We are pleased to note that the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission, a 12-county planning group that has been working on a year 2035 plan, has recognized the fact that Newton County is a great place to live as it is filled with natural resources and historic areas.
Of course, those of us that live here have known that all along.
Our struggling economy has caused the delay of many worthwhile projects in our area. One such plan was the downtown development project, which would have included a new hotel and entertainment facility.
Today's paper includes 44 pages of legal notices; they reflect the smashed dreams of homeowners, business owners, folks who have lost their only means transportation and other struggling individuals and families.
We are approaching the second year of this type of loss in Newton County.
The Smart Growth Newton County board of directors is disappointed by the Covington City Council's refusal to approve pursuing a nonbinding grant for funds to aid in conversion of unused rail lines in the city to walking and biking trails, should the rail lines be purchased. The grant investigation would have cost the city nothing; it would have simply added information to help the council weigh the merits and costs of trail use of the rail line.
Lyrics were always the hardest thing for me to master as a kid. The Beatles invaded American rock-n-roll in December 1963, and appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February '64. Invited to join a fledgling band, I discovered how challenging memorizing lyrics to a myriad of tunes really is.
"I support extending unemployment benefits, COBRA [health] benefits, flood insurance, highway bill fix, doc fix, small business loans, and distant network television for satellite viewers," Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.).
Jim Bunning spent 15 years in major league baseball pitching for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. During that time he was a solid, all-around player winning more than 200 games.