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Our thoughts: The spirit

It’s hard to believe that we have less than two weeks left until Christmas day … after all we been reminded that it was coming since August at many places.

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Updated: dec. 13, 2014 3:10 p.m.

Our thoughts: Water questions

Last week the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority stepped up to the plate and hit a home run.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2014 5:40 p.m. | Updated: dec. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Our thoughts: Disgust

The way we see it there is plenty of blame to go around in regards to the Ferguson issue.

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Posted: nov. 29, 2014 4:53 p.m.

Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says “Ram fans get on your feet,” and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 5:22 p.m.

Our thoughts: Bear Creek

Some good decisions by Newton County in the past have led to a current situation where we have a reliable water supply. The supply is such that if the theoretical doors of the county were to be shut right now, we probably would have plenty of water for the use of our children and grandchildren.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 6:13 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Thank you

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!”

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Posted: nov. 08, 2014 7:16 p.m. | Updated: nov. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Some Sunday thoughts

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

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Posted: nov. 01, 2014 5:47 p.m.

Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 11:54 a.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Our Thoughts: Teacher of the year

Congratulations Kenneth Hanson. It’s a great honor and great testament to your hard work that you were named Newton County School System’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 3:54 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 11:03 p.m.

Our thoughts: Motion denied

At Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners public meeting, Commissioner John Douglas made a motion to defund The Center for Community Preservation and Planning. Thank goodness there was no second, and this ill-conceived motion died.

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 3:19 p.m. | Updated: oct. 11, 2014 3:20 p.m.

Our Thoughts: Political correctness

It seems that over the last six years, we as a country have had to endure one scandal after another; distrust in any government entity is at the highest it has been in most of our lifetimes.

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Posted: oct. 04, 2014 5:43 p.m. | Updated: oct. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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