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Newspaper polls contradict voting message

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March 29, 2015 | Maurice Carter | Letters


County employees deserve our full attention

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March 29, 2015 | Phil Johnson | Letters


County water issues remain “muddy”

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March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Close the gap

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March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Let’s even the playing field for high school sports

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March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Thank you for your service

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March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


One Newton County

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March 08, 2015 | Phil Johnson | Letters


Landfill flashback to 2050

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March 08, 2015 | Steve Brown | Letters


Medical cannabis oil bill showing Republicans true colors

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February 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


A citizen responds to Douglas, Maddox

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February 08, 2015 | Jason Pye | Letters


Douglas, Maddox miss the point

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February 08, 2015 | Maurice Carter | Letters


A plan to grow

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February 08, 2015 | Phil Johnson | Letters


Douglas, Maddox pen letter on Craig

From our view:

February 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


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Archive By Section - Letters


Letters to the editor - Too Close to Home

Dear Editor: My family is very opposed to the drag strip that is to be built in Social Circle because the location surrounds many residents. I have read several comments in newspapers from people who live close to existing drag strips. People state they live three, four, or five miles away. Mind you, they say miles. Not once have I read, heard, or know of anyone whose kitchen table is within 100 feet of the proposed strip. Yes, I said feet. Ten or more of my neighbors live within 100 yards. One hundred, more or less, of my neighbors live ...

February 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


Letters to the editor - The Wrong Direction

Dear Editor: I am compelled to offer my views on the proposed "Motor Sports Complex" (Sounds nice, doesn't it? Something like lipstick on a DRAGSTRIP) being proposed in Social Circle.

February 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


Rob not the poor

Dear Editor: Please allow me to comment further on the very good letter written by Ms. Sara Matthews that was printed in your Friday, Jan. 29 edition.

February 10, 2010 | Arden Cole Porterdale | Letters


Upset about CAC

Dear Editor: After reading the story about the Covington Athletic Club in The News dated Feb. 7, there was no way that I could not respond. As a member of that club for 15 years, it was indeed like a place where you felt like family when you entered, with a staff that was the greatest and the friends that were made there were priceless.

February 10, 2010 | Celia Bennett Oxford | Letters


Examples of civility

Dear Editor: I have grown weary of the tenor of political debate on the airways, the internet, and in print. The "silent majority" remains silent because they don't want to be drawn into the ugliness of the current climate of "conversation." As the saying goes, "don't wrestle with a pig, because you both get dirty and the pig likes it."

February 05, 2010 | Dan Walden Covington | Letters


Can someone explain?

Dear Editor: I have not lived in Newton County very long. I moved here last year to be closer to my daughter and grandchildren. I do not understand the manner in which the city of Covington and Newton County decides how tax money is to be spent.

January 29, 2010 | Sara Matthews Covington | Letters


Not a podunk area

Dear Editor: I am writing concerning the proposed drag strip which if built at the juncture of I-20 and Highway 278 would be less than three miles from my home on Cannon Drive in Social Circle.

January 29, 2010 | Lora W Alligood Social Circle | Letters


Letter to the editor - Point of no return

Dear Editor: Make no mistake about it, in my opinion, vehicles that race on drag strips are designed and built to do two things: they make an incredible amount of noise and they go extraordinarily fast. Pertaining to drag racing, speed and noise go hand in hand. You do not have one without the other. Regardless of how many noise engineers are consulted and no matter how you spin it, drag strips are built in wide-open spaces and the noise from the vehicles adversely affects the quality of life for people for miles around. The noise level from these drag ...

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor - Senseless coverage

Dear Editor: The article you printed Friday, Jan. 14 on the front page, "Members of Judges's Family Sentenced in 2008 Fight," was totally unnecessary. Why humiliate individuals again, more than a year later? Yes, what happened last December was not appropriate behavior, but that was last year. Why reprint a detailed summary on the front page with pictures. This is old news. What purpose did it serve? If you thought it was necessary to report the results of the court hearings, you could have written a short article on an inside page without pictures. Do you print the results ...

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor... Congrats KCNB

Dear Editor: I just finished reading the KCNB supplement in Sunday's Covington News. Wow, what an outstanding organization. I particularly enjoyed the older photographs. Clearly, KCNB has been ahead of its time for many years.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor... Genuine motives

Dear Editor: In this era we live in, almost everything is built on the foundation and the focus of commerce or monetary gain. Unfortunately, our churches are not exonerated from this. It has been my observation that many of the churches that exist in today's society are more concerned with an increase in numbers or members and prosperity. The aspiration to become mega-churches has led many of our religious associations to erroneously revamp their missions and lose track of what should be their focal point: serving the people.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


Same Sex Marriage

Dear Editor: This week in California they are in court over same-sex marriage. The people of California voted no in 2008 on same-sex marriage in California, but now same-sex marriage advocates are back in federal court today to try and say that it is unconstitutional. They may make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and the court may over turn the vote of the people of that state.

If the U.S. Supreme Court can overturn the will of the people of a state then what will be next? I would think that overturning the will ...

January 17, 2010 | John A. Sutherland Covington | Letters


There's a difference

Dear Editor: I would like to comment on a letter from Linda Cooper that was in the 1-13-2010 edition of The Covington News.

I do agree with her about people who would dump their animals like trash, not caring what happens to them. We have had more than our share dumped out here too. She is not alone in thinking that the Humane Society and Animal Control are one and the same. I am a member of the Humane Society and have heard people talking like that a lot. I do try to explain that we are not the same ...

January 17, 2010 | Sue Wages Covington | Letters


Spend-happy

Dear Editor: What do the County Commissioners, Obama, Congress and Nancy Pelosi have in common? Spend, spend, spend.

January 15, 2010 | Thomas Buckner Covington | Letters


Recording the past

Dear Editor: Gen. Ray Davis (MOH) Detachment 1188 of Covington, Georgia, will be videoing all (not just League members) Marines who wish to tell their stories of their time in the Corps. Too many Marines take their stories to the grave and that piece of history is lost forever. We think that is a shame.

The format will be a round-table discussion where one Marine's story may remind you of one from your past and then it will be your turn to tell your story. We have Marines coming who didn't see combat to Marines who landed on ...

January 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters


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