My wife and I moved to Covington in January of 1982 after an extensive search for a place to live and raise our family. We chose Covington because of its small town atmosphere, the picturesque city Square, and its rural countryside. Like most citizens in Newton County, we had real concerns when the building boom hit in the 2000s.
Too many questions remain unanswered on the 2050 Plan.
A recent edition of the Citizen contained an article about Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt continuing to push the issue of countywide garbage collection, and not listening to the folks!
I am opposed to a mandatory residential trash pickup which would cost $150 to $250 a year for something that costs me less than $20 a year.
A number of years ago, in a land not so far away, a group of political and civic leaders met to establish order in the midst of great political and economic turmoil.
You will not be seeing me at any of the remaining 2050 Plan meetings. The reason is because I had a 30-minute session with Commission Chair Keith Ellis and learned that he and some other commissioners have realized the program — as proposed — is just not going to work for us.
I have been honored to serve as mayor of Newborn over the last four months, and I was blessed to know our former Mayor Roger Sheridan.
What brings success to people is not what is given them, but what comes from inside them as they get more and better education and earn their way through developed skills and experience in business.
Not a single person, citizen, taxpayer, landowner who spoke or asked questions during the meeting 2050 Plan meeting Monday night sounded positive in any way, shape, form or fashion about any part of this proposal.
It is good that The Center for Community Preservation and Planning will hold educational meetings about the 2050 plan around the county. Despite its years in development, it remains an enigma to most people.
As a native of Conyers and a business owner, I have been increasingly concerned over the rise in hunger in our community.
Let’s fight to give our twice-elected leader the power to improve our nation.
Over the last few years, you may have heard references being made to Saul Alinsky’s “Rule Book for Radicals.” So, here it is: His book dissected into eight easy to understand lessons. Read them, digest them, take some action, or alternatively, go back to your slumber as though nothing is happening here.
When I was a little girl, I mean very young, before I started the first grade, when I got a whipping from my mother for fighting with my brother or sisters, I would always go to a favorite place for me.
“Stand your ground” laws seem to be a hot topic in today’s politics. Unfortunately, our local politics are not immune.
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