Dear Editor: I want to thank The Covington News for their coverage of the recent alcohol by the drink referendum in Newton County. However, I must say that in my opinion your editorial cartoon was distasteful and not an accurate portrayal of these three commissioners.
Having attended the work session of the Newton Board of Commissioners on Monday, Aug. 2, I did not hear, nor perceive that these men were imposing their personal opinions on this matter upon the public. As the session began the Chairman prefaced the meeting by stating that the issue would not be discussed on the ...
Dear Editor: The only thing more painful than seeing someone deep in a hole still digging is to find yourself down there with them. Which is why many of us were so pained by the Newton County Board of Commissioners' latest blunder Tuesday night, voting not put a liquor by the drink referendum on the upcoming ballot. Each day, our county slides deeper into a financial hole affecting every one of us, and some commissioners still don't realize they're the ones digging.
We've hidden behind the recession long enough. Newton County was on the wrong path before ...
August 08, 2010|
Dear Editor: Many thanks to Newton County Commission Chair Kathy Morgan, and Commissioners Nancy Schultz and Tim Flemming for supporting the "liquor by the drink" referendum for the county. These leaders showed true vision and leadership for our county. Too many of our tax dollars are going across the county line to restaurants that we can't attract to our county because of our archaic laws.
As a patriotic American, I was appalled to learn of the only 20 percent voter-turnout last week for the primary election. There are two means of voting to make it easier for the voter (other than the polls) - absentee ballots or early voting, and unless you were ill that day, you do not have an excuse.
Dear Editor: As those of us who actually have a generational birthright claim of citizenship to this once sovereign nation wait with bated breath for a politically appointed judge in Arizona to determine if Arizona has the right to protect its borders and citizenry, this "administration" unbelievably squanders more money that we don't have to oppose sanity. How could any rational thought condone and actually promote stealing one's way into our country? Especially from our leader. Arizona's new law merely codifies existing federal law that Obama and Bush ignored. Where is Teddy Roosevelt when we need him ...
Dear Editor: I don't understand the law for seat belts. Once, people in trucks didn't have to wear seat belts but, now they do. How can people ride on the back of a truck and even stand up? What about people on motorcycles who have no seat belts?
Dear Editor: The city councils of Newborn and Porterdale have shown the kind of leadership and vision that the city council of Covington sadly rejected in a vote that the Covington News editorial board wisely opined as "taken for political reasons only." By entering into a non-binding agreement with the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Newborn and Porterdale will be able to continue exploring the potential purchase of the abandoned NS rail line through our county. With the support of the Newton County Trails-Path Foundation Inc., they hope to preserve an important transportation by-way through our beloved county.
Dear Editor: I just wanted to express my sympathy to the family of Billy Crowell and to all his friends and loved ones in Newton County. B.C. was one of the very few mentors in my life, and his devotion to the kids of Porterdale (I am proud to count myself among that group) was unparalleled. Being tall for my age and having played "back alley" basketball every day of my life at the home court of Spencer and Quinton Boyd, Coach Crowell allowed me to start playing on the school team when I was in sixth grade. It ...
Dear Editor: The July 3rd band festival on the Square will go down as one of the high points of summer in Newton County, in my opinion. Well over 1,000 people packed the area and enjoyed a wide range of local music until well after dark. It was a free and family-oriented event, but also a community-building event that brought together all ages in a beautiful and safe setting in the heart of town. We were all just friends and neighbors drawn together by the pure enjoyment of good music that afternoon. Retailers and restaurants on the Square might ...
Dear Editor: In reference to Brenda Lazenby's letter in the June 27 paper, I applaud her. We are not St. Simons Island or Bend, Oregon. We do not need a round-about at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street to confuse people. We only need turning lanes.
Dear Editor: There are a number of people here who want to be in the clique, so they go along to get along. These people, in total, based on all the information available, probably number less than 50 of our citizens - most are newcomers who want to change everything we are to something we are not and never will be. The other, nearing 100,000 residents, would like for you miniscule minority to know If we wanted Manhattan, we would be in Manhattan. What we want is Mayberry and we like it that way.
These visionaries have tried to make ...
July 02, 2010|
Samuel M. Hay III
Dear Editor: The Covington News must be in dire straits to have to resort to the front page headline of June 25, Friday. Sex with a horse? What's a parent to say when an 8-year-old asks, "What's beastiality?" This article, if it had to be published, could have been hidden in the back pages. Better still only in the arrest logs where it belongs. In the words of the famous Travis Tritt, "Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."
Dear Editor: Josh Briggs' column in Sunday's paper was obviously prompted by protests over Friday's headline story. And while it may be news, to have it the lead story in prominent font makes the News look like the National Inquirer. The Citizen did a tasteful low key story on the subject, while yours looked like sensationalism. And while most 6-year-olds do not read the paper, children just a few years older do and this one would be especially difficult to miss the way it was emblazoned across the top of the first page. Had the second headline been ...