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Letter: Corley has been highly visible in community

The leaves are falling in Georgia on an even-numbered year, so we all know it's election time. One would expect mudslinging during the election season, but apparently one local paper believes that, when there's no mud, it's their job to initiate it. That's exactly what one publication did in calling two candidates "invisible." Calling Ricky Corley an invisible candidate is as factual as saying a rock will float.

Anyone who knows Ricky also knows he's anything but invisible. He's been active in this community for the entire 25 years I've known him. He's been active in many ways: serving the community through his business, serving as a PTO president, in his church, his many years on the Board of Education, and in various other ways. Regarding Ricky's past tenure on the BOE, I've been at his home many times for family events when one of his constituents called. Ricky always stopped what he was doing, listened and tried to help. Invisible? No way. Available? Definitely.

Yes, Ricky did miss the forum held by the aforementioned paper and co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, but he had good reasons to miss it. Ricky's dad passed away Aug. 24 and Ricky has two sisters who have serious health issues. He had to attend to some medical issues for his sister on the night of the Chamber of Commerce Forum.

I find it reprehensible that a publication would use such tactics to disparage Ricky's name, knowing the circumstances he faced.

-- Greg Evans

Social Circle

Comments

RV30015 1 year, 5 months ago

Vote Corley. Ignore the covington news trash rag. LaQuanda Carpenter leaves Alcovy on 11/9 so pray that teachers can have a break.

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Satan69 1 year, 5 months ago

If we get Ricky elected we can begin to have more support to fight LaQuanda Carpenter and her type that have seeped in to Newton

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tomgahunter 1 year, 5 months ago

When will the Covington News apologize to Jeff Meadows?????

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gsm7476 1 year, 5 months ago

Covington has another paper?

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gsm7476 1 year, 5 months ago

Ricky sorry to hear about your Dad and will be praying for your sisters and family. I have emailed Ricky in the past about the NCSS when he was on the board. He always responded. He has always showed me and my Family respect even when we were on opposite sides. I am not a member of his party and I do not vote down party lines. I did vote for Ezell because he is doing a good job. I did vote for Ricky because when he was their last time he did a good job. Eddie never returned phone calls or emails his claim to fame is the bus schedule just ask your selves one question how early in the morning do you see children on the streets 630am how late do you see buses on the road 630pm just notice, if you think that’s great vote for Little e but if you want real hope and Change for our children vote the Big R. This message is old GSM approved

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OnToday 1 year, 5 months ago

GREAT letter! As is usually the case, the "other" paper prints a bunch of garbage without checking the facts. When they aren't doing that they are running press releases or running just plain garbage. I would be willing to bet not one of their "journalists" contacted Mr. Corley to find out what was going on, not that he owed them any explanation or updates about his personal life. The paper did the same thing to Mr. Meadors. They called for his resignation and then days later he is vindicated by the dropping of the lawsuit. Again, no apology or follow up by the other paper. We need Mr. Corley to win a seat on the BOE so we can begin to clean up the mess that has been created. The other paper does nothing but sugar coat what is going on in the school system so it is time for the people to bring attention to the problems in the NCSS.

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