Because we have no place for teens to hang out with their friends, such as a movie theater or a bowling alley, many of our Newton County teenagers visit local cities like Conyers to spend time with friends.
This is an age-old custom as many of us that are slightly older might remember we hung out at car hops and drive-ins’
Those were the days that if a policeman told you to move on, you did what you were told.
Today many teens are not as cooperative and cities have been forced to put in place curfews to assist parents in the management of their teens.
The city of Conyers has enacted such a curfew in which teenagers under the age of 18 are not allowed to be out on city streets after 11 p.m. without being accompanied by an adult.
Last week police in Conyers started enforcing this ordinance; many of the teens that were given citations were from Covington, Newton.
We suggest that you monitor your teens; if they choose to go to a late movie make plans to pick them up after the show is over.
As parents it is your responsibility to see that your children obey the law. Don’t have them have a bad taste in their mouth because the police are doing their job. Have your children are off the streets of Conyers by 11 p.m.; that is just as much your responsibility as parents to do as it is your children.