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LETTER: BOC methods disappointing

The structure of county government was on the Newton County Board of Commissioners agenda again at its Sept. 2 meeting.

LETTER: 2050 Plan the collaborative work of local residents

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.

LETTER: More questions than answers on 2050 Plan

Too many questions remain unanswered on the 2050 Plan.

LETTER: There are better ways to fix the dumping problem

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!

Mandatory residential trash pickup too costly

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.

COMMENTARY: Time to plan for the common good

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.

LETTER: Time to call off 2050 Plan

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.

LETTER: Work together for a land use plan

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.

Treating failure as success

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.

Where are elected officials on 2050 Plan?

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.

LETTER: Land owners' objections should be heard

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.

LETTER: Will you help a hungry child?

As a native of Conyers and a business owner, I have been increasingly concerned over the rise in hunger in our community.

LETTER: Vote to preserve Obama's goals

Let’s fight to give our twice-elected leader the power to improve our nation.

LETTER: Time to take note of what's really going on

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.

LETTER: The time to be a better person is now

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.