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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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Morgan’s colors are camouflage

Barbara Morgan meanders all over the world to finally arrive at the real reason for her attempt to educate those with opposing political viewpoints than her gospel. Using almost two columns (July 19) she describes the beauty of colors and attempts to define those colors discernible to the human eye. Thankfully she did not extend this treat to angstroms and the expressions of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation and pure spectral colors.

July 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Letters: Leaders had vision

I read with great interest Dick Yarbrough's comments re Carl Sanders being the right governor at the right time.

July 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Flight of Leigh Anne Knight

I am retired from the U.S. Department of Defense and have resided on Lake Jackson for nine years. We used to do shopping and dining out in Covington, but we now go to Jackson and Monticello.

July 25, 2013 | Anthony Mitchell Jackson Lake | Letters


Neighborhood has infuence

I would like to respond to a letter in the July 24 edition of The Covington News in which 14 families came to the defense of Councilman Keith Dalton concerning his ethical problems. The letter was short on substance and long on rambling, rhetoric and back slapping along with a grandiose description of their neighborhood while belittling their neighbors in the Covington Place subdivision.

July 25, 2013 | Harry L. Long Covington | Letters


Letter: Thank you for the coverage

The coverage you gave to the 185th Salem Camp Meeting was truly outstanding and contributed to one of the most successful camp meetings in history.

July 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Dalton a good neighbor

At least half of the residents in the Flat Rock Trail area of Covington have lived here for over 40 years. Those who have been here for awhile are happy to see younger families moving to the area.

July 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Nelson Heights Community Center

I am writing to you on behalf of Nelson Heights Community Center, an organization that is working for the children, our community's youth and our seniors. We estimate 75-100 children will become a part of our community center during the school year to take part in our tutoring program.

July 20, 2013 | J.C. Henderson Newton County Board of Commissioners and Nelson Heights Community Center Board of Directors Chairman | Letters


The struggles of the unemployed today

I just finished reading the article dated June 30, 2013, about the employment and unemployment in the county and state. As one who is unemployed, I have something to say.

July 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Food pantry stocked again

The shelves at the Community Food Pantry are full and there are lots of "thank yous" to go around. First, thanks to The Covington News for the front-page story. Once our community was aware of the need, the food donations soon came through our doors.

July 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Council actions troubling

There are two actions, one taken and one on the table of the city council. The council has given themselves, including the mayor, a 50% pay raise. The proposal that is on the table would cut the property tax millage rate by half a mill.

May 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


Proposed Bear Creek Reservoir scrutiny:

With the proposed reservoir nearing the construction stage, there has been no protection for the citizens'/ratepayers' protection provided by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

May 25, 2013 | Samuel M. Hay, III | Letters


Letter: Band director will be missed

The past five years, I have watched the Alcovy Tiger band improve; that is thanks to one man who has come to work on his furlough days (that is days the BOE did not pay him and other teachers) with students to prepare them for the upcoming football season.

May 25, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


School board needs to choose wisely

Dear Editor:

May 11, 2013 | Tom West | Letters


Dear Newton BOE, I do not envy you

Letter to the Editor:

April 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters


To the editor: The CRCT problem

To the editor:

April 16, 2013 | | Letters


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