City Manager Doug White of Social Circle said the city government has a vested interest in the downtown businesses. Mr. White said other businesses are looking to move into the Covington/Newton County area. So federal tax dollars were used to paint the store fronts. He is hoping that someone will ride through and, perhaps, stop and purchase one of the empty ones. He also mentioned that perhaps some of the Baxter employees could settle here.
That would be a stretch. How would you compete with Covington, Conyers, Madison and surrounding areas. We have no clothing store, shoe shop, game room or any other form of entertainment. I have not mentioned housing. Which subdivision will the middle class move into?
We would be better served if we would just be Social Circle. The government, according to the late conservative Ronald Regan, is the problem, not the solution.