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Dear Editor: I am a descendant of the brave people who settled this country. I am nearing 100 years of age and have lived through many wars and the Depression in the 1930s. Hard times, I will allow, was felt at unexpected times and all in between.
Dear Editor: First, thank you for great coverage of local elections. I don't live in Newton County, but covnews.com is my homepage on my computer. I love journalism and I have a particular fondness for local papers. Your news coverage is wonderful.
Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing the current national debt on your recent business page.
Dear Editor: Thank you so much for the great publicity of the 184th Salem Campmeeting which helped make it one of the best ever.
Dear Editor: As a resident of District 5 in Covington, I have followed the County Commissioner's race with great interest. I have spoken directly with three of the candidates running on the Republican ticket for this district's seat including Mr. Dowdy, Mr. Maddox and Mr. Rutberg. That said, Mr. Dowdy's use of an unnamed source in a CovNews print advertisement on Friday defaming Mr. Rutberg, is the worst kind of political gamesmanship. Mr. Dowdy should check himself. I know Mr. Rutberg, and I know that he is a conservative to the core. Mr. Rutberg and I don ...
Dear Editor: On July 11, I received a phone call with a pre-recorded message making untrue statements about the current directors of Snapping Shoals EMC, and about cost increases of $200 per year for Snapping Shoal member owners. Two days later, another call, a live caller with the same story. My caller ID showed this call originated in Cottonwood, Utah. After challenging the lady caller, she quickly ended the call.
Dear Editor: In the July 8 edition of The News, I found a response from Mr. Heaton to my letter printed July 6. This will be my first and final response in regards to this topic.
First, while appreciate the opinion that Mr. Heaton puts forth, I must reiterate my earlier argument: please pay closer attention to the meaning behind the words you use. If Mr. Heaton would care to look more closely at his thesaurus, he would find that the words "opinion, "supposed," "assume" and "hearsay" are nearly interchangeable and that the word "columnist" directs you to see "journalist ...
Dear Editor: I recall an old story about a wolf in sheep's clothing. The folks attacking Snapping Shoals EMC put on a smiling face and act like they care about us, but the more I look into the radical environmental organizations that are behind the anti-coal efforts, the more fishy things smell.
Snapping Shoals has a long history of good management. As proof I'll offer the fact that our electrical rates are some of the lowest in Georgia. It makes me angry when folks tell lies about my co-op. They say they want to save me money, but ...
Dear Editor: Today, one out of every two people in this country is living in poverty. Forty-six million are living on food stamps. Two out every five are living below the poverty line. As a matter of fact, worldwide 1.4 billion of us live on less than $1.25 a day; 25,000 children die daily because of poverty.
Dear Editor: In the midst of gatherings of family and friends, fireworks, cookouts and other 4th of July celebrations, it was good to read The Covington News' emphasis on Independence Day. Years of struggle and wars to preserve our freedom were in several features. Of special interest were stories of our own Lt. Col. George Stamps and the pilot who flew 22 fallen Seals home.
Margie G. Cline
Dear Editor: We want to thank Hobby Lobby for getting all the information together in the article, "In God we trust," and The Covington News for featuring it in the July 4 paper. That information was just what we needed in these times when so many of our leaders seem to be moving away from our heritage. You and Hobby Lobby have done Newton County and our country a great service, and we are indeed grateful.
Dear Editor: This is in reference to the letter written by James R. Hays and posted in your July 6 edition, which I find somewhat disturbing. In attacking my supposed ignorance, I can only assume he must be a friend of William Perugino. I re-read my letter to your paper and was unable to find any self-righteous, political or zealotry. In his letter, he stated; "In the future, it might behoove the author of said letter if, instead of attacking in ignorant, self-righteous, political, zealotry, he would take time to at least open a dictionary before he decides that one ...
Dear Editor: Today I acquired a copy of the July 1 edition and perused its pages to discover any interesting tidbits waiting for one to espy. There were, of course, many interesting foci, from which must could be extracted. When I read the letters to the editor, I observed something I found most perplexing: a letter entitled "Election coverage," written by Mr. Heaton. The author of the letter does not understand the purpose of an editorial.
Let me give you and him a vocabulary lesson. An opinion is a personal view, attitude or appraisal. A columnist is a writer or ...
Dear Editor: In your paper dated Friday, June 29, 2012, you published your Election Season Policy, which stated you do not publish letters written specifically to promote the candidacy of individual candidates or to attack specific candidates on a personal level; this letter however raises some doubt as to what constitutes your conception of promoting or attacking individual candidates.
In your opinion column, an article written by your columnist William Perugino cast some doubt on your sincerity. In Perugino's article, he stated that Obama decided to terminate this act of Congress "S.B. 1070" in order to punish Arizona ...
Dear Editor: June 28, 2012 will go down as a fateful day. It is a sad day because we won't be paying for emergency room care for those bums who don't have health insurance. It means that a big hole in a hospital's budget won't be spread out across every other charge, like $20 band aids. It's all Obama's fault, forcing us to adopt Romney care that was dreamed up by the socialist Heritage Foundation. I want my freedom to have to pay for the uninsured in higher health care costs!
This country is ...