Jan. 22 Newton Phone Poll

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"Many of us continue failing to admit the obvious truths that we see and hear every day (teaching today is an eye-opener!). Dr. King was correct in saying, "We've come a long way, but we've got a long way to go." That was 1962! Fifty years later, after dozens of programs have been put into place to assist with housing, jobs, education, etc., there are still those that insist on using "... but, we've got a long way to go," as an excuse for not trying to shorten that distance. It's always been true that those in need of help should be personally responsible for using these programs to better prepare themselves for school, family responsibilities and the work force. Not using these skills only causes these problems to continue on. Let's take the 2012 bull by the horns and break this cycle. Remember that those who prosper are also seen and heard every day!"

"I emailed the chair and the 2nd district commissioner about Falcon Ridge subdivision pavement problem about two weeks ago and to date no answer. I guess I will have to give mine on Election Day should I run for chair or 2nd district. Should I put a R or D or I behind my name. I think will I run as an independent in a three-person race. That will shake things up."

"When is the school board going to make a decision on this year's gradation. They have no idea were there are going to have it. And have had months to make up their minds. Makes me wonder if these are the group we want to educate our children. It is time to lead, follow or get out of the way."

Editor's Note: The Newton County School System hasn't yet determined locations for graduations, according to Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of Public Relations at NCSS. She doesn't have a timeline for the decision to be made.