Covingtonian

Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Lawsuit filed against Newton school board for January bus wreck

So let's bite off our nose to spite our face. We the tax payers will ultimately have to pay for any compensations whether it be for increased insurance cost or any monies beyond what insurance pays. SMH

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Citizens to change commenting procedure

To bigmike and his assertion that people would lose their jobs. I think much of that would depend on the tone of the comment, just saying...

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Citizens to change commenting procedure

Only those who didn't show any civility in their comments bigmike. I try to play fair but will admit when it gets ugly, I can get uglier. Your comment may not have been meant for me based on the time frames but that's partly why I do what I do.

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Citizens to change commenting procedure

One question for the Newton / Rockdale Citizen, why doesn't your editors have any comments on what's happening in the community? The last "Editorial" I saw in the Newton Citizen was dated March 12,2011. There has been much ado printed by the paper and some caused quite a stir yet your editors remained mum, Inquiring minds want to know..

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Citizens to change commenting procedure

It's been real and I sort of, kind of, like the idea but don't chose to participate anymore. Good bye yall and in the words of an unknown wrestler "it's been a pleasure, Yours naturally".

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Judges: Expansion needed soon

Ideas, brainstorming. One such being that all Judges be required to spend a minimum amount of hours per year or be removed from the bench. Reason for this idea, I recall an expose' on a judge in another judicial district that only worked 60 or so days the entire year. A minimum amount of time expected on the job to me would be reasonable.

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Judges: Expansion needed soon

Could the old courthouse be used in conjunction with the new administration building at least until the money to fund further expansion can be found? I think any solution would still have to be funded with monies for more deputies, furniture and office space. There was a news story on a local tv channel on Aug 28 that dealt with judges not being able to restrict people in the courtroom without just cause and judge Ozburn was quoted as saying , “We are especially concerned with the need to maintain courtrooms open to the public to avoid civil exposure to the county and the courts,” Closed circuit big screen tv's may be a viable answer, maybe there should be a work session to brainstorm some ideas. I too have been somewhat critical of the local judicial system in the past in part because of some of there rules concerning cell phones and the lack of space in the courtroom galleries. No one wants the criminals to be freed because they did not have a speedy trial, or released on a technicality because a judge erred on a ruling because he didn't have the proper amount of time to consider and consult published laws or charged a jury in such a way that a trial verdict is overturned. (my way of saying i'm against extending the judges work hours) This goes beyond splost and politics, it deals with every citizens safety and well being. Crime unfortunately is rampant in every community and law enforcement and the judicial system should be the last in which funds are with-held. We need to work together on this.

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Covingtonian 1 year, 2 months ago on Purple woman distracts Monday morning commuters on I-20

Sorry conyersgirl, It sounds to me if this lady has mental issues and I don't make fun of the mentally ill.

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Covingtonian 1 year, 3 months ago on 19-year-old killed, one wounded in Housing Authority shooting; 16-year-old taken into custody

The name doesn't make the individual, the indvidual makes the name (Eccesiastes 7:1). Crime statistics are very important and so are the people who make up the community. Those who like to appear intelligent and "highlight" the negative in their own community going so far as to direct it at the "new business/employer" coming to town tells the employers what they really need to know. It says a lot about this paper also.

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