Letters to the Editor


LETTER: Thanks to Partners in Ed for their support

It’s been a fast-paced start to the school year, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop and take a moment to thank some very special people who helped us get the year started off right.

LETTER: Porter not a true 'civic center'

With zero progress on the Civic Center a decade in — despite collecting $5 million in SPLOST revenues — the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday with lightning speed and little deliberation to fast path upgrades to Olive Swann Porter Hall on the old Newton County High School campus.

LETTER: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek reservoir project

Recent population projections by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget indicate continued slow growth for Newton County.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop the revisionist history efforts

Since the Charleston murders I am struck by the utter cowardice of many writers and their revisionist history efforts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More issues to consider in landfill saga

The attorney for East Georgia Land and Development Company is demanding the county produce a long-sought zoning compliance letter saying that the company’s 427-acre tract adjacent to the Newton County landfill met the county zoning in effect in June 1997. The county was ordered to do so in a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court in October 2014 after a 17-year legal battle.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Abandoning the Constitution

If we citizens do not make the corrections needed in our next national election, we will be subjects of those in Washington who think they know what is best for each and every one of us.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Newton BOC deserves thanks for heeding citizens on landfill issue

What appears to be the imminent demise of the controversial Green Hill P3 landfill contract occurred so swiftly at Tuesday’s BOC meeting that some who witnessed the action are still slack-jawed with disbelief.

LETTER: Businesses deserve protection from patent trolls

This country’s business owners need and deserve the Patent Act to provide protection against frivolous patent infringement claims.

LETTER: 'Strong chair' or 'strong arm'?

The “strong chair” option favored by the citizens committee working on the form of county government can more accurately be described as “strong-arm.”

LETTER: The dangers on our roadways

I want to thank the Citizen for raising the life-saving issue of road safety. Too often, media outlets inflate fears about Ebola or ISIS while dangerous drivers are the silent killers in our communities.

LETTER: Partners in Education are unsung heroes of the school system

One of the things Newton County School System is most proud of is the support we receive from our numerous Partners in Education.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Glimmers of hope for Newton's Board of Commissioners?

As the Board of Commissioners lurched to an 11:30 p.m. adjournment Tuesday, most of the audience had left. Those remaining had sat incredulous during an over two-hour executive session in the middle of the agenda.

LETTER: Politicians need illegal immigration to support Social Security

I do a lot of thinking about why people hold certain positions and ideas, especially when they are different from mine. I know it may come as a surprise to some that I think at all, but I do — a lot.

LETTER: Citizens group offers ideas to improve Newton government

The undersigned Newton County residents have submitted to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) the following list of suggestions to improve county government.

LETTER: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office looks foward to busy 2015

With the start of 2015, I would like to thank all of the citizens for their continued support of all the hard work done by men and women of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.