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Letter: Keith Ellis on Henderson's pay advance

(Unedited letter from Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis sent to The News and to Newton commissioners regarding the Aug. 27 article, "County cuts Henderson pay advance")

August 28, 2014 | | Letters


Letter to Editor

The Center for Community Preservation and Planning, commonly referred to as the Center, is a non-governmental organization which came into being shortly after the turn of the century. It was originally funded by a local private non-profit foundation, which also owned a large tract of land in what is generally referred to as the Brick Store Community at Ga. 11 and Hwy. 278.

August 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to Editor

Dear editor,

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor: Fire down below

The political machine that controls Covington, Newton County and the remainder of small towns here has set in motion a plan to facilitate a virtual take over of property owners' rights. In the process, they have spent unbridled and without any sense of direction which would focus upon what the citizens' desire.

August 14, 2014 | Samuel Martin Hay III | Letters


Letter to the editor from Sandy Morehouse: Self defense

Members of my family have lived in Newton County since 1809. Early members were simply subsistence farmers; some were successful planters; some were Methodist ministers; architects; economists, etc. Some were considered wealthy, others financially challenged. But regardless of the times - various depressions, Civil War destruction and the real estate collapse of recent years, one member of the family has managed to survive without selling any of the land left by our forefathers. For eight generations we are proud of that accomplishment.

August 12, 2014 | Sandy Morehouse | Letters


Letter to the editor

A performance bond is a surety bond issued by an insurance company or a bank to guarantee satisfactory completion of a project by a contractor or sub contractor. In this example, The Chamber and The Center have failed to 'perform' in a satisfactory manner and the County has recourse with or without the performance bond.

August 09, 2014 | Samuel Martin Hay III | Letters


The 2050 Plan: Comments from a citizen member of the Leadership Collaborative

My wife and I moved to Covington in January of 1982 after an extensive search for a place to live and raise our family. I had taken a position working in downtown Atlanta and could have lived anywhere in the metro area. We chose Covington because of its small town atmosphere, the picturesque City Square, and its rural countryside. Like most citizens in Newton County, we had real concerns when the building boom hit in the 2000's and the county started experiencing massive, out of control growth. We saw the very characteristics of the county that brought us here ...

August 07, 2014 | David Waller | Letters


In memory of Mr. Rigney

Basil Rigney was laid to rest today. He was truly a one-of-a-kind educator. In Mr. Rigney's band class, there was no coddling, and praise was given only if truly deserved. He had a keen sense of each band member's strengths and potential, and he was not one to give up easily!

August 05, 2014 | Ken Simons Cook | Letters


Letter from C.M. Brandenburg

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | C.M. Brandenburg | Letters


Letter from J. Virgil Costley

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters


Ellwanger: Let's come up with a plan that fits our community

Dear Editor,

July 22, 2014 | Gregg Ellwanger | Letters


Ramsey: Power of the press to do good

Dear editor,

July 22, 2014 | | Letters


Davis-Viniard: Thanks to Partners in Education

Dear editor,

July 22, 2014 | Sherri Davis-Viniard | Letters


Letter to the Editor: The Mansfield 2050 meeting: Confusion, conflict

Yes, I am a rocket scientist specializing in deep space propulsion. However that is no asset when it comes to understanding the reason for the extreme "Plan." I would like to point out that the sessions are unlike anything I have ever experienced due to the fact there are no objective points made by the presenters. It is like, "Hey, it's all good!" And we know better than that.

July 19, 2014 | Samuel Martin Hay III | Letters


Letter to the Editor: What I Like About The 2050 Plan…..So far

The 2050 Plan gives us, the citizens of Newton County, a chance to control our own destiny, rather than leaving future growth and development up to those whose primary interest is lining their own pockets. It gives us a chance, as a community, to unite behind a shared vision of what our county should be in the future. Over the past decade, our local governments, school system and water and sewage department have struggled to deal with the adverse effects of accelerated growth and poor development practices. Our residents have been subjected to the undue stress resulting from overburdened services ...

July 19, 2014 | John M. Callaway | Letters


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‘Red Ribbon’ campaign

Dear editor:

October 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Square has evolved ‘gracefully’

Dear Editor:

October 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


It’s not about ‘ownership’

With regards to a potential decision by the Newton County Board of Commissioners to turn the downtown square over to the City of Covington, we are not talking about ownership.

October 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Don’t ‘reinvent’ the square

The square downtown belongs to all the people of Newton County, Georgia. Even the thought of turning it over the City of Covington angers and aggravates a majority of the citizens in the county. This is not a plan which needs to go forward.

October 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Cronyism, nepotism and jokes

Dear Editor:

October 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Disappointed in coverage

Editor? I am disappointed in the paper. Wonder what the Dennis and Mallard family think?

October 22, 2013 | By Irene Smith | Letters


Leadership questioned

Dear Editors:

October 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Fed employees caught in the middle

Dear editor:

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


‘Save your tears’ missed the boat

Dear editor:

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Thank you from Banks County

On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 19 one of our Banks County school buses was carrying a group of FCCLA students to a meeting when the bus broke down in downtown Covington, approximately 70 miles from Banks County when I received the phone call from Dr. Nan Throneberry, the sponsor of our FCCLA club. She was quite upset, not knowing what to do or how to continue from that point, as you might imagine. As the police arrived on the scene they assisted in transporting the group to their meeting as well as facilitating an evening meal at a local ...

September 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Don’t spend on consultant

Dear editor:

September 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


About those resources

Dear Editor,

August 20, 2013 | Tim Cooper Covington | Letters


Plan the Ga. 212 stoplights better

Dear editor:

August 17, 2013 | Susan Fiese | Letters


Is 'free' really free?

I was intrigued by your article announcing that, thanks to a unanimous vote by our City Council, Covington "will get two or three electric vehicle chargers AT NO COST..." courtesy of a bankrupt national government. There is something strange about a government that can't balance its budget, giving something away "free" that people only buy if there is a subsidy involved – at the production, consumption and use levels.

August 10, 2013 | Fred Wheeler | Letters


Disturbed by letter

Harry L. Long's letter to the Editor on Friday, July 26 disturbs me greatly.

July 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


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