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Newton Citizen Poll for June 1, 2014

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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“So the Newton BOE posts the May 20 meeting on FB asking us to watch in case we missed it. OK, so tell us about the meeting after the meeting where screaming and yelling carried on to 9 p.m. and the board attorney apparently had to be called in by phone tell us about that. No one saw that on your agenda posted to the public. They have done this now two times in May. … ”

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“So Nancy Schulz was absent for the BOC meeting this week.”

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“Why is the City Council in the land-buying biz and why does Chris Smith think it is a steal?”

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“Good article on Eddie Johnson but why no quotes from him as to why Dennis Carpenter who headed operations two years ago allegedly misled him? … ”

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“Well, I’m a bit disappointed. My child just finished a semester in dual enrollment over at Perimeter. Almost failed the EOCT, and all of her friends in regular high schools all made A’s. I’m not sure you can count on what you’re promised at Perimeter. Seems like we were promised a bill of goods that weren’t delivered on from the horse’s mouth.”

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“Newton Citizen Editors, just wanted to let you know … you forgot to run Mr. Meadors’ column last week. I wasn’t even sure how to think all week without it, especially here at voting time. He showed me so much about how to vote when he flip-flopped on the charter amendment and SPLOST. He looked so smart when he changed his positions on both of those issues and no one questioned him, including your paper, which is supposedly objective and truth-seeking. Does Mr. Meadors edit your paper to his liking? Inquiring minds want to know. I’ve been waiting months for you to question him about his political flip-flopping, to no avail. Perhaps he’ll answer in the poll next week, among other things he’ll submit. I can’t wait.”

Editor’s note: Mr. Meadors has chosen to no longer write a newspaper column for the Citizen. We thank him for his past contributions to the Citizen.

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“As the Chamber of Commerce is obviously biased toward the Republican Party, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is funding campaign ads for Republican candidates; are we sure that they are not receiving any local, state or national tax dollars?”

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“You should do an article on how many teachers are leaving Eastside and why? Wonder how many are leaving the NCSS and if it’s higher than in past years?”

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“Yes, there is some truth about Fuhrey’s evaluation and some board member allegedly trying to deviate from her contract. Employees heard the shouting and one member appeared to be near crying when they came out. What a train wreck our school board has become.”

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“Why does Chris Smith think land is a steal but has no plan for use of it? Is he now in real estate?”

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“Why doesn’t the board of miseducation censure Eddie Johnson for the disgraceful interrogations of employees like Woodard and Barr. He appears to never be prepared for meetings … ”

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“We should nickname Hunter Hall the Dollar General or General Dollar (tree).”

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“Johnson can kiss my *&^%$ if he thinks razing buildings is a higher priority than heat and air in my school.”

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“Ahhh Memorial Day beer was more fun with the latest school gossip. OK, so out with it, tell us the scoop of the meeting after the meeting pushing 9 p.m. … “