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Ramsey: Power of the press to do good

Dear editor,

July 22, 2014 | | Letters


Davis-Viniard: Thanks to Partners in Education

Dear editor,

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


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Letter to the editor... ER thank you

Dear Editor: Last week, while moving plants on my porch, I was stung by a wasp. Having nearly died a few years a go from a sting, I expected the worst this time. Anaphylactic-shock they call it. In laymen's terms, that means looking and breathing like the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

September 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor... Self-interest

Dear Editor: It saddens me to see the Covington News perpetuating the contrived and manipulative notion of "Obamacare" (Linda Chavez, Aug. 30.)

September 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: Finally, someone with good sense writes a letter about the Theme School issue and transportation. Hats off to Angela Ballard for a great letter. Now, if only the parents complaining all the time would read it….

August 30, 2009 | Ernie Carlson Covington | Letters


Get over it

Dear Editor: I'm writing because I am so tired of reading about traffic and bus issues at Clements Theme School. When we first learned about the theme school, we knew from the start it would be parent transportation only. I can't believe the comment in the article of someone asking if asking can she get a refund on their taxes because no buses were available. Buses are available at drop off points; your taxes pay for your home school buses.

This school is a choice that you and I made. The key word here is choice. Also, an ...

August 28, 2009 | Angela Ballard Oxford | Letters


Pinning roses

Dear Editor: I would like to pin some roses on Repairers of the Breach. I, like so many during these hard times of people losing their homes, went to Repairers of the Breach for help.

August 28, 2009 | Sharon Childs Covington | Letters


Correction needed

Dear Editor: In the Wednesday, August 12, Covington News, you stated that Commissioner Earnest Simmons suggested that the director of the Nelson Heights Community Center be a county employee. This quote is incorrect; my suggestion was that the board of directors for the Nelson Heights center come before the Board of Commissioners to give the proposed budget, mission statement, goals and the center operations - as was accurately reported in the Covington News by reporter Gabriel Khouli. My statement referred to County Attorney James Griffin's suggestion to District 4 Commissioner J.C Henderson that he make the director of the ...

August 28, 2009 | Earnest Simmons District 2 County Commissioner | Letters


Judge Ozburn says thank you

I want to express my deepest appreciation to the people of Newton County and Walton County for your support of my nomination to the Supreme Court of Georgia. Although I was not appointed to the court, I will never forget your endorsements, resolutions, letters, words of encouragement and prayers from individuals, governmental bodies, civic organizations and others throughout the community.

I am honored to serve as a judge of the Superior Courts of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit and I can assure you that I will continue to enforce the law fairly and to operate your court system in the most ...

August 26, 2009 | Judge Samuel D. Ozburn Alcovy Superior Court | Letters


Defending free speech

In the past weeks I have been reading about two high school principals in Florida who are being fired and may go to jail for saying a prayer in public. Then on the news there was a story about a high school valedictorian who could not give her address to her class because she was a Christian and a person of faith. She was not allowed to give the address because the ACLU had sued the school, so they said they would not let her give the address. Well I guess the ACLU can run over the first amendment right ...

August 26, 2009 | John A. Sutherland Covington | Letters


Outpouring of support

My husband and I would love to thank all of you for the overwhelming show of support in response to the story about our son Noah. When Noah had his Nintendo stolen, it made us question the morals of the adult world today.

However, in your support, you have made us realize that there are still quite a few adults out there who would never do something like this. Noah was actually given a wonderful surprise when Investigator Mike Roberts of the Newton County Sheriff's Office came by our house on Monday night. A thoughtful gentleman (who still remains ...

August 26, 2009 | Angela Cates Covington | Letters


A heartfelt thank you

Dear Editor: The family of Wesley Atha would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of the Newton County Sheriff's Department and EMTs, the Covington/Newton County SWAT team, the Butts County Sheriff's Department and EMTs, the Georgia State Patrol, the GBI and the staff of Atlanta Medical Center for the outstanding and professional job that was done during the recent unfortunate incident involving Wesley and Officer [Jim] Trent. This was a call that all family members of police officers everywhere never want to receive, and everyone who was involved did everything they could to help us ...

August 26, 2009 | Marshall and Dawn Atha Covington | Letters


Covington-wood

Dear Editor: I have had the privilege to host and observe the cast and crew of the "Vampire Diaries" for the past week. They have been the most polite and courteous people I have ever worked with. I realize that the influx of people and traffic creates some temporary difficulties. All of my neighbors were very accommodating during the filming, and I thank them for understanding. The entire town of Covington benefits in several ways from house and furniture rentals, direct retail purchases to sales tax collected. I know this to be true since I have pointed out businesses that ...

August 21, 2009 | Benjamin Dameron Covington | Letters


Transportation toll

Dear Editor: First, I would like to say that the after school programs is full to capacity. Many parents like me waited to find out about transportation options before the start of the school year and at that time the parents who could not keep their child at the theme school had to make a decision. At open house I found out that my child will be picked and dropped off by bus, and this change without any consideration for the parents and the kids is absolutely disgusting. It is not fair that after parents invested money for uniforms and ...

August 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Lesson learned? Maybe not...

Many of us could do better at living within our means.

But, your editorial "Lessons in Credit" illustrates another shortcoming in America today - the need to oversimplify complex situations and cast blame without pausing to look in the mirror. You broadly blamed our economic woes on government and individual borrowers, while turning a blind eye to those most guilty.

August 19, 2009 | Maurice Carter Covington | Letters


We need health reform

Dear Editor: There are so many arguments about health care reform that the opportunities are in danger of being lost. But our country has a great opportunity to fix at least two serious problems. The first is we need to make sure that every woman can get maternity coverage. For example, if pregnancy is defined as pre-existing, then a woman might not be able to afford needed maternity care. A second reason to improve the current system is to make sure that children who are born with a birth defect or serious condition, including disabilities caused by being born preterm ...

August 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor...Expensive to play

Dear Editor: Once again our school year has begun, and once again I question my (and my husband's) ability to pay for our children's various extracurricular activities. What classes do they take? Ballet? Art? No. Our children participate in various sporting activities at their school. I know I am getting up there in age, but when did it cost a fortune to play football? Play in the band? Cheerlead? At what point did it become necessary to keep up with the other schools? Purchase new uniforms yearly? Eat out before and after every meal?

I participated in flag ...

August 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


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