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Newton Phone Poll for Nov. 24, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest. The Newton Citizen publishes as many comments as space allows. Comments, which may be edited for space or content, are published anonymously on Sunday. To submit a comment, call 770-483-7108, ext. 403, email: poll@newtoncitizen.com or complete the online form.

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“Three BOE seats are up in 2014. We need qualifiers to oppose Henderson-Baker and Coggin big time. Meadors isn’t running so please let’s see heated bipartisan races in Districts 1, 3, and 5 and if 2 and 4 can purge Turner and Johnson in 2016 we can get change for the better hopefully. We lag in almost every area of achievement.”

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“If you are suing NCSS for fox bites you need to have your attorney depose the board members. Ask them if the Rocky Plains principal had prior knowledge and allowed students out anyway.”

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“I would like to see BOE members Baker and Coggin follow Fuhrey’s example and keep their kids in their zoned schools not the Theme School. The Theme School is academic segregation. I respect Fuhrey for this — not the other two.”

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“Would someone please shut the heap a’ mess up and tell Prayer Mama to put a sock in it? Signed NCTS supporter.”

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“Talk about living in a glass house! In September, Tea Party Congressional Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they’re not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession. I believe drug testing should be mandatory for Congress and the Georgia politicians.”

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“I heard over at the golf course that there is one board member who claims the Christian learning center idea in NCSS is a way to brainwash disadvantaged minority students. Proof positive along with voting ‘No’ on Ms. Fuhrey and the 100 percent minority counseling department at Alcovy High that private schools are the only answer in Newton. NCSS has gone Oprah and it is all about race.”