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Letter to the editor: A wildlifer’s look at the 2050 Plan

While Newton County has an identity, Oak Hill, Oxford, Porterdale, Covington and Mansfield all have their own unique personalities. The people from these communities and the rural lands in between are from somewhere – somewhere with its own identity. Have you ever asked yourself where places like Clarkston, Lithonia, Doraville and other such "towns" start and stop? Folks of my vintage will remember a song from 1974 by the Atlanta Rhythm Section with the lyrics, "Doraville, Touch of country in the city." Really? Exactly where is that "touch?"

July 17, 2014 | Todd Holbrook | Letters

Initial 2050 Plan meeting crash and burn

Not a single person, citizen, taxpayer, landowner who spoke or asked questions during the meeting sounded positive in any way, shape, form or fashion about any part of this proposal. With little to go on, these local people shot holes in the plan from almost every angle anyway.

July 15, 2014 | Samuel Martin Hay III | Letters

Letter from Harry L. Long

I have known Phil Johnson and Sam (Martin) Hay III for most of my life, and I totally agree with their opposition to the county's "so called" 2050 Plan. I view this plan as a direct attack on an individual's freedom and liberty. I have raised my right hand twice, and each time I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Immigrants started pouring into the U.S. (colonies) in the 1600s through today mainly for two purposes: I. To be free and II. To own property in "fee simple." In America ...

July 08, 2014 | Harry L. Long | Letters

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Gone Forever

Dear Editor,

January 11, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | Letters

Where was the Christmas in the decorations?

Dear editor,

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

The truth is out there

Dear editor:

December 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

The madness must stop

Dear Editor,

December 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

An overwhelming show of support

Dear Editor:

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

You reap what you sow

I read Newton County's deplorable High School graduation statistics along with the lame excuses given by superintendent Samantha Fuhrey and her spin doctor (or Spinmeister), Sherri Davis-Viniard, who goes by the title Public Relations Director.

December 17, 2013 | Harry L. Long | Letters

Look at the numbers

Dear Editor,

December 17, 2013 | Steve Feldman | Letters

Remembering Mandela

Dear Editor:

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

Community is generous, but more help needed

Dear Editor:

November 30, 2013 | By Sam Ramsey | Letters

Dear Mayor Johnston,

On behalf of the Covington Tree Preservation Board, I respectfully submit this letter to you and the Covington City Council in order to express our concerns about several topics, the first being the installation of string-lights on and in the street trees around the square, the second being the lack of a tree replacement plan, and the third being the lack of funding for tree plantings.

November 19, 2013 | The Covington Tree Preservation Board | Letters


Dear Editor,

November 19, 2013 | Kristina Williams | Letters

Miracle League says ‘thanks’

Dear editor,

November 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

Remembering Jim Dial

Dear editor,

November 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

Don’t deny access

Dear Editor,

November 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

Dear Chief Cotton,

Recently, our company was the victim of a crime that resulted in a significant loss. When the crime was discovered, we contacted the Covington Police Department and the case was assigned to Detective Jeff Bruno.

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

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