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Letter: Water management considered under one agency

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October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Sometimes change is necessary

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October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: A landmark

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Thank you

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Votes have consequences

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September 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Trash fees are a ransom

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September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: National Arts in Education Week

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September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: What a difference a couple of weeks make

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September 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Ignorance of Islam

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September 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: A Muslim in Newton County

My family moved to Newton County in 1994. In the ensuing 22 years, I have been blessed to live that time in my county, as ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


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Letter to the Editor: Avoiding the spin

Dear Editor: A pollster once asked me to name the biggest problem facing our country. He clearly wanted me to name something like the military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, the economy, or health care. Instead, I insisted it was the inability or unwillingness of Americans to utilize the learning and knowledge of its academic population.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter to the Editor: What a night

Dear Editor: It was quite an interesting night at the Board of Commissioners meeting. First, I agree with the BOC's decision to go with the roll back rate of 10.9. This impacts me as both a homeowner and business owner and I still agree as I don't see much choice. However, I don't agree with the process.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Covington

Dear Editor: Your paper has recently documented the excellent state of the city's budget and fiscal affairs. Mayor Kim Carter, City Manager Steve Horton and the department heads they've assembled deserve praise and gratitude for the way they've managed the city's affairs in a very difficult economy. Personally, I am grateful for the lower utility bills our household is experiencing this summer due to their effort to secure an ample power source.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

Very professional

Dear Editor: Covington News reporter Sebastian Wee interviewed me for his article published Sunday, June 13, 2010. I was impressed by his research prior to our talk and his effort to present his research, and mine, in his article regarding the Century plant. It was well-written and accurate. He told me he was an "intern reporter" with The News. Personally, I believe Sebastian can forget the "intern" label. He is an excellent reporter.

I appreciated also the courtesy and kindness of General Manager Pat Cavanaugh. His concern for our community, to keep the residents informed, is a great asset for ...

June 18, 2010 | Ann May Covington | Letters

Memorial board room

Dear Editor: On behalf of DeKalb Technical College, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr. Roy Varner. Every life has a story to tell and DeKalb Technical College would be amiss if we did not take this opportunity to tell you what Mr. Varner's life, friendship and support meant to our college and the lives of our students over the years.

June 17, 2010 | Dr. Robin Hoffman, Ph.D President, DeKalb Technical College | Letters

Letter to the editor: Sad about PA Kids

Dear Editor: I was saddened to learn that Project Adventure is closing. For the past five years, I have taken my Montessori School of Covington middle school students, grades seven and eight, to Project Adventure for a team building and communications workshop during the first week of school.
Each year, a trained PA staff member has led my small group of students through a variety of problem-solving activities using the low ropes equipment scattered throughout the Elks Club Road campus. Through the activities, such as figuring out how to work together in order to move each group member from a ...

June 16, 2010 | Sara Vinson Covington | Letters

Letter to the editor: Tea Party in Newton

Dear Editor: I have thought for some time of supporting a Tea Party gathering, but like most I had not moved forward on it. Then while riding home I heard the story of South Carolina and the unknown Democratic candidate whose first name put him at the beginning of the ballot. He is a veteran, he is unemployed, he lives with his father, he did not campaign, did not put out signs, did not make speeches, did not make appearances and he won over a well known incumbent and the A.P. found out after the election that he has ...

June 16, 2010 | Luke Knight Covington | Letters

Letter to the editor: Thanks for making the homecoming a success

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Main Street Covington program I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation the support from the community for the Homecoming Celebration for Georgia National Guard Bravo Company 1st Battalion - 121st Infantry. It is important for our community and nation to express our gratitude and thanks to those who serve our country for their sacrifice and patriotism. The Homecoming Celebration exemplified this.
American Legion Post 32, Harvest Baptist Church, The Church of the Good Shepherd and First Baptist Church made sure that the troops were hosted to lunch on Saturday and Sunday that ...

June 16, 2010 | Josephine Kelly Director, Main Street Covington | Letters

Letters to the editor - Raise millage rate

Dear Editor: Commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming need to get with the program and raise the millage rate. It's just common sense that if the property tax revenues are reduced, the millage rate must go up to make up for the deficit. I know its hard for politicians to 'raise taxes,' but I believe most homeowners would rather pay the few extra dollars (not really more than we've been paying, due to decreased valuation of our homes) and maintain the standard and level of services here in Newton County. When (and if) the property valuation returns to ...

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

Letters to the editor - Don't increase taxes

Dear Editor: Somehow, I think we are misusing the English language when the commissioners talk about a "rollback" in property taxes. My copy of the American Heritage Dicitionary says rollback means "a reduction of prices or wages to a previously lower level." I suspect that other dictionaries say something similar. Let's call this what it is, a tax increase in a year when many of us are having a hard time making ends meet.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter to the editor: Passing of a giant

Dear Editor: With the passing of Roy Varner, Newton County has truly lost a giant. As a Water Production employee I may be slightly biased, but I feel that Mr. Varner's foresight and steadfast determination in the construction of the county's drinking water reservoir (that bears his name) is the most enduring gift Roy Varner gave to the county he loved. The citizens of Newton (and Walton County) have and will continue to benefit from this vision.

However, it is much more than his accomplishments that made Roy Varner memorable to so many of us. From time to ...

June 09, 2010 | Bob Snipes Social Circle | Letters

Giant among men

Dear Editor: Thursday afternoon death stole a giant of Newton County and we are all the lesser by the loss

June 06, 2010 | Phil Johnson Covington | Letters

Letter to the editor: Internet censorship

Dear Editor: The copy below was what was sent earlier today to Rep. Jim Marshall of Georgia's 8th district in regards to his support of "Net Neutrality" which is nothing more than Internet censorship.

June 04, 2010 | Chris Miller Covington | Letters

Letter to the editor: Most important office

Dear Editor: Newton County has four elected offices that are legally classified as constitutional offices. These are the offices of the sheriff, tax commissioner, clerk of court and probate judge. All other offices are referred to as elected offices. These four constitutional offices were formulated in this manner so as to remain intact because their functions are absolutely necessary and fundamental for the safety, protection and operation of the county. These four offices are also referred to as "essential."

June 04, 2010 | Harry L. Long Covington | Letters

Letter to the editor... First year at FTS

Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Board of Education for giving us, Newton County citizens, an opportunity to start a brand new concept with the theme schools in Newton County this year. At Fairview we have often described this first year as our first baby. The unknown of the first weeks and months has lead to a sense of security and knowledge at the close of our first year. We are eager about taking off and walking with confidence next year. We anticipate the second year and consequential years to flourish.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

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