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It would be nice to know what specific changes were made. On the face of it, this ordinance does not seem to be designed with safety as a priority. Basically, if you say you were hunting or dealing with a nuisance animal, you can shoot anywhere at anytime. Also, Mr. Douglas makes a good point about law enforcement. Acting in the line of duty is one thing, but having a two-tier system that gives law enforcement officials unlimited use of a gun isn't right.
I live in District 5 in an agricultural-residential area and would love see Sheriff Brown's proposal enacted. Recently, a ricocheting bullet hit a tree and dropped at my husband's feet as he was standing in our driveway while our neighbors practiced shooting against a tree in their yard. We didn't call the sheriff's office because it was a neighbor. Everyone on my street has ten-acre lots min., but the shooting has increased and the danger has too. Hopefully something will be done before there's a tragic incident in Newton County.
I recently took a drive through Gwinnett County to visit a longtime friend. It had been years since I'd driven the Hwy. 81 and 20, Sugarloaf Pkwy. to Lawrenceville route and the experience was absolutely depressing. Commercial development was spread along the entire route with only a few holdout open areas haphazardly remaining. Residents in the Salem Road area may want to take a drive along Gwinnett's Scenic Hwy. or follow the route I did before rejecting the Salem overlay. Adhering to the 2050 plan is the key to keeping us from being the next Gwinnett County where outdated commercial areas are left abandoned for the newer version down the road and any sense of place is long gone.
I'm sure they can't wait to leave Newton County and our southern way of hospitality. Given the rude and baseless comments that are posted after almost every education article in Newton County, it will be a challenge to attract the best and brightest to leadership positions in our school system. You get what you give.
The trail looks beautiful. I wish it could open sooner. It's good to see positive work being done in Newton County.
So glad this is being revisited and that the council members are thinking for themselves rather than following one member who seems to have a chip on his shoulder. Hopefully, his stranglehold has loosened a bit and the council can get down to the business of making the best and most informed decisions for Covington's future. Here's to a fresh start.
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