I think that everyone will agree that the decision by the Rockdale County Public School System to purchase tablets for pre-K through third grade and high school teachers is a very progressive decision.
Darrell Huckaby (Citizen, Sept. 10, 2014) asks if we have forgotten in regards to the lessons of 9/11.
The Newton County commissioners reached a new low point at their meeting on Sept. 16. It was predictable, but oh so disappointing.
The structure of county government was on the Newton County Board of Commissioners agenda again at its Sept. 2 meeting.
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.
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