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In response to Terri Kimble Fullerton’s “Are service clubs outdated?”

Dear Editor,

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Stop speeding past school busses

Dear Editor,

March 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


To the community of 1st Baptist Church of Covington

My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the congregation at First Baptist Church of Covington.

March 20, 2014 | | Letters


Thank you

Dear editor,

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


What the numbers mean for Thomas' Buffet

Dear Editor,

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


County attorney faces citizen's ire

Dear Editor,

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Puzzled at public park

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Don't change zoning

Dear editor

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor: Quick action averts tragedy

Dear Editor,

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


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Take better care

To the editor: In the black section of the Covington City Cemetery, tombstones have been knocked down, vandalized and carried away over the last 50 years. City officials have done nothing. These tombstones were very close to newly built houses. In the last 5 years, the tombstone of Emory Willis, a World War I veteran, has disappeared.

At Westside Cemetery, Henry Willis's tombstone was in place a couple of years ago. He died in the late 1920s. Now that space has been cleared and the marker is gone. The space has been cleared to bury new people.

July 24, 2009 | E. Horne Covington | Letters


Appreciative

Dear Editor: Thank you so much for the support you gave the 181st historic Salem Camp Meeting. The great articles by Colleen Jackson and the pictures by Brittany Thomas were outstanding and should win a Georgia Press Association award.

Salem was very successful this year. I am thankful that we have a newspaper that supports religious institutions that are working for a better community.

July 24, 2009 | Sam Ramsey Chairman, Salem Board of Trustees | Letters


Buy local

Dear Editor: As a resident of the county, we decided our family should support the community that supports us. We had not thought about it this way previously, but in hard times, good decisions need to be made.

We had occasion to visit a local eatery, Debbie's Deli on Pace street. She supports radio with ads for her restaurant and she supports local outings such as the Porterdale July 4th celebration. We were pleasantly surprised. Food at the restaurant is super. Service is impeccable. It's just a really good place to have a meal.

July 22, 2009 | Beverly Kussman Covington | Letters


A different point of view

Dear Editor: Chavez states, "Identity politics involves a sense of grievance against the majority, a feeling that racism permeates American society and its institutions, and the belief that members of one's own group are victims in a perpetual power struggle with the majority."

I strongly disagree with this on two fronts. Identity politics is an interesting term, probably concocted by some conservative spin doctor. I don't accept Ms. Chavez' definition. We all practice identity politics. If we are involved politically, it is because we identify with a candidate, cause or party because their views express our point of ...

July 22, 2009 | Wendy Harrington Covington | Letters


Thank you not enough

Dear Editor: It is true that thank you, perhaps the two most overused words in the English language, are filled with a wide range of emotions, all of which are accompanied by some measure of gratitude, sometimes merely simple expressions while others have a grander flair. There are, however, times when although powerful, these two universal words fall miserably short of their task in conveying our heartfelt gratitude. What I am about to share with you is one such event.

On April 23, 2009, my family was altered in a very dramatic way, at least for us. My father (83 ...

July 17, 2009 | Kevin Carnes and family | Letters


For the birds

Dear Editor: On my way to work this morning, I picked up one of your papers at my local gas station on Highway 36. I read it at my office in less than five minutes. Your opinion page is for the "birds" and is being sent back to you.

On second thought, I don't want to pay the additional postage. I don't care what unknowns like Dick Yarbrough, Tom Crawford or the people at your paper think. I, like most readers, want to know what the people of Newton County think. I did not even bother to read ...

July 17, 2009 | Jimmy Arnold Covington | Letters


Bravo Porterdale

Dear Editor: Bravo to Porterdale for stepping up to the plate and putting on a fabulous Fourth of July celebration. The fireworks were fantastic, vendors hopping, shops full of people and kids enjoying free inflatables. People were spread out everywhere in anticipation of the show. Traffic was handled well, with free event parking sites.

All of this was paid for by donations. No public monies were utilized. Over 7,000 people attended this wonderful event.

July 17, 2009 | Carol Veliotis Covington | Letters


Lamenting litterbugs

Dear Editor: As a proud citizen of Newton County I'm disheartened to see how unappreciative citizens of our county fail to value some of the benefits we enjoy and are going to ruin a good thing for all county tax payers. As citizens of the county we enjoy the benefits of the neighborhood recycling centers, which we enjoy without fees. Over the July 4th holiday I noted a mounting pile of garbage bags outside the closed gate [at] the Oak Hill recycling center. There are signs posted stating what the holidays are for the center and directives as NOT ...

July 10, 2009 | Joan LeJeune | Letters


Thanks Porterdale

Dear Editor: I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to the city of Porterdale for hosting an incredible Fourth of July celebration. The bands that played, the vendors who offered tasty and affordable foods, and the amazing fireworks display made for a wonderful evening for my family and hundreds of others in attendance.

July 08, 2009 | Gina Bryan Social Circle | Letters


Healthcare limited now

Dear Editor: With regard to the healthcare debate, one fact must receive emphasis: corporations took over our health care decades ago. The cost of this takeover has been great, both to our economy and to our health.

No other industrial country spends as much as ours on healthcare. The difference between what we spend compared to the rest of the industrialized world is around 4 percent of our GDP, our entire multi-trillion dollar economic output. Yet this massive amount of money comes from the provision of the spotty health care we receive now.

July 08, 2009 | Roy Evritt Oxford | Letters


Time to speak up

Dear Editor: Like most decent citizens I often ruminate about what is happening to my beloved country, state and county. In the past I found a 100 reasons for staying uninvolved in most civic acts and responsibilities. I rationalized my actions by believing things that I'd sometimes been told like, "Nobody wants to hear anything from you," or, "If someone wanted your input, they'd ask for it." All that and more worked very well for me until June 29. Just prior of 11 a.m. I took a family member to a medical appointment at Newton Medical Center ...

July 02, 2009 | Elie McCoy Covington | Letters


Irresponsible adults

Dear Editor: I am in total agreement with the letter titled "concerned about drug use in the county" written by a Mr. Harry Long on 5-29-2009. The part that overly concerned me is where Mr. Long spoke on drug usage in our schools. I have a daughter in college and a daughter entering Eastside High School this year. Both have lost friends due to their drug use. Many of these students either fell behind or dropped out of school.

Before drugs can come into a school there has to be several adults involved. An adult has to furnish the drugs ...

July 01, 2009 | Bonnie Bragg Covington | Letters


Letter to the editor... I agree with Ms. Banks

Dear Editor: I was appalled by the letter to the editor from Katie Hurd in the June 14 edition. She was very critical of a previous letter from Ms. Mae Banks. In that letter Ms. Banks was complaining about a type of lascivious behavior shown by mostly white women in some of our restaurant parking lots. I am in 100 percent in agreement with Ms. Banks.

June 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Judge not

Dear Editor: This letter is in reply to Ms. Mae Banks' letter concerning her disgust over women she describes as "floozies." As a Christian, I was appalled by the hateful, judgmental attitude Ms. Banks displayed. She insinuated that as a woman who "attend[s] church every Sunday" she has the right to judge others. I invite Ms. Banks to read John 8:1-11, in which Christ defends a woman accused of adultery. I also would like to remind her of Christ's own warning in Matthew 7:1-3 against judging others. Calling someone a "freak" under the banner of Christianity ...

June 14, 2009 | Katie Hurd Covington | Letters


Watch out for your kids

Dear Editor: Mr. Long had a fine letter in your paper on May 29. I saw some of my own kids and grandkids go to jail because of drugs. They got with the wrong people, who, every time, were older than they were. Older drug heads don't care about how much pain they cause those younger than they are or their families. I hope you will print this letter so parents can call 911 if they see any drug use around their kids.

June 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


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