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LETTER: Chairman's comments on 'stand your ground' divisive

“Stand your ground” laws seem to be a hot topic in today’s politics. Unfortunately, our local politics are not immune.

LETTER: RCSO deserves pat on the back

I would like to drop a shout out to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

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LETTER: The thrill of the holiday hunt

On Friday, Nov. 29, I bagged my best one ever.

Letter: Nursing homes are reflections of their employees

I am sure there are many in Covington, and perhaps throughout Newton County, who are completely unaware of the passing of an era right here in our own back yard.. In recent years there has been a trend for large corporate organizations to

LETTER: The American's Creed

"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people: whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect

LETTER: Will our freedoms be destroyed?

A study of world history confirms the truth that all governments eventually become corrupt. Today, that truth continues to become more obvious in the U.S. government as incidences of corruption are exposed. Approaching Memorial Day, when we pay tribute to those who gave their all

Letter: More rental units a bad deal for Conyers

For those who are our elected officials who never pay attention to the absolute consequences of building communities where the greater majority of residents are renters, here is a concrete rule of thumb: The more renters you draw to your town the more services they will demand and you must provide by law!

Letter: Heartfelt thanks for prayers and support

Heartfelt thanks for prayers and support. The outpouring of love and support following the death of my wife, Barbara N. McCarthy, has been overwhelming.. We, to include her children and siblings, cannot adequately express our heartfelt gratitude for every person who has assisted and ministered to us. We have been

Letter: Do your part for cleaner air

On Monday, April 29, we will kick off Air Quality Awareness Week with Gov. Nathan Deal to educate Georgians about the health effects of air pollution. It is a time to consider the meaningful actions we all can take to improve outdoor air quality

Letter: Weigh interests of children in selecting superintendent

Weigh interests of children in selecting superintendent. This letter is addressed to members of the Newton County Board of Education. I do not envy you at this time. You carry the weight of all the children of Newton County schools on your shoulders -- and that should be a very

Letter: The problem with CRCTs

Teaching to the test is exactly what you want -- provided what is taught is comprehensive and essential and the test is designed to reveal what the student knows and can do. The problem with high-stakes, end-of-year standardized tests is that they do

Letter: Too many questions left about SPLOST

Eastside High School is only 18 years old. The ESPLOST referendum for March 19 calls for replacing the best-performing high school in Newton County. Regardless of what you have been told, if this SPLOST passes it is in the plan to be replaced

Letter: Prayers, support appreciated

We wish to thank all of our friends and acquaintances for their prayers and words of encouragement during Merry Carol's illness.

Letter: Emergency assistance greatly appreciated

Thanks to the emergency personnel in Rockdale County.

Letter: Thanks to two local heroes

Every child needs heroes. My son had two -- Sheriff Guy Norman and Judge Sidney Nation.. Many years ago my son, who had ADHD and was later diagnosed with autism, started getting into minor troubles. One of the times he got into trouble, the therapist