We have been harping on voter turnout recently after the dismal primary election attendance. We realize on writing about that issue that the folks we are talking to probably do go out and vote. What we hope to accomplish is that you, our reader, get stirred up enough that you encourage your family or neighbors to vote in the Aug. 10 runoff election.
This past Friday the editorial board met with incoming Newton County School System superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews in an informal, off-the-record setting to get to know each other on a more personal level.
Tuesday is the primary election. Many of you have already taken advantage of early voting at the Newton County administration building, but those of you who haven't should schedule some time to do so on Tuesday.
Although this is not a presidential election year, it is an important election year.
In Fairview Elementary Theme School's first year of existence, students achieved a major system accomplishment. Every Fairview third grader met or exceeded reading standards on the annual Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.