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Letters: Bowing down

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October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Cause for optimism

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October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Concerns over Bear Creek reservoir

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September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Questions about feasibility of landfill in Newton County

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September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Craig replaced in South Fulton

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September 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Conditions of Newton County

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September 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

A stage show at the courthouse

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August 23, 2015 | Barbara Morgan | Letters

While you were sleeping, the government you deserve

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August 23, 2015 | Steve Brown | Letters


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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 J. Virgil Costley

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July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters

Letter from C.M. Brandenburg

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

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

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July 22, 2014 | Gregg Ellwanger | Letters

Ramsey: Power of the press to do good

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July 22, 2014 | | Letters

Davis-Viniard: Thanks to Partners in Education

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July 22, 2014 | Sherri Davis-Viniard | 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

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: A wildlifer’s look at the 2050 Plan

While Newton County has an identity, Oak Hill, Oxford, Porterdale, Covington and Mansfield all have their own unique personalities. The people from these communities and the rural lands in between are from somewhere – somewhere with its own identity. Have you ever asked yourself where places like Clarkston, Lithonia, Doraville and other such "towns" start and stop? Folks of my vintage will remember a song from 1974 by the Atlanta Rhythm Section with the lyrics, "Doraville, Touch of country in the city." Really? Exactly where is that "touch?"

July 17, 2014 | Todd Holbrook | Letters

Initial 2050 Plan meeting crash and burn

Not a single person, citizen, taxpayer, landowner who spoke or asked questions during the meeting sounded positive in any way, shape, form or fashion about any part of this proposal. With little to go on, these local people shot holes in the plan from almost every angle anyway.

July 15, 2014 | Samuel Martin Hay III | Letters

Letter from Harry L. Long

I have known Phil Johnson and Sam (Martin) Hay III for most of my life, and I totally agree with their opposition to the county's "so called" 2050 Plan. I view this plan as a direct attack on an individual's freedom and liberty. I have raised my right hand twice, and each time I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Immigrants started pouring into the U.S. (colonies) in the 1600s through today mainly for two purposes: I. To be free and II. To own property in "fee simple." In America ...

July 08, 2014 | Harry L. Long | Letters

Letter from Willie Nolley

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June 28, 2014 | Willie Nolley | Letters

Letter from Barbara M. Morgan

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June 26, 2014 | Barbara M. Morgan | Letters

Letter from Sam Martin Hay III

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June 24, 2014 | | Letters

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