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In response to Terri Kimble Fullerton’s “Are service clubs outdated?”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


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Exceptional learners blocked

Dear Editor: I am a highly upset student attending Alcovy High School. Recently, our Board of Education decided to succumb to the whims of the "Eastside Culture" and place all Newton County high schools on block scheduling.

April 01, 2009 | Zackary Elliott Covington | Letters


Letter to the editor... BOE or real estate tycoons

Dear Editor: Open letter to the Governor of Georgia: Just a little over two year's ago, then Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, running for elected office, spoke at a Republican party meeting in Covington and stated that if he was elected, "I will take the board of educations out of the real estate business." This he has failed to do.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Don't be afraid of peanuts

Dear Editor: The recent salmonella outbreak that has been traced back to peanut butter made by the Peanut Corporation of America has left many consumers questioning the safety of peanut products. The deaths and illnesses caused by this outbreak are disturbing and regrettable. The reported sanitation conditions at the processing facility that led to the outbreak should not be tolerated. I'm a farmer, but I'm also a consumer. My family and I eat peanut butter and peanut products, just like you.

The peanut butter affected by the recall was sold in bulk by PCA to other food manufacturers ...

March 20, 2009 | C. Brent Galloway President, Newton County Farm Bureau | Letters


A waste of money and a danger to our citizens

Dear Editor: For those of you who don't know it, the county is spending $1 million to buy railroad track property in the county. This is only the beginning. To pave this 40-mile stretch of "Walking Trails" will cost approximately $20 million.

And heaven only knows how much of our tax dollars to maintain this project over the years.

March 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Thanks Snapping Shoals

Dear Editor: I want to commend the men of Snapping Shoals E.M.C. What a wonderful job they do. They work hard and put in long hours, both night and day restoring people's power, including ours, during the bad weather.

We are blessed in our county to have such dedicated men who care about their community and do their job with excellence.

March 13, 2009 | Brenda Cason Mansfield | Letters


Making the front page

Dear Editor: Concerning your front page story "BOC will not help fund July fireworks, the people of Newton County don't have to worry about missing out on Fourth of July fireworks. For many years, our neighborhood puts on a better firework's display than the county pays for on the square.

There are three businesses operating in my neighborhood. There are no signs to let you know they are businesses (the first two houses) and then you go another couple of thousand feet up the road and there is the other business.

March 11, 2009 | Don Gresham Covington | Letters


Misbehaving politicians

Dear Editor: I don't know about the rest of you, but I am beyond tired and disgusted with politics-as-usual within our state and country. We are constantly - forcibly - reminded that to not follow the rules and laws of the land will earn us a place in state or federal custody; however, our lawmakers - both state and federal - our judges, and even our president are setting the stage for a division among citizens: the ruling class, and the ruled.

These are our elected officials; they are supposed to represent us, not rule us. They should not be allowed to trample ...

March 11, 2009 | Lisa Francis Covington | Letters


Concerned about EMT service?

Dear Editor: I am concerned about our ambulance service in Newton County. I have lived here all my life, and let me say we have the best EMTs that can be found. I have been a diabetic for over 37 years, and there were times when my wife would call 911 to get me help. This happens with all diabetics from time to time, and the EMTs have gone above and beyond to help me as well as others. My wife called them a few nights ago because my sugar had dropped and she could not wake me. They came ...

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Tickled pink

Dear Editor: Please allow me, in all good humor, to point out the irony of the conservative talk radio listeners who have written you of late. To them we know nothing about President Obama, implying that he may, emphasizing "may," be a risk to our nation. Then they claim to know him so well that they can predict he will be nothing but bad for the country. They simply cannot know and not know a person at the same time.

 They need to get their thinking together on this. This stuff tickles this left winger pink.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Republican convention

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to all Republicans, dissatisfied Democrats and Independents, especially those who do not like what is going on in Washington. All of you are invited to attend our next Newton County Republican Convention Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the Historic Courthouse, also referred to as the "Old Courthouse," here in Covington.

If you have any questions, you may call Steve Bray, chairman of the Republican Party, at (678) 296-0461 or you may call me, Charles Strickland, at (770) 786-6124. There should be an official announcement of the meeting in the ...

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Represent me

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to the Capitol Columns written by state Sen. John Douglas and Rep. Doug Holt. Politicians never cease to amaze me with their doublespeak and politalk. One of these days we will have a local representative who will abide by the will if their constituents instead of the button-down lobbyists. Sometimes you forget that you are supposedly voting on issues that are in the best interest of all taxpayers, not a well oiled behemoth lobbyist called Georgia Power.

 They went about their business of getting SB 31 passed through our local "politicians" like a ...

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


A necessary reminder

 Dear Editor: Your Sunday editorial decrying "flag-draped coffins" stirred conflicting emotions in my soul. First, you confused the issue by comparing reactions to the Iraq War with those of Vietnam. Have you actually heard any reasonable commentator who "vilified" the brave soldiers who have served in Iraq? The only rightful villains in this story are those who sold us the lie about "weapons of mass destruction" and the non-existent connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11/01 attacks.

March 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Agreeing with Mr. Harwell

Dear Editor: I can only guess that reader Ron Slade's smoking letter to the editor was in response to Nat Harwell's article on the number of months remaining for President Obama's (hopefully one term) in office. Containing his anger as he composed his missive must have left Mr. Slade with his wits caught down and sudden memory loss with what the object of his frustration (President Bush) had to deal with during his two terms in office.

 Could it be possible that his assessment of Bush failed to recollect that we were attacked by terrorists who would ...

March 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Taxes and jobs

Dear Editor: Anyone who claims that tax cuts create jobs is trying to fool you or themselves.

 Here is the basic equation: increase in sales cause increase in production which eventually leads to hiring employees. Sales of products cause job creation. No business that uses good, honest judgment will create a job that doesn't lead directly to increase in profits. Yes, decreasing taxes on businesses will decrease business expenses and increase profit margins but not product sales. However any decrease in a business' overhead will have no effect on sales unless the products quality or features increase or price ...

February 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to county employees

Dear Editor: I attended the commission meeting last week and listened to the "I feel your pain" speeches as they discussed furloughs, layoffs and cutting your salary. They promised to leave no stone unturned as they look for other ways to cut the budget. But there is one stone they refuse to turn over and that is the Denby property condemnation.

 The reservoir will not be built for many years and the expenditure of $500,000 could easily be postponed until another year. This means 15 employees would not have to take a 10 percent pay cut.

February 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


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