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56vick 1 year, 7 months ago on Nearly 14K people attend events downtown at end of year

I personally am delighted to see that the city is looking into main street . There is a lot of missed opportunities . My wife and I were in Madison this past Saturday around lunch time and the downtown was alive with people shopping and having lunch . We owe it to our citizens and merchants to do all we can to bring the square back to life . Take a ride down to Madison and see a town that has it done it right. Maybe the city and county will let Mack help us out . He knows how to draw a crowd .

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56vick 1 year, 7 months ago on Tigers win, lose big

There was a fight involving JV Girlls teams from Henry County and Alcovy . Fans ran out on the floor and got involved with the fight . The Gym had to be evacuated ,games were cancelled . There was no security at the game . Not one deputy there to protect the students and fans . .Thank God no one was seriously injured . Eastside and Newton game Saturday turned into a fisticuff out in the parking lot for two adult females . Back up had to be called for the Deputies working the game . There were seven cars with law enforcement officers ,some with dogs What is happening to our schools and county ? How could you dare have a sporting event at a school and not have law enforcement presence there Can't wait to see the action on you tube ....

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56vick 1 year, 9 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 18, 2012

So let me get this straight you have many deserving officers with multiple college degrees at the Covington PD and yet you promote a person with a GED ( nothing wrong with a GED ) to the rank of captain over many truly qualified officers . Talk about home town cooking . This must give all the hard working men and women a warm fuzzy feeling .Hard work and qualifications are not as important as frienship or so it seems.

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56vick 1 year, 10 months ago on Democratic candidates speak out in Newton Voters League forum

i am quite sure that almost all the republicans were very busy . Maybe this forum was beneath them .If they are not careful they will have plenty of free time on there hands after Nov 6 . Seems I remember another city sheriff candidate that was to busy and thought his campaign was in the bag .

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56vick 1 year, 10 months ago on Mayor wants evaluation of Main Street

I like the way the mayor thinks . It's really a shame that the downtown area is being wasted . We go to Madison and to Monroe for once a month concerts downtown and wonder why we can't have that on the square in Covington . Both cities have superb concerts that draw a very large crowd on Friday Evenings . Try having Mac take over the job and watch what a difference it makes when someone who cares takes commits . Mr Mayor I like your ideas please keep up the good work.

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56vick 1 year, 10 months ago on Nearly 3K students withdrew from schools last year, 300 students dropped out

If you truly cared for your children ypu would send them to private schools .Just ask Neal Boortz .Just look at the quality of the teachers that teach our children . A teaching degree is almost as impressive as having a degree in under water basket weaving . Beg, borrow or steal but get your chilren out of public schools and give them a chance . Demand that our government give us a choice for our children .

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56vick 1 year, 10 months ago on Jeff Meadors: It's time to heed what the data are telling us

It is very interesting that the one school (Eastside) had the district lines laid out just for it .I don't think it was a coincidence that when NCSS board members had kids in school they were all sent to Eastside .When it comes to Eastside racism still exsists . When it comes to test scores they are easily influenced by who is and is not persauded to take SAT .If teachers were paid on a level with how well their students did then I think you would see a change.What other business awards pay and merit monies when they are not producing..

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56vick 1 year, 10 months ago on Pavilions to be installed at Lake Varner

I love the fact that they are improving the useability at Lake Varner .Can someone please explain why they won't repave the road into the Lake . Only Newton/Covington would tear up a paved road in order to put in a dirt road. Advanced thinking on there part CUDO's to the powers that be

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56vick 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton High student attacks teacher, administrator

All three high schools suffer the same problems . I guess it's easier to have a hate vendetta against two people than to try to fix the whole system.The parents and teacher's have to take a part of the blame . It's easier to ignore the problems than to try to fix them.Don't really understand how the Hall versus Meadors saga ended up in this article but it just proves my point ! Stop the hate campaign and start trying to fix the problem . Southside was correct in his above statement he said Meadows DOES NOT WORK FOR NCSS .I think he works for himself .

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