of the joys of living in Newton County at Christmas time is the annual presentation of the Arts Association in Newton County's presentation of "The Nutcracker" as performed by the Covington Regional Ballet.
A round of applause is due to the General Mills Corporation for donating 4.4 million boxes of cereal across the nation. Last week employees of our local plant loaded 10,000 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios for Atlanta area food banks.
The Covington Food Pantry will, of course, have first dibs on the great Christmas gift.
We can only assume that Michael Curtis Jackson of Ellenwood does not read newspapers. Just last week The News published an editorial suggesting that would be robbers and crooks not mess with our law enforcement officials here in Covington and Newton County.
Jackson is one of those suspected in the armed robbery of the local Taco Bell this weekend.
I'm enjoying the lap of luxury today, for I'm ruminating on the annual display of "good old-fashioned hate," as the late Lewis Grizzard described gridiron battles between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Writing before Thanksgiving Day, knowing this will appear the day after the pigskin tilt, constitutes that luxury; I can express myself freely, unencumbered and unembarrassed by the final score.